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266 December 31st, 2013 SOAPnet Signs Off After More Than 13 Years Of Soap Programming At Midnight Tonight!

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The day is unfortunately here soap fans!  After over 13 years of bringing you same day and date rebroadcasts of your favorite soap operas, and other soap opera related acquisition programming, Disney/ABC’s cable channel SOAPnet is airing its final sudsy episodes tonight! (some cable outlets have already dropped the channel).  In its final leg of its run, only General Hospital and Days of our Lives remained in the line-up as The Young and the Restless defected to TVGN, and is now joined by The Bold and the Beautiful.  And as so many of the soaps were canceled along the way, the network was still airing old episodes of ABC’s All My Children right till the end.

On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman wanted to share this: “When I was executive producer for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment’s SoapCity.com, we were in preliminary stages and talks, because of the success of the online platform, to also develop a cable channel of the same name.  But, the very bright team at Disney/ABC also had the idea to create SOAPnet, since they had several soap properties to begin their network with.  Eventually, SOAPnet came to pass and it was an exciting time in soap history!  I was very fortunate throughout the 13-plus-years of its run to work on one of their original series, Soap Center, as a field and segment producer.  I also had the opportunity to have produced On-Air Promos for the network honoring its fifth year anniversary and some other special projects.   I always felt there should be a network celebrating the soap genre, and SOAPnet was that at its inception and for many years thereafter.  It will be missed.”

SOAPnet posted this on its official website today:  “Thank you to all of the devoted SOAPnet fans for over 13 years of soapy drama! SOAPnet will go off the air on December 31, 2013 at midnight ET|PT.  For more ways to watch General Hospital, catch new episodes weekdays on ABC 2e|1c|p and on demand.  You can also watch with WATCH ABC  -– anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.”

So, are you ready to say goodbye to SOAPnet?  What were you favorite shows to watch during its run?  Let us know!

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  1. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I lost Soapnet weeks ago…i liked when they aired repeats of Ryans Hope and i liked Night Shift…also liked that if i missed gh or days during the day i could catch up at night…Soapnet needed more original programming…it also shouldve had their own made for cable movies like Lifetime but featured mostly past and present soap actors! Maybe they shouldve renamed it DramaTV to encourage more viewers … My cable co. completely removed the channel from the lineup and didnt replace it with disneys kiddie channel!!!

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    Lisa replied

    I would watch SoapNet all the time. I enjoyed watching the reruns of the soap operas that were no longer on the air. Also if I missed my soap during the day I would tune into SoapNet at night. It is sad how the soap world is coming to a rapid close.

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    sarah replied

    I agree 100%

    Harry replied

    I was astounded at how good Ryan’s Hope was upon watching it on Soapnet. When it originally aired I was a kid and while I liked it, I lacked the ability to recognize how damn good the writing was. Here was a real working class Irish-American family trying to just get by featuring great characters like Frank, Pat, Mary, Roger Deliah and of course, the Ryan patriarch and matriarch who ran Ryan’s bar where everyone knows your name.
    I always wished Soapnet had aired classic episodes of AMC. I wanted to see Phoebe Tyler Wallingford battle that “Cane woman” or that “Donna Beck person.” Phoebe, the great blue blood, founding member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, was a great character. I also loved the way Agnes Nixon utilized Shakespeare and The Romantic Poets into the writing of Cliff and Nina and later, Jenny and Greg. In its day, AMC was damn good but Soapnet showed the era which was AMC on the decline–the awful Fusion girls, the Ken doll pretending to be a real boy (Ryan) and of course, Erica Kane’s aborted fetus who lived to torment her. I didn’t watch the last 10 years of AMC because it had become so bad, and Inever understood why Soapnet showcased those last 10 years. The query has been made,”Who killed the Soap Opera?” One of the answers (at least as far as AMC is concerned) is bad writing.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Most episdodes of AMC were erased and tapes reused before 1976…however, much of Donnas story should be around somewhere…i hate that the networks use to erase and reuse tapes of their serials…many great soap moments are gone forever!!! Some pre1976 episodes of several soaps are shown on utube…only two former soaps…the gothic horror serials Dark Shadows and Strange Paradise still have all their episodes available with only DS missing at least 1 ep. from its 5 year run and some replaced by kinesscope! Strange Paradise was syndicated and produced in Canada but lasted about a year. Both soaps are from the late 60s to early 70s!!! Ryans Hope i believe has all its episodes too…it debuted in the 1970s which you probably knew…i believe it has all its episodes too!!! All soaps that premiered after 1980 should also have all their episodes from what ive read…i would rewatch Santa Barbara again…one of the best soaps ever!!!

    Harry replied

    Thank you (Jimh). That explains a lot. Yes, Santa Barbara was a real gem and I never understood why it was cancelled.

    allison replied

    I completely agree. I loved watching the old soaps. Or catching GH in the evening. I found One Tree Hill and watched the whole series, since I didn’t see it when it was on air. I also used to enjoy watching Dynasty, and Knotts Landing. By the way, the new series of Dallas, EXCELLENT! However, I hope nothing happens to the soap genre, I started watching General Hospital with my great aunt when I used to visit her during school break. I was 10. Thirty six years. Now my 11 year old likes to watch the Patrick and Robin storyline. I due have to fast forward and screen things, but its fun girl time. Like me and my special aunt. I will miss you soap net. And networks please save the soap.!!

    Chanel replied

    I can’t watch One Tree Hill reruns anymore

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    JSOUL Z replied

    Yes I hated 90210 that was their go.to series i wanted more old school soaps, not the teen scene

    Sandy replied

    Live and die, that’s life. While some things die to soon some live to long and in my opinion that was the status of soapnet, especially over the last few years.

    I want to thank those who were involved for finally pulling the plug instead of giving false hope through life support.

    Something else will come along to fill the nitch until it also runs it’s course.

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    Kelly replied

    Good just bc u did not like it do not say suff like that

    Donna Kay replied

    This is so very sad. I was truly enjoying the old showings of All my Children. I watched Ryan’s Hope and Another World. I would not sign up for ANY service unless it ran the Soap network. This is not a good sign of things to come. The people at Soapnet should know how well they did and brought us a good service fulfilling our needs.

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    Dawn replied

    This is so sad :-( Give a good ole soap anytime compared to the STUPID reality shows!!!! I HATE this…

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    Norma replied

    I would watch: Day & General Hospital at night even if I got to see them during the day. I used to watch One life to live & All my children too. My computer is older & it doesn’t steam fast enough to view the shows online–even though I have 4g claims to be fast high-speed internet! I really miss soapnet.
    Sad supporter

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    Norma replied

    Sorry, I meant Days of our lives

    NOLAdyLSU replied

    There have been times when DOOL would be pre empted when national news would break in or local weather. I would always use Soapnet as a back up. I am not a fan of watching episodes on my computer so I’m very disappointed

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    Andie replied

    I totally agree w/ you. I’m a long time fans of Days and I enjoyed watching episodes in the evening while I was at the gym or later at night while sitting in bed. Now I have to DVR episodes and catch up later. I often find episodes get cut for special reports like if we get a couple inches of snow or some bs in Russia (if I really cared about this stuff I would be watching CNN or Weather Channel). So many other networks are inundated w/ crap reality shows and mindless drivel. It was refreshing to have a network devoted to current and classic soaps which are/were well written and a welcome escape from “reality” I hope this network returns someday.

    Jan replied

    I am so mad looked forward watching my episodes on Soapnet very disappointed they did that

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  2. jaybird369 says:

    To me, SOAPnet’s Soap Talk was the BEST!!!!! Anyway, so long SOAPnet!!!!! Ya’ll will be truly missed. Peace.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree. Loved Soap Talk. i will miss SOAPnet. It was the one channel I watched daily. Knew it was coming, but still sad :(

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    Joshua replied

    That show “Soap Talk” (with Ty Treadway and Lisa Rinna) could have been so much better, though.

    If it was using “Entertainment Tonight” as a template, it should have had more than interviews with actors: there should have been segments on the ratings, Where are They Now?, and maybe a look at that week’s soap magazines. It was very lazy and underperformed but had amazing potential.

    SOAPNet seemed to prefer that other show where they went inside soap actors’ house more. I wasn’t crazy for it though.

    Morgan Farantino-Clark replied

    i m sad too. i love soapnet and ROFL to the people adaging,”Well ONE TREE HILL and BEVERLY HILLS 90210 was shown to the point of ad nauseum ROFL i was a addict to the soaps re-runs too beside 9021, and T.Hill i will purposely stay up till a four in the morning for AMC non-stop and then six a.m. till 9 a.m. for one life i am hooked! i m going to miss it,i do already for 3 days since new years eve but i m so glad my regular few main soaps are left on regularly.I hear OPRAH channel OWN will pick up beverly hills 90210 and or tree hill or both.i m not a fan of veronica mars even if it look OK imo.but definitely not a fan at all of a gilmore girls boringgggggg. i m still hoping a channel air all soaps classic i am talking about the EDGE OF NIGHT I MISS RAVEN AND SCHUYLER and i want amc and one life guiding light as the world turns.if i hit the powerball or rich off a bizness venture,i will do this seriously… and night all happy new years.time for GH RIGHT NOW.thank GOD FOR DVR. to record the four remain soaps on air,and thank god for you tube…
    till hopefully a cable channel care enough about us die hard fans and show the soaps-off air,i dont’ know why it can’t happen there are only what about 1000 to 2000 cable channels of BORING SH—T reality kim k show to bad girls on oxygen,i don’t get why one network can’t show this…i hope it is true about oprah or lifetime.

    from morgan farantino on facebook .

    sarah replied

    I agree100%

    Carolyn replied

    I am really sad to see soapnet channel leave the air!! I’ve been a soap opera fan since I was 17 years old , and now I am a 52 yr old mother of four who is a die hard fan!! I am calling my lying cable company to cancel some of my service due to the cancellation of soapnet bc that’s the only reason I went along with having above channel 100! I have to investigate a little for Hulu or something or buy a VCR to record GH like I use to back in the day?

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    MikkosC replied

    Its actually NOT your cable company’s fault. If you were still getting SoapNET until the very end, you should actually THANK your cable company as many providers stopped broadcasting the channel awhile ago and switched the station to DisneyXD.

    It is in fact ABC/Disney that owned SoapNET and THEY are the ones who chose to stop providing the network’s content. But don’t blame them either because when the channel first came on, they had brand new soaps airing from 7PM until midnight with NO reruns.

    Thanks to the cancelations of “GL” “AMC” and “OLTL” and CBS taking over TVGN, which lead to the removal of “Y&R” from SoapNET, they only had “GH” and “DOOL” to show as new soaps. So can you blame ABC/Disney? Of course not! Y

    You really can’t run a network with only two new hours a day/night of “new” programming, programming that can be seen online, on demand, or if you invest in a DVR from your cable provider instead of a VCR (good luck finding one of those still), you can record your shows in the afternoon from the network.

    lola replied

    I loved watching the reruns to All My Children (had them set to record) and watching General Hospital (also set to record). Yes, I can still record General Hospital via ABC or watch it through the ABC app, but not All My Children. This is soooooooooo not cool. Plus I like that occasionally whenever you got the urge you could kick back and watch some of the older shows that no longer play on the air.

    I think it’s more to the story (maybe they are trying to “direct” the traffic back to ABC daytime—force people to watch the shows they put on the air to replace the daytime soaps they took off the air), but hey, I guess I will just have to settle for the new All My Children episodes (hopefully they are still coming back) and since I actually love GH, I’ll record through ABC or continue catching them on the ABC app. (outside of that, I still refuse to support the other ABC daytime shows).

    Dawn replied

    I agree wholeheartedly … Sometimes breaking news will come in and disturb the recording of a soap. I was always able to go to soap net and catch up what I missed… I do not watch “the chew” purposely because they took the place of AMC!!! I HATE reality shows and in my opinion that is what is wrong with a lot of our youth… Give me the drama story lines any day!!!

  3. Jay says:

    Nooooo! I enjoyed the old episodes of AMC, OLTL & GH during the wee hours of the morning :(

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Me too. Will miss those on sleepless nights.

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    kona5263 replied

    I agree. .. this sucks. Seems like all of our favorite soaps will be gone:( SO DISAPPOINTED! !!

    sarah replied

    me as well

    margaret ks replied

    With you on that. I would always watch the midnight show of AMC before bed. It is very disappointing.

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  4. Shari says:

    I remember that when I first heard that SoapNet was starting, I was SO excited. As a diehard ABC soap’s fan, the thought of being able to turn on a soap channel that would also have original programming devoted to daytime stars and the shows. Then, my cable network didn’t get SoapNet and when I would call to ask about it, I was treated as if I had 2 heads. No one knew what I was talking about. Neither of the two providers in my area had it. I was envious of those that did but after repeated attempts, I went on with life and forgot about it. About almost a year later, I was totally surprised one day while flipping the channels, to see SoapNet. I called my provider to find out when it had been added and they told me that it was added a month earlier. No advertising, no fanfare, nothing. It just showed up. I wondered how many other people had no idea it was there. I checked with neighbors who were also soap fans and they also had no idea. Anyway, my point is, I never felt it was handled well. They could have done so many more themed marathons (a nurses ball marathon comes to mind) and had more fun with this channel. I am sad to see it go because it reminds me of how little Disney/ABC seems to respect the daytime drama and it’s fans. I used to live in Orlando and when I found out that SuperSoap Weekend (which even my father in law who was a very prominent Disney executive at the time said was a horrible idea due to its incredible draw) I got a pit in my stomach about the future of daytime, that has only eased a little this year with the resurgence of GH. Now, if only ABC/PP could settle their case and ABC would wake up and try to add the daytime drama back to the afternoon lineup. A mega soap of GH/OLTL would have been great. Oh well, I digress. SoapNet is just another corpse that Disney/ABC is leaving behind in its slaughter of Soaps. Thanks Brian Frons.

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    AbbyS. replied

    This is beautifully said and very insightful. Thanks for posting this. I, too, felt that Soapnet could have, and should have, done so much more with airing special marathons than the nonstop Beverly Hills 90210 repeats they aired, ad nauseum. I wish ABC had realized what it had and used it better. As it is, I will miss Soapnet very much, along with all the ABC soap repeats, as well as the original runs of DOOL and GH. And I’d also love it if one day, ABC decided to bring back AMC, OLTL or both to its lineup. Miracles do happen, at least I’d like to think so.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Maybe a mega soap between OLTL and GH is considered a good idea by OLTL fans, but as a GH fan I cannot think of any idea which I would more strongly despise. Just sayin.

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    Shari replied

    I have always been a GH fan and OLTL was my second favorite until OLTL’s last network season. I thought it was beautifully wrapped up despite me not wantimg it to end. I thought that the addition of several of the OLTL characters to GH really helped lift GH up a bit from where i think it had plummeted. Just saying…

    Michael replied

    Still blaming Brian Frons who doesn’t work there anymore is like still blaming Bush for our country’s problems.

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    Harry replied

    I agree with your every word, Shara. Soapnet seemed to lack focus–I appreciate all of your well written insights on this subject.

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  5. Natalie says:

    I think it really sucks! I still love to watch old episodes of One Tree Hill, All My Children and One Life to Live! Where else can you catch old epis of AMC and OLTL? Disney makes enough, don’t they want to keep us fans happy?

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  6. Kate says:

    I have my DVR jammed with AMC repeats! Will miss the AMC repeats. What a shame. I sure wish someone would just start showing AMC from the beginning. I know some of the shows are lost but that is ok. They could just skip over the missing shows. I would pay to watch those shows. Bye again AMC.

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    margaret ks replied

    Bravo!! Agree with everything you said. My DVR is also filled with AMC shows.

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    Lin replied

    I would watch them!

    RareDiamond replied

    I would love 2 watch AMC & OLTL from the beginning !!!

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    Harry replied

    YES!

    Annie replied

    Sadly, the tapes of the early years were destroyed by ABC some time back.

  7. carol says:

    Such a shame. I’ve relied on Soapnet quite a bit in past years. So sorry to see it go.

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  8. mo says:

    Soapnet has been gone from my cable provider for more than a year. Probably more like two. It is sad it didn’t work out, but I’m glad that other channels are rerunning the soaps.

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    Lin replied

    What other channels are rerunning the soaps? Not the ones I watch which are only ABC soaps, and PP’s versions.

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    mo replied

    TV Guide Network airs Y&R and B&B. General Hospital is On Demand. Wish Days was On Demand too or TVGN.

    Carolyn replied

    What other channels will be returning the soaps? I would love to know!!

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    Kelly replied

    My soapnet since want off this year

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  9. Lin says:

    a number of people were on the soapnet fb page last night and everyone of us had seen that soapnet ceased to exist for our cable providers last night, not tonight. When I click on 158 on my remote now, I see ???? on my screen and no AMC or OLTL old episodes were recorded last night , early this morning. I mourn the loss of the old soaps yet again, and of my Brothers and Sisters episodes. I’ve seen them so many times I almost have them memorized, but I love them and still miss the show so much. I should not say hate, but I intensely dislike you, ABSleaze/Disney

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    Annie replied

    I actually set the DVR to record the last GH to be shown on SoapNet and true to form, they cut the feed before the end of the episode. One last slap in the face from Disney.

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    Lin replied

    That may have not been Soapnet’s fault. I don’t know if it’s my cable company or my DVR that many shows are cut off before the end. I hate bright house

  10. Paul says:

    I am going to miss SOAPnet; just yesterday the local ABC affiliate interrupted General Hospital for a press conference on a local sports team. Had I wanted to watch that conference, I had many options…I’ll never understand the decision to so frequently interrupt the daytime dramas. And yesterday’s GH was notyet available on demand via DirecTV last night.

    Thanks to SOAPnet I was able to rewatch Melrose Place long before it hit DVD and rewatch other 80s shows like Dynasty and Falcon Crest. It also gave the opportunity to see Ryan’s Hope once again in its glory days.

    RIP.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Paul…dude…the original Melrose Place takes me back…1990′s and all. Yep. Anyway, Melrose Place…my ALL-TIME FAVORITE TV show of the 1990′s!!!!! LOL!!!!!

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    Paul replied

    It’s my all-time fave show of the 90′s as well. Actually, it’s one of my faves from all-time. LOL

  11. Angela says:

    It’s just another slap in the face to us soap fans from abc/Disney. They continue to show us how little our devotion and loyalty means to them. When they cancelled amc & OLTL they said the genre was dying. No they’re trying to kill it. They could have put those. 2 shows on SospNet and then made it a premium channel that so many would have gladly paid for. Things would have been so different. But you can be sure the extra million viewers GH picked up that abc raised their advertising rates. abc used to care about the fans – no more.

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    Lin replied

    I totally agree with you!

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  12. MBmomof3 says:

    I had SOAPnet for its entire run. was even willing to pay a higher cable bill when I had to go up a tier to keep it. SOAPnet had so many great moments, I’m really going to miss it.

    As a lifelong ABC soap fan I never watched Y&R until it came to SOAPnet. i’ll forever be grateful for that and the repeats of RH, AW, OLTL& many other classic soaps.

    Thanks for the memories SOAPnet. I miss you already.<3

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  13. Kate says:

    I loved The new episodes of General Hospital. But, having SoapNet I was able to go back to a few years or more to see classic re-runs of General Hospital, All My Children, One Life to Live, Gilmore Girls and of course my favorite drama in reruns that ended in 2010 was Beverly Hills 90210. With out SoapNet being on the air most of the shows I desire aren’t all on YouTube and I can’t afford Hulu plus or anything else. Not even the complete series of most of these classic wholesome loving romantic dramas. In so ways you are breaking my heart since I’m a heart patient who gets ill very easily and has to miss work once in a while and I always turned on first my Soapnet station and work my way down to my other favorite stations. When people aren’t so sure how many more years they have left on earth to enjoy and to get rid of their shows. It makes them upset and disappointed. I had to record my shows the classic ones and no its not enough just a couple episodes in total sucks. I want my SoapNet to stay on the air. I want my shows to be placed on DVD for a cheap price. I want to be in a Soap Opera following one of my dreams but, since this station is soon to be history. I pray that another person is smart enough to be able to afford a station and add every darn soap opera that there is ever been created with out the pointless adds. If we can have a movie channel with no adds I want a drama/soap opera station with General Hospital, All My Children,Dallas, Beverly Hills 90210, One Life to Live, Melrose Place, The Waltons, Party of Five, Little House on the Prairie, Paradise,Guns of Paradise, Life Goes on ,Christy, Dr.Quinn,Dynasty,Falcon Crest,In the Heat of the Night,One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls,Touched by an Angel,Big Valley, ER,Third Watch,Law and Order Special Victim Units,CSI Miami ,CSI NY,Blue Blood, Chicago Hope,Chicago Fire & 7th Heaven not just the new episodes but, from the very beginning plus the movies that the shows may have or special holiday episodes . Either we can get all of my shows to be on Netflix for free or on Youtube or I pray that my dream can happen for all the fans who are angry with seeing the SoapNet ending at 12:00am No one had asked us. People just decided to fight like immature youngsters and go to court for nothing. We have enough pointless children shows on many stations the SoapNet was the top #1 teenage and adult station for love,passion,romance,sex, adventures etc.. Why get rid of the good things to enjoy. Why do I want to flip my station to see Wild Kratts or any other dumb pre-school crap that doesn’t make any sense what so ever. I’m nearly 36 and I’m single and just cause I have two young nephews and a niece on the way and I may work in a child care center. It doesn’t mean that I live in rated G world 24/7. I want to see some adult action in cop shows,hospital shows, in fire house shows and in western shows or shows with families living on a farm but, not just in the 1864 etc.. years on t.v. I want to have a happy life forgetting how weak I can easily become. I want to watch things on my Fios on the stations that my parents and I paid for. We didn’t ask for our SoapNet to leave our airwave. You owe us a better channel or our money for ripping us off. I want to see Lucky on GH, I want to see Jessie on OLTL, I want to see Ryan on AMC but, with the newer shows my favorites are history when you make this station history. You are indeed making a SoapNet Loyal fan disappointed. I want to see my Soaps so you better find a way to make this young lady smile and live a fuller life with a better chance to live with the disease she must live with forever more. I want my SoapNet can someone just buy that station so it won’t leave the airwaves at midnight. Someone please help and keep this station on the airwave. Kate.

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    RareDiamond replied

    WOW this post just had me in tears & I totally agree !!! U t in prayers … GOD BLESS U & Happy New Year #2014

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    sarah replied

    I agree with you 199%

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  14. Rapids says:

    The soap genre is dying and this is proof. I’m no longer watching anything but I’m still a little sad. However I did not watch Soapnet..

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  15. heidi says:

    Sad to see the end of SoapNet. I never had it… but watched when I used to travel 100% of the time for work. I actually enjoyed watching Soap Talk when I got the chance… in addition to GH and OLTL.

    I really don’t understand why someone doesn’t start a new soap network and combination web based site to show the last soaps… but also all of the new web soaps. I have also not understood why they never did orignal programming… be they movies or short arc’s of shows using daytime talent and then they could have a show like Soap Talk to showcase the talent and show the daytime emmys and the web based awards. There should be a multitude of possibilities to get soap viewers watching! It just hasn’t been done by the right people!

    Don’t forget Hulu shows GH and DOOL the next day!!!

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  16. utah says:

    I will miss the specials they would air. Like They started on soaps and daytimes greatest weddings. They would always air classic episodes. My 2 favorite specials were The Devil made me do it, where they showed the classic episodes of Marlenas posession on days of our lives and luke and laura through the years, ALL of the classic shows from their love on General Hospital. I will miss watching the classics.

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  17. rodrigo1993 says:

    To me SOAPNet died years ago. I loved the concept of the channel but the execution was utter garbage. I felt the programmers did not give a crap about soaps and it showed. While we did have reruns of Ryan’s Hope and Another World, the rest of the line up left a lot to be desired. Too many primetime shows and not enough daytime reruns like Santa Barbara or Guiding Light. Yes, I know reruns cost too much but would it have hurt to create original programming at least? I hope someone gets it right and there is a new 24 hr soap channel in the future.

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    Harry replied

    I completely concur!
    With the New Year upon us, GH and Y&R proving to be disappointments, Prospect’s inability to keep OLTL and AMC running, and finally, Soapnet going out with the old, I have faced the resolve that my thirty-five year soap habit has come to a close. The gods are trying to tell me something!

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  18. Rose says:

    Soo sad!!! I watched soap net every time there was an interruption in my soaps for the “news” which is rarely a worthy interruption. and where will I get my Gilmore girls fix?! So long and thanks soap net!

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  19. Rod says:

    So so wrong. Soapnet will truly be missed. Loved soap stalk & one day with. Plus having my soaps and marathons was always fun to te watch or catch what I missed. Soapnet always did fun promotions and giveaways and loved them at SSW always making the fans feel important. Sad to see ABC screw this up too

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  20. Teresa Luellen-Borders says:

    I am already missing SOAPnet. I recorded shows to watch while I was on the treadmill. Because it was on everyday, I was able to have something new to watch, and motivation to get back on the treadmill to see what happened! Thank you for the shows.

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  21. mary hanson says:

    I feel sad about soap net leaving the air this is hard to see these soap opera

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    mary hanson replied

    I am sad to see. Soap net go

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  22. Marisa says:

    Very Sad. I will miss Soapnet.

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  23. Michael says:

    I LOVED SoapNet. I started watching GH and One Life solely after being hooked by their marathon weekend showings. Loved their reruns of Knots Landing . I especially loved having an easy option if Days or GH were preempted on their networks. I loved MimiI Torchin’s short lived blog on the SoapNet website.When I first got cable, I decided on Time Warner because they carried SoapNet. I used to love turning to the channel and letting the soaps play out while I did chores, work, etc. Whar a shame-SoapNet could have been an amazing channel. Too bad the ABC idiots dropped the ball by airing those boring night time shows instead of sticking with daytime soaps.

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  24. Kathy says:

    I am so SAD to hear of the news that there will be no more Soap Net Channel, I work a lot and I will miss my soaps now due the loss of this channel, I wished they would have considered working people and left it on the air! I plan to call our local cable company and get my rate reduced as I paid extra to have this channel. I will truly miss the channel and hope that someone out there will pick up where Soap Net left off!!!!

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  25. Noelle says:

    I am so sad to see this channel go, for years I enjoyed watching old Another World episodes…we will miss you!

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  26. Patrick says:

    I too.. LOVED soap net

    this was my chance.. to reel Lisa Rinna… and Ty Treadway.. on Soap Talk.

    Lisa Rinna… I love you…

    Days of OUR Lives.. you became a part of… you are a part of the history

    ——-

    I agree with many… with all the beaking news… and national news coverage.. interruptions.. it was soapnet that I turned to…

    Disney/ABC is so wrong.. in dissing a genre that supported

    I too wish.. they would have fleshed out their cable schedule…

    and showed all the cancelled shows… they would have invited a sterling audience

    our dollars and mindset is as stellar, and on par… up front..

    my cashola.. spends

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  27. GayAtheistLH says:

    R.I.P. SoapNet. You were never quite what you should have been. I’m still waiting for you to rerun ‘Loving’ & ‘The City’

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  28. margaret ks says:

    I truly will miss Soapnet. It’s hard to believe that next week…ironically the 44th anniversary of our beloved All My Children…..will be the first week in 44 years that the show will not be on television. Yes, the reruns were not like having new quality programs for the show, but you could at least see the excellence of actors such as Vincent Irizarry, David Canary, Rebecca Budig, Debbie Morgan, etc. And favorite storylines were revisited throughout the years on Soapnet.I will also miss the Brothers & Sisters marathons on the w/e. It is rather profound that as they showed the 2009 season of All MY Children in order, we watched the last aired episode yesterday which was Adam & Annie wedding ceremony shortly after Adam remembered that he killed Stuart. Of course, the wedding did not proceed when Adam had flashbacks about Stuart and collapsed. I guess it’s very sad.but fitting that after JR says they can not find Adam’s pulse during CPR by from Jesse and JR. Annie says in a panic sounding manner…oh no! Adam is dead. Thank god that Adam survived in the next episode which will not air. Unfortunately, the wonderful All MY Children has not. I agree with MF article about the best/worst of the year. The online version of AMC left more questions than it answered. Still glad that it was produced….was really hoping for a second season so that we could see the tortured father, David, finally meet his son. And to see further stories for Jesse & Angie, the incredible Opal and the rest of the cast. I started watching AMC in 1970 and it will be in my heart forever!!

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  29. Patty says:

    This was the only ch that I got to watch one tree hill and 90210 I watched everyday i am sad that I can’t watch my shows anymore

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  30. LisaB says:

    I think it is the wrong move to end Soapnet. I will miss Gilmore Girls and Brothers and Sisters the most. When I couldn’t sleep at night I would watch these shows. Now new children’s programming is scheduled. How many children are up watching tv at 2 or 3 in the morning? The answer is ZERO! I agree with another poster who suggested having children’s programming earlier in the day while keeping the soaps and soap like shows on at night. That would have been the sensible thing to do.

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  31. margaret ks says:

    Early New Years morning. Woke up watched the news and the weather as usual. Snow and below zero. Did a few chores. At about 7:50 ordinarily it would be a good morning to watch the GH episode on Soapnet since I missed it yesterday. Oh well, not an option. I will miss you soapnet especially your AMC late night shows.

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  32. Amy says:

    This is the worst day ever! I didn’t even know about the channel being removed! I watch 90210 everyday and I’m so upset it’s now gone :(

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  33. Margie says:

    Seriously. This is not right at all. It was bad enough that one life to live & all my children were washed away. I wake up and I can’t even see the reruns of before. No indication that they can now be seen on channel ???? Not everyone likes reality shows, how to fix your life shows,talk shows. There are still millions of soap fans and we need our station. You can create every station there is but just toss the soaps down the drain. Smh

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  34. Michelle says:

    I cannot believe after all of these years and the only real way I can stay on top of mt favorite soaps I am no longer going to be able to watch my shows at the end of my day to live vicariously through my soaps when my family is finally asleep and I can enjoy the only downtime I have. How can this be? I have a 47″ television do you really think I want to watch this from my iPad or laptop or even my smartphone. What is wrong with this? Things are getting good again on GH. Ughhhhh Signed soooooo not happy.

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  35. Amber says:

    I am CRUSHED!!!!!! I had no idea this was happening. I live for my sundays of 90210 marathons and one tree hill!! Ughhhh i was legit depressed turning on the tv today to see that it was gone. Will there be any other channels that will have 90210 and one tree hill on them? Again, im crushed.

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    Teri replied

    Me too! I had 90210 on series record & wondered why there were no episodes being recorded after 12/31. I still have 10 episodes to watch but I will be sad when I don’t have anymore. I would like to find out if any other channel is showing 90210.

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  36. Karen G says:

    I loved watching Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls. I will miss both. Good bye Soapnet!

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  37. Debbie Shoemaker says:

    As a devoted soap fan since I watched with my late Mom when I was 6 years old, I totally agree with everyone who loved and cherished these shows….Disney certainly does not understand the idea of soap operas and what it meant to their fans……they had no clue…it is only about the “money” to them. They have made very bad business decisions in the past—this is the worst….Goodbye, Disney.

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  38. mel says:

    Beverly hills 90210 is my favorite show and now its gone! I was right in the middle of the series! I’m seriously bummed.

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    Teri replied

    Same here…UGH!!!

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  39. Elizabeth says:

    Someone needs to create a distribution model for all the old episodes of all the old soaps. Subscription price and streaming privileges. Seriously, it would be great to be able to watch various storylines from whenever and whatever program, and it would be goldmine of information for the remaining production teams as they were able to glean the most popular ideas of all time. It would give revolving writers a major heads up on background information for characters, unique styles for characters and programs, etc. AND it would create recurring revenues for these expensive productions that could be tracked and awarded to the creative teams or networks.

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  40. Harry says:

    Soapnet at its best? Ryan’s Hope, of course. Ryan’s Hope in its early days was good enough to be a night time drama. It also introduced me to Another World, a soap I did not watch while it was running and I was surprised at how well written and well acted it was. I became hooked on AW after it was so abruptly cancelled. Soapnet at its worst? The endless Beverly Hills 90210 marathons. I think had Soapnet focused on vintage and classic episodes of certain soaps while helping viewers catch up to shows they missed the past week, it would have thrived and survived. And I think all episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 should be blown up least people from the future think those whiny little brats with too much time and money on their hands really represent American society in the 90′s.

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  41. S says:

    how awful. Bring soapnet back and now

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  42. janet says:

    Another reason to not watch ABC.

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  43. Vicki Dingler says:

    I will certainly miss the GH replays each night; I will have to watch them on demand now. I’ve been missing my other fav Y&R for awhile now as my cable carrier does not offer TVGN. My other guilty pleasure was Gilmore Girls on the weekends, i would watch it while sitting on the bed, folding laundry. It became part of my weekend ritual…guess I’ll have to get a housekeeper now ;)

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  44. denisefan says:

    Thank you Michael for the great and prolific reporting in 2013! We look forward to read you in the New Year.

    mwah

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  45. Michele says:

    OMG Cannot believe that Soapnet has gone off the air. Was really disappointed when Y & R was not shown on Soapnet anymore but at least GH was still being aired on the network. This is really discouraging. When I couldn’t watch these 2 soaps during the day at least I could watch them later on. What’s next…. They keep on taking the good stations away from us!!!! Please think about the TV viewers when making these decisions. We are the ones who contribute to the ratings!!!!!

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  46. laurie says:

    I watched soapnet every day. The only way to watch GH as I work during the day. I will miss this channel. Thank you for 13 years.

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  47. Chris Langsam says:

    I loved Soap Net. I am very sad they are going off the air. I loved catching up on GH but on the weekends I looked forward to reruns of Gilmore Girls. It seems the Networks have forgotten that there are still people who enjoy getting lost in the drama of Soaps. I hope they reconsider and put it back on.

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  48. Garnett says:

    I can’t believe that I won’t be able to watch Days. Any other options available for those of us who have day jobs?

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  49. Garnett says:

    How can I watch Days?????

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    JJ replied

    I know!

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  50. Jen says:

    Loved to watch a weeks worth of current GH in a night. Also enjoyed watching the old AMC and GH. Will miss the late night Soapnet lineup.

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  51. Marie says:

    Soap Net was my favorite station which I will miss very much! I totally agree with Kate’s nice comment about the shows and there is enough children’s programming on cable, Dish and Direct TV! Soap Net kept me interested and entertained during my recovery from surgeries. I finally had a chance to see One Tree Hill and the level of such professional and great acting. This station allowed me to escape from my own family drama to daytime drama. I have watched Days of Our Lives since I was a teenager. Most viewers will be lost without the amazing selection of Soap Net shows. This is very sad. Please find a way to come back so all of us can enjoy this type of various programming and tremendous acting in the near future. The soaps and other shows which were featured had a broad fan base.

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  52. Tina Smith says:

    I am very upset that All My Children is not being televised anymore! No warning! I dont understand how you can do this to all the fans of this show! I have been watching it since I was a teenager!

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  53. JM says:

    I loved my breakfast in bed 90210!!!
    Sad, sad day!!!

    Donna Martin Graduates!!!!

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  54. Jan LeBlanc says:

    They had so much more than daytime soaps. I loved watching Veronica Mars and was looking forward to seeing more night time soaps. Big mistake to cancel Soap Net. There’s so much out there they could have run.

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  55. Anne wiggins says:

    Where will I be able to watch Beverly Hills 90210??????????

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    Teri replied

    I am wondering the same thing.

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  56. jancee says:

    I enjoyed Ryans Hope. I remember in 2000 when soapnet began. I was so thrilled. I got to see old film clips of soap operas. I enjoyed soaps from the 1960′s and onward. they all cant go away. I will miss soaps when they all vanish.

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  57. Laura says:

    I just found out that they cancelled soap net and I’m really mad, I watch the show and tape from it al the time. How can they do this to soap fans, It’s so unfair and I hope that they realize what a bad decision it is, There are a lot of us loyal fans and to dio this is so wrong.

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  58. JM says:

    Loved watching old episodes of One Life to Live and Gilmore Girls. It was great if I missed General Hospital during the day, you could watch it later that day or the next morning. I will miss SoapNet a lot.

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  59. Bernadette lauria says:

    I am sorry to see these soap net worth at times and channel.
    I looked forward in seeing them at night. They are get actors and stories.

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  60. Ja Pippens says:

    Wow,
    Can’t believe it’s not on. Soapnet was the only way that I watched General Hospital. I am at work when it comes on during the day, I don’t have DVR and just can’t get into watching online. Not sure what I will do now. That channel was the best at showing soaps, wish the powers that be would change their minds!

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  61. gfoye says:

    Since soapnet channel has been cancel is there another channel I can watch General Hospital at night? I works during the day.Don’t want to watch on phone or computer.Is it possible the channel will be back.Please bring it back or put on anothet channel

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  62. Vickie says:

    What a terrible way to start off the new year :( I relied on my 90210 everyday. Why would they do this??

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    Lisa Barron replied

    Me toooo :(

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    Teri replied

    Me three :(

  63. Elaine E says:

    Thanks a lot now I have to try and watch Days of our Lives at 1PM. I used to watch The Young and the Restless and then the Bold and the Beautiful at 12:30. I can now watch them on TVGN in the evening. Where can I watch Days in the evening, no where. I will just have to DVR the show everyday now. What a joke, good thing I didn’t watch General Hospital. And all the other shows were old shows which I have seen years ago. I guess it was inevitabl but inconvenient. Thanks

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  64. Mindy says:

    I was deeply and utterly stunned that soap net went off the air. I also loved the re reuns of Ryan’s hope, All My Children and One Life to live. I started watching soaps with Guiding Light and was so amazed at all of the great actresses and actors. I’d come home each day from high School and watch Erica Kane and the entire AmC family. They all got me through school, work , children and a second graduate degree. I loved turning Soap net in the middle of the night and reaching whatever was on. Recently the Gilmore Girls were my latest obsession and that is gone from this channel too. You may keep all of the reality shows and give me back Soap net

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  65. Cynthia says:

    My husband & I really enjoyed “Breakfast in Bed” on the weekends with all of the shows! It will be greatly missed!!!

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  66. MikkosC says:

    I will greatly miss SoapNET because I enjoyed watching “GH” without any stupid news interruptions, something we have far too many of here with WABC in New York.

    I also enjoyed the “GH” marathons and theme nights on holidays, like the Sonny & Brenda stuff and the Luke & Laura episodes; the “Fifty Hours of General Hospital” was AMAZING back in April!

    I do wish that they showed the Gloria Monty “GH” episodes from the 80′s &90′s heyday though and not the crappy stuff from JFP and Guza’s tenure. And I wouldn’t have minded some reruns of “Edge of Night” or some of the great CBS nighttime soaps in later years like they used to show when the channel first started out.

    My one last comment is to say how great the promos were on SoapNET for their programming. They never took the soaps TOO seriously, but they didn’t dis them either the way so many other shows do.

    The “Cliff Hanger” commercials, the “90210 YOLO” spots, that commercial making fun of Lucas on “One Tree Hill” was so funny, I dumped it onto a VHS tape, and I don’t even WATCH “One Tree Hill” but I got the point it was trying to make!

    The ABC spots for “GH” are terrible, and their nighttime promos for shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” take their source material so seriously, I can’t even watch those shows because they are so inane!

    Rest in Peace SoapNET. I will miss you. And thank you for all the years of great uninterrupted programming and “General Hospital” marathons!

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    Gina replied

    I agree totally!! Why are they doing this to us!!! I can never watch General Hospital during the day.. this sucks!! I loved watching my GH on soapnet. and on the weekends!! There are so many of us who love romance and drama and not all of this stupid reality junk!! It is not the same watching it online, and it always gets interrupted during the day..I am so angry and sad at this dumb decision to take soapnet off the air!!! Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. Lani says:

    I honestly think this sucks. I come home from college every time I have break, looking forward to watching Beverly Hills 90210 and One Tree Hill reruns. I was truly saddened when I turned the channel to 143 this morning and the channel said, “off air”. I am so disappointed…As the 90210 commercial said, “That is home. “

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  68. Ann Johnson says:

    I am so angry that soap net was removed from tv. I watched all my soaps on this network. Days of our Life and General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless are my ol time favorites and counted on seeing them at night. They need to rid themselves of some of the sports and news channels and allow programs that people really enjoy on. What can we do to bring this network back with our favorite soaps?

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  69. Susan says:

    I work a lot of hours between two paid jobs and a non-profit program I run. TV is my outlet and two of the soaps are on my list of places to which I like to escape and take time for me. Y&R moved a while back and I just happened to find where they went. Unfortunately, I have not found and alternate for my “Days” yet. I know things are always changing and the needs of the majority don’t always match my needs. However, I’m so sad that I will not have this option to fall back on anymore when it comes to watching my shows. I wish all those involved much success in your next chapters, and I thank you for your programming while it lasted.

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  70. kevin says:

    I liked Ryan’s Hope repeats when I came across them. But most of all enjoyed watching to avoid any local news “bulletins” breaking into the soaps’ broadcasts. I will henceforth have to deal with the whims of the local channel & their urgent need to report about weather delays & traffic snarls. :(

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  71. LYNN SMITH says:

    I WATCHED SOAPS AT NIGHT SINCE I WORKED DAYS AND NOW I WONT GET TO BECAUSE OF IT GOING OFF THE AIR. I PAID GOOD MONEY FOR DISH TO WATCH THEM AT NIGHT . I WANT TO THANK SOAP NET FOR MESSING THAT UP FOR VIEWERS .MY FAVORITE SOAPS WERE GENERAL HOSPITAL DAYS ,ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONELIFE TO LIVE.

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  72. Rhonda says:

    Please bring back soapnet. I loved watching all the reruns of all my children as well as Beverly hill 90210. I grew up watching both of those shows and my daughter was enjoying the reruns.

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  73. GlennB says:

    SoapNet was my favorite channel for its all too brief existence. In addition to daytime soaps (AMC, OLTL, GH, PC, RH, Y&R, Days), for a number of years it had classic primetime soaps such as Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and The Colbys. It ventured into a talk series with SoapTalk, into “original” series with Being Erica, and several reality series as well. I became a big fan of BH 90210, Melrose Place, Gilmore Girls, OTH, The OC and Veronica Mars after they moved to SoapNet. I always thought SoapNet’s production values were excellent, and they gave their fans what they wanted. No more. I’m not happy.

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  74. jas says:

    I am rather devastated by the cancellation of Soapnet. Without a word, it just left us. In my case it was after the last show (2-3am, 12/27) only I went to bed not knowing that. I faithfully watched 5 days a week, early AM episodes, M-F from 1-4am. It was an effort re-arranging my life to do it and I had to become a night person to do so. Many times I had to awake and ‘live my real life’ on only 2 hours of sleep to do so (like XMAS day this year)! But I was loyal and faithful and even though AMC ended with the longest, most drawn-out and horrid storyline (who shot Stuart, possibly the worst storyline AMC ever put together), there I was, ever faithful to the bitter end. However, without any announcements or even a ‘crawl’, little did I know that the 2-3am episode on 12/27 would be the last ever. And so, I watched Adam crying on the ground, his back against Stuart’s headstone in the cemetery, crying and admitting to having killed his own brother. FINALLY, after torturing us for so very long and leaving us with Kendall and Aidan still out there somewhere on the ‘run’. What a way to end Soapnet –NOT! As someone before me said, the early years with Phoebe, Myrtle, Mona, Langley, etc. were wonderful. I agree, the Fusion stuff was really a bore, with the actresses just ‘posing’ for the most part. Thank goodness for Thorsten and Vincent, fine actors who were such a pleasure to watch. And Michael Knight as well. He seemed to do it so effortlessly. I also agree with previous comments about Ryan’s Hope. It was my stumbling upon it one night that caused me to find Soapnet in the first place. I remember watching it the first day it was televised. Some of the actors, like Helen Gallagher and Bernard Barrow, were Broadway actors and had either won or been nominated for Tony’s. It was loosely based on the Kennedy’s when it started and then evolved into something a bit different. But it was a fantastic Soap. You had us Soapnet but you really didn’t take us as seriously as you should have. Many of us truly appreciate the hard work and fine acting that the soap actors have to do at an impossible pace. Too many people dismiss the medium and don’t realize how much more respect should be afforded these actors and all of the people connected with the soaps. But Soapnet, you just didn’t get it and were probably tapping your fingers and toes, just waiting to pull the plug on them and us. It is a damn shame and as I’ve said many times before, no more ABC, no more Disney. I have been true to myself and have carried out that promise in my own life. You cut off a major lifeline for me. One that I actually made physical changes for. A tip of the hat to Vincent, Thor, Jill (wonderful Jill Larson, I love you!) Alisha, Michael, Jacob, Brittany and Bobbie. All a pleasure to watch. Thank you all for the hours and hours of fine acting! Again Soapnet, you never gave us a chance to really prove ourselves. You took our loyalty for granted and now we are all standing here helpless, frustrated and mad as hell!

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    Chris Martinez replied

    I feel the same.

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  75. trish says:

    wow, another good station taken off the airwaves. With all these stations leaving and them telling us to watch it online is the whole broadcasting of television leaving too? How much longer will broadcast television be around??? All this damn internet crap watch it there, what about the people that can’t afford internet? Are the now supposed to go without? This world gets worse each passing day everything is about money and no one cares about people anymore!! BRING BACK SOAPNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  76. Tim says:

    I wont miss it. It was nice to have a back-up if the soaps were interrupted but the rest of the programming was useless, besides Night Shift. What a great piece of work. I dont know why the network didnt focus on more original programming, pick up cancelled soaps, or run classic episodes of soaps?

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  77. Heidi says:

    Can’t believe ABC/Disney has done this!! I watched SOAPnet EVERY night to catch up on the daytime soaps. The executives who have made this decision are IDIOTS!! Do you not know some of us have watched soaps since we were little? Soaps still have loyal followers but the “powers that be” obviously didn’t think about that. I disagree with your decision completely and find myself EXTREMELY upset. Bring it back!!!!!

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  78. Roxy says:

    Nooo! I am so sad to see Soapnet gone. I watched it daily. I loved the One Tree Hill reruns and I have been a GH fan for forever. I will miss it!

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  79. Lisa says:

    Noooo! I need my One Tree Hill!! This is so sad! No more Gilmore Girls?!?! Oh man, that’s a lot of seasons of dvd’s I have to buy now :-(

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  80. kathy says:

    Really going to miss all of beverly hills 90210 so wish they would do a reuion i know they did a spin off but not the same shame love my soap net

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  81. Paula says:

    WHY? I don’t get it. Even with all the channels on, most times there is NOTHING to watch. I loved the re-runs of Beverly Hills 90210 and Gilmore Girls. I also enjoyed watching the older GH episodes at night. I hope another channel decides to pick this up. I can’t understand with all the people watching these shows, WHY? I also loved watching Brothers & Sisters. Another good show they took off prime time for more garbage of reality based shows. All the good dramas get taken off for trash.
    I hope after reading all these post, someone comes up with a back up plan for these shows. Clearly there is an audience for them.

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  82. Donna says:

    I was very upset being a mom who works full time I looked forward to watching the soap net channel every night when I got home….. Big mistake…..truly going to miss all the shows on this channel.

    Donna

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  83. Deby says:

    I am heart broken :( I totally depended on this to catch up later when my day would get busy. Now I have to put off running errands til later, or get up super early to do them :( Sad sad to see SoapNet end!!!

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  84. Tracey delehanty says:

    I think it rots love soap net pay extra for it. Now have to join Hulu plus watch from computer

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  85. Connie says:

    I watch days of are lives in the evening,i couldn’t watch it during the day.Please bring SoapNet back.

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    Chris Martinez replied

    I feel lost without Soapnet..

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  86. tammy mosley says:

    OMG. No more 90210. I recored this show 7 DAYS a week. I am so disappointed. What was the reason removing this station.? I am in shock.

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  87. Judy Richardson says:

    I am just sick about this. I work every day and I have watched General Hospital for years and this was my way of keeping up. Is there going to be any channel on T.V. to watch General Hospital at night?

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    Chris Martinez replied

    I watched it also everyday, bring back.

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  88. nonyA! says:

    Go to hell disney!

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    Debbie Shoemaker replied

    Same for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..

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  89. L Campbell says:

    Now how am I going to get my 90210 fix?

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    Lisa Barron replied

    So with you girl no other channel shows re runs of 90210. Love that show

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    tammy mosley replied

    Seriously I am lost when I get home from work now. This sucks.

    tammy mosley replied

    90210 I hope someone else picks up playing these reruns. This makes twicw now that I had to go through 90210 going off the air. Damn it

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    Teri replied

    I feel the same way. I looked forward to relaxing at the end of the day & watching 90210. So sad.

  90. JJ says:

    Please bring back SoapNet! Can’t believe it was taken off the air….

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    davlestev1 replied

    Are you kidding. It was really only held onto by a very small margin of cable television providers. This channel was majorly pulled several years back. where on earth is your shock and indignation coming from????

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  91. Beth says:

    Love watching Days every night. It was my nightly ritual. I hate the fact that I can’t watch it anymore. Such BS!! Screw you Disney!

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  92. Carol says:

    I am so-o-o upset that SOAPNET was dropped. ABC IS THE WORST TO HAVE TO DEPEND ON FOR MY DAILY GENERAL HOSPITAL EPSODES!!! Either Bright House,s DVR drops the record request, or more often, ABC interrupts the show for some stupid political nonsense, or ANY OTHER, thing they feel is more important happening..THEY ALWAYS CHOOSE 2P.M. to interrupt. It is infuriating and SOAPNET was my only fail safe to keep current with the ONLY SOAP OPERA ABC HAD THAT THEY DID NOT CANCEL! I am so very unhappy. I guess my recourse is to boycott ABC . So sad, so angry. Thanks for hanging in as long as you did.

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  93. Rita says:

    I cannot believe Soap Net is off the air. I got no warning until today. I called my Dish TV and they said Disney dropped the network, how sad… Thank God that I can watch the Y &R on TV GN on cable, but my Days of our Lives and General Hospital I am so sick. WHAT CAN WE DO , CAN WE BAN TOGETHER AND WRITE DISNEY? WHAT IS THE EMAIL ADDRESS? Working day people with out DVR’s are out of the picture, It was wonderful too, to catch up on a program missed. I am a teacher and even the High School kids love Soap Net. Next thing they will be cutting out of school to say the least. This is not fair, this should have been published more so that we could have wrote to Disney before the black day and all we can read ” Off the Air.”
    Sincerely
    Rita

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    Chris Martinez replied

    Let’s get address and write them.

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  94. Alicia says:

    I will miss watching Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars. I wasn’t a fan when they first aired and discovered them on SOAPnet one weekend while channel surfing. “Breakfast in Bed” became my weekend ritual! Now what will I do with myself on the weekends?? Also a GH fan, I liked that if I missed it in the afternoon, I had another opportunity to catch it when it was more convenient for me.

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  95. Leah says:

    Surprised so many are caught off guard about this since initial announcement was in 2011 and they gradually phased this channel out, depending on your cable provider contracts. Even at its height, this channel didn’t get massive viewership – its about business, whether we like it or not. It was good while it last.

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    davlestev1 replied

    Serioulsy @Leah this happened long before it OFFICIALLY happened. It was gone before it was gone.

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  96. Teresa says:

    Work all day everyday and some nights. I love GH and Days, have watched for years. I picked my cable based on getting soapnet. VERY, VERY disappointed!

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  97. EE says:

    So disappointed will truly miss Soapnet!!!

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  98. Deborah says:

    Soap Net was my get me to sleep each night. I watched All My Children. I have watched it since it first aired and have continued to watch the re-runs. I will miss this channel. It was my favorite. Can you please bring it back.

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  99. Blair says:

    I had just gotten hooked on the re-runs of One Tree Hill and loved watching the 90210 re-runs as well! I’m so upset!

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  100. Debra says:

    Really will miss Soapnet – was my go to channel – loved when it first started watching the Knots Landing Reruns – watched it every weekend- and late nights.. Hope someone else picks up the idea—

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  101. adams says:

    Please put general hospital and days of our lives on another channel. I hate reality shows and soapnet made my nights and weekends. Thank you sad viewer!!

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  102. adams says:

    Please bring soapnet back! Sincerely very sad soapnet viewer

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  103. Alicia says:

    OMG!!!! I had no idea the channel was going off the air. I turned the channel expecting to see my favorite soap and it’s gone :(

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  104. davlestev1 says:

    It was CW heaven for those who liked those series. Back in the day for me it was watching the final years of AW and Knotts and Dallas and Falcon Crest that made me enjoy Soapnet and then RH till I found out it was a recurring loop and after they pulled AW I pulled out. In the past two years or so I did turn to it for eps I couldn’t dvr same day until the omnibus eps were pulled. I turned to tvgn and stuck with same day and hulu plus and never again had a problem. Props but ….SEE YA!! Soapnet’s day came long ago.

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  105. k-rock says:

    I will miss my daily 90210 fix!!!!!!!!!!! This is terrible news – I love you forever Soapnet! Please come back :(

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  106. Lisa Barron says:

    No more 90210 I loved that show. Soap net was the only channel to bring that back. The soap net channel is the only reason I have u verse 400…now what do I do. No!!!

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  107. michelle green says:

    I will greatly miss this network..I love Days of our Lives and often would miss during day but you gave me the option to watch later in the day….so sad to see you leave!!!!!?

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  108. So sad! says:

    This is awful if the cable company done this then let’s all call n let them know and if its Disney that place could afford it I say lets keep bothering them I miss my shows from soapnet it was my time to relax n enjoy my favorite shows who’s with me Lets Bring Back Soapnet!!!!!

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  109. So sad! says:

    And I will Drop Cable to Netflix a heck of alot cheaper!!!

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  110. Nichole Winston says:

    I am very sad to hear that Soap Net has decided to go off the air. I was a loyal watcher. Two of my favorite shows are on there. General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. They come on at conflicting times where I live so. It was convenient for me to watch them at night. I wish they would reconsider. It was just awful how I found out. They did not give the viewers any warning or anything. I found out about it on Facebook. That was not right. This makes it inconvenient for people to watch the soaps we love. I even enjoyed the old All My Children episodes.

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  111. BE PARKERSON says:

    SOAPNET IS GONE??!! Good Grief!! If the Disney/ABC Execs. now decide to cancel GENERAL HOSPITAL, (god forbid) I can honestly admit that I would not know how to handle that!! It seems it’s inching as close as ever now! And, this last year really HAS BEEN BREATHTAKING AND FABULOUS!! Kudos to the writing team btw! PLEASE, DEAR DISNEY/ABC DO NOT TAKE OUR GH TOO!! Have mercy, your pulling Soapnet is horrible enough to last a lifetime!

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  112. Jess says:

    Not happy about soap net going off the air….guys have their channels we should get to keep one…very disappointed in ABC

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  113. Joan Brant says:

    So sad to see Soapnet go off the air. Loved watching General Hospital, 90210 and Gilmore Girls. You will be greatly missed.

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  114. CARMELA says:

    I was so surprised that Soap Net went off the air. This was the only way to watch my favorite show General Hospital and relax at night. Cable is filled with so much trash. Bring back our soaps. The drama,story line and acting are great.

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  115. CARMELA says:

    I was so disappointed to learn Soapnet has been droped. I enjoyed sitting down after a stressfull day and watching GH. Loved the drama,storyline and acting.

    With so much trash on cable they couldn’t make room for Soapnet.

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  116. Jenni says:

    I am a Marshmallow and I am proud of it! Yes, I am one of those SoapNet viewers who relished in watching Veronica Mars every day. Also, I grew up watching Beverly Hills 90210 (not the 90210 that just ended), Gilmore Girls, and in more recent years, grew to LOVE One Tree Hill. I admit, I did not watch the actual Soap Operas shown on SoapNet, but that does not make my viewership any less important. Nor, does it make that fact that I can no longer watch the shows I enjoy any less disappointing. I personally loved “Sunday Night in the 90210.” The only time I did not watch it was between 9-10PM EST when The Walking Dead is on :-) I think that SoapNet had a variety of viewers. Some that loved AMC, GH, etc, some that loved the shows I did, and some that watched it all. I have no clue what I will watch during the day on my days off from work. I do own most seasons of Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill on DVD, but there is this exciting feeling of watching a show or movie you love being broadcasted on TV, not just from your DVD player. (Another reason I watch Jurassic Park any time it’s on TV). I hope that other channels pick up not just the shows I loved, but everyone loved from SoapNet. And thank goodness for the Veronica Mars Movie this spring!!!

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    OneTreeHill90210Fan replied

    I agree! Gonna miss OTH and 90210 :\

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  117. Lisa Z. says:

    I feel like it is another nail in the coffin for OLTL. I have been putting classic OLTL on my DVR, and watching it for a while now. I will miss it. Thankfully, my cable provider, Time Warner Cable kept it on the air until 12/30 as I know that other providers cancelled it a while ago. ABC is still dead to me, and I think that I will try watching CBS soaps as they seem to support them and are doing well. Since OLTL went off the air, I have not been into any other soap, so I think that I will try Y and R for now.

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  118. KLF says:

    I’m going to miss reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 the most.

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    Teri replied

    Ditto.

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  119. OneTreeHill90210Fan says:

    Honestly, I was never a soap opera fan personally, so I can careless about that (sorry for all of you who lost your soaps). I just want to know where I can get the re-runs of One Tree Hill and (the original) 90210 now! If anyone knows, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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  120. Linda says:

    I was shocked to find Soapnet is off the air. I watched All My Children for years until its conclusion last year. I also watched Y&R until it moved to TVGN.Thank goodness i can still see that. Also watched Days of our lives on Soapnet;my second favorite next to Y&R. Dont know what I will do about Days as I am at work when it is on regular daytime broadcasting. I have a job that requires a lot of serious mindpower. SOAPNET has been the relief valve to reduce stress and provide enjoyable relaxation at the end of my busy days. Don’t know what i’ll do without this one simple pleasure that means so much to me and i’m sure so many others!
    Fare thee well my longtime friend. I would think one of those mindless,stupid reality shows could have been eliminated instead. Do that many people really enjoy such stupidity?????
    Linda

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  121. Shawn bell says:

    I am so so sad. I’ve been a General Hospital fan since 1980. I so enjoyed watching some of my favorite story lines from years past on Soapnet at 4, and 5 am weekdays. This network will most definitely be missed in my household.

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  122. MJ says:

    How do you just pull a network off the air without giving any word as to why you would do this to fans who love to watch their old favorite soap operas and teenage-ish shows. I even went to Disney this past October with my boyfriend and spent a a lot of money there and you pull a network off the air. Doesn’t make any sense and was in very poor taste on a huge company, especially for Disney. Bad decision!!

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  123. Sue says:

    Are you people crazy? I and a whole lot of other people watched this channel every single day. Guess our opinion doesn’t matter. You have a lot of angry people out here and you don’t care. I think the thing that pissed me off the most was you never even warned us or gave us a chance to even put our two cents worth in. What a HUGE mistake you have made. I’m also with the people who want to know where we can find One Tree Hill and 90210 reruns. That’s the least you could do for us!

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  124. Jess says:

    Soap network is the only channel I could watch reruns of 90210. It was my weekend routine. I’m so disappointed.

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  125. LK Speer says:

    I will miss Gilmore Girls most of all. Very sad over Disney’s decision to drop Soapnet.

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  126. Stephanie says:

    I really enjoyed watching these “dramas” at night after a long day’s work. After all, this was part of my cable subscription I was paying for.

    Please bring it back. I know others share in my concern. PLEASE?????

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  127. Rietta Davis says:

    I did not watch the soaps of Soapnet I watched Gilmore Girls Beverly Hills 90210 etc. I think this is a shame, I work and this was my relaxation. I am so upset at this news. Thank you

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  128. marie says:

    I was shocked. After 13 years of SoapNet the plug is pulled. Very sad. These shows are entertaining. ok, they’re not Reality or FOOD shows, but they are there to entertain us. That is what acting is!!! very sad to see it go.
    Marie Yoni Perron
    WI usa

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  129. Tina Smith says:

    All My Children was my favorite soap for past 30 years! I think its very sad that you took it off the air without notice. I dvr’d it every night and looked forward to watching it every evening after work. Terrible that I wasn’t able to finish all episodes!

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  130. Dana says:

    Just got hooked a few months ago on Gilmore Girls and now they are gone. Very sad!

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  131. MikkosC says:

    I too am very upset about SoapNET going off the air because WABC here in New York interrupts General Hospital for EVERYTHING! However, I will DVR it daily, and if the episode doesn’t air, I’ll try the Cablevision “On Demand” service. If THAT doesn’t have it, then I guess I will watch the show online. Unfortunately they only give you a five day window in which to view.

    However, to give you guys some solutions to a few of your concerns about losing reruns of shows you loved:
    Beverly Hills 90210, One Tree Hill, Veronica Mars, Brothers & Sisters:
    Watch them on Neflix. If you don’t like watching stuff online, use the Netflix DVD by mail service. You can get it for less than $10 a month. Some of those series may even be on Hulu/Hulu Plus. Now If you don’t watch stuff online OR have a DVD player, then I really don’t know what to tell you. But you can’t keep complaining about stuff when you won’t even join the 21st Century!

    And finally, I’ll let you in a little known secret-your local public library. I can’t speak for every city and town, but where I live on Long Island, my local library carries so many TV series on DVD. AND, just because your local branch doesn’t have something, many times they can borrow it from another library and loan it to you. It’s free AND you can usually keep the DVD’s for a week.

    Gilmore Girls: You can do any of the suggestions I made above (Netflix, public library, etc.). Or, ABC Family reruns it. Not sure when, but I THINK its on the weekends. Check your cable listings.

    Sadly, I can’t help with the reruns of “AMC,” “OLTL” and the “GH” episodes from a few years ago that SoapNET was running. If you’re an online person, you can find clips of many of the above shows on YouTube, especially if you like classic “GH” stuff from the 80′s like I do ;)

    For those of you have “No idea what you’re going to do with yourselves at night, on the weekends, etc.” I will make some other suggestions:
    Discover NEW TV shows: Mad Men, Homeland, Modern Family, The Middle, Shameless and if you don’t have cable/premium cable, how about “Downton Abbey” on PBS or “The Good Wife” on CBS? Now that’s FREE network TV at its absolute BEST.

    Or how about picking up a good book? Or reading the newspaper? Or a magazine? I love TV, and I love “GH,” but I also enjoy other things too :)

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  132. Alice Jones says:

    I really like the Soap net Channel, I would watch General Hospital & Days of our Life, even if you all took away The Young and The Restless .Why did you stop. I call my Cable company inquiring why my Soap Net Channel was gone. They could not give me an Answer, I was ready to Cancel my service, because That ‘s really all I watch. Then I Google, and received my answer.

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  133. Loree says:

    I would record the 3 shows a day of OLTL and now they are all gone. No where to continue watching them. This is not right. we need it back. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!?!?!??

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  134. Linda says:

    very sad . . . work full time and always looked forward to sitting down in the evening with Soapnet to watch GH every day . . . . very upset . . .

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  135. Diane Schlofer says:

    I really am disappointed that my nite soap channel 133 is no longer in service .Elderly people enjoyed that station and do other things in the daytime…please reconsider

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  136. Lisa Peterson says:

    I have watched the soaps on soapnet from the beginning and for those of us who worked full time jobs it was the only way to watch them. It seems unfair to the fans. The truth is that the ability to watch the soaps on soapnet was the reason I ordered cable. Please bring it back.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa Peterson

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    Lourice Veira replied

    Whose silly idea it was to drop soapnet channel? So many people watch soapnet. This was the reason I ordered cable. The cable company will lose a lot of customers. I’m disappointed and upset. It would have been a better idea to move it to another channel. There are a lot of unhappy customers since soapnet is gone.

    Sincerely,
    Lourice Veira

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  137. Diana Abbensetts says:

    OMG!!!!! This is not a smart move on your part. Do you have any idea how many people watch the soap channel? A lot of fans enjoy soapnet. I’m so upset and annoyed with Verizon’s decision or whoever is responsible for dropping Channel 143. Bring soapnet back, you’ll make a lot of people happy. I don’t believe the replacement for soapnet will be as successful. Do the right thing bring soapnet back.

    Diana Abbensetts

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  138. Mary says:

    Very sad over the loss of SOAPnet. Enjoyed watching old episodes of OLTL every morning while getting ready for work as well as catching up on GH in the evening. Not sure why ABC execs didn’t just send AMC and OLTL to SOAPnet after taking off of ABC channel… would have totally rejuvenated the station with viewers while keeping soap fans content in not loosing them all together. Then to pull the entire channel for more DISNEY Jr. programming is just idiotic. For those of us who do not have children and/or grandchildren … what good is another childrens channel? It was ONE channel, they made a mistake with replacing AMC/OLTL with two looser shows (thanks to Katie wanting the 3 oclock timeslot in NYC area – fearful she could not compete with Ellen…and btw… she can’t and didn’t – her show is canceled and she’s moving on already) the other show canceled within months. Totally alienated loyal viewers who vow to not watch ABC … for what? They should have learned from ABC fiasco… and left SOAPnet alone – put AMC and OLTL on same times with older repeats of other shows, etc. Charge if you must… soap fans would have paid the $5.00 per month for the channel… but no. Fans would have continued support and everyone would be happy. For me, I’m done with ABC – nothing worth watching with the exception of Castle.. (who, btw – Nathan Fillion is a former OLTL star). Bye Bye abc.

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  139. Annie Gaskins says:

    Please bring back the soapnet channel. That was my entertainment. I cannot see the my soaps during the day on ABC, because I work all day. I love days ours lives, general hostipal. I am so sad. That what I look farther to is seeing my soaps on soapnet. At least some other network can buy out Disney. This is a disgrace to me. Please ,Please bring soapnet back!

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  140. barbara oliver says:

    I am so sad you discontinued soap net. I looked forward to watching it from 7;00 to 9;00 every night. It was a way to relax and enjoy the soaps. I cannot look during the day and am so unhappy that Disney this. [please see if you can put it back on. It has runined by eveings and other people feel the same way. WHAT IS WRONG WITH DISNEY.

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    Katie replied

    General hospital is on demand and Days is on the computer.I know it sucks.

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  141. CATHERINE J. DWIGHT says:

    Please bring Soapnet back, there so many of us that work long hours and night time Soapnet is the only for us to really keep up on all our favorits soaps, please don’t take that away from the people who love Soapnet so much. I beg, I implore you to bring it back to us, there is nothing on TV that I would rather watch, but Soapnet is it for me, whatever the reason for taking it off the air, please fix it and bring it back to us, thank you.

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  142. tandiva says:

    Where can I watch One Tree Hill and Beverly Hills 90210 reruns now????? I misss those shows badly!!!!! I have DISH network…

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  143. Lana Coakley says:

    Not ready to say goodbye to SOAPnet? Decisions were made. Oh well. Move On
    What were your favorite shows to watch during its run? Young and The Restless, Bold and The Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital.
    Let us know! Some of us are working people and enjoy coming home relaxing and watching our soaps. I have been watching since my first soap I ever was introduce to was the Edge of Night by my mom. Lot of years in there. Thank you.

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  144. Katie says:

    I know your number soap net and i am going to call and get it straightened out with you when my mom isn’t home.You suck.I love that channel.Couldn’t you have waited till July or something.I am furious with you and upset that I lost my channel.

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  145. Chris Martinez says:

    I am so upset because Soapnet if off the air. I watched it every night and taped it and watched it. Why Why? Millions of fans of Soapnet are upset also. Please bring back.

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  146. MSHOYLE says:

    I am so devastated. I didn’t get the memo about soapnet going off the air. I watch GH every night because i’m in school til 1 and I don’t make it home til 10 minutes til 2 so now I’m missing it every day. But now I feel bad cause I really let my cable company have it. Really miss soapnet……….what I wouldn’t give to watch GH

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  147. Rita says:

    Hello Again,

    I wrote on this site on Jan. 2nd, and I only got one reply to my comments and suggestion that we all have to ban together and write Disney and ask other Networks to continue with a Soap Channel. As I said in my posting, I contacted my Dish Network and contacted them again since that first posting. I pay a lot of money, every month to Dish Network. Our cable companies have no control they just move on to the other channels that pay them money.

    But, I clearly asked:
    WHERE DO WE WRITE ON CONTACTING DISNEY DIRECTLYABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF SOAP NET?????

    I only received one comment back saying “Let’s do it.” Where do we write? No one replied by giving us a direct email address to Disney. I was on the internet hours researching “Soap Net Cancelled” and there is so much on the internet but no EMAIL ADDRESS to contact them to do something about it.

    This forum is good and I read numerous replies of sadness due to the cancellation, but no one gave all of us a direct email address so we can ban together.

    My question is posed again does anyone know where to write, an email address or something that we can set up something directly to Disney AND/OR other Networks a direct FORUM maybe titled:

    ” PLEASE HELP US GET SOAP NET BACK ON BACK ON BACK AGAIN!!!!”
    Just something simple…….

    We all should be getting many direct replies, ideas and direct addresses and telephone numbers of how to contact Disney and other Cable Networks to help us out to this posting. We need many replies on this site, along with the so many “Miss You Soap Net, Miss you direct programs” enough of that already let us do something more than the Miss You’s” We know you miss seeing your soaps and other programs in the evening, and it doesn’t have to be SOAP NET CHANNEL. Maybe we can get Disney to reconsider if enough of us have a direct link to them.

    Michael, you are in this business of Soaps, can you please help us,to set something up directly to Disney and to other Networks , there must be more that we can do than just this forum you put together on you site? I have confidence in your business skills and you have contacts I am sure. Please help set something up and get it posted it will be great for you SOAP site as this direct forum came from you and this site!

    Rita

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    Rapids replied

    Don’t waste a stamp writing to anyone about Soapnet. The termination was announced a couple years ago and some cable networks already dropped it. There are only three and a half hours of new soaps to air. I cannot blame Disney for cutting the channel. Only a few die hards are going to watch old canceled soaps.

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    Lacey replied

    I would have loved to see reruns of the older soaps, from the beginning! Soaps like Santa Barbara and Ryan’s Hope that I watched as a kid. I never understood why they never did that, after all, they WERE supposed to be a soap opera channel!

  148. Diane says:

    I will miss Brothers & Sisters on the weekend!!!! I hope another station picks the show up!

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  149. Jessica says:

    I enjoyed watching One Tree Hill in the afternoons and Veronica Mars in the evenings. On the weekends when there is not much else on, SoapNet played Brothers & Sisters in the mornings and I enjoyed watching this as my daughter is a baby and gets up really early like 6am. Then in the afternoons, they did Breakfast in Bed and I enjoyed watching Gilmore Girls.
    I did not know that SoapNet was going off the air and so this morning (Saturday) I tried to find Brothers & Sisters and was alittle upset when I couldnt find it.

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  150. Heather says:

    I am totally and completely devastated my 90210 is GONE!

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  151. Lizzie says:

    I work late hours, soapnet was the only way I could keep up with General Hospital. I’ve been watching GH for 40yrs! Too bad!!! Any possibility of it returning?

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    Lacey replied

    Don’t worry Lizzie, nothing will really happen even if you don’t watch it for another 40 years! The soap has really gone down hill. Lots of botox, lousy writing, and not much of the romance of soaps of ye old days.

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  152. Brittny Tims says:

    I actually LOVED the entire Breakfast in Bed lineup on Sunday mornings. I just discovered that I no longer have the Soapnet channel & I’m heartbroken.

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  153. Melissa Carine says:

    If I missed days of our lives, I would watch it here. So sad: (

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  154. Leah says:

    I really hate that the soap channel is gone please come back!!!!!

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  155. Nadine says:

    I am so disappointed that Soapnet is no longer on. I only found out last night when I went to watch one of my shows that had parts missing during the daily show. This stinks because most of the time you miss most or some of the daily show because of interuptions. I have been watching soaps since the day AMC started till it ended and the same for RH. I also have watched OLTL since 1977 as well as GH. I now also watch Y&R and DOOL. I have also others like GL and all spin offs non other shows on ABC. Dishnetwork never gave us any notice about this. Well I guess I will have to tape them and if there is an interruption I will have no to figure it out. Thanks SoapNet for the time we had.

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  156. lynnefinley says:

    I liked the Beverly Hills 90210 series,I watched it everyday.

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  157. lynnefinley says:

    yea I liked the breakfast in bed series on SAT and SUndays. it is missed. I hope it comes back.

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    Mayra replied

    me too!!! Looked forward to Breakfast in Bed weekends.

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  158. Jay says:

    I can’t watch re-runs of Veronica Mars!!!! This blows man. Bring Soapnet back god damn it!!???

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  159. Mayra says:

    I am so disappointed. I loved watching One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls and once in a while the 90210 marathons. It was a great run while it lasted. I mean Soapnet was the working woman’s savior, you can catch up on your stories with out having to remember to record your favorite show.
    But as they say all good things must come to an end :( I really hope they will bring it back soon.

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  160. Lacey says:

    I wasn’t sorry to see it go. I thought the network was a big disappointment. Other than airing a few daytime soap operas, all they ever seemed to show was rerun after rerun of Gilmore Girls, which I hated! If they can’t come up with programming, maybe it’s for the best that they went away.

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  161. malcum says:

    i watched one tree hill on soapnet and days of our lives

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  162. Peg says:

    BUMMER!!! I loved watching 90210 from 10:00- noon or 3:00-5:00.

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  163. toni chandler says:

    I love to watch soapnet, when I had to work all day I could come home and watch it at night, now I’m missing my soaps because of work. I’m sooooo mad that you have cancel the best channel on tv, please put back my soapnet!!!!!

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  164. Sherry says:

    I wish they would have tried a channel idea like MeTV and show OLD great soaps like “Edge of Night” “Dark Shadows” etc.
    I discovered many TV shows I never seen before on MeTV and Antenna TV.

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  165. dee says:

    Im so sad about this. Everyting soaps is dying. I love to be able to watch the soaps at night when they had been interupted during the day. I also enjoyed when you aired Ryans Hope late at night and the Special 50 year tribute to General Hospital. You also used to have a good show on called Soap Talk which was great.

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  166. Eliza says:

    I’m lost without my fix of 90210.
    Hope it returns on another network

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  167. Coleen says:

    Beverly Hills 90210 needs to come back on TV :(

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  168. Janelle says:

    I am so upset that this channel is gone….I don’t watch a lot of television. Believe it or not, I only watch 6 channels on television and when I subscribed to Verizon Fios, I actually told them that I don’t need and of the movie channels, and that the most important channel to me, out of all the cable channels is Soapnet. I loved to be able to catch up on my soaps with GH marathons…..or be able to watch the whole episode of GH at night if they cut into regular programming on ABC with weather reports or special news reports. I also, like to watch Brothers and Sisters Marathons on Saturday nights or watch reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 or All My Children. On New Years Day, I was completely crushed when I turned on the t.v. and saw a message on the screen saying I no longer get this channel. I was ready to call and complain to Verizon, that I wanted my channel back and was even willing to pay extra money for it,when I learned the channel no longer exists. I was crushed to learn that the channel is gone. Is there any way to petition to get it back. Please email with information about it, if there is even a remote chance to bring this channel back to life.

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  169. Eunice says:

    BRING BACK SOAPNET! I especially miss “The Young And The Restless” and “General Hospital.” And I wish they had “The Bold And The Beautiful.”

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  170. Charise says:

    I am also very VERY sad to learn that the Soapnet is no longer on! I can’t tell you how much I am going to miss 90210………I used to watch it faithfully in the 90 ‘s. I looked forward to the weekends when I would watch it all over again. For some reason, I never saw the final episode until recently. Another channel needs to show all these oldies but goodies!

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  171. Louise B says:

    I miss soapnet every day!!!! Not only because of the soaps, but I watched One Tree Hill and Beverly Hills 90210 every single day! Even if I had seen them many times, they are such good shows that we watched them over and over. I don’t know why it was taken off the air, but I’m truly at a loss every day! Bring it back!!!!!!!

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  172. Jeanne says:

    Wow.. so disappointed . Beverly Hills 90210… where can I find this show now?

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  173. Evelyn Caban says:

    I just wish soap net or my favorite soaps like all my children. and one life to lives will come back . I was recording them so that I won’t miss any of them until that day came, I was very disappointed and wanted to cry. please is there a way that I can watch again these soap just let me know. Thank you

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  174. jan rossman says:

    i was really stunned to find out that i was not able to watch days of our lives later
    at night anymore you see i have a day job now i most likely wont be able to
    watch it anymore thanks a lot.
    jan rossman.

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  175. lianne says:

    I miss 90210 so much …even though I saw almost all the episodes.. it was comforting to come home and unwind with good old 90210.. I hope another channel puts the show on here and there… what is happening now a days… reality shows suck sometimes.. its depressing with out are drama and storylines

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  176. ROBERTA says:

    I WORK A DAY JOB AND ENJOYED RELAXING AND CATCHING UP ON GENERAL HOSPITAL WHEN I GET HOME

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  177. Pamela Walchak says:

    It was always nice to be able to watch General Hospital on Soapnet because our local ABC affiliate sees fit to interrupt the afternoon broadcast for such incidental things as traffic jams or other non-life-threatening and hardly newsworthy items in a lame attempt to pass up the NBC affiliate as the #1 local news network. If they wanted to warn people of traffic, place a ticker loop at the bottom of the screen. But don’t interrupt my soap and then repeat the same story ten times before resuming programming!

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  178. Kelly Bibler says:

    I really miss 90210!! I hope FX, TVLand or TBS will pick up where SoapNet left off. I am so bummed that I can no longer watch 90210!

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  179. Paula says:

    Oh geez.. Please come back!! Why did you leave?? Miss you!!

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  180. Shari says:

    i LOVE ALL SOAPS,PLEASE BRING SOAPNET BACK.

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  181. Hope says:

    oh man no more Tree Hill plz bring the channel back

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    Audrey Rose replied

    Tree hill is on Netflix if you have that! However….90210 is not :( (((

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  182. Marianne says:

    I am 58 years old and grew up watching Days with my grandmother whom lived with us. As I married and had children I wnet back and forth watching. When I went back to work after my kids grew I kinda lost interest in my shows cause life just got busier. Several years ago I was home sick for 6 weeks with blood clots and starting watching Days again. Oh, how I missed it. When my daughter became un employed she would join me. we both eventually went back to work so every day we would dvr it. If we dont get a chance to watch that night, we pick a night 2 or 3 times a week and catch up. It is our t time together and we love it. I laugh cuase I cannot believe how into it we both are. Once in a while, if we are lucky, we would get a heads up that Days was interrupted for some stupid weather broadcast, etc, so I made sure that I recorded SoapNet that evening at 8 so we could watch it later, around 11pm. So disappointed that we are no longer able to do that. im lucky that I only watch the one show and I am able to dvr it, but I feel terrible for those who work full time and cannot record it. Im going to miss just those rare occasions when the daytime show is pre empted and I can catch it on Soap Net. What about all the others who really look forward to it? There is so much garbage on TV these days. It seems like every time I turn the TV on, “The Voice” is on. I assume it is a decent show, but really?? does it have to be on what seems l’ike every night? Bring Soap Net back on. If I have my litttle tradition and ritual with my daughter for our together time, I am sure there are so many others that have theirs. Not everyone wants realty shows and the not so funny sit coms. Does it always have to be about money?? I am afraid this is just the beginnng of the final demise of the day of the soaps.

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  183. Lisa says:

    Beverly Hills 90210! Another station needs to pick up the reruns!!

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  184. GLENDA FARRENS says:

    I REALLY MISS THIS CHANNEL!!!! I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! was very sad to see it go!!!!! COULD MAYBE DAYES OF OUR LIVES BE PUT ON THETVGUIDE CHANNEL? PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN. THANK-YOU GLENDA FARRENS

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  185. Will Hargett jr says:

    I can’t go on WITHOUT with my late nights (recaps of my daily soaps), and especially, my weekend in bed!!! I need NEED NEED my 90210, Gilmore girls and Veronica mars,,,,, please stop this ……you have ruined my life!!!

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  186. Kim says:

    This was the dumbest move Disney ever made I watched this channel exclusively. Pissed me off dropping Disney from my cable package in protest.

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  187. Audrey Rose says:

    I was so upset when it went off air that I thought it was my company and I called to ream them out!! I love watching repeats of Beverly Hills 90210 original TV show because I was too young when it first aired. I love that show and now I will have to spend $210 if I want to watch the whole series! Uhhhg why!!!????

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