5 Other Soaps TVGN Should Start Airing

With TVGN experiencing a ratings boon—in significant part due to re-airings of CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless—I can't help but wonder if both the cabler and suds lovers alike would benefit from additional soaps finding a nighttime home on the Lionsgate/CBS-owned channel. Below are five sudser I think TVGN should acquire.

No. 5:  Guiding Light

Fans of the world's longest-running broadcast drama are still mourning the loss of Guiding Light. TVGN would generate a lot of good will—and possibly find the perfect companion for Y&R—by airing classic episodes of the Procter and Gamble sudser. I say start with the lush 1991 season, when glamorous monster Alexandra Spaulding (the late Beverlee McKinsey) was exacting revenge on trophy husband Roger Thorpe (the late Michael Zaslow) over his affair with oil heiress Melinda Sue Lewis (Kimberley Simms). Did I mention Mindy's father, Billy Lewis (Jordan Clarke), and Roger were mortal enemies and Alex's long-lost son Nick McHenry (Vincent Irizarry) was the love of Mindy's life? Soap opera perfection.


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Soapnet carried all theses shows for a long time. It was called afternoon delight.