Why'd she do it? All My Children star Susan Lucci tells TV Guide Magazine that the scorching new chapter in the paperback edition of her book All My Life — in which she blasts ABC Daytime chief Brian Frons as "that fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance" — was written at the request of her publisher, HarperCollins.
ABC Family's The Lying Game may be based on the book of the same name, but the similarities pretty much end there.
"People who have loved the book will still get the tone in the series, but it takes on a life of its own," executive producer Charles Pratt, Jr. (Melrose Place) tells TVGuide.com. "Everybody you see on this show is somehow tied into the mystery, which is probably our biggest departure."
ABC Family has picked up the one-hour drama The Lying Game, the network announced Tuesday.
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This just in from ABC:Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group announced today that Emmy Award-winning writer Charles Pratt, Jr. will serve as headwriter and consulting producer for All My Children. Mr. Pratt will begin on June 23, 2008."Charles Pratt, Jr. is a master storyteller. His talents in writing todays biggest primetime hits in conjunction with his vast experience with daytime dramas will undoubtedly elevate All My Children stories in new and exciting directions," says Mr. Frons. "I am incredibly excited to welcome Chuck as headwriter of All My Children. I look forward to his contemporary storytelling sensibility, his warmth and sense of humor enriching the entire canvas of Pine Valley," says executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers.Mr. Pratt served as co-headwriter of General Hospital from 2002-2006. His additional TV credits include Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty, in addition to Melrose Place, Titans, Manchester Prep, Sunset Beach, Pacific P...
Looking for a good cry? In Hallmark Channel's A Stranger's Heart (premiering Saturday at 9 pm/ET), Samantha Mathis plays Callie, an all-business magazine reporter who in the wake of a heart transplant comes to embrace life and love anew, while finding herself feeling a strange connection to both a little girl and a cute guy she doesn’t know. What ultimately comes to light... well, that's Hallmark's tale to tell. TVGuide.com spoke with Mathis about this real heart-tugger, as well as pumped her for details on what may be the sexiest and steamiest ABC sudser you will never get the chance to see.
TVGuide.com: OK, let's get this over and done with: I understand that one reason you took on this Hallmark project is because the script had a lot of "heart" in it?Samantha Mathis: Ohhh... ba-dum-b