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DGA Nominees Announced: AMC, B&B, GH, OLTL & Y&R Director's score nods!

The nominees were announced today for the 64th Annual DGA (Directors Guild of America) Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Feature Films and Commercials for the year 2011.   And, in the Daytime Serials category seven of the top directing talents in the field of soaps scored nominations representing: All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless!

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles!

And the nominees are … (note in some cases, the show is identified by title and some cases by episode number)

LARRY CARPENTER

One Life to Live, Viki confronts her alters”
(ABC)

Mr. Carpenter’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Teresa Anne Cicala, Tracy Casper Lang, Michael Sweeney Stage Managers: Alan Needleman, Keith Greer, Jennifer Blood, Brendan Higgins, Production Associates: Kevin Brush, Nathalie Rodriguez

CASEY CHILDS

All My Children, Who did J.R. Shoot? AMC finale”
(ABC)

Mr. Childs’ Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Anthony Pascarelli, Marika Kushel Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgens Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

MIKE DENNEY

The Young and the Restless, Diane, from beyond the grave, shares her perspective on those suspected of her murder in a flashback episode”

(CBS)

Mr. Denney’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Marc Beruti, Chris Mullen, Robbin Phillips. Stage Managers: Tom McDermott, Herbert Weaver Jr. Production Associates: Erica Meyer, Vanessa Noland, Nancy Ortenberg

WILLIAM LUDEL

General Hospital, “Luke’s Intervention
(ABC)

Mr. Ludel’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, David MacLeod Stage Managers: Craig McManu, Crystal Craft, Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Andrea Compton

SCOTT MCKINSEY

General Hospital, “Liz and Siobhan’s car accident”
(ABC)

Mr. McKinsey’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, Dave MacLeod Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft,  Production Associates: Allison Reames, Christine Cooper

CYNTHIA J. POPP

The Bold and the Beautiful, “Brooke Berry”
(CBS)

Ms. Popp’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Clyde Kaplan, Casey Kasprzyk, Steven Wacker, Catherine Sedwick  Stage Managers: Laura Yale, Douglas Hayden, Lisa Winthur-Huston

ANGELA TESSINARI

All My Children, “Jessie confesses to Angie about the baby switch”
(ABC)

Ms. Tessinari’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Marika Kushel, Anthony Pascarelli Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgins Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

So let us know, who do you think deserves the DGA for their directorial efforts from your favorite soap?

 

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Congrats to all the nominees….. Mike Denney’s gonna take it, though….. sorry! 🙂

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If you’re going to Disney World, you might not be able to watch General Hospital. The ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, has announced that it is giving away GH’s timeslot to a new talk show — and not the one from Katie Couric.

In announcing the signing of Kate Couric to a new talk show earlier this year, ABC also made the secondary announcement that it would be giving an hour of its daytime lineup back to local affiliates. While it wasn’t immediately clear what that would mean for General Hospital, a disturbing new scenario has emerged due to the actions of one of ABC’s affiliates.

Orlando’s ABC station, WFTV, has announced that it will begin airing comedian Steve Harvey’s new talk show in General Hospital’s timeslot beginning in the fall of 2012. In Orlando, Katie Couric’s talk show, Katie, will be airing on a non-ABC channel.

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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