7 Cancelled Soap Operas We Wish Would Return
Daytime dramas are a slowly dying genre. There was once a time when you could turn the television on during the day and have a plethora of soap opera options to choose from, but these days there are only four shows left for fans to sink their dramatic teeth into as many shows have been cancelled along the way. At one point or another over the years, soap opera audiences have had to bid a fond farewell to one of their favorite shows. Below is a list of seven soap operas, which were cancelled, that we wish would return.
Ever watch This is Us and remember a young Justin Hartley playing Fox Crane? Passions was a short-lived soap that had a cult-like following. It aired on NBC from July 1999 to September 2007 and followed the lives of those who lived in a small town called Harmony. Some of the storylines were crazy and far-fetched, especially when it came to Tabitha and Jimmy, but the drama that occurred between the Cranes, Bennetts, Lopez-Fitzgeralds, and Russells kept fans tuning in.
6. Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara launched the soap careers of Marcy Walker and A Martinez and was a stepping stone for legendary actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Robin Wright. Storylines were based around the lives of those who lived in the Santa Barbara, California area and the show offered plenty of drama and romance. Santa Barbara was a NBC soap that ran from July 1984 to January 1993. Interesting tidbit about the daytime drama: It was the longest-running show in Russia, airing for about decade from 1992-2002.