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Daytime Emmy Nominations Postponed Till Wednesday! NATAS Trying to Strike Deals with HLN and AOL for Broadcast!

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For all of our soapers, and all of our colleagues in daytime programming, especially the soaps, the nominations announcements for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys have been postponed for tomorrow!   Now, it looks like next Wednesday will be the day we will know what performers and series have a shot at daytime televisions highest honor.

Broadcasting & Cable spoke to sources close to NATAS and exclusively broke the news on the reason for the postponement.  It  looks like the academy is trying to broker and leverage last minute deals which would give the Emmys a television broadcast home on HLN, and an Internet and social media home with AOL!  The Daytime Emmys are set to be handed out on June 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Here is what Broadcasting and Cable posted this afternoon:  “The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is hammering out a deal with Time Warner-owned HLN to be this year’s telecast partner for the annual Daytime Emmy Awards. NATAS also hopes to secure a social media partner for the awards, and sources say the organization’s board is targeting AOL. AOL is increasingly positioning itself to acquire and broadcast entertainment events. In February 2011, the portal acquired The Huffington Post, and on April 24, AOL announced the AOL On Network, which reaches nearly 60 million consumers across 14 curated online video channels.  None of the parties — NATAS, HLN or AOL — chose to comment.   The awards, which are taking place on Saturday, June 23, at the Beverly Hilton, are having an increasingly tough time staying relevant as daytime’s once glamorous and popular soap operas are being cancelled and replaced by talk shows.  Nominations for the Daytime Emmy Awards were expected to be released this Friday, May 4, but have been put off until Wednesday, May 9, in order to close these deals first.”

So what do you think of the news of the pending deals to give audiences around the country and the word a chance to see the Daytime Emmys this year?  Are you chomping at the bit to learn the nominees as much as we are?  We will all have to take a breath!  Make sure to come back to On-Air On-Soaps on nomination day, and the continuing developments on the Emmy ceremonies!

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wanda sparks
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wanda sparks

I hope someone broadcast this. I have been watching ABC soaps for 38 years faithfully. They have cancelled my favorite One Life to live. The least they can do is make sure All our favorite actors have one last shot at being reconized for all their hard work. Maybe ABC will realize they made a big mistake cancelling All My Children, and One Life To Live. And bring back Soaps at the parks at Disneyland, and Walt Disneyworld. What were you thinking???

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

Personally I think we’re 1 step closer to seeing our cancelled soaps back on. At least one of them. OLTL. I am not so sure of AMC although I would love to see them all back in production.I believe ABC Network is feeling the effects of the bad move. Several of the actors have gone on to other things but one never knows they may come back if that was offered to them.Stay possitive in thought, action and deed! General Hospital is really blowing the lid off the pot!!! Thank you writers you have been a blessing to all of… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

OLTL is never coming back.

I cannot believe that people are wasting their time attempting to revive a deceased show that has 0 chance of ever coming back when they are 4 soap operas on the air that are struggling for survival and need our support.

However, I do agree with everybody that OLTL should grab all of the awards.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

I didn’t give up on OLTL, but I certainly got tired of reading the same conversation about it on here, day in and day out. I don’t mind talking about it IF people were doing more than JUST TALKING about OLTL, like the fans gathering and calling the media and holding a New Conference…. but OLTL
EVERYDAY on here and no action…., nah. Life is too busy for that.

Good Luck to the nominee’s and OLTL and GH.

Hope all is well with you, haven’t chatted with you in awhile.

barbara t
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barbara t

Heather, I have to respectfully disagree, I watch the soaps live every day,I am not wasting my time attempting to bring back one life to live I have watched the abc soaps for 49 years they were always there and so was I every day same time, same network, I think what the majority of us are pissed off at is the crappy programming that was put in the place of beloved soaps .Every day I come here several times a day hoping to find someone who cares as deeply as I do about the loss of all my children… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I am one of those working to save the genre and find a possible home for cancelled soaps to resume production. That being said, many of us are ALSO supporting the last four soap operas that are still on the air. I will be attending the UpFronts for ABC on May 15th in NYC…anyone else want to take some ACTION? Here is one link you can go to for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/423296894350452/439534189393389/

barbara t
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barbara t

This could be the good news we have been waiting for, Some network to put the daytime emmys on,We are running out of time and this is one award show I don’t want to miss it will be the last award show One life to live and all my children will be in.And as I have said before I hope that One life to live takes home the gold for all the categories.

david
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david

The good news is the Daytime Emmys will be broadcast so OLTL fans will have one last chance to enjoy wins for their soap and see the cast together.

Monica
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Monica

I hope they can make a deal. I’m fine with watching online, but many people may not have that opportunity.

As for the delay of announcing the nominees, I’m anxious and I’m just a fan!

Sharon
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Sharon

I think whichever network picks up the daytime Emmys will gain in the ratings, cause us soap fans would watch, and support them, ABC ratings have dropped because of cancelling AMC and OLTL, it lost us soap fans as viewers, and brought down their ratings by doing so.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

I agree with everyone and I am hoping that ABC will bring back our soaps and realize they made a big mistake. I also hope OLTL will win all the awards for last year they really deserve it.

Nancy M
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Nancy M

Every morning when I wake up I think I can hardly wait to see what GH is doing today. The show is actually the best show on ABC at all. I have been watching the daytime emmys since I was young and it really pisses me off that millions of loyal viewers cannot see their stars that they love dressed up and receiving an award for their stellar performances. What is wrong with an industry not caring about us. Are we crazy to like these shows? Why would anyone care? Until ABC makes some positive moves to daytime I am… Read more »

Cathy
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Cathy

I’m hoping that it will be shown on a network also. I look forward to seeing my favorite actors all dressed up and receiving their awards. The soaps and the actors deserve all the recognition they can get.

Derrick
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Derrick

I only have basic cable, so I’m hoping internet will also work!!!!

sonjawitthaus
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sonjawitthaus

Since I can not watch on HLN. I would love to download the show on the internet will I be able to?

david
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david

If ABC were smart, it would preempt The Chew and GMA in the afternoon and broadcast the Emmys. OLTL takes the Emmy for best soap and ABC announces it made a terrible mistake canceling OLTL and decides to revive it. (I am not on drugs or delusional, but I might as well be.)

barbara t
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barbara t

Thats ok david, It would be nice if that happened,hln,Is headline news that’s cnn isnt it?I believe so.Guess we hear more next week when the winners are announced and I hope one life to live has several of them.

david
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david

Will any of the cast of OLTL or AMC come to the Emmys if they are not nominated? Since they are no longer employed by ABC wouldn’t they have to pay their own expenses?

barbara t
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barbara t

Your questions are interesting. Hopefully one life to live is nominated for all the categories,Then we will find out if the cheap network abc will pay.We should be able to find out, right ?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I sure hope they are able to make a deal with HLN and AOL. I could never understand why in recent years SOAPNet wouldn’t host the Daytime Emmys. More ABC/D B.S. Anyway, I missed them last year because it was Father’s Day and out of respect to my husband and kids, I didn’t watch. That said, I knew that AMC & OLTL were ending and I vowed to watch them this year, even if it was really one big, fat, commercial for Las Vegas, like it has been in the past few years. Please give these industry troupers the respect… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

MBmomof 3, Your Idea about soapnet is a good one, It would have been the perfect place to show the emmys, Only problem, ABC/DISNEY the rat channel owns soapnet so there goes your good Idea out the door. Its such a shame the we are going to loose soapnet for another kids channel, We have to many of them and only One soap channel that will be gone soon.

Karen P
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Karen P

I personally think that they should make sure that not just the soap stars get the recognition that is deserved but that ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN actors should be up on that stage and be applauded for their strengths that they have overcome in this horrific outcome of their characters. I wonder if the actors would return. They have in some sense moved on. I watch B&B to see Jr. and old Skye. I watch GH to see Starr, McBain, hopefully Trevor and Roger. We believe that believing in ourselves we can bring back something. The soaps… Read more »

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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All My Children Alums to Appear in E!’s New Series, ‘Reunion Road Trip’

All My Children is having a bit of a renaissance of late. First with the previously announced primetime series in development, Pine Valley, and now a new series on E! Entertainment Television.

Coming up on the June 10th episode, which kicks-off the new show, Reunion Road Trip, several of your favorites from AMC are part of the first episode.

Look for Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), and Jacob Young (Ex-JR) along with Alicia Minshew (Ex- Debbi Morgan (Ex-Angie), Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse), to appear.

According to EW.com, who broke the news, viewers can look for Budig, LaRue, Mathison, Young, to come together at an exclusive Hollywood mansion to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary where they get some surprise visitors in the form of Minshew, Morgan, Ripa, and Williams.

Reunion Road Trip airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT with other episodes to feature the former casts of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, A Different World and Scrubs.

So, looking forward to seeing the Pine Valley crew on Reunion Road Trip? Comment below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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