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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
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
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 awful job. In the OLTL tribute Susan Lucci said her own name and Erica Kane 20 times and OLTL once while Erica Slezak just stood there. I don’t get why is it on a home shopping channel anyway?

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

TVGN!!!

SZima
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
Ray

Hopefully OWN will step up.

su0000
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
Mark

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

Patrick
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
SZima

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

And OWN is not available on all cable companies.

moshane58
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
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
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
Thomas Procaccini

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

Rob
Rob

Took the words right out of my mouth!

jp
jp

I agree!

Grace
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
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
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
mo

Too bad. Hope someone else will step up.

NBC?

Nikki
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
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
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
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
Barb

TVGN could air Daytime Emmys

Anti-Nick
Anti-Nick

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

Shirley A Miller
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
pat

TVGN would be perfect.

Margo
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
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 so frivolous. Their are some nightime shows that are awful and they are still on the air…. Daytime TV some of the hardest working actors out there…

Cassie Hicks
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
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
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
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
MBmomof3

Hilarious!

Truth Detective
Truth Detective

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

edie coyle
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
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. Carrying the daytime emmys would make up for it. They can also promote their shows in the hopes that these eyes can stay glued to their network long after the DE are over.
Non-Televised: Just because it’s not on the air doesn’t mean they can’t have it as planned. The difference is speeches can be longer and mistakes/swearing/blunders aren’t a highlight reel.

It’s a crying shame that the daytime emmys are getting spit on year after year. It’s a section of the emmys that deserves more repsect than it gets. This is one awards show I look forward to because these actors work harder than primetime and movie actors. Seeing them get their due is priceless.

Cassie
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
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
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
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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