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Preview Pictures August 2017


Unter uns
01. While Andrea (Astrid Leberti) has a lucky streak at the casino, Benedikt (Jens Hajek) suspects that his wife has turned to gambling to distract herself from her trauma of shooting a man 02. Easy (Lars Steinhöfel) kisses Finn (Jan-Martin Müller) for the very first time 03. Bambi (Benjamin Heinrich) and Sina (Valea Scalabrino) don't know how to react when their daughter Amelie catches them while they are having sex 04. Streetkid Manu (new series regular Lea Freund) has been disappointed by Schillerallee residents Rufus and Britta and returns to the streets 05. Britta (Tabea Heynig), Rufus (Kai Noll), Irene (Petra Blossey) and Easy take care of Malte (Stefan Bockelmann) who fears that his wife Caro has been killed in a plane accident 06. In prison, Kay-C (Pauline Angert, left) fights with her cellmate 07. Easy has sex with another man for the first time 08. Valentin (Aaron Koszuta) and Benedikt once again have a heated argument 09. Easy, who wants to keep his affair with Finn a secret, gets in trouble when Ringo (Timothy Boldt) gets a hold of his cell phone 10. Till (Ben Ruedinger) and Eva (Claudelle Deckert, right) are shocked when Ute (Isabell Hertel) asks Eva to become Ute and Till's daughter's godmother. The problem is that Ute doesn't know that the babies were switched at the hospital and that she's raising another woman's daughter!




Alles was zählt

01. Jenny (Kaja Schmidt-Tychsen) is happy that she's not pregnant, but Deniz is a bit disappointed... 02. Vanessa (Julia Augustin) is shocked when Iva (Christina Klein) suddenly suffers from a sepsis after an operation that Vanessa performed 03. Jenny and Deniz are wondering who Richard's (Silvan-Pierre Leirich) new business partner might be 04. Ben (Jörg Rohde) blames Carmen (Heike Warmuth) for his financial troubles 05. Christoph (Lars Korten) and Vanessa are worried about Iva's condition 06. With the help of the devious Stephanie (Ann-Cathrin Schaible), Vincent (Daniel Buder) tries to sabotage Jenny and Deniz's business 07. Stephanie is responsible for Jenny falling into a lake during a promotional event 08. Michelle (Franziska Benz) breaks things off with Ronny (Bela Klentze) 09. Diana (Tanja Szewczenko) and Ingo (André Dietz) tell Ronny that they are confident that they can stay in their apartment 10. Simone (Tatjana Clasing) calls on Richard to choose between Ben and the family business




Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten

01. While searching for Jasmin, Emily (Anne Menden) gets lost in Venice 02. With Emily and Katrin (Ulrike Frank, right) at her side, Jasmin (Janina Uhse) is ready to take her future in hand [and Janina Uhse departs the show after 9 1/2 years) 03. Nina Ahrens (new series regular Maria Wedig) and her teenage son Luis (new series regular Maximilian Braun) arrive in Berlin 04. Lilly (Iris Mareike Steen) celebrates her birthday with Paul (Niklas Osterloh), Anni (Linda Marlen Runge), Chris (Eric Stehfest) and Tuner (Thomas Drechsel) 05. Jule (Luise von Finckh) is mugged at the café 06. Anni is heartbroken when Katrin tells her that Jasmin has easily settled into her new life without her 07. Jule and Anni try to be there for one another 08. Paul and Emily argue about Emily's business plans 09. Maren (Eva Mona Rodekirchen) asks John (Felix von Jascheroff) to come clean about his illegal money transactions 10. Laura (Chryssanthi Kavazi) tries to get buddy-buddy with Luis and Katrin



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On 7/17/2017 at 5:34 PM, wingwalker said:

Wow, they moving fast with Easy's storyline. 


Usually that means a show doesn't actually care about the plot. Unless as some think this is to push him into a pairing with Ringo.


That guy he's with is hot as hell. They're silly not to keep him around.

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Some casting news:

  • Oliver Franck has joined the cast of GZSZ in the contract role of Martin Ahrens. He is Nina's (Maria Wedig) husband, Luis's (Maximilian Braun) father and works as lawyer. Wedig and Braun first appeared on August 3rd, 2017, while Franck debuted on August 28th, 2017. The Ahrens family is apparently harboring a dark secret that will slowly unfold.
  • Christina Klein will depart AWZ on October 19, 2017. The 26-year old actress and singer joined the cast in October 2014 as Iva Lukowski. For most of her run, Iva didn't have a major storyline and only appeared as a sidekick to Marie, Michelle and Vanessa. Her biggest storyline involved her being stalked by one of her bandmates.
  • Robert Maaser (Tim Hayer) made his final appearance on AWZ on September 1st, 2017. He only joined the cast this past March.
  • When it was announced that Stefan Bockelmann would depart UU after being on contract for 16 consecutive years, it was speculated that his on-screen partner Ines Kurenbach might also be on her way out. The two actors are indeed leaving the show together on September 18th, 2017, when their characters Malte Winter and Caro Kasper Winter decide to start a new life in South Africa. Kurenbach's Caro entered the scene in August 2014.
  • In turn, Alexander Milo has joined the cast of UU in the new contract role Jakob Huber, Benedikt's (Jens Hajek) younger and much nicer brother. Saskia Weigel (Antonia Michalsky) falls in love with him on first sight.
  • Also on UU, it's very likely that Aaron Koszuta (Valentin Huber) is on his way out. Last month, his agency disclosed that Koszuta is "available for new projects".
  • Meanwhile Andrea Brix (Roswitha Küpper-Pütz) has been placed on contract. She is now listed among the show's stars on the official website. The 80-year old actress first appeared on-screen in July 2015 and had been recurring ever since. Roswitha is Robert's mother, Andrea's grandmother and Valentin's great-grandmother.
  • There also rumors that Conor Weigel will be SORASed soon. The son of Till Weigel and Ute Kiefer Kern Weigel Fink was born in January 2003 and was portrayed by a set of twin child actors until 2010 when Conor was sent to a boarding school. In 2012, he made sporadic guest appearances, now played by a prepubescent child actor.

Last month, UU's annual fan event took place on the studio set in Cologne. For the first time, it was organized as a joined event with AWZ as both shows are filmed next to each other.




The 2017 Cast of "Unter Uns"

Back row: Luca Maric (Robert Küpper), Benjamin Heinrich (Benno "Bambi" Hirschberger), Petra Blossey (Irene Weigel Küpper), Milos Vukovic (Paco Weigel), Andrea Brix (Roswitha Küpper Pütz), Claudelle Deckert (Eva Wagner Weigel), Nora Koppen (Elli Schneider), Stefano Ligorio (Gianni Aurino), Pauline Angert (Katharina "Kay-C" Schneider), Lars Steinhöfel (Ingo "Easy" Winter), Timothy Boldt (Ringo Beckmann), Valea Scalabrino (Sina Uhland Hirschberger), Patrick Müller (Tobias Lassner), Tabea Heynig (Britta Schönfeld), Ramon Ademes (Roger Schmitz)
Middle row: Cronis Karakassidis (Nikos Karadimas), Lena Klöber (Sarah Fuchs), Antonia Michalsky (Saskia Weigel), Kai Noll (Rufus Sturm), Isabell Hertel (Ute Kiefer Kern Weigel Fink), Stefan Bockelmann (Malte Winter) 

Front row: Aaron Koszuta (Valentin Huber), Astrid Leberti (Andrea Huber), Jens Hajek (Benedikt Huber)
Absent: Ben Ruedinger (Till Weigel)




The 2017 Cast of "Alles was zählt"

Back row: Lars Korten (Christoph Lukowski), Dorothee Föllmer (Linda Engels), Jörg Rohde (Ben Steinkamp), Silvan Pierre-Leirich (Richard Steinkamp), Madlen Kaniuth (Brigitte Schnell), Franziska Benz (Michelle Bauer), Daniel Buder (Vincent Thalbach), André Dietz (Ingo Zadek), Kaja Schmidt-Tychsen (Jenny Steinkamp), Ania Niedieck (Isabelle Reichenbach Steinkamp), Cheyenne Pahde (Marie Schmidt)

Middle row: Bela Klentze (Ronny Bergmann), Juliette Greco (Lena Bergmann Öztürk)
Front row: Sam Eisenstein (Marian Öztürk), Ralf-Maximilian Prack (Alexander von Altenburg Öztürk), Heike Warmuth (Carmen Bauer), Igor Dolgatschew (Deniz Öztürk), Christina Klein (Iva Lukowski), Julia Augustin (Vanessa Steinkamp Lukowski), Ingeborg Brings (Renate Scholz)
Absent: Tatjana Clasing (Simone Steinkamp), Tanja Szewczenko (Diana Sommer)

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The two remaining telenovelas are still on the air. While "Sturm der Liebe" will shorten its 13th cycle due to a ratings slump, "Rote Rosen" has been renewed until at least 2019.


Sturm der Liebe
Opening of the 13th cycle (Main protagonists: Ella, Rebecca & William)



Rote Rosen

Opening of the 14th cycle (Main protagonists: Helen and Peer)



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Regarding previews and detailed synopses of upcoming episodes: Starting October 1st, all channels belonging to the RTL group (affected channels: RTL, RTLII, VOX, n-tv,  NITRO, RTLplus, Super RTL, RTL Crime, RTL Passion, RTL Living, Geo Television and TOGGO plus) have changed their formula of publishing their programming schedules. From on now, only the next 4 weeks (instead of 6) will be published in advance. The decision was made because main rival Pro7Sat.1 (affected channels: Pro7, Sat.1, kabel eins, sixx, Sat.1 Gold, Sat.1 Emotions, Pro7 MAXX, Pro7 FUN, kabel eins Doku, kabel eins CLASSICS, PULS 4, PULS 8) started to publish their programming schedules only 3 weeks in advance earlier this year. Both companies have stated that this change needed to be made in order to keep their schedules more up to date.


Some news:

  • The secret that the Ahrens family on GZSZ is harboring has been revealed: It's domestic abuse. Martin (Oliver Franck) hit his wife Nina (Maria Wedig) in the face after a heated argument – and it wasn't the first time that this had happened. In front of their teenage son Luis (Maximilian Braun), the couple tries to play a happy family, but Luis seems to know that something's wrong.
  • Also on GZSZ, Turkish actress Gamze Senol has been cast in the new role Shirin Akinci. Shirin becomes John's (Felix von Jascheroff) co-owner at the "Mauerwerk" nightclub. Her first airdate is October 17th, 2017. Shirin is a tough young woman who enjoys illegal car races.
  • On UU, Aaron Koszuta departs the show on October 18th, 2017. His alter ego Valentin Huber decides to become a policeman and departs Cologne to study at a police academy in Hamburg. Koszuta was part of the contract cast for 1 1/2 years.
  • On AWZ, five new characters have joined the cast:
    • Dorothee Föllmer plays nurse Linda Engels, who has come between Dr. Vanessa Steinkamp (Julia Augustin) and her husband Christoph Lukowski (Lars Korten). Linda slept with Christoph but acts as if she was Vanessa's friend. But behind her back, Linda tries to destroys Vanessa's personal and professional life. Föllmer is recurring.
    • Maike Johanna Reuter plays nurse Pauline Reusch, who becomes a true friend to Vanessa and even moves in with her. Her first airdate is October 18th, 2017. Reuter will be on contract.
    • The Steinkamp family is extended once again with "Sturm der Liebe" alum Christian Feist stepping into the role of Damian Steinkamp, a distant cousin of Richard Steinkamp (Silvan-Pierre Leirich). Apparently working as a lawyer, he quickly becomes entangled in the scheming of the other Steinkamps. Because we all know how devious and sneaky Simone (Tatjana Clasing), Jenny (Kaja Schmidt-Tychsen) and Richard can be... Romantically, Damian will be torn between nerdy Pauline and bitchy Isabelle (Ania Niedieck), who has already bedded every male member of the Steinkamp family. Feist will be on contract and first appears on November 27th, 2017.
    • In addition, Dirk Moritz and Nassim J. Avat will appear as Martin Zobel and Thilo Spiegelmann, respectively. Both Martin and Thilo are drug dealers and will be involved in the "Dragon Haze" storyline. Both actors are on recurring status. Dirk Moritz was the second Daniel Fritzsche on "Verbotene Liebe" from 2011 to 2012 and also appeared on "Rote Rosen", while Avat has previously played smaller roles on AWZ and UU.
  • Also on AWZ, Francisco Medina will once again return as the dangerous Maximilian von Altenburg later this year. Medina was on contract from 2007 to 2013, returned for several weeks between 2014 and 2015, and again in early 2017.

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