Today in Soap Opera History (April 30)

1973: Nancy Pinkerton debuted as Dorian Lord on One Life to Live.
1978: Dallas' Pam revealed her pregnancy but later lost the baby.
1996: All My Children's Marian played a revealing tape to hurt Tad.
2001: General Hospital's Skye announced she was a Quartermaine.
"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect is already in the cause."
― Henri Louis Bergson

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1968: On Dark Shadows, Jeff (Roger Davis) dozed off in a chair in the living room of the Evans Cottage and had almost the same dream that Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) had earlier, except when he opened the door of the cottage, he found Dr. Lang (Addison Powell) there beckoning him. He followed him and, like Maggie, was locked in the room with many doors. He heard Lang's voice recite the same poem. He heard Josette's music coming from behind a door and opened it and found a green death's head, as did Maggie. He closed the door. The music started to come from behind a different door. He opened it and found a guillotine in the door frame. The blade fell loudly which awakened a terrified Jeff.

1973: The character of Dr. Dorian Lord debuted on One Life to Live played by Nancy Pinkerton.

Today in Soap Opera History (April 29)

1980: Edge of Night's Raven finally arrived to see her sick son.
2009: Days of our Lives' Mia met Will's friend, Tad.
2013: The online versions of All My Children and One Life to Live
premiered on Hulu.
"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect is already in the cause."
― Henri Louis Bergson

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1932: Radio soap opera One Man's Family premiered on Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco stations. The popular series went nationwide a year later and ran until 1959.

1940: Young Doctor Malone aired for the first time on CBS Radio, having moved from the Blue Network.

1974: Radio soap opera Sounds of the City premiered. Quaker Oats sponsored Sounds of the City, and was so happy with the initial three-month cycle of five-times a week 15-minute episodes, it ordered more. By September, the show aired on 27 stations in the largest markets in the United States via the Mutual Black Network. Sounds of the City was created by Byron Lewis and Raymond League of Uniworld Group, Inc. Lewis was inspired by his mother's love for the old radio soap Stella Dallas. Writer and Shaunneille Perry served as writer and director. Sounds of the City ran for a total of 39 weeks, and starred Robert Guillaume and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs in the story of a southern black family that had moved to a northern city and faced the typical urban problems of unemployment, drugs, and crime. Ruby Dee, Robert hooks and other famous players made occasional guest appearances.

44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: 'Days of our Lives' and 'The Bay' Lead Dramas with 5 Wins Each

Carolyn Hennesy followed her recent Indie Series Awards win by
taking home a Daytime Emmy for her work on The Bay.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday night. The gala was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California.

“Tonight’s gala in the magnificent Pasadena Civic Auditorium is a tribute to the hundreds of men and women that work behind the scenes to make Daytime television glow with the brilliance, energy and enthusiasm that make viewers tune in each and every day of the year,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “In addition to our esteemed nominees and the more than 1,500 attendees, honoring the extraordinary accomplishments of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Executive Producer, Harry Friedman with our Lifetime Achievement Award topped off a wonderful evening of celebrating the best there is in the Daytime television community.”

The evening’s star-studded presenters included, Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!), Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune), Loni Love (The Real), Judge Greg Mathis (Judge Mathis), Chris Hansen (Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen), Vivian Howard (A Chef’s Life), JD Roberto (Daily Burn 365), Karla Cavalli (Planet Primetime), Emily Calandrelli (Xploration Outer Space), Anna Cathcart, Millie Davis, Isaac Kragten (Odd Squad), Danny Jacobs (All Hail King Julien), Eric Darnell (Antz, Madagascar), Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital/The Bay), Kristos Andrews (The Bay), Anthony Anderson (Anacostia), Anthony Wilkinson (Tainted Dreams), Reign Edwards, Courtney Hope (The Bold and The Beautiful), Lauren Koslow, Thaao Penghlis (Days of our Lives), Chloe Lanier, Chad Duell (General Hospital/The Bay), Christian LeBlanc and Melissa Ordway (The Young and the Restless).

Multiple Winners by Network:
Amazon ..….……….…………………..……..…... 13
Netflix ……………………………….……….….... 11
CBS ……….…………………………...…...……... 9
PBS ……………………………………...………... 9
NBC ……….…………………….………...……… 8
HBO ……….…………………….……...………… 5
OWN ……….…………………….…….………… 4
SYNDICATED …………...…………...….….…... 3
ABC ………………………………………………. 2
Disney XD ………………………………...……… 2

Multiple Winners by Program:
Trollhunters .....…………...…………...………...…………...………… 6
Days of Our Lives …...………...…...………...…...……...…...…...…… 5
Odd Squad .……….………………….……...…………………...…….. 5
Sesame Street .…….………………….……...…………………...…….. 5
The Bay The Series ..………………….……..…………….…….…….. 5
Lost in Oz Extended Adventure …...………...…...………....…...…… 3
SuperSoul Shorts - Maggie the Cow ...………...…………...………… 3
The Bold and the Beautiful ………….……...……………….….…….. 3
The Young and the Restless .………….………………….……..…….. 3
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope …...………...…...………...…...……… 2
The Mind of a Chef ..………….………………….……..…...………… 2
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show ……………………….………… 2
The Snowy Day …...………...…...………...…...………...…....………. 2
Today Show …...………...…...………...…...………...…...………...…. 2

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
The Bay The Series (Amazon)

Executive Producers
Gregori J. Martin, Wendy Riche, Kristos Andrews
Co-Executive Producers
Anthony Aquillino, Michael W. Ferro Jr., Carol C. Hedgepeth
Supervising Producer
Nadine Aronson
Supervising Producer
Jared Safier
Producers
Matthew Ashford, Devin Devasquez, Mary Beth Evans, Celeste Fianna, Kira Reed Lorsch, Ronn Moss, Eric Nelsen, Sainty Nelsen, Karrueche Tran, Meadow Williams
Line Producer
Chrystal Ayers

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (May 1-5, 2017)

Marla Adams returns as Dina Mergeron.
What's happening on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless during the week of May 1-5, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, May 1
Nikki takes control; Cane plots against Billy; Jack and Gloria's secret is exposed.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (May 1-5, 2017)

"Sally just marched her big mouth over to Forrester and confessed
everything," Shirley complains.
What's happening on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of April 17-21, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, May 1
Sally appeals to Thomas before learning whether Forrester Creations will be pressing charges; Shirley worries about the future of Spectra Fashions.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (May 1-5, 2017)

Sonny and Paul discover an injured Brady. © XJjohnson/jpistudios.com
What's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of May 1-5, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers below to find out.

Monday, May 1
Nicole and Holly are put in a dangerous situation; Sonny and Paul find an injured Brady; Kate tries to get Chad to see Abigail is moving on; Eli and Gabi get closer.