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Doug Davidson Appears On KCAL9 To Celebrate Y&R's 25 Years At Number #1!

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Daytime Emmy winner, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) represented the cast of The Young and the Restless proudly this morning on KCAL9 in Los Angeles!  Doug was on hand to discuss Y&R’s amazing milestone this week, that of the CBS series being the #1 daytime drama 25 years running!

During his segment, Doug reflected on the topics portrayed in the soap genre, the history of his character (in which younger archival footage of a young Doug Davidson as Paul was shown), and the ability of the soaps to tell compelling story with little time for day to day production.

Davidson mentions about the essence of Y&R: “The strength of our show is about relationships, and people interacting.  We don’t freeze the cities and we don’t have vampires!”

Watch the segment with Doug on KCAL 9 after the jump!  Then, let us know what you thought about his comments on what makes Y&R different from the other daytime dramas!


 

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Jewell
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Jewell

Doug is so cute, just love him. I think that is why Y&R works so well, it’s character driven instead of plot driven and you don’t have a character coming back from the dead a hundred times.. Also CBS fights to keep the show at # 1, they are great to the fans and stay interactive with them on Twitter..

su0000
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su0000

I have always liked Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) ..
I hope Y&R become comes un-boring and soon has some umpth the to lackluster long drawn out stories, I find myself FF through all the boring conversations.
I keep watching in hopes of change, some excitement ..
Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) is awesome 🙂 hope he never leaves!!!
I would like to have Paul with Nikki rather than with Christine ..

Jared
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Jared

I never did care for Cricket either. I actually like Paul with Nina! I thought their mature romance just made sense after all the years. Without Nina there, I though, I agree Nikki would make a perfect match for him. How many times can we watch an abusive, crotchety Victor suck the life out of our Nikki?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Love him and his humour. So glad Doug and Paul are on the front burner right now after many years of being back burned. Hope the show brings his humor into it.

Joshua
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Joshua

Is there any way to automatically mute the actors telling me what web site I am every time I visit this site?

They’re so annoying and cause my PC to freeze up for a good 2-5 minutes every time. Sometimes I have to do a hard restart. 🙁

Jeff
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Jeff

Me thinks the Y&R is feeling some heat from GH hence the jabs about vampires and freezing cities! LOL

k/kay
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k/kay

Jeff a couple of weeks ago I would of said no but in light of what has went down this last week I agree. You notice it was jabs during Monty’s reign and RC&FV’s! Off the board for a while Santa will not come to visit if I do not start being nice! Lol

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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Freezing cities and vampires…i mentioned several posts ago that exact same thing…a great portion of the viewing audience who watch soaps prefer down to earth serials than campiness and thats why the two cbs shows attract a larger audience…i myself like GH and Days(the latter is so much better now that it isnt campy the way it use to be and i wish gh would do the same)…some campy ok but gh over does it sometimes! However, i still find them the most entertaining! Y&R is no.1 for 25 years…thats good but lets be grateful there are still soap fans… Read more »

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Joy Mathys

Doug Davidson is amazing. I’m so happy he won an Emmy. It was so well-deserved.
Paul has always been my favorite character. It’s great that he has gotten more airtime since July. It has made me watch the show more often. I enjoy watching Paul and I love when he shares scenes with Christine. keep writing for them, please writers.
Congratulations to Y&R on 25 years as number one.

Libby
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Libby

Great to see YR give Doug Davidson his spot as Ambassador of show. Good guys finish first.

Jared
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Jared

I love Doug Davidson, and Paul and Nikki (I believe, so let me know if I’m missing anyone else) are the remaining actors (not characters) from the 1970’s. To the sour gripers, once again, Y&R IS the #1 daytime drama and one of the top rated shows across the daytime spectrum, and it regularly puts up numbers that would be competitive in prime time. I believe Doug Davidson had a large part in initially propelling Y&R to its heights, so congratulations! This is truly an amazing accomplishment that cannot be “spun” away.

Ann
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Ann

I have watched Y&R since [day one]. It is character drive and current . My heart broke when Jeanne died.
I have been so mad at some of the writers but never the actors, they only keep the good ones.
I am 76 and Doug Davidson is still a cutie

Sylvia
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Sylvia

l love Doug. How fantastic and what a great honor to have Nikki and Christine in those clips.

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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Eric Kim Named Exec VP of Current Programs CBS Entertainment & CBS Studios; Will Oversee Daytime Programming

As the executive shuffle continues at CBS, and through many entertainment conglomerates in Hollywood, Eric Kim has been named executive vice president of current programs. In his new role, Eric will oversee current primetime and daytime programming for the CBS network and for the studio.

Kim replaces Amy Reisenbach, who was recently promoted to president of CBS Entertainment.  In a statement on Kim’s new position, Reisenbach shared: “I’ve worked closely with Eric for over a decade and have always been impressed with his incredible programming instincts, skill in working with showrunners on our biggest hit shows and strong relationships throughout the creative community. I’m very excited for him to take on this significant role. He is a proven, smart executive whose leadership and input will be vital to the success of our series.”

David Stapf, president of CBS Studios who Kim will also report to expressed: “Eric’s creative instincts and his ability to champion new writers and producers complement his strong relationships with established showrunners, making him an exceptional executive. His leadership has earned the trust and respect of both the industry and his colleagues at the Studio and Network. As Eric steps into this new role, I’m looking forward to seeing the impact he makes both within the creative community and on our series that are enjoyed by global audiences.”

Eric has been with CBS over the last 11 years, and has overseen all phases of production on both comedy and drama series including; Blue Bloods and CSI.

Prior to joining the network, Kim worked in live action series for Nickelodeon and Teen Nick from 2009-2011. He was also vice president of current programming at the CW from 2006-2009, and was part of the creative team that launched the new network when The WB and UPN networks merged and was also an executive at UPN from 2004-2006.

Soap fans, of course, are hoping that Eric will be a huge supporter of the soaps, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful as well as the entire CBS daytime line-up.

So, what do you think of the latest executive change at CBS? Hopeful that Eric Kim will continue to support in-full Y&R and B&B’s efforts? Comment below.

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Laurence Fishburne to Present Levar Burton with Lifetime Achievement Honors at ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that Laurence Fishburne (ex-Josh Hall, One Life to Live 1973-1976 ) will present Levar Burton with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Children’s & Family Emmys on December 11th from the Wilshire Ebell theatre in Los Angeles.

Fishburne, who collectively had won a Tony, NAACAP and Emmy Awards, will honor his longtime friend for the body of his work. Most notable among their many collaborations was when Burton served as executive producer for the 2016 remake of Roots, which starred Fishburne.

As many know, Levar Burton is an actor, director and educator who has taught generations of children about the joys of reading through his show Reading Rainbow. Throughout his career, Levar has been honored with 13 Emmy Awards, 3 NAACP Awards, a Grammy Award for Spoken Word Album, a Peabody Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, among other accolades.

Burton is the award-winning author of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, A Kids Book About Imagination, and his Grammy Nominated book, Aftermath. His podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, has been downloaded more than 25 million times. Recently, he launched the LeVar Burton Book Club via the Fable app.

The Children’s & Family Emmy ceremony will be hosted by former 30 Rock star, Jack McBrayer, and will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku.

What do you think about Levar Burton receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’ and from Laurence Fishburne, no less? Comment below. 

 

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