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Gabriel Coronel Joins the Cast of 'Reina de Corazones'

Gabriel Coronel. Photo Credit: Telumundo Following the success of key roles in productions like Relaciones Peligrosas and Marido en Alquiler , Gabriel Coronel will once again captivate audiences with his portrayal of Frank Marino, in Telemundo’s original production Reina de Corazones (Monday to Friday 8 p.m. ET/PT). The story unfolds around mystery, espionage, conspiracy, intrigue, crime and romance, the super-production is set in Las Vegas, Nevada - Sin City - where casinos and nightlife play a leading role in the action. The multitalented actor’s new character is an agent of the secret service, a strong and well equipped man that can handle the most extreme situations. He is a risk taker, daring, proud and ambitious character who will give the story a unique twist. His hate and envy will drive him to seek the ultimate revenge against Javier (Eugenio Siller). Coronel shares the screen with stars Paola Nuñez, Eugenio Siller, Juan Soler, Catherine Siachoque and Laura Flores amon

Judge Issue Bench Warrant for Arrest of Former 'Scandal' Star Columbus Short

Former Scandal star Columbus Short was ordered to appear Wednesday morning in criminal court for a hearing in his domestic violence case. His wife was asking the judge for more protection from the actor, who is mired in legal trouble. But the actor wasn't there, so the judge issued a bench warran t for his arrest.

'Into The Woods' Movie Trailer Released

Disney has released the trailer for the much-anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical Into The Woods . Watch it below:

'EastEnders' Spoilers: Affair on the Horizon

EastEnders' Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) will cheat on his fiancée Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean) when he embarks on an affair with ex-partner Shirley Carter (Linda Henry). Viewers will remember that Shirley previously confessed her love for Phil shortly before he proposed to Sharon. The pair are also harboring each other's closest secrets, as Phil is aware that Shirley is Mick Carter's real mom, while Shirley knows that Phil ordered the Albert attack on Sharon last month. Phil does known that Sharon has discovered that he was responsible for her attack and is plotting revenge on him in the lead-up to their wedding day.

NBC Releases First Primetime Emmys Promo with Host Seth Myers (Video)

NBC has released a promo for the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards featuring host Seth Myers. The spot includes humorous sight-gag references to Breaking Bad , Masters of Sex , Mad Men, American Horror Story , True Detective , Game of Thrones , Top Chef and Mad Men . Watch the promo below:

'Into The Woods' Photos Including Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Tammy Blanchard

Billy Magnussen ( As the World Turns ) as Rapunzel's Prince. Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical Into The Woods is set to be released on December 25, 2014. Into The Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. The cast for Into The Woods includes Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen ( As the Wo

NEWS BRIEF: 'The Bold and the Beautiful' Live Stage Show, 'The Walking Dead' Most Discussed, AMC In Talks to Acquire Stake in BBC America

* Actors from The Bold and the Beautiful will appear in a live stage show in the Netherlands on October 3rd and 4th. Participating actors include Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester), Kim Matula (Hope Logan) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan). * Folks at the Burbank, California-based restaurant Not a Burger Stand have come up with an amusing way of offering discounts to their customers. Each week they draw up a new famous television show or movie character on a chalkboard and note that if customers order their food in the voice of or dress up as the character shown, they will receive a certain percentage off the bill. * Supernatural will be welcoming back some familiar faces for its 10th season (premiering October 7), including Sheriff Mills (played by Kim Rhodes). Meanwhile, the CW series' "musical-ish" 200th episode will feature "just about every character — I’ll say they will be represented — that you’ve ever loved or hated on the s

Susan Lucci Selling Oceanfront Home For Nearly $20 Million

Devious Maids and All My Children star Susan Lucci and her husband Helmut Huber have put their oceanfront Quogue home on the market. The classic Hamptons-style home is listed for $19,995,000 with Enzo Morabito and Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. "Four Winds" was built in 1989 and has not been on the market previously. The finely appointed, 10,622-square-foot home is on 1.4 acres with 160 feet of ocean frontage. Ocean and bay views are abundant in the two-story house, which has seven bedrooms and 7½ bathrooms.

'100 Things to Do Before High School' Premieres November 11 on Nickelodeon

100 Things To Do Before High School premieres November 11. Continuing to build on its pipeline of creator-driven, comedy-focused content, Nickelodeon announced today a 26-episode order of 100 Things To Do Before High School , a new live-action comedy series from Big Time Rush creator and executive producer Scott Fellows. The half-hour, single-camera series follows three best friends as they navigate the highs and lows of middle school, with the help of a bucket list of adventures that help them overcome class cliques, terrifying bullies and clueless teachers. The series will begin production this fall in Los Angeles.

Allison Williams Cast as Iconic Title Character in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

Girls star and classically trained singer Allison Williams has been cast as the iconic title character in NBC's Dec. 4 telecast of "Peter Pan Live!" "We couldn't be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "She's a lovely rising star on the award-winning show Girls -- where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent -- and we think she will bring the perfect blend of 'boyish' vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken's powerful Captain Hook." "Allison Williams is a major find," said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "She will reinvent the iconic role of Peter Pan with her wit, her warmth, her dynamic flying and her wonderful musical abilities. The score will be sung beautifully and introduced to a whole new generation of families." "I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three

David Otunga Appears on 'General Hospital' July 30th

Professional wrestler, lawyer, and actor David Otunga will appear on the Wednesday, July 30 episode of ABC soap opera General Hospital. Otunga, who is Alice's (Bergen Williams) wrestling hero, surprises Alice in her hospital room. The WWE star is married to actress and singer Jennifer Hudson. On August 10, 2009, Hudson gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy named David Daniel Otunga, Jr. In April 2014 Otunga competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX, but failed to win as he was eliminated by Big E.

'Where the Bears Are' Season 3 Trailer Released (Video)

It's The Golden Girls meets Murder, She Wrote with big, gay, hairy men! (aka "Bears") The award-winning web series is back after running an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. From the creative team of Rick Copp ( The Brady Bunch Movie ) Joe Dietl ( The Thin Pink Line ) and Ben Zook ( Jack and Jill ) comes comedy web series Where the Bears Are . The show has accumulated over 9 million viewers since premiering in 2012 and has a world-wide fan base.  The creators/stars have been flown to Europe and Australia due to the show's immense popularity. Season 3 follows the exploits of three gay bear roommates living together in Los Angeles, as they attempt to solve a string of murders involving young porn studio models. The season consists of 22 seven-minute episodes, with new episodes posted every Monday and Thursday. Season 3 is a romp through L.A.’s trendy neighborhood of Silver Lake, and eventually reaches its climax in the first-class cabin of a jumbo jet.

VH1 Renews 'Hit The Floor' For Third Season

VH1 scores with a three-pointer, proudly picking up its hit scripted series Hit The Floor for a third season of drama on and off the court. The series has pulled impressive ratings during the first two seasons, finishing as the #1 new scripted series of the summer on cable among Adults 18-49 in its debut season and currently ranking as the #1 ad-supported scripted drama on cable among women 18-49. Season 2 of Hit The Floor was a magnet for fans on social platforms, consistently ranking amongst the Top 10 most social shows on TV Monday nights on Twitter.

'Señora Acero' Begins Filming, New Novela Stars Blanca Soto

Filming is beginning today for the new Telemundo Studios original production, Señora Acero , starring Blanca Soto in her network debut. Written by Roberto Stopello ( La Reina del Sur ) and directed by actor and director Miguel Varoni and Walter Doehner ( La Reina del Sur ), the super series features a stellar cast, including Andrés Palacios, Rebecca Jones and Litzy, and the special participation of Damián Alcázar. Filmed on location in different locations surrounding Mexico City, Señora Acero tells the story of Sara Aguilar Bermúdez (Blanca Soto), a beautiful, charismatic and intelligent woman who goes from being a housewife with an ordinary life to a person capable of shaking the very foundations of her country’s government. After the shocking murder of her husband, Vicente Acero, Sara learns that he was not the man she thought he was. From that moment on, Sara and her son must run for their lives to evade the authorities and Victor’s enemies.

USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal Drama 'Colony'

USA Network announced today the pilot pick-up of, Colony (Working title), from creator and executive producer Carlton Cuse ( Lost , Bates Motel ) and Ryan Condal ( Hercules ). Colony joins USA's previously announced drama pilot pick-ups of Stanistan (working title) and Mr. Robot (working title). " Colony is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world," said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. "We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction."

Hulu Becomes Exclusive Streaming home for ‘Manhattan'

Coming off rave reviews surrounding last night's debut of the powerful new drama Manhattan on WGN America, Lionsgate, and Hulu have announced a ground-breaking deal for the new series to stream exclusively on Hulu Plus the day after its WGN America Sunday night airing, the two companies announced today. Hulu has acquired exclusive subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) rights to the critically-acclaimed new series produced by Lionsgate, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios. Beginning today, new episodes of season one will be available every Monday following WGN America's Sunday night airing, with all 13 episodes of season one available on Hulu Plus upon the completion of the season on air. Hulu will also make the five most recently broadcast episodes of season one available on the free, ad-supported Hulu on a three day delay.

'Constantine' Preview Trailer Unveiled at Comic (Video)

Constantine premieres this fall on NBC. Stepping out of the shadows and into the limelight, temporarily putting down his bow in favor of picking up a mic, Arrow star Stephen Amell served as master of ceremonies for the Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment three-hour event program in Hall H at Comic-Con 2014 tonight, Saturday, July 26. Throughout the course of the three-hour evening, Amell welcomed The Flash star Grant Gustin, Gotham star Ben McKenzie and Constantine star Matt Ryan to the stage; presided over the world premiere screening of Gotham and complete pilot of The Flash ; and gave fans a preview of Constantine and a sneak peek at season 3 of Arrow (revealing a future involving Ra's al Ghul). Also unveiled during the evening were four sets of Warner Bros. Television and DC Comics logos created specifically for the night and inspired by each show. Then, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns welcomed the casts and executi

Starz Releases Opening Title Sequence from 'Outlander' (Video)

Outlander premieres August 9. Starz has released a first look at the opening title song and sequence of its highly anticipated original series Outlander . The opening showcases never-before-seen footage from the series, along with an arrangement of the "Skye Boat Song" by Emmy-award winning composer Bear McCreary featuring the vocals of songstress Raya Yarbrough. The network first shared the main sequence upon over 1,500 enthusiastic fans at the Comic-Con world premiere screening of Outlander at San Diego's historic Spreckels Theatre on Friday night. Watch the opening below:

'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Adds Eileen Davidson to the Cast

Eileen Davidson won an Emmy in June for her work on Days of our Lives . She is returning to The Young and the Restless in September. She's also joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills . Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star Eileen Davidson will join the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills , according to Us Weekly . She is married to Vincent Van Patten. The news comes just days after it was confirmed that Days of our Lives alum Lisa Rinna is also joining the hit Bravo show for season five. Other cast members set to return to RHOBH include vets Kyle Richards, Kim Richards and Vanderpump. Season four newcomers Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia were fired after just one season. A rep for Bravo had no comment.

'TNT' Wins Fourth Consecutive Week In a Row, 'Major Crimes', 'Rizzoli & Isles' and 'The Last Ship' Leading the Pack.

Rizzoli & Isles TNT's summer ratings dominance continued last week with its fourth consecutive win as basic cable's most-watched network in primetime. TNT's ongoing success has been fueled by its slate of hit summer dramas, including Major Crimes , Rizzoli & Isles and The Last Ship , which ranked as basic cable's Top 3 scripted programs for the week among total viewers and which continue to hold position as basic cable's Top 3 scripted series for the summer-to-date. Sunday night's episode of The Last Ship ranked as basic cable's #1 scripted original for the week among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, solidifying its position as the summer's #1 scripted original on basic cable with key demos. The Last Ship , Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles also ranked basic cable's Top 3 scripted programs for the week among adults 25-54.

'Criminal Minds' Star Shemar Moore Returning to 'The Young and the Restless' as a Special Guest

For the first time in nearly a decade, Shemar Moore will return to The Young and the Restless for a special two-day guest appearance, Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11 (12:30-1:30 p.m. ET; 11:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon PT) on CBS. Moore, who appeared as a series regular for 11 years (1994–2002 and 2004–2005), will reprise his role as the charismatic Malcolm Winters, a portrayal that earned him a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000. “I am excited about returning to The Young and the Restless as a special guest,” said Moore. "This is where I got my start and I am looking forward to reuniting with my soap opera family." [SPOILER ALERT] During his two-day return, Moore will reunite with longtime friend and co-star Kristoff St. John, who portrays his on-screen brother, Neil Winters. In the episodes, Malcolm returns to Genoa City after leaving town years before without a proper goodbye. Now, he’s back for an important v

'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Runs January 4 - March 1, 2015 on PBS (Spoilers)

Downton Abbey returns for an epic fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate—a deliciously entertaining formula that has made it the highest-rated drama in PBS history. Downton Abbey , Season 5, airs Sundays, January 4 - March 1, 2015 on Masterpiece on PBS. Note: Downton Abbey premieres September 21 in the UK on ITV. Season 5 features returning stars Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Robert James-Collier, Penelope Wilton, Phyllis Logan, Lily James, Brendan Coyle, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Samantha Bond, Ed Speleers, Kevin Doyle, Raquel Cassidy, David Robb, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Daisy Lewis, Douglas Reith, Jeremy Swift, and Andrew Scarborough. This acclaimed ensemble is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter (Atonement), reprising her role as Lady Shackleton, and Peter Egan (Death at a Funeral), who returns as Lord Flintshire, together

Brian Hallisay Joins 'Revenge' in Season 4

Brian Hallisay joins Revenge in the Season 4 premiere. Mistresses actor Brian Hallisay is joining the upcoming fourth season of Revenge in the recurring role of Ben, a new friend of Jack's and a local cop. (He also plays a character named "Ben" on Mistresses .). Fun-loving and easy going, Ben is drawn to Jack's world and especially to the people in it. Hallisay is coming off a two-season stint on Lifetime's The Client List , where he met his now-wife Jennifer Love Hewitt. Prior to that, he did an arc on Ringer and was a regular on Privileged . Hallisay will first appear on the Revenge Season 4 premiere on Sunday, September 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Lucy Lawless Joins 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Former Xena star Lucy Lawless is heading to ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Season 2, TVGuide.com is reporting. Details on her role and how long she'll be sticking around are being kept under wraps. Lawless is also known for her roles on Spartacus , Battlestar Galactica and Parks and Recreation . Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, September 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Who do you think Lawless should play on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season?

Bravo Reunites All Seven Women For Three-Part Reunion of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' Starting July 29 9pm ET/PT

Sonja Morgan and Aviva Drescher Via press release: NEW YORK – July 22, 2014 – Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” wraps up season six with a three-part reunion premiering Tuesday, July 29 at 9pm ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen brings Aviva Drescher, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, Kristen Taekman and Heather Thomson together to rehash the season’s most talked-about highlights and give behind-the-scenes insight into jaw-dropping moments. For sneak peek at the reunions, visit bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-6/videos/first-look-at-the-rhony-season-6-reunion Before the reunions begin, tune in to the season finale on Tuesday, July 22 at 9pm ET/PT to see insults, accusations, and body parts fly in an epic season-ender. After being wooed and then ditched at Carole’s birthday party, Sonja must confront both Harry and LuAnn about their alleged night together. Kristen pulls some matrimonial strings to get a modeling job and

PREVIEW: Tyler Christopher & Ronn Moss Featured on 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Tonight

Daytime TV soap opera stars Tyler Christopher of ABC's General Hospital (Nikolas Cassadine) and Ronn Moss, formerly of CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful (Ridge Forrester) are featured on Celebrity Wife Swap , Tuesday, July 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Actor Tyler Christopher is best known for his role on the hit ABC soap opera General Hospital where he plays Nikolas Cassadine. Tyler lives in Malibu, CA with his wife Brienne and their son Greysun (4). Tyler is a hands-on dad who likes to spend time with his family. Tyler and Brienne are "outdoorsy" people who enjoy exercising and spending numerous hours at the beach. The family also likes to eat healthy with Tyler as head chef in the kitchen, where he weighs every food item the family plans to eat and uses an app to consider the impact of the calories and nutrition on all of them. Greysun is a very picky eater who doesn't like most foods, causing Tyler and Brianne some frustration when it comes to meal time.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers: Ridge Wants Revenge Against Bill

In this week's promo for CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (also the world's most-watched serial), Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) wants revenge on Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) so he takes him for a helicopter ride, with no seat belt! Watch a sneak peek below: [SPOILER ALERT]

'The Walking Dead' Comic Con Key Art Released

AMC has released The Walking Dead key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2014. The image, which will appear on banner ads around the fan-based convention from June 24-27, features series stars (from L-R): Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene and Michael Cudlitz as Sgt. Abraham Ford. The Walking Dead Comic Con panel will take place on Friday, July 25 at 12:20 p.m. PT in Hall H. Season five of "The Walking Dead" premieres this October on AMC. Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC RELATED: * 'The Walking Dead' Comic-Con Schedule

FX Renews 'Fargo' For Second Season With All-New Cast of Characters

Get your snow gear ready, FX is headed back to Fargo! Executive Producer and Writer Noah Hawley is moving forward with a second installment of the multiple Emmy-nominated miniseries from MGM Television and FX Productions, it was announced Monday by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks & FX Productions. The new chapter of the Fargo story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new "true crime" story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes. "We could not be more proud of Fargo ," said Landgraf. "Noah's audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations - the most for a single program in our history. Fargo was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment."

Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody Stars in 'Houdini' - Two-Night Miniseries-Event Premieres September 1

Houdini premieres Labor Day on History. Houdini , a new two-night scripted miniseries airing on September 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History, is the story of a man who can defy death, but who really was the man behind the escapes? The event miniseries follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America's first bonafide world-renowned superstar. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold-out concert halls, Eastern European immigrant Erich Weiss rose to become a household name across the globe - Houdini . Academy Award winner Adrien Brody ( The Pianist ) stars as The Great Harry Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists, and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. A thrilling ride throughout Harry's psyche, Houdini delves deep behind the curtain into his life through his stunts, his visions, and his mastery of illusion.

TCM Remembers James Garner with All-Day Marathon on July 28

James Garner Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember award-winning actor James Garner on Monday, July 28, with an all-day marathon featuring 12 of his films. The lineup features Garner's performances in such movies as Toward the Unknown (1956), which marked his film debut; the racing drama Grand Prix (1966); the popular romantic comedy The Thrill of It All (1963); the Paddy Cheyefsky-penned The Americanization of Emily (1964); the groundbreaking drama The Children's Hour (1961); and the gender-bending Victor/Victoria (1982). Below is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to James Garner (all times ET/PT): 6 a.m. – Toward the Unknown (1956) – starring William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith and James Garner

Meet 'General Hospital' Star Jason Thompson's Fiancée Paloma Jonas!

Paloma Jonas recently became engaged to Jason Thompson. General Hospital star Jason Thompson, who plays Dr. Patrick Drake on the daytime drama, announced on Instagram his engagement to longtime girlfriend, Paloma Jonas. On GH , Robin (Kimberly McCullough) has broken Patrick's heart and he is mourning the loss of his child. Thankfully, Paloma is bringing Jason some real life happiness. Are you curious about the mysterious Paloma Jonas? Watch the video below to find out more.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers: Will Nikki Fall Off The Wagon?

The Young and the Restless will mark the one-year anniversary of Katherine's death with a remembrance ceremony in Chancellor Park on the August 26-27 episodes. [SPOILER ALERT] According to TV Guide Magazine , the event is going to coincide with yet another tragic setback for alcoholic Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), who falls off the wagon — again!

Tricia Cast Returning to 'The Young and the Restless' along with Michael Fairman For Two Episodes

On August 26-27, CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless will mark the one-year anniversary of Katherine Chancellor's death with a remembrance ceremony in Chancellor Park. According to TV Guide Magazine , Tricia Cast (Nina) and Michael Fairman (Murphy) will return for the event. The gathering is Katherine's idea, adamantly requested in a letter to Jill (Jess Walton) that mysteriously arrives on August 13, and it will result in some resolution to the soap's music box mystery. Katherine's widower, Murphy, who has been living in a Lake Michigan cabin she bequeathed to him, also receives a letter from his late wife, prompting him to return to Genoa City for the memorial. Meanwhile, Katherine's dear friend Nina flies in from Los Angeles, where she's now a successful author.

German Soap Opera 'Verbotene Liebe' Canceled

Verbotene Liebe will be discontinued around its 20th anniversary. German soap opera Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love), which has run for nearly 20 years, has been canceled. An official confirmation was made by Das Erste on July 18. Director of Program Volker Herres said: "20 years ago, the siblings Jan and Julia made Verbotene Liebe a German series hit. Who could have guessed back then that VL , as the glamor soap would soon only be called, would have such a long breath? But eventually all shades of the forbidden and glamorous are told. It is then necessary to stop at the right time. And in our opinion this is now. As painful as it may be for the loyal fans of the series. But one thing is sure: Verbotene Liebe wrote television history."

Bernadette Peters To Guest Star In Bravo Media's 'Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce'

Bernadette Peters will guest star in Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce . Three time Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters will guest star in an upcoming episode of Bravo Media’s first original scripted series Girlfriends'’ Guide to Divorce , from Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Peters will play Lyla's mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids. Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce , premiering Tuesday, December 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, follows Abby (Lisa Edelstein, House ), whose career and marriage implode in one very public moment and she finds herself turning to her new divorced friends Lyla (Janeane Garofalo, Reality Bites ) and Phoebe (Beau Garrett, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior ) as she navigates life back on the singles scene.

Lifetime’s 'BAPs' Series Premieres Wednesday, July 23

Lifetime family docu-series BAPs, premiering Wednesday, July 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. Photo by Richard Knapp. Copyright 2014 Lifetime’s new docu-series BAPs pulls back the curtain on an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African-American friends from St. Louis who are self-proclaimed “BAPs”— Black American Princesses and Princes. BAPs follows these lifelong friends who are educated, sophisticated and believe being a BAP in today’s world is a birthright.  The show premieres on Wednesday, July 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Each hour-long episode of BAPs follows a circle of friends that is always dressed to the nines, with egos in tow and isn’t afraid to share opinions about men and each another. There is no shortage of conflict, humor and heart that comes along with being a part of this tight-knit clique,which includes, Anisha, Kristen, Gina, Jason, Riccarda and Brandon. Together, this group, whose dynamic can change from best friends to frenemies at the

SOAP OPERA HISTORY: Bill Bell & Claire Labine on Writing Daytime Serials (1997)

William J. Bell and Claire Labine In the December 1997 issue of On Writing , legendary daytime soap opera writers William J. "Bill" Bell and Claire Labine went in-depth on the process of telling stories for daytime television. Check out what they had to say below in a very fascinating and informative interview. ON WRITING: Can you, Claire and Bill, talk through the steps involved from idea to finished show? BELL: First of all, you have to structure your show. You have to decide what you're going to put in the show, and what characters you're going to use— LABINE: Over the long term. BELL: See, I've never worked with the long term. I haven't for 12 years. The network, God bless them, doesn't know what I'm doing until they get the finished script. LABINE: Good for you. ON WRITING: How far ahead do your stories get planned? BELL: I make them up as I go along. LABINE: This is the sound of two hands clapping. BELL: It's not as th

Watch the 'It Could Be Worse' Season 2 Premiere

Wesley Taylor stars as Jacob Gordon in It Could Be Worse . Season 2 of Wesley Taylor's smash hit web series It Could Be Worse has begun, and the show is better than ever. The series, airing on Hulu and HuluPlus, also continues to feature an all-star lineup. Series Regulars: Wesley Taylor, Adam Chanler-Berat, Mitchell Jarvis Recurring: Mark Engelhardt, Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus, Paris Remillard, Hannah Nordberg, David Saint, Molly Ephraim, and Gideon Glick Guest Stars: Alison Fraser, Roger Rees, Nancy Opel, Richard Poe, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Matt Lauria, and many more! Cameos: Brennan Brown, Anthony Rapp, Bridget Regan, Steven Pasquale, B.D. Wong, Will Swenson, Billy Magnussen, Marc Shaiman, Rory O’Malley, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, Chris Crocker, and many, many more. In Season 2, struggling actor Jacob Gordon (Taylor) moves to Los Angeles for an acting job that quickly falls through. Jacob's boyfriend, Ben (Chanler

Showtime Sets October Series Premiere Date for 'The Affair' & Debuts First Look

Showtime has announced the premiere date for the network's provocative new drama series The Affair , which will make its series premiere on Sunday, October 19th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Currently in production in Montauk, NY, on ten episodes, The Affair stars Golden Globe nominees Dominic West ( The Wire ) and Ruth Wilson ( Luther ), as well as Emmy nominee Maura Tierney ( ER ) and SAG Award nominee Joshua Jackson ( Fringe ). The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The provocative drama will be told separately from the male and female perspectives - using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband Cole (Jackson), struggles to keep it all together, both with his wife and the financially-strained ranch that has been in his family for generations. Their emotionally-charge

FX's 'The Strain' Infects Comic-Con with Exclusive Fan Event

He is here. FX's drama series The Strain is headed to San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive fan event on the evening of Saturday, July 26 at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15. The event will give fans an inside look at the first two episodes of The Strain, props and costumes from the show, as well as a sneak peek into never-before-seen footage from the upcoming episode airing July 27 on FX. Attendees will also be treated to free food, drinks, giveaways and special appearances. VIP access for a limited number of fans will be granted per the details below. The Strain "He Is Here" Event Details: Location: Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 (701 5th Ave., San Diego) Time: Saturday, July 26, 2014 -- VIP Arrival at 6:30 p.m. / General Audience Admission at 7:30 p.m. VIP Access Details (VIP access requires 3 steps)* Step 1: Visit the FOX (#4229), Harper Collins (#1029), and Dark Horse (#2615) booths and pick up a The Strain wristband from each one. The three wristbands must be

Showtime Releases First 'Homeland' Season 4 First Look Trailer (Video)

Showtime has unveiled the Season 4 poster for its No. 1 series Homeland, premiering on Sunday, October 5th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The highly-anticipated drama stars Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a bi-polar CIA officer who plays by her own rules. As last season drew to a close Carrie, pregnant with the late Brody's (Damian Lewis) baby, got promoted to a new post overseas, while Saul Berenson (Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin) contemplated his future outside of the CIA. Season four will find Carrie assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East where she is back on the front lines in the war on terror. Along with Danes and Patinkin, Emmy nominee Rupert Friend will return for Season 4, along with Nazanin Boniadi and Laila Robins who will both be series regulars. Watch an early look at Season 4 below:

'Black Jesus' Blesses Adult Swim This Summer

Adult Swim has announced their new half-hour live-action scripted comedy Black Jesus from award-winning writer/producer, Aaron McGruder ( The Boondocks , Red Tails ) will premiere on Thursday, August 7th at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series stars newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson as Black Jesus. The cast includes Charlie Murphy ( The Chapelle Show ), Corey Holcomb ( The Cleveland Show ), John Witherspoon ( The Boondocks ), Kali Hawk ( Bridesmaids ), Andra Fuller ( L.A. Complex ), Antwon Tanner ( One Tree Hill ), Andrew Bachelor ( House of Lies ), Angela Gibbs ( The Fosters ), and Valenzia Algarin ( True Blood ). McGruder is executive producer through his 5 Mutts Productions, along with director Mike Clattenburg, LEG's Norman Aladjem, John Bravakis and Stu Schreiberg, with Rober

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Lifetime Movie 'Guilty At 17' Premieres Sunday Night, Stars Erin Sanders, Chloe Rose, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Michael Woods, Zack Peladeau and Catherine Dent

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TNT Renews Three Summer Hits: The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Falling Skies

Eric Dane in The Last Ship All Three Dramas Rank among Basic Cable's Top 5 Scripted Series So Far This Summer. Falling Skies to Wrap Up Epic Story in Fifth and Final Season. TNT has renewed three of its chart-topping summer hits: The Last Ship , Major Crimes and Falling Skies . All three dramas rank among basic cable's Top 5 scripted series this summer with total viewers and adults 25-54. They have also helped TNT score a significant lead as basic cable's #1 network in primetime for the summer-to-date.

Hallmark Movie 'For Better or For Worse' Premieres Tonight, Stars Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields

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Lifetime Movie 'Expecting Amish' Premieres Tonight, Stars Jesse McCartney, AJ Michalka, Alyson Stoner, Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Brian Krause

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'Days of our Lives' Spoilers: Eileen Davidson is finally back as Kristin DiMera!

The wait is over! Emmy Winner Eileen Davidson makes her triumphant return to Days of our Lives next week and Salem is never going to be the same. How are Brady (Eric Martsolf), Eric (Greg Vaughn), Nicole (Arianne Zucker), EJ (James Scott), Sami (Alison Sweeney), Jennifer (Melissa Reeves), Theresa (Jen Lilley) John (Drake Hogestyn) and her mortal enemy Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) going to react to this shocking surprise? Will they throw her a party? Will Jennifer ask Kristin if she can use her services in dealing with Eve Baron Donovan Deveraux Larson(Kassie Depaiva)? Will Theresa confide in Kristin about her sex life with Brady? So many possibilities! Marlena tells Roman (Josh Taylor), "Something terrible is about to happen." She is wrong!

Lifetime Movie 'Expecting Amish' Premieres Saturday Night, Stars AJ Michalka, Jesse McCartney, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Alyson Stoner and Brian Krause.

AJ Michalka and Jesse McCartney. Photo by Jack Zeman. Copyright 2014 Lifetime Original Movie Expecting Amish premieres on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars AJ Michalka, Jesse McCartney, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Alyson Stoner and Brian Krause. 18-year-old Hannah Yoder (Michalka)is ready to become an Amish adult—which means baptism into the Church, and marriage to her boyfriend Samuel(Bilodeau). But her friends convince her to go on Rumspringa in Hollywood where she wears jeans and makeup for the first time and begins to think for herself, making her own decisions. She meets Josh(McCartney), a DJ, and the two click instantly becoming inseparable. On their last night together, Hannah confides that she doesn’t want to be baptized and wants to stay in LA—but she has to go home to tell her family. When she returns to Amish country, Hannah learns she is pregnant and must make the painful choice of staying with Samuel and raising the baby as his, or return to Josh and risk bei

Broadway to Dim Its Lights Friday Night in Memory of Elaine Stritch

The Broadway community mourns the loss of actress and singer Elaine Stritch, who passed away today at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Friday, July 18th, at exactly 7:45 p.m. for one minute. The American actress and singer was best known for her work on Broadway. The four-time Tony Award nominee has appeared in numerous stage plays and musicals, feature films, and many television programs. She also starred in several West End productions in London.