MORE AWESOMENESS: SoapClassics.com to STREAM Eppys of As The World Turns and Possibly Guiding Light!





The news surrounding SoapClassics.com (site still under development) plans for the Procter and Gamble soaps just keeps getting better and better! We Love Soaps' publisher Roger Newcomb, who is serving as a consultant on the venture, just posted an exclusive interview with Mark Yates, president of Soap Classics, who revealed plans to offer As The World Turns streaming online in early 2012, with Guiding Light likely to follow!

"In the first quarter of 2012 we will launch online streaming," Yates announced.  "I would say AS THE WORLD TURNS first, then looking at GUIDING LIGHT later in the year."

Okay, now that we have soaps going to the web, coming out on DVD and soon-to-be streaming online, whatever are we going to rant about on our podcasts?! For more deets on this awesome-tasic turn of events click here.

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    SwanQueen59

    I’d say the future of soaps is here and it’s not coming on to it’s new “web stage”
    apologetically or unobtrusively. It’s coming on with a roar that says “Get ready to enjoy and be entertained!” The “Big Three” networks may be divesting themselves of their scripted daytime dramas, but I get the feeling we may have the last laugh at their expense. And it will be sooo delicious… 0:)

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    Ryan-Scott

    This friends is the joy of living in 2011….the technology children is divine.
    People already do this on YouTube but not all episodes are available obviously.
    This will make many people happy. :beer:

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    harlee490

    I’M SCREAMING AND ITS 5:20 AM JUST WOKE UP TO GET READY FOR WORK SAT DOWN WITH MY COFFEE AND JUST WENT ON DC TO CHECK IN…JAMEY YOU ARE GOOD FAIRY AND WITH PIXIE DUST…I HAVE MY SOAPS BACK. I have no problem with P&G to debut its website with ATWT because I’m a fan and that was P&G’s jewel as such Bell soaps WAS Y&R. You know they will have Doug Marland’s era just because what he did for ATWT. This is a smart move with P&G they have to be seeing the love shown for our missed soaps. Now patience and I can turn on the “Light” again…I was just stumbling around in the dark ever since…I’ve been healed sweet Jesus! Jamey, you & gang have to start a new section on your pod-cast and include a “classic” section. I ordering my DVD today and if this is truly successful…YOU KNOW P&G is paying attention to TOLN and knowing their was a void for all of us addicted to soaps and you never know …we could see updates or special “movies” periodically with cast intact. That would be much easier to sell to cable TV and have so many a year and like in soap fashion have cliff hangers until the next movie…lets hope. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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    harlee490

    If they start GL from ’79 what a way to kick it off with the rape of Holly by Roger!!! That was the “deed” that sealed their tumultuous love\hate relationship and what a way to start with two of the biggest daytime super stars in Michael & Maureen! We would see then how Ross came to town to defend Roger, see the Ross & Carrie saga…it goes on and on and on and I’ve taken that ride many years ago and would love to get on my favorite coaster and enjoy the ride AGAIN! :)

    PS….Jamey you should change the picture to Roger & Holly IMHO because they were AWESOME superstars…nothing against Nick & Eve but weighing it out Roger & Holly provided many years of PURE ENTERTAINMENT!!

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    Chelley62

    I’m tempted to buy a set of these and send them to all the headwriters! The obvious cheesy 70’s and 80’s factors aside,we know for sure that this new website will have soaps with good storytelling! Maybe all the headwriters of the remaining soaps could watch the shows and get a clue to how horrifically bad their execution and storytelling is in comparison. Doug Marland (ATWT) and Pam Long (GL) really knew how to tell a story back in the day!

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    blake3b

    [quote=harlee490]If they start GL from ’79 what a way to kick it off with the rape of Holly by Roger!!! That was the “deed” that sealed their tumultuous love\hate relationship and what a way to start with two of the biggest daytime super stars in Michael & Maureen! We would see then how Ross came to town to defend Roger, see the Ross & Carrie saga…it goes on and on and on and I’ve taken that ride many years ago and would love to get on my favorite coaster and enjoy the ride AGAIN! :)

    PS….Jamey you should change the picture to Roger & Holly IMHO because they were AWESOME superstars…nothing against Nick & Eve but weighing it out Roger & Holly provided many years of PURE ENTERTAINMENT!![/quote]

    OMG, I didn’t realize that was Nick and Eve! LOL Yeah, of all couples to choose Jamey lol (just picking!)

    But I agree that they should start with Roger and Holly. What an amazing story that went on for like 30 years! I’m so happy to see that dvd’s and episodes are streaming on this website. This is proof that soaps will never die and after seeing the force of the fans saving AMC and OLTL shows it! Long live soaps!

    And I hope everyone buys these dvd and stream these episodes so that it keeps building!!!!

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    marknsprmo

    I wonder how far back they will go in soaps. THe 70s would be great but the 80s might be problematic with music rights being a problem. That is why soapnet. did not air 80s shows. Too much revenue to pay out to the music industry. I wonder if they have gotten around that on the internet?
    I hope that they just don’t stream the last few years….

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    clcborah

    OMFG!!!!This is amazing news! I can’t wait to see my Guiding Light on DVD…I have been waiting for this day ever since they took my Guiding Light away from me..I’m not as passionate about As the World Turns as I am about Guiding Light but I did just order the DVD because I figure the more DVD’s that are sold and they see there is an interest the sooner a Guiding Light DVD will be out…We need to show our support for all the soaps so they know a demand is out there..

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