Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Billy Ray Cyrus to 90210, Judy Blye Wilson, David Kreizman, Anne Hathaway

Emmy ratings tumble, down 8% from last year, but up in demo
The 12.4 million who tuned in ranks among the lowest in Emmy history, but not as low as the lowest — 12.2 million in 2008. In the all-important adults 18-49 demographic, the Emmys, airing on Fox from 8 to 11 p.m., received a 2 percent bump over last year, with a 4.2 rating. Meanwhile, 21.5 million viewers watched the Atlanta Falcons beat the Philadelphia Eagles on NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

Chad Hodge says his PLAYBOY CLUB is a "sexy, fun soap"
"It’s a sexy, fun soap. I think all the talk of female empowerment and family values and all these questions coming our way make the show seem a lot more serious and boring than it really is. I set out to create an entertaining, frothy, fun show."

ALL MY CHILDREN Casting Director Judy Blye Wilson Goes to THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Daytime Confidential is reporting Wilson had hoped to continue on with AMC, but never heard an offer from Prospect Park.

Is David Kreizman Writing Scripts For GENERAL HOSPITAL?
Soap Opera Network is reporting that former GUIDING LIGHT, AS THE WORLD TURNS and ALL MY CHILDREN co-head wrier David Kreizman is now writing scripts for GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Billy Ray Cyrus signs on for 90210
Cyrus will play the dad of Southern rich kid Austin.

GLEE may get a big-name guest star, after all — Anne Hathaway
Ryan Murphy said there would be no high-profile guests this season. But he may have changed his mind. "We're not going to do guest stars at all the first half of the season," he says, "but I would love to work with her, and she supposedly has the whole thing mapped out. I'm curious as to what she wants to do. I love her. I think she's great."

Alec Baldwin: I didn't skip the Emmys because Fox cut my joke
Instead, Baldwin said he wanted to attend Tony Bennett's 85th birthday in New York.

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