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    Passions' Cancellation Now Official

    Wednesday, January 17 2007


    (NBC)
    NBC has officially announced the cancellation of Passions after several months of speculation. The demise of the show was expected with plans of a newly expanded Today Show and a string of other cancelled daytime programming such as the Megan Mullally Show. The show is expected to finish production in the spring, with episodes airing through August. Negotiations between the network, cast and crew for the completion of episodes have yet to be finalized. While the show has had low ratings historically, it has always maintained some of the most consistent and healthy ratings stats among women ages 18-34, the most lucrative and difficult demographic for soaps to maintain. Industry experts are expecting this as the beginning of a new trend which will see the end of several other major soaps in the next two years.


    NBC was explicit in its announcement that it still believes the show has a potential audience and will entertain other avenues for it, either through internet or cable. We will keep you updated of any further developments and encourage everyone to continue showing their support for the show through petitions and letters to the network. A future for Passions is still possible, just not on NBC.


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    Posted by Cassie Hicks at Wednesday, January 17 2007 10:15 AM

    Please, please, please, keep "Passions" on the NBC network as long as it takes to make it to its 10th Anniversary!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Wednesday, January 17 2007 10:25 AM

    This is really disappointing to all of us here at Soaps.com. We hope that our Passions friends will keep making our site their 'home' by posting in the lounge, after Passions is gone, and that they have a 'back up soap' that they'll continue to watch.

    I can't imagine how you guys all must be feeling. I'm a Days lover and am thinking that this could have been us. It's all very sad.

    HUGS to ALL!!! Remember, Matt will still be writing for Passions until it's over! Let's make this a good send off for the show!

    Chrissi
    Editor-in-Chief
    Soaps.com

    Posted by lacollins26 at Wednesday, January 17 2007 10:51 AM

    Well I guess they just don't care about the demographic that they had as much as they say, I don't think any of us will be tuning in for 4 hours of the Today Show, since most of us don't even watch 1

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    Thanks!

    Posted by cyndi at Wednesday, January 17 2007 12:32 PM

    it would be nice to still watch Passions on the net from beginning and would be nice for Passions to make it to it's 10th Anniversary!!!!! I'm Days and Passions lover and sad to see Passions go... For sure i'm going to get a poster w/signature of the whole crew..How much and where can I get it...thanks

    Posted by divaDiane at Wednesday, January 17 2007 12:35 PM

    It's about time!!!

    Posted by passionflower at Wednesday, January 17 2007 01:08 PM

    nbc sucks butt to take our passions off their station, the nerve!!!!!!!1 i only hope that another station takes it over or the internet does so disappointed in this decision today show blows

    Posted by mamaloves777 at Wednesday, January 17 2007 02:13 PM

    no wonder Passions is loosing the ratings, they drag things out too much and never have a ending. It is too bad for the actors not having a job but they can thank the writers of the show for that. Poorly done.

    Posted by mikki213 at Wednesday, January 17 2007 02:26 PM

    I am so disappointed! I am a former AW fan. When it was cancelled, I did not know how I would like Passions. I fell in love with it during the first episode, and have watched and enjoyed the show ever since. Its not like NBC has the best programming. Who could stomach watching the Today show for 4 hours? If Days of our lives gets cancelled, NBC will never have to worry about me again! I can't believe that they would do this to the millions of Passions fans!

    Posted by Kristi_Soaps.com at Wednesday, January 17 2007 02:51 PM

    I was really disappointed to hear the news this afternoon. I don't watch Passions...instead I was hit by the "this could happen to any of our shows" thought. It's just so discouraging. The last thing we need is yet another hour of Today - waaaay too long as it is! - or another tv-psychiatrist/tv-judge/whatever show.

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