Thursday, October 23, 2014

'A Very Buffy Halloween' Marathon Coming to Pivot, Daily Theme Blocks Starting October 27

Starting Monday, October 27 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, Pivot will begin airing "A Very Buffy Halloween" marathon in celebration of the year’s scariest and creepiest holiday.

Daily special themed blocks will start each day at 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT, including "Monday Sucks" (10/27), "Eve of the Demons" (10/28), "Witchy Wednesday" (10/29), and "Thursday Unleashed" (10/30).

Then on Halloween Day, the marathon kicks off extra early at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT with a "Classic Monsters" theme and concludes with the top Halloween episodes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her villain fighting gang starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

Janet Iacobuzio & Nelson Aspen Team Up For New Series Reuniting Big Names from Daytime TV History

Great News!

Some of the biggest names in the history of Daytime Television will reunite for a new series from the creative minds of Emmy-winning soap scribe Janet Iacobuzio and entertainment media-hyphenate Nelson Aspen. A major social media campaign will be launching in 2015 which includes many of the most talented and best loved professionals in the genre. This exciting, ground breaking project will not only honor the history of soaps, but celebrate the interactive opportunities of today.

Serial Scoop will be first for news of all the developments of next summer's premiere as well as ways YOU can participate in all the creativity and celebration. Stay tuned for news, sneak peeks and exclusive behind-the-scenes exclusives in the months ahead as Janet & Nelson begin to unveil the Stars & Stories you've been longing to see!

Meantime, if you're in the NYC area, mark your calendar for Nelson's personal appearance to promote his scoop-tastic new book, "My Prime Time": Tues. December 2, 7 p.m. - Jack Rabbit Sports; 140 West 72 Street NYC or order the book right now at You're sure to recognize many of the "Prime Time" Players!

'Nashville' Up 8% in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Avery (Jonathan Jackson) and Glenn (Ed Amatrudo) in ABC's Nashville. Photo Credit: ABC/Mark Levine
In the Live + Same Day fast affiliate ratings, ABC's Nashville was up week to week by 8% in Total Viewers (5.4 million vs. 5.0 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.3/4).

Nashville nearly tied NBC's Chicago P.D. in the hour among Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.5/5).

On average this season in the Live + 7 Day numbers, Nashville' audience is growing by 2.6 million viewers (+49% - 5.3 million to 7.9 million) and by 60% in Adults 18-49 (1.5 rating to 2.4 rating) over its L+SD results.

ABC's Live + 3 Project for Nashville: 8.8 million/2.2 rating and Live + 7 = 9.7 million/2.4 rating

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Marie Wilson to Guest Star This Fall on 'Days of our Lives' as Bree

Marie Wilson will play Bree on Days of our Lives.  Photo Credit: Marie Wilson
Indie Series Award-nominated actress Marie Wilson will guest star on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives this fall.

Warning: Spoilers ahead...

Wilson will make her Days of our Lives debut on October 31. Wilson will make her Days debut on October 31. In an exciting story arc set to kick off this Halloween, Wilson plays the character of Bree, an old acquaintance of Hope's (Kristian Alfsonso) who turns out to be someone from Aiden's (Daniel Cosgrove) dark past. She will be sharing the screen with Kristian Alfonso and Daniel Cosgrove in some thrilling upcoming scenes. Stay tuned to see how she shakes things up for this Salem couple.

Wilson previously played Karen Wexler in Port Charles and Meg Snyder on As the World Turns.

Her other credits include My Synthesized Life, The Bay, Criminal Minds and Workshop.

Corday Productions Developing Original TV Properties with TruLOVE Network

Corday Productions, producers of NBC soap opera Days of our Lives, is partnering with TruLOVE Network, which is owned by BroadLit, Inc., to develop original television properties based on TruLOVE's extensive library of romance stories. TruLOVE is a digital network with a new focus on global romance and programmed to capture the powerful female audience with a wholly owned original library of content developed by an award winning marketing, branding and production management team.

Since Days of our Lives premiered in 1965, Corday Productions has reached historical status having aired over 12,000 episodes on NBC, with no signs of slowing down. Corday says it is dedicated to revitalizing the traditional soap opera to suit current fans and engage new viewers.

Christian Slater Joins USA's 'Mr. Robot' In Title Role

Christian Slater (Nymphomaniac, Adderall Diaries) has been cast in the title role of USA Network's cyber-crime pilot Mr. Robot. Mr. Robot is a mysterious anarchist who recruits Elliot (Rami Malek) into an underground hacker organization intent on bringing down corporate America.

The series also stars Rami Malek (24), Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström (Simple Simon).