Meanwhile, CBS’ “The Talk” won its first Daytime Emmy for entertainment talk show.
The Daytime Emmy win capped a roller coaster two weeks for Ripa and Strahan after the news broke that Strahan would be moving on to “Good Morning America” full-time in the fall. Ripa protested the decision to keep her in the dark until the last minute by sitting out three episodes of “Live” during the week of April 18.
Ripa previously won Daytime Emmys for entertainment talk show host in 2011 and 2012 during her run on “Live” with previous co-host Regis Philbin.The Daytime Emmy Awards were held Sunday night in Los Angeles but the ceremony was not carried on TV. For
That strategy is evident in the episodes each of the four surviving soaps (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of Our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless”) selected as submissions for the Daytime Emmys drama series prize.
Both “General Hospital” submissions are loaded with veteran players, but couldn’t be more different in terms of content. An anniversary episode, featuring black and white segments, harkens back to the show’s early days. The episode resolves the “Fluke” storyline, explaining Luke Spencer’s bizarre behavior and how his parents died.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has nixed plans for a telecast of the ceremony because of the cost. Last year NATAS set a two-year deal with Pop, the CBS and Lionsgate-owned cabler, for telecast of the show after a debacle in 2014 when the ceremony aired as a live webcast.
But NATAS decided that the six-figure cost of producing the ceremony for TV was too high even with the license fee offered by Pop. The New York-based academy is believed to be in discussions for another webcast partner.
Low ratings have taken a toll on the Daytime Emmy Awards’ fortunes. The ceremony bounced around from CBS to ABC to CW to
CBS and PBS scored 17 trophies apiece. “Bold and the Beautiful” led the program winners with a total of eight.
Winners at Friday’s ceremony, hosted by Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson at the Universal Hilton, included a three-way tie for guest star in a drama series among Donna Mills (for ABC’s”General Hospital”), Fred Willard (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Ray Wise (CBS’ “The Young and the Restless”).
Discovery Family Channel (formerly known as the Hub) won the children’s series award for “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.” Nickelodeon’s “Dino Dan: Trek Adventures” got the nod for preschool children’s series.
Digital nets got into the fray this year with Amazon’s “Tumble Leaf” recognized for preschool animation series while Netflix’s
1984: NBC soap opera Santa Barbara, created by Bridget and Jerome Dobson, debuted. The show lasted 2,137 episodes before finishing its run in the U.S. in 1993. The show continued to air around the world and became an international hit.
2001: Mexican telenovela Amigas Y Rivales debuted on Televisa.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ilene Kristen (Liza, The Bay; Roxy, One Life To Live; ex-Delia, Ryan's Hope; ex-Norma, Loving; ex-Madeline, Another World) - 59
Richard Burgi (ex-Chad, Another World; ex-Karl, Desperate Housewives; ex-Philip, Days Of Our Lives; ex-Glenn, As The World Turns; ex-Randy, One Life To Live) - 53
Laurence Fishburne (ex-Josh, One Life To Live) - 50
Vivica A. Fox (ex-Maya; Generations; ex-Carmen, Days Of Our Lives) - 47
Lilly Melgar (Janice, The Bay; ex-Lily, General Hospital; ex-Claudia, The Bold And The Beautiful) - 42
Simon Baker (ex-James, Home And Away) - 42
Ben Jorgensen (ex-Chris, As The World Turns; ex-Kevin, All My Children
Then We Got Help!
Season Two Premiere Date: March 18
Creator and star Julie Ann Emery offers a preview of the new season: "The thing I think I'm most proud of is Season Two is fully fan funded. We did a crowd funding campaign and we surpassed our maximum budget asked for. We may not have the biggest audience on the web, but our fans are Fierce!
"We used that money to improve our sound, get all our actors back, and add an impressive list of guest stars including Sam McMurray (Rasing Arizona,
119. Jessica Lowndes (90210) 121. Amanda Seyfried (ex-atwt)125. Demi Moore (ex-gh)134. Lyndsy Fonseca (ex Dh, ex-y&R)144. Courtney Thorne-Smith (ex-Melrose Place)157. Morgan Freeman (ex-aw)189. Josh Duhamel (ex-amc)200. Julianne Moore (ex-atwt)208. Paul Wesley (ex-gl)236. Lindsay Lohan
Ignacio Serricchio first appears on The Bay as Manny Ramos, the newest addition to the Ramos clan at the end of the third Chapter. Manny is Janice (Lilly Melgar) and Frankie's (Diego Serrano) kid brother, and Lianna's (Jade Harlow) uncle.
Fans of General Hospital will recall Serricchio's appearance as Diego Alcazar (2004-06; 2008) aka, "The Text Message Killer" who murdered Georgie Jones, Emily Quartermaine, Coop Barrett, and (gasp) even Michael Corinthos's beloved nanny Leticia! Let's hope Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans) isn't checking her text messages too soon!
We Love Soaps TV: I have often said that facing disappointment and adversity can build strength and character.
Lilly Melgar: Absolutely. Even my recent work I can see a difference. There is an edge now. There is something more interesting than what I could have offered before. That’s called “life,
We Love Soaps TV: I have been doing a lot of interviews with cast members of The Bay in recent months. The one thing they all have in common is their praise for you. As you and I know, that is not always the case. What was your inspiration for The Bay and bringing together this wonderful group of actors?
Gregori J. Martin: When I was about five-years-old
We Love Soaps TV: So your role on Gh ended, and a few months later you were on B&B. As I recall there were some pretty steamy scenes between you and Windsor Harmon [Thorne].
Lilly Melgar: There was a lot of sensual subtlety that never really went anywhere. I liked the chemistry with Ridge too, that was really fun. And I loved working with Bobbie Eakes.
We Love Soaps TV: Claudia and Macy got into it a few times.
Lilly Melgar: That was great, I love her.
We Love Soaps TV: So your lifelong dream from childhood came true. You were cast in General Hospital as Lily Rivera in 1994. What was that like?
Lilly Meglar: I remember the first time I walked down that hall [at the studio] and saw the pictures of the greats before me.
We Love Soaps TV: Like who?
Lilly Meglar: Luke & Laura, Duke & Anna, Scorpio & Holly. I would have thought that I would have been so nervous there. This is what I had wanted my whole life! But instead, it was like, “Yup, here I am, where I always knew I would be.
We Love Soaps TV: This first part of our interview will be running on The Third Annual Give Up Your 'Shoulds' Day. Every year on the first day of November I do an event to encourage people to try just one day without a destructive “shoulds.” Are there any “shoulds” that you can think of that you be willing to give up for one day?
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