or


[11/21/08 - 01:19 PM]
Soapnet Claims Valentine Season from January 4 Through February 14
The event will "incorporate romance-themed entertainment, including a new original series, stunts, interstitials and movies."

[via press release from SOAPnet]

SOAPnet CLAIMS VALENTINE SEASON FROM JANUARY 4 THROUGH FEBRUARY 14

"Sugar-Free Valentine's," a Six-Week Programming Event, Will Incorporate Romance-Themed Entertainment, Including a New Original Series -- "Greg Behrendt's Wake-Up Call"-- Stunts, Interstitials and Movies

Your Worst Date Can Finally Pay Off by Entering "The Best Worst Date Contest" For a Chance to Win Your Own "Virtual Boyfriend"

SOAPnet Celebrates Valentine Season with "Sugar-Free Valentine's," featuring six weeks of programming dedicated to all the fun of Valentine's Day, without the gooey stuff. This event will incorporate romance-themed entertainment, including a new original series, stunts, interstitials and movies from January 4 through February 14.

As a cornerstone of the programming event, SOAPnet will premiere "Greg Behrendt's Wake-Up Call," a new relationship series of six one-hour episodes. Comedian and author Greg Behrendt, a consultant on "Sex and the City" and co-author of the bestselling book, "He's Just Not That Into You" (now a major motion picture set to hit theaters on February 6, 2009), will address one couple's major issues each week by using his knowledge of relationships to give them the tools to fix theirs. Produced by Avalon Television, the reality series will air on SOAPnet on Thursday's at 11:00 p.m., ET/PT beginning January 8.

Behrendt will also host a series of Valentine-themed interstitials throughout the event, providing his no-nonsense approach to relationships. For example, when thinking of gifts, the three C's he recommends men focus on should not be cut, clarity and color, but rather these three, caring, communicating and cleaning. "Never underestimate the awesome power of a man willing to do housework."

Starting January 4, fans can also join in the fun by entering the "Best Worst Date Contest." The road to true love is paved with potholes, and there's nothing better than trading dating horror stories with your girlfriends. Think your story is the best of the worst? Entrants can log-on to soapnet.com and spill the dirt. The winner will receive a virtual boyfriend for a year, which comes with deliveries like flowers, candy and jewelry all year long. Plus, compliments will be sent to their cell phone and maybe even a mix CD or two. Imagine all the perks of having an incredible man in your life without having to wonder if he'll call or deal with dirty socks!

Additionally SOAPnet will also air four weeks of romance-themed movies, including the premiere of "Nadine" on Sunday, January 25 (10:00 PM ET/PT). Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger star in this thriller about a woman who must go on the run with her estranged husband after she inadvertently witnesses a murder.

"Lone Star State of Mind" will premiere on SOAPnet on Sunday, February 8 (10:00 PM ET/PT), starring Joshua Jackson, Jaime King, John Mellencamp, DJ Qualls and Thomas Haden Church. A young couple's dream of starting a new life in LA is derailed by a dim-witted cousin and an ex con. They find themselves in a mess bigger than the state of Texas and have only two days to straighten things out.

"SUGAR-FREE VALENTINE'S" week-by-week programming highlights also include:

Week of January 5

January 8 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Greg Behrendt's Wake-Up Call: Chris and Hannah"

Self-centered Hannah puts too much pressure on Chris and really wants to be part of a power couple.

Week of January 12

January 15 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Greg Behrendt's Wake-up Call: Justin and Sophia"

Contractor Justin makes all the effort in the relationship while Sophia doesn't even try.

January 18 (10:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Lucky 13"

Stars Lauren Graham, Kaley Cuoco, Harland Williams, Ever Carradine, Jenna Fischer, Taryn Manning, Sasha Alexander and Debra Jo Rupp. In an effort to win over the girl of his dreams (Lauren Graham), a man tracks down his ex-girlfriends to discover what went wrong.

Week of January 19

January 22 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Greg Behrendt's Wake-up Call: Tom and Paige"

A vitamin salesman and a sports psychologist try to come to terms with their differences, and open up some baggage along the way. Even though she has already bought the ring, will he get over his commitment issues and take the plunge and propose?

January 25 (10:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Nadine" (Premiere)

Stars Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger. A woman must go on the run with her estranged husband after she inadvertently witnesses a murder.

Week of January 26

January 29 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Greg Behrendt's Wake-up Call: Kurt and Raffaal"

Avid video gamer Kurt doesn't know how to show affection, and Raffaal has body issues which manifest in the bedroom.

February 1 (10:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister"

Stars Stockard Channing, Trudie Styler and Jonathan Price. From the writer who brought you "Wicked" comes the Cinderella story as told from the point of view of one of her ugly stepsisters.

Week of February 2

February 5 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Greg Behrendt's Wake-up Call: AJ and Jennifer"

27-year-old AJ lives with his mom. Jennifer needs him to get it together and reinvest in their relationship.

February 7 (3:00 PM-7:00 PM ET/PT) "At The Hart of Kendall" Marathon (working title)

A "Hart-felt" marathon in honor of both Valentine's week and one of "All My Children's" most popular characters, Kendall Hart. The Marathon will feature four iconic Kendall episodes.

February 8 (10:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Lone Star State of Mind" (Premiere)

Stars Joshua Jackson, Jaime King, John Mellencamp, DJ Qualls and Thomas Haden Church. A young couple's dream of starting a new life in LA is derailed by a dim-witted cousin and an ex con. They find themselves in a mess bigger than the state of Texas and have only two days to straighten things out.

Week of February 9

February 12 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT): "Greg Behrendt's Wake-up Call: Will and Courtney"

Will doesn't take any responsibility in their relationship and Courtney cannot seem to loosen up. (Season finale)

SOAPnet offers same-day episodes of popular daytime dramas including "All My Children," "Days of our Lives," "One Life to Live," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" at night for convenient viewing. In addition, the network provides original programs, including "MVP," "Relative Madness," and "General Hospital: Night Shift." Wrapped in a 24-hour environment, SOAPnet also offers primetime classics including "The O.C.," "One Tree Hill" and "Beverly Hills 90210," as well as former daytime series "Ryan's Hope."





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· GREG BEHRENDT'S WAKE-UP CALL (SOAPNET)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)









[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Bring the Grindhouse Genre to Television with New 13-Episode Scripted Series "Blood Drive"
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
Megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Ease on Down the Road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.

[07/28/15 - 01:43 PM]
Animal Planet Promotes Andy Weissberg and Erin Wanner
Both have played crucial roles in establishing Animal Planet as a top-20 ad-supported network for men and the entertainment destination for viewers seeking a deeper connection to the wild world.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:00 PM]
HBO NOW Available Today to Verizon Broadband Customers
HBO NOW is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.

[07/28/15 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Agreement with Westminster Kennel Club to Bring Annual Dog Show to FOX Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD
Beginning in 2017, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airs in primetime on FOX Sports 1 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden as the seven Best In Group selections are made on Monday and Tuesday night, leading up to Tuesday night's Best In Show announcement.

[07/28/15 - 10:55 AM]
The Lines Are Drawn in Netflix's New "Narcos" Character Posters
All 10 episodes of "Narcos" will premiere on August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[07/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
"Income Property" Starring Scott McGillivray Premieres on DIY Network in August
"American Rehab: Charleston" and "Attic Gold" are also on tap beginning next month.

[07/28/15 - 10:33 AM]
TV Land Picks Up "The Soul Man" Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash for Fifth and Final Season
The sitcom is the network's highest-rated original series among African Americans 25-54 and African American Women 25-54.

[07/28/15 - 10:10 AM]
VH1's New Original Series "She's Got Game" Featuring Grammy Nominated Rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Premieres Monday August 10th at 9 PM ET/PT
The new series "She's Got Game," follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 09:42 AM]
"Doctor Who" Returns to the Big Screen Nationwide to Feature Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Season Nine and Exclusive Interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman
The event will feature "The Doctor's Meditation" - a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton, in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

[07/28/15 - 09:29 AM]
The First Day of the Rest of Their Entrepreneurial Lives Begins Now on the Series Premiere of "Startup U," Airing Tuesday, August 11th, at 10:01PM ET/PT
It's a whole new game when ten savvy, creative and ambitious young adults get down to business and experience seven weeks of hard truths, tough lessons and plenty of drama on the series.

[07/28/15 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Family's Procedural Series "Stitchers" Brings on Damon Dayoub as Series Regular
He'll play Detective Quincy Fisher, an LAPD detective who is brought into the Stitchers program to assist with back-up and support for the team.