Editor's Notebook - Soap Opera Network

Editor’s Notebook

  • THE FINAL DAYS OF SOAPnet: The Rise and Fall of A Cable Network

    From re-runs of soap classics "Dallas," "Dynasty," "Another World," "Port Charles," and "Falcon Crest," to the launches of original series "SoapCenter," "Soap Talk" and "General Hospital: Night Shift," SOAPnet was defined as the "new way to watch soaps" for much of its near 14-year run. With just 2 days left before SOAPnet is no more, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back at the inaugural year of a network that gave diehard soap fans their own platform to shout with glee through the death of a network that outlived its purpose. READ MORE
  • Editor’s Notebook: A Look To The Future + Writers Wanted

    Celebrating its 12th year online, Soap Opera Network is currently experiencing its biggest year on record in terms of page views and unique visitors. This year we've been able to provide exclusive insight into the world of soaps while bringing readers inside the minds of some of their favorite characters and actors featured on "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless." As we come off of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we're gearing up for even more features in the coming weeks and the new year including the return... READ MORE
  • Soaps: This is Your Life, New Documentary Paints Picture on Dying Genre

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    Ghost Pepper Entertainment, Inc.
    Last summer I was lucky enough to be included as an interviewee in the new soap opera themed documentary appropriately titled "Soap Life," which follows the life, and possible death, of daytime soap operas. I can't believe I forgot all about it and didn't realize it until this morning! READ MORE
  • Editor’s Notebook: Where’d We Go?

    Ten years is a longtime for a website to remain in operation. It is thanks to all of you that we've been able to provide you with the most up-to-date, current and timely information relating to the genre of soap operas between our SON Community and our reporting team. Unfortunately, in the past month there hasn't been much of any up-to-date, current or timely information relating to the genre of soap operas posted on Soap Opera Network by its reporting team. READ MORE
  • Editor’s Notebook: ‘The Chew’ Debuts Today and I’m Pissed!

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    Crag Sjodin/ABC
    "All My Children's" replacement show "The Chew" debuts today, just three days after "AMC" aired its final episode on ABC, and I can't help myself in wishing it would just go away. No, it isn't the show or what it is all about. In a perfect world I'd care to watch it from time to time, after all we all have to cook good and healthy meals don't we? But it is the way the network went about handling "The Chew" which included non-stop advertising during "AMC's" final weeks on television along with non-stop advertising on soap opera centered... READ MORE
  • New Site, New ‘DAYS’ and Big Scoops!

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    What started out as a typical week that began on July 25 ended up being one of the worst in Soap Opera Network history, but you wouldn't have known it from a behind the scenes perspective. READ MORE
  • Editor’s Notebook: Interviews Coming Soon

    Editor’s Notebook: Interviews Coming Soon

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The last time I wrote an edition of the Editor's Notebook was August 12, 2008. A lot has changed in the nearly three years since including the cancellations of both "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" by CBS, the near blackout of the Daytime Emmys on broadcast television and news of the… Read More »

  • Editor’s Notebook | August 12 Edition

    Editor’s Notebook | August 12 Edition

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 5:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis Dear Readers, When we came up with the Bringing.Drama.Closer campaign on Soap Opera Network many years ago, we never thought that 2008 would bring some of the biggest controversies in the daytime world, nor did we think it would be happening off screen and… Read More »