AOL: You’ve Got SOAPnet


SOAPnet reality series I Wanna Be a Soap Star will be available online to America Online Inc. members, the two companies said Thursday.

SOAPnet said the six-episode series “will track 12 aspiring actors as they lie, cheat and learn how to make love for the cameras while vying for the ultimate prize -- a 13-week role on ABC's GeneralHospital."

Beginning Oct. 19 and every Tuesday through Nov. 23, complete new episodes of I Wanna Be a Soap Star will be available at “AOL Keyword: Daytime” three days after airing on SOAPnet. The series debuts on SOAPnet Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. (EST/PST).

AOL Television will also premiere a five-minute reel of video highlights showcasing the winner of the competition Tuesday, Nov. 30.

"We are thrilled to work with AOL to bring SOAPnet original programming to a whole new audience," SOAPnet general manager Deborah Blackwell said in a prepared statement. "We are always looking for new and innovative ways to drive awareness of SOAPnet and to provide programming that loyal soap fans crave.”

AOL Television vice president and GM Patricia Karpas added, “We have a large and active community of television fans -- including a strong base of reality-television fans -- so we know our members will be excited to experience this show online each week.”