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    Passions Cancellation (Updated)

    Wednesday, December 12 2007


    (NBC)
    Last week a new rumor began circulating on message boards around the web that Passions will not be renewed by DirecTV for another season. This rumor has been confirmed by numerous members of the cast on their official websites, including Eric Marstolf (Ethan Winthrop), who states "This rumor is indeed true at this point. Passions is scheduled to stop shooting March 2008." Tracey Ross (Eve Russell) addressed a similar message to a webmaster of a fan site. Liza Huber (Gwen Hotchkiss) has also offered a statement on her website: "Hi Everyone, Yes, it is true that Passions will finish taping at the end of March 2008. We will start airing 3 days a week on DirecTV which should last through summer of 2008. It has been a wonderful ride (although Gwen has completely lost her mind!) and I want to thank all of you for your amazing support for Passions through the years!"

    No official statement has been made by NBC but DirecTV has just spoken with us to confirm cancellation news. The representative of DirecTV today assured us that though the show is the highest rated program on the satellite network, has not been canceled - yet. "No, it's not been canceled. We've picked up an additional 52 episodes of Passions that will run through the summer." She later let us know that "DirecTV has picked up an additional 52 episodes of Passions ensuring fans will get to see brand new episodes through summer 2008 when the show will conclude its run on DirecTV".

    NBC issued a public statement on Tuesday in which they echoed DirecTV's information. Here is the network's official statement:

    "We are pleased to announce that DIRECTV has ordered an additional 52 episodes of Passions so that fans will continue to enjoy brand new episodes of the show through Summer 2008 when Passions will conclude its run on DIRECTV. We're excited that we can continue to bring more drama and excitement to fans and give them a chance to keep up with the intensifying storylines as they unfold over the next few months."

    Soaps.com will continue to keep you updated on developments of this story as they unfold.


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by FLUTE_GIRL2010 at Monday, December 10 2007 12:38 PM

    that so sad

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Monday, December 10 2007 03:02 PM

    Very sad news for us all here at Soaps.com. Especially Matt.

    So looks like that's it at the end of next Summer. Let's hope they've got a great storyline in the works until then!


    Chrissi

    Posted by divaDiane at Monday, December 10 2007 06:17 PM

    It's about time. This show has gone directly to "Heck" since it went to Directv. Hopefully now the storylines will pick up.

    Posted by JamesScott1Fan at Tuesday, December 11 2007 08:49 AM

    I am sooooo sad! I LOVE Passions! I MISS it so much! I hope that NBC will get it again! I will do whatever I can to keep it on! I am going to fight this! We ALL need to band together and fight to keep it on!

    Posted by youngyrfan at Tuesday, December 11 2007 12:09 PM

    I was once a big fan of Passions but sad to say it is about time they come to an end. The story lines make no sense anymore and they drag everything out way too long. Most of the actors are gone so what else is there to see.

    Posted by dee7107 at Tuesday, December 11 2007 12:44 PM

    Thats so sad. Why doesn't NBC pick them back up? This is my favorite soap.

    Posted by venuschild at Tuesday, December 11 2007 03:07 PM

    I am soooooooooooooooooo glad I didn't switch to Direct TV...they suck too. I have a friend who records it for me and I'll watch Passions until it ends. I guess I'll be soap-opera shopping AGAIN! Any recommendations???

    Posted by vernonda2n1 at Tuesday, December 11 2007 09:41 PM

    Wow DirecTv, is having possible "Passions" cancellations next summer in 2008.
    I hope that NBC, takes this show back on their network.
    I really would like to see it on tv again.

    Posted by Beacham at Wednesday, December 12 2007 07:02 AM

    I have heard that the Oxygen Channel may pick up Passions once their contract is up with DTV.So keep your fingers crossed.

    Posted by tande4ever at Wednesday, December 12 2007 07:56 AM

    I love this show and do not want to find something to replace it as nothing will,i went through alot of money moving to direct tv and all and am very sad it is ending now.It will be missed even though it has its bad episodes as do all shows.

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