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Angelica McDaniel Reflects On Her Time At CBS In Her Parting Words: “It’s Time For Me To Move On To New Innovative Territory”

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On Friday, Angelica McDaniel, who’s position as head of Daytime for CBS was folded into the current programming department, thereby the network eliminating her position, took to her Instagram to share her thoughts on her achievements in the day-part over her nine years as part of the network.

McDaniel pointed to her successes in her farewell post expressing: “In my nine years at CBS I’ve had some incredible highlights – we launched a new show which is celebrating it’s 10th season, created an immersive museum exhibit celebrating iconic Daytime shows, gathered more than 100 talent from the past and present to commemorate 30 years of television in a historic photo, developed an innovative show for young people celebrating female superstars in STEM to launch in a few weeks, traveled America’s favorite game show wheel around the country, celebrated 116 Emmy wins and the many dances they spawned at after parties, and friendships that I’ll always cherish. It’s time for me to move on to new innovative territory, make even bigger successes, and always more great memories.”

The former CBS executive was referencing launching The Talk, how she was in charge of the initiative that brought back Guiding Light and As the World Turns stars to be part of the Paley Center for Television Museum exhibit and more, and of course, those Emmy after-parties as only CBS Daytime throws.

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Over the last 24 hours, social media has been a mixed bag of reactions to the news of McDaniel’s departure from support from several actors and soap writers, to fans who have been unhappy with the state of Y&R, hoping that with McDaniel no longer in charge, things might change for the better.

So what do you think of the sentiments shared by McDaniel in her parting words post? Comment below.

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I liked how she was a champion of soaps but I think this change will be good news for Y&R,the show has not been doing well and the problems and with her influence gone the writers may have more freedom and the saint Lola mandate can end

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No offense to you Michael, or Ms. McDaniel….but who cares? Soap fans dont care about the corporate suits…..with some exceptions! If its a Brian Frons…who has caused devastation and destruction across the daytime landscapes, then yes. On the lower level… The Executive Producers and Head Writers… we generally care about news. If its a Phelps, or a Carlivati, or a Pratt…we generally care! But these no name…..nobodies essentially…why even report on them? They spout the same “We are very pleased with our daypart!”. The script never changes. We are down to four soaps and these suits know there should be more. Kelly Clarkson is the ONLY hope for daytime outside of scripted drama. Why?? Because she is LIKABLE!!!!! GO FIGURE! HIRE A LIKABLE PERSONALITY! Sorry Ang…no one cares! But best of luck in your future! And To Michael…I totally get why you felt you had to broaden your base. But….the complete lack of posting activity on ANY of the non-soap related stories should be very telling! Not only to you, but to your finance people.

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Daytime execs are not really in touch with daytime viewers. Think about the devastation to daytime soaps caused by Brian Frons with the cancellations of AMC and OLTL and Barbara Bloomless with the cancellations of ATWT and my all-time favorite Guiding Light. Noticed that Bloomless is writing for GH so the writing might be on the wall by ABC. They have made no move to cancel that GMA Day mess that is a horrible ratings lead-in for GH. Either return OLTL and AMC as 1/2 hour each show lead-ins or move Tamara Hall’s talk show before GH. Get with it ABC. And CBS needs to get rid of The Talk – The ratings are not much better than ATWT or Guiding Light when they were cancelled at 2M+ viewers.

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One Life’s David A. Gregory Gets Engaged; New Film ‘Dirty Sexy Saint’ To Drop Dec 8

Congratulations are in order to former One Life to Live star, David A. Gregory (Ex-Ford) and his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Noble. The two finally got engaged.

It seems the engagement happened during a hike, where David joked:  “Almost passed out on this hike,” with a photo from the Bump N Grind Hiking Trail in Palm Desert, California, as the two showed of their rings from his Instagram account.

In addition, fans of David’s can see him in his new passionflix movie, Dirty Sexy Saint co-starring Jordan Lane Price (Ex-Celia Fitzgerald, All My Children) which premieres on December 8th. Check out that teaser below.

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DOOL App Set To Launch New Digital Series ‘Last Blast Reunion’

Leave it to the DOOL app to bring to its digital space another exclusive fun and exciting series featuring some DAYS faves.  Announced today, look for ‘Last Blast Reunion” to kick-off with its first episode on Black Friday on November 29th.

Last Blast Reunion harkens back to the story of Salem’s then high school kids from 2002 and who hung out at the the cybercafe known as “.Com”.  Now in 2019, the new series brings the gang back together .

The cast includes: Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Martha Madison (Belle), Heather Lindell (Jan), Aaron Van Wagner (Jason), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and Lindsay Hollistar (Susan). Due to a scheduling conflict with Farah Fath, the role of Mimi has been recast with actress, Theressa Liane.

In addition, Chadwick Hopson will play Kevin, a role originally played by Brett Lawrence and Robert Benvenisti. There will also be a big surprise for viewers in the first episode when a major fan favorite returns!

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So, what is said to happen on the series? Well, Belle and Chloe discover their old friend Kevin has reopened the “.Com Café” in New York, similar to the one at which they all used to gather at in Salem. The three of them decide to plan a reunion of the “Last Blast Crew,” and a week later they are joined by Susan, Shawn and Mimi, and the friends reminisce and quickly ease back into their old bonds and rivalries. The story takes an unexpected turn with some shocking twists that will keep viewers at the edge of their seats all the way to the surprise ending.

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Following the November 29 premiere, new episodes will be available every Thursday for the following seven weeks.

In addition, the episodes will also be available on the NBC app and NBC.com one week after streaming exclusively on The DOOL App. Each episode will be approximately 7-10 minutes in length.

Greg Meng, (Co-executive producer, Days) offered up in a statement: “We are excited to bring together some of the most beloved characters from Days of our Lives in the next DOOL App series. As this new digital platform continues to grow, we can provide exciting additional content to complement the air show on NBC.”

Last Blast Reunion was written by DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati and Corday Productions.

The DOOL App was developed by the Corday Productions team of Greg Meng, creative director (and co-executive producer, “Days of our Lives”); Michael Fairman, content producer; and Maya Frangié, director of communications and strategic initiatives. The DOOL App is a new all-access platform for “Days of our Lives” fans to get more of the show they love, including breaking news from the set, exclusive original content, backstage videos with the cast, quizzes and interactive games, fan-favorite clips, weekly recaps and other fun ways to connect with the cast. More information is available at www.TheDoolApp.com.

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So, excited to check out Last Blast Reunion when it debuts on the DOOL app? Comment below.

 

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The Kelly Clarkson Show Renewed For Second Season

NBCUniversal has decided to given an early season 2 renewal to The Kelly Clarkson Show, which has been providing strong numbers in syndication, according to Deadline on Monday.

Clarkson, a Grammy Award-Winner and coach on NBC’s singing competition The Voice has a talker that now will take it through the 2020-21 season.

Kelly’s afternoon show ranks as the No.1 new syndicated program.  It made its debut back in September and had the strongest start to any new first-run syndicated series in seven years with an average of 1.9 million viewers per episode.

In addition, The Kelly Clarkson Show is performing in the fourth position among all syndicated daytime talk shows, and the show’s social platforms have gained more than 1.5 million subscribers since September.

In a statement, Tracie Wilson, EVP, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Television Distribution said on the pick-up: “The Kelly Clarkson Show is connecting with viewers in a unique way and we are so happy to build on that momentum, bringing Kelly’s brand of humor, heart, and, of course, the incredible ‘Kellyoke,’ to stations for a second season.  It is a privilege to be in business with Kelly and our production team, led by Alex Duda, who have a clear creative vision and a talent for storytelling and creating quality entertainment that invites you in for a good time and leaves you feeling happy.”

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So, glad to hear Kelly has been renewed? What are your thoughts on the pick-up for season 2 so early on? Comment below.

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