Soap Central's The Bold and the Beautiful section features B&B news, spoilers, daily recaps and updates, character profiles, interviews, and more. The Bold and the Beautiful was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell and debuted on March 23, 1987. The show revolves around the glitz and glamour of the Los Angeles fashion industry and tells the stories of the Forrester, Logan, and Spencer families. Brad Bell serves as executive producer and head writer. The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS.
Soap Central's Days of our Lives section features DAYS news, DOOL spoilers, daily recaps and updates, character profiles, interviews, and more. Days of our Lives was created by Ted Corday and Betty Corday and debuted on November 8, 1965. The show takes place in Salem and focuses on the trials and tribulations of the Brady, Horton, Kiriakis, DiMera, Carver, and Hernandez families. Ken Corday is the show’s executive producer. Albert Alarr is co-executive producer. Ron Carlivati is head writer. Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.
Soap Central's General Hospital section features GH news, spoilers, daily recaps and updates, character profiles, interviews, and more. General Hospital was created by Frank and Doris Hursley and debuted on April 1, 1963. It is currently the longest-running drama series -- daytime or primetime -- on television. It has spawned two spinoffs, Port Charles and General Hospital: Night Shift. The soap is set in Port Charles, New York, and tells the stories of the Quartermaine, Spencer, Cassadine, Corinthos, Webber, Scorpio, and Devane families. Frank Valentini is the show’s executive producer. Chris Van Etten and Dan O'Connor serve as GH's co-head writers. General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.
Soap Central's The Young and the Restless section features Y&R news, spoilers, daily recaps and updates, character profiles, interviews, and more. The Young and the Restless was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell and debuted on March 26, 1973. The show takes place in Genoa City, Wisconsin, and tells the stories of the Abbott, Newman, Chancellor, and Winters families. Anthony Morina is the show's executive producer. Josh Griffith serves as head writer. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.
Soap Central's All My Children section pays tribute to the long-running, Emmy-winning series created by Agnes Nixon. AMC debuted on January 5, 1970, and aired on ABC through September 23, 2011, when it was unnecessarily canceled. The show was revived briefly in 2013 by Prospect Park for its The Online Network. As Soap Central reported exclusively, the rights to All My Children reverted to ABC in late 2016. There are currently plans for a primetime sequel -- tentatively called Pine Valley -- that would air on ABC. All My Children told the story of life in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, which a young Erica Kane said wasn't exactly "the corner of Hollywood and Vine." The Martin, Chandler, Cortlandt, Wallingford, Tyler, Kane, Marick, Santos, Frye, Hubbard, English, and Brent families are just some of the families whose stories were told. All My Children was named Outstanding Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys on three occasions: 1992, 1994, and 1998. The show won 93 Emmys and tallied 449 total nominations. From 1978 to 1979, All My Children was the most-watched soap opera.
Soap Central's Another World section honors the long-running, Emmy-winning series created by Irna Phillips and William J. Bell and produced by Procter & Gamble Productions. Another World debuted May 4, 1964, on NBC and aired for 35 years until its final broadcast on June 25, 1999. Another World was set in the fictional town of Bay City. It was the first soap to launch two spin-offs, Somerset and Texas. Its theme song, "(You Take Me Away To) Another World" by Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris, hit #4 on the Billboard Country chart in 1987. A plethora of big-name stars appeared on Another World early in their careers, including Rue McClanahan, Kelsey Grammar, Kyra Sedgwick, and Brad Pitt. Another World was named Outstanding Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys in 1976.
Soap Central's As the World Turns section pays tribute to the long-running, Emmy-winning series created by Irna Phillips and produced by Procter & Gamble Productions. ATWT ran for 54 years on CBS from April 2, 1956, through September 17, 2000. As the World Turns told the story of families living in Oakdale, Illinois. Those families included the Coleman, Dixon, Griffin, Hughes, Kasnoff, McKechnie, Montgomery, Munson, Ryan, Snyder, Spencer, Stenbeck, Stewart, Sullivan, Tenney, and Walsh familes. As the World Turns has the distinction of being the very first 30-minute soap, and, in 1975, it became CBS's first hourlong soap. From 1958 through 1978, As the World Turns was the number-one daytime drama. On November 22, 1963, Walter Kronkite famously interrupted the ATWT broadcast with news that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. As the World Turns was named Outstanding Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys four times: 1987, 1991,2001, and 2003.
Soap Central's Guiding Light section honors the longest-running soap opera in broadcast history. Beginning on radio on June 30, 1952, The Guiding Light eventually transitioned to television on June 30, 1952. There was a 19-year period between January 25, 1937 and June 29, 1956, when Guiding Light aired on both radio and television. In November 1975, Guiding Light dropped the "The" in its title. In 1977, Guiding Light expanded from a 30-minute broadcast to an hourlong one. After 57 years, Guiding Light aired its last episode on CBS on September 18, 2009. Including its radio run, Guiding Light was broadcast for 72 years. Guiding Light was created by Irna Phillips and Emmons Carlson, and produced by Procter & Gamble Productions. Through the years, Guiding Light told the stories of the Bauer, Chamberlain, Cooper, Layne, Lewis, Marler, Norris, Raines, Reade, Reardon, Santos, Shayne, Spaulding, Spencer, Thorpe, and Winslow families. Guiding Light was named Outstanding Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys on three occasions: 1980, 1982, and 2007.
Soap Central's One Life to Live sections pays tribute to the long-running, Emmy-winning series created by Agnes Nixon. Set in the fictional town of Llanview, Pennsylvania, OLTL debuted on July 15, 1968, and aired on ABC for more than 43 years, with its final episode airing January 13, 2012. The show's original working title was Between Heaven and Hell. The show was revived briefly in 2013 by Prospect Park for its The Online Network. As Soap Central reported exclusively, the rights to One Life to Live reverted to ABC in late 2016. During its run, some of the families whose stories were told included the Buchanan, Carpenter, Cramer, Delgado, Gannon, Gordon, Gray, Hane, Hayes, Hesser, Holden, Lord, McBain, Moody, Olanov, Randolph, Saybrooke, Thornhart, Vega, and Wolek families. One Life to Live featured daytime's first openly gay teenager as well the first display of 248 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on a soap opera. One Life to Live was named Outstanding Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys in 2002. Actress Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) earned six Outstanding Lead Actress Emmys for her work on the show, the most by any female performer.
Soap Central's Passions sections pays tribute to the supernatural, genre-bending soap opera Passions, created by James E. Reilly. The series debuted on NBC on July 5, 1999 through September 7, 2007. Upon its cancellation by NBC, Passions moved to DirecTV, where it aired from September 17, 2007, to August 7, 2008. Passions followed the lives, loves, and paranormal adventures of the residents of the fictional town of Harmony. The families of Harmony included the Bennett, Crane, Fitzgerald, Harris, Hotchkiss, Johnson, Lopez, Russell, Standish, and Winthrop families. Passions is one of three soaps that started -- and ended -- during the Internet age.
Soap Central's Port Charles section celebrates the General Hospital spinoff, Port Charles, created by Richard Culliton, Carolyn Culliton, and Wendy Riche. Port Charles premiered on ABC in a special Sunday primetime event on June 1, 1997. It ran for seven years, airing its final broadcast on October 3, 2003. Port Charles was set in the fictional upstate New York town of Port Charles. While the show originally started off as a hospital-based drama, by 2001 the show transformed its storytelling to adopt a more telenovella style of 13-week storylines it called "books." The show also skewed towards supernatural storylines, incorporating vampires, angels, and time travel. Several core General Hospital characters moved to Port Charles for its launch, including Lucy Coe, Kevin Collins, Scott Baldwin, and Karen Wexler. The show also introduce a bevvy of new characters, including Caleb Morley and Livvie Locke. In 2003, the series was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Port Charles is one of three soaps that started -- and ended -- during the Internet age.
Soap Central's Sunset Beach celebrates the short-lived NBC series that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997, to December 31, 1999. The series was created by Josh Griffith, Robert Guza, Jr., and Charles Pratt Jr. It was produced by NBC Studios and Spelling Daytime Television. It marked the first daytime soap top be produced by Aaron Spelling. Sunset Beach won two Daytime Emmy Awards and was nominated another eleven times.