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Proposed Soaps Over The Years

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Billboard reported in 1954 that NBC would air a soap 'Doctor Eve' beginning August 30 from 3.00 - 3.15. This may have been the original title of 'The Greatest Gift' which did go to air on that date.

1951

Mishel S. Green, prexy of the TV film company bearing his name, wings eastward next week with the first 15 episodes of his quarter - hour soap opera, The Loving Family. Green, who will arrive Tuesday (27) to screen the pic for ad agency reps and potential sponsors, has completed the first three weeks of the projected 52 -week soaper.

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Sponsor Mag 1958

Producer of a forthcoming CBS TV soap opera called The Sheriffs Wife was in the CBS cafeteria at New York Production Center having lunch and complaining about the death of virile type Western hero? when he suddenly spotted the perfect, type at a table some distance away. The producer introduced himself, found the fellow was doing a dance act on the Ed Sullivan Show. He then explained he was looking for a lead for Sheriffs Wife, asked if the stranger could act and would like to read for the part. The stranger declined, then introduced himself as Hugh 0'Brian, star of Wyatt Earp.

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In an Afternoon Tv interview,David O'Brien talks about working on'The Nightingale' a proposed soap produced by Allen Potter,then producer of The Doctors. it was about 'an up to the minute ranch in the South West'.While waiting for it to be picked up.O'Brien took on the role of Steve Aldrich on TD.This was in 1967.

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Variety April 1954

June Kinney inked to star in 'My Sister and I' American National Studio telefilm soap opera series.Producer Eddie Conns is planning 260 15 min vidpix.Scripter is Bernie Giler.

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Somehow, I can't see a show entitled "Fisherman's Wharf" being one that housewives would want to watch on a daily basis. Am I alone here?

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Somehow, I can't see a show entitled "Fisherman's Wharf" being one that housewives would want to watch on a daily basis. Am I alone here?

That reminds me of Carolyn Hinsey affectionately referring to her SOD readers as fishwives... :)

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In Jan 79 NBC broadcast the 2 hr TV movie 'Charleston' a pilot for a possible period primetime soap.

Plot concerned a woman attempting to hold on to her wealth and property in Charlesto SC following the Civil War of 1865.

Cast included Delta Burke,Jordan Clarke, Richard Lawson,Lynne Moody,Patricia Barry,Mandy Patinkin,Patricia Pearcy and Martha Scott

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Somehow, I can't see a show entitled "Fisherman's Wharf" being one that housewives would want to watch on a daily basis. Am I alone here?

Seems terribly unsoapy, more like a primetime anthology series. I surmised that it was inspired by the success of On The Waterfront, but in actuality, it would have had the film beat by a year.

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In Jan 79 NBC broadcast the 2 hr TV movie 'Charleston' a pilot for a possible period primetime soap.

Plot concerned a woman attempting to hold on to her wealth and property in Charlesto SC following the Civil War of 1865.

Cast included Delta Burke,Jordan Clarke, Richard Lawson,Lynne Moody,Patricia Barry,Mandy Patinkin,Patricia Pearcy and Martha Scott

Wow, what a cast. This sounds pretty awesome actually. Well, of course we got North and South some years later...

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Variety July 78.

NBC developing daytime soap based on long running British soap 'Crossroads'.Twelve years of scripts will be used as source material.Doris Quinlan will be producing.

Quinlan had recently departed OLTL after many years and ended up producing The Doctors after Crossroads failed to be picked up.

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October 1993 -- The Hollywood Reporter

Columbia TV and director Martha Coolidge are developing a primetime soap for ABC set in the world of public relations.

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