Daytime Emmy Awards History: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Marcy Walker
Five talented ladies are nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for the 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards-- Nominated are: Finola Hughes (Anna) General Hospital, Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) Days of our Lives, Maura West (Ava) General Hospital, Tracey Bregman (Lauren) The Young and the Restless, and Kassie DePaiva (Eve) Days of our Lives. Only one will end up winning the coveted trophy.  The Outstanding Lead Actress category is always an exciting one. And we have proof!

The clips below feature the winning actresses from previous years accepting their awards:

* Kim Zimmer as Reva Shayne on Guiding Light in 1985
* Marcy Walker as Eden Capwell Castillo on Santa Barbara in 1989
* Linda Dano as Felicia Gallant on Another World in 1993
* Hillary B.Smith as Nora Gannon on One Life to Live in 1994
* Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Carpenter on One Life to Live in 1995
* Jess Walton as Jill Abbott on The Young and the Restless in 1997
* Cynthia Watros as Annie Dutton on Guiding light in 1998
* Susan Lucci finally winning the Emmy as Erika Kane on All My Children in 1999
* Susan Flannery as Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2000
* Michelle Stafford as Phyllis Summers Abbott on The Young and the Restless in 2004
* Kim Zimmer as Reva Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light in 2006
* The late Jeanne Cooper as Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless in 2008
* Maura West as Carly Tenney on As the World Turns in 2010
* Heather Tom as Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2013
* Eileen Davidson as Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives in 2014
* Maura West as Ava Jerome on General Hospital in 2015

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers: (May 9-May 13, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of May 9, 2016.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hope (Kristian Alfonso) is shocked and confused by Aiden's (Daniel Cosgrove) return.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ciara (Vivian Jovanni) and Claire (Olivia Keegan) have a heart to heart; Ciara isn’t sure about her feelings for Theo (Kyler Pettis).

Back at the station, Aiden won’t talk to anyone except for Hope.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Aiden urges Hope to believe him, insisting the man who tried to kill her was an imposter.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Despite feeling the effects of the flu, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) continues to work.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Caroline (Peggy McCay) runs into Hope and Rafe (Galen Gering) at the pub, and are all concerned about their loved ones.

Hope Tells Rafe She Loves Him on 'Days of our Lives' (Promo)

Hope admits her love for Rafe on Days of our Lives. © Howard Wise/jpistudios.com
This week on Days of our Lives, Hope Williams Brady (Kristian Alfonso) admits her love for Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering). In the last six months, she also declared her love for Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove) and Bo (Peter Reckell).

In this newest promo released by NBC, Hope and Rafe plan a romantic evening together. Will the two make love? Or will Aiden's (Daniel Cosgrove) "return from the dead" stop them?

You can watch the promo below.

'Days of our Lives' Photo Gallery and Spoilers For the Week of May 2, 2016

Check out the day-to-day photos to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of May 2, 2016.  All photos courtesy of jpistudios.com

Deimos gets a visit from Justin, who has a proposition for him.

Theresa confronts Brady about his “hero” complex; he always seems to need to be rescuing someone.


Kate faces off with Nicole after she finds out she looks exactly like Helena.

Caroline confides in Victor that her visions have stopped.

Nancy Lee Grahn is Thrilled Lexi Ainsworth is Back on 'General Hospital'

Lexi Ainseorth & Nancy lee Grahn
Lexi Ainsworth has been doing fantastic work as Kristina on General Hospital since returning the show, and I am not the only one who thinks that. Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) does too! Grahn tells Soap Opera Digest she is trilled to have Ainsworth back in Port Charles.

"I always thought she was interesting. I always thought she had an access to really raw, gutsy emotions and doesn't make soapy choices. She's authentic," Grahn declares. "I felt that when she did that Keifer story [when Kristina was being abused by her boyfriend], she was so believable. I've never found her to be false, so I never understood [why she was let go in 2011], especially because she had such great chemistry with Maurice Benard [Benard, Sonny]. I just didn't get it! I love the girl and I just never got it. When they brought her back, I thought, 'This is really going to pay off for them.' I think people are really enjoying her story and she's doing a wonderful job with it. I'm so pleased. All my daughters on the show are different and I have a different dynamic with each of them--and clearly Kristina gives me the most trouble! But Lexi doesn't [laughs]. Lexi is a pleasure."

Keep up the great work lexi!

43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winner's List

Photo Credit: Brad Everett Young
The 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on Friday, April 29 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown Los Angeles. The Young and the Restless led the way in the daytime drama categories, picking up 5 awards. General Hospital was next with 4. Indie soap The Bay won three Emmys, including being named Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series for the second year in a row.

"Tonight's gala is a tribute to the hundreds of nominees that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make Daytime television sparkle with the most sophisticated combination of genres and personalities on the planet," said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. "With over 1,400 in attendance, and our Lifetime Achievement honoree going to the vocal-magician, Frank Welker, it is a great evening for Daytime television!"

The evenings star-studded presenters included, Toni Tennille (Grammy Award-winning Artist), Anson Williams (Happy Days), Dawn Wells (Gilligans Island), Gordon Elliott (The Chew), Jeff Corwin (Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin), Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Matt Gutman (Safe Rescue), Bob Bergen (Voic of Porky Pig), Tanya Acker, Larry Bakman and Judge Patricia DiMango (Hot Bench), Christopher Kimball and Bridget Lancaster (Americaâ™ Test Kitchen), Reid Scott (Turbo FAST), and Tim Kubart (Grammy Award winning Musician). Also presenting from the daytime soaps were Lisa LoCicero and Anthony Montgomery (General Hospital), Olivia Rose Keegan and James Lastovic (Days of Our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang, Heather Tom and Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful), Tracey E. Bregman and Christian LeBlanc (The Young & the Restless), Lily Melgar (The Bay) and Kevin Spirtas (Winterthorne).

Below is a complete list of winners.

Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Mary Beth Evans, as Sara Garrett
The Bay, thebaytheseries.com

Outstanding Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Kristos Andrews, as Peter Garrett
The Bay, thebaytheseries.com

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
The Bay, thebaytheseries.com

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Mark Teschner
General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series
General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Stunt Coordinating
Terry James, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series
General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series
General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Original Song – Drama
"Lost in Time" The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
Days of our Lives, NBC

Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series
Sesame Street, PBS

Outstanding Children's Series
Sea Rescue, SYNDICATED

Outstanding Pre-School Children's Animated Program
Tumble Leaf, Amazon

Outstanding Children's Animated Program
Niko and the Sword of Light, Amazon

Outstanding Culinary Program
Patricia Heaton Parties, Food Network

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
Judge Judy, SYNDICATED

Outstanding Lifestyle Program
This Old House, PBS

Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild, SYNDICATED

Outstanding Special Class Series
Lucky Dog, CBS

Outstanding Special Class Special
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, Logo TV

Outstanding Special Class - Short Format Daytime Program
SuperSoul Shorts, OWN

Outstanding Interactive Media – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, SYNDICATED

Outstanding Interactive Media - Original Daytime Program or Series
Inside the Box of Kurios, www.felixandpaul.com

Outstanding Promotional Announcement - Topical
Today Show: ROKERTHON 2, NBC

Outstanding Promotional Announcement - Image
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Today's The Day, SYNDICATED

Outstanding Performer in a Children's or Pre-School Children's Series
Jessica Lundy, as Amanda Wainwright
The Inspectors, CBS

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
Jeff Bennett, as Mayor Luskey
Transformers Rescue Bots, Discovery Family

Outstanding Culinary Host
Gabrielle Hamilton, David Kinch, Co-Hosts
The Mind of a Chef, PBS

Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel/Children's Series Host
Jeff Corwin, Host
Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, SYNDICATED

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special
Ania O'Hare
The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Netflix

Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program
Peg+Cat, PBS

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program
All Hail King Julien, Netflix

Daytime Ratings Report: 'Days of our Lives' Only Soap Up For the Week in Total Viewers

The Live + Same Day daytime ratings are in for the week of April 18-April 22, 2016. Days of our Lives was the only soap up for the week in total viewers. All soaps were down for the week in the women 18-49 demo. The Bold and the Beautiful was the only soap up in total viewers versus the same week last year.

Below is a breakdown of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category:

Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)
1. Y&R 4,703,000 (-242,000/-182,000)
2. B&B 3,751,000 (-200,000/+106,000)
3. GH 2,785,000 (-31,000/-30,000)
4. DAYS 2,248,000 (+10,000/-36,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 600,000 (-71,000/-247,000)
2. B&B 542,00 (-12,000/-27,000)
3. GH 489,000 (-15,000/-36,000)
4. DAYS 384,000 (-30,000/-7,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. Y&R 164,000 (-38,000/-84,000)
2. B&B 162,000 (+3,000/+1,000)
3. GH 146,000 (+9,000/-38,000)
4. DAYS 97,000 (-5,000/-2,000)

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. Y&R 858,000 (-98,000/-273,000)
2. B&B 775,000 (-72,000/-50,000)
3. GH 644,000 (-28,000/-62,000)
4. DAYS 490,000 (-22,000/-29,000)

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Lauren Koslow on Freddie Smith: "When Freddie Left Last Year, I started Missing That Relationship Immediately"

Photo Credit: Brad Everett Young
Days of our Lives fans aren't the only ones who are happy that Freddie Smith has returned to the show as Sonny Kiriakis. Lauren Koslow tells Soap Opera Digest, she is too!

"We had such a great rapport that it extended to the relationship between Kate and Sonny,"smiles Koslow. "We used to joke about the fact that no matter what outrageous thing Kate did, Sonny was always okay with it. He was very supportive and understanding of Kate. Of course, Kate is going to appreciate anyone who accepts her, so it was absolutely a very special relationship. When Freddie left last year, I started missing that relationship immediately. I was happy for Freddie that he had other projects he was involved in, because he's so talented. Now that he's back, I'm looking forward to having scenes with him. It will also help fill the void that Kate feels over Will's death, because she looks upon Sonny as not only a friend, but also a son. It adds to their bond."

Here is hoping Kate and Sonny do share scenes together!

Return Date Set for 'Days of our Lives' Star Nadia Bjorlin

We learned that Nadia Bjorlin was returning to Days of our lives back in December, and now we know when Chloe is first going to show up in Salem!

Bjorlin will first air as Chloe on June 8. Will Chloe interact with Belle (Martha Madison), Shawn (Brandon Beemer), and Philip (John Paul Lavoisier)? I sure hope so!

Bjorlin and her husband Grant Turnbull are expecting a baby, and she began her maternity leave on April 18. How long will Chloe be in Salem before she leaves again? Stay Tuned!

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (May 2-May 6, 2016)

Check out the weekly spoilers below to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless during the week of May 2, 2016.

* Adam (Justin Hartley) receives a cryptic message.

* Luca (Miles Gaston Villanueva) plots his next move.

* Victor (Eric Braeden) spars with Jack (Peter Bergman).

* Abby (Melissa Ordway) worries her marriage is in danger.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (May 2-May 6, 2016)

Check out the weekly spoilers below to find out what's happening on ABC soap opera General Hospital during the week of May 2, 2016.

* Carly (Laura Wright) makes a heartfelt plea to Sonny (Maurice Benard).

* Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) weigh their options.

* Complications arise with the Port Charles Police Department

* Things heat up between Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) and Andre (Anthony Montgomery).

* Sam (Kelly Monaco) makes an appeal to Julian (William deVry).

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers' (May 2-6 2016)

Check out the weekly spoilers to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera 'The Bold and the Beautiful' during the week of May 2, 2016.

* Deacon (Sean Kanan) learns the hard way that Quinn (Rena Sofer) is still hung up on Liam (Scott Clifton).

* Deacon struggles with his feelings for Quinn.

* Caroline's (Linsey Godfrey) seemingly innocent conversation with Katie (Heather Tom) comes back to haunt her in an unexpected way.

* Zende (Rome Flynn) makes a revealing confession to Rick (Jacob Young) about his love life.

Drew Cheetwood Returns to 'General Hospital'

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Drew Cheetwood is returning as Milo on General Hospital. Cheetwood will be back on-screen in time for the Nurses' Ball.

Will we see "Magic Milo" in action again? I want to see it, and I'm sure Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) does too!

May Sweeps Spoilers For 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

The latest issue of Soap Opera Digest gives us a taste of what to expect during the month of May on The Bold and the Beautoful. Are you looking forward to what is coming up? Sound off below!

* Quinn (Rena Sofer) can't get Liam (Scott Clifton) off her mind.

* Quinn reaches out to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) for help with Liam. Will Steffy help Quinn, or get in her way?

* Bill (Don Diamont) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) want Liam to respect Wyatt's marriage.

* Liam vows not to give up Steffy without a fight.

* Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) worries about Rick (Jacob Young) maneuvering a hostile takeover of the CEO position at Forrester Creations if the truth about Douglas comes out.

* Katie (Heather Tom) uncovers important information and implores Ridge to tell the truth.

* How and when Thomas (Pierson Fode) learns the truth will surprise everyone.

* As the Forrester and Avant families join together to prepare for the birth of Maya (Karla Mosley) and Rick's baby, Sasha is determined to get the same love and respect from her father that Nicole (Reign Edwards) has.

Josh Burrow Joins the Cast of 'Days of our Lives'

Josh Burrow
Actor Josh Burrow has been cast as Clark, a man from Summer's (Marie Wilson) past. Soap Opera Digest reports that his stay will be a short one.

When the casting call for Clark went out in November, he was described as being between the ages of 38 and 46, and as a  "hot bad boy."

May Sweeps Spoilers For 'The Young and the Restless'

The latest issue of Soap Opera Digest gives us a taste of what to expect during the month of May on The Young and the Restless. Are you looking forward to what is coming up? Sound off below!

* Victor (Eric Braeden) is still behind bars, but one by one he is making good on his promise to make his family members pay for their betrayal.

* Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) desperately loves Jack (Peter Bergman) and knows he is good for her, but she is tempted by something "bad."

* Expect more unexpected twists for Victoria (Amelia Heinle) when she steps out of the executive world.

* The complicated secret of Christian's parentage will reach a new level as the stakes are set.

* Victor isn't happy when he learns what is going on between Summer (Hunter King) and Luca (Miles Gaston Villanueva).

* Hillary continues her march toward absolute power.

* Stitch (Sean Carrigan) is wearing blinders when it comes to Max. Is Abby's (Melissa Ordway) marriage in danger?

May Sweeps Spoilers For 'General Hospital'

The latest issue of Soap Opera Digest gives us a taste of what to expect during the month of May on General Hospital. Are you looking forward to what is coming up? Sound off below!

* The Nurses Ball' will be the showcase for a wedding, a character's return, and a shocking discovery.

* A life-and-death situation plays out at General Hospital.

* Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) face obstacles as they rebuild their relationship. A critical incident will bring Jason's past to the fore, and his connection to several people will be shaken up.

* Ava (Maura West) intends to reclaim custody of Avery, but Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) have other plans for her.

* Carly's concerns about Sonny's violent world is tested when Sonny takes a trip with Michael (Chad Duell).

* Lucas (Ryan Carnes) and Brad (Parry Shen) set a wedding date and plan a May wedding.

* Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Hayden (Rebecca Budig) find new reasons to hate each other.

* Griffin (Matt Cohen) will make a shocking revelation about his past.

* As Nathan (Ryan Paevey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) plan their wedding, Claudette continues to be an issue.

* Finn (Michael Easton) takes on a new role at General Hospital. He gains a powerful enemy, and secrets from his past may be revealed.

* Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) will make a decision as they continue to get their life back on track.

* Having recovered from her illness, Tracy (Jane Elliot) has an opportunity to do things differently in her life.

* Laura's (Genie Francis) search for an answer to Helena's riddle will take her down a potentially dangerous path.

* Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) will prove to be a good friend to Kiki (Hayley Erin). When Morgan (Bryan Craig) makes a big statement to Kiki, the nature of two relationships may change.

* Franco's (Roger Howarth) surprising friendship with Elizabeth will be put to the test.

* Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) has a huge surprise for Hayden that will impact their marriage.

* Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Valerie (Brytni Sarpy) grow closer, but he continues to worry about Hayden.

* Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) will begin a relationship she hopes will clarify her sexuality. Parker remains in her thoughts and heart.

* Andre (Anthony Montgomery) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) take their relationship to the next level, but a third party may get in their way.

* Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) sends a shocking message to Michael; he tries to find her before it's too late.

* Carly's desire to know the true circumstances about Jocelyn's kidney transplant, may turn up more than she wants to learn.

* Paul (Richard Burgi) will play a significant role in Carlos's actions post-capture, which will also have a huge impact on Anna (Finola Hughes).

* When Carlos's reappearance threatens their happiness, both Julian (William deVry) and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) take drastic steps.

Josie Bissett and Jack Wagner Star in Hallmark Movie 'The Wedding March' on June 25

Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer
Melrose Place alums Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett star in The Wedding March, premiering Saturday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.

Olivia Parsons (Josie Bissett, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) is a fortysomething home stager and single mom to her 20-year old daughter, Grace. Though she favors work over romance, Olivia plans to marry Josh Johnson, a prominent - and career-obsessed - New York realtor.

At Grace's suggestion, Olivia agrees to have her wedding at a picturesque New England inn. When Olivia arrives at the inn, she's shocked to find it is owned and operated by her college sweetheart, former pop star Mick Turner (Jack Wagner, When Calls the Heart, The Bold and The Beautiful, General Hospital).

Having separated on bad terms over two decades ago, Olivia's chance reunion with Mick becomes even more awkward when her wedding band cancels and Mick's college-bound daughter, Julie, arranges for him to perform in their place.

As the wedding day approaches, Olivia and Mick initially lock horns but soon, feelings for each other begin to resurface. Meanwhile, Josh learns that Mick is considering selling the inn and jumps at the chance to become his realtor, focusing on breaking into the New England real estate market instead of his upcoming marriage.

When Grace and Julie notice sparks reigniting between their respective mom and dad, they subtly - and not so subtly - encourage the former couple to reunite. Though Olivia and Josh make a perfect team as business partners, Olivia starts to question whether they're romantically compatible - and wonders if romance might be more important to her than she originally thought.

When Mick makes his true feelings known at the rehearsal dinner, Olivia must decide if she's going to walk down the aisle as planned, or give her first love a second chance.

You can watch a sneak peek below:

May Sweeps Spoilers For 'Days of Our Lives'

The latest issue of Soap Opera Digest gives us a taste of what to expect during the month of May on Days of our Lives. Are you looking forward to what is coming up? Sound off below!

* Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove) returns from the dead, just as things heat up between Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Rafe (Galen Gering). Hope is torn between the two men.

* Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla's (Mary Beth Evans) relationship is tested as Kayla grows closer to Fynn.

* Jack (Matthew Ashford) returns to Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) in a dream. He helps her deal with her drug addiction.

* Belle (Martha Madison) and Shawn (Brandon Beemer) begin to find their way back to each other. They make love.

* Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) is torn between Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker).

* Eduardo (A Martinez) is haunted by his past. This causes problems for his entire family.

* Things take a dark turn for Abby (Kate Mansi) while she is in the psych ward.

* Abby's hallucinations worsen, and she accidentally hurts herself. Chad (Billy Flynn) fights to save her.

* A life-threatening epidemic hits Salem. Gabi (Camila Banus), Paul (Christopher Sean), and Ari are the first to be infected.

* The hospital is quarantined. This brings the residents of Salem closer together.

* Theo's (Kyler Pettis) love for Ciara (Vivian Jovanni) continues to grow much to Abe's (James Reynolds) dismay.

* Joey (James Lastovic) and Jade (Paige Searcy) run away to Los Angeles. Steve searches for them.

Nicolas Bechtel Returns to 'General Hospital'

Nicolas Bechtel
If you missed seeing Spencer Cassadine on General Hospital, you're in luck! Nicolas Bechtel   revealed on Twitter that he'll be back at the GH set on May 5.

The young actor will be shooting episodes set to air on June 1 and 2.

Welcome back!

CBS Renews Entire Daytime Lineup, Including 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and 'The Young and the Restless'

CBS, the top-rated network in daytime for 29 years, has renewed its entire Daytime schedule for the 2016-2017 season. The lineup, nominated for an industry-leading 60 Daytime Emmy Awards collectively, includes Let's Make a Deal; The Bold and the Beautiful, which received a two-year pickup; The Talk; and The Price is Right and The Young and the Restless, which both previously received multi-year pickups through the 2017 season. This season, CBS Daytime saw its viewers increase +2% over a year ago.

“Each year, CBS Daytime produces more than 1,000 episodes of programming – the most for any broadcast network – which is only possible due to the incredible passion of the industry’s best creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. “Our loyal audience has made CBS Daytime the #1 daily destination for millions of viewers and we thank them for contributing to this phenomenal success. Next year will be even bigger and bolder!”

Let's Make a Deal, with Daytime Emmy Award-nominated host Wayne Brady, will return for its eighth season. Let's Make a Deal 1 is averaging 3.33 million viewers, up +3% from last season while Let's Make a Deal 2 is averaging 3.72 million viewers, up +2%. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the show is broadcast weekdays (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards, Dan Funk and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers. Let's Make a Deal is currently nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Game Show and Outstanding Game Show Host.

The 44th season of The Price is Right 1 is up +4% from a year ago with an average of 5.13 million viewers while The Price is Right 2 is up +3% with an average of 5.88 million viewers. Daytime television’s most watched daytime program, hosted by Drew Carey and produced by FremantleMedia North America, the program is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers. The Price is Right is currently nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Game Show.

The #1 daytime drama for 27 consecutive years, The Young and the Restless, is averaging 5.28 million viewers, up +1% from last season. The series is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET/11:00 AM-12:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television. The Young and the Restless is currently nominated for 27 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

The Bold and the Beautiful, which recently celebrated its 29th anniversary, is averaging 3.94 million viewers. The most-watched dramatic serial in the world, The Bold and the Beautiful is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays (1:30 PM-2:00 PM, ET/12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. The Bold and the Beautiful is currently nominated for 23 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Currently in its sixth season, The Talk is network television’s #1 daytime talk show, averaging 2.77 million viewers, up +2% from last year while remaining even in women 25-54 (1.0/06) and women 18-49 (0.7/05). Recently, the series won the 2016 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team” and the 2016 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Talk Series.” The Talk, hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, broadcasts weekdays (2:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, PT/CT). Produced by CBS Television Studios, the show was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer along with executive producer John Redmann. The Talk is currently nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.

This month, CBS Daytime announced the launch of Not Safe For Daytime, an edgy new series of digital videos on its YouTube channel that highlights and promotes CBS Daytime’s popular programs. The webisodes include inventive original skits, pop culture parodies and viral video spoofs, and feature stars from across the entire CBS Daytime lineup.

Hallmark Channel Premieres Three Original Movies in May

Hallmark Channel will premiere three original movies this May celebrating the end of Spring and starring socially influential young talent Alexa PenaVega (“Spy Kids,” “Nashville”), Shenae Grimes-Beech (“Degrassi: The Next Generation,” “90210”), Bailee Madison (“Northpole,” “The Fosters”) and Fiona Gubelmann (“Wilfred,” “Blades of Glory”).


TULIPS IN SPRING – Saturday, May 14 (9 pm ET/PT, 8C)
Stars: Fiona Gubelmann, Lucas Bryant, Kelly Rowan

Rose Newell is a young interior designer who has been given an assignment to design a high-end client’s home. As she begins the project, Rose learns that her father, Frank, has suffered a broken leg and that her help is badly needed at Newell Farms, her parents’ tulip farm in rural Washington. Rose returns to her hometown and to her damaged relationship with Frank, who resents her having chosen a cosmopolitan career over the family business.


DATE WITH LOVE – Saturday, May 21 (9 pm ET/PT, 8C)
Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Andrew Walker, Quinn Lord, Bailee Madison, Andrea Brooks

After A-list actress, Alex Allen, has an epic Hollywood meltdown and is dumped on the red carpet before her latest movie premiere, she is in desperate need of some positive publicity in order to save her reputation as “America’s sweetheart.” Salvation comes in the form of a small town boy’s video “Promposal” in which the student invites Alex to his high school prom. Sure enough, when the video goes viral, it scores the kid a date with his celebrity crush. It’s also a chance for Alex, who was never asked to her own prom, to go back to high school and make this the best prom she never had. Complications arise when the starlet falls for the student’s English teacher, Mr. Walsh. But when Alex’s Hollywood habits stir up a little too much drama in the small town high school, she’ll have to figure out what is more important to her, fixing her career or finding a love she always dreamed of.


MS. MATCHED – Saturday, May 28 (9 pm ET/PT, 8C)
Stars: Alex PenaVega, Shawn Roberts

A successful wedding planner is trying to make dreams come true for brides by organizing fairytale weddings. But when she is paired with a financial advisor at a wedding expo, she soon realizes that he is giving the exact opposite advice to their audience by telling them to save their money. When they are forced to spend more time together than they bargained for, they find out that they have more in common than they think.

Vanessa Marcil Stars in Hallmark Movie 'The Convenient Groom' on June 18

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General Hospital alum Vanessa Marcil will star in The Convenient Groom, premiering Saturday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel. The film also stars David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls) as Lucas Wright.

In the charming New England town of Nantucket, Dr. Kate Lawrence (Marcil), a celebrity relationship expert, shoots another dating advice video for her popular blog. Later, at a farmers market, Kate shops with her fiancé, Bryan, a handsome and perfectly polished businessman. There, Kate runs into Lucas Wright, a carpenter specializing in handcrafted furniture, who has had a crush on her since their high school days. Hoping to land a book deal, and urged by her aggressive show-business agent, Kate plans to publicly announce her engagement - and film the subsequent wedding arrangements for her blog - as a way to build her fanbase.

At an upscale event, as Kate prepares to share the news, Bryan shocks her by breaking up with her and calling off the wedding. Wanting to save her from humiliation and protect her public image, Lucas steps in and pretends to be Kate's fiancé. With her career at risk, Kate reluctantly moves forward with her agent's plan to let the public continue believing that Lucas - whom she considers just a friend - is her soon-to-be husband. As a film crew shoots Kate and Lucas' wedding preparations, the counterfeit couple starts to develop real feelings for each other. When Lucas declares his affections, Kate panics and - fearing a relationship would end in heartbreak - pushes him away.

As her career soars, Kate feels guilty about betraying her fans and decides to confess that Lucas is not her fiancé. But before Kate can apologize, Bryan's new girlfriend posts a viral video, exposing Kate as a liar and her engagement to Lucas as a fraud. With her career and life now in shambles, the young relationship expert learns an unexpected lesson about love, and sets out to revive the romance she let slip away.

The Convenient Groom was directed by David Winning, and written by Julie Sherman Wolfe.

The cast of the The Convenient Groom includes Lisa Durupt, Karen Holness, Aaron Craven, Fred Henderson, Austin Obiajunwa, and Kayln Miles

'Ladies of the Lake' Teaser Poster Released!

Photo Credit: Brad Everett Young
I really didn't need my morning coffee after all this morning. The first official poster has been been released for Ladies of the Lake, and I am all in my feels!

Ladies of the Lake tells the story of four wealthy wives living in the exclusive gated community of Avalon. When their abusive husbands begin to turn up dead, Detective Shawn Daniels ( Kyle Lowder) launches an investigation, only to discover the many secrets hidden beneath the glossy veneers of Avalon. The script was penned by Caruso, adapted from a novel written by Ken Corday and is being produced through Michael & Barbara Caruso Productions.

Portraying the four mysterious ladies are Emmy nominee Martha Madison, in the role of Vivian Montgomery, an intellectual business woman who gave up her career to support her husband, Emmy winner Lilly Melgar as Angelica Louis, the quintessential Hollywood Wife with a tragic past, Marie Wilson as Morgan Firestone, a former pageant queen who became the face of her husband's shipping empire and Jessica Morris who portrays Crystal Amhurst, a barren trophy wife who will do anything to keep her husbands attention.

Ladies of the Lake will debut late summer.

'General Hospital' April 26 Sneak Peek: Dillon and Kiki Grow Closer

Tomorrow on the April 26 episode of General Hospital, Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) attempts to befriend a recovering Kiki (Hayley Erin). Will these two find love?

Meanwhile, Franco (Roger Howarth) is urged to explore his dark side.

Elsewhere, Sam (Kelly Monaco) enlightens Jason (Billy Miller) about his past with Franco.

'Days of our Lives' April 26 Sneak Peek: Abigail Has a Bad Dream About Ben

Tomorrow on the April 26 episode of Days of our Lives, Abigail (Kate Mansi) has a bad dream about Ben (Robert Scott Wilson). Has she lost her mind for good?

Meanwhile, Steve (Stephen Nichols) is unhappy to see a warm moment between Fynn (Alexander Bruszt) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans).

Elsewhere, Rafe (Galen Gering) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) heat things up, and Jade (Paige Searcy) and Joey (James Lastovic) move their relationship forward.

Official Cast List for New 'Twin Peaks' Released

Twin Peaks will premiere in 2017 on Showtime
Principal photography has concluded on the highly-anticipated new Twin Peaks for Showtime. And today, the network, David Lynch and Mark Frost revealed a key piece of the mystery: the official cast of the series. Written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost, the new Twin Peaks is directed entirely by David Lynch, and will premiere on Showtime in 2017, on-air, on demand and over the internet.

One of the most groundbreaking and influential television series of all time, the new Showtime series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.

The list below includes the 217 cast members appearing in the new Twin Peaks, including Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan, who returns as FBI Agent Dale Cooper. Those who have previously appeared in the Twin Peaks world have been asterisked.

Those who have previously appeared in the Twin Peaks world have been asterisked (*).

Aaseng, Jay
Aboutboul, Alon
Adams, Jane
Adler, Joe
Alden, Kate
Allynne, Stephanie
Amick, Mädchen *
Anderson, Eric Ray
Andrews, Finn
Anweis, Elizabeth
Ashbrook, Dana *
Auger, Joe
Augustine, Phoebe *
Bailey, Melissa
Baird, Tammie
Battaglia, Matt
Bell, Chrysta
Bellucci, Monica
Belushi, Jim
Berger, Leslie
Beymer, Richard *
Billingsley, John
Bisping, Michael
Blevins, Ronnie Gene
Bohlen, Kelsey
Bolger, Sean
Bower, Rachael
Briscoe, Brent
Broski, Robert
Brown, Wes
Bucher, Richard
Burkum, Page
Cameron, Scott
Cantu, Juan Carlos
Carides, Gia
Castellanos, Vincent
Cera, Michael
Chamberlain, Richard
Chase, Bailey
Chavez, Johnny
Clark, Candy
Clarke, Larry
Coffey, Scott *
Collison, Frank
Coronado, Lisa
Coulson, Catherine E. *
Cox, Grace Victoria
Coyne, Jonny
Croak, James
Cruise, Julee *
D'Angelo, Heather
D'Arcy, Jan *
Dastmalchian, David
Davies, Jeremy
Davies, Owain Rhys
de la Reguera, Ana
Del Rio, Rebekah
Dern, Laura
Dickson, Neil
Dillon, Hugh
Douglas, Cullen
Dowlin, Edward "Ted"
Drake, Judith
Duchovny, David *
Durbin, Christopher
Eastwood, Francesca
Edelstein, Eric
Ennis, John
Etten, Sharon
Fadem, Josh
Faircrest, Tikaeni
Farren, Eamon
Fenn, Sherilyn *
Ferguson, Jay R.
Ferreira, Sky
Ferrer, Miguel *
Field, Rebecca
Finck, Robin
Finney, Brian
Fischler, Patrick
Forster, Erika
Forster, Robert
Foster, Meg
Frost, Travis
Frost, Warren *
Gagnon, Pierce
Galli, Allen
Gates, Hailey
Gelman, Brett
George, Ivy
Getty, Balthazar
Giordano, James
Goaz, Harry *
Goodeve, Grant
Griffith, George
Griffith, Tad
Grixoni, James
Guest, Cornelia
Hammer, Travis
Harris, Hank
Hart, Annie
Hays, Andrea *
Heath, Stephen
Hensley, Heath
Hershberger, Gary *
Horse, Michael *
Hudson, Ernie
Jee, Jay
Johnson, Jesse
Jones, Caleb Landry
Judd, Ashley
Judy, Luke
Kearin, Stephen
Kelly, David Patrick *
Kenny, Laura
Kirkland, Dep
Knepper, Robert
Koechner, David
Kull, Virginia
LaLiberte, Nicole
Larson, Jay
Lee, Sheryl *
Leigh, Jennifer Jason
Levy, Jane
Lillard, Matthew
Lindholm, Jeremy
Lipton, Peggy *
Logan, Bellina Martin *
Long, Sarah Jean
Lynch, David *
Lynch, Riley
Lynch, Shane
MacLachlan, Kyle *
Mahoney, Mark
Makinen, Karl
Malone
Maridueña, Xolo
Marlohe, Berenice
Mars, Rob
Marshall, James *
Maurus, Elisabeth
McDermitt, Josh
McGill, Everett *
McLane, Zoe
Mears, Derek
Middleton, Clark
Mills, Greg
Morrison, James
Murray, Christopher
Murray, Don
Nash, Joy
Nelson Strobel, Al *
Niehaus, Priya Diane
Ochsner, Johnny
O'Dell, Bill
Olkewicz, Walter *
O'Neill, Casey
Parenzini, Charity
Parenzini, Elias
Paulsen, John
Paxton, Sara
Perlich, Max
Phillips, Linas
Phillips, Tracy
Pirruccello, John
Porter, Linda
Quinn, Jelani
Radelet, Ruth
Reber, Mary Van
René, Adele
Reznor, Mariqueen
Reznor, Trent
Riggs, Carolyn P.
Robertson, Kimmy *
Robie, Wendy *
Rondell, Erik L.
Rosand, Marv *
Rosenfield, Ben
Roth, Tim
Rowland, Rod
Russell, Carlton Lee *
Satine, Elena
Savage, John
Seyfried, Amanda
Shiels, Amy
Shipman, Sawyer
Sizemore, Tom
Sohn, Sara
Sreenan, Malachy
Stanton, Harry Dean *
Starr, J.R.
Stephenson, Bob
Stewart, Charlotte *
Stofle, Emily
Struycken, Carel *
Suplee, Ethan
Sutherland, Sabrina S.
Szohr, Jessica
Tamblyn, Russ *
Tangradi, Bill
Tewes, Cynthia Lauren
Thelen, Jodee
Torrey, Jack
Vedder, Eddie
Vrotsos, Greg
Wardle, Jake
Watts, Naomi
Williams, Nafessa
Wise, Ray *
Witt, Alicia *
Wydra, Karolina
Yi, Charlyne
Yuuki, Nae
Zabriskie, Grace *
Zajac-Denek, Christophe
Zima, Madeline
Zingale, Blake

'The Young and the Restless' April 26 Sneak Peek: Kyle and Summer are Reunited!

Photo Credit: Brad Everett Young
Tomorrow on the April 26 episode of The Young and the Restless, Kyle Abbott (Lachlan Buchanan) is back in Genoa City. Will he be able to fix his relationship with Summer (Hunter King), or has he lost her to Luca (Miles Gaston Villanueva) forever?

While we wait to find out if this relationship survives, check out the hot pictures of Lachlan and Hunter below! The two came in to shoot for actor/photographer Brad Everett Young's Dream Loud Official campaign to help save the Art & Music programs and things got hot and steamy fast!

'Acting Dead' Available to Binge-Watch For Free

After racking up numerous festival accolades and awards, the biting zombie comedy Acting Dead, finally released it's entire first season online at www.actingdead.com for your bloody binge-watching enjoyment.

Acting Dead tells the story of Tate Blodgett (Brian Beacock), a down on his luck, unemployed actor, who after being turned down for role after role, decides to take his career into his own hands, and becomes a Zombie, simply so he can finally get work in the many Zombie movies and television shows. Along the way, he meets Alex Carboneux (Jillian Clare), a former child star, who's temper has stalled her career, until she also decides to take matters in her own hands, which doesn't turn out so well either.

The series boasts an impressive group of talent including Beacock, his co-lead Jillian Clare, plus series regulars Chris Galya, Patrika Darbo, Paul Nygro and John Yelvington with Season One guest stars Debbie Gibson, Eric Martsolf, Carolyn Hennesy, Sean Kanan, John J. York, Cocoa Brown, Christine Lakin, Lori Alan, Erin Matthews, Gary and Larry Lane, Peter Allen Vogt, Sheila Sheila, Mitch Silpa and Jacee Jule.

Acting Dead is a semi-dark comedy about Zombies, set in the world of Hollywood. Funny, quirky and weird, Acting Dead has brains and an appetite for sarcasm and satire. Imagine Arrested Development meets Shawn of the Dead with an occasional shout out to Romero. It's fast paced and smart, and so ridiculous you're sure to have the time of your afterlife. For social media updates follow @ActingDead on Twitter or "Like" them on Facebook http://facebook.com/actingdead. To view the series in it's entirety, visit http://actingdead.com

Presenters Revealed For 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards

Some of the biggest and brightest stars of daytime television are scheduled to present at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards on Friday, April 29th and Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites.

The line-up of presenters for the Sunday, May 1st, show include Larry King (Larry King Now), Rita Moreno (EGOT winner), Mario Lopez (EXTRA), Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Fraser (ET), Chris Harrison (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), Sandra Lee (Emmy Award winning Culinary Host), Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne and Sara Gilbert (The Talk), Dr. Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz), Daphne Oz and Carla Hall (The Chew), Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), Dr. Andrew Ordon and Dr. Jennifer Ashton (The Doctors), Brooke Burns (The Chase), Kristos Andrews (The Bay), Van Hansis (Eastsiders), Matt Doran (Crime Watch), as well as Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mae, Loni Love, Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon (The Real). Also presenting are cast members from the four daytime soaps, including Gina Tognoni, Hunter King and Jason Thompson (The Young and the Restless), Teresa Castillo, Laura Wright and Donnell Turner (General Hospital), Karla Mosley, Pierson Fode and Jacob Young, (The Bold and the Beautiful), Camilla Banus, Billy Flynn and Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives). Additional presenters will be announced prior to the awards show.

The line-up of presenters for the Friday, April 29th gala, are Toni Tennille (Grammy Award-winning Artist), Anson Williams (Happy Days), Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island), Gordon Elliott (The Chew), Jeff Corwin (Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin), Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Matt Gutman (Safe Rescue), Bob Bergen (Voice of Porky Pig), Tanya Acker, Bill Bakman and Judge Patricia DiMango (Hot Bench), Christopher Kimball and Bridget Lancaster (America's Test Kitchen), Reid Scott (Turbo FAST), and Tim Kubart (Grammy Award winning Musician). Also presenting from the daytime soaps are Lisa LoCicero and Anthony Montgomery (General Hospital), Olivia Rose Keegan and James Lastovic (Days of Our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang, Heather Tom and Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful), Tracey E. Bregman and Christian LeBlanc (The Young & the Restless), Lilly Melgar (The Bay) and Kevin Spirtas (Winterthorne). Additional presenters will be announced prior to the awards show.

Periscope/ParachuteTV (www.parachutetv.com) will provide live-stream fan access to Red Carpet & Backstage via Twitter (@ParachuteTV1). Post questions to interact with the hosts, celebrity guests and the evening's winners. In addition, NATAS is offering fans the opportunity to tune in for backstage live coverage on the Daytime Emmys Facebook page, Instagram (EmmysNATAS) and Twitter (#DaytimeEmmys).

The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast during the 2015 calendar year. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award will honor television icons, Frank Welker (Voice Artist, Scooby-Doo, Curious George, Megatron and many others) on April 29th and Sonia Manzano (“Maria” on Sesame Street) on May 1st.

Lifetime Movie 'Seduced' Premieres April 30, Stars Elisabeth Rohm and Jon Prescott

'Seduced' premieres Saturday, April 30 on Lifetime
Lifetime movie Seduced premieres Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Elisabeth Rohm (Stalker), Jon Prescott (As the World Turns), Julie Mond (General Hospital) and Jessica Amlee (Heartland).

Between her stressful accounting job and raising her teenage daughter Issie (Amlee), widow and single mother Caroline (Rohm) hasn’t given herself another chance at romance. But when Issie stumbles upon a “Missed Connections” ad that sounds like it’s directed at her mother, Caroline reluctantly agrees to meet the mystery man, and soon finds herself in a whirlwind romance with Gavin.

Shortly after, Gavin (Prescott) manipulates Caroline to steal money from her work to fund an investment deal. But just before Caroline enacts the plan… she meets Margot (Mond)—Gavin’s other girlfriend, who’s just as shocked to learn about Caroline.

The two realize that they’re being duped by a con man, and team up to bring him down. Along the way, Caroline must evade an increasingly dangerous Gavin, convince the police she’s on the right side of the law, and try to save Gavin’s next target from being swindled.

From MarVista Entertainment, Seduced was written by Brian McAuley and directed by Jessica Janos.

The cast of Seduced includes Robert Mailhouse, Ser'Darius Blain, Tanner Stine, Jamie Paiz Phillips, Cade Carradine, and Alexandria Basso.

The film was previously known as Missed Connections.

Check out a sneak peek below:

GH Alum Sean Blakemore Cast in New Pilot

Sean Blakemore
Deadline is reporting that General Hospital alum Sean Blakemore has been cast in BET's 2-hour scripted pilot The Yard

THE YARD is a dynamic scripted dramatic show that takes viewers inside the unique, culture-filled world of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). THE YARD follows ambitious yet troubled Dr. Eva Fletcher (Anika Noni Rose ), the newly-elected President of the fictional Georgia A&M University.

The series is created by Felicia D. Henderson (Gossip Girl, Soul Food) and Charles Holland (CSI: Miami, NY Undercover), based on a concept created by Rob Hardy (How To Get Away With Murder, Power). The show is executive produced by Henderson and Hardy, who will also direct. Hardy executive produced Stomp The Yard. Co-executive producers on the project include Holland, Will Packer and Mitzi Miller. THE YARD is production of Rainforest Entertainment and WaterWalk Productions in conjunction with BET Networks.

Kimberly McCullough Talks 'General Hospital' Return

Kimberly McCullough
Kimberly McCullough is returning to General Hospital as Robin Scorpio, and the popular actress couldn't be happier.

McCullough tells Soap Opera Digest, "A few weeks ago, I texted Frank [Valentini, executive producer] just to check in, and I shared the news with him that I am directing another episode of Pretty Little Liars. He was congratulatory, and then said, 'So, are you available?' I said, 'Yeah, I'm available until the end of May, when I shoot PLL.' He was like, 'Okay, great!' And then the next day, I got an email with the dates [he wanted me to shoot GH]. I was like, 'Oh, cool! You actually meant it!' I didn't know he was serious!"

The actress was unaware that her return had to do with the Nurses' Ball "They totally tricked me!" she teases. "After I said yes, they said, 'Okay, great, we're going to use you for the Nurses' Ball.' I was like, 'Oh, man! Let me get this straight: I have to wear heels and I probably have to do a speech and I may or may not have to do a dance routine? These are all things you probably should have mentioned to me!' But it's fine. I wish I could say I know exactly what I'm doing, but I don't. I just know that I'll appear at the ball and probably make a speech. I would love it if I could appear with Brooklyn [Rae Silzer, Emma], although I don't know if that will be the case."

Robin hasn't been at the Ball for years. "I honestly can't remember the last one that I went to," she marvels. "The Nurses' Ball [became a big deal] because of Stone, "Robin's first love, who lost his life to Aids in 1995, "so it's nice that I actually get to show up."

"Robin has been HIV-positive since 1995 and she's healthy and she has a healthy daughter. I've never gotten to make that speech: 'I'm alive, I'm healthy.' It's something to be celebrated, for sure, that we've made so much progress and people [with HIV] are living such long lives. It's amazing. I'm excited; I know this is going to be a lot of fun."

The Nurses' Ball begins May 24.

'General Hospital' April 25 Sneak Peek: Julian and Nina Make a Connection

Tomorrow on the April 25 episode of General Hospital, Julian (William deVry) and Nina (Michelle Stafford) make a connection. How will Franco (Roger Howarth) and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) feel about this? Are sparks going to fly?

Meanwhile, Franco (Roger Howarth) unintentionally sets off Jason (Billy Miller).

Elsewhere, Michael (Chad Duell) and Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) demand to know if Inocencia knows more than she’s letting on about Sabrina (Teresa Castillo).

'The Bold and the Beautiful' April 25 Sneak Peek: Liam and Wyatt Continue to Fight for Steffy

Tomorrow on the April 25 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Liam (Scott Clifton) is determined to get back everything he lost, while Bill (Don Diamont) gives him a dose of reality.

Meanwhile, Wyatt (Darin Brooks) refuses to lose the life he has created with Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

Elsewhere, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) calls Katie (Heather Tom) out after she questions him about Douglas.

You can watch a sneak peek below

'The Young and the Restless' April 25 Sneak Peek: Patty Taunts Sharon With the Truth

Tomorrow on the April 25 episode of The Young and the Restless, Sharon (Sharon Case) turns to Patty Williams (Stacy Haiduk) for answers, and is shocked when Patty reveals Sharon wasn't pregnant when she was locked up.

Meanwhile, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) asks Victor (Eric Braeden) for forgiveness.

Elsewhere, Mariah (Camryn Grimes) wants to know what happened to her friendship with Kevin (Greg Rikaart).

You can watch a sneak peek below:

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers: (May 2-May 6, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of May 2, 2016.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Kate (Lauren Koslow) walks in as Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) asks Nicole (Arianne Zucker) to be CEO of Basic Black.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) tells Caroline (Peggy McCay) and Julie (Susan Hayes) how Deimos poisoned her.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Steve (Stephen Nichols) finds out about Joey’s (James Lastovic) incarceration and blasts Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) for not telling him.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

JJ (Casey Moss) is invited to a Hernandez family lunch.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Rafe (Galen Gering) has a romantic night planned for Hope (Kristian Alfonso).

'Days of our Lives' April 25 Sneak Peek: Marlena Shares Her Worries about Eric with Belle

Tomorrow on the April 25 episode of Days of our Lives, Marlena (Deidre Hall) discusses Eric (Greg Vaughan) with Belle (Martha Madison). Will Belle help Marlena cope with her pain?

Meanwhile, Theo (Kyler Pettis) tells Ciara (Vivian Jovanni) they will have a magical prom, but Abe (James Reynolds) remains concerned about the two. Will Hope (Kristian Alfonso) agree with him?

Elsewhere, Rafe learns Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) invested in a company linked to Dr. Malcolm.

Lynn Herring Talks 'General Hospital' Return

Lynn Herring: Jill Johnson/JPI
In the latest Issue of Soap Opera Digest, Lynn Herring talks about her return to General Hospital as Lucy Coe.

"I hadn't realized how much I missed GH until they booked the first show and I got really sentimental and emotional," Herring tells Digest. "In March, 30 years ago, I got the job and Lucy aired for the first time [on] April 11, 1986. What an amazing gift that was and what a life GH has given me. So to come back on that anniversary is so sweet!"

According to Digest, Herring reported back to the set on April 13, two days after her milestone, for the first of her wardrobe fittings.

Welcome back Lynn and Lucy!

'Days of our Lives' Photo Gallery and Spoilers For the Week of April 25, 2016

Check out the day-to-day photos to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of April 25, 2016.

Abe addresses his concerns about Theo and Ciara with Hope.

Rafe discovers that Deimos invested in a company that made a payment to Dr. Seth Malcolm.

Jade and Joey take their relationship to the next level…

Steve witnesses Fynn and Kayla share a warm moment, and isn’t happy about it.

Victor and Nicole seal the deal to bring Deimos down.

Hope pulls away from Rafe just as they are about to make love.

Ciara, Claire, and Joey are accused of vandalism.

Hope gets another call from mystery caller, warning her about Deimos

Philip is stunned by Belle’s suggestion that they get married in Las Vegas.

Ciara wants to quit school and work full-time as Thomas’ nanny; Chad makes a deal with her

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