Thursday, October 24, 2019

Daytime Emmy Awards Divided into Three-Night Event


The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be divided into three awards shows on Friday, June 12, 2020, Saturday, June 13th, 2020 and Sunday, June 14th, 2020.

"We are thrilled to add a third night of celebrating the diversity and talents of our Daytime community," says NATAS President/CEO, Adam Sharp. Adding, "We have seen how the Television Academy's expansion of the Primetime Creative Arts ceremonies has made room for more honorees to have their well-earned moment in the sun, and we hope to replicate their success."

All events/shows will take place in Pasadena, California. Categories to be presented at each program to be determined and announced at a future date.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (October 23)


"The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron

"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...

1978: On Another World, Rachel Cory (Victoria Wyndham) cut off Jamie's (Tim Holcomb) allowance after finding out he had married Blaine Ewing (Laura Malone).

1981: On General Hospital, the residents of Port Charles wanted Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) to have a big wedding.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (October 22)


"The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron

"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...

1968: On Dark Shadows, Joe Haskell (Joel Crothers) stabbed himself with a letter opener after Angelique (Lara Parker) told him that he bored her and wanted him to go.

1973: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) reassured Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) while Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) performed surgery on her daughter, Penny.

John Clarke Dead at 88


Veteran Days of our Lives star John "Jack" Clarke has died on October 17 in California from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

Clarke had previously suffered a stroke in 2007 and has had declining health in the last few years.

Clarke was best known for his 39-year run as Mickey Horton on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives. He was an original cast member of the iconic daytime serial in 1965 and played the role until 2004.

In 1979, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for his work in 2004.

'Chad & Abby in Paris' Sneak Peak: Abby Finds Chad in Juliette's Bed


On the next episode of Days of our Lives: The Digital Series, Juliette (Rachele Schank) and Abigail (Kate Mansi) come to blows as Abigail discovers Chad (Billy Flynn) in Juliette's bed! Check out a sneak peek below.