SOAPnet: The Definition of “Classic” Made Clear

Disney/ABC Television Group
Disney/ABC Television Group

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.”