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CBS names Angelica McDaniel the new Sr. VP Daytime Programming!

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After months of looking for a replacement for the former Senior V.P. of Daytime Programming, Barbara Bloom, CBS has finally named her successor!  And the key appointment goes to Angelica McDaniel, who was been McDaniel has been overseeing day-to-day creative affairs for The Talk since joining the network in August 2010.   She reports to CBS Entertainment president,  Nina Tassler.

McDaniel will oversee all daytime programming, including The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal and The Talk.

Prior to joining CBS, McDaniel was a creative executive in the Telepictures/Warner Bros. program development department.  She also served as the current executive for the fifth season of  The Tyra Banks Show. From June 2007-March 2009, McDaniel was Creative Director of New Media for Telepictures Productions, spearheading digital initiatives, social media strategies and web integrations for The Ellen Degeneres Show, TMZ, Essence, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Extra, The Tyra Banks Show and MomLogic.

Tassler said of the appointment of McDaniel, “Angelica has made invaluable contributions to the launch and success of The Talk.  Her strategic and creative vision and understanding of the daytime landscape will continue to move CBS Daytime in the right direction as this successful and profitable day part continues to evolve.”

So soapers, how do you feel about the appointment of McDaniel?  At least its not someone who we have all seen ruin another network’s programming day part, right?

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MiCHELE
MiCHELE

I think her being with the talk…in any form….not good,that is what she will want on the landscape for daytime tv…you watch…it will happen on CBS also….the same as ABC…

toscanti
toscanti

Hope she is not a hack for the CBS soaps. Do not need another face person to end the soap genre.

Trapper
Trapper

I think it’s time we found a channel that can be a home for ALL of the soaps. Then at least we wouldn’t be biting our collective nails over what was going to happen next. Hopefully, CBS is watching ABC closely and seeing the precipitous drop in ratings as a sign not to screw with their two remaining soaps.

Torrey
Torrey

Her entire background consist of various talk shows…..so, this does not make me look ahead for a bright future for CBS soaps. I totally agree with Trapper….just put all our soaps on one channel, and make the soap fans happy.

david
david

She doesn’t appear to have been associated with anything except reality/talk programming. I don’t think that is encouraging. Are there no executives skilled in fictional entertainment or has management decided this is dead in daytime?

barbara t
barbara t

watch out b&b and y&r fans ,could be history repeating itself ,only it s on another network,another reality expert ,shes a yak ,yak, yak, professional .so that means more crap feast shows coming to cbs.wish I could watch but neither soap is on in my area at 2,and I started watching dool ,so I cant help.what question I have is whats with all the hiring of these reality people?there killing the soaps to put cheap programing on,I guess you dont have to be very smart or a creative person to plain afternoon shows.I guess they work for less money to,while the bigwigs make more money by showing dumb shows for dumb people .

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Lady, U comment about more than one network other than abc. I’v been on all today, and haven’t been able to catch you on. Sometimes you can catch a person, posting around the same time as yourself.

barbara t
barbara t

IM all over the place ,started watching dool when we lost amc.Im just now,getting interested,use to watch dool but then they put it on where one life to live was ,so the better soap won ,and that was a very long time ago.

kay killgore
kay killgore

Hmm I think we have a problem here. There is no way soaps are going to continue with someone at the helm who likes reality and talk shows. And you know what with the way they are writing for Y&R and B&B it will be like shooting fish in a barrel to cancel them.

shelly
shelly

Shocking. Not a good sign for soap fans . I’m beginning to wonder… what are the daytime execs smoking???? What part of failure do they not understand???? Hasn’t anyone learned from the mistakes OFABC??? Soap viewers have spoken loud and clear. God I cant believe CBS is heading in this same direction.

Heather
Heather

“At least its not someone who we have all seen ruin another network’s programming day part, right?”

Well there’s a start for everything, right?

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

That’s CBS. Has nothing to do with me or my interest. I don’t watch CBS unless for special occasions. These days I leave my television on when I’m gone, to another channel (and sometimes that’s CBS) can get the ratings I refuse to give ABC any earlier ratings before the 3pm slot, when I get home.

Ted
Ted

Nope. NOT good.

Sorry, I don’t trust ANYONE even remotely associated with THE TALK (or Let’s Make a Deal for that matter).

So, IMHO ? ….The writing’s on the wall too, over at CBS daytime.

Despite good ratings for Y&R and BB right now?….why, it’s only just a matter of time.

The network, ALL the networks, are out to “get” the soaps…….totally OFF the air.

Sorry. I really am THAT skeptical at this point.

Iakovos
Iakovos

CBS is a more conserrvative network, so I hope they are no plotting any sudden cancellations of Y&R and B&B. It is confusing to me, as much as primetime programmers have abandoned Saturday night, that the webs do not work harder to make daytime count and be unique as it has for decades. I cannot imagine that is done by dismantling successes for pale imitations and mindless talk/reality shows. I’d even welcome the return — as we have in primetime — of game shows at least. There is a place for daytime drama. There are millions of fans of the genre. Maybe some of these highly paid suits who are so well regarded can exercise some brain power and devise a strategy to answer viewers, accountants, creative types, and corporate leaders.

Why not a mix of news, information, drama, and contest? Is it really that difficult?

rose
rose

No background in soaps, it’s audience, or scripted shows. Very worrysome, especially since I’ve moved over to CBS between 1-2.

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Angelica McDaniel, executive vp daytime programs and syndicated program development at CBS, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter on what has made this remarkable run; attributing it to strong storytelling and a cast that includes several beloved veterans who have been around the entire time.

The executive noted that while other soaps over the years have fallen by the wayside, and even though we are down to only four surviving network soap operas, that Y&R will be around with no end in sight.

McDaniel stated, “We have this award-winning, ratings-generating, money-making show, and it really adds value to CBS. We expect it be a part of our lineup in the future.”

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She also added, “The Young and the Restless has some of the best actors in the industry — not in soaps, not in daytime, but in television. We have iconic, legacy characters that have been on our show for decades. Melody Thomas Scott will be celebrating her 40th year on the show in February. Peter Bergman just reached his 30th anniversary in November. Eric Braeden started in 1980. We just have an incredible arsenal of actors who are so talented and play these characters so well that you don’t even realize they’re characters. They become people who are part of your life, part of your daily existence.”

As for the continual investment and ways the audience watches the show on various platforms, McDaniel expresed: “The great thing about daytime television is we have loyal, passionate viewers, and they really like to tune in day and date. They want to stick with their stories and see what’s happening today. … Having said that, The Young and the Restless is also one of the top streamed shows on CBS.com. As trends evolve, we are where our viewers are, and we’re making shows readily accessible so they can get their fix and follow their stories.”

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Young has been busy with other projects involving acting roles, his You Tube show, and music career, but certainly is open to a return to the soap opera.

But after the cover of this week’s Soap Opera Digest hit newsstands; which indicates that Rick and Maya have split with the return on-air of Karla Mosley (Maya) (who had been off the show for maternity leave), it clearly looks like the show is moving in a different direction.

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Since that posting, fans of the couple known as #Raya, have been voicing their thoughts and sharing photos of the on-screen duo.  Young responded to one in particular saying, “Who remembers this? Gosh, I miss Maya.”  In it,the posting read: “This is heartbreaking, Raya was the only example of what true love looks like on that soap!”

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