danfling's Cancelled Soap Opera Messageboard (includes The Edge of Night)
Re: Proposed serials
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:23pm

I'd heard of "Pacific Lovers" and "Manhattan Lovers" as "Pacific Lives" and "Manhattan Lives", but featuring Marlena instead of Kayla. Frankly, Kayla might've been more interesting.

In a similar vein, there was a proposed spinoff of "General Hospital" featuring Ned (Wally Kurth) and Lois (Rena Sofer), called Heart and Soul.

Scruples would have been a hoot! It was such a good,trashy book and trashy miniseries that it could have been soaptastic. But perhaps, given the timing, Genie Francis as Billy Ikehorn?

  • Proposed serialsTyler77, Sat Jun 24 1:25pm
    "Pacific Lovers" (or may have been called "Manhattan Lovers"--not sure)--spin off of "Days" proposed in the mid 80's. Would have focused on the Kayla character. "Scruples"--based on the Judith Krantz ... more
    • Re: Proposed serials — Ian, Sun Jun 25 5:23pm
      • Proposed SoapsRob, Thu Jun 29 8:17pm
        "Pacific Lives" was set in Hawaii and was slated to focus on members of the Horton and Brady families. Tommy Horton and his daughter Sandy were supposed to be featured. "Manhattan Lives" was around... more
      • Proposed serialsO'Neill , Mon Jun 26 6:37pm
        I agree "Scruples" would've been decadent fun! In 2012 a prime time pilot version of "Scruples" was filmed and but was never picked up. It was to star Claire Forlani as Billy, Chad Michael Murray as... more
      • ..one more...Tyler77, Mon Jun 26 5:55pm
        Douglas Marland was in the process of writing "Soul Survivors" in mid 1986. Because rumors of "Capitol" being canceled were starting, I don't think it would have made it to TV since "Y&R" had just... more
        • Soul SurvivorsRob, Thu Jun 29 8:21pm
          I think "Soul Survivors" was later than 1986. Marland has already been at "World Turns" for a few years when CBS approached him about creating a new soap. SS would have featured a small cast of... more
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