I know magazines are having to cut their copy editing staffs left and right these days, but this is ridiculous! An item in this week's Entertainment Weekly discussing James Franco's upcoming arc on Nick-at-Nite's promising new soap Hollywood Heights quotes the serial's executive producer, Jill Foster Abbott. Say what? Say huh? READ MORE
There may be less soap operas to watch in the daytime, but primetime and cable is about to spill over with frothy, new suds! Here's a list of 11 upcoming soaps that have us ready to do a little scrubbing!
No. 11: Hollywood Heights, Nick-at-Night
You can bet displaced, former daytime soap opera professionals—not to mention the genre’s fans—will be paying close attention to the success or failure of Hollywood Heights this summer. If HH proves to be a hit, it could lead to a slew of similar five-day-a-week, English-launguage sudsers!
Nick-at-Nite's attempt to create, produce and market a daily soap opera at night has a lot of sudsy cred. The series is based on a telenova and is written and produced by former daytimers Josh Griffith and Jill Farren Phelps. Several daytime actors are also in the cast, including One Life to Live alum Brittany Underwood in the lead role of aspiring songwriter Loren.
Nick’s Viacom cousin TeenNick has had success with this form via imported daily dramas Degrassi and House of Anubis. Here’s hoping they can do it again when Hollywood Heights premeires at 9 pm EST, June 18 on Nick-at-Nite. Like Hollywood Heights on Facebook!
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Our pals at Zap2it have an exclusive first look at Hollywood Heights, the highly-anticipated, daily primetime soap premiering June 18 on Nick-at-Nite. From executive producer Jill Farren Phelps (General Hospital, One Life to Live, Another World, Guiding Light, Santa Barbara) and writer Josh Griffith (As The World Turns, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, Sunset Beach, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital), Hollywood Heights is a reimagining of the telenovela Alcanzar Una Estrella. READ MORE
As The World Turns Vet Grayson McCouch to Play Sexy Doc on Hollywood Heights; New Soap Filmed in Old All My Children Studio!By Jillian Bowe on April 20, 2012
Soap Opera Digest is reporting As The World Turns' Grayson McCouch has signed on to Jill Farren Phelps' upcoming Nick-at-Nite's soap Hollywood Heights. McCouch will play ladykiller Dr. Don. Masters. Said McCouch:
I get to be a surgeon and he's a player so I’m right in my element! This project is special; it's the first of its kind! My first day was around the 24th [of March] and it was spectacular. It's [taped in] the old ALL MY CHILDREN studio!
One Life to Live's Brittany Underwood and Days of Our Lives' Cody Longo Dish Nick-at-Nite's Hollywood Heights!By Jamey Giddens on April 17, 2012
Clever TV recently caught up with One Life to Live alum Brittany Underwood and her castmates from Nick-at-Nite's upcoming soap opera Hollywood Heights. As previously reported, Hollywood Heights is an English-language adaptation of the popular Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una Estrella (Reach For a Star).
The music industry-set sudser centers on Loren (Underwood) an aspiring songwriter and high school student, who makes an intense connection with rock star Eddie (Days of Our Lives' Cody Longo). Melissa Ordway and Justin Wilczynski, seen above with Underwood, Longo and the host, round out the core cast for the 80-episode, daily drama, set to premiere this summer.
Hollywood Heights is being helmed by veteran daytime suds producer Jill Farren Phelps and the most famous FOJ (Friend of Jill) ever, James Franco, will guest on the serial. Long-time daytime soap scribe Josh Griffith is writing the project. I cannot wait to see how Hollywood Heights turns out! Watch the Clever TV interview after the jump.
J-14 Magazine Tweets Pic of Hollywood Heights Cast, Including One Life to Live's Brittany Underwood and Days of Our Lives' Cody Longo Anthony!By Jamey Giddens on March 14, 2012
Nick-at-Nite's upcoming soap opera, Hollywood Heights is getting tons of buzz after today's upfront presentation for the cable channel, where it was announced movie star James Franco would be doing an arc on the nightly sudser. Teen magazine J-14 was on hand and snapped the pic above of the soap's young adult cast.
Daytime bubble lovers will no doubt recognize popular One Life to Live alum Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston) and Cody Longo Anthony (also billed as Cody Longo), who appeared in a few episodes of Days of Our Lives last year as Carly Manning's (Crystal Chappell) son Nikolas Alamain. Meilssa Ordway and Justin Wilczynski (R) are also shown. Wanna know how the new costars are reacting to their gigs and/or bonding? Check out a few of their tweets below! READ MORE