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DAYS Casting Contract Role Of New Doctor! Who Would You Suggest For The Part?

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Looks like there will be a new doctor in the house on Days of our Lives.

According to a casting notice shared on Soap Opera Digest, the long-running NBC daytime drama series is casting the contract role of Dr. Caleb Cooper.

The soap is seeking a strong, established actor between the ages of 45-55 for the character, who is described as a “Good-looking loner. He lives on a self-sustaining farm in middle America, completely off the grid… He finds peace and joy in nature. He keeps his past as a doctor secret, hiding the truth about a traumatic tragedy from his past.”

The role of Caleb will begin taping in August.

So, put on your casting director hats now DAYS fans! What actor familiar to daytime or primetime audiences, or perhaps someone the show should be aware of but may not, do you think would be a good fit for the part? Comment below!

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Patrick
Patrick

Vincent Irizarry !

so much upheaval… it’s been blundered… that distending belief

is

Deimos has a twin brother !

Celia
Celia

Love it, Patrick.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Ok you hold a national talent search in Australia for a new doctor.. Fly him to America… Exhaust all airtime killing off favorites.. Making favorites murderers and out of character hypocrites and somebody says.. OMG.. Doctor Flynn.. Who.. That Aussie actor..oh shiznit.. let’s kill Daniel.. Give Brady his heart.. Ooooo.. and give him hallucinations.. Yeahhhh.. of a girl Flynn knows.. Now toss him to Nicole.. NOW. Ooooo.. wait for it.. He knocks boots with KAYLA… the brass says we need another brooding doctor.. Oh.. yeah.. Too bad that Aussie didn’t work out… AAAAAHHHHH….OMG.. so over it.. and just because Kate Mansi opted out she’s leaving in a mask and Kate is NOT HAPPY.. I suspect for dramas sake she’ll flip out big time and go out in that Hannibal Lecter mask BO was forced to wear.. UGGHHH

Patrick
Patrick

Robin Christopher ! and/or bring back Crystal Chappell

Boes
Boes

You’ll be shocked to find out your nominee’s for the role of the male doctor are both women.

Celia
Celia

Yes, and yes!!

Mo
Mo

They’re looking for a man.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Will his past include a heart transplant that results in having memories that belong to the organ donor?

Celia
Celia

Lol, Tomas….my sentiments, exactly.
I was thinking Michael Muhney. He would be perfect…..let’s have a brooding doc, with a bit of mystery. Isn’t that the theme on all soaps for a doctor? Male or female?

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

But doctors have to “touch” patients quite abit, Celia. It might be OK if breast exams arent needed, LOL!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

*aren’t

Celia
Celia

@4ever DAYS.
LOL, 4ever. Great paly-on words. So apropos. Too funny!!

Patrick
Patrick

they should try… Jon Hensley…. ex-Holden Snyer, ATWT

smoldering intensity… I say he still does

Anne
Anne

Yes. yes. yes. I was thinking the exact thought. The perfect soapy hunk. Says so much with his presence. He should be back on a soap now.

Iakovos
Iakovos

That’s a good idea, too! B&B put him a white coat for nothing more than a glorified walk-on.

Mister Media
Mister Media

How about Bradley Cole (formerly Prince Richard on Guiding Light)?

TMJ
TMJ

Jon Hensley

Lisa
Lisa

Ricky Paull Goldin. Would love to see him back on a soap.

Phil
Phil

Ricky Paul Goldin or Grant Alexander or Michael O’Leary… please also bring back Kassie DePaiva FT pronto!

Celia
Celia

Love Ricky!! Yeah!

vinman
vinman

Ted King……50 yrs.old….possible love interest for Nicole…..or for returning Eve.They played good together on OLTL.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Mike Horton…

Celia
Celia

Yes, Mike Horton, too, Jimmy. All good suggestions.

Hayjay
Hayjay

I’m still wishing for a Jonah recast & a Stephanie recast. So, this character doesn’t excite me. However, I miss seeing Grayson McCouch, Rick Hearst, Kurt McKinney & so many others.

Softjohn
Softjohn

I think Jonathan Jackson could play a good doctor!

Phil
Phil

Nope! He needs to go back to GH as Lucky!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i agree…

Timmm
Timmm

Paging Dr. Alan Quartermaine!

denisefan
denisefan

I suggest someone who wants to work part-time and is comfortable with a boss who is impulsive.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Scott Reeves. Scott Reeves. Scott Reeves.

Phil
Phil

Good idea…didn’t think of him

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

If only they had saved Vincent Irizarry for this role. They are ruining him on DOOL and limiting his future.

Patrick
Patrick

yes, exactly… my thought

Celia
Celia

I do believe Deimos is not who he says he is. After today’s episode? He called Khloe and identified himself as Robert? Hmmmmm!!!!!!!
So, Dr Ruth; you may get your wish. LOL.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I didnt hear him say that-must have been distracted with my cat who likes to pick fights with me….that could be interesting….

Celia
Celia

@ Jimh ( leave it to beaver)
Lol, Jimmy. Now I’m second -guessing myself. I was certain he said…” It’s Robert. I need your help”.
And, yes. This turn of events could get very interesting, if I heard right.

Celia
Celia

@jimh.
Hey, Jimmy…I replayed that particular part of the episode; and, Deimos said exactly what I heard him say on the phone.

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

I heard that. He has a double life. That was Chloe? She looked slightly different.

Good! Then he has a chance to redeem himself and stay on.

Celia
Celia

@ Dr Helen Ruth.
I deleted the episode….I think it was Khloe. LOL. As jimh said….interesting.

Patrick
Patrick

I’m with all of you : Celia / Dr. Ruth / JimH

I hope Deimos is not who he says he is… we want him around

i’m 9 eps behind… I’ll get their

Celia
Celia

@Patrick.
I guess we were tricked, Patrick, LOL. Deimos is Deimos. Robert is the fake name given to Khloe.
Now, what a coincidence, eh? If TPTB needed her to return to Days, why the rlaborate story? Why enmesh her in Deimos’ life? Hmmmmm. Stranger and stranger, Patrick. Where are they? Where is Khloe’s house?
One thing….I hope he clears Nicole. But, it seems he has no intention of doing so….for a while, anyway.

Jon Hensley
Jon Hensley

Jon Hensley would make a wonderful doctor.

Patrick
Patrick

up to this point

Jon Hensley, ex-Holden Snyder, ATWT
Ted King, ex-GH/OLTL , Lorenzo ,
Michael Muhney, ex-Adam, Y&R

why not think about Matthew Ashford ?

Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson

David Fumero or Michael Muhney

Letemeatc8ke
Letemeatc8ke

Michael E. Knight, lol.

Celia
Celia

I would love Michael Knight. If he dyed his hair, he would look half his age. He has a very youthful face and appearance.

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

I too vote for MICHAEL E. KNIGHT – he is on the West coast now, he is 50’ish and looks younger. Lord knows he has acting chops and would be a welcomed added attraction for Days of Our Lives.
I honestly think he would be a great fit and then he could battle with Deimos and has good chemistry with Vincent who currently plays that role.

damien
damien

bring back a familiar doc…
mike horton… followed by carrie and austin peck austin!
throw in nicole and u got a love entaglement!
put nicole with characters we care about. i.e eric!… not new characters like daniel or deimos and again we dont need useless newbies to be gone under the next regime change

Chaz
Chaz

Kamar de los Reyes – 48, perfect age.

Rodd
Rodd

Hmmm…Have to wonder if his secret is that he’s a also a priest who once had an affair with a police officer’s wife, got shot and is currently on leave from his duties to the church. ??? Oh…no, that’s already happening in GH and soaps never copy. Right? LOL!

It would be lovely if this was really a returning Mike Horton! Then he could have all the secrets he wants as long as a Horton returns to the fold.

Barbara Caponigro
Barbara Caponigro

I would choose Nathan Fillion as the new Doctor for Salem. He has the looks, the intelligence, the charm and the eyes to hold the secrets of his soul and yours. His eyes speak of pain and mistrust. Yet, he looks at people with sympathy and concern. He needs that one person who truly needs someone to help and he needs someone too.

Michele
Michele

Michael Muhney. He’s my vote for every new male role. Such a versatile talent.

Soapluv2010
Soapluv2010

He’s banned! clearly and I’m not sad about it, at all. Talent is easily overshadowed by boorish behavior.

ryan
ryan

I agree Michele, Michael Muhney is super talented and missed. I’d love to see him on a soap again.

Celia
Celia

I mentioned MM above, as well. However, considering all the ‘mishaps’ he went through, I doubt any doors are opened; even if he were willing to enter.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Sony owns Y&R. Sony owns DAYS.

Not going to happen. I absolutely agree that he’s a talented actor. I hope he finds work but I don’t think this is likely.

mike
mike

Carl T. Evans, Casper Van Dien, or Forbes March

TearyTam
TearyTam

Yes! Forgot about Carl T. evans

ryan
ryan

me too, man was he beautiful.

Kim
Kim

Jeff Branson from Guiding Light

BTripp
BTripp

Jon Hensley for sure. He’s the right age and extremely handsome and needs to be back on soaps.

Mo
Mo

I liked him on B&B.

janet Byrnes
janet Byrnes

MATT jack could return

TearyTam
TearyTam

Scott DeFrietas, Isaiah Mustapha, James Cho, and of course my love forever….Eddie Cahill

Tivette
Tivette

Just found out Michael E. Knight is leaving Y&R, so hope DOOL will consider him!!! One can only hope bc he would be such a great catch for the part!

Angie
Angie

Didn’t Michael Knight just become available!

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

I agree, 50’ish Michael E. Knight sounds like a good match for the role.

ryan
ryan

Does it really matter at this point? Days has become so unwatchable thanks to Ken Corday and his stuipid moves.

Dean_Morgan
Dean_Morgan

You guys have mentioned some great actors- Bradley Cole, Ricky Paul Goldin, Jon Hensley are all actors I thought of for the role. There are so many good actors who aren’t working in daytime that would be great in the role. I do hope they stick with recognizable soap names and stay away from primetime vets. I think bringing an actor from AMC or GL could possibly bring more viewers.m

Dean_Morgan
Dean_Morgan

And to Ryan’s comment about Days being unwatchable, I agree it isn’t the best right now. I have watched for nearly 32 years and would never abandon ship.

Dislike: Weaving Nicole into the Deimos vs. VIctor story was a mistake. THe writers should have let Brady/Justin take him on. I also wish Maggie was walking again. The biggest challenge is that they shoot episodes so far ahead that they cannot tell what is working or fix anything for 6-8 months! The Hernandez family eats up airtime with no real storyline. Summer is a bummer. Barely any airtime for Justine and Adrienne/Lucas are pretty much MIA.

Like: I like Gabi and JJ, am glad Jennifer is clean and hopefully headed to a better place, and I find the young actor who plays Chase to be quite talented. It was a poor choice to have him rape Ciara, but longtime fans remember Jack raped Kayla..and over time he became one of our favorite characters. Aidan’s return is soapy and while I am not thrilled with how that story started, I am interested to see where Aidan’s story goes, much to the credit of Daniel Cosgrove. Sonny is returning and I am assuming that will mean more Paul. I like Marlena’s scenes with Ciara.. the young actress is actually growing in her work with Deidre- much like Molly did with Suzanne several years ago.

Hopes: Jennifer gets a fun romance and isn’t involved in all this darkness. Adrienne, Justin, and Lucas air more often and are involved in meaningful story. Maggie regains her ability to walk. More Phillip would be nice… maybe mix him with CHloe and Nicole.

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

I AGREE that it was a poor writing choice to have young Chase rape Ciara – it wasn’t well acted, wasn’t believable – and serves no real purpose. The two young actors involved didn’t have the dramatic skills to make this kind of scene plausible.
I also think (this is a little off-topic) that it’s abusurd that Hope would give Aiden a “second chance” and give a little bit of the brush-off to Rafe. Aiden perhaps didn’t “go through” with murdering Hope but he at least CONSIDERED it and that alone should put him on Hope’s S——list. Rafe would be a much better choice for her. Wait till she finds out that Aiden has now committed Legal Fraud by creating those Wedding documents for Hope… Tsk Tsk…..

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

I’m sorry I meant to write that he forged those Wedding documents for KATE not Hope.

Jp
Jp

James depaiva ex max oltl or stephen schnetzer ex cass aw would be two great choices

Lia
Lia

Definitely Jon Hensley. Right age, and in the white coat he would look like a doctor, and not like a guy playing one. I think he and Kayla would be great, and if they wanted to put him with Jen that would work too.

Celia
Celia

Kayla belongs with Steve, Lia….LOL.
But, Jen? Yes, definitely….it’s time to breathe some positivity into her life.
Jon Hensley? I am not familiar with his acting. I looked him up, and you’re right. He has the ‘look’ of a doctor.

JR O'Neil
JR O'Neil

Thom Bierdz – Phillip Chancellor III, Young & Restless is spot on perfect casting for the role of Dr. Cooper on DOOL.

Thom Bierdz, Entertainment Tonight, 2011, Cover Story, “Young & Restless” The Return of Phillip Chancellor III
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrVvCuFU5i0

Thom Bierdz, “Young & Restless”, 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttzfIfq53HY

Thom Bierdz, “Portrait of a Scandal”, 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ-SmX2uG-o

Thom Bierdz, Interview about his acclaimed bestselling book “Forgiving Troy”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iXjVE8QwQA

Helen
Helen

So … we won’t see him onscreen until early next year given the tape/air schedule.

code85
code85

Scott Elrod , Ethan Ericksion,Murrary Bartlett , Jason Shane Scott , Grayson McCouch , Rob Estes , or Stephen Martnies

Jaime
Jaime

Too many new characters! Sorry just had it with the writers at Days.

Breaking News

47th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced: GH Scores Most Nods, DAYS Follows

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today the nominees for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be presented in a two-hour special on Friday, June 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Awards will be presented in leading categories during the telecast, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys), and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

The awards are presented to individuals and programs broadcast between 2:00 am and 6:00 pm, as well as certain categories of digital and syndicated programming of similar content and that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019.

Show to show, and leading all daytime programming: General Hospital received the most nominations overall with 23, followed by Days of our Lives with 22.  The Young and the Restless was next with 21, followed by The Bold and the Beautiful with 13.  They were followed by the digital drama series, EastSiders and Studio City who scored 8 nominations, along with The View, Ghostwriter and Sesame Street.

Now below are the nominees in all the daytime and digital drama categories and congratulation to all of the nominees.  Here we go, and the nominees are ….

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Eastsiders Netflix

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Finola Hughes as Anna Devane General Hospital ABC

Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Heather Tom as Katie Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Maura West as Ava Jerome General Hospital ABC

Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker Days of Our Lives NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Rowin Amone as Ester Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Mary Beth Evans as Sara Garrett The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Jade Harlow as Lianna Ramos The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Cady Huffman as Lisa After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Shanti Lowry as Yolanda Rodriguez Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Steve Burton as Jason Morgan General Hospital ABC

Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Jon Lindstrom as Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain General Hospital ABC

Thaao Penghlis as Tony DiMera Days of Our Lives NBC

Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Kristos Andrews as Pete Garrett The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Alex Hurt as Adam The Rehearsal rehearsalseries.com

Brad James as Cameran Jr. A House Divided UMC / Amazon Prime Video

Sean Kanan as Sam Stevens Studio City Amazon Prime Video

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Brian White as Jimmy Blue Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Tamara Braun as Dr Kim Nero General Hospital ABC

Rebecca Budig as Hayden Barnes General Hospital ABC

Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams Days of Our Lives NBC

Christel Khalil as Lily Winters The Young and the Restless CBS

Annika Noelle as Hope Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Tina Benko as Helen The Rehearsal rehearsalseries.com

Veanne Cox as Lenora Indoor Boys vimeo.com

Patrika Darbo as Violet Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Carolyn Hennesy as Gloria Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Janet Hubert as Mignon Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mark Grossman as Adam Newman The Young and the Restless CBS

Bryton James as Devon Hamilton The Young and the Restless CBS

Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis Days of Our Lives NBC

Chandler Massey as Will Horton Days of Our Lives NBC

James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine General Hospital ABC

Paul Telfer as Xander Kiriakis Days of Our Lives NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Willam Belli as Douglas / Gomorrah Ray Eastsiders Netflix

Leith M. Burke as Derrick Eastsiders Netflix

Tristan Rogers as Doc Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Lenny Wolpe as Carl After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Gregory Zarian as Nate Venice the Series vimeo.com

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sasha Calle as Lola Rosales The Young and the Restless CBS

Olivia Rose Keegan as Claire Brady Days of Our Lives NBC

Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait General Hospital ABC

Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks General Hospital ABC

Thia Megia as Haley Chen Days of Our Lives NBC

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Elissa Kapneck as Sasha The Young and the Restless CBS

Michael Knight as Martin Grey General Hospital ABC

Eva LaRue as Celeste Rosales The Young and the Restless CBS

Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Simon Black The Young and the Restless CBS

Chrishell Stause as Jordan Ridgeway Days of Our Lives NBC

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Rene Heger as Zack Sullivan DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Mary Beth Peil as Helen After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Scott Turner Schofield as Max Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Lin Shaye as Diane Eastsiders Netflix

Graham Sibley as Zack DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Eastsiders Netflix

Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

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General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

Pillow Talk YouTube.com

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Eastsiders Netflix

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING MULTIPLE CAMERA EDITING FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING LIVE AND DIRECT TO TAPE SOUND MIXING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ARTDIRECTION/SETDECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

Eastsiders Netflix

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

“The Bad Guys?” Brainwashed By Toons funnyordie.com

“Everything Changed” The Feels YouTube.com

“North Star” General Hospital ABC

“A Holiday Carol – The Holidays Are Here”

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC

“Hooray Hooray, We’re On Our Way”

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SPECIAL

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day NBC

Hate Among Us Popstar TV

Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration HBO

This Old House: 40th Anniversary Special PBS

The Young and the Restless: Kristoff St. John Tribute CBS

 

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT –TOPICAL

Days of Our Lives “Flash Forward” NBC

Dr. Phil “Rodney Reed” SYNDICATED Jeopardy!

“Jeopardy! All Star Games” SYNDICATED

Nick Jr Paw Patrol Ready, Race, Rescue: Trailer Nickelodeon
Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas

“Launch” Netflix The Star Wars Show

“Stars Wars Animals: The Trench Run” YouTube.com

The full list of nominees in all categories is available at https://theemmys.tv/daytime 

So, who are you thrilled to see nominated from your favorite daytime and digital dramas? Who do you think is MIA? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys To Be Broadcast On CBS; Nominations To Be Announced Tomorrow On ‘The Talk’

Breaking news on Wednesday, the Daytime Emmys are back on and in a major way returning to broadcast television and CBS on Friday night, June 26h beginning at 8 p,m, ET/PT in a two-hour special.

The announcement was made by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and this marks the 14th time CBS had aired the Daytime Emmys throughout its history.

Photo: NATAS

The June 26 telecast will be produced by the National Academy and Associated Television International (ATI), which previously produced the Daytime Emmys Awards on The CW in 2009 and CBS’ most recent broadcasts in 2010 and 2011.

In addition, nominations in major categories will be revealed for the first time tomorrow May 21st on the CBS Daytime afternoon series, The Talk as well as ETOnline.com’ there are 100 categories in all that comprise the Daytime Emmys this year.  This year’s awards honor content from more than 2,700 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry

“The Daytime Emmys are coming home,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS. “For generations, daytime television has been a source of comfort and continuity that’s never been more important. We’re delighted to join with CBS in celebrating the programs and professionals who never cease to brighten our days.”

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“As a leader in Daytime, we are thrilled to welcome back the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. “Daytime television has been keeping viewers engaged and entertained for many years, so it is with great pride that we look forward to celebrating the best of the genre here on CBS.”

“In these challenging times, daytime has been a primary influence in staying connected with its audience, entertaining them, and keeping them informed,” said 47th Annual Daytime Emmys® executive producer and director David McKenzie of Associated Television International. “We are honored to be a part of it. We are also excited for the challenge of introducing a new format that will celebrate the contributions of daytime television.”

Awards will be presented in leading categories during the telecast, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys), and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys returning to primetime and CBS? Who do you think will score a nomination tomorrow? Comment below, but first check out The Talk’s Daytime Emmy announcement below.

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ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

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In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

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There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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