Did ABC Daytime BLOCK a #GH50 Celebration on Hallmark Channel’s ‘Marie’?

While promoting an upcoming celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Young and the Restless on Hallmark Channel's Marie, producer Jim Romanovich dropped a tidbit on Twitter about trying to do a similar special episode in honor of General Hospital's 50th birthday. According to Romanovich, his efforts were nixed by ABC! Tweeted the executive:

Peter Bergman on Most Recent Daytime Emmy Telecast: “It Was a Vulgar, Vegas Nightmare”

Outspoken daytime thespian Peter Bergman doesn't mince words when talking about the most recent Daytime Emmy telecasts. The award-winning The Young and the Restless actor spoke with TV Guide's  Michael Logan regarding his take on the future of the telecast and its most recent incarnations:

It was a vulgar, Vegas nightmare. The awards need to return to what they were years ago, a private, elegant event.

Ouch! Meanwhile fans and actors alike are asking the question: Will the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards even be aired this year? Given the huge reform the pre-nominations recently underwent, it would be a shame if we didn't get to see our faves take home the gold this year!

BREAKING NEWS: ATI Passes on Doing Next Daytime Emmys!

Sad news for the daytime world. Associated Television International's (ATI) President Jim Romanovich announced today on Twitter the company will not produce this year's Daytime Emmy awards. ATI has produced and broadcasted the award show since 2009. Romanovich stated:

ATI’s Jim Romanovich On Soaps’ Longevity: “I Don’t Think The Five-Day-a-Week Soap Is Dying”

The Hollywood Reporter
spoke with Associated Television International president and Daytime Emmy producer Jim Romanovich on what viewers can expect to see on the Emmy telecast slated for June 19. He also weighed in on his thoughts regarding the controversy about soaps' five-day-a-week blueprint still being viable on television today. Romanovich stated:

Romanovich: Right, but I still believe there's life beyond network television for daytime dramas. I think the daytime drama on the alphabet networks is dying. However, I don't think the five-day-a-week soap is dying. I think it could exist elsewhere, if somebody cared enough to put some time into it. The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful both do better than most primetime shows on the CW.

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards air this Sunday at 8 PM EST on CBS.


DC #549: An Inside Look at the 2010 Daytime Emmys with Jim Romanovich

Plans for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to air this June 27 on CBS are on and popping, thanks in large part to the men and women behind Associated Television International, like company president David McKenzie. On today's episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey chat with another of ATI's power players, self-proclaimed soap opera lover Jim Romanovich, president of worldwide media and entertainment for ATI.

Jim reveals how ATI managed to once again save the Daytime Emmy telecast, and offers up a sneak peek into what fans of daytime television can expect from the award show. Romanovich then shares some of his thoughts on his own fave sudsers, like General Hospital and dishes about ATI's interest in re-imagining a classic soap brand. Guess which soap Jamey wants ATI to do a next generation project for? Soap fans won't wanna miss what this talented and prolific producer has to say about the industry!