Star-crossed lovers Gary and Valene Ewing (Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark) shared a reunion on Monday night's episode of TNT's Dallas that was more bitter than sweet. The way brilliant Dallas 2.0 writer Cynthia Cidre has it scripted, Gary and Val—who were blissfully reunited at the end of Knots Landing and still together in 1997 reunion movie Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac—have now split, due to Gary falling off the wagon and bankrupting the couple!
While the Knots fan boy in me was a bit brokenhearted to learn Gary and Val hadn't lived a life of happy barbecues with neighbors Karen and Mac Mackenzie (Michele Lee and Kevin Dobson) on Southern California's fictional Seaview Circle, the Wishful Storyteller in me realized Gary and Val's golden years crisis could serve as the perfect launching pad for a new generation of marital melodramas via a Knots Landing continuation! 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
I can't believe it will be 20 years this May since we had to say goodbye to our best girlfriends, emotional hayseed-turned-novelist Valene Ewing (Joan Van Ark); cul-de-sac Pollyanna Karen Fairgate MacKenzie (Michele Lee) and Karen's unstoppable, insatiable sister-in-law Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Summer (Donna Mills) on Knots Landing.
Next Friday, Jan. 18 fans will be reunited with three of the stars from the long-running, smash CBS soap when The Talk hosts a Knots Landing Reunion Show! I have chills.
Julie Chen and Co. have to ask Mills about "The Abby Scale", the infamous measurement of bitch-goddessness that Abby deemed upstart rival Paige Mathison (Nicollette Sheridan) a mere six on! They also MUST dish on Knots' most iconic storyline, when Valene's newborn twins were stolen from her, courtesy of one of Abby's henchmen! Primetime suds fans, set your DVR NOW. Watch a clip from Karen's Pollyanna speech after the jump!
No. 10: EJ DiMera, Days of Our Lives
He may have played dirty to beat incumbent Mayor of Salem, U.S.A. Abe Carver (James Reynolds), but the filthier EJ DiMera (James Scott) gets on Days of Our Lives, the more we like him! Besides, "Honest" Abe and his campaign manager Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Melissa Reeves) ended up playing just as many foul tricks as Elvis and his PR-flack-with-benefits Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) did during the nasty political battle.
What's that they say, if you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em? Jennifer Rose, your donut-making Gran would be appalled!
Fumbling Thru The Pieces debuted its second season premiere this past week, with my absolute favorite, primetime Pollyanna, Michele Lee as a guest star. That's right, bitches. Knots Landing's Karen Fairgate MacKenzie has left the cul-de-sac and landed on the web!
Lee plays Eleanor, mom to Ellie (One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful's Hillary B. Smith).That's Bobbie Eakes (All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful) as Eleanor's lesbian lover Janice. Watch the premiere of Season 2 of Julia A. Smith's razor-sharp dramedy below! READ MORE