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DIRTY SOAP is NOT being renewed for second season!

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More bad news for daytime soap fans and the genre itself.   The first reality show featuring daytime soap stars, E! Entertainment Television’s, Dirty Soap is not being renewed or picked up for a second season.

Dirty Soap cast mate Jenna Gering, wife of Days of our Lives and Venice star, Galen Gering tweeted her disappointment today stating, “Sot he word is that Dirty Soap is NOT being picked up for another season. Thanks to all of u who watched. You all have been so supportive!!!”

So what do you think was the issue for Dirty Soap not getting a second chance on life on television?  Do you think the cable network did not put enough effort behind the series in terms of marketing? Do you think mainstream audiences just refuse to tune-in to anything connotated with the word, “soap”, even though the product to many was entertaining and interesting?  Let us know your thoughts!

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sweetsherry
sweetsherry

I am not really surprised it wasn’t renewed. In all honesty I found the show in badtaste, rather tacky and pointless. It actually boggles me that soap actors would participate in these soapreality shows when they directly are causing damage to the general soap operas they have careers in. :/

GG
GG

Totally agree with this.

Avelina
Avelina

Agreed!!!!

aria
aria

very well put.

Eire
Eire

I completely agree. Well said. Good riddance to bad rusbbish!

hope2behappy
hope2behappy

I don’t agree…The soaps are being phased out…. They were smart to do this show because they wouldn’t have any jobs at all otherwise. There are too many food shows isn’t America fat enough? I would rather see the stars on a reality show rather than not at all…

peace2082
peace2082

i agree with you!
and i loved the show! im sad to see it wont be on 🙁
was lookn fwd to it being on this fall…. and seeing what happened to the cast…

Solonge Vaden
Solonge Vaden

I think Dirty Soaps was good. It was on E, maybe they can try another station. I seen nothing that was in bad taste, considering the Reality shows they have on. I seen picked on Ice T, no thats bad taste. I say to the producers of DS, keep trying. If the ratings were good, maybe Oprah Chanell. I just want Dirty Soaps back.

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

I just think it sucks that they didn’t renew DirtySoap. It was an entertaining show which gave us a look into the personal lives of some of our favorite soap stars. I don’t think they really gave it enough of a chance. It was only on 8 times! First my OLTL and now no DirtySoap either! I was looking forward to seeing my Faves Farah Fath and John Paul Lavoisier! 🙁

gloria
gloria

I thought it was super interesting. A really fun show & I am with you-I thought at least I can see my precious Balsom & Morasco again. Damn.

hope2behappy
hope2behappy

I am so sad…. I loved it they are taking away all my soaps and replacing it with food… Is it me or is there some new obsession with food shows, America is fat enough.. bring back soaps and bring back dirty soap There is a whole world of people who do love this. They should have given it one more season and market it better. So not fair to the people who truly love soaps and lets face it… They are phasing out the soaps. I want to atleast be able to see them in a reality show……

peace2082
peace2082

Agreed! they needed to give it more of a chance i loved this show… sad to see it go 🙁

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

This is too bad. I really liked this show. Probably didn’t get renewed because so many soaps have been cancelled. If Disney did the right thing and gave back the rights to AMC and OLTL then more soaps would come back to cable networks. Could be that ABC/Disney pressured the producers to pull out to make it look good for the
ABC fiasco

Donna
Donna

ABC will be sorely out of luck with everyone boycotting ABC daytime and and nighttime now due to pulling AMC/OLTL they are in for a rude awakening!!!! Many won’t be watching the Oscars now!!!!!

Lynda
Lynda

That thought crossed my mind as well. Just had a feeling that somehow someway ABC had a hand in it! I did enjoy the show very much. I hope they can give it another shot.

barbara t
barbara t

kim kardashian stays and dirty soap goes,that sucks,I didnt watch it I tried to but i thought it was boring ,and I will admit I fell asleep ,and forgot to change the channel ,and I wasnt giving kim and her insane family of famewhores(can I say that?) even 1 second of a rating from me,because that family has to go,they are all bottom feeders,enough said about them ,but that is to bad dirty soap is gone ,its just another kick in the rear to the soap fan.to bad they cant replace it with one life to live ,something soapy.I m sure it will be another dumb reality show.who watches that stuff?

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Hey barabara t. Been busy, been missing your replying to your tex. My post were geiting lost just like your’s. Hope you get this. Thanks for your frank thoughts. 1love.

barbara t
barbara t

I have been here,Feel bad for the dirty soap fans ,I really tried to watch ,I think it was on at a stupid time,they could have tried to change it before they canceled it ,Im up at 6 so im dead at 9 ,I have to put toothpicks in my eyes for a few of my shows ,I dont have one of those taping things ,so I have to watch the shows when there on,I am missing one life to live so much ,looking forward to seeing what will happen in port charles,getting more interested in days of our lives,hard to learn new names ,use to watch it when maggie was in crutches ,so there is history there ,the other 2 soaps I cant watch because of the time they are on in my area,so 2 oclock is free to miss one life to live,and it is missed,dont think it will be brought back,I hope I am so wrong,all the actors are going all over the place,landview can never be the same unless our same people are there.

Jeff
Jeff

Sadly just a reflection of how many view the daytime genre right now maybe one day there will be a revival of some sorts…

SiteAdvocate
SiteAdvocate

TPTB sure made their minds up rather quickly.I thought wewere all going to find out in a couple of weeks.You know,Kelly and Mark had a great concept and talent to back them up.I’m surprised E couldn’t make room for at least 10 more.

Carol
Carol

Pointless show to begin with. A reality show, showing the dirty laundry of soap stars. Surprised they found any daytime actors willing to take part in the genre that’s killing their jobs in the first place.

sweetsherry
sweetsherry

yeap that’s what I said..

JC
JC

I was hoping it would get picked up for the next season. I watched to see Kelly Monaco.

Jules
Jules

It was bad timing for the reality show. 2/3 years ago when we had 8/9 soaps it would have worked, any maybe would have even helped. But in 2012 with 4 soaps left? I can’t say I blame E!. They have real cash cows to tend to.

Susan Manning
Susan Manning

I thin thy need to leave it on ty, I wil l watch and be a looyal fan, I did not know it was o until day I found it my mistake, Please help it stay.

Michael
Michael

I have to say that initially I was looking forward to watching Dirty Soap. I loved the cast members that were chosen, and I had hoped that it would be juicy and give some backstage insights into the world of creating soap operas. Boy oh boy, was I disappointed. I watched all but the last episode, and found it tedious to get through. The show’s demise has nothing to do with the lack of interest in our favorite genre- the show was just plain boring. Really boring. I love Galen on Days, but- OMG his personal life may be fine and dandy- but his daily routine of being a husband and a dad is just NOT interesting television viewing. To say nothing of the One Life couple and their GRATING relationship. Farrah was fun to watch on One Life (and previously on Days) but I can’t figure out why John-Paul (?) stays with her if their Dirty Soap appearance is indicitive of their real life relationship. She pretty much yelled at him and treated him life a child for the duration of the enitre show. However, that was nothing compared to her unexplicable, catty “feud” with former BBF Kirsten. Dirty Soap was just plain disappointing, and that’s putting it mildly.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Good enough idea but not great execution. It did not hold my interest. I would enjoy more examination of professiona lives and such, not home life and personal drama.

Mo
Mo

Agree. I was looking forward to it, but was disappointed by the show itself and that had to do with the cast. They weren’t interesting enough or likeable.

I thought it odd how Jenna reacted to Galen’s job. It’s called acting. He is being paid to kiss Ali. His paycheck is what enables you to stay home and take care of the kids.

I liked Farah before DS, but on the show she came off as a total bitch.

Nadia’s mother was also infuriatingly annoying. It’s a testament to how much Brandon loves Nadia that he stays with her despite having to put up with Fary. If I were Nadia, I’d tell Fary to take a hike until she can get on board with the relationship with Brandon.

Kelly and Kirsten seemed like they were pushed together. It wasn’t organic.

I would also have liked to have seen more footage of them on-the-job, working on their soaps and get a little backstage peek. I thought that was going to be included, but from the eps I saw, it wasn’t. Seeing Kelly sitting in her dressing room didn’t really cut it.

Plus, of the eight cast members, only three are currently working on soaps. Two contract and one recurring.

Eire
Eire

I’m so glad Dirty Soap was canceled. The “reality” show was fake, phony, staged, and embarrassing for all of the actors in the show. All of the actors came off in a bad light as did the soap genre. Plus the show was a boring wasted of space. I’m glad it was axed.

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

It sucked! I tryed to watch it a few times but it was awful! But most reality shows stink! The networks like them because they’re cheaper. Farah was a real bitch on it!

ethel
ethel

it’s a shame because i love all the stars but the show sucked………

LISA
LISA

It sucks that they are not having a 2nd season. I liked watching this reality show on the soap stars, because you got to know who they were outside of their character.

Emmy
Emmy

I am very upset that it got cancelled! I love the show, and was excited to see the new adventures of all my favorite soap stars! It was great to get a look into their real lives, and who they are as people. Not just their characters on the soap! Now all I have left is GH. Not sure why all the other reality shows make it (and some of those are really stupid) and Dirty Soap didn’t! This sucks! Not happy right now.

shannon
shannon

It is to bad Dirty Soap was cancelled, it was great fun and I was looking forward to it for a second season. I don’t think it was advertised enough.

Joanne
Joanne

I looked foward every week looking into the lives of my fav soap stars. Very disappointed it will not be renewed for a second season.

Gail
Gail

I am upset that DS will not be back and that Kelly,who I watch every day never mentioned anything. I have been a soap opera fan for at least 50 years and feel my TV viewing is not my right any more. Shows can so easily be yanked off the air leaving me grieving.

lisa
lisa

I liked the show

Trudy
Trudy

I loved the show! I am sorely disappointed it will not be returning for a second season. I am a big Days fan!

Kate
Kate

I’m sad I loved it 🙁

tema
tema

I am so upset that Dirty Soap is not coming back ON. I purposely searched nonlinear to find out if I missed the second season. I hope someone changes thee mind and bring it back on. I grew up with soap operas so to see their personal life and struggles is a real soap opera.

Lydia
Lydia

I want dirty soap back!!!!!!!!!

bella smith
bella smith

why cancel dirty soap…it was the best reality show on tv…who makes this awfull decisions????

tina
tina

I definitely think it wasn’t marketed enough. I loved the show and was looking forward to a second season.

Lucy Tsitrin
Lucy Tsitrin

This news stinks! I loved this idea and watched and waited for more! Disappionting!

Lyn Baggett
Lyn Baggett

I really enjoyed this show, and so did my family! So sad that it will not be back for a second season!!:-(

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Do not miss Tuesday’s November 20th episode of Days of our Lives, as it marks the final appearance of Christopher Sean in the role of Paul Narita.  How does Paul leave the canvas, exactly? Grab your hankies for an emotional goodbye.

When Sean was brought on to DAYS, not only did he get involved in what would end up being a love triangle with several iterations. but so much more than that, especially since DAYS tackled a pro athlete coming out, and a Japanese American at that, who feared he would not be accepted by his family if they knew the truth about him.  Christopher won the hearts of so many viewers and cast members at DAYS including: his longtime scene partners: Chandler Massey (Will), Freddie Smith (Sonny), and Paul’s on-screen father, Drake Hogestyn (John Black).

Christopher took to Instagram to share his parting thoughts as he exits the show on today’s episode of DAYS: “It’s been an amazing 4 years with @nbcdays 🙂 I am so honored to have the opportunity to bring Paul Narita to life, a Japanese American Gay Professional Baseball Player. An ally to LGBTQ and Just as important an ambassador for Diversity. Representation is so important because we all have an equal place and we all are an important resource to America’s history, not one more important than the other. Change comes when we understand that. Thank you @nbc for taking a chance with me. Thank you Bruce Evans and Ken Corday and Marnie Saitta, Albert Alarr and Janet Rider, Jennifer Sinclair… the list goes on and on. To all the cast and crew on Days, my extended family, thank you! I’ve grown so much with you and created such wonderful memories. To the fans, none of this would be possible without you. All my love and thanks.  My final farewell on Days… whoa. I will miss you all, my home, my beginning. Until Next Time.‬”

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Now that Christopher has shared his parting thoughts to DAYS fans, please share your thoughts for him in the comment section below.  Send him your well-wishes and let us know if you will miss Paul … and what was your favorite moment on-screen during the actors run on the soap.

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Now today on Monday November 19th, viewers of Days of our Lives are watching her final episode as she wraps up her run as Abigail Deveraux on the NBC soap opera.

And what a run it was! Earning her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Lead Actress this year, and a possible nomination next year, Miller was heralded for her gut-wrenching performances in the DID storyline (Dissociative Identity Disorder) where she played Abby’s alters, Dr. Laura and Gabby.  Not to mention her complex love story with Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn).

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On key episodes today, Miller’s Abby goes toe to toe with a vindictive Gabi (Camila Banus) who gloats how Abby ended up back in a sanitarium … thanks to her!

Miller made the decision to leave DAYS and pursue a career in feature film and primetime TV roles

In an Instagram post, Miller shared:”This is a picture of me 2 yrs ago, painting my nails (and a dear friend’s while I’m at it) for a screen test the next morning to play a woman named Abigail Deveraux Dimera on Days of Our Lives. Who would’ve thought?! This morning I sit in the same exact spot knowing that today, my last episode will air as this beloved character. I reflect, and am grateful. I am better for having been a part of it all. Knowing I’ve laid her in a pair of loving and capable hands does me good. Thanks for the sweet ride, Abby. My heart is full today. Xx #Days #Milly#Chabby”

So, send your well-wishes to Marci here as we give her a standing ovation for an incredible job well-done for her portrayal of Abby et al.  Will you miss Marci? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! with Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith, Linda Dano & Maura West

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday’s night’s Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, you can hear the replay of the broadcast right here in the audio player above.

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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