Thursday, June 9, 2011

NEWS: All-Time Low Ratings for GH, MTV Cancels SKINS, Colfer Book Deal

Daytime Soap Opera Ratings: Week of May 30-June 3, 2011
GENERAL HOSPITAL reached a new all-time low in total viewers with 2.252 for the week. The show also tied its all-time low in the Women 18-49 demo with a 1.7 rating. ONE LIFE TO LIVE is the only daytime soap that has increased its total viewership year over year.

MTV cancels SKINS
“SKINS is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped,” said MTV in a statement. “We admire the work that the series’ creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it.”

BREAKING BAD Season 4 Posters Revealed
The artwork features a close-up of Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston as Walter White with a chemical label advising, "Warning: Extremely Volatile."

GLEE's Chris Colfer Signs Children's Book Deal
The actor and singer will pen "The Land of Stories," a novel for young readers ages 8-12, for a summer 2012 release.

Shenae Grimes did not know about Trevor Donovan exiting 90210
She was heard saying on the phone that it was 'unprofessional for cast members not to be formally notified when a change of this magnitude occurs.

The Ghosts of ABC Family Shows Past
ABC Family’s track record is decidedly mixed.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Reveals Embarrassing Nude Scene Slip Up
The 37-year-old actor revealed he recently fell victim to a complete wardrobe malfunction while filming a hot tub scene for FRANKLIN & BASH in the buff after the glue used to attach his “junk smuggler” to his, ahem, personal regions, failed.

Alec Baldwin: Anthony Weiner Is a Modern Human Being
"My thought on Weiner is that he is a very busy man. Like most, although not all, politicians, he probably spends a great deal of time going to meetings, raising campaign funds and seizing upon every opportunity to remind people of how great he is as a public servant and a human being. It's exhausting. He exists under a constant pressure cooker of self-analysis and public appraisal. Like other politicians, he needs something to take the edge off. For some people, regardless of occupation, that could mean booze, drugs, gambling, food or shopping. For high functioning men like Weiner and other officials who have lived through such scandals, who are constantly on the go, that leaves one tried and true source of a reliable high. The affirmation that comes when someone lets you know they want to sleep with you. Or even cyber-sleep with you."


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  2. This is just another example of why GH needed to make a drastic change. Unfortunately, since they write and tape so far ahead, it will be many months before any of the recent changes will show on our screens. Will the fans be patient that long? And more importantly, will the network executives be patient that long?