Robert Scott Wilson Back on Contract at 'Days of our Lives'

Robert Scott Wilson is back on contract NBC soap opera Days of our Lives, according to Soap Opera Digest.

"I'm really grateful," the actor tells the magazine. "There is still so much with Ben [Weston]; he's so layered and such a fun character to play. I just like jumping back into him. I love what Ron [Carlivati, head writer] and the whole team has been doing with him thus far, so I’m really excited to see where they take him after this."

Today in Soap Opera History (April 26)

1978: Ryan's Hope's Maeve was disgusted with Delia.
1982: GH's Robert, Tiffany, Jackie & Luke made a pact.
1984: Days of our Lives' Hope moved out of Shenanigans.
2006: Passions' Endora used a rain cloud to wake up Fox.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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...

1935: NBC Radio aired the final episode of soap opera Judy and Jane, produced by Frank and Anne Hummert. Sponsored by Folgers Coffee, it was heard regionally in the midwest only. After the show ended, it continued to be distributed through transcription for 12 more years.

1937: Comedy radio soap opera Lorenzo Jones, also produced by the Hummerts, premiered on NBC Radio. It would run for 18 years.

Today in Soap Opera History (April 25)

1967: Dark Shadows' Jason discovered bite marks on Willie's arm.
1978: Ryan's Hope's Pat wanted a divorce from Delia.
1983: General Hospital's Holly & Robert shared a dance.
2007: Jessica Leccia debuted as Natalia on Guiding Light.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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...

1938: Radio serial Your Family and Mine premiered. "Share the hopes and fears, the loves and triumphs of the Wilbur family in this thrilling story-Your Family and Mine." The cast included Templeton Fox, Robert K. Adams, William P. Adams and Lucille Wall. The series ran until 1940. It was created by Lillian Laugerty, who also penned the successful series Big Sister.

1941: NBC Radio aired the final episode of soap opera Girl Alone after nearly six years on the air. Betty Winkler starred at Patricia Rogers.

Watch the One Hour Season Finale of 'Giants'


On today's season finale of Indie Series Award best drama winner Giants, Malachi returns home to Georgia in an attempt to get his life back on track. Through a series of flashbacks, the truth of Malachi's relationships with Ade and Journee is finally revealed.

Watch below.

Daytime Emmy Awards Presenters Announced

Some of today's biggest daytime television stars are scheduled to present at the 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, April 27 and the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, April 29 at the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium located in Pasadena, Southern California. The Sunday Daytime Emmy Awards will be streamed-live on Facebook Live, Twitter, the NATAS website (www.emmyonline.tv), and the KNEKTtv platform.

In addition to the previously announced hosts, Mario Lopez (EXTRA) and Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), the line-up of presenters for the Sunday, April 29 show include, Marie & David Osmond, Jane Pauley (CBS Sunday Morning), Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr, Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Peter Marshall, Larry King (Larry King Now), Chris Harrison (Who Wants to be a Millionaire/The Bachelor), Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier (ET), Valerie Bertinelli (Valerie’s Home Cooking), Julie Chen, Eve, Sara Gilbert (The Talk), Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai (The Real), Gaby Natale (Super Latina), Mark Steines, Debbie Matenopoulos (Home and Family), A.J. Gibson, Vivica A. Fox, Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Hubbard, and Gloria Allred, plus Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron (Pickler & Ben). Also presenting are cast members from the four daytime soaps, including Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers, Sal Stowers and Greg Vaughan (Days of Our Lives), Carolyn Hennesy, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford, Chris Van Etten and Laura Wright (General Hospital), Katherine Kelly Lang, Heather Tom and Rena Sofer (The Bold and the Beautiful), and Sharon Case and Kristoff St. John (The Young and the Restless) and from the digital soaps, James Bland (Giants), Molly Burnett (Relationship Status), Anne Marie Cummings (Conversations in LA) and Kristos Andrews (The Bay). A special musical performance by Joely Fisher. Music provided by Caleb Nelson and The Remotes.

The line-up of presenters for the Friday, April 27, show include David Arquette (Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter), David Osmond (Wonderama), Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes (Trollhunters), Emily Calandrelli (Xploration Outer Space), Steve Spangler (Xploration, DIY), Michael Stevens (Mind Field), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vanessa Lachey, Curtis Stone, and Tiffany Derry (Top Chef Jr.), Michela Luci (Dino Dana), Raven-Symone (Raven’s Home), Danny Seo (Naturally Danny Seo), Josh Garcia (The Voyager with Josh Garcia), Alie Ward (The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation), Maureen Fan and Eric Darnell (Baobab). In addition, also presenting from the world of daytime soaps, Annika Noelle, Jeremy Ray Valdez (The Bold and the Beautiful), Victoria Konefal, Lamon Archey (Days of Our Lives), Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey (General Hospital), Kate Linder and Christian LeBlanc (The Young and the Restless), Kit Williamson (Eastsiders), Anne Marie Cummings, Gustavo Velasquez (Conversations in LA), Vanessa Baden Kelly (Giants), and Richard Brooks (The Rich and the Ruthless).

'The Young and the Restless' Posts Largest Audience Since January

For the week ending April 20, The Young and the Restless delivered 4.57 million viewers, the show’s largest weekly audience since the week ending January 19. Y&R is also up +3% versus the same week last year (from 4.46 million).

Storylines featured on Y&R during the week ending April 20 included:
- Nikki, Phyllis, Sharon and Victoria make a pact to cover up J.T.'s death
- Neil Winters returned to Genoa City
- Victor reveals to Nick that J.T. was the one who attacked him and put him in the hospital
- Kyle stole evidence that reveals his father, Jack, is not an Abbott

Y&R, which is also celebrating 29 straight years as daytime's #1 drama, began its winning streak the week of Dec. 26, 1988.

Source: Nielsen, Live Plus Same Day Ratings for the week ending April 20, 2018.