Tuesday, March 31, 2015

42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Complete List of Nominees

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday. General Hospital led all shows with 28 nominations.

CBS grabbed the most nominations among networks with 62, followed by PBS (50), syndicated series (50), ABC (35) and NBC (20).

“The Young and Restless” accounted for 25 of CBS nominations. CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” grabbed 19.

“Young and the Restless,” “Bold and the Beautiful” and “Days of Our Lives” are also competing in the best drama race — and they’re also the only remaining soaps on the networks.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

POLL: Web Series of the Week (March 21-27, 2015)

In the last Indie Series Network "Web Series of the Week" poll, Redheads Anonymous was voted favorite indie series for the week. It's now time to catch up on all the new episodes and vote for your favorite series in this week's poll.

You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple/duo. Voting ends Tuesday, March 31 at 4 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day).

Web series that aired one or more new episodes from March 21-27, 2015 are eligible. If an indie series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in your choice.

Watch this week's indie series below:
- BoysTown Season 2 Episode 1 (season premiere)
- Family Problems Episode 42 (season premiere)
- Flies on the Wall Episode 1 (series premiere)
- Hold For Release Episode 7 "Sunroom" (season finale)
- How I Seize It Episode 157 "19 Kids & Counting"
- LARPs: The Series Episode 10 "Broken"
- Milkshake Episode 7 "Everyone Loses"
- The Mother Load Episode 6 "Uptight"
- Neutral Grounds Season 2 Episode 3
- One Moment Episode 4
- Raymond & Lane Season 2 Episode 5 "Drug Dealing for Dummies"
- Roomies Episode 7 "Destroy To Create (Part 2)"
- State of Disgrace Episode 3
- Stressed at a Desk "Would Redbox Solve Illegal Immigration?"
- This Is Art Episode 7 "An Actor Prepares"
- Trianlge Episode 17 "Soulless Devil"
- Web Series Episode 2 "The Crew"
- Youthful Daze Season 3 Episode 26 "Hello and Goodbye"

6th Annual Indie Series Awards (#ISA6):
* The nominees were revealed on February 4. This year's ceremony is returning to the historic El Portal Theatre on Wednesday, April 1, hosted by Days of our Lives Emmy winner Eric Martsolf.

* Tickets are on sale through the El Portal Theatre box office (call 818.508.4200 or 866-811-4111 to avoid the online service charge).

Lifetime Movie 'Bad Blood' Premieres Tonight, Stars Taylor Cole, Jeff Kober, Billy Miller, Carly Chaikin, Brett Rickaby, Christine Adams

Bad Blood premieres March 21 on Lifetime.
The World Premiere of Bad Blood airs Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. The film stars Taylor Cole (The Glades), Jeff Kober (Sons of Anarchy), Billy Miller (General Hospital), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory), Brett Rickaby (True Blood) and Christine Adams (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

A woman falsely accused of murder realizes that the person she donated bone marrow to now has a match for her DNA... and is using this new identity to implicate her in his crimes as his obsession for her grows.

Watch a sneak peek below:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson to Host 42nd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards; Michael Gargiulo to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that “Jeopardy!” game show icon, Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson, stage and television star of “Oklahoma” and “The Brady Bunch,” will host the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Friday, April 24, 2015. The reception and presentation will take place at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m.

In addition, this year’s Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to producer, director, Michael Gargiulo, who in his over 50-year career has had a hand in many television classics such as “Password,” “I’ve Got A Secret,” “The Tell the Truth,” The Thanksgiving Day’s Parade,” the “Tournament of Roses,” plus many variety specials for CBS, including the “New Year’s Eve Celebration” for more than 30 years.

Daytime Emmy Nominees to be Announced March 31st Live on 'The Talk'

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and The Talk have announced that the nominations for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be revealed live on The Talk on Tuesday, March 31 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT/CT on CBS. NATAS will release the full nominations list immediately following the program online.

Encores of this special episode of The Talk will air on Pop on Tuesday, March 31 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT featuring the nominations of the Daytime Emmy Awards. The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony airs live exclusively on Pop on Sunday, April 26 at 8 p.m., ET/5 p.m. PT.

Entertainment Tonight (ET) will follow the announcement with reaction from the nominees and analysis of the big races. CBS This Morning will recap the nominations in their 8 a.m. hour on April 1.

* Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson to Host 42nd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards; Michael Gargiulo to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
* Betty White to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
* Daytime Emmy Awards Return to TV, Airing Sunday, April 26 on Pop

'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' on April 11

Taraji P. Henson stars as Cookie Lyon on Empire.
Michael Keaton will host SNL for the third time on April 4. Keaton was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Best Picture winner Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and will next star in the upcoming feature films, Spotlight and Minions.

Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will make her SNL musical guest debut. Jepsen's new single "I Really Like You" is already climbing the charts. Jepsen’s debut album, "Kiss," featured her breakout single “Call Me Maybe,” which hit No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries and has sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date.

On April 11, Academy Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson will make her SNL hosting debut. Henson stars as Cookie on the megahit primetime soap opera, Empire, which just aired its season finale.

Mumford & Sons will perform as SNL musical guest for the second time. Their third studio album, “Wilder Mind,” will be released on May 4, and the band will headline ‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopover’ events in the U.S. and U.K. this summer.

Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.