Friday, May 27, 2011

NEWS: Ratings, Jon Hamm, Frances Conroy, Jeff Conaway

Daytime Soap Ratings: Week of May 16-20, 2011
Total Viewers (versus last week/versus last year)
1. Y&R 4,898,000 (+268,000/-197,000)
2. B&B 2,847,000 (+57,000/-399,000)
3. OLTL 2,687,000 (+105,000/+346,000)
4. GH 2,577,000 (+206,000/+78,000)
5. AMC 2,514,000 (+215,000/+54,000)
6. DAYS 2,341,000 (-148,000/-211,000)

1. Y&R 3.5/12 (+.2/-.2)
2. B&B 2.1/7 (+.1/-.3)
3. OLTL 2.0/7 (+.1/+.2)
4. AMC 1.9/6 (+.2/same)
4. GH 1.9/6 (+.1/same)
6. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.1)

Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge Added to Ryan Murphy's FX Pilot
In AMERICAN HORROR STORY, the actresses will both play Moira O'Hara, a housekeeper who has worked at the haunted home at the center of the drama for years. The thriller centers on husband and wife Ben (Dylan McDermott) and Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton) who move their family from Boston to a haunted San Francisco home in an attempt to rebuild their family after a miscarriage and affair. The housekeeper will appear as a woman in her 60s (Conroy) to Vivien, while a younger version (Breckenridge) will appear to Ben.

Jon Hamm will direct the MAD MEN season premiere
Hamm will make his directing debut, becoming the second MAD MEN star to direct an episode after John Slattery.

Report: Jeff Conaway's family to turn off his life support
The former BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL actor who is still in a coma, has had no brain function, according to RadarOnline. A source said on Thursday, "The feeding tube has already been removed. The ventilator which is breathing for Jeff, will be removed sometime this afternoon."

Hot New TRUE BLOOD Pictures: Sink Your Teeth Into Season 4
TRUE BLOOD season four begins on June 26.

TRUE BLOOD experiments with 3-D
lan Ball says: "We did a scene in 3-D this season just to take a look at it. HBO asked us to do one. It was pretty cool. I don't think it's going to air. We just did it as an experiment, because I don’t know if they’re going to want to take the show 3-D at some point, maybe like a season premiere or a season finale or something."

90210's Shenae Grimes Interning at Teen Vogue
Currently on hiatus from 90210 -- she'll begin shooting the fourth season later this summer -- Grimes, 21, began a six-week internship with Teen Vogue on Tuesday.

Idris Elba to Host Dramaville Block on BBC America
The Dramaville block on BBC America launches Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 10 p.m. beginning with the six-part 1950s espionage thriller THE HOUR.

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