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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.”

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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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DOOL App Set To Launch New Digital Series ‘Last Blast Reunion’

Leave it to the DOOL app to bring to its digital space another exclusive fun and exciting series featuring some DAYS faves.  Announced today, look for ‘Last Blast Reunion” to kick-off with its first episode on Black Friday on November 29th.

Last Blast Reunion harkens back to the story of Salem’s then high school kids from 2002 and who hung out at the the cybercafe known as “.Com”.  Now in 2019, the new series brings the gang back together .

The cast includes: Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Martha Madison (Belle), Heather Lindell (Jan), Aaron Van Wagner (Jason), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and Lindsay Hollistar (Susan). Due to a scheduling conflict with Farah Fath, the role of Mimi has been recast with actress, Theressa Liane.

In addition, Chadwick Hopson will play Kevin, a role originally played by Brett Lawrence and Robert Benvenisti. There will also be a big surprise for viewers in the first episode when a major fan favorite returns!

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So, what is said to happen on the series? Well, Belle and Chloe discover their old friend Kevin has reopened the “.Com Café” in New York, similar to the one at which they all used to gather at in Salem. The three of them decide to plan a reunion of the “Last Blast Crew,” and a week later they are joined by Susan, Shawn and Mimi, and the friends reminisce and quickly ease back into their old bonds and rivalries. The story takes an unexpected turn with some shocking twists that will keep viewers at the edge of their seats all the way to the surprise ending.

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Following the November 29 premiere, new episodes will be available every Thursday for the following seven weeks.

In addition, the episodes will also be available on the NBC app and NBC.com one week after streaming exclusively on The DOOL App. Each episode will be approximately 7-10 minutes in length.

Greg Meng, (Co-executive producer, Days) offered up in a statement: “We are excited to bring together some of the most beloved characters from Days of our Lives in the next DOOL App series. As this new digital platform continues to grow, we can provide exciting additional content to complement the air show on NBC.”

Last Blast Reunion was written by DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati and Corday Productions.

The DOOL App was developed by the Corday Productions team of Greg Meng, creative director (and co-executive producer, “Days of our Lives”); Michael Fairman, content producer; and Maya Frangié, director of communications and strategic initiatives. The DOOL App is a new all-access platform for “Days of our Lives” fans to get more of the show they love, including breaking news from the set, exclusive original content, backstage videos with the cast, quizzes and interactive games, fan-favorite clips, weekly recaps and other fun ways to connect with the cast. More information is available at www.TheDoolApp.com.

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The Kelly Clarkson Show Renewed For Second Season

NBCUniversal has decided to given an early season 2 renewal to The Kelly Clarkson Show, which has been providing strong numbers in syndication, according to Deadline on Monday.

Clarkson, a Grammy Award-Winner and coach on NBC’s singing competition The Voice has a talker that now will take it through the 2020-21 season.

Kelly’s afternoon show ranks as the No.1 new syndicated program.  It made its debut back in September and had the strongest start to any new first-run syndicated series in seven years with an average of 1.9 million viewers per episode.

In addition, The Kelly Clarkson Show is performing in the fourth position among all syndicated daytime talk shows, and the show’s social platforms have gained more than 1.5 million subscribers since September.

In a statement, Tracie Wilson, EVP, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Television Distribution said on the pick-up: “The Kelly Clarkson Show is connecting with viewers in a unique way and we are so happy to build on that momentum, bringing Kelly’s brand of humor, heart, and, of course, the incredible ‘Kellyoke,’ to stations for a second season.  It is a privilege to be in business with Kelly and our production team, led by Alex Duda, who have a clear creative vision and a talent for storytelling and creating quality entertainment that invites you in for a good time and leaves you feeling happy.”

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Tamara Braun Says Farewell To GH: “Thank You To All You Wonderful People for Your Love and Support”

Today marks the day for the final appearance of General Hospital’s Tamara Braun in the role of Dr. Kim Nero, according to a post on her Instagram account from the actress herself.

Braun posted: “Want to see Kim Nero one last time? Tune in today to say goodbye. Thank you to all you wonderful people for your love and support. #GH #goodbye #love #support #fans #gratitude #smile #bekind”

Tamara’s latest GH alter-ego (she had previously played Carly Corinthos) of Kim Nero, found herself pining after Franco (Roger Howarth) who now has her beloved Drew Cain’s memories transplanted into his brain, thanks to the horrifying procedure done by the late Shiloh and Dr. Cabot.  Kim has also been grieving for months the loss of her son, Oscar.

Watch to see how Kim exits Port Charles on the ABC daytime drama series.

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