Katherine McNamara Shares Then & Now ‘Happyland’ Cast Pic — See It Here!

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Actress Katherine McNamara shared a nice Then & Now photo of herself and the cast of MTV’s newest series, Happyland. According to Katherine, it has been one year ago today (September 13th) when the wrapped up the pilot episode. She tweets with the pic above:

You can catch Happyland premiering on September 30th at 11 pm/10 pm c only on MTV.

ABC Family: Chasing Life Pilot Sneak Peek

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ABC Family is thrilled to announce an early sneak peek of the newest original series, Chasing Life, before it makes its network premiere on Tuesday, June, 10 at 9/8c following Pretty Little LiarsChasing Life will be available to viewers two weeks early via its authenticated WATCH ABC Family service beginning today through Monday, June 9. The premiere of Chasing Life can also be seen on all participating TV providers’ On Demand Services starting Tuesday, June 3 and on the Chasing Life Facebook page starting on Sunday, June 8.

Check out the trailer for the upcoming series Chasing Life:

Hilary Duff’s TV Land Pilot ‘Younger’ Ordered To Series — Get The Details + See The First Promo Pic!

Exactly three months ago, we brought you the exciting news that Hilary Duff had landed a starring role opposite Sutton Foster on the TV Land pilot Younger, based on the novel of the same title by Pamela Redmond Satran and written and executive produced for TV by Sex and the City creator Darren Starr. Today, we’re thrilled to tell you that the show has been ordered to series by the network for a 12-episode first season!

According to the Deadline, the single-camera comedy series “follows 40-year-old Liza (Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find out it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a 20-something guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 – with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Miriam Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and fellow 20-something Kelsey (Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams.”

In the announcement today, TV Land’s president Larry W. Jones told Deadline: “Younger’s serialized style is different for us, yet fits our brand with its humor and relatability. Everyone at TV Land is so passionate about this show and working with Darren.”

We can’t wait to hear when Hilary will be back on our televisions again full-time! What about you? Will you be tuning in?

Sloane Morgan Siegel Talks Gortimer Gibbon With Sweety High

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Sweety High was able to sit down with another upcoming actor — Sloane Morgan Siegel for another “Get To Know” session; continuing their trend of getting great interviews with rising stars.

We spoke with the young actor about what it’s like to be a teen in the acting business, and about the new pilot that’s got the web buzzing for more!

“On some level I’ve always known I was meant to be an actor,” Sloane told us.

From a young age he was extremely outspoken, and he had never been afraid of starting conversations with anyone he met.

One day, he decided to put his extroverted nature to the test and tried acting classes. He found that they suited him well, and it wasn’t long before he was also taking part in musicals.

“I had a really great time doing them,” Sloane said. “Then my mom found out about this acting school. I got into it, one of 3 out of 300.”

When he participated in an international acting competition in Las Vegas he ranked top overall. The experience helped him secure a manager, and his family moved to California to help Sloane pursue his acting dream when he was just 10 years old.

“We thought we were only going to be here for three months, and then we just never went back,” he said. “Now we’ve been here for three years.”

Now, Sloane Morgan Siegel plays the title role in Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Amazon’s first original show for the whole family.

“It’s one of the biggest roles in my life and it’s my first time carrying a show on my own as the lead,” Sloane said.

Sloane had always wanted to star in a family show that didn’t rely on slap-stick comedy gags to succeed. He loved the Gortimer Gibbon script because its focus was authentic acting.

“Of all the scripts I’ve read in my three years in Hollywood this is the best one yet,” he said. “I really connected with the characters. It was so much fun working with Amazon and we’re all just a big family now.”

The show centers on kids named Gortimer Gibbon, Ranger Bowen and Mel Fuller.

“It’s about three best friends grow up on Normal Street, where nothing is quite normal,” Sloane explained. “They uncover mysteries and hidden dark secrets within the street.”

In the pilot episode, for example, Gortimer faces off against a toad and a decades-old curse!

Sloane found it pretty easy to relate to Gortimer’s character.

“He’s just a normal kid. He’s a lot like me,” Sloane said. “He’s a good kid and he always wants to try to do the right thing. He’s always there for a friend and he always wants to help.”

Sloane is so similar to his onscreen counterpart that he said he doesn’t really even have to act when he plays the character!

But getting to where he is now took years of difficult work. Sloane had a few words of advice for aspiring actors trying to make it in the business.

“Just believe in yourself, work hard, and never give up,” he said. “This business is full of rejection and not everyone gets every role.”

He repeated a famous quote by Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, who once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

“I live by that motto,” Sloane said. “You always have to put in hard work and lots of training and perseverance and just never give up. Just know you can do it.”

You can see Sloane in the pilot episode, “Gortimer Vs. The Frog Of Ultimate Doom.” It is now free to watch on Amazon.com, Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Play!

If you love the show, be sure to join our community at Sweety High to share your very favorite Gortimer Gibbon moments!

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Hilary Duff On Set For The First Time For Her New TV Land Pilot!

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Last month, we shared with you the Hilary Duff landed a new pilot for TV Land called Younger. Now, it looks like this star is finally getting to work by finally being on set to film the new comedy pilot. Hilary tweeted:

Hilary also shared a photo from set with her co-star, Sutton Foster!

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