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Here's a look back at Back Stage's top 10 memories:10. Undead DAYTIMEBack in 2009—when the daytime-drama format looked to be going the way of the wild polar bear—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists New York local president Holter Graham sounded a mournful note about the format's future. "The writing was on the wall about daytime and that it was a changing market a long time ago," Graham said. "The economic crisis given to us by the Bush administration sped up that process and made that writing on the wall bright yellow highlighter."That highlighter ink didn't wash away in 2010, but it faded a little. In 2009, CBS announced that its long-running soaps "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns" would come to an end. This year no such similar announcement came, the networks instead making multiyear commitments to dramas such as "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives. »
During the dry programming of this holiday season, there is no time like the present to catch up with your favorite soap actors and actresses as they work their asses off on web series. Yes, that’s right. Web series. While they are hard working actors year round on their respective soap operas, many have also stepped out to produce and star in their own creative vision via the internet.
When Guiding Light went off the air last year, they were in the middle of one of the most lauded lesbian storylines ever to hit the screen. Olivia and Natalia played by Crystal Chappell and JessicaLeccia, respectively, two women previously involved with and married to men and one, Natalia, a reverent Christian, had fallen in love. The couple became known as “Otalia.” Do a Google search of Otalia and you will find everything from fan sites to discussion threads to an “Otalia for Dummies” page. »
- Carissa Pavlica
Exclusive: CBS' daytime drama The Young and the Restless will be restless for at least three more years with a new renewal that will keep the top-rated soap on the network through the 2013-14 season. The pickup comes on the heels of NBC giving a two-season renewal to Days of Our Lives. That makes it 2-for-2 for Sony Pictures Television, which produces both series, at a time when many daytime dramas are struggling. The soap world has been contracting over the past couples of years with the cancellations of CBS' The Guiding Light and As the World Turns and NBC's Passions. The Young and the Restless was never considered in jeopardy as it ranks as the top-rated daytime drama for a 22th consecutive year. Still, a long-term renewal so early into the series' current season is a vote of confidence to the show. I hear the pickup is a straightforward one. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Two teenagers unite and fall in love as they learn to cope in a post-9/11 world amidst the tragedies and hardships that life presents. To celebrate its recent DVD release, JustPressPlay is giving one reader a chance to win a copy. And, as always, you just have to do two things to win.
Though their families differ in ethnicity, Lalo and Stefanie find joy in all they share in common as life slowly returns to normal in their gritty but tightly knit neighborhood. Over their parents’ objections, their friendship grows as they discover the healing power of love. Starring Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives, Piranha 3D), Emmy nominee E.J. Bonilla (Guiding Light, Law & Order), and Gina Torres (Huge, Angel, Firefly) Don't Let Me Drown is a poignant, moving tale of two Latino teens learning that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
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- Lex Walker
After last night's grisly Halloween episode (see our Criminal Minds review), the Bau springs into action next week when bodies begin turning up in the cornfields of Indiana.
Here's CBS' promo for the episode, entitled "Middle Man" ...
Middle Man Promo »
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Lumen (Julia Stiles) is an opportunity for Dexter to take the first steps at trying to heal his own guilt of what he is, of what happened to Rita. He needs her to stop because he too, needs to stop. Yet because he feels incapable of his own self-control, he’s projecting that control onto Lumen. The irony is that he was ready to kill the wrong man in order to do it.
“If you don’t put it behind you, what you are feeling will only get worse.”
Dexter should know better than to think that a simple plane ticket to Minneapolis could make Lumen’s need for revenge and blood go away. He’s asking her to do the one thing »
- Michael Mahoney
Cynthia Watros is set to go crazy again.
The actress - who won an Emmy in 1988 for playing a psycho on Guiding Light, and who won over Lost fans as Hurley's mental patient of a girlfriend - will guest star on the ninth episode of Desperate Housewives this season.
Watros will portray a nutty friend of Bree's and will accompany her pal and Keith on a double date... with the latter's father!
But, don't worry, House fans: this role won't interfere with the actress' recurring gig as Wilson's girlfriend on that Fox hit. »
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Cynthia Watros is bringing back the crazy for a guest role on Desperate Housewives, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The House actress — who nabbed an Emmy in 1998 for playing unhinged stalker Annie Dutton on Guiding Light and more recently starred as mental patient Libby on Lost — will play Bree's unbalanced bud in the ninth episode.
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- Gina DiNunno
Cynthia Watros is going back to her nutcase roots. The House and Lost actress — who picked up an Emmy in 1998 for portraying psycho stalker Annie Dutton on Guiding Light — is headed to Desperate Housewives to play Bree’s (literally) crazy friend, sources confirm to me exclusively.
We’ll meet Watros’s character in Housewives’ ninth episode when she accompanies Bree and new boytoy Keith (Brian Austin Green) on a double date. Rumor has it Watros’ escort for the evening is Keith’s pa, played by John Schneider.
Watros will juggle her one-episode Housewives stint with her current recurring role as »
- Michael Ausiello
Check out the trailer for the upcoming DVD release, Don't Let Me Drown. Two Brooklyn teenagers personally affected by the World Trade Center tragedy find comfort with each other. Though their families differ in ethnicity, Lalo and Stefanie find joy in all they share in common as life slowly returns to normal in their gritty but tightly knit neighborhood. Over their parents’ objections, their friendship grows as they discover the healing power of love. Starring Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives, Piranha 3D), Emmy nominee E.J. Bonilla (Guiding Light, Law & Order), and Gina Torres (Huge, Angel, Firefly) Don't Let Me Drown is a poignant, moving tale of two Latino teens learning that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
- Lex Walker
Can one soap possibly contain Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser and Kim Zimmer without imploding? We'll find out October 1, when Guiding Light alum Zimmer returns to One Life to Live as Echo Disavoy, a role she was fired from 27 years ago. Back then, Echo sneakily seduced Clint Buchanan and tried to get him convicted of murder. And she's still a hell-raiser. ...
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- Michael Logan
As many soap opera fans are well aware, As the World Turns has been cancelled after 54 years on CBS. The final scenes of the daytime drama were shot in June and are set to air next Friday, September 17th.
He's played Dr. Robert Hughes on Atwt since October 1960, holding the record for the longest continuous role on Us television. Hays has played Kim Sullivan Hughes since 1972 and worked on the now-cancelled Guiding Light series before that.
Hays described the end of filming and said, "The last day was poignant, and what was so incredible about it was how we shot pretty much in order that day. As each group finished with a »
There's no business like shoe business. Since the demise of her soap Guiding Light, fan fave Tina Sloan (Lillian) has been playing to sell-out crowds with her inspiring one-woman stage show Changing Shoes. It's all about her struggle to stay vital and relevant in a world that prizes beauty and youth. The book version, Changing Shoes: Getting Older — Not Old — With Style, Humor, and Grace (Gotham Books), will hit stores September 16. (Go to ChangingShoes.com for her performance schedule and pre-order info on the book.) TV Guide Magazine spoke with the 67-year-old Sloan about her adventure into self-awareness, which took her from the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to the depths of depression...
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- Michael Logan
CBS has announced it has ordered a new daytime talk show co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, and Marissa Jaret Winokur for the upcoming fall season. The format of the show will resemble The View, with the co-hosts discussing various current events but from a motherhood point of view, CBS says. All of the hosts have children who range in age from infants to adults.
The talk show — which is replacing the outgoing sudser As the World Turns — will also feature interviews with big-name entertainers and newsmakers. As well as serving as co-host, »
- Lynette Rice
Welcome to your Friday morning television briefing. Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello is reporting that James Tupper (Mercy) has joined the cast of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, where he is set to recur as trauma counselor Andrew Perkins, who is "brought in to help Seattle Grace recover from that nightmarish season-ending bloodbath" and who will appear in at least two episodes next season. (Entertainment Weekly's Ausiello Files) The Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan has some dish on the casting--and recasting--going on at HBO's upcoming fantasy drama Game of Thrones. "Varys, the calculating spymaster for the king of Westeros, will be played by UK actor Conleth Hill," writes Ryan. "The role of Waymar Royce has been recast due to a scheduling issue. Jamie Campbell-Bower had played the role in the pilot but when the producers decided to do reshoots of his scenes, Campbell-Bower was unavailable. The role of Royce will now be played by Rob Ostlere. »
In what marks the first significant piece of casting for The Good Wife’s sophomore season, Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard is joining the hit CBS drama as one of Glen Childs’ underlings and a confidante to Cary (Matt Czuchry).
Described as a “fair-minded assistant state’s attorney who looks more like an indie-band drummer than a lawyer,” Blanchard’s character — who will likely recur — befriends the department’s newest employee, Cary (who joined Childs’ camp after getting pink-slipped by Will and Diane in the finale).
Blanchard, whose credits include Guiding Light and Broadway’s Gypsy: A Musical Fable, won rave »
- Michael Ausiello
CBS' long-running soap opera Guiding Light left the air last September after more than 50 years on television. Many viewers found it hard to say goodbye to the characters and the performers who played them. Now, if you have the money and time, you can say goodbye up close and personal.
A "So Long Springfield" cruise is taking place on Carnival's Glory ship from July 31st until August 5th. The boat is set to sail out of New York City and visit St. John, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Performers scheduled to take part include Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Justin Deas, Grant Aleksander, Beth Chamberlin, Ron Raines, Jordan Clarke, Tina Sloan, Roger Bogue, Liz Keifer, Michael O'Leary, Frank Dicopoulos, and Mandy Bruno.
The Guiding Light package includes meet and greets with the actors, question and answer sessions, Karaoke, scene acting, »
Digital Spy presents the list of major winners at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, held yesterday in Las Vegas. Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold And The Beautiful (CBS) - Winner!
General Hospital (ABC)
All My Children (ABC) Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Sarah Brown - General Hospital (ABC)
- By Catriona Wightman
"As the World Turns" took home some hardware in its penultimate Daytime Emmy ceremony. Michael Park and Maura West took home Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, which was his first win and her second. "Atwt" also took home Outstanding Supporting Actress for Julie Pinson (pictured).
Here is the full list of winners:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor
Outstanding Lead Actress
Bobbie Eakes as Krystal Carey »
Two of our forum posters agree that "The Rachael Ray Show" will win the Daytime Emmy Award on Sunday for best talk show/entertainment for the third year in a row. Both Brian "Btn" Niven and Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier viewed the same DVDs of sample episodes submitted to judges by the nominees, and they express their views in depth below. Also see our posters' predix for best drama series, lead actor and lead actress. Check out our special forum with predix in all races.
Best Talk Show/Entertainment: Brian "Btn" Niven's Predix
(Ranked by likelihood of winning)
1. "The Rachael Ray Show"
2. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
3. "Live With Regis and Kelly"
I watched Ellen DeGeneres' episode first because of her show's previous success with the Emmys. »
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