Monday, September 20, 2010

NEWS: Susan Flannery, Eric Braeden, Gaius Charles, Kelli Giddish

Susan Flannery's Stephanie to face "biggest mountain"
In the cliffhanger of the September 24 episode of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, matriarch Stephanie Forrester will find out that she has stage 4 lung cancer. Stephanie will stubbornly refuse treatment and decide to keep the dire news from her family, choosing instead to spend her final months checking off items on her bucket list.

Says executive producer/head writer Brad Bell: ""I wanted to create the biggest mountain possible for Stephanie to overcome. It's the weightiest, most intimate and difficult thing she has ever had to wrestle with and to have to share it with Brooke is torture. This is a story about a highly functioning woman that will delve deeply into issues of self-worth and denial. But it's not going to be morbid or depressing. Stephanie is determined to party right into her grave. It'll be a hell of a lot of fun to watch."

Y&R's Eric Braeden on the oil spill in the Gulf
"My heart goes out to those who are affected by it, but when will we finally learn to devote a lot of attention and development money to alternative sources of energy? How long does it take? Our involvement in the Middle East really hinges on oil. It really does. Think about it: Do you think otherwise we would have given a damn about Saddam Hussein or about any of those people? We couldn't have cared less. We are there because of oil."

Why the TV Grid Still Matters
With competition—and fragmentation—at an all-time high, billion- dollar annual programming budgets and an advertising marketplace always looking for a better return on investment, scheduling has never been more important.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS alum Gaius Charles: Trading acting for the ministry?
The actor who played Smash Williams is studying for his masters degree in divinity.

Media buyers give Monday to CBS
Nearly half, 48 percent, expect CBS to win on Monday nights among adults 18-49. Just under a third predicted ABC will win, while 13.3 percent chose Fox. NBC received 5.1 percent of the vote and the CW 1 percent.

Kelli Giddish and Cole Hauser Talk CHASE (premieres tonight)
Giddish: "She's got the same kick-butt attitude as some other characters we've seen that are great action stars with different as - the show takes place in Texas and she's a Texas girl and she's also coming from a family that...You know, I mean, her father is a criminal, is an outstanding fugitive. So she's a girl that ended up on the right side of the law, and to see how that happened and why she's so committed to her job, I think is going to be a really interesting journey."

THE EVENT TV Show Tries to Revive Mystery Genre
"NBC has been building up mysterious teases for weeks, promising mystery, disappearances, conspiracies, and massive devastation in the pilot alone. Yet none of that appears to be THE EVENT of the title, since it may take weeks or years for it to truly be revealed."

Bill Tarmey lost after CORRIE
"At the moment I'm cabbaged. My head's all over the place. All of a sudden I've got nowhere to go. I'm still up at 5.30 a.m. and work is still going around my head but I don't have to do the scenes."

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