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Brad Bell, Greg Meng, Peter Bergman, J.D. Roth offer their thoughts on Daytime Emmy Ceremony Dilemma!

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As we have reported, the Daytime Emmys are now set for June 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.  But as of right now, NATAS has yet to solidify or announce their plans for how the presentation might go down.  Will it be a non-televised affair?  Streaming on the Internet?  Or, perhaps a cable outlet or network might swoop in at the last minute to air the show that highlights the year in Daytime Television?

Variety has an item today by veteran soap journalist, Michael Maloney, who spoke to several movers and shakers in the daytime landscape to get their view of how they think the awards ceremony should be handled   Here are what some said.

Brad Bell ( Executive Producer and head writer, The Bold and the Beautiful)  “I’d be happy either way.  I love that it’s been on primetime all these years, but I wouldn’t mind losing some of the commercial aspects of the ceremony and bringing it back to celebrating daytime television.”

Greg Meng (Co-Executive Producer, Days of our Lives)  “People will be glad it’s happening (if it ends up on the Web). But awards shows for Web series should be on the Web. Awards programs honoring the best of television should be on television.”

Peter Bergman ( Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless) “The Directors Guild of America Awards isn’t broadcast on TV, and it’s the nicest awards I’ve ever been to. It’s done very well.”

J.D. Roth (Executive Producer, The Revolution)   “There’s not ‘appointment viewing’ when your show is on the Web!”

So soapers, given the recent history of the telecast and that we want to see our shows properly honored, what do you think would be the best solution if it did not make it to broadcast television this year?  Let us know!

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Shelly Valladolid
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Shelly Valladolid

Put it on in The Revolution’s time slot. At least someone will be watching ABC then, for a change. I hope Roth attends, and that One Life to Live wins emmy after emmy after emmy. He probably doesn’t have the good grace to hang his head in shame.

Christy
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Christy

Brilliant! but I think it’s a two hour show usually – it’s usually on at night, so anytime on ABC at night would be good, cuz no one is watching anything else on ABC! ha! seriously, ABC, CBS or NBC (do they still have soaps?) would be good. I agree that an award show for TV shows should be on TV .. duh! If it’s on the web, a lot of people wouldn’t be able to watch it — namely me! And if they’re going to have specials for AMC and One Life to Live I want to be able… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

Christy,A very long time ago ,werent the emmys on in the daytime?or Am i thinking of the soap opera awards ,what has become of that award show?Your right about no one watching abc in those 2 time slots,so it would be perfect ,as long as it isnt anything like the awards last year, that was a joke and it was on cbs,I will never forget it worst emmys ever.

Christy
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Christy

sorry it took so long… yes the daytime tv awards used to be on during the daytime, but changed to night time in 1991. there have been a few award shows dedicated just to soap opera, think the first was in 1974. Soap Opera Digest used to have one too but it was a bit erratic… I read that they didn’t give out any awards in 2002 or 2004, don’t know why, and as of 2005 they started doing the awards entirely in their magazine. Usually what seems to be an award show for the soaps is at the end… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Better yet put it on in the Spew and the Revulsions time slot!!! Or even better yet put it on a better network than ABC… one who cares more about the genre! Then let it get on Hulu!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

I guess I would give in and watch it on abc/disney/the rat channel.Id rather see it anywhere but that network,It sure would bring up the ratings for that day ,the chew and the revolution was a very bad Idea for the mouse kingdom.

barbara t
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barbara t

I think the whole thing stinks,seems us soap fans keep loosing everything,all my children, one life to live, soapnet, general hospital may get cancelled and now we cant watch the emmys ,Is it because we are down to 4 soaps ?so why bother .what ever the reason they should be televised somewhere ,Its the last year all my children and one life to live will have any chances of winning,I feel bad that I cant watch ,as long as it isnt done like last years which was the worse I ever saw, lets hope between now and june 23rd someone… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

yeah, isn’t there any soap fan/media moguls out there to produce the awards show?? Doesn’t Ted Turner have a thing for Viki Buchanon? 😉 😉 Or Donald Trump? How about Oprah or Martha Stewart? Oh heck, how about Spielberg or JJ Abrams or James Cameron, or many, many others out there?

there has to be someone capable of doing this, not just wait around for ABCDuh, CBS or NBS to do it on their own.

Katie
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Katie

In regards to Greg Meng, I wish he could see that we viewers would love the show to be on television BUT never disregard the web.

Cathy
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Cathy

I would prefer to see the awards on TV but if that isn’t going to work then I want to see it on the web..

barbara t
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barbara t

Either way we have to see it ,what a shame if it isnt on tv,the web is better then no emmys at all.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I remember when the event was televised live from new York City during the day. Lovely. The primetime telecasts were good, too, up until the last three years… the Vegas debacles! I would rather have something untelevised but covered well instead of a lame Vegas circus.

barbara t
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barbara t

OK I cant keep quiet about Peter bergmans comment any longer,Loved you with cliff and nina back in the day in pine valley,But us soap fans we want to see our favorite soap stars win the big award ,we dont want to hear about it the next day.So it may have been nice for you it wont be nice for us.

Judy
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Judy

Here’s an idea. How about Oprah’s OWN picking up the broadcast. From what I understand, her network is not doing too well. It could use a “shot in the arm”.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

That’s a GREAT idea…! Tweet it to her.

GO AHEAD!

barbara t
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barbara t

DONE,I left a little message to her at one of her facebook pages,Its up to her now ,It would be a good Idea for her to show the emmys.and throw in a good word about all my children one life to live and agnus nixon.We should all drop her a line and let her know the emmys will be on june 23rd so there is time for her to do something and possibly save her own network.

barbara t
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barbara t

Good Idea judy,I went to her facebook page one of them and asked for her help.

Judy
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Judy

Thanks! I’ll do the same. Maybe if enough of us soap fans contact Oprah, we’ll get some results.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

The show should be televised on Daytime television to HONOR, All My Children, and One Life To Live for it’s final reception and the last of the attention that those shows will get on Daytime television, history. Just as when the other soaps went off air, they were honored and reflected on-on Daytime television for their final awards ceremony.

Christy
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Christy

I agree! should be on TV!

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DAYS Billy Flynn, Greg Rikaart & Mary Beth Evans Talk On: Abigail’s Murderer Revealed, Orpheus’ Poisonous Plot & the Move to Peacock

September had been a pivotal month for Days of our Lives.  After nearly 57-years on broadcast television, the long-running soap opera shifted from NBC to exclusively streaming on Peacock.  While fans have been adjusting and wrapping their heads around the change, the stories of the characters you love to love, or love to hate, are continuing to play out in Salem.

This week, after months of a whodunit and who is to blame for the death of Chad’s wife, Abigail DiMera, DAYS fans finally learned that the actual killer was none other than Clyde Weston (James Read).  Meanwhile, Kayla has taken ill along with Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate (Lauren Koslow), all a part of Orpheus’ (George DelHoyo) longstanding feud with the women and the men in their lives.

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Now on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) discuss their latest storylines, plus their thoughts on the soaps move on Peacock and its future.

As viewers witnessed on recent episodes, Chad figured out that it was Clyde who murdered Abigail, and went after him with a gun. Chad decided he wanted to hear the entire sordid story of how Clyde killed her.  This led to the showdown scenes at Abigail’s gravesite which included a visit by EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), who saved his brother from Clyde. During this interview, Billy weighs-in on taping the climatic scenes, what it was like to blame multiple characters for months for Abigail’s death, plus what the future holds in store for Chad as he moves on with his life post-Chabby.

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Greg Rikaart shares his thoughts on if he ever thought Leo would turn out to be Abigail’s murderer since Leo had a revenge plot against those who wronged him. Rikaart also weighs-in on the story where Leo had a relationship with Craig Wesley, his enduring on-screen relationship with Emily O’Brien (Gwen, ex-Jana, Y&R) , plus working with Billy in the limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, where Chad goes in drag as “Belinda Chinashop” and more.

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Mary Beth talks on Kayla’s latest plight; that  being kidnapped by Orpheus along with Marlena and Kate, the good doctor has become very sick while trying to maintain order at University Hospital.  Evans also shares her thoughts on the arrival of Abigail Klein as her on-screen daughter Stephanie, the departure of Marci Miller as Abigail, and more.

Check out our full interview with Billy, Greg and Mary Beth below, and make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews, music videos, game shows and special event coverage.

Now let us know, what did you think of Clyde being revealed as Abigail’s true killer? What did you think of the confrontation scenes between Billy Flynn and James Read? What has been your favorite Leo moment since Greg came to DAYS?  Will Kayla figure out what Orpheus has done to her and others? Finally, are you enjoying DAYS on Peacock after its first few weeks of the series exclusively streaming? Share your thoughts in the comment section,

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Roark Critchlow on His Return to DAYS and Working With Cady McClain

It’s been 12 years since Roark Critchlow appeared on Days of our Lives as Dr. Mike Horton, the brother of Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Cady McClain). However, fans have been excited to see him back on their screens when the series teased his appearance in the extended fall preview.

Now with Jennifer spiraling downward (now that her pill-popping addiction is back), it seems like a good time for Dr. Mike to return to Salem to help his sis. (And if the promo for this week’s DAYS is any indication, it certainly looks like Jennifer is going to be involved in a car crash and need medical assistance or at least some brotherly love.)

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Roark initially appeared as Mike back in 1994 and left the soap back in 1999. He returned in 2010 for a few episodes honoring the late Frances Reid (Alice Horton) who was Mike’s grandmother.

In an interview about his return with Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Roark talks about working with McClain as Jennifer, when he previously worked with Missy Reeves in the part.

Critchlow expressed on sharing scenes with McClain: “Her character is going through a lot. She and I dropped in really easily, I felt. It was a very nice, natural care for each other. It wasn’t difficult, that’s for sure. Obviously, Missy is a super-duper person. But you don’t compare people. Cady and I chatted. We got on good. In terms of story, I thought we pulled it off nicely as being people who’ve known each other their whole lives.”

Look for Roark to make his DAYS re-emergence on the upcoming October 3rd episode of the Peacock streaming series.

So, looking forward to seeing Roark and Cady sharing scenes together? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out this week’s promo for DAYS below.

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‘NBC News Daily’ Hits Rock Bottom In Ratings Premiere Week

While networks have seen a collective erosion over the years of the soap opera viewing audience, they are still the most loyal and fierce of any entertainment genre.

With NBC’s decision to take Days of our Lives off of the network after nearly 57 years, and replace it with another daytime news program, they would surely have a rocky road ahead of them to capture viewers in that time slot; especially now that DAYS was moved exclusively to NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock.

Nothing was more proof positive of that, than the first week ratings and performance of NBC News Daily.

The news show which premiered on Monday, September 12th came in last for the ratings period of all daytime shows for the week.

According to SON: NBC News Daily averaged 935,000 viewers, was last among Total Viewers and last in the key demo ratings: Women 18-49 (tie) and Women 25-54.

In comparison to DAYS last week on NBC, and a year ago, NBC News Daily was down -744,000 and -762,000 viewers, respectively.

NBC News Daily features the latest national and international news, plus consumer, health, and personal finance segments and is hosted by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Morgan Redford and Vicky Nguyen.

So, will ‘NBC News Daily’ find itself facing the same fate as ABC’s defunct ‘Revolution’, which replaced One Life to Live, and lasted only six months, or will the news program somehow turn a ratings corner? Does NBC really care one way or the other? Share your thoughts below.

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