Friday, July 15, 2011

NEWS: 4 More AMC Vets Returning, Ratings, Jack Wagner, Y&R Casting

Four Vets Returning to ALL MY CHILDREN: Canary, Barr, MacDonnell, Merriweather
AMC confirms that Julia Barr (Brooke), David Canary (Adam), original cast member Ray MacDonnell (Joe) and Lee Meriwether (Ruth) are all coming back. No first air dates are available yet, but all four will be back on-screen in September. "I can't wait to work with David again!" cheers Jacob Young (JR).

Daytime Soap Opera Ratings - Week of July 4-8, 2011
Y&R, B&B, OLTL and AMC all gained viewers over the previous week. Only OLTL has gained viewers year over year.

Jack Wagner contract update
Wagner's contract with THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL was extended through the 2012-13 television cycle.

Why do networks dominate comedy Emmys, while cable dominates dramas?
Nominations released on Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmys continued to demonstrate the intriguing trend of broadcast dominating comedy series and cable the drama side, to the point of near-exclusivity. No cable series broke through in the Outstanding Comedy race.

Y&R is looking for someone to play the contract role of "Ricky", who is described as a gorgeous, sexy, Latino model in his early 20s. The role would start taping around 8/5 and the casting sheet asks for "models who want to act" as well as foreign actors.

YouTube's New Sell: Want to Buy a Web Series for $3.5 Million?
The celebrity shows that YouTube recently proposed to advertisers -- so-called YouTube Originals -- would make the video site, best known for user-generated content and music videos, look more like a traditional TV network than ever before, according to pitch documents obtained by Advertising Age.


  1. How dare they not try to bring back Mary Fickett (Ruth for 26 yrs0 for the finale!

  2. The last I heard Mary, who is 83 now, had to move in with her daughter down south and is bedridden. :( I hope that is old news and she is feeling better.

  3. Ricky would be Paul's and Isabella's son, right?

  4. Does the article say Jack Wagner's contract was extended? I read it 3 times and only see Jack talking about B&B's contract being renewed through 2013 (earlier this year).