13 Soap Opera Sobbers Who Have Perfected The Oprah Ugly Cry


No. 13: Kelly Monaco, General Hospital


It's a good thing Frank Valentini is excellent at managing General Hospital's budget, otherwise ABC's last remaining soap might have gone broke from buying Kleenex for the character of Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco)! Sam hasn't had many opportunities to turn on the water works lately. She's too busy being happy with Dr. Silas Clay (Michael Easton), but if and when she learns Robin (Kimberly McCullough) is off trying to save Jason, Port Charles, New York will once again be under a flood warning.

 — Regan Cellura

Will Deacon and Rayna Rekindle Their Old Flame on Nashville? (PROMO)


Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) are back in the same orbit this week on Nashville. The exes get closer after he agrees to help her write a new hit song. 
 
Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar’s (Sam Palladio) stars look like they’re on the rise when they get to work with guest stars Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts.  Meanwhile, both Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) and her career are heading down the drain, after news of her scandalous affair breaks. 
 
Watch the promo after the jump!

Is MSN Holding Out For a ‘Heroes’ Reboot Via XBox?


If Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and DirecTV can all dive into original scripted programming, why not XBox? TVLine's Michael Ausiello is hearing MSN is in talks to reboot superhero sudser Heroes for its gaming console.

Said Ausiello:

Details remain sketchy, but sources confirm that MSN is interested in relaunching the once red-hot NBC Universal franchise with new stories and heroes, while mixing in cameos from the original series’ cast (schedules and interest permitting). The talks are said to be in the preliminary stages.

Nashville Cast Appears at PaleyFest 2013 (PHOTOS)



Former General Hospital star Jonathon Jackson joined his Nashville co-stars Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen at PaleyFest 2013 on March 9. Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere (ex-Sarah, One Life to Live; ex-Lizzie, Guiding Light) and Charles Esten were also on hand for the panel. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Nashville tour could be in the works.

A well-placed source tells THR that meetings are under way for a tour featuring Esten and co-stars Sam Palladio (Gunnar), Clare Bowen (Scarlett) and Jonathan Jackson (Avery) -- the show's professional singers. Stars Connie Britton (Rayna) and Hayden Panettiere (Juliette) would not participate. ABC declined comment.


See more photos from Nashville’s PaleyFest 2013 panel after the jump!





Nashville Returns Tonight With “Be Careful of The Stones You Throw”!


“I only hate sunburns and hangovers, this is just business.” If that single line, delivered by Rayna James (Connie Britton) to Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), isn’t enough to get you to tune in to the winter premiere of Nashville tonight, I don’t know what will.

Watch the promo for tonight’s episode of Nashville, “Be Careful of the Stones You Throw”, after the jump!  




Nashville Lands Full Season Order From ABC


Nashville has been singing the right notes for ABC, and now the soapy drama has been rewarded with a full season pick up, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, Nashville has averaged six million viewers and a 2.1 rating in 18-49. However, sales of its songs have helped generate revenue.
Working to its benefit, Nashville has been able to tap ancillary revenue from downloads of the T Bone Burnett-produced music from the series.