Soap Opera Daily Scoop: The Story Of Soaps Airs Tonight On ABC

Soap Opera Daily Scoop: Andy Cohen, Susan Lucci and Bryan Cranston on The Story Of Soaps

Soap Opera Daily Scoop: Andy Cohen, Susan Lucci and Bryan Cranston on The Story Of Soaps

Soap fans set your DVR’s! You won’t want to miss the two hour special The Story Of Soaps, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC.

This documentary, produced by ABC and PEOPLE magazine, explores how soap operas have influenced all manner of programming over the years, from prime time dramas to reality television. Viewers will also see how female creators successfully relocated the genre from radio to television. The program will also explore how soaps became a force to be reckoned with in daytime television for more than three decades.

“Without @GeneralHospital I’d still be flipping burgers at my dad’s burger joint,” GH alum John Stamos, who is featured in the documentary, posted on Twitter. “I am eternally grateful to GH and all the folks I learned so much from on that show. Check out this really cool special.”

Soap Opera Scoop – The Story Of Soaps Features Interviews With Actors, Writers and Producers

The Story Of Soaps will also feature interviews with actors, writers, producers and creators involved in soap operas over the years, including:

  • Alec Baldwin – actor on The Doctors and Knots Landing
  • Agnes Nixon – creator of All My Children and One Life To Live
  • Andy Cohen – creator of The Real Housewives
  • Bradley Bell – executive producer and head writer of the Bold And The Beautiful
  • Bryan Cranston – actor on Loving
  • Carol Burnett – actor, comedian and longtime soap fan
  • Chris Van Etten – writer on General Hospital
  • Deirdre Hall – actor on Days Of Our Lives
  • Denise Richards – actor on the Bold And The Beautiful
  • Donna Mills – actor on Knots Landing
  • Drake Hogestyn – actor on Days Of Our Lives
  • Eileen Davidson – actor on Days Of Our Lives and the Young And The Restless
  • Erika Slezak – actor on One Life to Live
  • Finola Hughes – actor on General Hospital
  • Genie Francis, actor on General Hospital
  • Greg Vaughan, actor on Days of our Lives
  • John Aniston, actor on Days of our Lives
  • Jill Farren Phelps, executive producer of Another World
  • John McCook, actor on the Bold and the Beautiful
  • Maurice Benard, actor on General Hospital
  • Melody Thomas Scott, actor on the Young and the Restless
  • Shelly Altman, head writer of General Hospital
  • Susan Lucci, actor on All My Children

So get ready for a deep dive into the history of soap operas. Don’t forget to tune in to ABC tonight at 9 p.m. Keep reading The Soap Scoop for more updates, spoilers and news. And make sure you join our free B&B, Y&RGH and DOOL Facebook Groups.

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