DISGUSTING: SOAPnet to Feature Marathon of The Chew This Weekend


 




You'd think Disney-ABC would have the decency not to use the channel that once served as its soap opera hub to promote one of the shows that killed a soap. No such luck. As All My Children fans gear up for their first Christmas without the denizens of Pine Valley since 1970, SOAPnet will be airing "The Chew's Countdown to Christmas" marathon Dec. 17-18. I need an Antacid.
 

In other soapNOT marathon news, the cabler will feature The O.C's always fun (That isn't sarcasm. I love The O.C.!) "Chrismukkah" episodes on Christmas Day, and will actually throw One Life to Live a wormy, chewed over bone with a 14-episode marathon on New Year's Day. Well, isn't that big of them? I hope Santa leaves several Disney execs lumps of coal in their thongs, er stockings this year.

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    basilnsybil

    Jamey antacid better toss in the gravol too! Marathon of the Chew as Days of Our Lives Susan Banks would say mean! mean! mean! ABC lacks class right now what twit in the programming department came up with this genius-not idea.I have stopped watching the US network feed of One Life to Live will only watch OLTL on our CTV Two channel here in Canada because of the constant ads for the chew. Insult ot Injury for all soap fans.

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    ThatGirl

    Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel for programming!!! Question: who wants to watch a marathon of people sitting around a table talking about topics no longer relevant? Better question: who would ever want to watch one show with people sitting around a table talking? Not me. I’m really not sure about the competency of those making programming decisions.

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    blake3b

    OMG, ABC and Soapnet are idiots for sure. What’s it called Soapnet for? Guess it’s like MTV not playing music videos.
    When I was watching OLTL earlier I was seriously thinking why would people (those who probably only have a few channels or can’t turn the channel) watch chew and revolution? There is no escape in those shows. you can watch shows like that on other channels. It’s like CBS showing that game show that took Guiding Light’s place.
    And then I thought about all the actors and crew who have lost work over these stupid shows and reality shows. I hope one day the public gets tired of it and would want shows like soaps and other scripted shows (not the reality ones) again. Sadly when they want soaps again they’ll have to start all over again. I truly believe that pendulum will come back someday.

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    craigcp

    Do we need any further proof that the networks don’t care about soaps. It was hard to go without ATWT and GL when they went off, but now we have ATWT on Christmas DVD.

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    Cyberologist

    I’m not surprised at anything ABC does suffice it to say its not my favorite network…I loathe Disney Corporation (way before they killed soaps)…but I haven’t seen the Chew yet I have to watch it so I can evaluate it LoL

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    23skidoo

    Maybe some mass subscription cancellations might convince them this isn’t exactly the best idea. Remember, unlike networks who don’t care what viewers thing as long as the advertisers are happy, cable networks are a bit more beholden to subscribers. Sadly, the idea of a “niche” cable network is extinct, and has been ever since channels like the Sci-Fi Channel began airing wrestling, MTV began producing reality TV and sitcoms, and multicultural channels began airing Simpsons reruns. I’m amazed frankly that we haven’t seen the likes of CNN or Fox start showing movies.

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    blake3b

    I agree with craig that we have two ATWT dvd sets now, and we’ll have a Guiding Light one at the beginning of 2012 (the sooner the better!) So if the networks don’t want us watching them we can watch those dvds (and the success of these sales will have them constantly rolling them out!) and we can watch the soaps on the other networks that are still on instead.

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    RoseVioletDaisy

    [quote=ThatGirl]Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel for programming!!! Question: who wants to watch a marathon of people sitting around a table talking about topics no longer relevant? Better question: who would ever want to watch one show with people sitting around a table talking? Not me. I’m really not sure about the competency of those making programming decisions.[/quote]

    ‘The Chew’ is more of a cooking show and those do very well around the holidays. ‘The Chew’ has pulled in good numbers since the week before Thanksgiving and will probably pull them in until after New Years. Alot of people look for this kind of programming in the week leading up to Christmas so, from a business standpoint, this is a good move.

    [quote=23skidoo]Maybe some mass subscription cancellations might convince them this isn’t exactly the best idea. Remember, unlike networks who don’t care what viewers thing as long as the advertisers are happy, cable networks are a bit more beholden to subscribers. Sadly, the idea of a “niche” cable network is extinct, and has been ever since channels like the Sci-Fi Channel began airing wrestling, MTV began producing reality TV and sitcoms, and multicultural channels began airing Simpsons reruns. I’m amazed frankly that we haven’t seen the likes of CNN or Fox start showing movies.[/quote]

    Basic cable channels come in large blocks, you can’t just cancel one or two. You can only cancel individual premium channels like HBO. Even if you could cancel Soapnet alone, it would be pointless since Soapnet won’t even exist in two months. In February, it’s being upgraded to HD and re-branded as Disney Junior, a 24 hour channel for Disney programming aimed at pre-school aged children and their moms.

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    goyankees

    If it weren’t for REVENGE, in all honestly there’s not one ABC Show I’d watch? (It’s just dawning on me, peeps)

    Sure, a DWTS episode here and there, but I’m thrilled to say, No Whoopi, No Ripa, No Bachelor(ette), no Modern Family..

    Just REVENGE, which, ironically enough…Is a Soap.

    Fukc you, ABC/Soapnot. Assholes indeed.

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    soapbaby

    I saw the ad for The Chew marathon on SoapNet and thought the whole thing was crass and unnecessary. The Chew replaced All My Children, is not a drama, and anyone with cable could just watch The Food Network or The Cooking Channel. Then again, “crass and unnecessary” describes the treatment of soap fans by ABC (and Prospect Park.)

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