ABC announced today that it was canceling the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live.
All My Children has been on the air for more than 40 years, and it will end its run in late September this year, while One Life to Live will finish in January 2012.
The soaps will be replaced by lifestyle and talk shows called The Chew and The Revolution. The Chew will focus on “food from every angle,” according to a press release, while The Revolution is a “one stop shop for better living.”
General Hospital, the second most popular show in daytime television, is not impacted by the announcement and will remain on the air.
ABC says the decision came after extensive research was done regarding what today’s daytime TV views want and the changing patterns of the audiences. All My Children premiered in January 1970 as a half-hour show and seven years later was expanded to an hour. One Life to Live debuted in 1968 as a half-hour program, and was expanded to an hour long after ten years.
A press release from the network says, “The new shows expand ABC Daytime’s focus to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food, and lifestyle – cornerstones of programming that resonate with daytime views as evidenced by the success of The View.”
Will you guys miss the soaps?
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Posted by Jena
4/14/2011 3:16 PM