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sbclogo.jpgGH’s hot news that Jonathan Jackson is returning as Lucky, AMC’s casting news of who stays with the show when they head west. Big Brother winners learn the rigors of daytime during their taping of B&B, and what are some of daytime’s best and worst storylines. All of this is on the minds of our fellow bloggers and the top online soap sites. Check them all out!

Some of daytime’s storylines are really bad right now. Find out which storylines the Daytime Confidential gang think are the worst on the CBS and Days of Our Lives podcast episode. (Daytime Confidential)

What was it like behind-the-scenes with Big Brother winner’s Jordan and Jeff at "B&B"? Michael Fairman previews his upcoming interviews with the popular reality duo! (Michael Fairman Soaps)

The news is out, it’s the talk on everyone’s mind. Mine too! Check out Kathy’s latest commentary on AMC’s move out west and the list of who is going and who isn’t. Then take the PVB poll and share you thoughts too! (Pine Valley Bulletin)

The big news of Jonathan Jackson’s return to GH has the Serial Drama girls feeling excited, nervous and conflicted. Mallory and her 14-year-old self give their perspectives on the situation. (Serial Drama)

How many times do you think Dorian will threaten to fire David during the course of her campaign? The predictions are impossible but there is no doubt this will be one hell of an amusing campaign. (Soap Opera Examiner)

Co-stars and fans react to Greg Vaughan’s exit from General Hospital. Most are very surprised but very supportive as the man we’ve known as Lucky for the past 6 years leaves the set this week: (Wubs)


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NATAS Appoints Adam Sharp As Its President & CEO

On Tuesday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and its Board of Trustees announced Adam Sharp, former Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter, has been appointed President & CEO of the organization.

Adam’s resume includes time with NBC and C-SPAN.  He has been working as the Academy’s Interim President & CEO since February, 2018.  As for his duties, Sharp will lead the organization’s operations including sales, promotion, marketing, financial management and planning of its various Emmy Award programs.

“Adam Sharp’s story is truly a unique story of success,” said Terry O’Reilly, Chairman, NATAS. “Adam’s career in media began when he was awarded one of our very first National Scholarships, in 1996.  In the two-plus decades that have passed – through Adam’s years with NBC News and C-SPAN, his tenure as Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA), and his role as Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter – Adam developed the personal and professional acumen that makes him the ideal candidate to guide our iconic organization. I couldn’t be more pleased by his appointment.”

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“It’s an honor to now be a part of reshaping the definition and recognition of excellence in our space for the years to come,” said Sharp. “The visual media industry is going through myriad, transformative changes on multiple fronts: shifting viewing habits, new technologies, and upended business models. I’m excited to be at the helm of the Academy as the future of our industry evolves.”

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REPORT: Tony Morina and Josh Griffith IN As New Y&R EP and Head Writer?

Now that Mal Young is out at the number-one soap opera, that left the executive producer and head writer positions open.  But according to a report from Daytime Confidential, Y&R has replaced Young with two veterans of the soap genre.

First, the report says the new EP will be Anthony “Tony” Morina who has been with Y&R since 2004.  Morina has also produced and worked on Santa Barbara, Sunset Beach, Port CharlesGeneral Hospital and All My Children.

Second, Josh Griffith (Pictured here) will take over the head writing duties.  As many know, Griffith had been with Y&R several times in soap career.  He was Co-EP from 2006-2008, and named head writer two other times in 2007-2008 and 2012-2013.

Y&R has had several changes at the top now over the last few years:  Mal Young took over from when Sally Sussman and Kay Alden departed, and their tenure was short lived.

So, how do you think Y&R will look and feel under this new regime if confirmed? Who would you like to see come back to Genoa City and exit Genoa City? Comment below.

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Mal Young Exits As Executive Producer and Head Writer At The Young and the Restless

As many had predicted, Mal Young is gone from The Young and the Restless as the series executive producer and head writer.

Young confirmed his departure from the show via ShowBiz411.com with a statement “Just arrived in London for the holidays. I felt like it was a good time to move on. Never a good idea to get too settled on a long running soap and I achieved all that I and CBS set out to do: improved scripts and production values. I have a project of my own that I’ve been developing and want to pursue that now. Plus running a show like this is all consuming and want to get a bit of my life back – and see my family occasionally!”

Ratings for the top-rated series have been down since Young has been in charge, and in addition, several fan favorites given less airtime, or dropped from the show, while plenty of newbies brought to the canvas.

So, what do you think of the exit of Mal Young from Y&R? Comment below.

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GH icon Genie Francis chats with Michael Fairman about her return to the soap as Laura after being taken off-contract earlier this year. Leave A Comment

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  • Mister Media: “Hopefully I'll be the 1st one here to use the word, "MALfeasance"....
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  • Celia: “PS. Hey, Kevin....That should read Keystone Kops. LOL. I must be fair and say, that Mr. Fairman did…
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