As had been reported, March 23rd, (which is this Friday) had marked the day that SOAPnet would be, for most markets in the country, folding to make way for its replacement Disney Junior! And, if you followed the information disseminated from the cable network it seems like that date is not a hard date at all, and that the soaps will be sticking around on SOAPnet for the foreseeable future, but just how long might that be?
According to Soap Opera Digest, when speaking to a spokesperson for the network they related, “We’ve always viewed the launch of Disney Junior as a transition, not a flip of a switch, and as such SOAPnet will remain available for an undetermined period of time as additional carriage deals for Disney Junior are finalized with distributors.”
The good news is that The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, and General Hospital will continue to air for the time being day and date episodes as well as airing their primetime series lineup. The thing that becomes problematic here, as since so many dates and stop and starts have been going on with SOAPnet and the launch of Disney Junior, pretty soon every one will be completely confused and know when to tune-in or tune-out!