SOAP OPERA DIGEST - DECEMBER 24, 1991 / WINTER WEDDINGS, YEAR IN REVIEW, B&B. Rape also played prominently into the 2007—2008 storyline involving Mexican drug cartel leader Juanita Vasquez. It was set in the fictional town of Harmony, New England. New (Other) C $20.00. TV Show. Personal Blog. A similar inside joke occurred when the character Fancy had a dream that she was a cheerleader; in real life, Fancy's portrayer Emily Harper was a "Laker Girl" (cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers) from 2000 to 2003. A replacement for the serial Another World (which ended on June 25, 1999 after a 35-year run) on NBC's daytime schedule, Passions debuted ahead of fellow NBC soap Sunset Beach with a 2.1 rating (1.9 million viewers) and remained there until Sunset Beach was cancelled in December 1999. This show focused toward the romantic and paranormal issues of Harmony, a fictional New England town. Template:Unreferenced. 1 Actress History: 2 Other Information: 3 Family: 3.1 Parents: 3.2 Sibling(s): 3.3 Other relatives: 4 Also See: Sloane Kiley (07/2003-09/2005; recurring) … Fox Crane, Julian Crane, and Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald have all been victims of sexual assault. From 2005 to 2006, Julia Duffy portrayed the Mother Superior at the convent to which Whitney Russell flees, and Georgia Engel played Esmeralda, Tabitha's childhood rival, in a 2007 Wicked-themed storyline.[50]. Passions has been honored with numerous awards and nominations during its run, including Daytime Emmy Awards, Imagen Foundation Awards, and a GLAAD Media Award. The show then carried a plotline over whether they should do a rape test while Paloma was in a coma (at the time she was a virgin) and Jessica Bennett was also raped a few weeks later while at a club. Danielle Frye. [40][41] After Kay and Miguel's wedding in 2008, Norma gave Miguel the 2-in-1 K-Y Jelly personal lubricant by Johnson & Johnson, telling him how it is so great for her and Edna and that Miguel and Kay will find great enjoyment in it. [30] A 2003 fantasy sequence imitated the "Cell Block Tango" number from the 2002 film Chicago; Passions' version of the song, "I Ain't Sorry", received a 2004 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song. The series aired its final episode on NBC on September 7, 2007, with new episodes continuing on DirectTV's 101 Network starting on September 17. Here, some of its original cast looks back on their Harmony experience. Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Winthrop (formerly Crane & Casey) is a fictional character on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions. While Passions was never a big hit in household ratings, the show was a powerhouse in the younger-skewing demographics. Pilar then called the police in an attempt to stop the hit, but the police ended up murdering the entire Vasquez family, including Juanita and Carlos' young children, except for Juanita. [31] A 2006 Bollywood homage featured the song "Love is Ecstasy," which earned the show another Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Original Song and was made available on the NBC website. Bailey was a hit with the cast as well as the fans, but on Thanksgiving Day 2004, Bailey drowned in his pool, just as scenes were airing where various characters tried to kill Alistair, who actually suffered clinical death before being magically revived by Tabitha. SOAP OPERA DIGEST- JUNE 25, 1991 / DAYS WEDDING, DUMBEST CHARACTERS, RICK HEARST. Passions (PS) is a fictional soap opera set in the fictional town of Harmony. That summer, storylines of Passions saw the departures of long-time characters of Charity, Miguel, Reese, Grace, Antonio, David, and Norma, due to the reconstruction of the daytime soap opera. [27], On December 10, 2007, Variety magazine[3] and various cast members[4][5] confirmed that DirecTV had decided not to renew Passions for another year, but ordered 52 additional episodes to be taped through March 2008. Marcus Taggert. In 2005, the series was moved to an earlier 9:30 am time slot, before the show's international licensing was cancelled due to the music copyright fees. In 2003, Passions submitted an orangutan named BamBam, who had been portraying the recurring role of Precious, for a Daytime Emmy Award. In the 12/11 Best & Worst issue of Soap Opera Digest, Erin Cardillo (Esme, PASSIONS) was named "Most Entertaining Character." During the tsunami and later in November, Liz Sanbourne attempted to rape Julian Crane at knife point. Passions Tabitha Lenox July 1999-present Sidney Sheldon's A Stranger in the Mirror Alice Tanner 1993 Columbo: No Time to Die Eileen Hacker 1992 Night of the Fox 1990 Monsters 1990 Judith Krantz's 'Till We Meet Again Vivianne 1989 Murder, She Wrote Annette Pirage 1987 Dynasty Rosalind Bedford 1981 Hart to Hart Kate 1980 The Cracker Factory New (Other) C $20.00. Passions Cast List. Passions (1999-2008) is quite possibly the weirdest Daytime Soap Opera since Dark Shadows. [10] Often, the show would play out an outlandish event, or explode a huge secret which viewers have long been waiting to see, only to reveal it to be a daydream. The live show was also streaming live on the official Passions website at While the novel was billed as being canonical, by the show's final episode, the televised canon had diverged significantly from the novel since its publication. 2. No ratings information was ever released for the show's run on DirecTV. More volunteers always needed! [3] Universal Media Studios wrapped up production of Passions on March 28, 2008. There, she discovered that Juanita's husband, Carlos, was still involved with his family's drug cartel and was planning a hit on a rival family; when Pilar confronted Carlos, he raped her, and she accidentally killed him in self-defense. Also, Nestlé Purina Dog Chow was used to feed Tabitha Lenox's pet cat Fluffy. This is a list of significant characters that have appeared on the soap opera Passions. They could not find him, but Valerie tracked down his last place of employment: he was last seen working as a gardener in some suburban town on a street called Wisteria Lane. Fans of Liza Huber. He was briefly hospitalized after he was involved in a hit-and-run. Juliet Mills' daughter Melissa Caulfield appeared in 1999 and 2005 as Nanny Phoebe Figalilly, a role played by Mills in the sitcom Nanny and the Professor. The wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create the site. Thanks! [15], Nearly seven years after the debut of Passions on July 5, 1999, the NBC-owned Sci Fi Channel began airing the series from its first episode starting February 13, 2006. A more recent episode featured characters watching a trailer for the 2007 Diane Keaton film Because I Said So (produced by Universal Studios, which, like NBC, is owned by General Electric). [32][33] In nods to Bewitched, Bernard Fox appeared as that series' "Dr. Bombay" twice on Passions in scenes with Tabitha (not to be confused with Bewitched 's own Tabitha Stephens). In July 2007, Passions began to promote its own move to DirecTV for the following September. From then on, Passions once again was last in the American daytime ratings, where it would stay for virtually the rest of its run. [25] The series ran Monday to Thursday at 2:00 pm ET/11 am PT on DirecTV, with repeats airing later in the day and on weekends. Fox Crane. For much of the first three to four years of the series, supernatural elements such as witches, warlocks, and closet doors leading to Hell were major plot points, many surrounding the machinations of the centuries-old witch Tabitha Lenox and her doll-brought-to-life sidekick, Timmy — named by Entertainment Weekly as one of their "17 Great Soap Supercouples" in 2008. [13] In 2007, it was revealed that longtime hero Chad Harris-Crane was cheating on his wife with another man. Passions was the first soap opera to ever have this type of feature. In the world of power and money, the wealthy and powerful Crane family rule the town of Harmony from their mansion on Raven Hill. In the June 30, 2008, episode, Sheridan mentions Pretty's fake scar with references to her real family the Westmores. Perhaps Soap Dispenser is more apt; the more you watch it, the more you wish you … clips & videos from Passions, the nbc/dtv soap opera. At its debut, reviews for the series were mixed. The brutal attack left Fancy in a brief coma and emotionally traumatized the young woman. In June 2008, Tabitha mentions the fourth hour of Today being a ratings-grabber, poking fun as to how they canceled the soap making way for this fourth hour trying to bring the ratings on NBC up. Love and marriage occurs more frequently for some soap opera characters. Josh Ryan Evans Evans as Timmy Lenox Born Joshua Ryan Evans January 10, 1982 Hayward, California, U.S. … During its NBC run, Passions was known to "promote" other NBC programming within its storylines, and to incorporate commercial products into the plot in a promotional tactic known as product placement.[10]. In the September 4, 2006, episode, Fox was sucked into a black hole; he then told Tabitha that it was the kind of black hole that one gets sucked into on the Sci Fi Channel, which was the channel on which Passions repeats aired in 2006. [6] Cast member McKenzie Westmore confirmed the news. But behind the money are many lies and secrets. Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald. In 2002, Julian and Timmy set out on a journey in the magical land of Oz as Theresa was "executed" for Julian's "murder"; 2003 saw six characters (Chad, Whitney, Fox, Theresa, Ethan, and Gwen) travel to Los Angeles for the summer (and into October), while, in 2004, Luis and Sheridan traveled to Puerto Arena, Mexico, to retrieve his younger sister, Paloma (and ended up finding his missing father, Martin, and her "dead" mother, Katherine). In the early days of the show, Passions heroine Sheridan Crane is identified as a close friend of Diana, Princess of Wales; soon Sheridan recalls speaking to Diana on the phone immediately before the 1997 car accident in which Diana was killed. Theresa Lopez … [citation needed], During its NBC run, Passions ran for 60 minutes every weekday (excluding some holidays). [16][17] Due to low ratings, the reruns were taken off the air as of May 25, 2006. Soapdom, All About the Drama. Orville was a mysterious, senile old man who seemed to know the secrets of Chad Harris and Eve Russell. PASSIONS debuted 20 years ago today. The Russell family is a fictional family depicted on the American soap opera Passions, which aired on NBC (1999–2007) and later on DirecTV (2007–2008). Mi appartieni ti appartengo. Alice Ghostley, who portrayed bumbling witch Esmeralda on Bewitched, also appeared on Passions in 2000 as the ghost of Matilda Matthews, a friend and rival witch from Tabitha's past in colonial New England. [18], Though plagued since its inception by low overall Nielsen ratings, Passions was historically top-rated in key demographics, namely the female 12–17 demographic; Passions and Days of Our Lives usually occupied the top two positions among all soaps in this age group. [12] In 2001, HarperEntertainment released Hidden Passions, a tie-in novelization presented as Tabitha's diary, exposing the secrets and pasts of the town's residents. Days of our Lives characters. [citation needed], The series was not renewed by NBC for a full ninth season in 2007, with NBC instead deciding to extend its morning news and talk show Today to a fourth hour. In a 2005 episode, Fancy Crane used a magazine to hide her face from Noah; the magazine had an image of the then-unrevealed Rachel Barrett with the sentence "Who is she?" Chris Hughes. McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan Crane) Tell us your casting story. The opening theme is sometimes shortened to the last two verses to fit in extra scene time. Common indications of a couple's status as "fated" include (but are not necessarily limited to) Tabitha's desire to split said couple up, an unshakeable love that survives numerous break-ups and relationships with third parties, and/or an ability of one character, or perhaps both characters, to "sense" when his/her "soulmate" is in danger, as well as having shared past lives together in the case of Luis and Sheridan. NBC cancelled Passions on January 16, 2007. New episodes of the series were broadcast until August 7, 2008, with DirecTV airing three new episodes per week starting January 2008. With its humor and occasional tongue-in-cheek tone, Passions has been known to "break the fourth wall", or somehow call attention to the fact that the show is fictional. Chad Harris-Crane. Artist. Fancy was also the show's first rape victim to visibly experience prolonged effects; her bubbly demeanor disappeared, and she became extremely nervous and could not stand to be touched for several months. The opening days of the show also introduced the Theresa/Ethan/Gwen love triangle that persisted as an ongoing main story line to the very last episode of the series. This new daytime drama by former Days of Our Lives creator can't even be christened with the title of "Soap Opera." What audience?" In 2002, Josh Ryan Evans, who played Tabitha's doll sidekick Timmy, died while on medical leave, just as scenes were airing where Timmy died in the hospital and went to Heaven. Created by screenwriter James E. Reilly and produced by NBC Studios, Passions follows the lives, loves and various romantic and paranormal adventures of the residents of Harmony. "[49], Craig Tomashoff of The New York Times praised the campy storylines by calling Passions the "Twin Peaks of daytime": "It's a staggeringly psychotic blend of supernatural thriller, melodramatic soap opera and situation comedy, featuring acting that would make a pro wrestler blush. Brook Lynn Quartermaine. I'm never quite sure whether this is a laughing at or a laughing with kind of show; either way, I'm still laughing. The character was played by Owen Bush from November 15, 1999 until March 31, 2000. Soap Opera Digest Updated 5/22/15. Passions run on Super Channel ended on July 3, 2012. Maria Lopez-Fitzgerald is a fictional character on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions. [2] In December 2007, just months after picking up the series, DirecTV decided not to renew its contract for Passions, and the studio was subsequently unable to sell the series elsewhere. [45], Passions was broadcast nationally in Australia on the Seven Network each weekday at 3:00 pm, beginning on 29 January 2001 with the series' 1999 episodes. In April 2007, Kay was watching the sixth [sic] hour of The Today Show (an apparent jab at NBC's decision to extend it at the expense of the Passions timeslot) when it was interrupted with a news report that Luis had been arrested. ", In Croatia, private televizor Nova TV aired the first two seasons of the show (520 episodes). [36][37][38] Passions had planned to revive the character in a few months once Evans returned from his own surgery, but instead had to write Timmy out. Most soap opera towns have those poignant characters (i.e. In another episode, Tabitha talked about The Biggest Loser season finale, which was also aired on NBC. Whitney left Chad after finding out about his affair with Vincent, and Chad later was shot dead by his father Alistair, leaving Whitney widowed and pregnant. The cast and crew were told at the wrap party that efforts to find a new outlet had failed and that the cancellation was final. Orville Perkins (died c. 2001) was a minor character on the NBC soap opera Passions.