Friday, December 3, 2010

NEWS: GLEE Grammy Nom, Katie Couric, DAYS Casting, Daniel Cosgrove

PSYCH does a damn fine TWIN PEAKS tribute last night
In the episode, Shawn (Roday) and Gus (Hill) receive an anonymous e-mail about a cinnamon festival in the tiny northern California town of Dual Spires (First reference! I could have made it a drinking game had I not technically been on the clock). Their shared love of cinnamon lures them into the quirky town that has no Internet or cell phone service. The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious death of a local high school girl.

Harsh Realities and Domestic Double Standards: Can Daytime Soaps Reclaim Their Turf From Euro-Soaps and Snooki?
Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens writes: "Could it be that drama lovers want to see more storylines based in reality—even the violent aspects of reality—or is it simply that we're all societal voyeurs who can't tune out the emotional carnage these scripted and/or unscripted shows are serving up? Whatever it is, viewers certainly aren't getting it from daytime."

Kate Mansi joins DAYS OF OUR LIVES cast
Mansi has been cast as Jack and Jennifer's daughter, Abby. She will begin airing in mid-February.

Frances Fisher to appear on DAYS
Fisher (ex-Deborah, EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Suzette, GL) has been cast as Gladys, Sami's (Alison Sweeney) neighbor. She will first air in mid-February.

Katie Couric signs on for GLEE cameo
The CBS EVENING NEWS anchor will make a guest appearance as herself on the hit Fox musical comedy series.

GLEE receives Grammy nomination
High school musical soap "Glee," broadcast by CBS nemesis Fox, has been nominated for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for its cover of "Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)."

Netflix offering $100K for TV episodes
The company is in talks with studios about gaining access to current episodes of primetime shows and is willing to pay between $70,000 and $100,000 per episode.

New TV Comedies Show Uptick in Viewer Engagement vs. Last Year
As the mid-way point of the 2010-2011 TV season approaches, Nielsen took a look at which of the new broadcast network series are most captivating to audiences.

Mick Cain returns to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL on Tuesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 22, reprising the role of Sally and Clarke's son, C.J. Garrison! The owner of the Insomnia coffee shop returns to town to conduct some important business with Stephanie Forrester. "He's supposedly been living up in San Francisco, so you can kind of let your imagination run wild with that one," says Cain. "More than likely, he's opened up some more coffee shops there."

Daniel Cosgrove's first airdate on ALL MY CHILDREN is December 27
When Scott returns, he'll still be in jail, doing time for stealing Palmer's nanotechnology schematics. "When we sent Scott away, the intention was not originally to recast," Co-Head Writer David Kreizman told Digest. "But then Danny Cosgrove became available and played Scott before, and we just thought it was a great fit."

Josh Duhamel Kicked Off Plane in NYC
Duhamel was on a flight from New York (LGA) to Kentucky -- when, according to TMZ sources, the flight attendant asked Duhamel to turn off his BlackBerry before takeoff ... but he refused. One passenger tells TMZ Duhamel was "very rude" and "taunting the attendant." Two US Airways reps eventually boarded the plane and escorted Duhamel off of the aircraft.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, the first reference was the mention right at the beginning of the show,about the silent window shades, or some such, invented by a woman in Washington, referring to Nadine's silent drape runners...