Fans will be able to stream their favorite soap opera reboots this spring
On the heels of the recent "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" casting news comes word that the soap opera reboots will premiere this spring on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. Fans will be able to stream new broadcast-quality 30-minute episodes each weekday via their computers or connected TVs, mobile phones and tablets.
Prospect Park's the Online Network (TOLN) announced that "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will be free via Hulu.com service and the Hulu Plus subscription service. It's not clear whether iTunes will offer the same free version or a paid and presumably commercial-free option.
"I believe that both Hulu and iTunes have the vision, the reach and the technology to help us launch TOLN in a significant way," said Jeff Kwatinetz, Prospect Park Chairman and CEO. "We think these platforms are part of history, helping us to transform distribution. Hulu's reach, platform and advertising prowess are best in class, and iTunes provides an incredible way to buy TV shows that is second to none. Through both of these partners, we hope daytime drama fans are absolutely delighted to be able to watch their favorite programs in a broadcast-quality HD format wherever and whenever they want."
Prospect Park has also closed a financing deal with ABRY Partners, one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America.
Stay tuned for more on the big returns.
Wait, Donald's a nervous sailor? But that outfit...
In this new short premiering tomorrow, Donald reveals he doesn’t know how to sail - his outfit is purely due to the fact that Daisy loves a, um, man in uniform.
MSN TV has this exclusive image from the short. You can also view a clip here:
The Mickey Mouse short "Donald the Sailor" airs at 8:55 p.m. ET/PT on Friday August 8 on Disney Channel.
Geek alert: 'Mythbusters' hosts lend their voices in this special episode
MSN TV has this exclusive image of "Mythbusters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as members of the Empire:
Creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh expressed their excitement about adding Savage and Hyneman to the cast: "We’ve been wanting to do something with them for ages, because they are the living adult versions of Phineas and Ferb in the real world. We ran into them at Comic-Con last year and knew that they worked on the original 'Star Wars', so when this opportunity came up we asked if they could come voice a few characters for us. It was really cool for us; we're hoping it was cool for them."
It's definitely cool for us!
"Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" premieres July 26 at 9PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.
The animated host reveals her thoughts on new twists for Season 16
Photos: Reality TV villains
On which of the new twists will have the most impact on Houseguest survival week after week:
Julie Chen: "I think "Battle of the Block" will have the most impact on a Houseguest's ability to survive. First, those competing in it will literally be fighting for their lives in the game. Second, it will get one of the HOHs (Head of Households) into BIG trouble. Let’s just say that if I were HOH, I would nominate two weak players."
Video: Meet the new 'Big Brother' houseguests
On the rooms and design of this season's tree house theme:
"My favorite room in the urban tree house this year is the honeycomb room. It's cozy and secluded. A perfect spot to 'buzz' with your alliance members about your team's strategy. The room has a door you can close for piracy from others. This is key to have in the house if you want to scheme!"
Video: Take a tour of the 'Big Brother' Tree house
On her most memorable "Big Brother" interview:
"One of my memorable Big Brother interviews was last year with Aaryn. I had to check my feelings and ego at the door and set aside any personal bad feelings I had for her ugly comments. I had to do my job and be fair and straight despite how personally offended I was. It wasn't easy, but it was memorable."
"Big Brother" premieres June 25 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS.
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Wayne Brady's improv skills nab a nomination for best original song, a first for the show
Over the years, Brady has collected a number of Emmy nominations, and won twice for Best Talk Show Host (for "The Wayne Brady Show"). He also won a Primetime Emmy for his work on "Whose Line Is It Anyway."
The current version of "Let's Make A Deal" has been nominated for Best Game Show twice. This is the first time the show's been nominated in the Best Song category.
"Let's Make A Deal" airs weekdays on CBS. The 41st Daytime Emmys Awards will be live streamed at 8PM ET on June 22 at www.daytimeemmys.net.
No sparkles here. "This is absolute, pure horror."
Learn more about the story of this modernized vampire world and hear from the cast and crew, including Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley and Sean Astin, as well as director del Toro and executive producer Carlton Cuse ("Lost").
The Season Pass for "The Strain" is now available on Xbox Video.
"The Strain" premieres July 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
Plus, watch a DVD extra, "Fact and Fiction Collide"
Season 4 is also the final season featuring cast member Lee Thompson Young, who committed suicide last year. Young played detective Barry Frost, and the "R&I" will pay tribute to the actor the first two episodes of the upcoming season.
Watch our exclusive DVD extra, "Fact and Fiction Collide" where you get more insight behind the Paddy Doyle storylines. Then enter our giveaway:
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"Rizzoli & Isles" Season 5 premieres June 17 at 9PM ET/PT on TNT. "Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Fourth Season" is now available in stores and online.
Exclusive pics gives perspective from Drew Carey's suit lapel
For Tuesday's Pinterest show, host Drew Carey wore a camera on his lapel, which snapped candid shots throughout the taping. Get a first look at a few of these photos from the episode, first on MSN TV:
In the dressing room, Mr. Carey sans glasses!
Getting ready for the cameras:
Spinning the wheel:
Tuesday will also feature a sweepstakes where fans will have the opportunity to enter to win a trip to Hawaii via Pinterest.
Other highlights from this week includes Friday's "You Decide" show, which will feature fan-driven content decided by the show's Twitter audience. "The Young and The Restless" stars Melissa Ordway and Daniel Goddard will appear as guest models as well.
Watch a preview here:
For all of the shows social handles, www.priceisright.com
"The Price Is Right" airs weekdays 11AM ET, 10AM PT on CBS. The special Pinterest episode airs June 3.
Official extended trailer for the upcoming vampire horror series
Thanks to our friends at Xbox Video, see the official extended trailer for FX's "The Strain" before it is available anywhere else:
The Season Pass for The Strain is now available on Xbox Video.
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"The Strain" premieres July 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
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