Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Lawyer Likens Sandusky Case To ALL MY CHILDREN; Frank Grillo Film, Ken Baumann Weds

Frank Grillo cast in the HBO/BBC original movie Mary And Martha
Grillo will play Hilary Swank's husband in the film.

Jerry Sandusky's attorney compares his case to ALL MY CHILDREN
Joe Amendola told reporters to "stay tuned" to find out if Sandusky would take the stand himself, comparing the case to a soap opera. Asked which soap opera, Amendola initially said GENERAL HOSPITAL, then ALL MY CHILDREN. Former Penn State football coach Sandusky is charged with 51 criminal counts related to 10 alleged victims over a 15-year span.

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER star Ken Baumann marries Superbad actress Aviva Farber
"Yesterday, a friend named after Stephen Dedalus officiated my marriage. Yesterday: Aviva said yes," Baumann wrote on Twitter.

Glenn Beck to launch anti-GLEE show, says he's 'working with a rapper'
Beck is cooking up a plan to create a counter-Glee -- a show that's just as well-produced and enjoyable to watch, but that pumps out conservative values to the youth of America, without any "stereotypical conservative Lee Greenwood music," he explained at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. Friday.

GLEE returns September 13, TOUCH and FRINGE on October 26
Fox is continuing the trend of spreading out its premieres.

"The Soapy Decline of TRUE BLOOD"
"As the TRUE BLOOD seasons have clicked by, the daytime undertones have become the only tones."

2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards Winners
NASHVILLE was named one of the most exciting new series. HOMELAND was voted as the best drama series.

Mark Pellegrino will guest star in GRIMM
Pellegrino, who played an ageless island protector on LOST, will play Jarold Kempfer, one of Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) high school buddies whose daughter goes missing. Hank doesn’t know, though, that his old pal is also a coyotl, or coyote-like creature.

GILMORE GIRLS alum Chris Eigeman will guest star on BUNHEADS
Eigeman will appear in Episode 8 as Conor, the director of a play that Michelle (Sutton Foster) and Fanny (GG alumna Kelly Bishop) attend.

Will comics save the day for soap fans?
"Like comics, soaps have taken some lumps lately; we've lost a lot of great shows. But like comics, soaps will never go away. They may shrink a bit and their format may change, but there will always be a soap opera to follow."

Faith Lessons From The World Of Soap Operas: To Be Bold And Beautiful
Are there any correlations between the narrative styling and character loyalty of soap operas to the narrative styling and character loyalty of faith texts?

Networks are eager to adapt Spanish-language telenovelas
The telenovelas are only one network initiative to reach Latino viewers. This summer, News Corp. plans to roll out MundoFox, a new Spanish-language broadcast network, in collaboration with RCN Television Group, a Colombian media company. The venture will draw from RCN's ample chest of popular telenovelas.

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