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E! soaps up reality with new series

Milojo Productions, the shingle from former soap stars Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, is teaming up with Machete Productions to put the reality lens on daytime television stars in the E! series Dirty Soap.
July 29, 2011

Milojo Productions, the shingle from former soap stars Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, is teaming up with Machete Productions to put the reality lens on daytime television stars in the E! series Dirty Soap.

The eight-episode, hour-long series premieres September 25 at 10 p.m. EST  and features a cast from various soap operas, including General Hospital‘s Kelly Monaco and Kirsten Storms, One Life to Live‘s Farah Fath and JP Lavoisier, and Days of Our Lives‘ Nadia Bjorlin and Galen Gering.

The net says the series will follow the the actors as they navigate through their careers in the tumultuous soap industry and in film. It’ll also document them as they focus on family, and deal with their own real-life dramas.

“The soap industry is at a defining moment and the time is ripe for a series that goes inside this iconic world and explores the unique bond that these actors share,” said Lisa Berger, E!’s president, entertainment programming.

“We’re very excited to be behind this show for E!, and having met on the soaps we know all too well how much work and dedication it takes,” added Ripa and Consuelos in a joint statement.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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