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The Gates, the first black daytime soap in 35 years, on CBS

The Gates, the first black daytime soap in 35 years, on CBS

CBS opens Portals.

The Paramount Global-backed streaming network has delivered an official series order to gates, The first black daytime television series in 35 years.

The network announced Monday that the series, which follows the lives of a wealthy black family in a luxurious, gated community, will debut in January 2025. The exact timeslot, launch date and other details will be revealed later.

The official pickup of the series comes a month after CBS announced it was teaming up with the NAACP to develop Portals, where the news refers to showing confidence in the text. Michel Val-Jean, who has previously written more than 2,000 episodes of the series The bold and the beautiful And Public Hospitalwill serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside CBS Studios/NAACP Project President Sheila Ducksworth, as well as Leon Russell, Derek Johnson and Kimberly Dobriner.

Portals “It will be everything we love about daytime drama, with a fresh, fresh perspective,” Ducksworth said in March when development on the project was first announced. “This series will revitalize traditionally underserved audiences, with the potential to be a groundbreaking moment in broadcast television. With multi-dimensional characters, exciting stories and Black culture front and center, Portals It will have impactful representation, which is one of the main focuses of the project. I'm excited to develop this project with CBS and P&G, two of the longest-standing and most passionate champions of daytime television, and the NAACP, whose enduring commitment to Black voices and artists is powerful and inspiring.

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like Hollywood Reporter As reported last month, the last black-themed daytime episode came in 1989 with NBC Generations, which is also said to be the first American series centered around a black family since its inception. Fox also took credit for empire, The Lee Daniels and Danny Strong drama launched in 2015 and was considered by some to be a primetime soap.

Soap operas are a dying breed. There are only three daytime soap operas left on the air: The young and the restless, Bold and beautiful And Public Hospitalwith Days of our lives Having moved from NBC to the Peacock streamer a few years ago. ABC made headlines in 2011 for canceling two soap operas, all of my children And One life to live, With Prospect Park trying to revive both online. CBS recently renewed the 51-year-old The young and the restless For four additional seasons.

Portals It was developed by CBS Studios and the NAACP, with P&G Studios – a division of Procter & Gamble – also involved.