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Passions-related news from 2006
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Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2006 that focus on Passions or past and present PS performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


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What was the biggest Passions news story of 2006?
 MAY: NBC renews Passions, but slashes budget.   36% 
 Other   22% 
 JAN: With Metcalfe in primetime and films, Passions recasts Miguel.   20% 
 DEC: Passions available for free online viewing at NBC web site.   13% 
 JUN: Half of behind-the-scenes crew fired as Passions trims budget.   4% 
 AUG: Passions available for download via iTunes.   2% 
 MAR: Passions launches special 'Vendetta' web site.   2% 

   
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January 2006
As previously reported by soapcentral.com back in April 2005, Gering was thisclose to leaving Passions, a show he has called home since the series' debut back in July 1999. And this wasn't the first time that contract talks with the heartthrob went down to the wire.
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January 2006
As previously reported by soapcentral.com, Passions has announced that it has finally cast an actor in the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald. Though the show confirmed that the role had been recast back in December 2005, it was not until recently that a Passions spokesperson revealed the name of the actor that had landed the part.
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January 2006
As previously reported by soapcentral.com, Passions has announced that it has finally cast an actor in the role of Nicholas Foxworth Crane. Though the show confirmed that the role had been recast back in December 2005, it was not until recently that a Passions spokesperson revealed the name of the actor that had landed the part.
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March 2006
NBC found so much success with its online teaser "Passions Red," that the network has decided to go to the well once again. Beginning March 14th, NBC will launch "Passions Vendetta." Like the previous online campaign, "Passions Vendetta" will introduce a new character that will have a profound impact on the lives of other characters on the canvas.
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May 2006
Ending speculation about the soap's future, NBC has announced that Passions has been renewed for another season. The show will now air through at least July of 2007.
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June 2006
As reported last month by soapcentral.com, there's good news for Passions fans: the show has been renewed for another year. However, with reward comes a bit of sacrifice. In order to remain on the show, the bottom-ranked NBC soap has had to undergo some serious budget cuts.
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June 2006
Kelli McCarty (Beth Wallace) will once again be leaving Passions. However, it is unclear if the actress' exit is something that had been planned or if it is a result of the show's budget crunch.
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August 2006
Starting this week, NBC's Passions goes where no other daytime drama has gone before: it is the first soap to be available for viewing on iTunes.
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September 2006
The Passions cast will soon shrink by several members as the show phases out some of its characters and drops some of its contract players to recurring status. The move may come as a response to a mandate issued to the NBC soap that it dramatically pare its budget.
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November 2006
NBC's announcement last month that Kristina Sisco would be joining the cast of Passions was made with much fanfare - but also with a great deal of mystery. The network declined to announce the name of the character that Sisco would be portraying. Fans now know the reason for NBC's silence: the two-time Emmy nominee was set to assume the role of Charity Standish.
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