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Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless Score WGA Nominations!

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Award season is upon us and first up for the soaps, the competition for the 2014 Writers Guild of America Awards! Nominations honoring achievements for 2014 in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation were announced today!

Nominated this year from the network daytime dramas are the writing teams from Days of our Lives, General Hospital and the Young and the Restless.   The winners will be announced in ceremonies to be held on February 1, 2014 in simultaneous ceremonies in both New York City and Los Angeles!

Here now are the nominated writing teams:

Days of Our Lives, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Christopher J. Whitesell; NBC

General Hospital, Written by Michelle Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Jean Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

The Young and the Restless, Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Tracey Thomson; Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

To view the complete list of nominations in all categories, click here!  So, who do you think deserves to win this year?  On-Air On-Soaps will keep you posted if we learn the scripts/episodes that were submitted for contention!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

General Hospital 1st choice…Days 2nd choice but Nicks story and ‘death’ almost makes this a tie for me!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Days Abigail will have an affair with E.J., and not Danial who i once predicted…i think! Its just a feeling after the way they were looking at each other…i could be wrong!

su0000
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su0000

DOOL; 12 writers 4 women

GH; 12 writers 8 women

Y&R; 14 writers 11 women
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GH is by far the best writing!!!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

As a fan of DAYS, I am satisfied with the writing, but can’t deny the improved writing of GH.
I just hope YawneR does not win!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I agree about GH having the best writing !

ronald mikell
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ronald mikell

what channel will it b on

jake r
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jake r

I don’t think any networks broadcast the Writers Guild of America Awards. They all assume the general public only cares about the famous faces of actors and actresses, and the occasional well-known director, not the scribes who actually create the lines!

RLeternal
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RLeternal

Hope DOOL wins!

Donnie
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Donnie

I wonder if Tomlin is officially gone from Days…

shawn
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shawn

All the writers who elected ficore status during the last writer’s strike are not eligible for WGA awards. Tomlin, Josh Griffith and Paula Cwikly from YR are missing from the rosters this year because they are all ficore status. Jeanne Marie Ford is missing from the nominees too.

MARY GHUSEIN
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MARY GHUSEIN

general hospital!!

MARY GHUSEIN
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MARY GHUSEIN

general hospital has the best writing!!

su0000
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su0000

For a few years Y&R has not been all that good, not at all..
Without fail, no matter how bland it is it holds #1 constantly for two decade, or so..
The odds of that happening are ………………………. ??

Perhaps CBS has some type of influence..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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my original comment: GH is my first choice, Days my second choice but Nicks story and ‘death’ almost makes it a tie for me! Days Abigail will have an affair with E.J. and not Danial who i once predicted…its just a feeling i have after the way they were looking at each other in a previous episode! I could be wrong!

Derrick
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Derrick

What did each soap submit so I CAN DETERMINE WHO WILL WIN???

janet
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janet

GH ,but why is it I have never heard of ANY of the Y&R writers. Not a one.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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