If I were an ABC soap fan - and I am, by the way -- I would be just livid. There is definitely some hypocrisy afoot in the hollowed hallways of the ABC executive suite. They have cancelled two daytime soaps (All My Children and One Life to Live) only to give green lights to not one, not two, but three prime time soap operas. As the net gears up to announce it's entire Fall line up on Tuesday, May 17th in NYC, the Hollywood Reporter is sharing today that ABC has already decided what pilots they are picking up. Three of them have the word "soap" clearly in the description.
From Sony, the sexy soap set in the 1960s focuses on stewardesses and pilots, some of whom live double lives as spies. Christina Ricci stars.
The Count of Monte Cristo-inspired soap from Mike Kelley (Swingtown), centers on a woman (Emily VanCamp, Brothers and Sisters) who moves to the Hamptons.
Good Christian Belles (formerly Good Christian Bitches)
The soap, which will inevitably be retitled, revolves around a former high school "mean girl" (Leslie Bibb, Popular) who returns home to Dallas after her marriage ends in scandal.
But wait! Didn't ABC just basically say soaps were dead? Please share your comments below.
Check out Hollywood Reporter's story.
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