Network: NBC, DirecTV
Episodes: 2,231 (hour), nine seasons
July 5, 1999 — August 7, 2008
Show status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Chrystee Pharris, Heidi Mueller, Lindsay Hartley, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Emily Harper, Christopher Maleki, McKenzie Westmore, Justin Carroll, Masters, Huber, Eva Tamargo, Juliet Mills, Tracey Ross, Mark Cameron Wystrach, James Hyde, Dylan Fergus, Brook Kerr, Adrian Bellani, Marianne Muellerleile, Charles Divins, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Nicole Cox, Andrea Evans, Phillip Jeanmarie, Silvana Arias, Erin Cardillo, Melinda Sward, Brandi Burkhardt, Shires, James Stevenson, Danica Stewart, Hannia Guillen, Kam Heskin, Cathy Doe, John Reilly, Sky McDougall, Adrian Wilson, Harrison Young, Daphne Duplaix, Jill Remez, Roark Critchlow, Amy Castle, Blair Redford, and Kathleen Noone.
A campy soap opera that initially centered around horror-oriented themes like witches, warlocks and doorways to Hell. In later years, the soap has shifted to include more of the typical romantic storylines with some supernatural elements. Stories take place in the fictional New England town of Harmony and follows members of the Crane, Lopez-Fitzgerald, Bennett, and Winthrop families.
It looks like the evil-doings of Gwen (Liza Huber) are finally going to be exposed and Ethan (Eric Martsolf) and Theresa (Lindsay Hartley) will finally be together. Unfortunately, their happiness will be short-lived because Harmony’s long-dormant volcano is about to erupt and will destroy all of the town and its residents. Their one hope is for Tabitha (Juliet Mills) to agree to be baptized and forsake her evil ways forever.
Read a detailed synopsis here and here.
First aired: August 7, 2008.
There hasn’t been any news of any plans for a reunion or revival.
Behind the Scenes
|•||Passions was cancelled by NBC in January 2007 because of low ratings. DirecTV made a special arrangement to fund production of the soap and began airing it exclusively in the Fall of 2007, hoping that fans would be willing to subscribe to the satellite TV service or to pay an online subscription fee. Unfortunately, the deal didn’t work out as well as expected and DirecTV pulled the plug in December 2007. Execs tried to find another outlet for the soap but were ultimately unsuccessful.|
|•||The series finale of Passions was filmed in March 2008. Many props and costumes were auctioned off in August 2008 with the proceeds benefiting charities through the Entertainment Industry Foundation.|