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SudsvilleTV.com Announces Weekly Programming Schedule!

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From creators Meg Kelly and Joseph Craig comes this very unique, entertaining, and clever new online destination SudsvilleTV.com, that soap fans everywhere should certainly visit and make a permanent bookmark to check out each in and every day throughout the week starting this fall!

Fast and furiously things are starting to take shape as the new platform gets set for launch this coming October with this just announced programming block that will kick things off during the fourth quarter of 2015!  From a brand new soap opera, to a brand new soap opera talk show and game show, to several hilarious and competitive reality series, to fashion and style programming, and more, SudsvilleTV.com takes aims at the soap opera audience and gives them a plethora of programs to watch each night.  ‘Sudsville’ creators Kelly and Craig inform that they’ve nicknamed fans of the new platform “Sudsies”.

Now below check out the fall weekly programming block and show details.   Note each series episodes are half-hour, except the soap opera Year Rounders, which will run just under an hour.  All times EST.

AM Sudsville (11:30-12:00 AM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday) kicks off the week with a half-hour of celebrity interviews, questions from our viewers, and re-caps. Three fun hosts, lots to love.

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Mondays are fun days on SudsvilleTV!

8:00 pm – Michael’s Amazing Soap Trivia Challenge debuts in December.  In this fast-paced half-hour trivia challenge three lucky contestants will face off on Michael’s front porch to win the title, $1000.00, and an on-set chicken dinner with Michael and his co-host. The winners of the 10 qualifying shows will advance to the Tournament of Champions and compete against each other for the Grand Prize of $10,000. Michael’s Amazing Soap Trivia Challenge is more than a game show, it’s also a story. Michael’s moved back to Sudsville with his new wife of 37 days, the enchanting Dilly, to live next door his parents, the eternally optimistic Tammy and the ever cranky Earl. Tammy, one of Sudsville esteemed triplets, thinks Michael is perfect. Earl’s got a different take and often drops by to correct anything his son might be doing wrong.

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8:30 pm – Grandma’s Unleashed! Hosted by actor/Model Cody Blymire, Grandmas Unleashed!, is a cross between a reality show and a game show. Blymire takes three grandmas on fun, fast-paced adventures around New York City. Like we say in Sudsville, life begins at 70.

Tuesdays are for Beauty on SudsvilleTV 

8:00 pm – The Fashion Report – Our sweet hostess and her stylish sidekick will show fans how to make a favorite soap star’s style theirs. Fans will also learn how to I.D. their personal style, look like a million while spending a dime, and make an outfit work for every age.

Pictured: CBlymire Photo: Derek Miler

8:30 pm – Bella, Bella follows NYC’s best hair, make-up and stylists to the glitz, glamour and high fashion events that are New York. Fans will get a back-stage look at the life of stylists known for bringing on-demand beauty to celebrity events, award shows, fashion runways, and amazing parties. A fabulous half hour where lucky women get to be Cinderella for the night and lucky fans get A list beauty tips!

Buckle up for Wild Wednesdays Sudsies!

8:00 pm – Wash Out starts the night with a blast. Contestants get a choice between answering a question (no cream puffs, these are all toughies) or to do a stunt (hilarious and hard). Whatever they choose either gets them closer to the cash prize – or washed out.

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8:30 pm – Reenact! is a hilarious new show that follows former soap star Bradley Cain and his brother Benny Cain who along with their office mates launch a company to supply low cost reenactments to cable television’s true crime shows.

Starting in December Thursdays are for Schemers!

8:00pm – Year Rounders – Welcome to St. George, a once-upon-a-time New England fishing village that has become a summer playground for the wealthy. Year Rounders is a riveting drama with great twists, a spectacular ending, and favorite Daytime stars.

Fridays are for Dreamers!

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8:00 pm – Actor/Waiter follows four supremely talented young actors around NYC, as they try to break into show business. Fans will get to know and root for these actors, as they try to balance work, auditions, relationships, and bills. This half hour gives a peek into a life we only think we understood.

8:30 pm – A Second Look at My Life – This show follows 10 empty nesters/divorcees who return to the work force late in life. Fans will cheer for these women, as they go with them on an intensely personal journey.

What do you think of the programming schedule and the types of shows on the ‘Sudsville ‘platform? Which shows pique your interest most?  Excited to see that a new online platform is coming for the soap audience demographic?  Share your thoughts below and make sure to continue to sign up for the latest show updates, promotions, teasers and more at SudsvilleTV.com!

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Rockefeller
Rockefeller

maybe we will finally get to see classic One Life To Live re-ran! 🙂 fingers crossed!

Nancy (Save Thesoaps)
Nancy (Save Thesoaps)

Tell us more about Year Rounders, Will any of our AMC / OLTL actors be on?

CJ
CJ

I watch soaps in part because I despise most so-called reality TV. There seems to be awful lot if reality on this schedule. I hope that Year Rounders is successful, but I don’t see me hanging out in this town.

Karen
Karen

Gotta agree with you. Reality TV is really not what I want to watch there are plenty of other channels dishing that out and choose not to watch. I want to see soaps

su0000
su0000

I have read that younger peoples like Reality TV..
They can tune in and out and not be lost and they also like fast, fast paced, show me and then in 20mins over and out ..
younger gen like different media than older folks, they grew up with fast paced internet programing and quick view reality stuff..
hey, they like it.. lol
I do not care for those stupid staged reality shows that are not even real reality , they are phony ..

su0000
su0000

I want one network broadcast tv station that will run Dark Shadows in full, from black&white day one..
And, AMC and OLTL..
then I’d be a happy camper 🙂

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Dark Shadows is my all time favorite soap…the first few months of the show is very slow but it sure picks up when Laura The Phoenix returns from the dead to claim her son David!…by the way Laura was married to David’s father Roger who is also Laura’s grandson…in 1897 Laura was married to Rogers grandfather Edward…Edward and Laura had a son named Jamison who grew up and become Rogers father…lol…campy twisted DS was cool and fun!!!!

Joanne
Joanne

I have to agree…gotta say…I was hopeful about this, but judging from the shows..not what I thought it was going to be. Mabye it will change, and give us reruns of out soaps. Until then, I’ll pass.

Rod
Rod

This doesn’t seem soap opera related AT ALL seems like weird programming and MORE reality that we don’t need. Not seeming to original and not driving me to the computer to watch. Not a fan of web shows really but was willing to try, Since its based towards Soap Viewers but now NOT BOTHERING
GOOD LUCK Suddville “But I’m Out”

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

The line-up looks good. My only gripe is that it doesn’t include more soaps than reality shows. Oh well, it is only the beginning . I will give the network a chance to add more programming.

Mark
Mark

What does most of this have to do with soaps? A style show? A fashion show? I think I speak for my fellow soap fans: WE WANT SOAPS!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I totally agree with you. We want to follow the development of interesting characters and see complex relationships and situations. We want to see interesting stories develop and play out to resolution. We want characters that grow and adapt to changing situations. We want something to invest in.

davlestev1
davlestev1

I am kind of baffled at the programming being as it’s called sudsville with so called sudsies??? Not only that but the length of time in between launch and the only soap drama offering two months later. I would have thought the roll out would have included the new soap and not shows about make up artists and grammies and newbie actors running here to there. SMH..and a game show with a chicken dinner ending…is that every episode?? This is more like E or POP and they already have their niche audience. Unfortunately this may go the way of Prospect Park in a now you see us now you don’t before the soap even airs. I don’t see this working…LOL…but IOMO..so we’ll see. Or rather others can.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You bet, Mark. I hate reality shows….not true to life. Becoming famous over one’s grotesquely huge, monstrously out of place butt is ridiculous. That thing is supposed to be a thing of beauty?
Then there are the plastic Hollywood housewives etc.
WHERE ARE THE SOAPS!!!!??????

Timmm
Timmm

And unfortunately CeeCee there seems to be no end to the Kardashian brand! Now theres a 17 year old female pimping herself out all over the internet and looks to be the next Kim! Uggg!

Linda
Linda

I may watch if there are some good dramas and not reality shows. I miss some of the soaps like OLTL and AMC as they had great actors. Most of these reality shows on tv have people who do not deserve the name of actor or actress.

Johnny
Johnny

Please listen to us, we need All my Children back and One Life To Live. I am not giving up hope. I will not forgive ABC, for cancelling AMC and OLTL. I hope ABC chokes on it. Brian Frons needs to be punished, and I will call Sheila Carter to finished the sob LOL.

Johnny
Johnny

I meant Sheila Carter to finish off the sob LOL.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I totally agree Johnny. There is no reason in the world why OLTL and AMC are not in production and on the air now. If they were so concerned about production costs, there were several alternatives to cancellation. Like you, I will never forgive the alphabet network or the mouse company for this horrible betrayal.

Mike
Mike

Not one soap related show on the schedule.
Nothing but garbage. Gong

Blake
Blake

What a disappointment! The only thing that looks interesting is the soap opera trivia with Michael O’Leary! And that’s not until December? Why is it on a Days of Our Lives schedule? Nothing else looks appealing, they have nothing to do with soaps.

pat
pat

Not impressed. Just more reality programming. Just what we need. NOT!

Timmm
Timmm

All networks or in this case, “Webworks” start out in their infancy with less than stellar programming. ESPN used to show softball games! I hear what people want and that used to be called “Soapnet.” Soapnet tried their hand at rerunning old soaps and talk shows. It sputtered out after a couple years and is gone now. Maybe this will turn out differently. Internet TV is now longer the future. It is now. One of the best shows on “TV” is on the internet and stars Jerry Seinfeld. He drives a classic car, picks up a comedian and they have coffee. Its great! Give this a chance and we’ll see what happens. As for classic soaps, it may cost too much to show them or they may be held up in some sort of legal mess.

Brett
Brett

I will watch the soap and the soap related trivia show, that’s it. I hope these shows will be available on demand.

MH
MH

Wish they had more about the soaps that are no longer on the air (I’m still missing my ATWT). Sorry, but the lineup doesn’t sound too interesting to me at this point.

SOAPFANATATIC
SOAPFANATATIC

Year Rounders and the platform is what is so exciting to me! It seems these shows and contests surrounding them will keep me coming back for more. Sometimes I can’t wait until the next episode of a show and it seems with this line up I will never get bored! So cool and I CANT WAIT FOR FALL!

KateA
KateA

The only thing that has possibilities for me is Year Rounders. I really do not like talk shows.

Tim Key
Tim Key

Sudsville had me hoping for more soaps. Why couldn’t they broadcast a “best of web series”. or a “Web Series preview show:. That would at least be soap related. .
Seems there could be done relatively inexpensive. (the word is relatively) . Would love to see soap opera repeats. . I wonder how the Doctors is doing rating rise for Retro tv?

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ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

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In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

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There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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So with that said, on You Tube’s The Locher Room, former soap publicist and host Alan Locher is bringing together Don Hastings (Bob) and Kathryn Hays (Kim) for a very special virtual chat on Friday May 15th beginning at 2. p. m. EST/11 a, m.  PST.

Make sure to log on here to view the conversation.

Make sure to let us know in the comment section below your favorite Bob and Kim moments over the years!

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Now look for the updated line-up to include former As the World Turns cast members: Jennifer Ferrin (Jennifer Munson Donovan), Jennifer Landon (Gwen Munson), Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan) and Collier.

They will join former ATWT and GL show publicist, Alan Locher as he hosts the reunion on his You Tube Channel beginning on Friday May 8th starting at 2 p.m EST/11 a.m.PST.  You can watch the livestream here.

Collier played the role of Oakdale’s Mark Kasnoff from 2002-2007, and then returned for a time in 2009.   The role has originally been played by Shawn Christian from 1994-1997

Will you be watching this ATWT reunion? Remember Mark as Oakdale’s Mike? Comment beloe.

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