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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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blake
blake

Well done Days, congrats Ron and crew. Well deserved!

Jerrine Cole
Jerrine Cole

General Hospital

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

if gh wins and it probably will it is a joke

aria
aria

GENERAL HOSPITAL ALL THE WAY!!!!

su000
su000

I have not watched Days of our Lives (never had the time)
but-
I know Ron Carlivati’s writing, he’s a brave/bold writer.
As for Shelly Altman, she has always been
stale/lackluster.

Days of our Lives deserves the win, hands-down.

(GH has no bragging rights, for sure)

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

I HOPE GENERAL HOSPITAL WINS BUT I QUIT WATCHING ALL AWARDS SHOWS WHEN IT SEEMED LIKE DEMONS WERE ON STAGE. THEY CURSED JESUS & GOD.THEY ALSO USED THE TIME TO MOCK TRUMP. COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS WERE THE ONLY ONE NOT TO TELL HALF OF THEIR FANS TO GO TO HELL. SO CMT AWARDS GET AN A & THE REST AN F. THIS FROM A USED TO BE FAN OF HOLLYWOOD. BETTY WHITE WAS THE ONLY ACTRESS WITH DIGNITY.

Satan
Satan

Thanks! That’s the best laugh we have had here in Hell all week!

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

JUST REMEMBER LAUGH NOW BUT JESUS WILL WIN IN THEN END & YOU & the rest of your demons will burn forever. if you don’t believe i will pray for you cause u will lose so bad. u have my pity.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Edna, Edna, Edna, I have never seen you here before. I’m sorry, in advance, to disappoint you, but I must speak up for Satan in this case.

Is it really necessary for you to interject “JESUS AND GOD” into this Discussion?

Is it really necessary for you to offer your phony “i will pray for you” while at the same time wishing upon someone to “burn forever” and “lose so bad?”

If you were really one to follow Christ’s teachings, you wouldn’t be spouting this venom, nor would you choose to defend the current president who is about as far from Christ-like that anyone can get…

And please, please don’t pity me, or anyone else for that matter. It’s hollow, it’s insulting, it’s insincere, and it’s worthless…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Jamesj75
AMEN!!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you, Violet!

Lulu
Lulu

“Days of Our Livers”. That’s the best laugh I’ve had in a week!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’m rooting for Days of our Lives (not Livers).

Carol
Carol

I hope Days wins it the most exciting show on.Far from being boring like some shows are.

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General Hospital Serves Up Holiday Promo

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? As 2018 has whirled by so fast, your favorite soap operas are starting to offer up good tidings to all of their fans.  On  Monday, ABC has just released this holiday video from General Hospital, “25 Days of Christmas”.

In the video, photos and imagery of the characters on the Port Charles are rotated through as Holiday card snapshots.

Leslie Charleson’s (Monica” voice is heard to kick-off the video saying, “Prepare to be spellbound”.

In their tweet on social media, GH says, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Check it out below. Then let us know what you thoughts of the promo via the comment section below.

 

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General Hospital Set To Pay Tribute To The Late Susan Brown

2018 has taken with it some beloved soap opera veterans.  One of them was GH fan favorite, Susan Brown, who died at 86 of Alzheimer’s at the end of August.

GH viewers remember Susan’s performances as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin.  Gail was Monica’s (Leslie Charleson) best friend, and eventually she married Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and was a stepmother to Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).

Kin took to Twitter last week and revealed that General Hospital taped a tribute to Susan that will be seen in an upcoming episode.

In a tweet, he shared, “A tribute show to Susan shot in the can airing soon!”

With GH’s tape schedule we would presume that sometime in January we will be seeing how GH addresses Susan’s passing and thus the fate of Gail.

So, are you glad to hear GH will be doing something very special to honor Susan?

Do you hope that there are major emotional scenes within it for Kin Shriner and Leslie Charleson?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Network Exec, Angelica McDaniel On Y&R’s Staying Power: “We Have This Award-Winning, Ratings-Generating, Money-Making Show, And It Really Adds Value To CBS.”

This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated 30 years as the number-one rated daytime soap opera.  That is a streak of 1,560 weeks in the top spot.

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

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

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

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

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

So, what do you think about Y&R? Will it remain if and when all other soaps have come to theirconclusion? Do you think it will continue on for years to come, given its position at number #1? Comment below!

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