Good news for soap opera fans who get their daily fix of Days of Our Lives on SOAPnet. According to Soap Opera Digest, reports that the network would be going off the air in March to make room for Disney, Jr. were premature.
"We've always viewed the launch of Disney Junior as a transition, not a flip of a switch," says a spokesperson for Disney/ABC-TV Group. "And as such SOAPnet will remain available for an undetermined period of time as additional carriage deals for Disney Junior are finalized with distributors."
SOAPnet, which launched in 2000, re-airs current daytime dramas General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and Days, as well as the recently canceled All My Children and One Life to Live. In addition, the network also rebroadcasts the primetime series Beverly Hills, 90210, Brothers & Sisters, One Tree Hill, The O.C. and Gilmore Girls.