Industry

  • Soap Opera Weekly Shuttered, April 10 Issue Will Be Its Last

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    Source Interlink
    In a story we had been following since it was first reported last April that Soap Opera Weekly and Soap Opera Digest magazines would fall under the umbrella of American Media, publishers of such mags as Star and TV Guide, Soap Opera Network has learned that after 22 years Soap Opera Weekly (launched in November 1989) will be shuttered and its April 10, 2012 issue will be its last.
  • SOAPnet Reveals Post ‘All My Children’ Schedule, Slots ‘Days of our Lives’ into Primetime for the First Time

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    After a number of years being relegated to the 11:00 PM time slot (outside of the primetime hours of 8:00 to 11:00 PM), SOAPnet's same day re-airings of NBC's "Days of our Lives" are about to replace ABC's canceled "All My Children" in the 8:00 PM ET/PT slot after the latter soap goes off the air on Friday, September 23.
  • E! To Premiere ‘Dirty Soap,’ a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Real Lives of Soap Stars

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    Chris Haston/NBC
    Because we were working overtime trying to get the re-designed website up while also transferring servers, we didn't get a chance to report on this. For those who may have missed out on it all, E! is debuting a new reality series that actually covers the behind the scenes lives of some of your favorite soap stars for a change and not those "Real Housewives" we've gotten bored with from network sibling Bravo.
  • Lynn Leahey Steps Down as Editorial Director of Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly

    Lynn Leahey
    Lynn Leahey
    On Thursday, May 12, Soap Opera Network broke news when we reported that layoffs occurred earlier this week at Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly after American Media, Inc. officially took over editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution control of both publications from Source Interlink Companies, which retains ownership of both titles. Now comes word that Lynn Leahey, Editorial Director of both magazines along with lesser known title Pixie, is stepping down. We're told it was her decision.
  • TV Guide Magazine Returns to TV Guide.com

    TV Guide Magazine Returns to TV Guide.com

    TV Guide.com and TV Guide Magazine appear to have reconciled as the two became one once again on Tuesday, June 1.