Sunset Beach
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Sunset Beach

  • Debuted on: January 6, 1997
  • Ended on: December 31, 1999
  • Network: NBC
  • # of Episodes: 755
  • Last Episode Taped: November 19, 1999
  • Created by: Aaron Spelling
  • Took place in: Sunset Beach, CA



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    News & Cast Updates

    (News section last updated September 19, 2019)


    Good Trouble Reunites Entire Fosters Family for Christmas Special

    (9/19/19) (Photo) Christmas is a time for family, so Good Trouble is very fittingly bringing together Callie and Mariana’s entire Fosters clan (and then some!) for its upcoming holiday special, TVLine has learned exclusively.

    The two-hour event will feature the returns of Teri Polo and Sherri Saum (as moms Stef and Lena), plus David Lambert and Hayden Byerly (as siblings Brandon and Jude). And although Noah Centineo (Jesus) is not pictured in TVLine’s exclusive photo, rest assured that The Internet’s Boyfriend will be part of the festivities. While each family member already visited Callie and Mariana’s new digs during the spinoff’s first season, the special marks the first time all of the Adams Fosters will be reunited since the original series ended its run last year.

    On top of that, the Christmas gathering will also include a number of in-laws who made their debut on The Fosters: Brandon’s wife Eliza, her parents Jim (Robert Gant) and Diane (Susan Walters), and her brothers Jamie (Beau Mirchoff) and Carter (Spencer List). Of course, Jamie is no stranger to Good Trouble, where he recurs as Callie’s boyfriend. As for Carter, he previously clicked with Jude on The Fosters, so this reunion could be quite interesting.

    “Look who’s coming to town. It’s not Santa, but our beloved Adams Foster family will be bringing plenty of cheer,” co-creator Joanna Johnson tells TVLine. “Tune in to see who’s been naughty or nice and for all the drama and hijinks of a Foster family/Coterie holiday mashup!”

    The holiday special — written by Johnson and directed by co-creators Bradley Bredeweg (Hour 1) and Peter Paige (Hour 2) — is slated to air this winter. Viewers can catch up on all episodes of Good Trouble on Hulu.

    BH90210 First Look: It's Carol Potter (aka Mama Walsh) to the Rescue!

    (8/11/19) (Photo) The Walsh twins could always turn to their parents for help in the early days of the original Beverly Hills, 90210, so it only makes sense that life should imitate art, right? Carol Potter, who played family matriarch Cindy Walsh, shows up as “herself” in Episode 3 of Fox’s BH90210 (Aug. 21, 9/8c), and we’ve got a first look at her highly anticipated arrival.

    Per the episode’s official synopsis, “Tori starts to feel the pressure of balancing the cast’s requirements for the reboot, while keeping the wheels in motion. Jason and Ian both struggle with their marriage issues, Jennie meets her new bodyguard, Brian hires a new assistant and Gabby asks Christine for advice. Meanwhile, the cast turns to a familiar face for help and Tori goes to extremes to get Shannen on board with the reboot.”

    And Potter is just one of many fan favorites returning as part of Fox’s new limited series. Wednesday’s series premiere reunited us with the show’s main stars — Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering — while next week’s episode (Aug. 14) brings Christine Elise (aka Emily Valentine) into the mix.

    Adrienne Frantz Shares Good News About Her Hospitalized Father

    (7/31/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Please join us in sending love and prayers to Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and her entire family as her father, John Frantz, was rushed to the hospital on July 27. "Please pray for my dad, John Frantz, right now!" she shared on Instagram. "He was airlifted to the hospital and is in ICU on life support! I am on a plane now! Hang in there, daddy, I'm coming! Life is precious and fragile! Treat it as such! You never know…"

    Frantz's Y&R and B&B co-stars and friends like Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R), Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen, Y&R), Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, B&B), and Jacob Young (ex-Rick, B&B) joined the many fans in sending love and support in the comments on the Instagram photo of her father and her daughter, three-year-old Amélie.

    After arriving at the hospital, Frantz snapped a photo of her dad in his bed and offered an update for fans and friends. "No news yet!" she reported. "Please keep praying for my dad, John Frantz! I'm here, Daddy! Not a good look on you! Please get up so I can kick your butt for freaking me out!"

    Thankfully, a couple days later, on July 29, Frantz had some good news to share. "Looks like someone has an amazing guardian angel!" she exclaimed. "My dad is up! He is still in ICU but this is a start! I really thought this wouldn't happen! It has been a horrible few days! Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful prayers and support! Still have a long way to go but God blessed today! And thank you to all of the wonderful doctors and nurses who have been taking such great care of him! Lunch is on me tomorrow!"

    Although Frantz has not yet explained what happened to her father to land him in the ICU, it's clearly very serious and we're glad for the good news that his condition is improving. We'll hold the entire family in our thoughts during this time and hope for further positive updates, which we will naturally continue to pass along.

    Adrienne Frantz Requests Prayers for Her Father Who Is in the Hospital on Life Support

    (7/30/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Please join us in sending love and prayers to Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and her entire family as her father, John Frantz, was rushed to the hospital on July 27. "Please pray for my dad, John Frantz, right now!" she shared on Instagram. "He was airlifted to the hospital and is in ICU on life support! I am on a plane now! Hang in there, daddy, I'm coming! Life is precious and fragile! Treat it as such! You never know…"

    Frantz's Y&R and B&B co-stars and friends like Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R), Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen, Y&R), Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, B&B), and Jacob Young (ex-Rick, B&B) joined the many fans in sending love and support in the comments on the Instagram photo of her father and her daughter, three-year-old Amélie.

    After arriving at the hospital, Frantz snapped a photo of her dad in his bed and offered an update for fans and friends. "No news yet!" she reported. "Please keep praying for my dad, John Frantz! I'm here, Daddy! Not a good look on you! Please get up so I can kick your butt for freaking me out!"

    Although Frantz has not yet explained what happened to her father to land him in the ICU on life support, it's clearly very serious, but at least she is trying to keep her spirits up. We'll hold the entire family in our thoughts during this time and hope for some good news in the next update, which we will naturally pass along.

    DYNASTY Vet Joins Y&R

    (7/2/19) Gordon Thomson (ex-Adam, DYNASTY; ex-Mason, SANTA BARBARA et al) has been cast in a new role on Y&R. The soap vet will play Daryl Tulane, who shared an interesting connection to Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) during her time away from Genoa City. He appears for several episodes beginning Monday, July 29.

    Sherri Saum Guests on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6/21/19

    (6/4/19) “Inescapable” – They’ve fought through space, time and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop FitzSimmons’ reunion on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” airing FRIDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward.

    Guest starring is Joel Stoffer, Sherri Saum and Christopher James Baker.

    “Inescapable” was written by DJ Doyle and directed by Jesse Bochco.

    Station 19 Renewed for Season 3 at ABC

    (5/12/19) There will be plenty more fires to put out for Station 19: ABC has renewed the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff for Season 3, TVLine has learned.

    Averaging just shy of a 1.0 demo rating, Station 19 ranked third among all ABC dramas this season, behind Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor.

    Station 19 launched in March 2018, with Grey’s vet Jason George transplanted to the firefighter offshoot. Rounding out the cast are Jaina Lee Ortiz, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Alberto Frezza, Jay Hayden, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre, Miguel Sandoval and Boris Kodjoe.

    The Season 2 finale is set to air on Thursday, May 16 at 9/8c.

    Catching up With GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sean Kanan

    (4/19/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Looking back, Sean Kanan calls GENERAL HOSPITAL’s A.J., the character he last played in 2014, “a romantic whose aspirations and dreams were crushed.” Try as he might, Alan’s son never did live up to the Quartermaine name and legacy, which was a huge weight on his shoulders. “It fermented his becoming cynical about life and feeling like he was this self-fulfilling prophecy of failure... and that fueled his alcoholism,” the actor suggested to Soaps In Depth. “I don’t feel like the character ever really got a fair shake.”

    Likely, A.J. could have benefited from reading Kanan’s new book, Success Factor X (now available for pre-order at Amazon.com and other similar retailers). “My partner, Jill Liberman, and I went out to 50 interesting people and asked, ‘What is the best advice that you’ve been given about success or that you would like to share about success?’” he explained, adding that everyone from Mark Cuban to ALL MY CHILDREN’s Erica, Susan Lucci (amongst numerous other daytime stars), participated. “I learned that there are somewhat identical trails that many people take on the journey, even if they’re trying to accomplish something very different.”

    Fans will get a chance to meet Kanan in person as he travels the country for a special book signing tour. He and Liberman will kick things off on Thursday, May 16, at the Barnes and Noble in Country Glen Center in Long Island, NY. There are also dates scheduled in New Jersey, Florida, and California, however Kanan has said he will not be appearing at the Thursday, June 10, signing at The Grove in Los Angeles. A full list of dates, times, and stores where the signings will be held is available on the Success Factor X Official Website, so click through to there for updated information.

    The actor plans to use the book as a springboard for a nationwide speaking tour on the topic. And fans will now be able to recognize him in person again after he shaved his hair off for his upcoming film, Dark Stories, which is based on Verotik, the series of dark comics by rocker-turned-director Glenn Danzig. “I play a character named Sgt. Anders, who is the lead detective in a homicide investigation,” Kanan previewed. “I chose to play him with a gravelly voice — it was a real departure for me. I may keep [this look] for a while and see what other work I can do.”

    In the meantime, Kanan is putting the finishing touches on THE BUBBLE, the single-camera dramedy he’s penned and is working toward getting produced this year. “It’s about an aging soap star who wants more from life, and it comes in the form of the 16-year-old daughter that he didn’t know he had,” Kanan said. “He’s thoroughly unequipped to be a father but decides to give it a shot and just can’t get out of his own way.”

    Catching up With GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sean Kanan

    (3/15/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Looking back, Sean Kanan calls GENERAL HOSPITAL’s A.J., the character he last played in 2014, “a romantic whose aspirations and dreams were crushed.” Try as he might, Alan’s son never did live up to the Quartermaine name and legacy, which was a huge weight on his shoulders. “It fermented his becoming cynical about life and feeling like he was this self-fulfilling prophecy of failure... and that fueled his alcoholism,” the actor suggested to Soaps In Depth. “I don’t feel like the character ever really got a fair shake.”

    Likely, A.J. could have benefited from reading Kanan’s new book, Success Factor X (now available for pre-order at amazon.com and other similar retailers). “My partner, Jill Liberman, and I went out to 50 interesting people and asked, ‘What is the best advice that you’ve been given about success or that you would like to share about success?’” he explained, adding that everyone from Mark Cuban to ALL MY CHILDREN’s Erica, Susan Lucci (amongst numerous other daytime stars), participated. “I learned that there are somewhat identical trails that many people take on the journey, even if they’re trying to accomplish something very different.”

    The actor plans to use the book as a springboard for a nationwide speaking tour on the topic. However, fans might not recognize him in person as he shaved his hair off for his upcoming film, Dark Stories, which is based on Verotik, the series of dark comics by rocker-turned-director Glenn Danzig. “I play a character named Sgt. Anders, who is the lead detective in a homicide investigation,” Kanan previewed. “I chose to play him with a gravelly voice — it was a real departure for me. I may keep [this look] for a while and see what other work I can do.”

    In the meantime, Kanan is putting the finishing touches on THE BUBBLE, the single-camera dramedy he’s penned and is working toward getting produced this year. “It’s about an aging soap star who wants more from life, and it comes in the form of the 16-year-old daughter that he didn’t know he had,” Kanan said. “He’s thoroughly unequipped to be a father but decides to give it a shot and just can’t get out of his own way.”

    Holly Chou, Cindy Cheung, Kelly Hu Among 8 Cast In ABC’s Jessica Gao Comedy Pilot

    (3/12/19) Holly Chou (The Big Sick) is set as the lead, and Cindy Cheung (13 Reasons Why), Stephen Park (In Living Color), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Helen Hong (The Thundermans), Ki Hong Lee (The Maze Runner franchise), Ashley Park (Tales of the City) and John Gemberling (Broad City) round out the series-regular cast of ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot from Emmy-winning Rick & Morty writer Jessica Gao, Imagine Television Studios, ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios.

    Written by Gao, who is of Chinese descent, the untitled series is about Janet Zhao (Chou), a first generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she’s spent her life trying to keep at arm’s length.

    In addition to Chou as Janet, Cheung is Kathy, Park plays Robert, Hu portrays Auntie Amy, Hong is Auntie Linda, Ki Hong Lee plays Franklin, Park is Winnie, and Gemberling portrays Gene.

    Gao executive produces with Imagine’s Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Samie Kim Falvey. The pilot is a co-production of ABC Studios, Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios, and is Imagine TV’s first network pilot pickup as an independent production company/studio.

    Chou’s credits include The Big Sick, Braindead, The Blacklist and Elementary.

    In Living Color alum Park recently wrapped production on Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch starring Saoirse Ronan and Willem Dafoe. He played Margaret Cho’s dad on TNT’s Highland pilot last year. Park is repped by by BRS/Gage Talent Agency.

    Cheung was recently seen on 13 Reasons Why, New Amsterdam and Blue Bloods.

    Hu plays China White on Arrow. She’s repped by Buchwald, Mainstay Entertainment and Meyer & Downs.

    Hong recently played Mrs. Wong on The Thundermans. She’s repped by Haven Entertainment and Innovative Artists.

    Ki Hong Lee is known for his role as Minho in The Maze Runner franchise and previously recurred on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He’s repped by Artists & Representatives, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorneys Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman.

    Park was nominated for a Tony for Mean Girls and just completed Tales of the City on Netflix. She is repped by CAA and Stevie Smith.

    Gemberling recurred as Matt Bevers on Broad City and most recently appeared on the big screen in Dog Days and A Stupid and Futile Gesture.

    Sherri Saum Touches Down in Roswell: What Will We Learn From Maria's Mom?

    (3/5/19) (Video Preview) Life is about to get a lot more complicated for Roswell, New Mexico‘s favorite bartender. Tonight’s episode (The CW, 9/8c) introduces viewers to Maria’s mother Mimi (played by The Fosters‘ Sherri Saum), whose arrival forces her to confront some difficult truths about her family.

    “We find out why Maria has that warrior spirit, why it exists inside of her,” Heather Hemmens tells TVLine of the revealing hour. “Maria is always so positive for her friends’ sake, and she’s always helping them through their drama, being this source of strength for them. Now we finally get to see why she has that resilience.”

    This is also a key episode for Maria and Liz, whose friendship is strengthened as a result of their shared experience with Mimi. “She doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her, and she doesn’t want the attention turned onto her struggles,” Hemmens says. “But this is a reminder to her that it’s OK to cry. It’s OK to be overwhelmed by your responsibilities and feel in despair. But it’s also really special when you have friends who can share that with you. It’s very important, and female friendship should never be overlooked.”

    In addition to the unexpected truth bombs she drops on Maria’s friends tonight, Mimi’s actions also inspire her daughter to think more about her family’s psychic abilities. “She plays with it and she makes money off of it, but she hasn’t stared it in the face and asked, ‘What is this to me, and where does it come from?'” Hemmens says. “She’s beginning to realize that this is an inheritance. To just cast it aside would be a waste.”

    Hemmens also enjoyed collaborating with director Paul Wesley, though it wasn’t the first time the two have worked together: “I did an episode of The Vampire Diaries years ago [Season 5’s ‘Man on Fire’], and most of my scenes were with Paul,” she recalls. “He was a generous, welcoming actor, and he was the same as a director. He’s somebody who really gets The CW and gets the show. He fit right in.”

    “I’ve also been dying to work with Julie Plec [ever since that episode],” she adds. “I try to soak up every minute I get to spend with her. She’s such an incredible director, mentor and champion of all females on set, just a great leader for us.”

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    Facts

    1. I recently found this out & thought I'd post it since many other people didn't see the end of SB.

      Ricardo & Antonio reconciled & Gabi left town

      Sara & Casey got engaged

      Maria adopted Benjy & met a cute guy named Ross English as her mother (Madame Carmen) predict

    2. Annie & Jude got together
    3. Bette & AJ got together

      Gregory ended up in prison and Olivia happily reunited with her children.

      Vanessa & Micheal, Meg & Ben were married.

      Then Meg woke up from a dream. All the actors played characters in Kansas

    4. One month after Beach's January 6, 1997 premiere, Ashley Hamilton (cole), who was poised to become the show's first breakout star, got pink-slipped. Hamilton termed it a mutual decision, but setsiders claimed that his lack of experience help up taping. He was replaced by Eddie Cibrian (ex-Matt, Y&R), who did become a breakout star- he's now on NBC's Thrid Watch.



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