SCOOP: Martha Byrne on Crisis and Her Lifelong Soap Fandom

This Sunday, March 16, the new drama Crisis premieres on NBC. It stars primetime heavy hitters Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, but a trailer featuring daytime A-lister Martha Byrne wearing a suicide vest has garnered over 900,00 hits on YouTube. The As The World Turns and General Hospital )alum previewed her character's (Marie Wirth) arc on Crisis, shared her thoughts on why the serialized show is not a soap, and revealed which daytime characters keep her tuning in to all four soaps.

“The show is about a bus filled with the children of the elite of Washington D.C.,” explains Byrne. "They’re on a field trip and the kidnapper is there on the bus and all the kids get taken off the bus. One-by-one, they ask the parents of the children to do these terrible things to get their children back to get information for the kidnappers.”  READ MORE

Wally Kurth Checks Back Into General Hospital!

Well who knew my joke on Daytime Confidential's recent pre-Emmy Nomination podcast would turn into reality? Days of Our Lives' Wally Kurth announced on Twitter he will be making a visit to General Hospital! Kurth tweeted: READ MORE

As The World Turns' Martha Byrne Goes to Great Lengths In Crisis (VIDEO)

How far would you go to save your child? NBC's Crisis is about to explore just such a topic.

The Peacock Network has released a clip of the midseason drama, which features As The World Turns and General Hospital veteran Martha Byrne. Crisis centers on the children of Washington D.C.'s power players, who are taken hostage during a school trip. Take a look at Byrne playing Marie Wirth, a mother pushed to brink, after the jump! READ MORE


Annie Ilonzeh Books Coercion Pilot

Former General Hospital star and de-winged Charlies Angel Annie Ilonzeh (ex-Maya Ward, GH) has signed on to the NBC pilot Coercion, according to Deadline. Reportedly, Ilonzeh portrays a no-nonsense FBI special agent who works with war hero and CIA analyst Alex O'Connor (Gavin Stenhouse).

Eileen Davidson Back to Being 'Young and Restless'!

Sony TV continues their game of Red Rover with Eileen Davidson. According to Soap Opera Digest, the in demand actress is returning to The Young and the Restless for a brief appearance as Ashley Abbott, along with Beth Maitland (Traci). READ MORE

Tamron Hall Joins Today's 9 AM Hour

MSNBC's Tamron Hall has been named co-host of Today's third hour, the morning show has announced. She officially joins Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist, where she has been helping fill in on a regular basis.

“We’re really excited to officially welcome Tamron into the TODAY family,” said Don Nash, TODAY's Executive Producer. “She brings wit, enthusiasm and a keen sensibility to an all-around fantastic team, and I think Tamron, Al, Natalie and Willie will have a lot of fun together hosting the third hour.”