Daytime Emmy Nominations

Here are my choices for some of the major categories. The Emmys will be awarded on June 26 on CBS.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Finola Hughes (General Hospital)
Katherine Kelly Lang (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Maura West (General Hospital)
Arianne Zucker (Days of Our Lives)


Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Burton (General Hospital)
Thorsten Kaye (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Jon Lindstrom (General Hospital)
Thaao Penghlis (Days of Our Lives)

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Tamara Braun (General Hospital)
Rebecca Budig (General Hospital)
Susan Seaforth Hayes (Days of Our Lives)
Christel Khalil (The Young and the Restless)
Annika Noelle (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Mark Grossman (The Young and the Restless)
Bryton James (The Young and the Restless)

Wally Kurth (Days of Our Lives)
Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives)
James Patrick Stuart (General Hospital)
Paul Telfer (Days of Our Lives)

Outstanding Young Performer in a Drama Series

Sasha Calle (The Young and the Restless)
Olivia Rose Keegan (Days of Our Lives)
Katelyn MacMullen (General Hospital)
Eden McCoy (General Hospital)
Thia Megia (Days of Our Lives)

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Elissa Kapneck (The Young and the Restless)
Michael Knight (General Hospital)
Eva LaRue (The Young and the Restless)
Jeffrey Vincent Parise (The Young and the Restless)
Chrishell Stause (Days of Our Lives)

Outstanding Game Show

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (Nickelodeon)
Double Dare (Nickelodeon)
Family Feud (Syndicated)
Jeopardy!(Syndicated)
The Price Is Right (CBS)

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Hot Bench (Syndicated)
Judge Judy (Syndicated)
Judge Mathis (Syndicated)
Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court (Syndicated)
The People’s Court (Syndicated)

Outstanding Morning Show

CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
CBS This Morning (CBS)
Good Morning America (ABC)
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist (NBC)
Today Show (NBC)

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

The 3rd Hour of Today (NBC)
Rachael Ray (Syndicated)
Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
Today Show with Hoda & Jenna (NBC)
The View (ABC)

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated)
GMA3 Strahan, Sara & Keke (ABC)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (Syndicated)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (Syndicated)
The Talk (CBS)

Outstanding Entertainment News Show

Access Hollywood (Syndicated)
E! News (E! Entertainment)
Entertainment Tonight (Syndicated)
Extra (Syndicated)
Inside Edition (Syndicated)

Parks and Rec is Back!

Parks and Recreation Reunion

By Laura Nachman

The cast of “Parks and Recreation” reunites in character on NBC Thursday at 8:30 p.m. to raise money for Covid 19 relief efforts. According to Variety, the premise is that Leslie (Amy Poehler) is desperate to keep everyone in touch despite social distancing.

Parks had a successful seven-year run from 2009-2015, but has continued to stay relevant because of the continuous airing of the show on various outlets. Today, most of the cast is all over TV and the movies.

Marc Berman, Editor-in-Chief for The Programming Insider is not surprised.

“‘Parks and Recreation’ was never a hit by the traditional Nielsen ratings. Yet, it resonated critically and was on most critics’ Top 10 lists. Ultimately, when the series came to an end, the cast was seen as some of the best actors in the business and became the go to people for other projects. ‘Parks and Recreation’ was a great launching ground.”

Besides already-established star, Poehler of “Saturday Night Live,” and Rob Lowe, who’s been around since the days of the ABC After School Specials, most of the supporting players went on to successful careers.

Nick Offerman has appeared in a plethora of television shows including “Will and Grace,” with his real-life wife, Megan Mullally and the reality show “Making It” with Poehler.

Retta stars in her third season of “Good Girls” on NBC.

Rashida Jones stars in the new Netflix series Black AF. She also directed the documentary, “Quincy,” about her father, legendary musician Quincy Jones.

Aziz Ansari moved up to headline his own show “Master of None” on Netflix.

Adam Scott was part of the big hit series “Big Little Lies” on HBO.

And the most successful of them all is Chris Pratt who became a huge movie star with his roles in “The Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” franchises.

Hopefully, if the show does another reunion, there will be real-life parks to enjoy again.

GH Convention This Weekend

The third annual General Hospital Convention takes place in Burbank, CA this weekend. GH stars Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Genie Francis, Steve Burton, Roger Howarth, Maura West, and more will be there.

Ted and Tony Coming to Town

Ted Danson, Tony Danza, and many other television stars will be coming to Philly for Wizard World June 13 – 16 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Other notables include George Wendt from Cheers, Dean Cain, and Ben McKenzie from The O.C.

 

Alec Baldwin Next Comedy Central Roast Subject

Alec Baldwin will be the next star to headline the Comedy Central Roast this August. The Comedy Central roast is one of my favorite shows of the year. I’m expecting the dais to be made up of co-stars from 30 Rock, Match Game, and SNL.

Of course, there will be no shortage of topics – parking spaces, anger management, Trump, his short-lived talk show, his brothers, his steak knives monologue from Glengary Glen Ross, and fatherhood times four after 50.

Grateful for Dead

I was happy to hear that Dead to Me was renewed for another season on Netflix. I wouldn’t be surprised if Christina Applegate gets an Emmy nomination for her performance.

Jeopardy Emma!

I’m so proud of Conestoga High’s Emma Boettcher for her victory on Jeopardy. She is my favorite Emma since Sergeant Emma, Alice’s twin cousin on The Brady Bunch.

Former Philly Anchor on Jeopardy

Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed former WCAU news anchor Deborah Knapp  giving a clue on Jeopardy last week. Knapp co-anchored with Larry Kane on Channel 10 in the mid-80’s. These days Knapp is a news anchor in San Antonio, Texas.

Re-Boot Fever

With the success of the re-boots of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, it got me thinking about what other classic sitcoms could be redone.

My choices:

Alice with Connie Britton as Flo

Three’s Company with Whoopi Goldberg as Mrs. Roper

One Day at a Time with Bryan Cranston as Schneider

Maude with John Legend singing the theme song

 

 

Brady Bunch Trailblazers

The television world is abuzz about the live re-boot of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, but re-enacting a television show verbatim was done back in the early 90’s with Real Live Brady Bunch, which ran off Broadway.  The hilarious take on The Brady Bunch featured future stars Jane Lynch as Carol and Andy Richter as Mike.