Syndicated daytime programs Judge Judy and The Doctors are both answering to new bosses. According to Broadcasting and Cable, Amy Freisleben has been named executive in charge of production at Judy. Meanwhile, Andrew Scher has been promoted from co-executive producer to executive producer at The Doctors.
What a difference a competent executive makes! Daytime soap opera, game and talk show fans likely noticed a familiar name among The Hollywood Reporter's recent Next Gen 2012 list. Angelica McDaniel, CBS Entertainment's senior vice-president for Daytime, was touted for her success overseeing The Price is Right, Let's Make a Deal, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and most notably The Talk, which is the fastest growing show on network television.
What is McDaniel's biggest piece of advice?
To listen. People will always teach you something if you’re paying attention.
This explains why McDaniel is brave enough to sign up for Twitter. You can find the 35-year-old dynamo promoting her lineup, as well as engaging with soap actors, talk show hosts and fans @AngelicaMcD.
I've been hella impressed with the way The Price is Right, Lets Make a Deal and The Talk have been cross-promoting Y&R and B&B since McDaniel took over. CBS Daytime feels much sturdier and less trigger happy than rival networks as a result. For a complete chart highlighting CBS Daytime's recent success in the Nielsens, keep reading!
When Clueless and Single Ladies alum Stacey Dash tweeted support for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Twitter and the rest of the Internet erupted in bitter debate. Some fans of the star were outraged that a black actress is supporting a Republican, as opposed to President Barack Obama, a Democrat.
Others applauded Dash for her courage in speaking out for what she believes in. Of course the women of The View had to give their five cents on the controversial topic. Check out what they had to say after the jump!
What a difference a few years makes. Gone are the days when arrogant, now unemployed executives like Brian Frons and Barbara Bloom pop off in the presss about the dire state of the soaps they helped tank. Currently the genre boasts leaders who actually seem to care about keeping the remaining daytime sudsers on the air — so long as they stay modern and profitable. In an interview with Variety, Angelica McDaniel, senior vice-president for CBS Daytime, discussed the importance of The Young and the Restless to her daypart.
" 'Y&R' is a flagship program in our daytime lineup," says McDaniel, who joined the net in 2010. "It's an iconic brand that has told compelling stories with dynamic characters for years."
ABC's Good Morning America has managed to best NBC's Today in total viewers for the first time in 17 years, reports The New York Times. The Mouse House's televised coffee klatch handed the Peacock's morning show a spanking in the Nielsens, the week prior to NBC beginning coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Somewhere Ann Curry is laughing her ass off.
The war of words between political comedian Bill Maher and Let's Make a Deal host Wayne Brady has been the talk of the blogosphere for the past few days. Apparently the squabble started when Maher took a dig at President Barack Obama's blackness—or in Maher's opinion, lack thereof—by comparing the POTUS to Brady on his HBO series Real Time With Bill Maher.
A fed up Brady went on The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler's Girl on Guy podcast and proceeded to blast off on Maher. Said Brady in response to Maher referring to Obama as "your Wayne Brady:
"Just because you f*** black hookers, just because you had that particular black experience… I have to stop myself to getting into it because I realize the thing is if I had gone on his show, or even doing it online, I'm not going to win. Because as soon as you back off, he still has his platform to say whatever he wants to." READ MORE