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Passions: NBC Soap Headed for DirecTV?

PassionsLast January, legions of Passions fans were extremely upset by NBC’s decision to cancel their eight year old soap. Certainly the 4,500 people who’ve signed our petition are among them. Because of its audience’s desirable demographic and because the network owns Passions, NBC has expressed interest in finding another outlet for the residents of Harmony.

NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said at the time, “We are going to be looking very, very seriously at keeping [Passions] alive. The fact is, there are loyal viewers of this show who love it and show up every day. And in a perfect world, we’d like to keep the brand alive. There may be another network. You know, I don’t think it’s a broadcast network, but there may be another cable network that wants to get in business with us and have some sort of on-air presence for the show.”

Though there’s been no official word about the prospect of continuing Passions past September 7th, TV Guide’s Soap Editor Daniel R. Coleridge has some news. Coleridge has reported that NBC is currently in talks with satellite television provider DirecTV to pick up the soap. Neither NBC nor DirecTV would comment right now so it’s probably far from a done deal as yet. If it does work out, I’m sure DirecTV is counting on a lot of people signing up for new subscriptions, almost like magic. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

Thanks to Shane for the tip.

 

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babyt November 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

i love watching passions.i miss it dearly because it was the one show i always looked foward to watching everyday.when i heard about the move to direct tv i was devastaded.now everyday i remember those days i used to sit at home and watch passions tears come to my eyes. nbc SUCKS!!

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Passions Lover August 8, 2008 at 4:15 am

What the heck???I paid a lot of money to get Passions on Direct TV and was told by Direct TV that Passions and it’s cast has a 2 year contract with Direct TV. Now I am stuck with a 2 yr contract with Direct TV when I had a bundle for a lot less with my cable service. Can Direct TV at least give us Passion reruns starting from day 1???
Please, I am so upset, I love the show, the cast and it feels like I just lost my best friend!

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sherry October 13, 2007 at 4:14 am

I have been watching passions for a long while also.i will mis passions.NBC i only hope you are satisfied which such angry customers.Now no one will watch your stupid progamme as of now.Bye passions we’ll miss u.

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sandra forsyth October 11, 2007 at 11:51 am

why did you take out passions as soon something gets very interesting you take out …this isnt fair to the viewers

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cheryle September 27, 2007 at 11:11 am

i like passion t.v. at 2.00pm 4 channel . i miss passion say bye , i need watch back passion . i not have directv how . i love watch t.v. passion alway , love

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Gloria Johnson September 22, 2007 at 1:37 pm

This is just a suggestion for my favorite soap “PASSION”.Let it play once a week like the ABC series Brothers and Sisters and Desperate Housewives

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sumaliamenimea September 21, 2007 at 11:00 pm

I refuse to ever watch nbc again, i have also watched passions from the beginning, and to switch it direct tv is ludicrous. I also cannot afford direct tv, so down with nbc. They suck big time.

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Terri September 16, 2007 at 2:39 am

I too have watched Passions since it began , i will miss it ..I have dishnetwork, not the other one , and i will not change ..it really hurts to miss a program that one has watched daily for over 8 years, yes at times it was quite silly , but it made my day ..sorry you chose to get rid of it , please let soap net pick it up …bye bye

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Anonymous September 10, 2007 at 8:58 am

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, I CAN’T BELIEVE PASSIONS IS BEING CANCELLED. MY DAUGHTERS AND I COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING SO WE CAN WATCH PASSIONS. WE’VE REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING THIS SOAP AND ALWAYS MADE SURE ALL HOUSE WORK WAS DONE BEFORE IT CAME ON EVERYDAY. NOW WHAT DO WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO? ANOTHER HOUR OF NEWS!

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sandi lee sipe September 7, 2007 at 3:29 pm

Please, someway see that us folks who can’t afford direct tv will be able to view Passions. I think if is a great soap, I love the actors, I have been watching Passions from day one, and when I can’t be home at that time I tape it. Maybe you could put it on a higher channel, or later in the evening. Please rethink this move. Maybe you could put it on disk so we won’t miss out. Please !!!!Some way help us out.

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necole September 5, 2007 at 2:41 pm

i have bine watching passions for 9 years please do not move it to direct tv i can not afford it but if you do i will not watch NBC ever again thx

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pam August 31, 2007 at 2:30 pm

I LIVE IN AN APT. & THE OWNER WON’T ALLOW THE EQIPTMENT FOR DIRECTV ON THE PROPERTY.SO THIS MOVE REALLY SUCKS FOR ME.

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kristin August 23, 2007 at 11:49 am

i can’t believe that passions is moving to direct tv. i can’t afford it either and it is such a good show that i have been a fan of for years. NBC is losing a huge portion of viewers by moving this show. NBC has not lost me as a viewer, but i hate to see the show leave.

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