The Vampire Diaries
The CW continues to provide work for current and former daytime soap stars. TV Guide is reporting Blake Hood (Kyle, The Young and the Restless) and Alyssa Diaz (ex-Celia, As The World Turns) will be playing Dean and Kimberly, a pair of sexy, new hybrids under the control of Klaus (Joseph Morgan). READ MORE
Alice Evans stirred up all kinds of problems on The Vampire Diaries as The Original Witch. Now she’ll be working her magic on NBC’s Grimm. According to EW.com, Evans will play a powerful royal, by the name of Mia, who visits Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz).Reportedly, she will appear in Episode 6.
Former As the World Turns star Zach Roerig (ex-Casey Hughes) was joined by his The Vampire Diaries co-stars Michael Trevino and Steven R. McQueen (pictured above) at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego, California. Fellow soap grad and TVD star Paul Wesley (Guiding Light, Another World) also appeared at the annual convention with Nina Dobrev.
Cast members from Glee, Ironman/Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. and the cast of Twilight were also on hand. See more photos from Comic-Con 2012 after the jump!
Beauty and the Beast co-creators Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper talked about their highly-anticipated, soapy reboot for The CW with Zap2it. Check out what the duo had to say at Comic-Con about this version of B&B ditching the supernatural angle:
"We weren't interested in a supernatural creature. We were interested in a beast that we experienced in our lives," co-creator Levin tells Zap2it at Comic-Con in San Diego. She and Cooper made sure that their beast would be more human than animal -- he's not a lion or super-hairy. Cooper says that cutting down production costs were a consideration in that decision, but there were more practical reasons involved too.
"We thought, 'We're going to hire some obviously good-looking, talented actor, and with all of the heavy prosthetics, it's hard sometimes to see them act and be present in a scene,'" Levin says. "The beasts in our world don't come across obviously as beasts; beasts don't advertise. You fall for a guy and you think he's great. He looks great, and then you find out the baggage later."
Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl. That’s the “nutshell” premise for a show based on Anna Godbersen’s YA book series, The Luxe. Would this premise intrigue you enough to watch its potential television adaptation?
The Luxe series includes four books published from 2007 through 2009. In addition to being well-received by readers, the series has garnered generally positive reviews among critics, with The Luxe even spending time on the New York Times Bestsellers list.
The first novel focuses on the elite of New York society around the turn of the 20th century, and their help, including numerous social climbers. At the center of it all is the beautiful Elizabeth Holland, and her free-spirited younger sister, Diana. The Hollands have never recovered from the death of their patriarch, and Mrs. Holland is quickly trying to marry her eldest to a wealthy suitor. The extremely prominent Henry Schoonmaker is a bit of a reckless playboy, which troubles his father because he has political ambitions. He desires to clean up Henry’s reputation by marrying him to the image of propriety, Elizabeth, to the pleasure of Mrs. Holland. READ MORE
Alexandra Chando is one busy starlet. Her ABC Family soap The Lying Game premieres Aug. 15, but in the meantime you can catch her in Talent, the As The World Turns alum's second webisoap!
Based on the novel series by the same name from Zoey Dean (Privileged), Talent follows the lives of aspiring rock goddess Harper Walker (BC Jean) and her best friend Danielle (Chando), who pick up and leave their small town behind when Harper is discovered by a record producer. If you thought mom-a-gers were tough, try having a friend-a-ger, that's what Danielle becomes for Harper, vowing to make sure her girl doesn't get eaten alive in the sea of sharks that can be Hollyweird.
Talent is produced by Alloy Entertainment, the same juggernaut behind The CW's Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and the upcoming The Secret Circle. The company also brought us ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars and the hit big screen Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants franchise.
Savvy entertainment brand developers like Alloy are providing content that can help displaced fans of daytime dramas get their scripted soapy fix in primetime, on cable, at the movies and on the web! Check out Chando in the first three webisodes of Talent after the jump. Then head over to AlloyTV.com to watch the rest!