When “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” debut with brand new episodes on Monday, April 29 on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes, they will have the full support of CBS Daytime. Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime, wishes Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz, whose Prospect Park licensed the two soaps from ABC in 2011, nothing but the best.
“Congratulations and best of luck on the success. Your success is our success and vice versa. And it’s just a thrilling new experience and I look forward to seeing where the journey takes you,” she said in a message relayed via Soap Opera Network.
The peer votes have been cast, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards! Five categories have been announced, including Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, as well as Younger Actress and Younger Actor. Without further adieu, here are the pre-nominees:
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It was recently announced that Darnell Williams would be joining the cast of “The Young and the Restless” in 2012. The two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner becomes the forth “All My Children” actor to land on the high rated CBS daytime dramas since the 41-year old ABC soap went off the air in September 2011. He joins Jacob Young who returned to “The Bold and the Beautiful” last September, and past and future co-stars Debbi Morgan and Melissa Claire Egan.
Williams long-time co-star, Morgan, currently plays Harmony on “Y&R,” the long-time absent mother of Devon (Bryton McClure) on the CBS soap. Paired with Morgan, Williams contributed to forming daytime’s first super couple of color on “AMC.” Jesse and Angie Hubbard remain, arguably, the most enduring and famous couple of color created on daytime television. This marks the forth soap that Williams and Morgan have appeared on together, ultimately paired with each other each time. Along with the aforementioned soaps, the actors have appeared on “Loving” and ‘The City” at the same time. Williams started his daytime career on “AMC” in 1981.
In recent years the number one soap in the nation has taken to hiring – and then in several cases firing – former “AMC” actors at a very high rate. Since 2005, “Y&R” has hired Amelia Heinle (Victoria; ex-Mia, “AMC”), Vincent Irizarry (ex-David, “AMC” and “Y&R”), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe; ex-Maggie, “AMC”), Stacy Haiduk (Patty; ex-Hannah, “AMC”), Eden Riegel (ex-Heather, “Y&R”; ex-Bianca, “AMC”), Billy Miller (Billy; ex-Richie, “AMC”), Jeff Branson (Ronan; ex-Jonathan, “AMC”), Egan (Chelsea ;ex-Annie, “AMC”), Morgan and Williams fresh off their Pine Valley runs. Fittingly, “Y&R” jumped at the chance to hire “AMC’s” long-time casting director, Judy Blye Wilson, this past fall.
There are currently no details available on whom Williams will be playing on “Y&R” or when he will debut in his new role. Stay tuned.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “The Young and the Restless” during the week of September 5, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Monday, September 5, the show has been pre-empted due to the US Tennis Open. Nina can’t believe that Ronan is once again falling or Chloe. Victor issues Heather a warning, even going as far as threatening to make her position very short-lived. Neil wonders why Katherine is suddenly interested in helping Devon. On Friday, September 9, the show is once again pre-empted to air the US Tennis Open.
The Inside Story: Delia’s Health Brings Genoa City to Help
Delia has been rushed to the hospital when she spikes a temperature of 105. Chloe heads that way to be with her daughter, silently kicking herself for not being there for her when she needed her. Jill questions Chloe on not answering her calls, but she keeps mum, not wanting it to be known that she was with Ronan during that time. When Ronan does eventually learn about what has happened, he heads to the hospital to lend her support. Unfortunately for him, Chloe rebuffs his support. Meanwhile, the family learns that Delia has acute myelogenous leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant. Chloe realizes that Delia needs Billy there with her; possibly being a match for his daughter’s transplant. When Victoria learns about Delia, she and Chloe bond. She quickly does what she can to get Billy back to Genoa City. She asks Kevin to help her out by giving him Billy’s cell phone information and his laptop. Family and friends come to the aid of Delia by having their blood tested. Both Tucker and Devon are at the hospital to get blood tested. While there, Tucker learns that he’s not the only person within the group who have donated with a rare blood type as he has. With no word on being able to find Billy, Chloe lashes out that once again Billy is letting them down. Meanwhile, Billy is finding himself between a rock and a hard place.
A Closer Look: Sharon’s Case Brings Out the Strange Side in Avery
Sharon’s case is set to get underway and Victor is right there to see to it that Sharon is vindicated. While there, he gives Heather a serious warning. Heather and Avery meet for the first time in the courtroom. As the case slowly gets under way, Sharon and Nick are stunned at the dirty tactics Avery displays while in court. Sharon soon begins to wonder if Avery is the person she should be putting her trust in to clear her name. Meanwhile, Phyllis is preparing herself to tell Nick the truth about her relationship to Avery.
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