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BuzzFeed and Telemundo Team Up For 10-Part Millennial Targeted Soap Opera, Much Ado About Nada!

Online and network soaps take note! NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and Buzzfeed are collaborating on a 10-part millennial soap opera called Much Ado About Nada.  But here’s the twist, which many of us have been discussing for some time now, using viewer or user fan interaction to influence the outcome of the storylines!

In weekly episodes of Much Ado About Nada, the storylines for the English-language show will be dictated by Buzzfeed data from its young, mobile-oriented and multicultural audience, with producers leaving a door ajar to tweak the narrative based on viewer reaction.

Much Ado About Nada will touch on classic telenovela beats like love, hate, betrayal, and revenge, all revolving around a woman who runs a social-media firm and is hosting a political fundraiser for her client, who’s running for the California governor’s office.

With political and social media interest running high among Hispanic and younger audiences, the 10-minute episodes of Much Ado About Nada are slated to launch around the time of the November presidential election. 

What do you think of the concept of Much Ado About Nada?  Should all soaps have a way for viewers to tweak the narrative of the storylines in a more up-to-the-minute way? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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An – online – soap’
A 10 part/epsiodes of 10-minute episodes ..

OK– every week we get a 10 minute episode for 10 weeks using viewer or user fan interaction to influence the outcome of the storylines..
hmm that could be a good twitter brawl … lol

In Nov. I give it a look-see ..

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I don’t know how it will work, but it doesn’t sound like it’s for me.

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And it’s certainly aptly titled as far as I am concerned to

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I will definitely check it out. But I must remember to refrain from Twitter when it’s on.

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Ashley Jones Confirms Return to The Bold and the Beautiful

Great news Bold and the Beautiful fans! Ashley Jones will be back on-screen again as Bridget Forrester in upcoming episodes of the CBS Daytime drama series.

Jones confirmed the previously rumored news of her return via her Instagram account where she shared: “Do you think it’s to let you know Bridget’s alive and well or a preview for more to come?”

Be on the lookout for Jones beginning next week with the Monday, November 2nd episode.

Ashley has played Bridget on B&B in various lengths of times including: 2004–13, 2015–16, 2018, and in 2020.

So, what do you think Bridget will be involved with when Ashley is back on-air on B&B? Comment below.

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Eileen Davidson, Vince Van Patten & Caitlyn Jenner In Cast Of New Sitcom ‘Duke of the Valley’

A fictional apartment building featuring a set of very eccentric tenants in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California is the backdrop for a new indie comedy sitcom based on the memoirs of the late Dick Van Patten, best known for his role on the ABC series, Eight is Enough.

The show entitled, Duke of the Valley is co-created by Dick’s son, Vince Van Patten and his grandson, Duke Van Patten, who also wrote the series together. In addition, Vince is also directing and one of the producers of the series.

According to The Wrap, Caitlyn Jenner will star as Heather a transgender “white trash” woman who sells perfume at the counter of Macy’s.  Others in the cast include: Vince Van Patten’s wife and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex- DAYS and RHOBH), who plays Brenda, a washed-up actress who can’t accept that her career in showbiz is over.

Vince Van Patten takes on the role of a homeless killer named Skipy, who demands to camp outside the apartment building.  Meanwhile, Duke Van Patten plays himself as an actor in Hollywood living in a dingy apartment building in the San Fernando Valley that happens to be owned by his ‘crazy uncle Jimmy”, played by none other than James Van Patten.

Duke of the Valley is currently in production, but without a network or streaming service attached to it yet.  Thus, no release date has been set as this time either.

So, what do you think of the premise of Duke of the Valley featuring Caitlyn, Eileen and Vincent? Comment below!

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Tom Pelphrey Set As Series Regular For Amazon’s Mystery Drama ‘Outer Range’

Another great feather in the cap for one of the finest actors we know, former Guiding Light and As the World Turns alum, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey.

Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

So will you be checking out Tom in Outer Range? Comment below.

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