Is there an Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) fan out there that doesn't remember when Liz and Lucky (Jonathan Jackson) exchanged their vows in that church in the woods? On the heels of Herbst's firing, SOAPnet is rolling out a Valentine's special on Sunday, Feb. 13 and they have selected that epic episode. READ MORE
Variety is reporting ABC will create an American version of the Canadian show Being Erica. Being Erica aired its first two seasons on the soon-to-be defunct SOAPnet. The show centers on a young woman who travels back through time to right wrongs from her past.
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All My Children supercouple Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams discuss their upcoming storyline this June. On-screen family members Cornelius Smith Jr. and Denise Vasi also discuss their family dynamic. READ MORE
Fancast's Sara Bibel gives her on-the-money thoughts on Disney's decision to give SOAPnet the heave-ho in 2012.
The ramifications for daytime television are huge. Not only does this remove Disney’s incentive to keep all three of ABC’s soaps on the air to provide programming for the network,it removes a revenue stream for the Sony-produced ‘Days of Our Lives‘ and ‘The Young & The Restless‘ which also air on the network. That hurts their bottom lines. It is unlikely that other cable channels will pick up the shows. Actors and writers for all five soaps will no longer receive residuals for the SoapNet airings, slightly lowering their salaries.
Read more of the former Daytime Emmy-award winning insider's piece here.
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan pulled no punches speaking with ABC Daytime president Brian Frons. Logan chats with Frons regarding the mouse house's decision to kill SOAPnet in exchange for Disney Jr.
So SOAPnet’s original programming is no longer important? Was it ever?
Other than the last season of Being Erica, which we’ve bought and will air, we’re not going to put any more money into original programming. Frankly, the original programs have been loss leaders. They’ve helped us expand and experiment with other ways to tell soap opera stories on the channel, but they are not our bread and butter. READ MORE