Actors making 'Journey to Paradise'

July 14, 2006 at 8:07 PM

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Shirley Jones and Rachel Ward have joined the cast of "Bianca: Journey to Paradise," the prime time soap set to start filming in Australia next month.

Simon Rex has also joined the cast of the Lifetime series, which will soon be in the Gold Coast filming its first 20 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Vanessa Lengies, Samantha Shelton, Kieran Hutchinson, Stephen Martines, and Matt Funke have all already been cast in the new series.

The soap, produced by FremantleMedia North America, will air at 10 p.m. on Saturdays beginning in October.

"We are extremely excited to add this series to Lifetime's Saturday night lineup," Susanne Daniels, a Lifetime Entertainment Services executive, said. "In adding this sexy new series to our schedule, we are creating a destination for TV viewers looking for a Saturday night escape with 'Bianca: Journey to Paradise' and 'Desperate Housewives' airing back-to-back."

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