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Breaking News: CBS Developing A Brand New Soap Opera!

We’ve got some incredible news for daytime television fans! There’s a new report that says CBS is currently developing a brand new soap opera! That’s right: the current four soaps that are on the air – General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful – are all about to get some competition in the ratings department. Keep reading below for everything you need to know.

Breaking Soap News: CBS Developing A Brand New Soap Opera!

Soap Opera Digest was the first to break the news about the new soap in development at CBS. The network joined forces with the NAACP to develop The Gates, which will be a new drama about a wealthy black family residing at an upscale gated community. Soap veteran Michele Van Jean will serve as the head writer and showrunning for the show. Other executive producers will include Sheila Ducksworth, Leon Russell, Derrick Johnson and Kimberly Doebereine. We are already getting very excited about this one!

CBS said in a statement, “THE GATES will be everything we love about daytime drama, from a new and fresh perspective. This series will salute an audience that has been traditionally underserved, with the potential to be a groundbreaking moment for broadcast television. With multi-dimensional characters, juicy storylines and Black culture front and center, THE GATES will have impactful representation, one of the key touchstones of the venture. I’m excited to develop this project with CBS and P&G, two of the longest and most passionate champions of broadcast and daytime television, and the NAACP, whose enduring commitment to Black voices and artists is both powerful and inspiring. I also want to thank CBS’ George Cheeks, NAACP’s Derrick Johnson and P&G’s Marc Pritchard for their personal involvement and support to take our next step forward with THE GATES.”

Breaking Soap News: The Gates Is Coming To CBS

We will definitely update you with more details as they come in. Watch this space as we have a feeling things are about to get pretty exciting!

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