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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.

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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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