Not much has changed on Days of Our Lives following an investigation into misconduct allegations against co-executive producer/director Albert Alarr and a toxic work environment he and his team allegedly fostered, with Alarr still in charge at the venerable daytime drama. Now the DoOL cast are taking things into their own hands, with a petition that calls for a new leader on the show, which streams on Peacock. It has been signed by more than 25 cast members to date.
Jacklyn Zeman, who played Bobbie Spencer for 45 years on ABC’s “General Hospital” has died at 70. Zeman died after a short battle with cancer, her family confirmed Wednesday. News […]
As ABC’s General Hospital marks its 60th anniversary, much remains the same for the longest-running scripted series in production in the United States. A hospital is still the backdrop for the soap opera, many of the veteran characters remain, the wealthy Quatermaine family looms large and the stories are about love, mystery and adventure. But in a shift, many of the most powerful residents of Port Charles are women.
Peter Bergman and Susan Walters, veteran actors on CBS’s The Young and the Restless, reflect on the show’s longevity, evolution and future as it marks its 50th anniversary on broadcast. A full transcript of the conversation is included.
The CBS soap began on March 26, 1973. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, it also lays claim to being the No. 1 daytime drama for 35 consecutive years. It helped launch the careers of such primetime and film actors as Vivica A. Fox, David Hasselhoff, Adam Brody, Tom Selleck, Penn Badgley, Shemar Moore, Eva Longoria, Justin Hartley and the late Paul Walker.
Time to get more sand for the hourglass. Days of Our Lives has been renewed by Peacock for two more seasons, which means the iconic soap opera will make it to at least its landmark 60th season. Days moved to Peacock in September, having previously aired on NBC since 1965. It was NBC’s longest-running drama series before switching to Peacock in 2022.
A group of 12 stars from the daytime drama attended a ceremony on the CBS lot to unearth a time capsule that had been buried 25 years.
Morgan is in her second stint on CBS’s The Young and the Restless. She first joined the soap in 2013 and stayed until 2018. She returned in 2019 as a different character.
CBS announced Wednesday that it has renewed its long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful for two more years, setting a run through the 2023-24 broadcast season. The network also announced a celebration of the program’s 35th anniversary for March 23.
Longtime General Hospital cast member Steve Burton is leaving the ABC show due to his refusal to comply with the production’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Burton announced his departure on Instagram today.
Days of Our Lives‘ renewals over the past several years have contained as much drama as the daytime staple itself. This year is not an exception. Negotiations between NBC and Sony Pictures Television have been ongoing. The two sides are not commenting but, according to sources, there hasn’t been any cause for alarm and insiders have been optimistic that Days of Our Lives will be renewed for a record 57th season.
CBS daytime dramas are the latest TV series impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In the face of a fast-escalating health crisis and new restrictions by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti aimed at slowing the epidemic, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are stopping production. The shutdown is effective Tuesday, March 17, as both series are dark on Mondays. Currently, filming is suspended for the next two weeks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five years ago, “The Young and the Restless” celebrated Peter Bergman’s quarter-century on the daytime serial with a cake and speeches. The actor says he didn’t […]
While their ranks have thinned over the years to just four now and their audiences growing older, CBS’s The Young and the Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful, ABC’s General Hospital and NBC’s Days of Our Lives are still drawing viewers that lots of advertisers lust after. “There are many advertisers who need to reach that audience of women during the day. And several of the soaps draw more viewers than primetime shows,” says Katz Media Group’s Stacey Schulman.
The Daytime Emmy Awards are in danger of losing one of their biggest attractions, the daytime dramas, whose acting nominees bring star power to the ceremony. In an unprecedented show of unity, all four daytime soaps, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, have come together to threaten a boycott if changes in the voting and accounting practices for the awards and the way the competition is held are not changed.
The long-running soap has secured a Season 54 (!) pickup from the network. Days premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour a decade later. It has won 52 Emmy awards. In 2017, the sudser aired its 13,000th episode.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A major Middle Eastern satellite network now believed to be majority-owned by Saudi Arabia has stopped airing Turkish soap operas, the latest entertainment casualties […]
After a depressing run that saw many dramas get axed, soaps are seeing a resurgence in this year’s Daytime Emmys race.
Just a short two years ago, General Hospital was staring down the barrel of cancellation as ABC took away its long-time 3 p.m. slot for the pricey new Katie Couric talk show. Now Katie is facing a demise, set to end its rocky two-season run in May, while General Hospital has been thriving. ABC does not officially renew its soaps but Deadline has learned that, not surprisingly, General Hospital will continue next season.
NBC has ordered two more years of daytime drama, Days of Our Lives. It will continue through September 2016. The Emmy-winning daytime drama will celebrate its 50th year in television in November 2015.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has a new villain as he campaigns to bring down Venezuela’s spiraling crime: TV soap operas. He accuses them of spreading “anti-values” to […]