End Of An Era: ABC Cancels All My Children And One Life To Live

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All My Children cancelled

It’s a wrap for Pine Valley, NY and Llanview, PA.

ABC announced Thursday that the sun will set permanently in the fictional towns of Pine Valley and Llanview as All My Children and One Life to Live wrap up for good.

AMC’s last episode – which was rumored last month to be on the horizon – will be in September, while OLTL will end in January 2012.

“To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history with our soaps,” both shows will conclude “in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers,” reads a press release from ABC.

ABC executives point out to viewers that times are changing and say they were “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the shake-up. All My Children began as a half-hour soap opera in 1970. One Life to Live began in 1968.

Susan Lucci, who’s played the one soap opera character everybody knows – Erica Kane – was the first to issue a statement. “It’s been a fantastic journey,” she said in a statement. I’ve loved playing Erica Kane and working with [series creator] Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with All My Children. I’m looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities.”

Acting careers launched by All My Children including Josh Duhamel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kelly Ripa, Mischa Barton and Amanda Seyfried; notable alums of One Life to Live include Laurence Fishburne, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayden Panettiere, Phylicia Rashad, Nathan Fillion, Marcia Cross, Judith Light, Ryan Phillippe, Blair Underwood and Brandon Routh.

Do you feel some type of way about these two shows getting shut down?

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  • http://stewartsynopsis.com/Site%20Index.htm We"Blacks"AreTheREALHebrewIsraelites

    With record numbers of Americans on unemployment, I would think daytime soaps would be at an all time high demand. Susan Lucci as Erica Kane was IT! Awww farewell!

    • bishop

      At least now women will be more productive.

    • http://www.mail4success.com Mail4Success.com

      I didn’t know they were still on

  • MzFitt

    here comes ANOTHER reality show or 2…LOL…

    • JustSaying

      Nah. Another talk show or Judge Whatever.

  • VanGogh

    End of an era.

  • UVA

    what will my greatgrandma do between the 12:00 news and the 4:00 news w/o AMC and OLTL ?!?!?!

  • what tha hell

    OMG I thought those shows would be on forever! I believe it! Does anybody know why?

  • Greeneyedbandit

    Its still hard to believe,GH is my favorite soap show though.it was good to see them bring angie and jesse back before the cancel.


    Reality tv has changed the game 4eva

  • Juliemango

    I could never get into soaps now reality shows a whole nother “story”. Evvvrybody grandmaw may get a senior citizen censored reality sho to replace the lost “stories”!!!

  • prissa

    I’m glad it wuznt the YOUNG & the RESTLESS!

    • daliwood

      Me too! But, it scares me that the end is near for soaps in general. I need my y&r fix. Daily.

  • sportstalk23

    They should bring back every character that was wrongfully murked back from the dead to finish out the shows lol. On the real the replacements sound worse another show like the view,with more broads overtalking each other, and a cooking show, hello aint that what the food channel is for. On the soap boards a year ago a rumor was flooting about AMC gettin canned, to bring on a talk show or Aisha Tyler, it was dismissed but don’t be shocked if that View like show has her on it.

  • Girrll..

    (Yawns)..lowbrow entertainment..could never get into it..

  • shehiplocki

    …ABC is really falling off. Just don’t take off Detroit 187!

    I’ll live with that, but don’t mess with The Young and the Restless!!

  • Tanny Brown

    GTFOH…….I almost felt like the world was coming to a end. How could they hurt so many people at one time. Oh well soap operas was a bunch of glamorized scandals anyways, i know they gonna save millions of dollars. Then agin I’m sure most of them will get paid for life.

  • jag

    Who giz a fak


      I DO DAMMITTTTTT!!!!!! thats a oldie but a goodie



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