Thursday, April 18, 2024

CBS Will Air the Daytime Emmys, Bringing them Back To TV After Many Years, Because They’ve Run out of Shows


Content really is king.

CBS has obviously run out of things to air on the network. So they’re bringing back the Daytime Emmys. That awards show has not been on broadcast TV in many years. But you have to work with what’s available.

The bulk of the Daytime Emmys is about soap operas, and CBS has two, “The Young and the Restless,” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Plus they have game shows like “The Price is Right.”

The Daytime Emmys will air on June 26th, and they’ll be virtual.  The actors will be seen from their homes, or in settings they want their fans to see. That alone should be pretty interesting. I’d like to see Deidre Hall’s house, that’s for sure.

Who is nominated for a Daytime Emmy? Who knows? I guess we’ll find out soon.

CBS can’t expect big ratings. Last night ABC aired a wobbly two hour special about the history of soaps and barely cleared 2 million viewers. But they’ve got to fill the time. It could be worse.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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