Monday, October 28, 2013

NEWS: Jensen Buchan Splits With Sam Gores; World's Most Subversive Soap Operas; Diamont To Speak in Michigan; Asian Soaps Conquer Hispanic Markets; Homelamb; Soap Opera Club

Former daytime star Jensen Buchanan splits from husband
Buchanan (ex-Vicky/Marley, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Sarah, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and husband, Sam Gores, the chairman of the Paradigm Talent Agency, are splitting after 10 years of marriage, reports TMZ. The actress has two sons, Conor, 19, and Angus, 17 from her first marriage to Gray O'Brien.

The Daily Beast: The World’s Most Subversive Soap Operas
From telenovelas about Latin America’s missing girls to a series on conflict resolution in wartorn lands, soap operas are surreptitious agents of social change in the developing world.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's Don Diamont To Speak In W. Bloomfield, Michigan
Diamont will be the featured speaker at the 31st Annual Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Parenting Conference. The conference is set to get underway at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29th, at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield Township. He will share his personal, behind-the-scenes pain and poignant journey back to his roots and share the wisdom he has gained through parenting. He will also discuss his inspirational story of overcoming personal loss and growing up the victim of anti-Semitic bullying.

Asian soap operas conquer Hispanic markets
Asian productions are becoming increasingly successful among Latin American and US Hispanic audiences, especially due to the new soap opera formats from China, Taiwan and Korea.

These productions are mostly distributed in the region through Latin Media Corporation, which works with several producers and distributors in Asia.

New TV show boosts tourism in real Sleepy Hollow
The new Fox series SLEEPY HOLLOW, which brings Ichabod Crane into the present day with a save-the-world mission, has fostered interest in Washington Irving's 1819 short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." In the original, Crane is a skinny, superstitious schoolmaster who has a nightmarish encounter with a decapitated Hessian soldier. It mentions several places in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, located on the Hudson River 25 miles north of New York City.

Cast And Crew Of THE GOOD WIFE Take Time To Help Sandy Victims
Celebrities rolled up their sleeves and celebrated the 100th episode of THE GOOD WIFE in a non-traditional way by helping families in the Rockaways, on Saturday.

Margaret McNulty was ecstatic when she found out that the cast and crew of the show, along with a special grant from the St. Bernard Project, would be rebuilding her childhood home, CBS 2′s Andrea Grymes reported.

Netflix In Talks For Third Season Of HOUSE OF CARDS
“Our intent is that the show keep going for sure,” said Netflix‘s Ted Sarandos today. “It was a 26-episode commitment. It was not our intent that it just run for two seasons,” he added of HOUSE OF CARDS’ run on the streaming service.

TRUE BLOOD Promotes Adina Porter to Series Regular
The actress has been with the vampire drama since season one and plays Tara's mother, Lettie Mae Thornton.

OZ's Lee Tergesen joins THE FOLLOWING
Booked for a guest-starring role in the seventh episode, Tergesen will portray Kurt Bolen, described as a normal family man whom Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) suspects may harbor a dark secret.


Friday Night Ratings: DRACULA, GRIMM Openers Solid; THE CARRIE DIARIES Soft In Return
New vampire drama DRACULA opened with a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 at 10 p.m. Friday night, tying the third season premiere of supernatural crime drama GRIMM as the two highest rated scripted programs of the night. The CW’s struggles with female soaps continue. Introducing Samantha Jones, THE CARRIE DIARIES opened its second season with a 0.3, half of what the series debut logged on Monday in midseason and down a tenth from the finale. While they do poorly on TV, soaps like CARRIE and HART OF DIXIE do well on digital platforms, so the CW, which has the Netflix and Hulu deals, will be doing a lot of number crunching in their performance evaluations.

DESPIERTA AMERICA Gets Serious About Soaps

1 comment:

  1. A third season of House of Cards??
    Wasn't the showrunner just saying the 2nd Season would be the last?
    Hey, I'm not complaining though. I'm anxiously awaiting Season 2, in any case.