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Ever since it was revealed that Emmy-winning actress Eileen Davidson will be returning to “The Young and the Restless” as Ashley Abbott this September, fans have been chomping at the bit for more details regarding her return — including how the deal, which allows her to also appear on the Sony-owned NBC sudser “Days of our Lives” — came about. Soap Opera Network went straight to the Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, to find out!
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’” Billy Abbot has seen quite a transformation in recent months. After portrayer Billy Miller decided to walk away from the show in January of this year, former portrayer David Tom was cast in the role. But just a few short months later, it was announced that Tom — who previously played the character from 1999 to 2002 — had been ordered to pack his bags so that daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins could step into the role. And while it was Miller’s decision to leave the character he’d played since 2008, the same cannot be said for Tom, who was reportedly very surprised to learn he’d been replaced with Jenkins after just four months of being back in the role! So what happened to lead to such a quick casting turnaround? We asked CBS Vice President of Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, who told Soap Opera Network that the recast was not an easy turn of events for anyone involved.
Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, took to Twitter today to announce that the network’s number one soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” has made a behind-the-scenes change: The show’s publicist, Jimmy Freeman, has stepped into the role of Associate Producer!
Although CBS is not broadcasting the awards itself this year, the network announced today that it'll celebrate "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" with six days of Twitter chats with several of its stars, producers and executives from CBS Daytime's "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Talk," "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is Right." The chats will take place every weekday beginning Friday, June 13 and running through Friday, June 20, leading up to daytime’s biggest night on Sunday, June 22.While he isn't nominated for an Emmy this year, "B&B's" Sean Kanan kicks things off beginning tomorrow, June 13, which also happens to coincide with his return to the world's most watched daytime soap opera when his character Deacon Sharpe reunites with his daughter, Hope Logan (Kim Matula). Also taking part in Twitter chats are "Y&R's" Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy), Doug Davidson...
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" celebrated its 27th anniversary last month, which happened to coincide with yet another international trip - Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But it is the show's principle Southern California setting that has truly helped the series shine after all these years. Beginning today, CBS.com has launched "The Bold and the Beautiful On Location,” a new interactive feature that gives fans a virtual tour to 22 locations throughout Southern California, where the daytime soap has filmed some of its most memorable scenes. To see the map, visit www.cbs.com/BoldOnLocation.
Now that “General Hospital’s” Sean Kanan (ex-A.J. Quartermaine) is headed back to "The Bold and the Beautiful” to reprise his role as sleazy con-man Deacon Sharpe, “The Young and the Restless” fans are wondering if the character will be swinging by Genoa City to visit his former lover, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott). And while that may be an eventuality, “B&B’s” headwriter, Bradley P. Bell, admits that instead of loaning out Deacon to "Y&R," he’d rather steal Nikki for his own sudser!
Today marks the 27th anniversary of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," which was created by the late William J. Bell and his wife Lee Phillip Bell as a sister soap to the widely popular and successful, "The Young and the Restless." "B&B" now joins an exclusive club of scripted broadcast dramas, which includes "Y&R," "General Hospital," "Days of our Lives," "All My Children," "Another World," "One Life to Live," "As The World Turns" and "Guiding Light," into the top ten list of the longest running scripted dramas broadcast on network television.
Earlier tonight, Watros confirmed our suspicions by tweeting to her fans that she will indeed be leaving the CBS soap. But CBS wasted no time in recasting the role - an hour later Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime Angelica McDaniel announced that former "All My Children" veteran Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Martin) will be replacing her!