Friday, July 23, 2010

NEWS: Susan Olsen to Y&R, Evan Ross, Emma Caufield, FIVE-0

Susan Olsen to guest on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Olsen (aka Cindy Brady) will make her first scripted TV appearance in more than 10 years by playing Mrs. Liza Morton, a pre-school owner. Her episode, which will be shot on July 30, will air Sept. 1. In the scene, Reed – the son of JT and Victoria – is returning to preschool while Delia – the daughter of Chloe and Billy – is starting her first day of pre-school.

Hope in the soap that has Haitians glued to the TV
UNDER THE SKY, Haiti's newest comedy soap opera, focuses on the daily lives of a family of ordinary, middle-class folk who, like 1.5 million of their countrymen, have lived in tents since January's earthquake, which killed 300,000 people and turned much of their capital to rubble.

Is This Any Way To Judge Emmy Awards?
Ray Richmond of Deadline Hollywood writes the Primetime Emmys: "Since the entirety of judging is now going on behind closed doors at home, whether a voter actually watches all or any of the nominated shows in the category is monitored only by the honor system. The sad fact is that, when you’re asking busy people to take hours and even days out of their lives with only an ethical duty hanging over their head, shortcuts may be taken."

Diana Ross’ Son Evan Heads To 90210
Evan Ross, 21, is set to play a character named Charlie, a student who finds himself in a love entanglement with some of the current cast.

Emma Caufield joining LIFE UNEXPECTED
Executive producer Liz Tigelaar tweeted the news.

HAWAII FIVE-0 to use updated but close to same original theme song
The new version of the show show previewed the theme at Comic Con on Friday.

Romance novelist Nora Roberts is a former DAYS viewer
“I was completely hooked on DAYS OF OUR LIVES,” Roberts says. “I used to break for an hour every day to watch.” She’s too busy to watch anymore, and she wonders if viewers tire of stories without clear endings. “As soon as a couple is happy, something terrible must happen. That’s the culture of daytime drama,” she says. “It would be over in a book — with that happy ending.”

CBS Adds Improv Comics as PRICE IS RIGHT Announcers
CBS will rotate three guest announcers on game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT when the show returns for its 39th season this fall, replacing Rich Fields who had been the regular announcer on the show since 2004. The three are JD Roberto, Brad Sherwood and Jeff Davis.

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