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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A judge has thrown out Brian Austin Green’s lawsuit against Vanessa Marcil over unpaid loans. According to TMZ, the judge decided Green waited too long to file the suit over roughly $200,000 in loans.
But today, an L.A. County Superior Court judge ruled ... Green had waited too damn long to pursue legal action against the mother of his 10-year-old son ... and the statute of limitations had run out.
And it gets worse for Brian ... 'cause the judge also told Marcil she can seek monetary sanctions from Green for what her lawyers called a "frivolous" lawsuit.
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest pop culture headlines and TV storylines, including:
Did Bobbi Kristina Brown actually get engaged, or was it all a publicity ploy for her Lifetime reality series? Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina Lohan stirred up more drama. Justin Bieber pulls a prank.
Gossip Girl and 90210 returned, but their ratings were down. Are fans falling out of love with the shows? Nashville, one of the most highly-anticipated new shows of the season, premiered. Find out what the PC gang thought of its first episode. The CW debuted Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. ABC’s Revenge and Once Upon a Time continue to have the PC crew in their clutches. Can Luke and Regan ever eat soft serve ice cream again without thinking of The Good Wife? The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s season finale was packed full of jaw dropping drama.
All this and Melodie’s thoughts on Austin City Limits 2012 on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.