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



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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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???

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 us who dearly love our soaps.

Love Deb

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.

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.

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 and one life to live and it is nice to vent and let it out how I feel and there are several of us not just here but at other sights, facebook are loaded with people who feel betrayed at abc/disney for killing our soaps and while I am fighting for our soaps I am paying very close attention to general hospital and days of our lives, Cant watch the other two because of the time they are on .so this One life to live fan will sit and chat with people about the loss soaps because it makes us feel good even while we are bashing the folks at abc/disney and boycotting there lousy network for letting us down,So I really dont think I am wasting my time chatting with someone who feels the same as I do.

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:

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 done with them except GH.

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.

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

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

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.)

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.

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?

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 ?

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 they deserve and showcase the talent, not the venue!

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.

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 were thrown away like their work was unappreciated. As we all been saying we are just numbers and if our numbers don’t meet up to what the CEO’s or Chiefs want then they shut you down. I believe in our soaps. I have watched them since I was in 7th grade. Loving… AMC and Loving was axed. and now AMC. I got really involved in OLTL in the 80’s and will not give up the hope that they will return. I watch the reruns on Soap Net until they butcher that station. We have to unite and fight for our soap stars Day time or Prime Time. We watched Dallas in evenings great hit. So why can’t we bring on the Day time and show off their stuff in Prime time. Enough of the self help stuff they bring down on us. We love our daily drama. Our who done it, and How could she. So please just lets all settle down and concentrate on whats important. Saving our Soaps. Lets not get bitter when a cross actor joins in on “your” soap. They all are great. Now we have to bring it all on.:) One lover of Soaps.


J. Eddie Peck ‘Thanks’ Fans For His Return to The Young and the Restless

Y&R fans received a recent blast from the past when J. Eddie Peck returned to all-new episode of the CBS daytime drama series, reprising his role of Cole Howard.

The last time J. Eddie was in Genoa City was during his initial run with the show from 1993-1999.  A few years later, Peck ventured Pine Valley and All My Children, and took on the role of Jake Martin from 2000-2003.

Now, in 2023, Cole is back when he is lured to Aunt Jordan’s (Colleen Zenk) house in Oregon only to be blindsided by her plot against the Newmans, along with his now supposed previously dead daughter, “Claire/Eve” (Hayley Erin).

Sharing his appreciation for the opportunity to come back and play Cole on the top-rated soap opera, J. Eddie took to his Instagram with a very heartfelt message to those who consistently let the show know they would love to see his return.

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Peck expressed: “I just wanted to take a minute to thank those of you who have commented and supported my recent return as Cole Howard on CBS’ The Young and Restless.”

He went on to share: “I just want you to know that I’m having a great time. It’s wonderful to be back working with my Y&R family, and really this would not have been possible if I hadn’t had those of you that have supported me so much over the years and reminding the show of just how much you would like to see Cole’s returns  So, I truly want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I want you to know I’m having a great time, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend. All the best.”

What did you think about J. Eddie Peck’s ‘thank you’ to the fans for willing Cole back onto the canvas? Have you enjoyed seeing his return thus far on Y&R? Comment below.


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Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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RATINGS: The Young and the Restless Hits Five-Month High in Total Viewers

The emergence of Aunt Jordan played by As the World Turns favorite Colleen Zenk, and Claire’s (Hayley Erin) machinations against Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), gave CBS daytime’s The Young and the Restless a ratings spike.

For the week of November 13-17, 2023, (the 17th being the episode which featured Aunt Jordan’s first appearance in the cliffhanger) gave Y&R a total of 3.343 million viewers.

According to SON, the series celebrating their 50th anniversary season, added +168,000 week-to-week and all in all their highest number of viewers since the week of June 26-30, 2023.

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One can only expect next week’s ratings which would be for the week of November 20-24th and the numbers for the following ratings week of November 27-December 1, to also bring in some hefty numbers for the top-rated soap opera, as viewers witnessed the drama that unfolded between the entire Newman family vs. Aunt Jordan and Claire’s vengeful plot.

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In addition, Y&R’s sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful also had a strong week averaging 2.862 million viewers. B&B had a net gain of +66,000 viewers compared to the week prior.  The series continues to play up the story that has Eric Forrester (John McCook) trying to cope with the fact he has been told he only has a short time left to live.

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So, what do you think about the ratings performance of The Young and the Restless? Were you tuning-in to see what went down when Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) was stabbed with a hypodermic needle than put on an IV-drip of alcohol? Let us know in the comment section below, and make sure to check out our brand new livestream interview replay with Y&R’s Hayley Erin below.

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