Jodi Arias Carves Up Ratings For Lifetime, While Devious Maids Don’t Clean Up


One daytime soap alum recently appeared in a project which scored boffo ratings for Lifetime, while a vehicle featuring a few other soapers—one being the genre's biggest star ever—didn't do so hot for the cabler.

Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, starring Tania Raymonde and As The World Turn's grad Jesse Lee Soffer, was watched by 3.1 million people on Saturday night. The ripped-from-the-headlines confection of lurid sex and bloody murder now ranks as the No. 2 original cable move of the year, following Lifetime's equally-tabloid-inspired, Prosecuting Casey Anthony.

Why Jesse Lee Soffer is Primetime’s Next Big Thing


There must have been something in the water in Oakdale, Illinois. The fictional burg from CBS Daytime's defunct sudser As The World Turns proved quite the training ground for future film starlets like Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan and Parker Posey.

Now a new generation of ATWT grads are taking Hollywood by storm, including Vampire Diaries hunk Zach Roerig and one of pilot season's most in demand actors for the past few cycles, Jesse Lee Soffer

A month doesn't go by without an item about Soffer being written up on Deadline or The Hollywood Reporter's website. With impressive acting chops and a chiseled, slightly-freckled, alabaster body to go along for the ride, Soffer has booked steady work since vacating the role of Will Munson on the CBS Daytime soap.

Most recently, he's been getting ink and/or HTML code due to his turn as murder victim Travis Alexander in Lifetime's upcoming Jodi Arias biopic, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret. In the flick, premiering Saturday at 8 EST, Soffer stars opposite LOST's Tania Raymonde
 

As The World Turns’ Jesse Lee Soffer Lands Hatfields & McCoys Pilot


 
Former As The World Turns actor Jesse Lee Soffer isn't letting FOX's cancellation ofThe Mob Doctor get him down. Soffer has landed the lead role in NBC’s pilot Hatfields & McCoys.

Per Deadline, Soffer will play Patrick McCoy, a young man who returns home and is swept up into his family’s battle against the Hatfields following his father's murder. The show, executive produced by Charlize Theron, is a modern day take on the historical feud between the warring families.