CBS is Getting Young and ‘Reckless’ This Summer


Get ready to sip Mint Juleps and turn on the porch fan all summer long. CBS is serving up some steamy, Southern comfort with soapy crime drama Reckless. Former The Young and the Restless star Cam Gigandet stars as City Attorney Roy Rayder, a Southerner who faces off against Yankee lawyer Jamie Sawyer (Anna Wood), as a police sex scandal engulfs Charleston.

Reckless, premiering June 29, also stars Ugly Betty alum Adam Rodriguez, former Dynasty star Mark Withers and ex-Guiding Light actor Derek Phillips.  Watch the  trailer after the jump!


15 Soap Opera Moms Who Didn’t Deserve Anything For Mother’s Day


No. 15: Dr. Liesl Obrecht, General Hospital


With a mother like Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) on General Hospital, can Dr. Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) really be blamed for turning out so screwed up? Dr. Obrecht loves only one person more than herself — Faison (Anders Hove), whom she frets over not providing with a son.

The nutty, international criminal-turned-hospital chief of staff did manage to give someone a male heir. We wonder if Detective Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) knows what he's in for, having a mutter like Obrecht? 

— Luke Kerr

Joan Collins Buckles Up For ‘The Time of Their Lives’


Dynasty icon and former Guiding Light star Joan Collins  is going on a road trip. According to Deadline, the TV icon is set to star in writer-director Roger Goldby's flick The Time of Their Lives opposite Pauline Collins.

Determined to gatecrash her ex-husband’s funeral at a glamorous French hideaway, a former Hollywood siren (Joan Collins) escapes her London old-folks home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. The unlikely partners in crime team up on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Trailer Revealed For IFC Soap The Spoils of Babylon (VIDEO)


People like soaps.  People also like to make fun of soaps.  IFC wants to give the people what they like with The Spoils of Babylon, a six-part miniseries produced by Funny or Die. 
 
Referencing the epic sagas of Dynasty, Dallas, and The Thorn Birds, The Spoils of Babylon will follow the exploits of the powerful Morehouse family. 
 
Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins) is a wealthy oil magnate, whose daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) is in love with her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire).  Adding to the drama is Cynthia’s calculating son Winston (Haley Joel Osment), who’s out for his own gain.  After a falling out, Devon begins an affair with a scientist named Dixie (Jessica Alba), adding to Cynthia’s woes. 

5 Other Soaps TVGN Should Start Airing


With TVGN experiencing a ratings boon—in significant part due to re-airings of CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless—I can't help but wonder if both the cabler and suds lovers alike would benefit from additional soaps finding a nighttime home on the Lionsgate/CBS-owned channel. Below are five sudser I think TVGN should acquire.

Is Joan Collins PISSED About Shirley Jones’ ‘Swinging’ New Memoir?


Hell hath no fury like Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan! TMZ is reporting soap mega goddess Joan Collins is livid over allegations in Shirley Jones' new memoir that, back in the 60's, Collins and then-husband Anthony Newley almost engaged in a partner-swapping orgy with Jones and then-husband Jack Cassidy.

Erica Kane, J.R. Ewing and Barnabas Collins Among TV Guide’s 60 Nastiest TV Villains


Who are the 60 Greatest TV Villains of All-Time? TV Guide Magazine's Bruce Fretts and Matt Roush listed their picks for the dubious distinctions in the March 25-April 7 issue of the magazine.

It should come as no surprise that many suds evil-doers made the cut, including Dallas' late, great J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) at No.1; Dynasty devil Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) at No. 7 and Dark Shadows' Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) at No. 8.