Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) from ABC’s hit drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” will host SOAPnet's live two-hour special from the red carpet on Friday, June 15 from 7-9PM ET/PT. Wilson, a long-time soap fan will secure the inside scoop, fashion secrets and more from the industry's brightest stars leading up to the Daytime Emmy broadcast on CBS at 9PM ET. Tupelo-Honey will produce the live red carpet show.
Wilson, who received SAG and Image Awards this year for her role on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Miranda Bailey, has numerous television credits including guest starring roles on “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Sex and the City,” “100 Centre Street,” ”Third Watch,” and “The Cosby Show.” No stranger to daytime, Wilson also had a recurring role on ABC’s “One Life to Live” and is an accomplished theater actress. The New York Times named her one of “Eight to Watch, Onstage and Behind-the-Scenes” in 2004 for her performance in the George C. Wolfe directed Broadway play “Caroline, or Change.”
SOAPnet will celebrate the Daytime Emmy Awards throughout the month of June with special programming and events including the following:
Saturday, June 9 – SOAPnet will air a special marathon that will highlight all four Outstanding Drama Series nominees including "The Young and the Restless" and “One Life to Live” as well as off-network shows "Guiding Light" and "The Bold and The Beautiful" from 12PM – 4PM ET/PT. The marathon gives fans the chance to see the episodes of their favorite shows submitted for voting.
June 9, 2007 - Outstanding Drama Series
12PM –"Guiding Light"
1PM – "The Bold and the Beautiful" x 2
2PM – "The Young and the Restless"
3PM – "One Life to Live"
Thursday, June 14 - In celebration of the Daytime Emmy Awards being held in Los Angeles, SOAPnet heats up Sunset Boulevard by hosting the “Night Before” Nominee Party at BOULEVARD3 with all the nominated daytime shows, actors and actresses in attendance.
Monday, June 18 - SOAPnet's Daytime Emmy Post-Show, "SOAPnet: Daytime Emmys…Unzipped," hosted by daytime legend Linda Dano, Julie Pinson (“Days of our Lives”) and Michael Bruno (“I Wanna Be A Soap Star” judge and talent manager) will premiere at 11PM ET/PT. The post-show is sure to delight with fabulous critiques of who wore what, who won what, who said what and who should have stayed home. Kari Sagin will produce.
SOAPnet received its own Daytime Emmy nominations for: Outstanding Talk Show Host for "Soap Talk's" Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway; Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for "Soap Talk" for Felicia Linsky and Adam Christopher.
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