On Sunday, June 16, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” were the big winners at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which celebrated the best in soaps, talk, game shows and more. In celebration of their multiple Emmy wins, CBS has released promos for both “B&B” and “Y&R,” which includes highlights for the entire CBS Daytime lineup. In addition to the CBS soaps, NBC has released a promo highlighting “Days of our Lives’” win for Outstanding Drama Series and Chandler Massey‘s (Will Horton) second win for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Winning seven Emmy Awards was “The Ellen Show.”
After much was made over the AllMyChildren.com and OneLifetoLive.com URLs finally being given to Prospect Park for promotional use by The OnLine Network, the company noted today that both URLs, along with its TheOnLineNetwork.com and TOLN.com, now re-direct all users to Hulu.com.
On Thursday, June 20, Prospect Park announced that they had come to a resolution to the dispute between it and the I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees) New York Production Locals 52, 161, 600, 700, 764, 798 and USA829, the union representing stage workers for the soaps, which alleged that Prospect Park had violated the labor agreement with the union. Prior to the resolution, Soap Opera Network spoke with “One Life to Live” star Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan) about the early hiatus as a result of the dispute, his upcoming storyline with Amber Skye Noyes‘ Michelle, being a leading man on a soap opera and how his show is helping him grow.
Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network has announced that beginning with today’s, June 20 episode of “One Life to Live,” all swear words in new episodes of both “OLTL” and “All My Children” have been eliminated. “AMC” episodes without swear words will begin airing on Monday, June 24.
ABC Family’s primetime soap, “Pretty Little Liars,” is about to get a dose of some real soap opera action: “One Life to Live’s” Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonia Vega) is headed to the show for a guest stint!
EXCLUSIVE: “General Hospital” Head Writer, Ron Carlivati (pictured above, far right), chats with Soap Opera Network on his double nominations for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team (both “GH” and “One Life to Live” were nominated), teases what’s to come with Michael (Chad Duell), Kiki (Kristen Alderson) and Morgan (Bryan Craig), and much more.
EXCLUSIVE: Leslie Miller, host of The OnLine Network’s “MORE” series, which brings viewers behind the scenes of the popular anytime soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” along with Prospect Park co-founder, Rich Frank (her husband), chat with Soap Opera Network about the summer hiatus, the future of “MORE” and much, much more.
Going into Sunday’s Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards telecast, the Disney/ABC Television Group was the most honored television group with 50 nominations covering all genres including talk shows (“The View,” “Katie” and “Live with Kelly and Michael”), game shows (“Who Wants to Be A Millionaire”), soap operas (“General Hospital” and “One Life to Live”), amongst many others. By the end of the big night however, the combined television group went home with 11 statues (two during broadcast and nine from the Creative Arts on Friday).
On Sunday, June 16, during “The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards,” Kristen Alderson took home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Starr Manning on “General Hospital.”
Fans of former soap stars Barbara Niven (ex-Liz Coleman Reynolds, “One Life to Live”; ex-Branda Dickerson, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Dylan Neal (pictured top; ex-Dylan Shaw, “B&B”) might be thrilled about the actors’ latest project: They’ve both been cast as series regulars alongside Andie MacDowell (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Groundhog Day”) in Hallmark Channel’s new primetime series, “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove!”