The Story of the Soaps highlights the iconic impact of the American soap opera, featuring an incredible roster of soap stars and experts including Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, John Hamm, Denise Richards, Andy Cohen, Chandra Wilson, Bryan Cranston, John Stamos and more.
From its daytime origins to primetime incarnations such as Dallas and Melrose Place, through the advent of reality TV, The Story of Soaps explores the escapism and indulgence soap operas created.
With today’s shifting television landscape, this program outlines how female creators migrated from radio to television, to become the dominating voice in daytime for more than three decades.
Much of what propels modern television today traces back to those first sprawling, complex, and steamy storylines.
Examined and narrated by a company of experts, writers and well-known actors including Days of Our Lives' Vivica Fox, Bold & The Beautiful's Richards, All My Children's Susan Lucci — best known for portraying Erica Kane on All My Children — and Mad Men's Hamm, The Story of the Soap reveals the everlasting impact of soap operas and how no other genre has laid deeper roots into our cultural consciousness and influenced serialized storytelling.
There is much more to learn as The Story of Soaps airs on Saturday, September 25th, at 8ET/PT on REELZ.
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