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Soap Experts Predict The Daytime Emmys at Gold Derby & You Can Play Along Too!

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are literally a month away!  Now though June 23rd here is your chance to get into Daytime Emmy fever with the top soap journalists in the game today!  Even though we don’t know whether or not the Emmy ceremonies will be televised or on the internet, soap fans know their favorite actors and shows, and are aware of many of the nominated performances, so put on your prediction hats and see how you do compared with the pundits.

On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman, Soap Opera Uncensored’s Nelson Branco, Soap Central’s Dan Kroll, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neill, Soap Opera Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and others,  predict the winners in the main acting and drama series categories and more.   And as the barometer goes up and down when it comes to Oscar time, predictions can shift and evolve as we move closer to the big night for the Emmys as well!

To see how the experts are ranking the nominees in each category according to likelihood of winning click here!   Next, click through the links on top of that page to see more categories.  Here you will find the combined predix of all pundits, ranked and summed up by racetrack odds!

According to Tom O’ Neill, “Gold Derby pools the Daytime Emmy predictions of top pundits and distills them into racetrack odds that site users can apply when posting their own predix and betting on winners — just like fantasy sports.” 

So to begin your bets and to play along, log in here to make to your own predictions to compete against the experts! Pay special attention to the system of wagering points. That’s important. All categories are worth 100 points — with three exceptions. You get one Super Bet worth 500 points and two Super Bets with 200 points!

Let us know what you think of the experts predictions and then chime in with your own, remember these predictions are based on who they think is going to win, not necessarily who they think should win!   Good Luck!

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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