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Margot Wain Promoted to VP Daytime Programs CBS Entertainment!



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


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..


Well aware! Just wishful thinking!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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…

Mary SF
Mary SF

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.


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.


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


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.


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!


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


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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Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?


Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via Salem click here.

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So, what do you think Brady should do now after the mess he finds himself in due to Kristen’s manipulations? Comment below.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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DWTS new EP Andrew Llinares, then said in a statement. “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season,”

You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

So, what do you think of Bergeron’s hopes for the casting choices of DTWS?  Would you have preferred Sean Spicer to be cut from the cast?  Who would you have liked to have seen cast on the series? Would you want any celeb you like to even go on it any more? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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