ABC Hypes Jonathan Jackson’s Nashville Role With Nod to General Hospital!

From Port Charles to Nashville, former General Hospital star Jonathan Jackson has a new TV home this season. As with ABC’s decision to play up Kelly Monaco’s daytime connection in an spot for Dancing With the Stars, the network is promoting Jackson’s connection to GH. 

It doesn’t hurt that the promo teases the potential chemistry between Jackson’s Avery and Hayden Panettiere’s (ex-Sarah, One Life to Live; ex-Lizzie, Guiding Light) Juliette Barnes. My favorite moment of the clip is when Scarlett (Clare Bowen) hits him for gaping at Juliette. Watch the trailer after the jump! READ MORE

Hayden Panettiere Previews Being "Bratty and Snotty" to Connie Britton on Nashville

Will the country songbirds collide or coexist on ABC's upcoming musical drama Nashville? According Hayden Panettiere, don't look for her character to have Sunday afternoon singalongs with Connie Britton's Rayna James. Panettiere told People: READ MORE

My character, Juliette Barnes, is very edgy She comes off very diva-ish and bratty and snotty sometimes.

General Hospital Stars and Soap Grads Party at 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party


Nancy Lee Grahn and Anthony Geary were among the General Hospital stars who celebrated at the 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27. Their costar Kelly Monaco, who will be competing in the upcoming season of Dancing with the All-Stars against Pamela Anderson and Drew Lachey, also attended. 

Former soap stars Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Panettiere, who star in ABC’s country drama Nashville also joined in the festivities.  See more photos of current and former soap stars at the 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party after the jump!


11 New Soaps We Can't Wait to Lather Up With!

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

Photo credit: Nick-at-Nite

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Hayden Panettiere and Jonathan Jackson Get Their Honky Tonk Suds on in Nashville Teaser!

ABC has released a first look at their highly-anticipated country music soap Nashville. The freshman series revolves around Rayna (Connie Britton), a country superstar who starts to lose her luster, while younger singing sensation Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) is on the rise.

General Hospital alum Jonathan Jackson also stars as Avery, an aspiring musician, who is a bit of a bad boy. Check out the preview after the jump! READ MORE

ABC Benches Susan Lucci's Devious Maids; Hayden Panettiere and Jonathan Jackson's Nashville Gets Series Order


Several daytime soap alums will be heading to ABC primetime this fall, but the genre's biggest star won't be one of them, at least not in Devious Maids. ABC has reportedly passed on Marc Cherry's Desperate Housewives follow-up, which was set to star All My Children's Susan Lucci. READ MORE