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  • Disney Executive: ‘SOAPnet Had A Great Run'; Future of ‘DAYS’ On Cable Uncertain

    On Friday, November 8, Soap Opera Network reported that SOAPnet, now the old way to watch soaps, would cease operation on December 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 ET. In a piece by the Los Angeles Times, Ben Pyne, president of global distribution for Disney Media Networks, said, "SOAPnet had a great run." He added, "It served an audience of super-soap fans. And when given the opportunity, all of our affiliates kept the channel up and running." The affiliates Pyne refers are the cable and satellite operators including DirecTV and Cablevision, et al that have kept the cable network on their... READ MORE
  • Is Blackie Parrish (John Stamos) Blacklisted from ‘GH’?

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Earlier today a fan tweeted, "@JohnStamos @carlivatiron @valentinifrank #BringBlackieBack #GH," which attracted the attention of the intended parties, but the responses themselves were the least expected of all. Stamos, who portrayed Blackie Parrish on ABC's "General Hospital" in the 1980's replied to the tweet and said, "Sociopathic! You don't remember phone call in @valentinifrank office?" As confusing as the tweet appeared, it became less confusing when "GH" head writer Ron Carlivati responded to Stamos' tweet with, "Yes, I remember it well. But for some reason you seem determined to rewrite the narrative." READ MORE
  • Bye, Bye SOAPnet? Network Finally Ceasing Operations By Year’s End?

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    The ABC Cable Networks Group, a division of Disney/ABC Television Group, has informed cable and satellite operators across the United States that they will cease operating SOAPnet, the cable network devoted to airing same day episodes of "Days of our Lives" and "General Hospital" at night along with off-network airing rights to such shows as "Veronica Mars," "Beverly Hills,90210," "Gilmore Girls," "One Tree Hill" and more. The network, which launched January 20, 2000, is expected to go dark effective on December 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Despite SOAPnet's reported replacement, Disney Junior, already operating since 2012 on several... READ MORE
  • Ratings: Good Week For GH

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    Soap Opera Network
    Ratings Report for the Week of October 28 - November 1, 2013 READ MORE
  • Robin Scorpio’s Return Powering ‘GH’ To Two Year Highs in Key Sales Demos; Soap Attracts Largest Single Day Audience in 3 1/2 Years

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    The alphabet network is very proud of its sole remaining daytime drama series, "General Hospital," which has increased its total audience and is surging in the key sales demos. The network is also proud of daytime talkers "The View" and "The Chew," which are both achieving increased audiences in demos. "Chew" is also reaching a new zenith in total audience as the talk show attracted its largest total viewer count and women 25-54 demo count in its history. READ MORE
  • ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Plot to Carry Over Into ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.’; ‘Y&R’s’ Michael Graziadei Guest Stars In Pivotal Episode

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    Sony Pictures Television
    Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” hits theaters nationwide on Friday, November 8, and the franchise’s ABC drama, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.,” is set to feel the film’s repercussions in an all new episode, “The Well,” slated for Tuesday, November 19! READ MORE
  • ABC and Gray Television Launching New Affiliate in Laredo, Texas

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    The ABC Television Network and Gray Television, Inc. announced today that they have reached a new affiliation agreement that allows Gray Television to broadcast ABC's full programming schedule in Laredo, Texas beginning in February 2014 using KGNS digital channel 8.2. Programming includes ABC's primetime lineup, "Good Morning America," "World News," "Jimmy Kimmel" and ABC's Daytime programming including "General Hospital." READ MORE
  • Ratings: Y&R Hits 1.75 Year High in Total Viewers

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    Soap Opera Network
    Ratings Report for the Week of October 21-25, 2013 READ MORE
  • ‘Y&R’ Ratings Continue To Climb; Soap Garners Largest Audience In Nearly Two Years!

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    Sony Pictures Television
    Daytime’s number one rated show, “The Young and the Restless,” can’t be stopped! Not only has the sudser maintained the top spot in soap opera ratings for a consecutive 1,294 weeks, the latest Nielsen ratings reveal that the show notched nearly five million viewers for the week ending Sunday, October 27 — its largest audience in nearly two years! Click beyond the jump for the breakdown! READ MORE
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes: Costume Clad ‘DAYS’ and ‘Y&R’ Stars!

    Get ready to scream in fright (or perhaps delight), because Soap Opera Network managed to get our hands on some deliciously devilish Halloween pictures from a few of your favorite “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless” stars! From a pretty princess to a sinister slicer, these actors really know how to dress the part! But do you dare read on to find out witch was witch? If so, be warned: It’s hair-raising, spirit-satisfying fun! READ MORE