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42nd Annual Daytime Emmys To Be Televised On POP! Daytime's Biggest Night Shifts Venue With Focus On Return To Glamour!

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The Daytime Emmys are returning to television! After a year where it was only seen online via live-stream, this morning NATAS has issued their official announcement, and it’s very good news!

With a return to glamour, the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmys are slated for Sunday, April 26th at 8PMET, to be broadcast on Pop: the network that currently airs same day repeat broadcasts of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, and will be shortly offering up the new docu-soap series, Queens of Drama!

In addition, there is a major venue change! No longer will the ceremonies be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, but for the first time on the famous Stage 16 on the famed Warner Brothers Studio Lot.  Below is the official press release with some key details including; the name of this year’s telecast producer, Michael Levitt, who has been at the helm of many well-known television award shows.  And, look for the final nominations to be announced on a new date on Tuesday, March 31st!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:  The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop, a newly rebranded television network seen in more than 80 million homes (formerly TV Guide Network), today announced that 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be nationally broadcast live on Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT exclusively on Pop.  In addition, NATAS announced that the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala will take place on Friday, April 24 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.

Televised from the legendary Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16 – the location of countless iconic Hollywood films such as  Casablanca, Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters –  The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show will be executive produced by Michael Levitt, one of the industry’s most acclaimed producers of live events and awards shows.

“Our new partnership with the Pop network is an ideal platform to present our signature gala,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “With the Warner Bros Studios as our venue, where so many great films and television shows have been made, coupled together with Michael Levitt, our executive producer, who created the TV Land Awards, and has produced numerous live event specials including The Producers Guild Awards, The Billboard Music Awards, and E! Live from the Red Carpet shows for the Golden Globes and Oscars, this promises to be a very special telecast of the
42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

“As a network that celebrates talent, we are thrilled to bring the Daytime Emmy Awards back to television for the fans,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop. “Daytime audiences are some of the most amazing and passionate in all of television, and we are proud to honor the greatest works and achievements of daytime. Adding premium live events to our schedule is just another exciting way we are building Pop. We’re going to have a lot of fun with this.”

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“As a fan of daytime television, I couldn’t be more honored to be producing this landmark special. The daytime community consistently generates quality programming and has so much to be proud of. I’m thrilled to be able to produce this ceremony that will celebrate the best of daytime in a memorable, fun and reverential way,” said Levitt.

“We are very thrilled about presenting our two premier shows in this new and exciting way,” said NATAS Daytime Senior Vice President David Michaels, “And adding the luxurious Universal Hilton as the setting for our Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards guarantees a very special celebration!”

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala honors the crafts behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre.

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of NATAS in cooperation with the Television Academy. The show will be produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of more than 14,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.

About Pop

Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore – they’re gladiators, tributes, human beings and blockheads. Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, humor, and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… it’s really just the beginning.

Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (Entertainment Tonight, The Insider) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster Hunger Games,  Twilight and Divergent franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as Mad Men and Orange is the New Black.

Michael Levitt Productions

In less than a decade, Michael Levitt has risen through the Hollywood production ranks to emerge as one of the entertainment industry’s most successful and sought-after producers of live event television programming. Emmy Award-nominated founder, CEO and Executive Producer Michael Levitt has earned his reputation as a hands-on creative producer with a strong emphasis on working with talent. Michael Levitt Productions has a produced an array of diverse programs including award shows, music specials, reality shows, live events, non-fiction informational series and reunion specials including:  SKIN WARS,  Ask Oprah’s All- Stars, Radio Disney Music Awards, Scream Awards,  The ALMA Awards, The Billboard Music Awards,  Cause for Paws: An All-star Dog Spectacular,  E! Live From the Red Carpet: Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes,  VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards,  Young Hollywood Awards,  Game Show Awards, Bravo’s “A-list Awards,  Motown Live!, The Soul Train Awards, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,  Britney Spears: There’s No Place Like Home , and four highly-rated network reunion specials: Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork, Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion, Knots Landing: Together Again, and Dynasty Reunion: Catfights and Caviar.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based Studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting. Warner Bros. Entertainment is headquartered at the Warner Bros. Studios lot, 142 acres in Burbank, California, which is considered one of the foremost motion picture and television production and post-production facilities in the world and home to 35 soundstages (including one of the world’s tallest stages, which has an in-ground tank capable of holding more than two million gallons of water).

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys returning to TV and on Pop?  What do you think about the venue change?  Share your comments below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

This is great news…why not get former daytime legends to host this show or someone who is currently on daytime…no Kathy Griffens or those others who were on the red carpet…enough with the trashy tacky tasteless performers who dont know a thing about daytime …I want GLAMOUR! GLAMOUR! GLAMOUR!…lol

Leo
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Leo

Kathy Griffin wasn’t the problem with last year’s show. If anything, she was the only person that held any thread of professionalism together.

Not sure I am going to trust this show until I see it with my own eyes.

Timmm
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Timmm

Kathy Griffins has no day time ties and she is one of the meanest C list celebrities in TV history!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

She still seemed out of place…jmo

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Leeza Gibbons!

Timmm
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Timmm

Jeremy, Leeza is a great choice. I watched her on Celebrity Apprentice and she is one of the classiest people I’ve ever seen on TV.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

She’d be perfect!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

I do not watch Days of Our Lives but God help me I am pulling for Allison Sweeney as Best Actress she has worked her tail off for twent one year’s considered a fat kid for how long! You go Girl take it all!!!!!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@ Timmm – yeah, I watched her too, on CA and yes, that’s what this program needs…. someone with class and a great reputation.
She knows how to command the stage in her own right.

I say Leeza Gibbons alongside with John Tesh. He has a credit or two with Soapdish and Santa Barbara. I think they would be the perfect duo. Or, she could lead, and he could support her. 🙂

Ella
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Ella

We need to mention Sharon Case is a wonderful actress who for some reason works so hard on Young and the Restless and was not mentioned at this years nomination Emmys for Daytime. We love you Sharon Case! 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Amen!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Whether nominated or not, Sharon Case is a winner with her many fans!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Sharon Case and Melody Thomas Scott have both done great work over the years they know it and I will continue to say this the emmy is a dust collector. And neither actress lobbies for it darlings it is all politics just like Washinton DC get out there study your craft do your job and screw the rest!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Woohoo! And the program is not relegated to summer anymore. There is hope here, no? After nearly a decade of mess, the Daytime Emmys may finally come back to life like so many citizens of Port Charles!

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

Hoping I get this channel. I’d love to see the Emmy’s again!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

If you have Cable or Sattelite it’s the former TVGN(TVGUIDE)NETWORK…it’s a basic channel on a lower digital tier…yeah it’s not on the Basic Cable tier for my company..but it’s the channel I go to for DVR of B&B and Y&R…at least it’s not as bad as trying to use a stand alone tv..converter box…and antenna..with one foot out the window…one elbow holding you against a wall..and constant jazz hands holding the antenna while trying to bring up the days episode of The Doctors on RETRO TV…AUUUGHHHH!!!

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

OMG Thank you for the hilarious visual! I love it. LOL I have Directv so I will be looking today. We should have it .The only problem is finding the darn thing. Way too many channels that we don’t watch but can’t get rid of because they “come with your package…sorry” yeah so I get to scroll through numerous unused channels in the vain hope that I’ll find one I want to watch..;)

Timmm
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Timmm

273 on Directv

Timmm
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Timmm

Its the channel that runs Love Boat reruns every weekend.

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

yes! Thanks..just found it. So happy!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LOL LeeAnn and i feel your pain about the myriad of channels that are woefully underused by us the consumers and yet..we are forced to have them..and oh yeah..you’re gonna PAY for ’em too…I gave up on retro tv…the doctors came in..I walked by the antenna and Hope Memorial was long gone to blue screen…I said things I had no idea could come out of my mouth…that should help people Timmm…and then again..one region offers something and yet..another city 5 miles away…SAME COMPANY…doesn’t offer…it’s a hoot!!

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

I too have been shocked at what has come out of my mouth at times of great (tv watching) distress..as well as my poor husband and kids. They sit there, eyes wide, looking at each other as they are all thinking “OMG did mom just say THAT?”…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

The kids today dont even screw with cable or satellite. They go with apps and internet content. Its a lot cheaper and some companies offer a internet DVR service so you can tape your shows and watch them whenever like we all have since the advent of the VCR. These cable companies used to have you over a barrel but technology is giving consumers more choices and the freedom to cut the cable if you wish.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

We are all so happy to see our soap opera rewards again on Tv ,thank you everyone who worked to make this happen. That is the best news .

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I only get basic cable, can’t afford premium channels. But I’m glad it’s on TV this year.

su0000
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su0000

I have Comcast premium/whatever .. and it does not carry POP ..

davlestev1
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davlestev1

YES IT DOES su0000 you actually get it on the lower tier..go look at your guide girl!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I think its 182?

Mo
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Mo

I don’t believe POP is a premium channel. I get POP and just have the basic cable.

su0000
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su0000

I checked..
here were I am comcast does not offer POP no matter what level of cable..
It discontinued TVGN now POP in 2011 ..

Tim
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Tim

If you have Comcast,you should have POP,check the higher channels in your tv listings.

su0000
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su0000

Hi..
It depends where you are in America..
Here in Mn Comcast doesn’t carry POP 🙁

davlestev1
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davlestev1

OR just go have a POP su0000 LOL…all yo drama…

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

POP was TVGN…the TV guide network. It’s been rolling out across the board since early 2015 . If you have basic cable it should “pop” up eventually.

Candy
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Candy

I don’t get POP channel on my cable company, any chance this will be on line to watch again like last year

davlestev1
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davlestev1

All cable companies carry this channel…it’s like syfy or tbs

Candy
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Candy

Sorry to say mine in OR does not have on channel lineup

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I feel you Candy…like I said above..probably the city right NEXT to you gets that channel but yours doesn’t…it’s weird…it’s just plain dumb…and you can make a stink(albeit) little man big company..and try to get it before the awards..but TRUST…the entire ceremony will show up on-line eventually…and not long after they air..I struggled with retro tv’s signal for the classic Doctors..all unnecessary.. the entirety of the episodes I found on-line already…up to date…

Alan
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Alan

I think the network is a good home for the awards. POP definitely seems to have a love for the soaps with the same day recasts of Y&R and B&B as well as reruns of 90210 and Melrose Place.

I would suggest Nancy Lee Grahn as the Red Carpet host and favorite couples of the past as the presenters (Eugene and Calliope/DOOL; Lance and Lori/Y&R; Cliff and Nina/AMC) to appeal to both current as well as lapsed viewers who might be drawn back to the genre if the producers actually show clips of the nominated performances this year.

mollie
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mollie

Great suggestions, Alan!

Nancy Lee Grahn is terrific, experienced and funny. Everyone loves favorite couples past and present.

Hope someone in charge is listening to you!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Nancy is too hyper.

Me
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Me

Thrilled about this outstanding blah blah blah… If only soap producers would really acknowledge and care for what the audience wants and likes, the soap future wouldn’t be so dire.

Mo
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Mo

I think it’s a good idea.

Don
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Don

It would be nice of it was still streamed, too. There are cable systems that don’t carry this network. Cox cable is one of them.

Mr. X
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Mr. X

You best check again. I have Cox out here in So. Cal. and they carry POP.

su0000
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su0000

Different states carry their own lineups..
What one states gets another many not..

I was told that from Comcast, today .. So???

Mr. X
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Mr. X

States have no say in a cable company’s channel lineups. I suppose it’s possible Cox doesn’t carry POP in Don’s area of the country.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

HELLO? SUSAN LUCCI AS HOST!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Who?

Linda
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Linda

I hope the Daytime Emmy show goes back to the way it was. Show clips of the nominated actors, actresses and shows. Mr. Levitt should watch the Dick Clark Production Daytime Emmys for inspiration.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay, we all love soaps, but let’s not forget the other players in daytime television– it is great ALL of them are going to be treated with more respect and given a proper ceremony produced by people who actually think they deserve to be treated with class.
And unless they can get professional interviewers I would skip televising the red carpet. No one, absolutely no one wants to see the fiasco those poor souls were subjected to last year again.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I have downgraded cable services to High Speed internet only. Even when I had Cable the tier I had at some point took TV Guide away. The daytime emmys have always been a poor relation to the primetime emmys and each year I was disappointed in the broadcasts.

I will be rooting for my favorites to win, but I won’t be watching the live broadcast.

Fran
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Fran

lets hope they have better host / hosts, last year was a train wreck

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

POP was TVGN…TV guide network. It’s been making the change and rolling out to all basic cable since early this year so if u don’t have it yet you probably will.

su0000
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su0000

It depends if you cable service carries POP..
there are many different cable providers.
not all cable providers carry POP and some that do carry POP may not carry if in your area..
Comcast carries POP in some areas/states and not in other..and Comcast is just one of the many providers..
Comcast use to carry TVGN in my area but dropped it in 2011 ..

Nikki
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Nikki

Bringing back glamour??? How about bringing back honesty? That is what fans want. Last year was a joke. People winning that actually had done nothing. Real actors/actresses not even nominated. If it’s anything like last years, you know it wont be watched & then no sponsor’s will want to support it, which means no money going into it-no show.

Rodd
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Rodd

I am so happy that this producer at least “talks the talk”, which I hope will lead to a classy show this year. I would LOVE to see some big name soap stars hosting and presenting and not so many “stars” outside the medium. I don’t need some prime time star without a connection to daytime to draw my attention. I watch for the soap stars. And while I acknowledge that with only four soaps left, it limits the air time in daytime. However, soaps employ three to four times the number of “stars” that a talk or kids show… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

One step back to being relevant! I would have Michelle Stafford, Regis Philbin, Josh and Steve from Y&R and Lisa C. from GH do the red carpet. For hosting duties I love an early posters idea of Leeza Gibbons as host but also like Julie Chen. I want the show to show lots of clips and PLEASE dont try any comedy or music bits. They always fail!

Susan Nissenbaum
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Susan Nissenbaum

As a huge soap fan, I too, do not have the POP channel on Cablevision! Will we be able to see it on line after it airs? Perhaps CBS can run it on late night TV? Please…… Do not disappoint us loyal soap viewers of this wonderful night of awards!

Anna
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Anna

What if your cable carrier doesn’t carry POP? Any other way to watch?

frank petrelli
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frank petrelli

Thanks for putting DAYS OF OUR LIVES on your evening schedule

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