Friday, May 6, 2011

NEWS: Steve Burton, GCB, Taissa Farmiga, Alison Sweeney, WGA

GENERAL HOSPITAL's Steve Burton signs on for another year
Burton wrote on his Twitter account: "Hey all, just want to announce that you are stuck with me another year. Can't wait to see what happens next. :0 Appreciate you guys."

GOOD CHRISTIAN BITCHES will change its name
The only element of uncertainly about GOOD CHRISTIAN BITCHES' future as a new ABC series next season seems to be what it will be called as it will definitely won't be GCB. After a great screening today, the dramedy executive produced by Darren Star appears a sure thing, possibly as a companion to DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES given that it's been referred to as "Desperate Housewives in Dallas."

Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters join AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Relative newcomer Taissa Farmiga has been cast as the troubled offspring of Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott’s characters.

Alison Sweeney directing new Martha Madison web series, DATING GRACE
"This is the true dating life of a 30-something, successful, single woman living in Los Angeles. The men she dates and the experiences she has are unbelievable and hilarious!"

Televisa Billionaire's Real Life Telenovela Saga
In a story line that might have been pulled from a popular Mexican soap opera, the widow of the late Mexican billionaire Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, former chairman of broadcaster Grupo Televisa, was arrested and put in jail last week in the midst of a trial in which she claimed that she had been denied an inheritance of hundreds of millions of dollars in Grupo Televisa (TV) stock. After three days in jail, she dropped the suit seeking her inheritance.

Lion Television Employees Join WGA East
Lion Television, the production company behind Discovery's CASH CAB, MTV's MEGADRIVE and PBS' HISTORY DETECTIVES and AMERICA REVEALED, has agreed to recognize the WGA East as the collective bargaining rep for its writers, producers and researchers, a group of about 100 staffers. It's the latest pickup for the guild, which has been trying to bring employees at non-fiction basic cable production companies under its umbrella.

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