Tuesday, January 8, 2013

NEWS ROUNDUP: Jeff Kwatinetz Believes "Timing Is Right" For Online TV; Jack Wagner On Possible GH Return; New Sarah Michelle Gellar Comedy; Larry Hagman's Posthumous TV Appearance

Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz believes the timing is right for return of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE
“I know it’s been a long journey, but the timing is actually fortuitous as TV viewing is evolving rapidly in our direction,” Kwatinetz said in an interview. “The adoption of online TV in the last year has begun to move exponentially as viewers start to realize the immense advantages digital distribution affords. But all of that is unmatched compared to the relentless fan support. Since they didn’t give up, either did we.”

Jack Wagner on possible GENERAL HOSPITAL return: 'They Have Called'
Wagner (ex-Frisco), who Digest revealed to be atop GH's wish list for vets to bring back to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary in April, confirmed to the Huffington Post that he has been contacted by execs. "I have nothing to say about it," he offered. "They have called, but there's nothing in ink or anything like that. I know it would be pretty special to work with Kristina [Wagner, Felicia], my ex-wife, again so we'll see what happens. I know it's around the corner here and if I go back, it would only be for a very short story arc. But I might do it just to honor that show and what it's meant to my career and the fans and to Kristina's career."

Sarah Michelle Gellar Plotting TV Return
Gellar may be back on the small screen next fall as the star of a new half-hour comedy. The project will be shopped to the major networks in the coming weeks.

Jhoanna Flores previews her new Y&R character - Noah's mysterious ex, Adriana
"Seductive, manipulative, and she is after Noah. She's just bad news. She comes with some trouble under her sleeves. You don't know what her true motives are. The relationship between her and Noah will excite viewers."

Cancellation of drama NUA MEK 2 causes uproar in Thailand
The series' cancellation drew heavy criticism from many viewers who believed it was due to political interference. They urged the station to show the remaining episodes, while some called for a boycott of the channel.

Several Facebook pages sprung over the weekend from supporters of the show.

"How come in this society you're being attacked when you speak the truth? I want the show to run until the end. At least it can open our eyes wide enough to see what our country is really like!!!" a fan wrote on the "Bring Me Back Nua Mek 2" Facebook page, which gained more than 47,000 followers over the weekend.

The Thai Constitution Protection Association said it would seek an order from the NBTC to force Channel 3 to air the two remaining episodes and revoke the broadcast concessions granted to Channel 3.

Ten Things on Vince Gilligan’s Mind As He Writes the Final Episodes of BREAKING BAD
1. The evolution of Walt’s fate. The metamorphosis of the sweet but sickly chemistry teacher into totally corrupted drug kingpin has made Walter White one of the most dynamic characters on TV, and just as he’s changed through the seasons, so too has Gilligan’s idea of how his saga would end.

BBC America Acquires ITV Drama BROADCHURCH Starring David Tennant
The eight-part ensemble British drama series Broadchurch starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Vicky McClure and Arthur Darvill. The show explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major murder investigation and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.

Matt Dallas, KYLE XY Star, Announces He's Gay -- and Engaged to Blue Hamilton
"Starting off the year with a new fiance," the actor, 30, tweeted. "A great way to kick off 2013!"

Thomas Gibson Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
The AS THE WORLD TURNS and ANOTHER WORLD alum was driving in downtown L.A. at around 1:00 a.m. on Jan. 6 when he attempted to continue through a part of town that had been sectioned off for a half marathon. The race started at 9 p.m., but the road was still blocked off and authorities were making sure no vehicles were let through.

Cher Signs Development Deal with Logo for 1960s-Set Series
Cher would star in the scripted series about Hollywood in the 1960s. The project is written by comic and writer Ron Zimmerman.

Michael Cronan, Who Gave TiVo and Kindle Their Names, Dies at 61
Cronan, a San Francisco-based graphic designer and marketing executive who placed his stamp on popular culture when he created the brand names TiVo and Kindle, died on Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif. He was 61. The cause was colon cancer, said his wife, Karin Hibma, with whom he founded the marketing firm Cronan in the early 1980s.

First Look: PRIVATE PRACTICE's Series Finale Wedding
[SPOILER ALERT] Addison (Kate Walsh) finally gets lucky in love with Jake (Benjamin Bratt) on the January 22 series finale of PRIVATE PRACTICE. The good docs seal the deal surrounded by their Seaside Health and Wellness family — including Addison's BFF Naomi (Audra McDonald), who returns from New York for the nuptials.

GUIDING LIGHT's Michael O'Leary on buying a home

Behind Larry Hagman's Posthumous TV Appearance

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