News Round-up: De Matteo, Donovan, Mauceri, Alfieri

Trevor Donovan cast on 90210
Trevor Donovan, known for his 2007 role as Jeremy Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, is joining the cast of 90210 as Teddy, Entertainment Weekly reported. Teddy, a tennis pro, will apparently catch the eye of Naomi Clark (AnnaLynne McCord) and Annie Wilson (Shenae Grimes), but his love will belong to Erin “Silver” Silver (Jessica Stroup).

ABC Confirms Carlotta Recast on OLTL
A show representative has confirmed Daytime Confidential's report of Saundra Santiago being tapped to replace Patricia Mauceri in the role of Carlotta Vega on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. OLTL was unable to discuss any details about why Mauceri was let go.

Ada Maris as Aurelia Rivera - who is she?
Fulfilling the role of Aurelia Rivera on ONE LIFE TO LIVE is Ada Maris – a sunny actress who we’ve seen on our television screens many times since the mid-80s when she appeared in THE COSBY SHOW. She is married to award-winning actor Tony Plana, who is currently recognized as Betty Suarez's father on the ABC show UGLY BETTY.

Alfieri back to B&B
Look for Victor Alfieri (ex-Franco, DAYS) to return to B&B on July 16 as L.A.'s favorite sexy photographer, Giovanni.

Drea de Matteo is joining DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES this season. De Matteo has been cast in a series regular role, an ABC rep confirms, ostensibly offsetting the loss of Nicollette Sheridan's Edie, who perished toward the end of Season 5. De Matteo's Bronx-bred Wisteria Lane newcomer arrives in town with a husband and 19-year-old son in tow.

ION Broadcasts Mobile DTV in N.Y., D.C.
ION Media Networks says it is now offering a multiplex of HDTV, standard-definition and mobile DTV program streams in both New York and Washington, D.C. through its local stations there. ION, whose chairman and CEO Brandon Burgess has spearheaded much of broadcasters’ effort to create a mobile DTV standard, calls the multiplex its Digital Broadcast “Triple Play,” though the mobile DTV streams can only be received for now by technology vendors and other industry insiders with prototype mobile DTV receivers. The programs being transmitted in ION’s 19.4-megabit-per-second DTV pipe include flagship network, ION Television, in high-definition; two additional standard-def networks, Qubo and ION Life; plus mobile DTV content.

GUIDING LIGHT PROJECT: If Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Lynn Liccardo writes: "The very nature of soaps demands more of viewers than other dramatic media when it comes to suspending disbelief. It's a delicate balance. And more than any other dramatic medium, outside elements can intrude upon how viewers take in what's on the screen."

Deep Soap: New Blood
Sara Bibel writes: "I find myself in the strange position of enjoying the numerous newbies on GENERAL HOSPTIAL more than the rest of the show. First of all, they can all act. I expected Martha Byrne to do a good job, but her take on politician’s wife Andrea Floyd has been a revelation."

1 comment:

  1. Hottest guy on TV. I know some people just wallow in putting down everyone and everything, but I think this is a smart move on the producers' part. The guy is fit, handsome, charismatic, and a very talented actor. Will he be given a script to match? Let's hope so!

    Of course the actor is older than his character. So now, what's new? That's the case for every single young characters on tv... I for one am betting for this to be a success!