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19 Facts About Passions
Passions debuted on NBC broadcast television in July 1999 with major fanfare.
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In 2003, Passions submitted an orangutan named BamBam, who had been portraying the recurring role of Precious, for a Daytime Emmy Award.
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In summer 2005, the prominent character Simone Russell came out as gay; Passions made daytime history by being the first serial to show two women — Simone and love interest Rae Thomas — in bed making love.
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Passions portrayed Vincent as an intersex person who became pregnant with his own father's son.
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Passions Live continued to air on Thursday nights after the series moved to DirecTV, until October 2007.
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Passions ended its NBC run on September 7,2007, and new episodes began airing on The 101 on September 17,2007.
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Passions was the first soap opera to ever have this type of feature.
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Over its run, Passions featured several storylines and sequences paying homage to or parodying other television series, films, books, and musicals like Gone with the Wind, Carrie, Titanic, I Dream of Jeannie, Brokeback Mountain, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Wizard of Oz, The Da Vinci Code, The Little Mermaid, and Wicked.
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Passions had planned to revive the character in a few months once Evans returned from his own surgery, but instead had to write Timmy out.
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Shortly after Passions debuted, Campbell tomato soup was featured as an ingredient in Grace Bennett's tomato soup cake.
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In July 2007, Passions began to promote its own move to DirecTV for the following September.
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Theme song for Passions is titled "Breathe"; it was performed by Jane French and written by French and John Henry Kreitler.
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Replacement for the serial Another World on NBC's daytime schedule, Passions debuted ahead of fellow NBC soap Sunset Beach with a 2.
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Passions remained ahead of Port Charles until the latter show's cancellation in October 2003.
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From 2001 to 2003, when Passions was at the peak of its popularity, it averaged a weekly 2.
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Passions has been honored with numerous awards and nominations during its run, including Daytime Emmy Awards, Imagen Foundation Awards, and a GLAAD Media Award.
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