Emmy order: Hosts go first, 'MVP' after

ABC daytime staples Cameron Mathison and Sherri Shepherd have signed on to host the 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. June 20 on ABC. In addition, "MVP," the new original scripted series from ABC's sister channel SoapNet, will air on the Alphabet immediately after the awards show. "MVP" premieres June 19 on SoapNet.

'night' returning

SoapNet has renewed its original drama "General Hospital: Night Shift," a spinoff of corporate sibling ABC's soap "General Hospital," for a second season. The series will have a new head writer, Sri Rao, and executive producer, Lisa De Cazotte, for its 13-episode sophomore run. They replace Jill Farren Phelps and Bob Guza Jr., who will continue their duties at "GH" as exec producer and head writer, respectively. SoapNet said their schedules could not accommodate both productions.