Daytime Emmys Hosts and Presenters Announced “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmys” are just nine days away. HLN has announced that the awards show will be hosted by “Good Morning America” weather man Sam Champion, and HLN personalities A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade. In other words, three people who mean nothing to the soap, talk and […]
Since former “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps took the reins of “The Young & the Restless,” fans have been wondering if she was going to cast any GH actors.
The late, great soap writer Douglas Marland famously wrote that all story comes from backstory. Both “The Young & the Restless” and the awesome new “Dallas” are proving his adage right.
It’s Halloween, the greatest of soap holidays. It’s the chance for characters to don elaborate expensive costumes that reveal aspects of their personality and attend masquerade parties where anything can happen. With the holiday falling on a Monday, Halloween became a four day extravaganza this year in both real life and on television. It’s unfair […]
Josh Duhamel Returns to All My Children For 25 Seconds Thursday night, I sat down with a metaphorical bowl of popcorn to watch Josh Duhamel’s return to “All My Children.” I was prepared for some amazing scenes thanks to the promo clip that ABC Daytime released earlier this week. So I held my breath as […]
7:42 PM The press room is closing. Thanks to those of you who stuck with me. On the whole, I thought it was much better than last years ceremony from a production standpoint, even though I am mystified by a couple of the results. Oh. Daytime Emmys, I hope this isn’t the last time I […]
“General Hospital” is the has earned 21 daytime Emmy nominations, more than any other soap opera. It’s a big boost of confidence for ABC’s flagship daytime drama, whose future is uncertain thanks to the network’s decision to launch a new talk show hosted by Katie Couric in 2012. The show has a new headwriter, Garin […]
The nominations for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. There were plenty of surprises. Some outstanding actors who had never been nominated before were finally recognized. On the other hand, the flawed nomination process, in which nominees are chosen on the basis of one or two episodes, resulted in some selections […]
Get on the Bus ABC Daytime’s promo department deserves an Emmy for their marketing of the great “General Hospital” bus crash of 2011. Thanks to all of the hype, I was prepared for a dramatic accident scene, high risk rescues, and lives hanging in the balance. Instead, the accident happened off screen. One moment, Morgan […]
There were a lot of good things that happened in daytime in 2010. Really, there were. Ratings may have declined, but the mainstream visibility of soaps rose. From James Franco’s role on “General Hospital,” to Neil Patrick Harris’s Twitter fight with Eric Braeden, the media remembered that soaps exist. Several beloved actors returned to their […]