Friday, May 13, 2011

NEWS: BROTHERS & SISTERS Canceled, Dark Shadows Release Date Set

It is the end of the road for ABC's veteran family drama. There had been a serious effort by ABC and producing studio ABC Studios to find a price point at which they could bring the show back for an abbreviated sixth and final season.

Dark Shadows movie to hit theaters May 11, 2012
Warner Bros announced the official release date for Tim Burton's next film, an update of the classic daytime soap.

Soap Operas: Home or away?
"I think the fact they're both called 'soaps' is slightly deceptive," says Kevin McGee, former script editor with FAIR CITY. "They're so different. The tradition we work with comes from the whole kitchen sink/John Osborne thing; when they started Coronation Street they were very consciously writing in the northern realist tradition.

"I would imagine that the tradition the American soaps are coming from is the big melodramatic woman's picture tradition -- the films of Douglas Sirk and things like that.

"We have some kind of remit for social realism and they . . . they don't."

Brandon Barash is happy to still be in ‘Hospital’
“It’s a pretty crappy time for daytime shows,” the GENERAL HOSPITAL actor told the Boston Herald from Los Angeles. “It’s nice to be one of the last few.”

Soap opera fans plead for canceled ABC shows
Viewers, customers and consumers of the soap operas ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE have taken out a full-page ad in the Hollywood Reporter expressing their disappointment at the cancellation of the long-running daytime dramas.

VIDEO: New Season Four TRUE BLOOD footage
Check out the new Season Four trailer.

CW's '90210' Taps New Showrunners
Writing duo Patti Carr and Lara Olsen have landed their first showrunner gig - they have signed on to executive produce and run the CW's drama 90210 next year.

Shemar Moore Set To Return To CRIMINAL MINDS, No Deal For Thomas Gibson Yet
Moore has closed a deal to return to the CBS crime drama next season doubling his salary to about $100,000 an episode.

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