Tuesday, June 5, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: On Set With DALLAS, Thom Christopher On Stage, Chris Colfer Book Tour

TV Guide Magazine features two DALLAS covers, reveals on set details
There are some things that ­never change. While John Ross sidles up to the bar and orders a scotch on the rocks, his long-divorced parents are just a few feet away sharing an uncharacteristically tender smooch on the dance floor. "You know something," J.R. tells Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), now a sober political powerhouse eyeing the governor's mansion. "You and me dancing on this lawn almost feels like old times."

"Except, darlin'," she counters, "in case you hadn't noticed, I'm leading."

"No s--t!" cracks Hagman, breaking character and getting a big laugh from the crew and extras in earshot.

Auto, Studios Start Upfront: Fox, ABC and The CW sell a chunk of their advance avails as the market pops to life
Fox thus far is writing business at high single-digit CPM increases, while ABC is commanding premiums in the mid-to-high singles. Neither Fox nor ABC would confirm pricing estimates or how far along they were in the process.

No Retrial For Nicollette Sheridan DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Case, Appeals Court Rules
In a ruling issued Friday the court said, “it is further ordered that the retrial currently set for September 10 is hereby stayed pending further order of the court.”

Nicholas Rodriguez, Andrea McArdle, Constantine Maroulis, et al. Set for "Lost in Love" Reading at the Triad Tonight
"Lost in Love," a new musical based on the hit songs of Air Supply, which held an industry-only reading in April, plays again at the Triad Theatre tonight, June 5.

More people watch video on computers once a day than watch TV once a day
A look at the shift in viewing habits over the past two years.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Thom Christopher Will Head Cast of Adirondack Theatre Festival's "Black Tie"
Adirondack Theatre Festival will launch its 18th summer season with a one-week engagement of A.R. Gurney's "Black Tie," starring Thom Christopher, which will be presented June 26-30 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls.

Chris Colfer bookstore appearance dates
July 17 Ridgewood, NJ, Bookends
July 18 New York City, Barnes & Noble / Union Square
July 19 Naperville, IL, Anderson’s Bookshop
July 20 Skokie, IL, Barnes & Noble
July 21 Chicago, IL, Barbara’s Bookstore
July 24 Petaluma, CA, Copperfield’s Books
July 25 San Francisco, CA, Books Inc.
July 26 Los Angeles, CA, Barnes & Noble / The Grove
July 27 LaVerne, CA, Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop
July 28 Columbus, OH, The Book Loft
July 29 Dayton, OH, Books & Co.
July 29 Cincinnati, OH, Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Former ONE LIFE TO LIVE set designer helps feed Peekskill's hungry
Ruth Wells is a Peekskill resident and board chair for Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill (CHOP) and has been running the pantry for most of its existence.

A&E’s LONGMIRE premiere cops more than 4 million viewers
A&E reported Monday that Sunday’s launch of its new drama LONGMIRE set ratings records when it clocked an average of 4.1 million viewers Sunday night at 10.

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