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CBS Daytime Reveals Their Secret Digital Project: "Not Safe For Daytime"

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CBS Daytime’s chief, Angelica McDaniel surprised social media followers on Wednesday revealing with a tweet:  “This is our secret project we’ve been teasing. Subscribe to our new YouTube page so you don’t miss a video!”

Over the past several days, CBS Daytime has posted some intriguing photos via Twitter and Instagram featuring stars from The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk, The Price is Right and more.    Turn out the images are all part of the new digital series, Not Safe For Daytime.

From the looks of the teaser, parody, comedy and more are part of the action. The first video in the series will be posted on the show’s You Tube channel on Monday, April 18th.

Now check out the stars of Y&R and B&B and more in the teaser clip for “Not Safe For Daytime” after the jump.  Then let us know what you thought of it and if you will be subscribing to the You Tube channel to see the video postings.

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su0000
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su0000

0oooh my gawd!
that is way too stupid for me..
I can fill my brain with that much stupidness and still be able to function..

su0000
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su0000

important;
I dropped ‘not’ a very important word..
”I can NOT fill my brain with that much stupidness and still be able to function..

/ I am the manual correct/modify feature, good huh! / LOL ..

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

I agree. Why the constant underestimating of daytime viewers and their intelligence?

Honestly, this looks no better than what my teenage niece and her friends would film if they were goofing around. There is no thought, no planning. Everyone mugs shamelessly, a camera is on and some poor intern gets to edit this unfortunate, indifferent mess.

Firm. No.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Not safe for daytime should be about the back stage drama of a real soap opera. I can’t take this project seriously at all. The next digital series CBS produces should bring on the drama, heart ache, and back stabbing. These are the main ingredients to make and produce a good daytime serial.

Rose
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Rose

I like that Angelic is trying to promote CBS daytime, but the clip didn’t do much for me. Don’t mind the more casual, everyday, blooper kind of stuff, especially from soaps. But some of it has elements of the dumbing-down humor that is all to apparent in reality tv.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

IKR!!! My only hope is to let this be CBS’s forward movement into web serials.

Bart
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Bart

It comes across as though someone left the gates unlocked at the insane asylum and they are running amok.

Pass.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

How about pouring money and energy and creative talent and new technology into a viable new daytime drama?

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

AMEN.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Amen!!!! The executive at CBS are either stupid, clueless, or don’t give a damn if they think this Daytime Parody is what fans want.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I’m sorry but I have never liked anything that mocks daytime drama– for those of us who really love our shows these parodies are insulting– to those who do not watch daytime these parodies only reinforces the stereotypes– and if this is a move to get some younger folks to watch daytime based on this YouTube channel they will be disappointed when the shows aren’t as “funny” as they are on the web– If this is a ploy to get hits, and make some money by going viral, well if they need the money so badly they should pay the… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Bill Bell would have agreed with your comment. The biography about him mentions his watching the movie “Soap Dish” (very late 80’s/early 90’s), a comedy about a soap opera starring Sally Field and Whoopi Goldberg. His son, Bradley Bell, remarked that his father did not like the movie. According to the book, Bill took soaps seriously and didn’t appreciate them being mocked, which he felt the movie was doing. I don’t feel as strongly about it but I don’t see the point of all of this type of stuff. What these shows need is DECENT WRITING. These networks and the… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

What did I just watch… What is going on

su0000
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su0000

hi davlestev1..
You watched a whole lot of stupid nonsense .. LOL

Mo
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Mo

Against my better judgement, I watched and wished I hadn’t. It does not make daytime look good. It’s just all kinds of stupid. I guess it’s supposed to be a parody, but it wasn’t funny.

nicholas
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nicholas

very sad ! why not revive santa barbara , guiding light or another world . unfortunate to see all these hits and misses from daytime executives . i want to watch good quality soapies like in the good old days .

Scott H
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Scott H

WOW…..who would subscribe to this nonsense????? so sad that this Angelica person thinks that everything comes down to social media………when again, as previously stated, all the soaps need to do is have great creative stories/writing for the characters….this is nothing but a Kardashian/Honey BooBoo disaster waiting to premiere….not sure what target audience that this is aimed towards, but i’m guessing 12-13 year old teenage girls….with all the awful reality shows on today, this will not be a major hit for anyone at CBS daytime….i’m hoping that this Ms McDaniels won’t be in her job very long, if this is the… Read more »

Scott H
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Scott H

one line above was mistyped..sorry, supposed to say we want real stories….sorry for the type

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The news came on Saturday via Griggs’ official Facebook posted, where in a statement it noted: “Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

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From 1991-1992, Griggs found her first soap success playing the part of One Life’s Stephanie Hobart.  Later, in 1993-1995, she played AW’s Maggie Cory.  Robyn was also a singer and signed a recording deal with RCA Records.

Robyn had been battling stage 4 Endocervical Adeno cancer.  Back on July 7th, Griggs had taken a turn for the worse, sharing on Facebook, “Unfortunately, I have 4 new tumors …2 new tumors on my liver, one on the abdominal muscle, and a large one on the right side lymph node.” On August 11th, her father shared Robyn was put into hospice care.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Robyn Griggs Riley and her loved ones in the comment section below.

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Heche is legally dead according to California law, although her heart is still beating she has not been taken off life support in order to allow for organ donations to take place and to find the right recipients.

 

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Anne’s eldest son, Homer 20, said in a statement to PEOPLE on his mom’s passing:  “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

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Throughout her career Heche appeared on TV shows and films includingL Men in Trees, If These Walls Could TalkDonnie BrascoI Know What You Did Last SummerSix Days, Seven Nights, and Gus Van Zant’s 1998 remake of Psycho. Back in 2020, Anne became a celebrity contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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