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|Steve Frame||Sep 22 2007, 07:19 PM|
This is an excerpt from a Variety article about original series on Cable stations. The full article can be found at: http://www.variety.com/article/VR111797247...oryid=2522&cs=1|
Another small-sized cabler, SoapNet, is drawing a number of young women new to the network with its first scripted series, "General Hospital: Night Shift." It has started producing original series because its stock in trade -- repeats of same-day broadcast soaps in primetime -- is becoming less relevant in the age of the DVR.
As a result, more original spinoffs are in development at SoapNet, says Brian Frons, president of daytime for the Disney-ABC TV Group, citing "One Life to Live" and "The Young & the Restless" as eager candidates for cloning.
Frons acknowledges that "reruns of off-network shows are far kinder to SoapNet's bottom line." The network will have to develop "the stomach to deal with failure," which comes with greenlighting expensive scripted originals, he says.
The line about the repeats of same-day broadcasts being less relevant is just another indication that evidently the same day broadcasts are not doing that well on Soapnet anymore. I doubt that we will see anymore picked up. And notice he says that "reruns of off-network shows are far kinder to SoapNet's bottom line" and not same day broadcasts. If the show picks up any more shows I don't look for it to be daytime soaps either.
Interesting that he picked OLTL and Y&R as the shows eager to have a spinoff and doesn't even mention his own network's AMC.
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