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RATINGS: General Hospital #1 In Key 18-49 Demo For First Time Since 2014!

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The ratings are out for the week of October 30th through November 3rd, and it was a big week for ABC’s General Hospital. 

The series took back the lead in the key womens 18-49 viewers and rating share for the first time since 2014. GH was the only soap to add viewers in the key demo and gained extra points in the rating share as well.

In addition, GH was the only daytime drama to add total viewers for the week adding +13,000 bringing their tally to  2,763,000, and the show is now up from last year at this time by +125,000 viewers.  The gang in Port Charles also saw increases in the 18-34 and 25-54 womens demos.

Days of our Lives was the only other soap not to lose viewers in a demo category adding +15,000 in women 18-34.

CBS Daytime sister soaps of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful saw dips in total viewers, while tying all-time lows in the 18-49 demo, and B&B also  tying a low in the 18-24 demo,  To see the entire ratings picture via SON click here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

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Women 18-49 Viewers
1. GH 487,000 (+53,000/+37,000) *
2. Y&R 432,000 (-37,000/-164,000)
3. B&B 348,000 (-24,000/-146,000)
4. DAYS 347,000 (-20,000/-32,000)

* First time sole #1 since June 9-13, 2014

Women 18-49 Rating

1. GH 0.75/6 (+.08/+.05) ***
2. Y&R 0.67/6 (-.05/-.25) <—— ties low rating (2nd straight week) *
3. B&B 0.54/5 (-.03/-.22) <—— ties low rating **
4. DAYS 0.53/5 (-.04/-.06)

* Rounded to 0.7
** Rounded to 0.5
*** First time sole #1 since June 9-13, 2014

Time to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! Which soap opera is delivering the best daytime drama right now?  Which soap is not? What changes or improvements would you make to your favorite soap opera to bring in more viewers?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Rose
Rose

Congratulations to GH. This Jason(s) story has been really good so far. They deserve to see that bump!

Jimh
Jimh

Days is the most improved soap at the moment…GH is somewhat better and i am tuning in more to both…glad Days is on Demand as i have too many medical appointments during the day !!!…i watch Y&R sometimes and enjoy that too!!!…just never could connect to Bold…

Jimh
Jimh

On Days it would had made more sense had Sami used Sonny and Will’s daughter Arianna to help jar Will’s memory instead of Will’s ‘killer’ Ben-i wouldnt want Ben anywhere near me!!!

Celia
Celia

I guess, Jimmy. You do have a point. But, after thinking about it, Will needs to relive the traumatic, horrifying experience to jar his memory. Ben is the only one who can do that.
So, maybe that’s why Ben is key to open those memories. But, Will and Ben can’t be alone together, LOL.

Satan
Satan

This really has to drive the Jason haters crazy.

(Insert demonic laughter here…..)

Mo
Mo

WOW!

I hope Days’ ratings go up! They should.

Fanny
Fanny

If you “WRITE IT” we will tune in, watch and rave about it !!!
#’s don’t lie. JASON-JASON storyline, Keeping it interesting
& fast moving is key. Bringing back STEVE BURTON was
in fact the booster shot the show needed.. Shook & woke
everyone up.

Shay
Shay

Amen, Fanny! This is all down to “The Burton Effect,” plain and simple! Not only did Steve’s return itself bring in more viewers, but the pivot back to other legacy players and storylines via his character has also had a huge impact upon the increasing ratings/satisfaction with GH. But that’s not to say that there’s no room left for far more improvement….Too many failed newbie characters of the past few years still remain in Port Charles and the moment they appear onscreen it’s back to square one all over again—no matter how much unsuccessful propping and shoehorning happens to try to make them fit in!!! Hence it’s imperative that this deadweight be given a one-way ticket out of town before GH can be declared well and truly back to where it should be.

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay, completely agree with your assessment of newbie characters.
They lack the ability to make us sit up and take notice… That takes
TALENT, which is immediately noticeable….last newbie to grasp our
attention was Nelle.

Timmm
Timmm

Always on point Shayster! The second and third tier players need weeded out!

Nelle
Amy
Chet
Jordan
Franco

Shay
Shay

@Timmm….Along with Nina and Alexis!!!! (Although I’m willing to let Chet stay….he has the potential to be an important character, sans his sister’s constant presence, of course! Maybe Kiki will end up being the “key” to his recovery???)

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….I do think that Jessica Tuck’s Cassandra has the potential to be a superb antagonist in the traditional soap opera sense, especially if she turns out to be Helena’s daughter…..I really hope that in her quest for Valentin she will end up being the instrument of evil that rids Port Charles of Nina once and for all!

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay…Can you imagine, yet another one of Helena’s offsprings…
a wrecking ball let loose on Port Charles. JT’s Cassandra could
pull it off.
P.S. Timmm’s right.. Chet’s got to go, maybe Amy can pack 4 both
of them and escort out of our orbit.

Shay
Shay

Oh, Fanny….I LOVE the idea of Cassandra being Helena’s progeny and carrying on her with her mission of destruction in Port Charles…provided the “Ice Queen’s” so-called demise is indeed a sad fact. (And I’m sincerely hoping it is not and that she is merely hibernating in some form of Cassadine-induced limbo for the duration…) Having said that, I actually like “Chet the Vet,” sans his overbearing sis, that is! It looks like maybe he is going to be on his best behavior from here on out, so perhaps we will find more appealing qualities to his character in the near future! Maybe he will even end up taking on the role of “Man Landers” when the dust finally settles on this unpalatable mess of a storyline! That would be okay, I guess…as long as it puts an end to the wailing and whining of Nurse Amy….I really cannot take anymore of her histrionics! Also, am I the only one who wonders if Maxie’s pregnancy will send that pushy femme into “psycho” territory since it’s pretty darn obvious she’s carrying a HUGE torch for Nathan???? I really do not want to consider the gory possibilities that scenario could bring since it appears that her ploy of milking Chet’s problems for her own benefit where Detective West is concerned is winding down.Then again, I should truly like to be proved wrong on that count, and simply see Amy and her OTT antics sent packing just like you said!

AJQ
AJQ

GH ratings have always improved with vets. They first showed a real and sustained improvement in Fall of 2012 when AJ came back, then the rescue of Duke that included Robert, the 50th anniversary, Robin’s return and now Steve Burton.

It isn’t just about the one actor or character but all the connections and history. That’s what soaps have to offer and it’s time GH gets it straight. All the new actors and new characters just don’t cut it.

Steve Burton is a GH icon. Jason Morgan is an iconic GH character with tons of connections across the canvas, even with so many Vets gone. Viewers returned for him, long time viewers and viewers in the 18-49 demo.

And to those writing fan-fiction or buying into the fan-fiction that SB is Jason Morgan, but actually Drew switched 20 years ago and Billy is Jason Q. We see the power of SB’s Jason Morgan and GH history. Screw the character of Jason Morgan and all that history and the viewers who came back will tune right out.

Steve
Steve

Yes, vets and key legacy characters are important to a show’s success, but new characters – when tied to core families – can work properly. And good actors can keep viewers intrigued with newer characters (as much horrible things that Ava has done, Maura West is quite often captivating to watch.) There needs to be a good balance. As a long time viewer, I’m happy to see Monica or Scotty once or twice a week, regardless of story. It’s when we get 4 days of Nina or Franco in one week and Mac and Felicia once a month that the balance is way off.

I will disagree with you again on the retcon idea for Jason Quartermaine. History is constantly rewritten on soaps. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Making Miller Jason Q would NOT have the show killing power that undoing Erica’s abortion did to AMC. Probably the stupidest retcon GH ever did was making Ethan Luke and Holly’s son. Longtime viewers were pissed that he cheated on Laura and were told long ago that Holly was unable to have children after she lost the baby while married to Robert. I’m not sure that a retcon in the Jason story would be worse than that.

Wifefour
Wifefour

Love to see Nina and Franco on. They managed to help carry a show that seemed as if they were given a blank script and ran w/it on their own. The return of SB seemed to have woken up the writers.

Shay
Shay

@Steve….It’s been pure heaven watching Monica front and center during the return of Steve Burton to the GH canvas….Her re-emerging presence really brings back the feeling this soap used to evoke, especially with the inclusion of all those vintage clips! (We need more such reminders of how relevant the remaining legacy characters are to modern day Port Charles….) Of course, that bliss quickly fades whenever the show swings back to the unwelcome antics of Nina, Nurse Amy, Jordan, Aunt Stella and yes, even the pigheaded, Julian-obsessed Alexis who has learned zilch from her previous amorous catastrophes. Talk about redundant! As for Franco….imposing his person into major storyline after major storyline has done nothing to make him any less of the local pariah…..ditto for Nina. No matter with whom she is tethered, she simply doesn’t fit into the show….Perhaps the promising new villainess, Cassandra, will be the instigator of her demise….at least, I certainly hope so!

Celia
Celia

Stunning post, Steve. As you know, I don’t know much about GH history….but, logic plays a big part in penning a story.
I, as anyone else, love the vets, yes. But, a soap is a living, ever-changing, pulsating story …..and, as such, new characters are vitally important when introducing fresh blood and fresh plotlines. Change is necessary ….part of nature. A story should cater to one and all, regardless of age.
As far as the two Jasons, I am beginning to get fidgety….impatient? Yeah, that’s moi. I trust TPTB to use timely discretion; pardon the pun.
As Timmm said….don’t fluke it up! How apropos, yes??
I am definitely into this story and in for the long-run, but, as I said from the get-go ( I know it’s a soap—it’s just that some reality does the mind good, once in a while), why couldn’t Liz or Sam know the difference between the ‘twins’ when intimate? Twins or not, I doubt two individuals have the same ‘set’ of tricks in their repertoire of lovemaking. I am no expert on men ( just one), but, I would think a woman can ‘tell’ with whom she lays??
I have always had a problem with that.
Shouldn’t these women have picked up, noticed that certain ‘maneuvers’ differed?
Have they had that many men in their lives that ‘one’ is like the other, thus, becoming a blur?

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t think it really matters if Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) is really Drew who was switched 20 years ago. He would STILL be the Jason Morgan/Quartermaine that we watched all those years… a rose by any other name is still a rose. It’s a technicality. If Billy Miller’s Jason was the Jason before his car accident with AJ…well…it would make sense that he wasn’t as keen on the business as Burton’s Jason and is different than the Jason Carly, Sonny and Sam knew.

Billy Miller original Jason Q before car accident…before he became Jason Morgan, before he got involved with Robin, Elizabeth and Sam.

Stever Burton as Drew…who was switched in the hospital after the car accident with AJ…awoke with no memories and became the Jason we and Sonny/Carly/Robin/Liz/Sam…everyone thought was JQ. It would still make sense.

I wonder if anyone would have a problem with these switched identities if Steve Burton was playing both parts…and instead of Billy Miller vs Steve Burton (and the Jason face/mannerisms etc) are the ones Jason fans identify with weren’t in the equation. Then it would be Steve Burton as Jason…or twin Steve Burton as Jason.

LOL. Does that make sense???

Fanny
Fanny

@Rebecca..It makes perfect sense to me, very well said.
Steve will always and forever be Jason to us.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Thanks, Fanny. LOL…but I do think it would make a difference if Steve was playing both roles. A lot of fans are more interested in “Steve Burton” being Jason…then which “twin” is actually Jason.

Satan
Satan

It doesn’t make sense because Jason had a piece of AJ’s dashboard surgically removed from his brain in early 2012. It would not have been there if he had not been in that accident with his drunken brother.

It’s actually a better story for Billy Miller & his fans if he’s a completely new character who has to find out what happened to him between the time Frodd threw him down the stairs as a child, and when Robin thawed him out in the Crichton Clark lab in 2014.

As for Steve playing both roles, he probably will be, to some extent. Because I don’t see Drew’s story being told without the generous use of flashbacks, as he either remembers things himself, or others who have known him (Tamara Braun’s new character will likely be the first) to relay their stories. And obviously the face Drew has in these flashbacks can’t be Billy Miller’s, because his face didn’t look like that before Ava ran over it with a stolen SUV.

AJQ
AJQ

The story of Jason Morgan is that he is Jason Quartermaine. He was injured in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused amnesia and altered his personality. He then shunned his family who wanted him to be the person he was, who he could not remember being and he took up with the town mob boss and became his enforcer. The child of privilege, the golden boy was now a mobster who could not remember his previous life and his family and it tore them up.

All the drama, conflict, emotional beats, all the character pov, motivations and actions were based on that fact, that Jason Morgan mob enforcer was their Jason Quartermaine. Change that and you ruin everything. You change everything. All the characters were wrong, playing out an orchestrated lie for decades and went to their graves having been duped.

Look at the flashback they showed Friday of Monica and Jason. He tells her that raising Michael made him understand that she loved him no matter what, no matter how he changed, because she raised him. If he isn’t Jason Q, if she didn’t raise him, that scene means nothing. They are all playing out someone else’s drama.

Comparing a rewrite like that to the paternity of a child and whether the parents could have hooked up at that time is ludicrous. There is no comparison. Ethan’s paternity has no bearing on who he really is, how he lived his life and how he and other characters acted and reacted over decades.

And no, it wouldn’t matter if Steve Burton played both roles because the story and all I mentioned above still changes and is ruined. There is no need for this rewrite. The Q’s are dead, there would be no reunions except for Monica and Ned who is barely on. And even if they were, it wouldn’t be worth it, a great story would still be ruined and a character marginalized.

This is a prominent site and I’m sure the writers and producers check here to read Michael Fairman and check on what viewers are saying. So I’ll tell you this, you got a nice bump in ratings because people came back for Steve Burton’s Jason Morgan. They care about this character and his legacy. They invested for decades. Pull the rug out from under them and they will tune back out. The people on this site and who post on other platforms are mostly people who stuck with you and kept watching no matter what you did. They’ll take just about anything. They very well may not care. The people who have tuned out and tuned back in now do care. They’re the reason for your rise in ratings. I’d worry about them.

Fanny
Fanny

@AJQ…you R in fact 100% correct!!! We fans who have
stayed true to GH for decades… We’ve cared enough, so
much so in fact that we’ve never tuned out. We deserve
this win, we’ve earned it. STEVE needs to be, has got to
be the Original Jason.

rebecca1
rebecca1

AJQ

There is no set rule in soaps. Saying that if Billy Miller’s Jason is the real Jason would ruin everything would obviously ruin it for you, andd I’m sure many others. For me? And I bet others, it wouldn’t ruin a thing. I expect twists and turns in soaps. And saying if we change which twin is the real Jason then all the characters would have been duped…yeah….it does! Isn’t that the point?.” But that doesn’t mean their emotions weren’t real at the time, every single reaction etc was real for the friend/son/husband they thought he was. It’s like being in love…and then years later when after the the breakup the person says, “I THOUGHT I was in love.” The person WAS in love…if that’s what they felt at the time that’s what it was. It doesn’t change because you have a different perspective on it looking back. It was what it was in that moment in time…

By the same token the point of view you write about…Jason Quartermaine/Morgan and the people in his life…all the changes he went through and how it effected everyone…DID happen. Whether the cause was the car accident (I’m talking about, for newer viewers) that happened when AJ was driving and Jason woke up a “different person” or whether it was because, unbeknownst to us, he really WAS a different person…doesn’t matter. Because all that followed, whether it was from memory loss or because he was a blank slate to begin with…still happened.

All the feelings, emotions changes we, the audience and the characters went through in the show were real. Can’t change the emotions of the past. We STILL went through them, as did all the characters in the life of whomever Jason is/was.

I’m not saying Steve Burton shouldn’t wind up being THE Jason Quartermaine. Of course he feels right and comfortable…he looks, acts, talks like the Jason we all know. We missed him. So, it makes sense that’s who we want him to be. I’d be perfectly happy with that outcome. Perhaps the writers are weighing which would cause more viewer approval; higher ratings. The show probably has a lot riding on this decision.’

But, if it turns out Steve is Drew, I’ll be looking forward to how he evolves, who he attaches himself to and how it plays out considering he still would LOOK like the Jason those closest to him remember. Could be the catalyst for interesting stories ahead.

Steve
Steve

One could argue that those tuning back in (especially in the 18-49 demo) know only of Steve Burton from the days when it was the Sonny/Carly/Jason show and Jason had little interaction with the Q’s. I will agree that the character of Jason is unlike any in daytime history. That said, it allows for storylines that haven’t been tried before. To lure Steve Burton back, they had to sell him a story that would intrigue him. If he is indeed both Jason Quartermaine and Morgan, end of story and he’s back to being Sonny’s right hand. Whoever turns out is Andrew will have a long backstory to discover.

And no, comparing another major rewrite of show history is not ludicrous. It’s a soap — and anything can happen.

MB
MB

I commented on this in another thread and agree this would just kill the story and character of Jason Morgan. rebecca 1, no the point isn’t for characters to be duped. This twist and turn stuff seems like nonsense to me and thinking you were in love with someone and thinking someone was actually a completely different person is nothing a like.

As stated above and very well, that Jason Morgan is Jason Q was the story. Change that and you do ruin everything. It is ridiculous. If they make Jason Morgan, Drew, and he never was Jason Q, I tune back out.

rebecca1
rebecca1

MB: I’m going to try this for the 100th time and see if it posts. One hundreth time is the charm, right? Sigh…

You misunderstood both my points. I didn’t mean literally the point of the story was for characters to be duped…I meant the fact that ALL WERE, including both twins, Sam, etc…is the crux of the story. That all were living this alternate reality…BECAUSE they were duped!

As for my love analogy, I was responding to AJQ and his/her (?) feeling that to make Billy Jason Q and Jason M two separate people would change history and thus ruin the show. Not for me. Not for many. The emotions were all real because they lost Jason Q as he was before the accident with AJ. They mourned the loss of who he was…and they had to adapt to the man he became…Jason Morgan. That was all real…regardless of the reason. Sonny’s influence combined with brain damage? Or, because he was LITERALLY a different man. The end result…of all those years both onscreen and for us the viewer, were real at the time.The “history of WHY that happened would change…but the emotions, everything we felt, everything we/they experienced doesn’t change, isn’t negated. My analogy to love? If you loved someone in the past…and that’s the emotion you felt…the history ( of the emotions, the relationship) doesn’t change because you don’t love him/her anymore. It doesn’t change because you don’t feel it now. Whatever you felt was real at the time. Whatever the characters felt was real at the time. Regardless of the reason Jason Q changed, all the events and emotions that followed made sense because of what everyone believed. The history doesn’t change…just the explanation and the soapy switching of two brothers.

You say “Jason Morgan is Jason Q is the story…” It was. And now it may evolve to show how Jason Q and Jason M were BOTH the story, which we’re finding out now.

Not sure if that’s the way it’s going to play out. I think it’s great storytelling and gives a new element to a decades-old story that can fit in nicely. Heather indicated a few years ago there was another Quartermaine that no one knew about. Jason Q woke up a completely changed man; he never regained his love or loyalty toward his family. They said he was incapable of emotion…yet he felt it for Sonny, Carly, Michael, Sam…never again for his Quartermaine family. Maybe…because he never really knew them.

Just a theory and I think we’ll find out one way or another very soon. I’d be happy with either way it goes as long as it’s done well.

Harry
Harry

The vindication of Steve Burton!
I don’t think there is any denying that it’s his return which has boasted the ratings.

Wifefour
Wifefour

It seems that his return started good writing which has been absent for quite a while. There is some top of the line acting on GH and these stars were holding the show from being axed w/o good writing! I hope the writing continues to improve for everyone and NOT just for one person.

Fanny
Fanny

@Harry..Veritas be told!!!

Nick
Nick

Boy, these soaps are skewing older and older all the time. The 4 long-running daytime soaps cancelled since 2009 all got better demographic numbers than these toward the end. IMO, these shows must find some way to evolve with fresher, more realistic storytelling circa 2017 and maybe with some kind of different production model (not 5x/ week, 52 weeks/yr) if they’re going to have any real hope of connecting with and holding younger generations into the next decade. To be #1 among 4 current soaps with those numbers is anything but an accomplishment. GH is simply the best of the worst right now, which is not saying much at all. It’s such a pathetic, garbage shell of what it used to be during its glory days that it’s impossible to believe that it’s the same program.

Harry
Harry

Nick….what a buzz kill.

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

It’s just as easy to ignore Nick and his anti-soap agenda (which he’s never admitted to, but I know the truth)

Steve
Steve

The high ratings numbers will never come back as viewing options increase. Primetime Network TV has declined in higher percentages over the last 10 years than daytime.

A review of the production model is a good idea, as long as the DAYS version doesn’t become standard. A 5-month window from tape to air date doesn’t allow for adjustment to storylines that aren’t working. As ratings have gone down, so have budgets — and the shows have made adjustments. Perhaps the future is all recurring characters or short term contracts.

Regardless, GH should be commended for upping their game the past six weeks.

Celia
Celia

Oh, I feel what you’re saying, Nick….but, what of those of us who are not part of the glory days? Are we to be disregarded?
This is all I know, and I like GH right now. I guess ignorance is bliss, afterall? Well, that’s moi…ignorant, LOL.
I hear the same stuff about Y&R. It has its ups and downs, but I still enjoy it.
Are Abby and Scott about to do it? What will that mean for Sharon? Will the baby Melissa is carrying be Scott’s instead of Zach’s? Will the pregnancy even be introduced as part of Abby’s story?……and Dina? What’s going on with that spitfire?, LOL. She is a story unto herself….infinitely enjoying her.
……..not to digress with all these questions, but such scenarios interest me.
I don’t think it’s the storylines that are drowning the remaining soaps….it’s the skewed ( to use your word) shows taking over daytime…..too many talk ( nonsense) shows…..too many cooking shows…..too many uninspiring shows catering to the unaspiring. I love my soaps…..at least they offer intelligent conversation to be had, regardless of the subject matter.
C’mon, Nick…..you must still want to watch, yes?! LOL.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Congrats GH :0) I sure am glued to my T.V. @ 1;00p.m. everyday and thank goodness for the DVR’s 🙂

GH Fan
GH Fan

Great story, powerful performances by all, perfect recipe for ratings to soar. This is what soap drama is all about, when you get a story line that is so epic that it makes you have to tune it everyday. This was missing from my GH screen for awhile but lately all characters and actors on canvas are bringing their A-Game, my only complaint is that I miss Rebecca Budig and wish Hayden didn’t leave Port Charles, hoping she will someday return. Keep up the good work GH, you have made me one happy soap fan!

Steve
Steve

The only way Budig probably returns would be temporarily to help usher Easton out if he chooses not to renew his contract. I’m on the fence with Finn and Anna, which is actually better than a month ago when I was not a fan. Hughes usually brings out the best in her screen partners.

Celia
Celia

I am still holding out hope that Hayden will return with hers and Finn’s kid.
Love RB….always have.
I am not liking Finn and Anna—so unsuited. Need more time.

Aria
Aria

I think she will return especially if Finn and Anna take off as a couple because what’s better then a couple on a soap is a triangle so hopefully like you said she will return sooner rather then later.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I never took to Hayden. I honestly don’t miss her at all. If she does come back it will be with her and Finn’s baby…throwing a wrench into a Finn/ Anna romance. I so hope not; found her boring…their relationship the same…and I love Anna and Finn. i

AJ
AJ

Whether the GH viewers stick around is the question. If so, it proves that Steve Burton is worth the high cost & firings.

Wifefour
Wifefour

We lost some great actors this year or so , so I’m not so ecstatic on this issue. Perhaps if we had top of the line writing to go w/some phenomenal acting all along the return of SB wouldn’t seem so monumental.

Carol
Carol

Not surprised – GH is on fire right now.

Ghlover
Ghlover

Leason learned GH? Now, make him real Jason and please do something good with BM. Hopefully, Tamara’s return will be for him. Break up Kevin and Laura now please. She needs a real lead, the new doctor sounds good.

Steve
Steve

Laura and Kevin are one of the best couples on the show. It would be great to see more of them, but apparently Genie has a contract with the lowest guaranteed episodes on daytime.

Timmm
Timmm

Women and ME are coming on strong for Steve Burton! He has done a wonderful job. As long as they carefully tell this story and dont FLUKE it up, the ratings should continue to climb and our show will shine once again!

Shay
Shay

Don’t “fluke it up,” Timmm???? That’s brilliant, I love it!

Celia
Celia

That’s our Timmmbo, Shay!!!! LOL.

Fanny
Fanny

@Timmm…I’m on that Steve locomotive as well Tim !
As long as the storyline continues to move forward at
this speed, it shouldn’t derail. FLUKE was an epic FAIL
which crashed and burned, later rather than sooner.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Don’t fluke it up– that is going to be my new go to saying–LOL

robert
robert

the Jason story is driving viewers back to GH,Days has improved but it may be hard to bring viewers back that left during previous regimes. the two cbs soaps are the two worst soaps at the moment. Bold went from being so good a few years ago to so bad now. it’s only been two weeks but the new writing on Y&R does not look good. the show is starting to feel like Pratt again.

Kevin C
Kevin C

I don’t think Mal Young will make a difference…I miss the Bill Bell days and we will IMO never see the classic days of Y&R again and I don’t know how much longer I will be watching…I really had hope with Sally Sussman and Kay Alden and I just don’t think that SONY/CBS cares about Y&R and they aren’t listening to fans.

Kevin C
Kevin C

I started watching GH again and loving it since Steve Burton has returned…I think the writing is better…

Celia
Celia

Awwww, Kevin….I hope the network does care about Y&R. I have a feeling something great is in the air….
I think Chelsea is hiding something ( involving Jordan) which will destroy her relationship with Nick.
And, Sharon will find out about scuzzy Scott and Abby, leaving a wide path for Nick and Sharon to be together, again…Finally!!
I will give Y&R a bit of a grace period and wait…..

Kevin C
Kevin C

Celia, I appreciate your input…I will be sticking with Y&R at least through April of next year…Celia, I also want Sharon and Nick back together for I always loved them from the very beginning…Folks, I am so sorry to bring this up again but if they would bring back the beautiful classic background music which has been a staple for the show since the very beginning along with classic character driven stories with feelings/emotion along with some mystery and suspense then I will feel we have Y&R back…The background music they use now does not cut it and does not go with the show…Everyone have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all…

Aria
Aria

I hope gh keeps the momentum going and while I’m sure the tale of the two JASON s has helped the show I also think the other stories are just as good , love Jessica tuck as Cassandra and the surprising pairing of Anna and Finn .

su0000
su0000

GH had been gawdawful after RC left and the Queens of Snooze took over..
Those two woman could put fans in a coma from boredom..
Not only was GH moldy stagnate boring it was an overkill of STUPID!

Being one of the Snooze Queens is still on board I have to give ‘Chris Van Etten ‘ a {{{HUG}}} and a BRAVO !!

GH got itself some Young Blood 🙂

It was Jeans idea. the 2 Jasons, and I give her props for that..
However it is Chris Van Etten that has brought it to awesome.

//no way in hades are Shelly and FV on the top of this one. we saw their comatose work the past 4-5 years..

Wifefour
Wifefour

Wow, someone that sees things they same way as myself. I agree w/all of your writing or lack there of comments!

Fanny
Fanny

@su000… Unfortunately Ron C, contributed to his own dismissal as
head writer on GH, due to the “FLUKE” debacle & w/ the helpful hand
of one actor who shall remain nameless. No love lost there, for sure!!!
I for one truly believed that was a grave mistake…since Ron was a
witty,fun,innovative,interesting,intelligent writer…who simply needed
a co-head writer to even out the CRAZYYYYYYYY. Chris V E….
could’ve / should’ve been that writer. Talk about a dream team!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Fanny…
Not sure if the actor you’re talking about (but not naming) is Sean Kanan…but from what I read Ron was really obnoxious to Sean…starting with comments about Sean’s weight and then relegating him to the pickle relish story. LOL…I mean…look at the story Steven Burton is getting and compare it to Lila’s relish. I can see where Sean was a bit “perturbed.” And then killling AJ off? HORRIBLE decision! As a “newcomer” to GH (I’m talking about Ron) he shouldn’t have messed with a legacy character so many of us loved and were thrilled to have back.

I loved Ron’s work on OLTL. I agree for the most part he’s a good soap writer. And I (as a OLTL fan) was thrilled when he brought on some of the OLTL actors. But…his AJ decision and his unprofessional attitude…insulting attitude toward Kanan is off-putting.

But, yes, it probably would have been something to see him teamed with Chris as writers. On the other hand…GH is doing great without him at the moment!

Steve
Steve

Shelly could have been a good balancer with Ron as well. But Fanny is right, ratings were diving with Fluke, Denise Demuccio and other lackluster storylines. Add to that his childish treatment of Sean Kanan and his fate was sealed.

The beginning of the Altman/Van E writing period has proven to be exciting and faster paced. Unlike a few months ago, when I came close to removing GH from my DVR.

su0000
su0000

hi Fanny..
you said– ;; Unfortunately Ron C, contributed to his own dismissal as
head writer on GH, due to the “FLUKE” debacle;;

It was Frank/FV that did the Fluke story, not RC..
RC had written Tony out……….
FV then called Tony into his office and offered him the Fluke story, a story Tonny always wanted to play, 2 Lukes, so to say.
Tony agreed and stayed on..
That put RC in a spot to rewrite Tony’s exit.

And RC had the pressure of keeping the Fuke story alive while Tony was gone for 6 months..

Nonetheless, RC gave Tony an academy award winning exit with the black & white unforgettable exit,,

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….I believe you are speaking of “The Actor” who famously referred to Ron C. as “The Writer!”….Yes?

Fanny
Fanny

@Rebecca…It wasn’t Sean. Who shouldn’t have taken that sort of
treatment from anyone…no matter who they were!!!

Fanny
Fanny

@su000… Let’s agree that Ron C. wrote some of the best scenes,
episodes, storylines during his tenure on GH. Ultimately he was
bound to be the fall guy because of his title “Head Writer” regardless
of who helped come up w/ the ideas behind them.

J malnar
J malnar

Could not watch GH under RC, there was no dialoge and wat to much going in without any real depth, it did not feel like GH, those ladies u refer to helped reset the show and brought it back, yes it was supposed at times but Chris van etten seems to be bringing a fresh and younger , well needed

Kevin C
Kevin C

Agree with you J malnar…Ron C writing is not what I enjoy and that’s why I am not going back to DOOL…

Darnell
Darnell

The best show in town. I’ve been a loyal fan of GH since before there was a Luke and Laura. And I’m telling you, this has been a long time coming. They are clawing their way back to the top thanks to the return of Steve Burton and the awesome rejuvenated writing team. Keep it up GH!!!!!!!! The ride is awesome.

JasonLovesGH
JasonLovesGH

Congratulations to General Hospital! I’ve not enjoyed the show this much in a long time. 🙂
Today’s episode was sensational!

Debra m
Debra m

I am so surprised how much I have beenenjoying GH again. What happened? Better, writing, pacing, connection of story and characters, and of course the return of Steve Burton, which has proven to be a big boost to the show. So glad the ratings are reflecting all the improvements on the show.
I want to see DOOL keep rising in the ratings. Ron has done an amazing job reviving this show! Both GH and DOOL are watchable again.

brian
brian

Have always only watched and liked the ABC soaps…but do wish One Life To Live would come back !

I grew up with their slogan “Love in the afternoon” wake up ABC and reclaim your past glory !

Alan
Alan

GH is still a miss for me. I find no reason to invest in the story of a career criminal with over 50 arrests (according to Diane on today’s episode) who is fighting to regain his life with the help of his best friends, a mob boss who killed the career criminal’s brother and that mob boss’ shrill wife who helped cover up that crime. All this story does is convince me that Jason’s kids are better off with Billy Miller as their father.

Not surprised to see Y&R shedding viewers. Mal Young’s approach where most episodes equal one day in Genoa City is a total turn off. Soaps are about the exaggerated drama and when you stop having cliffhangers that carry over from one episode to the next viewers have no reason to tune in to see the resolution. Soap viewers don’t care about the sense of real time — we care about the drama and seeing all the beats of a story played out like no other genre has the ability to do. I think a year from now CBS is going to regret replacing Sally Sussman and Kay Alden because they were doing some real soap building with their work.

B&B was removed from our DVR the second the Sheila story was over.

DAYS is the only soap that is firing on all cylinders right now. With the exception of Claire and Tripp, I’m interested in every storyline and anxious for the next episode. Best of all, Ron C is telling a variety of stories (with that all but forgotten staple of the genre, ROMANCE) that will have ripple effects for the characters and generate future story.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Alan, I so agree with you 100% on what you said about Y&R and I am not impressed with Mal Youngs vision on Y&R…Mal says he cares about the show, no he doesn’t and neither does CBS/Sony…I think I am going to be turning it off one day for we will no longer see the glory days of Y&R…doesn’t even feel like Y&R anymore and I already miss Sally and Kay…

Charday
Charday

GH has been good the last month. I’m not FF’ing my DVR for almost entire episodes like I used to (for several years).

Days Of Our Lives

Wally Kurth Talks on His Daytime Emmy Nomination For DAYS As Justin’s World Is Turned Upside Down

You kind of know when you are handed the ball in the world of daytime drama, and it’s your turn to shine, especially when you get meaty material that runs the gamut of emotions. And this past Emmy season, Days of our Lives’ Wally Kurth delivered the performances of his soap career (although we suspect there is some more to come in 2020!) in the role of the grieving Justin Kiriakis.

For Wally not only played grief, but starting life anew in a romantic entanglement that can be all too familiar when someone tries to move on after the loss of the love of their life. Add to that, the complication that his son’s husband, was believed to be the person who caused the accident that killed his wife, Adrienne (Judi Evans), and with that the deck is stacked for an emotional fallout that landed Kurth in the running for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at this year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards to air on CBS on Friday night, June 26th, albeit in a virtual presentation.

While Wally is getting many accolades for his work on DAYS, let’s not forget the double duty he pulls on General Hospital, where this week his Ned Ashton. This week Ned is front and center during the encore presentations of the GH’ Nurses’ Ball episodes, which feature Wally singing his heart out in numerous memorable performances through the years.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Kurth to get his thoughts and insight into his well-deserved acting nomination for DAYS, plus to find out his favorite GH Nurses’ Ball performances, and much more. Here now is what Wally had to say about it all.

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I am so thrilled about this nomination because you know, I willed this to happen.  I was like, “It’s got to happen!” (Laughs)

WALLY:  You actually were saying that, and you have been very supportive and positive.  I appreciate it.

What did you end up submitting? I believe I gave you “Power Performance of the Week” honors on my site for some of them, too.

WALLY:  I do try to put together a little story in my submissions for Emmys.  I think that’s kind of important because if you’re asking someone to watch 8 or 9 minutes of just you… I didn’t want to just (not that I had this material) but bludgeon them with one sad, sobbing scene after another.  I wanted to give them a whole range of Justin and a little story.  So, I did start off where Justin was asking Adrienne to marry him, and Justin is very happy, and it’s all good, and he gets down on his knee, and you see her, and it’s like, “This is something really good,” and I also wanted to include a scene with Judi Evans in my reel.  Then, I cut to where it’s a year later, and Justin is with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) in their apartment. They are already living together, and they are discussing the anniversary of their marriages, and about the sadness of Adrienne, and she’s talking about Steve (Stephen Nichols), and then she brings up having to tell me that Adrienne died.  So, that was obviously in a flashback that happened six months earlier; where Justin is obviously very upset, and scared, and doesn’t want to hear it, and breaks down, and Kayla comforts him. Then, I did the continuation where Justin tells Kayla how much she has meant to him, and how he felt like he wasn’t going to survive, and how she came to his aid in a way to make him feel like he really has something to live for.   Then, at the very end, I did two scenes with Will (Chandler Massey) in the jail which is where Justin confronts Will, who obviously Justin thought was responsible for killing Adrienne.  It was a really lovely, really well-written scene where Justin tells him, “You’re a son to me, and you can be disappointed with a son, and you can be hurt by a son, but you never stop loving him.” I think it showed a nice range of the anger, the hurt, the happiness (because Justin tells him about Kayla), so you get an idea of what happened to Justin last year.  I thought it was a good collection of scenes that told a little story, and you could see the range of what Justin went though.  Evidently, it worked on some level because I got nominated.

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In the scene with Will, doesn’t Justin also tell him, “Don’t give up on life?” in a very hankie-inducing moment?

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WALLY:  Yes.  “Don’t give up.  Don’t give up on life,” which is really positive… even though he started the scene like, “I don’t even want to talk to this guy.”  Justin is there talking to Ben (Rob Scott Wilson), and Will kind of surprises him. So for Justin it;’ like, “Now I guess I’ve got to talk to Will about this,” and so he is still angry, he is still hurt, and you’re right, at the end, the scene has sort of transformed him in a way.  So, all of that stuff was just really nice, really nice scenes to get to play and very emotional.

I’ve watched most everything on the soaps from the performances to the storylines, and that one scene with the two of you was one of the best scenes I have seen in long time.  It was just so good from the writing to the execution of it. 

WALLY:  Oh yeah, I can’t even imagine a scene that was as good. Thank God that scene aired in December.  My story really didn’t get started until October/November, and all of those scenes that I included were from October, November, and December.

So, what did you think then when you found out that Chandler, along with you, and Paul Telfer (Xander) are all in the Supporting Actor category together?

WALLY:  I love it.  How great is that?  I love both of those guys.  I mean, I am such a fan of both of them.  Chandler kind of gets nominated every year, so I wasn’t surprised there.

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Well, he had one year, as he pointed out to me (laughs), that he didn’t get a nomination. But, Chandler has been pretty much a perennial nominee every time he submits!

WALLY:  Yeah, Chandler just delivers.  He is a really an outstanding actor Paul, I think is great.  I love the character.  I was kind of surprised and happy for him because sometimes his character gets overlooked; just like the bad guy with the smarmy smirk and the great English accent.  So, there you go.  It’s terrific.  I think people saw more to his performance, and they should.  He works on a lot of different levels, and Paul brings a lot to the game.

And obviously, you know James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, General Hospital), since you work on that show too, and he is also nominated in your category. 

WALLY:  Yeah, and I have been a big fan of his too.  So, I was really delighted.  I called him up and left a message.  I love James.  We did a thing last year together where we went back east and played some music in some clubs,   I always think that James should be nominated.  He does such an exceptional job at bringing that character to life.  That’s not an easy thing to do either.  It’s kind of like a Xander character, and so, it is nice to see my fellow actors see the complexity in their performances and appreciate it.

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Last week’s DAYS airshows contained scenes where Justin confronts Orpheus (George Delhoyo), over killing Adrienne, and Justin also goes to visit Adrienne’s grave.  I think you have another run of shows next year to submit for the Emmys (Laughs)

WALLY:  I do like to include the big four emotions that an actor has to play:  happy, sad, angry, and fear.  That is a scene where you get to see Justin really angry.  So, I will probably look to that as you get to see the anger part of the character, which I think is important.  You don’t get to see Justin very angry and lose it like that.

No, and that’s what was so great about it.  George was a great scene partner, though.

WALLY:  Oh, he was great.  George and I had a great time.  It was really awesome.  I mean, it was a challenge because it was very tricky, especially when Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) came in because you know; there is a part of the character that is just like, “Please, just let me shoot.  Just let me fire a bullet and just put it over his head or something, or maybe his hands are shaking so much that he misses the target!”  I don’t know, but you do just want to let him shoot, just one bullet.  (Laughs) Another moment that I really, really loved – and I’ll probably include it next year in my submission -was that scene with Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) at the hospital.  They gave me a beautiful speech to tell her that she should be her judge and jury and sentence herself to death, a beautiful speech about how she reminded me of Adrienne.  It brought out a different side of Justin that you don’t usually see.

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When I spoke to Chandler about this nomination he related to me, “I am so happy for Wally because I feel like he is often underrated.” You have always been the guy on soaps who is always delivering consistent work, but now you’ve been given a story.  So now everyone can see what you can do or are reminded of it.  It’s hard without a story on the soaps; especially playing the Emmy game.

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WALLY:  It’s true.  What did Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital) say?  “If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage.”  It’s really true.  Let’s face it, you can only do so much, and that’s why I don’t get too competitive.  If I lose, that’s totally fine.  I feel like I’ve already won.  Being recognized by my peers, that’s it.  Being nominated is awesome, and honestly, after this, so much of it is the material and what the actors got to do.  It’s sort of out of your control, you know.   I am happy for all of my fellow nominees.  It’s all good at this point.  I’m really, really happy.

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You’ve been nominated once before, right?

WALLY:  Yes. I’ve been nominated once before, two years ago on General Hospital.  It was the year that Jane Elliot (Tracy) left.  In story, Tracy leaves, so there was all of that emotional stuff to play.  That was the year I also submitted myself for Days of Our Lives too, and I was really proud of that work.  That year saw Adrienne having to choose between Justin and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), and she chose Lucas.  There were just some really nice scenes there that they wrote for Justin and Adrienne, and she was dealing with cancer.  Anyway, I got nominated for General Hospital, and I learned from that year that I am never going to nominate myself in the same category for both shows.  That’s just stupid.

Well, you’re everywhere.  You’re on the Nurses’ Ball encore episodes right now on GH,  

WALLY:  Oh, isn’t that funny?  All of these Nurses’ Balls, it’s hilarious.

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Are you watching them?

WALLY:  Yes!  I watched parts of them the other night, especially my performances. It looked good; actually, they were really good.  I’m always kind of surprised like, “Wow! The dances … the singing … the production!”  I always feel like there should be more people at the Nurses’ Ball.  Shouldn’t there be more people in the seats? (Laughs)  But other than that, good stuff, good story.  It was fun to see the beginning of Ned and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) as well, you know that first year where she and Sonny were just breaking up on the red carpet at the ball, and the next year, Ned and Olivia are already together.  This week they aired where I sing with sweet little Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), the Elton John and Kiki Dee duet, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

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Do you have one favorite Nurses’ Ball number you performed of all-time?

WALLY:  You know, someone has been posting old Nurses’ Balls from the 90s, and I forgot that I sang “Forever Young” with Amber Tamblyn (Ex-Emily), and that was so sweet.  I also loved singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” in the very first one or the second year, we did it. Some of my other favorites include: “I Feel Good,” with the Quartermaine boys, and Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” – that was fun because I got to put my own vocal stamp on it, and I remember performing George Michael’s “Faith.  It was fun singing that with Lisa.

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So, we know that this year will be a virtual Daytime Emmy ceremony, and we don’t know what that will look like yet.  So, how would you dress for it, if they had a shot of you from home during the broadcast on CBS?

WALLY:  I definitely am going to wear a suit and a tie.  I think that’s important to try to give the Emmys the dignity that it deserves.

So, thrilled that Wally received a Daytime Emmy nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series? What were your favorite moments of his last year? Are you enjoying seeing his performances on the encore GH Nurses’ Ball episodes? Comment below.

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DAYS Susan Seaforth Hayes Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination For Julie and Doug’s Emotional Storyline

When you think Days of our Lives, what would it be without the legendary Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and her real-life and on-screen husband, Bill Hayes (Doug Williams)?

This past Emmy season, the beloved duo got a chance to shine, when they were put through a ‘heartbreaking’ predicament – Julie’s heart gives out, she is in need of a transplant, and things take a turn for the worse.

What would life be like for Doug without his Julie? How would she say goodbye to him? Fans clearly felt the sentiments overflowing from this real-life duo capturing the essence of their characters in such a raw and realistic way. So much so, that Susan landed a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her work.

Already a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient along with her husband, Bill back in 2018, will Susan finally get an award for her acting for her decades of beautiful work on the long-running NBC soap opera? Fans will need to tune-in to CBS on Friday, June 26th to find out with the virtual presentation of the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  But for now, here is our conversation with Susan.

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Congratulations on your Supporting Actress nomination.  You have been racking up a lot of these recently, having been nominated in the same category two years ago, and also receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award along with your husband, Bill Hayes at the 45th annual Daytime Emmys in 2018.

SUSAN:  It’s really nice to be nominated, because I’ve had a few gap years.  I’ve had, what? 25 gap years between the recent nominations.

What scenes did you ultimately chose that landed you the nomination?

SUSAN:  I submitted when Julie dies.  I submitted the farewell montage scenes with Bill Hayes, and they were very moving to us… and we’ll see.  I did not submit anything snappy, or bitchy, or hysterical.  I’ve lost against hysterical every time.  Comedy has never worked.  So, I am going to try the heart and soul of soup opera: not bitchiness, but loss.

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Can I ask how you got through those scenes with Bill, because it was so touching?  I don’t know how you did it.

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SUSAN:  It was very difficult.  I mean, these are the things that make us so connected to the characters and the show.  This is a place where we can show the public what love means to us, which is everything.

They were beautiful scenes.  Do you remember when you did them, if you felt good about them at the time?

SUSAN:  No… no.  I didn’t know.  Everyone on the set seemed happy.  We are blessed to have feedback from out producers now, and they didn’t say, “I think you can do it better,” and, “Another take,” not that we would have anyway, because there is never time to do another take.

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How did you find out that you were nominated? 

SUSAN:  One of the producers, Randy Dugan called me, or I wouldn’t have found out for a couple of days,

What are your thoughts on this being a virtual Daytime Emmys ceremony because of COVID-19?  We don’t know anything about will play out yet or what that will look like, but it is back on network TV.

SUSAN:  It’s going to be a wonderful surprise.

So, if they have the shot of the nominees, do you think you’d be dressed in comfortable clothes or more formal?

SUSAN:  Well, I’d certainly wear my best earrings if I were at home, yeah.  If my grandson can arrange us to get on the internet (we have a grandson living on our property, and he’s our live-in techy), we will get dressed up, and sit there, if that’s the way to do it.

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DAYS did very well receiving 22 overall nominations and a lot of your co-stars got nomination as well.

SUSAN:  Yes, an excellent year for nominations for our show.

How many times have you been nominated now? 

SUSAN:  This makes six.

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Would it mean a lot to you to get the award?

SUSAN:  The Lifetime Achievement meant a lot.  It wouldn’t be bad to win this year.  I’ll say that.  It would be sweet for the show, since I am now the oldest living cast member of the original family – the original, original.  I’m not the original Julie, but close enough.  So, I think that would be some validation for the longevity of this original storytelling.  People look at the show and say, “Are you part of the DiMera family or the Brady family?”  I say, “I’m part of the Horton family!”

What did your husband Bill say when he found out you were nominated?

SUSAN:  (Yells) Billy, what did you say when you found out I was nominated?

BILL:  Yay!!!

SUSAN:  That’s about right. (Laughs)

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What a guy!

SUSAN:  I know!  What a guy, what a guy, what a guy!

I was really happy to see your name among the other well-deserving nominees.

SUSAN:  I know you are because I know you care.  Who knows what will happen? It isn’t going to ruin our lives you know, one way or another.  But it was very nice to receive this acknowledgment from my peers.

So, are you glad Susan received a nomination for her work in her emotional storyline? Do you think she should finally receive the Emmy for her performances? Comment below.

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Hollywood Studios, Producers & Guilds Send Plan To Gov. Newsom and Gov. Cuomo For COVID-19 Production Restart Guidelines

On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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