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Soap fans can hardly keep a lid on the excitement that’s been building for the premiere of Lifetime’s soapy series, “Devious Maids,” a dramady starring Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids who have dreams and ambitions of their own, even though they work for wealthy bosses like Genevieve Delacourt (Susan Lucci, ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”). And perhaps the excitement inspired the producers over at ABC’s “20/20,” as the news magazine program is premiering a special episode detailing the lives of some real-life help of super rich families!

There’d be no Pine Valley and no Llanview if it hadn’t been for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” creator, Agnes Nixon. The 85-year-old penned both sudsers and consequently is responsible for putting thousands of people to work over the past 40-plus years. She’s received countless awards for her additions to the genre, most recently receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during the 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2010. And Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, “AMC”) thinks the legendary lady is overdue for yet another recognition!

NBC’s only daytime drama, “Days of our Lives,” has started the summer off with a bang: For the week of May 27 through May 31, the sudser was able to draw in its biggest women 18-49 viewership in 18 months and its largest overall audience in more than two years!

“The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” have had their fair share of daddy-centric storylines, and now two of CBS Daytime’s other shows are trying to catch up! Just in time for Father’s Day, both “The Talk” and “The Price is Right” will be featuring special “dad” episodes, and the latter will also be airing a special “high school graduates” episode.

Il Volo, the Italian Opera trio, have been confirmed to perform their hit song "Mas Que Amor" during the “In Memoriam” tribute of the "40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards," which will be introduced by “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin), Bryton James (Devon Hamilton), Hunter King (Summer Newman), Jess Walton (Jill Foster) and Corbin Bernsen, the son of the late Jeanne Cooper. The tribute is scheduled to honor the legendary actress who died last month.

In addition to announcing more presenters for the "40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards," airing LIVE on Sunday, June 16 from 8-10:00 PM ET, HLN has also named "Good Morning America's Sam Champion and their very own A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade as hosts of the telecast. Additionally, the network has announced that Hammer will host the LIVE red carpert special "Showbiz @ The Daytime Emmys," which will lead into the awards telecast. Hammer is the host of HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" series airing Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 PM - midnight, ET.

HLN, the host network of the annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards, has announced additional presenters for the awards telecast, now in its 40th year, presented live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16, 8-10 p.m., ET/PT.

On the Thursday, June 6 episode of "One Life to Live," Matthew Buchanan (Robert Gorrie) finds himself receiving some much needed advice from guest-star Snoop Lion (appearing as a fictionalized version of himself). Interestingly, the advice Matthew receives (fatherhood, relationships, etc.) takes place while Snoop lights up a joint!

The new season of "The Newsroom" kicks off on Sunday, July 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT (right after "True Blood") and to get things started, HBO has released a brand new trailer giving fans a glimpse at what they can expect from the buzzworthy series.

As previously reported, Prospect Park's "All My Children," and now "One Life to Live," have been embroiled in a heated debate with I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees)/Local 52, the union representing stage workers for the soaps, which alleges that Prospect Park has violated the labor agreement with the union. As a result, Prospect Park today announced that both soaps will halt production effective tomorrow, June 6.