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    Another good article about the cancellations, this one from our friends at TV Guide: The most hated man on TV | Sympatico.ca TV Guide
    The list of "questions" is dead on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    Another good article about the cancellations, this one from our friends at TV Guide: The most hated man on TV | Sympatico.ca TV Guide
    The list of "questions" is dead on.
    I signed the petition, joined the group and plan on boycotting ABC daytime. I really hope the new shows fail MISERABLY!
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    Me too!! Thanks for posting that, Critical!

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    So I wonder who kidnapped Erica Kane... seems like something Janet would do, but who knows...

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    There is a protest today in New York about the cancellation of All My Children!!!
    Fans hosting ABC protest over soap cancellations today in NYC in good company - National Soap Opera | Examiner.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by cablejockey View Post
    Well I won't be watching "The Chew", I give it 3 months.
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    E! Online is reporting that
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    Josh Duhamel will be returning to the show in August. They did not specify how many episodes he'll appear in or if Leo will be dead or alive, but I'm thrilled! If I'm just wish-listing, I'd want Leo to ride off into the sunset with Greenlee and then for Gillian to turn up alive to reunite with Ryan. They should give long-time fans exactly what they want!


    Yeah and this Erica/Jane storyline just plain sucks. They need to end it NOW, so they can get down to the business of finishing the show in a way that respects the legacy of the show and its fans.
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    Posting this here since AMC is going off the air first:
    'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' Will Go On
    When ABC said it was pulling the plug on "All My Children" and "One Life To Live," soap opera fans were outraged. Fortunately, the storylines and characters fans grew to love will continue -- online.

    ABC announced Thursday that production company Prospect Park will produce new episodes of both soap operas for the web.

    "We are privileged to continue the legacy of two of the greatest programs to air on daytime television, and are committed to delivering the storylines, characters and quality that audiences have come to love for over 40 years," said Prospect Park's Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz.

    "'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are television icons, and we are looking forward to providing anytime, anywhere viewing to their loyal community of millions. Technology changes the way the public can and will view television shows. Now that there are so many devices available in addition to television sets, viewers are taking advantage of watching shows where ever they are and on any number of devices. The driving force in making the switch and attracting new audiences is to have outstanding programs that people want to watch. We believe that by continuing to produce the shows in their current hour format and with the same quality, viewers will follow the show to our new, online network."

    ABC Daytime President Brian Frons added, "'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are iconic pieces of television history that captivated millions of fans since their beginning over 40 years ago. Each of the shows have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history and informed our consciousness in their own way. We are so glad Prospect Park has assumed the mantel for these shows and that they will continue for the fans."

    It was Frons who originally announced the cancellation of the venerable shows. In April, Frons told the Associated Press that "viewers are looking for different types of programming these days." He replaced "All My Children" with "The Chew," a food show, and "One Live to Live" with "The Revolution," a makeover show.

    The creator of both soaps, Agnes Nixon, was elated her shows found a new home. "I'm excited for their future with Prospect Park. It takes a lot of living to make a soap opera a serial, and the wonderful teams on both shows have done just that. Together, we are a big family that keeps going, and I'm looking forward to working alongside these wonderful people as we ensure that the shows will continue with all the love and excitement we’ve always had. I also am so happy for our loyal fans, whom we love so much, and who have been so supportive over the last 40 plus years."

    It's unclear which cast members will continue on the shows when they go online. "All My Children" matriarch Susan Lucci has expressed interest in joining the cast of "Desperate Housewives." Also yet to be announced, whether the online shows will start immediately after the soaps go off the air.

    "All My Children" ends September 23, 2011, while "One Life to Live" wraps next January.
    'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' Will Go On | tooFab.com

    I'm not sure what to think. I'm thrilled that it looks like some people will keep their jobs, but I'm nervous about what this means for the actual story lines. If Lucci is leaving, will it actually BE AMC for anyone? I don't know if I can picture Pine Valley without Erica Kane. Maybe she could do both, since DH also films in LA. I guess I'd say I'm cautiously optimistic!
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    Thanks for posting that Critical! I guess I have mixed feelings too. On the one hand, I'm excited that Pine Valley (and Llanview) will live on. But I hope this doesn't effect either show from "wrapping up" and giving us fans a really satisfying TV ending worthy of 40 years of great storytelling. I mean, if Jack and Erica don't end up happily together, really what's the point? Most of the time I think of course that's how they'll end it....but every once in awhile I have this horrible nightmare they're going to have a Scarlett O'Hara GWTW ending for Erica and Jack
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