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NATAS Chairman Responds To Soaps’ Mandate For Future Participation In Daytime Emmys

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Monday night, following a letter that was sent to NATAS from daytime executives from all four soap opera: Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless that listed their demands for change when it came to issues such as: voting, accounting, and transparency, Terry O’Reilly, Chairman of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, offered up a statement and the organization’s response.

The statement read: “Today I received correspondence raising concerns about some elements of the 2018 Daytime EMMY Awards and concerns over its administration.  We have great confidence in the integrity of our EMMY awards system, and believe it effectively honors the best work being done in Daytime Television today.

That having been said, we always take concerns about our systems seriously… and out of an abundance of caution I have instructed that outside counsel be retained to evaluate these concerns and conduct an independent look at them.”

The show of force by the daytime drama community came on the heels of Patrika Darbo’s win at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Digital Drama Series category for her work in The Bay, only to have her Emmy revoked when a rule infraction was discovered in her category, and another.

So, what are your thoughts on NATAS’ statement in response to the soaps? Comment below.

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I just wish primetime emmys recognized daytime and include them…lets start the Soap2 movement!!!

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From the way the comments by NATAS chair are stated, it just sounds like he passing the buck. He’s not accepting any accountability for the gross mismanagement of the Emmy process.

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The letter was composed by a lawyer and not the words of Terry O’Reilly, Chairman of The National Academy ..
He most likely never even read it.
They will do what they do and its take it leave it.
Don’t believe those words; not sincere .

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GH Releases ‘The Sonny & Carly Collection’ Featuring 20 Pivotal Episodes With Three Carlys

The torrid love story between Sonny Corinthos and Carly has been going strong for over two decades.  Now the ABC app and ABC.com are offering up a collection of memorable episodes and pivotal moments between the duo.

However, this collection features three powerhouse actresses who have played the role of Carly: Sarah Joy Brown, Tamara Braun, and the current Carly, Laura Wright.

GH and ABC have released these episodes for viewing to coincide with Maurice Benard’s 25th year on the daytime drama series and a very special anniversary episode airing today on Monday, November 12th.

With the Sonny & Carly Collection, fans will be able to access 20 episodes from Sonny and Carly’s explosive and tumultuous 20-year relationship, chronologically.  Some of the episodes include: Jason is shot in an ambush. Sonny and Carly remarry, even though she is involved with Jax, Sonny confesses to Carly that he shot AJ, Sonny and Carly admit their feelings, and more

The Sonn and Carly collection is available now through February 12th and all 20 episodes are available for viewers with no sign in required at abc.com/sonnyandcarly  and on the ABC app.

The ABC app is available in the App Store, ABC.comAmazon AppstoreGoogle Play and on most connected TV devices.

Check out the Sonny & Carly Collection, and then let us know which was your favorite episode of the bunch via the comment section below!

 

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Kimberly McCullough Directs Episode Of ‘The Conners’; Shares Pics From Show Night

As fans of director and actress Kimberly McCullough know, earlier this week she announced that she would be directing an episode of the the re=branded and renamed ‘Rosanne-less’ series, The Conners.  She originally shared the news of getting the nod to direct the hit comedy sitcom with a photo of the famous Conner kitchen with the words “Yup”.

However on Saturday, Kimberly shared some more behind the scenes photos from tape night, or show night, as they call it in the biz.   She is pictured above with cast members Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson.

ABC executive Nathan Varni tweeted to McCullough: “Thanks for a great week ⁦⁩ directing ⁦⁩ #107! See you soon for your next episode”

No airdate has been released as to when Kimberly’s ‘The Conners” directorial debut will air, but MF TV will keep you posted.

McCullough was also busy directing an episode of the new FOX sitcom, The Cool Kids just the other week.

How fabulous that the woman who has brought General Hospital’s Robin Scorpio Drake to life is finding just as much success now behind the camera as in front of it.

Will you be checking out Kimberly’s episode of The Conners when it airs?  Do you hope that between all of these directing gigs, she might fit in a visit back to GH? Share your thoughts below.

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Thia Megia Joins The Cast Of DAYS; Paul Telfer Set To Return

Major casting news announced at yesterday’s NBC Day of Days fan event, and on the new DOOL app.

Days of our Lives is bringing back Bad boy Xander, who will be seen again in Salem in the new year, which means Paul Telfer will be back on the canvas.

Xander was last seen when the warehouse exploded that changed the course of many lives back in October.

According to the official press release, look for Paul to share screen time with Eric Martsolf, Linsey Godfrey, John Aniston, Freddie Smith and more in provocative and exciting scenes in 2019

Additionally, during the Q&A portion of Day of Days fans were introduced to Thia Megia who will take on the role of Haley Chen, a mysterious newcomer to Salem who gains the attention of JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss)

If Thia looks familiar she was on American Idol in its season 10, making it all the way to the top eleven contestants during her run.

So, intrigued to find out more about the character of Haley?  Looking forward to more Xander on your way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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