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Check In To GRAND HOTEL! Premiere Date Announced Featuring Bryan Craig, Richard Burgi, Denyse Tontz & Eva Longoria

2019 is bringing it with some major soapy dramas.  And this one has been much talked about, and looking quite alluring.  It features some former soap opera notables in key roles.

We’re talking about ABC’s Grand Hotel which has finally announced its premiere date, but fans will have to wait till the summer for its debut.  Circle Monday night, June 17th.  Grand Hotel will air immediately following  episodes of the new season of The Bachelorette.

General Hospital Daytime Emmy-winner, Bryan Craig (Ex-Morgan Corintjos) take on the role of  playboy Javi, his sister Paloma is played by former All My Children reboot actress, Denyse Tontz (Ex-Miranda Montgomery).  In addition, soap vet Richard Burgi (last seen as Paul Hornsby on GH) takes on the role of Michael Finn, a charming businessman who spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e for the Mendoza family, and series EP, Eva Longoria (Ex-Isabella, Y&R) also guest stars as Beatriz a former owner of the hotel.

The series loglines from ABC reveal: “Grand Hotel is a bold provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir) owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez), and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.”

In case you missed it, check out the first look trailer for the series first posted in May for the ABC upfronts.   Then let us know, are you excited to see Bryan in his new primetime series?  Do you think this premise has all the making of some juicy primetime soap viewing? Comment below.

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WATCH THE REPLAY: GH Facebook Live With Maurice Benard & Laura Wright

If you missed Wednesday’s GH Facebook Live event featuring Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Laura Wright (Carly) you can watch the replay below.

During the 35-minute broadcast, Michael Fairman chatted with the Daytime Emmy-winning duo about the latest storylines involving Sonny and Carly including: the Alzheimer’s storyline centering around Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail), what will happen with Margaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Sonny’s relationship, and if Carly will figure out that Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) is stashed away at Ferncliff, and that his twin brother Ryan is masquerading as him while murdering people in Port Charles.

In addition, Maurice and Laura talk about memorable scenes and moments throughout their time on the ABC daytime drama series, and episodes that are included in the “Sonny and Carly Collection” streaming now at ABC.com and on the ABC app.  Laura did talk about taking over the pivotal role following in the shoes of fan favorites, Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun.

Maurice and Laura also talked about their upcoming projects.  Laura’s premieres tomorrow night on Lifetime when she is seen in Stalked by My Patient, while Maurice will soon be seen in Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter. 

Check it out below and let us know what was your favorite part of the Facebook live, and what you think will happen in the key storylines involving Sonny and Carly as we move into 2019 via the comment section.

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The Bold and the Beautiful 8000th Episode Airdate Announced

There are big plans for The Bold and the Beautiful’s 8000th episode milestone.   The installment of the most-watched television show in the world will air on CBS on Friday, January 4th.

According to the series, executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell: “The 8000th episode is classic Bold and Beautiful drama. The story arc centers around an event so profound, it sends shockwaves throughout the lives of the Forresters, Spencers, Avants, Spectras and Logans for years to come.”

Bell, a 13-time Emmy winner added, “It’s astonishing to look at the script we’re working on today and see episode 8000. We’re grateful that you’ve allowed us into your homes for over 30 years,”

In honor of the milestone, Bell looks back on eight of his signature storylines from the last 8000 episodes:

1991: Fashion Designer Eric Forrester sweeps Brooke Logan off her feet with a lavish wedding in the Mojave desert; horseback rides through the rugged landscape and a breathtaking hot air balloon ride lead them to a luxurious tent, pitched in the wilderness, where they consummate their marriage.

1998: In a bed on the runway at Forrester Creations, Brooke premieres her lingerie line, Brooke’s Bedroom, seizing center stage as a powerful businesswoman, despite Stephanie Forrester’s searing disapproval.

2008: After a bullet pierces her heart, Katie Logan hovers between life and death. Katie’s tortured brother Storm, a heart transplant match for his sister, makes the ultimate sacrifice so that she might live.

2010: After a cancer diagnosis, Stephanie Forrester embarks on completing her bucket list. She loses a scarf while completing one of the items on her list, and her search for it leads her to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. There, she finds a community of people living on the streets who could use her help. Stephanie makes big changes to her life so she can make a difference in theirs.

2011-2017: Steffy Forrester becomes infamous for her unconventional wedding entrances each time she marries Liam Spencer. At Hope and Liam’s mountaintop wedding in Aspen, she swaps places with Hope by trapping her in a gondola. Steffy, wearing a mini-skirt & boots, appears at the alter instead of Hope. At their next wedding, Steffy arrives in a black lace gown, riding a motorcycle. In Australia, she zip-lines to the ceremony from the top of the Sydney Opera House.

2015-2016: Maya Avant’s younger sister Nicole confronts her about a secret Maya has chosen to keep–her gender at birth. When her boyfriend Rick Forrester proposes marriage, Maya discloses to him that she is transgender. Feeling betrayed, Rick initially ends their relationship, but soon realizes he truly loves Maya, and they are married. Eventually, they become parents thanks to Nicole’s willingness to be their surrogate.

2016: Desperate to give her son Wyatt Spencer a chance at romance with Steffy Forrester, Quinn Fuller kidnaps an amnesia-tic Liam Spencer (Wyatt’s brother and Steffy’s boyfriend), sequestering him in her remote cabin. To keep him from leaving, Quinn convinces Liam that they are husband and wife, named “Adam” and “Eve”. Eventually Liam regains his memory and escapes, but it is too late. Wyatt and Steffy are already married.

2018: A mysterious intruder shoots ruthless billionaire Bill Spencer in the back, in the dark of night, leaving him barely alive. The LAPD launches an investigation to discover which of the many people who have it in for him is the culprit.

Circle you calendars for January 4th and the profound event that impacts the canvas.

Share your congrats to BOLD for their 8000 milestone via the comment section below, and let us know what your favorite episode has been and what you think will happen on 1/4/2019!

 

 

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