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Twin Peaks Revival On Showtime Gets Premiere Date!

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Great news today out of the TCA (Television Critics Association) session today with Showtime.  The network’s president, David Nevins announced that the revival of the soapy cult classic Twin Peaks from David Lynch will debut on May 21 at 9PM with a two-hour season premiere.  And as an extra perk, immediately after the premiere, episodes 3 and 4 will also be made available through Showtime’s digital platform.

In addition, the series will contain 18 episodes. “It will be 18 unforgettable hours,” Nevins related to the press.  He also said he has viewed all the episodes at a private screening set up by Lynch complete with donuts!

After watching, Nevins called the new installment “the pure-heroin version of David Lynch.” and adds it “rewards close watching,”

As for if there would be more Twin Peaks after this season, it does not appear so.  Nevis added, the show is “designed to be close-ended, one-time event.”

As for the story in the revival, Nevins only would say, “It’s about Agent Dale Cooper’s (Kyle MacLachlan) odyssey to Twin Peaks.”   Series star Kyle MacLachlan will be joined by many returning stars from the original ABC version in the early 90’s, plus several new faces as well.

So, excited to hear of the premiere date and the episode-order from Showtime for Twin Peaks? Comment below!

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Alan
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Alan

Beyond excited about this news!

Eighteen hours is more than I hoped for and to have the story wrapped up after all these years is a dream come true.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

i loved twin peaks when i was a kid ! how awesome it is coming back !

Patrick
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Patrick

I love Twin Peaks… the whole shebang… it all moved and excited

PS: I fell in love with Michael Ontkean.

Michael Leonard Ontkean (born 24 January 1946) is a retired Canadian actor.[1] He is known for the 1970s crime drama The Rookies, the films Slap Shot (1977) and Making Love (1982), and the cult-favorite TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991).

I know he’s not in the revival… had to prop

Patrick
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Patrick

ie: season 1… had 8 eps
season 2 had 22 eps

it’s available in ON DEMAND… for those who have “showtime”

Kim
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Kim

I hope I am able to see it. Also hope Ian Buchanan will appear.

JMER
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JMER

Yaay! Life can begin.

PennySoap
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PennySoap

I look forward to watching – and I like the idea that it is a one time event.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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Falcon Crest’s Abby Dalton Dead at 88

Actress Abby Dalton best known to soap fans as Julia Cumson on the 80’s primetime soap opera, Falcon Crest passed away following a battle with a long illness.  She was 88-years-old.

According to the Hollywood Reporter,  Dalton died last week on November 23rd in Los Angeles,

On Falcon Crest, Dalton played the daughter to Jane Wyman’s Angela Channing and was the on-screen mother to another name familiar to soap audiences, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance, Falcon Crest, and Ex-Hector, The Bold and the Beautiful).

 

From 1981-1986, soap fans will recall that Julia turned out to be quite the murderer on Falcon Crest after being emotionally-damaged by her mother.  She was sent to prison, was institutionalized in a mental hospital, presumed dead, and eventually would up in a convent!

In addition, Dalton made an appearance on The Young and the Restless in 1995 as Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) mother, Lydia.

Dalton was also known for being a mainstay on several game shows from: The $25,000 PyramidPasswordMatch Game and Body Language.  She was also notable as a regular on the 60’s sitcoms,The Joey Bishop Show, and for her role as Calamity Jane in Hennesey.

Abby is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack D. Smith; her daughter, Kathleen Kinmont, sons Matthew and John; grandchildren Mac, Jack and Ayden Grace; and great-grandson Mathias.

So, share your remembrances and condolences on the death of Abby Dalton via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes featuring Jane Wyman and Dalton from Falcon Crest.

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AW Alum Anne Heche Lands Recurring Role on ‘All Rise’

While we last saw Daytime Emmy winner, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marley) kicking up her heels on this season’s Dancing with the Stars, now the talented actress is set to return to primetime television in a new dramatic role.

Look for Heche to recur on the second season of the CBS legal drama All Rise

According to Deadline, Heche will play Corrine Cuthbert, an infamous trial attorney who often is called upon by police unions to defend officers accused of violent crime. She is wicked smart, using humor as a distraction while she verbally destroys anyone who gets in her way.

The series also stars Ryan’s Hope alum Marg Helgenberger, former Y&R star, Wilson Bethel, aloing with Jessica Camacho, Lindsay Mendez and Ruthie Ann Miles.

Prior to DWTS, Anne was last seen in roles on NBC’s Chicago P.D and The Brave.

So will you be checking out Anne in her new role on All Rise?  Let us know via the comment section below, but first watch our recent interview with her  from the Michael Fairman channel, where she discussed her time on Another World, her past relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, and much more.

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