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REVENGE Renewed For A Second Season!

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Great news was handed down to nighttime soap fans who love the mystery unfolding in the Hamptons each week on ABC’s Revenge!  The sudsy drama which stars Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe has been renewed for a second season.

According to EW.com, the announcement of Revenge along with other ABC dramas;  Once Upon a Time, Grey’s Anatomy, and Castle were all given a  pick-up even before the “official” announcements for the fall season which will be revealed on Tuesday at the ABC Upfronts in New York.

Signs are also looking good that the Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky, GH) primetime soap, Nashville will get the greenlight, and we are still awaiting word if GCB will get a second second.

What do you think about Revenge getting a season two?  What would you love to see happen, even though we don’t know how the season finale of season one will play out yet? Let us know!

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heidi
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heidi

love the show! glad to hear it was renewed!

Lynn
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Lynn

Fantastic…loved it from the beginning! Always taking a twist you don’t see coming.

Donna
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Donna

Definately would like to see a Jack and Emily (aka The Real Amanda) hookup.

Rodd
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Rodd

LOVE IT!!!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Some good news to celebrate!

Justin
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Justin

Love Revenge…so happy it will be back. I am hoping for my other ABC favorite, Body of Proof, but not encouraged by todays news. I need to cut down on my viewing anyway, so Revenge will make up for the loss of Desperate Housewives and Body of Proof, should it not get picked up. Life goes on…

Justin
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Justin

Update…Body Of Proof has been picked up and Nashville will be on the fall schedule as well. Reba’s show was picked up too! GCB was cancelled, but oh well. Summer will make us forget the duds and wait for the fall fun! I enjoyed GCB for about 3 episodes and lost interest.

Jared
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Jared

Love REVENGE. LOVE it! Too bad it is on the network that betrayed all of us ONE LIFErs, but it’s a fun, guilty pleasure. What other gay man out there wanted to marry Emily, too, when she kicked that’s thug’s you-know-what in the alley? Love it!

gloria
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gloria

Great news! Love this show even if it IS on ABC. It is the only ABC show besides GH that I watch because I am so missing my other ABC soaps.

Mo
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Mo

I need to catch up on this show, but I’m glad it was renewed. It’s sucks when you watch a show only to have it cancelled after one season. I’m still wondering what was going to happen season 2 of “Hellcats”.

Elyse
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Elyse

I”m so happy that Revenge will be back next season. I love this show!

anon
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anon

Revenge will be back for another season, that’s great news! I am pretty happy it will be moving to Sundays. Well either way I would still watch it because I recorded all my primetime shows using my Hopper. Now I can even skip through commercials in primetime TV using the Auto Hop feature. So I am able to watch the show in half the amount of time. I can’t wait for next season.

Nycole
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Nycole

I so love that my show is coming back on. I am such a big Nolan fan that is my guy. I hope that they keep the show airing on Wednesdays. I love that it comes on in the middle of the week it gives me a show to watch., and I heard that Once Apon a Time is coming back on to can’t wait.

cjdisk
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cjdisk

LOOOOOOOVE REVENGE!! I can’t stop thinking about the season finale and how GREAT it was!! I’ve never wanted fall to come so soon!! REVENGE, I miss you ALREADY!!

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Soap Smarts: How Daytime Dramas Are Using Ingenuity To Get Back Into Production During COVID-19

Daytime dramas seldom get the credit they deserve, and now they should be getting further credit for being the first back into production as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, and trying to implement new ways to keep their trademarks love scenes, intimate moments and two-person scenes somehow looking in tact; even though it will be far from how it was done in the past.

In the story from the Associated Press The Bold and the Beautiful EP, and head writer, Brad Bell – who’s soap was the first one back into the studio – commented on how the show is utilizing mannequins, or real-life significant others to help pull off close contact love scenes and how it is rather groundbreaking. “We feel almost like television pioneers all these years later because we’re the first ones out, blazing new ways of producing the shows with the current safety standards, and we’re getting the job done. It’s very exciting.”

When B&B scripts written pre-coronavirus were reviewed in preparation for shooting during the pandemic now, originally all the cinches and smooches were cut. But Bell found a solution whereby a remote actor recites lines as their on-camera scene partner responds in a “low, intimate voice” and engages in “beautiful, yearning eye contact” with an off-camera doll.

As far as the soapy embrace or lip-lock, B&B cast member Katrina Bowden (Flo) has had her husband and musician Ben Jorgensen stand in for her on-screen love interest, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) since returning to taping new episodes.

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Days of our Lives EP Ken Corday noted to AP:  The “learning curve” is steep. Before the pandemic, “we were producing eight, one-hour episodes a week. That’s basically 40 or 50 scenes a day.  That’s going to be basically impossible to reopen, so to speak, at that pace. We’re going to have to be more careful. So will there be five shows a week, or more? Yet to be determined.  It will certainly cost more.”

B&B and now Y&R which heads back into production next week, and the others soaps, will be using the company called Reel Health, which launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the entertainment industry, and hires medically trained workers to monitor sets and enforce protocols developed by a company epidemiologist and in accordance with industry and government standards,

Alicia Rodis, a veteran intimacy coordinator who helped the actors guild develop guidelines for taping scenes of romance and simulated sex. shared: “Finding ways to put romance on the screen is inevitable and necessary.  At the end of the day, intimacy isn’t going anywhere. Physical intimacy is a part of the human experience. And we’re going to have to find a way to be able to continue to tell these stories, even in extraordinary circumstances.”

So, what do you think of how soaps are tackling taping episodes in the new normal to give their fans a sense of all that they love from their favorite daytime dramas during COVID-19? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Shifts Production Restart Date

On Friday, ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital has now determined to push back their production restart date given the escalating number of cases of the coronavirus as the pandemic has worsened in Los Angles County.

According to Deadline: “GH is now targeting the week of July 20 to resume taping. The situation remains fluid as new infections have been soaring in Los Angeles.”

General Hospital was previously eyeing a return to production this coming Monday on July 13th, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw a spike in numbers.

While GH is pushing itself back another week, The Young and the Restless is at this moment preparing to start taping new episodes beginning on Tuesday, July 14th.

B&B is already back in production and Days of our Lives is now targeting a September 1st restart.

So, glad that GH is holding off a little bit longer to ensure safety first for all involved from cast, and crew? Comment below.

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NBA Great and LA Laker, LeBron James Buys B&B and Y&R Co-Creator Lee Phillip Bell’s Beverly Hills Estate

One legend is moving into another legend’s previous home.  Sources are reporting to The Real Deal, that Los Angeles Laker and NBA star, LeBron James has purchased the estate of the the late, Lee Phillip Bell, the beloved co-creator of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

According to the report, James is in contract to buy Bell’s estate which was being marketed at 39 million.  It was unclear what James is paying for the 13,000-square-foot property, which sits on a 2.5-acre plot and boasts seven fireplaces, a pool house with two baths, lighted tennis court, and screening room.

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Bell’s estate was officially put on the market on April 30

This is the third L.A. County mansion purchase for James, who signed as a free agent with the L.A. Lakers in the summer of 2018.  LeBron previously bought two homes in Brentwood, California for 23 and 21 million dollars.

Lee Phillip Bell passed away in late February of this year.  She was remembered during the just completed 47th annual Daytime Emmys In-Memoriam segment on the telecast on CBS.

So, what do you think of LeBron moving into the renowned soap opera creators home?  Comment below.

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