A longtime “Sesame Street” director who also worked on soap operas including “The Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns” has died. Emily Squires was 71.
Three years ago, there were eight American daytime soaps. Today, there are four. The cancellations of “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children,” and “One Life to Live” left hundreds of people who worked both in front of and behind the camera unemployed. The four canceled soaps all filmed in New York City […]
The January 13th finale of “One Life To Live” was watched by 3,840,000 people, for a strong 2.7 Household rating. For comparison, that is more than watched the final episodes of “All My Children,” (3,475,000) “As The World Turns,” (2.846,000) or “Guiding Light” (2,975,000).
Some of “Guiding Light’s” most memorable episodes will be available on DVD in 2012. We Love Soaps reports that Soap Classics, the division of Broadway Video Distribution, which acquired the rights to all of the Procter & Gamble soaps, will release a twenty-episode DVD set in mid-January.
Big Stars Return for “One Life To Live” Finale — One Role Recast At the Last Minute “One Life To Live” is bringing back a lot more fan favorites before the show’s January ABC finale. Soap Opera Digest reports that the Llanview returnees include Brian Kerwin (Charlie), Tonja Walker (Alex), Jessica Tuck (Megan), and Susan […]
As The World Turns DVDs Released Rejoice, “As The World Turns” fans. Official DVDs of the soap opera are now available. Thanks to Procter & Gamble’s decision to sell the rights to its soap operas to Broadway Video Digital Media, twenty episodes of the soap are now available on four discs, Villains and Vixens, Great […]
P&G Soap Reruns Return to Television — Internationally If you miss “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” and “Another World,” you might want to consider taking a vacation outside the United States. Broadway Video Digital Distribution has bought the international distribution rights to the canceled soaps from Procter & Gamble, WorldScreen reports. The company is […]
Chew on this: “All My Children” Is the Number Two Soap in Its Final Week The ratings are in for “All My Children’s” ABC finale. The show, which has consistently been the second to lowest rated show in key demos during its final months on the air, shot up as viewers tuned in to see […]
It turns out that it is possible to deliver a satisfying finale to a show that has been on the air for 41 years. “All My Children‘s” writers, series creator Agnes Nixon, and headwriter Lorraine Broderick faced the nearly impossible task of concluding a soap that began during the Vietnam War, yet creating enough suspense […]
“All My Children” Commemorated With Book & TV Special This is going to be a tough two weeks for “All My Children” fans. With reports that production company Prospect Park may be putting its plans to continue the show on the internet on hold, there is a possibility that the show’s September 23rd ABC finale […]