WOW!! THIS COULD BE GREAT NEWS FOR SOAP FANS....COULD THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SEEING THE VALUE!
I just read this article and I found the website of the company stating the same thing about "THE DOCTORS" soap opera! Here is what it said:
SFM, the company that owns the rights to THE DOCTORS and here's the latest update on what's happening with the show: "We are in discussions right now with a major cable channel about resurrecting THE DOCTORS. There is also a possibility for a syndication of the episodes, especially since ABC cancelled two major soaps. Stay tuned."
The company's website stated this under news:
SFM, Colgate-Palmolive, Hallmark reach deal on behalf of Colgate-Palmolive, and the Hallmark Channel, agree to a distribution deal regarding the Doctors, the heralded Soap Opera which started it all. Been in the works since 2008 but still an agreement had been reached and maybe just waiting for SFM to do the remaster of tapes.
It went on to say they have to say:
Stan Moger, a rep for SFM told us, "It is still working. Unfortunately, the economy and much of the population is not working, so THE DOCTORS has been delayed for another few months."
There is also a matter of making sure the episodes are ready for broadcast. Moger said a conversation process had to be completed. "The shows are still on 2 inch and 1 inch tape and need to be transferred," he said. "We are dealing with 260 shows per year for 20 years, so the numbers are quite substantial. We would have to transfer 260-520 episodes in the first instance so we could run them 5 days per week. It is this funding that is holding up the return of this wonderful soap. We are on the case and trying to get it done as soon as possible."
This would be wonderful news having a hole now with so few soaps and trying to garner loyalty viewing from soap fans is smart....Could see down the road reruns of P&G's soaps on cable in the future? I would watch "The Doctors" and never seen the soap before it would be all new to me. So what do you think?