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January 27, 2016
This year's Daytime Emmy race has officially begun. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released a list of 65 performers, of which six will be awarded Daytime Emmy trophies later this year.
January 29, 2016
General Hospital's Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma Drake) and Joey Luthman (young Luke Spencer), and The Young and the Restless' McKenna Roberts (Matilda Ashby) have all snagged nominations in the 37th Annual Young Artist Awards race.
January 31, 2016
It looks like 2016 is off to a good start for the daytime industry, with all four network soaps up in the ratings.
February 8, 2016
Ever wanted to see The Young and the Restless' Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), The Bold and the Beautiful's Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester), and other soap stars toss around a football? Now's your chance!
February 11, 2016
The Young and the Restless' McKenna Grace (Faith Newman) has seen a lot of scary things in Genoa City, but nothing can compare to her next project, which puts her at the center of the Amityville Horror world.
February 17, 2016
Paul Lee is out as ABC Entertainment president, and the company has named Channing Dungey as his replacement. She becomes the first African-American to head a major broadcast network.
February 20, 2016
Fans really fell in love with The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless' pre-Valentine's Day drama; both soaps gained viewers for the week ending on the romantic holiday.
February 25, 2016
Hot on the heels of the news that Channing Dungey has taken Paul Lee's place as ABC Entertainment president comes word that Rebecca Campbell is taking over as head of ABC Daytime.
March 9, 2016
This year's Daytime Emmy Awards celebration will have three new additions fans can look forward to alongside the usual soap-filled fun.
March 9, 2016
Get ready for a little B-ball action from some of your favorite The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless stars, because CBS Soap Mayhem is back.
March 14, 2016
March is shaping up to be a bit of a bummer month for soap operas, with all daily dramas sliding in the ratings and The Bold and the Beautiful reaching an all-time low.
April 13, 2016
CBS Daytime is about to give fans one heck of a fun time with Not Safe For Daytime, the network's "shocking" and "uncensored" new series that features stars from shows like The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
April 18, 2016
The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and the rest of television's number one daytime lineup is featured in CBS' new digital series, Not Safe For Daytime, which officially premieres today.
April 27, 2016
As if this weekend's Emmy event wasn't enough of a reason to celebrate, now comes news that CBS Daytime has renewed all the shows in its lineup, including The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
May 17, 2016
ABC's head honcho, Channing Dungey, explains the reasoning behind the network's shocking decision to axe both Castle, which starred One Life to Live's Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan), and Nashville, which starred Guiding Light's Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie Spaulding).
May 23, 2016
Days of our Lives' Vincent Irizarry (Deimos Kiriakis) opens up about the "nerve-wracking" experience of playing the piano for the NBC soap.
June 20, 2016
What the world needs now is love... sweet love. Some of the stars of Broadway recorded a single to benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. An amazing video of the recording session has just been released.
June 23, 2016
What does it really take to be successful in love, life, and career? Stars from General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Days of our Lives sound off, and many of their answers are quite beautiful.
August 2, 2014
Queens of Drama, the docu-reality series featuring soap stars like General Hospital's Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett) and Donna Mills (ex-Madeline Reeves), has been cancelled.
August 11, 2016
Think soap opera characters cheat way more than your average person? A new study shows you might want to think again.
August 12, 2016
Days of our Lives' Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan), The Bold and the Beautiful's Heather Tom (Katie Logan), and DAYS' Paige Searcy (ex-Jade Michaels) join TV icons for Lifetime film Mommy, I Didn't Do It.
September 1, 2016
ABC Daytime Vice President Lisa Hackner steps down during the beginning stages of what's being called a total restructure for the division.
September 12, 2016
The primetime soap Mistresses, which starred The Young and the Restless' Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman) and Days of our Lives' Camilla Banus (Gabi Hernandez), has been canceled and will not see a season five.
September 19, 2016
The first week of material by Days of our Lives' new head writing team, Dena Higley and Ryan Quan, gave the show a much-needed ratings boost. Unfortunately, both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful tied all-time lows.
September 22, 2016
ABC is currently developing an hour-long drama series titled The Marquis that could give other primetime soaps a run for their money.
September 28, 2016
Agnes Nixon, beloved creator of All My Children and One Life to Live, has passed away at the age of 93.
September 28, 2016
AMC and OLTL creator Agnes Nixon left a lasting impression on the daytime community, shared through social media posts and touching tributes.
September 29, 2016
CBS Daytime is treating fans to fun crossover episodes of all their shows and a special daytime exhibit at the Paley Center for Media.
September 29, 2016
A very special episode of The Talk will feature stars from soap operas past and present, including Guiding Light and As the World Turns.
October 10, 2016
CBS Daytime has launched a new app filled with gifts and special emojis for The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless fans.
October 27, 2016
2017 is right around the corner, so the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards entry and judge registration process is underway.
November 3, 2016
FOX has pulled strings to give its new soap, Star, a fabulous debut.
November 4, 2016
Season seven of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will include both The Young and the Restless' Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) and Days of our Lives' Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed).
November 7, 2016
Daytime fans are incensed over The Simpsons being improperly declared as the longest-running scripted program in TV history.
November 10, 2016
It looks like the new season of Nashville will be complete with the return of Will Chase (ex-Jason Nance, One Life to Live) as Luke Wheeler.
December 2, 2016
ABC soap fans are finally getting closure. The infamous lawsuit Prospect Park hurled against the network in 2013 has been dismissed.
December 6, 2016
Find yourself taking flack for loving soap operas? This Ted Talks video gives four important life lessons from daytime that you can throw in critics' faces.
December 20, 2016
Curious about what soap stars munch on between meals? From doughnuts to applesauce, here are some daytime stars' favorite snacks.
December 21, 2016
Wall Street is abuzz with the rumor that CBS is looking to acquire Sony Pictures Television, meaning CBS Daytime could soon control production of Days of our Lives

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