Wednesday, January 28, 2009

News Round-up

Happy 7000th birthday, CORONATION STREET
Tonight marks the 7000th episode of CORONATION STREET.

There was an interesting article in Monday's Guardian about keeping soap plotlines fresh after many years on the air. Steve Frost who helms Emmerdale now but who was Corrie's boss not that long ago says there's a fine line between keeping things fresh and being too familiar. It also seems that after Brookdale's ludicrous "body under the patio" plot, soaps appear to be backing down from the extremely sensational. "If you do more and more, and bigger and bigger stories, there must be a boom and bust because people can't take any more and switch off."

More on February sweeps being in March this year
The move to March won’t have much impact on network schedules, which have been less concerned about sweeps periods in the post-metered market era anyway.

INTERVIEW: Former ANOTHER WORLD star Russell Todd (Jamie)
"I was the 10th guy to play Jamie so to most of the cast it was probably just another actor in the revolving door. Still, the first day everyone was very nice and welcoming. There was only one scene that day, a phone call to either Marley or Vicky... I can't even keep them straight now! I was nervous like any actor would be on their first day, but I kept reminding myself what someone once told me: 'You got the part, so relax and enjoy it now!'"

Offering one more reason for LIPSTICK lovers to apply easy, NBC Entertainment co-chair Ben Silverman said the show could get the "Friday Night Lights" treatment.

"We have some incredible channels in our portfolio and we have sister networks that love the show as well. We are analyzing what we need to do to keep that show on the air," said Silverman.

Will Christina return to 90210?
Lauren London's appearance on this week's episode was the last for which she was contracted. It's unclear what the producers intended Christina's legacy to be.

No comments:

Post a Comment