Friday, June 22, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Susan Flannery & Genie Francis To Miss Emmys, TV Show Map, REVENGE Mother

An Illuminating Map of TV Show Settings Across the US
Many shows concentrated in New York and the Northeast.

Susan Flannery & Genie Francis to miss the Daytime Emmys
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's Susan Flannery (Stephanie) was slated to present at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, but a freak accident at the studio has caused her to bow out! "A studio light was accidentally dropped on her foot," a show rep explains.

Meanwhile, Genie Francis (Genevieve, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) will be on a fishing trip to Alaska with her son.

Will GENERAL HOPSITAL's Maurice Benard make it to the Daytime Emmys on time?
"It will be a great day," Benard tells Soaps In Depth. Of course, since the family affair will be a late afternoon event, Benard and his wife, Paula, will be cutting it close to make it to the Emmys before the doors of the Beverly Hills Hilton slam shut!"

THE INBETWEENERS US premiere date announced by MTV
Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman, Mark L Young and Alex Frnka star in the sitcom which premieres August 20th.

GLEE's Jane Lynch at the White House
“Bo (the First Dog) was pretty awesome,” she said afterward.

REVENGE is adding Victoria's mother
In Season 2, we’re going to meet the woman who spawned the vicious Hamptons socialite played by Madeleine Stowe. Whether we’ll meet the older woman at Vicky’s possible funeral — you’ll recall that the plane she was allegedly on blew up in the Season 1 finale — or at some other point remains to be seen.

Elisabeth Moss Talks About the MAD MEN Finale and Looks Forward to Season 6
"You know, it's funny; the show has really oddly, especially the past couple of years, had a very strange way of paralleling my life. I think that this season was very big for her, and it felt like that for me as well, personally. I think that Peggy having to break out of that mold and having to change and having to grow up a little and move out on her own, it's something that we've all had to do at a certain point. It's a scary thing to do, but we've all had to kind of go there, and I could definitely draw parallels between me going off to New Zealand and working with Jane Campion on a thing that was very, very, very different from Mad Men, on the other side of the world."

HBO’s THE NEWSROOM: Aaron Sorkin has an on-air meltdown
"Characters never stop speechifying to one another, replacing believable dialogue with that unmistakably Sorkinesque logorrhea of righteous self-importance. It’s a puppet show with Sorkin as the only hand, expressing his displeasure with the tenor of public discourse."

Future of daytime? More talk, less drama
"If you want to succeed in television, you have to bet big. The game-changing programs have always been groundbreaking. But that's easy to say and hard to do, and that's why everybody's so cautious," says Ben Grossman, editor-in-chief of Broadcasting & Cable. "People are afraid to take big bets because they cost a lot of money."

"They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery --- there's more flattery in the television business than anywhere. If one thing works, everybody sprints in that direction," Grossman says. "When THE VIEW got a little bit of traction, suddenly you had THE CHEW, THE REVOLUTION, THE TALK -- every other word you can think of that started with 'the.' ... (Networks) are just searching."

Saturday’s Daytime Emmys hope to clean up by expanding beyond the soaps
“This is a coming-out party to embrace the whole spectrum of daytime programming,” says Gabriel Gornell, executive producer.

Child actor gets GENERAL HOSPITAL part
Beating out more than 500 other young actresses, 6-year-old Cheyanna Prelesnik nabbed a speaking role on the Emmy-award winning soap opera GENERAL HOSPITAL. Her episode was set to air June 21.

Hollywood coming to West Tennessee
Dragon Eye Films will film Demon Lake in late July through mid-August, and in addition to some Hollywood stars (like former Daytime actor Jim Storm), there will be opportunities for local actors, actresses and wannabe stars to get in on the action, according to a news release.

Adam Levine, Jessica Lange AMERICAN HORROR STORY Details Revealed
While Lange was a bit of a darkly motivated, self-involved floozy in season one, her new backstory seems to paint a different picture for the character. "She's playing a nun," he said. "She's playing an administrator of a facility. It's different. In this instance, she's a bride of Christ."

THE WALKING DEAD Season Three Promises 'A Lot More' Zombie Killing
AMC has released a new featurette discussing some of the special effects we saw in the past season, and it introduces us to Victor Scalise, the visual director for THE WALKING DEAD's special effects department. According to him, fans are going to love what THE WALKING DEAD has planned for season three.

"Unfortunately a lot of that I can't tell you just yet, but we did a lot of killing last season, and this season we're doing a lot more," he teased.

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