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Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception 2010 – Who was there & what did they say!

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On-Air On-Soaps attended Thursday night’s Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception 2010 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Many nominees for Sunday night’s telecast where present, and we caught up with some of daytime’s brightest throughout the party and on the red carpet.  Here is what they had to say:

Scott Clifton nominated for Younger Actor as Schuyler Joplin on One Life to Live, a show he is no longer on, had this to say when we complemented him on his reel, “It’s so funny. I was not happy at all with my choice, because I had to choose my reel the day I got let-go from One Life to Live. So, I kind of just had to choose, and I went “Eeny meeny, miny, moe.”  The stuff I felt really good about was the material  in 2010.  You know, Scott Evans and Brett Claywell were let-go the same day I was. However, I did like the storyline though with Stacy and Kim, and Farah, and that I got to interact with those people.  It’s kind of self serving, and was great for me, and everyone else was having to wait around for awhile for their part of the story to play out. (Laughs)”   Clifton then commented on his new role on B&B that debuts in July! “I auditioned like everybody else, and when I auditioned I went, “Oh my Gosh. I know who you are!” and there was Brad Bell… who was nice and gracious. Then I did that read, and then did a chemistry read with Jacqueline Macinnes Wood (Steffy), and then they told me I had the job   I can tell you my character is not a bad guy, and his name is Liam Cooper.  He is a tech guy and computer nerd.  I don’t know much about this character, but I know Brad Bell had plans for him.”

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GH Lead Actress  nominee, and now star of B&B, Sarah Brown, was getting revved up for Emmy night Vegas-style ! “I am a little nervous I will be honest.  It’s an interesting feeling knowing the decision has been made, so there is no reason to be nervous, and there is no way I can change those results,  (as the winners was chosen at that time a few months ago).  Wait till you see what I am wearing to the Emmys its gorgeous, that is all I am going to say!”

Stacy Haiduk fresh off  being not resigned by The Young and the Restless, and getting a new gig in September on Days of our Lives, talked about the shocking off-camera twist that leaves Emily and Patty out of the Genoa City bigger picture.  “I was really disappointment and saddened, but I said to myself to stay positive because I know my work will stand.  I always hope you do good work and they love you. I did not know they were going to wrap up Emily’s storyline, and it was a shock when I found out.  It was like somebody throwing cold water in your face.  My husband was upset.  He does not like seeing his wife get hurt, and it was hard for him, and he is my rock.  Michael Muhney just said, “ I told ya you get another job.”  It’s all good, you will see me over at DAYS as a Prison Warden!  I don’t know anymore about the character at this point.”

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Shawn Christian of Days of our Lives, was excited for his fellow castmate, Crystal Chappell’s, Lead Actress nod, and working with her on Venice! “I don’t know what Crystal has up her sleeve, but  I am actually really excited to work on this project with her.  I see how hard she works on the Venice everyday.  That woman works tirelessly and I am go glad to be in it.   And it would be amazing if Crystal won the Emmy.  I saw the reels and she had a profound moment in it.”

AMC’s, Ricky Paull Goldin, a nominee for Supporting Actor chatted about the diversity and the competition in his category. “From my experience long doesn’t always win, (laughs) but I love Billy Miller, and it’s a hard category to get a nomination in.  That is what I have been told a million times, and I guess that is true.  I will tell you what… when you are an actor who cares about your craft, whatever happens; it was nice to get the nominated. ”

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Make sure to watch the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS on Sunday night at 9PMEST for a two-hour Vegas meets soap spectacular.

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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