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24 March 11th, 2011 Eric Sheffer-Stevens lands role in primetime comedy pilot!

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TV Guide Canada’s Soap Opera Spirit Award winner for Outstanding Actor in a Recurring Role or Guest Star Role, Eric Sheffer-Stevens, has landed a role in the upcoming primetime comedy pilot, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, playing the ex-husband of Annie  played by Jaime Pressly, according to an item out from!

The former star of As the World Turns where he played snarky neurosurgeon, Dr. Reid Oliver, has been out in Los Angeles during pilot season and looks to have landed this primo spot!

In case you missed our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast interview with Eric Sheffer-Stevens from earlier this week, make sure to listen to our special SOS Award edition, and hear what he had to say.  Great news for a great actor!

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  1. Kim says:

    Congratulations to ESS…we are all thrilled that we will get to see him on our screens again.


  2. Colleen says:

    As always Michael, so nice to see your gracious support of Eric. Knowing the pilot process, know it can be a challenge to make it to a series. Would be terrific for ESS fans to get to see his talent showcased on a regular basis once again. Let’s hope the show wil lget a boost from having “Emmy winner, Eric Sheffer-Stevens” as past of the ensemble:-)


  3. Nicole says:

    Very excited that the team who brought us “The New Adventures of Old Christine” have chosen ESS for their new show! It’s wonderful that those who are creating quality television recognize the talent in ESS that we all know and love.

    HUGE congratulations to him!


  4. gwennylou says:

    Congratulations, Eric! Cannot wait to see you on my screen again!


  5. Traci (traciamc) says:

    I am absolutely thrilled that I will be able to see Eric on my TV screen regularly again. I knew as talented as he is, it would only be a matter of time before he found something. As the mother of 2 teenage daughters, I love the premise, and Jamie Pressley is so funny. Eric had acting chemistry with everyone on ATWT, and I imagine he and Jamie together will be gold! Can’t wait!


  6. Laura says:

    Wonderful news- congratulations Eric!


  7. Teri says:

    YAY! Looking forward to seeing ESS on screen and even more exited that it happens to be a comedy. Can’t wait to see it.


  8. mepariseau says:

    Thanks Michael for your continued support of ESS. I am so happy that Eric has been cast in a pilot. Now even more people will come to see what a truly talented actor Eric is. Absolutely can’t wait to see it.



  9. Colleen says:

    Oh, should have mentioned that fans of LuRe are gathering in NYC at the end of June. It is a celebration of the incredible friendships formed among folks from all over the world. Folks are on their own for accomodations and travel plans but many group events are being planned/coordinated. Details can be found on Eric’s fan run website @ It’s a terrific celebration of friendships formed over shared love of Eric’s work.


  10. Ripley says:

    Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing this! You have always been such a fantastic supporter of Eric and the rest of his fans definitely appreciate it! This is very exciting news for ESS — we all hope the show is successful! Congrats to Eric, and thanks again for sharing the news!


  11. limeybird2 (Karen) says:

    I am so happy that Eric has landed a pilot & it sounds like it will be a great show.
    He has chemistry with everyone & we all know he can do comedy with all the great lines he had on ATWT & that we all still use to this day.


  12. Carol says:

    Congratulations, Eric! We’re so looking forward to seeing you in your new roles!


  13. Feli says:

    Thank you, Michael, for bringing that. I so totally love to hear that, and I´m so looking forward to see Eric again.


  14. Sandy says:

    Wonderful, can not wait to see him again. He is so talented. WTG Eric.


  15. Inga Dóra says:

    This is wonderful news! Can´t wait seen him in this show!!! Eric is wonderful actor!!! I am big fan of his. Congratulations, Eric.


  16. Karen says:

    Great news about Eric landing this role. I can’t wait to see him on TV again.
    Best of luck Eric and congratulations!


    allison replied

    do you guys know when it will air on tv so happy for him


    Karen replied

    He just taped the pilot episode on 3/31/11.
    I don’t know if there is any word yet on when it will actually air.
    I can’t wait to see it!

  17. r/p/o says:

    I hope his character is straight. Ex-husband????, ya never know.


    zippy2825 replied

    Why does that matter? Gay, straight, bisexual. It’s a role. I’m just hoping the show is picked up. I would really like to have the opportunity to see him weekly. I think he’s very talented.


    George replied

    I agree 100% with zippy2825. It does not matter what is the sexual orientation or preference of a character; infact that should not be even an issue of judgement for any individual in RL.


  18. Nicky says:

    I’m so thrilled for Eric. He really deserves good roles, because he is a great actor, and i adore him so much. Best of luck Eric. XOXOXO


  19. Michelle says:

    I am so happy for Eric. He is definitely good at comedy because he gave us plenty of smiles and laughs on ATWT. I hope this show is a big success and I wish him the best.
    Can’t wait to see it. :)


  20. Michelle says:

    I am so happy for Eric. He will be very good in this comedy because he sure gave us plenty of smiles and laughs on ATWT. I hope this show is a big success, and I can’t wait to watch it. I wish Eric nothing but the best. :)


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