While some of today's soaps occassionally try to step into the paranormal (such as Passions and Days Of Our Lives) none has ever nor can I imagine any future attempt ever match the wit and charm of Dark Shadows.
I saw this program as a child and can still remember how much my mother loved watching it. It surprises me though that even with the resurgence and popularity of vampire movies in the 80s, as well as the prime time television runs of Buffy and Angel in the late 90s and beyond, no one has attempted to return something as daring as Dark Shadows to daytime television. Perhaps because it seems more appropriate to watch at night than during the day.
But hey, many of us use DVR's now ... there's still hope.