Michael Muhney on the Y&R's casting decisions that "cut the fat"
"There's been talk by journalists, my fellow actors, by fans and by the network that we (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) have a rather large cast. What if we streamline the cast and knock off, and this is just an arbitrary number, 10 folks and we really cut the fat off? I think that's happening."
"I want to tell people that I think there's going to be a stronger focus on core characters. I think it's going to take some time, after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas. It's already happening. I can sense that the show is telling stories about more core folks and getting rid of other characters.Yeah, it's losing viewers. It's hemorrhaging viewers at times, and you have to wonder, how do you plug that leak?"
Comedy From Ryan Murphy & Allison Adler Lands At NBC With Big Commitment
The project, a heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family, will be co-written by Murphy and Adler and directed by Murphy.
Joan Collins Awarded by the Beauty Industry
Joan Collins, best known to soap fans from DYNASTY, was awarded the Lifetime Achiever Award from the Cosmetic Executive Women. CEW is one of the beauty industry’s dignified networking groups. The award was given October 12 at Jumeirah Carlton Tower and presented by Charles Worthington, a friend and hairstylist.
Tonya Pinkins' "Milk Like Sugar" starts previews tonight
The West Coast company of "Milk Like Sugar," Kirsten Greenidge's play about a "pregnancy pact" between a group of inner-city teens, reunites Oct. 13 for the play's New York City premiere at Playwrights Horizons.
Netflix signs non-exclusive deal with CW
The four-year-deal is for old seasons of TV shows, not current ones.
Alec Baldwin to host a radio podcast as he preps for post-30 ROCK life
Baldwin interview celebrities and other prominent people, starting with Michael Douglas, for New York public radio's "Here's the Thing" podcast.