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NEWS: Melody Thomas Scott, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, BEING MARY JANE Renewed, Jill Hennessy Visits THE GOOD WIFE; Crystal Chappell Film; Tuc Watkins

Asian PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, ER, GOSSIP GIRL in the works
Companies in the Philippines, Thailand and India are working on local adaptations of three of Warner Bros' most successful US dramas. Medical drama ER is under option for local production in India by Gold Television Network. In the Philippines, ABC Development Corporation is producing a local adaptation of Warner Bros’ ABC Family teen drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. Meanwhile, Thailand's Kantana Public Company is producing an 18-part local adaptation of GOSSIP GIRL.

Andy Zein, Warner Bros International Television Production’s senior VP of creative, format development and sales, said: “We are seeing a significant increase in the number of our scripted formats travelling successfully around the world.”

Melody Thomas Scott on what makes Nikki Newman so fascinating after 35 years
"One writing regime wanted to make her a senator, which was ludicrous. The viewers don't want to see Nikki be a feminist or take a job. They want to see her stay home and have personal problems and suffer like crazy. [Laughs] And they looove to see her drunk!"

Disney to Spend $200 Mil on Marvel Series for Netflix Set to Film in New York
Disney chief Bob Iger and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, at a joint press conference this week, announced that Marvel’s landmark live-action television series will film principally in the Big Apple. The production is skedded to yield 60 one-hour episodes, resulting in 400 full-time jobs and 3,000 part-time production jobs.

NEWS: Tuc Watkins; Corbin Bernsen; Brant Daugherty; GENERATIONS Stops Filming; BEACON HILL; America Ferrera; Is KATIE on the Way Out?

Is KATIE on the Way Out?
Katie Couric's KATIE has never delivered the audience levels Disney/ABC's syndication arm promised to the TV stations that pay high fees to carry it. Syndication executives who hear the complaints of unhappy TV station owners say that KATIE is a goner. The show will make it to a third year only if Disney/ABC and Couric agree to take less money from the stations that carry it (she currently earns $10 million a year).

People close to Couric say money is less important to her than being happy with the final product. If KATIE doesn't make it to next season, ABC stations will need to find a replacement for the hour.

South Africa soap opera stand-off stops GENERATIONS filming
The producer has told the BBC he does not intend to comply with the contract demands of striking actors. Nearly the entire cast of South Africa's most popular drama series did not turn up on set when filming of the show was supposed to restart on Monday.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE star and single dad Tuc Watkins says his twins are crawling in opposite directions
'When I don't sleep, I can be pretty grumpy," says the actor who looked pretty rested at a recent fundraiser for Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing in Malibu. Twins Catchen and Curtis were back at home with their 'manny' who is Watkins' cousin. It's an arrangement that was supposed to be for a month or two but is working out so well that the actor jokes he hopes to keep his cousin on the payroll until the twins go off to college.

"My kids are 10 months old now which means they are crawling," Watkins said. "Not only are they crawling – it’s like they’ve got little jet packs on their backs and of course go in opposite directions."

WATCH: Melissa Archer, Tuc Watkins, and Corbin Bleu on LARRY KING NOW


ONE LIFE TO LIVE stars Melissa Archer, Tuc Watkins, and Corbin Bleu answers questions for LARRY KING NOW's "If You Only Knew" segment, and show Larry some facial acting. Watch below:

Watch This Week's ONE LIFE TO LIVE Episodes (Video)


The OnLine Network has released this week's episodes of ONE LIFE TO LIVE (week of July 8th) as well as a new MORE OLTL.

Episode 36
Nora warns Viki about Dorian’s true intentions. Bo discovers a new suspect in his latest murder investigation. Dani is stunned by what she finds at the Palace Hotel. Jack lies to Blair about his whereabouts.

Episode 37
Todd comforts Blair as they wait for the plan to unfold. Dorian is floored by what she walks in on at Shelter. Viki uncovers the truth about the Pellegrino Fund. Natalie and Destiny’s double date goes awry.

Watch this week's episodes of ONE LIFE TO LIVE below:

WATCH: ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Tuc Watkins on THE CHEW


ONE LIFE TO LIVE star Tuc Watkins was a guest on THE CHEW on Monday. Watch his segment in the two videos below:

ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE News Roundup

Can Online Shows Be Habit-Forming? Soaps May Provide Some Clues
Back in 1994, one Kaiser Family Foundation study found that viewing was highest in young women (18-29) and older women (50 and over). But Reuters reported that as of the end of ALL MY CHILDREN's run on ABC, the median viewer age was 57. Hulu, on the other hand, has a younger viewer base — earlier in April, it was reported to have an average age of 38.

So the challenge for Hulu is presumably in two parts: they need a younger audience (candidly, you can't just let the audience age and age and then die), and they need to keep a base level of the older audience that has sustained these shows always. The opening episode of ALL MY CHILDREN on Hulu is fairly transparent on that point — it introduces some younger characters and a high school plot, but also focuses on people who were on when I was a teenager, including Angie and Jesse Hubbard, who became a so-called "supercouple" in the early 1980s and are still making out 30 years later. (And good for them.)

The Beloved Return of Angie and Jessie (Again)
With the regular assaults on Black love and marriage in the media, this is one couple that has stayed the course, no matter how difficult. Their 1980s heyday cemented them in the minds of viewers who weren’t used to seeing a young African-American couple on TV everyday, who were held in equal regard to the White characters on the show.

The lesson of Angie and Jessie may not be that love conquers all (we know it doesn’t), but certainly that when love exists, it’s hard to break its bonds.

Tuc Watkins Shows Off His New Twins On MARIE


Tuc Watkins was a guest on MARIE on Monday and was happy to show off his twins, son Curtis (left) and daughter Catchen (right), which he had recently via surrogate. Watkins' sister, Courtney, who was also a guest on the show, suggested the name "Catch" which he loved. Curtis was a family name.

Tuc Watkins Will Appear On MARIE On April 29

ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Tuc Watkins will be a guest on MARIE on Monday, April 29.

Here's a description of his segments: "From the Emmy® winning series ONE LIFE TO LIVE actor Tuc Watkins gives Marie the very first sneak peek preview of the online re-launch of the show after many fans demanded its return. Tuc discusses how the show will be different online than how it was on television and gives Marie the inside scoop on what his character David Vickers is up to. Tuc’s sister, Courtney Watkins, author of 'Courtney’s Creative Adventures' joins them and teaches unique and creative crafts for kids and parents to make together."

"A lot of people at some point in their lives think, 'Am I going to be a parent? Do I want to be a parent?'" Watkins explains to Marie. "And when I was young, I knew three things: I knew I was gay, I knew one day I was gonna be a dad, and I knew that Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was going to be the best movie of all time. So far, I've been right about all three."

Watkins recently welcomed twins Catchen and Curtis via surrogate.

Check out a clip of Tuc from the episode below:

ONE LIFE TO LIVE Cast & Crew Update

Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak
Prospect Park announced today that it has closed the following deals with cast members and production executives, with more deals expected to close in the coming weeks, for The Online Network’s production of ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Cast:
Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan
Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord
Tuc Watkins as David Vickers
Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan
Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer
Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan