Katherine Kelly Lang and Adam Gregory
Did daytime's naughtiest, nerviest soap suddenly get cold feet? The Bold and the Beautiful seemed headed toward a near-incestuous romance between young couturier Thomas Forrester (Adam Gregory) and his dishy stepmom Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang). Then, outta nowhere, Thomas backed off and started hitting on several gals his own age — a bit too desperately if you ask us. His oddball behavior even has his uncle Thorne (Winsor Harmon) suspecting the kid might be gay. What's this all mean?
"We are not backing off ...
Now this is a superstar. Erika Slezak, winner of an unprecedented six best actress Emmys as Victoria Lord (Gordon Riley Burke Riley Buchanan Buchanan Carpenter Davidson Banks!) on One Life to Live, will celebrate her 40th anniversary with the soap on March 17. (The show airs an hour-long homage to this grandest of grande dames April 26.) TV Guide Magazine sat down for a chat with Slezak about all things Viki — the men, the magic, the memories.
Simon Baker, Aunjanue Ellis
Who set fire to serial cop-killer Todd Johnson, executing him in his jail cell? That mystery has been haunting the characters on The Mentalist since November, and tonight one of the CBI's very own is fingered as the perp!
First, Agent J.J. LaRoche (Pruitt Taylor Vince), who's been investigating the case as head of CBI's internal affairs, will reveal that one of Johnson's victims had been sleeping with...
He saved the Daytime Emmys when no one at ABC, CBS or NBC wanted to produce them anymore. Now Jim Romanovich, of Associated Television International, plans to work his magic on the hot internet sudser The Bay. Romanovich tells TV Guide Magazine that ATI has acquired the soap star-studded series — created by Gregori J. Martin — with plans to sell it as a half-hour cable or syndicated program to air in 2012.
Susan Flannery, Lesley-Anne Down
Hard to believe but CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful has had only two different opening title sequences in its entire 24-year history. Now it's about to get a third. Debuting February 21, the new open will feature a flashy Forrester fashion show created via CGI magic — a first for a daytime ...
Here comes the bride! Emmy winner Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, who's had multiple weddings to CSI: NY star Carmine Giovinazzo, is about to get hitched on General Hospital, too. The date: February 18 (though the ceremony and its shocking aftermath will air for a full six episodes).
Maurice Bernard, General Hospital
The most hotly-awaited General Hospital wedding since Luke tied the knot with Laura kicks off February 18 when mobster Sonny Corinthos — played by Maurice Benard — gets set to marry his dream girl Brenda Barrett. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the Emmy-winning actor to get his take on this sprawling and (literally!) explosive six-episode event.
Susan Lucci and Wendie Malick
Worlds collide — and so do soap divas — when Hot in Cleveland and All My Children engage in crossover craziness. First, Susan Lucci is seen as herself on Cleveland (Wednesdays, February 16 and 23, at 10/9c, on TV Land) feuding with Wendie Malick's character, faded suds star Victoria Chase. Then Victoria appears on AMC (Thursday, February 24 at 1/noon c on ABC) playing Erica Kane's maid! TV Guide Magazine sat down with the ladies on the AMC set to get all the hot scoop...
The teen bullying plot on One Life to Live turns personal February 22 when the anonymous jerk who's been harassing high schooler Shane Morasco (Austin Williams) over the internet turns out to be someone we know well — Blair and Todd's kid Jack (Andrew Trischitta). TV Guide Magazine spoke with the soap's Emmy-winning head writer Ron Carlivati about this ripped-from-the-headlines story and where it's headed.