Connect with us

Days Of Our Lives

58

DAYS Dena Higley Shares: "Very Excited To Co-Head Write With Amazing Ryan Quan. Our Material Starts To Air Sept. 6!"

Courtesy/NBC

Courtesy/NBC

Days of our Lives fans are about to get some new life injected into the show, when the first stories and scripts from DAYS’ latest head writing regime, Dena Higley and Ryan Quan begin to air.

Higley, who had taken some time off from the series some time ago, took to her Twitter account to let everyone know just when fans will start seeing their stories unfold in Salem.

Dena tweeted: “Thanks to my DOOL family for my personal time off. Very excited to co-head write with amazing Ryan Quan.  Our material starts on air 9/6.”

With the 2016 Summer Olympic pre-emptions of the long running NBC daytime drama series about to come to its conclusion, all new episodes of DAYS begins to air next Monday on August 22nd.

Just what do Dena and Ryan have in-store for the good folks of Salem?  Well, for one, as teased on the NBC “New Season Of DAYS” promo, some dastardly villains are back on the canvas when Xander, Orpheus, and Clyde are back to settle old scores! Will they succeed?

So, are you looking forward to seeing what Dena and Ryan have planed for DAYS fans in the coming months? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

READ MORE
47th Daytime Emmy Awards To Be Presented Via "Virtual" Ceremony This Fall
Leave a comment | 58 Comments
Advertisement

58
Leave a Reply

avatar
27 Comment threads
31 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
37 Comment authors
N. Ontaviewer88FairyJohn GordonMark Recent comment authors
newest oldest
Mister Media
Mister Media

I’m sorry to have to say that I am not excited about this. I wish that I was. It feels as if I have bought a ticket for this ferris wheel many times before and it always gets stuck at the top….

Joel
Joel

So true! It seems like every fall the show is bragging about the latest fresh start but it practically always falls flat.

Celia
Celia

Yeah…..firstly, ‘they’ should start by cutting the chains that bind Rafe to Hope….hope-less.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

You’re right, Celia! Yes to Soap-on-a-Rope, but a big fat NOOOOOO to Rope-on-my-soap!

Celia
Celia

@4ever DAYS.
Right, 4ever? Both TPTB and most fans root for this couple.
Fans are so enamored of Hope and her not-so-young character that they cannot see the forest for the trees.
Hope has to be one of the most boring character on DAYS. Her time has come and gone. Rafe needs a woman who can take him to the stars without the baggage.

Phil
Phil

I think it is Rafe who is boring… but they could liven him up by pairing him with a bad girl or not so bad girl Nicole!

Patrick
Patrick

Hope had better be careful… she’ll be tagged as the next character … ala

Dr. Daniel Jonas… to smother the audience

I truly do believe with; that Rafe is not the one to feature Hope with

that job has to go back to Aiden… now that he’s DA… will that help Hope believe?

argh! it’s just a travesty what DAYS did to this ready made family… they were the best… and they went and ruined them… with SORAS and the rape …i’m sad about this

go back to Lauren Boles… the original… and all will be right with the world

Celia
Celia

@Phil.
Hi, Phil,
You could very well be right about Rafe. I never stopped to think of the reverse scenario.
At the same time, Hope is a downer to me. TPTB, I think, are trying too hard with the Hope character…keeping her relevant. Not working for me. She needs mature, interesting roles to boost her persona. What Hope was 20 years ago is gone, gone, gone…..cannot resuscitate what’s dead.
I loved Rafe with Sami….he’s great with kids….I enjoyed that side of Rafe.
And, yes. I agree with you to the rafters. Rafe and Nicole would be sensational.
Deimos? Not!!!!! Too dark for me. He will only sap Nicole of her vitality….her mischievous brain, which I’d love to scrutinize on a personal level…LOL. Later.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Cut to the chase, Celia, cut the “Rope!” lol

Andy
Andy

Although she says her stuff doesn’t air until 9/6, it’s obvious she has had a hand in the cutting and editing of story lines. Haiden was dropped for Rope and Cosgrove fired. I expect nothing different from Higley this time as any other time. Rafe, Rafe and more Rafe. Will not be tuning back in after Olympics or ever.

Phil
Phil

Cosgrove was fired before she took over and then brought back! They did however drop the Hope and Aiden pairing in favor of Hope and Rafe… not sure why… snooooooooze!

JT
JT

You cannot help but note that shortly after Corday announced a change in head writers months ago, stories became oddly disjointed, scenes expected were cut, lots of edits done. This was Higley influence. Milstein never really had a chance on this program once it was announced Higley Quan! It was Higley from the outset who insisted on a Rafe hour and it has been nonstop! There is no way the blame for the bad stories is on the outgoing team when the incoming team was there insuring that the stories would reek!

Jad
Jad

I hope they weren’t taping while the Olympics were on. It would be a good 2 week break to be more up to date. Does anyone know how far in the taping schedule DAYS is? Is it still 6 months? I know they shut down for 2 months before but I read somewhere that they are still way ahead in taping to on air.

Mo
Mo

I hope it is better, but we’ve been promised stuff before and it hasn’t been delivered. I will wait and see.

John Gordon
John Gordon

Let’s hope it helps, Lord knows right now the show has been so draggy and dull, I have barely noticed that it isn’t on (due to the Olympics).
They also, sorry to say, need to “weed out” some of the characters that just aren’t working, including some of the very young “green” actors who’s inexperience is painfully evident.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES is a good show, they just need to pick up the pace and develop some compelling storylines.

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

Im not going to jump for joy and get excited yet over the three excon villains until i see the episodes and then i will decide what i think good or bad….even if they were Larry, Curly or Moe i still would wait at least those stooges never disappointed-their writing was always much better than the last year of Days-Hello! Hello! Hel-lo!-lol .

Celia
Celia

We still watch THE THREE STOOGES, in this house (my grandparents have the collection; along with THE HONEYMOONERS, and so many more classics). LOL. You always say the right thing to make me smile, Jimmy….. Never get tired of watching the Stooges shenanigans.
I am not loo wowed about the three escapees. How droll. Another stupid, futile storyline.
Now, if they find Abby somehow, and are keeping her as hostage; then, it could tweak my interest a bit. Especially, if Clyde tries to kidnap the baby.

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

Andre probably got Abby and gave her a new face(lame way to explain a recast)…she will probably have her memory wiped and dont know who Chad is!!!

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

Those are great classics i still enjoy…i also have Blonde on dvd(OK, not the singer-lol) but the old 30s/40s classic movies of the comic strip Blondie and Dagwood staring Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake(ok, go ask your grands what im talking about-lol)

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

i meant Blondie!!!

Mackenzie Grey
Mackenzie Grey

The “new season” was the last chance for me to return as a viewer, but the promo gave me nothing I wanted. So now I will not be returning as a viewer. Ever. Been a year since I watched. The urge to watch never returned and now I have no reason to watch.

rocky83
rocky83

GH, the place 2B, Peroid

Brett
Brett

Seriously? You must be watching a different GH than I am. All I see is a totally disjointed show with far too many characters, far too many stories, none of which are compelling or have any imagination…

RichInIowa
RichInIowa

Good one – great comedy comment!

Matthew Place
Matthew Place

Meh. Just more of the same from Higley. The “Rafe” Show. Guess the return of these con men will give her fave guy something to do along with his murdering sidekick Hopeless! It’s not gonna get better. I gave up once I saw the promo was more the same nonsense the last year has heaped on us!

JT
JT

Yup and even some of the hirings seem guilded toward the ROPE show rather than other characters. The best of Days characters are sidelined now and isolated. I am disgusted and find Corday is be 100% disingenuous about bringing back Days when he brings back a writer who did the best to fire vets on her last full run as HW. Unless someone reigns this woman in with a huge threat nothing will change. The return of the 3 villains is a short term gimmick for ratings but will not hold the program through the long run. To turn the program around you need more even handed stories, use of the vets, an end to the propping of the pets of these writers. These writers are not writing for the audience but for themselves and they seem to have a very disrespectful view of Days past!

Rj
Rj

I wish Days the best of luck! I hope people like this, and the ratings go up. The actors are good, but the characters, storyline, and direction is not my interest, so not excited about this or looking forward to watching. Perhaps, others like this, and I respect that. I will try to watch once in awhile because Deimos and Nicole, Rafe and Hope, the Aiden prosecuting attorney storylines have potential and could be good.

Ghlover
Ghlover

Why these villans? Why not Kristen Dimera, Ej Dimera , Sami !! Why not cast Victoria Rowell as the new Lexy Dimera? Bring this show alive people!

Travis Thomas
Travis Thomas

As much as I wouldn’t mind that, none of those people are willing to come back full time, so it’s pointless because I won’t except a recast. And Lexi’s death was handled so well I don’t want this team even touching that. And I truly believe that bringing someone who died of a brain tumor back from the dead cheapens the daytime genre.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Sony owns Y&R and DOOL. Ms Rowell filled a lawsuit against Sony.

You can’t really think Sony would hire someone who used them, do you?

Rodd
Rodd

This all sounds like they’re working to really resuscitate that CPR dummy instead of writing a soap. DAYS is turning into FADES…as into black. Get a vision and stick with it. Stop taping so far in advance and stop with all the gimmicks already! I don’t even want to watch half the time.

That being said, I do wish them well in whatever’s ahead. I’ve been watching DAYS since I was in kindergarten.

Pat
Pat

This show has become the television version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Sadly, I think the damage has already been done. How many times has “new life” been promised on this show, only to fail to deliver? Dena Higley is terrible. If these soaps don’t start installing some new blood with fresh ideas in their writing regimes, they will all go under within the next 5 years, I predict.

I realize that it must save money, but it’s downright ridiculous that this show must tape 5-6 months ahead, period. You can clearly see what a huge problem that is right now when all the on-air stories are unwatchable and locked in with no way to alter them. It’s a real shame that that timetable could be the fatal blow for the show.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

There is new blood, Pat, and his name is Ryan Quan as written in the article. Dena Higley has a bad reputation, but her partner can, and I believe will, make a difference. As far as I’m concerned, Dena did a great job writing with Josh Griffith, but Josh dropped the ball when Dena left.

Chloe
Chloe

I’m still watching but sometimes I wonder why. The storylines are boring, the show seems to bounce from story to story & not return to the first one for days & by that time, you’ve either forgotten about it or ceased to care. But I’ve watched since 1968 & I’m a creature of habit. LOL

What absolutely stunned me was the boring & quiet way they “ended” the show before the Olympics. I was sure they’d be a HUGE cliffhanger, probably something to do with Spud’s kidnapping. The 2012 one was explosive [literally]; this one not even a blip. It’s like they didn’t even bother to try to entice us to come back.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

That’s why writer Josh Griffith is gone, Chloe. We’ll hope for better from the new writing team!

Chloe
Chloe

I so hope you’re right, 4ever DAYS! I’m rooting for Ryan!!!

Celia
Celia

I shall trust in what you say 4ever. I never pay attention to the writers, per se…just the writing, and how it reflects on the character.
So far not very appealing. DAYS has been preempted for the last two weeks, due to Rio/Olympics.
But, to be honest, I have not missed the soap. So, I put my faith in you. HaHa!!!! Too much responsibility, 4ever? Awww, c’mon, now….you can handle it…LOL.

Scott H
Scott H

The only way I see any hope of Days surviving to 2017 is if Ken Corday brings on a capable writer to get Salem out of its druthers……I would definitely halt all shooting schedules and hire Ron Carlivati….at least he would delve into the history of Salem and bring to life stories we want to see……with that being done, i’d then go to a normal shooting schedule of at least 4-6 weeks before air, then if things need to be changed they can be in a timely manner….they need to dump the awful teen scene and hire some young actors that can act (Ciera, anyone)….stop shoving Rafe and his family and his love of all things Hope down our throats….it didn’t work the last couple months, what makes the producers and writers think we want to see it another six months before they figure out it isn’t working…….Surely, someone at DAYS reads the blogs and posts about how unhappy the viewers are….oh wait, if someone did, then Days wouldn’t be in this mess…..if they have to, steal Mal Young away from the Young and the Restless…..he’s really starting to turn that show around, much better than it was a year ago….so like what happened to JFP, do the same to Dena Higley, fire her and bring on some new talent or at least talent we want to see…..Days is like a family to me, I grew up watching the Hortons hang the Christmas balls every year on the tree and I would like to continue to see that for at least the next 20 years….make these changes Ken Corday….or give up the reigns to someone that wants to see Days around for another 50 years…..rant over, sorry I got winded…..

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

You must mean 2018, Scott, because DAYS is contracted through September of 2017.

viewer88
viewer88

OLTL 2006, Dena and Ron….RIP…
neither of them has written well since…wish it wasn’t true.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I have only been in Salem since ATWT, AMC and OLTL were cancelled, coincidentally with the new quaint Salem business district and new promise. There has been a lot of ups and downs in these few years and I am tired. I get excited to learn about histories and meet these legacy characters only to see them written out so quickly. I looked forward to casting of strong veteran actors only to see them gone soon. DAYS like ATWT had a tight family bond but now everyone seems sad or nasty or in dire straits. this six-month drag from tape to air seems odd to me. Please, someone, this is 2016 and there certainly are talented people to guide this ship and keep this genre going.

Adam
Adam

can’t get excited about Days anymore. they did this last year, and a few years before that but it goes back to sucking. i’d like to see theresa’s story before she goes but don’t want to deal with the other crap that is on there. stick a fork in days.

Park
Park

This show sadly is too far down the rabbit hole to survive. I had been a fan for over thirty years Days was the show, I rode it’s up and downs and stayed strong but NO longer. That debacle of the 50th did it for when I saw where the show was headed I finally gave in. This Hope & Rafe is distributing But Hope being a killer ended it for me. Hope was the last reason I stayed with the show. Bye Days!

Tim S.
Tim S.

well it can’t get worse…. .so we will seeeee……

Libby
Libby

I still can’t believe I am fretting over DAYS and the poor writing skills of Dena Higley. Occasionally, I see a glimmer of hope… Hogan Sheffer, Beth Milstein…. and here we go again. Or really we have already seen some of the abomination of Higley’ ‘ s limited skill set (to be kind). Ken Cordayou holds the ultimate responsibility.

There could hardly been n a worse choice of Higley as HW. Ryan Quan does not have the experience or skill to make a difference or stand up to Higley. How sad for all of us.

Lisa
Lisa

*SIGH* It’s that time of year again where Days touts reboot…blah blah blah. We’ve heard it all before. Every year it’s the same promises with very little to no result of what was promised. I’ve been watching since the mid 80’s and I’ve never been as bored with the show as I have been these last few years. What fans want to see and what the shows powers that be want seem to be worlds apart. Ken Corday must be incredibly hard headed or else enjoys operating the show with his head stuck in the sand.

Brett
Brett

I really hope they can sort this mess out, I fear it’s their last chance.

Ted Martin
Ted Martin

Bring back the gay characters – they are missed, and introduce some new gay characters to attract a larger gay following – what kind of guys watch this show – truck drivers? No, not for the most part. Sorry, I’m not trying to be one-dimensional here but bring back Sonny with Paul, and get things moving! Then, either bring back Derrick (don’t we wish) or a recast OR a new town personality who is bisexual. Someone who will turn Paul’s head and make Sonny sit up and take notice. DO SOME creative writing!! I know many of you won’t agree with me but this is what needs to be done – not the same old “Nicole is falling for Deimos (who cares) and little does she know that so and so is pregnant with his baby” …good GRIEF hasn’t that plotline been used since 1962? UPDATE! The show has a gay following! I’m not saying just concentrate on gay characters only, But the ratings were FAR better when the show centered around Sonny, Will, Paul with Derrick thrown in for good measure. They never even developed Derrick despite viewer satisfaction with his appearance! One day he was the Hotel Bellhop, and one day – I don’t know, he was gone without explanation. These new writers need to see what is working and what is NOT working! Ciarra constantly whining on the show to Hope is NOT working! That squealing singing daughter of Belle’s is NOT working!
Sorry, many won’t agree with what I am saying but I speak the truth. This is 2016 not 1985 so please writers get ON THE stick and write something reflective of today’s world!!

Rj
Rj

I agree that they should bring back the gay story lines. I thought the Sonny and Will romance was one of the best storylines. I have heard the Paul storyline with Sonny was good as well, so they should bring all that back. If they are trying to bring in younger viewers, these storylines may attract them. Besides, I love the characters of Sonny and Will. Paul I only know a little, but he seems good too. It was disappointing the way they dropped the gay storylines, so they should return them.

JT
JT

That is fine BUT you cannot inundate with just one storyline. That tends to ruin the program just as Daniel, Rafe are doing. You need even handed stories for ALL loved characters. If it becomes just the Sonny hour like the Daniel, Rafe and other hours Days will fail because you will lost a needed segment of the audience. When Days was a good program years ago there was never just ONE super couple. There were several simultaneously and thus everyone had a stake in the program. Unless you give more of the audience a stake in the program and stop pandering to just one Days will fail big time and 2017 will be the last of the program

Rj
Rj

JT I agree with you that there needs to be various storylines to appeal to different people interests.

Mark
Mark

Completely agree with all here.

Moreover, whichever writer previously drafted the past scenes between Marlena and Chandler Massey wrote pure gold, even the scenes which had nothing to do with gay issues (but especially those scenes too).

Frankly, the scenes with Chandler’s version of Will merely bickering viciously with Sami also were completely captivating. Watching those two fight was like coming upon a car wreck, where you know you really shouldn’t look, but you can’t help yourself.

Likewise, any scene between EJ and Chandler’s version of Will always contained a subtly compelling current of, “now where is this going…?”

So, yes to the “new”-old writer, yes to the gay, and definitely yes to “what’s up with Derrick?” But, if this show wants to breathe some new life into it, then it has to do whatever is necessary to get Chandler Massey back. Putting him in any scene with nearly any character in the show will make that scene more alive than anything any writer intended.

judy
judy

I love hope and rafe may there love last a long time

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Are Dena and Ken C. related, because her hiring looks like nepotism to me.

JT
JT

Im so disgusted! Ms Higley has a history of firing the best and propping her less than stellar creations. Ryan Quan offers me no hope. He has less history with Days characters, wrote for Passions which is why he was promoted! After all Higley was clear in indicating her new pet is Galen (Rafe) from where oh yes Passions!
She has had a hand in all the edits on Days for months. The disarray in the stories make it quite clear she was cutting. During this period, Steve was thrown out of the PI office which HE created! Kayla has appeared as one with a lobotomy with little personality left, an icy coldness and disaffect for Steve! This all fits with Higley who has at various times in her Days career caused the exits of just about every loved vet from Deidre, Drake, Peter, Stephen and even Mary Beth. Steve is now completely isolated. He has never had a scene with on screen sister, lost his PI firm, is reduced to part time bartender doing nothing! Gelen appears in just about every storyline! Now the other new pet is Deimos. While the actor is not bad, the character on Days is so lacking, has no consistency, has been tested with every women to the point at which I really could care less about Deimos and all of the women he has been with!
At this point, Higley is hardly the solution. She may be the problem!
I hope they prove me wrong but if you look at the recent hirings you can see a clear path that all is being geared to the ROPE show, to Deimos and little is said of others! Sure for a quick month they will bring on a few past cast members as they did in 2015 only to drop them after 2 months going straight back to the Hernandez Deimos hour with a bit of Sonny.
For me that is not Days at all.The heart and soul of Days seems so absent in these writers. As for filming 6 months ahead that means no real corrections are being made. It is as Higley wanted the ROPE show!

John Gordon
John Gordon

Your points are interesting and well taken. I dislike the character of Deimos, though the actor portraying him was excellent as the slightly evil Dr. Hayward for many years on AMC. But here, to me, he doesn’t connect properly within the infrastructure of the show, and I’m not exactly sure what the missing component is – the show needs a pinch of this and a dab of that but I’m not certain what those ingredients are.

Fairy
Fairy

No. I am not remotely excited to see eat Dena Higley is writing. She’s a two time proven failure and wrecker of homes and character assassin, why should we be expecting any different for round three? What dirt does she have on tptb that she continues to be allowed to produce stories? I don’t get it. But Um expecting nothing but awful drivel. So nope. Not excited.

N. Onta
N. Onta

Ok, it is supposedly day 1 of the “new” old writers! I say supposedly because it is without a doubt that Quan Higley have been scripting or editing for months!

Nice to see some old villains, however, could the dialog and plot be any more childish! For so called writers this is kind of amateurish at best. The grand plot is to KILL THE ENTIRE TOWN OF SALEM! Come on if that wasn’t silly I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. If after revenge, fine, there should be direction as to whom or the group of persons. This was just a child writing. So much for Quan Higley. As for Kayla finally a slight toned down BUT still such disaffect that one would hardly call her a partner in any form of love story! As for writing for Steve come on, yes he had a miserable childhood and an abusive father. But he also had a past in an orphanage where he was probably labelled unadoptable, was an emancipated teen living on his own, had lost his eye to his best friend, had been tortured, robbed of memories and lost 16 years of his life . In addition, as the story goes he left for the ISA due to threats to his family. Still, all Quan Higley could come up with due to his reticence about therapy was his father? Again, could Quan Higley be more simplistic and lacking in thought! They started out seemingly as quite amateurish at best. Hardly the great hope, hardly much thought put into any of this.

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

READ MORE
Elizabeth Hubbard and Martha Byrne Together Again For Upcoming ATWT Online Reunion

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

Photo: JPI

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

Photo: IMDB

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

Photo: JPI

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

READ MORE
WATCH: Days of our Lives Alum Peter Reckell in COVID-19 Short Film, 'Permanent Resident'

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.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

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.”

READ MORE
Music Pioneer Little Richard Dead; Guest-Starred On OLTL in Bo & Nora's Wedding and Y&R's Gloria & Jeffrey's Nuptials

“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.

Continue Reading

All My Children

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.

READ MORE
General Hospital to Air Encore Episodes On 'Flashback Fridays' To Help Stretch Out Originals During COVID-19 Shutdown

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.

Photo: ABC

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.

READ MORE
NEXT WEEK: 'Passions' Virtual Reunion In Memory Of The Late Lisa de Cazotte

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.  

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

It’s “Villains Week” on Y&R an that means some Sheila Carter, David Kimball, and Isabella Brana, Check out the promo from CBS Daytime here.  Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Steve Burton as Jason & Maurice Benard as Sonny

General Hospital

Airdate: 5-19/20-2020

Advertisement

Popular