Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless lead the list of shows with the most Daytime Emmy nominations in 2019. CBS leads the list of networks receiving nominations, with 61 total across all categories, including Creative Arts. The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards take place May 5.
A pair of new shows premiered to so-so ratings Tuesday night, as neither NBC’s The Village nor Fox’s Mental Samurai pulled in very big numbers. The Village drew a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.91 million viewers behind This Is Us.
Rob Silverstein, executive producer of NBC’s syndicated entertainment newsmagazine Access Hollywood and its spinoffs, is leaving the syndication franchise after 20 years at the helm. He’ll be replaced by Hot Bench alumnus Maureen FitzPatrick.
Viacom is blasting telco giant AT&T on several fronts as the companies wrestle over a carriage renewal deal that is vital to Viacom’s long-term financial health. As of Tuesday, Viacom had begun running crawls and promo spots on its channels warning viewers that Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV and other channels could go dark on AT&T’s DirecTV as of midnight ET on Friday, when the current contract expires.
As WarnerMedia’s John Stankey searches for a new studio chief following Kevin Tsujihara’s Monday exit as Warner Bros. chairman-CEO, he has put studio execs Toby Emmerich, Peter Roth and Kim Williams in charge.