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Y&R’s Hunter King Lands Leading Role In New ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Prospect’

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In intriguing casting news out today, The Young and the Restless two-time Daytime Emmy winner,  Hunter King (Summer) is set to headline a new comedy pilot for ABC. The former Life in Pieces star (where she played Clementine for four seasons) for CBS ,will star in the single-camera comedy entitled Prospect.

King will play the role of Abigail Lansing (King), who said to be an idealistic young woman who moves to the frontier to be a schoolteacher, but her ideals quickly are tested when she learns that her students are rowdy ranch hands, not children.

According to Deadline the description of King’s character goes something like this: “Abigail Lansing is proper, smart, a little awkward and chatty but always positive, friendly and hopeful, with a healthy dose of 19th century feminism. Abigail is a young woman from Boston who is thrilled to be able to set off on her own adventure as a schoolteacher in the western prairie town of Prospect. Somewhat starry-eyed, she envisions herself preparing adorable young children for their future with an education. Abigail discovers when she gets to Prospect that it’s not going to be what she thought it was. For one thing, she has to teach adult men, not children, and her living situation is a little more rustic, and awkward, than she expected. Abigail has to rethink some of her expectations but decides with characteristic spunk and optimism that there’s good work to be done here in Prospect — on her own terms.”

Hunter attended the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards this past Saturday night with her sister, Joey King.

So, what do you think of King’s upcoming project? No word yet on what this potentially could mean for her role as Summer on Y&R.  Comment below.

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Hunter King ;
Life in Pieces, was CBS
Prospect, is ABC

She has a good agent ..

Momo
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Momo

Hmmm….don’t know if this sounds interesting or not. I hope she stays on Y&R.

Joy
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I don’t really like the Summer storyline so she could leave and I wouldn’t miss her!

SZima
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SZima

Dare we hope Summer will leave for good this time?
PLEASE?!?!?!?!!!!

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soapqueenforever

Remember, we are talking about a daytime soap. If Hunter doesn’t come back, there is always that one simple word, recast. Which I hope doesn’t happen because I am really not fond of them. And I am really not liking where the whole Lola Kyle Theo (yuck) Summer storyline is going. Maybe Jack could send Summer away on business for awhile and give Lola and Kyle a chance to sort things out. I guess we will just have to wait and see. And on a side note if there are any viewers of the Bold and the Beautiful out there,… Read more »

Momo
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Momo

No, we were not told what Sally has. When the doctor informed her, the camera was on the outside.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I saw that as well. I sometimes channel surf during boring scenes and I thought I might of missed something while doing so. Thank you for your reply and Happy viewing

Harry
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Right? Kyle gazed at Lola with utter adulation washing over his face. He never looks at Summer that way. When he was blackmailed into marrying Summer in order to save Lola’s life, Kyle looked like a fox stuck in a snare ready to chew his own paw off in order to get away from her. And now we are supposed to believe that Kyle always had Summer in his heart? I don’t buy it, this is horrible writing. While I like Hunter King and think she’s a solid actress, I detest that self-entitled, spoiled brat Summer. Shakespeare writes in Sonnet… Read more »

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I completely agree that this 180 degree turn in Kyle’s feelings for Summer is hard to believe??? This is inconsistent and way out there!

Su000
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Su000

It’s the sex–
No woman turns Kyle on like Summer can-
Sex is a high percentage of their relationship.
Summer must have some heavy moves lol .
Love is one thing but sex is whoa another.
and- Lola is way too lacklustre for Kyle
he needs a hot sexy exciting woman,
that is not Lola..

Shari
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I am TEAM LOLA so I hope this show gets picked up and the character of Summer goes far away from Y&R!

Soapqueenforever
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Soapqueenforever

We can only hope

Dot J.
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Dot J.

That new project for Hunter King sounds like a good fit… I like her as Summer but she may feel it’s time to try something new… good luck Hunter!

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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry Joins Disney+ Marvel Series, ‘She-Hulk’

Former One Life to Live star and Tony Award-winner, Renée Elise Goldsberry is in yet another top-tier project!

The popular actress who got her soap start on the ABC daytime drama series as Evangeline Williamson, and later took home the Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for Hamilton, has joined the cast of the Disney + and Marvel series, She-Hulk.

In She-Hulk, Goldsberry will co-star opposite Tatiana Maslany.

 

According to Deadline, She-Hulk is a legal comedy that centers on the eponymous heroine (Maslany), aka Jennifer Walters, an attorney who has similar powers to her cousin, Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Goldsberry will play a character referred to as Amelia.  Avengers star and Emmy winner, Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as The Hulk and Tim Roth is also reprising his Hulk character, The Abomination, on the She-Hulk series.

In addition, Renée can also be seen as one of the leads in the new NBCU Peacock series, Girls5eva from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and Meredith Scardino debuting on May 6th.  Check out the trailer below.

So, what do you think about the latest projects that will feature the multi-talented Goldsberry? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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‘Soap Con Live’ Event to Feature Panels from The Doctors, ATWT, OLTL, GH, Plus Virtual Meet & Greets

On Saturday, May 1st, the inaugural Soap Con Live fan event sponsored by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live on The Locher Room YouTube Channel.

The event will also allow fans to purchase ‘Meet & Greets’ (over a three-week period), video greetings and autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com.

The day-long event will begin with a panel from Retro TV’s and former NBC soap opera, The Doctors (participants/special guest to be announced) beginning at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PST.

Followed by “Live from Oakdale!” with the stars of As the World Turns that will begin at 4pm ET/1pm PST featuring Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).

Then, “The Cramer Women” of One Life to Live will follow at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PST featuring Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer).

And finally, a General Hospital panel to close the event called “Love & Tragedy” at 7pm ET/4pm PST featuring Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

For more information, visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free live panels and keep up with special guest announcements & info on paid fan opportunities. Stay tuned for more chances to visit with your favorite Soap Stars, both virtually and in-person when it’s safe.

Soap Con Live, is a women-owned company, co-created by Lacretia Lyon (Bleav in Soap Operas/ Forever and a Day) and Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) who wanted to bring their love of soaps and Comic Cons together and introduce a new & exciting experience to fans of Daytime.

So, what do you think of the planned Soap Con Live event? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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