Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera centering around the fictitious Shortland Street Hospital, first broadcast on Television New Zealand's TV2 on 25 May 1992. It is the country's longest-running drama and soap opera, being broadcast continuously for over 5000 episodes and 20 years, and is one of the most watched television programs in New Zealand.
The show was originally screened as five half-hour episodes each week and initially receiving mixed reviews on its premiere. After its launch it dropped in ratings and would have been cancelled if TVNZ had not ordered a year's worth of episodes in advance. By early 1993, the show's rating picked up and TVNZ renewed the production. Today, it is one of New Zealand's highest-rated shows, frequently making AGB Nielsen Media Research's top 5 programmes of the week.
Saints & Sinners
Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA a southern town outside Atlanta which evolved into a city over the years. The church began as a 10-member congregation when the Civil Rights Movement was at its height and being young, black and alone at night was a hazard of circumstance. As times changed, the congregation grew and so did its influence in Cypress. When a violent murder rocks the community, the church that holds the secrets of the entire town is at risk of imploding. For it seems at Greater Hope, only God and the Devil can tell the difference between a saint and a sinner.
A Southern Baptist church and its surrounding community are entrenched in a world of crime, lust, deceit and greed.
The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will focus on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.
One Life to Live
Premiering on 15 July 1968, One Life to Live has followed the lives of the fictional city of Llanview for over thirty years. Located only a short distance away from Pine Valley, there have been many crossovers over the years between One Life to Live (Llanview) and All My Children (Pine Valley), including a 2004 baby switch story that has spanned most of the year, and involved One Life to Live's Cramers and Buchanans and All My Children's Chandlers, Kanes and Martins. Originally the focus of the show was on the wealthy Lord family and the 'normal' Woleks and Rileys. Although the Lord family remains very much a part of the show, the focus has moved to the Buchanans, Rapaports, Gannons, Holdens and Cramers, among others. Over the years One Life to Live has featured stories on interracial couples, personality disorders, drug addiction, gang violence, cultism, rape, time travel and even out of body experiences!
Tyler Perry's If Lov
This sexy, sleek drama takes viewers into the lives of a group of husbands, wives and friends that live and love in the same middle class neighborhood. On the surface they are true-to-life, relatable people – raising children, working jobs, finding and maintaining romance - but just below the veneer of happiness, their lives are entangled by heartbreak, deceit and lies that threaten to destroy everything.
Central Park West
Central Park West was created by Darren Star, the man behind such hits as "Melrose Place" and "Sex and the City".Perhaps the most sophisticated prime time soap ever made, Central Park West premiered on September 13, 1995. It aired Wednesdays from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. With a cast headlined by former Oscar nominee Mariel Hemingway, Central Park West centered around the glamorous and exciting life for the staff of trendy magazine 'Communique', owned by Allen Rush (Ron Leibman), "the Darth Vader of publishing". Mariel Hemingway played the role of Stephanie Wells, the newly appointed editor-in-chief of 'Communique'. Central to the plot is the rivalry between Stephanie and Allen's stepdaughter Carrie Fairchild (Mädchen Amick), a scheming Generation-X bitch who does her best to seduce Stephanie's writer husband Mark Merrill (Tom Verica). The series followed several other ambitious New Yorkers, their love, treachery, hopes and dreams through thick and thin. One of the most notable being the
Tomorrow Is Ours
Following a violent explosion involving two boats in the south of France, a mother attempts to figure out what happened to her son and how the body of her long estranged sister ended up on the beach.
Un si grand soleil
Our story begins when Claire returns to Montpellier after an absence of fifteen years. She wants to introduce her teenage son Théo to her hometown. But just a few hours later, she finds herself in a police interview room, accused of the murder of a childhood friend. To clear her name, Claire is forced to delve into the secrets of her past, especially the mystery of her sister Angèle’s death. She also sees Julien, the love of her youth and father of her child who has another family now, and Manu, the detective leading the investigation into the murder she is accused of committing. Can she cope with the feelings she has for the two men, each in turn?
North Shore is a lush drama that captures the passion, intrigue and heart of Hawaii. This 20-something ensemble series is set at the Grand Waimea, a luxury hotel, where Jason Matthews is the popular general manager and his ex-girlfriend Nicole Booth is the newly hired head of guest relations, having left her father's hotel empire to make her own way in the business and in life. Working side by side causes much tension between them, but their romantic relationship may be far from over. Just as interesting as the hotel's clientele is its staff, which is filled with friends, thrill-seekers, former con artists and dreamers in paradise. Waitress MJ Bevans, Jason's surrogate little sister and roommate, is just waiting for her t-shirt design business to blossom into a fashion empire
The series from Neil LaBute aims to examine "the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people," whose lives are intertwined, unbeknownst to them. Each episode takes place in a restaurant and is a conversation between two characters. One of the character's storylines then will carry over into the next episode through a conversation with a new character. That character will then be featured in the following episode. The process will continue until the final episode.
Out of the Blue
Set in Sydney beach suburb of Manly, New South Wales, Out of the Blue is a drama about a group of thirty-year-old friends returning home for a high school reunion, which is brought to an end when someone is murdered. An investigation follows as the group attempts to discover which one of them was the killer.
The Bachelor (NZ)
The Bachelor New Zealand producers will be welcoming applications from females aged between 21 – 35 who are genuinely looking for love and would like to take part. MediaWorks will not be doing a casting call for the role of The Bachelor and his identity will be a closely guarded secret, to be revealed within the first episode of the series which will go to air in the first half of next year.
Le cœur a ses raiso
Le cœur a ses raisons is a French language Québécois téléroman which heavily parodies American soap operas, often involving great exaggeration to ridiculous proportions. Its English title would literally be The Heart Has Its Reasons, but the distributor has chosen to translate it by Sins of Love. The title comes from Blaise Pascal, a 17th-century French author, who said, « Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point ». It was written by author Marc Brunet and first appeared on television screens in February 2005 on the TVA television network.
The program was first shown in September 2001 as short segments during the show Le Grand Blond avec un show sournois, and became very popular, thus making way for a full television series. There were 17 short episodes preceding the first series.
The program airs internationally on TV5MONDE. A Polish version of the show, entitled Grzeszni i bogaci, premiered on October 25, 2009 on TVN television network.
From the acclaimed director, Roland Joffé comes Undressed, a sexy MTV anthology series that follows lives of couples, of different races, preferences, and genders with their relationship problems. From teenagers at high school, to college, and as far as post college.
Manzo'd with Childre
Still testing viewers’ Real Housewives viewing limits, Bravo has given the go ahead to a The Real Housewives of New Jersey spinoff, starring Caroline Manzo, called Manzo’d with Children. The reality soap also would feature husband Albert, children Lauren, Albie, and Chris, as well as Manzo’s sister — as well as her sister, aka Aunt Fran, who made an appearance on the mothership show with her pet pig.
Four Corners was a short-lived primetime soap opera that aired on CBS. It is notable as Ann Margret's TV series debut, and for being canceled after only two episodes. The series was produced by Dallas and Knots Landing creator David Jacobs.
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Annie et ses hommes
With humour and compassion, Annie et ses hommes shows us the ups and downs of a modern family, focusing on the emotions and experiences of a woman in her forties. This dramatic comedy is a subtle portrait of a singular woman, Annie, and her clan. It’s a thought-provoking exploration of family life.
Passions is a supernatural American television soap opera which aired on NBC from July 5, 1999 to September 7, 2007 and on The 101 Network from September 17, 2007 to August 7, 2008. Passions follows the lives and loves, and various romantic and paranormal adventures of the residents of Harmony. Storylines center around the interactions among members of its multi-racial core families — the African American Russells, Caucasian Cranes and Bennetts, and half-Mexican half-Irish Lopez-Fitzgeralds — as well as the supernatural including town witch Tabitha Lenox.Generally believed to be linked to the TB Show "Bewitched". Bernard Fox appeared as Dr. Bombay in two episodes of the supernatural-themed daytime soap opera Passions. This show also featured a character named Tabitha, a middle-aged witch whose parents were Samantha and a mortal, Darrin, and who names her own child "Endora."
This is a fanciful drama about life in medieval England for Sir Thomas, a widower, and his four children. Richard and Armus are stalwart young knights, but the other two children only wish they were. Cedric is in training to be a cleric as his late mother wished. Eleanor finds it difficult because of her sex, although she is as good on a horse and with a crossbow as any man. (Another son, William, left for the Crusades after the pilot episode and was barely mentioned again.)Sir Thomas has developed a relationship with Lady Elizabeth, who lives in her own castle nearby. Their other neighbor, Baron John Mullens, is continually plotting to ruin Sir Thomas and take his land.
The show centers around the Sinclairs. The Sinclairs, Grant, Josh and Eve owned the resort called Eden. Grant (Jeff Griggs) and Josh (Steve Chase) are brothers, and Eve (Barbara Alyn Woods) was married to Grant before Grant's death by boating accident. Grant's will requires Eve to remarry within two years of his death (and those two years are almost up). Staff: Randi Banks (Darcy DeMoss) is the fitness trainer, BD Thomas (Jack Armstrong) is the scuba instructor. Dean Scofield plays the character Paul Murdock. Murdock is/was the best friend of Grant Sinclair, and current friend of Eve. Scofield also appeared as Fred on the television show Archie Bunker's Place (1979-1980). Eden's Complete Series DVD outer box notes that there were 26 episodes. The DVD's contained within the box contain six long episodes (Eden 1 - Eden 6). Conceivably, the rather long Eden episodes were originally broken down into 26 episodes, but no break is obvious in the current versions.