TVLine Items: AMC Alum Heads to Days, Project Runway Slots Summer Premiere, and More!

Former All My Children leading lady Sydney Penny has found a (temporary) new home in Salem.

The fan fave is set to join NBC’s Day of Our Lives for a seven-episode stint this summer, timed to the exit of co-star Crystal Chappell, TV Guide Magazine reports. Penny will play a doctor at the rehab clinic treating Carly’s drug addiction.

The Emmy-winning actresses’ arc begins airing Aug. 30.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Lifetime’s Project Runway kicks off its ninth season Thursday, July 28 at 9/8c. Episodes will maintain their 90-minute format, with Christina Ricci (Pan Am), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), and Malin Akerman (Watchmen) set to serve as guest judges.

• Everyone’s favorite reality hostess, Cat Deeley, has landed her own Yahoo OMG! web series, per The Hollywood Reporter. Starting this Wednesday, the So You Think You Can Dance emcee will headline the fashion-based In the Dressing Room With Cat Deeley.

• HBO is teaming with Oscar-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and The Office‘s John Krasinski on a new miniseries about famed Hollywood hotel The Chateau Marmont, reports Deadline. The two will executive-produce the project — which is still in early development — with Sorkin tapped as writer.

• Following a strong Season 4 premiere showing Tuesday night, truTV has ordered a fifth installment of its docu-series Hardcore Pawn.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (9)

  • Wow, Aaron Sorkin is keeping himself busy these days. I’m glad to see that.

    Comment by Amber – June 23, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for covering the soaps ! I am glad that SP is returning to tv even if it is just temporary.

    By the way, has any one else read that article where ABC is refuseing offers to sell AMC and OLTL. It is a report from soap opera network. has a story about it as well. I think we need to keep the postest going.

    Comment by NEK38583 – June 24, 2011 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • seriously? i always knew abc sucked, but this is really too much!

      Comment by lipsticksocialism – June 26, 2011 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anybody else think this was an article about AMC playing Project Runway reruns in the daytime instead of classic movies?

    Comment by Truck – June 24, 2011 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Sydney Penny, and so glad to see her back the air! But instead of Salem, bring her back to Pinevalley before the end!! We need Julia back!

    Comment by Lucas – June 24, 2011 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • long time sydney penny fan, so yay!

    Comment by lipsticksocialism – June 26, 2011 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited to see Sydney Penny on Days! Did you hear about this really exciting contest to meet James Scott and Joe Mascolo on the Days set and to appear with them in Soap Opera Digest? Check it out at

    Comment by Sara – July 16, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Serious Sara? I would like to join this contest.
    Hope I can win the chance to see James Scott. Love his so much!!!
    Thank you for sharing this info.

    Comment by Stefanie – July 18, 2011 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey,
      I am going to join the DAYS contest too!!!
      What would you say to the stars if you meet them??

      Comment by Jimmie – July 19, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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