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BREAKING NEWS: CBS to air Daytime Emmys!

Just announced ! CBS is airing this year’s Daytime Emmys, and as has been previously confirmed to the press, the awards will be held for the first time in Las Vegas with the ceremonies being held at the Las Vegas Hilton. Mark your calendars for Sunday night, June 27th when the 37th Annual Daytime Emmys return to network television.  Last year, the show was aired on the CW.  Associated Television International is back again as the executive producers, and the production team behind the telecast.   Below is the official press release that was distributed within the pass hour! 

THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS will be broadcast Sunday, June 27 (9:00-11:00 Live, PM, ET/delayed PT) from the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas on the CBS Television Network.  This is the first time the awards ceremony will take place in Las Vegas.  “The Daytime Emmy Awards are one of the cornerstones of our business and we are thrilled to be back on CBS,” said Herb Granath, Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  “Last year’s show was one of the most entertaining events in our history, and this year’s Las Vegas-based broadcast promises to be even more exciting.” 

Associated Television International (ATI) will produce the show with ATI President and Emmy Award winner David McKenzie serving as executive producer.  “After last year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, we are delighted to be working with NATAS again,” said McKenzie.  “Being on the top-rated network gives us the opportunity to reach a wide audience and moving the show to Las Vegas allows us a dazzling range of production choices.”  

“Daytime series have a loyal and passionate following,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment.  “We’re excited to honor these series and their viewers in primetime with this annual showcase.”

 Details regarding tickets will be available shortly. Nominations will be announced on May 12. The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and will be presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 AM-6:00 PM during the 2009 calendar year. 

THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

So are you shocked that CBS is carrying the show?  What do you think about the broadcast emanating from Sin City?  Let us know! 

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Didn’t you create the 4 minute GL tribute clip that they had to edit down for those stupid fashion posings, the Sesame Street thingey and all of Vanessa Williams’s song and dance routines? So will you edit for ATWT’s tribute clip? Maybe Julianne Moore could present the ATWT tribute clip. If not her, then ATWT’s vets should.

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Jai Rodriguez Named Host For Digital Drama Daytime Emmys; Loni Love To Host Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation Programming Edition

The next two Daytime Emmy ceremonies to be given out virtually this year have announced their hosts.  The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today revealed that Jai Rodriguez, producer and actor best known for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy will host the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony honoring Digital Dramas.  That event will be live-streamed this coming Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

In addition, The Real’s Loni Love  will host the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony for Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming.  That event will be live-streamed Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

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In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS shared: “The far-reaching consequences of the global pandemic have challenged our industry and our community in ways never before imagined, These unprecedented circumstances demanded new and exciting ways to recognize the great talents creating Daytime television. Building on the success of our Daytime Emmys telecast on CBS, we continue to applaud and acknowledge the contributions of our diverse field of incredible nominees.”

NATAS also announced today more dates for their annual awards –  the 41st Sports Emmy Awards will live-stream on Tuesday, August 11th, at 8 p.m. EDT.  Meanwhile,The 41st News & Documentary Emmy Awards will stream in mid-to-late September, followed by the 71st Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in mid-to-late October.

Two dedicated specials will also debut in the fall of 2020: one recognizing Lifetime Achievement honorees in Daytime, Sports, News & Documentary and Technology & Engineering programming, and the other recognizing Spanish-Language nominees across the genres.

All events will be viewable on desktop, mobile, and smart TV platforms via  TheEmmys.tv.

So what do you think of the choice of hosts for the Digital Drama Daytime Emmys this Sunday, and the Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming edition the following weekend? Comment below.

 

 

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Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews Exit ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The ballroom dance-competition will look quite different when season 29 of Dancing with the Stars makes its return on ABC.

Longtime host of the series Tom Bergeron (he has been with the show since 2005) and sidekick and co-host Erin Andrews are not returning to the series.  Andrews joined as co-host in 2014 and was a previous contestant.

On Monday, Bergeron got ahead of the news addressing his departure on his Twitter account sharing: “Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It’s been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?”

On Tuesday, Andrews  put out a statement sharing:  “Thank you ABC and the entire Dancing with the Stars family for 6 memorable seasons.  Those years wouldn’t have been as special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers, and witty judges. I will always cherish my days on that set, even if I wasn’t the best at walking in heels.”

In a joint statement from ABC and producer BBC Studios, they thanked the duo: “Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family. As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success. Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show.”

Just how the dance-reality competition series will look comes this fall in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic remains to be seen.

So, what do you think of the departures of Bergeron and Andrews? Who do you think will be named hosts of the series for its upcoming season? Comment below.

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Rick Hearst, Sonia Satra, and Frank Beaty Scheduled For Virtual ‘Guiding Light’ Reunion

Here is a very exciting upcoming reunion for Guiding Light fans coming your way on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

Circle this Friday July 17th beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 noon PST when former GL show publicist and host Alan Locher welcomes: Frank Beaty (Ex-Brent Lawrence / Marian Crane), Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding) and Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding).

Viewers of the beloved CBS soap, know the “crazy” that Beaty brought in his role of Brent/Marian, how Hearst first won an Emmy for his work in Springfield, and how Sonia became a fan favorite as Lucy.

You can watch it here.

So excited about this GL reunion? Comment below.

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