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!
After a number of years being relegated to the 11:00 PM time slot (outside of the primetime hours of 8:00 to 11:00 PM), SOAPnet’s same day re-airings of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” are about to replace ABC’s canceled “All My Children” in the 8:00 PM ET/PT slot after the latter soap goes off the air on Friday, September 23.
SOAPnet, which has aired “AMC” in the time period since the networks inception in January 2000, also announced a restructuring of its full lineup that includes the removal of “Ryan’s Hope,” the addition of “Brothers & Sisters” and classic episodes of “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital.”
According to Soap Opera Digest, the weekend preceding “All My Children’s” final week on television, SOAPnet will air ten “Best of AMC’” hours, which includes five hours on Saturday, September 17 (7:00 PM ET/PT to midnight) and five hours on Sunday, September 18 (7:00 PM ET/PT to midnight).
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Gilmore Girls” bad boy Milo Ventimiglia has joined the cast of NBC”s ratings deprived “American Dreams.” Ventimiglia, who played Jess on the WB drama series, will star alongside former “Guiding Light” actress Brittany Snow (ex-Susan Lemay), who plays Meg Pryor on the series. He will portray her love interest, who is described as a radical high school senior whose family moves in next door to the Pryors.
In addition to his work on “Gilmore,” the actor was signed on to star in it”s 2003 midseason offshoot tentatively titled “Gilmore Girls: Spin-Off.” More recently the actor appeared in the ABC pilot “Gramercy Park,” which was not picked up by the network. The pilot also starred Travis Schuldt from NBC”s “Passions” and Samaire Armstrong from FOX”s “The O.C.”
The actor can next be seen in the new Wes Craven feature film as Bo in “Cursed,” which will be released in theaters on October 1. The film is about a serial killer stalking women in Los Angeles, California who finds himself cursed by a craving he cannot define, a change he cannot describe, and by the relentless sounds he hears each night.
“Cursed” also stars Christina Ricci as Ellie Hudson (“The Opposite of Sex”), Corey Feldman as himself (“Blown Away”), Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie,” “Scary Movie”) as Becky, Scott Foley (“Scrubs,” “Felicity”), Scott Baio as Himself (“Charles in Charge”) James Brolin (“Pensacola: Wings of Gold,” “Hotel”) and Joshua Jackson (“Dawson”s Creek”) as Jake.
“Cursed” is being released by Dimension Films, a division of Miramax Film Corp.