'Devious Maids' Sneak Peek: She Done Him Wrong

Ana Ortiz and Nathan Owens star in Devious Maids.
The third season of Lifetime serial Devious Maids continues with a "scandalous, shocking and deadly" episode on Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

In the episode, titled "She Done Him Wrong," Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) unwillingly helps Adrian (Tom Irwin) with his S&M hobby which has dangerous consequences. Marisol (Ana Ortiz) worries over her relationship with Jesse (Nathan Owens). Zoila (Judy Reyes) struggles with her feelings about having a new baby, while dealing with the arrival of her younger sister. Rosie (Dania Ramírez) continues to battle with her love for both of her husbands and makes a drastic decision. Evelyn (Rebecca Wisocky) has a new desire for the next chapter of her life.

Watch a sneak peek below:

'The Fosters' Sneak Peek: Callie Takes Brandon on an Impromptu Trip to Mexico

Teri Polo stars as Stef in The Fosters. Photo Credit: ABC Family
Tune in Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT for an all-new episode of The Fosters on ABC Family.

In "Going South," Callie (Maia Mitchell) convinces Brandon (David Lambert) to head out on a mysterious trip that brings them to Mexico.

Meanwhile, Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) discover an empty pregnancy test box in the trash and wonder if someone in the house is worried they are pregnant.

Watch a sneak peek of The Fosters below:

'UnREAL' Is Best New Summer Series of 2015 (July Preview)

Josh Kelly, Siobhan Williams and Shiri Appleby star in UnREAL.
Photo by James Dittiger Copyright 2015
My favorite summer series of 2015 is Lifetime's new primetime serial UnREAL. From co-creators Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, and starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, UnREAL gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.

Set against the backdrop of the hit dating competition show Everlasting, UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby), a young producer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program’s dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King (Constance Zimmer), demands. What ensues is an eye-opening look at what happens in the outrageous world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality. Appleby and Zimmer are perfectly playing the many layers of their fascinating multi-dimensional characters.

UnREAL also stars Craig Bierko as Everlasting's eccentric creator, Chet, and Freddie Stroma as the dating show’s handsome and intelligent suitor, Adam Cromwell. Josh Kelly plays Jeremy, a cameraman who is Rachel's ex-boyfriend, while Siobhan Williams is Lizzie, Jeremy’s current fiancée and on-set makeup artist. Everlasting's contestants include Grace, portrayed by Nathalie Kelley, who immediately wins Adam’s heart; Anna, played by Johanna Braddy, who is classy and shrewd, with her eye on the prize; Faith, a sensitive and vulnerable tomboy from the South portrayed by Breeda Wool; and Mary, played by Ashley Scott, a gorgeous single mom who has been unlucky in love. Arielle Kebbel guest stars as Britney, a contestant who has no filter and isn’t on Everlasting to make any friends.

Below is a sneak peek at the four upcoming July episodes:

Today in Soap Opera History (July 5)

1976: Ryan's Hope's Delia talked her way around Frank's suspicions.
1999: Passions premiered on NBC.
2001: As the World Turns' Simon found Katie on an island.
2002: Stephanie Gatschet debuted as Tammy on Guiding Light.
"History never looks like history when you are living through it."
― John W. Gardner

"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...

1966: On The Guiding Light, Bert (Charita Bauer) met Leslie Jackson (Lynne Adams).

1966: New head writer William J. Bell's first Days of our Lives script aired. By this point NBC had canceled Ted Corday's other two daytime soaps launched in 1965, Morning Star and Paradise Bay, but gave Days another chance to increase its ratings, and it slowly did. Sadly, Ted Corday passed away a few weeks later though before seeing Days reach its ratings peak over the next decade.

1968: On Another World, Rachel (Robin Strasser) was rushed to the hospital.

1976: On Ryan's Hope, Frank (Michael Hawkins) questioned Delia (Ilene Kristen) about the necklace she wore to Mary (Kate Mulgrew) and Jack's (Michael Levin) wedding.

Former 'Days of our Lives' Actress Diana Douglas Dead at 92

Diana Douglas
Diana Douglas (nee Diana Dill), actress and mother of Michael Douglas, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer at 92, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actress, whose film and television credits span seven decades, was perhaps best known for her roles in films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and It Runs in the Family.

She was also known for playing Martha Evans in the NBC daytime soap opera Days of our Lives. Martha was the mother of twin daughters, Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Samantha (Andrea Hall). Douglas recurred on the show from November 1977 to February 1979.  She appeared again in May 1982 when it looked like Marlena had been murdered by the Salem Strangler, although it turned out it was Sam who was killed.

Douglas' numerous other television credits included CBS daytime drama Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (as Lily Chernak Donnelly), and primetime series such as Dynasty (as Mother Blaisdel), The Paper Chase (as Professor Tyler), Knots Landing (as Dr. Charlotte Kramer), Dallas (as Dr. Suzanne Lacey) and The Cowboys (as Annie Anderson).

Douglas was married to fellow actor Kirk Douglas for eight years before their divorce in 1951. Together, the pair had two sons, Michael and Joel. In 1956, Diana Douglas married actor Bill Darrid, whom she remained with until his death in 1992. She married Donald Webster, a former treasury official in the Nixon administration, in 2002.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Meg Kelly and Michael O'Leary on SudsvilleTV, and Their Love of the Daytime Soap Audience

Michael O'Leary
Meg Kelly won three Daytime Emmy Awards as part of the writing team at As the World Turns. She also wrote for One Life to Live and Days of our Lives. Michael O'Leary played Dr. Rick Bauer on Guiding Light for decades, picking up an Emmy nomination along the way. He also won an Indie Series Award in 2012 for his work in the web series world. Both multi-talented artists are part of SudsvilleTV, an exciting new online network that is expected to launch this fall with a lineup that includes the Kelly-penned soap opera Year Rounders, and O'Leary-hosted game show Michael's Amazing Soap Trivia Challenge. We Love Soaps recently spoke with Kelly and O'Leary about SudsvilleTV, and the love they share for the soap opera audience.

Read our exclusive interview below.

WE LOVE SOAPS: Meg, can you tell me about your background? I know you wrote for As the World Turns, One Life to Live and Days of our Lives. Was writing a soap something you aspired to do?
MEG KELLY: It's funny, I was an actress for years. I was with Arena Stage stage at 12 and 13, and toured Russia with them, and then I went to Circle in the Square in New York. I did commercials and Off-Broadway, and a Broadway show. My husband's an actor, Tony Rizzoli, and when we moved to L.A., I didn't really want to act anymore. We had our first child, we had our second one, and somewhere in that I started writing screenplays. I signed with ICM, and was a finalist for the Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship, but I just didn't want to go down that path.  Because I had young kids, I went into daytime to be at home with the kids, and hands-on with them. So I did that, and it was great.

What I loved about daytime initially was you had to work at home. They didn't want to see you, so a lot of us were raising children and writing daytime, and it allowed for a certain balance in life. I wound up having a lot of respect for it, and really liking the audience.

My writing partner at the time was Hogan Sheffer. We did a pilot for CBS, then he got hired as head writer at Days, and asked me to come on as co-head. We had a lot of fun with story over there. Hogan had been a script doctor in L.A., and I started out with screenplays. The telenovelas were doing well at the time, and the rest of daytime wasn't doing so well, so we decided to tell our stories in 13-week arcs and use the screenplay mode. It was a really fun way to write, and the audience seemed to like it a lot because it moved quickly. It's a model I'll be using here with Year Rounders, and our other dramatic series will have a beginning, middle and end, and be told in screenplay structure as a soap--dramas driven by families.

WE LOVE SOAPS: That's like what ABC Family does. Actually, everything I watch in primetime I consider to be a soap, even though most don't want to be called that.
MEG KELLY: You're exactly right. The Sopranos was a great soap opera, and Game of Thrones.

WE LOVE SOAPS: I was just reading an article about seasons of 10 episodes being the new 13, which was the new 22.
MEG KELLY: It's fun to tell story in 10 episodes because it's very tight storytelling, and you can really make for a compelling season when you have parameters like that.