is an American soap opera
Conboy is best known for bringing glamorous production values to a show soon after he is hired, such as adding elaborate sets, dimming the lighting, hiring beautiful young actors, and using unique camera angles. These things broke ground on soap operas in the 1970s when Conboy was executive producer
of The Young and the Restless
In 1982 Conboy left The Young and the Restless
and became executive producer of the newly created CBS
soap opera Capitol
. He served as the show's executive producer until the series was cancelled in 1987.
During the last few years of Capitol, he created Casino
which was set in Las Vegas
. It was not picked up.
Conboy was hired as executive producer of the NBC Daytime
soap opera Santa Barbara
in 1990; however, the show's ratings did not improve, and he was let go in 1992.
After being out of daytime television for a decade, Conboy was hired as executive producer of the longest-running program in broadcast history, Guiding Light
, in late 2002. The show's ratings continued to drop, though, and after a little over a year, Conboy was fired in early 2004.
- Executive Producer (1982–1987)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
- Executive Producer (December 26 2002 - March 15, 2004)
The Young and the Restless
- Executive Producer (July 1991 - December 1991)
The ABC Afternoon......
- Executive Producer (March 26, 1973 - February 1982)