Variety has released a list of the top power players in the daytime television world. The entertainment industry’s most trusted trade paper named CBS Daytime Vice President Angelica McDaniel, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom and General Hospital showrunner Frank Valentini among their Daytime TV impact honorees.
Variety stated about McDaniel:
With a deft ability to balance daytime’s big three genres — game, talk and drama — McDaniel has effectively injected a dose of synergy across CBS’ slate. Promoted to daytime honcho in February 2012, she’s created crossovers between everything from Let’s Make a Deal and The Bold and the Beautiful to The Talk and The Young and the Restless. She’s also upped the net’s interactivity on the web. “I’m proud of our efforts and progress on social media,” she says. “I’m active on Twitter with fans of the shows, and when we have good interaction,” it helps enhance the product CBS delivers.
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Katie Couric is rolling out the red carpet for General Hospital's 50th Anniversary. In addition to helming ABC's 20/20 special, General Hospital - The Real Soap Dish, Couric is hosting Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Finola Hughes, Kelly Monaco, Kin Shriner and Rick Springfield on her talk show this Thursday, April 4. READ MORE
Keeping with the momentum of General Hospital’s 50th anniversary, soap legend Genie Francis spoke with PARADE Magazine to discuss her time on the iconic soap. Francis revealed:
"My favorite storyline ever, I would have to say is the first summer on the run."
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with creator Andrew Marlowe, Fillion and his co-star Stana Katic. The trio talked about the show's origins, the impact of the Writers' Strike and reaching the 100-episode milestone. Here's an excerpt:
THR: What's the secret to Castle's success?
Katic: It appeals to an audience that wants dessert after dinner. It's charming in a classic kind of way. I think people love a bit of heart, humor, drama and stakes, so I suppose it has a nice mix of a lot of different emotions.
Fillion: There are episodes where we do go pretty dramatic, but by and large, we don't take ourselves terribly seriously. We keep it fairly light. I think it makes it easy to like.
Marlowe: People have been responding to this love story between Castle and Beckett, and they are hungry for shows that make them laugh. Whatever bit of magic we happen to capture, hopefully we'll be able to continue. The chances of a pilot getting on air are slim, and to reach 100 episodes is a miracle. That's a result of a lot of people's hard work and also a lot of luck. It is harder and harder for TV shows to reach this milestone in an environment where you have Internet streaming, places like Netflix for shows, 100 channels of programs, cable. It just really gratifies us that we happened to find such a wonderful and loyal audience.
Watch the promo for Castle's "The Lives of Others" after the jump!
Former The Bold and The Beautiful and All My Children star William deVry has landed a guest starring role on ABC’s Castle, just in time for the show’s 100 episode tonight. According to CBS Soaps In Depth, deVry will play multi-millionaire Dan Renner, who becomes a suspect in a murder investigation involving an IRS agent.
Castle airs Mondays at 10 pm EST on ABC.