‘Days Of Our Lives’ Gay Wedding Makes Daytime TV History: Video

By | Monday March 31, 2014 @ 6:26pm PDT

The nuptials of Will Horton (Guy Wilson) and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) — or WilSon, as the NBC soap’s faithful call them — will be played out over three episodes this week. It’s the first time two men have tied the knot on a daytime drama. Days Of Read More »

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NBC Renews ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Through 2016

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 10:44am PST

days-of-our-lives__130109192851-275x215NBC has extended the long-running daytime drama for an additional two years, taking it through September 2016. Days Of Our Lives, which marks its 50th year on television in November 2015, has nabbed 232 Daytime Emmy nominations and 36 … Read More »

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Alison Sweeney To Leave ‘Days Of Our Lives’ After 21-Year Run

By | Tuesday January 21, 2014 @ 2:40pm PST

Alison Sweeney quits Days Of Our LivesAfter a 21-year run on NBC‘s Days of Our Lives, actress Alison Sweeney is departing the soap, she announced on Ellen. She’s played the role of Samantha “Sami” Brady (at … Read More »

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40th Daytime Emmy Awards: ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Named Best Drama; George Lucas, ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ Score – Winners List

By | Sunday June 16, 2013 @ 7:45pm PDT

The 40th Daytime Emmy Awards named Days Of Our Lives Outstanding Drama Series at the annual awards held Sunday at the Beverly Hilton, where the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored the best in daytime programming. It was a big win at the end of the night for the NBC soap after all previous statuettes had gone to its competitors, CBS’ Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful and ABC’s General Hospital. CBS led this year’s winners with seven major wins while George Lucas took home his first Emmy for his animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (See full list of nominees here.) Meanwhile, it took three co-hosts – Robin Meade, Sam Champion, and AJ Hammer – to emcee a snafu-laden telecast that one Tweeter appropriately deemed “must watch train wreck TV.” (Just scroll down for the laundry list of HLN network flubs that ran 35 minutes late and had viewers irate on both coasts.)

Related: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street,’ CBS Lead 40th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

George Lucas EmmyIn his first Emmy win, George Lucas accepted the award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for his Star Wars: The Clone Wars series from presenter Carrie Fisher who joked before opening the envelope, “Our nominees haven’t taken acid, at least not with me – which is, as most of you know, the only way to go. Right, George?” Lucas thanked the TV Academy for including animation in their annual program and gave a shout out to “all those poor souls who toil over their computers.”

It wasn’t the smoothest of award shows. The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler was handed the wrong envelope presenting for Best Informative Talk Show and had to use her comic chops to stall while the correct winner was relayed to her onstage. Mic and audio issues dotted the HLN telecast – including mics completely turned off and an errant audio feed of co-host Meade shouting into her backstage mic, “Can you guys hear me? You can? This is my song from my album!” over an HLN network ad playing between commercial breaks. And that was before presenter Corbin Bernsen dropped an uncensored f-bomb on live TV. Read More »

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R.I.P. Fran Bascom

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 4:39pm PDT
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Veteran casting director Fran Bascom passed away on Sunday. She had been feeling poorly of late but was still very energetic until she became ill last night and was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, … Read More »

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‘Bold & Beautiful’ And ‘General Hospital’ To Return As Daytime Soaps Stage Comeback

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What a difference a year makes. Between 2009 and 2012, daytime soaps went from 8 to 4, and by the end of 2012, Prospect Park’s effort to revive two of the departed, All My Children and … Read More »

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NBC’s ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Renewed Through September 2014

By | Wednesday January 9, 2013 @ 11:29am PST
Nellie Andreeva

On Sunday, NBC boss Bob Greenblatt hinted at a renewal for the network’s sole daytime soap Days Of Our Lives. “I think Days will stick around,” he said. “I don’t want to say that officially yet, … Read More »

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