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Margot Wain Promoted to VP Daytime Programs CBS Entertainment!

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There has been a big promotion inside of CBS Daytime and it happens to be for one of our long time colleagues, Margot Wain!

Wain has been promoted from Director, Daytime Programs to Vice President, Daytime Programs, CBS Entertainment, when was announced today by Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment, to whom she reports.

In her new position, Wain will continue as the current executive on daytime’s top two dramas, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and the #1 daytime show, The Price is Right, working with writers and producers on all day-to-day creative and strategic elements.

Wain began her career at WBBM-TV Chicago as a researcher in news, moving up to writer/producer for a magazine show and then news writer.  She transferred to CBS in Los Angeles working in the Program Practices department, and later joined Daytime as Manager before being promoted to Associate Director and then Director.

Margot has been associated with The Bold and the Beautiful since the daytime drama’s premiere in 1987.  She also was involved in Daytime development, working on the now defunct CBS soap Capitol, and several game shows including $25,000 Pyramid!

So CBS Daytime fans, what do you think of the promotion of the day to day creative and strategic elements of Y&R and B&B under Wain?  Comment below!

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Phil

First order… Bring back Guiding Light!!! Not likely, but had to say it!

su0000
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Daytime TV is struggling to stay alive because it stinks..
No soaps will ever be brought back to network TV no network wants the financial burden..
I’m happy that PP has kept 2 soaps from the soap opera graveyard.. 🙂

Daytime TV days are numbered, some day it will be full of infomercials and cheap talk shows.. There is no quality in daytime TV but the soaps and they are very expensive to bring to air..

Phil
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Phil

Well aware! Just wishful thinking!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

You are a very right…sometimes i disagree with you but you are right here…none of the three networks will ever revive an old soap or introduce a new one…too costly…Daytime tv will never be as good as it was in the 1960s and 70s when soaps were king and if you didnt like them, there were plenty of alternatives…except for the soaps i rarely watch anyting else during the day…

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Never a fan when networks have a hand in the creative end of producing a daytime drama– but I guess at least she has some soap experience so maybe she be more interested in creating the best product instead of the cheapest one. Don’t know how she and JFP get along, but hopefully she can reign her in and make sure they don’t destroy what took Bill Bell a lifetime to build.

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Lawrence

Steve kent’s firing will do for a starters. Then fire angelica mcdaniel, jfp Bradley bell. Move Kay Alden back to y and r and put josh griffith as co headwriter. B&B i dont know if the best writer could save your soap since most of your core cast is gone. I love Katherine Kelly lang as an actress but Brooke does not need anymore men.

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4everDAYS

I think B&B should expand to one hour and Y&R should be
reduced to a half hour.

PatF
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PatF

They make too much money off of YR. It’s been their Daytime cash cow and the cornerstone of their #1 Daytime lineup for over 25 years.

It isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Days and GH may need to step it up if they want to stick around.

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4everDAYS

DOOL and GH have been stepping it up. What is hurting
them are the good ratings for YawneR. When people
see Y&R is #1 in the ratings, they think it must be #1 in
entertainment. Y&R is stinking things up for the others.
YawneR needs to step it up before it kills the chances of
the good soaps!!! Remember, there are some non soap
fans willing to give a soap a try. Chances are, they’ll
view the #1 rated soap first and then no other, thinking
they all are bad because of the sloppy Y&R!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Y&R is #1 in ratings and stinch! My septic tank smells
better than YawneR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PatF
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PatF

I don’t know what a septic tank smells like so I’m not sure that’s a good analogy.

Regardless of how you feel about YR, it’ll continue to be the #1 show for a while…unless Phelps kills it.

I hope this Margot chick handles her.

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Pluto TV Launches Soap Channel with B&B and Y&R Dedicated Episodes

Great news soap fans, you have another place to catch your favorite CBS daytime dramas. On Tuesday, ViacomCBS’ free streaming television service, Pluto TV, launched its soap channel with past episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

Pluto TV’s soap channel launched with the log line: “Soap operas aren’t just for daytime. They’re for anytime. Get your fix of melodrama 24/7 on Pluto TV Soaps.”

In terms of what years and episodes are available, viewers can now enjoy from the CBS sister soaps, season 47 and 48 of Y&R,  which is partially from when Mal Young was EP and head writer, and then into the current regime of Anthony Morina and Josh Griffith.   For The Bold and the Beautiful, the episodes start back from September of 2018.

To watch Live or OnDemand, go to the Pluto TV Soaps channel website, or download the Pluto TV app via the App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store or Roku etc. You can also click here for your preferred device.

Newer episodes from B&B and Y&R will be available on Pluto TVs OnDemand service and can be viewed from Smart Televisions, Apple TV, Playstation, Tivo Roku, Xfinity, and Chromecast. You can also watch via the company’s website without registering.

So, do you hope Pluto TV’s soap channel, builds itself out and includes more soaps from the past, and those that ran on CBS? What season of Y&R and B&B would you like to see added to the service? Share your thoughts below.

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TODAY: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown and Sean Kanan Guest on ‘The Talk’

Sheryl Underwood should have some fun today on an all-new, October 19th episode of The Talk, when two of daytime’s baddest of the bad, visit the CBS afternoon series.

Look for The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) and Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) to chat it up with Sheryl and the rest of The Talk hosts on returning to their signature soap roles.

As B&B fans know, Sheila and Deacon are now set to team up to bring down the Forresters and pave the way for them to be closer to their children.  For Sheila, that’s having a relationship with her son, Finn (Tanner Novlan) and her grandson, Hayes.  And for Deacon, that’s his daughter, Hope (Annika Noelle).  What revenge plot will they conjure up to get what they want?

In its new season and configuration, The Talk, is hosted by Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Natalie Morales.

Look for Kimberlin and Sean on The Talk today at 2 p.m, EST on CBS.

So, will you be checking out Kimberlin and Sean on today’s episode of The Talk? Are you enjoying their scenes together thus far on The Bold and the Beautiful? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Corbin Bernsen to Reprise His Role of Arnie Becker in ‘LA Law’ Revival Pilot

Corbin Bernsen (Father Todd, The Young and the Restless) and the son of Y&R’s late great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) has signed on to reprise his signature primetime television role of womanizing lawyer Arnie Becker in the upcoming LA Law revival pilot.

This makes Corbin the co-lead of the series alongside Blair Underwood (Ex-OLTL) who previously signed on to the pilot to reprise his role of Jonathan Rollins.  ABC has greenlit the pilot.

According to Deadline, it is believed that Bernsen and Underwood will be the only original members of the mid 80’s-90’s legal drama on NBC in the pilot, but more may guest-star if the show gets picked up for a full-season order.

In the premise of the reboot, the law firm of McKenzie Brackman, now named Becker Rollins, reinvents itself as a litigation firm specializing in only the most high profile, boundary pushing and incendiary cases.  The show will feature familiar characters working alongside new ones on the most hot button issues of the day.  As for Bernsen’s Becker, now in his 60’s, look for him to struggle with a rapidly shifting sexual and political landscape.

The original LA Law ran for eight seasons from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994 on NBC.

So, what do you think of Corbin taking on the role of Arnie Becket in a revival of LA Law? Would you be intrigued to check out the show if it makes it to series? Comment below.

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