Soap Stunner: PASSIONS Saved From Cancellation!

In a shocking twist worthy of the supernatural sudser, PASSIONS — recently cancelled by NBC — has risen from its premature grave. Earlier this morning, NBC Universal Television — the studio which produces PASSIONS — announced that the soap will end its NBC run with a cliffhanger-packed episode on Friday, September 7… and then return to the airwaves on Monday, September 17 with all new episodes. The only catch? The soap will be airing on DIRECTV. In other words, no satellite, no PASSIONS (although it remains unclear whether the episodes will be available on NBC’s website as is currently the case). The show will continue to air at 2 p.m. daily, although it will switch to four days a week as opposed to five, with a weekend marathon. Our fondest hope? That when the show makes the jump, headwriter James Reilly does not go along for the ride and instead new blood is brought in. Unless major changes occur behind the scenes to improve the quality of the stories being told, it seems likely that DIRECTV will quickly come to regret this expensive move.

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  • Sam

    I was all set to kill my addiction with the ending of the show. Now I get to keep watching. Lucky….me….I guess?

  • Tim Wilkins

    Wow, that’s a stunner indeed. I watched in the beginning, but when one day last over a month, I’m over it. Sorry Reilly, but you need to give fans pay offs. Not keep us haning and dragging stuff out. As usual, those who have been faithful and can not afford Directtv will be left with just their admiration for a show they followed and now can not watch. lol That’s fan support. And don’t even get me started on how Reilly trashed Days while head writer and now the current one (Emmy winning Hogan Sheffer) is not doing for Days what he did for As the World Turns. He won them Emmy’s. Days got ignored again this Emmy race. Daytime hasn’t been the same since OJ Simpson’s trial when everyone forget they were on. Tim Wilkins aka College Virgin at

  • Amanda

    I’m so happy for Passions yet sad because Passions will lose a good portions of their fans. Is Direct TV available in Canada?

  • Mr. Brightside

    This sucks. To be honest, I don’t understand how Passions can get saved and an amazing show like Another World didn’t. I could wish the show the worst of luck, but I don’t want to be ignorant. I’ll just stay respectful and shut up now.

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  • Jonathan Foley

    Great news Passions fans!!! Not only will Direct TV be taking over the soap opera Passions but Canadians will now be able to watch Passions past it’s cancellation on NBC. Allarco Entertainment, a new Pay Television provider that is starting up in October will now be airing Passions for Canadians. You will have to subcribe to this Premium service to get it though. I know this for a FACT because I myself spoke with Allarco Enteratainment today and they told me under no uncertain terms that they will indeed be airing Passions. They also informed me that they will also be showing all of the shows that have not been aired in Canada for the month of September. You can now let out a sigh of relief because we did it!!! PASSIONS IS SAVED IN CANADA, YAY

  • Jonathan Foley

    Allarco Entertainments phone number is:


  • Jonathan Foley

    This is an e-mail I received from Rogers Cable:
    Dear Jonathan,
    SoapNet is not licensed for carriage in Canada. However, the CDN rights for Passions have been purchased by Allarco, a new Pay TV operator in
    Canada. This new service is going to be launching in October 2007.

    Nancy Cottenden
    Corporate Communications