Sports leagues have All-Star Games — why can’t soaps? Soap Hub asked fans if they’d ever be interested in watching one big soap that features stars from all their favorite shows.
While combining top players from sports teams into one on occasion may be a hit with sports fans, that’s not necessarily something soap supporters want to see with their daytime stars.
The majority of fans polled, 54% to be exact, voted not to have soaps combined. This is understandable since there’d be only so much air time to give multiple characters from multiple shows.
Where would it air? Netflix or Hulu?
The fact is that soaps already do some combining.
Several actors from The Young and the Restless (YR) have crossed over to The Bold and the Beautiful (BB), dating back to 1992 when Sheila Carter escaped her criminal past in Genoa City for a nursing job at Los Angeles-based Forrester Creations.
And now that Sheila’s (Kimberlin Brown) back on B&B, perhaps it’s only a matter of time before she returns to Y&R and she even might bring some B&B characters with her.
Conversely, Y&R’s Lauren (Tracey Bregman) might drop in on her pals at Forretser Creations and discover that her arch-nemesis isn’t dead after all!
Checking Into General Hospital
The greatest potential for more soap crossover lies with General Hospital now that ABC has won the rights back to characters from axed soaps All My Children and One Life to Live.
Despite this legal and creative victory, GH has opted to utilize familiar actors from AMC like Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian) in new roles. Odds are James DePaiva, who’s coming onto GH, won’t be reprising his OLTL role of Max.
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