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NBC Buys ‘The Bourbon Kings’ and ‘Talent’ Drama From Jeff Kwatinetz’s Relaunched The Firm

In addition to the previously reported untitled Cain and Abel themed soapy family drama that the network gave a put pilot order to on Friday, Deadline is reporting that NBC has bought family drama "The Bourbon Kings," based on the best-selling novel of the same name by J.R. Ward, and "Talent," a family oriented soap opera following a music prodigy who is dealing with the murder of his one true love in a unique way. Both projects are in development for the 2016-17 television season.

DAYTIME EMMYS: LIVE Blogging The Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards

On Friday, June 20, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented "The 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards," which honors the behind the scenes creative minds that bring daytime programs to television screens each and every day. David Michaels opened the show and talked about the how the creatives this year had record attendance. June Lockhart helped open the show with a musical montage of daytime programming set to music by Pharrell Williams' Oscar nominated…

DAYTIME EMMYS: Creative Arts Awards Presenters Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is set to formally announce a list of individuals scheduled to attend as presenters for the 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards later today, Soap Opera Network has learned. The list includes several of daytime's biggest and brightest stars, past and present, and a number of behind the scenes talents from "All My Children," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital," "One Life to Live" and "The…

Official Dates Set for Daytime Emmy Awards

It’s been a long time coming, but the date for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has officially been set: A spokesperson for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences confirms that the ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Corday Productions Launching NetSoaps/Net Novelas, A New Interactive Soap Venture with All Screens Media

While Prospect Park's The OnLine Network (TOLN) failed to re-launch "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to a brand new audience via the internet last year, Corday Productions, which produces NBC's "Days of our Lives," has joined with All Screens Media, an international interactive digital media company founded by former Comcast digital media executive Peter Heumiller, to form a new online network dedicated to the soap opera and telenovela format. Per Variety, the production entities have…

ABC Being Sued By Former Co-Head Writer of ‘One Life to Live’ Over Royalties Owed

According to Law360.com, Allison "Sam" Hall, a former co-head writer of ABC's "One Life to Live," is suing the network over what he claims are royalties owed since the soap transitioned to the web via Hulu and iTunes, and broadcast during summer 2013 on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), courtesy of Prospect Park - the company that licensed the rights to both programs from Disney/ABC in 2011. Hall reportedly filed his complaint against American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC) on Tuesday, January 7,…

Erika Slezak Delivers Holiday Message To Fans

Out of all the talent behind "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," the one voice missing after news that neither series would be moving forward with new episodes was that of Daytime Emmy Award winning actress Erika Slezak (ex-Victoria Lord, "OLTL"). On her official website, Slezak has broken her silence via her 2013 Holiday Letter for fans. In it, Slezak says, "I loved being back at 'OLTL'; I loved being back with all my friends on the show and we had a wonderful time although it was short…