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
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dish the latest celebrity headlines, gossip, TV show developments and the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Did Jodie Foster come out at the Golden Globe Awards? Who had the best red carpet outfits? Argo won Best Motion Picture Drama while Les Miserables won Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Will the Golden Globe wins help or hurt Oscar contenders chances?
Justin Timberlake and Destiny’s Child each released a new single.
Shameless returned for another season on Showtime. Is Revenge suffering a sophomore slump? Downton Abbey was saved by Matthew Crawley. Lady Edith was left at the altar. Will she end up an old maid?
Luke and Regan have been loving the return of Pretty Little Liars. Did Jamey and Jillian keep their deal for Jillian to watch The Good Wife if Jamey watched Person of Interest? Alicia and Peter have sex on The Good Wife. Deception continued to get better with its second episode. Fan favorites are set to return to Dallas for J.R.'s funeral.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
No. 15: The Graysons, Revenge
Retribution is a dish best served over the holidays, if you're a member of the Grayson clan on ABC's smash primetime soap Revenge. Blackmail, corporate espionage, insider trading and not-quite-fatal tumbles off balconies could all be on the gourmet menu, but for the chance to break holiday bread with Queen Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), we'd risk it.
producers quickly began crafting a proper sendoff — one that is rumored to feature a number of returning Dallas vets (including several that have not yet been seen on the TNT version.)
What kind of chaos will Jock and Miss Ellie's (the late Jim Davis and Barbara Bel Geddes) boozehound son Gary (Ted Shackelford) bring with him when he returns to Dallas in Season 2? According to the Dallas Fanzine's Facebook page, Gary will be thrown into the battle for the drilling rights beneath Southfork. READ MORE