Will the new digital versions of All My Children and One Life to Live have traditional network soaps running scared? Not according to Sony Pictures Television boss Steve Kent and Days of Our Lives executive producer Greg Meng.
The daytime television movers and shakers were interviewed for a new piece in Variety, along with Prospect Park's Rich Frank. While Kent and Meng seemed supportive of The Online Network's reboots of the classic ABC sudsers, I did detect a bit of healthy, competitive shade-throwing in the article, especially when discussing reports that the new AMC and OLTL will provide racier content. Here's what Frank had to say about the saucy scuttlebutt.
“We are going to be a little hotter and sexier,” Rich says. “That doesn’t mean we’ll be doing anything that’s offensive. We’re trying to be contemporary and have storylines that are relevant to people’s lives.” READ MORE
Fans hoping for the day Victoria Rowell would reprise the role of Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless received bad news today. The always outspoken actress and author tweeted that Sony TV's Steve Kent, as well as CBS President Leslie Moonves, aren't interested in bringing her or the character of Dru back to the serial. Said Rowell: