As previously reported, the ’40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards’ were announced earlier today on “Good Morning America.” While not all categories were released during the ABC broadcast, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has since revealed that CBS leads all broadcast and cable networks with a total of 50 nominations in multiple categories with PBS in second place with 44 and ABC third with 38.
After months of anticipation, The National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences has announced the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award nominations! So without further adieu, let’s get down to the list, which features some of your absolute very favorites in the running for the coveted golden statue!
It’s been nearly two years since Erin Chambers last appeared as “General Hospital’s” Siobhan McKenna, and it looks like the actress (who also played “Days of our Lives” Lacey Hansen) is headed back to soap, this time on “The Young and the Restless”!
A rep for the sudser confirms that the actress, who begins taping tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1, has joined the show in the recurring role of Melanie Daniels, a paralegal who will be mixing it up with the Newman family.
Considering that Martha Madison (Marly Nelson-Foster, “The Bay,” ex-Belle Black, “Days of Our Lives,” ex-Elizabeth Webber, “General Hospital) married her husband, AJ Gilbert, back in 2007, the couple has no doubt heard the phrase, “So, when are you having kids?” a few thousand times. And now the pair has an answer!
The longtime soap star recently took to Twitter and announced the big news that she’s pregnant via a sneaky — yet effective — message: “My wise husband once said, ‘Life isn’t a fairy tale. It’s a series of complex chapters.’ This should be fun! #ItsAGirl #HalloweenBaby.”
In a new posting on his Facebook page, Michael Easton (ex-John McBain, “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital”) says, “SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS…to my family of friends in their new venture. I know you’re going to be a big hit…” The actors comments are understood to be in reference to the re-launches of both “OLTL” and “All My Children,” which premiere today on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
As previously reported, Easton has signed on to return to “GH” to portray an unnamed character debuting in May.
UPDATE 10:46 PM ET: According to sources, Prospect Park does hold licensing rights to “GH” should ABC decide to cancel as reported by the Times. “The rights includes both online and broadcast rights,” is what we’ve since been told since our previous update.
PREVIOUS 9:39 PM ET: According to a report in The New York Times, highlighting tomorrow’s launch of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes, the gold standard publication revealed that Prospect Park, the company behind the new “AMC” and “OLTL,” also holds the licensing rights to “General Hospital” in the event ABC decides to cancel the soap too!
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.
An ABC representative has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Maura West (ex-Carly Snyder, “As The World Turns”; ex-Diane Jenkins, “The Young and the Restless”) is joining the cast of “General Hospital” as Ava Jerome. West is scheduled to debut during the week of May 6, which promises viewers will see “tons of exciting things happening that week.”
The behind-the-scenes drama that’s been brewing since Prospect Park filed a lawsuit against ABC on April 18 is about to get even soapier! According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Prospect Park producers wished to buy ad space for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” during broadcast soaps (“General Hospital,” “Days of our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “The Young and the Restless”), but CBS and NBC allegedly refused to help promote the competition — and in light of the $25 million lawsuit Prospect Park launched against ABC, the alphabet network isn’t willing to run spots for the show, either!
Ratings Report for the Week of April 15-19, 2013
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
NOTE: There were pre-emptions on Monday due to the Boston bombings and Friday due to the manhunt.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,237,000 (-293,000/-67,000)
2. B&B 3,382,000 (+21,000/+400,000)
3. GH 2,678,000 (-192,000/+450,000)
4. DAYS 2,439,000 (-30,000/+63,000)
1. Y&R 3.1/10 (-.2/-.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (same/+.1)
3. GH 2.0/7 (-.1/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/+.1)