what is soapnet's status?

GHers! Register and post about everything that goes on in Port Charles.
User avatar
pinklady7
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:56 pm

what is soapnet's status?

Postby pinklady7 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:04 am

My cable company replaced soapnet with disney jr. this week.. another cable provider has both shows on 2 different channels..has anyone heard if they decided to keep soapnet or maybe merge it with abc family channel?

User avatar
alikat
Posts: 13138
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:56 am

Re: what is soapnet's status?

Postby alikat » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:44 am

Quote pinklady7: My cable company replaced soapnet with disney jr. this week.. another cable provider has both shows on 2 different channels..has anyone heard if they decided to keep soapnet or maybe merge it with abc family channel?


Boy I'd love it if they did keep SoapNet. Maybe give it a little revamp and continue like lately. I've really enjoyed watching the old GH's in the middle of the night and am seriously considering putting them on the DVR.

Also, adding in Brothers and Sisters.

It could be a good channel if they'd add a few more old soaps, maybe one or two inexpensive original shows and give more variety throughout the day. Do the repeats of Days, Y&R and GH in the morning, do the same day replay of them from 7-10 and not show other shows more than one or two episodes per day.

Don't show 5 hours of back to back OTH or 90210 anymore. Maybe on a special marathon that they promote to bring in a new show being added to the lineup but not on a daily or weekly basis.

I'd love to watch Guiding Light, ATWT, Another World, Ryans Hope, Dallas, Dynasty, Knots Landing, Santa Barbara, Generations, The City, etc....

I'd also love to see them do an original show like "Where are they now?" or a talk show or that reality show they did "The next soap star"

User avatar
pinklady7
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:56 pm

Re: what is soapnet's status?

Postby pinklady7 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:49 am

I was hoping they were keeping soapnet, because 2 days before (comcast in phila) changed over to disney jr, they were advertising a new series Veronica Mars coming to soapnet which made me think abc decided to keep the show...when they did take my soapnet off ( at 1230 AM) in the middle of general hospital , and a cartoon appeared, i was thinking what toddlers are up at midnight ...I contacted comast, they said soapnet was stopping march 23rd and was being replaced with a" new and exciting" disney jr show... Verizon fios has both channels...unfortunately no fios in my area yet...

User avatar
alikat
Posts: 13138
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:56 am

Re: what is soapnet's status?

Postby alikat » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:55 am

You make a good point about them advertising Veronica Mars.

Maybe they've kept Soapnet but the cable companies have the option of keeping Soapnet, changing to Disney JR or having both.

More likely it will be a matter of paying more money so they'll move Soapnet into a higher dollar package. If that's the case, I'd pay the higher price if they keep giving better shows and showing old GH, etc...

Like I said, there's an audience for the channel if they'd just tweak it a little bit.

User avatar
krystalgirl
Posts: 211
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:29 pm

Re: what is soapnet's status?

Postby krystalgirl » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:50 pm

I have Time Warner Cable in the Wisconsin area and we still have the Soapnet channel.

Nothing has been mention here of getting rid of it.

User avatar
HOT PINK
Posts: 13415
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 1:01 pm

Re: what is soapnet's status?

Postby HOT PINK » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:09 pm

I still have SoapNet in my area. Haven't received a notice from my cable company regarding when it is going to be replaced with that Disney channel. I certainly won't be watching it when it starts airing. GH is the ONLY ABC/Disney show I watch.

User avatar
aerinha
Posts: 6781
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:05 pm

Re: what is soapnet's status?

Postby aerinha » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:32 pm

How old are we talking on GH? I would love to get to rematch the 1990s years with Robin, Lois and Brenda.

Veronica Mars isn't a new show, it went off the air a couple years back after a three year run. It rocks! A left over from the teen shows with intelligence instead of teen shows that jump all around without a thought in anyone's head as they haphazardly go from story to stoy.


Return to “General Hospital”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests