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CBS Daytme Renewed

The CBS network announced earlier today that everything daytime is coming back for the 2019-2020 season.

Friday, July 31, 2009

GL & Boycotting

With Guiding Light's cancellation, I've seen numerous people state they will either give up CBS and/or P&G products. From the outside perspective this may look somewhat daft, but as someone who has done this it really may not be. When it comes to P&G products, I started boycotting them in the mid-90s.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Gilmore Girls reruns on SoapNet

As someone who recently completed the seventh and last season of Gilmore Girls on DVD, I was thinking about its inclusion on Soapnet and the show in general. While I find it to be serialized in nature with continuing stories and cliffhangers, I'm not 100% against its inclusion as part of the network's programming schedule. That said, if it was my channel it would be a very different kind of station. While I'd try to make revenue, I'd at least spend a few hours a month on classic soap programming that doesn't fall into the category of Ryan's Hope reruns, not that they aren't enjoyable, but to provide variety to the audience.

Gilmore Girls is a good show to have on your schedule if someone is in flip around mode, as they may stop changing channels when they recognize the program. I preferred watching it without advertisements on DVD as in syndication or runs on cable episodes may be ran out of order. So how does it fall into the soap realm and why would someone like it?

Monday, July 20, 2009

SoapNet: Love it and Loathe it

I must admit SoapNet is one of the stations I TiVo the most, but it doesn't mean that I think it serves the soap viewing audience. I've had the channel over eight years, so I've seen it evolve from a station many replays of current episodes and a huge amount of 80s and early 90s dramas to one with less replays, reality shows and some prime time series from the last ten years.