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Daytime Emmys Looking For New Broadcast Home! HLN Says "It's Fairly Definite" The Cable Outlet Will Not Air It For Third Year!

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The 41st annual Daytime Emmys, or the 2014 edition, of the only televised award show that still honors the daytime soap opera is looking for a new home to broadcast the upcoming award ceremonies!

According to CBS Soaps In Depth today, HLN has decided it will almost certainly not be broadcasting the show for the third year in a row.  Albie Hecht, the network’s vice president and general manager, who started in the that position over three months ago told SID, “It’s fairly definite.”  Then added,  “I just want to put a pause on everything and figure out what we’re doing before we make any commitments. Shows like (the Daytime Emmys) need commitments in advance to plan and I don’t think we can make that commitment.”    The HLN head honcho then related in regards to NATAS search for a new TV home, “It’s only fair to let them look around and let them do what they need to do.”

David Michaels, the senior executive director of the Daytime Emmy Awards let it be known that: “We are currently exploring other avenues so that the Daytime Emmys will have a broadcast home.”

So, who do you think should air the Daytime Emmys this year?  What cable outlet is the perfect fit?  Or, do you think somehow it will return to network television?  Or, are those days over?  Weigh-in on your choices!  We have ours!

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

Would love to see CBS give the Daytime Emmy Awards show another chance IF they do not make it a Las Vegas commercial or some such again.

With the Eye Network enjoying top ratings for Y&R for a 25th year, why not? And though I am hesitant to even suggest it, the women of THE TALK — including Mrs Les Moonves, Julie Chen — could host. All this says “major promotion for daytime” to me. Look at all the primitem people that could step up, like Shemar Moore who is star of the web’s CRIMINAL MINDS.

Sam
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Sam

Sorry but no way. CBS was horrible, awful, it made me want to throw my TV out the window. It was all about CBS and Vegas, what a coincidence CBS won all the awards. Soap awards not longer have any meaning anyway. When there were 12+ soaps it was an accomplishment. With four (online OLTL AMC don’t have a chance, OLTL was never taken seriously when in was on ABC) it’s more of an award for attendance, just showing up. 😉 They can rotate who wins it every year now. I’m not surprised HLN is dumping it, they did an… Read more »

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

TVGN!!!

SZima
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SZima

NO! Not every cable company carries TVGN.
I’m just glad HLN isn’t carrying it again. They were horrible!

This show needs to be on network, just like the nighttime Emmys. Maybe if it was, it would be a better show.
Then again, maybe not 🙁

Ray
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Ray

Hopefully OWN will step up.

su0000
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su0000

If they did the Daytime Emmys, without all the spectacular bling and just went with the giving of the awards with etiquette fanfare it would not need to cost millions of dollars to produce..
The awards are way too long with unnecessary filler..
If the Daytime Emmys, were done less expensive it would be easier to get a network to take them on..

Mark
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Mark

Maybe the OWN network. She can tout her own soap, the Haves and Haves Not.

Patrick
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Patrick

I think, this, is, a great, IDEA!

Com’n Ms. Winfrey! you owe… your network.. to Serial… IE: turning a profit… ie: in the black… thanks to this nighttime serial

what better way… to mend fences… and herald… what made you

and, in turn… bring all your audience… to OWN

LET’s celebrate… in these trying times… and bask

SZima
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SZima

The H&HN is a nighttime show & not eligible for a daytime Emmy.

And OWN is not available on all cable companies.

moshane58
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moshane58

I doubt HLN will o it again with all the hate post they got. hey didn’t produce them. They only aired it. They should have went after the producers not the channel. I was so glad they were on….

Mark
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Mark

They should broadcast these in the afternoon like in the old days. It was elegant and simple and not tacky like it is now

Shari
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Shari

Well, I would love to see ABC make a bold move and air them on their network but I do believe that the days of networks airing the Emmy’s, has come and gone. Because networks own cable channels, for example Lifetime is Disney/ABC owned, i don’t know which channels would be willing to air them, honestly.

Thomas Procaccini
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Thomas Procaccini

The Daytime Emmys should air during daytime hours with the 3 netorks alternating the ceremonies.

Rob
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Rob

Took the words right out of my mouth!

jp
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jp

I agree!

Grace
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Grace

That’s how it used to be done. The Networks alternated it. And I agree w the comment above, introduce a couple, they read the nominees, we see part of the submission reel, winner announced, thank you speech….next. None of this other garbage.

MK
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MK

I have- been saying it for years. Prempt a Talk show and make it just a hour show with clips and awards. Easy. This was done during the Emmy’s first 16 years!

Luke
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Luke

Exactly, I think that is the way it used to be and I don’t see any reason why it can’t return to that – CBS just renewed their whole daytime block, so the shows are doing well – show their daytime viewers some respect and have the Daytime Emmys on a network during the day – sans the Vegas infomercial.

mo
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mo

Too bad. Hope someone else will step up.

NBC?

Nikki
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Nikki

I wish one of the major networks like ABC, NBC, or CBS would step up. I think ABC and CBS should do it just for publicity reasons. ABC, while General Hospital is fantastic and has exceeded ratings expectations, people are still mad about their dual cancelations of One Life to Live and All My Children. CBS has been getting a lot of bad press lately because of the Michael Muhney firing and allegations that followed. Either of these networks hosting the Daytime Emmys could save face with some soap fans.

Omar
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Omar

I agree with you!!! It bugs me that the major networks still get MAJOR revenue from their daytime shows (soaps, talk shows, court shows, educational shows, etc, etc) yet turn a blind eye when it comes to showcasing a primetime award show for those shows that generate millions for them.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually, I don’t think most people really care about the daytime emmys anymore. All the networks stopped airing it for a reason– no viewers. I hate to say it, but these awards should go private like the technical awards–and then every year at the primetime emmys- one or two winners from this private ceremony could be featured. Or go private but have a internet feed so those who wish to watch it could follow it on line.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I thought I better say this before I get slam— when I said most people I was referring to the majority of people who do not watch daytime television at all. I know fans of soaps would watch, but not certain our numbers during a nighttime broadcast in the eyes of the big three would be worth the bucks for the show , meaning they won’t want to preempt programs that do get big ratings to air this show if the numbers would not match–

Barb
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Barb

TVGN could air Daytime Emmys

Anti-Nick
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Anti-Nick

Why not just add some categories to the regular Emmy’s and combine the 2.

Shirley A Miller
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Shirley A Miller

Maybe Oprah will show the Daytime Emmys on one of her channels – OWN or OXYGEN. That would certainly strengthen her relationship with the Soap Fans!

pat
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pat

TVGN would be perfect.

Margo
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Margo

ABC! Since they are responsible for taking OLTL and AMC off the air and their issue with Prospect Park, they should step up and show remorse to the fans and because General Hospital is the last daytime drama left on their network. They need to try to regain support and trust from ABC viewers. That is the least they could do.

Louise Batista
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Louise Batista

The fact that this is being discussed is pitiful. Daytime soaps have been around forever and I for one enjoy all the award shows. It’s a chance for the fans to enjoy their favorite characters all dressed fancy and spending an evening with their peers. I loved the show when it was in Vegas, I actually attended and the actors were very gracious with their fans. I say a good choice would be OWN, Oprah has a huge fan base and alot of clout..She also is a big fan of soaps… I am sorry that people think daytime soaps are… Read more »

Cassie Hicks
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Cassie Hicks

I think that “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” should go back airing on the CW, where it contains lots of primetime drama. And, if that’s possible, I’d like to see “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon sign millions of “lambs” and daytime television fans to his petition, so that his wife, singer Mariah Carey can host that awards show then. I’d like to see her try other things.

Rapids
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Rapids

This says everything about the state of daytime television, specifically the soaps. Few people care anymore and how can you choose a best of anything with only four soaps left. I doubt any of the networks will pick it up.

Kian
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Kian

Why don’t they just go back to what they did in the 70′s & 80′s when the three networks took turns airing it live in the afternoon? Makes sense .. they are the DAYtime Emmy Awards after all.

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4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I would like to see the Daytime Emmys be presented in a time of 30 minutes on NBC during what would be the Nightly News with Brian Williams. Those special news interruptions are making me angry!!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Hilarious!

Truth Detective
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Truth Detective

Just keep it a private ceremony. It’s a waste of time. TVGN can do a 30 minute highlight reel.

edie coyle
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edie coyle

we all feel that cbs or basic network should air the day time emmy’s. it was disappointing that it was not on basic network , for all to see.

lll
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lll

I was reading the comments above and I wanted to put my imput in it. I agree with everyone who mentioned the following networks. TVGN: CBS soaps air there anyway so having it there makes sense; if it’s true about limited coverage of the channel then maybe it can air live on the website too. CW: The CW is on their way to being a contender for the networks, and they’re already collecting holiday specials and award shows under their belt. Adding this is no problem for them. OWN: Oprah wanted to save the daytime dramas back then but couldn’t.… Read more »

Cassie
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Cassie

SO not fair to everyone in involved with Daytime. Daytime is in demand for fans, public. I find daytime Emmys so much better then the other one.
Try a canadian company maybe they would take it…..I want to come and see the awards show live and I live in Toronto Canada. How does one get tickets for that anyway? thanks and everyone needs to speak up on this as we all want to see them.

Roxy Bayer
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Roxy Bayer

It is very unfair to all of the viewing public plus the people who work in Daytime TV not to be shown on TV,I sure wish something would change so that people who don’t have computers could see the awards,Thank you,Roxy L.Bayer

Miriam Scaccio
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Miriam Scaccio

It should not be aired = saw the show on live stream and it was beyond
terrible = those four chicks on the red carpet were beyond dumb and very
phony. they knew nothing about whom they interviewed =made some nasty
and inappropriate comments = kept saying amazing and awesome.
Kathy Griffin is vulgar = thought she was bad until Sharon Osborne and
Sheryl Underwood took the stage = made extremely crude vile remarks.
In addition it was a very amateur production = many pauses etc!

Ramona Kinsella
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Ramona Kinsella

The awards should be on a NBC , ABC or CBS. It is not fair to all the soap opera fans & daytime fans of other shows to put it on another channel that some viewers don’t subscribe too! We are the fans, we want to watch the award show &see our favorite stars win their awards! sham on all those big wigs who profit by these shows & leave the fans out in the cold! 🙁

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Will AMC Favorite Josh Duhamel Replace Armie Hammer in JLo’s Film, ‘Shotgun Wedding’?

After a controversial few weeks, which saw Armie Hammer exit his leading role opposite Jennifer Lopez in Liongate’s upcoming romantic-comedy/adventure film Shotgun Wedding, it appears the motion picture has found its replacement if the ink is signed.

Former All My Children and Daytime Emmy winner Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo) has been picked as Hammer’s replacement.

The film tells the story of a couple that gathers their families for a destination wedding even as they get cold feet. If that wasn’t enough, the entire party then gets taken hostage.

Lopez and Hammer were headed for the film shoot in the Dominican Republic when salacious DM’s rumored to be attributed to  Hammer came to light on social media and derailed the films for now.  However, if Duhamel signs on to the film, they could can retain its start date in February

Hammer had responded to the allegations against him and the DM’s by sharing: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,”

A Lionsgate spokesperson  also responded to Hammer and his exit sharing: “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film, and we support him in his decision.”

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the casting news update.

So what do you think of Duhamel as Hammer’s replacement to play opposite JLO? Comment below.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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