Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SOAPnet renews Being Erica, Announces New Shows

Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney ABC Television Group, announced the new series recently picked up by SOAPnet and the return of the critically acclaimed BEING ERICA.

, originally a one-hour special, has now being expanded to a 10 episode series. Each hour-long episode features two women who switch lives and date men in each other's towns. The women will communicate with each other as they hunt for true love. Series premieres July 29.

BANK OF MOM AND DAD, based on a BBC series, shows what happens when mom and dad move in with their twenty-something and thirty-something daughters who are in financial hell. Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi helps each woman plan a road map for the future. Ten episode series premieres Sept. 30.

The second season of BEING ERICA,starring Erin Karpluck (pictured above)returns in early 2010.

For more info: SOAPnet
(Photo: SOAPnet/ABC)

Days Of Our Lives Summer Promotion Ad

Days of Our Lives has focused heavily on family storytelling for years. Their promotional ad this summer reflects family, relationships and love. It the perfect time of an ad like this as the 4th of July holiday approaches. Check out the latest promo from Access Hollywood.

Monday, June 29, 2009

All My Children and One Live To Live Weekly Promo

Check out this week's promos from All My Children and One Life To Live

Crime Stories Combo:

Starr/Cole Wedding:

Days Of Our Lives Mark Hapka At Fatboy Furniture Promotion

Days of Our Lives actor Mark Hapka (Nathan) helps Fatboy USA furniture president Pam Masters introduce the Fatboy Furniture Bean Bag Marimekko Chair.

Fatboy Furniture products have been seen on reality shows The Real World and Big Brother.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Out and About: Daytime Red Carpet Style

Many people hit the red carpet and at celebrity events:

Attending The ACSAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

Pussy Cat Doll Member: Melody Thornton

Attending Lauren Hildebrandt's CD Release Party

America Olivio
(Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Christian Campbell (ex-Bobby, All My Children)

Attending The BET Awards

Talk Show Host Tyra Banks:

Tatiayana Ali (Young & The Restless):

The View's Sherri Shepherd:

Singer Ne-Yo

(Wire Image Photos: C. Lauren, Mayer, Turner, Philips)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Casting Updates

Photo: ABC

Here's a look at some casting news in the world of soaps.

Wally Kurth(pictured above) is returing to Days of Lives in the role of Justin Kiriakis. Kirth was also known to soap audiences for his roles on As The World Turns and as part of the legendary Quatermaine Family on General Hospital. Expect Kurth and Justin to set foot in Salem this August.

As her current soap sets to leave the air in September, Crystal Chappell will be leaving the Emmy winning Guiding Light to return to Days of Our Lives as Carly Manning.

Popular television actress Morgan Fairchild will have a guest starring stint on The Bold and The Beautiful this summer. She will share scenes with the show's mariarch Stephanie Forrester played by Susan Flannery.

Former Port Charles and General Hospital actress, Lynn Herring will appear on As The World Turns at the end of July as the mother of Henry, played by Trent Dawson.

Judi Evans Luciano, formerly of Days of Our Lives is set for headed for As The World Turns for a short term as well. She is set to play a character known as Maeve. Luciano's daytime resume is impressive having been on Another World and on Guiding Light. Look for the Maeve character to arrive sometime in August.

One Live To Live's John Paul Lavoisier Interview

One Life To Live's JOHN-PAUL LAVOISIER shares his thoughts with Michael Fairman on the Gigi/Rex/Stacy storyline, on working with Bob Woods(Bo)and on if and when we'll ever find out who Rex's father is. Read the full interview at Michael Fairman Soaps.com Read the full interview here: JPL INTERVIEW

A Look Ahead: All My Children

Aiden Turner as Aidan Devane Photo: Janet Mayer

Aidan and Ryan work together to prove that Annie killed Stuart.

Amanda tells Jake that she can't stop thinking about Liza's baby.

Madison tells Zach that her husband, DA Henry North cheats on her.

Scott and JR settle their differences.

Annie loses control when Erica confronts her.

Erica tells Adam she can prove that Annie is guilty of murder.

Jesse goes all out to protect Randi.

David believes that Jake and Liza are hiding something.

A Look Ahead: Bold And Beautiful

Lesley-Anne Down as Jackie Marone Photo:CBS

Owen goes to extremes to avoid being around Nick.

Stephanie urges Taylor not to give up on Ridge.

Brooke and Stephanie make peace.

Jackie and Owen marry in Hawaii.

Nick works to expose Owen.

Eric loses more both personally and professionally.

Nick's worst fears are realized.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Eddie Cibrian To Join Cast of CSI: Miami

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Eddie Cibrian will be joining the cast of CSI: Miami when the show kicks off it's eight season this fall. He will play an officer from the Hollywood division that joins the Miami team. Cibrian, a series regular on Third Watch and most recently had a guest-starring role in Ugly Betty, was once in daytime, starring on the now defunct drama Sunset Beach. The eighth season of the series premieres on Monday, September 21 on CBS.

Monday, June 22, 2009

ABC Daytime Promos Week of June 22: AMC OLTL GH

All My Children: Amanda's Baby

OLTL: Gigi vs Stacy

General Hospital: Olivia and Johnny

Friday, June 19, 2009

OLTL Weekly Promo: Week of June 22

SOAPnet Honor's Father's Day With A Y & R Billy vs Cane Daddy War Marathon

SOAPnet plans to look at Father's Day in traditional soap opera fashion when it airs a five hour marathon of Young & The Restless. The episodes will follow Genoa City residents Billy (Billy Miller), Cane (Daniel Goddard), Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Lily (Christel Khalil)as they re-live the saga of who's the daddy and who gets custody of baby Delia.

Episodes air on Saturday, June 20th, starting at 4PM!

(JPI photo of Elizabeth Hendrickson and Billy Miller as Y & R's Chloe and Billy Abbott)

Dancing With The Stars Maksim Chmerkovsky To Appear On The View

The View welcomes, Dancing With The Stars, Maksim Chmerkovsky, Benjamin Bratt, Joan Rivers, Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood on the program next week. Maks will be one of the contestants on the ABC summer show, Superstars premiering on Tuesday, June 23rd.

One Live To Live Offers A Look At Bonus Scenes

Emmy Winning ABC daytime drama One Life To Live is offering a look at bonus scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor. Videos and promos from all ABC soaps, All My Children, One Life To Live and General Hospital are available at abc.com

And Baby Makes Three

Congratulations are in order for Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days of Our Lives) and her husband, Kyle Lowder (Rick, Bold & The Beautiful) are expecting their first child later this year. Her pregnancy will not be written into her Days of Our Lives storyline according to the shows executive producer, Ken Corday.


Often watched in syndication throughout the day on television sets across America, the popular 80s sitcom, The Cosby Show is still on the top of America's lists.
According to The Harris Poll, the top dad that Americans would like to have had when they were growing up brings back memories of sweaters and college sweat shirts. Cliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show tops the list. Coming in at number two is the Beaver’s dad, Ward Cleaver of Leave it to Beaver, followed by Jim Anderson of Father Knows Best at number three on the list. Opie’s dad, Andy Taylor of The Andy Griffith Show is in at number four while David and Ricky’s dad, Ozzie Nelson of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet rounds out the top five. There's no word on whether Homer Simpson of The Simpsons or Al Bundy of Married With Children made the list.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rachael Ray Renews Talk Show Deal

Daytime syndicated talk show "Rachael Ray" has been renewed through the 2011-12 season after the ABC Owned TV Stations inked a deal to pick up the Emmy-winning show for two more seasons.

Read the full aticle at: Hollywood Reporter

All My Children and OLTL Share Combined Promo

ABC is trying joint promotion for two of their soap operas One Live To Live and All My Children. Both shows are running story lines that have mothers preparing to give their babies up for adoption.

Rick Hearst Talks About Leaving GH And Joining B&B

TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan talked to Emmy Winner Rick Hearst about his bad boy alter ego leaving General Hospital, his home as Ric Lansing since 2002 and his return to Bold and The Beautiful as Whip Jones.

Rick has won two of his three Daytime Emmys as GH's resident schemer. Look for the character of Ric Lansing to leave Port Charles on June 25.

To read the full article: TV Guide Rick Hearst

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Look Ahead: The Bold & The Beautiful

John McCook as Eric Forrester

Stephanie's words have an affect on Eric.

Owen asks Bridget for help.

Brooke fears the worst.

Steffy makes a plea to Thomas.

Ridge plans to make a huge announcement.

Owen proposes to Jackie!

Ridge's behavior begins to cause concern.

A business meeting lands Pam and Donna on the set of the Price Is Right.

A Look Ahead: All My Children

Vincent Irizzary as David Hayward

Zach accuses David of murdering Stuart.

Adam promises to help Annie.

Zach and Kendall are elated to learn that Ian's strong enough to have surgery to replace his defective heart valve.

Tad gets ordained as a minister online.

Brot tells Frankie that he shouldn't push Randi away.

Zach and Kendall kiss.

Tad figures out what Liza is really up to.

Ryan gets an odd phone call.

Erica wants to take care of Annie for good.

Amanda goes into labor.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

All My Children's Erica Kane In Romance With Younger Man This Summer

Will Ryan Lavery going to be the 11th Mr. Erica Kane? All My Children's executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers and Susan Lucci discuss Erica's new romance with the Associated Press.

Says Lucci about Erica dating Kendall's ex played by Cameron Mathison, "Think about this. slept with his father. He slept with my daughter. There has to be, at a certain point, (thoughts of) what does he know about me? What does he think he knows about me? As an actor, there's so much material to plumb into."

Read the rest of the story: HERE

photo: steve bergman

Saturday, June 6, 2009

General Hospital's Nathan Parson in "Never Wonderland"

Nathan Parsons (Ethan Lovett) in a production called

‘Never WonderLand’ at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA.

Nathan is part of the dance company and has the leading role. This

production runs through June 14th, which is this weekend and next.

Showtime’s are, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday, at

2:00 PM.

To purchase a ticket: TICKET INFO

photo: Nathan Parsons myspace page

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Geminis and Cancers: June Birthdays

Adrienne Frantz

Born this month:

Ar ianne Zuker Days of Our Lives June 3

Eileen Davidson The Young & The Restless June 15

Peter Bergman The Young & The Restless June 11

JR Martinez All My Children June 14

Jake Silbermann As The World Turns June 1

Leslie Kay The Bold & The Beautiful June 13

Adrienne Frantz The Young & The Restless June 7

Carolyn Hennesy General Hospital June 10

Greg Vaughan General Hospital June 15

Steve Burton General Hospital June 28

Lawrence Saint-Victor Guilding Light June 14

Susan Haskell One Life To Live June 10

Tika Sumpter One Life To Live June 20

Casting News!

Catherine Hickland returns to One Life To Live in the popular role of Lindsay Rappaport later this summer. Lindsay was last seen heading off to Statesville Prison for the murder of Spenser Truman.

Forbes March
(ex-Scott, All My Children; ex-Nash, One Life To Live)willing be joining As The World Turns as Mason, Noah's faculty advisor. Forbes will first air on July 14th.

Michael Muhney
(ex-Sheriff Lamb, Veronica Mars) has joined the cast of Young and The Restless in the recast role of Adam Wilson. Muhney immediately replaces Chris Egan, who left the role unexpectedly fueling rumors of creative differences with the show's producers about the direction of the character.