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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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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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All My Children Reunion Coming Up On ABC’s Strahan & Sara

Some of your all-time favorites from Pine Valley are getting together to appear on Good Morning America’s re-branded Strahan & Sara ,formerly known as GMA Day.

Make sure to catch the show next Monday, February 11th when hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcome Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack),and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal).  And, you never know who else might pop up and join this group.

Strahan and Sara airs on ABC at 1PMEST/12PMCST weekdays.

Courtesy/ABC

Are you missing Pine Valley? Here’s a chance to see some of these enduring stars together again.  Most recently, Home & Family back in February of 201,7 held an on-screen reunion for many notables from the series following the passing of its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Will you be checking out Strahan & Sara next week for the segment? Let us know via the comment section below.

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