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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)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

ill pass…

clh
clh

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

su0000
su0000

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
Timmm

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

MBmomof3
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
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
Steve

Sounds good so far so will watch

Daisy Day
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
penny

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

Rose
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
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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Jussie Smollett Cut From Rest Of Season Of EMPIRE; Tells Cast He’s Innocent Of Charges

Following the turn of events for Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon, Empire) where he was arrested and charged on multiple felony counts and then posted bail, the producers of Fox’s sudsy primetime drama have decided to pull him from the remaining two episodes of the season.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo, and Dennis Hammer said in a statement this morning following the legal fallout for Jussie Smollett and his arrest stemming from an alleged hate crime reported on January 29th that he staged on himself.

The producers went on to say: “Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

This happened even after Smollett returned to work on Thursday, and even after the actor/singer reportedly apologized to the cast and crew of Empire for any embarrassment the recent allegations may have caused, but at the same time, sources reported, that he maintained that he was innocent,

According to CNN: “The person at the meeting said they were shocked and dismayed that Smollett stuck to his story of innocence. For the most part, the source said, Smollett paraphrased what was in the statement that his attorney put out that afternoon, blaming the legal system and the media for his woes.”

So, what do you think of the Empire producers decision to cut Smollett from the last two shows of the season? What do you think of Jussie still maintaining his innocence to the cast? Comment below.

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Turns Himself In After Being Charged With Allegedly Filing False Police Report & Facing Criminal Charges

In major developments in the last several hours, Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon, Empire) turned himself in to Chicago police early Thursday morning, just hours after he was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself late in January on the streets in Chicago.

In a press conference currently being conducted by the CPD supervisor, Eddie Johnson and Commander Edward Wodnick, they revealed that Smollett turned himself in quietly and without issue.   In addition, the Chicago PD are outlining the events and timeline that led to Smollett’s arrest.

Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station in Chicago at 5 a.m., police reported.  Thursday morning, Smollett was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Thursday at 1:30pm central time on a felony charge of a class 4 disorderly conduct, and with that charge Smollett could face up to 1.5 years in prison.

Jussie’s attorney’s released the following statement on Wednesday night after Smollett was charged by the Chicago PD: “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”

Smollett reported that he has been attacked as he was walking home around.  He claimed two masked men shouted racist and homophobic slurs as they beat him, put a noose around his neck, and poured a chemical on to him.

Enter two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, who Smollett knew, who were arrested last week, but later released as suspects. The two brothers told police they helped stage the attack with Smollett.  They were paid $3,500 to orchestrate the attack by Smollett.  In their press conference, the Chicago PD revealed that they have the check as evidence were Smollett paid the brothers that sum.

The brothers left for Nigeria hours after the attack, and were arrested days later when they returned to Chicago.   On Wednesday, they testified to a grand jury. Smollett was later charged with disorderly conduct.

What do you think now about the events and the arrest of Jussie Smollett?  Comment below! But first watch the Chicago PD police department.live feed of the press conference on Smollett’s arrest.

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Thad Luckinbill Back Taping At The Young and the Restless

Well, well, well! Look who is back on set at The Young and the Restless!  Thad Luckinbill, who is presumed dead as J.T. Hellstrom, was seen walking around the sound stages at CBS Television City on Wednesday.

That is because Thad is taping again at the number-one soap opera!  In a tweet put out by the series Twitter account with a photo of Thad (see below), they reveal: “Spotted On Set! J.T. Taking a coffee break. Stay tuned!”

So now the mystery begins!  Will J.T. be alive after all, which would exonerate Nikki, and her gal pals in crime, Phyllis, Sharon and Amelia from a murder rap?

Could Thad just be back to appear as a ghost?  Will he come back alive and continue his abusive ways towards Victoria?

When Luckinbill returned to the show in late 2017, fans were in for a shock when once nice guy, J.T. was turned into a spousal abuser.

So, what do you think of J.T. coming back to Genoa City … or is he? How will this story play out now that it is in the hands of head writer, Josh Griffith? Comment below,

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