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Friday, June 25, 2004

5:54PM - SOAPnet acquires "Paper Dolls" (1984 primetime soap)


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.”

Thursday, February 12, 2004

4:35PM - Favorite '80s Primetime Soap Actress

Who was your favorite actress on the primetime soaps of the '80s?

My personal favorite is Pamela Sue Martin, who played the first Fallon Carrington Colby on Dynasty from 1981 to 1984. She was so wonderful in the role. She was such a great actress; it's a shame she hasn't appeared in more TV shows and movies since she left the series. Fallon was such a bitch back then, and PSM played her so well. Emma Samms (Fallon Carrington Colby #2; 1985, 1987-1989) just didn't compare.

Thursday, January 8, 2004

10:00AM - Dallas on DVD

I'm not sure if this old news, but Ultimate Dallas and TV Shows on DVD are announcing that the first season of Dallas will be out on DVD in the UK and US sometime by the end of 2004...

From the TVShowsonDVD website:
"Warner Bros Home Video has plans to release the first season of Dallas on DVD before the end of 2004.

Many visitors to UltimateDallas.com have read the news that region 2 will see the first season released on DVD in August/September, 2004. Warner Bros has not set a US release date for the set, but it will be released before the end of the year, possibly even before the region 2 DVD release."
(A Copy Is Here)

x-posted at dallasfans and southfork