11 New Soaps We Can't Wait to Lather Up With!
There may be less soap operas to watch in the daytime, but primetime and cable is about to spill over with frothy, new suds! Here's a list of 11 upcoming soaps that have us ready to do a little scrubbing!
No. 11: Hollywood Heights, Nick-at-Night
You can bet displaced, former daytime soap opera professionals—not to mention the genre’s fans—will be paying close attention to the success or failure of Hollywood Heights this summer. If HH proves to be a hit, it could lead to a slew of similar five-day-a-week, English-launguage sudsers!
Nick-at-Nite's attempt to create, produce and market a daily soap opera at night has a lot of sudsy cred. The series is based on a telenova and is written and produced by former daytimers Josh Griffith and Jill Farren Phelps. Several daytime actors are also in the cast, including One Life to Live alum Brittany Underwood in the lead role of aspiring songwriter Loren.
Nick’s Viacom cousin TeenNick has had success with this form via imported daily dramas Degrassi and House of Anubis. Here’s hoping they can do it again when Hollywood Heights premeires at 9 pm EST, June 18 on Nick-at-Nite. Like Hollywood Heights on Facebook!
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No. 10: The Following, Fox
There’s something about Kevin Williamson writing about serial killers that takes you back to your college days, when every other girl had The Rachel haircut and Third Eye Blind was blasting on the radio. The Scream franchise and I Know What You Did Last Summer scribe is tackling the subject anew in Fox's The Following, a serialized crime drama about an escaped, homicidal maniac and the legions of cult-like fans who worship him.
Kevin Bacon stars as FBI agent Ryan Hardy, who caught the SOB the first time he went on a rampage, and now must come out of retirement to stop him again. Rome’s James Purefoy plays the lethal Joe Carroll. Natalie Zea (Justified, Dirty Sexy Money, Passions) plays Claire, Joe’s ex-wife, who became romantically linked with Bacon’s Ryan during the first investigation. The Following will air at midseason on Fox. For Fox's complete Fall 2012-13 lineup, click here!
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