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New Daytime Soap The Gates Set To Air On The CBS Network

Michele Val Jean is the headwriter of CBS’s newest soap opera The Gates!

NAACP and CBS Studios have come together to collaborate on a new daytime drama that will air on CBS.

The new soap opera will be called The Gates and center around a wealthy black family that resides in a high-end gated community.

Michele Val Jean, a Daytime Emmy winner scribe as well as Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) and General Hospital (GH) alum, will be the showrunner and writer.

She will also act as executive producer along with Sheila Ducksworth, Kimberly Doebereine, Leon Russell, and Derrick Johnson. It’s interesting to note that Michele Val Jean just left the B&B writing team, quite recently.

New Daytime Soap The Gates Set To Air On The CBS Network

More On Brand New Daytime Drama – “The Gates”

Ducksworth, CBS Studio NAACP venture president released a statement about The Gates, noting that it will be “everything we love about daytime drama” from a “fresh” and “new” perspective.

She adds that the soap will “salute” a traditionally underserved audience, “with the potential to be a groundbreaking moment for broadcast television”. Ducksworth goes on to say that, “With multi-dimensional characters, juicy storylines, and Black culture front and center,” the new show will have “impactful representation, one of the key touchstones of the venture.”

She adds that she’s “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.”

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Ducksworth also thanks George Cheek of CBS in the statement, Derrick Johnson of NAACP, and Marc Pritchard of P&G for their” support and personal involvement” toward next steps making The Gates happen.

CBS’s Commitment To Daytime Drama

The Gates’ debut will mark the first new soap on CBS since the B&B began in 1987. The network not only currently airs The Bold and The Beautiful, but Young and the Restless (Y&R), its sister show, as well.

The media release also notes that “The CBS Studios’ production venture and development deal with the NAACP was established to help elevate a diverse range of voices as well as increase the visibility of Black artists on broadcast and streaming platforms in an ever-evolving media landscape.”

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