IT'S UP TO YOU!
On January 10, 2011, I wrote on this blog:
Seth MacFarlane's animated sitcom, Family Guy, was canceled in 2002, only to return to the air in 2005 after DVD sales of the series went through the roof.
The same thing happened to Futurama; canceled in 2003 and revived (on a different network) in 2008, due to strong DVD sales.
In other words, no matter how many passionate, articulate letters fans write in support of their favorite shows, the only thing that matters to TPTB is money. Are people willing to spend money on our product? If they are, let's give them more. If they aren't...
Unfortunately, there are no DVDs of canceled soaps available with which to make this same point...
But, wait now there are!!!!!
SoapClassics.com announced the release of a 20 episode As The World Turns DVD set, to be followed by a 20 episode Guiding Light set and then possibly even streaming episodes of both shows on-line! If there is enough interest in those two titles, they are looking at releasing DVDs and streaming reruns of Another World, Edge of Night, and Search For Tomorrow, as well!
This is phenomenal news for fans of P&G Classic Soaps, but it will only happen if, like I said above, the first ATWT DVD set makes money. The future of those shows is, as always, in your hands! Let's show the world what we can do!
In related news, I'm not sure if there is a connection or if it was just a weird coincidence, but, thanks to the passion and purchasing power of soap fans, yesterday my book, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments had it's best day yet, landing as the #1 Best-Seller on Amazon in the category of Television Guides and was #65 overall of ALL Television Books (print AND digital) sold.
I can't thank you all enough, and I've got gifts to prove it! (Click here for details!)