Thursday, September 26, 2013

NEWS: Elizabeth Dennehy to Y&R; John Brother Joins Fast & Furious 7; Emily VanCamp; Amell Wednesdays; Andy Mientus; ANACOSTIA is DC's Soap Opera

Elizabeth Dennehy coming to THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Dennehy is coming to Y&R to play the role of Laura Flannery on October 18 and share scenes with Ignacio Serricchio (Alex). She previously starred in GUIDING LIGHT joining the cast in 1988 as the first grown up Chrissy, who went by the name Blake. She left the show a year later when Sherry Stringfield took over the role.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum John Brotherton joins cast of Fast & Furious 7
Brotherton and Kurt Russell join a cast that includes Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucas Black and franchise rookies including Jason Statham and Djimon Hounsou.

Revenge's Emily VanCamp on Emily Thorne and Season 3
"I think one of the things that we need to figure out is how the Graysons get their power back. Because one of the things about Season 1 that people really loved was that Emily’s taking down the 1%. And now that the Graysons are broke, it’s very hard to sympathize with her. So hopefully we get that back on track, and also really define these relationships with her men. It’s very complicated, and very twisted, but that’s sort of what I love about it.
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SMASH Vet Andy Mientus Joins New ABC Family Drama CHASING LIFE
Mientus will recur on the cabler’s new drama series (set to bow in 2014). He will join the show in Episode 5 as a young man named Jackson.

Soap Operas Aren’t Dead, Neither Are Newspapers: Lessons For Journalism
Like soap operas, the newspaper industry has been slow to innovate and adapt to the digital age. Instead of embracing new ways to tell stories, and new platforms to tell them on, soap operas — like newspapers — resisted. That is, until now.

Lauren Graham on Dating Her PARENTHOOD Co-Star Peter Krause
"We try not to make out on set."

Bravo Buys Mystery Family Dramedy From Lin Pictures
Written by Jill Gordon, the untitled project centers on an eccentric New England family that decides to take justice into its own hands when its matriarch is murdered. When the murderer is freed on a technicality, they decide to hunt down the killer together, as a family.

Rumer Willis Joins E! Pilot SONGBYRD
Willis is set to co-star opposite Bethany Joy Lenz in one of E!’s first two scripted pilots.

NBC Buys Danish Series Adaptation From Mitchell Burgess & Robin Green, Sony, eOne
Based on the Danish show LAERKEVEJ, PARK ROAD is an hourlong black comedy about three orphaned siblings forced to flee their big city life when the eldest of the three accidentally kills an Albania mobster in a drug scuffle. With the body in their trunk, they escape to Park Road, an isolated ex-urban neighborhood where no one turns out to be as benign and ordinary as they seem.

NBC Orders ODYSSEY Pilot From Red Arrow
ODYSSEY is described as a Traffic-like thriller centered on three families whose lives are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

TVs becoming more common in restaurants, but some are bucking trend
Some restaurateurs think diners' attitudes toward televisions are influenced by age. Brad Black, the manager of the Prime Rib in Baltimore, says that he thinks the restaurant's one TV in the bar is used more by younger diners. "I think it's generational," he says. "The younger clientele watches a little more. We have people who know the O's are playing and will get up to check the score."

Nathan Lane To Co-Star In David Milch’s HBO Pilot THE MONEY
Written by Milch and directed by Justin Chadwick, THE MONEY is about wealth and corruption among the super elite, focusing on American mogul and patriarch James Castman (Gleeson), who wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his family. Lane will play Gordon McCarren, a reporter for VistaCorp’s New York Herald whose job hangs by a thread. He hasn’t had a byline in weeks, and he’s desperate to garner evidence to support a hot scoop.

ANACOSTIA is DC's daytime drama
"It has everything a soap opera needs, it's got it's diabolical people and it's upstanding people. When you do a show like this and when you are going to do it on location that location has to be your biggest character of all. Take a show like SEX AND THE CITY. The biggest character was New York City."

CW Touts 'Amell Wednesdays' in Funny New Promo

ARROW's Stephen Amell and TOMORROW PEOPLE's Robbie Amell join forces in a new teaser.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking to the piece on Soap Operas and Newspapers!