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NBC Orders New Primetime Medical Soap Pilot HEART MATTERS!

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The peacock network, NBC, ordered three pilots on Friday for the 2015-2016 season, and one of them is a medical based soap entitled, Heart Matters.

Heart Matters is medical soap about Alex Panettiere, a heart transplant surgeon who struggles to balance her romantic and professional life with her career! Amy Brenneman (Private Practice) and Brad Silberling will executive-produce alongside writer Jill Gordon (My So-Called Life). Susan Carlson, Eric Carlson, Kelly Meyer and Kathy Magliato will co-executive-produce.

Heart Matters is inspired by the life of Dr Kathy Magliato and her memoirs.   As to who will play the title role … that has yet to be announced.

The two other series going to pilot for NBC are from The Flash EP, Greg Berlanti entitled Blindspot, and Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s Unveiled.

What do you think about the premise of Heart Matters? Who do you think will play or should play the title role?  Comment below!

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su0000
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su0000

”What do you think about the premise of Heart Matters? ”

I think it will be a snore and pale in comparison to the other primetime soaps..
I say– a snore …

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I agree. Anyway, haven’t viewers had their fill of primetime medical soaps?

su0000
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su0000

I guess not..
no way would waste an hour watch a heart transplant surgeon who struggles to balance her romantic and professional life with her career…. snore..

davlestev1
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davlestev1

And then they threw in RomaDowney for good measure…TOUCHED BY AN ANNOYANCE!!! ..Sooo sick of her!!!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Roma Downey is producing another series for NBC. She’s not involved in the HEART MATTERS pilot.

Rose
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Rose

May watch GH but it’s way more than a medical show. Not interested in a med show during prime time. Plus any of the trailers for prime time med shows have made them seem way to dramatic and serious for me, especially at night. As it is I spend enough time muting, or switching channels, when all of the depressing pharmaceutical ads come on.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LOL..and they’re bringing back NigthWatch which is supposed to be in the U.S.A. but the sets look like they’re in another country doing Doctors without borders…so off putting…I do like the new show on A&E NightWatch about the Police/EMT/FireFighters in New Orleans…not bad.

Val
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Val

I’m open to who plays the female lead. All I want is another devilicious doctor role for Vincent Irizarry! 🙂

KateA
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KateA

That would be wonderful to have Vincent back!

Carol
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Carol

I am looking forward to giving it a shot. I watch Days but at this point I am not very happy with the storyline. The writers need to rethink what they are doing to the show.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Way too early in the process to care– prime time dramas a dime a dozen when in comes to ordering pilots, most never get a shot. But the day any network announces a new daytime drama that I would love to see, but I ain’t holding my breath on that one ever happening.

su0000
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su0000

In 10 years daytime tv will be junk programming and infomercials..
There will no longer be investing in daytime, it is dying ..

the soaps need to find a home on cable, the sooner the better..

Jack Turner
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Jack Turner

Maybe even LESS than ten years the way things are going.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I have not watched a medical series on a regular basis since EMERGENCY! was on reruns after school. Not even ST. ELSEWHERE or ER. So, no…this show won’t be for me. As for nighttime soaps, this sounds rather provincial for NBC. I thought they were looking to attract a younger audience with edgier fare (GRIMM, THE BLACKLIST, CONSTANTINE). This sounds too boring even for CBS. Medical-based dramas are passe since HOUSE ended.

Jack Turner
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Jack Turner

Gee, Heart Matters….as if we need another medical themed evening tv show…..not interested at all.
Bring back ALL MY CHILDREN combined with One Life to Live….call it LANDVIEW and air it at night. That I would watch.

Brett
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Brett

Why not focus their attention on DAYS instead of creating new shows, other than the gay story, that soap is in need of repair.

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Shares More Details on His Decision to Come Out Including Being Blackmailed

Last month, Colton Underwood came out publicly in a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.

The former lead of ‘The Bachelor’, Underwood’s announcement was met with some harsh criticism since he was already prepping a reality show about it for Netflix.

However, in a new feature with Variety, Colton shares what finally led him to reveal his truth: “I, at one point, during my rock bottom and spiral, was getting blackmailed. Nobody knows I was blackmailed.”

In his conversation, Underwood shared that while in LA he visited a spa known for a gay clientele.  Shortly thereafter, he received an anonymous email from someone claiming to have taken nude photos of him at the venue. Underwood never saw the alleged photos and explains he was at the spa “just to look,” saying he “should have never been there.”

The unidentified blackmailer threatened to “out” him in the press, and in a panic, Underwood forwarded the email to his publicist, which forced him to finally have an honest conversation about his sexual orientation, and a reckoning, of sorts.

Adding to all of this, Underwood’s relationship with his ex Cassie Randolph has also been under fire, where in court documents she filed a restraining order, alleging that he stalked her and placed a tracking device on her car.

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Due to a joint agreement with Randolph, Underwood is limited in what he can say to the press. But in the interview with Variety, he shared he wants to clear the air, because he’s seen the word “abuse” attached to previous reports on their relationship situation.  Colton expressed, “I did not physically touch or physically abuse Cassie in any way, shape or form.”

Randolph broke up with Underwood he shares, and that he was in “such a dark place” because he knew that this would be his last straight relationship and the reality hit him hard.  Underwood clarified: “If there was anything I could do to take more ownership, I would. But also, out of respect to her, I don’t want to get into the details. I want this interview to be the last time I address her, because it’s not fair for her to have her name in articles every time I talk. I’m sorry, and I want her to know that I hope she has the best, most beautiful life.”

As far as if Colton feels ABC should discuss having a gay season of The Bachelor, or if he would come back to appear as its lead, he would only say: “I think they should discuss it.  It should be a conversation. I don’t like speaking in definitives, but I’m not in a position to be in a show like that. I’m at a crossroads in my life right now.”

Watch a portion of the interview below with Colton and Variety below.  Then share your thoughts on how Underwood decided to come out via the comment section and his plans for the near-future.

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Ellen DeGeneres to End Her Talk Show After Its 19 Season

Ellen DeGeneres informed her staff yesterday that she has made the decision to end her talk show after its upcoming 19th season.  She will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on the May 13th episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her decision to step away.

In an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen shared: “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”

The show’s end comes on the heels of all of the turmoil last summer when several former and current employees accused Ellen of fostering a toxic work environment.  As well, several key producers were let-go as a result.

 

When speaking with THR, DeGeneres said of last summer’s revelations and accusations against her: “It was four solid months. And you have to understand, in that time, someone got into our house and robbed us and I lost four animals — three cats and a dog died. It was a tsunami. When it started, with that stupid ‘someone couldn’t look me in the eye’ or whatever the first thing was, it’s like a crest of a wave. Like, ‘This isn’t going to be that big of a wave.’ And then it just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it was out of control. And I really, honestly, felt like, ‘I don’t deserve this. I don’t need this. I know who I am. I’m a good person.’  And I was sitting back going, ‘If I was someone watching this, I would think, ‘Well, there must be some truth to it because it’s not stopping.’ Of course they’re going to believe this because I’m not addressing it because I was told not to and you can imagine what that felt like. And it’s a lot to live up to. I started saying “be kind to one another” because I really believe people should be kind to one another and so it was easy clickbait to say, ‘Oh, the be kind lady isn’t so kind.’ … I am kind, I’m also a woman and I’m a boss.”

Earlier this morning, The Daily Mall UK reported that Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Brothers, were expected to make an announcement that she will end her talk show after the 2021-2022 season.  According to their sources, DeGeneres told her team she “has had enough and told her team that she’s done.”

It should be noted that the The Ellen DeGeneres Show has seen a steady decline in the ratings as well.  The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; and in Los Angeles it lost 59%.

Ellen’s talk show has produced over 3,000 episodes.

So, what do you think of Ellen deciding to conclude her talk show? Comment below.

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WEDNESDAY: Y&R’s Cait Fairbanks Guest Stars on ‘The Goldbergs’

On tomorrow night’s May 12th episode of the hit ABC comedy series, The Goldbergs, be on the lookout for a very familiar face from Genoa City.

That’s because The Young and the Restless Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) will guest start on the episode entitled “Alligator Schwartz” playing the role of Paula Hogan.

The episode airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT.

 

In story: Erica fears that Geoff has moved on from their breakup and started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Adam decides to find Dave Kim a date to prom, once he remembers his pact with Dave that they won’t go to prom if they both don’t have dates.

So will you be watching for Cait on The Goldbergs? Comment below.

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