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Michael Rodrick Begins His Run On GH As Seth Baker!

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Former Another World cast member, Michael Rodrick, who played Cameron Sinclair on the now defunct NBC soap opera back from 1998-1999, will be seen in upcoming episodes of General Hospital as Seth Baker.  Rodrick will begin to air next week.

What brings Rodrick to the canvas in Port Charles?  Turns out Liz’s rapist Tom Baker (Don Harvey) has a brother who is now looking for him since Franco has the guy caged!

Seth definitely has some questions as to the whereabouts of this former convict. According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Seth comes to the hospital to grill Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) as to where Tom is.  He even runs into Franco (Roger Howarth), where Seth angrily notes that Tom told him all about Franco’s death threats.  Let the drama begin.

Will Seth discover what Franco has done to his brother? What will be the ramifications for all involved? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Patrick
Patrick

I’m NOT invested in this story… surprise surprise… because it’s revolving around a weird now defunct character… Franco.

GH – kill off Franco… and … surprise surprise… return Roger Howarth to the fold… as Todd

What’s HOLDing my attention… the keen ACTING ability of : Tom Baker (Don Harvey).

GH NEEDS to KEEP Don Harvey’ Tom Baker… around. when a character actor of this caliber comes around… CLEAN him up.

this is the last straw… finally.. in the character of Franco

I get that he’d do anything… to protect Liz. Liz told him… she doesn’t need a super hero. told him to leave well enough alone. and.. YES… here’s hoping that Liz does go back in time and start healing…. HELLO Griffin… cut the priest crap. LOVE LIZ.

geez louise… whomever this Seth Baker is ? YUM yeah

two new men… who are already intriguing this show… plus Valentin.

poo poo Sonny , Jason, Finn, MIchael.

Patrick
Patrick

Wowsah : the REEL deal

cut and paste from youtube.com

2012 acting reel Michael Rodrick.mov

GH time to steer away from this ridiculous mob scene and dr. Finn loopy ways

Patrick
Patrick

better yet… it’s time for Roger Howarth to go : FIRE

put the actors who portray : Sonny / Jason / Finn / Michael on notice… they are nowhere near the caliber their popularity teen beat image lends… dire waste

GH / ABC / Disney : back your product… these characters are killing the show

Patrick
Patrick

I CAN’T stand it

does any one… see… a semblance… of Peter Sarsgaard.

drool

Ghlover
Ghlover

He was so good on AW!!! Please let him stay for Carly!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

PS: – any one –

why was their no GH epi today? Friday

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It might have been because of the Presidential Address, Patrick.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I was thinking it might have been preempted because of President Obama’s speech…maybe they thought the show would be interrupted mid-way…???

Celia
Celia

Obama’s last speech, Patrick. While a US drone is stolen by the Chinese, the first family is vacationing in Hawaii with our tax dollars.

Carol
Carol

Celia,

Don’t you ever take a vacation?

Addison
Addison

I am utterly appalled anyone would be critical of one of the hardest working presidents in our recent history for taking some much needed vacation time with his family for the holidays. Meanwhile, the president elect spends inordinate amount of time attacking the Vanity Fair editor, Alec Baldwin and other folks via Twitter and has attended 2 out of thirty-five briefings. Those Tweets just make him look silly, petulant, uneducated, humorless, thin skinned and down right mean spirited–not the qualities one looks for in a commander in chief. Some folks sense of priorities totally bewilder me.
In any case, glad TPTB did not air Friday’s show. It will be shown on Monday, This was the right thing to do. My only complaint is I wish they had shown an episode from the 80s or 90s rather than one we just saw a couple of months ago.

Rose
Rose

No Celia…HIS dollars…travel and entertainment expenses are one of the additional “perks” of being President that comes with it’s huge salary of $400,000/yr. Even the new president will be able to receive them as part of the salary package.

Nora
Nora

I guess you did n’t hear that China plans to return the missing drone.I don’t what that has to do with the President going on vacation at any rate. He us capable of doing work at any place he’s at. I guess you just like complaining about this President. Well, in a few short weeks you can see how our tax dollars are being used as President elect Trump flies back and forth to Washington to NY…PS the President is allowed to take a vacation during Christmas.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Celia, I’m surprised at you. Why shouldn’t he have a vacation? Lord knows Bush2 took plenty of them. People who don’t take a little down time don’t usually make good decisions.

gh'er
gh'er

Wow, I thought you were cool. We all need a vacation sometimes. The President makes a salary. I am sure he can pay his own way for himself and his family.
In the meantime, let’s sit back and wait to see what your new pres has in store for us.

Celia
Celia

@gh’er.
Hello,
LOL. Actually, I’m very HOT!!!!! Ssssss…..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

We’re going to miss him…aren’ t we Patrick??? Still beyond surreal…the age of the Orange is frighteningly around the corner….

Steve
Steve

ABC did a national preemption. In return, they’ll have a new episode next Friday 12/23 instead of a planned rerun.

Lin
Lin

GH did not run a show today as they knew of the Presidential address. Fridays show will be shown Monday.

Timmm
Timmm

Because ONCE again, the networks interrupted our shows for something that is not important and can be shown on TWENTY FOUR HOUR NEWS CHANNELS!

T
T

WHAT A DISGUSTING STORYLINE GH HAS WITH RAPIST SEXUAL ASSAULT JUST WHAT VICTIMS WANT TO SEE GH HAS LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY! FRANK SHOULD BE FIRED BECAUSE HE IS A LIAR!! DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE FANS! HE RUINS A WONDERFUL SL THAT VANISHED THE MOST WASTED ROMANTIC POTENTIAL, FOR THIS CRAP GH WAS ABOUT AWARENESS IN MANY SL NOW ITS DARK, DREARY STUPID! I GUESS NEXT WE WILL HEAR THEY CANCELLED GH! THATS THE TOAD THEY ARE HEADED FOR! GOODBYE GH!

JK
JK

YOU ARE SO CORRECT…..A DISGUSTING STORYLINE THAT I NOW DO NOT WATCH……WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE OF TALENT WITH ROGER HOWARTH… SET THOSE RECORDERS AND FAST-FORWARD!

Nora
Nora

I agree. This whole storyline is awful. If its a way for them to get rid of Franco that would give me a little satisfaction. I love the talented Roger Howarth, but I always thought that the unlikable and mentality disturbed Franco was a role he should be playing. I don’t even want him to play Todd (another rapist) again, I’d rather this talented actor play someone new. I’m sure that TPTB put their heads together, they could have RH an entirely new character ( not related to the Q’s, the mob, Cassidines, etc) that makes this talented actor shine.

Rose
Rose

T & JK…I am so with you regarding Franco, rapists, cages, etc. They just put us through the never-ending, dark. Fluke story. Then serial killer Paul which was a waste of a good actor. While I wasn’t a Liz/Franco romance fan, it was way more preferable to the terrible twist they have taken on his “protectiveness.” Plus, I never liked the Franco character since Mr. Franco himself..sick!. If ABC insists on these kinds of stories at least save them for their nighttime “soaps” …which I wouldn’t watch anyway. There’s enough dark, ugly, and perversion in the world/local news as it is…which I have also put a limit on watching. Scary stuff there. Please keep the afternoon’s scared bit of earth still about romance, adventure, family ups/downs, hope, and love.

Lin
Lin

I agree it’s a disgusting storyline. I’m fast forwarding anything related to that storyline as well as Sonny and that girl. r. Can’t stand that storyline. It’s been done before and I can’t stand it.

Timmm
Timmm

He brings in ALL his buddies and we sit there like dummies and WISH for OUR GH to be seen. AMC, OLTL, hey I wish you were still on, BUT, if GH went off the air, I wouldnt expect either of these shows to be flooded with ex-GH’ers!

Celia
Celia

Such a stupid, ineffective storyline. I do not like it, LOL.
Franco is crazy….cannot escape it….it’s in his DNA.
In a cage…if that’s not nuts, I don’t what is.
The same idiocy applies to the pawn shop mystery-man/woman. Is it Nelle? Faison? Fluke? Jerry?

Soaphound
Soaphound

I feel your pain, dear Celia. Enough of this foolishness! How about some emotional, pure storytelling, like Y&R is moving back toward. If I want action/adventure mixed with evil villains, I’ll rent GAME OF THRONES.

JasonLovesGH
JasonLovesGH

This dude is one gorgeous man!

Patrick
Patrick

“thank you”

yes

Celia
Celia

He is, isn’t he, JasoLovesGH?
Is it possible that he is a good guy? Opposite of his brother?
Maybe, Seth has been given ‘custody’ (LOL) of his bad-boy brother?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Not really interested in this Franco story. After years of hoping Liz would have a story about confronting her rapist’s return, we are given a convoluted tale of Franco’s “redemption” which is basically him needing to become a hero but first showing his inner monster. (That tumor business doesn’t really fly does it, since he was pretty diabolical when he got upset at Carly.)
Why can’t the Rapist Returns story be told from the woman’s point of view?

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Because it’s not a story about Liz—which at least would have potential to be compelling. No, it’s a story about Franco, with both Liz and her rapist as supporting players. Which apparently is what ABC thinks qualifies as the kind of story that will make viewers tune in day after day. I don’t get it.

Celia
Celia

I had never thought of it in those terms, Michael. But, yes, great observation/ explanation.
You’re right! These writers assume waaaay too much if they think the viewer is interested in the machinations of Franco’s twisted brain, with or without a tumor.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Nor do I, Michael. It seems they’re afraid of an honest love story between two lonely, damaged people. Plus, Elizabeth was very clear about what she DIDN’T want Franco to do. Some people just don’t have a learning curve. This potentially important and moving story has devolved into disturbing melodrama. And why can’t Roger Howarth have his hair cut? He was so sexy as Todd…I’d have paid to swim in THAT hair.

dante williams
dante williams

The only way I can see this being justified is if this guy is some type of WSB agent because there are never enough of those, and he could have some secret business with Andre that would show his past with the WSB finally, and he could interact with Jordan, Anna, and Robert when he’s there, and Mac, people who know how to get things done. I doubt they are bringing him up here to be on the other side of the law, brother is already a rapist so it would be redundant, plus he would be a hypocrite for wanting his brother put away when he himself is involved with some kind of crimes. The way they just got rid of Nik though acting like they had a budget and then they always hire 5 people after that, well, he better be good, like Jeffery Vincent Parisse

Patrick
Patrick

perhaps a NEW man for our Anna

this could be GOOD…

Joe
Joe

I don’t know where these writers got their degrees from (assuming they went to college) but they really are good at taking great characters and ruining them with stupid storylines that drag out. And now bringing on more new characters and casting aside the great actors they currently have. It’s no wonder the soap audience has dwindled to nothing! I’ve been watching ABC soap(s) since the 70s. I would make a better writer than these knot heads! Get rid of the writers and bring back Ron Carlivati.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

While I understand that Franco and the caged rapist story is a probable (and horrific) possibility in the minds of the real life pathological, and there are many twisted stories that have been successfully portrayed on primetime and film…this story (so far) is freaking me out…and not in good way. Maybe it’s because of the way Don Harvey (Tom Baker) is playing it. It’s too disturbing…I feel uncomfortable watching him sitting, legs practically in the air with a collar on. I don’t like watching degradation/humiliation…it makes me squirm (again, not in a good way…lol). If the collar came off…maybe put on his ankle instead..if Tom sat in a less “vulnerable” position (physically) then perhaps it could wind up in an interesting psychological journey…collapse?… of Franco. If it improves the current scenario and makes it more compelling…I look forward to Michael Roddick’s role. Where will it all lead? Probably to Liz and Griffin… On a side note…are Genie Francis and Jon Lindstrom having LOTS of scenes off camera? WRITERS…what don’t you get about viewers wanting MORE Kevin and Laura. Pay them what they’re worth and cut Nell’s round-the-clock airtime. Man!

Patrick
Patrick

“…this story (so far) is freaking me out…and not in good way. ”

“YES”

exactly how I feel… and that was because of that caged scene…

I can no longer stomach Franco.

Yike

churning, disturbed, bothered… just done yeah?

I feel badly for Tom Baker

Patrick
Patrick

OK… i’m coming from the point of view… that he’s a reformed man… just trying to make his way in life….

perhaps this is the route the writers will go

Franco nuts up

and Liz meets Tom eye to eye…. and ???? argh ! comeuppance for both are realized

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lol, Patrick. I had to catch myself from feeling bad for Tom; had to remind myself what he’d done because the way they’re playing if I can’t tell if he’s actually a reformed guy or a rape about to happen. Either way he shouldn’t garner our sympathy…and yet the scene sorta traumatized me!

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

So GH’s solution to the Franco problem is to bring back a character whose behavior was even more reprehensible? And Franco’s usual over-the-top, out-of-control behavior is thereby rendered acceptable, because the person he’s currently perpetrating it against is even more vile than Franco? (Well, why not? That’s the main reason the Jerome family is on GH—to [theoretically] make the Corinthos family look better by comparison.)

News flash, ABC: All you really end up with is Vile and Viler. It’s true that I can’t spare an ounce of sympathy for Tom Baker over what Franco is doing to him. But it isn’t making me like Franco any better; he still just seems dangerous and unhinged. (And having Tom around only highlights why Liz, a rape survivor, would never have gotten into a relationship with Franco in the first place, if this show were written with any kind of character plausibility in mind—yes, yes, I know, that’s a ridiculous hope, and even more so on a show where it’s OK to be a mobster as long as you “love your family.”)

Compelling drama, this is not.

I will say it again: with the Prospect Park lawsuit settled and ownership of the OLTL characters reverting to ABC, can’t we please, please, please abandon this Franco retread, which Is Not Working, and have Roger H. return as Todd v.2 Port Charles, which sort of did work?

Steve
Steve

Yes to the return of Todd Manning. Pair him with Ava as there’s no room for Blair on the canvas.

If this storyline was supposed to redeem Franco, it did just the opposite. Sane people do not lock up people dog cages on hunches.

It’s about time the writers give Elizabeth a viable, worthy partner. Hello Griffin.

Paul
Paul

Franco can’t be redeemed here. Liz can’t except his crazy and I hope when revealed that Franco held tom captive she dumps him and Franco goes psycho and is finally killed in 3 months.

Now that ABC is owns Oltl again let Todd come back if peopl like the character.

But Franco holding a guy captive in a cage is dumb and moronic.

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

I agree — Franco has to go. Kill Franco, bring back Todd Manning. (And it’s time for Julian to go to prison.) The GH storylines are getting too outlandish. Keep one foot in reality, please.

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

Oh, and Todd and Ava would make an AWESOME couple. I would watch that. (Especially Todd & Ava vs. Sonny & Carly.) Give Todd & Ava custody of Avery, for starters.

Patrick
Patrick

dag… Todd / Olivia Jerome/ Ava… tremendous potential for intelligence along with solid acting .

LOL – love your last line in post above: ” Keep one foot in reality, please. “

rebecca1
rebecca1

Nooooo….. I love Julian!

Jane
Jane

This guys hot, however this storyline is not what WE as viewers need to see.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Agreed, Jane. Plus, soon we’re gonna need a spreadsheet to keep up with all these extraneous characters!

Connor AvidSoapFan
Connor AvidSoapFan

I think it is ironic how Roger Howarth played Todd Manning on One Life To Live, and that character was / is a rapist (he raped Marty Saybrooke back in the day)…. and then but when Roger Howarth came back on General Hospital last, he ended up taking over the role of Robert “Franco” Frank (now-Baldwin with the reveal of him being Scotty Baldwin’s and Heather Webber’s long-lost son)… (I believe that is Franco’s full-character name)… and Franco was involved in that terrorizing with Sam, while trying to find ways to terrorize the Jason character. So Roger Howarth has played / portrayed two characters within two ABC shows that have been known-rapists in the past.

What if Roger did a dual-role, and Todd came back as Roger too, and it was somehow revealed that Franco and Todd were / are related? Or, if Trevor St. John (who portrayed Walker Lawrence AND Todd Manning on One Life To Live for a few good years or so), came to General Hospital / Port Charles and plays / portrays Todd again…. or maybe an actual alive-and-well Walker Lawrence again? Maybe Heather and Scotty somehow had some sort of a familial history with some One Life to Live characters (Todd’s parents… and if my idea comes ever comes to fruition… Todd Manning’s parents as well)… and then somehow that can integrate VIctoria Lord Davidson Buchanan to come to Port Charles, and maybe if she and Clint are no longer married or together as a couple, Sonny’s father Mike (played by Ron Hale) can come back onto General Hospital as well… and maybe somehow Viki and Mike can be a couple. Or, if Jeff Webber comes back in any way or shape or form, than she can be in a love triangle / quadrangle with Jeff Webber and Heather Webber… and maybe Hayden/Rachel’s mom can get into the mix somehow too. Who knows? Just some ideas. lol

Connor AvidSoapFan
Connor AvidSoapFan

I meant to say… “Todd’s parents… and if my idea ever comes to fruition… Robert “Franco” Frank-Baldwin’s parents as well.”

Lol. I apologize for that mistake.

Karen McEachern
Karen McEachern

This “dog cage” storyline is sickening. Dump Franco. He doesn’t belong with Liz and this sad cage story should make her realize it. I can’t even watch those scenes.

Robin Woolens
Robin Woolens

I think the problem is the show has no balance, I am not a fan of Liz or Franco, but I think they should have interesting S/L. Jelly has chosen to ignore the main characters of the show and focus on their own agenda, IMO that does not work on soaps, whether you like a character or not they have their own fans and should be written for with balance to the other characters, the show should not be written around any character, becasue folks tend to get burned out, everyone has favs and they all should have interesting and exciting S/L. I see a lot of new faces and nothing wrong with that, Nina, Valentine, but don’t put everyone else in the background. So much history on GH, that is not being utilized, it does not feel like the fans GH it feels like the writers GH, the fans are the ones who keeps this show on the air and has supported it all these years, their desires should not be taken for grated for the writers vision, which obliviously a lot of fans don’t agree with. It is sad fans has to remind the writers the history of some characters, this should already be known and a part of their story. Jelly need to invest in all the character and their history, and write for everyone. I suggest reading the new writer at Y&R article and how she talks about the history of Y&R and how she plans to honor the main characters and supporting characters of the show.

Michael
Michael

I despise this storyline with Tom Baker and always fast forward it on the DVR.

Timmm
Timmm

Its so sad to see EVERY way and EVERY failure to prop Howarth up and be acceptable on GH. He is a good actor but his character Franco, its horrible. WHY couldnt he have stayed dead as James Franco? I would hope that Franco, Tom and Julian ALL get locked inside a cage and they are sent to the “DEAD” sea!

Celia
Celia

Yes, Timmmy. But, they should all be in the same cage together, keeping company. How sweet would that be? Let’s include Sonny in that trio. Maybe, they’ll pair-up. Ha!

Timmm
Timmm

Huh, Sonny in the cage. Somehow someone would get pregnant! I know I know!

Celia
Celia

Oh, Timmmy….you’re on a roll. Maybe, Franco will turn out to be Franca. A baby with Sonny! HaHaHa!!
I don’t know if you ever watched PASSIONS. That was the craziest, wildest, most ridiculous soap ever. But, it appealed to those with a quirky sense of humor, and then some.
One character was actually half male, half female; if I remember correctly. Brings back memories of my College days.

Amy campbell
Amy campbell

Ugh it is painful watching the horrible acting out of this Seth Baker character. Just awful and impossible to watch.

Breaking News

General Hospital Casts ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Alum Janet Hubert As Mike’s New Love Interest

Intriguing casting news out of Port Charles on Sunday. The ABC daytime drama series has tapped former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert to play the character of  Yvonne,who is said to be a love interest for Mike (Max Gail) at the nursing home he is now in.

According to EW.com, Yvonne will end up having a connection to someone or someones on the canvas.

Hubert’s first episode is slated to air on December 7th.   Sitcom fans remember Janet from “Fresh Prince’ in scenes with Will Smith in the series in the role of Vivian Banks.

GH is not Janet’s first soap, either.  She appeared on One Life to Live as Evangeline Williamson’s (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and Layla Williamsom’s (Tika Sumpter) mother, Lisa.  The actress also appeared on All My Children as Alice Dawson.

In another twist, Hubert will reunite with Vernee Watson (Stella)om GH.  The two appeared together on “Fresh Prince”, where Watson played Will’s mother.

So does this mean that Yvonne and Stella are both going to be romantically interested in Mike Corbin?

What do you think of the casting news?  Interested to see this next leg of Mike’s story as he declines from Alzheimer’s, but may find love?  Comment below.

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday’s night’s Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, you can hear the replay of the broadcast right here in the audio player above.

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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Soaps Lift Boycott Threat Of Daytime Emmys

In a key move to allow those performers in front of the camera and behind the scenes crew and creatives to be acknowledged for their accomplishments this calendar year, the four daytime dramas collectively have decided to lift their threatened boycott and participate in the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy competition.

This comes after the four network soaps (Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless) banded together after being unsatisfied with snafu’s coming out of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year in April, and a list of grievances and concerns they asked to be addressed by the organization that administers the Emmy contest.

Then, following an internal investigation by NATAS by the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington, DC, the results which were released on November 8th, and being in receipt of their findings, the soaps decided to move forward while still having concerns they want addressed.

In a statement from the group, a spokesperson related to Deadline, who broke the story late Friday: “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached.  However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

On Saturday, someone close to the situation said to Michael Fairman TV: “Our participation doesn’t mean we accept their proposal moving forward, we still have major issues that we will be discussing with the Chair and President (of NATAS), but as a collective whole, we don’t want to penalize our actors for NATAS’ mis-management.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy submissions began earlier this week on November 12th, with the Daytime Emmys slated to be handed out in early May of 2019.

So, are you glad that the network soaps have lifted their threatened boycott so that your favorite performers, whose performances you have loved over the last 11 months can be acknowledged for their talents and hard work? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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