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Aug 3 2014, 06:39 AM
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- November 2, 2012
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Y&R (Days is now as dead to me as Will is about to be)
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives (pre-destruction of Will and Sonny); runners-up: ATWT, Sunset Beach, OLTL, Y&R
Yeah, I worded it as "Sony has ownership in..." instead of "Sony owns" because I knew they weren't the sole owners. But I hadn't seen that announcement before, so thanks for posting it!
- Aug 2 2014, 07:17 PM
- Aug 1 2014, 07:24 PM
Sony has ownership in Y&R and Days but doesn't have ownership in CBS or TVGN. So they can get involved in things like Eileen Davidson's contract details, but they can't make CBS air Days on TVGN just because they have ownership in both Y&R and Days.
Actually, Corday Productions owns a small percentage of YR too, in the agreement they made with Bill Bell to allow him to leave and focus on YR 1973.From Variety's archives, here's an announcement about YR from the 11/7/72 edition:
CBS-TV reports "The Innocent Years," half-hour daytime drama series, is planned for presentation this spring on the network. "Years" was created by William J. Bell and will be produced by Corday Prods. Inc., in association with Screen Gems. Bell will also serve as head writer. Elizabeth Corday will be exec consultant.