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    GL's Light Spreads to England

    Thursday, April 26 2007


    (Soaps.com)
    GL's Light Spreads to England
    The powers that be have just inked a deal with media company Power that will send GL across the great divide and beam the Guiding Light onto the shores of England. While many other soaps have been enjoying play on televisions around the world, P&G's soaps (GL and ATWT) have stuck mostly stateside. This may be a golden opportunity for them to reach out to a whole new audience and build a new fanbase.

    In announcing the new deal, the CEO of Power, Justin Bodle, could hardly contain his enthusiasm. 'This is the first time that global audiences will be able to enjoy the trials and the tribulations of two of the biggest U.S. daytime dramas in the history of TV,' he said. While there has been a booming soaps industry in Britain for decades, this is sure to bring an added ingredient to its rich palette. 'Daytime drama remains a truly dynamic genre,' Bodle went on to say, 'which continues to command significant audiences on the international screen across all dayparts with their feisty story lines and plots. Power is delighted to have acquired the rights to two original masters of the genre, which together represent a modern day slice of American TV at its best.'


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by michaelmouse at Thursday, April 26 2007 04:30 PM

    Contrary to this report, both GL and ATWT have been shown in the UK in the 90s for about 6 years on a satellite soap channel, which was taken off air.
    I am delighted that they're coming back to us as I've only been able to follow them since through sites like this & magazine subs. However, British broadcasters are notorious for showing the US daytime shows for limited times only.
    We've seen ATWT, B&B, DAYS, GH, GL, SB, Y&R and Sunset Beach dangled before us at various stages.
    The only one with any longevity was Another World, which ran here for 15 years, I think, only to be axed 2 years from its ending in the US.
    Love to know who this 'Power' are, never heard of them.

    Posted by HOSA at Monday, April 30 2007 09:18 PM

    My mother has watched GL since it began and she and I discuss the story at least once a week and we both hate Cassie with Josh. Reva and Josh have the real chemistry as a couple. Please let this happen and do not let Cassie and Josh marry. It will be a shame to lose the chemistry of Reva and Josh. They belong together. Thanks.

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