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71st Primetime Emmy Nominations: ‘This Is Us’ Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, HTGAWM’s Viola Davis Score Lead Drama Acting Nods

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The nominations have been announced for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards to be held on September 22nd live on Fox.  In the major drama series acting categories, NBC’s This Is Us score nods for its Lead Actors Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K, Brown and its leading lady Mandy Moore.

As well, Chris Sullivan landed a Supporting Actor nod, plus the show picked up three acting nominations in the guest categories for Michael Angarano, Ron Cephas Jones and Phylicia Rashad.  The series is also nominated in the Outstanding Drama category.

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Viola Davis, who’s series How to Get Away With Murder will be going off the air following its upcoming sixth season, landed a nomination in the Lead Actress category for season five.  Robin Wright (Ex-Santa Barbara), is also in the category for her work in House of Cards.

Another notable nomination to soap fans is that the sister of Y&R’s Hunter King (Summer), Joey King, scored an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for her work in  acting nomination for her work in The Act.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will feature 26 different categories: from acting, writing awards ans more in the fields o comedies, dramas and talk shows, and others.

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HBO’s Game of Thrones set a new record scoring 32 total nominations. Other show’s receiving mass nominations included: Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), HBO’s Chernobyl (19), NBC’s Saturday Night Live (18), HBO’s Barry (17), FX’s Fosse/Verdon (17) and Netflix’s When They See Us (16).

You can check out more about the nominations here.

So who are you rooting for to take home the gold in the acting categories? Who do you feel deserved to be nominated and who got snubbed? Comment below.

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‘Dr. Oz Show’ Taken Off the Air in NY and PA Due to Senate Run; Daphne Oz ‘The Good Dish’ to Fill Time Slot

In light of his announcement that he will be running as a republican senate candidate in the state of Pennsylvania, Dr Oz’s daytime talk and medical show, The Dr. Oz Show, is being taken off the air in key markets in New York and Pennsylvania, according to the Fox Station Group.

According to Deadline’s sources, Fox TV Stations proceeded with pulling the Sony Pictures TV-distributed syndicated series because of the prospect of being forced to give other political candidates running in Pennsylvania equal time, expressing that it “would be a nightmare for us, there was no way we were going to be able to do that.”

In its place, look for Dr. Oz’s daughter, Daphne Oz, to be the fill-in with her show.

Starting on January 18th, Daphne’s The Good Dish, will take over the time slot during the duration of her father’s political campaign.  This potentially could go all the way through November of 2022, if Oz remains in the race through election day.

Last fall, Fox TV Stations renewed The Dr. Oz Show for two more years which gave it life through 2023.

So, do you think more stations will go bye-bye and have The Dr. Oz show pulled? What do you think of daughter Daphne’s series as the fill-in? Comment below.

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General Hospital Has No Immediate Plans to Recast the Role of Jason Morgan Following Steve Burton’s Departure

According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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Dr. Oz Set to Announce Candidacy For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Seat; Will Likely Take Break from Talk Show

(UPDATED) There is a new celebrity who has entered the political arena.  This time it’s Daytime Emmy-winning talk show host, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

According to TMZ overnight, Dr. Oz will announce his intentions to run for the republican U. S. Senate seat in Pennyslvania.

Oz will run for republican Pat Toomey’s seat.  Toomey is set to retire.

Sources tell TMZ that Oz has already made a multi-million dollar media buy in the state for his political run, and that he make the official announcement on Tuesday night on Fox News Channel’s Hannity,

The report also shares that Dr, Oz already has a  full campaign staff former National Republican Senatorial Committee head, Chris Hansen.

As to the future of the Dr. Oz show, it would appear that Oz would likely take a step back from the show over the next few months, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Since this posting, late Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Mehmet Oz made his announcement that he is indeed running for the republican senate seat in Pennsylvania. Watch the video below, then share your thoughts in the Comment section.

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