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2010 Fearless Predix TV Guide Canada Style!

Sharon Case, Michael Muhney

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It is already that time of the year again when TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco, looks into this proverbial soap crystal ball and comes up with some super-sized, out-there and hilarious predictions for your favorite soaps in 2010, and the industry as a hole.  It’s a must read with plenty to ponder, and plenty to get a great big smirk out of.  Branco goes around the horn and gives each of your favorite soaps its very own fearless predictions.  But here is his list for the inudstry in general!

* Not satisfied with killing all their soaps, P&G/TeleNext manages to cancel One Life and AMC!
• Web shows begin to draw more viewers than their daytime counterparts.
• CBS honcho Les Moonves tells his Daytime VP, Barbara Bloom, that her day is over.
• Soap Opera Digest makes Michael Muhney their No. 1 cover star prompting Joshua Morrow and Eric Braeden to create their own magazine, Restless Lotharios Weekly.
• In an effort to boost revenue, Source Link adds another soap title to their current publication lineup (which features Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly) titled X-Rated Soap Stars Exposed Monthly. Naturally, Eric Braeden graces the first cover followed by Joshua Morrow. Furious, Michael Muhney gets in trouble from his bosses when he nude tweets during a drunken Twittering rampage. “It was cold outside, OK?” he later claims.
• The networks focus on mining new talent in a rejuvenated writers’ development program — and actually hires them to pen their scripts.
• A new, more effective ratings system proves more people are watching soaps than we know.
• ABC Daytime President Brian Frons discovers a cost-cutting new measure to help decrease soap overhead — using avatars, à la James Cameron, instead of real actors.

To view the entire future of 2010 in soaps click here!

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NBC Celebrates Carol Burnett’s 90th Birthday with Retrospective Special Featuring Susan Lucci and More Celebrity Guests

The beloved Carol Burnett will get the star-studded affair treatment for her 90th birthday when NBC airs Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love.

The two-hour special career retrospective will air Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will stream the next day on Peacock. The special is set to be filmed at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The evening will include musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and more.

Special guests include: Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence, and many more.

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One very special guest for soap fans will be that of Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, All My Children).  As everyone knows, Carol Burnett was a huge fan of All My Children and Lucci, and eventually got a part written just for her when she appeared not once, but three times throughout the daytime drama’s run on ABC as Verla Grubbs.  The character turned out to the daughter of Langley Wallingford (the late Louis Edmonds).  Burnett appeared in Pine Valley in 1983, 1995, and 2005.

In a statement on the big soiree’, Burnett shared: “I’m so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends. I can’t wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”

“This special is going to be the best party ever,” said Mark Bracco, executive producer and president of Silent House Productions. “It will be an evening of music, comedy and dozens of big stars paying tribute to the one and only Carol Burnett.  We look forward to everyone at home celebrating right along with us.”

Viewers will see some of the funniest and most memorable moments of Burnett’s legendary career including moment from the acclaimed sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show.

So, looking forward to the special honoring Carol Burnett’s legendary career? Hope they bring up her role as Verla on AMC? For now, check out this scene featuring Carol, Ruth Warrick (Phoebe) and Louis Edmonds from All My Children, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Y&R 50th Anniversary Cast Photo Revealed

With The Young and the Restless’ golden anniversary just two months away, the CBS daytime drama has released its official cast photo for the milestone.

PEOPLE received the exclusive drop which features Y&R icons and veteran cast members: Melody Thomas Scott, Eric Braeden, Eileen Davidson, Tracey Bregman, Peter Bergman, Christian LeBlanc, Sharon Case, and Joshua Morrow plus Christel Khalil, Kate Linder, Bryton James, Melissa Claire Egan, Kelsey Wang, Conner Floyd, Cait Fairbanks, Courtney Hope, Brytni Sarpy, Trevor St. John, Greg Rikaart, Elizabeth Hendrikson, Rory Gibson, Zuleyka Silver, Allison Lanier, Melissa Ordway, Michelle Stafford, Jason Thompson, Amelia Heinle, Sean Dominic, Camryn Grimes, Mark Grossman, Lauralee Bell, Susan Walters, Michael Mealor, Mishael Morgan and Michael Graziadei.

In addition to the photo, PEOPLE got an exclusive look at the behind the scenes making of the snazzy photo shoot.  Check it out here.

Let us know what you thought of the cast pic and if you are excited about what’s to come on Y&R as their 50th anniversary fast approaches? Comment below.

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Y&R’s Tracey Bregman Receives Replacement Daytime Emmy from Christian LeBlanc on ‘The Talk’

In an absolutely great way to celebrate Tracey Bregman’s 40th anniversary with The Young and the Restless, the fan favorite star received a very special gift during her appearance on Tuesday’s episode of The Talk.

While Bregman was chatting about her run as Lauren Fenmore with The Talk co-hosts, Natalie Morales, introduced a surprise appearance by her on-screen husband, Christian LeBlanc (Michael).

For in 1985, Bregman won for the first ever Emmy in the Outstanding Ingenue category, which later had been renamed to “The Outstanding Younger Actress”. Sadly, she lost her original Emmy when her home burned down in California’s devastating Woolsey fire back in 2018.

When LeBlanc surprises Bregman on the set of the talk show, complete with a large box, he expressed: “I would like to present this, an Emmy for Outstanding Ingenue, but this time it’s from the people who love and respect you and cherish you, your CBS, your ‘Young and the Restless’ family, and I’m so honored to be able to give it to you.”

A tearful Bregman emotionally said, “I can’t thank you enough for, I’m so overwhelmed.”

Watch the heartfelt moment where Tracey finally gets a shiny new Emmy below.

Now let us know what you thought of the touching moment when Tracey got a replacement Emmy via the comment section below, as we mark Tracey’s 40 years on Y&R with a special episode on the CBS daytime drama series.  Make sure to tune-in!  

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