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Daytime Emmy Telecast gets fried by L.A. Times!

The reviews and feedback are coming in on last night’s Daytime Emmy Telecast on CBS which already has many soap fans and viewers in an uproar who have posted comments all over the Internet.  Of note to them was:  that the show was only a commercial from Vegas,  there was way to much time spent  on the charitable angle, that Oprah Winfrey had a huge salute and tribute segment only to not be present herself, and that there were no clip packages of nominated performances in the the soap opera categories. And that is just for starters!

Well now today, The Los Angeles Times seems to be in agreement, and has taken the whole production to task citing their review title as Daytime television deserves much better than the Daytime Emmys.   Here are some excerpts below!

“From the opening act featuring host Wayne Brady dancing with JabbaWockeez, to in-show advertisements and plugs for Vegas hotels, travel show host Laura McKenzie doing a bit that would have been more appropriate for 4 a.m. on a My Network TV affiliate and having Penn & Teller present an award, it was clear that actually recognizing the stars of daytime television was going to play second fiddle to squeezing a few tourism and travel ad dollars out of Sin City.

At a time when many daytime soaps are struggling, one would think that the folks behind its biggest award show would be interested in highlighting the hard work that goes into making soap operas. Perhaps give the fans of this fading genre a look at some stars.  While many soap stars were on hand, their work wasn’t. Apparently, unlike the Oscars and Prime Time Emmys, which actually show clips of the shows up for awards, that’s not how the folks behind the Daytime Emmys roll. It’s a slap to the producers and actors to deny them a platform to show the very work that this show purports to be saluting.”

So the L.A. Times gave their opinion, now its your turn, soapers.  What did you think of this year’s Daytime Emmy Telecast? Let us know!

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Robin86
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Robin86

My Nephew had an award ceremony in which he received an “golden statute” for Student of the year. I think the Emmy could have learned a thing or two from the elementary ceremony…

cinnamon
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cinnamon

I was really disappointed in them. There were no clips for anything to do with the soaps. I didn’t mind all the charity stuff but everything could of been something about the soaps that were being cancelled. Or even just showing clips of the Soaps in General. Best part about theEmmy’s was when Galen Gering and Ari Zucker were presenting the award for youngest actress. I think the last time I thought there did show clips was two years ago. Then the Emmy’s were good. There was no tribulation to anyone that passed away or even to the soaps that… Read more »

Angela White
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Angela White

The daytime emmy’s was ridiculous! It showcased Vegas, Oprah and the talk shows, but gave NO RESPECT to the soaps that made Daytime! They didn’t even show the daytime stars during the telecast. Way to show your support of our beloved shows. Even the tribute to Susan Lucci, was saturated with the talk show and game show stuff.

I wanted to see the clips that the stars submitted. How about a tribute to the Soaps, showcasing the history of them? It just goes to show, Daytime gets no respect!

melissa
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melissa

They sucked glad I recorded it so I could fast forward though most of it

kathy tatum
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kathy tatum

That was the worst Emmy show I have ever watched. It was an insult to the soap actors. Never mind they never showed them in the audience but when the nonimees were annouced, they weren’t shown either. Jonathan Jackson”s award was a joke by Penn & Teller. This is serious to us. Then the Elvis thing which maybe good in Vegas but not on this show. Ok now the Oprah tribute…why? She wasn’t even there. She wasn’t daytime…the soaps are daytime. It was a slap in the face to daytime and I don’t remember when the show wasn’t about the… Read more »

Kate
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Kate

Honestly, this year’s Daytime Emmy telecast was such a disgrace to the hard work and talent of the daytime community, specifically the soap actors. It’s bad enough that nominee clips weren’t shown, but viewers didn’t even get screen shots of the nominees before or (reaction shots) after the award was announced. Further disappointing is the fact that some nominees were already waiting backstage for their award (i.e. Maria Arena Bell); I think the winners of these categories were denied the experience of walking through the group of people that make their show happen; they were denied the opportunity to wade… Read more »

Laura
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Laura

I absolutely agree. It didn’t seem to be much about the soaps at all. We hardly saw any of our soap stars. And why did Oprah get a, what seemed like a 30 minute tribute for 25 years. ATWT, was on 54 years, AMC and OLTL have also been on much longer than Oprah. I will continue to watch the two remaining CBS soaps, for whatever time they are on. The way shows have been cancelled, that may not be long. I will boycott whatever CBS replaces them with and I will continue boycotting the two shows that replaced ATWT… Read more »

Ann Curry
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Ann Curry

I agree. It is futile, but I will not watch the Talk, no matter who is on. The game show that replaced GL..would never watch something like that anyway.

I am trying to stay with YR til the end.

Fiona
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Fiona

The soap stars and daytime television deserved better than what the Emmy’s gave them. SL’s “tribute” was a joke. It was a mockery of everything she and soaps stand for. Their disrespect toward the daytime community is astounding. Just because it is daytime tv doesn’t mean they don’t deserve their hardwork being noticed and appreciated. The only person to get respect was Oprah, and she wasn’t even there. The 38th Daytime Emmy’s broadcast was a travesty.

ethel
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ethel

well what can i say – it was the most awful daytime emmy show i have ever seen – what in the hell were the producers thinking?!?!?!?!?!
it was truly a slap in the face to all soap opera performers & salt in the wounds to us soap opera fans.

ethel
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ethel

and i for got about that comment from wayne brady about oltl, amc & erica being forced into retirement – that was so uncalled for!!!

Lisa
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Lisa

My guess is that the only way that the producers could get enough money to produce the show is to make it a travelogue of Las Vegas with financial contributions from that City’s businesses. The soap world would have been better off without being part of such a “tribute”. It is a real indication of how the networks and the entertainment community feel about soaps – what a slap in the face.

shawn
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shawn

it pretty much stunk..the way people came off on that show was fake and was like they didn’t even care..one life to live got shafted and it was mostly bold and the beautiful that got the attention which was wrong..it was great seeing amc and general hospital get something but it all just seemed fake

Kelly
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Kelly

I submitted a comment yesterday stating pretty much all of the above! I was VERY disappointed and felt so bad for the actors and actresses that work so hard. The fact that there were NO clips of their outstanding work just boggled my mind, plus it seemed like they even rushed thru the nominees in each category. This is such a big night for our soap stars and they should’ve been celebrated!! I was really offended with the winners having to rush thru their acceptance speeches because they took up so much time on everything else. The opening of the… Read more »

sus
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sus

I didn’t mind the charitable organization angle at all. Daytime in it’s heyday always did a good job of bringing attention to issues that are larger than ourselves. But the show seemed to push what the networks want daytime to be; cheaply made talk shows (the Oprah thing was just too long, and too much) and game shows, and not what the real daytime audience, the core daytime fans wanted to be honored, their daytime dramas. It appears there were tons of stars there that we didn’t even get a glimpse of…. the acceptance speeches were so short, that it… Read more »

Luke
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Luke

I agree with every word of the Times review of the Daytime Emmy show –
it was flat out insulting to Daytime actors and Daytime fans –
They might as well not have it next year if that is the best they can do –
it was so embarrassing to watch that I felt bad for the actors who were there, the smart ones skipped it.

Ellen
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Ellen

I agree 100% with the LA Times, and am happy that they took the Daytime Emmys to task on it!!!! I was so looking forward to watching the broadcast and ended up being extremely disappointed, as it seemed more like a live advertisement for Las Vegas, as opposed to a celebration of daytime television. What happened to the days where we (the fans) were able to see snippets of the clips the stars entered, when their names were read during the nominations, as well as the clips from each of the top nominated shows? How do we expect to get… Read more »

Andrea Dawson
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Andrea Dawson

It was a horrible insult to daytime and daytime fans!

Judy
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Judy

It was the worst Daytime Emmy show ever.. We were not interested in Smiles Trains, a Salute of Oprah, honoring game shows hosts , shows in Las Vegas and the rest of the traveloge that make no sense to Daytime. Soap stars work so hard to accomplish these awards and they didnt even have time to speak or show clips of what they submitted to win. Bring the awards back to Radio City in New York.

Kelly
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Kelly

I totally agree……..BRING THE DAYTIME EMMYS BACK TO NEW YORK!!!

Judy
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Judy

Here, here! Radio City Music Hall was THE BEST! It’s been downhill since the award show left New York. First Hollywood then Vegas. It just got progressively worse.

Lily
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Lily

I agree. Jim Romanovich and ATI need to step away from the Daytime Emmys. This wasn’t a love letter to daytime or its fans. I would have preferred the Emmys were transmitted on the web that didn’t require commercial sponsorship.

Michael Jenkins
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Michael Jenkins

It was the worst Emmy`s I ever watched!

Wanda Williams
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Wanda Williams

I have always looked forward to watching the Daytime Emmy Awards…and this year I did at first but as the show went on I began losing interest! What happened to the clips of the actors and shows that were nominated! They use to run clips throughout the entire show until the winners were announced! This year was a real bummer!!

Beach Dreamer
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Beach Dreamer

I thought the Emmys were a joke. It was advertised as a celebration of the soap genre and it turned out to be anything but. I’m so tired of the “bait and switch” method. It’s glaringly obvious that ABC isn’t the only entity that feels the soaps aren’t a viable investment anymore. IF there is another Emmy show next year I won’t be watching if it is produced by the same company.

Carol D
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Carol D

What better way to show that the soap genre is a dying breed and not worth keeping than to produce an awards show that sucked? I am a long long time Days watcher and this was a huge slap to the soap opera community. Shame on you CBS.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

The LA Times hits a bullseye. It was a disappointing show and presentation. Why Las Vegas anyway? And why ignore the raison d’etre for the whole affair? And I said it in anothe rpost, it was sad the stars — not our soap stars, mind you — could not be nothered to attend and to support their industry, and clips and entertaining packages from the nominated programs were not highlighted. And where were the awards fgor all the children’s programs and such, too?

ario
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ario

Totally agree w/ the L A times review, it was simply horrible, i don’t understand who ever produce it can stand behind this horrible production. only one who is probably happy is the city of vegas, and probably Y&R for trying to sell that awful Jabot crap, it was really simply cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesy..

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I was not that enthused about the Daytime Emmy telecast either, primarily for the reasons mentioned above. HOWEVER, I did consider the possibility that budget factors played a major role in how the telecast was presented. There were a lot of soap actors there – at whose expense? Maybe by showcasing acts appearing in Las Vegas, costs for the event space and/or the expenses of having so many daytimers there were reduced. Also I thought most of all about the soap actors who attended the event. They go to work everyday to ENTERTAIN the soap audience. If these actors enjoyed… Read more »

todd
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todd

It was the most offensive 2 hours I have ever watched. No clips, no montages from the nominated shows, few presenters, no shots of stars in the audience….except Susan Lucci, and no in memorium (we lost some greats this year). All I got out of it was that I now know I do not want to plan a trip to Vegas. Marie Osmond and Celine are they best they got. I’d rather stay in Brooklyn and go see Billy Magnussen and Tom Degnan’s band Reserved for Rondee.

Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

I couldn’t agree more…. so glad to see someone really getting the word out there about how preposterous it all was. Did the producers not feel the backlash, or read the negative feedback, about how last year’s show sucked so bad? Was a repeat of the debacle of last year really necessary? Makes you wonder if they read/listen to feedback whatsoever. I am so tired of Susan Lucci being the “face” of daytime and getting so much recognition….. for WHAT?! Because she was nominated so many times in a row and always failed to win? That is the notoriety of… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

I agree with what you said. I particularly missed seeing clips of the nominated performances. The musical numbers – performed by Vegas acts were (accept for Celine Dion) third rate. The Jabbawockeez (who I love) barely danced. Cirque D and Marie Osman and her group were embarrassing. It was all about Vegas and celebrity charities and not about Daytime TV.

Dan
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Dan

The LA Times article is spot on. Glad to see someone in the media recognizing what a disgrace that show was. I understand they need to have some entertainment to spice things up, but can’t there be a happy medium somewhere? How much trouble would it be to show some brief clips of the nominees, and a few shots of the crowd, so we can see our favorite soap stars. That’s all we want. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. But apparently it is. Instead they treated the awards like a minor annoyance that they wanted to get… Read more »

Marsha
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Marsha

ICAM with all the comments. When they decided to do a little thing for Susan Lucci, it felt like they were trying to honor AMC by being cute–there is nothing cute about the cancellations of those shows. Shame on you! I felt, last year’s effort was one big ad for Vegas. This year, you can add Universal Orlando and the Bahama’s to the advertisement. I think CBS decided to air the program so they could push their new “jabot” cosmetics and get “free” advertising for Y&R and B&B–two of the four remaining shows. When they finally got around to announcing… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

I agree. They were really bad. The PSAs DURING the telecast were never-ending. We didn’t even get clips from the best drama nominees. Could have been so much better. Very disappointing. At least those in attendance got to go to a party afterwards, which hopefully was better than the show.

Janice
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Janice

I was very disappointed and have been for several years! The Daytime Emmys should’ve never left NYC. This year was especially bad because of all the gimmicks, saluting Oprah for what seemed like an eternity, and the charity segment. But the clincher for me this year was having Wayne Brady host the show. He took Guiding Light’s place almost 2 years ago. What an insult to longtime fans!

MEG
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MEG

LAST YEAR WAS BAD ,BUT WE AT LEAST GOT TO SEE TREVOR /REAL TODD AND MICHAEL /JOHN THIS YEARS I’VE NEVER SEEN IT SO BAD.HATED IT!

Joanne Cecere
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Joanne Cecere

This was the worst Daytime Emmy show ever…..and I’ve been watching since they actually aired it in the daytime! The ABC actors should have walked out……….and Susan Lucci’s tribute……….what can I say…embarrassing comes to mind among other expletives. Shameful!
OLTL got snubbed, and Erika Slezak…not even a mention…..and by the way Noprah hasn’t been on TV nearly as long as the soaps , why the 15 minute worship?
What’s the saying ? What happens in Vegas….stays in Vegas……..well all that glitz needs to stay there, and OUT of the land of soaps!

Derrick
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Derrick

Emmys were a lot better when they were in NY!!!!!!!!!!!! Take it back to NYC!!!!!!!! The only reason the Emmy’s don’t get a F was because of the winners!!!!! C-

Judy
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Judy

This was no surprise. I noticed the drastic change with last year’s Emmy show. A huge segment of last years’ show was dedicated to a tribute to Dick Clark along with the Vegas “plugs”. The quality of the production has decreased with each passing year. I agree. It was a giant plug for Vegas and although worthy, Marie Osmonds’ charity. I too missed the clips of the nominated actors and shows. Instead of a tribute to two game show hosts, how about a tribute to Agnes Nixon. What about a “farewell” segment to OLTL and AMC? It would have been… Read more »

Donna Baker
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Donna Baker

Was at the Emmy’s on the red carpet and was so disapointed. Last year and this year was awful and yes it was a giant ad for Vegas and vacation resorts. It was ABC’s year to host it but that ball-less Brian Frons was too afraid after letting two ABC shows get the ax because he was afraid the fans my ax him. I hope next year whoever host the Emmy’s do it right. It could be the last one.

Jack
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Jack

I understand that they probably do most of the painful advertisements and Vegas infomercial for budgetary reasons. I honestly wouldn’t mind if the actual purpose and intent of the show wasn’t lost and thrown to the wayside in the process. Can we please find a balance? It’s a travesty and an insult to daytime soap operas, the actors, and their fans. I find it hard pressed to believe the core audience of the telecast sat through that painful train wreck to see who won best talk show or best game show. Not to mention the lengthy tribute to Oprah who… Read more »

marknsprmo
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marknsprmo

I will keep it short.
What an awards cerimony is is to celebrate those being awarded.
Why it is televised is to celebrate the fans.
Neither of those things happened on the daytime emmy program.
Instead we got an infomercial/psa with a hunk of Oprah praise thrown in (why did we need commercial breaks for? one doesn’t usually have commercial breaks in an infomercial)
The part that was about daytime, could have been handled on the Today show or Good Morning America. Take out everything that wasn’t about daytime and it would have been about one segment of either program.

dad.1213
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dad.1213

The show was horrible..The absence of ABC daytime president Brian Frons just goes to show what a guilty conscience he has..OLTL gets passed up for acting every year. Where was the nomination for Trevor St John and Kristen Alderson? OLTL is # 3 in the ratings, how ironic is that?

Kate
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Kate

Yes… why DID the Daytime Emmys move out of New York / Radio City Music Hall?? Is it strictly due to budgetary reasons? When the show was at Radio City Music Hall in NYC it was truly a celebration of the Daytime Community of ACTORS.

Diane
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Diane

Given what a piece of crap this year’s award program was, we can only hope the producers see the light and make sure next year’s is an all out, no holds barred love letter to the soap genre. It will be the last year for many of the soaps, and it would be nice to make the award show a tribute to all the pleasure they have given the fans over the years. The shows, actors, directors and crews are supposed to be the stars of this show. If the producers are concerned about running over time, then either buy… Read more »

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Ok, is it just mean or does Susan Lucci really come off in sincere. I quit watching the show in the 80’s and I think she is an awful actress.

brooke
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brooke

Its just you.

Paula
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Paula

I was very disappointed too. Too many commmericals and very little of the Emmy. It was really a waste of time watching it and it wasn’t worth it especially when Crystal Chappell and Kimmy Turrisi didn’t get accept their award. The awards was more for the actors/actress and it should have been more for them.

Doe
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Doe

I have already stated my views a couple of days ago. But, I agree with everyone who witnessed all the poor judgment of the producers , directors, etc. They don’t really care.because they don’t know how to produce an award telecast. So out of their element! This show was a travesty to all soaps and soap stars. There were so many categories not represented. I didn’t know that the Today show, which is daytime, won an Emmy. Only because I turn the program on for news in the morning. I only state this to prove that obviously a lot of… Read more »

Tad
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Tad

The Emmy’s were a nightmare. Flat, off the mark, hardly relevant. I appreciate we can expect tributes to AMC and OLTL next year but the Emmy’s were so disrespectful to Susan Lucci especially bu the entire genre. Some people wondered if Shemar was drunk or on something. Instead of highlighting and paynig homage to daytime tv they insulted and mocked the daytime genre – especially soaps. Yes, sadly Susan Lucci is the face of daytime television. Though there are many more stars she really does shine out and sadly she was the reason to watch the Emmy’s in the past.… Read more »

Mallory
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Mallory

It was a slap in the face to all soap fans inculding myself. I’m a huge fan of all actors. It focused too much on the game shows and the other daytime talk shows but when it came to showing clips for General Hospital, Ally My Children, One Life to Live, Young and the Restless, Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our lives it was like what the heck, this isn’t the show that I used to watch.. I really did hate this years Emmys. But the one thing that I did enjoy was Jason Thompson and Kimberly McCullough presenting… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

I agree with everyone – that was the WORST show ever! Notice I didn’t call it the Day Time Emmy’s because the awards were just incidental and rushed through. It was like ‘oh we have to interrupt our current program because we have to present an award now’. It was so frustrating. No mention of what soap the actors were from and no clips from the shows. What happened to a tribute to As The World Turns? This is why interest in soaps is waning. It could be reversed with better producers and much better writing but no one seems… Read more »

Regina
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Regina

I truly believe that I have just watched the last Daytime Emmy Award show, which was supposed feature our beloved soaps and the people who create them. A very sad ending to what should have been a tribute to those who have passed on and shows such as AMC and OLTL who will be ending shortly. It does prove to me that the Talk Shows, Game Shows and Reality Shows are the new TV. The funny thnig about this is that they are supposed to be geared to a “younger audience”. I can not imagine a 19 year old staying… Read more »

Ann Curry
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Ann Curry

It was terrible; I was floored on just how bad it was…so ironic that Wayne Brady was the host…his stupid game show is in the old GL slot. Homage was paid to “The Talk”, which replaced ATWT. The show . was unprofessional and tacky. It would have been nice if they mentioned that Michael Park was appearing (has a major role) in the Broadway hit “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” as the reason for his non appearance to accept his Emmy for best actor. That says it all…the lack of preparation. Just a fluff piece for Las… Read more »

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News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Richardson shared along with the script pic, “A year and a half of work comes down to just 60 pages. And off she goes… #PineValley””

Fans of All My Children are thrilled at Richardson’s news and now will await word on what will happen with the proposed show.

Leo has also written the long-running British soap, EastEnders and for Lee Daniel’s Star.

Check out his tweet below.  (UPDATED: Since this original posting, Richardson’s tweet was taken down)

Now, let us know if you are excited to find out just what characters are in the script of Pine Valley in the comment section.

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Delaney became soap-famous in the role of AMC’s Jenny Gardner from 1981-1984 before she was killed-off the show in the now iconic jet ski explosion.

Now even though Jenny died, Kim would be up for figuring out how the character could be resurrected or how she could take part in the primetime reboot of the ABC soap opera called, Pine Valley.

In an interview with Soaps.com, Kim shared on being part of the reboot: “All they have to do is ask, and I’m there.  Sure, Jenny died, but someone asked me the other day if we ever saw her body. So maybe she’s out there, somewhere… ”

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