Monday, May 17, 2010

NEWS: Hot 100, Saul, NBC, Alley Mills, Dicopoulos

Upfronts 2010: Fox Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule
FOX orders four new comedies and three new dramas for 2010-11 TV season. One new show is LONESTAR, a soap that follows a man named Bob who is leading two different lives in two different Texas towns.

SURVIVOR finale tops ABC soaps on Sunday night
DESPERATE HOUSEWEIVES was up 3% vs. last week to a 3.9 rating, but that was down 17% from last year’s finale. While BROTHERS & SISTERS was up 16% from last week to a 2.9 rating, that was down 3% vs. last year’s finale.

In Surprising Plot-Twist, BROTHERS & SISTERS Takes on HIV/AIDS
Saul was revealed to be HIV+ in last night's episode.

The 2010 AfterElton Hot 100!
Among the hunks on the list were UGLY BETTY's Michael Urie (87); GLEE's Cory Monteith (71), Mark Salling (48)Matthew Morrison (28) and Chris Colfer (27); AS THE WORLD TURNS's Jake Silbermann (35), Eric Sheffer Stevens (25) and Van Hansis (9); and former ONE LIFE TO LIVE stars Brett Claywell (19) and Scott Evans (2).

Frank Dicopoulos Joins FAAN’s Mission to Raise Awareness and Educate Others About Food Allergies
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) has announced that actor Frank Dicopoulos has become one of its “Ambassadors Who Care.”

“I honestly believe educating and bringing awareness to the public of this epidemic is a strong start,” Dicopoulos said.

INTERVIEW: B&B's Alley Mills (Pam)
On the revelation that Pam is a virgin: "It’s really kind of sad, isn’t it? Pam’s entirely in denial about it. She spent her whole life taking care of her mother [Ann, played by Betty White] and never had a life of her own. [Laughs] I should have seen this coming. I remember the very first outfit I wore as Pam—a pair of flesh-colored wool pants, really unflattering, and a really high flesh-colored wool turtleneck and a white sweater with scallops on it. When I saw that outfit I thought, 'Oh, poor girl.' I wore that for 10 episodes!"

New scripted shows signs of intelligence at NBC
NBC didn't actually come out and say, "We're sorry, we made a terrible mistake and now we're going to fix it" as it leaked the contents of its new schedule over the last few days. But its actions - 11 new scripted series - are a repudiation of the ill-advised ditching of scripted fare in the 10 p.m. hour.

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