April 22nd, 2007 08:10 EST
GO NOW with Garrett Godwin - Episode #1
This is Garrett Godwin here with Go Now, I'm here to give you the latest on entertainment such as primetime television and daytime soaps. We'll get things started right after this, so don't you go anywhere.
Hung Jury for Law & Order
Welcome back and thank again for joining me.
Dick Wolf's goal to have Law & Order become the longest-running show on television, with Gunsmoke in second place, is in jeopardy. Though Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been renewed for another two seasons, the future of the original Law & Order and Criminal Intent is still undecided. Ratings for both shows are declining, but there's no official word yet until May, when NBC decides whether or not to renew these two shows.
General Hospital goes primetime
You watch General Hospital everyday on ABC, every night and weekend on SOAPnet, now you will see more GH as SOAPnet branches the Emmy-winning daytime soap with their first original series, General Hospital: Night Shift.
The series will feature several of GH's fan favorites that include Scrubs themselves, Jason Thompson and Kimberly McCullough, also known as Drs. Patrick Drake and Robin Scorpio.
Other popular GH stars such as Steve Burton (Jason Morgan), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Spencer), and Natalia Livingston (Emily Quartermaine) are on board. The series will go beyond daytime as the audience finds out what some of these Port Charles residents do during the nighttime.
Joining the Night Shift is Mr. Colt 45 and Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams as the character called Toussaint, who is describe as "a man with a haunted past". The series will begin shooting 13 episodes next Friday, and will air on SOAPnet this July.
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Will Todd Manning please come back, please come back?
What's up? And welcome back.
Rest assure, One Life to Live fans, because the rumors may come to an end. After several weeks of speculation, Roger Howarth, who originally portrayed the role of Llanview's brooding bad boy on and off from 1993 until 2003, has decided not to come back to One Life or reprise the role that brought critical acclaim and a Daytime Emmy in 1994. Howarth will stay on with As the World Turns as Paul Ryan, a role he has been playing since 2003, and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2005.
Howarth's successor, Trevor St. John, is in talks with ABC once again to continue playing Todd Manning. St. John made his debut as One Life to Live in 2003 as originally Walker Laurence, brother of the evil Mitch Laurence. But it was soon discover months later that Walker was really Todd, and fans began to embrace then daytime newcomer St. John as Todd. Besides the welcome arrival of his first son with wife Sara, you can catch the ever-busy St. John on the big screen later this year with two new movies: The Kingdom, with Jennifer Garner and Jamie Foxx, and The Bourne Ultimatum, with Matt Damon, which will come out later this summer.
For more contract negotiations between Trevor St. John and ABC, then check out the latest issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, which will come out a week from Tuesday.
Well, that's all the time we have today. I want thank you for joining me. But most of all, I want to thank Judyth Piazza for making this possible. So, don't forget to check her out on The America Perspective with celebrity interviews everyday on The Student Operated Press at www.thesop.org.
I gotta Go Now, so you take care of yourself. This is Garrett Godwin … fading out.