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As if being the most watched daytime drama series for more than 25 years wasn't enough, CBS Daytime's "The Young and the Restless" has placed fifth on Bing's Top TV Show Searches for 2014, just behind TV's hottest primetime series, AMC's "The Walking Dead." "Y&R" beat out the likes of E!'s now defunct "Chelsea Lately" (#6), NBC's "The Today Show" (#7), HBO's "Game of Thrones" (#8), ABC's "The View" (#9) and FOX's "American Idol" (#10).

During the Time Warner Inc. Investor Meeting today, Richard Plepler, chairman and CEO, HBO, announced that the company will begin offering a stand-alone streaming subscription service in 2015, which will provide programming from the Pay TV network to non-cable/satellite subscribers for the first time. Currently cable/satellite subscribers of the network are able to stream the network's programming via the popular HBO GO service.

After just three episodes, HBO has renewed its critically acclaimed comedy series "Silicon Valley" and "Veep" for a second and fourth season, respectively, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The renewals follow the recent two-season renewal of “Game of Thrones.”

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.

The numbers have been tallied, and “The Young and the Restless” has made the list of the top 10 most searched for TV programs of 2013!

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today its official selections for its annual AFI Awards, which honors the 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs that it deemed "culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image." In the TV category, AFI is celebrating "The Americans," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife," "House of Cards," "Mad Men," "Masters of Sex," "Orange is the New Black," "Scandal," and "Veep." In film, AFI chose "12 Years a Slave, " "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," Fruitvale Station," "Gravity," "Her," Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska," "Saving Mr. Banks," and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

HBO leads the Prime Emmy pack with 108 nominations, the most of any network this year. "Game of Thrones," which completed its third season earlier this year with record ratings, powers the network with 16 nominations. “Behind The Candelabra” received 15 nominations, “Phil Spector” received 11 nominations and “Boardwalk Empire” received 10 Nominations.

The anticipation leading up to the announcement of the 65th Primetime Emmy awards has been building for weeks, and “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul and “How I Met Your Mother’s” Neil Patrick Harris finally made the official list public this morning. Watch the video below, or read on for the full list from Soap Opera Network detailing who’s in the running for the coveted golden statues!
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