The Price Is Right
CBS Daytime is pulling out all the stops to honor the 40th birthday of The Young and the Restless. On Monday, March 25, The Talk will host a televised party for the sudser, featuring Peter Bergman (Jack), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Joshua Morrow (Nick), Michael Muhney (Adam), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Kristoff St. John (Neil) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis). READ MORE
Anyone worrying Rob Wilson's new gig as Peter Cortlandt on All My Children would mean he'd no longer be sexing up the Showcase Showdowns on CBS Daytime's The Price is Right, can chillax. I hear the model/actor will be doing double duty!
"CBS plans to keep using him on The Price is Right in L.A. whenever he isn't taping his soap on the East Coast," says a mole.
Not very long ago, CBS Daytime appeared to be a big, expensive, luxury liner headed straight for an iceberg. Lucky for fans of soaps, talk shows and old school gamers, Angelica McDaniel stepped in to steer the Tiffany Network's daytime lineup to calmer, more lucrative waters.
In a new interview with Xfinity's Sara Bibel, the CBS Daytime V.P. goes in depth on how she managed to find the cross-promotional balance that has her five series all achieving ratings growth.
Here's an excerpt:
Why do you think soaps are growing now? They were written off for dead a year ago.
There’s a lot of different reasons. But one of them is I think that four is actually a really good number. There were times when there were 17 soaps on television. Obviously that was a few decades ago but at CBS we always say we have a good balance of talk, drama and game. You can’t just weight too much on one genre of the other. You have to create balance. For us, we found that balance. We also have great stories that we’re telling. “The Bold and the Beautiful,” when everybody was saying, “dramas are dying,” Bold was increasing. They’ve been doing it for over a year now so it’s really great to see Y&R and all the other soaps on the other networks starting to find their rhythm and finds what’s working and goes viral.
Employees at the Tiffany Network's daytime lineup should be poppin' bottles right about now. Well, it's a little bit too early. At least wait until it's noon...somewhere!
CBS Daytime posted February-to-February growth during last month's Sweeps period. The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, The Price is Right, Let's Make a Deal and The Talk all climbed among viewers and key demos! READ MORE
Is Rob Wilson trying to take Ryan Seacrest's spot as the hardest working man in entertainment away from him? The Price is Right model—who was recently cast as Peter Cortlandt in the upcoming All My Children reboot—began the first of a two-episode stint as a Forrester Creations employee on CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful today.
Opal (Jill Larson) and Palmer's (the late James Mitchell) son is coming home to Pine Valley! In a released statement, Prospect Park announced The Price Is Right model Robert Scott Wilson has landed the role of Petey Cortlandt. Fans of TPIS will recall Wilson won the game show's first ever male model search.