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Eva Longoria's TELENOVELA Gets Series Premiere Date From NBC!

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Circle January 4th 2016 at 8:30PM!  That is the official premiere date and timeslot from NBC for Eva Longoria’s highly-anticipated soapalicious comedy series Telenovela!  However, the peacock network is giving viewers a sneak peek episode on Monday, December 7th at 10PMEST following The Voice.

According To TV Line: “Telenovela (formerly titled Hot & Bothered) stars Longoria as Ana Sofia, the star of a popular Spanish-language soap opera… who doesn’t speak any Spanish.

Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) plays the villain on the show-within-a-show; other cast members include Jencarlos Canela (Más Sabe el Diablo) as superstar heartthrob Xavier and Diana Maria Riva (The Bridge) as Ana Maria’s best friend Mia.”

Robert Sudduth is also writer/producer of Telenovela, who also happens to be the husband of The Young and the Restless’ Greg Rikaart (Kevin).

So, excited to see Telenovela? Do you think it’s a must-see for any soap fan? Comment below!

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Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Another prime time Telenova !!! Why can’t TV exec’s produce Telenovas for daytime TV???

dylan
dylan

I so think they should!!!! Good post!!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Lou, it’s not an actual telenovela. It’s a comedy about people working on a telenovela. It looks fun!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Either way TPTB can at least make an effort to revamp daytime serials for the 18-34 demographic.

su0000
su0000

ahaa!
I see it as a being a stereotyped sarcastic poke at soaps lol ..
that could be a fun watch ..

dylan
dylan

Husband of a man. Hmmmph.

JoleneMarr
JoleneMarr

That’s their legal and personal status. You’d phrase it differently? And please don’t disrespect gay relationships here. There are too many people in front and behind the scenes on this site who are either in them or fully supportive of them. No place for social or political commentary, unless it’s specifically soap related.

Now, as for that soap relationship, I think it’s cool that Greg’s husband makes a connection to an actual soap. The goings on at the always churning Y&R set will make for good inspiration and a touchstone for realism for him as he writes this show. And since Longoria is both producer and star, her time on Y&R gives her the common vocabulary with him to mine that goldmine for material

Timmm
Timmm

I’ll give it a whirl. Who doesnt like hot looking people in a comedic soap! I hope the hell its better than Blood and Oil. I know the two shows are like comparing apples and oranges BUT they both are trying to tap into the night time soap audience. [If that still exists?]

Ghlover
Ghlover

If this is a sucess then they do somehing similar for daytime…Passions on NBC was almost a wink to soaps and in my opinion, had the network given them a chance, they would have been very popular today

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Clarification on Days of our Lives Rumors

Tuesday morning, daytime fans and those of NBC’s Days of our Lives woke up to an article run by TV Line that raised major concerns for them,  Contained with it was a report that revealed that the entire cast has been released from their contracts and the show is going on an indefinite hiatus.

However, Soap Opera Digest has spoken to a few key setside sources, who have clarified the situation further: “The show is currently taping eight months ahead of air, and that has resulted in the show’s pickup possibly coming after it has wrapped production for the current season.”

Another reveals that negotiations are currently underway to continue the iconic NBC soap citing: “NBC and Sony are in negotiations right now and everyone is hopeful.”

Of note from SOD: the cast has been aware of the brought-to-light break in production and hiatus for months now.  The article also shares that production is said to most likely resume in early 2020’s following the holidays.

In addition, the series is receiving much buzz right now due to the groundbreaking (for daytime soaps), time-jump, which has already generated excitement for what’s to come in on the series in the days and months ahead.  Now is a great time to see what has happened to the lives of those you love to love and love to hate in Salem.

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Anna to the Rescue As Finola Hughes Returns To General Hospital

If you caught the end of Monday’s episode of General Hospital, just as Cassandra Pierce (Jessica Tuck) was ramping up her efforts to threaten Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez) on the pier, she is stopped in her tracks by none other than Anna Devane!  And with that, it signals the return of all-time GH favorite and powerhouse actress, Finola Hughes, who has been off the ABC daytime drama series for an extended period of time.

With the return of the mighty Hughes comes some intriguing romantic storypoints in that: the man who proposed to Anna before she left Port Charles, Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton), has found out that he is a father to Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) child.  Previously, he thought the child had died, but Hayden lied and thus the two have moved from icy towards each other, to growing closer.

What will happen when Anna finds out what has gone in Port Charles while she was away?

ABC and GH released this week’s promo which teases a moment where Anna announces she has returned while Finn and Hayden are together.  You can check that out below.

Now that Finola is back, what are your hopes for Anna in story? Finding the bad guys and finding love with Finn, or will her story take another twist and turn that no one saw coming? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

What do you think of the return of Brook Lynn means for the characters of Port Charles? Who might be her romantic interest? Share your thoughts via the comment section below

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