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Deep Soap: Soap Reasons to Be Thankful

Last Thanksgiving was bleak for daytime fans. The day before the holiday, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” were canceled for a second time when plans for the shows to continue online fell apart. There was every expectation at at least one more soap would be canceled in 2012. What a difference a […]

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Deep Soap: Will ‘General Hospital’s’ New Time Period Hurt the Show?

“General Hospital” Prepares to Time Travel Daytime is an oasis of stability in the desert of television. Every year, returning primetime shows change time periods. Networks trust that fans of, say, “Revenge” will follow the show to a different night and time and will then stay tuned for the program that follows. Next Monday, September […]

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Deep Soap: ‘Y&R’ Stars Speak Out About Behind-the-Scenes Turmoil

“The Young & the Restless” filmed its 10,000th episode this week. Thursday night the Paley Center honored the number one soap’s accomplishment by hosting a retrospective and panel discussion in the show’s honor. This milestone comes at a difficult moment for the soap, as former showrunner Maria Bell departs and new headwriter Josh Griffith and […]

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