Thursday, January 30, 2014

NEWS: How the Daytime Soap Came Back; New DAYS Role; CW Orders Pilots; Melissa Claire Egan; Walt Willey; Roache Closing Argument

How the Daytime Soap Came Back From the Dead
Tim Teeman from The Daily Beast writes: "It’s the best soap arc itself: from the jaws of death—the number of daytime soaps on air has shrunk from 12 in 1998 to 4 today—to vivacious life, with the current quartet commanding impressive audiences and fierce loyalty."

"After a flood of cancellations, the critics crowed the daytime soap was finished. In fact, the surviving quartet have just been renewed and are enjoying increased audiences. Who's watching, and why?"

DAYS OF OUR LIVES casting new role
DAYS is seeking an actor to play someone who sounds like a cross between EJ and Chad. "Fletcher" is described as a 25 to 32 year old "GORGEOUS CAUCASIAN MALE. Must be at least 6'. Confident, Charismatic, powerful, dynamic. His dry wit and breathtaking looks make him irresistible to the ladies. He is a master in the boardroom and bedroom. Men want to be him. Underneath it all though, is a good man with a heart of gold." The role is contract.

Walt Willey: Soap star gone 'WILD'
Willey’s discovery in 2011 that he and "Wild Bill" Hickok grew up in towns a mere 40 miles apart sparked an interest that led to 12 months of research and writing and culminated in his one-man show, "Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok," which he performs Friday through Sunday, Feb. 7-9, at the Island Theater Company on Marco Island.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star Melissa Claire Egan is restless no more after a day of posh pampering
“This is my first time,” Melissa Claire Egan confesses as she steps out of her jeans and into a plush robe at the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. “And,” she adds, “I really need it.”

SUPERNATURAL Spinoff, Rob Thomas' iZOMBIE, FLASH Ordered to Pilot at CW
SUPERNATURAL: TRIBES will explore the clashing hunter and monster cultures of Chicago. iZOMBIE is described as a supernatural crime procedural that centers on a medical-student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner's office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity.

IDENTITY, penned by THE GOOD WIFE's Corinne Brinkerhoff and exec-produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, centers on a young woman in need of a transplant who learns she is related to a powerful family whose son is her only hope for a donor organ.

JANE THE VIRGIN is an adaptation of the successful Venezuelan telenovela about a hard-working, religious young Latina woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated.

No details about Petty’s character are available.

Ranking All the Seasons of Ryan Murphy's Television Shows
2. NIP/TUCK, Season 2

William Roache 'is guilty of the sex attacks or his five accusers are all mad'
In her closing speech at the actor’s trial for alleged rape and indecent assault, Anne Whyte, QC, prosecuting, said it would be a remarkable coincidence if five women from across Britain had all invented sexual allegations against Britain’s longest serving soap star.

She told the jury unless Roache was guilty the only other explanation was that all the alleged victims “must be mad”.

Super Bowl Ad: James Franco To Play Rob Riggle Selling Ford Vehicles
That's not Rob Riggle -- it's James Franco. And he's about to demonstrate the meaning behind #nearlydouble in a sneak peek of the Big Game commercial from Ford.


  1. Is there a statute of limitations in Britain?

  2. They really need to diversify the cast of DAYS a bit more - pretty soon it's gonna be all blonde women and white guys with dark hair.