Breaking News: ABC cancels All My Children and One Life to Live!

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Breaking News: ABC cancels All My Children and One Life to Live!
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Thu, 04-14-2011 - 3:09pm

ABC has announced that two of its three soap operas -- All My Children and One Life to Live -- will go off the air in the coming months. General Hospital will be left as the network's only remaining soap.


"While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is," Brian Frons said in a statement. "We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days. They are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on ‘real life’ takeaways."


"All My Children and One Life to Live are iconic pieces of television that have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history,” Frons continued. “Each of the shows has touched millions and millions of viewers and informed the social consciousness. It has been a privilege to work with the extraordinary teams who brought the residents of Pine Valley and Llanview to life each day, and we thank the cast, crew, producers and most especially the fans for their commitment to the shows through their history."


Together, All My Children and One Life to Live combine for 84 years of broadcast history. All My Children is slated to go off the air in September. One Life to Live will conclude its run in January 2012.


http://soapcentral.com/soapcentral/news/2011/0414-amc_oltl.php

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Registered: 05-22-2001

Im sorry but this is stupid. What, another stupid show like the view? No. Views are not looking for anything else. How the hell do they know that? ABC are you listening?! DUMB MOVE

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I just saw this on FB. So, so sad. WTH do we need ANOTHER cooking show for?!
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Oh geez! Guess I won't be watching AMC either! What will I do? I don't want to have to watch talk shows!!! LOL
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Registered: 06-14-2007
I agree! I can't believe this!!
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Registered: 06-14-2007
Or talk show!! Yeah I agree...sad. I grew up watching both of these shows. Do you think they'll keep GH? I sure hope so!!
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GH is safe and is staying put. At least for now, who knows? This makes only 4 soaps we have to watch...geez. I'm bummed. I really didn't watch AMC but I do watch OLTL religiously!! I guess I'll have to go exercise or clean - NOT LOL

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LOL - I hear ya! Now all I have is Y&R and GH. I stopped watching AMC 3 years ago. How about B&B? I used to watch it many moons ago so I guess I am gonna have to go back and start watching it again to get my fix! Or is it getting the axe too?
I texted DH about it and I said, "What am I'm gonna do now?" Since he didn't respond he's probably wanting to say, "clean and cook"! LOL
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No, none of the CBS soaps are being axed. I watch B&B every day!

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Well...I've been watching a minute or two here and there of B&B so I guess I'm just gonna have to go back to watching it! Hubby and I used to watch it every day when he came home for lunch. I just got so tired of the Ridge, Brooke, Taylor triangle and now I don't know the new characters! LOL Also, I'm a little disturbed seeing ex-Brad and ex-Victoria from Y&R on there. It's gonna take some getting used to! And I wish Amber would stay put! But I like seeing her mom on there since I miss her being Tina Lord on OLTL! okay I'll stop now lol
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I've been watching B&B since it started so if you have questions about characters, etc. let me know. I don't care for the Bill character. Ugh, what an ignorant creep.

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