Thursday, February 25, 2010

NEWS: Grimes, Smollett, Aussie Soaps, O'Leary, Ferrera

Camryn Grimes returning to Y&R for a day
Grimes will reprise her role as Y&R's Cassie Newman for one day when Sharon and Nick's late daughter pays another ghostly visit on March 15.

America Ferrera Says Goodbye to UGLY BETTY
“I’m staying in denial for now — I’ll deal with all those emotions in a little bit. I imagine that when we finally wrap it’s not going to be a dry-eyed goodbye.”

Neil Patrick Harris to be a bad guy on GLEE
According to reports, Harris is playing a character who is "really funny and really mean."

CW boss Dawn Ostroff says of LIFE UNEXPECTED's renewal chances: "I would say it's got a real shot at this point." As for the struggling Tuesday night soap, she says, "We hope MELROSE PLACE picks up steam."

INTERVIEW: STEAMBOAT creator/star Michael O'Leary
"There's kind of a blend of several people in each character. You'll recognize them, but I'm probably not at liberty to say who because I don't want to upset anybody!"

Ron Raines cast in “A Little Night Music” in St. Louis
Baritone Ron Raines will take the role of Desiree’s former lover. The production will open for a run of six performances on Sunday, June 6, continuing through through June 17.

FNL's Jurnee Smollett joins CBS pilot
Smollett is expected to shoot the DEFENDERS pilot before returning to Austin in April to begin work on FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHT's fifth season.

Australia soaps coming to
The Five channel has signed a deal with CBS-owned to offer full-length episodes of such shows as NEIGHBOURS and HOME AND AWAY on the on-demand platform. The partnership with RTL-owned Five is the first major deal for longform content in Europe for, which is owned and operated by CBS Interactive and is Five's latest step in a strategy to syndicate its television content onto leading on-demand platforms.

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