soap opera

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a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television (frequently sponsored by a company advertising soap products)

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is a full-service production agency primarily known for producing the Emmy award-winning daytime serials As The World Turns and Guiding Light.
TV Guide has noted that "Sunset Beach has become a cult hit with growth potential" for the daytime serial viewer.
Beyond the primetime element of the agreement, Columbia TriStar and P&G will collaborate on new daytime serial development, capitalizing on the
On Saturday, February 1, Don Diamont, who portrayed Brad Carlton on the daytime serial "The Young and The Restless" will be appearing from noon to 2 p.
Fitts joined P&G Productions in 1981 as a program executive working with P&G's daytime serial dramas.
NEW ORLEANS, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, the biggest buzz in Salem won't be "Hope's" identity or Kristen's love triangle, it will be the fact that the hit Corday Productions/Columbia Pictures Television daytime serial "Days of our Lives" is going interactive.
Hosted by Richard Lawson, star of the popular ABC daytime serial "All My Children," each of the four parts of the "Roads to Success" series will be one hour in length and feature high-achieving African- American professionals in four distinct career categories: sports, entertainment, government, and business.
Other DGA winners Saturday included Joe Sargent for the HBO movie ``Something the Lord Made,'' Walter Hill for the HBO drama series ``Deadwood,'' Tim Van Patten for the HBO comedy series ``Sex and the City,'' Bruce Gowers for the CBS musical variety special ``Genius: A Night for Ray Charles,'' Bruce Barry for the CBS daytime serial ``Guiding Light,'' Stuart Gillard for the children's program ``Going to the Mat,'' and Noam Murro for outstanding directorial achievement in commercials.
Working with Mickey and Steve are Darren Fairhurst, responsible for scripting more than 50 episodes of Hollyoaks, and now writing ITV daytime serial The Royal Today, and Tom Higgins, who worked on Brookside and now writes The Bill.
DoCTors Mon-Fri BBC1 In a week of violence and death in soapland, this daytime serial comes up with one of the most terrifying episodes of the week.
The 27-year-old actress, who plays senior practice nurse Michelle Corrigan in the daytime serial, branded the plot among "the best pieces of serial".
He asks: "When her daughter who appeared in a daytime serial fell ill, which Hollywood actress stepped in to play her part until she recovered from surgery?
Cooper, born in the California town of Taft in 1928, joined the daytime serial six months after its March 1973 debut, staking claim to the title of longest-tenured cast member.
Daytime Serials of Radio and TV (New York: Stein & Day, 1973), p.
In 1969-70, there were 19 daytime serials - an all-time high - on the air.