ABC has finally released the premiere date for Mistresses, the adaptation of the popular British series about the scandalous lives of four friends. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mistresses will debut May 27 after an episode of The Bachelorette.
General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson and Brandon Barash (pictured above), Nancy Lee Grahn, Sean Blakemore, Sean Kanan and Emily Wilson were among the ABC-TV stars who participated in the alphabet network’s 2013 Television Critics Association Press Tour event in Pasadena, CA on January 10.
From General Hospital to Revenge and the preview of the midseason drama Mistresses, ABC’s event featured a lot of daytime and primetime soapy goodness. See more photos from ABC’s 2013 Winter TCA Press Tour after the jump!
ABC is hoping to find success at midseason with the soapy goodness of Mistresses, based on the UK series by the same name. The upcoming drama, which stars Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim and Jes Macallan, is adding to the already strong cast with the addition of Broadway, TV and film actress Penelope Ann Miller, according to EW.com.
Reportedly, “She’ll play Sam’s (Erik Stocklin) mother on the series who has no idea her late husband had a romance with another woman (Yunjin Kim).”
Watch the trailer for Mistresses after the jump!
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