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26th Aug '13 4:28:09 PM MarkLungo
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Long-running SoapOpera, running on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1956-1975, and on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1975 to 1984. Produced by Proctor & Gamble Productions, it was the second half-hour long soap opera (premiering the same day as AsTheWorldTurns). Often referred to as ''Edge'' or ''EON'' for brevity.

Unique in that, unlike most other soaps that focused on domestic drama, ''Edge'' focused on crime and mystery elements; according to TheOtherWiki, ''Edge'' was P&Gs attempt to salvage a planned daytime adaptation of ''Franchise/PerryMason''. Its focus on crime/mystery and its late timeslot (originally scheduled at 4:30pm - hence the title) allowed it to amass a large male audience.

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!!This show provides examples of:

* ArtifactTitle: The title referred to the show's original, late afternoon timeslot, which moved forward through the years - to the point that it aired at 2:30pm at the end of its run on Creator/{{CBS}}. Averted once the show moved to Creator/{{ABC}}, where it aired in the 4:00pm timeslot.
* CaptainErsatz: Mike Karr was one for Perry Mason.
* ChannelHop: The first (of only three) soaps to change networks; ''Edge'' moved to Creator/{{ABC}} in 1975 after being axed by Creator/{{CBS}}.
* ClearMyName: Happened often, as nearly every character who went to trial was innocent of the crime.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: ''Edge'' did this twice:
** In 1968, ''Edge'' devoted an entire episode to Adam Drake; the episode involved Drake (played by Donald May) delivering a closing argument during the murder tiral of Julie Jamison.
** In 1976, one episode featured only Mike and Nancy Karr (Forrest Compton and Ann Flood).
* DramaticHalfHour: The second half hour soap on U.S. TV, premiering the same day as the first (AsTheWorldTurns).
* HappilyMarried: Mike and Nancy Karr for over 20 years.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Like most SoapOperas, ''Edge'' has rarely been re-run regularly since its cancellation. Averated, however, in that the show was re-run on {{USA Network}} for several years in the 1980s, and re-runs were aired online by P&G for several years in the 2000s.
* LiveEpisode: By necessity in the early years, ''Edge'' was produced live until 1975...about a decade after the other soaps had moved to videotape.
* LongRunner
* ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** ''Edge'' was the number 2 rated daytime serial in the late 1960s and early 1970s...until Creator/{{CBS}} moved the show to an earlier timeslot in 1972 (averted, perhaps, in that P&G demanded the timeslot switch). Ratings tanked in the new timeslot, so that when Creator/{{CBS}} needed a half-hour on its schedule to expand AsTheWorldTurns in 1975, ''Edge'' left the CBS schedule.
** Averted, in that Creator/{{ABC}}, despite the show's low ratings, was willing to continue production of the show beyond 1984; P&G pulled the plug on the show because, with the show's low clearance rate, it was losing money for P&G.
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Notably, inverted on Nicole Travis. She originated on the show in 1968, played by Maeve [=McGuire=]. When the character was recast in 1977 and 1981, the new actresses were 18 and 15 years younger than [=McGuire=], respectively.
* TheOtherDarrin: Just like any other SoapOpera, characters were recast regularly. Most notably, the main character Mike Karr was played by three actors during the show's run.

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Long-running SoapOpera, running on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1956-1975, and on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1975 to 1984. Produced by Proctor & Gamble Productions, it was the second half-hour long soap opera (premiering the same day as AsTheWorldTurns). Often referred to as ''Edge'' or ''EON'' for brevity.

Unique in that, unlike most other soaps that focused on domestic drama, ''Edge'' focused on crime and mystery elements; according to TheOtherWiki, ''Edge'' was P&Gs attempt to salvage a planned daytime adaptation of ''Franchise/PerryMason''. Its focus on crime/mystery and its late timeslot (originally scheduled at 4:30pm - hence the title) allowed it to amass a large male audience.

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!!This show provides examples of:

* ArtifactTitle: The title referred to the show's original, late afternoon timeslot, which moved forward through the years - to the point that it aired at 2:30pm at the end of its run on Creator/{{CBS}}. Averted once the show moved to Creator/{{ABC}}, where it aired in the 4:00pm timeslot.
* CaptainErsatz: Mike Karr was one for Perry Mason.
* ChannelHop: The first (of only three) soaps to change networks; ''Edge'' moved to Creator/{{ABC}} in 1975 after being axed by Creator/{{CBS}}.
* ClearMyName: Happened often, as nearly every character who went to trial was innocent of the crime.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: ''Edge'' did this twice:
** In 1968, ''Edge'' devoted an entire episode to Adam Drake; the episode involved Drake (played by Donald May) delivering a closing argument during the murder tiral of Julie Jamison.
** In 1976, one episode featured only Mike and Nancy Karr (Forrest Compton and Ann Flood).
* DramaticHalfHour: The second half hour soap on U.S. TV, premiering the same day as the first (AsTheWorldTurns).
* HappilyMarried: Mike and Nancy Karr for over 20 years.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Like most SoapOperas, ''Edge'' has rarely been re-run regularly since its cancellation. Averated, however, in that the show was re-run on {{USA Network}} for several years in the 1980s, and re-runs were aired online by P&G for several years in the 2000s.
* LiveEpisode: By necessity in the early years, ''Edge'' was produced live until 1975...about a decade after the other soaps had moved to videotape.
* LongRunner
* ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** ''Edge'' was the number 2 rated daytime serial in the late 1960s and early 1970s...until Creator/{{CBS}} moved the show to an earlier timeslot in 1972 (averted, perhaps, in that P&G demanded the timeslot switch). Ratings tanked in the new timeslot, so that when Creator/{{CBS}} needed a half-hour on its schedule to expand AsTheWorldTurns in 1975, ''Edge'' left the CBS schedule.
** Averted, in that Creator/{{ABC}}, despite the show's low ratings, was willing to continue production of the show beyond 1984; P&G pulled the plug on the show because, with the show's low clearance rate, it was losing money for P&G.
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Notably, inverted on Nicole Travis. She originated on the show in 1968, played by Maeve [=McGuire=]. When the character was recast in 1977 and 1981, the new actresses were 18 and 15 years younger than [=McGuire=], respectively.
* TheOtherDarrin: Just like any other SoapOpera, characters were recast regularly. Most notably, the main character Mike Karr was played by three actors during the show's run.
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26th Jun '13 9:49:59 PM nombretomado
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Unique in that, unlike most other soaps that focused on domestic drama, ''Edge'' focused on crime and mystery elements; according to TheOtherWiki, ''Edge'' was P&Gs attempt to salvage a planned daytime adaptation of PerryMason. Its focus on crime/mystery and its late timeslot (originally scheduled at 4:30pm - hence the title) allowed it to amass a large male audience.

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Unique in that, unlike most other soaps that focused on domestic drama, ''Edge'' focused on crime and mystery elements; according to TheOtherWiki, ''Edge'' was P&Gs attempt to salvage a planned daytime adaptation of PerryMason.''Franchise/PerryMason''. Its focus on crime/mystery and its late timeslot (originally scheduled at 4:30pm - hence the title) allowed it to amass a large male audience.
25th Aug '12 5:23:04 AM FELH2
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Long-running {{Soap Opera}}, running on {{CBS}} from 1956-1975, and on {{ABC}} from 1975 to 1984. Produced by Proctor & Gamble Productions, it was the second half-hour long soap opera (premiering the same day as {{As The World Turns}}). Often referred to as ''Edge'' or ''EON'' for brevity.

Unique in that, unlike most other soaps that focused on domestic drama, ''Edge'' focused on crime and mystery elements; according to {{The Other Wiki}}, ''Edge'' was P&Gs attempt to salvage a planned daytime adaptation of {{Perry Mason}}. Its focus on crime/mystery and its late timeslot (originally scheduled at 4:30pm - hence the title) allowed it to amass a large male audience.

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Long-running {{Soap Opera}}, SoapOpera, running on {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} from 1956-1975, and on {{ABC}} Creator/{{ABC}} from 1975 to 1984. Produced by Proctor & Gamble Productions, it was the second half-hour long soap opera (premiering the same day as {{As The World Turns}}).AsTheWorldTurns). Often referred to as ''Edge'' or ''EON'' for brevity.

Unique in that, unlike most other soaps that focused on domestic drama, ''Edge'' focused on crime and mystery elements; according to {{The Other Wiki}}, TheOtherWiki, ''Edge'' was P&Gs attempt to salvage a planned daytime adaptation of {{Perry Mason}}.PerryMason. Its focus on crime/mystery and its late timeslot (originally scheduled at 4:30pm - hence the title) allowed it to amass a large male audience.



* ArtifactTitle: The title referred to the show's original, late afternoon timeslot, which moved forward through the years - to the point that it aired at 2:30pm at the end of its run on {{CBS}}. Averted once the show moved to {{ABC}}, where it aired in the 4:00pm timeslot.

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* ArtifactTitle: The title referred to the show's original, late afternoon timeslot, which moved forward through the years - to the point that it aired at 2:30pm at the end of its run on {{CBS}}. Creator/{{CBS}}. Averted once the show moved to {{ABC}}, Creator/{{ABC}}, where it aired in the 4:00pm timeslot. timeslot.



* ChannelHop: The first (of only three) soaps to change networks; ''Edge'' moved to {{ABC}} in 1975 after being axed by {{CBS}}.

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* ChannelHop: The first (of only three) soaps to change networks; ''Edge'' moved to {{ABC}} Creator/{{ABC}} in 1975 after being axed by {{CBS}}.Creator/{{CBS}}.



* DramaticHalfHour: The second half hour soap on U.S. TV, premiering the same day as the first ({{As The World Turns}}).

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* DramaticHalfHour: The second half hour soap on U.S. TV, premiering the same day as the first ({{As The World Turns}}).(AsTheWorldTurns).



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Like most {{Soap Operas}}, ''Edge'' has rarely been re-run regularly since its cancellation. Averated, however, in that the show was re-run on {{USA Network}} for several years in the 1980s, and re-runs were aired online by P&G for several years in the 2000s.

to:

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Like most {{Soap Operas}}, SoapOperas, ''Edge'' has rarely been re-run regularly since its cancellation. Averated, however, in that the show was re-run on {{USA Network}} for several years in the 1980s, and re-runs were aired online by P&G for several years in the 2000s.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** ''Edge'' was the number 2 rated daytime serial in the late 1960s and early 1970s...until {{CBS}} moved the show to an earlier timeslot in 1972 (averted, perhaps, in that P&G demanded the timeslot switch). Ratings tanked in the new timeslot, so that when {{CBS}} needed a half-hour on its schedule to expand {{As the World Turns}} in 1975, ''Edge'' left the CBS schedule.
** Averted, in that {{ABC}}, despite the show's low ratings, was willing to continue production of the show beyond 1984; P&G pulled the plug on the show because, with the show's low clearance rate, it was losing money for P&G.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork:
ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** ''Edge'' was the number 2 rated daytime serial in the late 1960s and early 1970s...until {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} moved the show to an earlier timeslot in 1972 (averted, perhaps, in that P&G demanded the timeslot switch). Ratings tanked in the new timeslot, so that when {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} needed a half-hour on its schedule to expand {{As the World Turns}} AsTheWorldTurns in 1975, ''Edge'' left the CBS schedule.
** Averted, in that {{ABC}}, Creator/{{ABC}}, despite the show's low ratings, was willing to continue production of the show beyond 1984; P&G pulled the plug on the show because, with the show's low clearance rate, it was losing money for P&G.



* TheOtherDarrin: Just like any other {{Soap Opera}}, characters were recast regularly. Most notably, the main character Mike Karr was played by three actors during the show's run.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Just like any other {{Soap Opera}}, SoapOpera, characters were recast regularly. Most notably, the main character Mike Karr was played by three actors during the show's run.
2nd Jan '12 10:43:15 AM AmyAmes
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* HappilyMarried: Mike and Nancy Karr for over 20 years.
2nd Jan '12 10:39:40 AM AmyAmes
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* ArtifactTitle: The title referred to the show's original, late afternoon timeslot, which moved forward through the years - to the point that it aired at 2:30pm at the end of its run on {{CBS}}. Averted once the show moved to {{ABC}}, where it aired in the 4:00pm timeslot.

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* ArtifactTitle: The title referred to the show's original, late afternoon timeslot, which moved forward through the years - to the point that it aired at 2:30pm at the end of its run on {{CBS}}. Averted once the show moved to {{ABC}}, where it aired in the 4:00pm timeslot.


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* ClearMyName: Happened often, as nearly every character who went to trial was innocent of the crime.
2nd Nov '11 5:35:06 AM Tonestronaut
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* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Notably, inverted on Nicole Travis. She originated on the show in 1968, played by Maeve McGuire. When the character was recast in 1977 and 1981, the new actresses were 18 and 15 years younger than McGuire, respectively.

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* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Notably, inverted on Nicole Travis. She originated on the show in 1968, played by Maeve McGuire. [=McGuire=]. When the character was recast in 1977 and 1981, the new actresses were 18 and 15 years younger than McGuire, [=McGuire=], respectively.
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