“Devious Maids’” Susan Lucci (Genevieve Delatour) famously received a record 19 Daytime Emmy Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Erica Kane on ABC’s “All My Children” before finally taking home the golden statue for the first and only time on Friday, May 21, 1999, after Shemar Moore (ex-Malcom Winters, “The Young and the Restless”) declared, “The streak is over… Susan Lucci!”
In a guest column written for Nikki Finke in Hollywood by Kurt Sutter, creator of FX’s popular “Sons of Anarchy,” the writer, producer, director and actor says the “Lucci Factor” has plagued his series from ever receiving a nomination in the major categories of the Primetime Emmy Awards, including this year’s nomination list, after six seasons on the air. In addition to the show itself, none of its stars or talented crew have ever received Emmy nominations for their works on the biker hit.
There’s no doubt that the Daytime Emmy Awards play a large part of the daytime industry, but just how prevalent is the golden statue when it comes to the every day work lives of the people who make up the genre? Soap Opera Network spoke with performers, writers, producers and more to get their take on how often and how much the Emmys impact their work lives. Does the event and its promised accolades inspire them to work harder? Do they keep the Emmys in mind when filming, writing and performing scenes? And are the Emmy awards really necessary for the industry? There are varying opinions, so read on to find out what some of the genre’s heavy hitters had to say!
“The Young and the Restless” is cooking up even more drama for Avery (Jessica Collins): The hubby she cheated on with Dylan (Steve Burton) is headed to the canvas!
TV Guide broke the news that former “Men In Trees” star Scott Elrod has been cast in the contract role of Joe Clark, whom Avery hoped had found happiness after her betrayal. But it seems that hasn’t necessarily been the case. “Viewers can expect Joe to have more than a few tricks up his sleeve as he crosses paths with several key ‘Y&R’ characters,” a spokesperson for the show teases.
In addition to ABC’s comedy “Men In Trees,” Elrod has appeared on “Lone Survivor” as well as in the 2012 Best Picture winner “Argo.” Look for his first “Y&R” appearance in early October.
It’s been over a month since “The Young and the Restless’” Elizabeth Hendrickson last aired as Chloe Mitchell, and many fans are still getting used to her onscreen absence. But if all goes well, viewers will have the opportunity of seeing the actress on the small screen once more: In a comedy setting! Soap Opera Network caught up with the New York native to get the scoop on how life has been since departing the daytime world, and it sounds like the actress is doing everything she can to shed the tears of her acting past and welcome new smiles.
“Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” are about to get some serious competition: The popular Australian soap opera “Neighbours” is making it’s debut in the United States this month, and to kick off the show’s exciting new journey, pop singer and former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul is guest-starring!
Ever heard the rumor that working on a soap opera is one of the toughest acting jobs out there? Well, according to some industry insiders like “Days of our Lives’” casting director Marnie Saitta, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook (Eric Forrester), “General Hospital’s” Anthony Geary, and “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin), daytime gigs are some of the toughest jobs to land — and keep, as well!
Soap Opera Network attended an event at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the above experts spilled all of the role-snagging qualities aspiring soap opera actors need to possess. What’s more, they shared some surprising details about the secret world of soap opera casting! Read on to get the juicy behind-the-scenes scoop.
Now that she’s wrapped up her 21-year stint as “Days of our Lives’” Samantha Brady, Alison Sweeney (Samantha Brady) is heading to a different soap opera: “General Hospital!”
Soap Opera Digest reports that the actress will be heading to Port Charles, but with a twist: Rather than acting, the Los Angeles native will be directing the ABC sudser!
Forget about the sun, BBQ flames and bikini-clad bodies: The one thing that will be heating up the most this summer is CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” From shocking secrets, babydaddy drama, rip-roaring returns and more, the CBS sudser is pulling out all of the stops in the weeks to come — and Soap Opera Network spoke with several cast members to get the exciting scoop!
Perhaps one of the most anticipated bouts of excitement is the return of Phyllis, who wakes from a coma with a new portrayer, Gina Tognoni, on Monday, August 11. “It’s a lot of drama,” teases Cady McClain (Kelly Andrews) of the mess that ensues when Jack’s ex wakes up to find that he’s been getting hot and heavy with the town’s new blonde. “It’s heavy catastrophe!”
“The Young and the Restless’” Cynthia Watros (ex-Kelly Andrews) departed the soap world for the second time after landing a role on the MTV show “Finding Carter,” and now viewers can see her in action when the new series debuts with a special two-episode premiere tonight!
Starting at 10PM EST on MTV, “Finding Carter” begins with a teen named Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who discovers that the woman who has been raising her isn’t actually her mother: A police detective named Elizabeth (Watros) is!
CBS’ hit soap, “The Bold and the Beautiful” has recently traveled to Dubai, Monte Carlo and Paris for on-location scenes, and it looks like the globetrotting sudser will be at it again very soon, according to executive producer Bradley P. Bell.
“We have a big location shoot planned in October,” the scribe teases to Soap Opera Network. “It’s somewhere in Europe, and I can’t say exactly where just yet, but it’s someplace spectacular!”