It's official: "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will be broadcast live on Pop on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong> from 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT from the historic Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The awards show, which will share space previously utilized by such iconic films as "Casablanca," "Jurassic Park" and "Ghostbusters," will be executive produced by <strong>Michael Levitt</strong> and his Michael Levitt Productions banner. Credited for creating the "TV Land Awards," Levitt has previously produced "The Billboard Music Awards," "The Producers Guild Awards" and the "Young Hollywood Awards," along with several other award shows, music specials, reality shows, live events, non-fiction informational series and reunion specials.
As <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/10/pop-formerly-tvgn-developing-queens-drama-reality-series">previously reported</a>, soap stars <strong>Lindsay Hartley</strong> (“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Passions“), <strong>Crystal Hunt</strong> (“Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live”), <strong>Vanessa Marcil</strong> (“Beverly Hills, 90210,” “General Hospital”), <strong>Chrystee Pharris</strong> (“Passions,” “General Hospital”) and <strong>Hunter Tylo</strong> (“The Bold and The Beautiful”) have signed on for POP's newest reality series, "Queens of Drama," where the ladies will work together to produce a pilot for a new serialized primetime drama series. As the poster above warns, today, October 28, marks the beginning of production for show. <strong>Donna Mills</strong> (“General Hospital,” “Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place”) will also be taking part with special appearances.
With soap stars <strong>Eileen Davidson</strong> (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and <strong>Lisa Rinna</strong> (ex-Billie Reed, "DAYS"; ex-Taylor McBride, "Melrose Place") currently filming the fifth season of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," it was only a matter of time before a network greenlit a new reality series/docu-series comprised solely of the divas of daytime and primetime soap operas.