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



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..

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 ..

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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


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.

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.

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.

What did I just watch… What is going on

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

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.

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 .

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 🙁

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


The Cast of ‘The Bay’ to Preview Upcoming 8th Season in Live Chat

Four Daytime Emmy-winning stars, and two fan favorites, comprise the very special guests when cast members from the upcoming 8th season of the The Bay participate in an upcoming livestream conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel on Monday, December 4th beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Scheduled to appear are: A Martinez (Nardo), Mike Manning, (Caleb) Kristos Andrews (Pete/Adam), Maxwell Caulfield (Sir Thomas Kenway), Alicia Leigh Willis (Avery) and Eric Nelsen (Daniel) who will tease what’s to come for their character in the new season and much more.

Daytime fans know A Martinez best for his role as Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara, a role that won him a Lead Actor Emmy.  In addition, Martinez has appeared on General Hospital, Days of our Lives, One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful.  Mike Manning, previously played Charlie Dale on Days of our Lives, and took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Program for his role as Caleb on The Bay.

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Kristos Andrews, the series lead of The Bay, who has taken on the dual roles of Pete Garrett and Adam Kenway,  is an eleven-time Emmy winner and made history as the only individual to ever receive Emmy recognition in four key categories: Acting, Producing, Writing and Directing.

Eric Nelsen, also took home a Daytime Emmy for his on-screen performance on The Bay for Supporting Actor in a Digital Series, but also has two more Emmys as a producer. All My Children fans remember Eric as AJ Chandler in Prospect Park’s reboot of the series.  Recently, Nelsen also appeared in the hit show, Yellowstone. Alicia Leigh Willis is remembered by General Hospital fans as Courtney Matthews, the biological mother to Spencer Cassadine, and Sonny’s half- sister.

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One of the major editions to the new season of The Bay is Maxwell Caulfield, who many primetime soap fans recall as Miles Colby on both Dynasty and The Colbys. Caulfield has appeared in numerous soaps, primetime, and motion picture roles, and is married to former Passions star, Juliet Mills.

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Be on the look out for 14 all-new episodes of The Bay, when they drop beginning on Monday, December 11th, that will include The Bay’s 100th episode special, that premieres on Thursday, December 14th. The 8th season also includes the final performances of the late Jackie Zeman in her role as Sofia Madison.

92 episodes of The Bay are currently available on Tubi, Prime Video, and Popstar! TV, with several episodes also available for streaming on Peacock and The Roku Channel.

So, what has been your favorite role and performance from these six actors? Have you enjoyed their work on ‘The Bay’? Let us know if you will be with us in the live chat next Monday via the comment section below.

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Win a Private Game Night with Soap Stars and Help Children in Need for the Holidays

Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) is back with her annual toy drive for children through the holidays through her fundraiser in her effort to raise 25,000 toys for children in need each fall through Christmas is Not Cancelled to benefit Toys for Tots.

This week, fans have the opportunity to win a private zoom game night with none other than: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH), Emme Rylan (Ex-Lulu, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex, DAYS) Ali Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), and Lilley herself, by giving a toy to a child in need via website.

According to the site: “One Lucky Winner will be tuning in for a night of glamour, giggles, and game-winning moments, including: VIP Access to Your Soap Opera Faves: Join the virtual party with stars from your favorite daytime dramas! Prepare for drama on and off the screen as you chat, laugh, and bond over shared soap secrets.”

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Lilley shares: “By participating in this prize drawing, you will directly contribute to providing joy and happiness to underserved children during a challenging time in their lives, creating positive holiday memories!”

For more info on how you can win, make sure to visit

So, would you like to have a special ‘game night’ with this bevy of soap stars? Check out the opportunity, and let us know via the comment section below

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THIS FRIDAY: The Young and the Restless’ Hayley Erin to Chat Live

In a rescheduled livestream event, The Young and the Restless‘ Hayley Erin (“Claire” Grace) will chat live with Michael Fairman on Friday, December 1st beginning at a special time – 2:00PM ET/11:00am PT.

As Y&R viewers have seen, there is more to Claire than originally meets the eye, as she and her Aunt Jordan (Colleen Zenk) have ramped up their revenge plot against Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and the entire Newman clan and their true identities have been revealed.

Previously, Erin appeared on Y&R as a teenaged Abby Newman. Later, she went on to General Hospital to take on the role of Kiki Jerome, a part which won her a Daytime Emmy for her performances. Now, back at her original stomping grounds in Genoa City, and playing an entirely brand- new character.

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Hayley is getting the opportunity to show another side of her acting chops. Make sure to join us for this exclusive livestream conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel. Make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the channel for more upcoming celebrity features, and content, and to receive up-to-the-minute tune-in alerts.

So, are you enjoying Hayley’s performances as “Claire’ thus far? Will you be joining us this Friday? Comment below.

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