Wednesday, July 8, 2009

News Round-up: Teegarden, Cole, Baldwin, CORRIE

CORRIE to move from Wednesday to Thursday
CORONATION STREET is to move from Wednesday nights, in a break with almost 50 years of broadcasting tradition. Episodes will be shifted from 7.30pm on that day to a new time slot of 8.30pm on Thursdays, as part of ITV1’s popular drama overhaul. CORRIE has been broadcast on Wednesdays since the soap’s launch in 1960.

Scheduling changes will also see EMMERDALE airing two half-hour episodes instead of one on Thursdays and cutting its hour-long episode on Tuesdays in half to 30 minutes.

FNL's Teegarden rides Beautiful Wave
Patricia Richardson, Aimee Teegarden and Helen Slater will shoot the curl. The trio are set to star in Beautiful Wave, a surfing coming-of-age drama that David Mueller is directing from a script he co-wrote with Lynn Salt. Wave centers on a teenager (Teegarden) who goes to live with her grandmother (Richardson) in Santa Cruz, Calif., one summer and discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well. Stuart Cameron is producing; Teegarden will make her producing debut as associate producer.

INTERVIEW: ATWT's Evan Alex Cole (Hunter)
"It would be a big moment in anyone's life to find [out their true identity] — all triggered by his mother dying, and then finding out that, no, his mother's not dead, but she is [someone else]. It's an end and a beginning."

Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe in talks for MacGruber
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's MacGruber is about to explode on the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Forte's recurring sketch parody about an easily distracted MacGyver-type has Ryan Phillippe and Val Kilmer in its sights for a full-length adaptation. Phillippe would play an Army colonel who recruits the jaded MacGruber (Forte) for a mission to stop a nuclear-armed villain, conceivably played by Kilmer.

Alec Baldwin contemplates running for office after 30 ROCK
Alec Baldwin is eyeing a possible run for office once his 30 ROCK stint is over in 2012, he tells Playboy.

“The desire is there,” he tells the magazine, before going on to analyze a myriad of New York political scenarios that would have to play out before he would actually run.

LYNN LICCARDO: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
"The [Bauer] barbeque only underscored how bittersweet an experience it’s been to watch GL since its cancellation was announced in April. And difficult as it’s going to be to watch between now and September 18th, it’s going to be even more difficult to write about it – and what it could have, and should have, been."

INTERVIEW: GL's Marj Dusay (Alexandra)
": One of the most favorite things was with Michael Zaslow (ex-Roger). We had a scene together and I slapped him and during the rehearsal I said, ‘Why don't you just slap me back?’ It was a hit because how dare a man slap a woman, it never really happened so to have him do that it really brought [audiences] to a halt."

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