Another soap ready to hit the restart button, the Daytime Emmy winners were announced, and DAYS tossed a milestone wedding… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Back to Work
General Hospital has set a target date to return to production. Find out when you might start seeing new episodes.
Meanwhile, there’s an update regarding The Young and the Restless’ plans to get back on the air. And, over at The Bold and the Beautiful, Jennifer Gareis (Donna) weighed in about how impressed she is with the safety protocols implemented at the CBS soap.
Bringing Home the Gold
Who took home trophies at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony? Soap Hub has information on all the winners.
It was Emmy number six for Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful B&B), who won the statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress. She now shares the most Daytime Emmys won by an actress with a revered soap star.
Jason Thompson (Billy, The Young and the Restless) shared footage of the actual moment he found out he was the victor in the Outstanding Lead Actor category, while his former leading lady, Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin, General Hospital) expressed her joy over his win.
In an exclusive interview, Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire, Days of Our Lives), who nabbed the award in the Outstanding Younger Actor and Outstanding Younger Actress category, explained what winning means to her. And Bryton James (Devon, YR), who won the Outstanding Supporting Actor trophy, thanked another actor from the soap.
The Ratings Game
The ceremony aired on primetime for the first time in years. So how did the CBS broadcast fare in the television ratings?
Weddings of the Year
Eli and Lani’s nuptials marked a major milestone for Days of Our Lives. Actor Lamon Archey, who played the happy groom, proudly explained why.
In other wedding news, BB’s re-airing of Rick and Maya’s big day prompted actors Jacob Young and Karla Mosley to look back on the special episode. Here’s what the “bride and groom” had to say to one another and fans.
YR’s Cait Fairbanks chatted with Camryn Grimes about a future Tessa and Mariah wedding on Twitter. But her suggestion of a “Zorbing themed wedding” totally stumped Grimes.
The YR cast got together for a virtual Twitter chat and asked each other some obscure questions. Some of the topics included toilet paper and dinosaurs.
He’s Got Pride
June was Pride Month, and Greg Rikaart (Kevin) celebrated the movement near and dear to his heart. The actor explained what pride means to him.
Let’s Make A Deal
Michael Easton (Finn, GH) made a sweet deal with his Facebook followers, promising to answer their questions if they donated to America’s Health Care Workers and food banks. Here’s what he had to say.
A Twitter fan’s video got Peter Reckell (ex-Bo) to wax nostalgic about former Days co-star Bill Hayes (Doug). You won’t want to miss what Reckell had to say about his daytime dad-in-law.
Stephen Nichols (Steve, DAYS) urged Americans to do their part to help fight COVID-19 by wearing a mask. If you’re not, “ you’re part of the problem,” said the actor.
The Write Stuff
Former BB star Joanna Johnson (ex-Caroline and Caren) has developed a new series for Freeform. Love in the Time of Corona takes a look at relationships during these challenging times.
Martha Madison (Belle, DAYS) and some of her daytime pals acted out soap scripts written by some kid campers. Find out how the whole thing came about.
Not Ready for Primetime Player?
Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, Days) might have a budding Saturday Night Lives star in her very home — her daughter Aleda, 6. Check out the tyke do her version of one of Molly Shannon’s most memorable skits.
What A Doll
The Luke and Laura phenomenon produced all kinds of memorabilia back in the day. Genie Francis (Laura, GH) showed off one of them that totally surprised her.
Gym rat A Martinez (ex-Cruz, Santa Barbara; ex-Eduardo, Days) has had to curtail his works because of COVID-19. And it’s a new normal he doesn’t exactly like.