|Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder|
“She is gonna be a star,” raves the country icon of Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith on Y&R), who plays young Parton opposite Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder as her parents in NBC's Coat of Many Colors movie. Tons of little girls auditioned, but everyone "knew the right one would show up. The second I saw that little face, I just went, Thank you, God. She was so there; so much light and so much spirit."
Amanda Seyfried joins Showtime's Twin Peaks
The As the World Turns alum will have a big role on the Twin Peaks revival, but her character is being kept under wraps.
The Bold and the Beautiful casting "Alisha"
B&B has issued a casting call for the contract role of “Alisha,” an African-American female, 18-21 years old, who is described as, “assertive, sexy, Midwestern, unsophisticated and beautiful." The role is set to begin in October.
UPDATE: B&B has revised the casting call for Alisha, who is now described as an 18-21 year-old who is Hispanic or Middle Eastern, sexy, Midwestern, unsophisticated and beautiful. The notice specifically asks that nobody be submitted for the earlier casting breakdown.
Pierson Fode's new movie, Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List, now available on iTunes
Incoming NYU freshmen and childhood neighbors Naomi (Victoria Justice) and Ely (Fode) have been in love with each other their whole lives, even though Ely isn't exactly into girls. While Naomi and Ely date others, they create a "No Kiss List” to prevent them from falling in love with anyone else. But, their bond is tested when Ely falls in love with another boy……and unfortunately it’s with the same guy that Naomi is dating.
One Life to Live and As the World Turns alum Tom Degnan to recur in CBS sci-fi drama Limitless
The series centers on Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) — a new character that exists in the same world as the movie’s Eddie Mora (Cooper) — who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Degnan will play Agent Ike, a physically fit FBI agent in charge of watching over Brian (McDorman).
Will Jon Hamm finally win an Emmy?
The Mad Men star, who has gone 0 for 7 in the lead actor category, has two more chances to win an Emmy on Sunday (as lead actor and as a producer on Mad Men). Hamm has already lost an Emmy this year for guest role on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Three more advertisers bail on The View over the nursing controversy
Party City, Snuggle and McCormick spices have joined Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best in pulling their ads. In a Facebook posting, McCormick said: "Like you, we also value and admire nurses, so we have paused advertising on the daytime television show."
How to Get Away with Murder is coming to Netflix
The first season became available on Friday.
How We Went From Television's Golden Age to 'Peak TV' Blues
There will not be enough hours in 2015 to watch all the TV you want to see in 2015. It's not humanly possible. If you give each of your eyeballs its own screen, then wire another screen directly into your cortex for a third rail, you'd still run out of time.
TV now is overstuffed, underdeveloped and crying out for must-watch shows
There will be more than 400 scripted television shows this year, and there is no way that any human could reasonably watch all of them. The result is a market absolutely glutted with programming, and an audience that increasingly falls into niches—cult comedy, primetime soaps, shows aimed at black audiences, shows for teen girls. Even though this drives down overall viewership of any one thing—and even though making money off of these shows is a confusing and at times faulty process—networks, new and old, keep churning out television.
Coronation Street star Simon Gregson to take 'extended' break from soap due to illness
Gregson is to leave the soap opera for up to three months as he battles a mystery illness. A source within the soap told the Daily Mirror that Gregson had decided to take "a bit of time out" and that he has support from his fellow cast and crew members. Gregson has played the character of Rovers Return landlord Steve McDonald in the primetime soap since 1989.