General Daytime Soap
News, Info, and Scoops!
All of the daytime soaps were pre-empted Tuesday, 2/9 for hearings. They
will air on Wednesday, except for Days, which you can watch on the app,
website or On Demand.
All of the soaps will be showing classic episodes or pre-empted for
Thanksgiving fare Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27, except Days of Our
Lives, which will air on Friday.
Days and GH will not air new episodes Monday, September 7, due to Labor
Day. Days will not air at all. GH will show a re-run from 4/14/20. B&B
and Y&R will air new episodes as usual.
This week's Soap Opera Digest, 7/27 issues, features Tom D'Angora,
creator of new LGBTQ soap Mélange. It features many daytime soap stars.
So far they've just showed the pilot on the LOGO network.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Winners: Outstanding Drama Series
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a
Drama Heather Tom as Katie Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott, “The
Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama
Series “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Outstanding Directing Team
for a Drama Series “General Hospital” (ABC)
Performer in a Drama Series Olivia Rose Keegan as Claire Brady, “Days of
Our Lives” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Tamara Braun as Dr Kim Nero, “General Hospital” (ABC)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Bryton James as Devon Hamilton, “The
Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama
Series “The Bay The Series” (Amazon Prime Video)
Entertainment News Show “Entertainment Tonight” (Syndicated)
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host Kelly Clarkson, “The Kelly
Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
Outstanding Game Show Host Alex Trebek,
Outstanding Game Show “Jeopardy” (Syndicated)
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative “The View” (ABC)
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program “The People’s Court” (Syndicated)
Outstanding Special Class Special “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary
Outstanding Culinary Program “Giada Entertains”
Outstanding Morning Program “Today Show” (NBC)
If you missed the Daytime Emmys, you can watch it on
or HULU Live TV if you're subscribed to either of
those...the first has a free trial. Also, CBS has a lot of clips of it
CBS 47th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS - Friday, June 26
SHARON OSBOURNE, SHERYL UNDERWOOD, EVE, CARRIE ANN INABA AND
MARIE OSMOND OF CBS’ DAYTIME EMMY® AWARD-WINNING SHOW “THE
TALK” TO HOST THE “47TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS” FRIDAY,
JUNE 26 ON CBS Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve,
Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond, the hosts of CBS’ Daytime
Emmy® Award-winning show THE TALK, announced today during
their broadcast that they will host the 47th ANNUAL DAYTIME
EMMY® AWARDS, to be broadcast Friday, June 26 (8:00-10:00
PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will mark the
14th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmy® Awards, more
than any other network. The 47th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS
will feature awards being presented virtually in leading
categories, with recipients and other special guests
appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor of California is allowing all TV series and
movies to resume filming, starting June 12, but it depends
on where they're filming and what they work out with the
Full List of Daytime Emmy Nominees
The Daytime Emmys will air on TV again! They're airing June
26 on CBS.
CBS soaps B&B and Y&R have run out of new episodes (due to
having to quit production because of the coronavirus), so
they'll only be showing "classic" episodes (re-runs) until
further notice. GH episodes will run out in May, and they'll
be doing the same thing. Days will have new episodes through
ABC The Story of Soaps (5/19) ‘THE STORY OF
SOAPS,’ A TWO-HOUR TELEVISION EVENT FROM ABC AND PEOPLE,
DEBUTS TUESDAY, MAY 19, AT 8:00 P.M. ‘THE STORY OF SOAPS,’ A
TWO-HOUR TELEVISION EVENT FROM ABC AND PEOPLE, DEBUTS
TUESDAY, MAY 19, AT 8:00 P.M. Featuring Alec Baldwin, Carol
Burnett, Andy Cohen, Bryan Cranston, Vivica A. Fox, Jon
Hamm, Susan Lucci, Denise Richards, John Stamos, Chandra
Wilson and Many More ABC and PEOPLE present “The Story of
Soaps,” a two-hour prime-time television event highlighting
the iconic impact of the soap opera. Featuring an incredible
panel of experts and voices, “The Story of Soaps” airs
TUESDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. “The Story of
Soaps” explores how no genre of television has laid deeper
roots into our cultural consciousness and serialized
storytelling than the soap opera. In today’s shifting
television landscape, “The Story of Soaps” traces how female
creators migrated from radio to television to become the
dominant force in daytime for more than three decades.
Today, that legacy is alive and well all over prime time and
reality, and much of what propels modern television traces
its roots back to those first sprawling, steamy storylines.
“The Story of Soaps” takes an extensive look at this iconic,
impactful genre and the cultural phenomenon its massive
impact has had on the world at large.
Soaps in Depth Magazines are
folding (the website will still be up)
Daytime Emmys Canceled
All the soaps except for Days of Our Lives are going to have
re-runs on Fridays until further notice. They're running low
on episodes, due to the virus and having to halt production.
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, 12/24 all soaps will air a
new episode except for GH, which will show a re-run.
Christmas Day, Wednesday, 12/25
Days and Y&R will air new episodes; B&B will show a re-run;
GH is pre-empted for sports.
New Year's Eve, Thursday, 12/31 B&B will air a new
episode on the east coast, but will be pre-empted on the
west coast for the Sun Bowl. Days and Y&R will air new
episodes. Gh will air a re-run.
New Year's Day, Friday, 1/1/20
B&B will air a re-run on the east coast and will air
yesterday's episode on the west coast. Y&R will air a new
episode. Days and GH are preempted for sports. More at
Soaps did not air Wednesday, 12/18 due to impeachment
debate. Most of them aired that episode on Thursday, except
for Days of Our Lives. It doesn't pre-empt shows, so you can
watch it on their site or app, or On Demand.
THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE! Thurs. B&B Repeat; Friday will
be sports. No Days either day. Thursday GH and Y&R new
No GH Friday. Friday Y&R new episode.
Major Daytime Emmy News Announced
Monday, September 2, GH will show a re-run of the
5/6/19 episode because of the Labor Day holiday. All
other soaps will show new episodes.
Daytime soap fans! Happy Memorial Day! Today, Monday, 5/27 -
"Days of Our Lives" is pre-empted by the French Open.
"General Hospital" is a re-run (4/2/19 56th anniversary
episode). "Bold & Beautiful" and "Young and the Restless"
air new episodes as usual.
Read the full list of Daytime Emmy winners!!!
Complete List of Daytime Emmy Nominations! Go to each of
our Daytime News pages for noms for each show:
GH, & Y&R
Don't miss the Daytime Emmys, streaming online Sunday, May
5, at 8 p.m. ET.
Watch the Daytime Emmys Online:
Everything you need to know about this year's Daytime Emmys!
CBS Soaps are pre-empted Thursday and Friday, due to March
Soap vet Malachy McCourt (Ryan's Hope, Search for Tomorrow,
and All My Children) serenades New York Congresswoman
Alexandria Orcasio-Cortez in this
Soap Vet Jed Allan Passed Away
Most well known for "Days of Our Lives" and "Santa Barbara,"
he was also on "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Port Charles," "Love
of Life," "Secret Storm" and "General Hospital."
Luke Perry Passed Away at 52 from
a stroke Perry was most well known for playing
Dylan on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and recently as Fred Andrews
on "Riverdale," but he got his start on "Loving" as Ned in
1988 and then went on to "Another World" the following year
as Kenny. His death at such a young age has shocked his fans
“We are very proud to officially launch the 46th Annual
Daytime Emmy Awards with this list of extremely talented
actors and actresses,” said Brent Stanton, Executive
Director, Daytime Emmy Awards Administration. “We are also
very excited that this year the pre-nomination round
includes the very talented performers from the Digital Drama
The pre-nominated performers were selected
through an online judging ballot containing all the
entrants. Judges were required to view clips of the
performances before selecting their top 10 choices in each
of the nine performer categories. The blue-ribbon screening
round will begin on Thursday, Feb. 21, which will determine
the final nominees in each category as well as the final
recipient of the coveted Daytime Emmy Award. The final
nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 20.
Outstanding Lead Actress - Sharon Case (Sharon, Y&R), Eileen
Davidson (Ashley, Y&R), Amelia Heinle (Victoria, Y&R),
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy,
B&B), Marci Miller (Abigail, DAYS), Michelle Stafford (Nina,
GH), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Maura West (Ava, GH) and
Laura Wright (Carly, GH).
Outstanding Lead Actor -
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), Tyler
Christopher (Stefan, DAYS),Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B), Billy
Flynn (Chad, DAYS), Drake Hogestyn (John, DAYS), Jon
Lindstrom (Ryan/Kevin, GH), Stephen Nichols (Steve, DAYS)
and Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R).
Actress - Tamara Braun (Kim, GH), Kassie DePaiva (Eve,
DAYS), Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, DAYS), Camryn Grimes (Mariah,
Y&R), Martha Madison (Belle, DAYS), Beth Maitland (Traci,
Y&R), Mishael Morgan (Hilary, Y&R), Kirsten Storms (Maxie,
GH), Sal Stowers (Lani, DAYS) and Vernee Watson (Stella,
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Darin Brooks (Wyatt,
B&B), Max Gail (Mike, GH), Bryton James (Devon, Y&R), Thad
Luckinbill (J.T., Y&R), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Wes
Ramsey (Peter, GH), Greg Rikaart (Leo, DAYS), Christopher
Sean (Paul, DAYS), Aaron D. Spears (Justin, B&B) and Dominic
Zamprogna (Dante, GH).
Outstanding Younger Actress -
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R), Kiara Barnes (Zoe, B&B),
Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R), Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH), Cait
Fairbanks (Tessa, Y&R), Camryn Hamm (Shauna, Y&R), Olivia
Rose Keegan (Claire, DAYS), Victoria Konefal (Ciara, DAYS),
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH), Eden McCoy (Josslyn, GH), Nia
Sioux (Emma, B&B) and Lexie Stevenson (Mattie, Y&R).
Outstanding Younger Actor - Lucas Adams (Tripp, DAYS), Adain
Bradley (Xander, B&B), Noah Alexander Gerry (Charlie, Y&R),
Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed, Y&R), William Lipton (Cameron,
GH), Kyler Pettis (Theo, DAYS), Garrin Stitt (Oscar, GH) and
Zach Tinker (Fen, Y&R).
Outstanding Guest Performer -
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (Miguel, DAYS), Patricia Bethune
(Mary Pat, GH), Wayne Brady (Reese, B&B), Daniel Hall
(Scott, Y&R), Monica Horan (Kiernan, B&B), Cassandra James
(Terry, GH), Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie, Y&R), Kate Mansi
(Abigail, DAYS), Thaao Penghlis (Andre, DAYS), Jeremy Ray
Valdez (Alex, B&B), James Read (Gregory, GH), Hunter Tylo
(Taylor, B&B) and Danny Woodburn (Ken, B&B).
New Year's Schedule: Y&R will air new episodes all week. On
Monday December 31: B&B repeat (except on the West Coast
where they will be showing the Sun Bowl). DOOL will have a
new episode. GH will air 12/31/97 episode.
January 1: B&B repeat. DOOL and GH will not air.
GH is the only soap pre-empted this week for the holidays.
All of the others will air new episodes for Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day. GH will air a re-run on Monday from 2005
and be pre-empted by football on Tuesday.
No B&B or Days Thurs. and Fri. No Y&R Thurs., but it will
air Friday. No GH Thursday, due to Thanksgiving. Friday, GH
will air a re-run from November 27, 2000 episode featuring
Sonny and Carly's first Thanksgiving.
Most of the daytime soaps were pre-empted 9/27/18 due to the
supreme court hearings and aired on Friday. Days of Our
Lives was only pre-empted or cut off in some areas, so they
showed a new episode on Friday. You can watch Thursday's
episode on the
Veteran soap writer Hardin LeMay died in May. He won Daytime
Emmys for his work on GL and AW. He also worked on ATWT,
"The Doctors," OLTL, and "Lovers and Friends" (which he also
Next week, GH is the only soap that will not be airing a new
episode on 4th of July. They will air a re-run from January
Daytime soap fans - No DOOL on Monday; GH is a re-run. B&B
and Y&R will have new episodes. Happy Memorial Day!
"The Talk" has a Daytime Emmy After Party Monday, 4/30 on
Don't miss The 45th Daytime Emmy® Awards, LIVE Sunday 4/29
8p ET / 5p PT Watch it at
https://emmyonline.tv/ or Facebook Live
https://twitter.com/DaytimeEmmys , or
45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced!
Daytime soap schedule during the holidays...
Monday, December 25: Bold & Beautiful will air a re-run of
last year's Dec. 23 episode. GH will be pre-empted by
basketball. DOOL and Y&R will air new episodes.
December 29: CBS soaps B&B and Y&R will be pre-empted due to
sports. GH and DOOL will air new episodes.
January 1: B&B will air a re-run of their 30th anniversary
from March. DOOL and GH will be pre-empted by sports. Y&R
will air a re-run of the July 13th episode.
No new episodes of the daytime soaps Thursday 11/23/17
or Friday 11/24/17 due to Thanksgiving.
Labor Day schedule for
Monday, September 4: B&B & Y&R will air new episodes. DOOL
will not be seen, due to NBC's coverage of the PGA Golf
Tour. GH will re-air its 7/17 episode .
CW Picks Up DYNASTY Reboot
The DYNASTY reboot has been picked up by
THE CW for the upcoming 2017-18 TV season. The show will be helmed by GOSSIP
GIRL execs Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, with soap vet Grant Show
(ex-Spence, DEVIOUS MAIDS, ex-Jake, MELROSE PLACE) taking on the iconic role of
Blake Carrington, head of the wealthy and powerful Carrington clan. Brianna
Brown (ex-Taylor, DM; ex-Lisa, GH) posted, “Dynasty just got picked up by CW and
I'll be reprising the iconic role of Claudia Blaisdel!!!!”
Due to the solar eclipse,
Monday's 8/21 GH will be a re-run; B&B will air in place of
Y&R; and DOOL may be pre-empted, depending on the time zone.
GH will air reruns on Monday
& Tuesday, July 3 & 4, 2017. B&B, Days, & Y&R will air new
episodes as usual.
CBS has renewed their full
daytime lineup for the 2017-18 season with Y&R receiving a
At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the
following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress: Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor: Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena
Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)
The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy
Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl Underwood, will be live-streamed at
Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30,
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) hosted the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 -
7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live
appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday,
April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.
2017 Daytime Emmy nominations (Winners in bold)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)
Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
Billy Flynn (Chad, Days)
Vincent Irizarry (Deimos, Days)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Stacy Haiduk (Patty, Y&R)
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivian, B&B)
Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Kelly Sullivan (Sage, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
John Aniston (Victor, Days)
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Chad Duell (Michael, GH)
Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos/Joe, GH)
James Reynolds (Abe, Days)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B)
Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Pierson Fodé (Thomas, B&B)
James Lastovic (Joey, Days)
Tequan Richmond (TJ, GH)
Anthony Turpel (R.J., B&B)
Complete list here!
If you loved AMC and/or OLTL and would like to see them back, please show
your support to ABC & Hulu. Right now, they are considering airing vintage
episodes & incorporating some characters into GH.
Click here to find out how
you can help make that happen!
Joseph Peter Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days; ex-Massimo Marone, B&B;
ex-Nicholas Van Buren, GH) died at 87 on December 8, 2016, in Lake Arrowhead,
CA, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years.
With the dismissal of a 2013 lawsuit by Prospect Park on December 1,
2016, ABC regained the rights to "All My Children" & "One Life to
Writer Claire Labine died on November 10, 2016 at 82 years of age. She created
Ryan's Hope as well as many beautiful stories for GH, OLTL, & GL.
Agnes Nixon, creator of AMC & OLTL, died on September 27, 2016 at 93 in
Rosemont, PA of Parkinson's Disease. She also wrote for "Another World,"
"Guiding Light," & "Search for Tomorrow."
The digital drama series "The Bay" is now available for streaming on
Amazon Prime with never-before-seen footage in two seasons. Fourteen
digitally-remastered episodes have been released, followed by 14 additional
episodes later in fall 2016. The series boasts a cast chock-full of soap fan
info can be found at
Lisa Hackner, ABC's VP of daytime and syndicated programming for 3 years,
has left due to the department's "reorganization." She did not develop or
bring about any successful new programs.
"Ladies of the Lake," the new digital series based on the novel by Days'
Executive Producer Ken Corday, has announced its cast. Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady,
Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip,
Days; ex-Rex, OLTL), Martha Madison (Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola,
Passions), Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), Marie Wilson (Summer, Days;
ex-Meg, ATWT; ex-Karen, PC & GH), Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, Days; ex-Freeman,
Passions; ex-AJ, Sunset Beach; ex-Adam, Dynasty), John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC;
ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Lilly Melgar
(ex-Lily, GH; ex-Claudia, B&B), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, OLTL) & Jillian
Clare (ex-Abby, Days) will appear in the new soap from Michael Caruso.
Christian Slater, who had small parts in "Edge of Night," "One Life to
Live" and "All My Children" when he was little, and played D.J. on "Ryan's
Hope," won a 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best performance by an actor in
a supporting role in a series, for his role in "Mr. Robot" on USA Network.
General Hospital's writing team won The Writers Guild of America (WGA) award
for 2015 in the daytime drama category. The award ceremony took place on
Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and simultaneously in New York.
ABC's General Hospital, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio,
Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James
O'Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles,
Chris Van Etten.
Sudsvilletv.com, a new online network of all-original programming aimed at
the soap opera audience, launched in the fall of 2015. There will be a major
new soap opera with 40 total episodes, created by former "Days of Our Lives"
writer Meg Kelly, as well as 16 other series, a combination of reality, game
shows, and improvised shows, including a three-time weekly soap chat show, "AM Sudsville." Expect to see many familiar soap favorites cast in the New
York-based productions. Go to
http://www.sudsvilletv.com/ and sign up
for alerts about casting news, watch exclusive previews, enter contests to win
set visits, participate in online chats, and get a chance to be a contestant on sudsvillestv game shows or to be an extra on the new soap series.
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