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CBS Renews Y&R, B&B, And the Rest Of The Daytime Lineup!

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It’s a big day for CBS Daytime as as all five of its shows were renewed for the 2016-2017 the network.

The Bold and the Beautiful received a two-year pickup.  The Young and the Restless, which previously has received a multi-year pickup through the 2017 season, Let’s Make a Deal, The Talk and The Price Is Right were also part of the reneweal announcement today.

“Each year, CBS Daytime produces more than 1,000 episodes of programming – the most for any broadcast network – which is only possible due to the incredible passion of the industry’s best creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. “Our loyal audience has made CBS Daytime the #1 daily destination for millions of viewers and we thank them for contributing to this phenomenal success. Next year will be even bigger and bolder!”

The network noted on Y&R’s performance that the series is averaging 5.28 million viewers, up +1% from last season and for B&B is is averaging 3.94 million viewers.

Glad to hear B&B got a two-year pick-up and that Y&R and the rest of the line-up remains in tact? Comment below!

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Matthew Place
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Matthew Place

Wow! Great for CBS Daytime. Congrats to all and way to go B&B!

Mo
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Mo

Yay for B&B. It’s been great lately.

Patrick
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Patrick

it just bites

Kudos to CBS for “really” getting… what works

BUILDING – in and around – their #1 and #2 Serials

Bravo and YES !

ABC and NBC…. PUHLEASE ! mind the store… you need , General Hospital and Days of OUR Lives….

without… you have no daytime

davlestev1
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davlestev1

True Patrick… They will essentially bolster CBS by not trying harder… Yes CBS uses the same Bell model for their shows …good or bad EP’s and/or writers it always works on some level…. By 2018 Days audience will be CBS’s… you can’t keep telling fans EVERY year.. Wait till September and our new writers… Yeah we fired then before but they’re better now they get it… And a pig can wear a bikini and take the world by storm.. GIVE ME A BREAK LOL

Timmm
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Timmm

I know Y&R has been #1 for a bazillion years but to see it improve from last years number is good for the format in general.

Derrick
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Derrick

Yayyyyyyyyy CBS!

Ray
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Ray

B&B is a great show. I love the pacing and the aerial shots. Rena Sofer, Heather Tom, Scott Clifton, Katherine Kelly Lang and Don Diamont are my favorites.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

B&B is the only soap to make money internationally—I do remember reading some time ago that it is the #1 show in Italy. Rena Sofer is a big draw for me too because I love the hell Quinn raises.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The motto for CBS Daytime is if it ain’t broke don’t fix it– they have a solid daytime line up with good numbers they would be fools to mess with it.

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

Well that’s all good news except for The Talk, which is a throne for “Mrs. O” to sit on and recieve worship from all and joke about how much plastic surgery she has had. Who knew do many wantef to watch that??,

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

Wow, sorry for all the typos.

Timmm
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Timmm

Julie has class and is good at what she does, Cheryl is the most annoying person on TV and Sharon has milked every last drop of blood out of the Ozzie’s fame! She is disgusting!

Rena
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Rena

Sheryl Underwood is not annoying at all, she is a funny lady and is a wonderful lady.

Kelly
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Kelly

Timmin girlfriend you need to chill out, learn how to spell Sheryl OK lol. She Spells her first name with an S, not a C. Sharon is a cool chic, she is straight to the point. no BS with her. Sheryl is funny, loud and a terrific woman. Julie has grown on me, I love her now.

Patrick
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Patrick

duly note

Sharon Osborne… is done

she’s laid waste to … the Osborne

leave well enough alone

let her kids… traverse “life’ as it is

relax Ms. Osborne.. you did nothing for your husband

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

Wow wonderful news, CBS is very commited to the Daytime soaps, Also I love The Talk, terrific Talk show and love Sheryl Underwood. she is a funny lady.

Adam
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Adam

The soaps are here to stay, that’s really good news for us fans. I love you CBS.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

It’s good news and I’m pleased, but I can’t help but still feel a little bitter, even after all these years. If CBS had shown the same concern and care for “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns” as it has for the Bell serials, we’d have four soaps on CBS Daytime.

su0000
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su0000

Daytime tv is struggling to stay alive and can’t pay for much of anything, the soaps are extreme money out for daytime tv..
We are very fortunate that we the 4 soaps ..

Daytime tv is failing, we have to be grateful that there are 4 soaps..

blake
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blake

I agree. It’s horrible that they were replaced by game shows, which I refuse to watch.

Rose
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Rose

Glad to see CBS stick with their daytime shows. Not that they are always perfect like recent soap promos, IMO. But at least they promote them. Makes you wonder if ABC had invested money, imagination, and a little re-freshing into AMC and OLTL to adapt for changing daytime viewing demos and habits, where their daytime would be now. It just always boggles my mind that you alienate a long standing, loyal soap viewer (many of whom have boycotted ABC ever since) by cancelling their soaps, and try to start from scratch attracting a new audience. And then there’s the Kelly… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Talk about imagination with a little humor…LazyBoy is running a fun ad in my market with Brooke Shields that is a take on soap operas, Cassadines and Stavros. Guess they think there’s an audience/customer.

Mo
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Mo

Constantine from American Idol and B&B stars in the ad with her.

Timmm
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Timmm

What happened to Brooke’s career! I think the male lead was a former American Idol?

blake
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blake

Oh yeah I’ve seen that. It reminds me of her stint on Friends where she was a soap opera fan acting like a soap actor with Joey.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

You ask an interesting question Rose. The goal of all the networks is to spend the least amount for programming while making the most from advertising. I think CBS watched the continuing fire storm of rage against the alphabet network/mouse company for canceling AMC and OLTL and said, “We don’t want any part of this.” So, CBS will tighten the budget while keeping their programs on the air for as long as possible. I am definitely one who has boycotted the alphabet network since the last day One Life to Live aired and will continue to do so.

Rose
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Rose

Maybe part of the $ tightening comes from not spending a lot on the sets. I’ve noticed long time viewers to Y&R commenting about this, like Catherine’s house.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

This is good news. I’ve always felt the best acting on television is done on daytime. And when you consider their hectic filming schedule and the partial sets they often work on, it’s even more admirable. Consider the concentration and focus it must take to make the shows believable and dramatic, without a lot of the perks of nighttime series. Soaps rule!

k/kay
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k/kay

I sincerely am happy for them both even though they have changed so much it’s called learning to roll with the times!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

The CBS game shows and “The Talk” are way more profitable than the CBS soaps. Some of the profits of those shows are used to help Y&R and B&B. Viewers who want to crush the CBS soaps shouldn’t watch the other CBS daytime programs.

GH and DAYS fans should also consider this: Each time you watch game and talk shows, the more likely your soap will be replaced with a game or talk show.

Rose
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Rose

But…CURSES, CBS cancelled one of my favorite nighttime show…’Persons Of Interest.’ From what I’ve read, fans of the show are not happy at all, the ratings were fine, but it could have something to do with Warner Brothers “owning” POI. It’s a shame when you have a really interesting show that gets cancelled in a “sea” of relatity shows.

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Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Kate Grahn, Nancy’s daughter took to social media within the last few hours since we posted this story to share a video on how thankful she and her mom are to GH fans and Nancy’s time on the show which afforded her the ability to have and raise Kate.  Check that out below.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section.

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Erika Slezak Shares More on Her Role in Hallmark’s ‘Next Stop, Christmas’ and Its Premiere Date

Good news! The Hallmark Channel has announced that its movie, Next Stop, Christmas which features Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki, One Life to Live) will have its debut on Saturday, November 6th at 8pm ET.

Erika took to her website to share a little bit of information for fans of the character she plays in it.  The six-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “I play a wealthy woman who has lived in the town and knows everyone and is loved by everyone and she throws a huge Christmas party every year.  Sorry, that’s all I’m permitted to share.”

Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson star in Next Stop, Christmas, which follows the tale of a woman who takes a train journey to the past.

 

Chandler Massey (Will, Days of our Lives) Eric Freeman, and Lyndsy Fonseca (Ex-Colleen, The Young and the Restless) are also a part of the cast.

So, looking forward to seeing Erika in Next Stop, Christmas come November? Comment below.

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‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro Test Positive for COVID-19; Asked to Leave Studio Ahead Of V.P. Kamala Harris Interview

This morning on The View, an awkward situation arose, when while on the air, co-hosts, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, where asked to leave the panel desk and exit the studio.

All of this happened before a live interview was scheduled to happen with Vice President Kamala Harris.  It was revealed that Hostin and Navarro tested positive for Covid-19, and were ‘breakthrough” cases since they had been previously vaccinated.

Host, Joy Behar delivered the news to the audience at home so they knew what was going on with the bizarre moment playing out on live TV, sharing,  “Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they have tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off of the show.”

Harris, who had planned to join the ladies at the table, instead was going to be interviewed remotely from a different place in the ABC TV studio in New York, while Joy Behar and Sara Haines remained on the set.

As for Kamala Harris, Behar added: “It’s very important we keep her healthy and safe. The Secret Service is doing things to make her feel safe.”

While the delay was announced, Behar and Haines took questions from the in-studio audience.

Watch Behar below explain what was going on.

Then let us know, how do you feel The View handled the situation? Comment below.

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