Wednesday, March 23, 2011

NEWS: Morrison/Paltrow Duet, Elvis Martinez, PLL Ratings Up

Maine island of mysteries featured in Web episodes of the new RAGGED ISLE
Barry and Karen [Dodd] plan to film a second season this summer, to be released at the end of 2011. A third season isn’t out of the question, either. Last week, RAGGED ISLE was chosen as the Indie Soap of the Week by The first season has to play itself out, however, and the pair still have some finishing touches to put on the remaining eight episodes.

Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow to duet on his upcoming album
The pair will be covering a tune very familiar to Morrison and his GLEE fans: the classic “Over the Rainbow.”

HBO's polygamy family drama BIG LOVE ended its five-season run on Sunday with 1.6 million viewers tuning in for the series finale at 9 p.m.. The combined finale viewership of 2.3 million viewers across 2 telecasts was up by 7% from last season's closer. But the 9 p.m. airing was down 6% from last year.

MTV's new series SKINS wrapped its freshman season last night with 1.2 million viewers and a 1.21 rating in persons 12-34, both up 9% from last week and the racy teen drama's best ratings since Episode 4, which aired on Feb 7. No decision has been made on the future of the series, which, after the initial slide, showed some ratings growth in the past few weeks and has delivered solid on-demand numbers.

The spring finale of ABC Family's hot freshman drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS last night became the series' second highest-rated telecast, behind only the January premiere, in total viewers (3.64 million) and all key demographics, including adults 18-34 (1.28 million) and persons 12-34 (2.51 million). Pretty Little Liars has already been renewed for a second season.

SKINS season finale: When controversy's not enough to carry a show
So why did SKINS start with a bang and end with a whimper? Well, if the finale episode, “Eura,” is any indication, the reason is simple: The show is just not very good.

Y&R PROMO: You Won't Believe What Happens

Elvis Martinez joins GENERAL HOSPITAL cast
GH has hired child actor Elvis Martinez to play Lucian, Brenda's presumed dead son.

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