On Thursday, January 1, New Year’s Day, spend a night with “Days of our Lives” alum Chandler Massey (ex-Will Horton), who is set to appear on the NBC comedy “Bad Judge,” starring Kate Walsh as a “bad judge” who really isn’t all that bad.
With NBC’s “Bad Judge” and “A to Z” pulling less a than a 1.0 rating in the key Adults 18-49 sales demographic the network has decided to end both Thursday comedies after airing the original full 13-episode order for each. “Judge,” the higher rated of the two, starred “The Practice’s” Kate Walsh as a “bad judge” who really isn’t. The series pulled a 0.9 in the demo in its most recent airing, while “A to Z,” co-starring Cristin Milioti (aka: the mother from CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother”), pulled in a 0.7 rating, which is the lowest rating a primetime show reportedly can hit before it gets the axe. Former “Passions” star Ryan McPartlin recently completed an arc on “Judge.”
In 2012, Soap Opera Network published our own version of the annual TV Guide Magazine “TV’s Highest Paid Stars” issue. In the time since it was published we’ve been quite shocked to see how many of you were curious to know how much some of daytime and primetime’s biggest and brightest stars of yesteryear have gone on to make with their current work in primetime dramas and comedies, reality shows, and even daytime talk shows. Although we were unable to continue our report in 2013 due to circumstances beyond our control, we thought it would be a great opportunity to continue producing the soap opera edition of one of TV Guide’s best selling issues with the release of the 2014 edition.
Best known to soap fans for his role as Hank Bennett on NBC’s “Passions,” actor Ryan McPartlin has signed on for an arc on NBC’s “Bad Judge,” reports Deadline Hollywood. Per the publication, McPartlin will appear opposite series star Kate Walsh in the single-camera comedy series as Billy the Fireman, a love interest for Walsh’s character, Rebecca. While the series is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT, there is no set airdate for McPartlin’s appearance on the series.
Having catapulted to the number one spot in the 18-49 demo and experienced double digit improvement in many time slots, NBC has announced its upcoming fall 2014-2015 primetime schedule. The network is introducing a portfolio of new content that will be joining veteran shows “About a Boy,” “The Blacklist,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Grimm,” “Hannibal,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Parenthood,” “Parks and Recreation,” “America Ninja Warrior,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Hollywood Game Night” and “The Voice.”