CBS Daytime’s InTurn III Is Live!
Ryan Serhant played Evan (Soaps.com)
For the third summer, CBS Daytime is trolling for a few new daytime stars. The online fan-favorite InTurn III began casting earlier this winter and last week, the cast was announced and the first episode went live.
InTurn is an online reality show which pits 10 aspiring actors against one another for a 13-week contract role on As The World Turns. You can watch the 10 minute episodes and extras online; new episodes are made live every Tuesday and Thursday from April 15, 2008 through June 10, 2008. You can watch those episodes here.
This year’s contestants – Michael Derek, Alisha Henry, William Howard, Peyton Lee, Nell Mooney, Krista Miller, Christian Omari, Kara Quick, Justin Smith and Audra Wahhab – will compete with one another in acting challenges and receive advice from ATWT stars like Michael Park, Dylan Bruce and Marnie Schulenburg.
The final three contestants will win walk-on type roles as their final challenge. Their performances will be voted upon by fans of the show and the actor with the most votes will win the 13-week contract role.
The first InTurn winner, Alex Charak, won the recurring role of Elwood. Though Elwood hasn't been seen much since last fall, rumor has it the college student will be returning to the canvas this spring. Last year's winner, Ryan Serhant, played Evan Walsh IV throughout the writer's strike last winter. Though he was ultimately killed off (by a lethal dose of his own research drug), Ryan has several new projects in the works.
On April 25, Ryan will begin starring in the play "Happy Birthday/I'm Dead" and later this spring he'll begin production on a short film called "2021".
Many viewers think of Lauretta Vaughn, Kit, as an InTurn winner. She competed against Ryan last summer and though she didn't win the contest she did win a short-term role on the soap. Lauretta originated the role of Kit during JJ's kidnapping last summer. She returned to the Oakdale canvas in the spring as Carly's new business partner. Kit, also, was killed off this winter after she killed two-timing boyfriend Sam and tried to murder Carly!
The future looks bright for all three former-InTurn stars. Soaps.com wishes Lauretta, Ryan and Alex the very best of luck. And to the new contestants, we'll be watching and cheering you on every step of the way!