NEWS ROUNDUP: William Roache Turns 80, Dark Shadows Not A Comedy, Brant Daugherty Joins DAYS

CORONATION STREET legend William Roache turns 80 (video)
He’s been on television for over fifty years and first appeared in Coronation Street in his late twenties as a fresh faced young actor playing the role of Ken Barlow. In that time Ken’s dated over 20 girlfriends, had three wives and married the same woman twice!

Salute to CORRIE legend William Roache as longest serving soap actor turns 80
“I think he's wonderful,” says Anne Kirkbride, who plays his on-screen wife Deirdre. “I couldn't have wished for anyone better to work with. I admire everything about him.”

Tim Burton 'Never' Considered 'Dark Shadows' A Comedy
"Everything that's in [the trailer] is in the movie," Burton told MTV News. "It's a funny film for me, because I never considered it a comedy. I was always trying to capture the weird vibe of DARK SHADOWS, which is a weird thing to try to capture. It was a weird daytime soap opera."

GIPPIE'S KINGDOM, The Bahamas first televised soap opera
An eight-part series centered around the Gibson family.

Brant Daugherty joins DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Daugherty, who plays Noel on ABC Family's PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, has nabbed a role on DAYS in a storyline with Will and Sonny. "Shooting an awesome guest star arc on Days of our Lives starting today! I'm excited to see what their process is like. Should be fun!" he tweeted @brantdaugherty, later adding, "Mad respect to the soap stars that do this every day. This schedule is insane!"

Aaron Lustig visiting THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Lustig hits the air May 30 as Dr. Tim Reid. So far, the run is six episodes.

GREY'S ANATOMY Finale Preview — Big Death Ahead
Executive producer Shonda Rhimes has confirmed that a beloved character will die in the ABC drama's May 17 season finale. "A lot of our writers were crying, which is a very rare thing," she says. "There's some really shocking, horrible moments."

MODELS INC to THE SWAN: FOX's 25 worst shows of the past 25 years
MODELS INC.: "This second-generation spinoff (of MELROSE PLACE, itself a spinoff of BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) did feature a pre-"Matrix" Carrie-Anne Moss, but that's really all we can remember about it."

GLEE Nationals Set List Revealed
The McKinley High singers will perform three songs: Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory," Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" and Meat Loaf's "Paradise By the Dashboard Light." Vocal Adrenaline perform two numbers: Nicki Minaj's "Starships" and The Who's "Pinball Wizards."

CW's L.A. COMPLEX: Lowest-rated broadcast drama debut of all time
Despite relatively upbeat reviews, COMPLEX opened to only 646,000 viewers and a 0.3 rating in the adult demo.

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  1. Happy birthday, Bill Roache! "Coronation Street" is the reason why I prefer British soaps over their U.S. counterparts, even though I am American. Bill Roache, along with Eileen Derbyshire, Anne Kirkbride, Philip Lowrie, Barbara Knox, and, until recently, Betty Driver, are true treasures who are not surgically altered like American soap actors over a certain age, and they are still interwoven into the show's vivid, broad canvas.

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