July 2007 - Soap Opera Network

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An Interview with Brian Frons

Saturday, July 21, 2007 7:50 PM EDT
By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital: Night Shift" premiered on July 12, 2007 with an average of 1 million total viewers and just under 500,000 viewers in Women 18-49. The reach the soap had was beyond anyone's expectations at SOAPnet and the Disney-ABC Television Group. So what does the head of the company's daytime division think of the premiere? "Obviously thrilled. There is a mass idea there where you put all of these 'GH' viewers and say 'let's come up with something that is spun out of 'GH' and put it on SOAPnet.' It seems like a pretty basic programming idea, but you still have to make a terrific show and hope that people will watch it -- and Jill and Bob have done that."On Saturday, July 14, 2007, Soap Opera Network was given an opportunity to speak with Brian Frons, , after the "General Hospital: Night Shift" press...

New Additions to ‘Desperate Housewives?’

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 12:45 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 10:45 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- According to the Hollywood Reporter, former soap stars Nathan Fillion ("One Life to Live") and Lyndsy Fonseca ("The Young and the Restless") are in negotiations with ABC's "Desperate Housewives" to join the cast as series regulars for the primetime soaps fourth season. Actress Dana Delaney ("China Beach," "Kidnapped") is also expected to come on board. Delaney is said to be playing a character currently going by the name of Katherine, a former "housewife" who is coming back to Wisteria Lane after a ten-year absence with a younger husband (Fillion), described as "the best-looking gynecologist in town," and her 17-year-old troublesome daughter (Fonseca). "Housewives" creator/executive producer Marc Chery, has been trying to get Delaney on the show since before filming the original pilot for the series in 2004. She was expected to...

‘Night Shift’ Debuts Early on SOAPnet

Monday, July 2, 2007 4:50 PM EDT
Network Premieres Drama in the A.M. Tuesday, July 3, 2007 11:50 AM | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- SOAPnet, the new way to watch soaps, has a secret that they don't want you to know.Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 PM, EST/PST has been the designated premiere date and time for SOAPnet's highly anticipated new original series, "General Hospital: Night Shift." What you don't know is that the network plans on launching the show a full 18 hours early as a special sneak preview.If by chance you are awake at 5:00 AM, EST/PST, you can catch a glimpse of what the doctors of "General Hospital" are up to in the wee-hours of the night as Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) and Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) try to save lives. Of course when all the action goes down, you just know Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) is just waiting...