Beauty and the Beast
Soap Opera Digest is reporting Supernatural alum Mishael Morgan has landed a role on The Young and the Restless. According to the magazine's site, Morgan will play Hilary Curtis, whose first scenes will be with Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil). Morgan's first airdate is slated for June 14. READ MORE
Former As the World Turns star Peyton List (ex-Lucy Montgomery) joined her The Tomorrow People co-stars Luke Mitchell and Aaron Yoo at The CW’s 2013 Upfront Presentation on May 16. The event featured several current and former daytime stars, including: Hart of Dixie’s Wilson Bethel (ex-Ryder Callahan, The Young and the Restless), Star-Crossed’s Natalie Hall (ex-Colby Chandler, All My Children), The Talk’s Aisha Tyler and Let’s Make a Deal’s Wayne Brady.
Check out more photos of stars from The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People, Hart of Dixie, Arrow, Reign and more after the jump! READ MORE
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.
There may be less soap operas to watch in the daytime, but primetime and cable is about to spill over with frothy, new suds! Here's a list of 11 upcoming soaps that have us ready to do a little scrubbing!
No. 11: Hollywood Heights, Nick-at-Night
You can bet displaced, former daytime soap opera professionals—not to mention the genre’s fans—will be paying close attention to the success or failure of Hollywood Heights this summer. If HH proves to be a hit, it could lead to a slew of similar five-day-a-week, English-launguage sudsers!
Nick-at-Nite's attempt to create, produce and market a daily soap opera at night has a lot of sudsy cred. The series is based on a telenova and is written and produced by former daytimers Josh Griffith and Jill Farren Phelps. Several daytime actors are also in the cast, including One Life to Live alum Brittany Underwood in the lead role of aspiring songwriter Loren.
Nick’s Viacom cousin TeenNick has had success with this form via imported daily dramas Degrassi and House of Anubis. Here’s hoping they can do it again when Hollywood Heights premeires at 9 pm EST, June 18 on Nick-at-Nite. Like Hollywood Heights on Facebook!
Photo credit: Nick-at-Nite