Nelson Aspen Previews 'Just in Time' on December 21 in NYC


Search for Tomorrow alum and veteran entertainment personality and author Nelson Aspen will preview his new cabaret show, "Just in Time," at New York City's Don't Tell Mama on Thursday, December 21 at 7 p.m.

Known to millions of international TV fans as their "One Degree of Separation" from Hollywood's A-list, Aspen returns to the cabaret stage after sold out runs in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and around Australia including the world-famous Sydney Opera House. "Just in Time," featuring Musical Director Gerry Dieffenbach and his band as well as a surprise guest star from the Broadway stage, traces Aspen's musical as he carved out his unique niche in the showbiz community.

With humor and expert storytelling skills, Aspen shares songs and stories everyone will recognize from their own pop culture experiences. "Just in Time" follows up his popular "Full Circle" show from 2015/16, which included appearances by Anita Gillette, Shelly Burch, Deven Green, Monica Horan and other stage/screen stars. You never know what famous faces might turn up onstage or in the audience when Nelson Aspen performs.

Asked to describe his eclectic mix of music and merriment, Aspen says, "Imagine going to Studio 54 for a dinner party with Irving Berlin, Julie Andrews, Barbara Eden, Harry Connick Jr and The Captain & Tennille!"

And he ought to know...in addition to his long TV career, he has authored books including "Let's Dish Up A Dinner Party!" "Hollywood Insider: Exposed," "My Prime Time" and "Dinner at Nelson's."

"I used to think I was born 40 years too late," Aspen adds, "but my musical experience has shown me I was actually born...Just in Time!"

"Nelson Aspen: Just in Time" (World Premiere)
Date/Time: Thursday December 21 at 7 p.m.
Location: Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46 Street (Restaurant Row).
Reservations: Call (212) 757-0788 (after 4 p.m. daily) or reserve online at donttellmamanyc.com ($20 Cover/2 Drink Minimum--Cash Only)





'Dynasty' Sneak Peek: Matthew's Funeral

After earning modest premiere ratings, The CW's reboot of Dynasty returns tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT with the opportunity to gain some momentum.

In "Spit It Out," when it's discovered that Matthew's "accidental" death may have involved foul play, the spotlight falls on the Carringtons themselves. The family must swallow their own suspicions of each other and close rank to defend the clan.

Meanwhile, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley) struggles with what it means to be a Carrington, while Fallon (Elizabeth Gilles) begrudgingly helps cover up Cristal's affair to protect the family name. Despite their efforts, everything comes to an emotional head at Matthew's funeral.

Check out a sneak peek below.

'Riverdale' Sneak Peek: Saving Pop's

Season 2 of serialized CW drama Riverdale continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

In "Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks," with the gunman still at large and the residents of Riverdale on edge, Betty (Lili Reinhart) leads the charge to save Pop's after learning that the diner may be forced to close its doors forever.

Meanwhile, the gang becomes increasingly concerned for Archie's (KJ Apa) well being after noticing a string of unusual behavior from him. Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica (Camila Mendes) approach Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) for their help saving Pop's, while Jughead's (Cole Sprouse) attempt to find FP (Skeet Ulrich) a new lawyer may have some serious repercussions.

Finally, when a past betrayal unexpectedly comes to light, Veronica finds herself at a crossroads with Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols.)

Watch the episode trailer below.

Greg Rikaart Joins 'Days of our Lives'

Emmy Award-winning actor Greg Rikaart has joined the cast of NBC soap opera Days of our Lives. According TV Line, Rikaart will appear in a multi-episode arc that will begin in the spring. There is no word on who Rikaart will be playing and how his character will be mixing things up in Salem.

Rikaart, who was taken off contract at The Young and the Restless earlier this year after playing Kevin Fisher since 2003, was recently seen back on screen.

Rikaart's new Days gig will not prevent him from continuing to recur on Y&R.


Today in Soap Opera History (October 18)

1988: GH's Julian shared a hotel room with college sweetheart
Cheryl.  1999: Shawn & Belle met on Days. 2002: OLTL's
Natalie & Jessica found out they were both Viki's daughters.
2002: GL's Alexandra held an Ex-Wives Club board meeting.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1968: On The Doctors, Dr. Maggie Powers (Lydia Bruce) made up an excuse get Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) over to her place on Friday night for a surprise bridal shower.

1972: On The Doctors, Dr. Althea Davis explained to Dr. Matt Powers that Dr. Nick Bellini kicked her out when she showed up at his place to pour her heart out.

'UnREAL' Season 3 Set to Premiere February 26 on Lifetime

Lifetime's critically-acclaimed series UnREAL from A+E Studios makes its highly-anticipated return on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex, Rectify) takes the reins as Everlasting's female "suitress," Serena. Determined to have her pick of eager male suitors, Serena will face off with Everlasting's queen bees, producers Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn King (Emmy-nominee Constance Zimmer) who are shaking things up, all for the sake of ratings. The ladies will be tempted more than ever when they're surrounded by hot new suitors including Bart Edwards (Peep Show, Fantastic Beast), Alex Hernandez (Chicago Med), Adam Demos (Aboriginal Heart, Cooped Up) and Alex Sparrow (Russia's Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars).

In following Lifetime's Broad Focus initiative, season three of UnREAL has an impressive roster of female directors including Appleby and co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro returning and Zimmer making her directorial debut. Hanelle M. Culpepper (Empire, Quantico) and Sheree Folkson (Decoy Bride, Doctor Who) also join as directors.

Watch the Season 3 trailer below.