Former Passions heartthrob and Desperate Housewives' hunk Jesse Metcalfe is in talks with producers of Coronation Street, according to published reports in the UK. Reportedly Metcalfe is a fan of the show, whose executives "have recently been toying with the idea of breaking into the US market with the long running soap. Links with figures such as Metcalfe may help facilitate this."
Would daytime soap stars, such as Metcalfe, be enough to entice you into trying Coronation Street if it aired in the US?
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The UK's longest running soap Coronation Street (not the world's longest running soap as Amazon states), is coming to the USA via Amazon's video on demand service.
Now what does this mean? You are now able to rent episodes of Coronation Street for fifty cents apiece, and watch them on your computer (Mac or Windows), TiVo, Sony BRAVIA Internet Video Link, or Microsoft's Xbox 360.
ITV is putting up two hundred episodes (from December 2007 to July 2008) to start things off and they will be adding an additional twenty episodes a month until episodes are within a week of their original UK airing.
It is understood that if there is a demand for such a move, all archived episodes from December 1960 (when the show premiered) may be made available in the same way.
Now that Coronation Street is legally available in the states will you be tuning in? And what do you think of this move, could this be the future of soaps?
The Sunday Express is reporting that ITV may sell off the longest running UK soap Coronation Street. In these troubled times the UK network is cutting back so far the network has canceled Heartbeat and The Royal and has reduced The Bill's episode order in half from two episodes a week to one. There is also talk of the network's other soap Emmerdale moving to a new filming location in hopes to cut cost.
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