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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.

General Hospital

Kelly Monaco Back To Work As Lindsay Hartley Thanks GH For Her Time Playing Sam

General Hospital fans have been watching soap veteran, Lindsay Hartley fill-in for Kelly Monaco in the role of Sam on recent episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now comes word via GH’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) via a Facebook live with Steve Burton (Jason) that Monaco is back filming new episodes. Burton added: “She’s good, she’s healthy and she’s back!”

Meanwhile, Hartley took to social media on Thursday and shared her gratitude for the chance to step in to the role for Sam for a bit, expressing: “Thank you General Hospital for the fortunate experience to play Sam, and especially during this moment in time. It was a fun ride.”

So, glad to know Kelly is back taping new episodes?  Let’s give a round of applause to Lindsay Hartley for a job well-done in Kelly’s absence. Comment below.

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B&B’s Tanner Novlan Talks On How His Family Dog Is Named “Thorne” & The New Soap Term “Intimacy Double”

The Bold and the Beautiful’s new doctor in town, Dr Finnegan, is played by Tanner Novlan, and he has already sent hearts-a-flutter following his debut to viewers of the CBS Daytime drama, but also for his on-screen love interest Steffy Forrester (played by Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

On Thursday, Novlan appeared on the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles with veteran entertainment reporter, Sam Rubin.   During their interview, Tanner revealed how his mom is a huge fans of B&B back in Canada  …. and how the family dog was even named after one of the Forrester men, “Thorne” Forrester.

As well, Novlan revealed he was cast in the role of Finn right before the pandemic hit and the television industry production shut down in Hollywood … and that he kept it a secret from his mom for a bit that he got the part for fear she might tweet about it!

Rubin asked about the safety protocols in place at the soap, and with B&B being the first TV show back in production during COVID-19 how the term “Intimacy Double” is being used on set.

Watch Tanner talk B&B, COVID-19 protocols and more with KTLA below.

Then let us know if you are enjoying his performance as Finn thus far in the comment section.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Ron Carlivati Thanks Olivia Rose Keegan Ahead Of Isabel Durant’s Debut As Claire

Today on DAYS, Isabel Durant makes her on-screen debut as Claire Brady and fans are intrigued to see what she brings to the role, previously played by this year’s Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, Olivia Rose Keegan.

Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati took to Twitter to wish Olivia well and thank her for her dynamic portrayal of Claire, sharing,  “Huge thank you to @oliviakeegann. who brought Claire Brady to life and made us care about her even when she was at her most dastardly. Wishing Olivia all the best as she writes her next chapter…”

Then, Carlivati officially welcomed Isabel to the role expressing: “But as one chapter ends, another begins. Please help me welcome Isabel Durant to Salem as she steps into the role of Claire.”

Make sure to check out Durant’s debut today and then let us know your thoughts on Olivia’s exit and Isabel taking over the role via the comment section below.

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