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PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS: ‘This Is Us" Scores 11, Judith Light Gets Nod For ‘Transparent’!

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Freshman series were big winners in the announcements of the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations on Thursday morning. Chief among them, NBC’s This Is Us, which features former Y&R star, Justin Hartley in the terrific ensemble cast.

Nominated performances for This Is Us included: in the Lead Actor category, Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Chrissy Metz, and Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Ron Cephas Jones.

The series will compete for the Best Drama prize against: Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards
Stranger Things, and Westworld.

In the comedy categories it was Saturday Night Live that came away with 22 nominations (and tied with Westworld) for the most for this Emmy season.

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In the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, SNL’s Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Vanessa Bayer will go up against Anna Chlumsky from Veep, Kathryn Hayn from Transparent, and former One Life to Live and two-time Daytime Emmy Award, and two-time Tony Award winner, Judith Light for her performance in Transparent.

The 69th Primetime Emmys will be handed out on Sunday September 17th on CBS (8EST/5PST)

To view the complete nominations click here!

So, are you rooting for This Is Us and Judith to take some of the top acting prizes? Share your thoughts on the Emmy noms in the comment section below!

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Better Call Saul and Westworld are great! never miss an episode look forward to them, well actually I binge them 4 eppies at a time ..

Now, this is good
”’Saturday Night Live that came away with 22 nominations (and tied with Westworld) for the most for this Emmy season.”

SNL has been stellar this past year!!! The players, none better.

And== This Is Us .. I never miss an episode, it is different and grabbing..((I watch 2-3 episodes on weekends, well on sundays ..

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The This is Us noms are well deserved. It’s in many ways groundbreaking among the other crop of shows that are held in high esteem by Emmys. No one is doing what they do.

Guiding Light R.I.P.

‘Beacon Hill’ Prepping Its Long-Awaited Season Two Featuring Soap Notables

A few years back, Beacon Hill was one of the most talked about web series for its soapy cast and bringing same-sex romance, political scandal and familial drama to the table.  And now, it appears after a four year wait\ the creators and the cast are ready to go back into production for its second season.

In order to do that, the producers are driving a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo to raise funds to make their planned production a reality.

Guiding Light and Venice favorite, Crystal Chappell is once again returning in role of “Claire”, along with these daytime fan favorites: Alicia Minshew, Ron Raines, John-Paul Lavoisier, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Bryce, Tina Sloan, Louise Sorel and the new additions to the cast: Nadia Bjorlin, Jacob Young, Hillary B. Smith, and Marem Hassler who takes over the key role of “Katherine” from Sarah Brown.

The series promises longer episodes than season one, and it will finally deliver to fans the reveal of that cliffhanger: “Who is at the damn door?”

As of Sunday night, there are 43 days left to donate to the fund to help make Beacon Hill second two come to life so they can shoot the series in New England.

Check out this video below from Chappell and company that was released over the weekend.

So, would you like to see season 2 of Beacon Hill? Comment below.

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Shannen Doherty To Appear On ‘Riverdale’ For Season Four Tribute Episode To Luke Perry

More big news on the TV from San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday.  CW’s Riverdale is planning on tribute episode to Luke Perry who passed away earlier this year in March following a massive stroke at the age of 52.  Perry played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews.

Now the series will kick-off its upcoming fourth season with a tribute episode to Perry, which will feature none other than Perry’s dear friend and BH90210 star Shannen Doherty in what will be an ’emotional role’.  The announcement came at SDCC from Riverdale executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

The tribute episode is said to reflect Perry’s enduring legacy and the indelible imprint his character Fred Andrews had on the series. No details were revealed as to just what part Doherty is playing.

Aguirre-Sacasa said on the relationship between Doherty and Perry: “They were such good friends, and when we were putting together this tribute episode, we wanted to make it as special as possible, and so we asked Shannen to do a pivotal, super-emotional role. She read the script and immediately said ‘yes.’”

Doherty took to social media following the announcement and made this statement:  “I am deeply honored to pay tribute to Luke on Riverdale. The care in which this show takes in honoring his memory is beautiful. He is missed. Today. Tomorrow. Forever.”

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As previously announced, Doherty will also star in the reboot of BH90210 along with original stars: Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling, which will air on Fox.  That series also has plans to honor Perry.

So, what do you think of Shannen coming to Riverdale for the emotional season premiere? Comment below.

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OLTL Alum Brandon Routh Revisits Playing Superman This Time On TV

Big news out of San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend involving former One Life to Live star and the former motion picture Superman, Brandon Routh (Ex-Seth Anderson, One Life). The actor will be making a comeback in the superhero role, but this time on television.  Brandon played the man of steel in the motion picture Superman Returns over 13 years ago.

Routh who presently stars on Legends of Tomorrow as Ray Palmer AKA The Atom will be donning the Superman cape along with Tyler Hoechlin in an Arroverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths. Both Routh and Hoechlin will appear as Superman but in “different time frames.  Crisis on Infinite Earths will take place over five episodes, three in December 2019 and two in January 2020.

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During Arrow’s San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel, Brandon Routh revealed that he was wearing a shirt with the Kingdom Come Superman emblem, which means he will be playing the Superman from another universe.   As to what the story will be, it is reportedly based on Kingdom Come, a story that landed on the pages of the Justice Society of America, set far in the  future, when Superman has a bit long in the tooth, and is facing competition from a younger, more violent generation of superheroes.

Routh told EW: “It’s an opportunity for me to kind of say hello and goodbye to the character in a way I didn’t get to the first time.  Being a young individual of 24, 25, I thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to do this for years and make multiple movies.’ And that, of course, didn’t happen. I’m just very honored to be able to do this one last time.”

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As for Routh’s time on One Life playing opposite Melissa Archer’s Natalie, from 2001-2002, his time in Llanview was cut short via a reported firing and was then replaced.  Guess Brandon has had the last laugh with this one going on to motion picture and primetime TV superhero roles.

Watch below when Routh revealed his upcoming man of steel turn at the Arrow panel at SDCC below.

Then, let us know, will you be checking out Brandon as Superman once again? Do you recall his time on One Life to Live when Seth was scheming with Natalie? Comment below.

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