Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NEWS ROUNDUP: Jeff Kwatinetz Talks OLTL/AMC; Cameron Mathison Update; PARENTHOOD's Future; Shonda Rhimes On PRIVATE PRACTICE Finale

Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz says new ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE will give "actors and writers a little more freedom"
"I hope that everyone understands we really care about making these shows the best they can be and taking the heart and all the great things about them and continuing them…giving actors and writers a little more freedom. We have the best intentions and want to make the shows as good creatively as we can. That's our goal."

SOURCE: "Jeff Kwatinetz Wants The New ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE to be Edgy"
"Jeff wants controversy for these shows," explains an insider to Daytime Confidential. "He doesn't want the same old return-from-the-dead storylines and things of that nature. He wants the characters dealing with shocking, provocative issues being written about in the newspapers and talked about on the nightly news."

Cameron Mathison unavailable to shoot ALL MY CHILDREN (right now)
Mathison says that while his schedule is currently booked up, they're "leaving it open" as far as a future return to AMC.

PARENTHOOD future: Exec producer Jason Katims says show's in strong place
”I think NBC is very supportive of the show. They been great, they are really encouraging to us. I don’t know. Unfortunately it seems to be the life that I live as a writer. Every show I have ever done has been like that, going from year to year."

ALL MY CHILDREN alum Josh Duhamel to host Kids' Choice Awards
Duhamel was named host on Wednesday of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, which will be broadcast from the Galen Center in Los Angeles on March 23.

Shonda Rhimes on the PRIVATE PRACTICE series finale
" I had a very strong desire to NOT end the show. Not in the traditional where characters die or move away or shut down the practice. I felt like I wanted them all to be happy. I felt like, after all our characters had been through, they deserved to be happy. And so I very much wanted you to leave the final episode with this one feeling: that life at Seaside Wellness is going to continue to go on just as it has for the past 6 seasons. That Addison and Sam and Charlotte and Violet and Cooper and Jake and Naomi and Amelia are going to continue living and working at the practice (and Sheldon’s going to sit on his beach in Fiji) and Mason and the rest of the kids are going to grow up and they’re all going to be happy. Or at least all right.

"Life at Seaside Wellness is going to go on. We just aren’t going to get to see it anymore."

Chad Duell's marriage ends
GENERAL HOSPITAL fans will recall that back in September, 2012, Chad Duell (Michael) married Taylor Novack in his home state of Arizona. But sadly, according to the young actor, "It didn't work out," and their marriage was annulled late last year. Duell told Soaps In Depth that "It was just too soon. I think we weren't ready." But he also allows that "It is the best thing for both of us."

Leslie Moonves, Dick Wolf among TV Hall of Fame inductees
Entering the Hall are CBS Corp. chieftain Leslie Moonves as well as the Eye's long-serving newsman Bob Schieffer, NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL lead announcer Al Michaels, LAW & ORDER creator Dick Wolf as well as actor, producer and director Ron Howard. Inducted posthumously will be Philo T. Farnsworth, credited with inventing all-electronic television transmission.

Luke Perry Relives BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 With Andy Cohen
Perry played a rousing game of Marry-Shag-Kill: Beverly Hills, 90210 edition. He married Tori Spelling, shagged Jennie Garth (of course) and killed Shannen Doherty.

THE AMERICANS Debuts '80s-Filled Opening Titles

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