The last time General Hospital's Jane Elliot (Tracy) won a Daytime Emmy was 1981 —the year Ronald Reagan moved into the White House. Isn't it about damn time she took home another? That said, Elliot's current nomination in the supporting actress category comes as quite a stunner, not because she isn't deserving, but because she has refused to submit herself for Emmy consideration for the past 20 years. What changed her mind? TV Guide Magazine gave Elliot a ring shortly after the noms were announced on Thursday morning to get the answer. But more important: Who's doing her roots for the awards now that Deidre Hall has a broken wrist? Tragedy!
Elisabeth Shue and Patricia Arquette
She spent seven seasons talking to the dead and solving macabre murders on Medium. Now Patricia Arquette has entered a crime world that's a very different kind of wild.
Ray Wise, Camryn Grimes
In a wild one-two punch, CBS's The Young and the Restless has revealed that Fake Cassie, the scam artist played by Camryn Grimes, is in evil cahoots with Ian Ward, the creepy self-help guru played by Ray Wise. There's more! Fake Cassie, it turns out, is also Mariah, the much-discussed but never-seen ex-paramour of Tyler Michaelson (Redaric Williams). TV Guide Magazine spoke with executive producer Jill Farren Phelps to get the backstage dish on the two hot reveals and to find out where Mariah and Ian go from here. Is anyone safe?
TV Guide Magazine: Let's start with the nefarious Ian. Was it always the plan to connect him with Fake Cassie/Mariah?
Phelps: Not at all. Ray Wise was only supposed to be with us for a short story arc — 10 days — but we quickly realized what a gold mine he is. In order to keep him, it became necessary to connect Ian with someone else on the show, beyond Nikki and Dylan. Ray has been a wonderful fresh face in Genoa City. The second he hit the screen it was, "Jackpot!" We knew this immediately, of course, but his episodes hadn't aired yet. By the time we knew the audience was crazy about Ray, too, we'd already completed our original agreement with him.
Sofia the First
Life is a witch and then you fly! Comedy legend Tracey Ullman guest stars on a special Mother's Day-themed episode of the Disney Channel hit Sofia the First, premiering Friday, April 25 (10am/9c). Ullman provides the voice of...
She's back in black! Lifetime's Devious Maids returns for Season 2 on Sunday, April 20 (10/9c), with a three-month time jump and what appears to be another murder. But that delicious, high-maintenance drama queen Genevieve Delatour — played by Emmy winner Susan Lucci — has not yet recovered from last season's "Who Killed Flora?" story. In fact, she's still in deep, deep mourning. Or is she? La Lucci gave TV Guide Magazine the camptastic details.
The Simpsons' Very Special LEGO Episode
When two legendary behemoths get in each other's space — say, King Kong and Godzilla — results can be tragic. But when the LEGO Group and The Simpsons come together, it's a little slice of Springfield heaven. A very pricey slice.
Phoebe Tonkin, Nathan Parsons
Will they give peace a chance? The CW's The Originals returns Tuesday, April 15 (8/7c) with steamy new werewolf Jackson — played by former Bunheads and General Hospital star Nathan Parsons — hoping to get the vampires and wolves to move past their decades-old beef and make nice. Or at the very least be frenemies. Parsons, who will also join the cast of HBO's True Blood in its final season, gave TV Guide Magazine the lowdown on his new supernatural life.
Anna Hopkins and Grant Bowler, insert: Jim Murray
Killing an Earth Republic officer with a letter opener is a sure way to lose your gig. When Syfy's Defiance returns June 19, badass Datak Tarr (Tony Curran) is out as mayor and E-Rep dandy Niles Pottinger (Jim Murray, inset) is in, after a seemingly bloodless coup.