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June 2011

‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Dominates at 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Sunday, June 19, the Daytime community celebrated the work of many of the men and women who work both in front of the camera and behind the scenes writing and directing the various programming on daytime television. The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Gala was held at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada and was hosted by Wayne Brady, host of the game show "Let's Make a Deal." It was broadcast live on CBS from 8:00-10:01 pm ET, except on the West Coast, where it was recorded.…

Daytime Emmy Awards Sees Decline in Ratings

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On a night that found CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" nearly sweeping every category it was nominated for including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team, Outstanding Supporting Actress (Heather Tom) and Younger Actor (Scott Clifton) in a Drama Series, the "38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" found itself lacking in viewers when compared to its year-ago telecast. The awards show, which took place Sunday, June 19 from the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and…

Mark Derwin Gets ‘Hot in Cleveland’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Veteran actor and soap star Mark Derwin will guest star on this week's episode of the popular TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," entitled "How I Met My Mother." Derwin, who most recently appeared on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," will play Victoria's (Wendy Malick) pen pal, who was just released from prison and is looking to met up with her. The episode also features Matthew McMillian, who will appear as Joy's (Jane Leeves) long-lost son. From 1999-2002, and again briefly…

Erika Slezak Talks About Life After ‘Life’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Columnist Liz Smith of the website wowOwow (The Women on the Web) sets down with "One Life to Live" matriarch and six-time Dayime Emmy Winner Erika Slezak to find out what the future holds for both her and the legendary Victoria Lord. Slezak, who recently celebrated her 40th anniversary on the show, which had not quite been on the air three years when she joined the cast on St. Patrick's Day, 1971, becoming the third actress to take on the role of Viki. When asked what it has been like playing the…

AMC Recap: Monday, June 20, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Monday, June 20, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jane seeks advice from Erica on how to be her. She wants to know how to cope with the pressure and demands put on her by everyone. Erica warns Jane that she is no match for David. She tells Jane she knows about the accident and points out that being her will not take away her pain.Jackson asks “Erica” what David wants from her. "Erica" says she just got information from him, nothing more. Jane signs the papers for the…

OLTL Recap: Monday, June 20, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Monday, June 20, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jessica’s horrified to learn that she doesn’t have custody of her own son. She’s forced to leave Ryder in Aubrey’s care a little longer when Brody informs her of the situation with Clint and she goes to the hospital. Aubrey learns that Jess came home to find Brody in bed with Natalie and commiserates with Brody since she, too, may be the victim of the bad timing of Jessica’s return. Indeed, Joey comes home and tells…

GH Recap: Monday, June 20, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Monday, June 20, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Lisa holds a “kangaroo court” against Robin, Patrick, Maxie and Steve. Meanwhile, Lucky, Jason, Dante and Mac work together to lift the lock down. Maxie begs Matt to save Spinelli’s life after he's shot by Lisa. Elizabeth accidentally injects Siobhan with the wrong medication – sending Siobhan into shock that could put her in a permanent coma. Lucky spins out of control from what happened to Siobhan. Elizabeth stops…

ABC Daytime Sets Fourth of July Schedule

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On July 4th, 2011, the United State of America will celebrate the 235th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in which the United States officially declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Like on Memorial Day, to deflect bad ratings due to the thousands of people out enjoying the federal holiday, ABC Daytime has chosen to air encore presentations. This is despite the fact "All My Children" is going off the air on ABC in September, and "One Life to Live"…

Inside The Writers Room: June Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On May 19, 2011, Dena Higley was fired as head writer of "Days of our Lives" and was replaced by Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. and Marlene McPherson.   So in June's edition of "Inside The Writers Room," I have a few items to report.  Jeanne Marie Ford moves from the breakdown writer to script editor replacing Fran Myers.   Breakdown writer Lisa Seidman was also let go from the show.  So taking Ford and Seidman's spot on the breakdown writing team are Nancy Williams Watt and Elizabeth Snyder.  Lastly,…

Tam Fuels Speculation That He and Underwood May Be Returning to ‘OLTL’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Jason Tam reveals on Twitter that both he and Brittany Underwood may be returning to "One Life to Live" as former lovebirds Markko Rivera and Langston Wilde before the show is scheduled to wrap production in November. Tam was asked by a fan if there "Is any chance that Markko and Langston will make a return to Llanview BEFORE 'OLTL' ends?!?," to which the actor responded simply "You bet!" The response was short, but enough to give fans of both actors reason to hope that they may step foot in…

Y&R PreVUE: Week of June 20 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of June 20, 2011. THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS On Monday, June 20, Jack gets what he's wanted the most: the CEO postion at Jabot. That same day, Victor comes to Victoria's side and offers up comfort. Sharon gets put in her place by Piper's father, while Nick and Adam once again argue over their former lady love. On Friday, June 24 Tucker emerges from his coma. The Inside Story:…

AMC Teasers: Week of June 20 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Teasers for the Week of June 20, 2011. ALL MY CHILDREN: Teasers Monday: (Episode #10646) -- Amanda makes a spur of the moment decision regarding J.R. Erica warns Jane that she doesn't stand a chance against David. Jane purchases the hospital from Greenlee. (Rated: TVPG) Tuesday: (Episode #10647) -- Krstal informs Jackson of her resignation. Amanda is shocked to learn Jake and Cara didn't sleep together. Jane announces she and David will be running the hospital together. (Rated:…