HomeTV40th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsLes Moonves on Daytime Emmy Telecast: “It Wasn’t A Very Well Produced Show” Jillian Bowe June 18, 2013 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, All My Children, CBS, Days of Our Lives, Daytime Emmys, Game Shows, General Hospital, HLN, NBC, News, One Life to Live, Talk Shows, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless 22 Comments CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves was not a fan of the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy awards telecast. TMZ caught up with the Tiffany network’s top dog who didn’t mince words on how he felt about HLN’s second year in a row airing the award ceremony. Mooves stated: You know what … it wasn't a very well produced show and you can put that on the air. Watch the exchange after the jump! Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Photo by PR Photos 22 Responses rjm118 June 18, 2013 Hey Les Put your money where your mouth is and have CBS air the awards next year. You can even have your annoying wife host for all I care. Log in to Reply GHteenybopper June 18, 2013 [quote=rjm118]Hey Les Put your money where your mouth is and have CBS air the awards next year. You can even have your annoying wife host for all I care.[/quote] Co-Sign! Log in to Reply david46208 June 18, 2013 Les Moonves seems like a classic soap villain archetype. He has the eerily villainous voice and smirk to go along with his brass personality. Heck even his name rings true for a bad guy. I think of Les and Julie Chen as the Asa and Blair (Asian Blair) of real life in daytime. But he was right it was poorly produced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN4BhsbUROI Log in to Reply Steph Foster June 18, 2013 Can you imagine the Chenbot hosting the Daytime Emmys? “Next up, the award for Best Actress BUT FIRST, a tribute to game shows.” Log in to Reply LizzieVee June 18, 2013 Wasn’t it CBS that backed out 2 years ago at the last minutes, making the academy scramble for a network to air the show? I’m not bothering to watch the clip. Why doesn’t CBS step up and produce next year’s show? Since they won’t he has no reason to say anything. Log in to Reply rlshel1015 June 18, 2013 i have a sneaking suspicion that Moonves is not happy with anything that the Chenbot is not on anyway. he can shut the hell up! Log in to Reply Santa_Barbara_4Ever June 18, 2013 say what you will….I’m no fan of his either. But: 1- He is right. Very poorly produced show. My list of complaints is on another thread rating the show. 2- Julie Chen had the ONLY decent interview from the horrible red couch. HLN did better last year. Something went horribly wrong this year and I’ll say again. If I was in charge at HLN, there would have been person/people losing their jobs Monday morning! Log in to Reply MartysDad2013 June 18, 2013 Well, I’m glad he said what’s pretty much on everyone else’s minds: IT WAS A TRAVESTY! Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 18, 2013 It was Les. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 18, 2013 It was Les. Log in to Reply Yoryla June 18, 2013 Well it doesn’t hurt repeating! Awful! Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 June 18, 2013 There’s something very classy about that guy. He reminds me of the old school Execs. I’m not mad at em. Log in to Reply Danny Ricci June 18, 2013 I’m no big fan of his. But he hit the nail on the effing head in this instance. As I said on twitter, the ceremony was so bad that the ballroom should have been declared a federal disaster zone. The daytime community deserves so much more. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 18, 2013 And I realized yesterday that former writer Barbara Esensten (GL, AMC, Loving, The City) who passed away last fall was NOT in the memoriam montage. Log in to Reply pferrando June 18, 2013 The way he promotes his wife, I’m surprised that he doesn’t want to snatch these up and air them, maybe in the afternoon on CBS. CBS has done a good job at getting both noms and Emmys so it’d only be more self promotion for Les and the wife. Log in to Reply richalan67 June 18, 2013 The awards were an embarrassment to daytime television. It only fed into what people think of the genre. Log in to Reply blake3b June 18, 2013 He’s right. Log in to Reply noway June 18, 2013 He is right and so is Pferrando, back in the day CBS used to host from the Waldorf Astoria and in the afternoon, they need to go back to that type of format. Log in to Reply PennySoap June 19, 2013 Ditto! Log in to Reply acela June 19, 2013 He is right, & for the record, no matter what opinion you may have about Les & his wife, at least they SUPPORT their daytime programs, soaps included…They are OK by me. PS. I wish CBS would air the daytime emmys next year, in the afternoon. Log in to Reply Mandolin June 19, 2013 considering the 2 top rated soaps are on CBS, the show would find an obvious home there. But them would it be to CBS-centric? One could say that they whole daytime schedule is out of balance on the Nets. I’d like to see PBS do it – as long as it it wasn’t all about the Muppets. Log in to Reply FoxCrane June 22, 2013 He’s right. But actually, I don’t think it was as dreadful as the Las Vegas infommerical CBS aired back in 2010. 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