Thursday, December 15, 2005

SciFi picks up rights to Passions?

Sci Fi picks up rights to campy NBC soap opera

I "accidentally" caught this show once and it freaked me out. They aren't lying when they say this show has witches and other craziness. The episode I saw had a little boy using a hologram like Princess Leia. It confused the hell out of me. A cheesy soap-opera using special effects from science fiction. It's wrong on so many levels. SciFi thinks it's a wonderful idea because they think that soap-operas will attract female viewers. So that's what they think of us. I'm offended. What would be sad is if their female demographic actually increased. *sigh*
Hunky men and beautiful babes are set to invade the Sci Fi channel and spice up the mornings starting the first Monday in February.

In a press release issued Friday, Sci Fi said it has bought the repeat rights to air the NBC soap opera Passions starting Feb. 6, 2006. The channel plans to air episodes twice a day each morning at at 9/8c and Noon/11c Monday through Friday.

Sci Fi says it will start at the beginning with episode No. 1 of the six-year-old soap opera about witches, ghosts and the supernatural.

"'Passions' dramatic blend of magic, romance, the supernatural and fantasy makes it an ideal choice for Sci Fi's morning line up," Dave Howe, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Sci Fi channel said in the announcement.

The channel says Passions, which centers around families affected by the supernatural world has a strong appeal to young women; which fits nicely into Sci Fi's strategy to bring in both younger and more female viewers.

Young women may be attracted to the fact that the male stars of Passions have a habit of losing their shirts at a moment's notice. That eye-catching hunk factor has launched the careers of such actors as Jesse Metcalf (Desperate Housewives) and Dylan Fergus (Hellbent [pictured]).

New first-run episodes of Passions currently air weekday afternoons on NBC. Both Sci Fi and NBC are owned by NBC Universal, a subsidiary of General Electric.
Just kill me now.


Anonymous said...

It could be worse. There could be (extremely long pause) Ok, maybe it couldn't be. It just worries me that SciFi would do this, but then I forget that Firefly was too sci-fi for them.

Anonymous said...

I think this sounds great Passions is a great escape from reality soap. What we need is a little more escapes. People read crazy books, and what about that show about the three witches and that female vampire killer? This soap is just another escape for the masses. And guess what I am not a young woman. I cant wait to see what people really think when the show gets underway on Sci-fi. I say go for it guys! you may be surprised who does watch this soap!

Anonymous said...

why 9am why not like 5:00pm or 6pm?