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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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Joy

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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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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