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GH's Executive Producer Frank Valentini Tweets: "You Won’t Believe Who’s Showing Up On Sunday at the Daytime Emmys on Pop. OMG…"

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There was a very intriguing tweet this afternoon from General Hospital‘s executive producer, Frank Valentini that said, “You won’t believe who’s showing up on Sunday at the #DaytimeEmmys on @PopTv. OMG…”

Meanwhile, word broke yesterday via a press release from NATAS and Pop that on the upcoming 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, April 26th, that two legends will reunite, but is that unrelated? That is the big question, but it certainly has people buzzing about it.  The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmys will be live on Pop from the Warner Brothers Studio lot historic Stage 16 beginning at 8PMET/5PMPST.

So, who do you think Valentini is referring to that will knock the socks off of daytime fans this Sunday?  Who do you hope the head honcho is referring to?  Share your thoughts below!

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SiteAdvocate61
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SiteAdvocate61

Could he be speaking of Genie Francis and Anthony Geary?

Elhu
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Elhu

That was my first thought as well !

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

That was my immediate thought (and hope!)!

I love gh
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I love gh

That’s what I thought!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Geez frank can you just produce some returns for your show gh

vinman
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vinman

Most likely. …LUKE AND LAURA 🙂

mariette
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mariette

Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser is my guess.

I only wish is was Jaqueline Courtney and George Reinholt, remembering another reunion and may they RIP.

Fran
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Fran

I wish this was true those two are missed

Harry
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Harry

Yes, they are missed and it’s a real travesty no one has snatched those two up.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Genie Francis? Jack Wagner(my guess with Kristina Wagner)? or John Stamos? Stuart Damon? The real Luke…lol

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yep, its Jack Wagner…!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

me w’ong…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

Maybe Jack Wagner drover her to the show. Yeah, thats it!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Whoever it is, he or she is appearing on the emmys…it doesnt exactly mean GH???

Harry
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Harry

I was wrong too, Jim.
I really didn’t think Tony would agree to it and I do wish Genie would stop letting herself be used by TPTB –she deserves better than what they keep giving her time and time again.

Michael
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Michael

Genie Francis returns to GH as Laura Spencer!

Ces
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Ces

There isnt anyone that can knock my socks off. Genie returning to GH? That’s anout the only one id like to see.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Me, too!

Chris
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Chris

I think Ron and Frank need to give Twitter a rest already, and focus 110% on trying to actually write and produce (respectively) coherent stories for GH. And if they’re unable to, then ABC needs to step in and make changes in at least one of those positions before it’s too late. I’m not a fan of the massive egos that these two guys seem to have and continually show off publicly in interviews and on social media.

Steven
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Steven

I know someone that works pretty high up the chain at ABC, and they are very happy with how GH is doing these days. Particularly with how Frank is running the show, managing to bring in some big names, while also keeping the show on budget, which is one of the key things ABC cares about. And something that the previous regime at GH was not very good at doing. So don’t expect any changes anytime soon.

Chris
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Chris

I believe you on that. I did not convey that I thought GH was in danger of cancellation. Yes, the ratings clearly seem to be respectable from what I’ve seen, and ABC obviously must be generating enough ad revenue to keep the show on the air. So, yes, Ron and Frank have done their jobs in that regard. But even though enough people are tuning to the show, that doesn’t mean that the style of these two guys is every viewer’s cup of tea, particularly Ron’s writing with never-ending Fluke story. Plus, Ron and Frank both just come across as… Read more »

Sissy
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Sissy

As a longtime viewer, I’m very happy with Frank and Ron too!

Harry
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Harry

That may be true Steve, however, Chris is spot on when he says Ron and Frank need to back away from Twitter. Especially Ron who consistently shoots himself in the foot on Twitter time and time again.
Really, I get embarrassed for him after reading some of his sophomoric rants.

Timmm
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Timmm

They are both doing a great job and Twitter is a huge way to reach fans and can be an excellent tool to reach fans and promote their product.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Since this team is incapable of winning an emmy for their handiwork (GH was the ONLY show NOT honored for its production…. NOT writing, NOT directing, NOT outstanding drama….. the ONLY one out of the four)

I’d say its understandable that FV and RC resort to Twitter. It’s cheap and it’s sensationalist – and its a far cry from letting their subpar work speak for itself.

denisefan
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denisefan

I agree with you Chris.

nicholas
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nicholas

I agree with you . I didn’t like the way one of them behaved towards Sean Kanan . Sean had every right to voice his disappointment with the writing of his character .

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Completely agree with you, Nicholas, regarding Ron vs Sean Kanan. Completely immature and unprofessional of Ron. Had he handled it differently Sean might still be on the show.

kathy
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kathy

I would love to see Luke & Laura together again! But I wouldn’t mind if Viki & Dorian show up together! lol

Jewell
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Jewell

It would be great if it was Susan Lucci..

su0000
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su0000

hmm
I’d have to guess=
….. Laura

su0000
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su0000

via NATAS;
” that two legends will reunite”

It has be Luke and Laura .. So, Laura

Harry
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Harry

That was my immediate thought, however, it’s hard to believe Tony Geary would agree to that.

Fanny
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Fanny

It has to be Tony/Luke and Genie/Laura reunited.
Maybe they’ll present together.

The Substitute
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The Substitute

@Harry with all due respect when did Geary start running the emmys? What is the deal with everybody would you like me to list the names of people who besides the almighty one who has contributed to daytime. Genie has been nothing but gracious towards ABC and the rest of the bunch she stared on GH at 14 yrs old she was thrown into major story she is a professional did it ever occur to anyone that she was quite happy playing Ceara on AMC/Loving then they wanted her back at GH she has always been given the short end… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Substitute–you are singing to the choir. I have loved and respected Tony Geary for over thirty years but yes, I too, am tired of the spoiled Diva routine. Everything seems to be predicated upon what Geary wants–he is a part time actor who makes more money than the full time actors and goes takes three to four month sabbaticals a year. And yes, again–Genie has been gracious and classy. They have continually asked her to drop everything to come back to help finish a story usually having to do with Luke. So they dust off Laura use her for a… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I would love to see Genie Francis back on GH full time…and agree that her last run was a huge disappointment and a letdown when she was ushered off, once again, so quickly. However, I don’t think any daytime actor is doing the writers, producers, etc a favor if they agree to return, no matter for how long a run. If the actor needs/ wants the work, they’ll do it. Can’t say I blame them..it’s a paycheck and they love their craft. Win/win.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Genie Francis alongside Tony Geary announcing her return to General Hospital on contract

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah! (Can you tell I’m a big fan?!)

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

We can only hope!

Harry
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Harry

I only want Laura back if she ignores Ole Luke. I don’t want her with the Pillsbury Dough man either.
Laura is too good for both Luke and Scotty. Let her come back and finish her story without either of those two aforementioned dummies.

Kacey
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Kacey

Since we don’t get POP from any of the cable companies here I don’t really care who is showing up or who wins. If they can’t get it on a decent channel, why bother?

Barbara
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Barbara

I can’t get POP either. Don’t know why they can’t air in on a more popular network!

Harry
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Harry

Can’t you watch it online?

Rose
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Rose

Like CBS or ABC since they have the soaps and many other nominated shows!

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

POP is just the TV Guide channel renamed.. I thought all the cable companies had the TV Guide channel, even the basic packages. Who knows, you may have it and not realize ! 🙂

Nancy
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Nancy

Kacey, I have Time Warner and POP is on channel 230. Hope you can find it too.

Elena
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Elena

I agree never heard of pop we don’t have it either.

SZima
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SZima

No POP in my area.

I’ve been trying to find out if they will re-play the show online the next day, but haven’t heard anything yet.

Does anyone out there know?

Rose
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Rose

Since Valentini is saying it, have to think the legends are from GH. So…Genie Francis/Laura and Tony Geary/Luke. Possibly Kimberly/Robin. Her name was mentioned on GH a couple of days ago. I wondered then if it was a teaser, that she might be surfacing again.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Speaking of Robin…I realized while I was watching Patrick and Sam together the other day that I actually like Patrick with Sam better than with Robin.

Rose
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Rose

I’m not a big Robin fan since she became an adult. Liked her best when she hung out with Jason and Stone. Now she seems so serious and sometimes a little holier than thou. I do prefer Patrick better with Sam, but liked the chemistry between him and Elizabeth best if the writers had gone that way. Just seemed more natural. Sam and Jason, Steve Burton version, worked for me, too. This will sound strange, but maybe it was partly because they both have the same low key acting style. You would think just the opposite.

The Substitute
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The Substitute

I know it won’t be but it would. Be wonderful if it was Stuart Damon and Leslie Charleson! Won’t be watching going to be gone that weekend fishin with hubby!

John
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John

hoping it’s Genie !

Toure Cannon
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Toure Cannon

could it be Genie Francis aka Laura Webber Spencer?or it could be Erika Slezak as well as Susan Lucci Victoria Lord Davidson Buchanan and Erica Montgomery Kane… Because we have not seen those 3 legends in a long time, especially Genie.there’s a Facebook page about bringing her back to television as Laura Spencer.but if it’s Susan and Erica please let it be because Susan Lucci as Erica Kane finally won her first award!who do you all think it is? any guesses suggestions?

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I bet it’s Tony Geary and Genie Francis.

Timmm
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Timmm

BINGO!

nicholas
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nicholas

Obama or Clinton ? I have no idea . It would knock my socks off , especially if we learn they used to watch soaps when they were younger or still watch soaps . Heard the Reagans were big fans of the late soap opera ” Santa Barbara ” . Don’t know if this is true or not .

Timmm
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Timmm

I would riddle my TV full of bullet holes!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Maybe the Reagans were fans of ‘Santa Barbara’ because former Broadway and movie star Dame Judith Anderson was a castmember of SB in addition to living in the real Santa Barbara where the Reagans had a vacation home.

Helen
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Helen

I hope its Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak, that would be wonderful.

Harry
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Harry

I miss them!

Fran
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Fran

what channel is the Daytime emmys on pop channel what is that I have century link

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I have charter–extended–and it’s on channel 99–if that helps–and I’m in NC.

Rod
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Rod

Well if its Genie Francis WHO CARES. Sooooo Over Luke & well Laura please we don’t need her back!!! and it hasn’t been that long so it’s not that exciting if it is Genie

Harry
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Harry

Um, Rod?
Oh nevermind, I don’t have the energy.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

You must be someone who started watching after, what 2009?

averagejoe
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averagejoe

Why does anyone care about anything Frank Valentini tweets or says? Yawn

Aria
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Aria

Cause we are GH fans, duh!

Jill Tidwell
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Jill Tidwell

I hope it is Genie and Tony.

su0000
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su0000

I thought it would be them, now–
It will not be Tony Geary and Genie Francis, nope..
And- it is not necessarily anyone from GH..
I don’t know who the reunited couple be just that it will not be Luke and Laura..

I do not get POP network with Comcast, but looking forward to read/see who it is..

mariette
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mariette

Rumor is it’s Maeve and Deliah straight from Ryan’s Bar…
seriously as previously noted, I wish it were Viki and Dorian
but I do agree, that Ms. Francis will show up…

Kathy
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Kathy

I have feeling robin and brenda

Kathy Weber
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Kathy Weber

I hope it is Jax and Brenda. I haven’t seen them in a while.

JUDY
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JUDY

WHY DONT THESE PEOPLE ATTEMPT TO GET THE AWARDS SHOW ON A REAL NETWORK???? WHO CARES WHO IS THERE IF YOU CANT SEE IT?

Kathy Weber
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Kathy Weber

I would really love to see Jax and Brenda at the Daytime Emmys. They were always one of my favorite couples. Reuniting Luke and Laura would be nice also. Jonathan Jackson who played their son Lucky should be there too.

brian
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brian

let’s hope it is the daytime programmer from ABC announcing the return of ONE LIFE TO LIVE !

Timmm
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Timmm

I think it will be Genie Francis. Maybe she signed on to be back at GH? Not as we remember her, though. Something is quite different about her and lets just say she is not the sweet little innocent girl we once knew. She wants revenge! Ladies and Gentlemen meet “FLAURA!”

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Laura has been back to GH several times. That’s hardly worth and “OMG”

Justin
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Justin

Like a lot of you, I would love it to be Genie Francis, but I’ve been burned so many times by GH/ABC over Genie. We can hope things would change. IMO, the focus of GH over the years should have been on Genie’s Laura, not the hard to watch downfall of Luke Spencer.

Aria
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Aria

Aren’t they having that competition with viewers voting who they want back during the nurses ball? So it could be Stephen Nichols but I think genie Francis would be great too, and we also need Kimberly to return to finally get this Jason reveal over with, they are taking to long with everything, he should of already been hooking up with Liz, have more memory flashes and bonding with other people then the overplayed Carly.

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

All we have ever wanted is Luke and Laura forever. It’s about time to bring Genie Home. Everyone loves her! Her smiles lights up a room like no other.

While we are at it, let’s get those rights back to OLTL. John is looking like a cadaver on GH. He needs his Natalie and the LAPD. Our afternoons are lifeless with out OLTL.

Stephanie Fino
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Stephanie Fino

I have two guesses. Felicia and Frisco or Erica and Jack, the first one is probably more likely but I would love it if it was the second one.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Its Rula Lenska…lol

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well none of these soapstars you guys are naming are worth an OMG in my books. To me an OMG would be a big name celebrity or politician– we don’t even know if the OMG tweet and the two legends reuniting are the same thing. If not, then I can see how the two legends could be Genie and Tony– but seeing them together isn’t an OMG moment. Anyway since the show isn’t being aired in Canada, I’ve searched and can’t find a Canadian carrier– I guess I will have to wait for recaps on line.

Aden
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Aden

Honestly…if it is Tony and Genie……what a slap in the face and an insult to fans and to Genie. She was completely left out of the Fluke storyline when she should have the emotional epicentre of it as the one who humanized Luke and kept his dark alter ego in check for decades. This regime trashed the love story that defined the genre and made history. For them to have no use for the character or actress and then to trot her out for special occasions for publicity sake is just crass. I really don’t think it’s them but hope… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

And furthermore….I think Frank Valentini is a little…um….long in the tooth to be typing things like OMG. That’s kind of for the Taylor Swift crowd, no?

Harry
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Harry

Love your post, Aden, and your OMG comment make me LOL, er, I mean laugh out loud.
You know what I do not understand?
Why do people SAY OMG instead of just saying, “Oh my God.”
I get it if it’s in writing but saying it aloud?
Either way, it’s three syllables !!!

Aria
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Aria

It’s been announced that it is indeed tony and genie, as to why, I’m not sure, as far as I know the pop network is not owned by Disney/ abc, the 50th anniversary already passed and I haven’t heard about genie returning to GH, what really annoys me is FV tweeting bout their appearance like he had something to do with it. His regime has been just as awful in the way they treat genie as the previous regime. Who says Luke and Laura have to be on screen together? I’m all for them having separate stories.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

It would be nice to see daytime out in force for their awards show and this year (finally!) it seems they have an award show they can be proud of! Am curious about this legends announcement. Bring as many in as possible, I say. Daytime drama is alive and well. It need not be daytime anymore, but could stream anytime. And cable can pick up the ball here, too. We love our soaps!! Eager for Sunday evening’s festivities.

janet
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janet

Hay Frank , if its Genie why the hell would you care ?

Aria
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Aria

So FV tweets ” you won’t believe who’s showing up at the daytime Emmy omg”… fans answer, genie Francis the actress you and abc won’t bring back! So stop brown nosing actions speak louder then your lame tweets!!!

The Substitute
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The Substitute

Tony Geary’s reel was probably the best and if he wins tonight can we all just say ok and never let him submit again! I think we call it overkill! And if Y &R wins best show shame on JFP for exploiting the backstage drama Mm who I am not a super fan won that award for them no matter what you think about the backsta

The Substitute
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The Substitute

Did not finish and that is okay!

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