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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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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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