NEWS: Ron Carlivati, Eva La Rue, Ally Walker, Will Packer

Ron Carlivati
Ron Carlivati tweets first comments since being fired as head writer of General Hospital
Carlivati tweeted his appreciation on Monday night: "Thanks to everyone @GeneralHospital for 4 wonderful years. And thanks to the #GH fans for all your love & support. It means the world to me."

Former All My Children actress Eva La Rue joins cast of Fuller House
La Rue (ex-Dr. Maria Santos, All My Children) has been cast as Teri, the new wife of Bob Saget’s clean freak Danny, in Netflix's Full House spinoff.

Aly is dead on The Bold and the Beautiful! Killing off soap-opera legacy characters for shock value
Writes Alina Adams: "Soap-opera fans are notorious for hating newbies—new actors, and especially new characters. They want their shows to focus on the core characters already onscreen, or, at the very least, the children of characters they already know and love. Aly was all of those things. And now she’s (presumably) dead."

Will Packer to produce Atlanta-set drama Buckhead For NBC
Written and executive produced by David McMillan, Buckhead is described as a drama about ambition, sex, and revenge set in the extravagant, high-stakes world of Atlanta politics, entertainment, churches and strip clubs. Atlanta native Packer also is executive producing, with Korin Huggins, head of Television for Will Packer Prods., co-executive producing.

Longmire will premiere Thursday, September 10 on Netflix
Season 4 “picks up moments after Season 3’s exciting finale” — which suggested that Branch had been shot by his father or vice versa — and finds Walt succumbing to his darker impulses after learning who was behind the murder of his wife.

On the casting front, Netflix confirms that Ally Walker (ex-Andrea Bedford, Santa Barbara) will recur in an unspecified role, joining returning regulars Robert Taylor, Bailey Chase (ex-Chris Hughes, As the World Turns), Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley. Gerald McRaney will also reprise his role as Barlow Connally for an arc.

ITV ready for soap battle with BBC after ratings fall
ITV has pledged to pump resources into Coronation Street and Emmerdale to reverse a ratings decline.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to miss Ron Carlivati's unique take on soap opera. I still think there's more to the story as to why he was let go. You don't let a talent like that just walk away. I'd love to see him working with Shonda Rhimes.