Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: ARMY WIVES 23 Episode Season, Chandler Massey Talks Coming Out Plot, Preteen TV Viewers Up

TV Draws More Preteens This Fall
So far this TV season through Nov. 20, an average of 5.8 million children between the ages of two and 11 have been watching television at any given minute, including broadcast and cable and live and recorded TV, Nielsen says. That is 1.7% higher than a year earlier.

Lifetime orders 10 more ARMY WIVES episodes
By not branding the pickup as a new season, Lifetime can have all original cast members locked in. The actresses don’t have deals beyond Season 6 but their contracts requires them to do all episodes produced, which would include a 23-episode 6th season.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL goes on location to Mexico
The show is currently filming on location in beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The cast members who are there are Scott Clifton (Liam), Kim Matula (Hope), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Adam Gregory (Thomas).

ABC Soaps in Depth Year In Review: Stars Reflect
Jonathan Jackson: "On a personal level, it was what I got to do with Tony Geary (Luke) around the Jake storyline. But also, the stuff with Becky Herbst (Elizabeth) in the initial aftermath of Jake's death was really strong, too. I thought Steve Burton (Jason) did phenomenal work in that time, as well."

PAN AM order reduced to 14 episodes
ABC is denying widespread reports that it has axed the struggling freshman drama.

Chandler Massey Delivers Scoop on His DAYS OF OUR LIVES Coming Out Plot
"Will sees how comfortable Sonny is and he wants to be that way, too — he really envies Sonny — but he doesn't feel he'd have the same support. Will grew up wanting a wife and kids and now he realizes maybe that's going to be impossible. He hasn't yet accepted the fact he's gay so it's impossible to even think about other people accepting him. Seeing Sonny with his gay friends doesn't help. It makes Will even less comfortable."

THE GAME: BET announces premiere date for Season 5
The network announced, via Twitter, that the series starring Tia Mowry Hardrict as the wife of a football star will premiere its fifth season on Jan. 10 at 10 p.m.

Chris Meloni joining TRUE BLOOD Season 5?
TVLine is hearing Meloni may be cast in a "major role."

Rumor of the Day: HBO wants TWO more seasons of GAME OF THRONES
These rumors appear to be primarily coming through the crew, who seem to have been told already to plan for more filming sometime in the near future.

THE KILLING: Michelle Forbes Back as Series Regular, Plus More Season 2 Scoop
Forbes earned an Emmy nomination for her heart-wrenching portrayal of Mitch, whose teen daughter died under very mysterious circumstances.

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