Maybe it isn't such a good thing that the mainstream entertainment press is so temporarily enamored by behind-the-scenes soap drama? Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter ran an article chock full of inaccuracies concerning the latest leg in the ABC vs. Prospect Park battle.
For starters, THR's report claims in its subhead that ABC filed a lawsuit over an advertising spot for the new One Life to Live and All My Children. The actual text of the article doesn't say anything about a lawsuit filed by ABC, it instead states:
ABC sources say the network was willing to accept ads within GH because of the licensing relationship, but on April 17 when Prospect submitted an ad for OLTL that included Howarth prominently. ABC refused it -- on the grounds that it would confuse the audience. READ MORE
David Vickers Buchanan may only be concerned with how to score his next 15 minutes of fame on One Life to Live (returning April 29), but his portrayer is opening up about more familial ambitions. On an upcoming episode of Hallmark Channel's Marie, Tuc Watkins discusses his life as a single, gay dad to twins. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan got an exclusive clip of the chat. Check it out after the jump!
Despite all the behind-the-scenes, legal cray-cray, it's nice to remember that in 10 days two of our beloved stories are coming back to us. While we let ABC and Prospect Park duke it out, I think it's perfectly okay to celebrate pics like the one above of Roger Howarth and Kassie DePaiva reprising the roles of Todd Manning and Blair Cramer on the new One Life to Live. Did I mention OLTL and All My Children will be back in 10 days???
All My Children returns to the digital airwaves in under two weeks — without the soap opera's most famous face. Will legendary creator Agnes Nixon be able to convince her protégé and pal Susan Lucci to return as Erica Kane? Here's what Nixon told TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan:
"Susan has so many other commitments these days but I certainly see her in our future. She is such a talent and a dear friend. I remember the first time I saw her when she auditioned for AMC. I thought she was too beautiful to be a good actress. I was so happy to be wrong! I do hope with all my heart that Susan will be free enough to come back to us for a while." Adds the scribe with a laugh: "You know me. I always have a great story in mind for Erica Kane!" READ MORE
Cady McClain's Alter Ego Suzy F****** Homemaker Explains How to Watch All My Children Online (VIDEO)By Jamey Giddens on April 17, 2013
How on Soap Earth am I just discovering Cady McClain's Suzy F****** Homemaker videos??? I am coding on a gurney, as I witness the cigarette-wielding housewife explain how to watch All My Children on Hulu. Check out the crazy fun after the jump! READ MORE