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ABC Developing "Sexy and Twisted" Character Soap Produced By Greg Berlanti & Julie Plec!

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Another primetime sudser may make its way to ABC.  In development is a series called The Marquis, that is said to be an hourlong drama project being executive produced by two very well-known executive producers to the nighttime audience, Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl) and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries). They are teaming with Sarah Schechter as another EP in the mix.

According to Deadline, The Marquis is being Written and executive produced by Quantico executive producer/writer Jake Coburn, and is being described as “a sexy and twisted character soap set in the most iconic and exclusive building in Manhattan.”

Coburn also wrote Dirty Sexy Money and Gossip Girl. This production would hail from Berlanti Productions and Plec’s My So-Called Company in association with WBTV, where both companies are based.

This is not the first time Berlanti and Plec have joined forces having previously created The CW drama, The Tomorrow People.  In addition, The Marquis also reunites Coburn with Berlanti on whose CW drama Arrow he previously worked.

So, what are your thoughts on the news of the proposed ABC primetime character soap, The Marquis?  Share your thoughts on the concept in the comment section below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

ill pass…

clh
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clh

Sorry, not watching. Bring back my daytime soaps or not interested in any programming you put out.

su0000
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hmmm

I would rather have ”Mystery and Intruge” than “Sexy and Twisted”

Sexy stuff. sex anything is really no longer a big deal and it usually turns out quite stupid .

Timmm
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Timmm

You are right su0000, sexy works on Showtime or Netflix, when a network tries sexy it ends up being boring!

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MBmomof3

This sounds awesome, but I don’t watch ABC (GH is my one exception).

I do love Greg Berlanti’s work. My husband and I watch a LOT of CW. Especially for folks in our demographic (50ish).

Magneto
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Magneto

They haven’t given us much to go on with the description. So, meh — until they give us a bit more insight into what the shows about.

Steve
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Steve

Sounds good so far so will watch

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

I always enjoy Arrow and many of the CW shows. I watch Quantico, The Flash, Vampire Diaries. So I will be watching.

penny
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penny

Sounds good, maybe some of the actors that are leaving GH and Days will join the cast.

Rose
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Rose

I hope “sexy and twisted” is just some way to catch our attention. Because I did like the first seasons of Vampire Diaries, and Arrow, even though I think it’s starting to lose it’s way.

John Gordon
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John Gordon

I will pass on this.
If ABC wants to do something productive then combine the elements of ONE LIFE to LIVE with the cast of ALL MY CHILDREN and produce it as a night time prime show….call it LANDVIEW or call it Pine Valley or call it whatever but it would be better than some of the crap that ABC currently has.

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Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Kim Waltrip Talk Plans & Launch Campaign To Make ‘Dial Emme For Murder’ into a Series

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, and soap opera favorite Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex-Kristen/Susan, Days) is bringing one of her soap opera mystery novels to life with a proposed six-part series for the soapy and hilarious mystery, Dial Emme For Murder.

Joining Eileen in the cast will be none other than Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) , Knots Landing favorite, Donna Mills (Ex-Abby), and primetime TV and film actress, Nancy Valen.  More cast members will be announced in the future.

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In Dial Emme for Murder, Davidson plays actress Emmanuelle “Emme” Peterson, a successful soap star who finds herself smack dab in the middle of a  whodunit.

Now, in conjunction with the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT), and its president and director/producer, Kim Waltrip, Davidson is launching a fundraising campaign to get the series made.

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In an exclusive interview on the Michael Fairman Channel, Eileen, Judith and Kim exclusive reveal key Intel on the project, campaign and working together.  The proposed series has also launched its official website here.

About PSWIFT:  PSWIFT (Palm Springs Women in Film & Television) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001 dedicated to promoting our members, both men and women in the Entertainment, New Media Creative arts community. In 2020 Palm Springs Women in Film & Television created and launched a Filmmakers’ Lab to teach members how to make a film, by making a film, hands-on.

PSWIFT is currently seeking donations through their non-profit – which are 100% tax-deductible – to fund the Filmmakers’ Lab’s next venture Dial Emme for Murder.  You can find out more on the different perks and packages if you donate to the project here.

Watch the interview with Michael, Eileen, Judith, and Kim below.

Then let us know, if you think Dial Emme for Murder featuring powerhouse actress, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Donna Mills, will be a must-see for you via the comment section.

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‘Backstreet Boy’ A.J. McLean To Appear on Days of our Lives

More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

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Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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Marla Gibbs Joins Days of our Lives

Nearly 24 hours, after beloved TV star Marla Gibbs, almost passed out during her induction ceremony to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes more news.  Now, Gibbs is set to appear on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

According to SOD, Gibbs will play the mother to Jackée Harry’s, Paulina.  Look for her first appearance in the role of Olivia Price on August 17th.

The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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