"I appreciate beyond words that people still want to see me as this character. However, it is my creed that the only thing I owe my fans is a good performance. It's been a big struggle to hold onto the Luke Spencer that was originally created for me by Gloria Monty and Douglas Marland. If a writer wants to honor Luke and Laura as they were originally conceived and move them forward to true grown-up status with problems and a pitch-dark past, and keep them conflicted and in turmoil, I'll be happy to play it. But fans wanting Luke and Laura together just to have them together has never been of any use to me."
On the exit of Claire Labine after Luke had Laura had been "domesticated": "She took her particular brand of fine writing to another show. But her legacy remained. Luke had been domesticated. I spent the next five years struggling to regain the lost ground and reinvigorate the more complex qualities of the character that I have always treasured."
MIPCOM: Why Jeffrey Katzenberg Offered BREAKING BAD Creators $75 Million for Three More Episodes
His scheme, he told an audience gathered here for Wednesday's MIPCOM keynote, was to create "the greatest pay-per-view (event) in scripted television ever."
Lauren Ambrose to Headline Nicholas Sparks' Lifetime Pilot DELIVERANCE CREEK
The project takes place at the end of the Civil War and centers on Belle Barlowe (Ambrose), a mother of three who attempts to defend her family’s land by any means necessary. When the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the stakes become personal, setting off a chain of events that force her to question whether it’s better to be good or to survive.
NASHVILLE's Connie Britton on roomie Kirsten Gillibrand
The New York senator once lived with Britton while the two were studying abroad in China.
“I do have a lot of stories … I actually have some amazing stories, a couple of which I can’t tell,” she said.
Hayden Panettiere Finally Confirms Engagement
Panettiere, who plays Juliette in NASHVILLE, is engaged to longtime boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko.
Lee Thompson Young suffered from bipolar disorder before suicide: coroner's report
Lithium capsules and Quetiapine Fumarate tablets were found in his residence, and both drugs were detected in his blood. No traces of opiates, alcohol, cocaine or other drugs were found in his system.
New Project From BURN NOTICE Creator Matt Nix Among Three USA Drama Pilot Orders
A month after BURN NOTICE wrapped its seven-season run on USA Network, the series’ creator Matt Nix is eying a return to USA’s primetime with gritty medical drama COMPLICATIONS. The project, from Burn Notice producer Fox TV Studios where Nix is under an overall deal, is one of three drama pilot orders at USA, along with two projects for FtvS corporate sibling Fox21: NOVICE, from Hell On Wheels creators Joe and Tony Gayton, and RUSH, from filmmaker Jonathan Levine.
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS' Tammin Sursok welcomes baby girl
Sursok (Jenna, PLL; ex-Colleen, Y&R) and husband Sean McEwen welcomed a daughter, Phoenix Emmanuel, on October 8.