Guiding Light Head Writer David Kreizman recently conducted an interview with SoapNet.com. In the interview he speaks about being nominated for a Daytime Emmy, the writers strike, and the upcoming happenings of the citizens of Springfield. He also speaks about the romance, or lack thereof in my opinion, on Guiding Light. We have an excerpt of that question below but be sure to check out the entire interview.
SOAPnet.com: How about our favorite "GL" couples? Will spring be romantic -- or rocky?
David: Spring will be full of romantic longing -- couples we know are meant to be together, struggling to find their way back.
There have been RUMORS regarding General Hospital: NightShift Season Two and now we have the casting calls out for three new characters to join the cast of the primetime spin-off.
"NIGHT SHIFT" IS A 13-EPISODE PRIMETIME SPINOFF AIRING ON "SOAPNET" TO BEGING TAPING JUNE 23, 2008 FOR 13 WEEKS AND WILL BEGIN AIRING LATE JULY 2008.
DR. SAIRA REDDY Late 20s to early 30s, beautiful Indian-American doctor. She is intelligent, passionate and complex. She is a doctor in alternative therapies...SERIES REGULAR. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT SOUTH ASIAN ACTRESSES.
DR. CRAIG JULIAN 26-28, Caucasian. A new resident at General Hospital. Handsome, charming, fun-loving and passionate. An appealing young man struggling with the fact that his family has never fully accepted him for who he is...SERIES REGULAR.
DR. CLAIRE SIMPSON 26-28, Caucasian, blonde. A new resident at General Hospital. She is warm, outgoing and appealing. She is beautiful and yet accessible. She is on the journey of figuring out work, love, sex and friendship -- and has a knack for making bad choices...SERIES REGULAR.
According to RUMORS, the character of Saira has scenes with Dr. Leo Julian and it appears that some of these new docs may be interns at GH. Saira also shares scenes with Claire. I am assuming that Leo and the new character of Dr. Craig Julian are related.
The message boards are a flutter with rumors that the second installment of SoapNet's hit General Hospital spin off General Hosptial: Night Shift will be helmed by Liza de Cazotte, former executive producer of Passions. Allegedly Jill Farren Phelps, Bob Guza and Co. have been having to work double time to get the mothership back in shape following the mismatched writing during the Writers' Strike, so they don't have time to produce and pen a second chapter of Night Shift.
de Cazotte (formerly Hesser) has been with Passions since its 1999 premiere. According to Wikipedia, she began her soap career as an intern for One Life to Live in 1983, before going on to produce for that soap, as well as Santa Barbara, All My Children and Sunset Beach, before joining James E. Reilly at the helm of the quirky Passions.
It's no secret that I wasn't a big fan of Passions, but the show definitely knew how to inspire cult loyalty and it entertained the heck out of my grandparents during their last few years on Earth, not to mention my tween and teenage cousins, so for that it always had a soft place in my heart, if not a spot on my DVR.
I'm just glad to hear (although unofficially) that Night Shift is coming back. I LOVED the first season and didn't get caught up in all the "oh it doesn't match up with GH" business. Anyone who ever watched a spin off show, from Knots Landing, to A Different World, knows it is notoriously hard for two shows to stay on the same page all the time. Plus, I can't imagine having to pen two series at once. Night Shift was sexy, funny, entertaining and had the best music I'd heard on soaps in years (no offense B5), so I can only hope de Cazotte can make Season 2 as enjoyable as the Season 1 was.
Look out for those flying pucks. SoapNet has greenlit a 10-episode scripted primetime soap set in the world of professional hockey tenatively titled MVP:The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives. The Toronto-based soap will zero in on the shocking lives of the wives of the Canadian Mustangs as they adjust to instant wealth, the paparazzi and more. MVP is produced by Screen Door and currently airs on the CBC network on Canada. The show is set to air at 11 p.m. Thursdays starting June 19th on SoapNet.
Since SOAPNET is doing a "Robin Scorpio Unwrapped" marathon we thought we'd put up some of clips we found of Kimberly McCullough's early years on General Hospital. You'll want to check out these clips and SOAPNET's Robin Scorpio marathon.
SOAPNET has a Robin Scorpio marathon in the works for February 10th that they are calling "Robin Scorpio Unwrapped". I'm sure all the Scrubs fans will want to tune in. Personally, I'd like to see an episode or two from when she was a child since I missed those years.