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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!
Forget about the sun, BBQ flames and bikini-clad bodies: The one thing that will be heating up the most this summer is CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” From shocking secrets, babydaddy drama, rip-roaring returns and more, the CBS sudser is pulling out all of the stops in the weeks to come — and Soap Opera Network spoke with several cast members to get the exciting scoop!
After nearly a year in a coma, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will once again say hello to Phyllis Summers when daytime veteran Gina Tognoni takes over the role beginning Monday, August 11, Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively. In our tribute to the character as she gets ready to wake up for the first time in the coming weeks, we take a look back at what Phyllis has missed while she was sleeping, including what former loves Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) have been up to since last seeing their favorite feisty redhead.
On the Wednesday, June 11 edition of the Mark Steines and Christina Ferrare hosted "Home & Family," "The Young and the Restless'" Jessica Collins (Avery Bailey Clark) stopped by to share her personal touch on how easy it is to make a blueberry cobbler, while also revealing details of a recent scary fan encounter. Per Collins, a fan of "Y&R" loose on the actress while she was sharing personal time with her real-life mother, Ilene, about every little thing that her character on the CBS soap had done. Collins also revealed that she has a love scene ritual, which is to always shake hands with her scene partner "when we're done with our hot steamy love scenes."
As previously reported, Burgess Jenkins takes over the role of Billy Abbott on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" later this month. Last night on our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter), we noted that the actor's first airdate is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24. Jenkins began filming scenes last week. In the picture above, fans get their first look at the actor on set.
They say a happy couple never lasts long on soaps, and yet “The Young and the Restless’” Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) have endured for over half a decade. The pair hasn’t exactly been happy the entire seven years, but the two seem to share a love and strength within their relationship that is rarely seen in the soap opera genre. However, the saying “all good things must come to an end” is something that always lurks in the background, and some viewers can’t help but question just how much staying power Cane and Lily have left — especially with Cane’s dastardly father, Colin (Tristan Rogers), trying to worm his way back into the picture! But just what’s going to happen from here? Soap Opera Network caught up with Goddard himself to find out!Love in the afternoon is a former slogan for daytime dramas, and there’s a...

Who Has It Better on CBS Daytime Soaps?

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:49 PM EDT
In CBS' newest comedy hit, "Friends with Better Lives," a group of friends who are either married, divorced, newly engaged or single, secretly question who has it better? With that in mind, on its official website for the series, CBS asks fans to answer that very question in relation to several of its popular series and its characters, including "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful."

Meet ‘Y&R’s’ Newest Cast Member!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:24 PM EDT
“The Young and the Restless” may have lost some pretty popular actors as of late, but that can only mean one thing: There are some prime Genoa City spots to fill! And one of the open positions already has its face: “Parenthood” and “Jane By Design” actor Matthew Atkinson!