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Old 04-26-2007, 01:26 AM   #1
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Passions Offically Moving To Direct TV!

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BC'S PASSIONS TO WORK ITS MAGIC ON DIRECTV VIEWERS WITH ALL NEW EPISODES BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 17

NBC'S PASSIONS TO WORK ITS MAGIC ON DIRECTV VIEWERS WITH ALL NEW EPISODES BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 17

Fan Favorite Daytime Drama Joins DIRECTV's The 101 Lineup; New Episodes Produced by NBC Universal Television Studio Will Air on DIRECTV

El Segundo, Calif., April 25, 2007NBC Universal Television Studio and DIRECTV, the nation's leading satellite television provider, today announced that the NBC Universal-produced daytime drama Passions has found a new home on DIRECTV where the popular program will continue for a 9th season. Under the new agreement, NBC Universal Television Studio will produce brand-new episodes to air Monday-Thursday on DIRECTV's original programming channel, The 101.

The celebrated daytime drama, which currently averages over 2 million viewers and enjoys an intensely dedicated fan base, will end its network run on NBC September 7 with a series of cliffhangers and will resurface on DIRECTV September 17, picking up where the series left off. The show will remain in its current time slot of 2 PM ET and DIRECTV will air encore marathons of the show each weekend.

"Passions fans no longer need to mourn the demise of their beloved program as it has found new life on DIRECTV," said Eric Shanks, executive vice president of Entertainment for DIRECTV. "We care about this show and are extremely proud to give it an exclusive home here at DIRECTV."

"This new arrangement with DIRECTV is truly a landmark development that allows NBC Universal to extend the Passions brand in a fresh and entirely new way, to DIRECTV's 16 million homes," said Marc Graboff, president, NBC Universal Television, West Coast. "It will reward the dedicated fans of the daytime drama who can continue to enjoy it on DIRECTV and also opens up a great new model for other television programs to find new life on other non-traditional platforms."

The majority of the cast and crew is expected to return when the one-hour series begins shooting the new DIRECTV episodes in August.

DIRECTV will make it easy for Passions viewers to keep track of the happenings in "Harmony" by providing fans free installation, a DVR or HD receiver upgrade, and a portable DVD player by calling a special phone number (866-788-0003) or visiting the Web (www.directv.com/passions) that will give those without DIRECTV plenty of time to switch before the new season begins. Passions fans can also visit www.nbc.com for more information about the show.

Passions will be the first scripted drama series to join The 101 original program lineup which includes viewer favorites like Project MyWorld, The Fizz, havoc on The 101, and Championship Gaming Series. The series will broadcast four one-hour episodes per week, as well as a weekend marathon of that week's shows so fans can catch up on the action each week.

Passions explores the lives, loves and losses of four core families in the small New England town of Harmony: the Cranes, the Lopez-Fitzgeralds, the Bennetts and the Russells, each of whom have their own distinct and diverse personalities. The series debuted on NBC in 1999 and has routinely been amongst the top daytime programs for women ages 18-34, and currently is tied for #1 among all daytime dramas in both women ages 18-24 and females 12-24.

New episodes of Passions will begin shooting in August and will continue to be taped at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, Calif. The show is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Outpost Farms Productions, Inc.
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I won't say "all", but alot or most of the fans don't seem to have DirectTV, if alot of fans aren't able to watch Passions, what's the point of even having it on DirectTV? Yeah, the fans who have DirectTV will be happy, but what about the other fans? IMO, it's a no win situation!
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I agree maybe they will put it on nbc.com or another site where people that don't have direct TV will still get to watch it!
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:45 AM   #5
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good for the cast and crew, good for DIRECTV...but alienating fans is not a good thing. everyone just does not have the option of changing their tv options.
too bad it couldn't have been more of a success for everyone.
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If the show was actually salvageable for me, I'd be celebrating. It's been like four or five years and absolutely nothing has gotten me hooked into watching on a daily basis again. To me it was really about time the show got put out of its misery.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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Oh No passions moving to direct tv

i dont wish passions were moving to di rect tv i wish they would go off the air for good so it wont flash on my tv
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I wouldn't mind seeing Passions on SoapNet. I'm now getting into the show, it's getting alot better. I would love to continue to watching it, but it won't happen. Mainly, I want to watch Fancy and Luis shine on the screen and watch Gwen take out Theresa, if she ever does.
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[QUOTE=angel676]I wouldn't mind seeing Passions on SoapNet. I'm now getting into the show, it's getting alot better. I would love to continue to watching it, but it won't happen. QUOTE]

I agree. Passions is one of my fave soaps. But since my family won't buy Direct tv I probably won't see it after September 17. Maybe if the fans are lucky NBC will figure out that nobody (even the news casters) really want 4 hours of the Today show and they'll put Passions on the air. Does anyone know if iTunes will continue selling Passions? I think they should. They might since Passions will still be owned by NBC (as far as I know) even though it will broadcasted on Direct tv.
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I wonder if The People who can not a ford Directv if SoapNet would re-run That day episode.
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I wish they would but Once Passions moves to direct Tv we won't see it very much. according to http://www.nbc.com/Passions/news/dtv_faq.shtml Passions will be exclusively on NBC.
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I read that we're getting it on Superchannel in Canada... don't know what Superchannel is, but it'll keep my relatives that watch it happy.
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I read that we're getting it on Superchannel in Canada... don't know what Superchannel is, but it'll keep my relatives that watch it happy.
Yeah, it is. It will be on a premium channel that Allarco Entertainment will launch in October. SuperChannel is the name.

If you want to find out all about it go to their website:

www.allarcoentertainment.com

And soaps.com mentions it also: http://www.soaps.com/passions/news/9...inue_in_Canada

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It may be good for the show but it sucks for the fans that dont get DirectTV
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Have they set a date for the move for passions to DirecTV
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