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Ellen DeGeneres premieres her new soap spoof, "As the Tide Turns"!

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On today’s Ellen Show and all week long, Ellen DeGeneres has launched a soap spoof in homage to all the recently canceled soaps and as part of a marketing promotion with sponsor Tide ( A P&G product).

In it, Ellen along with comedienne Wanda Sykes and hunk du jour, do a take-off of soaps with long gazing stars, complete with organ music, and a humorous little plot revolving around a lipstick stain.

However, the funniest part of this was the opening title sequence where in very “soapy” fashion, Ellen is dressed as myriad of characters.

Watch As the Tide Turns episode one after the jump!

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ethel
ethel

i loved it! much much better than that crap that saturday night did…..

ethel
ethel

i meant saturday night live

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Ellen is amazing, that’s for sure! 🙂

Torrey
Torrey

Too bad Ellen doesn’t have her own network…..she would probably save the soaps, unlike Oprah and her crappy network.

Justin
Justin

I love Ellen, but I didn’t like the fact that she used Tide as a sponsor. Weren’t they the jerks who killed As The World Turns? ( P & G)

The writers could have used a different brand. It just pissed me off more with them using Tide. I don’t blame Ellen, but the writers should have know better. Then again, they’ve probably never watched a soap opera…I think most of them are 20 or so.

I still miss ATWT!

Blake
Blake

Love this! Love Wanda Sykes in anything also! Ellen needs to keep these coming!

tvcat1
tvcat1

I like they they are using the intro notes from Days of our Lives in the beginning.
I don’t think it’s the writers that choose what brand. It’s product placement within Ellen’s show. They are getting paid by Tide. I can’t blame Ellen for using it. It is ironic that the brand used to support several soaps and is now sponsoring sketchs of soaps.

nancy
nancy

to ellen degeneres please save my soap opera passions back on the nbc network please do that for all passion lovers and veiwers

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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EastSiders Season 3 Starring Van Hansis and Kit Williamson Kickstarter Campaign Underway!

EastSiders is on its way back for season three, which is great news since the LGBT series starring former As the World Turns star Van Hasis (Ex-Luke) as Thom and creator/writer/producer Kit Williamson as Cal.

Over the last few seasons, the funny, poignant, and extremely well-written series tells the tale of a couple who go through the struggles of their relationship while living in Silver Lake, California.

With many twist and turns and featuring a supporting cast that includes: Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)Brianna Brown (General Hospital, Devious Maids, the upcoming Dynasty), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, I’m Dying Up Here), Willam Beli (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nip/Tuck) Traci Lords (Crybaby, Zach and Miri Make a Porno), Matthew McKelligon (You’re Killing Me), Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) and John Halbach (Producer, EastSiders), the series third season looks to be one of its most intriguing yet.

This time Thom and Cal (Hansis and Williamson) end up on the great American road trip after moving from L.A. to the Big Apple and then trying to get back home! The journey home to Silver Lake was shot on-location in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and  California over 35 days last fall.

The production has now launched their Kicktstarter campaign to finish up the series and is hoping for some funding for additional shoot days, and post-production costs. The campaign is set to run until June 6th, by which time the producers must have attained their goal of $60,000, or if you contribute and they have not met their goal, it is refunded. (more…)

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