All My Children and One Life To Live Have Been Saved by the Internet


... Canceled ABC soaps All My Children and One Life To Live have been given a second chance—perhaps by a mysterious twin brother who wears an eyepatch—in the online space. ABC has sold the online rights to production company Prospect Park, which will extend the shows' lives presumably by streaming them on the web. Do they really believe this will work? Is every housewife who watches these "stories" going to upgrade their 1996 Dell and sign up for high-speed internet just to find out whether so-and-so is really pregnant with so-and-so's ghost baby?
[NY Post]

... Jason Ritter (pictured above) has signed a deal with NBC to stick around at the network for a bit longer. Ritter, who recently starred in the network's garbage-time The Event, will reprise his recurring role in Parenthood as well as star in a new show from Parenthood producer Jason Katims. I guess this means those plans to try and save The Event on another network are dead. Please-oh-please let the new show be Sean Walker, Texas Ranger. [TV Line]

... MTV's Jersey Shore may have developed a situation in not having a Situation. Days after Vinnie reportedly quit the show for good, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is now saying he may depart as well. Where ever will MTV ever find people to replace these fame-hungry, douche-y womanizing goons who get paid to party and live rent-free in exotic locales? [TMZ]

... The Roloffs, the familiar family of mixed stature at the center of TLC's Little People, Big World, are returning to the network for four specials, the first of which will air in October. This (sort of) reverses the family's decision to leave the reality TV spotlight behind them (they ended their series last year). [THR]

... Bravo has ordered a new reality series called Gallery Girls, which follows the lives of young women who work in hip art galleries in New York City. The show will follow the ladies as the—Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... [Observer]

... Elizabeth Smart, who found unfortunate fame as a high-profile kidnap victim in 2002, has been hired by ABC News as a special reporter for missing persons cases. Stay classy, ABC! [The Daily Beast]

... Modern Family is considering recasting Cam and Mitchell's baby daughter, Lily! Maybe Chord Overstreet will get the role? [E! Online]


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queensland, Australia. trust me, new jersey's exotic to us :)
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@gvalley= I'm not sure. And I'm not sure I want to know, lol. :)
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Where in hell's name do you have to live, to consider New Jersey "Exotic"? : )
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Can't wait to see Jason Ritter again on Parenthood. Mr. Cyr had such awesome chemistry with Sarah
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Wow. The stigma attached to housewives is so untrue. i am a housewife and i don't even watch soaps and i also own a laptop.
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Wow way to be rude. I agree that streaming the soaps is not a great idea. It will probably fail not too long after starting. But I watch a soap (GH) and I'm a 21 year old college student with a job. I also feel like older people are getting more involved with computers now. You can't get around it for much longer anyway. Plus soap fans tried really hard to save their shows so I'm sure they will go out and buy a laptop lol.
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LOL. Streaming soaps...most of the audience doesn't even know how to turn a computer on.
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i'll hold off being excited about the soaps being streamed, etc... everytime so far i've been excited about a series being streamed like on hulu or something it's always with a ton of commercials or stuff cut out (prime example is saturday night live on hulu which cuts out tons of skits and other stuff) i can already predict there will be alot of annoying commercials which turns me off. jersey shore? that is still popular?..... i'm glad elizabeth smart can sort of find a way to turn her tragedy around to try and help or make a difference i just hope that it's not more of an exploitation of her, the girl has been through enough so i hope it's legit and can make some difference in raising awareness.
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