Thursday, October 17, 2013

NEWS: Y&R's Eric Braeden on Immediate Fan Reaction on Twitter; Alec Mapa Joins SWITCHED AT BIRTH; An Oral History of One Life to Live; Is GLEE Ending Next Season Or Not?

Eric Braeden: Team at Y&R hears from fans "immediately on Twitter if they don’t like something or like something"
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star Eric Braeden visited Prince Albert at the Northern Lights Casino on Thursday for a fan meet and greet.

“I don’t know why but I still enjoy making something that someone else wrote real,” Braeden (Victor Newman) says. “That’s what we get paid for as actors. Why that doesn’t bore me yet, I don’t know. It is still fascinating to me, the whole process is still fascinating, why some scenes seem more real than others. I can’t put my finger on it.”

When asked if the lack of turnover in the major roles has helped keep the show on top, Braeden isn’t shy to wade in.

“The main players they have not touched,” Braeden says. “Trust me, they were tempted to, as all new studio heads are tempted to do. They want to experiment with things. They’re wrong, very wrong, and they’re beginning to realize that and that’s why the modern media is so wonderful. They hear it immediately on Twitter if they don’t like something or like something.”

"Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live" Jeff Giles on what the story of his book turned out to be
"The story was just that the idea of putting out five hours of television a week into perpetuity was just a crazy idea that should never have worked, and if anybody had thought about it for more than a couple of minutes, they wouldn’t have done it. Eventually all of these shows turned into machines that just were running, and anybody that got on or got off had to match that speed. It was not nearly as smooth as it seemed on the screen. The odds were always stacked against these shows from the very beginning. It’s just a tremendous amount of work for everybody, and I can understand why some of the actors who have gone on to bigger and better things are still a little ticked off about how soaps are disregarded."

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can order "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live" at

Mapa will play Renzo, a new friend that Kathryn (Lea Thompson) meets in a tap dancing class. Although neither character is a particularly sensational dancer, the two will become fast friends and their fancy footwork will improve as the season continues. Fans will be introduced to Renzo's sweet moves in the season three premiere.

GLEE creator Ryan Murphy on the show's new end game
“The whole [last] year of the show — which will be next year — was really designed around Rachel-Cory/Finn story. I always knew that. I always knew how it would end,” he told reporters before a Paley Center event honoring the FX network Wednesday night in Los Angeles. “I knew what the last shot was — he was in it. I knew what the last line was; she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do.”

Murphy said he thinks he has “a good idea” of what his adjusted end game will look like and plans to pitch it to the studio and network this month. “I think it’s very satisfactory and kind of in his honor, which I love,” he said of the new idea.

GLEE Ending? Not So Fast! Series Could Live On Past Season Six
Multiple sources from the show, studio and network tell E! News that GLEE's end date has not been decided, and it's possible the show could live on.

Victor Garber will guest star in an upcoming episode of THE GOOD WIFE
Garber will play a strict and meticulous judge who is driven slowly crazy as he rules over a madhouse: a double jury trial with two defendants and two juries packed into his small and usually ordered courtroom.

Shawn Ryan/Justin Lin Period Drama Set In Hawaii Gets Fox Put Pilot Commitment
The untitled project is set in 1957 in the Territory of Hawaii, which is on a path to become the 50th state in the Union two years later. Statehood and tourism are about to make a few men very rich, and when the brother of a small-time Hawaiian hustler is murdered, he resolves to wage war on the most powerful man on the island.

Luke MacFarlane joins NBC's THE NIGHT SHIFT
MacFarlane will play an Army guy who shares a mysterious past with Brendan Fehr’s MD character.

CORONATION STREET character to be killed off in 'whodunnit' storyline
Producers are trying to create a clear advantage over their BBC rival, EASTENDERS, after they announced a number of big story lines including the return of David Wicks and the signing of Danny Dyer.


"They’ve been weighing up whether to kill Tina [McIntyre] off and now believe it’s the way to get maximum ratings," a source told The Sun.

1 comment:

  1. I can't say how much I enjoyed that One Life to Live book. My secret hope is that Jeff Giles might write something similar about Guiding Light or As the World Turns.