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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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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
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
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
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
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
Lou Piikes

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

Bart
Bart

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

Pass.

Iakovos
Iakovos

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

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

AMEN.

Lou Piikes
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
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 head of CBS less money– and now that I got off my soap box and defended daytime, I will admit I laughed when the guy yelled come on down and the fake cat stuck in the tree landed on his face–that was priceless LOL– sue me I’m human.

Barbara from Atlanta
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 producers don’t seem to get it. In the past decade, we’ve gotten a perfume company (named for Jabot on Y&R), a handful of non-fiction books that were tied into existing shows (ATWT and AMC), stunt casting, bland looking new sets, gutting of long running sets (Kay Chancellor’s mansion on Y&R now looks like a correctional facility), etc. NONE of this stuff works.

They have done everything in the world but focus on what matters —– DECENT WRITING. The same pool of writers float from show to show these days bringing unoriginal, warmed over plots to each new job, viewing each show as interchangeable and not bothering to really learn anything about it or its history.

This stuff is a waste of time. Angelica would use her time more wisely if she focused on finding new, talented, creative writers who could carry these shows forward rather than this inane stuff.

davlestev1
davlestev1

What did I just watch… What is going on

su0000
su0000

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

Mo
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
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
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 best creative idea that she came up with…..we won’t real stories, real writing, about real characters that we have grown up with….not this!!!!!! Please take the money and hire better writers and producers….stop with the recycling of the old writers…..think back JFP and Pratt were responsible for us losing Another World, Santa Barbara…now we’ve got Dena Higley ruining Days of our Lives….Bradley Bell only knows how to write stories around triangles…..only show I see that has had a resurgence is General Hospital….at least the characters at GH are making more sense and the dialogue has gotten much better, and they are getting back to real stories and not what RC had been spinning out……thanks for listening….pity that the top brass of the networks don’t take the time to read what the fans really want 🙁

Scott H
Scott H

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

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Drew Barrymore Daytime Talk Show Pilot In The Works

This fall, new talkers from Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson will be part of the daytime television landscape, and now comes word that Drew Barrymore may enter the space with a new talk show for her that is in development with the pilot being shot this coming week.

According to Variety, details of the proposed one-hour show are not all clear, but Drew is said to be one of the executive producers of the pilot episode and yet there is no showrunner attached to the project at this time.  Barrymore’s company, Flower Films is likely attached as well.

Back in 2016, Barrymore had a deal in place with Warner Brothers Telepictures for a talk show, but that never came to pass, in part to a lukewarm response from TV station groups at that time.

However now the new regime at CBS’ syndication arm is said to have ‘high hopes’ for the show and they feel that Drew will appeal and do well in the daytime arena.

Barrymore recently appeared in her third season of  Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet in its 30 episode season. Through her Flower Films she was been an executive producer on unscripted series including TLC’s Rattled and VH1’s Tough Love.

So, would you be interested. or intrigued to see what kind of show Drew Barrymore has to offer in daytime? Think she would be a good host? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Ratings Winner With Phoebe is Beth Reveal

Great news for The Bold and the Beautiful and their long-awaited payoff: that the little girl being raised by Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) as “Phoebe” is really Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope’s (Annika Noelle) daughter, Beth, who they believed had died in the long and twisty baby switch storyline.

B&B was the highest rated daytime television show in the key 25-54 womens demo and the first time in the 32-year-old history of the CBS sudser that it has been atop of that demo. That is not only among the network soaps but all series genres in daytime for the week of August 5-9 –  quite the feat.

During the ratings week, Liam figured out that Phoebe was Beth, and eventually after Thomas’ (Matt Atkinson) manipulations told Hope the truth.

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All this goes to show that as frustrated as viewers get wanting the truth to come out in a story they follow; when it finally does, they are along for the ride. Something B&B executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell does exceptionally well with big umbrella storylines that hold major ramifications for many on the canvas.

Congrats to Brad and the B&B team!

So, what do you think of BOLD’s performance in the ratings for the big week in story? Comment below

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Kelly Monaco Addresses Billy Miller’s Departure From GH

In a post via her twitter account, General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) shared her heartbreak on her longtime scene partner, Billy Miller’s (Drew) exit from the ABC daytime drama series.  This was the first time that Kelly addressed the situation in a public forum.

Miller came on to GH back in 2014 as Jason Morgan, following the departure of Steve Burton, who then wound up on Y&R.  When Burton returned to GH in 2017, Miller’s part was then turned-in-to, Jason’s twin, Drew Cain.

Through a great portion of Miller’s run on GH, he was paired romantically on -screen with Monaco and the duo were, and have remained, one of the most popular duo’s in daytime.

Monaco expressed the following in her message: “I feel like I have to address this situation. #BillyMiller ‘s untimely departure from #gh. Honestly, I can not come up with the words to describe how I feel about this decision… a decision that may not be what our audience thinks to be true. I’m heartbroken… more to come.”

Share your thoughts on Kelly’s message via the comment section below.

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