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Today in Soap Opera History (May 22)

1967: Dark Shadows' Barnabas gave Maggie a music box.

1984: Guiding Light's Nola wanted help from The Wizard.

1985: Santa Barbara's Eden was unhappy after her interrupted wedding.

1996: Victor clashed with Jill in a primetime Y&R episode."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.

On this date in...

1952: On Young Widder Brown, after leaving the Tea Room in a black rage, Dr. Anthony Loring drove out to the farm
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 23)

1980: General Hospital's Tracy ignored Edward's plea for help.

1985: Bo & Hope were married on Days of our Lives. 1986:

Caroline told Bo that Victor Kiriakis was his father. 1986: Mary Beth

Evans debuted as Kayla Brady. "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.

On this date in...

1967: NBC daytime drama Another World was broadcast live for the final time.

1980: On General Hospital, Tracy (Jane Elliot) refused to help her father, Edward
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 20)

1953: Love of Life's Vaness waited for news about Beanie.

1987: Atwt's John pulled Lucinda into a hot tub, then married her.

1987: CBS aired the final episode of Capitol.

1990: General Hospital's Lucy resigned from the hospital."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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1942: NBC's Blue Network aired the final episode of radio soap opera John's Other Wife,
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 1)

1954: CBS daytime soap opera The Secret Storm premiered.

1980: CBS aired the final episode of Love of Life.

1980: The Edge of Night's Nola admitted she was Mrs. Corey.

1994: As the World Turns' Holden and Lily reunited."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...

1954: The Secret Storm premiered on CBS. The daytime soap opera was created by Roy Winsor.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 15)

1953: Love of Life's Meg was upset with Vanessa.

1983: Guiding Light's Mike investigated a birth certificate.

1988: General Hospital's Grant tried to kidnap Robin.

1993: NBC aired the final episode of Santa Barbara."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"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...

1953: On Love of Life, Van (Peggy McCay) and Meg (Jean McBride) were at odds over Meg's son, Beanie (Dennis Parnell). Meg later asked Van, "How can you go on being friends with a man who threatened my life?" McCay left Love of Life in 1955 after 4 years. She currently stars as Caroline Brady on Days of our Lives.

Thanks to
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Days of Our Lives: 2016-17 Season Ratings (updated 9/26/17)

While Days of Our Lives is NBC's last remaining soap opera, the ratings have dropped a lot over the years and it's been the lowest-rated network soap for years. Could it be cancelled? Will it be renewed for 2017-18? Stay tuned.Set in the Mid-western town of Salem, Days of Our Lives revolves around the members of the Brady, Horton, and Dimera families -- along with their friends, enemies, and lovers. Castmembers include Kristian Alfonso, John Aniston, Camila Banus, Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, Judi Evans, Mary Beth Evans, Billy Flynn, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Vincent Irizarry, Olive Rose Keegan, Lauren Koslow, Wally Kurth, Jen Lilley, Martha Madison, Eric Martsolf, Joseph Mascolo, Peggy McCay, Casey Moss, Stephen Nichols, Thaao Penghlis, Kyler Pettis, Melissa Reeves, James Reynolds, Suzanne Rogers, Christopher Sean, Josh Taylor, Robert Scott Wilson, and Arianne Zucker.Read More…
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Days of Our Lives: 2016-17 Season Ratings (updated 9/1/17)

While Days of Our Lives is NBC's last remaining soap opera, the ratings have dropped a lot over the years and it's been the lowest-rated network soap for years. Could it be cancelled? Will it be renewed for 2017-18? Stay tuned.Set in the Mid-western town of Salem, Days of Our Lives revolves around the members of the Brady, Horton, and Dimera families -- along with their friends, enemies, and lovers. Castmembers include Kristian Alfonso, John Aniston, Camila Banus, Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, Judi Evans, Mary Beth Evans, Billy Flynn, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Vincent Irizarry, Olive Rose Keegan, Lauren Koslow, Wally Kurth, Jen Lilley, Martha Madison, Eric Martsolf, Joseph Mascolo, Peggy McCay, Casey Moss, Stephen Nichols, Thaao Penghlis, Kyler Pettis, Melissa Reeves, James Reynolds, Suzanne Rogers, Christopher Sean, Josh Taylor, Robert Scott Wilson, and Arianne Zucker.Read More…
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Days of Our Lives: Season Renewal for NBC Soap Opera

The sand will keep flowing through the hourglass in Salem, USA. NBC has renewed the long-running Days of Our Lives TV show for another season. While the press release says the show is renewed for season 52, we feel like someone lost count over the decades. Days of Our Lives premiered on November 6, 1965, so by our count, it's already in its 52nd season. Whatever. Season 52 or season 53 is math-schmath. The main point is Days of Our Lives is not cancelled, but renewed!A daytime drama on the NBC television network, Days of Our Lives follows highs and lows of the Horton, Brady, Kiriakis, and Dimera families. John Aniston, Suzanne Rogers, Peggy McCay, Kristian Alfonso, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Melissa Reeves, Eric Martsolf, Lauren Koslow, James Reynolds, Billy Flynn, Camila Banus, Casey
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Days of Our Lives: NBC Hopes to Renew Soap for One (Final?) Season

Is the hourglass half-full or half-empty? According to Deadline, NBC "hopes" to renew Days of Our Lives, the network's sole surviving soap opera. The show celebrated its 50th anniversary, back in November of 2015, and is now in its 52nd year. John Aniston, Suzanne Rogers, Peggy McCay, Kristian Alfonso, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Melissa Reeves, Eric Martsolf, Lauren Koslow, James Reynolds, Billy Flynn, Camila Banus, Casey Moss, Stephen Nichols, and Mary Beth Evans star.The report quotes NBC Entertainment Chair Bob Greenblatt as saying, "We haven’t made decisions but we like that show. I think we will know more in couple of months. As they age, these shows diminish. There is a lot of delayed viewing and very
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Days of Our Lives: Season 2015-16 Ratings (final)

NBC's only remaining soap opera has been around for more than 50 years. Days of Our Lives' ratings have dropped a lot over the years but, thankfully, there's no danger of it being cancelled soon. The network has already renewed it for the 2016-17 season (the show's 52nd!). Will it be safe after that? Stay tuned.Set in the Mid-western town of Salem, Days of Our Lives revolves around the members of the Brady, Horton, and Dimera families -- along with their friends, enemies, and lovers. Castmembers include Kristian Alfonso, John Aniston, Camila Banus, Bryan Dattilo, Mary Beth Evans, Billy Flynn, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Lauren Koslow, Wally Kurth, Jen Lilley, Kate Mansi, Eric Martsolf, Joseph Mascolo, Peggy McCay, Casey Moss, James Read, Melissa Reeves, James Reynolds, Suzanne Rogers, Josh Taylor, Greg Vaughan, Robert Scott Wilson, and Arianne Zucker.Read More…
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Daytime Emmy Winners: Complete List

Daytime Emmy Winners: Complete List
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
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Daytime Emmy Winners: Gh Tops Soap Pack, Kelly & Michael Grab Gold

Daytime Emmy Winners: Gh Tops Soap Pack, Kelly & Michael Grab Gold
Winners were announced Sunday night for the 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards, which were held in Los Angeles and broadcast/streamed by… well, no one.

RelatedCBS, Y&R Lead Daytime Emmy Nods; Ceremony Won’t Be Televised

CBS’ The Young and the Restless entered the evening with 27 total nominations, followed by ABC’s General Hospital (24 nods), CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (23) and NBC’s Days of Our Lives (16).

TVLine has denoted winners in the major categories below; our sister site Variety has a tally of the Creative Arts winners, announced on Saturday.

RelatedKelly Ripa, Michael Strahan Not Attending Daytime
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CBS, Y&R Lead Daytime Emmy Nods; Ceremony Won't Be Televised

Daytime TV’s best and brightest got bittersweet news on Thursday afternoon.

While CBS and The Young and the Restless led the list of networks and programs up for 2016 Daytime Emmy awards — with 77 and 27 nods respectively — the announcement was tempered by the news that the ceremony will not be televised.

RelatedKeep or Cut? Vote on the Fate of Castle, Sleepy Hollow, Other ‘Bubble’ Shows

“After last year’s critically successful Daytime [Emmys] telecast [on Pop], it is with great disappointment that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces that there will not be a broadcast of the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,
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‘Young & Restless’ Leads Daytime Emmy Noms But Ceremony Won’t Be on TV

‘Young & Restless’ Leads Daytime Emmy Noms But Ceremony Won’t Be on TV
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
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Daytime Emmy Awards Narrows Drama Performers Field with Pre-Nomination Selections

Daytime Emmy Awards Narrows Drama Performers Field with Pre-Nomination Selections
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has narrowed the field of contenders in its drama acting races with a round of balloting to select 10 prospective contenders in six categories.

The balloting is conducted among NATAS peer group judges to winnow the list of eligible actors to the 10 contenders with the most votes in each category. The final nominees for the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, administered by the New York-based NATAS, will be announced March 24.

Here are the pre-nomination selections:

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Tracey E. Bregman, as Lauren Fenmore Baldwin

The Young and the Restless, CBS

Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott

The Young and the Restless, CBS

Kassie Depaiva, as Eve Larson

Days of Our Lives, NBC

Melissa Claire Egan, as Chelsea Newman

The Young and the Restless, CBS

Mary Beth Evans, as Kayla Brady

Days of Our Lives, NBC

Finola Hughes, as Anna Devane

General Hospital,
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Daytime Emmys: Days and Y&R Split Best Drama, Gh Wins 3 Acting Awards, B&B Tops Soap Opera Pack

Daytime Emmys: Days and Y&R Split Best Drama, Gh Wins 3 Acting Awards, B&B Tops Soap Opera Pack
The 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held Sunday evening at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, hosted by Tyra Banks and broadcast on Pop (fka Tvgn fka TV Guide Network).

RelatedCBS, General Hospital Lead Daytime Emmy Nominations

CBS led the networks with 24 total wins, including 17 collected at Saturday’s Creative Arts ceremony; syndicated programming followed with 10 wins.

Among soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful, buoyed by eight Creative Arts wins, dominated by grabbing 10 total statuettes. General Hospital and The Young and the Restless followed with six each, while Days of Our Lives racked up four.

The venerable Betty White
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Daytime Emmy Winners: Full List

Daytime Emmy Winners: Full List
In a surprising twist, both “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless” took home the top soap prize at Sunday’s Daytime Emmys.

The two popular shows tied to win outstanding drama series. Other top winners include “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” winning the talkshow/entertainment category again, along with Craig Ferguson for best gameshow host and Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for best talkshow hosts/entertainment.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences found a new broadcasting home in the cabler Pop, which aired the event live, as opposed to last year’s webcast-only show. Tyra Branks hosted.

See a full list of winners below.

Outstanding Drama Series

Days of Our Lives (NBC) (Winner- Tie)

The Young and the Restless (CBS) (Winner – Tie)

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Maura West as Ava Jerome, General Hospital (ABC
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Daytime Emmys: Complete list of winners

Daytime Emmys: Complete list of winners
The Daytime Emmys announced the winners for their 42th annual awards on Sunday, April 26, during a ceremony hosted by past Emmy-champ Tyra Banks and broadcast live on the Pop Network. Best Drama Series "The Bold and the Beautiful" X -- "Days of Our Lives" "General Hospital" X -- "The Young and the Restless" -Break- Best Actor X -- Anthony Geary, "General Hospital" Christian LeBlanc, "The Young and the Restless" Billy Miller, "The Young and the Restless" Jason Thompson, "General Hospital" Best Actress Peggy McCay, "Days of Our Lives" Alison Sweeney, "Days of Our Lives" Gina Tognoni, "The Young and the Restless" X -- Maura West, "General Hospital" Laura Wright, "General Hospital" Best Supporting Actor Scott Clifton, "The Bold and the Beautiful" X -- Chad Duell, "General Hospital" K...
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Daytime Emmy Awards 2015: Winners List

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday, April 26, celebrating the best in soap operas, talk shows, courtroom series, culinary programming, and more. Tyra Banks was on hand to host the festivities, which were broadcast on Pop TV as opposed to last year's web-only airing.

"General Hospital" lead the pack in nominations -- the long-running soap was up for 28 awards. Find out who the big winners of the night were below!

Outstanding Drama Series

"Days of Our Lives"​ - Winner (Tie)

The Young and the Restless"​ - Winner (Tie)

"The Bold and the Beautiful"

"General Hospital"

Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" - Winner

"Live! With Kelly and Michael"

"The Talk"

"The Wendy Williams Show"

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan "Live! With Kelly and Michael" - Winner

Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood, "The Talk"

Wendy Williams, "The Wendy Williams Show
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Daytime Emmys 2015: Soap Showrunners Submit Most Emotional Episodes

Daytime Emmys 2015: Soap Showrunners Submit Most Emotional Episodes
In an era when soap production budgets have been drastically cut, showrunners are facing even tougher choices when it comes time to choose which episodes they’ll submit to win the Daytime Emmy for drama series.

But this year’s quartet of contenders say the decision ultimately comes down to an age-old strategy — aim for the heart.

There was a time when daytime serial producers had a lot more money to spend and the flashiest (read: priciest) episodes would typically be slamdunk Emmy submissions. Nowadays, showrunners are singling out the episodes that deliver emotional wallops.

“When the Emmys come around it takes a while to reflect back on the year before,” says “General Hospital” exec producer Frank Valentini. “We do quite a few episodes a year so we have to be very self-actualizing.”

“Gh” went with the first episode from its annual Nurses Ball (which had numerous entanglements) and also
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