The daytime community and others mourn the loss of "All My Children" actor John Callahan, who died Saturday, March 28, following a massive stroke.

CBS' "The Talk" announced today nominations for "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which is scheduled to take place on <strong>Sunday, May 1</strong>. On <strong>Monday, May 2</strong>, the daytime show will host its fifth annual "After Party" with scheduled guests to be announced early Monday morning, May 2.

<strong>Jessica Collins</strong> is not only celebrating her <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2016/01/the-43rd-annual-daytime-emmy-awards-pre-nominees-announced">final pre-nomination</a> for her portrayal of Avery Bailey Clark on "The Young and the Restless," but she's foremost enjoying the birth of her new daughter.

As we get closer to daytime's biggest night, taking place on <strong>Sunday, May 1</strong>, the industry is abuzz today over which actors were submitted for a pre-nomination for the "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). With at least two actors per show for each category (exception being Supporting Actress) several of daytime television's biggest and brightest stars are looking to vie for the coveted trophy that celebrates their hard work during calendar year 2015.

Since joining the cast of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in early 2014, <strong>Cady McClain</strong> [ex-Dixie Martin, "All My Children"; ex-Rosanna Cabot, "As The World Turns"] has seen her character, Kelly Andrews, finally deal with several family matters that have helped shape her into who she is today. "Her child died, her marriage broke up, her mom was a drunk and was very unstable. She thought her father was good, and it turns out her father was abusive. So Kelly had a really rough life experience. I hope that the fans kind of remember that. She's really hanging on by her fingernails and trying to make this life, and Jack is a real key... falling in love," McClain says in an exclusive interview with <em>Soap Opera Network</em>, following the Tuesday, February 17 episode of "Y&R," which found Jack Abbott's (<strong>Peter Bergman</strong>) actions contradict his words when he once again became intimate with Kelly as they did the deed in the storage room of The Underground.

“The Young and the Restless’” <strong>Gina Tognoni</strong> is having the time of her life. Just seven months after reporting to the CBS Television City studio, where the daytime drama series is filmed, Tognoni is grateful for the warm welcome she’s received from viewers and the daytime community as a whole. Fresh off a pre-nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, for her role as Phyllis Summers on “Y&R,” Tognoni shares with us what it’s like playing such an interesting and dynamic character, provides insight into the Phyllis, Jack (<strong>Peter Bergman</strong>) and Kelly (<strong>Cady McClain</strong>) triangle, and which actors and characters she'd love to share more screen time with.

On <strong>Wednesday, October 1</strong>, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" welcomes actor <strong>Scott Elrod</strong> to the cast as Joe Clark, Avery's (<strong>Jessica Collins</strong>) ex-husband. <br /> <br /> In a newly released promo, the network touts the actor/character as being tall, dark and restless. Of course, "the fun is just beginning" and Elrod can't wait to take on Genoa City and, more importantly, confront Dylan McAvoy (<strong>Steve Burton</strong>), who began an affair with his legal eagle ex all those years ago, especially since Dylan had initially suspected Clark for possibly having a role in the stalking of Avery earlier this year.

It’s been almost eight months since “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman was declared dead following a horrific showdown and subsequent car crash with Billy Abbott. And since most of the town believed he’d perished in the fiery accident, they’ll be getting quite a shock when the very-much-alive CEO — now played by former “Passions” star Justin Hartley — makes a surprise return to Genoa City, which Soap Opera Network has exclusively learned will take place on Wednesday, November 5!

With summer almost (officially) over and fall right upon us, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is gearing up for one sexy, fun and exciting season of juicy television. In a newly released promo, aired at the conclusion of today's episode, highlighting all the goings on in Genoa City, viewers better get ready for several twists and turns in ongoing stories and the beginnings of new story arcs.

CBS Daytime’s slogan is that the network is one big family, and “The Young and the Restless” is making a small move to make it literal: They’ve hired the little sister of Jessica Collins (Avery Clark)!

“The Young and the Restless’” Christine (Lauralee Bell) boldly declared that Austin (Matthew Atkinson) will pay for the atrocities he’s committed as of late, but is that truly the case? Soap Opera Network caught up with the character’s portrayer to find out!

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!