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James Franco Gets His Own Unscripted Television Show!

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And chalk up reality or unscripted television series for over-achiever, the talented James Franco.  The original “Franco” of General Hospital has just signed a deal with Ovation TV to bring a look into his artistic life!

According to Variety, “The prolific actor/writer/director/teacher and all-around polymath will star and executive produce an unscripted series in which he’ll explore his many personal artistic pursuits and passions. Ten hour-long episodes of James Franco Presents will premiere in November on cable network Ovation.”

The series will, “Pull back the curtain on the many side projects James Franco is perpetually involved with, from his latest art exhibit to his work in collegiate classrooms. The series will give viewers a glimpse at highlights of the hundreds of hours of video he’s shot over the years that’s never been seen before, including some of his experimental short films. In addition to plumbing his past work, Franco will also let cameras tag along in other facets of his professional life as well.” Ovation CCO Robert Weiss characterized “Presents” not as a reality show but an “anthology docuseries.”  “The show sees the word of art through James’ eyes,” he said. “All the different exploits that James is involved in, this show encompasses.”  While Franco appears in every episode as the host introducing each segment, his screen time will vary depending on how much he himself is a subject of each hour.

“Presents” marks Franco’s first primetime series since his breakthrough role on the NBC dramedy Freaks & Geeks, which bowed in 1999. He’s kept busy in other dayparts, having made notable appearances as varied as  The Academy Awards, General Hospital  and Saturday Night Live.

So, will you be checking out Mr. Franco on his new show this November? Does it sound intriguing to you? Let us know!

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I don’t see why he’d get his own show.

aria
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as long as he’s not involved with wannabe jfp and steve burton, he should be ok!

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Oh aria I wish he would bring them on board and then maybe I could have my Y&R back.

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I will, sounds great. I would love a peak inside this guys mind. What a talented guy.

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I love James Franco….what a great talent. I’d love to know his IQ

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James Franco is multi-talented. And bizarrely creative. Might tune iin once out of curiosity…if it’s good…them I’m in.

Elizabeth
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Can he puh-LEEEESE invite RoHo to co-host with him so that we can get rid of Franco and the efforts to rewrite that story line!

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‘Santa Barbara’ & GH Favorite Judith McConnell Virtual Interview On Tap

You loved her as Sophia Capwell on Santa Barbara, and the troublemaking Augusta McLeod on General Hospital, plus several other soap roles, and now fan favorite Judith McConnell is set for a virtual interview in The Locher Room.

Look for Judith to chat it up with host, Alan Locher on the upcoming Friday, October 23rd edition of the You Tube series beginning at at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As well as being known for her soap roles on SB and GH, Judith also played Valerie Conway on As the World Turns, Miranda Bishop on Another World and Eva Vasquez on  and One Life to Live.

In primetime, McConnell has appeared on Star Trek, Dragnet, Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry RFD, Green Acres, Mannix and more.

To watch the livestream click here.

So, what has been your favorite Judith McConnell role in her illustrious daytime career? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Sarah Joy Brown Directs Haley Pullos, Carolyn Hennesy, Eric Martsolf in New ‘Red Riding Hoods’ Podcast

What happens when a team of “Final Girls” (sole survivors of horrific mass murders) join forces to hunt malevolent entities while uncovering the apocalyptic conspiracy uniting them? Well, you have to listen to the brand new Horror Podcast Network’s latest offering Red Riding Hoods to find out. But here’s the twist! There are some daytime notables involved in the series.

Chief among them is three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Sarah Joy Brown (Ex-Carly and Claudia, GH) who directs the podcast series, a first for her career.

Along for the ride with Sarah are none other than General Hospital’s Haley Pullos (Molly) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), as well as Brown’s former DAYS co-star, Eric Martsolf (Brady) who all have roles within the story.

New episodes of the series began to roll out this past Monday on October 11th and there will be another installment every Monday thereafter.

Red Riding Hoods is available on all major podcast streaming platforms including: Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.   You can also listen to the podcast via the Violet Hour Media website here.

So, let us know if you check out Red Riding Hoods via the comment section below or are intrigued to hear the show!

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‘Dynasty’ and GH Favorite Emma Samms Marries Simon McCoy

Over the weekend, Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty, and Holly, General Hospital) announced that she has wed former BBC News broadcaster Simon McCoy sharing a very sweet photo.

The couple secretly tied the knot.  Samms and McCoy had just announced they had become engaged a month ago and at the time said they were looking to get married next year in 2022, but apparently things moved much quicker!

With a candid wedding photo, Samms expressed: “Yesterday was a very good day,” and she wrote alongside the image, the hashtag: “#mrandmrs”

McCoy also took to Twitter after seeing all the congrats and well-wishes for the newlyweds adding: “Twitter can be a lovely place. @EmmaSamms1 – my wife – and I are so happy. Thank you for all your kind messages.”

This is Samms fourth marriage.  She also has two children from her previous marriages, Micha and Cameron.

As for McCoy, he was previously married for 14 years to Victoria Graham.  However, the couple split after reports that she was involved in a relationship with his BBC colleague. Jon Gripton.

Share your well-wishes and congratulations to Emma and Simon via the comment section below.

 

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