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Good news, soap fans. The second season of digital drama, The Bay, premieres today on Amazon Prime. Check out the season two trailer, after the jump. An online soap opera set in Bay City, The Bay was created by Gregori J. Martin.Kristos Andrews, Mary Beth Evans, Derrell Whitt, Jade Harlow, Taylor Stanley, Tristan Rogers, Lilly Melgar, Ronn Moss, and Matthew Ashford star. The Bay won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Series. Evans and Andrews also won the outstanding performer awards.Read More… »
Just as they are preparing to split up, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on Sunday won their second consecutive Daytime Emmy Award for entertainment talk show hosts for their syndicated chat show “Live with Kelly and Michael.”
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 »
- Variety Staff
It’s debatable that there are any “new viewers” out there willing to commit to watching a network soap five days a week. However, the remaining four broadcast soaps have a strategy to maintain their existing audiences, and ward off the threat of cancellation, which has claimed their rivals in recent years: Shine a spotlight on beloved, long-term characters.
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. »
- Michael Maloney
The Daytime Emmys have undergone a considerable facelift in recent years with the explosion of original web-based content and various subscription streaming services. This is the first year the Daytime Emmys have introduced three categories devoted entirely to digital daytime dramas. The awards previously included one category recognizing shows, and another for both male and female performers. Each gender now competes separately, while a category honoring digital daytime programs remains intact. The following is a list of the web-exclusive series that have been nominated, as well as where you can watch them! “The Bay: The Series”“The Bay” first attracted Emmy’s attention when the series earned a nomination in the special class short format category back in 2012. The Daytime Emmys have since adapted their rules as the digital landscape evolved. Furthermore, “The Bay” won last year’s Daytime Emmy for outstanding digital drama series (new approaches). The series »
CBS daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” leads this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards with 27 total nominations. ABC’s “General Hospital” (24 nominations), CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” (23) and NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” (16) follow. All four are nominated for best drama series, an honor for which “The Young and the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives” tied at last year’s ceremony. The Television Academy is also honoring Web series and its actors for the first time this year. Kristos Andrews (“The Bay: The Series”), Van Hansis (“EastSiders”), Rick Hearst (“Youthful Daze”), J. D. Pardo (“East Los High”), and Kevin Spirtas (“Winterthorne”) are the inaugural nominees for actor in a digital daytime drama. Mary Beth Evans (“The Bay: The Series”), Kathleen Gati (“Winterthorne”), Elizabeth Hubbard (“Anacostia”), Lilly Melgar ("The Bay: The Series"), and Patsy Pease ("The Bay: The Series") round out actress in a digital daytime drama. »
CBS’ “Young and the Restless” and ABC’s “General Hospital” lead the list of nominees for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, which will not be airing on TV for the second time in the past three years.
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 »
- Variety Staff
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