So while daytime soaps have been shown the front door, looks like the nighttime version of the genre is having somewhat of a re-birth! With Revenge already a bona fide hit, and TNT’s Dallas remake on the way this summer, Deadline.com got the skinny on the previously announced ABC soap pilots, and which ones might make it into the fall line-up.
Deadline.com revealed, “Of the slew of soap pilots ordered by ABC, Nashville and Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids are hot, and there’s buzz that straight-to-series Mistresses might be headed for fall. Americana and the period Gilded Lilys also are solid, though Americana doesn’t appear as slam-dunk as it once did; Penoza has been getting mostly good feedback with some mixed reaction too, while buzz on Scruples has been mixed!”
For daytime fans, the Nashville project has four-time Daytime Emmy winner, and General Hospital favorite, Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky) attached to it, while Devious Maids has a role for All My Children’s legendary Susan Lucci attached to it!
Americana, which seems to us like it’s using the premise of B&B and tweaking it for the primetime audience has Twilight’s Ashley Greene and Lost’s Emile de Ravin, plus Without a Trace star, Anthony LaPaglia and Brothers & Sisters, Ken Olin signed on to it! Gilded Lily’s offers Torchwood’s John Barrowman and Blythe Danner as some of its headliners.
So which show sounds intriguing? Which would you like to see head to primetime, which can often lead to some more of your daytime favorites landing roles? Let us know!