Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Most families have their own bit of madness. And now, SoapNet wants to tap into that phenomenon, relatively speaking.

The network will bow six one-hour specials, counting down the top 25 most over-the-top TV and celebrity family moments.

In time and homage to Mother’s Day, SoapNet will bow the first entry, "Mama Drama," Thursday May 8 at 11 p.m. May 8. On display celebrity moms, Dina Lohan and Britney Spears, I LOVE NEW YORK’s New York, ALL MY CHILDREN’s Erica Kane and Sami Brady of DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

The series of specials concludes the week of Father’s Day, with Father Knows Less.

“We live in a ‘Soap Nation’ and these series recognize this by combining the soapy themes found everywhere today – in daytime, primetime, reality and celebrity-life,” said Brian Frons, president, Daytime at Disney ABC Television Group in a statement. “SoapNet continues to broaden its reach by investing in original programming; this franchise is another step in our ongoing effort to expand SoapNet’s audience while aligning pop culture and celebrity antics with the ‘soapy’ drama it is.”

As mentioned, each show will count down the 25 most over-the-top TV and celebrity family moments, blending commentary from a variety of talent and comedians, including Joy Behar (The View), Cameron Mathison (ALL MY CHILDREN), Andrea Bowen (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), designer Paige Hemmis, Willie Garson, actress Tatyana Ali and mother and daughter reality stars Lisa and Britney Gastineau.

In between the crazed mamas and papas specials, SoapNet will zero in on “It’s a Sibling Thing,” “Brawl in the Family,” “Crazy…In Love” and “Twisted Family Trees.”

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