March 2, 2015 at 10:11 am #428229
Daytime Emmys Return to TV Via Pop
The 2015 Daytime Emmys won’t be doing it for the Vine. The kudocast is returning to television on April 26 courtesy of Pop (formerly TV Guide Network).
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air exclusively on Pop beginning at 8 pm EST on Sunday, April 26. The awards show is being held at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.
“Our new partnership with the Pop network is an ideal platform to present our signature gala,” said Bob Mauro, president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). “With the Warner Bros Studios as our venue, where so many great films and television shows have been made, coupled together with Michael Levitt, our executive producer, who created the TV Land Awards, and has produced numerous live event specials including The Producers Guild Awards, The Billboard Music Awards, and E! Live from the Red Carpet shows for the Golden Globes and Oscars, this promises to be a very special telecast of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”
It makes sense for Pop to air the the Daytime Emmys. Re-airings of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are huge primetime hits for the CBS-owned cabler. Additionally, Pop is set to air Thinkfactory Media’s upcoming docusoap, Queens of Drama, starring soap opera legends Donna Mills (General Hospital, Knots Landing), Joan Collins (The Royals, Dynasty), Vanessa Marcil (General Hospital) and more.
“As a network that celebrates talent, we are thrilled to bring the Daytime Emmy Awards back to television for the fans,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop. “Daytime audiences are some of the most amazing and passionate in all of television, and we are proud to honor the greatest works and achievements of daytime. Adding premium live events to our schedule is just another exciting way we are building Pop. We’re going to have a lot of fun with this.”
This year’s showrunner counts himself a proud lover of daytime television. “As a fan of daytime television, I couldn’t be more honored to be producing this landmark special. The daytime community consistently generates quality programming and has so much to be proud of. I’m thrilled to be able to produce this ceremony that will celebrate the best of daytime in a memorable, fun and reverential way,” said Levitt.
NATAS Veep David Michaels is stoked about the location of this year’s event. “We are very thrilled about presenting our two premier shows in this new and exciting way,” said NATAS Daytime Senior Vice President David Michaels, “And adding the luxurious Universal Hilton as the setting for our Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards guarantees a very special celebration!”
I’m really glad to see the Daytime Emmys return to television where they belong. I’m glad NATAS and Pop could make a deal this year that worked out for both parties and the millions of fans who love daytime television.March 2, 2015 at 11:20 am #428231
This is good news and POP is a great home for the Daytime Emmy’s.March 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm #428232
Happy to hear this news (: I hope the producer streamlines the awards, gets rid of the clutter and inanity, and moves the awards along – more clips, less ‘happy talk’ banter, and no songs. Lots of time for acceptance speeches, and an emphasis on soaps over talk shows and game shows. Get on with it! (:
(I really wish they would hire me to produce the daytime emmys!)March 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm #428233
Songs! I had totally forgotten about Robin Meade’s singing until just now, haha.
Great news that the show will be televised, and I agree that Pop is a great home for them. I wonder if Pop might have any interest in adding to their lineup of same-day soap airings.March 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm #428234
Freeman, I too wish they would hire you! I completely agree with your suggestions. I used to love watching the show in the 80s and 90s. I never imagined back then that they would change so much for the worse.
More clips, more clips, more clips.
I really cannot give that enough emphasis because clips are what really make the show fun to watch. The clips they have shown in recent years were too brief to make any real impact. I remember when they used to show clips for the directing and writing categories. Boy would I love to see that again.March 2, 2015 at 6:47 pm #428235
This is fantastic news… And with veteran, Michael Levitt (TVLand Awards, Producers Guild Awards, Oscar/Globes Pre-Shows, etc) at the helm, it should do just fine. Returning to its roots of the basics.
I’m very intrigued by the choice of venue! The Beverly Hilton got very old, very quick… It’s tiring seeing it after the Globes, Critics Choice, etc. Studio 16 will be a noteworthy location, and it’ll be interesting to see how they transform. Red Carpet show on New York Street sounds very cool, too.
Any idea on HOSTS? Kathy Griffin was hilarious last year… They could just ask her back… DC Editors have suggested a pairing of Rebecca Budig & Josh Duhamel (given Josh’s new primetime fame, and Budig’s daytime return), that could be very, very nice.March 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm #428236
Since POP is owned by CBS Viacom, I fully expect one or all of The Talk hosts to host this year.March 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm #428237
any idea if it will also be streamed online?? I am sure my parents don’t have that channel, and i don’t subscribe to cable. lol and that doesn’t sound like a channel i have heard of before in canada?March 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm #428238
It just sucks Eileen Davidson’s Emmy win last year wasn’t shown on TV. It’s one of the greatest wins in their history.March 3, 2015 at 9:35 am #428239
A Greenlee/Leo reunion at the Day Emmys would be fun!
And yes, Freeman, I would totally watch your production of the Emmys — and I’d let you pick the winners, too 😉March 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm #428240
When will nominations be announced?
According to Wikipedia.org, it’s in “March 2015.” That’s not specific.
As for the 42nd Daytime Emmys getting broadcast on Pop (formerly TV Guide Network), I’d be a little interested if my cable-television provider, DirecTV, carried Pop in high definition. (The standard-def picture quality sucks!)
Good news, with this, is that we can actually see a Daytime Emmys ceremony live on television.March 4, 2015 at 9:36 pm #428241
I too need to see if I have this on my cable, if not I won’t be watching and I’m oddly fine with it. Nice for NATAS for being serious about correcting things. Though it does seem odd to have an award show on a sound stage.March 5, 2015 at 3:50 am #428242
March 26.March 5, 2015 at 4:18 am #428243
I’m hoping they also livestream for those of you who don’t have POP on your cable lineup.
One of the things I didn’t like last year was that the tables were too close together; back in the eighties each soap had their own table but they were far enough apart that you could really see it well. I resented how they put Chandler Massey way in the back of the room instead of at the Days table, and of course, the use of a clip of Guy Wilson instead of Chandler Massey when they showed the Younger Actor nominees ): So, I’m hoping they will show each table individually, nominees who are no longer on their shows are sitting at the show’s table, and that they use clips from the actual Emmy reel submission for each actor and show (: