December 9, 2009

TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ

After 54 years, CBS canceled the long-running daytime drama As the World Turns. The soap will air its final episode in September 2010. CBS will likely replace ATWT's daytime time slot with a talk show or a game show. During its storied 54-year history and 13,000+ episodes, ATWT won 58 Daytime Emmy awards and also launched the careers of such notable actors as Dana Delaney, James Earl Jones, Parker Posey, Meg Ryan and Marisa Tomei. ATWT, created by Irna Phillips, premiered on April 2, 1956 as a half-hour soap, expanding to a full hour in 1975.

On yesterday's Live! With Regis & Kelly, former Today show anchor Bryant Gumbel said he is battling lung cancer and will undergo treatments for the disease. This follows surgery last month where Gumbel had a tumor removed from his chest. Gumbel indicated he is "okay for the time being."

A fourth season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres on E! this Sunday at 10pm.
Um, WHY?!?!

Casting Call: QVC is seeking new hosts for its on-air team. Ideal candidates will have experience hosting on television, radio, trade shows, media tours, live events, on the web or as a product spokesperson. Candidates must be energetic, smart and enthusiastic with a natural talent to talk and be expressive; being a quick thinker and a good listener are also must-haves. Additional qualities are friendly attitude, credible, entertaining, sincere and sophisticated with a sense of style and fashion. The position is full-time and based at QVC's headquarters in suburban Philadelphia. Interested applicants should send an email to Sean De Simone Casting at along with a resume, a recent headshot or photo, as well as links to reels and a brief description on why you would be a great QVC host. Also include where you live now and contact telephone numbers. Hard copies of information may also be mailed via US MAIL to: Sean De Simone Casting, P.O Box 20347, New York, NY 10009.

ABC: Shrek the Halls, The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Barbara Walters Special
CBS: New Adv of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, CSI:NY
CW: Gossip Girl, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (REPEAT)
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance, Glee (FINALE)
NBC: Mercy, Law & Order: SVU, Jay Leno Show