Judy Greer, Philip Winchester
Judy Greer, Philip Winchester (Crusoe), Gregory Harrison and Maria Conchita Alonso have joined the cast of the Lifetime miniseries Maneater, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Maneater, based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's novel, stars ...
TV's (distant) fifth network is saying no más to all-telenovelas, all the time. According to Variety, the channel in your area that isn't the CW has drawn up a revamped schedule, kicking off Mar. 8, that adds movies and martial-arts contests to the mix, and snips the sudser slate from 10 hours a week to four. That said, MyNetworkTV's new dramatic offerings are American Heiress (pampered beauty stranded in jungle with blue-collar hunk, starring General Hospital alumna Alicia Leigh Willis) and Saints & Sinners, starring Maria Conchita Alonso, Charles Shaughnessy, Mel Harris and Robin Givens.
Desperate HousewivesRemember on Melrose Place when — poof! — out of nowhere, Allison became an alcoholic? Well, Bree turning into one isn't as out of left field, but it sure seems sudden to see her passed out on her lawn. I did like how her son turned the sprinkler on her and I liked it even more that Lynette gave Bree an FTF — Friends Tell Friends — by lining up all the wine bottles with a note on her doorstep: "Do you still think you don't have a problem?" Of course Bree was going to deny being drunk while baby-sitting Lynette's kids. That'll teach them to stick with Mrs. McCluskey as their baby-sitter (love Kathryn Joosten). Too funny seeing the twins escape while wheeling the youngest in the stroller, but what a waste of Jo Marie Payton from Family Matters as the beauty-salon worker. I was like, "Give her more lines!" They did, however, u
Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria
When Eva Longoria arrived at ABC's winter press-tour party at the Wind Tunnel in Pasadena, Calif., TVGuide.com cozied up to the Desperate Housewives star, who was more than happy to speak on a variety of topics, including the casting of her TV mom, her romance with San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker and, yes, that much-publicized Vanity Fair cover shoot.
First up: "I'm thrilled," the brunette beauty enthuses of Chasing Papi's Maria Conchita Alonso being hired as her Housewives mami, first appearing in the Feb. 19 episode. "We're going to learn [through Lucia] why Gaby is the way that she is."
While the popular prime-
Hide your gardeners! Maria Conchita Alonso (Kingpin, Chasing Papi) has been cast on Desperate Housewives as Gabrielle's mother, Lucia, in an episode slated to air Feb. 19. In semirelated prime-time sudser news, Dynasty alum Emma Samms is returning to her daytime roots, reprising her role as General Hospital's Holly. (But how funny if GH had recast with Pamela Sue Martin?) For more on that, check out today's Soaps News column.