DGA Statement On Cancellation of ‘All My Children,’ ‘One Life To Live’

By | Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 3:36pm PDT

“This is a very sad and frustrating day for daytime dramatic television and our members who work on these productions. DGA members are employed on daytime serials as directors, associate directors, stage managers and production associates. The cancellation of these two long-running shows will affect dozens of our members,

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WGA East Statement On Cancellation Of ‘All My Children,’ One Life To Live’

“The WGAE is deeply disappointed by ABC’s announcement that both All My Children and One Life to Live will cease production. These groundbreaking shows have provided entertainment and enlightenment to millions of viewers, and have provided good employment to dozens of talented, dedicated writers. We urge the company to

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AFTRA Statement On Cancellation of ‘All My Children,’ ‘One Life To Live’

Today’s announcement that two long-running AFTRA programs have been cancelled and will cease production in September (‘All My Children’) and January 2012 (‘One Life to Live’) represents a devastating loss for thousands of AFTRA members, union crew members and production staff in Los Angeles and New York. The AFTRA

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Debmar-Mercury, Fox TV Stations Team For ‘Father Albert’ Daily Talk Show

By | Tuesday January 25, 2011 @ 5:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Debmar-Mercury and the Fox TV Stations are setting up another gradual rollout of a daily syndicated talk show, Father Albert. This summer, the daily one-hour talk show featuring advice from radio-television talk show host, author and priest Father Alberto Cutié, known as “Father Oprah” will get a preview on the … Read More »

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CBS SVP Daytime Boss Barbara Bloom Out

By | Tuesday January 18, 2011 @ 4:57pm PST

She today informed her staff about her departure when her contract expires at the end of the month after 8 years with the network. (Statements below.) Immediately, there was Internet chatter that Barbara Bloom had clashed with Julie Chen, wife of Les Moonves … Read More »

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CW To Carry Dr. Drew Daytime Show

By | Monday January 10, 2011 @ 8:54pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The CW has picked up new daily talk show Dr. Drew Lifechangers, B&C reports. Beginning next fall, the half-hour show will replace the now-defunct Tyra Banks Show, which occupies the 3-4PM hour, with an original and a repeat Lifechangers airing back-to-back. Telepictures is producing the new show, which joins … Read More »

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CBS To Renew Daytime Drama ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ For Two More Years

By | Monday November 29, 2010 @ 6:11pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS is sticking with both of its daytime dramas for the foreseeable future. The network just gave top-rated The Young and the Restless a three-year renewal. Now I hear that it is also close to a deal for a … Read More »

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Anderson Cooper’s New Syndication Show Cleared In Top Markets

Nellie Andreeva

(November 29, 2010, Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has sold a new, one-hour daily strip hosted by Anderson Cooper to major market stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston for a

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CBS’s Daytime Drama ‘The Young And The Restless’ Gets 3-Year Renewal

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CBS’ daytime drama The Young and the Restless will be restless for at least three more years with a new renewal that will keep the top-rated soap on the network through the 2013-14 season. The pickup comes on the … Read More »

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Whoopi Goldberg And Bill O’Reilly Discuss The ‘View’ Walkout On ‘The O’Reilly Factor’

Nellie Andreeva

Six weeks ago, Bill O’Reilly’s visit to The View while promoting his new book led to co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walking off stage. Tonight, Goldberg visits O’Reilly on his Fox News talk show to promote her new book. And of course, they talk about the incident. Here … Read More »

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NBC Renews ‘Days Of Our Lives’ For 2 Years

By | Monday November 8, 2010 @ 9:40am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Tying the announcement to Days of Our Lives‘ 45th season celebration today, NBC announced that it has picked up the daytime drama for two more years through the 2012-13 season. “Days of our Lives remains vitally creative through the years … Read More »

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Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Storm Off ‘The View’ Over Bill O’Reilly Comments

Nellie Andreeva

What happens if you put Bill O’Reilly on a couch with five outspoken women and throw in a hot-button issue like the Ground Zero mosque? Guaranteed mayhem. And that’s exactly what happened today on ABC’s The View.

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It’s Official: Anderson Cooper To Host Warner Bros TV-Syndicated Daily Daytime Strip But Also His CNN News Show

Anderson Cooper has signed a deal to host a new one-hour NYC-based daily daytime strip for Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution, set for national syndication launch in Fall 2011. This should be very successful: one week, I caught Cooper co-hosting with Kelly Ripa — and he was a natural. Cooper will continue to anchor CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ airing weeknights at 10 PM ET. And, geez, is troubled CNN relieved he’s staying even though his ratings have plummeted. Luckily, both CNN and Warner Bros TV syndication sit under the same Time Warner banner. Said Jim Walton, the president of CNN Worldwide, “I am pleased that Anderson Cooper has extended his relationship with CNN and will be with us for years to come. I am also pleased to congratulate Anderson on his new relationship with Telepictures. We think it will be good for Anderson, good for CNN and good for Time Warner.”  And Cooper had this to say, “I remain as committed as ever to my program on CNN, and will be with CNN for years to come.” Here’s the news release: Read More »

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Daily Talk Show To Replace ‘As The World Turns’ On CBS This Fall

Nellie Andreeva

CBS eyeEXCLUSIVE: I hear CBS has picked the replacement for departing daytime soap As the World Turns: a daily panel talk show hosted by Sara Gilbert, on whose idea the show is based, Julie Chen (who’s married to Read More »

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