The Online Network’s One Life to Live relaunch has locked in the always dynamic Dorian Lord.
Suds vet Robin Strasser officially announced her involvement in the project early Tuesday, tweeting in enthusiastic, all-caps fashion: “OLTL LIVES AGAIN thanx to FANS & [Prospect Park] I’m IN & GRATEFUL.”
As previously reported, Online Network owner Prospect Park has first dibs on any OLTL characters that, unlike Dorian, relocated to General Hospital‘s Port Charles over the past year (meaning Todd, John and Starr), though not the actors themselves.
Meanwhile, Jordi Vilasuso is on board for All My Children‘s own online relaunch. “Looking forward to getting Castillos back in action,” he revealed via Twitter, referring to his and Lindsay Hartley‘s Pine Valley siblings, Griffin and Cara.
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• The Parents Television Council is this week taking aim at… ABC and its sophomore drama Scandal, for last week’s “intense, explicit and bloody” torture scene involving a CIA brute and suspected assassin Huck. Citing television’s “failed ratings system,” PTC president Tim Winter stated: “This decision [to air an advisory ahead of the installment] suggests the network understood that the show was inappropriate for children, and they should have rated it as TV-MA.”
• Alexandra Daddario (Parenthood), Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight) and The Wire‘s Wood Harris and Michael Potts have joined HBO’s new drama True Detective, per Deadline. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, the project follows two cops whose lives entwine during a 17-year search for a serial killer. As TVLine reported on Monday, Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible) landed the female lead.
• ABC this Sunday will cap its night with a Shark Tank repeat instead of a fresh Happy Endings/Apartment 23 combo.
• TBS has unveiled the first full-length trailer for its new competition series King of the Nerds, which bows Jan. 17 at 10 pm. Press PLAY for a sneak peek:
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