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BREAKING NEWS: Jill Mitwell Wins DGA Award For One Life to Live's "Between Heaven and Hell" Episode!

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We are thrilled to spread this news this evening as the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA) are just wrapping up here in Los Angeles! The DGA honors outstanding directorial achievement in feature film, documentary, and television every year at the annual DGA Awards celebration.

Tonight in ceremonies hosted by Kelsey Grammer, One Life to Live director, Jill Mitwell was the night’s big winner in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials category for her stunning work in the “Between Heaven and Hell” episode which many remembered as one of the final classic episodes of One Life’s run on ABC!

This is Jill Mitwell’s fourth win in the category for One Life to Live and it was her ninth nomination.  Mitwell bested episodes from General Hospital directors: Larry Carpenter,  Scott McKinsey, William Ludel, and Days of our Lives Albert Alaar.

Ron Carlivati, the man in charge of  writing Jill’s winning episode at One Life to Live, sent out an excited tweet this evening stating, “Jill Mitwell wins #DGA award for #OLTL episode: “Between Heaven and Hell”! So well deserved!!! Couldn’t be happier!!!”

Ms. Mitwell’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Tracy Casper Lang, Teresa Cicala, Michael Sweeney, Paul S. Glass
Stage Managers: Alan Needleman, Keith Greer, Tracy Casper Lang, Leah M. Weber Production Associates: Nathalie Rodriguez, Kevin Brush are also honored.

So soapers, what do you think of Jill’s win for One Life to LiveOn-Air On-Soaps wants to send a big congratulations to Jill for an outstanding episode and a job well-done!

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Nancy (Save Thesoaps)
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Nancy (Save Thesoaps)

God Blessyou Jill!

Matt Disel
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Matt Disel

SHARON CASE FOR BEST ACTRESS ON Y&R

Tali (not Smith)
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Tali (not Smith)

So very wonderful! Congratulations Jill and OLTL wooooohoooo!

meg
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meg

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY ,CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alison
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Alison

A well deserved win. Congrats.

Mitch
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Mitch

Congratulations to Jill!!!! She’s the BEST!

lisa
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lisa

Thumbs up !

Robert Lee
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Robert Lee

Outstanding!!

terri
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terri

Congratulations this honor is so well deserved!

Nancy
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Nancy

OLTL was the best of all the shows thanks to Frank and Ron and the rest of the people involved. Glad someone finally acknowledged it.

Renee
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Renee

Very exciting to see a well deserve win for Jill and OLTL in it’s final days on ABC. Sad that it happened a year after OLTL’s demise on a national network. But many thanks again to PP for reviving a wonderful soap. Congratulations to all at OLTL that participated in those final episodes… they truly were amazing!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Congratulations! Though all the nominees were exceptional, she, and “Between Heaven & Hell” deserved the win! Kudos to all involved in this unforgettable episode!

Rodd
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Rodd

Wonderful news and so well deserved!

brian
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brian

Best news. Congratulations.

( Will she be involved with Prospect Parks OLTL? )

Delainey
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Delainey

Hope Prospect Park snags her to direct for OLTL now! Congrats Jill!

Scott
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Scott

Oddly enough I just rewatched this episode yesterday on the DVR.

MK
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MK

Hope RonC wins the WGA award as well. OLTL was literally HOT in its final 2 weeks.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Good news, and congrats!

danica
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danica

OLTL…best show ever!

liz
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liz

Congratulations! Well deserved. OLTL was the best show ever!!! I hope it will be again.

Does anyone know if Frank/Ron sent in Emmy reels? I hope that OLTL cleans up at the Daytime Emmys this year. The last 2 weeks of the show were some of the best in the 43 1/2 years of the show. I can say this because I watched from day 1.

Ella
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Ella

I completely agree with you, Liz!

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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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Victoria Konefal Will Be Back On Days of our Lives

This week Days of our Lives viewers saw the exit of both Theo (Cameron Johnson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal), much to the chagrin of Cin fans everywhere! But hold on! Days head writer, Ron Carlivati revealed that Victoria Konefal will be back on-screen this summer on the NBC soap opera.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

And as to just how long will Konefal who chose to go on recurring status with the show be back for her summer run, Carlivati shared: “At this point, and I can’t speak for Victoria and I can’t speak for the show, and this is not an official announcement in any capacity, but I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s love story alive.”

Cin fans should note that Carlivati added, “I would encourage the audience to remember that they (Cin) have an important anniversary coming up this summer that may figure into their story, so she will be back sooner than you know.”

So, happy to know there will be more of Ben and Ciara? Where you upset to see Ciara exit the canvas with Theo? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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