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Booked and Busy: Melissa Fumero to Direct For HBO Max's The Gordita Chronicles

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Brooklyn 99 might have wrapped, but One Life to Live alumna Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana) is still contributing to exciting TV programs. She announced on Instagram recently that she has lent her directing talents to HBO Max's comedy series The Gordita Chronicles, focusing on the life and times of 12-year-old Dominican immigrant Carlota “Cucu” Castelli, living in 1980s Miami with her family. 

Nearly 1500 miles north of Miami is Boston: the setting for Showtime's City on a Hill, which has added a fellow soap grad for its third season. Corbin Bernsen (ex-Father Todd, The Young and the Restless) has nabbed the role of FBI agent Sinclair Dryden on the upcoming third season.

All My Children

  • Jesse McCartney (ex-J.R.) will perform a rescheduled date from his The 'New Stage' 2021 Tour at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, next May 3
  • Sofia Black-D'Elia stars in the comedy series Single Drunk Female, debuting Jan. 20 on Freeform
  • Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie) stars in Lifetime's Vanished: Search for My Sister, premiering Jan. 22 at 8 PM EST

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The Bold and the Beautiful

  • Mario Lopez (ex-Christian) will host the 24th annual National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Impact Awards, airing virtually on Dec. 5 at 8:30 PM EST

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  • Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) stars in Lifetime's Vanished: Search for My Sister, premiering Jan. 22 at 8 PM EST


  • John O'Hurley (ex-Keith) will host the National Dog Show Presented by Purina, airing on NBC on Nov. 25 from 12 to 2 PM EST 

One Life to Live

  • Valarie Pettiford (ex-Sheila) appears in the new film Love is Love is Love
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline) will star in the American Theatre Guild's An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry, taking place May 22, 2022 at 7 PM EST as part of the Ameren Illinois Broadway in Peoria Series, at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL; buy tickets here
  • Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana) will direct for the HBO Max scripted family comedy Gordita Chronicles
  • Blair Underwood (ex-Bobby) appears in Season 2 of HBO Max's anthology series Love Life, out now
  • Casper Van Dien (ex-Ty) stars in a remake of the 1930s thriller The Most Dangerous Game, set to be released next year


  • Eva Tamargo (ex-Pilar) and Ryan McPartlin (ex-Hank) have reunited to film a new murder mystery, he revealed on Instagram

The Young and the Restless

  • Corbin Bernsen (ex-Father Todd) is set to recur on Season 3 of Showtime's Boston-set crime drama City on a Hill, playing an FBI agent named Sinclair Dryden from old money and mentor to Jackie (Kevin Bacon) who is hiding a dark side
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