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ABC To Air Soap Special In Prime-Time

ABC and People have teamed up for a new special celebrating daytime called THE STORY OF SOAPS, which will air tonight at 9 p.m. ET. According to the network, the special “explores how no genre of television has laid deeper roots into our cultural consciousness and serialized storytelling than the soap opera.” Featured in the two-hour program are a wide array of current and former actors, key behind-the-scenes players and celebrity fans, including Bryan Cranston (ex-Doug, LOVING), Alec Baldwin (ex-Billy, THE DOCTORS), Genie Francis (Laura, GH), Deidre Hall (Marlena, DAYS), Drake Hogestyn (John, DAYS), Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R), B&B Executive Producer/Head Writer Brad Bell, Erika Slezak (ex-Viki, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), John Stamos (ex-Blackie, GH), Laura Wright (Carly, GH), Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R), Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, ALL MY CHILDREN) and Denise Richards (Shauna, B&B) among others. For a sneak peek at the special, click here.

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