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VOTE: Daytime Emmy Poll – What Soap Do You Want To Win Outstanding Drama Series?

We are heading into the home stretch before tomorrow’s night’s announcement of the winners in the daytime drama categories at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys live on HLN! (8PMEST/5PMPST)

While you have heard from many pundits, and we have given you our On-Air On-Soaps picks for the Daytime Emmys on our predictions page, it’s time for you, our loyal soapers, to get a chance to cast your vote for which of the nominated daytime drama series you would like to see win tomorrow!  So, if you were a blue-ribbon panel judge, who would you choose from the four nominees?

So after the jump, check out our Outstanding Drama Series Daytime Emmy Poll.   You can only cast one vote from one IP address, so make it count!  The balloting will continue this afternoon through to Saturday morning, June 23rd at 10AM PST time.  So before we head out to the red carpet, we will let you know who the general consensus has chosen as the soap they would most like to see win the gold! And if you feel inclined,  let us know why you voted how you did in our comments section below!

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Ok this one breaks my heart because One life to live should be here, that of course would be my first choice but it’s not, I would like to pick all my children because I miss it terribly and this is the last year but I really don’t think the stories were that great, last year and we got cheated out of a ending, so I am picking general hospital to win, aside from the mob there were a few interesting stories going on in Port Charles. I have to say All my children and General hospital, But when I voted it was General hospital.

GH gets my vote.

General Hospital NEEDS to win as it is on life support.

Understand and respect your feelings, but it least it is still on the air. It did not get skewered like AMC.

Not Days. Those idiots underused and then tossed their best actor and character in Matt Ashford/Jack. They also had a wonderful idea for rebooting the show, and then completely failed on the execution, when it shouldn’t have been that hard to do so much better with it. And now they’ve decided to head right back to what stunk before the reboot.

I wish the British soaps were on the ballot.

THAT would be interesting. It would be even MORE interesting if we could watch British soaps instead of American talk and reality.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE. It’s nothing but insulting that this show was not included in the category. It just proves these awards are a sham. Long live ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Since you asked, I WANT OLTL, but write-ins aren’t possible, or are they?

General Hospital so deserves it. I hope they win this year. Judging from the episodes so far in this “new season”, it doesn’t look good for next year.

General Hospital. The episodes they submitted, Jake’s death and Luke’s intervention, were fantastic shows that were well acted, well written, and well produced. They should win.

All My Children. I have watched that extraordinary show for the full 41 years and I am grateful for every moment it has been on the air. However, I know that the decision tonight is based only on two episodes submitted. My understanding is that they were the last two of the show’s tenure. They were excellent..

Yes, Gh has sent some good episodes too. But they will have another year.

My heart and my vote goes to AMC!!!!!

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has my vote! They didn’t get to be a nominee on accident, folks. Consistently the number one rated daytime television show for a record breaking amount of years. Consistently has the best production values, best writing, best ensemble cast, best music, lighting makeup and hair. It’s set the standard for every other show (that’s left). It’s already won in my book!

Oh god, it’s gonna be GH!
Would love to see AMC win to end their final emmy year!!

OLTL should win but I went with Y&R. GH was terrible before the new regime took over.

i would love to see days of our lives to win in everything in every catagory it wouldn’t kill them to win more awards they deserve to win alot more

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Josh Duhamel to Star in Netflix Romance Drama ‘Ransom Canyon’

Former All My Children star and Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo duPres) will star in a new romantic series for Netflix. The streamer is expanding its romance brand with the upcoming drama, Ransom Canyon.

In story, Ransom Canyon “charts the intersecting lives of three ranching families, all set against the rugged expanse of Texas Hill Country.” It is said to be a romance-fueled family drama and contemporary Western rolled intoone.

Duhamel will take on the role of Staten Kirkland, said to be,”The owner and sole occupant of the sprawling Double K Ranch.” Staten is, “steadfast and stoic, and leads the charge to resist outside forces threatening his way of life and the land that he loves.”

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Minka Kelly stars opposite Duhamel in the role of Quinn. According to the loglines, the character, “has often found herself in the shadow of others, but after a stint in New York pursuing her career as a concert pianist, she has returned to Ransom Canyon to carve out a new path for herself.”

The series has received a 1o-episode order. Ransom Canyon follows the success in this genre of show for Netflix s such as Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias. The show is created by executive producer April Blair, whoseTV credits include: Jane by Design; All AmericanHart of Dixie and the Gossip Girl reboot.

As for Josh, he has recently appeared in motion pictures in the Transformers franchise, as well as features such as Shotgun Wedding. and on TV, he appeared in the NBC miniseries, The Thing About Pam with Renee Zelleweger. Minka is best-known for her roles in Friday Night Lights and Euphoria.

So, intrigued by this new romance western drama starring Josh Duhamel and Minka Kelly? Comment below.

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Billy Miller Memorial Scholarship Endowment Created at His Alma Mater to Help Others ‘Realize Their Dreams’

Two months since three-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Billy Miller passed away, the beloved All My Children (ex-Richie), General Hospital (ex-Jason/Drew) and The Young and the Restless (ex-Billy) star, will now have a permanent scholarship endowment in his honor at the University of Texas at Austin which was Miller’s alma mater.

Through the scholarship, it will be able to help radio/television and film undergraduate students with financial need. Billy’s family and friends have established this permanent scholarship in his memory, naming it the William Jon Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship. They hope the endowment will be a legacy to his life and love of acting.

Before becoming soap-famous, Billy graduated from the the university’s department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) at the Moody College of Communication. On its official website, they shared the news of this special memorial scholarship and how Miller died at the age of 43 after surrendering his life to bipolar depression, which he struggled with his whole life.

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Megan Hubbell, Billy’s sister, expressed, “We want something positive to be held in his name in perpetuity through the University he loved. He would be honored to know that even in death, he can help someone else realize their dreams.”

She added how she hoped her immensely talented brother will be remembered: “I hope BJ (as Billy was known by to his friends and family) is remembered for the kind-hearted, silly, funny, goofy, generous, beautiful soul that he was His megawatt smile, deep belly laugh and gorgeous mug were gifts on screen, but his true self was a bright light that will be carried with us forever.”

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According to Miller’s family, Billy had his picks of schools and UT was his first choice. When he first came to the university, Billy started in the zoology program before switching to radio-television-film, where he felt he belonged. Miller was one of just 20 students at the time accepted into the department’s prestigious production-sequence program.

“BJ was extremely proud to be a Texas Longhorn and always remembered his time there fondly,” Hubbell said. “The time he spent at UT allowed him the space to explore who he wanted to be and what he wanted to accomplish.”

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In honoring her brother’s work and strength to persevere in the often heartbreaking world of entertainment, Megan related: “I always admired the guts it took to go after a dream in Hollywood that so many people tried to discourage. He heard, ‘You’ll never make it’ more times than I care to count, but he used those comments as fuel and said, ‘Watch me.’”

Miller’s roles went far beyond those on daytime soap operas, as throughout his career he played major parts in primetime’s Suits, Ray Donovan and Castle to name but a few.

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In his death, Billy’s family is encouraging people to take stock of their own mental health. “BJ would want anyone struggling with intrusive thoughts to seek professional help,” Hubbell said. “Do not suffer in silence or try to muscle through on your own. Mental health is vitally important and shouldn’t be spoken about in silos behind closed doors but rather in open forums with open arms. Shame has no place in the discussion to seek help.”

To donate to the William John Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship click here.

Share your thoughts on Billy’s family and friends, along with his alma mater, setting up this memorial scholarship endowment to help other talented young people in financial need get a shot at realizing their dreams via the comment section below.

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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Touchdown in Ratings with Taylor Swift-Inspired ‘Halloween: The Eras Show’ Delivering Largest Audience In Over A Year

More great numbers for Live with Kelly and Mark. The talk shows Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show scored an impressive 2.9M total viewers on October 31, making it the most-watched Halloween episode in four years, according to the Nielsen ratings.

The episode also delivered some of the highest ratings in seven months for the morning show, particularly among women 18-49 and 25-54. Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show also pulled in a 1.92 household rating, as well as a 0.47 among women in the key 18 to 49 demo and a 0.69 among women 25 to 54. Those are up over the last two years of Halloween episodes and since Consuelos first started in the co-host chair back in April.

According to Deadline, Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show, also pulled in the largest audience numbers for a single episode in more than a year and half.

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As is tradition with “Live’s Halloween” episodes, they are always filled with costume and pop culture moments and special guest surprises. Ripa and Consuelos were right in step with the biggest social media love story at the moment; that of Swift and her burgeoning romance with Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce.

During Halloween week which started on Monday, October 30, Live was up up 11% versus the week prior in total viewers, and averaged 2.6 million viewers throughout the week.  Year-over-year, the talk show was up that week by 15% in terms of total viewers.  It looks like the former All My Children’s alum on-screen chemistry is just as palpable as it off-screen; as the two marrieds are making quite a successful run together on morning television.

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So, what do you think of the impressive numbers for the Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on ‘Live’? Did you enjoy their recent Halloween episode? Share your comments below.

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