FOR A SUMMER PREMIERE
Network Also Acquires “Paper Dolls”
For Premiere in July
SOAPnet, the new way to watch soaps, will premiere a new original series, “Soapography;” a new special, “They Started On Soaps 3;” and an acquisition, “Paper Dolls,” this summer, announced Deborah Blackwell, General Manager, SOAPnet.
SOAPnet’s third original series, “Soapography,” takes an in-depth look at the personal lives of today’s hottest soap stars. The half-hour series has been picked-up for 20 episodes. Each episode will include two of daytime’s most famous stars and explore the person beyond the character. “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci and Cameron Mathison, “Days of our Lives, “Alison Sweeney,” and Lisa Rinna are among the soap stars to be featured. Chuck Dalaklis and Theresa McKeown from DME will produce the series. “Soapography” will premiere in August and air on Saturdays.
“They Started On Soaps 3,” the third hour special in SOAPnet’s signature franchise will premiere on September 6. Actors featured in this installment who began their careers in daytime include Mischa Barton, Viggo Mortensen, Kristin Davis, Kevin Bacon, Ricky Martin, Kelly Preston and Marisa Tomei.
SOAPnet has acquired all twelve one-hour episodes and the two-hour pilot episode of “Paper Dolls” from MGM Domestic Television Distribution Inc. The former nighttime soap aired on ABC in 1984. Starring Morgan Fairchild, Lloyd Bridges, Mimi Rodgers, Lauren Hutton and Nicolette Sheridan, the series deals with the rich, powerful and beautiful people who fight to control a modeling empire. The series will join SOAPnet’s Dysfunctional Family Night block, starting July 17th at 10PM.
SOAPnet, the new way to watch soaps, offers same day episodes of popular daytime dramas including “All My Children,” “Days of our Lives,” “One Life To Live” and “General Hospital” at night for convenient viewing. In addition, the network provides inside access to stars and storylines with original programs, including the Emmy-nominated one-hour talk show, “Soap Talk” and the entertainment magazine show “Soap Center.” Wrapped in a 24-hour environment, SOAPnet also offers primetime classics including “Dynasty,” “Dallas” and “Knots Landing,” as well as former daytime series “Port Charles,” “Ryan’s Hope” and “Another World.”