Dropping the Soap

Dropping the Soap is an American comedy web series that parodies the soap opera genre, created by Paul Witten, Mandy Fabian and Kate Mines. It goes behind-the-scenes of a struggling daytime soap opera called Collided Lives.[1]

Dropping the Soap
Created byPaul Witten
Mandy Fabian
Kate Mines
Written byMandy Fabian
Paul Witten
Kate Mines
Directed byEllie Kanner
StarringPaul Witten
Kate Mines
Suzanne Friedline
Michael McKiddy
Jane Lynch
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producersPaul Witten
Kate Mines
Mandy Fabian
Ellie Kanner
Jane Lynch
Running time96 minutes
Original networkDekkoo
Original releaseMarch 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)


In the new era of television, daytime soap opera Collided Lives struggles to stay afloat. The cast and crew, including leading man Julian Draker (Paul Witten) and new executive producer Olivia Vanderstein (Jane Lynch), try to hold things together.

Development and productionEdit

Production was announced in March 2013 with Lisa Kudrow, Jane Lynch, Dan Bucatinsky, Don Roos, Damon Bethel and Joseph Gomes acting as executive producers.[2] By the time the series premiered in 2017, only Lynch remained as executive producer joined by Paul Witten, Kate Mines, Mandy Fabian and Ellie Kanner. After initial attempts to get a brand involved, Witten and the others succeeded in finding independent financing of the 10 twelve-minute episodes on their own.[3]


The series debuted on Dekkoo in March 2017.[1] The series was also made available on streaming platforms Amazon Prime Instant Video, Roku, Google Play, WithLove and iTunes. Jane Lynch won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Jane Lynch and Paul Witten's 'Dropping the Soap' to Debut on Dekkoo.com". Vital Voice. March 2, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Marechal, AJ (March 11, 2013). "Jane Lynch, Lisa Kudrow Launch Digital Series 'Dropping the Soap'". Variety. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Gaynor, Emily (March 7, 2017). "Jane Lynch on Her Hilarious Queer Web Series Dropping the Soap". Out. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 18, 2017.

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