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121 January 9th, 2012 SOAPnet set to Sign off on March 23rd as Disney Junior Takes its Place!

It is not a good week for soap opera fans, and that is putting it mildly.  Actually, its a dreadful week!

With One Life to Live about to air its final episode this Friday, now comes word out of TV Guide that after months of wondering when actually SOAPnet would be pulled by the ABC/Disney Cable Networks,  a date has been announced!

The Disney Channel has confirmed a launch date for its new 24-hour preschool channel. Disney Junior that will replace SOAPnet on most cable and satellite systems at midnight on Friday, March 23.  However according to TVG, “A handful of viewers will still receive SOAPnet after March 22, but only because a few cable and satellite deals with Disney are still being finalized. Once those deals are done SOAPnet will completely shut down.”

The new cable network, an offshoot of Disney Channel’s Disney Junior block, will launch with the new animated series Doc McStuffins. That show, about a six-year-old girl who nurses her sick toys back to health, is one of several new programs that will make their debut on Disney Junior.  This marks the beginning of a sea change in the ‘preschool plus’ television landscape,” said Gary Marsh president and CEO of Disney Channels Worldwide. “The response to our Disney Junior programming block has been extremely positive.”

Wow, a kiddie channel for kids and their parents, and now the remaining four soap operas  have no cable outlet home with no way to broadcast encore presentations of day and date episodes for fans to catch other than online or on their original daytime slots.   Hard to fathom!

 

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  1. Karyn Davis says:

    This is so ridiculous. Dont get me wrong. I Love kids, but anotheer kid station. There is already, ABC Family, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. We wont be able to see our remaining soaps at night or on the weekends for marathons. I watch Soapnet pretty much 24/7. I got digital cable, a few years ago, SPECIFICALLY because timewarner was making it a paid for channel on digital versus basic cable. I am beyond upset at this whole Daytime screw up the powers that be are seriously SCREWING UP. They will regret it. SOAP OPERAS are DAYTIME TV, and now its just unbelievable. The ratings cannot be there for these stupid food shows. there are enough food shows on cable. Why take over daytime with them. STUPID….

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    Jenn replied

    There is also sprout, nick jr. and public television! I agree, it’s completely ridiculous.

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    Angel replied

    We have Disney East, Disney West, Disney XD, The Hub, PBS Kids Sprout, Cartoon Network East, Cartoon Network West, Boomerang, Nickelodeon East, Nickelodeon West, Nick Jr., Nicktoons Network, Teen Nick and ABC Family!!! Nuf said!!!

    barbara t replied

    there are to many kids channels ,and they wonder why all the kids are getting over weight ,they get that way from eating while watching all those kid shows .they need to get out and do push ups ,play games ,and most of all think for themselves and get creative ,but no there letting mickey mouse do all that. and while all this is going on we cant even have 1 soap channel ,whatever.

    vicki replied

    I am just fed up with tv and so many things like high gas and a goverment that just cares for the money they can make off us anyway they can! My soaps have been my way to cope for over 35 years and now its all almost gone with taking away soap net! Have not watched ABC replacedment shows and NEVER WILL! AMC and OLTL were tv’s day time for many people. It wont be long and my husband and I wont watch tv anymore at all. Someones putting on to much CRAP on tv! This just sucks!

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    Rita replied

    Most of us work during the day and enjoy watching the daily soaps on soapnet. Now we won’t have that and more people will just not bother with the soaps at all.
    What a shame
    Rita

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    Rita replied

    How many preschool kids stay up 24 hours a day that they would need a Disney Channel all day and night. Ridiculous as it is. What a waste of time. I have 6 grandchildren and I love them dearly but there are enough channels on at the proper time for them to watch so leave us the soap net channel
    Rita

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    sara replied

    somebody needs to fire this guy for all his absolutely stupid ideas, we need another kid channel like we need another reality show

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  2. Lisa says:

    I thought we would have re-runs for ever like Nick at Night… no such luck. It’s coming to the point that it will be no more TV for me. I need to come up with a new hobby. :( Sadly, I made many of my friends at soap events.

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  3. tim trozzo says:

    Do we really need a 24 hour channel for preschoolers? Kids are supposed to be asleep at night.They should have split the channel 12 hours for disney and 12 foe soapnet.

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    lipstickcat replied

    Aren’t there enough channels for kids? I thought it was bad for them to watch too much T.V.? Where’s the government to regulate this?

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    barbara t replied

    Yes there are to many ,And they do watch to much television ,they should be outside doing some pushups or other activates ,and leaving t.v. viewing to us .The government is doing something about it, there raising the taxes so dam high on all the good junk foods,and sugar stuff .so they can line there own pockets ,and keep our kids skinny at the same time.

    lipstickcat replied

    They should leave our goodies alone! The government has enough of our money! But we really don’t need all these kids channels!

  4. JENNY says:

    I was holding on to hope that SoapNet would stay around and run old episodes of OLTL, like it did for Ryan’s Hope and way back when, Dynasty. Really very sad. I don’t understand why the NY based soaps can’t survive! Why only CA based soaps?? OLTL in my opinion was the BEST show on the air. GH & DOOL pale in comparison.

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    Judi Emmett replied

    I am so upset, I have been watching OLTL repeats of when Antonio, Nash, Jessica, Bo, Nora, EVANGELINE! everyone,, Rex,, Vicki,, etc,, Tood! I was so excited because they are airing at about 3am and 4am west coast time but at least I can dvr and it seems like home again! Now to read about soapnet’s last airing in March!! I Why can’t they ever leave well enough alone!! Hate the new shows on ABC and understand the rating for ABC in that time slot are bad!! I wrote did everything I could, I wish Disney would listen to the people like I asked ABC to!! I love children also, but they have their wii, and shows all the time,, I am a baby boomer and just want our soaps! Seems the goal will be to eventually drop even GH!! just a matter of time!! What are the CEO’s thinking??? Sorry just so disapponted!!!

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    vicki replied

    Yes OLTL was the best on tv! Miss it very much!

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  5. Emily says:

    When is the announcement of GH cancellation coming?!

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    Heather replied

    Let’s not speculate things until happen.

    Because if we’re gonna speculate, I could just go on and say that in 2020 there won’t be any soaps left.

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    Blueskies replied

    I would be so disappointed if they ended GH…we don’t need another talk show on TV. Just like we don’t need another children’s channel. I am watching TV less and less. Nobody wants to see a Katie Couric talk show. Let me guess…there are no guests, she just talks to hear herself talk. Ugh!

    lipstickcat replied

    Probably in a few months since Katie Couric’s new talk show is getting GH’s time slot in September!

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    barbara t replied

    the head of abc says there not sure what to do with general hospital,at this time there is no decision ,.they are playing the waiting game ,I know it, they will see how the chew and that other stupid looking show will work ,katie couric will get a spot somewhere ,I cant stand her ,all I know is I am happy about oltl people going to gh,but I still wont watch any more abc ,only general hospital.I dont like change ,and abc changed my day time lineup, and for that ,I will not watch any of there dopey lifestyle shows.

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    Judi Emmett replied

    Shame on ABC and Disney! Why aren’t any of the ceo’s listening to the people that pay for the service!!! I am so upset because it was great at leasts watching reruns of OLTL! even if on Soapnet.. and at 3am and 4am .The reruns are so good, with Evangeline! Nash, Michal and Natalie and Michael and Marcie, Todd, Antonio!! Vicki! etc.. Bo,, it was like seeing family again! Great tease us a little longer !! I saw twitter, fb ,, emails etc,, seems no on is listening to the people that pay to watch! Kids do not pay for cable! I love kids don’t get me wrong but kids I know like a few channels but they mostly like wii and games ,etc,, if you know what I mean!! This is all so wrong! I am still not over OLTL being cancelled, and was so excited to see soapnet run old episodes, it was better than nothing!! I have this gut feeling that they will pull GH with the Mannings and John McBain just a matter of time!!! grrrr!!!!!!!!!

    vicki replied

    The group of people on the chew are scarey looken and the show has no health foods there all full of fat and people cant afford what there cooken!! Get real.

    Blueskies replied

    I agree with Judi. I loved catching old reruns of all the Soaps…including 90210. :*(

  6. Iakovos says:

    I think a cable channel — or internet channel — for cancelled soaps and soaplike primetime reruns would have a place on cable… peppered with original programming.

    TCM has made a killing as a steward of film programming and cinematic history. Wouldn’t one cable channel be able to succeed in our increasingly niches world with a lineup devoted to daytime dramas and similar storytelling?

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  7. Gloria says:

    The hits keep coming.

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  8. barbara t says:

    WOW,another ,for a kid channel ,I dont think that abc/disney channel surfs,or maybe ,just maybe ,there all really stupid.like the stupid shows there taking the soaps off for,THERE ALL OVER THE AIRWAVES.They have cartoon channels ,nic this and that, Im not even going to get into how many kid shows are out there ,Abc/disney ,you are so gone out of my life ,I thought that maybe you people would change you minds and come up with a way to keep soapnet and make us soap people have a place to go to watch the soaps and keep one life to live ,and for scott, bring back his shows ,How uninformed are you about your viewers?And if you are canceling general hospital,stop playing games and spit it out already.

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  9. Brian Del Piano says:

    DISNEY IS DESTROYING TV! I AM NOT LOSING HOPE. I have NO CLUE why a cable network will not PICK UP OLTL. The cost to run the show, and pay the actors…..CHARGE A SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE TO THE “SOAP OPERA NETWORK” and YOU WILL HAVE THE MONEY, THE SPONSORSHIP…..Apparently the AUDIENCE is ALIVE AND WELL. GIVE THE MILLIONS of OLTL FANS THEIR SHOW!! GIVE US OUR DAILY SLEZAK FIX!!

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    Gloria replied

    YES, we soap fans would gladly support a 24 hr. soap network. Every interest group imaginable has at least one channel devoted to their “thing”. And we had our SoapNet. Now even that is being snatched away. Every group but us soap fans. What the hell is up with that?

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    Brian Del Piano replied

    I have NO IDEA why cable channel owners have NOT come forward and GRABBED these Classic shows. I think Oprah Winfrey is LOSING her GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY HERE!!

    Judi Emmett replied

    EXACTLY!! WHY CAN’T THE CEO’S SEE IT THAT WAY!! I WOULD GLADLY SUPPORT A 24/7 SOAP NETWORK!! ABC IS LOOSING IN RATING BECAUSE OF THIS STUPID COOKING SHOW AND THE REVOLUTION I!! RATINGS ARE SO BAD!! WHAT MEDS ARE THESE CEO’S ON?? I WISH I WAS RICH BECAUSE TRUST ME,, I WOULD SAVE THE SOAPS!!! ESPECIALLY WHEN PEOPLE ARE ASKING, BEGGING!! DOES ANYONE REALIZE HOW MANY FOOD /COOK SHOWS ARE ON!! I DON’T WATCH ABC ANYMORE SINCE THEY CANCELLED OLTL!! MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, WE LOVED RUNNING HOME FROM WORK AND TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO WHO ETC.. I DVR BECAUSE I WORK DAYS,,AND IF I MISSED IT I KNEW IT WOULD AIR ON SOAPNET!! NOW SOAPNET PULLING PLUG FOR A KID SHOW .. ABC AND DISNEY LIED TO THE VIEWERS AS THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO CONTINUE OLTL ONLINE, I BELIEVE THEY KNEW ALL ALONG!!
    SHAMIE ON ABC AND DISNEY! FOR NOT LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE THAT PAY!!!

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    vicki replied

    YES!

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  10. Chaz says:

    How fantastic that all those insomniac pre-schoolers will have something to entertain them! If only soap fans had SOME outlet available…

    Seriously, Disney & ABC execs must be high on all those celluloid fumes.

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  11. kay killgore says:

    Let me get this straight we are being told what to eat what to drive what to wear and what to watch on TV. Somehow I thought I lived in the United States of America. If this is Hope and Change you can beleive in then you can have it. My sister does not have a dvr and she works all day so she used Soapnet to watch Y&R. News channels talk shows are boring I like to escape from all the problems if that makes me stupid then I guess their are a lot of us.

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    barbara t replied

    You know what is really scary ?Who watches these shows?who is showing up in the audience clapping there hands at this stuff.are the networks paying these people ? how can they not get bored to death ?Just seeing the commercials ,there loud cheep ,It makes me not want to watch ,So I do have to wonder ,who watches this crap?and seriously how long will this junk stay on the airwaves ,I remember along time ago I swore I would never pay for tv ,cable direct tv.I am just thinking if there going to force us to watch non scripted shows ,I want my rabbit ears back.

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    Gloria replied

    I agree with you Barbara T-100%. Those awful, loud shows-they sound like game shows don’t they? Embarrassing. They encourage everyone in the audience to hoot & holler like if it is noisy enough they’ll think they are having fun & not notice how bad it is. I too would go back to 3 channels & my rabbit ears.

  12. Heather says:

    Well B&B never aired on Soapnet so they lose nothing here.

    But the closing of Soapnet is definately a major blow to the other 3 remaining soaps that depended on Soapnet for their evening audiences.

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  13. Terrie Schane says:

    What a stab in the back. SOAPNET was all about viewing our soaps. Little by little they chipped away at soap fans, first SOAPTALK, PC, SSW, CANCELLED AMC, than OLTL. How stupid for another Disney channel for kids! Like there isn’t enough already. No more ABC during the day for me. I will start my tv at 3:01pm for GH. Soap fans will not give up the fight, we will find a way to get our stories back.

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  14. barbara t says:

    Im hearing from a few places I go to check on all the soaps ,that abc isnt saying if there canceling general hospital or not ,what a bunch of crap ,why are the playing head games with us ? Im making a guess here ,they want us to tune in for ratings up to the very end.at least thru the summer while they set up for that katie couric show .are there alot of people who will watch her ?,when she did the evening news ,well lets put it like this cbs got rid of her because she sucks and she was way overpaid.and the last thing I want to do is listen to a word she says.I will watch general hospital,we want the ratings high to keep it going ,but if abc couldnt commit to a straight answer I think gh is doomed ,I hope IM wrong.

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  15. Deborah says:

    It appears that we do not live in a country that allows us to have a free choice!! Things are cramed down our throats ie..NEWS Channels, FOOD channels, TALK shows, KIDS programming, SPORTS!!! What the HELL is wrong with these people who do not hear the soap fans!!! Surely, there are soap fans out there that have the money to support our own channel!!! COME ON!! I have boycotted ABC. I WILL NOT AND HAVE NOT WATCHED THE SPEW and WILL NOT watch REVULTION or the B-Couric!!! At least the execs, at least so far, at CBS have not lost their minds!! We SOAP FANS NEED TO STICK TOGETHER AND SHOW ABC AND DISNEY BY BOYCOTTING THEIR CHANNELS!!!!

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    Gloria replied

    Agree. Why is it that every single interest group has THEIR OWN CHANNEL except for soap fans? Shopping, Country Music, MTV, Auto racing, outdoors, scifi, cooking, BET, Bravo, Nick, even our pets have ANIMAL PLANET, on & on but they are ripping the soap world apart. Why, why, why does NOBODY get this? Are all these channels free to maintain? Do they not cost money? I notice OLTL has commercials, which means they have advertisers willing to pay. I DO NOT GET IT. How much are they paying the idiots on the ABC replacement show? Most of whom already have shows on other networks & that one girl is a DOCTOR! Why the hell does she need a tv show?

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    Angela replied

    I agree with you 100% Gloria.All those channel’s but they refuse to keep what we all love on.The idiot’s involved are a bunch of selfish b*****d’s that are just putting the screw’s to all of us soap lover’s.Even though we all pay to be able to watch tv.And sit through the stupid commercial’s they bombard us with.We have lost any right’s we ever had to what we want to watch.And they just plain don’t care about what we want.It’s really crappy that they won’t at least repeat our soap’s.They sure as hell do other’s the one’s they choose to.They repeat dumb show’s too death.I’m seriously thinking of getting rid of our cable because of there greedy and selfish crap.And Disney own’s several tv station’s they just have to pick on our soap’s.I hate Disney and ABC there are no good and hateful…

  16. Carol says:

    I have watched soaps for over 40 years. I was so excited when I got Direct TV because Soapnet was included! Now they are taking that away as well. Not only that, but they disrespect soap viewers with commercials for the shows that are replacing them. I feel betrayed and looked down on. Once GH is done, I will no longer watch ABC. Let the babies watch. After all, those kids spend a lot of money don’t they?

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  17. Mario500 says:

    This part was removed from the TV Guide article (I wonder why?):

    “A handful of viewers will still receive SOAPnet after March 22, but only because a few cable and satellite deals with Disney are still being finalized. Once those deals are done SOAPnet will completely shut down”

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  18. Diane says:

    I upgraded my Dish package just for SoapNet…..I loved Soap Talk…it was interesting and entertaining and most of all it keep the soap fans clued in to what was going on!! Then that was cancelled, and the reruns of PC, Ryan’s Hope…..used to be days started with Ryan’s Hope and ended with General Hospital. I don’t care for all these “reality” shows, and food shows….don’t they have their own channel?? Find another place to put our soaps…where else can we watch them when we can’t see them during the daytime. I miss “Love in the Afternoon”……Why doesn’t anyone listen to thousands of upset daytime viewers?? What do we need to do to get someone to hear what we are saying?? I want my SOAPnet!!!

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  19. creek973 says:

    This bad news for everyone, kids will what to stay up all night to watch tv on weekends and when their out of school. Bring back soaps, I watch soapnet for my soaps “days of lives” because NBC break-in on the soap and then you miss it. I will miss that soapnet does not.

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  20. Catco50 says:

    Many good ideas have been posted on here. I like the idea of splitting the time. The 1st part of the day, air shows for the children. Later part of the day air the soaps. Even if it is reruns. I’ve been watching the reruns they have been airing at 3 & 4 am and it is almost like watching them new. I’ve forgotten many of the story lines. They could begin when the soaps went to an hour format which was in the mid 70′s. If they started then and aired 2 episodes of each soap, there would be enough shows to air for at least 20 years. In the meantime I’m boycotting ABC & Disney. Disney owns ABC And are the ones changing everything. They are also the ones who won’t allow another channel to pick up the soaps where they left off. they don’t want egg on their face if it succeeds on another channel which it would because Agnes Nixon would be in control and would bring it back to the level it was when it peaked . I’d pay to watch it if that decision is ever made.

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    Judi Emmett replied

    I know what you mean I am so dissapointed. I posted here as ABC doesn’t show any posts for our cancelled soaps! I typed a long letter and they will not view a board for the cancelled soaps,, Now Disney let us down twice! First I was excited to at least watch new episodes online if need be, now, they are taking Soapnet off totally come March!! I was so excited to see that soapnet was airing OLTL and AMC old episodes even if it was 3am and 4am,, I am west coast time… but at least I dvr them and it was so great to see the family back again! brought back so many memories,, I could not wait each day afterwork to watch the 2 back to back old episodes!! now look… they are cancelling! and my gut feeling tells me they will do away with GH just a matter of time,, !! What are the CEO’s thinking? The adults pay the cable bill NOT the kids! They play with WII, and all their toys! and watch a little kids show!! I am with you on this one!! So disappointed! I wish the CEO’s would see the ideas people have.. but they don’t care about what the people want! I do not watch ABC and after Soapnet is gone will not watch anything Disney channel!! I am at least for a little longer enjoying the reruns of OLTL at 3am and 4am… west coast time on Soapnet.. I have to dvr them but love running home to watch them like seeing family again!! now they are pulling the plug come March on Soapnet!! Just like politicians, support me, but don’t ask for anything!! and we pay the bills!! I even asked OWN to pick up AMC and OLTL, and on her board alot of people did, but she likes to keep her network more of inspirational stuff,, THERE IS TOO MUCH COOK/FOOD/ REALITY ON TV NOW,,!! We want a get away and that is what the soaps did!!! As I said in my other post here will give me and my friends more time not to watch tv and listen to music or watch a movie NOT on ABC!! done with them!

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    barbara t replied

    the tv mediainsights is reporting that the revolution took another dive ,thats good ,to bad abc couldnt admit they are wrong and put one life to live back on ,what a stupid show it is ,every ad they put on during general hospital is bad,I dont understand who watches that stuff.what a waste of afternoon viewing,its just not the same anymore.I watch days of our lives but it cant replace all my children ,I have nothing to watch at 2 there are no other soaps on in our area so I watch a crime story on the i d channel till general hospital is on.my afternoons will never be the same again.

  21. Fraz says:

    THAT WAS NOT VERY NICE OF THE ABC NETWORK AND THE CBS NETWORK TO CANCEL ALL OF OUR DAYTIME SOAPS PLEAAE FIND A VERY NICE HOME FOR ALL OF THE DAYTIME SOAPS AND FIND THE CHANNEL FOR IT. IF THEY WANT TO KEEP THERE COOK SHOWS OR WHAT EVER RLSE THEN GO RITE AHEAD BUT PLEASE BRING ALL OF OUR FAVOURITE SOAPS BACK. PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

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  22. Fraz says:

    MAYBE PUT ALL OF OUR DAYTIME SOAPS ON CHANNEL 10 AND THAT CHANNEL CAN BE THE ALL DAY- DAYTIME SOAPS CHANNEL. I AM ALSO A HUGE SOAPS FAN LOVER I LOVE WATCHING ALL OF THE DAYTIME SOAPS JUST LIKE HOW EVERYONE ELSE LIKES TO WATCH IT.

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  23. Fraz says:

    THAT WAS VERY VERY MEAN AND VERY RUDE THAT THE ABC NETWORK AND THE CBS NETWORK CANCELLED ALL OF OUR DAYTIME SOAPS.

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    Angie OKELLEY replied

    AGREE!!!!

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  24. TJ says:

    WOW! I had no idea that pre-school children watch tv at all hours of the day-talk about a mechanized babysitter. They could split the difference and would definitely go for it, but do we actually believe ABC/DISNEY would do this, hell no. Another thing, I watch soaps from the UK and their product placement is evident, no stupid scenes talking about the products, simple product placement suffices-hello people don’t they understand every product has a symbol which we know, since they have been shoved down our throats, and ABC could have made tons of cash using product placement, do we think they were savvy enough to accomplish this-hell no! Go away ABC/DISNEY, you are now dead to me!

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  25. De Andra says:

    This freaking sucks! What am I going to do when DOOL is interrupted by some stupid news cast or random purple screen on NBC? My Grandmother and I watch SoapNet all of the time, and now stupid Disney is going to cancel it for another kids channel that we DON’T need. D:

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  26. Judi Emmett says:

    I have been watching OLTL reruns , Antonio, Nash, Jessica, Bo, Nora, EVANGELINE! everyone,, Rex,, Vicki,, etc,, Tood! I ON SOAPNET! was so excited because they are airing at about 3am and 4am west coast time but at least I can dvr and it seems like home again! and family!! Now to read about soapnet’s last airing in March!! I Why can’t they ever leave well enough alone!! Hate the new shows on ABC and understand the rating for ABC in that time slot are bad!! I wrote did everything I could, I wish ABC, had and Disney would listen to the people!! I love children also, but they have their wii, kid shows all day! I wish THE PEOPLE HAD A VOICE!! HELLO !! kids don’t pay the cable bill the adults that like the soaps do!!! Seems the goal will be to eventually drop even GH!! just a matter of time!! What are the CEO’s thinking??? or better yet what medication are they on? Very disappointed! Shame on ABC for cancelling, and Disney for getting our hopes up for nothing!!! Wish someone would read these post and send off to Disney or ABC or maybe some channel that would want to make money as the soaps have millions of viewers!! BTW,, I see that ABC’s ratings for The Chew?? and The Revolution! are very low rating!! I guess we the people that pay for cable don’t matter!!! More time for me to listen to music and forget ABC or Disney!! Very Dissapointed!!

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    Angie OKELLEY replied

    I totally agree I dont watch the new shows ,just so they won’t due well . They need to leave well enough alone !!!!!!

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  27. Angie OKELLEY says:

    Very disappointed , The disney programing right now aren’t any good why launce another . will probable change satelite plan to a cheaper one ,there is not to many interesting shows on all imformercials don’t need them waste of money !!!!!!

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  28. blanche williams says:

    There are enough kids things on tv. Let us have are soap net.

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  29. Jeffrey says:

    This is totally unfair to get rid of Soapnet and more kids channel again.. We don’t need another kids channel… my guts feel that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! CHEW AND THAT REVOLTION NEED TO GO SOMEWHERE. BRING BACK ALL MY CHILDREN AND OLTL FOR GOD’S SAKE!!! YOU AND DISNEY NEED GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO GO.
    GH THAT I LOVE THAT SHOW MOST SINCE 1982 UNTIL NOW. abc pRESIDENT MADE THAT DECISION TO KEEP GH AND SENT KATIE COURTIC OUT TO GO.. WE DON’T NEED HER COME TO ABC
    IF U DON’T,THEN WE LEAVE AND QUIT WATCH ABC STATION FOR GOOD.

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  30. coco murray says:

    Is it any wonder that today’s youth are clueless. They do not know their history, they do so poorly in school; and why is this such a problem; too many kids are sitting in front of a television, computer and texting on their cell phones. We need another kids channel like a hole in the head. Just my opinion.

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  31. Mychele says:

    this is from a person who had for years has been watching soapnet now your killing all the soap operas for dumd shows pretty soon you will not have people watching your dumb as shows you put on. I hope your satisfy that your making this worse for people who have to work during the day and not seeing what happens on their soaps at night your really making the people who watch soap operas suffer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. DJUrk says:

    I Think Someone Shound Come Up With A Free Over The Air Soap Opera Network For People That Don’t Have Pay Tv Service?

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  33. Vonnell Jones says:

    I think it’s a shame that they are taking soapnet off for Disney the kids have enough channels to watch

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  34. diana Mccolpin says:

    Leave soapnet channel alone. We do not need another children channel. Their in bed by 8pm because their in school or too young to be up. We need a soapnet channel to watch are soaps.

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  35. Noreen says:

    I just found out, what is the matter with Disney…the only way to catch up and now you are pulling the plug. I travel and can not see another way. Stop this incredibly stupid move

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  36. Donna says:

    I can’t believe this! This is one of my favorite stations. Disney/ABC is making a big mistake!

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  37. Melissa says:

    Greedy networks only want to put on cheap stupid reality shows and talk shows. I want our soaps back but they could AT LEAST have one channel that plays re-runs of the old soaps. Soapnet might have had more viewers too if it hadn’t gone to airing the same episodes of BH90210 and One Tree Hill constantly for the last few years.

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  38. Jae says:

    It’s April 1st, 2012 and i am STILL getting soapnet. apparently it’s still running through certain providers. Not sure if it will be gone nationally anytime soon. and yes i realize today is April Fool’s day, but this is not a prank. lol. i have gotten episodes on my DVR (as they are scheduled to record) from March 23rd (the updated cut off date for the network) till March 30th, which was Friday’s cliffhanger episodes. I am a bit confused, and miffed because i have programmed my DVR to record off the regular network channels, and off Soapnet till it was to end. Now i have double the recordings. I really hope that i dont lose soapnet but then…i’m not sure the details of the networks cancellation plans. I’m still ticked off about the cancellation, i will miss the higher quality picture that Soapnet allows vs. the regular stations crappy, grainy, pixeled looking quality. And..though i’m a mother of 4 children, there are ENOUGH kid’s programming on TV these days. it’s ridiculous.

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    barbara t replied

    I’m getting it to, on direct tv, they will not show disney junior and they are making alot of parents angry ,I say to bad ,we have enough kids shows ,kids watch to much t v anyway, they should be out side running around.not sitting in front of a tv eating snacks 24/7.I will bet you that more then half the parents that are complaining are using the tv to keep the kiddies out of there hair while at the same time alot of soap fans are really angry lets see 1 soap channel ,500 kiddie shows,whatever.

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  39. Klownfist says:

    Where are we going to go as soap fans anymore… Shame on you ABC/Disney…. you are DESTROYING all that was great about your channels

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    debra replied

    just have to go to the internet. That is how I watched my show tonight…..Just absolutely stupid that now I have to watch tv on the damn computer. I sit in front of the frigging computer all day long…

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  40. Barb says:

    Boy I am going to miss breakfast in bed on the weekends.
    It’s the only thing on sat an sun mornings. They even just
    Promoted Veronica mars for the line up. Why would they get
    Our hopes up and then cancell

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  41. debra says:

    are you f’ng kidding me with this stupid disney crap. Some of us are NOT kids, no longer have kids and we would like some channels that don’t revolve around kids. Soap net was for adults.
    Some people have real jobs and can not watch their soaps while at work. Not every place is frigging Disneyworld. Some people actually have to work and not play. We like to come home and relax and watch our soaps and forget the real world that we have had to deal with all day. Shame on you Disney and comcast!!

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  42. rell says:

    Why do we need more preschool channel it will never be the right, with out soapnet channel. disney you are wrong for taking it off the air.

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  43. mary says:

    PLEASE BRING SOAPNET BACK!! AS A MOM OF 5 GIRLS WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER KID CHANNEL, THERE ARE TOO MANY ALREADY. JUST WHAT THE KIDS ANOTHER CHANNEL TO PULL THEM TO THE TV. WE ARE TRYING TO GET THEM AWAY FROM THE TELEVISION…. I LOVED WATCHING THE SOAPS AT NIGHT WHEN THE KIDS ARE IN BED…. I MISS THEM DURING THE DAY BECAUSE I WAS TO BUSY…THIS WAS A STUPID DECISION TO TAKE SOAPNET OFF THE AIR…

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  44. S says:

    Why did you cancel soap net…..what a shame….just like the polar bears, the soap watchers are on melting iceberg with miles to swim to shore!!!

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  45. Monica Giaconia says:

    Who decided to cancel soapnet and all the soapoperas? I have been watching them all my life and now they are gone except for General Hospital.I know many other people like myself who are so upset.now there is only reality and cooking shows.Nothing to lose yourself in so you can forget about your own crap!!!!!

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  46. Thelma Bryant says:

    Kids will be in bed from 7 to 7.
    It is truly a shame that you have taken off soapnet.
    comcast really sucks. So much money to watch cartoons, reality shows and reruns.
    I am out.

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  47. jen says:

    Oops hit submit before I finished my rant… Disney’s choice is got to be the worst ever, no one will watch it past 7pm if their lucky and I’m sure with all the any mothers out there who can no longer relax and enjoy their beloved soaps @ the end of a hard day, will boycott this stupid new channel, as if there isn’t enough annoying channels filled with kids shows & annoying cartoons that I can’t even stand to flick by already??? Comcast just keeps giving everyone more reasons to switch to another provider. With their constantly ridiculously high rising prices just for basic cable and the constant problems with On Demand and channels freezing & THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER! Now this by Disney is a knife in the back, like you couldn’t have added a NEW channel or replaced the 100 music stations, man this SUCKS BIG TIME & I hope NOBODY watches your stupid channel. I’m blocking it right now along with every other dumba## cartoon station until I switch providers & FYI, I didn’t get any notice on this tacky change either! Good job once again Comcast & Disney you suck!

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    barbara t replied

    I know it wont last for long,But I have direct tv and they are keeping soapnet for now, maybe you should get direct tv,I know I would be pissed if soapnet is still on and your provider puts another stinking kids channel in place of it,we have one soap channel and hundreds of kids shows ,disney didnt have to create another one.I wish the disney channels I do have on direct tv ,I could get rid of ,no one in my home is aloud to watch them,so I cant get mad at them because I can still watch the soaps.

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  48. Skye says:

    Bring back the Soap Channel. Channel 120 in Pa. Comcast.. Disney Jr. what a waste. One Disney channel is enough. We are working people and miss the day time Young & Restless, General hospital

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    barbara t replied

    Thank goodness I have direct tv at least I can watch soap net till abc/disney kills it for good.comcast sucks.and your right disney junior is a waste every where you go there’s a stupid kid show and there’s only 1 soap channel,I say leave it alone.If I had that problem I would get rid of that comcast fast,soap net isnt over yet and they should continue to show it for there customers ,Id be gone in a heartbeat.

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    Skye replied

    Laughs, Your right Comcast does suck.. Its going soon right in the trash where it belongs. LOL Comcast has this thing for 5 dollars more a month you can record it some how to i think its Demand. . Who knows , they get enough of my money.

    barbara t replied

    Years ago I had to get comcast and I wanted soap net, they charged me an arm and a leg ,I kept it because I had no choice if I wanted to see the soaps at night I kept it for 2 years ,couldnt get direct tv because we had to many trees.solved the problem cut the trees and called direct tv.

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  49. Karen Klos says:

    It’s bad enough as it is they cancel OMC, then OLTF, but now they cancelled soapnet. I used to get up (4/5am) & start watching Ryan’s Hope, immediately. But I was wondering what happen to it, then all the rest started happening & now it makes sense. Some IDIOT who knows nothing about the history & culture of people in the world of soaps. Watching a soap (yes it can be over the top & campy) is like friends that know matter were you are or who your with or what’s going on in your life, the characters and history of the show, always makes it feel like home/family. Yes the reality of it, their just actors playing parts and the sets are fabricated, the point is for 30/60 minutes your taken away and get involved in it. Or as the case of Ryan’s Hope, you’re taken back in time, when I would watch it as a young teenager with my grandmother (all about history and remembering).I boycott ABC/Disney, with the exception of General Hospital (my last soap), although I have turned now to Y&R, because of ABC cancelling my soaps. Soaps relationship to people is about investment of oneself into the show, stories and characters. Very simulator to Sport-Team Fans, no matter how bad their doing you still faithful.

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    Skye replied

    I enjoyed Ryans Hope to. Then it was gone, :( I enjoyed all the Soaps i watched, especially Young & Restless. I hope theres no plans to get rid of it. I am so sick of the talk shows .. Same crap over and over..

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    tristan replied

    i have dish network im a kid speaking i want disney junior on dish & we still have soap net please cancel soapnet let it die!

  50. Michelle says:

    I think it is totally ridiculous they are getting rid of soap net for another kids channel!!
    I am not opposed to Disney but I have been a faithful soap fan for 25 years and how many kids channels can you have. Kids should be reading or playing outside not sitting in front of a television. I work all day and look so forward to watchning my soaps at night. I really hope they would retink their decision. Go Soap Net supporters!!!

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  51. geeta says:

    I cannot believe that with the number of kids channels already on the air we needed one more!! I do not dislike kids (I have 2 of my own) but I did love watching GH every night – my one obsession with pure junk TV not hiding behind the pretense of these silly “reality” shows which, I hate!

    I hope someone high-powered media guru gets this message and brings back my Soaps!

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  52. gloria alves says:

    I just returned from vacation and settled back to catch up with my favorite soaps. Much to my surprise Soapnet (which I watch everyday) has been eliminated. What a disappointment. I hope someone rethinks this decision.

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  53. Kathy Barrett says:

    Well, I can’t believe there’s another kid show. So many people watched Soapnet in the evenings. I work during the day so I can’t catch my soaps when they are on. I upgraded my cable to get Soapnet. Bring Back Soapnet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Skye replied

    Wondering if any one heard anything about bring back the Soap Channel?
    I am still so upset they took it off the air. I don`t bother looking at the Disney channels.

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    barbara t replied

    I don’t understand, I have direct tv and soap net is on. Right now I can watch general hospital, I don’t know for how long we will have it but its nice that I can still watch.

    Skye replied

    I have Comcast and its not that great. One day i will get rid of it.
    Comcast no longer shows the Soap channel. I watch young & restless and was fan of all my children also.
    It upsets me if i miss it or even 5 minutes of it. Like the other there was a past due cat fight long waited and i missed it and won`t be able to see it. Who needs more kids channels, Don`t they take into consideration working people or come home to relax and enjoy the Soaps they missed. Guess not.

  54. Joanne Godwin says:

    I think we have too many channels for the kids. what about us faithful soapopera watchers. I HAD WATCHED AMC SINCE JENNY&GREG. And oltl since eterna. so I THINK YOU,RE STUPID FOR CANCELLING SOAPNET.

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  55. Joanne Godwin says:

    PEOPLE USE TO TIVO SOAPS WHEN THEY WORKED.

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  56. Skye says:

    I am in agreement with you Joann as many are.. They were stupid for removing Soapnet

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  57. Ron Gilliland says:

    Now I am beginning to understand why the soaps are being shuffled around on what’s left of the Soap Channel. I already miss the Y&R marathon on Saturday nights, which was a chance to catch up on the week of Y&R. I have watched soaps over the years since 1964 when not in school or at work (The Edge of Night, As The World Turns, All My Children, The Young and the Restless, etc.) I hope another soap channel is started if the current one is cancelled. I am rapidly NOT becoming a fan of Disney!

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    Audra replied

    i totally agree ive been watching soaps since 1980. im super disappointed.. ok lets be real im pissed. lol

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  58. jackie says:

    i really do not see the reason why they take soapnet of no more tv watching for me. i
    i am going to cut of my cable no need for it now. thanks alot disney for nothing. my kids will not . watching any disney channel.

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  59. Donna Kuchmas says:

    I am furious with these people who take soap operas off the air. The soap net channel was my way of relaxing and watching the soaps. It is not fair what you all have done to these people on the soaps. Don’t you even care about them and the viewers? What are you thinking? There are so many children’s programs on now and it is about time that you look to the ladies and what they want. We have favorites too and taking soapnet off the cable station is absolutely horrible, not to mention one sided. You have take too much off for the women to watch. Men also watch the soaps and I have talked to several friends and they are very upset. Keep it up and no one will be watching the garbages like the Chew and the other dumb show and this children’s show you are going to put on the station. You are very rude to do this.

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    Audra replied

    ill never watch the chew out of principle! lol

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  60. Sharon says:

    Shame on Disney a 24 hour kids show what are you thinking. The soapnet station was my outlet for relaxing and enjoying some free time after a long day at work, coming home taking care of the children,meals, homework, housework I looked forwarded to MY time to unwind and yes that was to catch up on my soaps (my husband found himself enjoying them as well). If you think for one minute this parent or any other parent will be allowing their children watch Disney or any other station all hours day and night you need to go back and re vamp your marketing team.

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  61. Skye says:

    I also just heard that Dish is doing away with the ” We ” channel. I don`t have dish, i have comcast but whats with these stations ???

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  62. Thelma says:

    Now that SoapNet has been abruptly taken from us customers, it appears that Comcast is giving us a channel in it’s place that a mature audience like myself are NOT interested in lookinng at and having to pay a fee for this unrequested children’s chammel. We should have the choice to not have to pay for a channel we did not order. Will any of us get reimbursed or credited and also have the unwanted channel removed from our bill?

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  63. Skye says:

    What about all the music channels we pay for ( Comcast) i think theres 40 . Comcast is a rip off .. Why doi i stay with such a terrible company. I ask myself that a lot. They can do as they please and know we have no choice but to cancel our subscription and they don`t want that so you work the system. I really miss Soapnet. If i miss a Y & R episode i`m screwed. :( How many kids/cartoon channels do we need :(

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  64. Skye says:

    What about all the music channels we pay for ( Comcast) i think theres 40 . Comcast is a rip off .. Why doi i stay with such a terrible company. I ask myself that a lot. They can do as they please and know we have no choice but to cancel our subscription and they don`t want that so you work the system. I really miss Soapnet. If i miss a Y & R episode i`m screwed. How many kids/cartoon channels do we need

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    Audra replied

    i so despise comcast period.. unfortunately this issue is disney/abcs fault :\

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  65. Skye says:

    Wrote a long post but it looks like it was not approved LOL Just like so many other things in our world. I just hope we get a Soap channel back or a new one.

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  66. tristan says:

    hey all soapnet fans i want disney junior the channel it replaced soapnet speaking of soapnet i have it still

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  67. tristan says:

    soap net let it die!

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  68. tristan says:

    hello people put comments get on

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    Skye replied

    If you still have Soapnet your not on Comcast.
    They took it away and this new Disney channel is a waste.

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  69. Audra says:

    my rant: umm.. its 2013 and im still super pissy i have no soapnet channel. A. the kids have plenty of channels B. the kids dont pay the bill! C. the kids dont come here and “petition” for channels. ugh! since when did the adults get the shaft on the TV. when i was a kid i got to watch TV on saturday mornings, thats it. :\ you guys truly suck and if i could id slap you with a glove! BRING BACK MY SOAPNET CHANNEL. the kids are on their games anyway they dont even watch regular TV i have 3 boys 20-15-12 they watch the shows they like via the internet.. ugh ya just cant fix stupid.. ~audra

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  70. Debbie says:

    To say I am disgusted is being nice. I have been watching the ABC soaps since grade school. I grew up with General Hospital. When ABC cancelled All My Children and One Life To Life I was irate. And I have not heard anything whether General Hospital will also be pulled. What are these yahoos at ABC and Disney thinking? Why do children need so many Disney channels? Are they up 24 hours a day to watch it? I don’t think so. So what the heck is Disney trying to do? There are so many corrupted kids who started out on Disney and look at them today……wastes. I am furious with this move. I have Comcast and they better not cancel SoapNet. I don’t get it. Why do they feel they have to do this? I will just switch to the internet also and hopefully can get the soaps there. And the Chew sucks. To take OLTL off for that crap is a joke. I truly hate TV these days. Give us back our soaps so many of us grew up with. Kids have enough stations. Rant finished but not over by no means.

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  71. Nicole says:

    I LOVE my soapnet my channel stays on 130 I have astound I live in San Mateo Ca bay area near SF. I hope it does not go off the air PLEASE PLEASE Save our Soaps. I I also have Disney Jr not that my daughter needs ANOTHER cartoon station, she is very limited to how much TV she gets to watch. And night time is Mommy time to unwind with my beloved soaps. I totally agree with all of you.

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  72. Donnie Watts says:

    Well I guess Disney has finally lost it. You have been running a theme park for gay and lesbian child molesters and now you want to put on another stupid kids show like their aren’t hundreds already and remove soapnet. I guess I have no reason to watch or associate myself with ABC or Disney ever again

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  73. Donnie Watts says:

    Well I guess Disney has finally lost it. You have been running a theme park for gay and lesbian child molesters and now you want to put on another stupid kids show like their aren’t hundreds already and remove soap net. I guess I have no reason to watch or associate myself with ABC or Disney ever again

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  74. jj says:

    I liked watching reruns of one tree hill and b h 90210. Not everyone has d v r. Don’t understand abc. They don’t care they make the big bucks.

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