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DAYS Alum Welcomes Baby No. 3

August 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Christie Clark (ex-Carrie, DAYS) and her husband, Thomas Barnes, have welcomed their third daughter, Charlotte Joy. Tweeted the proud mom, “Baby Charlotte. ” Charlie” Joy was born on Aug 6 th 2013! 8 Pds 4 oz! Everyone is thrilled to bits over here!!!!” Charlie joins older sisters Hannah, 5, and Emma, 2.

Eileen Davidson Off DAYS

July 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Eileen Davidson, who made a triumphant return as Kristen DiMera in 2012 after a 14-year absence, wrapped up her DAYS stint on July 16. Because DAYS tapes so far in advance, she will air through the remainder of the year. “The Kristen story wrap-up is just fantastic; she was just glorious,” raves Executive Producer Ken Corday. “The official word there is that Eileen Davidson is leaving the show to take some time out with her family. Will she come back? We’ll see. But she’s not going to another show. I am thankful for all she’s brought to us. It was the first shot in the arm we needed. A big shot in the arm.” For more from Corday, pick up the next issue of Digest, on sale Friday.

Emma Samms Returns To GH

July 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Expect a visit to GH early in August from Emma Samms as Holly. After the actress popped in at the show’s fan club festivities, Executive Producer Frank Valentini tweeted a pic of himself on set with Samms, acknowledging that “the cat is out of the bag.”

 

DAYS Stars In Hallmark Movie

July 27, 2013 Leave a comment

DAYS OF OUR LIVES’s on-screen sibs, Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Greg Vaughan (Eric), star in the romantic comedy,  SECOND CHANCES, debuting on the Hallmark Channel Saturday, July 27, at  9 p.m. ET/PT and 8 p.m. CT. “It’s a fun movie, especially because of Ali,” enthuses Vaughan.  “She really shines. I think DAYS fans will enjoy seeing us playing different roles. We filmed the movie before I started taping DAYS last year.” Sweeney plays a single mom working at a 911 call center and Vaughan is a divorced firefighter.

 

DAYS’s Patsy Pease Confirms Return

July 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Patsy Pease (ex-Kimberly), who was last seen in Salem in 2010, is returning to the show for a visit. “Well, that was a long ‘nap!’ Hello Everybody! I’m back with GOOD news! I start shooting July,17th.18th and 19th,” she announced on Facebook. “Thrilled to be back on ‘Days’ and I am so excited about working with the lovely and VERY talented Jen Lilley! Stay tuned !” It was revealed this week that Lilley’s character Theresa is the daughter of Kim and Shane.

General Hospital Puts Tyler Christopher on Contract — A Bad Sign for The Lying Game?

June 19, 2013 1 comment

Tyler Christopher has been put on contract at ABC’s General Hospital, where earlier this year he returned to the role of soulful prince Nikolas Cassadine — and thus a darker cloud now looms over ABC Family’s on-the-bubble The Lying Game.

“It took us a few months to work out the details, but I signed last week,” Christopher told Soap Opera Digest of his new GH status. “I love the show and I’m having a great time.”

Alas, a steadier presence on the daytime drama would seem to allow Christopher precious little time to reprise his role as The Lying Game‘s lawman Dan — who was of central importance to one of the winter finale’s main mysteries — if the ABC Family drama was on the renewal track.

As of Tuesday, the cabler’s official response remained the same: “No decision has been made about additional episodes.” (Technically, they have until July 15 to make the call.) TLG‘s future, like that of Bunheads, likely will be determined by the success (or lack thereof) of ABCF’s two brand-new offerings, The Fosters and Twisted.

The Lying Game‘s Season 2A averaged 1.3 million total viewers, with 500,000 falling in the cabler’s Adults 18-34 sweet spot. The Twisted series premiere did 1.6 mil/510K, while The Fosters‘ latest episode drew 1.7 mil/480K. In other words, ABC Family’s new series are putting up comparable demos while delivering 20 percent larger audiences. One insider tells TVLine that Twisted currently has the edge in being TLG‘s possible successor.

Daytime Emmys: B&B and Y&R Dominate, GH’s Ex-Lulu Wins, Days Is Named Best Drama

June 17, 2013 Leave a comment

The 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held Sunday night in Beverly Hills, hosted by Sam Champion (Good Morning America) and HLN personalities Robin Meade and A.J. Hammer.

CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful boasted the biggest haul, translating its 15 nominations into nine total Emmys, including for Writing, lead actress Heather Tom and five Creative Arts trophies collected on Saturday.

Sister sudser The Young and the Restless — which went into this year’s awards with the most nominations, 23 — wound up with seven wins, including for Lead Actor/first-time gold-grabber Doug Davidson.

Days of Our Lives was named best drama. One Life to Live earned one Emmy, tying General Hospital for Multiple Camera Editing on Saturday night.

On the “interesting” side, GH‘s former Lulu, Julie Marie Berman, nonetheless won for Supporting Actress, while Kristen Alderson earned her first Emmy, in the Younger Actress race, for playing Starr — a character that has since been yanked away from her by the One Life to Live reboot/legal flapdoodle.

Among the telecast’s highlights, and there were so few: Corbin Bernsen dropping the S-word and an F-bomb while imagining what his late mother, Y&R legend Jeanne Cooper, must be thinking about this year’s ceremony (namely, her being a part of the In Memoriam tribute); and Carrie Fisher dropping acid… jokes before getting to hand an Emmy to her onetime Star Wars boss, George Lucas (accepting for The Clone Wars).

Here now are the winners in the categories announced on Sunday:

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R)

GAME SHOW
The Price Is Right (CBS)

GAME SHOW HOST
Ben Bailey, Cash Cab

TALK SHOW | INFORMATIVE
The Dr. Oz Show

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA (TIE)
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R)

DRAMA WRITING TEAM
The Bold and the Beautiful

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Game show host Monty Hall
Producer Bob Stewart

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Julie Marie Berman (ex-Lulu, GH)

CULINARY PROGRAM (TIE)
Best Thing I Ever Made (Food Network)
Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network)

CULINARY HOST
Lidia Bastianich (Lidia’s Italy)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)

TALK SHOW | ENTERTAINMENT
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

DRAMA DIRECTING TEAM
The Bold and the Beautiful

SPECIAL CLASS | ANIMATED PROGRAM
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Chandler Massey (Will, Days)

MORNING PROGRAM
CBS Sunday Morning

YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kristen Alderson (as Starr, GH)

ORIGINAL SONG
“Good Afternoon,” Good Morning America

TALK SHOW HOST
Ricki Lake (The Ricki Lake Show)

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA
Days of Our Lives

Also, here are select non-soap opera winners in the aforementioned Creative Arts categories, which were handed out on Saturday evening (Deadline has a full list):

CHILDREN’S ANIMATED PROGRAM
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)

PERFORMER IN AN ANIMATED PROGRAM
David Tennant (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

WRITING IN ANIMATION
WordGirl (PBS)

CHILDREN’S SERIES
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour The Series (HUB Network)

PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN’S SERIES
Sesame Street (PBS)

PERFORMER IN A CHILDREN’S SERIES
Kevin Clash (Elmo, Sesame Street)

WRITING IN A CHILDREN’S SERIES
Sesame Street (PBS)

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