Friday, June 22, 2012

Variety On The Daytime Emmy Awards: Show bubbly or washout?

Paige Albiniak has written an article on the Daytime Emmys for Variety that takes a look at what might happen with this year's telecast on HLN after the debacle of last year's ceremony.

"Last year was the worst," says Roger Newcomb, founder of online magazine We Love Soaps. "Our site is rarely negative -- usually the worst thing we'll say is, 'We could see this being improved' -- but we wrote a scathing review of last year's show. It was basically a big infomercial."

The demise of the Daytime Emmys has gone hand-in-hand with the big changes that have taken place on daytime TV.

"At one point, there were 19 soap operas on the air, and then Luke and Laura happened and 14 million people were watching 'General Hospital,'" says Newcomb.

Come this fall, daytime TV will undergo a transformation, with more new shows coming than in years. Daytime Emmy watchers hope the same sort of change will take place at daytime's awards show.

Will you be watching the Daytime Emmys on Saturday night? Are you excited to see how much coverage HLN has given to Daytime in the last few weeks? Share your thoughts in our Comments section below.

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