After the Daytime Emmy Awards telecast ended, soap’s biggest names–including Frank Valentini, Erika Slezak and Michelle Stafford (pictured above)–kicked off a night of parties at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards reception at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 16. Check out more photos of your favorite soap stars after the jump! READ MORE
Whether real life couples, two stars from the same show, family members or two old friends bumping into each other, the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards red carpet was the place to be paired up. Check out more 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Award photos after the jump! READ MORE
General Hospital’s Jimmy Deshler and the lovely Haley Pullos, Emily Wilson, Kelly Sullivan and Laura Wright joined soap stars from All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless to help kick off Daytime Emmy weekend at the Television Academy’s 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 13 in Beverly Hills. Check out more photos of your favorite soap stars after the jump!
A new, in depth report from Broadcasting & Cable touts ratings stabilization and/or growth among the four remaining daytime soap operas, while singling out ABC Daytime's General Hospital as the sudser which has seen the most growth this season. From the article:
So far this season, General Hospital has seen the most improvement of any soap, climbing 21% in households to a 2.3 from a 1.9; GH is up 7% among women 25-54, to a 1.6 from a 1.5.
Looks like Molly (Haley Pullos) is about to get some competition for TJ (Tequan Richmond) and/or Rafe (Jimmy Deshler) on General Hospital! ABC Soaps In Depth is reporting the soap has cast 666 Park Avenue’s Samantha Logan as Taylor DuBois, Felix’s (Marc Samuel) younger sister. GH headwriter Ron Carlivati told the magazine,
Not everything can be a triangle, so there will be another girl thrown into the mix. READ MORE
Who better to celebrate General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary with than Jackie Zeman? At the Paley Center, the actress, who recently reprised beloved Nurse Bobbie Spencer, shared her absolute joy over coming back to GH, her thoughts on a potential return for Bobbie's son Lucas and gave her thoughts on Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati.
Daytime Confidential: What is like to be back for the 50th Anniversary and under the new team of executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati?
Jackie Zeman: It’s great to be back. I’m happy it’s for the 50th, because that’s a big deal, but under this team is the biggest part of what you just said. Working with Mr. Valentini and Mr. Carlivati is amazing. I’ve worked with a lot of executive producers, everyone that has been on GH for 35 years, that’s a lot of EP’s. There is a new energy and revitalization to the show. There’s this respect for what’s gone on in the history, but they’ve taken General Hospital and instead of redoing old stuff, they’ve brought it into the present and into the future with all this exciting intrigue and romance. It’s compelling once again. That’s exciting to be a part of. READ MORE