NEWS: Shondaland, Patrick Darbo, GLAAD NRI, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Gloria Allred, Hunter King

The casts of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder
pose with Shonda Rhimes.
Shonda Rhimes poses with the casts of Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder
"Her identity as a woman – and the fact that she is a mother – lends to an understanding of people's range of experiences in life," Scandal star Kerry Washington says of Rhimes' ability to helm Shondaland, the production company behind ABC's entire "Thank God It's Thursday" lineup.

Shonda Rhimes explains Grey's Anatomy’s one-year time-jump
“I couldn’t imagine a world in which Meredith could go a month and be able to speak or breathe — or [even] six months,” Rhimes says. “I needed time to pass for her to even be in a place where I felt like she could have a conversation.”

The Young and the Restless actress Hunter King to guest star on CBS comedy Life in Pieces
Tweeted King: "Had so much fun working on @LifeInPiecesCBS today! Everyone was so nice and SO funny! Can't wait for you guys to see the episode."

GLAAD is changing how it tracks LGBT inclusivity on TV
GLAAD is publishing an extensive report on the state of LGBT representation on television this morning. It’s become a major part of the organization’s media advocacy over the last decade — and after this year, it’s being replaced.

"Over the years, we’ve seen a remarkable increase in LGBT representation on most of the TV networks we track in our report," says Matt Kane, GLAAD’s programs director for entertainment media. "We may have the numbers, but [networks] still aren’t quite representing the LGBT community in a way that’s accurate… There are still people who are starved for representation in popular culture." Having achieved some progress on a quantitative level, GLAAD is focusing its efforts on broadening the kinds of LGBT people depicted on TV, namely people of color and transgender people.

Download the GLAAD 2015 Network Responsibility Index here.

Patrika Darbo disappointed she's not returning for Days of our Lives' 50th anniversary
“They haven't approached me, and my feelings were hurt. I thought I did a good job, and I would have thought they'd at least ask Kevin and I to come back. I think Nadia [Bjorlin, Chloe Lane] is coming back again to do something. We were the start of her big dynasty, so it always hurts your feelings a little bit that you're not asked back,” Darbo tells Soap Central.

Darbo laughing added, “But you know what? That's business. The business has changed, they're moving the show forward, and we don't have a slot in it. It doesn't make me feel any less about my feelings being hurt, but I'll get over it!”

The Good Wife's Dylan Baker escapes a high-rise fire after attempting to rescue a neighbor
"When I opened the door, it was a full-fledged fire,” Baker said of his seeing his neighbor’s apartment on fire on the 33rd floor of their building. The elderly neighbor was later rescued and is in critical condition.

Lucille Ball biopic in the works, starring Cate Blanchett and written by Aaron Sorkin
The I Love Lucy star's children, Lucy Arnaz Jr. and Desi Arnaz Jr., will serve as producers on the film chronicling her 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz.

NBC orders Brides of Dracula drama
The gothic soap from Greg Berlanti asks: "What if Van Helsing did NOT kill the three brides of Dracula? What if they survived for centuries and are now living in New York City?"

Why Apple Making TV Shows Is a Bad Idea
"For starters, there’s too much TV already, and there’s no one left who needs to be convinced to watch it," writes Vulture's Adam Sternbergh. "If anything, we’re watching as fast as we can. Second, Apple is certainly not going to redefine content the way it redefined music players, smartphones, and tablets, unless it’s been hiding some kind of genetically engineered Weiner-Whedon-Kohan clone in cryogenic freezing."

Amazon gives a series order to Bryan Cranston’s Sneaky Pete
The Giovanni Ribisi drama has found a new home after being rejected by CBS in May.

'SVU's' Olivia Benson tops survey on favorite female TV characters
The tough yet compassionate detective played by Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is the favorite female character on TV, with 21% of the vote, according to a national poll to be released Wednesday.

Coming in a distant second with 8% is Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon on Empire, followed by Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones with 7%.

EastEnders executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins teases fall stories: "There are lots of shocks in store"
The next few months are being billed as a dramatic time for Albert Square with the BBC One soap building up to a "very big Halloween" and ultimately Christmas.

Speaking at an EastEnders press event, Treadwell-Collins said: "We have got Max's trial which is filled with twists and turns and we want to keep the audience surprised by the outcome. "We have got Ronnie, Charlie and Vincent's very warped love triangle, we have got Carol's departure, Dot comes out of prison, Robbie comes back and Lauren comes back briefly."

The 100 TV Dramas Everyone Should Watch
The list only includes shows that aired in the last 20 years.

Gloria Allred’s life is set to become a CBS drama series
The high-profile defense attorney, famous for taking on controversial cases involving female clients, is helping develop a TV series based on her life for CBS.

Your favorite '90s TV catchphrases were all about shade
Daily Dot lists the best '90s TV catchphrases, ranked by shadiness. No. 1: “You got it, dude” from Full House.

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of EastEnders, the new Autumn trailer was just released and things look intense.