SoapNet Being Shut Down in 2012
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|Thu, 05-27-2010 - 1:04pm|
Disney plans to shut down SOAPnet to make way for new cable channel Disney Junior in 2012, the company announced Wednesday.
SOAPnet launched in 2000 and currently airs a mix of recent episodes of daytime soap operas like General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, as well as repeats of such primetime dramas as Beverly Hills, 90210 and One Tree Hill. SOAPnet's one original series, the time-traveling drama Being Erica, was recently renewed for Season 3. Its fate now is unknown.
Disney Junior will target children ages 2 to 7 and will feature new shows, including Jake and the Never Land Pirates, as well as such current Disney Channel series as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny and Special Agent Oso.