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Welcome To The New Michael Fairman TV: A Note From Michael Fairman

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By now, many of you have come across and seen that Michael Fairman On Air On Soaps has evolved into the new and exciting platform, Michael Fairman TV.

I hope you take the time to tour the new site, and enjoy its new look, new features, and extended coverage; which will focus on, and include, not only your beloved daytime soap operas, but primetime television drama, a slice of reality programming, as well as popular streaming and digital series.

This site has been a long time in the making, and we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to make this transition as smooth as possible.  As with any change, we know that it will take some time for all of us, including me, to get used to it, and adjust to it.

I truly appreciate the community that we have built for the last 10 years, and I value each and every one of you.  As with any new launch, there will be small tweaks and revisions along the way that do come up.  Our goal is to make the best user experience for you, and to bring you the news, interviews, and coverage that you expect from the Michael Fairman brand.

I know many of you are already saying you miss the old Michael Fairman Soaps, but this is an upgrade, not a demolition.  That being said, Michael Fairman Soaps was no longer sustainable as is.  The site needed to grow, evolve, change, and modernize with the times. With modernization, part of that is making the site accessible, functional on mobile phones and devices, which we now are.  While some things can’t remain the same forever, we are always interested in your input.

I am very proud and excited for this new chapter.  I hope you will enjoy everything that is to come, and I appreciate all of your loyal support.  So, let’s christen this site together and celebrate turning over a new page.

With gratitude,



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Congrats and much luck on this project. Sounds good to me….

Michael your hard work and unremitting dedication dose not go unnoticed. Your dedication to the soap world and its fans is admirable.
Michael, You’re #1 and always will be #1 ..
Thanks 🙂

Loving the new site. Congratulations!

Michael and team, it’s a very nice update. I click on your site for the latest news section and I hope it remains easy to access that area. Keep up the great work.

Oh my gosh I hate this.What happened to Michael Fairman’s soap screen?

I like the old layout much better, it was much more concise, this looks like all the other junk on line –

“…this looks like all the other junk on line” that it does

if streamlining .. along with all the other genre… to keep up and give rise to advertisement and give relevance to head honcho

oh heck… I just love that ME … and YOU.

I once read.. and am giving this credence.. that MF once shared that in fact… the production teams plus cast.. do read up on audience

REACH People.. let the writers know their book stinks… let them know that a character is NOT melding… let them know the inconsistencies… I love the upheaval they should be presented daily

@GH … WOW REALLY .. posts are still blaming Ron Carlivati… yet in the last 3 years…

Frank Valentini, Shelley, Jean, Chris have spiraled this show to last place

drive … have at it.

I agree!

You need to rethink the way you word your dislike. If you don’t enjoy the site better to just leave it and say nothing. VERY rude and disrespectful. Especially with all the work that goes into this site. Stand down young man. And APOLOGIZE!

The update is PERFECT. Tremendous accomplishment, you should be proud! And, also THANK YOU for removing the automatic video whenever one goes to the site.. that was the only part of the old site that I didn’t like! Congrats and much success in the future! 🙂

Love GH the writing is spot on keep up the great work you guys.

Dear Mr Michael..
My want and need has not been fulfilled with the new board;
I have a great need to be able to edit, correct my oopppsies!
My mistakes stand for all time lol because there is not the option to correct my mistakes 🙁
An edit button would be greatly loved, as are you 🙂

THANKS Michael…Love your site and THANK YOU for all you do regarding our daytime drama/soap world…

Although I come to this sight mainly for news and discussion about the four remaining network soaps I can appreciate the need to expand your mandate to make yourself a bit different than other sites that cover just network soaps. I do enjoy the easier to read font and size- prefer the old comment section to this one, but will get used to this one in time. Not sure I like the plus or minus button, although do know others have requested that feature for a while and most sites with comment sections offer it. My only hope going forward is the creating this new site was the reason the old site often would go days without a new item or updated comments, because I was beginning to go to other web sites for “breaking news” and wondered if was time to move on, so with this format I hoping Michael Fairman TV will be the site to go to for the most timely, accurate and in depth information on soaps and now beyond
congrats and good luck.

Good luck Michael. Very happy for your success.

As a web designer/developer and graphic artist, I understand why you’ve updated as you have. While the quality of the content hasn’t and won’t change, the new layout is just too much in one’s face,so much so that I had to reduce magnification in order to make sense of the content. Bigger and bolder only wastes precious “real estate”–by which I mean screen viewport– and thus making it hard for your visitors to focus on the news that they rely upon you to provide.

I guess my browser doesn’t like the new format–takes an eternity to load and frequently freezes. If this keeps up, I won’t be visiting as much as in the past. Who has time for that? But best wishes, in any case.

I’ll be making the adjustment to the new site and continuing to come here for news. I especially am happy that This Is Us is one of the shows that you’ve begun to cover over the past few months. It’s one of my fave shows and has many of the same elements that Classic soaps used to have.

I found this site a few days ago, and while this layout reminds me of another layout I visit online (born 2 invest), I understand that the site needs to grow. This layout gives every article ample space to be seen and viewed without getting lost in the shuffle. Congrats.

Sorry– while I respect “new and improved” policies, I find this site “information overload”.

Mr. Fairman, thank you for your “Note!” Thank you for the work you do! Thank you for providing a great website and platform for soap fans! The site looks awesome!

So having had 10 days or so to adapt to this new format: again, Kudos! It looks great!

But please allow me to add a couple of suggestions regarding interactions with other posters, which in part have been addressed by others:

1) I think most of the posters agree that we preferred getting e-mail notification when someone has replied to a comment. Maybe it’s too costly or involves too much work, but this feature was most helpful. It helps keep us connected. As now configured, we have to keep checking back to a particular topic and conduct a search of our screen names in order to find out if someone has replied. I may not always have the time to do that. So perhaps some well-meaning replies could get ignored…

2) The “thumbs up” feature is something I like and had once suggested. I personally could do without the “thumbs down” feature. Yet I have now seen both features in practice. As currently constructed, it has flaws: for instance, there could be a “0” in between the thumbs. This could mean that no one has given a thumbs up or a thumbs down on the comment. It could also mean that the same number of thumbs up and thumbs down were given to the comment, thus cancelling each other out. It could be 2, 5, 10, 20…. We don’t know. Let’s say, for instance, I write “I hate Sonny!” — been there, done that! 🙂 Let’s say that 10 people agree with me and give me a thumbs up and that 9 people disagree with me and give me a thumbs down. On the page, it would show as “1” thumbs up.

So I think an actually tally of thumbs up and thumbs down votes would be preferable. BTW, I use another fan site (not soap-related). There are thumbs up and thumbs down buttons, complete tallies are given of each, and moving the cursor over the thumb buttons shows the screen names for those who either liked or disliked the comment. And at this other site, people almost never use the thumbs down button, perhaps in part because their thumbs down votes are not anonymous. Maybe that would be a preferable system…

Geez, I hope no one gives me a thumbs down on this comment… 🙂

Well, I just gave you a thumbs-up, James! Your points are all spot-on…it is very frustrating having to comb through every thread upon which we’ve previously posted on the site to see if we have elicited any responses…I also would prefer an email notification of such replies like before. And whilst I appreciate the courtesy of the “Fairman Seal of Approval” regarding our comments in my inbox, I remain more curious at to the ones that don’t make it online! Sometimes, I really cannot figure out why certain posts of mine have been rejected! Still, I applaud the obvious efforts put into this new endeavor by Mr. Fairman….it’s very evident how much time and thought has been put into this upgrade! I just hope that there remain some tweaks and revisions in store to make this a more user-friendly format…and bringing back a dark background would be a most welcome beginning…too much white space is blinding! Lol…

Hello there, Shay! And thank you for your reply. Sorry I didn’t notice it sooner — and therein lies our points… I also agree with you about all the white space. I have never received a “Fairman Seal of Approval” in my inbox. I used to get notification when someone replied to me, as well as a direct link to those comments. I wish that feature were reinstated.

This discussion with you reminds me of a couple of other points: (1) I am now finding it harder to find certain discussions (or features) as the features are now categorized as “Latest News,” “Interviews,” and “Slideshows,” etc., instead of the chronological order with the previous site. I understand the desire for this further classification, but the chronological order of features was much easier for the reader. (2) I do like the fact that now all comments have a “Reply” button.

Best to you, Shay!

Thank you for your reply, Mr. Fairman. And thank you for your concern. I have not received any e-mails from your website in weeks, and that includes my spam folder. Perhaps my mail system is mistakenly blocking e-mails. I will look into it further.

BTW, below there is a comment from another Michael, so I wasn’t sure whether your reply was actually from you! But I clicked on your name and was brought to a page with your picture…

Thanks again for everything, and best to you always!


Sorry, but I really, really miss OnAir On Soaps. For the longest time I would check out the news feed more than twice a day. Then I noticed the news feed was no longer current or updated as frequently. I guesss this is why. And the inclusion of non soap stuff? Why? And, oddly enough, I miss seeing the list of past and present soap links with the R.I.P next to One Life and All My Kids. All in all, big mistake. The former site was unique and seemed special. This one looks great. But it looks like all the other stuff out there. I’ll still check it out from time to time- it’s better than nothing. I miss On Air. R.I.P. favorite old site.

love the new format…………<3

Hi Michael…I have been trying to get used to your new MF TV page. I understand how you wanted to give MF On Air On Soaps a newer, more broad look at other tv that intersects with soaps. And while I like some of the additional info, I do find the layout too busy and sometimes repetitious for me. I do prefer the more organized look of the older format. I knew right where to go. I don’t mean to be negative, because I think what you have done is brave and great. But I also think you will be looking for honest reactions from your commenters, in case you still can tweek some of your new format…or not.

Best of luck, thanks for all the soap info over the years, and a civilized place to comment (at least most of the time).

Best of Luck to you, Michael! Love your new site…


CONGRATULATIONS on the upgrade of your website!!!!! Oh…and BTW, you are looking as HANDSOME as ever!!!!! Have a good one, Michael.


YES – I know, right. every man should get complimented. ^^^^ that is a doozy. ALL get out … hotted

my best to you Michael. btw

absolutely .. it’s time to christen

I will turn with this 365 day extravaganza… love the gala

Premiere people. call in your chips

Hi Micheal

Thanks for getting back on my question regarding replies but I’d like to emphasize that I think not being able to link directly to the posts who replied to you is a major drawback to this site. It’s like you thought of everything but left out two very important features that make sites user friendly:

1) To reiterate: It’s not enjoyable to leave a comment and then hang in limbo. LOL. It’s like, you get an email that your comment has been approved, but then no followup when someone responds to it! The only reason I know I’ve had responses is because I’ll just take it upon myself to look at that page again and do a search for my name. Almost all sites with comments notify you when you have a reply; you click it and it leads you to the reply. As your old site did. I’m not sure what you meant that you wanted to make it accessible to mobile users. I accessed your old site via my phone and tablet when away from my computer; never had a problem with linking to replies.

I don’t know what kinks have to be worked out but I think it’s crucial.

2. Not sure why you didn’t add an edit/delete option. I know a lot of us “regulars” had been mentioning for some time how frustrating it was to misspell or hit send by mistake, etc. Think it would also avoid some conflicts if someone wants to rethink something they’ve written which on second read might be better left unsaid or reworded.

Other than that, the site does look beautiful, it’s certainly “all encompassing” and ensures that there will be a Michael Fairman “community” beyond soaps. It was just a shock to those of us used to the more “intimate” feel of the other.

Beautifully done and if those adjustments (link to replies and edit button; link to replies more important in my opinion) could in any way be made I think you’d find a lot more of us coming back to the fold.

Congrats again!

To clarify; not just inform us we have a reply but with a link TO that reply. Going to the comments section to look for it is “too much work” and frustrating. Just doesn’t draw you back to the site.

I respect that upgrade and modernization is necessary. However, now the site looks like all other sites. I hope ads are absolutely not next. Michael Fairman’s on Air no longer looks unique. However, browse the site. Click on the tabs and you will find the past soaps listed. We haven’t lost anything. Organization is the key.

I appreciate the significant effort that clearly was undertaken to make the new site visually appealing and applaud attempts to improve thing. Congratulations on both counts!

That being said, I personally do not like this new “Michael Fairman TV” site and prefer the prior “On Air On Soaps” website. Mr. Fairman’s introductory comment states that this new site “will focus on, and include, not only your beloved daytime soap operas, but primetime television drama, a slice of reality programming, as well as popular streaming and digital series.” In short, the new site is going to be giving us a LOT more information on programs other than serials. The change in the name also suggests this by removing the word “Soap” entirely. The news items posted just today (the “Rosanne” cancellation and information about “The Bachelorette”) likewise show the site is headed in a different direction.

I am a veteran soap viewer, a long-time reader of “On Air On Soaps” and post frequent comments. I came to Mr. Fairman’s site for information about soaps — not news about reality shows, streaming, or primetime television. Mr. Fairman has done a good job covering the soaps. I would prefer if “Michael Fairman TV” stuck with the area in which Mr. Fairman excels. If I wanted information about other non-soap programming, there are a TON of other sites that have been covering those subjects longer (and, frankly, probably better) than what will be done here.

Mr. Fairman: Thanks for providing me the scoops, ratings and interviews about soaps over the past years in which I’ve read your site. I’ve appreciated your interest in the genre and your hard work. However, with the deliberate shift in the primary focus of your website away from soaps, I am going to shift my readership to one of the (few remaining) sites that concentrates primarily on the daytime serial. I wish you luck with “Michael Fairman TV”; however, this new venture does not appeal to me.

Still miss the old version, On Air On Soaps. A lot

Hi Michael!

Hope your shoulder is feeling better.

The site is really working out its glitches; we’re getting notices when we have a reply so that’s a huge positive tweak.

I’d like to suggest one more. Seems a few “antagonizers” from your original site have found an even more anonymous way of being rude. Your thumbs up/down option just allows people who don’t like others to give them a thumbs down regardless of what they say or write. Extremely immature, antagonistic and takes the fun out of posting here. Though there are other sites as well as FB and Twitter, this site as you know has “regulars’ who can’t seem to resist continuing the animosity. It’s quite apparent with the “thumbs” (down) option.

Not sure it adds an benefit to the site; at least not on the soap pages. Wondering if you can remove it.


Breaking News

51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

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In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

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In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

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Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital


The Young and the Restless


Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

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Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

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Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

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Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

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Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives


The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show


African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show


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African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show


The View

The Young and the Restless


“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots


The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

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Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight



Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel


Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

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Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall


Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork


Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 







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51st Daytime Emmys: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Receive Talk Show Host Nominations

On Thursday, nominations were announced in the Outstanding Talk Show category for the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) coming off his first-year as co-host of ‘Live” with real-life wife, Kelly Ripa scored his first Talk Show Host nomination along with Ripa who has been nominated previous times.

Joining Mark and Kelly in the race are: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk and
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall.

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As previously reported, The Talk is coming to its end when its upcoming 15th and final season ends in December of 2024.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys are slated to be broadcast and stream live on CBS and Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th

Look for the full list of nominations to drop on Friday morning at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

So, are you rooting for Kelly and Mark to win their first Talk Show host award together? Comment below.

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51st Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Nominations

On Thursday, the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards revealed nominations in several key categories via four entertainment news programs: Access Hollywood, E! News, Extra and Access Hollywood.

Three of the four announcements were major categories in the field of Daytime Dramas.

The nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series category are: The Bay, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Neighbours and The Young and the Restless.

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General Hospital won this category last year, and has the most all-time wins for a series in this category. For the first time, the beloved Australian-based soap opera, Neighbours is now eligible for competition due to its reboot which streams on Amazon Freevee.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be handed out in ceremonies in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th.

Previous categories announced tonight via the entertainment news outlet included: Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

So, what do you think about this year’s nominee for the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series? Who do you think should win? Comment below.

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