DC #563: Pay Cuts and Waivers

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On today’s news-packed Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian discuss the latest in soap opera headlines, including:

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The story Daytime Confidential's own Jamey Giddens broke about ABC asking the WGA for a waiver. What does this mean for the three ABC soaps and their writing teams? ABC is betting the house on Vanessa Marcil, but will she give them the ratings bump they need? How will All My Children and One Life to Live fans take having their shows being pre-empted for a Brenda marathon? ABC moved AMC to L.A. to reduce production costs, but has it worked? Find out what Jamey is hearing.

The Wrap published an interesting analysis on the state of daytime, its ratings and what media buyers are interested in, revealing that media buyers still prefer soaps to other daytime formats. Valerie Bertinelli’s talk show–in the running to replace As the World Turns–has reportedly failed to wow network executives.

The Young and the Restless’ Kristoff St. John clears up his status with the show. One Life to Live’sTika Sumpter chooses to go on recurring and Mary Beth Evans returns to Days of our Lives.

The DC gang also hands out grades for the first three What If webisodes ABC published online. All this and much more on today’s show so stay tuned!


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