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#1 doolfan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

I was reading the Prospect Park confirms AMC and OLTL revival article on TvbytheNumbers and one of the comments said that 2013 was the year of the soap with the two soap returns and "NBC Is think about expanding it's daytime lineup by bringing back one of the P&G soaps". Where has this come from? Is there any truth to it? I have not heard ANYTHING about NBC adding anything to daytime. If I'm correct their affiliates have the 2 & 3pm timeslots.


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#2 John

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

i think that comment was Fan fic


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#3 DRW50

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Yes, it's true. NBC is bringing back Search for Tomorrow. Lisa Peluso will star as Wendy. 


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

I suspect that was just wishful thinking.  The dynamic for reviving AMC and OLTL is unique because both shows could still pull in viewers in key demos, they were canceled because a network wanted to go real cheap for their replacements, not because they were past their prime as the P&G soaps were.

I know some fans of those soaps may disagree but its why I doubt any of the P&G soaps will ever be resurrected, certainly not on network tv like this rumor suggests.

 

As for the NBC timeslots, yes 2pm and 3pm are given to the affiliates because TODAY 3rd and 4th hours airs 9-10am and 10-11am.

Certainly TODAY is slipping so at some point would NBC cut back an hour and put something else so, I expect it to happen, a new soap

I doubt it, but I'd believe a new soap would happen before a P&G revival one on NBC.  


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#5 doolfan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I honestly don't believe P&G wants back in the soap business. They seemed to give up ATWT and GL pretty easily. They even agreed with CBS it was time to end Guiding Light. I remember one interview they said they planned to run ATWT for another year or two but CBS cancelled it earlier than they would have liked them too. They pretty much said oh well. I think NBC needs to cut TODAY back to two hours and go back to being head to head with GMA. Either way I don't think NBC will be adding anything to their daytime lineup. They seem content with TODAY and Days of our Lives.

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#6 Nothin'ButAttitude

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

I don't believe it either. Wish it was true, but I doubt it. If NBC, were to do a reboot, Santa Barbara, Sunset Beach, Generations, or Passions would probably be easier to attain (rights wise). I'd prefer them to develop a new soap or do a modern spin on a soap that's been canceled for awhile.
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#7 Khan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Yes, it's true. NBC is bringing back Search for Tomorrow. Lisa Peluso will star as Wendy. 

 

Best. Response. EVER.



I'd prefer them to develop a new soap or do a modern spin on a soap that's been canceled for awhile.

 

Same.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

I would LOVE Lisa Peluso back as Wendy on an SFT reboot!

 

Yes, I know. It'll never happen *sigh*

 

IF NBC cuts an hour of Today, I would see a talk show coming long before a new soap. I wish otherwise, but unfortunately I think the "Days" of soaps being on the big networks has passed. There is definitely an audience to be had for a well put together soap, but it would need to be on a cable network where ratings aren't expected to be as high. 


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#9 yr9190

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

I would be all for a Passions re-boot but I don't think they would waste their time.


Having a brand new soap all together would be a dream come true...
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#10 Khan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

There is definitely an audience to be had for a well put together soap, but it would need to be on a cable network where ratings aren't expected to be as high. 

 

Which is why I think we're all jumping the gun a bit with all this talk (in another thread) about Prospect Park re-launching ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE as web soaps w/ a possible second platform on cable.  How can we expect any soap to do well primarily on the Internet when they haven't exactly conquered even cable television yet?


I would be all for a Passions re-boot but I don't think they would waste their time.

 

Why not?  It isn't as if PASSIONS didn't waste a lot of folks' time before?  ;)


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

Soaps would DEFINITELY be on the comeback if NBC adds a daytime soap


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#12 Khan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

Who would they ask to develop one, though?  Aside from Ron Carlivati and/or Frank Valentini, maybe, it isn't as if daytime has any "big" names working anymore.


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#13 yr9190

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

I just thought that they would think Passions was too much of a joke to keep on the air, as not only did it get cancelled on NBC but Direc TV as well. However JER is dead, so perhaps with some new writers it could work. (Even though despite how sloppy it got in the end, i feel like it would be really unrecognizable under someone else other than JER)
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

I agree, daytime soaps need new, fresh blood (raising my hand LOL)


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#15 Khan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

In this case, though, "unrecognizable" might be a good thing.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

I think the important thing to remember here is that AMC and OLTL are getting a second life online in a less expensive, pared down format.  If NBC wanted to launch their own online soap at NBC.com, perhaps.  But I don't think they'd give any of their daytime programming slots to another soap.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

If Santa Barbara was rebooted, I would not revolve it around Cruz and Eden.  I'd steal Nancy Lee Grahn from GENERAL HOSPITAL as Julia Wainwright Capwell lol



I think the important thing to remember here is that AMC and OLTL are getting a second life online in a less expensive, pared down format.  If NBC wanted to launch their own online soap at NBC.com, perhaps.  But I don't think they'd give any of their daytime programming slots to another soap.

Prospect Park reboots are equivalent to a half hour soap on TV...and they will be played in arcs...


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#18 yr9190

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I almost think a Passions re-boot could survive without Ethan and Theresa, unless Lindsay Hartley decides to not sign up with Prospect Park, and they got the first actor back as Ethan.

As far as the writers are concerned I feel like it would really be their best bet to find newer writers if the show were to come back. Passions was always sort of a "Teen Drama" (IMO) show, so I feel like it would need the blood of some "younger" writers.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

I would not write Passions.  Another World I would LOVE to write (of course lol)...Santa Barbara I could dig in to also


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#20 yr9190

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Passions is a show that probably could be fun to write for, but I am honestly more into writing for Y&R or B&B.
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