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Tyra Banks To Host The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards On Pop!

Courtesy/NATAS

Courtesy/NATAS

So who got the nod to host daytime’s biggest night? The answer is revealed!

As the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards returns to television this year, NATAS and the show producers needed to find a fierce host to handle the proceedings to make it a fun and memorable night.  Enter Tyra Banks!  The talk-show host, creator and producer has signed on with her signature style to host the ceremonies live on Pop on Sunday night, April 26th! In an official press release this morning from NATAS the academy announced that Banks is their gal for 2015!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Tyra Banks, the fearless, ground-breaking, award-winning mogul, will bring her signature edge and one-of-a-kind style to host the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards airing live on Pop on Sunday April 26 at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT. The awards, voted on by members of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), will be presented in a live televised ceremony honoring more than 350 nominees in daytime television.

Tyra’s connection to daytime television is exceptional – she won two Daytime Emmy awards for “The Tyra Banks Show” and is scheduled to make her highly anticipated return to daytime television with “The FAB Life,” a lifestyle chat show launching in the fall of 2015.

“As a network that celebrates talent and personalities who ‘pop’ in fan culture, we couldn’t be more excited to have the multi-talented Tyra Banks as the host of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Paul Adler, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Pop. “We know she will bring her fun, charismatic energy to the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, which promises to be an entertaining show honoring the most notable achievements in daytime television.”

“With Tyra Banks as our host, all the pieces are falling into place for what I believe will be a truly memorable night on the legendary Warner Bros. Studios lot,” said, Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “The fans on the red carpet on New York Street will have not only the multi-versatile Tyra Banks and some of the most beautiful and talented daytime stars to cheer, they will also have one of television’s most beloved performers, Betty White, as she’s honored for her extraordinary career.  Somebody pinch me!”

“Are you ready to get your Smize on?!!” exclaimed Tyra. “I’m honored to be hosting the Daytime Emmy Awards and can’t wait to bring a fresh edge and lots of surprises to the show. It’s a big year! I’m shaking things up, starting with a new look and a brand-new daytime talk show launching in the fall. I’m pumped to be partnering with a fun, new network like Pop to celebrate daytime TV and the diehard fans that watch every day. Let’s do this!”

Televised from the legendary Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16, the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards show on Pop will be executive produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of NATAS in cooperation with the Television Academy.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the television icon Betty White. Ms. White will be joining an illustrious group of previous Lifetime Achievement honorees including, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Merv Griffin, Dick Clark, Bob Barker, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and many others.

What do you think about the choice for Tyra Banks to host the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards?  Good choice? Excited by the news? Let us know!

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Timmm
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Timmm

Shes better than that god awful classless Kathy Griffin but why the hell not have soap or former soap stars host?

su0000
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su0000

Timmm ..
the soap awards are only 4 shows out of the many/all the daytime shows..
To have soap stars host might not be too cool but then again it might be very cool ! ..

Timmm
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Timmm

I understand. maybe have a legendary soap star and Regis Philbin?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Because she has an upcoming show. She does well as host….they win over viewers to tune in. So transparent…a business move disguised as entertainment.

Rodd
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Rodd

I agree. That does seem like the reason. I just hope she does well. I know she can.

Benigno
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Benigno

If it’s a soaps- only event like the British Soap Awards, perhaps. But for me, an ideal hsot for the Daytime Emmys should be someone who obviously has ties to daytime programming, in any genre, be it talk shows, game shows, afternoon dramas series, children’s programming or news programs.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Wouldve prefered some former soap star but as long as its not Cameron Matheson or belch—Kathy Griffen—i am happy!!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LORD…CHEEZUS…I SO AGREE!!!

Leo
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Leo

Not as good as Queen Kathy Griffin.

But a million times better than Robin Meade. I’m still having nightmares from that event.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Leo..KathyGriffin…REALLY…the only place I expect to see that beautiful disaster after last year is on a portrait in the opening sequence of NIGHT GALLERY being introduced by RodSerling (R.I.P.)…as the night’s HORROR STORY…4REAL…That picture of TyraBanks though says it all for what’s to come this year..but i’ll be all over it…sooo…Que Sera Sera…we’ll no doubt all be watching her in stunned silence like DorisDay trying to sing through the abduction of her son and impending danger of JimmyStewart…but i digress…OR DO I???

davlestev1
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davlestev1

She couldn’t even pretend to be a doll pretending to be human…OH MYLANTA…i’ll have some handy!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

UGHHH AND I DO MEAN UGHHH…i’ll watch but she is A.N.N.O.Y.I.N.G. WITH A CAPITAL UGHHH…AUUGHHHH….

Linda
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Linda

Instead of Tyra Banks the host should be a current soap star or a soap legend. Having Ms. Banks host is just a way for ABC/D to promote her OLTL replacement show. Hasn’t TPTB at ABC/D figured we won’t watch her show?

Benigno
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Benigno

OLTL is off the air for some time now already. We all have to move on to bigger and better things than dwell on the past.

After all, we only have One Life to Live.

janet
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janet

So much for the DAYTINME AWARDS. This is a joke.Guess there is no reason to watch this again !

Alan
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Alan

This is great news, said no one.

Ces
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Ces

Are the Daytime Emmy Awards even still significant? The first hit happened many years ago and now we have a clown like Tyra Banks hosting it? Why? Why not a Soap Legend or someone relevant to daytime TV? I haven’t watched this slop of a show for years; I merely check out the clips later. I have more important things to do in my 2 hours. Kathy Griffin was bad enough.

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

They should pay Drew Carey and/or Wayne Brady a boat load of money to host. They need a COMEDIAN plus they are part of daytime.

Tyra Banks, while a fine individual, will not do the job.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I’m supposed to care because…

Rodd
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Rodd

Tara has ties to daytime as the host of her own talk show from back in the day, right? So, I’m not over concerned or feel as though they selected a celebrity from prime time who doesn’t even know one soap from the next or who’s on what talk show. However, that being said, the press release has me a bit worried when she talks about shaking things up and putting a fresh edge on things. Haven’t we had enough “shake ups” and “fresh edge(s)” which resulted in disastrous Daytime Emmy shows in the past? I hope she’s talking about… Read more »

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Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

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