HomeTVAll My ChildrenRIP: SOAPnet to End on December 31 Luke Kerr November 12, 2013 13 Comments Video killed the radio star and it looks like the DVR has snuffed out the cable soap channel. According to the LA Times, SOAPnet, the 14-year-old destination for same day reruns of fan's favorite soaps, will come to an end at the end of the year. "SOAPnet had a great run," Ben Pyne, president of global distribution for Disney Media Networks, said in an interview Friday. "It served an audience of super-soap fans. And when given the opportunity, all of our affiliates kept the channel up and running." 13 Responses ANGELWENDY15 November 12, 2013 NO!!!! I enjoyed catching up on GH and DOOL when I couldn’t watch them during the day. Also will mean the complete end on AMC and OLTL. Very sad! Log in to Reply goyankees November 12, 2013 PPPPRRRRRPH!! Hysterical. Soap Not is still airing?? Man, they left my neck of the woods (The No. East) like, 2 years ago?? Now we get another Disney network in it place. Shame. Soapnot used to be fantatic. Its Disney Owned (What Up, ABC!) so this is noooooo suprise. * And I wouldn’t blame the DVR……right? I mean, it seems like the Exec’s at Soap not did this to themselves. When OLTL was still airing, S-N took away their Sunday Marathons in favor of “OC” Marathons. Ditto Original 90210 instead of AMC. And please don’t get me started on “Being Erica”. Soap Talk? “one Day with”? They didn’t last long. Rerunning The Colbys, Ryans Hope… Falcons Crest,Another World,… Stopped. Remember the Port Chuck Spinoff? Fabulous. Sure, the Daytime Genre has dwindled, but Soapnot didn’t help keep it alive. Now Oprah and TVGN are helping, with good ratings. Log in to Reply Secrets and Lies November 12, 2013 Hope they can run Days and GH on Hulu Plus for all devices — now that they don’t air at night on TV anymore. Usually watch them on my computer but it would be nice to watch them on the TV. Log in to Reply pferrando November 12, 2013 SoapNet killed itself. The programming was ridiculous. Too bad. Log in to Reply stefanstavros November 12, 2013 Soapnet has never stopped airing here in NC under Time Warner Cable. I knew this would happen after Y&R went to TVGN. The main reason I’ll miss it is to see GH when it’s interrupted by annoying news cut-ins in the afternoon. Log in to Reply stoney07 November 12, 2013 Yeah, this was definitely a suicidal case. Ahh well, at least I get to see my Y&R on TVGN…even if it IS depressing as hell. Log in to Reply BellaDonna November 12, 2013 Comcast killed Soapnet for me two years ago. I haven’t really missed it for catching up, since I can do that at the website or on Hulu. What I really did miss was the occasional special soap marathon and the vintage episodes, “occasional” being the operative word. Log in to Reply giogio November 12, 2013 I hear you about annoying interuptions and cut- ins during GH. I always record Soapnet also just in case. In NYC if a fly dies they break in. Always being interupted. Im wondering if TVGN will pick that up as they did for Y&R. Log in to Reply blake3b November 12, 2013 Wow it’s been a bad week for soaps hasn’t it? Log in to Reply TV Gord November 12, 2013 [quote=giogio]I hear you about annoying interuptions and cut- ins during GH. I always record Soapnet also just in case. In NYC if a fly dies they break in. Always being interupted. Im wondering if TVGN will pick that up as they did for Y&R.[/quote] Probably not. TV Guide is owned by the same company that owns CBS, so Y&R is a natural. GH, not so much. Log in to Reply giogio November 12, 2013 Thanks Gord, shuckers with this one. Log in to Reply rozzberry November 13, 2013 If it wasn’t for the news interruptions, I wouldn’t care honestly. I’m still a lil mad they halted reruns of AW. IT was SO GOOD when they stopped. Primetime soaps(not classics like Dallas,etc) ruined the channel for me when they took over for the real classics. Some shows I really don’t even consider primetime soaps that they air now. Log in to Reply radrobd November 13, 2013 I had watched SOAPnet almost from the beginning. Unfortunately, I moved about six months ago and my new cable package didn’t have SOAPnet. I didn’t really miss SOAPnet in the last six months because it was basically the same stuff. But back in the day, SOAPnet was the bomb. Not only was SOAPnet “the new way to watch soaps” (their tagline), they brought back classic primetime soaps that hadn’t aired in years like “The Colbys,” “Falcon Crest,” “Dallas,” “Dynasty,” “Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place.” They even did special marathons of the ABC soaps (“Brenda, Brenda, Brenda,” “Chasin’ Jason”). Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.