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Since Soap Central made its debut in March 1995, we've seen a lot of drama -- and a lot of evil twins... a lot of interrupted weddings... a lot of characters that have come back from the dead... and a lot of great, wonderful, soapy goodness.


Whether you are a new viewer looking to learn the ins and outs of a new soap, a former viewer that wants to jump back in and in need of run down of everything you've missed, or a long-time viewer that just wants to stroll down memory lane, Soap Central has what you're looking for.


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Current soaps
 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
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Debuted: March 23, 1987
Remaining Original Cast Members: 2
Famous Firsts: First soap to simulcast in Spanish
 DAYS OF OUR LIVES
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Debuted: November 8, 1965
Devil Possessions: 1, Marlena in 1995
Original Cast Size: 11 performers
 GENERAL HOSPITAL
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Debuted: April 1, 1963
Largest Viewing Audience: 30 million, Luke and Laura's wedding
Longest-running soap on the air
 THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
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Debuted: March 23, 1987
Remaining Original Cast Members: 2
Famous Firsts: First soap to simulcast in Spanish
Soaps no longer in production
 ALL MY CHILDREN
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Debuted: January 5, 1970
Ranked Number One: 1978-1979 season
 ANOTHER WORLD
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Debuted: May 4, 1964
Final Episode: June 25, 1999
 AS THE WORLD TURNS
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"; } if (($article_count=="1") and ($article_count_use_lg=="no") and ($imgformat!="sm_list_img")) { $imgformat="sm_img"; $article_count_limit_display="yes"; if (isset($article_size)) { $article_boxsize=$article_size; } else { $article_boxsize=25; } echo "
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"; $article_count=$article_count+1; unset ($imgformat); $imgformat="sm_img"; } } else { echo"\n"; $article_count=$article_count+1; } } if (((isset($sitesection)) and ($sitesection=="index")) and ((isset($article_area)) and ($article_area!="ix"))) { $hillary_b_smith_nora_shocker_0619="yes"; } ?>
Debuted: April 2, 1956
Last Aired in Black-and-White: February 10, 1967
Famous Firsts: First 30-minute soap
 GUIDING LIGHT
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Debuted: June 30, 1952 (on TV)
Dropped "The" From Its Name: 1975
Final Episode: September 18, 2009
  ONE LIFE TO LIVE
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Debuted on TV: July 15, 1968
Original Title: Between Heaven and Hell
Panels of AIDS Memorial Quilt Shown: 248, in 1992
 PASSIONS
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Debuted on TV: July 5, 1999
Number of Times Canceled: 2
Final Episode: August 11, 2008
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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Debuted: June 1, 1997
Ended: October 3, 2003
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Debuted: January 6, 1997
Ended: December 31, 1999



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