Are there any soap operas still on TV? As longtime television viewers know, soap operas filled the networks’ daytime schedules. Today, only four of them remain — The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), Days of Our Lives (NBC), General Hospital (ABC), and The Young and the Restless (CBS).
What is the difference between a soap opera and a TV show? A TV drama is a nighttime TV show that has new episodes once a week but only in 13 to 26 weeks of the year. A soap opera is a daytime TV show that has new episodes every day of the week almost all year long (hundreds of episodes per year instead of only 26).
What is the most famous soap opera? Coronation Street (1960-present) Having premiered in December 1960 and still airing to this day, Coronation Street holds the Guinness World Record for longest running soap opera, clocking up 61 years on British TV screens this December.
What makes a show a soap opera? The soap opera is characterized by a permanent cast of actors, a continuing story, emphasis on dialogue instead of action, a slower-than-life pace, and a consistently sentimental or melodramatic treatment.