According to Deadline, All My Children alum Natalie Hall (ex-Colby) has landed a new gig. The actress has been cast in The CW’s new pilot Oxygen. The show will follow a normal teenage girl, Emery (Aimee Teegarden), who falls for an alien boy, Roman (Matt Lanter), when nine aliens, dubbed The Orions, are integrated into her high school.
The former Pretty Little Liars bad girl will play a human named Taylor, the school’s Queen Bee. Taylor’s friendship with Emery will be strained when the latter gets close to The Orions. READ MORE
9021-oh no! The CW has decided to end 90210 after five years of soap twists, turns and more than a little partying, according to TV Line. Reportedly, the series finale will air May 13.
Will you miss 90210 when it goes off the air?
A former executive producer of one of primetime's most popular soaps is among the writing staff of the new One Life to Live. Jessica Klein, who helped make Beverly Hills, 90210 a smash hit for Fox in the 90's, will now be scripting stories for the citizens of Llanview, PA. READ MORE
With PBS being most famous right now as the network of Downton Abbey for its American viewers, it's only fitting they should air a primetime soap special. Since 2008, the series Pioneers of Televsion has documented the early rise of various television genres.
On Jan. 22, audiences will see an episode entitled, "Primetime Soaps," which will examine the first love triangles, baby swaps and mental breakdowns to reach primetime viewers. Shows such as Peyton Place, Dynasty, Knots Landing, and Dallas will be examined. Watch the PBS promo after the jump! READ MORE
No. 10: Berrenger's Department Store, Berrenger's
In 1985, NBC debuted Berrenger's, a splashy, primetime serial about a glamorous, New York City department store dynasty. The soap opera from Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick was meant to be a competitor for ABC's Dynasty and CBS primetime sudsers Dallas, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing among others.
Unfortunately, suds lovers were only able to follow the antics of the Berrenger family, friends and foes for 13 short episodes. A pre-Generations Jonelle Allen and future Dallas and All My Children hunk Jack Scalia both appeared. Watch an NBC promo for the premiere of Berrenger's (at the 24 second mark) below!
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