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Today in Soap Opera History (July 22)

1968: Peyton Place's Rodney and Norman had a motorcycle crash.

1986: Y&r's Who's The Daddy story was featured in Mr. Mom.

2008: A car crashed into Gh on General Hospital: Night Shift.

2013: All My Children's Cassandra wanted an abortion."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1946: On radio soap opera Rosemary, Rosemary Dawson (Betty Winkler) and her artist friend, Brad, took a train to Penn Station in New York City.

1965: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) remembered her days in Bedfordtown.

1968: On Peyton Place,
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Amazon Studios’ Jennifer Salke Says Family Engaged Only ‘Legitimate Services’ of Counselor Tied to College Admissions Scandal

  • The Wrap
Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke and her husband have released a statement addressing their connection to the college admissions scandal and its ringleader William “Rick” Singer, denying ever having participated in any wrongdoing or being contacted by investigators in the case.

In a joint statement with her husband Bert, Salke said her family “engaged the legitimate services of Rick Singer’s company, The Key Worldwide,” including college counseling and Act Test tutoring for her daughters. The Salkes denied any connection with the college admissions fraud scandal which saw Singer plead guilty in court earlier this year.

“We never engaged in any discussion involving any illegal activity in any of those meetings,” the Salkes said. “Our daughters did not apply to college as athletes of any kind, nor did they apply to any of the since-exposed schools involved in the scandal. We have never written a check or sent any other
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Supergirl: Mehcad Brooks Quits!

The end is fast approaching for James Olsen on Supergirl.

EW.com is reporting that original cast member Mehcad Brooks is leaving the popular CW drama series in the fall.

Brooks reportedly wants to “focus on feature films and develop a cable series in which he would star,” in addition to writing a book.

“We love Mehcad and we’re sad to see him leave the show as a series regular,” said showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller in a statement to EW.

Related: Brandon Routh, Tyler Hoechlin Will Both Play Superman

“[W]e look forward to James returning to National City at some point to visit his sister [Kelly, played by new series regular Azie Tesfai] and his super friends.”

The good news here is that it sounds like James is not being killed off. This is thanks to the wording of the statement.

Supergirl is in the early stages of production on its fifth season,
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Couple goals: Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance could become the latest Emmy-winning spouses

Couple goals: Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance could become the latest Emmy-winning spouses
It might be hard to believe, but Angela Bassett has never won an Emmy before. She’s now her fifth nomination after making the Best Narrator lineup for her work on Nat Geo’s “The Flood.” If she prevails, not only will she get her first statuette, but she and husband Courtney B. Vance will join the club of Emmy-winning married couples.

Vance has a perfect record at the Emmys, converting his first nomination into a win in 2016 in Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor for his performance as Johnnie Cochran on “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” He gave a brief but memorable speech in which he dedicated the award to his wife of now nearly 22 years — or “the woman that rocks my chain.” #truelove

Bassett’s previous nominations were for “The Rosa Parks Story”, “American Horror Story: Coven”, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and “Master of None”. In “The Flood,
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Neal McDonough Teases Villainous Malcolm of Yellowstone & More!

Neal McDonough made his first appearance on Yellowstone with "The Reek of Desperation," and we had a chance to jump on the phone with him this week to chat about it.

McDonough has been a favorite for a long time with roles on shows like Band of Brothers, Desperate Housewives and Justified, and he's been a TV Fanatic staple with his roles within The CW's Arrowverse, Suits, and Project Blue Book.

It was his role in the 2006 movie The Guardian with Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher where he began his friendship with Yellowstone's star, Costner.

"We both played college baseball -- we were Lsu and Shreveport -- and then we would go to the batting cages at lunch to hit baseballs during our break. And we got to know each other pretty well. And being a big family guy that he is, and you know myself, obviously with my five kids,
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold Trailer #2 Goes Exploring for the Ultimate Treasure

Dora and the Lost City of Gold Trailer #2 Goes Exploring for the Ultimate Treasure
We have a brand new trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold. This serves as a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's beloved and highly regarded children's series Dora the Explorer. So, be it adults who are now feeling a bit nostalgic regarding a major fixture of their childhood, or young kids now who are still enjoying what Dora has to offer in her animated form, this is bringing the heroine to life in a totally new way. This latest trailer offers our best look yet at what Isabella Moner is going to bring to the role.

It's clear that Dora is going to be ripped from her comfort zone. As we saw in the previous Dora the Explorer trailer, she is being pulled from exploring the jungle alongside her parents and is being forced to go to a real high school with other kids her age. Inevitably, Dora
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Big Little Lies MVPs: Episode 2.4 – “She Knows”

Previously: Episode 1 (Nathaniel) Episode 2 (Spencer) Episode 3 (Lynn)

Let's face it. This fucking lie has had quite a shelf life.

by Nathaniel R

I can't be the only person to have made this observation but occasionally Big Little Lies is rather like a high-end version of Desperate Housewives. There are the core group of women who maybe wouldn't be friends in real life but whose distinctive personalities make a juicy combustible mix as a cast Didn't Housewives also have a crime or murder mystery each season to mix in with the soap opera theatrics? At any rate, it's worth mentioning because the writing on Big Little Lies this season is... questionable. It's not a patch on the first season cumulatively, alas, but scene by scene it's still great evening entertainment in the old tradition of the "watercooler" show; it certainly gives us a lot to talk about!

In this episode, Mary
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Good Witch Renewed for Season 6 - Who Isn't Returning??

If you're like me, you've been watching Good Witch since it's first movie premiered in 2008.

You probably know the characters like the back of your hand.

That's why I'm thrilled to share that Good Witch Season 6 is a go at Hallmark! There is some less-than-stellar news to report, also, though. Someone won't be returning when the sixth season begins.

Catherine Bell has starred as Cassie Nightingale since the series began, but Cassie's life looked a whole lot different when she first got to Middleton.

She was a mysterious newcomer with a surprising family connection to the town, and she was also single and ready to mingle!

Throughout the Good Witch movie franchise, we got to know Cassie and followed her life as she met and married Jake Russell, father of two to Brandon and Lori.

Cassie was a wonderful mother, so we were even more excited when she got pregnant and gave birth to Grace.
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Emmy Experts say ‘Game of Thrones’ will win Supporting Actress, but here’s why Julia Garner (‘Ozark’) is the front-runner anyway

Emmy Experts say ‘Game of Thrones’ will win Supporting Actress, but here’s why Julia Garner (‘Ozark’) is the front-runner anyway
We’ve polled 24 Expert journalists for their Emmy predictions, and as of this writing a majority of them (13 out of 24) say “Game of Thrones” will win Best Drama Supporting Actress. So how is Julia Garner (“Ozark”) still their front-runner? Because those Experts can’t agree on which “Game of Thrones” actress will win, which illustrates how vote-splitting can throw a race into flux.

Out of the 13 Experts currently betting on “Game of Thrones” in this category, six say Lena Headey will win, six say Maisie Williams, and one says Sophie Turner. Add them all up and you’ve got an Emmy favorite, but none of them individually are predicted by as many Experts as Garner, who is backed by these nine journalists: Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Ed Martin (Media Village), Mary Murphy (Gold Derby), Nikki Novak (Fandango), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Kaitlin Thomas (TVGuide.com
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Is It Getting Hot in Here, or Is It Just the Supersexy Cast of ABC's Grand Hotel?

Is It Getting Hot in Here, or Is It Just the Supersexy Cast of ABC's Grand Hotel?
If you've been dying for a new sexy drama to appear ever since Desperate Housewives ended in 2012, the wait is finally over. ABC's insanely hot new series, Grand Hotel, revolves around "the last family-owned hotel" in Miami Beach, telling the story of the family, the staff, and all of the mysterious deaths and disappearances behind the hotel's perfect exterior. It shouldn't be a surprise that Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria is an executive producer for the series. But who else is in the cast? Read on to see all the stars who make up the cast of this must-watch show.

Related: There Are So Many New TV Shows Coming This Fall, We Need a Calendar to Keep Track
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Is It Getting Hot in Here, or Is It Just the Supersexy Cast of ABC's Grand Hotel?

  • Popsugar
If you've been dying for a new sexy drama to appear ever since Desperate Housewives ended in 2012, the wait is finally over. ABC's insanely hot new series, Grand Hotel, revolves around "the last family-owned hotel" in Miami Beach, telling the story of the family, the staff, and all of the mysterious deaths and disappearances behind the hotel's perfect exterior. It shouldn't be a surprise that Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria is an executive producer for the series. But who else is in the cast? Read on to see all the stars who make up the cast of this must-watch show.

Related: There Are So Many New TV Shows Coming This Fall, We Need a Calendar to Keep Track
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Eva Longoria: ‘Grand Hotel’ Makes For Grand Drama

Eva Longoria is behind the cameras on the new ABC drama Grand Hotel as the show’s executive producer. Having been involved with successful dramas like Desperate Housewives as an actor, Longoria feels like she knows what that audience wants: good characters, good stories, and good twists. So she’s made sure that Grand Hotel delivers exactly [...]

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How Veronica Mars Transcended Its Many Genres

Caroline Preece Jun 19, 2019

With Veronica Mars Season 4 premiering in July, we look back at what made the original show so special...

Warning: This Veronica Mars article contains spoilers for the first three seasons of the show.

Friendless, motherless, boyfriend-less, and with innocence not lost so much as ripped away and torn to pieces, the titular heroine of Veronica Mars definitely wasn’t your average TV teen. She wasn’t introduced as a high school student, for example, the first scene of the pilot placing her outside a seedy motel on a stake-out instead of in class or at her locker, and this crucial decision set the audience up for things to come. Just like the show, Veronica straddled many lines and boundaries, often unable to settle anywhere at all; middle-class in a town – Neptune, California – resolutely split between the haves and the have-nots.

read more: Veronica Mars Season 4 — Everything We
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Eva Longoria on ABC’s ‘Grand Hotel’ and Flipping the Upstairs, Downstairs Genre on Its Head

  • The Wrap
ABC’s new primetime summer soap “Grand Hotel” has all the trappings of an ABC primetime soap: murder, intrigue, steamy romance and secret affairs. But it also does something few shows before it have ever done.

Executive produced by Eva Longoria and created by her “Desperate Housewives” and “Devious Maids” collaborator Brian Tanen, “Grand Hotel” takes the classic upstairs/downstairs format and centers it around an affluent, powerful and glamorous Latino family.

“I was obsessed with making sure this wasn’t just going to be developed, that this was going to be on the air,” said Longoria, whose company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment first secured the rights to the Spanish series upon which the show is based. “Iwas a dog with a bone. I was like, ‘This will be on the air.'”

Also Read: Summer TV 2019: Complete List of Premiere Dates for New and Returning Broadcast Shows (Updating)

The drama,
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TV Review: ‘Grand Hotel’

  • Variety
There’s hardly a better setting for a summer drama than a swanky Miami hotel overflowing with champagne and secrets. Enter ABC’s “Grand Hotel,” based on a Spanish series and developed by Brian Tanen. It wastes no time diving straight into a tangled mess of melodrama, ranging from missing people to secret pregnancies to a bratty pop star who demands overnighted pastries from his mom. Directed with efficient humor, in part by executive producer Eva Longoria Baston, “Grand Hotel” packs as much punch in as it possibly can.

Heading up the action and the hotel alike are Santiago (Demián Bechir) and Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez), who got together after Santiago’s wife (and Gigi’s best friend) died suddenly of a heart attack. Santiago is in over his head after taking out one too many shady loans to save the hotel, leading to him making a whole lot of stupid
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The 17 Most Important Political TV Series of All Time, From ‘West Wing’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ (Photos)

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The 17 Most Important Political TV Series of All Time, From ‘West Wing’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ (Photos)
TV shows have been taking on politics for decades. Long before “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “House of Cards” hit the small screen, viewers got inside looks at presidential campaigns, White House senior staffers, and the world of counterterrorism. Take a look back at the greatest political TV shows of all time.

Yes, Minister (1980-82)

We start our list on the other side of the pond. This classic British show starred Paul Eddington as the minister of the (fictional) Department of Administrative Affairs, with Nigel Harthorne and Derek Fowlds as his two secretaries. The show inspired numerous spinoffs and was a favorite of Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher.

Tanner ’88 (1988)

This early political mockumentary miniseries from Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) provided a behind-the-scenes look at the fictional campaign of former Michigan representative Jack Tanner as he sought to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. The series starred Michael Murphy in the title role,
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‘Love, Simon’: Ana Ortiz To Star In Disney+ Series

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‘Love, Simon’: Ana Ortiz To Star In Disney+ Series
Exclusive: Devious Maids alumna Ana Ortiz has been tapped as a lead in the Disney + series Love, Simon, inspired by the praised 2018 movie. This marks the first casting for the the half-hour series, from This Is Us executive producers/co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie, and 20th Century Fox TV, part of Disney TV Studios.

While the series version, which has been greenlighted, will carry the same title as the movie, Love, Simon, it will follow a different young character, Victor. Ortiz will play Victor’s mother, Isabel.

Hailed for its Lgbtq inclusivity, the 2018 Love, Simon is a coming-of-age film about Simon, a closeted gay teen growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta. In it, Simon’s mom is played by Jennifer Garner.

The movie was based on Becky Albertalli’s young adult novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” who has provided some clues about the series.
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Hollywood and Euro Royalty Mingle at Monte Carlo TV Fest

Hollywood and Euro Royalty Mingle at Monte Carlo TV Fest
Hollywood royalty will be mingling with European royalty at this month’s Monte Carlo Television Festival.

The Hollywood contingent travelling to Monte Carlo — known for its glamorous location, red carpets and press junkets — includes Michael Douglas, who will receive the event’s top award, the Crystal Nymph, from Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Kennedy family scion and Academy Award-nominated documentary maker Rory Kennedy heads the festival’s news jury, and also presents the world premiere of the National Geographic film “Apollo: Missions to the Moon.”

Stars Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union will be in Monte Carlo for the festival’s opening screening of Sony Pictures Television series “L.A.’s Finest.” “SpongeBob SquarePants” will screen at the fest’s Kids & Family Day to mark its 20th anniversary.

Set up in 1961 by Monaco’s Prince Rainier, whose marriage to actress Grace Kelly lent an aura of showbiz glamour to the tiny but wealthy principality,
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Listen: Eva Longoria on How ‘Desperate Housewives’ Changed TV and Made Her a Better Producer

  • Variety
Listen: Eva Longoria on How ‘Desperate Housewives’ Changed TV and Made Her a Better Producer
Eva Longoria still believes “Desperate Housewives” may have been TV’s “perfect pilot.”

“It has everything, it sets up everything,” Longoria told Variety‘s “My Favorite Podcast.” “It’s super balanced in its storytelling. It was beautiful, it was stylized, it was stylistic and was so unique.”

Longoria credits creator Marc Cherry, who spent years developing and pitching “Desperate Housewives,” and pilot director Charles McDougall for creating a show that made a splash right out of the gate. For her, the “Desperate Housewives” pilot was a masterclass in how to create and launch a TV show, and she says she still uses what she learned from that experience as a producer launching her own shows.

“I always reference back to the ‘Desperate Housewives’ pilot for many things when I’m directing,” Longoria said. “There are so many iconic things that happened in the pilot.”

On this edition of the podcast,
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Neal McDonough (‘Project Blue Book’) on finding ‘the goodness in villains’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Neal McDonough (‘Project Blue Book’) on finding ‘the goodness in villains’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Neal McDonough is having the time of his life on “Project Blue Book,” the new History series based on the real-life UFO studies that took place in the United States in the 1950s. McDonough plays General James Harding, a government official who co-founds Project Blue Book and manages a pair of special investigators, J. Allen Hynek (Aiden Gillen) and Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey) while keeping their extraterrestrial findings out of the public consciousness. “There’s something about General Harding that is so much fun to play,” McDonough admits. “I love to find the goodness in villains and the badness in heroes, ’cause I don’t anyone in life who’s purely evil or purely good.” Watch the exclusive video interview above.

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As McDonough explains, Harding is loosely based on Nathan Farragut Twining, who served as Chief of Staff for the
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