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On Friday, June 20, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented "The 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards," which honors the behind the scenes creative minds that bring daytime programs to television screens each and every day. David Michaels opened the show and talked about the how the creatives this year had record attendance. June Lockhart helped open the show with a musical montage of daytime programming set to music by Pharrell Williams' Oscar nominated "Happy." A clip of Lockhart from her time on "General Hospital" was also shown. The clip was from the early 90s when...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:26 PM EDT
It’s been a long time coming, but the date for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has officially been set: A spokesperson for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences confirms that the ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:02 PM EDT
In a cross-complaint suit made available by Deadline.com, ABC is now suing PPN for "all unpaid series fees owned up to and through the date of the trial of this action as a result of Prospect Park's failure to pay in breach of the License Agreement."

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Monday, March 10, 2014 6:40 PM EDT
The war between ABC and Prospect Park Networks over "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" continues to rage on, but today Prospect Park Networks took an expected step: filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Last night marked the 66th annual Directors Guild of America Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, but none of today's daytime drama directors received a nomination. Why? Because the "Daytime Serials" category was integrated into the "Dramatic Series" category following a June 22, 2013 DGA National Board meeting that voted on rule changes, which forces daytime and primetime dramas to compete against internet distributed dramas such as "House of Cards," which essentially leaves daytime itself shut out from ever receiving a nomination as the dynamics of daytime is no where near the likes of 2013 nominees "Breaking Bad" (AMC), "Game of Thrones" (HBO), "Homeland" (Showtime), or even the aforementioned "House of Cards" (Netflix). "Bad" won the award for those wondering.
Back in November 2013, Prospect Park amended its lawsuit against ABC by demanding more than $95 million in damages following what it claims was the network's scheme to create a "mega soap" after ABC utilized characters from "One Life to Live" on "General Hospital."
Two years ago today the final television broadcast of "One Life to Live" aired on ABC. While the show would go on to have an additional forty episodes in 2013 via Prospect Park's The OnLine Network, this day marks the end of a 43 year run on ABC.
According to Law360.com, Allison "Sam" Hall, a former co-head writer of ABC's "One Life to Live," is suing the network over what he claims are royalties owed since the soap transitioned to the web via Hulu and iTunes, and broadcast during summer 2013 on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), courtesy of Prospect Park - the company that licensed the rights to both programs from Disney/ABC in 2011. Hall reportedly filed his complaint against American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC) on Tuesday, January 7, in New York. Hall was named co-head writer of the soap in 1984, and remained with the series until 1985.

Sunday, January 5, 2014 6:12 PM EDT
Sunday, January 5 marks the return of guilty pleasure TV with all new episodes of ABC's "Revenge," CBS' "The Good Wife" and the returns of "The Bachelor" and PBS' "Downton Abbey." Which to choose to watch? It's hard to say, but Soap Opera Network is providing you with a lowdown on what to expect on "Revenge."
In the episode entitled, "Homecoming," allies and enemies scramble to learn what happened the night of Emily Thorne's (Emily VanCamp) wedding, while the Graysons close ranks to protect their own. But when everyone’s a suspect, it's only a matter of time before they tear each other apart. In honor of the primetime guilty pleasures return, TVLine has your exclusive first look at Emily, who is recovering in a hospital after being shot by her husband, Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman), after he learned that she lied to him and she was not in fact pregnant. In the sneak peek released to the site by ABC, Daniel visits a sleeping Emily, who grabs his arm and frantically asks, "Where am I?" and "Who am I?" Yes, the amnesia storyline staple of daytime television is still powerful enough for primetime.
Tonight on ABC's "Revenge," which returns from a three week hiatus, the wedding of Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) is fast approaching and Emily must put the finishing touches on her final takedown - Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) herself. In tonight's episode, entitled "Surrender," Victoria learns that Emily is pregnant after a supposed altercation with a recently revealed alive Lydia results in Emily slipping and falling.
During the week of November 25 through 29, 2013, ABC's "General Hospital" reached its largest audience in nearly six years (since week of January 21, 2008), when 3.3 million viewers tuned into the happenings of Port Charles. The soap is currently pacing for its best season in seven years in total viewers (since the 2006-2007 television season). In addition to an increase in viewers, the daytime sap reached an over 2-and-a-half-year high in Women 25-54 (1.04 million/1.7 rating) and an over 2-year high in Women 18-49 (774,000/1.2 rating) – since weeks of 3/21/11 and 8/15/11, respectively – to rank a strong #2 for the week in the key female sales demos.

Friday, December 6, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
An ABC representative has confirmed with Soap Opera Network that it has cut the third season episode order of its red hot soap, "Scandal." Originally expected to air 22 episodes this season, "Scandal" will now only air 18. While the network did not give a reason for the episode reduction, it's understood that with series star Kerry Washington pregnant and it being harder to hide a pregnancy for a lead character on a primetime series than one on daytime, due to how much time it takes to film each episode, it's likely that the reduction occurred for this reason.