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Today in Soap Opera History (May 13)

1993: CBS aired the final episodes of Knots Landing.

1994: Gh's Miguel pulled an injured Bj out of a bus crash.

2010: Emmerdale's Aaron revealed he was gay on the witness stand.

2011: Roger Howarth returned to One Life to Live."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) told her mother, Mary (Virginia Dwyer), that her brother, Russ, resented their sister,
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 7)

1980: Days' Tom & Alice celebrated their 50th anniversary.

1980: A train carrying Edge of Night's Draper derailed.

1983: Search for Tomorrow's Liza shot her father-in-law.

1991: The Young and the Restless' Nina shot David."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1968: On Dark Shadows, Millicent Collins (Nancy Barrett) visited Nathan Forbes and asked him to stay in Collinsport.
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 6)

1979: One Life to Live's Karen Wolek confessed her past on the

witness stand in one of the most memorable scenes in soap opera

history."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1927: William J. Bell, iconic soap opera writer and producer who co-created The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, was born. He died
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 17)

1982: Gh's Luke ran into his old friend, Johnny.

1983: Knots Landings' Ciji was found dead.

1987: Ryan's Hope's Max Dubujak fell to his "death".

1998: Aw's Shane Roberts died following a car crash."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1953: On The Guiding Light, Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) told her father-in-law, Papa Bauer (Theo Goetz
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 31)

1968: Dark Shadows' Barnabas was not happy Ben did not drive a stake

through his heart. 1980: Edge of Night's Margo tried to speak with Aprl.

1997: Sunset Beach's Ben discovered Annie's body in jail.

2011: Gh's Michael confessed he was raped in prison."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1949: Irna Phillips' These
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Exclusive: Tricia Cast and Michael Fairman Return to The Young and the Restless

Hard to believe but it's been nearly a year since The Young and the Restless said goodbye to Katherine Chancellor, the divinely salty doyenne played by the late Jeanne Cooper. On Aug. 26-27, the CBS soap will mark the one-year anniversary of Katherine's death with a remembrance ceremony in Chancellor Park that brings back actors Tricia Cast (Nina) and Michael Fairman (Murphy).

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What to Watch Tuesday: Y&R Honors Kay, Luther Is Back, Jon Stewart Returns to Daily Duty & More

On TV this Tuesday: The Young and the Restless remembers a great lady (and the woman she played), Luther is back on the beat, Jon Stewart reclaims his Daily Show throne and one of Lisa Kudrow’s Friends makes a Therapy appointment. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

Check local listings The Young and the Restless (CBS) | The daytime staple honors its grande dame Jeanne Cooper (who passed away in May) with the first episode of a two-part memorial service for her character Katherine Chancellor. Cooper’s real-life son Corbin Bernsen (Psych) returns as Father Todd, who presides over the event,
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'Arrested Development's' Jason Bateman: Before the Emmys, 'It's Your Move' and 'Silver Spoons'

Jason Bateman scored his second career Emmy nomination this year for playing Michael Bluth on "Arrested Development," eight years after first being nominated for the role.

That's great and all -- but in a certain part of the pop-culture consciousness, he'll always be Matthew Burton.

You know, the lead character of "It's Your Move"? The one-season NBC sitcom from 1984-85?

Welcome to Before They Were Emmy Nominees. Each Tuesday and Wednesday between now and the Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, we're going to look back at some early and obscure roles of a few of this year's acting nominees. (See Zap2it's Before They Were Nominees photo gallery.)

"It's Your Move" came from Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye, the future creators of "Married ... With Children." Bateman's Matthew was a teenage prankster and scam artist who lived with his sister (Tricia Cast) and their mom (Caren Kaye). Matthew met his match
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TVLine Items: Girls Season 3 Teaser, Y&R Plans Star-Studded Kay Chancellor Memorial and More

TVLine Items: Girls Season 3 Teaser, Y&R Plans Star-Studded Kay Chancellor Memorial and More
HBO’s Girls is going Instagram-wild in its new promo.

The following teaser for the acclaimed comedy’s upcoming Season 3 (bowing in 2014) is made up of an abundance of behind-the-scenes photos, seemingly pulled from the beloved iPhone app.

Press Play below for tons of little glimpses at Lena Dunham & Co. in action, then hit the comments with your snappy judgements.

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The Young and the Restless will pay tribute to late suds vet Jeanne Cooper’s Genoa City dame Katherine Chancellor with two alumni-packed episodes airing Sept. 3 and 4. Per TV Guide Magazine,
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Exclusive Young and the Restless Scoop From Lauralee Bell: Will Paul and Christine Reunite?

Longtime fans of CBS' The Young and the Restless remember when Lauralee Bell's character Christine Blair — aka Cricket — was the abstinence-promoting saint of Genoa City. But since she left home to become a hotshot Beltway lawyer, Cricket has been scandalously nutty in her occasional returns to town, drunkenly making out with Nick (Joshua Morrow) and hitting the sack with her ex-husband Danny (Michael Damian). Now this! On Nov. 16, Cricket shares a kiss with her other ex-hubby Paul (Doug Davidson), who is currently in love with her best friend Nina (Tricia Cast). What the hell is our girl thinking? TV Guide Magazine spoke with Bell about this jaw-dropper development and what it's like to remain at Y&R after her sister-in-law, Maria Bell, was ousted as exec producer.

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News Roundup: Jason Katims on the Fnl Movie, TV for Women, Kyle Lowder's New Business

Jason Katims says a Friday Night Lights movie would start with a considerable time jump. Damon Lindelof does not appreciate Doug Hutchison being referred to as a Lost actor. Breaking Bad is likely to stay put on AMC. Tom Wlaschiha joins the cast of Game Of Thrones. Y&R's Jeff Branson excited to be back and working with Tricia Cast. Esta TerBlanche's return to All My Children confirmed by ABC. TV for women is at a crossroads. Women still watch considerably more television than men -- by almost 16 hours per month.

Friday Night Nights exec producer Jason Katims talks plans for a(nother) big-screen movie

Nothing is set in stone, cautions Katims, but the movie would probably “start with a time jump from when we ended the series, and quite possibly a considerable time jump.”

“Even though the series just finished its run on NBC, it was close to
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We Love Soaps TV 2.84 The Young And The Restless at the Daytime Emmys

On Episode 2.84, We Love Soaps TV travels to the Daytime Emmy Awards is Las Vegas to speak with the cast of The Young And The Restless including Jeff Branson, Tricia Cast, Sean Kanan, Julia Pace Mitchell, Daniel Goddard, Kate Linder, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Maria Arena Bell, Shemar Moore and Melody Thomas Scott (who revealed she is writing a book).

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- Winners: 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards

- We Love Soaps TV 2.73 Caroll Spinney & Oscar the Grouch

- We Love Soaps TV 2.74 Crystal Chappell & Kim Turrisi

- We Love Soaps TV 2.75 Martha Byrne & Lisa Brown

- We Love Soaps TV 2.76 General Hospital at the Creative Emmys

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Daytime Emmys: Who should win! Who will win!

Daytime Emmys: Who should win! Who will win!
It’s Emmy time this Sunday, soap fans! Though the TV Academy also uses the annual ceremony (airing live on CBS at 8 p.m. Et) to honor game and talk shows, the real competition lies in the drama categories. Will James Franco’s much-ballyhooed appearance on General Hospital help the ABC soap take the top prize? Will the soon-to-canceled All My Children earn a sympathy trophy?

We asked some on the industry’s top soap experts — Editorial Director Stephanie Sloane and Managing Editor Editor Gabrielle Winkel of Soap Opera Digest/Soap Opera Weekly, and Soap Opera Network Co-founder Xavier Toups
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'Ellen,' 'General Hospital' Lead 2011 Daytime Emmy Noms

'Ellen,' 'General Hospital' Lead 2011 Daytime Emmy Noms
The 38th annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations were announced Wednesday, with soap opera "General Hospital" garnering 21 nods and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" honored with 12.

"The Young and the Restless" received 20 nominations, while recently-canceled soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" received 13 and 12 nominations, respectively, but none for Susan Lucci.

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

"The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

"The Young and the Restless
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Nominations: 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast from Las Vegas for the second year in a row on June 19th, 2011 over the CBS Television Network, hosted by Wayne Brady, the Emmy® Award winning actor, singer, and comedian and host of the CBS game show, Let's Make A Deal.

“It is with great pleasure that the Daytime Emmy® Awards returns to the CBS Network again,” said Darryl Cohen, Chairman, NATAS. “The Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the cornerstones of our business and this year’s Las Vegas-based celebration, produced with our broadcast partner, Associated Television International, and hosted by Wayne Brady promises to be an exciting evening of entertainment.”

The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to game show hosts Pat Sajak of
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Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Melissa Claire Egan, as Annie ChandlerAll My Children                                                                                      ABC

Julie Pinson, as Janet CiconneAs the World Turns                                                                              CBS

Heather Tom, as Katie Logan SpencerThe Bold and the Beautiful                                                              CBS

Nancy Lee Grahn, as Alexis DavisGeneral Hospital                                                                                   ABC

Bree Williamson, as Jessica BrennanOne Life To Live                                                                                    ABC

Tricia Cast, as Nina WebsterThe Young and the Restless                                                           CBS

Click here for a full list of nominations.
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Cancelled Soaps Land Top Daytime Emmy Nominations

Cancelled Soaps Land Top Daytime Emmy Nominations
Axed U.S. soaps All My Children and One Life To Live are set to go out with a bang after scoring a combined total of 25 nominations for the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Earlier this year, ABC network bosses announced All My Children will come to an end in September after 41 years on air, while One Life To Live will also be scrapped following a 43-year run.

But the shows look set to dominate the 38th annual Daytime Emmys - All My Children, which has 13 nominations, is up for Outstanding Drama Series, competing against The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, while its stars Alicia Minshew, Debbi Morgan and Ricky Paull Goldin will all do battle in the Leading Drama Actor categories.

All My Children's Melissa Claire Egan will go up against One Life To Live actress Bree Williamson for Best Supporting Drama Actress title, alongside the likes of Julie Pinson (As The World Turns), Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Tricia Cast (The Young and the Restless), while Williamson's co-star Brian Kerwin will fight for Best Supporting Drama Actor, a category which includes Jonathan Jackson and Jason Thompson from General Hospital.

Medical drama series General Hospital leads the nominations with 21, while The Young and The Restless garnered 20 and children's show Sesame Street earned 16.

Comedienne-turned-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is also set for a big night after taking 12 nods, including Outstanding Talk Show - pitting The Ellen DeGeneres Show against The View, Regis & Kelly and Rachael Ray.

DeGeneres' hit programme also gained recognition for direction, set design and make-up, although the star herself failed to land a nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host - a title she has won four times before. Instead, The View's star-studded line-up - consisting of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters - will battle against the presenters of Regis & Kelly, Rachael Ray, The Doctors and Dr. Oz for the top TV category.

The nominees for the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards, which celebrate the best in U.S. TV production, were announced early on Wednesday.

The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony in Las Vegas on 19 June. Actor/comedian Wayne Brady will host.

2011 Daytime Emmy Award nominations: 'General Hospital' leads with 21

The 38th annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations were announced Wednesday (May 11). Long-running soap opera "General Hospital" leads all nominated shows with 21, followed closely by "The Young and the Restless" with 20.

The recently-canceled soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" received 13 and 12 nominations, respectively. The most nominated non-soap opera was long-time children's program "Sesame Street" with 16, followed by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with 12. PBS led all networks with 57 nominations, though ABC was right on its heels with 56.

The awards show, hosted by "Let's Make a Deal" host Wayne Brady, will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on June 19, 2011. Game show hosts Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak will both receive lifetime achievement awards.

Here is a list of the major categories:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

    * "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

    * "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

    * "All My Children" (ABC)

    * "General Hospital" (ABC)

 Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

    * Susan Flannery,
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Daytime Emmy Awards: Ellen, General Hospital Lead Nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards: Ellen, General Hospital Lead Nominations
Nominations for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, to air June 19 on CBS, were announced on Wednesday, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show came away as the most acknowledged talker, while General Hospital edged out The Young and the Restless as far as soap opera nods go.

Who exactly got nominated for what? Well….

All told, Gh collected 21 nominations, including bids for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor/2003 winner Maurice Benard (“Sonny”) and Lead Actress Laura Wright (“Carly”).

Representing Gh in the supporting races are Jonathan Jackson (“Lucky,” a three-time winner in the Young Actor category), Jason Thompson (“Patrick”) and Nancy Lee Grahn (“Alexis,
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Thom Bierdz on "Forgiving": The Wls Interview Part Three

In Parts One and Two of our interview with Thom Bierdz, the acclaimed actor discussed the real-life tragedies described in his best-selling biography Forgiving Troy, his return to The Young And The Restless this week (from March 15-19th), and the power and healing of forgiving others. In Part Three, we discuss the pressures of being a closeted actor in Hollywood, his "audacity" to express himself, plus his limited return to Y&R in 2009.

We Love Soaps TV: When did you decide to be completely out about your sexuality?

Thom Bierdz: Even as a kid I knew I would be. I had a conversation with God at about age eighteen. I said, “God I know I’m going to be famous and I know I’m going to be gay. Is that alright?” I always knew that at some point I would be out. It was around 2000 that I came out.
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