Soap (1977)

Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from 1977 into 1981. The show was created as a night-time parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour prime time comedy. Similar to a soap opera, the show's story was presented in a serial format and included melodramatic plot elements such as alien abduction, demonic possession, murder, and kidnapping. In 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME," and in 2010, the Tates and the Campbells ranked at number 17 in TV Guide's list of "TV's Top Families". The show was created, written, and executive produced by Susan Harris, and also executive produced by Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas. Each returning season was preceded by a 90-minute retrospective of the previous season. Two of these retrospectives were made available on VHS in 1994. The show aired 85 episodes over the course of four seasons. The final four episodes of the series aired as one-hour episodes during the original run on ABC. These hour-long episodes were later split in two, yielding 93 half-hour episodes for syndication. All episodes are currently available on region 1 DVD in four separate box sets. In the past, the series has rerun on local syndicated channels as well as on cable on Comedy Central and TV Land. It ran on over-the-air television on Antenna TV, until December 30th, 2012.

Writing:
  • Susan Harris

Stars:
Release Date: 1977-09-13
Seasons: 1 2 3 4
TMDb: 7.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 30
Robert Urich
Robert Urich
Peter Campbell
Olivia Barash
Olivia Barash
Unknown
Richard Mulligan
Richard Mulli...
Burt Campbell
Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
Unknown
Jerry Houser
Jerry Houser
Unknown
Earl Boen
Earl Boen
Unknown
Robert Mandan
Robert Mandan
Chester Tate
Robert Guillaume
Robert Guilla...
Benson DuBois
Katherine Helmond
Katherine Hel...
Jessica Tate
John Terry
John Terry
Unknown
Cathryn Damon
Cathryn Damon
Mary Campbell
Barbara Goodson
Barbara Goods...
Unknown
Lee Weaver
Lee Weaver
Unknown
Hamilton Camp
Hamilton Camp
Unknown
Inga Swenson
Inga Swenson
Unknown
Ted Wass
Ted Wass
Danny Dallas
Jennifer Salt
Jennifer Salt
Eunice Tate-Leitner
Donnelly Rhodes
Donnelly Rhod...
Dutch Leitner
Jimmy Baio
Jimmy Baio
Billy Tate
Diana Canova
Diana Canova
Corinne Tate
Arthur Peterson, Jr.
Arthur Peters...
"El Mayor"
Michael Fairman
Michael Fairm...
Unknown
Joshua Shelley
Joshua Shelle...
Unknown
Ralph Manza
Ralph Manza
Unknown
Jesse Welles
Jesse Welles
Gwen
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