EDWARD J. SCOTT
In 2011, Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Edward J. Scott received his 6th Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series for CBS Television’s The Bold and The Beautiful, the most-watched daily television series in the world. Previously, Scott received a 2009 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series as executive producer of the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives, securing a record 13 nominations, the most Emmy Award nominations for the 2008 season in all major categories than any other daytime drama series, and the most nominations the drama series had ever received in one season in its 40-year history, according to TV Guide.
Formerly Executive Producer of the #1-ranked CBS Television daytime drama The Young and the Restless for over 25 years, Scott helmed the daytime drama through its current, record-breaking, 22 year plus, 1,100 week plus reign as the #1 American daytime television drama, according to Nielsen. Under the Scott regime, CBS Television also secured the #1 dominance in the day part, a record it has consistently held for more than two decades, according to Nielsen.
Scott had a 25-year producing partnership and creative collaboration with William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, the co-creators of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, the two most popular daily American television series worldwide. Both daytime dramas are syndicated internationally to a combined total of over 125 markets worldwide, with a combined daily viewing audience in excess of 100 million viewers on six continents.
During Scott’s tenure as executive producer of The Young & The Restless, the series received five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama, accumulating more Emmy nominations in that category and in all other categories than any other drama series in the history of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In 2000 alone, the series received 28 Emmy Award nominations, a record for both American primetime and daytime television, an accomplishment acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records. Scott received a total of 5 Emmy Awards (2007, 1993, 1986, 1985, 1983) and 14 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Daytime Drama for The Young and The Restless.
Under Scotts leadership, the show also received The People’s Choice Award, The TV Guide Readers Poll, and more NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama than any other American television series, primetime or daytime.
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Scott earned a B.A from California State University at Northridge with a double major of anthropology and broadcasting journalism. Scott is a cofounder of Save The Earth Foundation. He has been married since 1985 to actress Melody Thomas Scott. The couple, who have three daughters: Jennifer, Alexandra and Elizabeth, recently renewed their wedding vows on their 20th anniversary in an Entertainment Tonight special, ranked #1 in its timeslot.