In honor of “One Life to Live’s” 45th Anniversary today, July 15, Soap Opera Network has joined forces with FamousBirthdays.com to bring readers the celebratory birthday wishes relating to soap operas and assorted soapy content. Readers will be alerted of upcoming birthdays as they relate to soap operas and other forms of entertainment.
According to TV Guide‘s Michael Logan, Rena Sofer (ex-Lois Cerullo, “General Hospital”) is joining the cast of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Quinn Fuller, the mother of Darin Brooks‘ Wyatt Fuller. “Not a lot of deets yet, except that Mama is as mysterious as Sonny Boy and both have secrets that will rock the soap,” the publication reported.
In addition to her Emmy award winning role on “GH,” Sofer has appeared in episodes of CBS’ “NCIS” and “Two and a Half Men.” Most recently, the actress portrayed Queen Eva in an episode of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and appeared as Sabrina Meyer on The CW’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
ABC formally announced its new lineup of shows on Tuesday at an upfront presentation held at New York City’s Avery Fisher Hall, and Paul Lee, the ABC Entertainment Group president, called series like the network’s new Steven Spielberg-produced drama, “Lucky 7,” soaps! And he revealed much more about the new shows in a special press conference in which Soap Opera Network took part.
ABC has consistently brought soap-worthy programming to primetime (“Desperate Housewives” and “Revenge,” to name but two), and the schedule for this fall is no different: Intermixing with popular mainstay shows like “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” come thirteen brand new shows, a few of which may spur “General Hospital” and other daytime soaps to come to mind! And Wendy Moniz (ex-Mayor Finn, “One Life to Live,” ex-Dinah Marler, “Guiding Light”) strengthens the soap/primetime connection with a role in the new drama, “Betrayal.” Read on to get the exciting details!
ABC has announced its new fall primetime schedule which includes the trimming of “Dancing with the Stars” from two nights to just one (now only on Mondays) with “Castle” remaining in its slot for the fifth year running. Tuesday nights finds the introduction of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” a spin-off series from the “Avengers” film franchise, followed by new comedies “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife.” New drama “Lucky 7″ replaces “Body of Proof,” which was canceled.
After months of anticipation, the day has finally arrived for the returns of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” Both soaps premiered today with brand new episodes via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. As previously reported, the two soaps have been getting some love from Hulu starting with an email campaign on Friday and a weekend trip on the Hulu bar, which highlights several recent episodes of popular series airing on Hulu. Today, Hulu gave each series their own spot on the bar with positions #1 and #2, ahead of such staples as ABC’s “Revenge” and “Once Upon A Time” or FOX’s “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”
On Friday, July 27, we reported that CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” would be holding a Paley Center for Media panel as the daytime soap gears up to celebrate its 10,000th show. We are also happy to report that “Husbands,” an online series following the lives of a young same-sex couple through all their trials and tribulations will make history as the first online series to be hosted by The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.
The comedy series, co-created by Jane Espenson (“Once Upon a Time”) and writer/actor Brad Bell (“Pop-Up Video”), stars Bell, using his persona “Cheeks,” and Sean Hemeon (Brady Kelly) as two men, dating for only six weeks, who wake up in Vegas to find themselves married all thanks to marriage equality. The series also stars Alessandra Torresani (Haley).
The Paley Center for Media event honoring “Husbands” takes place on Monday, August 13 at 7:00 PM PT with the full cast along with Espenson and executive producer/director Jeff Greenstein scheduled to attend. As part of the celebration fans of the series can attend the Q&A session if they are in the Los Angeles area and willing to cough up $7 for non-members or $5 for members of the Paley Center. If you’re unable to attend in person, @PaleyCenter via Twitter will be the place to tweet to and #PaleyLiveLA will be the hashtag used for discussion on the program from around the world. Tweets sent in will be seen on a widget added to the Paley Center page for “Husbands” page on the day of the event.
The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Note: All attendees are invited to a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream social event immediately following the panel wherein they’ll get to taste the ice cream giants “Husbands” inspired ice cream flavor.
The second season of “Husbands” hits the web on Wednesday, August 15 only at LoveHusbands.com. The eleven episode first season can be viewed now at husbandstheseries.com in advance of season two’s premiere.
Some famous faces that have appeared in “Husbands” includes former “One Life to Live” star Nathan Fillion (now starring in ABC’s “Castle”) and YouTube sensation Michael Buckley (“What the Buck?”).
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Tuesday, May 17, the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 primetime schedule in front of advertisers, affiliates and the press. Two months earlier I received intel on a new series called “Once Upon a Time” that the network had in development where fairy tales and the modern-day collide in the town of Storybooke.
From the moment I read up on the potential program, I knew I wanted to see how it would turn out. I’m happy to report that ABC has picked up the program to series and it will air on Sundays at 8:00 PM beginning this fall.
Based the clip I just received, I have to say that even though I knew this was going to be a program geared towards families, it does look a little darker than I ever expected while still remaining just light enough that the kiddies can stay up and watch.
About Once Upon a Time
Welcome to a world where fairytales are real. Anna Swan is like any other 28 year old, until she discovers she’s a lost princess destined to save her world from darkness. Experience the passion project of executive producers/creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron”). “Once Upon A Time” is a thrilling twist of our most beloved stories.
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin (“Big Love”) as Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison (“House MD”) as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle (“The Full Monty,” “Trainspotting,” “SGU Stargate Universe”) as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Jared Gilmore (“Mad Men”) as Henry, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie.
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