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SOAPnet Signs Off After More Than 13 Years Of Soap Programming At Midnight Tonight!

Courtesy/SOAPnet

Courtesy/SOAPnet

The day is unfortunately here soap fans!  After over 13 years of bringing you same day and date rebroadcasts of your favorite soap operas, and other soap opera related acquisition programming, Disney/ABC’s cable channel SOAPnet is airing its final sudsy episodes tonight! (some cable outlets have already dropped the channel).  In its final leg of its run, only General Hospital and Days of our Lives remained in the line-up as The Young and the Restless defected to TVGN, and is now joined by The Bold and the Beautiful.  And as so many of the soaps were canceled along the way, the network was still airing old episodes of ABC’s All My Children right till the end.

On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman wanted to share this: “When I was executive producer for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment’s SoapCity.com, we were in preliminary stages and talks, because of the success of the online platform, to also develop a cable channel of the same name.  But, the very bright team at Disney/ABC also had the idea to create SOAPnet, since they had several soap properties to begin their network with.  Eventually, SOAPnet came to pass and it was an exciting time in soap history!  I was very fortunate throughout the 13-plus-years of its run to work on one of their original series, Soap Center, as a field and segment producer.  I also had the opportunity to have produced On-Air Promos for the network honoring its fifth year anniversary and some other special projects.   I always felt there should be a network celebrating the soap genre, and SOAPnet was that at its inception and for many years thereafter.  It will be missed.”

SOAPnet posted this on its official website today:  “Thank you to all of the devoted SOAPnet fans for over 13 years of soapy drama! SOAPnet will go off the air on December 31, 2013 at midnight ET|PT.  For more ways to watch General Hospital, catch new episodes weekdays on ABC 2e|1c|p and on demand.  You can also watch with WATCH ABC  –– anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.”

So, are you ready to say goodbye to SOAPnet?  What were you favorite shows to watch during its run?  Let us know!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I lost Soapnet weeks ago…i liked when they aired repeats of Ryans Hope and i liked Night Shift…also liked that if i missed gh or days during the day i could catch up at night…Soapnet needed more original programming…it also shouldve had their own made for cable movies like Lifetime but featured mostly past and present soap actors! Maybe they shouldve renamed it DramaTV to encourage more viewers … My cable co. completely removed the channel from the lineup and didnt replace it with disneys kiddie channel!!!

Lisa
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Lisa

I would watch SoapNet all the time. I enjoyed watching the reruns of the soap operas that were no longer on the air. Also if I missed my soap during the day I would tune into SoapNet at night. It is sad how the soap world is coming to a rapid close.

sarah
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sarah

I agree 100%

Harry
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Harry

I was astounded at how good Ryan’s Hope was upon watching it on Soapnet. When it originally aired I was a kid and while I liked it, I lacked the ability to recognize how damn good the writing was. Here was a real working class Irish-American family trying to just get by featuring great characters like Frank, Pat, Mary, Roger Deliah and of course, the Ryan patriarch and matriarch who ran Ryan’s bar where everyone knows your name. I always wished Soapnet had aired classic episodes of AMC. I wanted to see Phoebe Tyler Wallingford battle that “Cane woman” or… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Most episdodes of AMC were erased and tapes reused before 1976…however, much of Donnas story should be around somewhere…i hate that the networks use to erase and reuse tapes of their serials…many great soap moments are gone forever!!! Some pre1976 episodes of several soaps are shown on utube…only two former soaps…the gothic horror serials Dark Shadows and Strange Paradise still have all their episodes available with only DS missing at least 1 ep. from its 5 year run and some replaced by kinesscope! Strange Paradise was syndicated and produced in Canada but lasted about a year. Both soaps are from… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Thank you (Jimh). That explains a lot. Yes, Santa Barbara was a real gem and I never understood why it was cancelled.

allison
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allison

I completely agree. I loved watching the old soaps. Or catching GH in the evening. I found One Tree Hill and watched the whole series, since I didn’t see it when it was on air. I also used to enjoy watching Dynasty, and Knotts Landing. By the way, the new series of Dallas, EXCELLENT! However, I hope nothing happens to the soap genre, I started watching General Hospital with my great aunt when I used to visit her during school break. I was 10. Thirty six years. Now my 11 year old likes to watch the Patrick and Robin storyline.… Read more »

Chanel
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Chanel

I can’t watch One Tree Hill reruns anymore

JSOUL Z
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JSOUL Z

Yes I hated 90210 that was their go.to series i wanted more old school soaps, not the teen scene

heather
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heather

Yeah I got the upper level package so I could get the soap channel I liked both and the oc both is on Netflix but the of isn’t wished it was back

Sandy
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Sandy

Live and die, that’s life. While some things die to soon some live to long and in my opinion that was the status of soapnet, especially over the last few years.

I want to thank those who were involved for finally pulling the plug instead of giving false hope through life support.

Something else will come along to fill the nitch until it also runs it’s course.

Kelly
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Kelly

Good just bc u did not like it do not say suff like that

Donna Kay
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Donna Kay

This is so very sad. I was truly enjoying the old showings of All my Children. I watched Ryan’s Hope and Another World. I would not sign up for ANY service unless it ran the Soap network. This is not a good sign of things to come. The people at Soapnet should know how well they did and brought us a good service fulfilling our needs.

Dawn
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Dawn

This is so sad 🙁 Give a good ole soap anytime compared to the STUPID reality shows!!!! I HATE this…

Norma
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Norma

I would watch: Day & General Hospital at night even if I got to see them during the day. I used to watch One life to live & All my children too. My computer is older & it doesn’t steam fast enough to view the shows online–even though I have 4g claims to be fast high-speed internet! I really miss soapnet.
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Norma
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Norma

Sorry, I meant Days of our lives

NOLAdyLSU
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NOLAdyLSU

There have been times when DOOL would be pre empted when national news would break in or local weather. I would always use Soapnet as a back up. I am not a fan of watching episodes on my computer so I’m very disappointed

Andie
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Andie

I totally agree w/ you. I’m a long time fans of Days and I enjoyed watching episodes in the evening while I was at the gym or later at night while sitting in bed. Now I have to DVR episodes and catch up later. I often find episodes get cut for special reports like if we get a couple inches of snow or some bs in Russia (if I really cared about this stuff I would be watching CNN or Weather Channel). So many other networks are inundated w/ crap reality shows and mindless drivel. It was refreshing to have… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

I am so mad looked forward watching my episodes on Soapnet very disappointed they did that

jaybird369
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jaybird369

To me, SOAPnet’s Soap Talk was the BEST!!!!! Anyway, so long SOAPnet!!!!! Ya’ll will be truly missed. Peace.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree. Loved Soap Talk. i will miss SOAPnet. It was the one channel I watched daily. Knew it was coming, but still sad 🙁

Joshua
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Joshua

That show “Soap Talk” (with Ty Treadway and Lisa Rinna) could have been so much better, though.

If it was using “Entertainment Tonight” as a template, it should have had more than interviews with actors: there should have been segments on the ratings, Where are They Now?, and maybe a look at that week’s soap magazines. It was very lazy and underperformed but had amazing potential.

SOAPNet seemed to prefer that other show where they went inside soap actors’ house more. I wasn’t crazy for it though.

Morgan Farantino-Clark
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Morgan Farantino-Clark

i m sad too. i love soapnet and ROFL to the people adaging,”Well ONE TREE HILL and BEVERLY HILLS 90210 was shown to the point of ad nauseum ROFL i was a addict to the soaps re-runs too beside 9021, and T.Hill i will purposely stay up till a four in the morning for AMC non-stop and then six a.m. till 9 a.m. for one life i am hooked! i m going to miss it,i do already for 3 days since new years eve but i m so glad my regular few main soaps are left on regularly.I hear OPRAH… Read more »

sarah
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sarah

I agree100%

Dominique Yancey
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Dominique Yancey

I love watching all my children i loved adam and krystal. They were my favorife couples.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I am really sad to see soapnet channel leave the air!! I’ve been a soap opera fan since I was 17 years old , and now I am a 52 yr old mother of four who is a die hard fan!! I am calling my lying cable company to cancel some of my service due to the cancellation of soapnet bc that’s the only reason I went along with having above channel 100! I have to investigate a little for Hulu or something or buy a VCR to record GH like I use to back in the day?

MikkosC
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MikkosC

Its actually NOT your cable company’s fault. If you were still getting SoapNET until the very end, you should actually THANK your cable company as many providers stopped broadcasting the channel awhile ago and switched the station to DisneyXD. It is in fact ABC/Disney that owned SoapNET and THEY are the ones who chose to stop providing the network’s content. But don’t blame them either because when the channel first came on, they had brand new soaps airing from 7PM until midnight with NO reruns. Thanks to the cancelations of “GL” “AMC” and “OLTL” and CBS taking over TVGN, which… Read more »

lola
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lola

I loved watching the reruns to All My Children (had them set to record) and watching General Hospital (also set to record). Yes, I can still record General Hospital via ABC or watch it through the ABC app, but not All My Children. This is soooooooooo not cool. Plus I like that occasionally whenever you got the urge you could kick back and watch some of the older shows that no longer play on the air. I think it’s more to the story (maybe they are trying to “direct” the traffic back to ABC daytime—force people to watch the shows… Read more »

Dawn
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Dawn

I agree wholeheartedly … Sometimes breaking news will come in and disturb the recording of a soap. I was always able to go to soap net and catch up what I missed… I do not watch “the chew” purposely because they took the place of AMC!!! I HATE reality shows and in my opinion that is what is wrong with a lot of our youth… Give me the drama story lines any day!!!

Jay
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Jay

Nooooo! I enjoyed the old episodes of AMC, OLTL & GH during the wee hours of the morning 🙁

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Me too. Will miss those on sleepless nights.

kona5263
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kona5263

I agree. .. this sucks. Seems like all of our favorite soaps will be gone:( SO DISAPPOINTED! !!

sarah
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sarah

me as well

margaret ks
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margaret ks

With you on that. I would always watch the midnight show of AMC before bed. It is very disappointing.

Shari
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Shari

I remember that when I first heard that SoapNet was starting, I was SO excited. As a diehard ABC soap’s fan, the thought of being able to turn on a soap channel that would also have original programming devoted to daytime stars and the shows. Then, my cable network didn’t get SoapNet and when I would call to ask about it, I was treated as if I had 2 heads. No one knew what I was talking about. Neither of the two providers in my area had it. I was envious of those that did but after repeated attempts, I… Read more »

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

This is beautifully said and very insightful. Thanks for posting this. I, too, felt that Soapnet could have, and should have, done so much more with airing special marathons than the nonstop Beverly Hills 90210 repeats they aired, ad nauseum. I wish ABC had realized what it had and used it better. As it is, I will miss Soapnet very much, along with all the ABC soap repeats, as well as the original runs of DOOL and GH. And I’d also love it if one day, ABC decided to bring back AMC, OLTL or both to its lineup. Miracles do… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Maybe a mega soap between OLTL and GH is considered a good idea by OLTL fans, but as a GH fan I cannot think of any idea which I would more strongly despise. Just sayin.

Shari
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Shari

I have always been a GH fan and OLTL was my second favorite until OLTL’s last network season. I thought it was beautifully wrapped up despite me not wantimg it to end. I thought that the addition of several of the OLTL characters to GH really helped lift GH up a bit from where i think it had plummeted. Just saying…

Michael
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Michael

Still blaming Brian Frons who doesn’t work there anymore is like still blaming Bush for our country’s problems.

Harry
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Harry

I agree with your every word, Shara. Soapnet seemed to lack focus–I appreciate all of your well written insights on this subject.

Natalie
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Natalie

I think it really sucks! I still love to watch old episodes of One Tree Hill, All My Children and One Life to Live! Where else can you catch old epis of AMC and OLTL? Disney makes enough, don’t they want to keep us fans happy?

Kate
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Kate

I have my DVR jammed with AMC repeats! Will miss the AMC repeats. What a shame. I sure wish someone would just start showing AMC from the beginning. I know some of the shows are lost but that is ok. They could just skip over the missing shows. I would pay to watch those shows. Bye again AMC.

margaret ks
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margaret ks

Bravo!! Agree with everything you said. My DVR is also filled with AMC shows.

Lin
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Lin

I would watch them!

RareDiamond
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RareDiamond

I would love 2 watch AMC & OLTL from the beginning !!!

Harry
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Harry

YES!

Annie
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Annie

Sadly, the tapes of the early years were destroyed by ABC some time back.

carol
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carol

Such a shame. I’ve relied on Soapnet quite a bit in past years. So sorry to see it go.

mo
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mo

Soapnet has been gone from my cable provider for more than a year. Probably more like two. It is sad it didn’t work out, but I’m glad that other channels are rerunning the soaps.

Lin
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Lin

What other channels are rerunning the soaps? Not the ones I watch which are only ABC soaps, and PP’s versions.

mo
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mo

TV Guide Network airs Y&R and B&B. General Hospital is On Demand. Wish Days was On Demand too or TVGN.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

What other channels will be returning the soaps? I would love to know!!

Kelly
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Kelly

My soapnet since want off this year

Lin
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Lin

a number of people were on the soapnet fb page last night and everyone of us had seen that soapnet ceased to exist for our cable providers last night, not tonight. When I click on 158 on my remote now, I see ???? on my screen and no AMC or OLTL old episodes were recorded last night , early this morning. I mourn the loss of the old soaps yet again, and of my Brothers and Sisters episodes. I’ve seen them so many times I almost have them memorized, but I love them and still miss the show so much.… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

I actually set the DVR to record the last GH to be shown on SoapNet and true to form, they cut the feed before the end of the episode. One last slap in the face from Disney.

Lin
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Lin

That may have not been Soapnet’s fault. I don’t know if it’s my cable company or my DVR that many shows are cut off before the end. I hate bright house

Paul
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Paul

I am going to miss SOAPnet; just yesterday the local ABC affiliate interrupted General Hospital for a press conference on a local sports team. Had I wanted to watch that conference, I had many options…I’ll never understand the decision to so frequently interrupt the daytime dramas. And yesterday’s GH was notyet available on demand via DirecTV last night. Thanks to SOAPnet I was able to rewatch Melrose Place long before it hit DVD and rewatch other 80s shows like Dynasty and Falcon Crest. It also gave the opportunity to see Ryan’s Hope once again in its glory days. RIP.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Paul…dude…the original Melrose Place takes me back…1990’s and all. Yep. Anyway, Melrose Place…my ALL-TIME FAVORITE TV show of the 1990’s!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Paul
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Paul

It’s my all-time fave show of the 90’s as well. Actually, it’s one of my faves from all-time. LOL

Angela
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Angela

It’s just another slap in the face to us soap fans from abc/Disney. They continue to show us how little our devotion and loyalty means to them. When they cancelled amc & OLTL they said the genre was dying. No they’re trying to kill it. They could have put those. 2 shows on SospNet and then made it a premium channel that so many would have gladly paid for. Things would have been so different. But you can be sure the extra million viewers GH picked up that abc raised their advertising rates. abc used to care about the fans… Read more »

Lin
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Lin

I totally agree with you!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I had SOAPnet for its entire run. was even willing to pay a higher cable bill when I had to go up a tier to keep it. SOAPnet had so many great moments, I’m really going to miss it.

As a lifelong ABC soap fan I never watched Y&R until it came to SOAPnet. i’ll forever be grateful for that and the repeats of RH, AW, OLTL& many other classic soaps.

Thanks for the memories SOAPnet. I miss you already.<3

Kate
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Kate

I loved The new episodes of General Hospital. But, having SoapNet I was able to go back to a few years or more to see classic re-runs of General Hospital, All My Children, One Life to Live, Gilmore Girls and of course my favorite drama in reruns that ended in 2010 was Beverly Hills 90210. With out SoapNet being on the air most of the shows I desire aren’t all on YouTube and I can’t afford Hulu plus or anything else. Not even the complete series of most of these classic wholesome loving romantic dramas. In so ways you are… Read more »

RareDiamond
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RareDiamond

WOW this post just had me in tears & I totally agree !!! U t in prayers … GOD BLESS U & Happy New Year #2014

sarah
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sarah

I agree with you 199%

Rapids
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Rapids

The soap genre is dying and this is proof. I’m no longer watching anything but I’m still a little sad. However I did not watch Soapnet..

heidi
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heidi

Sad to see the end of SoapNet. I never had it… but watched when I used to travel 100% of the time for work. I actually enjoyed watching Soap Talk when I got the chance… in addition to GH and OLTL. I really don’t understand why someone doesn’t start a new soap network and combination web based site to show the last soaps… but also all of the new web soaps. I have also not understood why they never did orignal programming… be they movies or short arc’s of shows using daytime talent and then they could have a show… Read more »

utah
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utah

I will miss the specials they would air. Like They started on soaps and daytimes greatest weddings. They would always air classic episodes. My 2 favorite specials were The Devil made me do it, where they showed the classic episodes of Marlenas posession on days of our lives and luke and laura through the years, ALL of the classic shows from their love on General Hospital. I will miss watching the classics.

rodrigo1993
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rodrigo1993

To me SOAPNet died years ago. I loved the concept of the channel but the execution was utter garbage. I felt the programmers did not give a crap about soaps and it showed. While we did have reruns of Ryan’s Hope and Another World, the rest of the line up left a lot to be desired. Too many primetime shows and not enough daytime reruns like Santa Barbara or Guiding Light. Yes, I know reruns cost too much but would it have hurt to create original programming at least? I hope someone gets it right and there is a new… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I completely concur!
With the New Year upon us, GH and Y&R proving to be disappointments, Prospect’s inability to keep OLTL and AMC running, and finally, Soapnet going out with the old, I have faced the resolve that my thirty-five year soap habit has come to a close. The gods are trying to tell me something!

Rose
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Rose

Soo sad!!! I watched soap net every time there was an interruption in my soaps for the “news” which is rarely a worthy interruption. and where will I get my Gilmore girls fix?! So long and thanks soap net!

Rhonda Luster
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Rhonda Luster

I really love Young and the Restless and bold and the beautiful they are my two favorite stories to watch.

Rod
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Rod

So so wrong. Soapnet will truly be missed. Loved soap stalk & one day with. Plus having my soaps and marathons was always fun to te watch or catch what I missed. Soapnet always did fun promotions and giveaways and loved them at SSW always making the fans feel important. Sad to see ABC screw this up too

Teresa Luellen-Borders
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Teresa Luellen-Borders

I am already missing SOAPnet. I recorded shows to watch while I was on the treadmill. Because it was on everyday, I was able to have something new to watch, and motivation to get back on the treadmill to see what happened! Thank you for the shows.

mary hanson
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mary hanson

I feel sad about soap net leaving the air this is hard to see these soap opera

mary hanson
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mary hanson

I am sad to see. Soap net go

Marisa
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Marisa

Very Sad. I will miss Soapnet.

Michael
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Michael

I LOVED SoapNet. I started watching GH and One Life solely after being hooked by their marathon weekend showings. Loved their reruns of Knots Landing . I especially loved having an easy option if Days or GH were preempted on their networks. I loved MimiI Torchin’s short lived blog on the SoapNet website.When I first got cable, I decided on Time Warner because they carried SoapNet. I used to love turning to the channel and letting the soaps play out while I did chores, work, etc. Whar a shame-SoapNet could have been an amazing channel. Too bad the ABC idiots… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

I am so SAD to hear of the news that there will be no more Soap Net Channel, I work a lot and I will miss my soaps now due the loss of this channel, I wished they would have considered working people and left it on the air! I plan to call our local cable company and get my rate reduced as I paid extra to have this channel. I will truly miss the channel and hope that someone out there will pick up where Soap Net left off!!!!

Noelle
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Noelle

I am so sad to see this channel go, for years I enjoyed watching old Another World episodes…we will miss you!

Patrick
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Patrick

I too.. LOVED soap net this was my chance.. to reel Lisa Rinna… and Ty Treadway.. on Soap Talk. Lisa Rinna… I love you… Days of OUR Lives.. you became a part of… you are a part of the history ——- I agree with many… with all the beaking news… and national news coverage.. interruptions.. it was soapnet that I turned to… Disney/ABC is so wrong.. in dissing a genre that supported I too wish.. they would have fleshed out their cable schedule… and showed all the cancelled shows… they would have invited a sterling audience our dollars and mindset… Read more »

GayAtheistLH
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GayAtheistLH

R.I.P. SoapNet. You were never quite what you should have been. I’m still waiting for you to rerun ‘Loving’ & ‘The City’

margaret ks
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margaret ks

I truly will miss Soapnet. It’s hard to believe that next week…ironically the 44th anniversary of our beloved All My Children…..will be the first week in 44 years that the show will not be on television. Yes, the reruns were not like having new quality programs for the show, but you could at least see the excellence of actors such as Vincent Irizarry, David Canary, Rebecca Budig, Debbie Morgan, etc. And favorite storylines were revisited throughout the years on Soapnet.I will also miss the Brothers & Sisters marathons on the w/e. It is rather profound that as they showed the… Read more »

Patty
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Patty

This was the only ch that I got to watch one tree hill and 90210 I watched everyday i am sad that I can’t watch my shows anymore

LisaB
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LisaB

I think it is the wrong move to end Soapnet. I will miss Gilmore Girls and Brothers and Sisters the most. When I couldn’t sleep at night I would watch these shows. Now new children’s programming is scheduled. How many children are up watching tv at 2 or 3 in the morning? The answer is ZERO! I agree with another poster who suggested having children’s programming earlier in the day while keeping the soaps and soap like shows on at night. That would have been the sensible thing to do.

margaret ks
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margaret ks

Early New Years morning. Woke up watched the news and the weather as usual. Snow and below zero. Did a few chores. At about 7:50 ordinarily it would be a good morning to watch the GH episode on Soapnet since I missed it yesterday. Oh well, not an option. I will miss you soapnet especially your AMC late night shows.

Amy
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Amy

This is the worst day ever! I didn’t even know about the channel being removed! I watch 90210 everyday and I’m so upset it’s now gone 🙁

Margie
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Margie

Seriously. This is not right at all. It was bad enough that one life to live & all my children were washed away. I wake up and I can’t even see the reruns of before. No indication that they can now be seen on channel ???? Not everyone likes reality shows, how to fix your life shows,talk shows. There are still millions of soap fans and we need our station. You can create every station there is but just toss the soaps down the drain. Smh

Michelle
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Michelle

I cannot believe after all of these years and the only real way I can stay on top of mt favorite soaps I am no longer going to be able to watch my shows at the end of my day to live vicariously through my soaps when my family is finally asleep and I can enjoy the only downtime I have. How can this be? I have a 47″ television do you really think I want to watch this from my iPad or laptop or even my smartphone. What is wrong with this? Things are getting good again on GH.… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

I am CRUSHED!!!!!! I had no idea this was happening. I live for my sundays of 90210 marathons and one tree hill!! Ughhhh i was legit depressed turning on the tv today to see that it was gone. Will there be any other channels that will have 90210 and one tree hill on them? Again, im crushed.

Teri
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Teri

Me too! I had 90210 on series record & wondered why there were no episodes being recorded after 12/31. I still have 10 episodes to watch but I will be sad when I don’t have anymore. I would like to find out if any other channel is showing 90210.

Karen G
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Karen G

I loved watching Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls. I will miss both. Good bye Soapnet!

Debbie Shoemaker
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Debbie Shoemaker

As a devoted soap fan since I watched with my late Mom when I was 6 years old, I totally agree with everyone who loved and cherished these shows….Disney certainly does not understand the idea of soap operas and what it meant to their fans……they had no clue…it is only about the “money” to them. They have made very bad business decisions in the past—this is the worst….Goodbye, Disney.

mel
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mel

Beverly hills 90210 is my favorite show and now its gone! I was right in the middle of the series! I’m seriously bummed.

Teri
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Teri

Same here…UGH!!!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Someone needs to create a distribution model for all the old episodes of all the old soaps. Subscription price and streaming privileges. Seriously, it would be great to be able to watch various storylines from whenever and whatever program, and it would be goldmine of information for the remaining production teams as they were able to glean the most popular ideas of all time. It would give revolving writers a major heads up on background information for characters, unique styles for characters and programs, etc. AND it would create recurring revenues for these expensive productions that could be tracked and… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Soapnet at its best? Ryan’s Hope, of course. Ryan’s Hope in its early days was good enough to be a night time drama. It also introduced me to Another World, a soap I did not watch while it was running and I was surprised at how well written and well acted it was. I became hooked on AW after it was so abruptly cancelled. Soapnet at its worst? The endless Beverly Hills 90210 marathons. I think had Soapnet focused on vintage and classic episodes of certain soaps while helping viewers catch up to shows they missed the past week, it… Read more »

S
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S

how awful. Bring soapnet back and now

janet
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janet

Another reason to not watch ABC.

Vicki Dingler
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Vicki Dingler

I will certainly miss the GH replays each night; I will have to watch them on demand now. I’ve been missing my other fav Y&R for awhile now as my cable carrier does not offer TVGN. My other guilty pleasure was Gilmore Girls on the weekends, i would watch it while sitting on the bed, folding laundry. It became part of my weekend ritual…guess I’ll have to get a housekeeper now 😉

denisefan
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denisefan

Thank you Michael for the great and prolific reporting in 2013! We look forward to read you in the New Year.

mwah

Michele
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Michele

OMG Cannot believe that Soapnet has gone off the air. Was really disappointed when Y & R was not shown on Soapnet anymore but at least GH was still being aired on the network. This is really discouraging. When I couldn’t watch these 2 soaps during the day at least I could watch them later on. What’s next…. They keep on taking the good stations away from us!!!! Please think about the TV viewers when making these decisions. We are the ones who contribute to the ratings!!!!!

laurie
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laurie

I watched soapnet every day. The only way to watch GH as I work during the day. I will miss this channel. Thank you for 13 years.

Chris Langsam
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Chris Langsam

I loved Soap Net. I am very sad they are going off the air. I loved catching up on GH but on the weekends I looked forward to reruns of Gilmore Girls. It seems the Networks have forgotten that there are still people who enjoy getting lost in the drama of Soaps. I hope they reconsider and put it back on.

Garnett
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Garnett

I can’t believe that I won’t be able to watch Days. Any other options available for those of us who have day jobs?

Garnett
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Garnett

How can I watch Days?????

JJ
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JJ

I know!

Jen
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Jen

Loved to watch a weeks worth of current GH in a night. Also enjoyed watching the old AMC and GH. Will miss the late night Soapnet lineup.

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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