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The Bold and the Beautiful, Transparent, Shadowhunters Take Home 2017 GLAAD Media Awards!

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On Saturday night in ceremonies in Los Angeles, three series received important recognition at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

As many know, the awards recognize media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

In the main TV categories, Freeform’s Shadowhunters took home the Outstanding Drama Series, while Amazon Prime’s Transparent took home the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series.

CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful also picked up an award as the Outstanding Daily Drama Series, with Karla Mosley on hand to receive the recognition.  Mosley has portrayed Maya Avant Forrester, a transgender character on the canvas.

To view the full list of winners click here.

Share your thoughts on B&B, Transparent, and Shadowhunters being recognized by GLAAD, as they tell important stories of our time in the comment section below.

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The story on B&B is dead in the water. Like I said when they did this story it would be gone within months and the actors involved in it would be in the background. Maya’s new extended family have taken front and center stage, the character is now ALL nice cause on soaps all LGBTQ characters have to be liked when in reality there are a ton of LGBTQ people who are LGBTQ & selfish & mean spirited & money hungry & back stabbers & mean & bullies & all other MEAN PEOPLE TRAITS. Being LGBTQ doesn’t turn us NICE.

B&B should have revealed Maya is transgender, done all the fighting with Rick and struggles BUT left what made Maya the new “ERICA KANE” of daytime which the press was calling her up to that large self portrait of her was hoisted above the mantle and Stephanie’s taken down.

k/kay
k/kay

I really like Karla and so this not a reflection on her but have they even said the word transgenderer on B&B since 2015. Most new viewers would probably not even know the character was transgender. Brad dropped that storyline with a thud!!

Beth
Beth

It would be very nice if B&B wrote for Maya, something where she does more than ask her husband how he feels about his mama marrying Ridge again, or asking her sister to have a second baby for her.

Steve
Steve

It’s 2017, why can’t soaps have an LGBT character at least driving a sub-story?

B&B should have multiple gay characters. They’re about fashion in LA, after all!
DAYS showed the most promise (since AMC) with characters from 2 core families only to kill off a third generation legacy character.
On GH, Lucas and Brad aren’t even allowed to attend family weddings and funerals. So much story potential for those 2, yet we’re lucky to see them once every 3 months. It appears that Kristina will be used as prop to try and improve the likability of nurse Amy, but that doesn’t hold much hope.
And Y&Rs LGBT track record is abysmal!

Over 10 years ago, things were looking up with Bianca as the first legacy character coming out. Lucas’ coming out to Tony (and Bobbie’s struggle) was handled well. The initial promise of KISH on OLTL was pushed away by the ridiculous plot of Dorian claiming to be lesbian to win votes. That scared off LGBT stories until DAYS boldly pushed Will and Sonny. America has come a long way in the past few years. It’s time soaps do as well.

Lew S.
Lew S.

As usual, big hype made about a storyline, to be dropped a year later. Karla Mosley played it to the hilt and should continue to be front and center. But, as another poster said, she only used as a sounding board for Rick and a Nicole, who really isn’t faring well either. Karla Mosley has made it known she can definitely play the bitch, so why not give her a chance to shine. Give her a reason to truly win a GLAAD award for her performance now, not based on work from two years ago.

dante williams
dante williams

This reminds me of the Naacp Awards a few years back, when they would just award people and stories even if they had happened two or three years prior. Every year they would give Tatyana Ali an award for best actress when she was only seen on the screen once a year. That would even lead some to believe that the one day she appeared out of the year was so compelling that they felt they had to award her, but that was not and was never so. Why make the award if you are too lazy to bother to see when the last time any lgbt storyline was covered on the shows that you are attempting to award? I worded that the best way I could to make sense, hopefully I succeeded.

I believe most if not all of us are in harmonious agreement that B&B is most definitely NOT deserving of this award for at least a couple years. In my opinion the other two shows have their lgbt stories front and center on a weekly basis. I actually watch Shadowhunters and love that show and they deserve the award. I just got Amazon a couple months ago and still haven’t watched Transparent but I always planned to and the story is already in the name, so that alone is award worthy to me, and I just have a feeling the show is the best thing on I have yet to see.

However Bold and the Beautiful hasn’t went back to that groundbreaking story since it played out in such a beautiful way two years ago; and the feeling I had of the new ground that was being broken is still indescribable. I can’t believe that Brad Bell and company would be so irresponsible to have a story like that and then have the character who was the subject of the amazing story not even mentioning anything about themselves, their lives, anything that points to my dear Maya being the fully thriving, ambitious, cunning woman that needed desperately to get to the top, woe betide anyone who gets in the way of her goals, who just happens to be Transgender. She has so much potential; she and her family made the show watchable again, and now there’s no evidence that anything worthwhile happened where she’s concerned. I’m all about inclusion, but inclusion is not just having a diverse character walking around with no story, looking like glorified furniture. Very sexy furniture, but furniture nonetheless. Inclusion is having diverse characters with story and interacting with the rest of the cast while having her own story! Until I see that B&B is far from deserving this reward.

dante williams
dante williams

I’m also wondering why GH or Days wasn’t given this award this year? I would choose Days because they have lgbt characters on front burner WITH STORY. GH barely shows their married couple, and even the other lgbt characters are rotated quickly enough or shown often enough for their story to progress, but at least when they are there they’re active, doing something, working, plotting. They could show them a lot more often but I would take sporadically seen but still being shown with purpose and useful than being shown almost daily with little to no lines about their own lives. I don’t know how some actors do it, but they deliver every line with finesse and talent, even if it’s a garbage script where they spend the whole episode talking about other people. B&B should win an award for showing characters in the least effective way possible. The show is a half hour but it would give us more bang for our buck if they used their whole cast properly and not 10 on backburner, another ten on frontburner but that only means they appear and get lines, not story because that’s reserved for the same 6 people for months on end, until we pass out due to a mix of disappointment and boredom. Stop showing less of characters after they get married, like they are only useful in conflict. That’s a bad message and untrue. Marriage is the beginning of something new, not the end of the line, and people don’t pass themselves around like musical chairs either, especially not with those close-knit near incestuous ties that soaps enjoy proliferating. Wow, that award really riled me up, but I know I’m not alone in my sentiments/rants.

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Nicolas Bechtel Returns To General Hospital

General Hospital fans were greeted with good news this week with the reveal that scene-stealer Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer Cassadine) is back taping new episodes of the ABC sudser as of last week.

This means look for Spencer Cassadine to become part of his grandmother Laura’s (Genie Francis) story, and perhaps the switcheroo that the man posing as Kevin is actually his evil twin, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom)!

Seems like the oh-so-bright Spencer just might either be headed for trouble, or will be smart enough to figure out what is going down … but we will shall see!

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The last time Bechtel appeared on GH was back in in August of 2017.  The character of Nikolas was the facilitator in the last time Genie Francis exited the show under much fan uproar.  Laura was written-off in story to tend to Spencer in Europe when the youngster broke his legs.

Yesterday, Nicolas posted a cute pic with his co-stars Genie Francis and Jon Linstrom and stating: “Never a dull moment around here. Selfies  

So, excited to hear Spencer C will be on the Port Charles scene soon? Comment below.

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Tamron Hall Daytime Talk Show To Launch Fall 2019 On ABC Owned Stations

Looks like the daytime talk show market is going to get more than just the new Kelly Clarkson Show in the fall of 2019.

Tamron Hall, the former Today co-host will definitely launch her new talker, as well.

Disney ABC has cleared the new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Hall on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group for fall 2019.

According to Deadline:  The project had been in development at Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International for the past couple of months.

They report that it is unclear where the Tamron Hall show will go on the ABC stations line-ups. Depending on the market, it could replace Rachel Ray, which currently airs on three of the eight ABC stations, or Right This Minute.

The ABC Owned Television Stations Group include the following markets: WABC-TV in New York; KABC-TV in Los Angeles; WLS-TV in Chicago; WPVI-TV in Philadelphia; KGO-TV in San Francisco; KTRK-TV in Houston; WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and KFSN-TV in Fresno, California. The eight stations represent 23% of the country’s television households and will serve as the show’s launch group.

“We’re excited to bring Tamron Hall to our ABC Owned Stations next fall and are confident she’ll be a unique and welcome voice in daytime,” said Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group. “Tamron is refreshingly authentic and approachable. She genuinely cares about people, their struggles and their triumphs. We know she’ll connect with our audiences in a personal and positive way.”

So, what do you think about a Tamron Hall talker and more gabfest’s entering the once soap opera filled day-part? Comment below.  But first watch this teaser video with Tamron of what she says her show will feel like.

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Y&R Temporarily Recasts The Role Of Summer Newman As Bayley Corman Steps In For Hunter King

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Hunter King is one busy actress these days.   First, she is in major storyline during the day at The Young and the Restless as Summer Newman, and then at night she will be seen in the upcoming new season of the hit CBS comedy Life in Pieces as Clementine.

However, with that can often arise a scheduling conflict.  According to TV Insider, starting the week of October 1st for three episodes, the part of the trouble-making Summer will be played by Bayley Corman.

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Corman has had a list of primetime credits including: Jane the Virgin, 2 Broke Girls and will appear in the pilot episode of the upcoming CW series All American which bows October 6th.

King will not be gone for long, as she will be back on-screen come the October 4th episode of the top-rated daytime drama.

Hunter came on to the soap scene in 2012 and went on-contract.  Then in 2016, she was put on recurring status with the show, but returned to the series in June of this year with major story which is continuing with its twists and turns.

So, what do you think of the temp recast for Hunter? Comment below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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