NEWS: David Hasselhoff Comic; Katherine Kelly Lang; Paula Garces Pregnant; DOWNTON ABBEY on Amazon; EAST LOS HIGH

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS alum David Hasselhoff Gets His Own Comic, Launches It In London Next Weekend
Of late, David Hasselhoff has been spied sporting a comic book style T-Shirt with The Hoff emblazoned across his what-used-to-be-a-historical-rippling-chest-and-six-pack.

Turns out it’s not just a T-Shirt. It’s a strip from Retro Comics, launching this weekend (though copies wont actially be available yet) and then spinning into an official The Hoff comic book.

Katherine Kelly Lang likes THE MENTALIST and THE VOICE
"I like THE MENTALIST; it is such a regular network TV show formula, but I still love it because I love him (star Simon Baker). That’s the one I seem to catch the most, then I really enjoy watching THE VOICE. I love the judges. And that’s pretty much what I watch ... besides THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL."

EAST LOS HIGH is Spanish soap opera meets American high school teen drama
Directed by Carlos Portugal, EAST LOS HIGH is exclusively available to Hulu Plus subscribers.

Director Carlos Portugal teamed up with the California Family Health Council, Advocates for Youth and Voto Latino, and through those partnerships garnered a safe sex message that appears within the story and the show's social media postings.

ALL MY CHILDREN and DEVIOUS MAIDS actress Paula Garces Expecting Second Child
Garces and her husband Antonio Hernandez, an entrepreneur and producer, had all but given up hope after years of trying for a baby led to two miscarriages.

Kate Mara to Present Primetime Emmy Nominees With Aaron Paul
Mara will join Aaron Paul to announce the Emmy nominees July 18 -- a sign that Emmy voters are at least acknowledging the existence of Mara's Netflix series, HOUSE OF CARDS.

PBS Inks Pact for Future Seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY on Amazon
Financial terms were not disclosed, but PBS reported $46 million in undesignated video revenue in 2011, when the companies last signed an agreement. So expect the figure to be somewhere north of that, given the deal's biggest component: exclusive streaming rights to future seasons of DOWNTON, starting with the recent Season 3.

Julianne Moore joining Hunger Games?
Moore is reportedly in talks to join the final two installments of The Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, as President Alma Coin.

CW To Adapt Venezuelan Telenovela JUANA LA VIRGEN With Writer Jennie Snyder Urman And Producers Ben Silverman & Gary Pearl
In one of the first buys for this coming season, the CW has put in development JANE THE VIRGIN, a drama based on the Venezuelan telenovela.

Amazon's First Drama Pilot is a Procedural From TREME Co-Creator Eric Overmyer and Novelist Michael Connelly
BOSCH is a police procedural based on crime fiction writer Michael Connelly's novels about L.A.P.D. homicide detective Harry Bosch.

Roommate describes BREAKING BAD style murder scene
Police accused Jason Hart of strangling Jolley and trying to dispose of her body in acid. Investigators later found an episode of the television show BREAKING BAD in Hart’s DVD player. The episode features an eerily similar murder plot.

UNDER THE DOME and TV’s New Ad-less Ways to Make Cash
Streaming deals with Amazon and Netflix. International sales. Tax incentives. Product placement. By cutting these and many more deals, networks can often break even before a series launch, making it even easier to profit even if ad sales prove underwhelming.

Will SAG-AFTRA Declare War on Casting Directors?
Esai Morales hinted at a possible showdown with the casting directors’ organization if elected president in the union’s upcoming election.

Morales jumped into the presidential race earlier this month but faces an uphill battle to unseat Ken Howard, currently SAG-AFTRA co-president with Roberta Reardon. In an interview with Backstage, Morales said SAG-AFTRA’s leadership has ignored the "abuse" suffered by background actors, who frequently pay steep fees for casting-director workshops.

"They make you pay to sit in a room with a bunch of other people to get close to a casting director, and there’s no guarantee of work," said Morales.

The B&C 2013 Next Wave of Leaders
B&C's list includes Angelica McDaniel (Senior VP, daytime, CBS Entertainment) and Albert Cheng (Executive VP/chief product officer, digital media, Disney/ABC Television Group).

Producer of Popular Gay Soap Opera Assures Philippine Bishops TV Show Made With Utmost Prudence, Good Taste
A day after Philippine bishops asked the producers of the popular gay soap opera, My Husband's Lover, to be more careful in their provocative material, the station assured them that the sensitive real-life situations they present is produced with utmost prudence and in good taste.

Josie Bisset: From 'Melrose Place' to Bellevue
Bissett purchased a home in Bellevue, Wash., in 2010 for $2.15 million, according to public records. Bissett, an actress known for her role as Jane Andrews Mancini on the TV drama MELROSE PLACE, said she bought the home in the Washington suburb to raise her two children away from the bustle of Los Angeles.


  1. As a fan of East Los High, that statement at "" that it is "exclusively available to Hulu Plus subscribers" is incorrect.

    ELH is more like AMC and OLTL were, in that one episode is released on regular Hulu (non-subscription) as well as the website every weekday morning. And you can still watch from Episode 1 at those venues as well. It's my understanding that the Hulu Plus subscriber base gets access to the whole series right now (more like Arrested Development on Netflix).

  2. Thanks, Fox.

    Any thoughts on The Hoff comic? ;)

  3. Roger, Not yet. I'm too busy checking-out the latest issue of Times Square Magazine! A must-read:

  4. Thanks, Fox! I've been meaning to post that Jake Silbermann cover.