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On Friday, August 12, both Soap Opera Network and Soap Opera Digest reported SOAPnet’s post “” schedule (Monday, September 26), which included the insertion of “” re-runs and the shuffling of more than 80% of the schedule into different time periods. Other than “” picking up a primetime spot (8:00 PM ET/PT), nothing caught reader attention more than the network announcing classic episodes of “All My Children,” “” and “.” So what is a classic episode according to the network?

For those hoping to catch the early days of Erica Kane () from “AMC” or Luke and Laura’s Wedding storyline ( and ) from “GH,” you’re out of luck.

According to an ABC representative, the “classic episodes” that are set to air between 3:00 AM and 6:00 AM on SOAPnet will be episodes from “the last five years.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Comment Below...
  • http://twitter.com/hotpink25 JC

    Not classic.

  • lee parks

    This isn’t classic, who wants to watch McTrashy trashing AMC and Prattass destroying this beloved soap.  Those two were responsible partially for what made fans stop watching soaps.  As for OLTL Dena Higley, please.  Frons calling this classic just shows you he has no love for this genre.

  • lee parks

    This isn’t classic, who wants to watch McTrashy trashing AMC and Prattass destroying this beloved soap.  Those two were responsible partially for what made fans stop watching soaps.  As for OLTL Dena Higley, please.  Frons calling this classic just shows you he has no love for this genre.

  • lee parks

    This isn’t classic, who wants to watch McTrashy trashing AMC and Prattass destroying this beloved soap.  Those two were responsible partially for what made fans stop watching soaps.  As for OLTL Dena Higley, please.  Frons calling this classic just shows you he has no love for this genre.

  • lee parks

    This isn’t classic, who wants to watch McTrashy trashing AMC and Prattass destroying this beloved soap.  Those two were responsible partially for what made fans stop watching soaps.  As for OLTL Dena Higley, please.  Frons calling this classic just shows you he has no love for this genre.

  • Anonymous

    It may be because, in a fit of forward thinking, they recorded over some of the early shows.  Maybe they figured since the can’t *really* start at the beginning…they’d just pick a range?  Though for me, with One Life to Live…I’d love it if they went back at least 10 years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dawn-Volante-Albers/781552291 Dawn Volante Albers

    I know that some of the older episodes for these shows still exist several years back ABC did run some real classic episodes from the shows, if I remember correctly they did a week for each soap.  I remember they replayed Karen Wolek’s testimony to save Vicki.  These are really the episodes people want to see.  If it is something from the last 5 years and I wanted it I would have it on my own DVD or tape.  The only show that didn’t have real early episodes was OLTL, because some tapes in early 70’s had been destroyed I think in a fire or flood.