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VANESSA RAY AMONG COVER STARS FOR THE SPECIAL “BLUE BLOODS” ISSUE OF WATCH! MAGAZINE, ON NEWSSTANDS NOW THROUGH MID-JULY(5/21/19) The special BLUE BLOODS issue of CBS’ Watch! magazine features covers with four of the hit series’ beloved stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes and Vanessa Ray. This May/June issue, on newsstands now through mid-July, also includes a nostalgic look back at decades of show-stopping moments from past Tony Awards broadcasts, a celebration of 30 seasons of heart-stopping action on THE AMAZING RACE, a Q&A with ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT co-host Kevin Frazier, “24 Hours With... Heather Tom” (THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL), a guide to superb summer fashions, and much more!
It’s been exactly eight years since Watch! featured multiple covers of BLUE BLOODS cast members shortly after the end of the popular show’s freshman season. For the newest BLUE BLOODS issue, Moynahan, Wahlberg and Estes were once again photographed by David Needleman, and Vanessa Ray (who joined the series in season four as Estes’ character’s cop partner, who just became his wife in the high-rated ninth season finale) was a welcome cover addition.
When the cast members gathered for their shoots – Moynahan and Wahlberg one day, and Estes and Ray the next – their kinship was palpable. They were playful and supportive of each other and enjoyed reminiscing about fun/special times they’ve shared with their entire TV family. This fall, BLUE BLOODS’ Reagan clan will return for its 10th season, premiering with its 200th episode – and, as usual, Watch! will be along for the ride!
Wahlberg, styled by Watch! style director Sasha Charnin Morrison, was a bundle of positive energy and cheerful collaboration at the photo studio. While being interviewed by Fred Schruers during a break at the shoot, Wahlberg talked about the evolution of his BLUE BLOODS character, how he and Bridget have had a “parallel journey as friends and have been there for each other,” how Tom Selleck encourages the improvising Wahlberg does during the dinner scenes (“What a great thing that the head of the table trusts me. It means the world to me.”), and his continued appreciation for the role: “I never could understand when an actor would say they got burnt out on a TV show…We fight so hard to get these jobs. I worked for years just to get an acting gig, and I’m hearing of actors quitting shows because they’re bored. And I think, ‘What the hell are you talking about?’”
Moynahan’s modeling background was evident as she posed with a soulful vitality in an array of feminine formal dresses and tailored looks, also selected by Morrison. During her interview with Chip Brown, Moynahan discusses her childhood and early career, the inspiration for her second book, Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes, a charity benefitting girls that’s receiving some of the book’s proceeds, and the boots that helped bolster her battered confidence 12 years ago, when she was the subject of a tabloid press frenzy. She also talks warmly of her BLUE BLOODS experience (“The show feels like family now”) and some of the particularly emotional moments the show and actors have tackled this past season. “There’s a level of vulnerability in some performances,” she says. “Vulnerability has a stigma of being weak, but it’s inspiring.”
Estes and Ray, both styled by Christina Pacelli, each got a kick out of the glamorous shoot and offered each other heartfelt compliments about how the other looked in various ensembles. Interviewed together by Jessica Shaw, the TV couple talked about their first auditions for their roles, their initial reactions to hearing their characters would couple up (Estes: “We were nervous about what it was going to mean once we were together”), how their off-camera conversations often make it into the scripts, having some street cred with New York City police officers (Ray: “It is fun to live in New York City and hear cops in a grocery store or something going, ‘Hey, Janko [their characters’ combined name from fans on social media].’ For them to recognize anything that we do is the best thing about this job.”), and how one day in the makeup trailer military veteran Tom Selleck ended up teaching Ray how to salute and stand at attention for her role.
Also, in honor of CBS’ THE 73rd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® broadcast on June 9, writer Melissa Rose Bernardo provides a nostalgic Tony Awards Viewers Guide, which includes Tony Awards trivia, a look back at the top 10 favorite Tony telecast performances, five sensational song-and-dance moments by Tony hosts, a look at some of the most infamous Tony snubs – and 10 winning looks on past Tony red carpets.
Additional stories in the issue include:
Phil Keoghan, host of THE AMAZING RACE for 18 years, reminiscing about 30 seasons of racers and milestones for the show, which is currently in its 31st season.
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT co-host Kevin Frazier relaying to Brantley Bardin how he couldn’t help feeling like a regular fan while spending time with a certain legendary musician, how he’s learned to face the fact that not every interview will be perfect nor will every star love chatting with him, and how lucky he feels to be married to someone who balances what he does. “I’m interviewing celebrities while she’s out there defending people [as a Los Angeles public defender] on the worst days of their lives.”
“24 Hours with…Heather Tom,” taking readers through a typical day for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL star (who is also a rising TV director, interior designer, wife and mom).
A summer fashion guide based on the vastly different signature styles of the four female characters on Pop’s hit series SCHITT’S CREEK, plus separate stories on must-have colors and looks for the season.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING executive producer Rand Morrison talking about creating a blend of news, culture and quirky human interest stories. Says Morrison, “I love this show. It’s like being given a gift…We have 90 minutes. We can do almost anything, in a way that we can be proud of and our audience is happy with. We have 6 million viewers. So how can you complain?”
GOD FRIENDED ME star Suraj Sharma sharing how – and why -- he’s rediscovering the power of martial arts.
Novelist Mary Beth Keane talking about the inspiration for her newest book, Ask Again, Yes, and what she hopes readers will take away from it.
CBS Sports lead play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and Kerry Haigh, the chief championships officer of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, recalling highlights of past PGA Championships.
Sofia Pernas, star of CBS’ new globe-trotting adventure series BLOOD & TREASURE, revealing some of her favorites styles, designers, beauty products and accessories.
Also, CBSWatchmagazine.com continues to complement the print magazine’s articles while still showcasing its own unique content, including photos and videos that are original to Watch!
Marisa Tomei Headed To Broadway For Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Rose Tattoo’ Revival(5/20/19) Marisa Tomei will star in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, to be directed by Trip Cullman and set for a Roundabout Theatre Company production in September.
Tomei will play Serafina, the widow “who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor,” in the description by Roundabout. Other casting — including that fiery suitor — hasn’t been announced.
The Rose Tattoo will begin previews on September 19, with an official opening on Tuesday, October 15. The limited engagement will run through December 8 at the nonprofit Roundabout’s Broadway venue American Airlines Theatre.
Cullman and Tomei premiered the revival at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in June 2016.
The play made its Tony-winning Broadway debut in 1951, starring Maureen Stapleton and Eli Wallach. A movie version was released in 1955 starring Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster, and a 1995 Broadway revival at Circle in the Square starred Mercedes Ruehl and Anthony LaPaglia.
The Rose Tattoo will be the latest Roundabout production of a Tennessee Williams work, following including Summer and Smoke (1975 & 1996), The Night of the Iguana (1996), The Glass Menagerie (1994 & 2010), A Streetcar Names Desire (2005), Suddenly Last Summer (2006) and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (2011).
The Rose Tattoo announcement was made today by Roundabout artistic director/CEO Todd Haimes.
Tomei won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for My Cousin Vinny, and her long roster of stage credits include, most recently, Sarah Ruhl’s 2017 How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at Lincoln Center. She’s in rehearsals as Edith Bunker for the live All in the Family special set for May 22 on ABC.
Ellen Dolan Enters the Writing Life with ‘Ball of Redemption’(5/14/19) (danspapers.com) Ellen Dolan is reinventing herself. Known for playing Margo Hughes on CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 1989 until its final episode in 2010, the Springs-based actress has found a new calling—writing. Her first play, Ball of Redemption, will have a staged reading at Guild Hall on Thursday, May 30.
“I’m writing, so that’s a whole new way of creating, and I love it,” Dolan says. “I always sort of dabbled in it, and it was never very good. My only training was reading a multitude of scripts.”
After As the World Turns ended, Dolan and her family moved to Boulder, CO, where she admits she struggled to find fulfillment. “When I was living out in Boulder for a couple of years, there was nothing to do, because trust me, I’m not going to do dinner theater—it’s not going to happen,” she says with a laugh. “I started to write a pilot and got the pilot done and 10 episodes out in breakdowns and I’m having my partner proofread as we speak. I’ve got that done and have a film loosely based on my father that I’m just finishing up and I’ve got the play reading at Guild Hall,” she explains.
“It’s all a pu pu platter of things to present to an agent,” Dolan says, noting that moving to Springs has brought about a creative renaissance in her. “I was always sequestered away in my beautiful little utopia of going into a studio and working every day, which was heaven. I’m redefining myself and, oh my God, it’s such a beautiful place to redefine yourself.”
And redefining herself was important. Dolan got her start on Guiding Light from 1982–1986, then briefly moved to Los Angeles before returning to New York to star on As the World Turns, which became her home for more than 20 years. But times changed; when As the World Turns was canceled, Dolan knew that things were different.
“I’m 63 years old. I don’t think there’s any interest coming my way, and there’s nothing in New York anymore. It’s all out in Los Angeles. Daytime is really different now—it’s very quick scenes, fast-paced, and we really had the luxury, all through the ’80s and ’90s, of developing character and scenes and rehearsing with the directors and sort of maturating this wonderful storytelling device we had,” she explains. “That just doesn’t exist anymore and there’s not much call for characters like me. So I’m okay with that. I got to do it for so long and I loved my cast mates and the crew, and had the perfect life. I got to have a baby while I was working in New York City. What more can you ask for?”
Dolan acknowledges that soap operas have a bit of a stigma in show business. “I find in the few times I’ve gotten to go out and pitch, if you mention the two words ‘soap opera,’ people skew, they see it a different way, they suddenly give comments like ‘oh, melodrama.’ It’s always pejorative, they always cut it down and I’m going to tell you, some of the smartest, fastest, brightest writers, directors and actors have come out of daytime.”
After working on Ball of Redemption for years, Dolan is excited to see it come to life at Guild Hall. The play is about three siblings who reunite under interesting circumstances and explores some complex themes. “My quick, pithy little pitch is that it’s about quantum physics, which I know nothing about!” Dolan says. “It started with my question years ago of, ‘What ever happened to the three children of Fátima after the Blessed Virgin Mary stopped showing up?’ How do you top that? Where do you go from there? How do you live day to day after something so extraordinary happens, if you believe it happened or not?”
She notes that while the play explores some heady themes, it’s not a “religious” or moralistic story, but rather about how three people can interpret the same event three very different ways.
Dolan is excited and nervous to present Ball of Redemption. “At some point you have to put your baby up there,” she says. “It’s a play in progress. Will anyone understand it? Will you be entertained? It’s a whole new world out there. It’s like an actor auditioning for the biggest role of their life.”
See Ball of Redemption at Guild Hall on Thursday, May 30. For tickets, visit guildhall.org.
Fox Orders Jason Biggs Family Comedy to Series(5/10/19) Step aside, Bob Belcher — there’s a new animated mustache coming to Fox. The network has given a series order to The Great North, TVLine has learned, which stars Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as Alaskan single father Beef Tobin, who “does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter, Judy, lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall.”
The Great North‘s stellar voice cast also includes Jenny Slate (Saturday Night Live), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Paul Rust (Love), Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) and Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show). Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux and Minty Lewis will serve as executive producers and writers. Loren Bouchard will also executive-produce.
Also ordered to series at Fox is multi-cam comedy Outmatched, which follows a “blue-collar couple in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.”
Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black) and Maggie Lawson (Psych) star as the aforementioned parents, alongside Connor Kalopsis (The Grinder), Ashley Boettcher (Lost in Oz), Jack Stanton (The Mick), newcomer Oakley Bull and Tisha Campbell-Martin (Martin). Outmatched is written by executive producer Lon Zimmet and directed by Jonathan Judge.
This Close Season 2(5/9/19) The dramedy This Close will return for Season 2 with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 9 pm PT/midnight ET on SundanceTV. The rest of the eight-episode season will unspool with double installments on Friday, Sept. 13, Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20. Guest stars include Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Camryn Manheim (The Practice), Steven Weber (iZombie), Austin Nichols (The Walking Dead), Lisa Rinna (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva) and Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place).
The Good Fight Renewed for Season 4(4/24/19) Diane Lockhart & Co. will keep fighting the you-know-what, now that The Good Fight has been renewed for Season 4 at CBS All Access.
In addition to The Good Wife alum Christine Baranski, the spinoff’s cast includes Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Sheen and Delroy Lindo. Leslie’s future with the acclaimed drama is, however, in question, given her character Maia’s increasingly reduced presence, the actress’ conspicuous absence from Season 3 key art, and an unemployment-related quip Leslie made during husband Kit Harington’s recent Saturday Night Live monologue. (CBS All Access has yet to comment on the original cast member’s future status.)
“The Good Fight is in the middle of an incredible third season and continues to be a flagship original series for the service,” CBS All Access original content EVP Julie McNamara said in announcing the renewal. “Its visionary creators Robert and Michelle King and the extraordinary cast continue to explore the cultural climate with insight, humor and courage, and we can’t wait to see where these indelible characters go next.”
Episode 7 of The Good Fight‘s current season releases this Thursday, April 25, with the season finale set for May 16.
Tom Degnan in The Code 5/13/19(4/23/19) “1st Civ Div” – Abe and Harper try to track down a website owner who is inciting violence by having Marines confront and expose civilians who are publicly pretending to serve in the Corps. Also, Abe’s relationship with Alex (Justine Cotsonas) becomes more complicated; Rami faces a crisis of conscience when he and his wife, Nazil (Shazi Raja), go for their citizenship test; and Col. Turnbull anxiously awaits word on her son’s status after she approves an overseas airstrike, on THE CODE, Monday, May 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Nate Miller (James Dale), Joe Carroll (Lance Cpl. Gary Van Horn), Tom Degnan (Lt. Isaac Pfister).
Tonya Pinkins in Bull 5/6/19(4/23/19) “When the Rains Came” – Bull helps mount a defense for Taylor’s brother-in-law, Ralph Kelly (Bobby Moreno), a prison guard charged with manslaughter for the drowning deaths of two inmates in the middle of a hurricane. During the trial, Bull aims to convince the jury that his client tried to prevent a “greater harm” when he abandoned his prison command to evacuate his own family, on BULL, Monday, May 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Bobby Moreno (Ralph Kelly), Clara Stack (Hannah Kelly), Tonya Pinkins (Judge Maynard).
Dishing with Digest - 4/19/19 - Kin Shriner(4/19/19) GH’s Kin Shriner Traces His Soap Roots (Listen / download).
Kin Shriner looks back on 40-plus years as GH’s Scott Baldwin, his roles on other soaps, his daytime pals, favorite memories and so much more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also debate the pros and cons of ripped-from-the-headlines stories.
Jimmy Kimmel Re-Creates Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ Episodes For Live ABC Primetime Special(4/19/19) Jimmy Kimmel will present a live 90-minute primetime event paying tribute to Norman Lear’s groundbreaking comedy series All in the Family and The Jeffersons on ABC.
An original episode from each iconic Lear comedy will be re-created; Jimmy Burrows is directing the live special. Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ will air Wednesday, May 22, 8-9:30 PM ET.
Woody Harrelson will play Archie Bunker role; Marisa Tomei will play his wife Edith in the recreation of All In The Family. Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes take the roles of George and Louise Jefferson in the All in the Family spinoff, The Jeffersons.
Ellie Kemper will play Gloria Stivic, Will Ferrell will appear as Tom Willis and Justina Machado is set to play Florence Johnston, with more all-casting
Kimmel and Lear host; the project teams them with exec producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux.
“The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear,” Kimmel said, calling the project a “dream come true.”
People have said the two series were of the 70’s and “would not work today,” Lear said of his two TV-landscape-changing comedies.
“We disagree with them and are here to prove, with two great casts depicting of All In The Family and The Jeffersons, the timelessness of human nature,” Lear continued, adding, “I cannot wait to see what these glorious performers make in our time of these indelible characters.”
Last July, SPT announced a new deal with Lear and his Act III Productions, noting it had an “option to re-imagine titles from his extensive library including All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, to name a few.”
ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke, meanwhile, declared the network “honored” to partner with “our brilliant friend Jimmy Kimmel and trailblazer Norman Lear” in the live TV project, agreeing with Lear that the two series are “as culturally relevant today as they’ve ever been.” She forecast it will be “the can’t-miss television event” of the year, if not the decade, while Sony Pictures Television Studios president Jeff Frost and co-presidents Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter called it an “exciting new format.”
All in the Family shaped political and social conversations in American homes in the post-civil rights era. From 1971 through 1979, the series about conservative working class Archie Bunker, his liberal son-in-law and daughter, and his wife Edith tackled such hot-button topics as women’s rights, racism, and homosexuality.
The success of All in the Family led to introduction of The Jeffersons, which ran from 1975 to 1985 – the first television series to feature an interracial couple. It would go on to be one of the longest running African American shows on TV, following George and Louise Jefferson as they moved to the East Side and showcased what it was like to be successful in a predominantly white world. The show is credited with shifting conversations about race and class, paving the way for other African American actors and TV series.
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ is being produced by Smoking Baby Productions, ACT III Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions and Sony Pictures Television.
Jason Biggs' Wife Jenny Mollen Admits Dropping Son, Suffers Fractured Skull(4/19/19) Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen's 5-year-old son, Sid, is recovering from a broken skull, which Jenny admits happened because she dropped him last weekend.
Jenny made the revelation Wednesday, saying ... "On Saturday evening I dropped my son on his head causing him to fracture his skull and landing him in the ICU." She added, Sid is home now and "recovering nicely."
As for why she decided to tell the world ... "My heart goes out to all parents who have or will ever find themselves in this kind of position. You are not alone."
This is kind of Jenny's thing -- she's pretty open about the ups and downs of parenthood. Back in November, she revealed their 1-year-old, Lazlo, was bitten by a dog.
Despite the seriousness of Sid's injury ... Jenny cracked a bit of humor in her post. After thanking all the nurses, doctors, cafeteria staff and janitors at the NYC hospital where he was treated -- as well as Jason -- she said, "Not sure how this post turned into an Oscars acceptance speech."
Julianne Moore to Headline J.J. Abrams-Stephen King Limited Series at Apple(4/9/19) Julianne Moore is making her return to TV in a big way: The Oscar-winning actress will star in the Apple limited series Lisey’s Story, from super duo J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, TVLine has confirmed.
An adaptation of King’s 2006 horror-romance novel of the same name, the “deeply personal” thriller follows Lisey (Moore) two years after the death of her husband. The show explores a series of events that causes Lisey to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.
In addition to exec-producing alongside Abrams, Moore and Ben Stephenson, King will also pen all eight episodes of the drama. The iconic horror writer and Abrams’ current collaboration, the Hulu anthology series Castle Rock, is heading into Season 2. Meanwhile, Abrams also has the Jennifer Garner-starring drama My Glory Was I Had Such Friends and the music-themed Little Voice with EP Sara Bareilles on tap for the tech giant’s forthcoming streaming service Apple TV+.
Moore got her start on the small screen in the now-defunct daytime soap As the World Turns. More recent TV credits include starring as Sarah Palin in the HBO TV movie Game Change and recurring on 30 Rock.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Moore’s casting.
Jen Lilley, Chris McNally, Dan Jeannotte, Nathan Parsons & More Cast In Hallmark Channel’s ‘Countdown To Summer’ Movie Event(4/9/19) Hallmark Channel has rounded out cast, firmed up titles and loglines and set premiere dates for its Countdown To Summer movie programming event.
Announced at TCA in February, the channel will premiere A Paris Romance, starring Jen Lilley (Days Of Our Lives) and Dan Jeannotte (The Bold Type, Reign) on Saturday, May 4; Feels Like Home (working title) starring Jonna Walsh (The Fosters, Baby Daddy) and Nathan Parsons (Roswell, New Mexico, The Originals) on Saturday, May 11; Sailing Into Love (fka Four Summer Weddings), starring Leah Renee (Grimm, Satisfaction) and Chris McNally (When Calls The Heart, Altered Carbon) on May 18; and Love in the Sun, starring Emeraude Toubia (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Tom Maden (Scream: The TV Series, Famous In Love) and Shawn Christian (Days Of Our Lives, Famous In Love) on May 25.
“We strive to provide our fans with a viewing experience that immerses them in the sights, sounds and feelings of the seasons that is only available on our network,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “Viewers have enthusiastically embraced our seasonal event strategy so we’re thrilled to expand on these offerings with the addition of ‘Countdown to Summer’ to the schedule.”
Complete details of the four movies follow below.
A Paris Romance
Logline: Isabella is the ambitious new owner of her family’s Oregon winery whose dream of becoming world-renowned takes a big step forward when she enters a prestigious wine competition in Paris. Upon arrival, Isabella meets her biggest competitor, Jacques, from one of the world’s foremost winemaking families. Impressed by Isabella and her expertise in wine, a budding romance develops between them. However, as the results as the competition are announced, Isabella believes Jacques badmouthed her wine. Hurt, she returns home. When Jacques discovers what upset her, he seeks to win her back, even if it means leaving behind his beloved winery.
Feels Like Home (wt)
Logline: Host of a New England web series, Abby is set to launch her own line of home products. All she needs is a few more authentically northeastern webisodes and the deal is done. But Abby’s roots are actually in Texas, and now she must return to her dad’s ranch to help him. Surprised to find her former boyfriend Ryan is the ranch manager, Abby is soon swept up in their old chemistry. Torn between her Texas roots and her New England aspirations, Abby must decide where she belongs – with work in the northeast, or deep in the heart of Texas.
Sailing Into Love (fka Four Summer Weddings)
Logline: Biology teacher Claire is busy juggling her duties as bridesmaid to three friends, as well as teaching a summer enrichment class at her most favorite place in the world, Blue Island. Claire learns that the sailboat used to ferry to her students has been sold to a former Navy man, Captain Tom, with the stipulation that he continues to sail the class to the island. Claire’s life gets complicated when she learns her former boyfriend Jason works for the developer intent on building a resort on Blue Island.
Love in the Sun
Logline: When successful dating app creator Alana hesitantly gets engaged, she returns to her hometown in Florida to deliver the news to her dad. Upon returning home, she crosses paths with her former flame, Kai, and finds herself falling in love with the fun and adventurous lifestyle tied to her community. As Alana and Kai work together to help her dad restore his declining property, Alana finds herself conflicted as to whether or not her current way of living makes her happier than the home and community that she always knew and loved.
Tonya Pinkins on Madam Secretary 4/21/19(4/5/19) “Better Angels” – As Elizabeth prepares to leave the state department and announce her run for president, anti-globalist terrorists attack the United Nations delegation in Geneva who are there to sign the climate migration treaty, on the fifth season finale of MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, April 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Tracee Chimo Pallero (Nina Cummings), Will Chase (Senator Owen Callister), Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson)
June Harding Dies: ‘The Trouble With Angels’ Actress Was 81(3/30/19) June Harding, a versatile actress whose film debut in The Trouble With Angels made her a teenage rebel icon, has died. She was 81 and passed away in hospice care in Deer Isle, Maine, according to her brother.
Harding graduated Virginia Commonwealth University, and moved to New York. She broke into show business in the CBS soap opera As the World Turns and appeared in several off-Broadway plays.
Those roles led Harding to Broadway, where she appeared in the comedy Take Her, She’s Mine in December 1961. She played Art Carney’s younger daughter and was opposite Elizabeth Ashley, who played Harding’s sister and won a Tony Award for her role.
From there, she joined The Richard Boone Show, an NBC-TV anthology that ran from 1963-1964, appearing as several characters. She also appeared in episodes of 1960s TV dramas like The Defenders, Dr. Kildare and The Fugitive, and in the long-running CBS soap opera As The World Turns. But it was the movies that won her greatest attention. The Trouble With Angels (the last film directed by Ida Lupino), brought Harding together with Hayley Mills as mischievous teens getting into trouble at an all-girls Catholic boarding school. The movie was a hit with its target teen audience, briefly making both actresses into fodder for the teen magazines of the day. Both Harding and Mills declined to appear in the sequel, Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows.
Harding retired from acting in 1970, turning her attention to art. Her work, focused on flowers or cats, became a staple attraction in her Blue Hill, Maine hometown.
A memorial will take place on April 13 at Monumental Methodist Church in Emporia, Virginia.
Cassandra Creech on NCIS 4/16/19(3/29/19) “Hail & Farewell” – NCIS investigates the murder of a Marine Major believed to have been killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon after human remains are discovered at a construction site. A personal history with the victim drives Gibbs to solve her crime, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Garrett M. Brown (Retired Marine General James Wallace), Doug Savant (Marine Brigadier General Daniel Kent), Cassandra Creech (Amy Tano).
Kelly AuCoin, Annie Parisse Board Donald Margulies Play ‘Long Lost’ Off Broadway(3/29/19) Off Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club has completed casting for Donald Margulies’ plan Long Lost for production this summer, Hereditary‘s Alex Wolff joining a roster that also includes Kelly AuCoin (Billions), Annie Parisse (Friends from College) and Lee Tergesen (Oz).
Long Lost will reunite playwright Margulies with director Dan Sullivan. The two previously collaborated on Margulies’ The Country House, Brooklyn Boy, the Tony Award-nominated Time Stands Still, the Pulitzer Prize finalist Sight Unseen, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner with Friends.
Long Lost begins previews Tuesday, May 14 at MTC’s New York City Center Stage 1, with an opening night of June 4. The casting was announced today by artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove.
MTC describes Long Lost as “a funny, unsettling, ultimately moving play about the limits of compassion and filial obligation. When troubled Billy appears out-of-the-blue in his estranged brother David’s Wall Street office, he soon tries to re-insert himself into the comfortable life David has built with his philanthropist wife and college-age son. What does Billy really want? Can he be trusted? And how much can family bonds smooth over past rifts?”
Long Lost’s creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Toni-Leslie James (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), and Daniel Kluger (original music and sound design).
In addition to his role as Dollar Bill on Billions, Aucoin (pictured top left) has appeared on Broadway in Julius Caesar, TV’s The Americans, House of Cards and Turn, and films The Post and Drunk Parents, among others.
Wolff (pictured top right), most recently starring in indie horror hit Hereditary, appeared with brother Nat Wolff in their mother Polly Draper’s Stella’s Last Weekend. He’s also appeared in My Friend Dahmer, Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle and, in 2017, Off Broadway’s All The Fine Boys.
Parisse, on Broadway in Prelude to a Kiss and Clybourne Park, recently was a series lead on Netflix’s Friends From College, and also has appeared in The Looming Tower, The First, Paterno and Vinyl, among others.
Tergesen, in addition to Oz, starred in HBO’s Generation Kill and High Maintenance, as well as The Purge, American Horror Story and The Blacklist, to select a few.
Warner Bros’ Animated Scooby-Doo Finds Its Fred & Daphne In Zac Efron & Amanda Seyfried(3/22/19) Zac Efron will voice the dapper Fred, and Amanda Seyfried the preppy Daphne, in Warner Bros Animation Group’s Scooby-Doo feature film Scoob.
Tony Cervone is directing the feature, and Chris Columbus, Pam Coats and Allison Abbate are producing. Executive producers are Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Dan Povenmire and Adam Sztykiel. Pic will open in May 2020.
It’s the first time since Warners’ 2004 live-action take on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, that the Mystery Inc gang have hit the big screen. In the new Scooby-Doo movie they team up with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly. Previously announced for the pic is Will Forte, who will play Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez is Velma, Tracy Morgan is Captain Caveman, and Frank Welker will reprise the voice of Scoob, having been the voice-over for the hound in the 1969-1970 series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Seyfried is repped by Innovative Artists and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, and Efron is repped by CAA, Alchemy Entertainment and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
Seyfried recently starred in Paul Schrader’s Oscar-nominated First Reformed, and the near $400M-worldwide grossing Universal sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. She can been seen next in Simon Curtis’ The Art of Racing in the Rain with Kevin Costner and Milo Ventimiglia and David Koepp’s You Should Have Left opposite Kevin Bacon. She has a SAG ensemble nom for her work in Les Misereables in which she played Cosette and a National Board of Review ensemble win for the Tom Hooper feature musical. Overall Seyfried’s canon counts close to $3 billion at the global box office.
Efron counts such hit franchises as The Neighbors and High School Musical series. He recently won great reviews for his turn as serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile which made its world premiere at Sundance and sold to Netflix for a reported $9M. Efron recently starred in Harmony Korine’s SXSW world premiere The Beach Bum. Last year he starred in the Fox hit musical The Greatest Showman. Efron’s films have racked up close to $2.5B at the worldwide box office.
Steven Weber To Star In NBC Comedy ‘Uninsured’(3/22/19) Wings alum Steven Weber is returning to the multi-camera comedy genre with a lead tole opposite Adam Pally, Abby Elliott and Fran Drescher in Uninsured, NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot from The Goldbergs writer/co-executive producer Dan Levy, executive producer Doug Robinson and Sony Pictures TV.
Additionally, Weber is set to continue to recur on three series: HBO’s Ballers, Epix’s Get Shorty and Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.
Written by Levy and directed by Andy Ackerman, Uninsured revolves around young parents Dave (Pally) and Rebecca (Elliott), who end up having to take care of Dave’s parents, Elliot (Weber) and Linda (Drescher) who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.
Weber will play Elliot, an upbeat salesman who knows too many facts about things you don’t care about. The pilot reunites him with veteran multi-camera helmer Ackerman who was a director-producer on Wings.
Levy executive produces Uninsured with Robinson and Alison Greenspan via Robinson’s Doug Robinson Productions. Pally also will serve as co-executive producer on the pilot.
In addition his ongoing roles 13 Reasons Why, Get Shorty and Ballers, Weber recently did major arcs on Syfy’s drama Channel Zero and CBS’ comedy Mom. He is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment.
Tonya Pinkins & Brian Kerwin on Madam Secretary 4/14/19(3/22/19) “Carrying the Gold” – As Elizabeth prepares to officially declare her candidacy for president, she must deal with fallout from a news article alleging she had an affair with President Dalton during her CIA days. Also, Mike B. and Jay adjust to the growing pains in their expanded roles as campaign staffers, and Elizabeth calls for a UN criminal tribunal against Myanmar military leaders over their treatment of the Rohingya, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, April 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jane Pauley guest stars as herself.
GUEST CAST includes: Skipp Sudduth (Peter Harriman), Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson), Brian Kerwin (Deputy Secretary Steven Bailey)
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Jordana Brewster, Vivica A. Fox, Anna Akana Join Brittany Snow In ‘Bailey and Darla’(3/15/19) Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious franchise, Fox’s Lethal Weapon), Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day, Fox’s Empire), and Anna Akana (Youth & Consequences, Netflix’s upcoming Let It Snow film) are set for supporting roles in the indie film Bailey and Darla, which stars Brittany Snow and Sam Richardson. First-time feature helmer Nico Raineau directed the pic from a screenplay he wrote with Lauren Schacher.
The plot centers on Darla (Snow), a cynical reporter whose sex addiction is getting in the way of her sex column, and her evolving relationship with Bailey, a well-meaning sweetheart who’s been dumped by his fiancé Elizabeth (Akana) and learns he has testicular cancer (again). Together they embark on an impromptu cross country road trip, recreating Darla’s myriad trysts from state to state. She’s looking for a story and he’s looking for a last hurrah; what they find is something neither expected.
Brewster plays Tanya, Darla’s no-nonsense boss, while Fox is Cindy, Bailey’s loving but somewhat overbearing mother.
Snow is producing the pic with Yale Productions’ Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman, and Highland Myst’s Jon Keeyes. Executive producers are Michael J. Rothstein, Matthew Heldermann, Luke Taylor, Shaun Sanghani, Sabine Stener, Martin Sprock, Ryan Johnson, James Sears Bryant, and Gigi Lacks, while Michael Palkovicz, Jackie Palkovicz, Alan Leibowitz, Jesse Murphy, and Kamar Kalpakciyan serve as co-exec producers.
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‘Queen Of The South’: Bailey Chase & David Andrews Join Season 4 Cast Of USA Series(3/12/19) Longmire and Saving Grace alum Bailey Chase and David Andrews (Shooter) have joined the Season 4 cast of USA Network’s Queen of the South drama series in key roles.
Starring Alice Braga and based on the best-selling book La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Queen of the South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America. In season four of Queen of the South, Teresa Mendoza expands to the East Coast by taking on the Big Easy. But when new enemies emerge and familial trust is broken, Teresa is forced to make difficult decisions that weigh heavy on her soul.
Chase will play Eddie Brucks, a musician attempting to overcome his personal demons who crosses paths with Teresa.
Andrews portrays Judge Cecil Lafayette, a member of one of the oldest blue blood families in Louisiana who may prove to be one of the most dangerous adversaries Teresa has ever encountered.
Queen of the South is co-produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Content Production). David T. Friendly serves as executive producer alongside executive producers and co-showrunners, Dailyn Rodriguez and Ben Lobato.
Known for his starring roles in Longmire, Saving Grace and 24: Legacy, Chase can currently be seen in Netflix feature Walk. Ride. Rodeo. His previous TV credits include Chicago P.D., Grimm and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks reboot. He’s repped by McKeon/Myones Management and Bloom Hergott Diemer.
Andrews is best known for his role as Sam Vincent in USA’s Shooter. Other credits include Murder in the First, The Whispers, House Of Cards, Justified and Scandal, and on the big screen in Terminator 3 and World War Z, among others. He’s with Zero Gravity Management.
Jordana Brewster on Magnum P.I. 4/1/19(3/12/19) “The Day It All Came Together” – Hannah (guest star Jordana Brewster), Magnum’s ex and the fugitive responsible for him and his SEAL team brothers being POWs for years, shows up at his home with a gunshot wound, and wanting his help to find her missing CIA father whose life is in danger. Also, Magnum makes an earnest proposition to Higgins for her to become his private investigations partner, on the first season finale of MAGNUM P.I., Monday, April 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Brian Austin Green guest stars as Special Agent Adam Kreshner.
Julianne Moore reveals the movie that inspired her to act(3/8/19) Julianne Moore told Annette Insdorf at the 92nd Street Y that, “The movie that made me want to be a film actor was [Robert Altman’s] ‘3 Women’ .?.?. Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall in that scene at the bar .?.?. I was like, ‘What kind of acting is that, that I’m seeing?’ Watching these women in spectacular, very nuanced performances sort of woke me up, because I didn’t know anything about film.”
Jon Lindstrom Reveals How He Fell in Love With Wife Cady McClain(3/4/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) The real-life love story between GENERAL HOSPITAL star Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) and ALL MY CHILDREN’s Cady McClain (Dixie) didn’t start simply because their AS THE WORLD TURNS characters, Craig and Rosanna, were paired together on the CBS sudser back in 2002. “It didn’t hurt that we were playing characters that were falling in love,” he conceded to Soaps In Depth with a smile. “But that’s not necessarily how it happened.”
What happened was actually as New York as can be: The castmates fell for each other during their daily commutes from work! “ATWT shot on a stage way out in the middle of Brooklyn, and Cady and I both lived in Manhattan,” he explained. “We would finish our scenes and be done around the same time, so we often ended up taking the hour-long train ride back to Manhattan together and got to know each other that way. We got to be very very good friends before anything else transpired.” In other words, it wasn’t love at first sight — or first love scene! “Not at all,” Lindstrom said. “I just realized I’d met this really amazing person... who was hugely intelligent and creative.”
One of the biggest thrills for Lindstrom in falling for McClain and marrying her in 2014 has been seeing her blossom as a director, producer, writer, artist and activist. The Daytime Emmy winner has earned film-festival awards across the country for projects like her short, Butterflies, and her documentary, Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct. “People have asked me if I ever expected Cady to do something like this, Lindstrom confided. “Yeah, of course! That’s who she is. If she needs to learn it, she will master it and get it done. That’s my wife. It’s pretty cool!”
And Lindstrom, an award-winning filmmaker in his own right, is still keen to work with his leading lady anytime. In fact, after McClain directed him in the series, SWITCH, last summer, she pulled out one of his old scripts. “She said, ‘I think this is going to be timely,’” recounted Lindstrom. “And when Cady says something’s going to be timely, I listen! It’s like real estate. If she says a building is a good investment, I listen. She has incredibly good instincts for things like that. So we pulled that script out, and I’m getting some very good feedback on it. It turns out she’s right! It is very timely. I expect to direct it... I just don’t know when.”
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Geniuses: Jason Biggs to Star Opposite Maggie Lawson in Fox Comedy Pilot(2/27/19) Jason Biggs will play hubby to Maggie Lawson’s wife in Fox’s wicked smaht family-themed comedy pilot Geniuses, TVLine has learned.
The potential series — from LA to Vegas EP Lon Zimmet — centers on a blue-collar couple (Biggs and Lawson) in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses. Biggs’ character, Mike, is described as affable, enthusiastic and cerebral — but not dumb.
Best known for his work in the American Pie film franchise, Biggs was a series regular in the first two seasons of Orange is the New Black. Additional TV credits include The Good Wife and subsequent spinoff The Good Fight.
Beverley Owen Dies: ‘The Munsters’ Original Marilyn Was 81(2/26/19) Beverley Owen (Linda, ATWT/Paula, AW/Unknown, The Doctors), an actress best known for her one-season stint as the beautiful non-monster Marilyn on the CBS classic ’60s sitcom The Munsters, died Feb. 21 at her home in Vermont. She was 81.
Her death was confirmed by her former cast mate Butch Patrick, who played little wolfish boy Eddie Munster on the 1964-66 series.
“Beautiful Beverly [sic] Owen has left us,” Patrick posted on Facebook yesterday. “What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her. RIP Bev and thanks for your 13 memorable Marilyn Munster episodes.”
Owen’s daughter Polly Stone told TMZ that her mother died following a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. The former actress had not publicly disclosed her illness, but was surrounded by friends and family at her Vermont home when she passed, according to Stone.
Stone’s acting career was short-lived. After debuting on As the World Turns and guest starring on a half-dozen other episodic early ’60s series, Stone, in a blonde Marilyn Monroe-style wig, appeared in the first 13 episodes of the The Munsters, the sitcom about a friendly family of monsters – Fred Gwynne as the Frankenstein-like Herman, Yvonne De Carlo as vampire wife Lily, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa, and Patrick as a sort of hybrid werewolf-vampire kid with a memorable widow’s peak.
As the gorgeous human Marilyn, Stone played the family oddball. In other words, the one Munster who appeared normal to the outside world.
Owen left the series after only one season to marry Jon Stone, a writer, producer and editor who would go on to a long association with Sesame Street. The couple divorced in 1974, with Stone reportedly going back to school to earn a master’s degree in early American history.
The actress was replaced on The Munsters by look-alike Pat Priest.
Owen divorced Stone in 1974 after a decade of marriage and she reportedly went on to earn her master’s degree in early American history in 1989. She is survived by daughters Polly and Kate.
ABC Family’s Greek will reunite at this year’s ATX Television Festival(2/24/19) The cast and creators of ABC Family’s Greek will reunite at this year’s ATX Television Festival, including stars Spencer Grammer, Amber Stevens West, Jacob Zachar, Dilshad Vadsaria and Paul James, per EW.com. The festival will also include a panel for the Netflix comedy Atypical and a screening of the upcoming Epix series Perpetual Grace, LTD.
Marley Shelton, NeNe Leakes & Jennifer Landon Lead Casts Of Pop Comedy Pilots ‘Ride Or Die’ & ‘Best Intentions’(2/20/19) Pop has set the core casts for its comedy pilots Ride or Die and Best Intentions.
Ride or Die will star Marley Shelton (Rampage, Rise), NeNe Leakes (Glee, The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Molly Sims (Las Vegas, Yes Man), Jennifer Landon (Banshee, Animal Kingdom) and Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Properties, Brockmire). Set for Best Intentions are David Fynn (Whiskey Cavalier, Undateable), Daniel Rashid (You Can Choose Your Family, Grown-ish), Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Diaries, Lucifer) and Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek, Working the Engels).
In Ride or Die, written by Matt McConkey (Heathers), when an elite spin studio is rocked by a strange murder, down-on-her-luck outsider Shauna (Shelton) teams up with true-crime buff Glo (Leakes) to find the killer. Sims plays Jamie, a cunning housewife, resident mean girl and frenemy from Shauna’s past life. Landon is Ali, who is wildly ambitious and threatened by Shauna’s rising popularity. Newsome plays Lindy, the awkward front-desk staffer who is Shauna’s only true ally at work.
The pilot is produced by the Gotham Group, as well as Nomadic Pictures. Michael Rosenberg is the executive producer, and Zoe Cassavetes directs the pilot.
Written by Herz and to be directed by Steve Pink, Best Intentions revolves around Andy Banks (Fynn), a kind-hearted but painfully awkward single father who is the guidance counselor at the high school his teenage son Nate (Rashid) attends. Gort plays Katie Baxter, a teacher who Andy is smitten with and thus, his never-ending hapless efforts to woo her drag Katie headfirst into her own personal misadventures. Levy plays Becky Fistick, a bubbly, cute, pain-in-the-ass micromanager who is the school’s vice principal.
American Pie writer Adam Herz executive produces with Barry Jossen of A+E Studios and Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Jay Weisleder of Propagate.
Meg Ryan 'free to have fun' with John Mellencamp(2/18/19) Meg Ryan loves that she’s “free to have fun” with musician fiance John Mellencamp.
The 57-year-old actress dated the Jack & Diane singer for three years until 2014, and the pair reconciled in early 2017.
Meg announced their engagement back in November with a sweet illustration of herself and the musician, 67, on Instagram, and simply captioned it: “ENGAGED!”
And the When Harry Met Sally actress has now confessed she feels liberated when it comes to her relationship.
“What’s great about now is that John and I are so free to have fun,” Meg told The New York Times Magazine. “Maybe that freedom is about being a million years old. But I sometimes think relationships are for aliens. Who does it? Who can do it? I don’t know how any of us ever do.”
The actress and director, who was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid, also revealed she’s back working on a new romantic comedy, following her self-imposed retirement from Hollywood.
“(Rom-coms were) probably (my strong suit),” Meg shared. “I liked doing the alcoholic in When a Man Loves a Woman; I liked doing In The Cut; but I was very happy going to a set that was about: How do you find the funny thing? I like that again now, working on a romantic comedy.”
However, the Sleepless in Seattle star will be behind the camera for her next rom-com, not in front of it.
“It’s at Working Title Films. I’ll just leave it at that. You feel like you’re jinxing it if you’re talking about it. Hopefully it’s for me to direct,” she explained.
“I’m aware now that romantic comedies are confections, but they have construction. There’s architecture,” Meg added, before admitting that Hollywood has changed. “It’s not something I was aware of back then.”
Zach Roerig on God Friended Me 3/3/19(2/8/19) “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Thai Food Place” – Miles and Cara help a young woman who fell into a coma after disappearing the night before her wedding and wakes with no memory of that evening. Also, Rakesh comes face-to-face with Simon Hayes (Adam Goldberg), the tech CEO who may be involved with the God Account, and Arthur’s mentorship of Rev. Carver (Gaius Charles) gets off to a rocky start, on GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, March 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Ella Rae Peck (Vivian), Zach Roerig (Aiden).
Jordana Brewster on Magnum 2/18/19(2/5/19) “Day the Past Came Back” – After Magnum is kidnapped, he discovers that Hannah (Jordana Brewster), Magnum’s ex who landed him and his friends in the POW camp, is on the island and planning to steal a fortune in gold, on MAGNUM P.I., Monday, Feb. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Gen-Z Studio Brat Hires ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Alum Jessica Klein As VP Programming(2/5/19) Jessica Klein, a writer and executive producer on the original Beverly Hills, 90210 who later worked on soaps One Life to Live and As the World Turns, has been hired as VP Programming at Brat, the digital network and studio that aims its programming at Generation Z.
The move is an interesting one for Brat, which has been ramping up its original film and TV content on its digital platforms. The company focuses on using social media stars to build teen-based programming; nearly 3 billion minutes of Brat content were consumed across YouTube, Facebook and Instagram in 2018, Brat says. It has 2.7 million subscribers to its YouTube channel.
“I’ve spent the majority of my career writing serialized dramas for and about teenagers,” Klein said. “Kids haven’t changed, but Brat has figured out how to reach them. I can’t wait to help this incredibly exciting company create dramatic and engaging stories for a whole new generation of viewers.”
Klein, who most recently oversaw production for Nickelodeon series Make it Pop and The Other Kingdom, will oversee creative development and original programming as one of Brat’s most senior execs.
“We’ve always aspired to make television shows that happen to air online, and not commoditized ‘digital’ media,” said Brat co-founder Rob Fishman, to whom Klein will report. “Bringing on Jessica is a tremendous step forward in becoming this generation’s must-see TV.”
Klein wrote and produced seven seasons of Aaron Spelling’s iconic teen hit Beverly Hills, 90210, eventually rising to executive producer. She also worked as creative VP of The Tom Lynch Co., which produced series for NBC, the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Fox Kids.
Brat, meanwhile, has raised nearly $50 million to date from investors like MGM owner Anchorage Capital and Shari Redstone’s Advancit Capital. It most recently renewed and set release dates for five original series and ordered two new series, one featuring Anna Cathcart from To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before and Odd Squad and another starring up-and-coming pro boxer Ryan “Kingry” Garcia.
Lethal Vet Is Magnum's Ex(2/3/19) An ex-love is coming back into Magnum P.I.‘s life: Jordana Brewster (Lethal Weapon) has landed an arc on the CBS drama as a former CIA analyst who shares a past with the titular investigator, EW.com reports.
Brewster’s Hannah was responsible for embedding Magnum and his team in Afghanistan. She also had a relationship with Magnum, but it was all an act that eventually led to his capture and time spent as a P.O.W.
Brewster makes her debut in the Feb. 15 episode.
Scott Bryce on FBI 2/19/19(2/1/19) “Exposed” – After an investigative journalist is murdered, the team uncovers information linking the suspect to past cases. The victim’s death also strikes a chord with Maggie, leaving her desperate for answers in regard to a traumatic event in her personal life, on FBI, Tuesday, Feb. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Daoud Heidami (Edgar Santos), Jared Johnston (Frank Cutler), Scott Bryce (Paul Garett)
As The World Turns: Marisa Tomei, Julianne Moore find out they're distant relatives(2/1/19) Crazy, Stupid, Love co-stars Marisa Tomei and Julianne Moore have been left awestruck after discovering they are distant cousins.
The two actresses, who both attended Boston University in Massachusetts during the early 1980s, have been friends for years, but they had no idea they were related until Tomei dug deep into her background for an appearance on U.S. genealogy show Finding Your Roots, which aired this week.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming star recently sat down with host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to research her ancestry, and was stunned when she learned she shared “an identical stretch of DNA” with Moore.
“Julianne? Julie?” she gasped. “You know we went to school together? Jules! Oh, I can’t wait to tell her!”
The findings are particularly stunning because Tomei’s ancestors all had their roots traced back to Italy, while Moore has no Italian heritage that Finding Your Roots producers could find.
However, the fact that they are genetic cousins means their common ancestor could date back hundreds of years.
Moore first shared the footage of Tomei and Gates discussing the discovery on her Instagram page on Wednesday, and shared her joy in the accompanying caption.
“I KNEW WE WERE ALIKE!” she wrote. “@marisatomei is my COUSIN!! OMG (oh my God) I’m so excited, thank you @henrylouisgates for letting us know we have identical segments of DNA – #FindingYourRoots #twinning”.
Shortly afterwards, Tomei uploaded part of the same clip on her social media account, and added a pair of old photos of herself and the Kingsman: The Golden Circle actress.
“What an incredible gift to find out about my family’s roots with @HenryLouisGates!” she posted. “Eternally grateful for this generation and generations to come…. and the big surprise – discovering my friend is my REAL cousin! Hey cuz (sic) @juliannemoore!!!! Love”.
They are not the first famous faces to find a familial link through the show – in 2017, funnyman Larry David was tickled to learn that he was actually related to former U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, after portraying the Vermont Senator on comedy show Saturday Night Live.
Tune-In Alert! Soap Alums On THE BLACKLIST(1/18/19) AS THE WORLD TURNS’s Larry Bryggman (ex-John) and ALL MY CHILDREN alum Dorothy Lyman (ex-Opal) will appear on the Friday, January 18 episode of NBC’s THE BLACKLIST as a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In the episode, titled “The Pawnbrokers”, Red (James Spader) acclimates to his new surroundings in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival. Samar (Mozhan Marnň) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. Meanwhile, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.
Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen Join ‘Sopranos’ Movie Prequel(1/16/19) (variety.com) Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen are set to join the ensemble of the “The Sopranos” movie prequel, “The Many Saints of Newark.”
They join Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga, who had previously been added to the cast. More players from the “Sopranos” lore are expected to be coming on board.
New Line could not be reached for comment on the casting.
The film is set during the Newark riots in the ’60s.
Series creator David Chase co-wrote the script with producer Lawrence Konner. Alan Taylor is directing “The Many Saints of Newark,” while Nicole Lambert and Marcus Viscidi are executive producing. Chase has been hands on from the get-go in the casting process, hand-picking Nivola to play Dickie Moltisanti, along with Stoll and Magnussen in their mystery roles.
Stoll has been busy on both the big and small screens, most recently appearing as Buzz Aldrin in “First Man.” On TV, he had roles in “The Romanoffs” and “The Strain.” Stoll can next be seen in the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Netflix series, “Ratched.” He is represented by UTA, Suskin Management, and attorney James S. Adams.
As for Magnussen, he has a busy year ahead with Netflix’s “Velvet Buzzsaw” and Disney’s “Aladdin.” He is repped by WME, BRS/Gage, Anonymous Content, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Ming-Na Wen on Fresh Off The Boat 2/1/19(1/15/19) “Grand-Mahjong” – It’s Chinese New Year and the Lees, Elaine (Ming-Na Wen), Julius (Reggie Lee) and son, Horace (Jimmy O. Yang), are back. Elaine tries to give Jessica tips on building a better relationship with Grandma Huang. Meanwhile, inspired by a Lee family tradition, Louis challenges Emery to a wrestling match to start the new year; and Eddie goes all in betting his red envelope money on who will be the winner, on “Fresh Off the Boat,” FRIDAY, FEB. 1 (8:00–8:30 p.m. EST), as part of the new TGIF programming block on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Inspired by a true story, “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis Huang, Constance Wu as Jessica Huang, Hudson Yang as Eddie Huang, Forrest Wheeler as Emery Huang, Ian Chen as Evan Huang, Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, Chelsey Crisp as Honey and Ray Wise as Marvin.
Guest starring is Rachel Cannon as Deidre, Ming-Na Wen as Elaine, Reggie Lee as Julius and Jimmy O. Yang as Horace.
“Grand-Mahjong” was written by Cindy Fang and directed by Kyle Weber.
Dishing with Digest - Linda Dano - 1/4/19(1/4/19) (Listen/download) Linda Dano Reflects On Daytime Career
Beloved soap vet Linda Dano looks back on her ANOTHER WORLD years as Felicia Gallant, her friendship with Stephen Schnetzer (ex-Cass), her jump to ABC and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss Ingo Rademacher’s upcoming departure from B&B and what it means for the canvas.
Golden Globes Awards: 2019 Presenters(1/4/19) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will bring their A Star is Born buzz to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday as presenters: The co-stars are among the second round of presenters announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Also included in the second presenters batch are: Antonio Banderas, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Olivia Colman, Taron Egerton, Richard Gere, Danai Gurira, Nicole Kidman, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph, Megan Mullally, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Gina Rodriguez, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Today’s round of presenters joins those previous announced: Halle Berry, Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Jessica Chastain, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Van Dyke, Idris Elba, Harrison Ford, Johnny Galecki, Justin Hartley, Taraji P. Henson, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Michael B. Jordan, William H. Macy, Chrissy Metz, Mike Myers, Lupita Nyong’o, Gary Oldman, Jim Parsons, Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Octavia Spencer, Ben Stiller, Lena Waithe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the ceremony airing live coast to coast on Sunday, January 6, from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC from The Beverly Hilton.
Philip Bosco, Tony-Winning Actor and ‘Working Girl’ Star, Dies at 88(12/7/18) Philip Bosco, a Tony and Emmy-winning character actor who also starred in such movies as “Working Girl,” died Monday at age 88, according to his grandson Luke Bosco.
Bosco received the first of his six Tony nominations for his Broadway debut, the 1960 drama “Rape of the Belt,” and his last for a 2004 revival of “Twelve Angry Men.” He won in 1989 for playing an outrageous opera company head in the comedy “Lend Me a Tenor.”
He also appeared in more than 50 Broadway productions over his storied career.
Though he told the New York Times in 1986 that he had turned down a seven-year contract with a Hollywood studio early in his career because he did not want to live in California, he did appear in many movies starting in the 1980s.
Bosco had small but crucial roles in films like Mike Nichols’ 1988 comedy “Working Girl,” where he played the corporate honcho who fires Sigourney Weaver’s scheming executive and hires Melanie Griffith’s ambitious secretary instead.
His other big-screen credits included Woody Allen’s 1997 film “Deconstructing Harry,” 1983’s “Trading Places,” the 1986 drama “Children of a Lesser God” and the 1997 rom-com “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”
He also made frequent appearances on TV, from soap operas like “Ryan’s Hope” and “As the World Turns” to “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in which he had a recurring role as a judge. In 1987, he won a Daytime Emmy for an “ABC Afterschool Special” called “Read Between the Lines.”
Dishing with Digest - 11/30/18 Mary Beth Evans(11/30/18) (Listen / download) Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) Gets Candid About DAYS Run
DAYS's Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) talks to Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky about 32 years of playing Kayla, her special bond with co-star Stephen Nichols (Steve), how she feels about his exit, her other daytime homes and more. Plus, we examine whether characters can move on from a supercouple pairing.
Alexandra Chando on The Neighborhood 12/3/18(11/21/18) “Welcome to the Dinner Guest” – When Calvin and Tina learn Marty has a new girlfriend, Chloe (Alexandra Chando), they insist he invite her over for dinner, with surprising results, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Dec. 3 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Jon Lindstrom & Tim Lounibos Join ‘Bosch’(11/21/18) Jon Lindstrom (S.W.A.T.) and Tim Lounibos (The West Wing) have booked recurring roles on the upcoming fifth season of Amazon’s drama series Bosch. Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, Bosch stars Titus Welliver as homicide Detective Harry Bosch, Lindstrom will play Lance Cronyn, a lawyer who goes toe-to-toe with Bosch (Welliver). Lounibos is Ed Sung an investigator armed with patrol cop instincts and level-headed humor during a season-long investigation. Lindstrom’s other television credits include S.W.A.T., NCIS and Blue Bloods and he also stars in the upcoming film The Great Illusion, with Selma Blair and Graham Greene. He’s repped by Gilbertson Entertainment and BRS/Gage. Lounibos’ recent credits include guest roles on A.P. Bio, Criminal Minds and Doubt. He previously recurred on Beverly Hills 90210,The Practice, JAG and The West Wing. Lounibos is repped by Rooster Films.
Soap opera veteran Jensen Buchanan is ready for a clean break in Brentwood(11/20/18) (latimes.com) Veteran soap opera actress Jensen Buchanan has listed a Brentwood home she owns through a trust for sale at $2.45 million.
The single-level Traditional, built in 1955, has an open floor plan, wood floors and vaulted ceilings. A fireplace anchors the living room. The kitchen has a beamed ceiling, stainless-steel appliances and an eat-at center island. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
French doors at the back of the house open to a covered terrace, a pavilion and an outdoor kitchen. A stone bridge with a waterfall overlooks the pool and spa area.
Buchanan, 56, has appeared on such daytime soap operas as "Another World," "As the World Turns," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live."
She bought the property in 2016 for $1.9 million, public records show.
Jade Mills and Johnny Schell of Coldwell Banker are the listing agents.
Shawn Christian on The Rookie 11/27/18(11/13/18) “The Hawke” – Nolan and the team must help capture a cop and his former mentor from the academy after he becomes a fugitive following an assault. Meanwhile, Officer Tim Bradford needs Officer Lucy Chen to learn to predict the moves of criminals in order to capture them, on “The Rookie,” airing TUESDAY, NOV. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
“The Rookie” stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.
Guest starring is Danny Nucci as Detective Sanford Motta, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Detective Jennifer Paige and Shawn Christian as Jeremy Hawke.
“The Hawke” was written by Fredrick Kotto and directed by Timothy Busfield.
Marisa Tomei To Star With Liev Schreiber In ‘Human Capital’(11/13/18) Marisa Tomei has been set to star opposite Liev Schreiber in Human Capital, the adaptation of Stephen Amidon’s 2005 novel about families who collide as they chase the American Dream. Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer) is directing the pic from Oren Moverman’s script, and production gets underway today in New York.
The film follows the lives of two families — one middle-class and one privileged — as their lives intertwine across the social divide when two of their children suddenly begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.
Tomei will play Carrie in the pic, which previously set Schreiber as Drew and Alex Wolff as Ian in the drama, which is being produced by Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s Maven Pictures and Bert Marcus Film’s Bert Marcus alongside Moverman via his Sight Unseen Pictures and Schrieber and Matthew Stillman via their Illuminated Content).
Paolo Virzě adapted Amidon’s book into the 2013 Italian-language film Il Capitale Umano, which won seven awards including best picture at the Donatello Awards, Italy’s version of the Oscars.
Tomei, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for My Cousin Vinny, recently wrapped Spider-Man: Far From Home and Ira Sachs indie A Family Vacation starring alongside Isabelle Huppert. She was recently seen in The First Purge and on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
She is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Paul Hastings.
Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp engaged(11/9/18) Meg Ryan is getting married again.
The When Harry Met Sally star and rock veteran John Mellencamp have made their longtime romance official by becoming engaged.
The actress and director posted an illustration of herself and the Jack & Diane singer on Instagram on Thursday and simply captioned it: “ENGAGED!”
The couple started dating in 2011 but split in 2014, with the musician telling satellite radio shock jock Howard Stern, “Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan. She hates me to death. I think it’s because I’m a child. I throw fits, I gripe, I complain. I’m moody. Every bad thing that a fella can be, that’s me.”
Shortly after the interview aired in March 2017, Ryan and Mellencamp reconciled and were spotted out in New York City. They were also seen at the Art Cliff Diner in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, while the actress also made appearances at several of her rocker boyfriend’s shows.
Earlier this year, sources told the New York Post’s Page Six the pair had started planning a wedding celebration, and now it’s official.
On Wednesday, Ryan, 56, was spotted wearing what appeared to be a wedding band on her left ring finger as she ran errands in the Big Apple.
Ryan was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid, the father of her 26-year-old son Jack, while Mellencamp has three ex-wives – Elaine Irwin, Victoria Granucci, and Priscilla Esterline.
Mellencamp’s comments on the Howard Stern Show were rare as neither he nor private Ryan have shared much publicly about their romance.
Jon Lindstrom Lands a Prime Role on Amazon's BOSCH!(11/1/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) In his career, Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has been on plenty of television, but now he’s playing a role he’s very excited about. He’ll be playing the recurring role of Lance Cronyn in multiple ep0isodes of the fifth season of BOSCH! “I get to play a great character on one of my favorite shows!” the actor announced on Instagram.
Lindstrom had been teasing fans on social media for a couple weeks that he’d landed a new role but had kept details close to the vest until he could finally share the news. Amazon renewed BOSCH for a fifth season even before the fourth premiered, but there is still no premiere date for the series’ fifth season beyond just 2019.
BOSCH stars Titus Welliver as Los Angeles Police detective Harry Bosch, and is based on characters and storylines taken from novels by author Michael Connelly. In the books, Lindstrom’s character of Lance Cronyn is a former district attorney who has moved into private practice. He’s also not entirely on the right side of the law, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the verdict he’s after. Whether or not the TV series will follow the same storyline as the books, you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!
We’ll let you know when the fifth season of BOSCH is going to premiere so you can check out Lindstrom in his newest role.
Soap Alums’ New Series Debuts(10/31/18) TELL ME A STORY, the new series starring Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey, AS THE WORLD TURNS) and Paul Wesley (ex-Max, GUIDING LIGHT) debuts today on CBS All Access. The show “takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder,” according to press notes. Magnussen plays Nick, while Wesley plays Eddie. The 10-episode series will drop a new installment each week.
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Recap: The Last Weeks
Monday, August 30, 2010At Chez Hughes, Casey was trying to cook dinner for Alison. Ali went up to his room for his recipe and ended up finding the box with Nancy's engagement ring in it! Casey revealed that Nancy wants him to save it for the "woman of my dreams." He asked Ali to describe said woman. Of course, as they awkwardly made the list, it was clear they were describing Alison. They ended up in a passionate kiss, and Casey asked Ali to marry him. Ali still had doubts, given what she'd done with Mick. She listed her past sins (including burning down Emma's barn), wondering what had made Casey want to forgive her. Casey recited his own laundry list of woes, saying they'd both learned from their mistakes. The duo kissed sweetly, and before Casey slid the ring on her finger, he told her that he had an offer to transfer to Southern Illinois University. He had to move to Carbondale, and would understand if Ali didn't want to go. Of course Ali would go! She then told Casey that she eventually wants to go to medical school like her mom. Casey was about to officially put the ring on Ali's finger when Chris called about a family meeting. They figured it'd be the perfect time to announce their engagement.
At the Lakeview, Kim marveled at how John Dixon and Bob could just pick up arguing like no time had passed. When Bob noted he'd had practice with Reid, John revealed it was Reid who had called him to consult on a case. When Bob asked who the patient was, Reid walked up, alarmed. At Katie's, Chris rocked her with the truth of his heart impairment, revealing he'd been sick for quite a while. A teary Katie demanded he fight this and beat this. Horrified to realize he hadn't told his family, Katie talked about Brad's death and told Chris not to take time away from his loved ones. Back at the Lakeview, Reid tried to whisk John away, but Kim stepped in, wanting to talk to John about Andy. Alone, Bob wanted to know what Reid was up to and demanded the identity of the patient. Reid covered, escorted John out and called Chris to meet them at the hospital. Katie sent Chris off with a kiss, and then broke down. Bob and Kim were mighty suspicious about John and Reid, and Bob resolved to get to the bottom of this. At the hospital, Reid explained the constraints he'd been working under to a mystified John. On cue, Chris walked up. Reid left Chris to explain everything to John. When Reid got home, he told Katie he knew about Chris. Katie went off, pounding on Reid's chest and weeping. Reid talked about how much he'd grown to care for Katie and Jacob, and gently tried to explain the extent of Chris' illness. Katie begged him to come back to the hospital with her. At the Lakeview, Lisa cornered Kim and Bob, demanding to know if John had indeed checked in. At Memorial, John blasted Chris for his irresponsibility, reunited with Katie and then looked over Chris' MRI results. John would start the first treatment option as soon as Chris and Katie told their family what was going on. Chris called Bob and asked the whole family to meet him and Katie at Tom and Margo's. Lisa and Kim automatically assumed Chris and Katie were announcing an engagement. After Chris and Katie left Memorial, Reid asked John for his real assessment. John told Reid that Chris would likely need a heart transplant, and he'd get the ball rolling immediately.
At Tom and Margo's, Lisa and Kim told Casey and Ali their Chris/Katie engagement theory. Casey and Ali realized they couldn't steal his uncle's thunder, but definitely wanted to tell Nancy privately. Chris and Katie arrived, and they all realized that Bob was taking forever to come back with Nancy. An ashen Bob then arrived, and told them, "Mom's gone."
Tuesday, August 31, 2010Alison admired the photo collage Casey had made in memory of Nancy and reminded Casey that today wasn't about them and their engagement. At Tom's office, an hour after Nancy's private funeral, Tom went over Nancy's will. Kim wanted more than a distribution of Nancy's belongings and money, she wanted another way to honor Nancy's 91 years. Margo comforted an angry Tom, who then remembered Nancy losing Dan. At Katie's, Chris told her he couldn't tell his family about his condition when they were dealing with Nancy's death. Casey and Alison left Chez Hughes to put a plan into motion, leaving Lucinda alone in the house. At a shut down Fashions, Barbara left a voicemail for Lisa, who was inside feeling very sad and alone. Back at Katie's, she comforted Chris with stories about her friendship with Nancyand flashed back to Nancy giving her advice. Chris said he'd be that friend for her now. But what if she lost him, too? Katie ended up weeping in Chris' arms about not being able to handle all the loss, and then Chris asked Katie to help him be strong.
At Tom and Margo's, Susan, Barbara and Lucinda fondly remembered "the bus ride from Hell," with a hilarious flashback. Casey and Ali showed up at Fashions, asking Lisa what they could do to remember Nancy. Lisa talked about Nancy's loving spirit and how she preferred taking action. It gave Casey an idea! Tom, Margo, Bob and Kim all came home, and Bob remembered a Christmas celebration from the black and white era. When Chris and Katie walked in, Kim urged them to finish what they'd started yesterday and give them some good news. Lucky for Chris, Casey, Alison and Lisa all returned with their idea: to spend the day helping people like Nancy would have! Then, John came in, assuming the gathering was about Chris' bad news. As he and Bob talked circles around each other, Chris interrupted, pointedly letting John know that Nancy had passed away. John quickly gave Bob and Kim his condolences and caught up with Lucinda. Then, everyone split off to do volunteer work. Bob and Kim let Chris and Katie into Nancy's to go through Nancy's stuff. Elsewhere, Tom and Margo funded a scholarship in Nancy's name at the school she once taught at. They remembered Kira (Lauryn Hill), whom Nancy taught to read with rap lyrics! At the hospital, Bob and Kim decided to start a mini-library. As for Lisa, Susan and Barbara, Lisa sat the gals down at the Lakeview and ordered two regular pink ladies and one virgin cocktail. She related her wishes for her own send-off and remembered an early moment with her mother-in-law. They resolved to donate money in Nancy's name and toasted their drinks.
At Yo's, after recruiting John to volunteer at Luke's foundation, Lucinda updated him on her rift with Lily. John related a story from Lisa about when Lisa and little Tom were living with Bob in Nancy's house. He used the anecdote to encourage Lucinda to swallow her pride and reach out to Lily. In Old Town, Casey was invigorated by all the helping out he'd done, and Alison told him that she has no more doubts. Casey remembered Nancy urging him to keep the engagement ring. Buoyed, he finally put the ring on Alison's finger. At Nancy's house, Katie and Chris went through a box of her things, unearthing all kinds of treasures. As they looked through a photo album, a bunch of classic Nancy clips played, including Chris and Nancy's 50th anniversary. "Our" Chris believed that, some day, that would be him and Katie. "No regrets," she smiled, kissing him. Later, everyone converged in Old Town with lit candles and Bob recited Nancy's Thanksgiving prayer...which faded into a voiceover of Nancy speaking the same words. Katie let herself into Nancy's, remembering Nancy giving her advice about Brad. "Help me!" she begged her lost friend, sobbing on Nancy's couch about how she couldn't do this again.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010At Java, Reid asked after Noah's eyesight and offered him the name of an LA doctor...resulting in Noah taking a swipe at him for "stealing my boyfriend," just as Luke walked in. Noah continued to be snarky about bequeathing Luke to Reid and sauntered out. Luke told Reid he had to go after Noah, and Reid understood. They agreed to meet up later. Luke found Noah outside, and didn't want him to leave for LA like this. Noah revealed that the big source of his 'tude was having to go to LA alone, without Luke by his side. "I'm still in love with you!" he said. Luke said he loved Noah and would always love him, but, "I'm in love with Reid." Noah insisted Reid wasn't right for him. They went over the accident/breakup again, and Luke told him they weren't right for each other. But he and Reid were! Luke said they'd always be connected, but not romantically; they could still be friends. "No, I can't," Noah said, walking away. Later, Luke came to Katie's looking for Reid. As he and Katie talked, she realized he knew about Chris. She admitted she's scared and Luke held her. She blurted out that she loves Chris. Luke was confident that Reid wouldn't let anything happen to him and dubbed Katie "tough." He told her she couldn't let her fear pull her away from the person she loved and offered to take her to Memorial. There, Katie realized the reality of Chris' condition was now out in the open. Reid advised Katie not to go into Chris' room if she was going to freak out and, rattled, she bolted. Luke marveled at Reid's take on things.
In Old Town, John accused Chris of being in denial about his health, and when Chris had chest pains he hauled him to the hospital. At Nancy's apartment, Katie sorted through classic photos and wondered how Nancy had survived so much loss. Margo walked in, and Katie took comfort in her hug. When Margo raved about Chris and Katie's future, Katie had to fight back tears. And then she gaped at Margo assuming she and Chris had been about to announce their engagement. When Tom interrupted, Katie made a hasty exit...and Margo realized something more than Nancy's death had to be wrong. At Bob's office, he and Kim were reminiscing when he realized he had a golf game with a trustee. Kim suggested he send Chris in his place. Chris stumbled into the staff room, where his parents were hanging out, and covered for his condition. Bob and Kim asked him about the golf game. When they mentioned how Nancy had high hopes for Chris, he agreed to play a few holes.
John was incensed to realize Chris was gone, and vented to Reid. Reid then extended his condolences about Nancy to Bob and Kim, who told him Chris is playing golf. John went to Tom and Margo's looking for Chris and Katie, and they demanded he 'fess up. He couldn't, but asked them to come with him. Out and about, Chris was shmoozing the trustee and Reid caught up with them, offering a "threesome." He was determined to keep an eye on Chris, despite his complete lack of golf prowess. At Java, Bob opened up to Kim about how he'd found Nancy dead in her favorite chair, and they talked about how extraordinary Nancy was. Out on the links, Reid accused the trustee of cheating and got the game cut short. As John, Margo, Tom, Bob and Kim all converged at the hospital, Reid brought Chris in. John had Chris taken into a room, and asked everyone to let him do his job. Chris then had to break the news to his family.
Thursday, September 02, 2010At Memorial, Chris explained his condition to a shocked Bob, Kim, Tom and Margo, and then John told Bob how serious the prognosis was. As for Katie, she was at WOAK watching footage of her and Chris. Luke followed Reid to Java, wondering why he'd been so heartless about Katie being at the hospital. Reid was trying to spare her the pain. Luke accused Reid of "projecting," because he's the one who runs away "when things get too sensitive." As he diagnosed Reid's issues, Luke admitted that he's in love with him. "Hold the phone!" Reid exclaimed, asking him to repeat himself. Back at the hospital, Tom and Margo wanted to get Chris' name higher up on the transplant list. He didn't want preferential treatment. Nearby, Bob promised Kim that he and John would do their best to make sure Chris lived. In Old Town, Luke confirmed to Reid that he'd told Noah he's in love with Reid. But he was still mad at Reid for his attitude. As Luke playfully noted Reid could tell him he loves him, too, Reid pointed out that Luke would just think he's trying to defuse Luke's anger. They went back to talking about Katie, and Luke stressed that she needs to be by Chris' side, because it would be devastating if he died without her there.
After a talk with John, Tom and Margo left for Springfield to look into Chris' transplant options. Meanwhile, Kim caught up with Katie at WOAK and wondered why she wasn't at the hospital with all of them. As they discussed Katie's feelings for Chris, a heartbroken Kim admitted how terrified she is, and talked about how she doesn't have time for Katie's fear. Kim asked her if she could "bear this pain without turning away." In Chris' room, Luke urged him not to keep Katie at a distance right now. Across the hall, Reid and John clashed about Chris' treatment. After John slammed out, Bob called Reid out on keeping Chris' condition from him. Reid pointed out doctor/patient confidentiality and said he'd urged Chris to tell Bob himself. "I made the best decisions that I could, given the circumstances," he explained, telling Bob to take up the issue with Chris. Bob did just that. At Katie's, she wept over a picture of her and Brad. Back at Memorial, Kim lashed out at Reid for taking advantage of Chris' illness, and Bob told her how Reid has been helping Chris all along. She tearfully apologized.
John ran into Luke in Old Town and asked him about Reid, given the battle ahead of Chris. Luke assured him that, when it comes to his job, Reid would give him everything he needs. Back at Katie's, Reid admitted he's an idiot about romance, but told Katie it's stupid to avoid love because it scares you: "Dry your eyes, blow your nose, get your butt back to the hospital where you belong!" Reid admitted Luke had caused his philosophical turnaround, and Katie thanked him for his support. At Memorial, Bob confessed to Kim that he's "ready to scream." Then, Tom called Bob with news of a potential heart donor at Bay City General. Bob and Kim stood in Chris' hospital room, worried. Reid watched them from the hall, and then told Luke about his and Katie's change of hearts. They "Dr. Oliver" and "Mr. Snyder"-ed each other, grinning. Meanwhile, Katie visited Brad's grave and told him she'd fallen in love with Chris. She begged for his help. Back at the hospital, Chris began to code!
Friday, September 03, 2010At Al's, Ali and Casey talked about their wedding plans. Casey didn't want to elope, reminding her that Nancy had believed in them. Ali didn't want to have a big shindig right after Nancy's death and Casey charmed her by calling her his wife. "That's good enough for me," he said. At Memorial, Henry and Barbara showed up to comfort Kim, who didn't want to leave Chris' room. Barbara guided her to the lounge, and Luke told Henry that Katie wasn't there. At Brad's grave, Katie unloaded her fear and grief, calling herself a coward. "The hell you are!" Henry told her, giving her a pep talk. It worked! Katie went back to the hospital with him. There, Chris came around, and Bob and John told him that he needed a new heart ASAP. John?wanted to hook him up to an LVAD (a left ventricle assist device), and Chris was resistant. He stressed that he also doesn't want to be moved up the transplant list. At loose ends, Luke wandered into Al's and told a clueless Casey and Ali about Chris. They all went back to the hospital. In the lounge, Barbara talked to Kim about Henry and comforted her. Then they joined everyone else in Chris' room, where the docs hoped Kim could talk?sense to her son. Barbara, having lost Jennifer, added her two cents. Then, Katie arrived to blast Chris for his attitude and beg him to fight. As everybody praised her pep talk, Bob got a call from Tom about the heart in Bay City being a perfect tissue match.
Reid told Luke, Casey and Ali about the heart. Casey and Ali joined the gang in Chris' room, where Kim and Bob were determined to enjoy the miracle. Bob asked Ali to scrub in on the surgery and then Casey told his grandparents they were engaged. In the lounge, Barbara hugged Henry for his part in getting Katie to the hospital. Reid and Luke then noticed John having an intense conversation. John was forced to tell the Hugheses that a Bay City cardiologist wanted the heart for his own patient. The news rocked everyone, and Barbara followed Katie to the lounge, talking about how she'd survived her ordeal in the warehouse because she knew how much she was loved. She urged Katie to be equally "relentless" about Chris. Chris agreed to accept the LVAD and, after sharing a moment with Bob, asked to see Reid. They traded some good-natured barbs, and Chris asked Reid to take care of Katie. Reid left Katie to cuddle Reid, watched Barbara and Henry and Casey and Alison and Bob and Kim...and it energized him! He told Luke he's going to Bay City to get that heart for Chris! Luke told him there were too many risks, marveling at how Reid was decrying the arrogant "savior of mankind" doctor who'd stolen Chris' heart. Reid wryly assured Luke he's the same selfish jerk he's always been, and he's earned the right to throw his weight around like this. "I love you," he smiled. "There. I said it." He kissed Luke tenderly before getting in his car and driving away.
At Memorial, John told everyone the LVAD procedure was a no-go because Chris was too weak to survive it. When Luke got back inside, Casey and Alison told him that...and he assured them that Reid has a plan! His faith in Reid touched Ali and Casey. Meanwhile, Reid was on the phone with the other surgeon, and he floored it to make it over a railroad crossing...and thenhis car stalled. He was so frazzled, he couldn't get his seatbelt off...and the train sped towards him ominously.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010At Memorial, Katie was at Chris's bedside and broke the news to him that they couldn't put the artificial pump in his heart because he's too weak. She begged him to hold on because a heart donor will surface soon. Meanwhile, John told a worried Bob and Kim that Chris only has 24 hours to live with his old heart. Alison urged Luke to inform Bob and Kim that Reid is on his way to Bay City to get the heart for Chris. They were stunned but happy, as was Katie and Chris. They joked about how far Reid has come since he first arrived in Oakdale and laughed about who in Bay City would incur his wrath if they denied him the heart he drove all the way there to retrieve.
Tom and Margo were at the police station when they got word that Chris's donor heart is no longer available. Margo then got a call about Reid's accident. "Oh, my God!" she exclaimed. They rushed to the site of the accident and were overwhelmed by what they saw. Later, they returned to Memorial, where Margo braced herself to tell everyone the news. She tearfully informed Bob that Reid's car stalled on the tracks and he didn't get out of his car before the train hit. Bob was dumbstruck and devastated that there is now no hope for a heart for Chris. Bob then summoned Casey to get Luke out of the ER before the EMTs arrived with Reid, but it was too late. Luke refused to believe that Reid would die, even after Bob explained that his injuries are too severe to be helped. He lashed out at everyone for not being proactive and stormed into Reid's hospital room. He was devastated as he saw the severity of Reid's injuries and begged him to open his eyes. Reid tried to speak as Luke broke down in tears. Luke got Reid's wallet for him and took out his organ donor card. Luke summoned Tom for Reid, who gave Luke his power of attorney and made it clear that he wants Chris to get his heart. "Who knew I had one to give?" Reid managed to joke. Luke pleaded with Reid to hold on and declared his love once again just as Reid flat lined. Tom explained that Reid wants Chris to get his heart. John was concerned about it being the right match and the legality of it all without paperwork. Bob was hopeful that they could make it work and they got moving quickly. Bob then gave his condolences to Luke, who was in shock, and let him say a final good-bye to Reid, who had died.
After, Tom presented a grieving Luke with the proper paperwork, which he signed to allow for the transplant. John informed an elated Katie, who told Chris she loves him before he was tested as a match. Bob and Kim, meanwhile, took time to absorb everything that had happened. Kim was overwhelmed with guilt for once questioning Reid's principles and being so cross with him before. Meanwhile, Katie went to tell Luke how amazing Reid is for pulling through for Chris and was eager to thank him in person, unaware that he'd been involved in the accident that allowed Chris to get a heart at all. After Luke told her what happened, she started to sob. Then she followed Bob and Luke's lead and said good-bye to her friend before letting Chris know that Reid is going to save his life. Chris was then wheeled into surgery.
Tom, Casey and Margo marveled at Reid's selfless act, called him an inspiration and hoped that his sacrifice wasn't made in vain. Meanwhile, John prepped Chris for heart surgery and the operation got underway.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010Lily called Holden to come over and told him about Chris's deteriorating condition and heart transplant last night. Holden was shocked; Lily was especially shaken up about Luke, who was still reeling from Reid's death at Memorial. Lily wanted to go comfort her son but Lucinda arrived, which sent her into a tailspin. She was outraged that Lucinda was trying to butt her way back into their lives and refused to let La Walsh take control. Equally upset that Lily wouldn't let her in, Lucinda stormed out in a huff.
At the hospital, Alison urged Luke to go home and get some rest but he refused to go until he knows that Chris made it through the operation. Meanwhile, Chris came to after his surgery. Kim and Bob greeted him in the recovery room, where John deemed that he'll be fine and that everything was a success. Katie also came in and was happy to see Chris, who was eager to thank Reid for getting him a new heart. "Where is that jerk?" he laughed, unaware that Reid had sacrificed his own survival for him. Kim, Bob and John discussed whether to tell Chris what happened and agreed to wait until he was feeling better.
Later, Ali happily informed Luke that Chris made it and reminded him how amazing Reid was for giving his heart to someone in need. Ali assured tearful Luke that the moment they took his heart was peaceful and that Reid didn't feel any pain. Margo offered to give Katie a lift home, then caught up with her pop, John, who said he's been well but can't help but think about what he'd do if he was in Bob's position with his own kids. Margo pointed out that her father has been estranged for years and wondered why. She thanked him for helping Chris and Katie, and they agreed to discuss other matters at a later date.
At Java, Noah, who was about to leave for L.A., ran into Ali. She broke the news to him about Reid and urged him to support Luke in his grief. Noah wasn't sure he could offer anything to Luke anymore.
Luke returned home, where Lily and Holden did their best to console him. Luke was still struggling to comprehend what it meant to have Reid's organs donated to others in need, not just his heart. The hospital called and asked for Luke to track down Reid's next of kin so he can figure out what to do with the body. Luke broke down again, fearful that he doesn't know Reid as well as he thought he did. They met with a funeral director to make arrangements. Luke said Reid has no family and wanted to take care of things himself but the funeral director refused and said that it's a matter of law to contact the next of kin. Luke then went to Memorial to ask Bob and Kim if they knew more about Reid's extended family and was stunned to discover that Chris doesn't even know that Reid's heart is beating inside his body. Luke was overwhelmed when Chris kept asking to see Reid and rushed out. Chris, meanwhile, overheard a board member giving Luke his condolences on his way out.
Katie went home and was conflicted about her own feelings. She was grieving her roomie Reid but ecstatic about Chris's survival. She was thankful to have had Reid in her life. "He helped me get my life back," she smiled and refused to pack up Reid's things or forget him. Margo promised her that no one will ever forget Reid or what he did in Oakdale. Katie was determined to keep it together and be strong for both Luke and Chris.
John met up with Lucinda at the Lakeview Lounge, where she was drowning her sorrows over Lily with bloody marys. She refused to think she was selfish in what she did to Lily and revealed that she went to the mob. "Oh! Which one?" John ribbed, reminded Lucinda that she's always been a schemer and then got the full story on what went down with Ralph. John called Lucinda pathetic "narcissist crybaby" and told her again to make inroads with her daughter.
Holden and Lily went to the police station to investigate Reid's past. They found an old video of Reid with his chess mentor, Angus, who lives in Midwood, Brooklyn. They decided to reach out to Angus for Luke. They found him playing chess in a park but he wanted nothing to do with his "ungrateful big-mouthed nephew." Meanwhile, Luke went to the Snyder Pond to think things over and was surprised to see Noah had followed him there.
Thursday, September 09, 2010At the Pond, Noah gave Luke his condolences and tried to be there for his ex. Luke was mad at himself for not knowing Reid better and that he didn't even know his own feelings for him until he told Noah. Noah asked him about any regrets he has about his relationship with Reid. Luke admitted they never got to do the normal date things together and that they never had sex because Luke wanted to wait. Noah was surprised, but tried to make Luke feel better by calling Reid a hero for what he did. Luke lost it and said that if Reid was a real hero, he wouldn't have died. Noah hugged him and consoled him. Noah said he'd take a later plane to L.A. so he could be there for Luke.
John barged into Worldwide where he found Lucinda distracting herself with work and the usual scheming. John blasted her for not trying to change her ways. Lucinda realized she's crossed the line one too many times with Lily, who has disowned her. La Walsh explained that she's just protecting herself from the power her daughter has in the company by making a preemptive business deal to oust Lily. John was shocked. "Classic Lucinda Walsh," he scoffed. Lucinda countered by telling him to stop sticking his nose in her business. John tried to extend an olive branch, but La Walsh called him out on not being there for her, even during her cancer and said they can't be friends. He apologized and realized he was in the wrong, but still encouraged her to stay away from Lily, if that's what Lily wants. Finally, Lucinda came around. John asked if he should reach out to Lily for her, but she declined. They shared a sweet moment as John said he knows Lucinda better than anyone else.
Holden and Lily broke the news to Angus that Reid was killed. He was upset but wondered why they came to him. So, they explained the situation (including that Reid was gay) and asked him to help Luke. He was hesitant but finally signed the paperwork. Then Angus showed them one of Reid's old chess pieces. He got choked up as he recalled the time he shared with his nephew in his younger days.
At Memorial, Chris demanded to know whose heart he has but Katie refused to tell him. After he pleaded one more time, she finally spilled the truth. "You have Reid's heart," she sighed. He was flabbergasted as Katie told him everything that had happened. Chris blamed himself for Reid's death. "He's the one who was trying to save my life!" he pointed out. He was overwhelmed with guilt and struck by the irony of it all. He was upset at the thought of living the rest of his life with Reid's heart in his body and was about to give up until Katie demanded that he "suck it up" and be grateful for the miracle that was given to him. He finally came around and looked forward to spending his future with Katie.
John dropped by Margo's to say he's staying in Oakdale for a while and resolved to make inroads with his own daughter. Lucinda dropped off a bouquet of flowers for Lily. Holden and Lily returned to Oakdale, where Luke scattered Reid's ashes at the Pond and gave a touching tribute to his lost love. Bob told Chris that the new hospital wing has been named in Reid's honor. Chris was pleased and also found out he'd be the new Chief of Staff after Bob retired. He lovingly glanced at Katie from afar as he smiled and said, "What can I say? I lead a charmed life."
Monday, September 13, 2010Jack and Carly woke up in bed together, affectionate. Downstairs, Parker stopped Sage from bringing their parents breakfast in bed and spinning her fantasies of remarriage. He didn't want Mom and Dad to get married again, as "that's when all the trouble starts." Sage set out Jack and Carly's old wedding album as they came downstairs. "That's Sage...not very subtle, is she?" chuckled Carly. "Maybe she's on to something?" countered Jack. As Carly sputtered about getting their daughter's hopes up, Jack said he's incomplete without her. Wary Carly noted they'd gone down this road so many times before. What if they were setting themselves up to fail? Jack told her that the first time he'd kissed her, he'd known she was his future. They had to stop questioning it. "We can't afford to quit," he told her. When Carly finally came around to his line of thinking, she wondered exactly what he wanted to make "official." He was about to get down on one knee...when Janet called to tell him she and Dusty were at the hospital. When they got back from Memorial, Carly wanted to pick up where they left off, but Jack was wary. He worried about what the new baby would do to their dynamic. Cue Carly's turn to give a pep talk! She assured Jack she'd love the baby but it would be difficult for her...and they'd face and conquer whatever life would throw at them. They traded "I love you"s and Jack pulled Carly into his lap and proposed! Carly tearily accepted and they kissed. When the kids got home, Carly and Jack swore that, this time, they'd be together forever. They impulsively decided to get married ASAP!
At the farm, Liberty snapped at Faith, who realized Libby got into FIT in New York, like she'd always dreamed. Libby said she wasn't going! Parker walked in, and Faith informed him Libby was about to "ruin her life." At the Lakeview, Janet brought Dusty a bunch of food and an offer to nurse him back to health. They chowed down, sitting in bed. Feeling better, Dusty wanted to get his swerve on. Janet nixed that, and then felt a contraction! Meanwhile, Liberty explained to Parker why she was deferring college, and Parker admitted he's not going either. He whispered his secret plans to her. Faith spied them through the Al's window. At Memorial, Dusty hugged John (who he'd apparently kept in touch with!) and introduced him to Janet. Alone, John noted that Dusty had neglected to tell him Janet was expecting his child. "Yes and no," hedged Dusty. In the exam room, the ob/gyn dubbed the contractions Braxton-Hicks and noted Janet's baby was huge. If he got any bigger, they'd have to induce! When Jack and Carly showed up, Janet apologized for the false alarm. As for Dusty, his spidey senses were tingling. They got back to the farm, and a squirrelly-acting Dusty told Janet that he was off to lunch with John. Faith then told Janet that Liberty got into FIT but wanted to stay in town to help her mom. When Libby and Parker got home, Janet gave her a talking-to, urging her to go to New York. Then, Liberty and Parker accused Faith of telling Janet about FIT to eliminate her perceived competition for Parker. At Java, Dusty showed John the sonogram photo, revealing that he thinks the baby is his. Surrogate father and son shook hands. Left alone, John nabbed Dusty's coffee mug to run a DNA test on it! Back at the farm, Janet told Dusty about Liberty's conundrum and they felt the baby kick.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010Gwen brought Carly breakfast in bed, and she had one more wedding day surprise: Rosanna! The sisters exchanged gleeful hugs, and Gwen left Ro and Carly to catch up. At the farm, Jack thanked Dusty for donating champagne for the impromptu ceremony. Janet shooed Dusty off to change and then Janet and Jack had a bittersweet talk, where Janet wished Jack and Carly happiness. Then, Jack urged the baby to stay inside for another two weeks, till he's back from his honeymoon, and asked Janet to get the getaway cabin's info just in case! At the Lakeview, Craig ran into Lily and wondered when she'd forgive him. "I'm not interested in your apologies," she shrugged, before telling him not to show up to the Carjack wedding. In Old Town, Holden ran into Molly. Awkward! They chuckled over being the best man and maid of honor, as Lily watched from afar. She stopped lurking and walked up to ask about California and Abigail. When Lily told Holden the kids wanted them to go to the wedding together, Molly was the odd woman out. In Milltown, Will calmed Parker's nerves about the wedding and then Faith came y with flowers. As Will looked on, Faith and Parker argued about Liberty and Parker blew her off. Later, Carly asked Gwen and Rosanna to be her bridesmaids and Janet came by with a gift and her well wishes. Janet then got the cabin info and Carly stressed that Janet shouldn't call unless it's a real emergency. "This day was starting off so well," Carly then cracked to her sisters. In need of some alone time, she got her and Jack's compass out of a drawer and went for a walk.
Janet came in to Dusty's Lakeview suite, venting about the cabin snafu with Carly. Dusty found the reality of Janet having to put up with Carly for the foreseeable future pretty amusing. Janet had an idea she needed his help for. Back at the farm, Parker was all suited up and he was about to bring up his big secret issue with Jack when Jack got called away to pick up Sage. Parker ended up telling Will and swearing him to secrecy! Jack brought Sage home to the Milltown house, and a worried Gwen and Ro told Jack that Carly was off by herself somewhere. Out at the pond, Carly remembered Jack giving her the compass at the boathouse, and then she dropped the compass in the water! Gasp! "I lost the compass," she told Jack, when he walked up. He felt around for it, but it was gone! Carly began weeping about how she needed it to find her true north. He said she didn't need it. He'd never leave her side again; she was already home! Elsewhere, Rosanna ran into Gabriel and Holden and Lily convinced a sullen Faith into going to the wedding. At Java, Craig asked Gabriel if they could try to get to know each other better. Gabe turned down a lunch invite, saying he had the wedding to attend. Back at the pond, Jack shored Carly up and kissed her, sweetly. Elsewhere, Janet and Dusty had taken it upon themselves to decorate the honeymoon cabin. Dusty made Janet get off a ladder...only to get a cramp and fall off it himself. Moments later, Janet went into labor.
Jack brought Carly to the farm, where her bridal party had enterprisingly thought to bring her dress. They also each gave her a flower to carry down the aisle. Then, Lily showed up with a wedding/"I'm sorry about Craig" gift. Out at the garden where the wedding would take place, a suited up Jack met up with Will, Holden and Parker. The guys bantered so adorably, it had to be partially ad-libbed! Then, the women showed up. Carly took Jack's breath away. As for Rosanna, she saw Craig lurking and confronted him. "You lookfantastic!" he tried to evade, but she wasn't having it. He said he just wanted closure and promised to be on his best behavior. Nearby, Gabriel and Liberty showed up and Parker and Faith were still at odds. Jack again calmed Carly's nerves and Ro warned them that Craig had shown up. "Nothing is going to spoil this wedding!" Carly insisted.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010At Carly and Jack's wedding, Holden and Rosanna got the lovey duo to quit canoodling and Rosanna instructed the bridal party on how to march in. Carly also made sure they were taking video for JJ. Party crasher Craig sat down next to Margo, earning her trademark sisterly snark. Then, the bridesmaids all came down the makeshift aisle and Liberty tried calling Janet, to no avail. At the honeymoon cottage, Janet was in labor, and Dusty tried to help her through it. Parker walked his mom to Jack and asked Jack to "take good care of her." The priest did his thing, complete with the "speak now or forever hold your peace." Don't worry, no one spoke! Carly was so eager to wed that she blurted out a "yes!" before the priest was even done with the vows. Jack made his own vows, saying, "She's mine and I'm hers, and that's that." After Molly did a reading, Carly spoke to Jack from the heart, telling him he was her true north, her soulmate and her best friend. Jack talked about how Carly had "saved me from me" after Brad's shooting and "fought my demons." There was much sniffling and crying. They exchanged rings and "I thee wed"s and were then pronounced husband and wife. Cue the kiss! Afterwards, Holden gave the best man's toast, noting that they were missing two very important people: Hal and Brad. On behalf of them, he wished Carjack "lifelong happiness." After Margo and Tom gave Jack their well wishes, with passing mention of Katie and Chris' condition, Molly gave her toast, noting, "you can't fight destiny, so why try." (She looked pointedly at Lily.) Carly reveled in having her "girls" for "backup." But where were Dusty and Janet? Still laboring! Dusty tried to go for help but the car was stuck in the mud.
Back at the wedding, Craig proposed a toast, much to everyone's chagrin. He surprised them all by admitting, "you belong together" and wishing them every happiness. When Rosanna wondered what brought that on, Criag said she did - he wanted her to like him again. Jack and Carly then had a first dance (offscreen!) and Faith urged Holden to ask Lily to dance. Sadly, Parker was still giving Faith the brush off. Nearby, Gabriel told Craig he was going back to Montega and Rosanna realized Gabriel is Craig's son. Then, Parker's secret plans came up again, and Margo urged him to just tell everyone he wants to be a cop. His parents were boggled and moved in turns. Parker explained that he hoped to end up just like Jack. "That's a sneaky way to win an argument!" Jack choked out, hugging his son. Afterwards, Holden asked Molly to dance and they had a nice moment and Rosanna counseled Craig about Gabriel. Then, Carly and Jack reassured Sage that it's "for real this time," and Carly threw her bouquet. Rosanna caught it! Carly and Jack drove off for the honeymoon to cheers and applause.
At the cabin, Janet yelled at Dusty, who urged her not to push. Jack was about to carry Carly over the threshold, when they realized what was going on inside. Back at the garden, Will and Gwen accidentally spilled to Margo and Tom that Casey was moving to Carbondale. At the farm, Molly and Lily thanked each other for their mutual generosity today and Molly wished Lily and Holden luck. Will and Gwen noted how cute Faith and Parker were, and Parker bid his big brother farewell. He then went back to Faith, apologizing for keeping his plans from her. When she hoped they were friends again, Parker told his "friend" she looked hot in that dress and kissed her cheek. A few feet away, Gabriel and Craig made amends and Ro revealed she's staying in town for a while. At the honeymoon cabin, Janet was about to give birth ASAP, and Carly got a little queasy.
Thursday, September 16, 2010Janet wailed as her labor progressed. Jack, watching over Carly's wooziness, told Dusty he'd have to deliver the baby. Having done this before, Dusty played midwife with aplomb. They all welcomed the cute little boy with equal parts happiness and bittersweetness. The foursome headed for the hospital, with Carly bidding the honeymoon cottage a wistful adieu. At Memorial, Dusty stubbornly refused to get his ribs looked at, and Jack went looking for Carly. As Carly and Jack passed back through the main hallway, they overheard John telling Dusty the big news: "Jack Snyder is not the father of that baby, you are!" "Are you sure?" he boggled. John assured him that it's true and he's an "unofficial grandfather." Jack walked up on the celebration. As Dusty beamed, Jack graciously told him to tell Janet. John noted it had been a "long time" since he'd seen Carly, and winked that she'd ended up with the right guy. Then, Carly went to get checked out. In Janet's room, Dusty told her the news and she was thrilled. Meanwhile, Grandpa John bounced into the Lakeview lounge, ordering up drinks for a toast, and urged Lucinda to "declare victory" and come away with him. He said he had a teaching gig in Amsterdam and they could go enjoy tulips and wooden shoes. Back at Memorial, Liberty and Jack had a sweet moment and Libby brought him in to see Janet. The exes had an emotional moment alone, acknowledging the 9 months they'd spent being prospective parents. "Thank you for loving me, Jack," wept Janet. Teary Jack apologized for not doing right by her, and congratulated her. Later, Janet, Teri, Libby, the baby and Dusty all bonded as a family...and Carly had news for Jack!
At Java, Lucinda offered to create an endowment in Reid's name, and Luke liked the idea. Big Lucy's rather cynical, defeatist attitude had Luke wondering what his grandmother had done now. At the Lilypad, Holden and Lily talked about the wedding and Molly and then flirted a little. John interrupted the moment to persuade Lily to forgive her mother. John noted Lily was younger and less set in her ways. Since he got a text from the hospital, he asked "sensible" Holden to help fix things. Alone, Holden told Lily, "John's full of it," and said he was proud of Lily for sticking to her guns. Back at Java, Luke talked about how life was short and sent Lucinda off to make things right with Lily. Noah walked up on the tail end, and Luke filled him in. Then, a sad Luke talked about how calm Reid had been in death, and Noah comforted him. Noah revealed he's putting off heading to LA. Luke wondered why. To take care of him? It wasn't necessary! Luke quit Noah's job for him and dragged him out the door. After Holden's pep talk, Lily called her mother to meet up with her. Lily and Holden were a united front and about to kiss, when a beaming Lucinda walked in. Sadly, Lily dashed Big Lucy's hopes of reconciliation. She loved her mom but couldn't forgive her yet. Lily and Holden both told Lucinda "goodbye." At WOAK, Luke gave Noah a state of the art video camera, revealing his family had also bought Noah a bunch of recording equipment. Noah had to get on that plane! Noah agreed, as long as Luke came and visited him. They reminisced about meeting at the studio; Noah brought up sharing their first kiss there. Noah assured Luke he understands that Luke needs to honor what he had with Reid and "grieve and heal." But maybe when Luke was ready, he could come to LA? Noah kissed Luke goodbye and left.
At the Lilypad, Holden and Lily remembered the day they met (with a lot of tears from Holden), and they kissed passionately! Meanwhile, Lucinda sought out John and accepted his offer to run off to Amsterdam. At the hospital, as Dusty, the baby and Janet all had a moment of bonding, Carly told Jack she's pregnant! He swept her into his arms and they kissed.
Friday, September 17, 2010The very last episode of ATWT opened a month after yesterday, with Bob's wistful voiceover talking about starting the day at the hospital. Bob made his way to his office and talked about learning a lot about the people of Oakdale. Across town, Holden picked up Ethan from Lily and took him fishing. Dusty brought Lorenzo to Janet, and Carly and Jack snuggled in each other's arms...until Sage called for her mom, that is! Elsewhere, Barbara and Henry got passionate, Paul cuddled with a giant stuffed puppy — and Emily — as Eliza played, and John and Lucinda came back from Amsterdam and checked into the Lakeview. Lisa was shocked to learn who John's souvenir "tulip" was. At Chez Hughes, Alison arrived to wake up Casey, and Tom and Margo wistfully realized they were soon to be empty nesters. At the Lilypad, Luke looked at a brochure for Reid's neurological wing and hugged Natalie. At Katie's, she tended to Chris with heart medication and kisses. Back at the hospital, Kim came into Bob's office, and he marveled about retiring today.
In Milltown, Jack asked after Carly's morning sickness and Sage wondered when she can share the pregnancy news. As Carly cleaned up papers and talked about car problems, she gasped to Jack that they're "normal." Would they become "dull" and "boring"? He assured her they wouldn't. Then, Dusty and Janet showed up at Jack and Carly's to introduce them to little Lorenzo Dustin Donovan...and ask Jack to be his godfather! Carly told them she's pregnant, and Janet noted "things turned out exactly the way they were supposed to." At the Hughes house, Susan and Emily had joined Tom and Margo to see off Ali and Casey. Hugs were exchanged and tears were shed. Emily marveled to Susan about "our little girl" going off, and they went for a "soda" at the Lakeview. Meanwhile, a teary Margo's empty nest wistfulness was in overdrive and Tom took her out. Back at Katie's, Chris proposed and she accepted. They pondered getting a bigger place as Tom and Margo came over. Tom urged Katie to "distract" his weepy wife, so she spilled the engagement news. The sisters impulsively decided to swap houses, as the brothers looked on, bemused.
Back at the Lakeview, Henry and Barbara were still canoodling, despite dinner plans at Paul and Emily's. At Fairwinds, Paul and Emily discussed him walking away from the business and making Em and Eliza his priority. Ironically, Barbara arrived with similar news: She was dissolving their BRO partnership! The foursome toasted to the future. Elsewhere, Luke visited Katie's, telling Chris that he had his vote as Chief of Staff. Chris admitted that it might not be the path he wants. Luke was haunted by being where Reid lived. As he went to leave, Katie gave him Reid's stethoscope. Luke asked if he could listen to Reid's heart, and he and Chris shared a poignant moment. John and Lucinda dropped by the Lilypad to tell Lily they were back together and that Lily could have control of WorldWide. At the hospital, Susan said goodbye to Bob and Kim, and Bob took one last box out to the car. Chris and Katie test drove Chez Hughes, as Tom and Margo christened Katie's with some lovin'. Paul and Emily reaffirmed their love at Fairwinds, while we learned Barbara and Henry were taking over Metro. Henry turned up the music in their suite and they got their disco on. Downstairs, a snarky Lisa urged John and Lucinda to "gather ye rosebuds," and the duo made a pact to "have a helluva good time." Back at Lily's, she was worried about her mom and John not working out. Holden noted they were older, wiser and loved each other. "You think that's enough?" Lily mused. Before Holden left, he and Lily shared a long look. Back at the Milltown house, Jack and Carly settled into bed and kissed. Things wound up at the hospital, with Kim kissing Bob for "just a little encouragement." "I don't think there should be goodbyes...just goodnight," she said, before leaving him to wrap up alone. Bob packed up his briefcase, took one look around, and said, "Goodnight," before turning out the light. The globe on his desk lit up and spun...
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