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As we reported yesterday, the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards will take place on Friday, February 6. For the first time in at least 20 years, there will be no representation of daytime as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has removed the Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series categories from the upcoming awards show. When we went to press yesterday, the NAACP was unable to officially comment on the matter. That has since changed.
As previously reported, the cast of "Knots Landing" will reunite on the Thursday, December 11 edition of Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family." In your first look at the reunion, cast members of the popular primetime soap opera - Donna Mills, Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford and Kevin Dobson - sat down with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare to discuss life after the cul-de-sac, while also taking time to celebrate Mills' birthday.
On Tuesday, December 9, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced the nominees for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards. For the first time since at least 1994, when the category was first recognized, no actor or actress from a daytime drama series was nominated in the Outstanding Actor or Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series following the organizations decision not to include the categories this year. Representatives for the NAACP have yet to officially comment on the matter at press time.
The SAG-AFTRA National Board announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, among other producers, on terms for a successor agreement to the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code). The agreement, approved by a 93% vote by the board, covers dramas in first-run syndication, morning news shows, talk shows, serials (soap operas), variety, reality, contest, sports and promotional announcements.
If you tuned into today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital," you may be wondering if this is really the last you'll be seeing of Britt Westbourne now that she's departed Port Charles with her father, Cesar Faison (Anders Hove), after leaving her mother, Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), emotionally devastated. While "GH" never officially confirmed Kelly Thiebaud's departure prior to today's episode, the actress took to her Instagram page to say goodbye to fans of the Britch!
Nazanin Boniadi, who portrayed Fara Sherazi on Showtimes "Homeland" during its third and fourth seasons, has been cast as the lead in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of "Ben-Hur" for MGM and Paramount Pictures, reports Deadline. The actress previously portrayed the role of Leyla Mir on ABC's "General Hospital" and SOAPnet's "General Hospital: Night Shift."
On Monday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 10, actor Jeffrey James Lippold returns to ABC's "General Hospital" as Sgt. Freeman, Soap Opera Network has learned. We're told that the actor will appear in short, but dramatic scenes.

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Ratings Report for the Week of November 24-28, 2014NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,598,000 (-458,000/-567,000) 2. B&B 3,597,000 (-141,000/-270,000) 3. GH 2,983,000 (-114,000/-316,000) 4. DAYS 2,428,000 (-54,000/-296,000)Households 1. Y&R 3.33/10 (-.28/-.25) 2. B&B 2.58/8 (-.14/-.11) 3. GH 2.24/7 (-.07/-.22) 4. DAYS 1.81/6 (-.07/-.25)Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 752,000 (-106,000/-103,000) 2. GH 612,000 (-25,000/-162,000) 3. B&B 583,000 (-45,000/-70,000) 4. DAYS 536,000 (-6,000/-60,000)Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.18/8 (-.16/-.16) 2. GH 0.96/6 (-.04/-.25) 3. B&B 0.91/6 (-.07/-.11) 4. DAYS 0.84/6 (-.01/-.09)Women 18-34 Viewers 1. Y&R 201,000 (-46,000/-24,000) 2. GH 199,000 (+28,000/-64,000) 3. B&B 186,000 (-13,000/+28,000) 4. DAYS 130,000 (+7,000/-70,000)Women...
Attention fans of CBS Daytime's "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Young and the Restless," "Let's Make a Deal," "The Talk," and "The Price is Right": If you live in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or the Sacramento television markets, you currently have no access to CBS programming if you subscribe to Dish Network. You are also missing out on The CW's programming if you live in Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle. This is the result of a carriage dispute between CBS Corp. -- owner of broadcaster CBS and co-owner of The CW -- and Dish Network that was set to expire on Thursday, December 4. The two sides agreed to extend talks on a new carriage contract beyond the 4:00 PM, PT deadline yesterday. The satellite provider eventually dropped the stations from its programming lineup earlier today when the talks fell through. Also affected by the dispute are three independent stations in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York and two MyNetworkTV affiliates in Boston and Miami.
On Wednesday, November 5, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" shocked the daytime world when it announced that Kim Matula would be departing the drama series after nearly five years portraying Hope Logan, but don't fret, Hope will continue being part of the canvas, says head writer and executive producer, Bradley P. Bell.
Ann Marcus, who was the head writer of NBC's "Days of our Lives" from 1977 to 1979, and received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work on the soap, has died. Marcus died in her Sherman Oaks home at the age of 93 on Wednesday, December 3.
As previously reported, former "Days of our Lives" actor Casey Deidrick (ex-Chad DiMera) will be starring in the new MTV series, "Eye Candy," a drama centering on a 21-year-old tech genius named Lindy, played by Victoria Justice, who is a hacker with a gift for seeing clues and connections in the digital world that others can't. Deidrick will play the role of Tommy when the series premieres Monday, January 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) earlier today announced the nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Television, New Media, News, Radio, and Promotional Writing during calendar year 2014. In the category of Daytime Drama, ABC's "General Hospital" and NBC's "Days of our Lives" received a nomination.

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