Melissa Fumero Readies For Brooklyn Nine-Nine at Fox Upfronts (PHOTOS)



One Life to Live alum Melissa Fumero (pictured above with Chelsea Peretti) stars opposite Andy Samberg, as Amy in Fox’s new comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Fumero was on hand to promote her new show at the Fox 2013 Upfront Presentation on May 13.

The event featured such familiar faces as Christopher Meloni and Greg Kinnear, who will star in Surviving Jack and Rake respectively. In addition to its new shows, Fox promoted such favorites as Bones, The X Factor and Glee. See more photos from Fox’s 2013 Upfront Presentation after the jump!

One Life to Live’s Melissa Fumero Lands Comedy Pilot


Bitchy Bangs! One Life to Live alum Melissa Fumero has landed the female in a new Fox comedy pilot opposite of Andy Samberg, according to Deadline.  The untitled project is reportedly a:

"single-camera ensemble project, which revolves around a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Fumero, repped by Innovative and Corner Booth Entertainment, will play Amy, an attractive, smart detective who grew up in the outskirts of NYC. Before becoming a cop, she was a middle-school teacher, which is her hidden super-power — compared to sixth-graders, real life criminals are a piece of cake. When it comes to dating, she doesn’t date cops, though not for lack of opportunities."

DC Exclusive: Melissa “Bitchy Bangs” Fumero Dishes OLTL Return, Being Haute & Bothered, and Serving Beer in Hell

Ah those Cramer women from One Life to Live, here it is almost a month after I met with those wacky dames in New York and I still still find myself discovering gems from my various chats with Robin Strasser and Co.

One of my favorite conversations was with our girl, Melissa "Bitchy Bangs" Fumero, where I get the scoop on what she's been doing since leaving Llanview, like her Teen.com web soap Haute and Bothered, and her recent appearance in the Frat Lit movie I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.  I also find out if Fumero, who returns to OLTL as Adriana this February Sweeps, will ever make a more permanent return engagement.


Daytime Confidential: So what brings Adriana back to Llanview this time?

Melissa Fumero: It's a serious family emergency. Kelly and Adriana have been hanging out in Paris, and I get a call. We come back to Llanview together actually.

Daytime Confidential: You know fans are still clamoring for you to return full time. Do you ever see yourself bringing Bitchy Bangs back to Llanview permanently?

MF: [pauses] It's not in the cards right now, but I believe in never saying never. It's been left open; it's always been left open for me thankfully.

DC Interview: Jillian Explains the Origins of Bitchy Bangs to OLTL’s Cramer Women

Get ready One Life to Live fans. The Cramer women are back this February and it’s going to be hot! ABC invited the soap press out to the OLTL studio in New York for a special event reintroducing the Cramers. On hand were: Robin Strasser (Dorian), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Gina Tognoni (Kelly), Kristen Alderson (Starr), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie), Brittany Underwood (Langston), and last, but certainly not least Melissa Bitchy BangsFumero (Adriana). Hilarity ensued when yours truly had to set everyone straight on the origins of Bitchy Bangs.

Daytime Confidential: Melissa, your character, Adriana went from a doormat to a love-to-hate bitch, coinciding with a new haircut for you. What did you make of the Bitchy Bangs phenomenon?

Laura Bonarrigo: I have to interject; I don't understand how any character in daytime can be called "Bitchy Bangs!" Can you explain this to me? Was this after me?

Melissa Fumero: It was so hilarious how everything happened at the same time. Basically, my contract was up and I had a little break before I came back as recurring to finish my storyline. I was there until June or whatever. So on the break, I got this feeling and all of a sudden, "I'm not under contract! I'm going to cut my hair. I'm going to cut bangs! I'm not going to ask permission!" So I did! [Laughs]

Will Dan Gauthier’s Return Mean the End for Kevin and Kelly on OLTL?

SOAPnet.com is reporting Dan Gauthier will be bringing Kevin Buchanan back to Llanview early next year on One Life To Live. This comes on the heels of the news Daytime Confidential first reported concerning Melissa Fumero (Bitchy Bangs) and Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie) also heading back to the the sudser for limited runs. With Gina Tognoni making her 2010 debut as Kelly around the same time, and Gauthier's return rumored to be a short one, could this be the beginning of the end for Kelly and Kevin?