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All My Children and One Life to Live: Cancelled!

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It's been a good, multi-decade run for the world of daytime dramas.

But it effectively came to an end today, as ABC announced the cancellation of both All My Children and One Life to Live. The soap operas have been around since 1970 and 1968, respectively. They will be replaced by two talks show: The Chew starring Mario Batali and The Revolution starring Tim Gunn.

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Said Brian Frons, ABC's Daytime President: "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. A perfect example of this is The View, and that factored into our decision."

All My Children will go off the air in September, while One Life to Live will follow in January.

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Ridiculous. ABC....think about all the fans (decades long), think about the actors and actresses, the writers, the prop people, the makeup artists, engineers, caterers, etc., etc., etc. They need jobs!!!! And we need an escape in the form of ALL MY CHILDREN!

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I am so upset over this!!! I can't believe that they would do this to us! I have been watching since I was a child with my mother and sister! I have tried making phone calls and have not really felt like anyone has listened to me and all I hear is how the ratings were down and they had to make changes because of ratings and costs! Why not leave the soapnet channel on the air and leave them on it, they could have more sponcers, play adds all night if need be to pay for them, or make a cable channel that the fans pay for on thier cable bill like we do the movie channels and stuff ....they need to find a way to give the option to leave them on the air somehow....or even on the web and have the website a members only site that us fans would pay for...it would be worth it to me...I just know that if they do take them off totally that I will not watch anything on any of the ABC/Disney stations that also means primetime I will not watch them ...PLEASE all you soap fans out there ...join the fight to keep our shows on!!!

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Shame, shame, on a.b.c. how shameful it is to cancel one life to live!!! Have you given a thought to seniors who have watched for years and years? We were not as large a work force (women) then and still watch every day or tape the show. We do not need what you are going to offer.!!! 12;00 P.M.-2:00 P.M is our time-please don,t do it.

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i have been watching the soaps on ABC since i was in kindergarden and its disgusting that they are cancelling one life to live and all my children to put on some more stupid talk shows! DISGUSTING! This isnt right and it is not fair at all to all the fans that have watched for so many years, we will all be lost now! DONT TAKE THEM OFF< PLEASE< FOR GODS SAKE!

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I really am not sure how this works, but I think that programs are paid for by advertising(commercial breaks), and I have been guilty of watching my soaps on the internet instead of on TV. Maybe they are doing market research with the sponsoring advertisers, and find that viewers just aren't watching these two soaps on TV, and instead are watching them on the internet with no commercials (Sponsors aren't Getting the consumers/customers they expect from that Advertising on TV). I am making an effort to watch these two soaps everyday on TV. And unless I'm wrong, could everyone else do this too to save our two favorite soaps?

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I hope your'e paying attention to the millions of people disappointed with ABC. Its really become a sick world watching how we replace the wonderful television shows with so much garbage. Like others, I have taped All My Children and watched it at night for about 20 yrs. now. Actually cannot wait to just relax watching the show after working all day. 400 cable stations and the only show I really couldnt wait to see. Our television channels are so filled with realty shows, violence, shit we cant let our kids watch... we've gotten away from awesome music too. Cancelling awesome soaps is so bad. Hate ABC

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PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ don't cancel these 2 shows they in the top 3 in my book and I dvr them to watch in the evenings and GH rounding that out--Come on ABC don't give in to the food shows or another talk show!!

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Pleae don't cancel All My Children and One Life to Live. I can't believe ABC has resorted to this. Nobody in their right mind would rather watch Reality TV. ABC is only trying to go the cheap route. Reality TV is cheap and low rate. Prime time has almost been ruined by Reality TV,,,now they're trying to ruin Day Time. ABC stand up and listen to what viewers really want to watch.

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I was shocked to find out that these shows were being cancelled..this crazy!between this n Oprah daytime tv will never be the same. Ive never been a huge fan of amc but have fallowed OLTL n GH since i was 15 yrs old...fallowing every story line! i catch myself as an adult n single working mother excited to live vicariously threw the charaters on my shows! if i miss episodes i stay up late to catch them on Soapnet or get online just to catch up! this is a bad choice for abc!

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I DONT THINK ITS RITE FOR THEM TO JUST CHANGE SHOWS LIKE DAT I THINK DAT THEY SHOULD GIVE ALL OF DA SOAP FANS A CHANCE TO PROVE DAT WAT WE HAVE RITE NOW DOES NOT NEED TO BE CANCELLED I AM A REAL SOAP FAN I AM 21 YRS OLD AND I WAS ALWAYS TOLD DAT IF ITS SOMETHING WE REALLY WNT THEN WE WUD HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT AND PROVE DAT WE REALLY WNT TO KEEP DIS AS OUR SHOW AND CONTINE ON FOR YRS TO COME AND I MSG EVERYBODY TO LET DEM KNOW AND DAT WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR WAT WE WNT WE ARE DOIN SO MUCH RITE NOW TO SHOW DIS PERSON DATS TRYIN TO CANCELL OUR SOAPS DAT DESE NEW SHOW WILL NT GET ANY VIEWERS LIKE OLTL AND AMC SO PLEASE JUST CONCERDER AND NT CANCELL OUR SOAPS SOMETHING WE ALL LOVE ITS LIKE SOMEONE TAKIN SOMETHING DAT MEANS EVERYTHING TO U