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Charles L. Dages Elected New NATAS Chairman of the Board

The governing Board of Trustees of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) earlier this week announced the election of Charles (Chuck) L. Dages as its new Chairman of the Board. Dages was previously Executive Vice President, Emerging Technology, for Warner Bros., a position he held for nearly twenty years. As part of his job at NATAS, Dages will work in conjunction with the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees on all major programming, sponsorship and marketing of the non-profit organization…

Investigation Discovery Returns Soap Themed Block With Several Daytime Stars

In conjunction with the new season launch of "Deadly Affairs" starring Susan Lucci ("All My Children," "Devious Maids") on Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT, Investigation Discovery has announced the return of its daytime soap block hosted by several adored past and present soap stars. The block consists of encore episodes of some of the network's most scandalous series, such as "Wives with Knives," "My Dirty Little Secret," "Scorned: Love Kills" and "Evil Twins." Taking in the soap block as hosts are "General…

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Pro Dancer Derek Hough Joins ‘Nashville’

Just one day after revealing he would be returning to ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for its 19th season as a pro dancer on "Good Morning America," the network announced that Derek Hough will also be joining the cast of "Nashville" for a multi-episode story arc. Hough will portray Noah West, a beguiling and disarming movie star who crosses paths with the Nashville elite following his being cast as the lead in a biopic of a famous country music star.

Top Rated ABC O&O Stations WABC and KABC Part of ‘GH’s’ Time Slot Move

With the new television season kicking off in just a few weeks, ABC stations that signed up to air the no longer in production daytime talker "Katie" in 2012, following ABC's decision to secede the 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT network time slot to their affiliates in hopes that most of them would choose to pick up the talk show, has resulted in some of those stations deciding to move the network's "General Hospital" back to where it aired for more than 25 of its 51+ year run, it was confirmed today by ABC.

Billy Flynn Joins ‘Days of our Lives’ As New Chad DiMera

With NBC's "Days of our Lives" currently filming 4-5 months ahead of airdate, one has to wonder how the daytime drama series manages to keep storyline and casting secrets under wraps before the world begins chattering. Well one such secret is finally out of the bag. The drama series has cast daytime newcomer Billy Flynn in the contract role of Chad DiMera, who was previously portrayed by Casey Deidrick.

CORRECTION: ‘B&B’ Stars Heading to the Netherlands

Beginning today, July 30, fans of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" will get the chance to purchase tickets to see their favorite stars from the world's most watched daily drama series for a live stage show in the Netherlands on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. This special meeting between fans and cast members will be the Official 2014 B&B Fan Show and will take place in a community just outside the Dutch capital of Amsterdam (Utrecht) at Theater Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn. Tickets can be purchased only at…

Soap Stars Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna Taking on ‘Real Housewives’ Franchise?

It's been widely reported that former "Days of our Lives" actress Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed) is set to join the season five cast of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," which follows several wealthy ladies in the world's most famous zip code as they party it up during wild nights, deal with family dynamics and duke it out for supremacy within their click, but will a former "DAYS" co-star be joining her?

THIS SUMMER: Good Times, Good News… Goodness Knows, You Can’t Beat the Heat on ‘GH’

First aired earlier this week during the final segment of Tuesday's "Good Morning America," ABC is touting a summer of good times and good news on "General Hospital" with the return of Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), the potential relationship of Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) and Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), the possible romantic reunions of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Carly Jacks (Laura Wright) and Silas Clay (Michael Easton) and Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford), which might not be a problem with Patrick Drake…

Snubbed ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator Cites ‘Lucci Factor’ For Lack of Primetime Emmy Nominations

"Devious Maids'" Susan Lucci (Genevieve Delatour) famously received a record 19 Daytime Emmy Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children" before finally taking home the golden statue for the first and only time on Friday, May 21, 1999, after Shemar Moore (ex-Malcom Winters, "The Young and the Restless") declared, "The streak is over... Susan Lucci!"