The Young and the Restless showrunner Jill Farren Phelps is continuing her "I Come in Peace" press tour. Here's what the producer said in the Sept. 24 issue of Soap Opera Digest when asked about her reputation for being a taskmaster:
"I'm not as tough as people think I am. I'm just a hardworking woman who was extremely fortunate to have found this world of daytime fairly young in my life. I had many jobs in daytime before I ever executive-produced, and I have a real appreciation for the hard work everyone does to make a show like this. What we do is very difficult, so I think it's important to have a sense of humor. I think if you ask the people with whom I've worked, they'll tell you that I bring a sense of family to where I go."
The pink slips are a' coming over at The Young and The Restless. CBS Soaps In Depth is reporting Daytime Emmy winner Genie Francis has been given her walking papers. According to the magazine, Francis was let go for "budget reason", but I heard the daytime veteran's tenure on the show wasn't well-received by the brass at CBS and Sony. READ MORE
In an interview with CBS.com, One Day at a Time star Bonnie Franklin talkd about her upcoming role on The Young and the Restless. Franklin, who will play Sister Celeste opposite Victor (Eric Braeden) and Genevieve (Genie Francis), dished about the storyline that brings her to the CBS soap.
On the current storyline...
“I am coming into this as a totally new, fresh character. I am not even involved, quite honestly, with knowing what is going on with [Victor (Eric Braeden)]. I just greet them as I see them as my character meets them.”
“I’m playing a modern day nun—blue jeans and shirts—who works at a mission in a water-front area helping homeless people, [and] people who seem to be in trouble. Helping them kind of pull it together so they can move forward.”
“I find this man, [Victor], is in trouble and I try to help him. And I don’t trust this woman, [Genevieve (Genie Francis)], that I meet.”
General Hospital’s Laura Wright, Sean Blakemore, Haley Pullos and Jen Lilley (pictured above) were among the soap stars and industry members who celebrated the 2012 Daytime Emmy nominees at the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 14 by the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy (or Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).
Held at the SLS Hotel, the reception helped kick off the festivities leading up to daytime’s biggest night on June 23. See more photos after the jump!
Soap queen Genie Francis is quickly becoming to the Hallmark Channel what the Housewives franchise is to Bravo. The actress is reuniting with Ted McGinley for Notes From The Heart Healer, the third installment in the popular series of TV movies, which began with 2007's The Note.
In the feel good flicks, Francis portrays journalist Peyton MacGruder, who is forever solving romantic and sometimes tragic mysteries, always connected to some sort of central note. McGinley plays her husband in the films.
Notes From The Heart Healer airs Mother's Day Weekend (Saturday, May 12 and Sunday May 13) on the Hallmark Channel. Check your local listings. Watch a behind-the-scenes clip from the movie below!
Is the Hallmark Channel about to jump into the scripted series game? According to Ad Week they are!
While no decisions have been finalized, the network is at least considering adding a scripted series to the all-important 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. slot, according to a company executive. An announcement could be ready as soon as the network's upfront presentation to marketers in March. READ MORE