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SOAPnet
Launched January 20, 2000
Owned by Disney-ABC Television Group (part of The Walt Disney Company)
Slogan The New Way to Watch Soaps
Sister channel(s) Disney Channel/Playhouse Disney, Toon Disney/Jetix, ABC Family, ABC/ABC Kids
Website SOAPnet.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 262
Dish Network Channel 188
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check Local Listings for channels

SOAPnet (stylized from 2000 to 2002 as SoapNet) is an American cable television channel. It has been broadcasting current and past soap operas since January 20, 2000. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Disney-ABC Television Group manages all of The Walt Disney Companys U.S. and global entertainment and news television properties. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... For the Playhouse Disney in other countries, see Playhouse Disney around the world. ... Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ... For specific versions of Jetix, please click the corresponding link. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABC Kids is a four-hour block of animated television series and live-action childrens television series, broadcast on the ABC network in the U.S. and was broadcast on the CTV network in Canada on Saturday mornings until 2002. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The history of SOAPnet

In the beginning, the network only aired current ABC soap operas in the evening and early morning, so people who worked could watch at their convenience. The programming was inclusive in the beginning as the network is owned by ABC. The channel has high cable coverage due to Disney's aggressive policy of pulling ABC affiliates and the highly viewed ESPN networks from cable companies if they wouldn't agree to also carry SOAPNet; this was the main reason for WABC (Channel 7) being pulled from Time Warner Cable in Manhattan for two days in May 2000. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... WABC-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ...


There were plans by Sony Pictures Entertainment to launch a competing channel and website called SoapCity when SOAPNet was announced, which would air all of the CBS soap operas and NBC's Days of Our Lives, a Sony-owned/produced show. The plans were later abandoned early in 2000 for the cable channel after failing to acquire cable carriage, though the website component remained. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A division of Sony Pictures Digital, SoapCity is the home to the official websites for daytime dramas such as Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, and the The Bold and the Beautiful. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The SOAPnet channel's inaugural lineup aired current soaps such as All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital, plus cancelled daytime and nighttime soaps such as Port Charles, Falcon Crest, Knots Landing, The Colbys, Hotel, Sisters, and Ryan's Hope. All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... General Hospital (commonly abbreviated GH) is the longest-running daytime American serial broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company television network. ... Port Charles was a soap opera which aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003. ... Falcon Crest was an American primetime television soap opera, primarily about the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti family in the Californian wine industry. ... Knots Landing was a primetime television soap opera that aired for 14 seasons, from December 27th, 1979 to May 13th, 1993 on CBS. Set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles in California, the show initially centered around the lives of four married couples residing in a cul-de... The Colbys (originally titled Dynasty II: The Colbys) was a primetime television soap opera which aired from November 1985 to March 1987. ... The television drama Hotel aired on ABC from 1983 to 1988. ... Sisters was a television drama which aired on NBC from 1991 to 1996. ... Ryans Hope was a soap opera which aired for fourteen years on ABC, from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. ...


As the years went on, SOAPnet tried its hand at original programming, like Soap Center and Soap Talk, the latter of which has been nominated for many Daytime Emmy awards, most recently in 2006 for Best Talk Show Host(s). Soap Center, which debuted the same day as SOAPnet in early 2000 , initially hosted by former soap stars Brooke Alexander and David Forsyth, but a year later, they were replaced by, Peggy Bunker discussing East Coast soaps and Tanika Ray discussing West Coast soaps. By 2003 , Peggy was let go and soon after the show ceased filming original material. Other original series include 1 Day With, a half-hour of General Hospital star Wally Kurth interviewing soap actors, I Wanna Be a Soap Star, a recurring reality series which gives 12 young actors the opportunity to compete for a contract on a daytime soap, and Soapography, a 30-minute show which profiles two different soap opera actors in each episode which mainly focuses on their life and which soap they're in. The television talk show Soap Talk debuted on SOAPnet in 2002. ... Brooke Alexander is an American-born actress from Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. Her birthdate is 13 December, 1963, and attended college at UCLA. She originated the role of con-artist Samantha Markham on As The World Turns in 1994 and played the role until 1996. ... David Forsyth (born September 18, 1947) is a well-known American soap opera actor. ... Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Los Angeles, Tanika Ray began her career as a dancer and actress. ... 1 Day With was a Soapnet reality series which premiered in 2004. ... Wally Kurth (born July 31, 1958) is an American singer and television performer. ... I Wanna Be a Soap Star is a reality series which debuted on the cable channel Soapnet in 2004. ... Soapography is a tv show on SOAPnet about soap actors lives and what soap they starred in. ...


In 2002 , SOAPnet began airing reruns of Dynasty, and by 2003 SOAPnet added highly requested programming such as reruns of Another World and Dallas, Replacing Falcon Crest, The Colbys, Hotel and Sisters. In 2004 SOAPnet acquired same-day episodes of Days of Our Lives and in September of the same year, they began airing reruns of Melrose Place, and added the mother show of Melrose, Beverly Hills 90210 in January 2005 . On April 24, 2006, SOAPnet began offering same-day episodes of The Young and the Restless. Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... This AW logo was used between 1987 and 1989. ... The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... For other uses, see Young and Restless. ...


Ryan's Hope, which had not been seen since it was cancelled in 1989 , was shown from its debut in 1975 until the late 1981 episodes. At this time, many viewers who did not have SOAPnet at its inception petitioned to rerun the show from the very beginning. In 2003 , the network aired the first episodes starting on St. Patrick's Day. Currently, the episodes being run are from 1975. St. ...


From time to time, the network airs past episodes in thematic format, such as Daytime's Most Unforgettable Weddings, spotlighting the best episodes of popular couples on the ABC soaps. Other thematic blocks of episodes aired include the Sonnylicious! marathon, showcasing the best of Maurice Benard in his role on General Hospital, and the Tad the Cad marathon, with classic episodes of All My Children from the 1980s, in which the character Tad Martin, played by Michael E. Knight, beds Liza Colby and then her mother, Marian, in quick succession. This is usually limited to the series they have rebroadcast rights to (ABC's lineup, Days, and Y&R). However in a lead-up to the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the channel showed episodes of soaps that showcased performances that garnered award-nominating attention--including those from Guiding Light and As The World Turns--a first for the network. Maurice Benard Maurice Benard (born Mauricio Jose Morales on March 1, 1963) is a Salvadoran-American actor. ... Michael E. Knight, in a still from the opening sequence of All My Children. ... The 2006 Daytime Emmy Awards will be telecast on Friday, April 28, 2006, on ABC to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year (2005) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. ... Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light prior to 1975, GL) is an American television program credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest-running soap opera in production and the longest running drama in television history. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm. ...


Since the network is a subsidiary of the Walt Disney company, special deals have been made to broadcast events from the annual ABC Super Soap Weekend, which is held every November at Walt Disney World, and in the summer at Disney's California Adventure. Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway from Soap Talk have hosted question and answer sessions at the events, allowing fans to ask questions to their favorite soap stars. Super Soap Weekend is an event, organized in conjunction with Disney and ABC to bring soap opera actors from the various ABC shows to visit and mingle with their fans. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Disneys California Adventure is a theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... Lisa Deanna Rinna (born 11 July 1963 in Medford, Oregon, USA) is an American actress. ... Image:Lisa and ty. ... The television talk show Soap Talk debuted on SOAPnet in 2002. ...


In January 2005 , the network began to air the Fox dramas Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place, and in the spring of that year aired repeats of short-lived nighttime soaps The Monroes and Skin. In 2004 SOAPnet reran a short-lived '80s soap called Paper Dolls. In July 2005 SOAPnet picked up the Fox primetime soap Pasadena, including nine episodes not aired during the show's initial run which debuted in the fall. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network. ... The Monroes was a television series first shown in 1966. ... Beyond overall skin structure, refer below to: See-also. ... The television drama Paper Dolls aired on ABC from September, 1984 to December, 1984. ... Pasadena was an American television program which was originally broadcast in the U.S. from September to November 2001 on FOX. // The series starred Alison Lohman as Lily McAllister, an initially naïve young woman who witnesses a strangers suicide and begins to investigate the secrets being hidden by...


Some viewers complained about what they viewed as an overabundance of primetime programming, some of which (90210 and Melrose Place) had only been out of original broadcast for a few years and had been repeated on other networks. These fans also object to the large amount of new episodes of the ABC lineup and Days, and have repeatedly requested rebroadcast of old daytime soaps such as Loving (which ABC/Disney have the rights to), The Edge of Night, Santa Barbara and Search for Tomorrow. SOAPnet is reportedly working on a second channel which will broadcast older soaps, but the channel has yet to materialize. The U.S. soap opera Loving aired on ABC from June 27, 1983 to November 10, 1995 for 3,169 episodes. ... The Edge of Night title card from 1956-67. ... Santa Barbara was an American soap opera which ran on NBC for 2137 episodes from July 30, 1984 to January 15, 1993. ... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which started airing on Monday, September 3, 1951 on CBS. The show was moved from CBS, its original broadcaster, on Friday, March 26, 1982, with NBC picking it up on the following Monday, March 29, 1982. ...


On March 16, 2006, SOAPnet announced that it had finally acquired the rights to daytime ratings winner The Young And The Restless and began airing it in April — making it the first CBS network soap to air on the network. March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Young and Restless. ...


On February 7, 2007, SOAPnet announced that it would be picking up the reruns of The OC and One Tree Hill. The deal made with the shows' production company, Warner Brothers, guarantees One Tree Hill a Fifth Season whether or not The CW decides to continue with the series.[1] is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The O.C. ( stands for Orange County) is an American television drama/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. ... One Tree Hill is an American teen television drama. ... Warner Bros. ... One Tree Hill is an American teen television drama. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ...


On February 12th, 2007, it was announced that SOAPnet would be producing a prime-time spin off of General Hospital, entitled General Hospital: Night Shift. It will be an hour long and will feature some of General Hospital's younger characters with each storyline wrapping up in one episode. General Hospital (commonly abbreviated GH) is the longest-running daytime American serial broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company television network. ...


Shows

Current daytime soaps

All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... General Hospital (commonly abbreviated GH) is the longest-running daytime American serial broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company television network. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... For other uses, see Young and Restless. ... Ryans Hope was a soap opera which aired for fourteen years on ABC, from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. ... Port Charles was a soap opera which aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003. ...

Current primetime soaps

Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network. ... One Tree Hill is an American teen television drama. ... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ...

Original shows

is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... I Wanna Be a Soap Star is a reality series which debuted on the cable channel Soapnet in 2004. ... 1 Day With was a Soapnet reality series which premiered in 2004. ... Soapography is a tv show on SOAPnet about soap actors lives and what soap they starred in. ... The television talk show Soap Talk debuted on SOAPnet in 2002. ...

Specials

  • They Started on Soaps (2003 - present)

Former soaps no longer aired on SoapNet

Another World (sometimes called Another World: Bay City as it was briefly known) is a Daytime Emmy-winning American soap opera which ran on the NBC television network from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... The Colbys (originally titled Dynasty II: The Colbys) was a primetime television soap opera which aired from November 1985 to March 1987. ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... Steve Byers of Falcon Beach Falcon Beach was Canadian television show, filmed at Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, Canada, produced in Canada for U.S. and Canadian markets. ... Falcon Crest was an American primetime television soap opera, primarily about the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti family in the Californian wine industry. ... The television drama Hotel aired on ABC from 1983 to 1988. ... Knots Landing was a primetime television soap opera that aired for 14 seasons, from December 27th, 1979 to May 13th, 1993 on CBS. Set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles in California, the show initially centered around the lives of four married couples residing in a cul-de... The Monroes was a television series first shown in 1966. ... The television drama Paper Dolls aired on ABC from September, 1984 to December, 1984. ... Pasadena was an American television program which was originally broadcast in the U.S. from September to November 2001 on FOX. // The series starred Alison Lohman as Lily McAllister, an initially naïve young woman who witnesses a strangers suicide and begins to investigate the secrets being hidden by... Sisters was a television drama which aired on NBC from 1991 to 1996. ... Skin is the name of a television show which aired on Fox in 2003. ...

See also

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External links

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