Say it Ain’t So ABC! Favorite ABC Daytime programming ends due to Costs!

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Apr

Just when I was about to get my spot on OLTL! SMH. (Ms. Drama with Langston & Star from OLTL)

 

It’s been a rough year for avid daytime programming fans as another Soap got the ax today. ABC made an announcement it would be ending two of its long-running daily serial dramas, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” as of September 2011 and January 2012 respectively. ABC explains it will be replacing the two soaps with much less expensive, unscripted programs. Daytime viewers can now expect to see, “Chew,” a program devoted to cooking and nutrition, featuring the chef Mario Batali, among other hosts and “The Revolution,” which will focus on issues relating to health, weight loss and “lifestyle transformations” that showcases one woman’s weight loss experience over a five-month period. The hosts include Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” and Kimberley Locke, a former “American Idol” contestant who has become a plus-size fashion model. Sounds absolutely boring riveting.

In the announcement, ABC included the promise that to honor the passionate fans of each show, they will “conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.” In layman’s terms – they are going to kill everyone off the show. It’s a sad day in Soap history.