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74 November 28th, 2011 ABC Announces Premiere Date for “The Revolution”!

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After being kicked in the teeth from the news from Prospect Park, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, has given up on bringing One Life to Live on the web, soap fans will not be happy to hear this news out of ABC today, either.

ABC has officially announced that One Life’s replacement The Revolution will debut on Monday, January 16th at 2PMEST, which is the following Monday after One Life airs its final episode on Friday, January 13th! Below is what ABC is touting about their new daytime reality/makeover show!

“The Revolution features a stellar ‘dream team’ of experts including Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, who will each provide life changing tips and essential tools to motivate viewers and transform all areas of their lives from the inside out. Additionally, each week the show will highlight one woman’s personal journey over the course of five months.

Ty Pennington will offer encouragement and support to help achieve individual goals, as well as share his design expertise to create an environment for a better life. Style guru Tim Gunn will help viewers embrace their individual style to look and feel their best. Celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak will share his “make it count” mantra with tips on how to make healthy choices and incorporate fitness into everyday life. OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a leading women’s health expert, will address health concerns and share up-to-the-minute medical information. And Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, Ed.D, therapist and relationship expert, will guide women and couples to forge healthier relationships and explore the importance of emotional well-being.”

Also Deadline.com today is reporting that the original show concept has been altered “It will still chronicle one woman’s personal journey over the course of five months, but its focus will now be on a team of experts.”

So what do you think of The Revolution’s chances of success on ABC Daytime? Let us know your thoughts!

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  1. Heather says:

    It will probably succeed because it does not cost nearly as high to produce as One Life to Live did, meaning that it can take a lot more punishment in its ratings than OLTL.

    That’s sad because I was counting on either The Chew and/or The Revolution to fail so that GH takes one of the spots in September 2012.

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    Gloria replied

    Will anyone ever lay awake at night wondering what will happen on the Chew tomorrow? Will anyone cry during the Chew (well, yes but that’s not what I mean) Will anyone record 17 days of the Chew during their vacation & watch every single second of it when they get home? Can a show like the Chew make you smile, laugh, cry, wonder, all in one episode? OLTL does all this & more. Nobody can ever possibly be as invested in these shows as soap fans are in theirs. Soaps are such a HUGE enjoyable part of my life & they are just slipping away & I cannot stand it.

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    Jennifer replied

    Excellent post! You’ve summed up exactly how I feel. Thank you.

  2. bainca says:

    Come on, I do not know who can see these shows….

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  3. Ellen says:

    Ii would not watch any ABC programming but we only have over the air stations and only get ABC some nights. But I do not watch any ABC daytime. If NBC wont come in during the day I either turn the tv off and read or put a movie in and watch it (I am getting tired of watching the same movies over and over). I just to hook the laptop up to the tv and watch justtvnuts.com but they dont have near the stations they had and a lot of times it dont work. I am know Bobby is working on getting everything back. Hope you all had a great holiday weekend

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  4. shannon says:

    I will never watch this or the spew. I am still holding on to hope for GH .

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    Eileen replied

    I’m with you Shannon. Who cares about crap like this! With kind of crap and with all of the reality shows that are on, programming is nothing but Jerry Springer copy cat shows. You couldn’t pay me enough money to watch the spew and he revulsion.

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    My2Cents replied

    however, with ‘the chew’ at noon, revolution at 1, KC @2 where does that leave GH?

  5. Iakovos says:

    I remain flabbergasted at how many of these programs exist on network, cable and in syndication. A cadre of attractive experts (and they are all good people), scripted banter, the same old tips and advice… They may be cheaper to produce, the ratings need not be as high to justify their existence, but come on… really? This is what passes for daytime excellence now? I think we are settling and when one settles, one does not get ideal outcomes.

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  6. kathyj says:

    i hope it tanks bigtime

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  7. jp says:

    Neither the chew or the revolution interest me. I will not be watching.

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  8. lisa says:

    Great. Just what the world needs. ANOTHER bullshit program with nothing to say. I hear ty is a coke head. Anyone else hear that? Abc disney are liars and their channels will be blocked on all of my tvs in jan. I only watch the soaps. No mouse in this house! They can take their cheap reality Crap and….

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  9. Sue says:

    There’s already Dr Phil for the shrink stuff, The Doctors for the medical stuff, Nate Burkus for a home makeover……..seems like they are trying to shotgun all this in one show. Ty Pennington is way too hyper for daytime.

    This is sad. Six weeks or so left…..:(

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  10. lisa says:

    Daytime is dead ….abc flat-lined it.
    So what comes next…DON’T REALLY CARE…….
    ‘ CAUSE I WON’T BE WATCHING.

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  11. Barbara Cramer says:

    I’m sure there is an audience for this type of show, just as there is for all the other cheaply-produced help-paid-for-by-the-sponsors talk shows but I am sick to God of them. I won’t be watching.

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    Steph replied

    I totally agree!! There are way too many types of these shows and I am also sick of them. I record OLTL during the day and watch if I’m home. This type of show won’t even get space on my DVR. If this is the wave of TV of the future, I might as well get rid of my satellite.

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  12. Conni says:

    If they haven’t given up on the chew, I guess they won’t give up on this one either. I personally have not watched the chew, and this one seems even less appealing to me then that does. I already gave up watching everything on ABC except the soaps, once they’re gone, so am I.

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  13. wendy says:

    I have no words i enjoyed one life to live since 1993. I hope one life to live stay on tv.

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    Eileen replied

    I have watched OLTL since the day it started. I am beyond sick over it.

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    wendy replied

    to my ealier comment I have’nt watched one life to live since it started it was before my time.

    Gloria replied

    Me too. This keeps me awake at night. Then when I get up in the morning & remember that OLTL is all but gone I am beyond sick too.

  14. Kim says:

    This is TOTAL CRAP programming.

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    Gloria replied

    TOTAL

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  15. Leah says:

    I think ABC is being cheap and it will cost them, it will cost them viewers

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    Gloria replied

    For sure.

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  16. Tracey says:

    I will not be watching ABC as of Jan 16th so I don’t care….hope they all tank. The “Spew” laps over into OLTL’s time slot just so they can mooch off of their ratings….ABC you are not fooling anyone…..

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    Gloria replied

    Glad someone else noticed this, the Spew goes off about 2 seconds before OLTL starts. There is no in between time like there used to be. All it does is make me sick. I mute out every single promo for the Spew & that new one that looks just as bad if not worse. How boring, 2 hours in a row of basically the same thing.

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  17. Jared says:

    Join me in boycotting the goo and the devolution and the network and all of its affiliates. Given pp’s announcement last week, I’m thinking it was all an elaborate setup to detract us all from our prior sponsor boycotts. The mouse house is a rats nest.

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    Gloria replied

    You bet I’m joining in the boycott of anything ABC forever.

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  18. Caroleena says:

    It’s just so…. icky. the idea that a great show like OLTL will be replaced with a self-help show is bland. I doubt I will switch to another soap.. I just wont watch daytime. It’s funny how full my Tivo playlist is with ABC shows. Pretty sure it’s because I watch(ed) their daytime programs and saw the commercials. Guess all my ABC viewing will decline once OLTL is gone.

    Still holding out hope for GH. Only problem there is I can’t stand some of the central pairing so I don’t hardly watch. Fix Jason, tho, and I’m back faster than you can say OLTL RULES!

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    Gloria replied

    I agree-I quit watching GH several months ago but still keep up with it, waiting for it to turn around but I hate to get invested again since we all know it’s just a matter of time before they cancel it for little Miss Katie Couric’s new show-like she needs one. It is beyond insulting to replace OLTL with that crap-ABC Daytime will be the most boring lineup possible. ABC is off my DVC as of 2 p.m. January 13.

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  19. Alley says:

    ABC has lost me as a viewer – in daytime and in primetime. I’ve watched ABC soaps for almost thirty years. This is a very sad time for those of us who love the genre. It’s also sad for the actors, writers and crew. They’ve lost their jobs and a steady paycheck. I feel for them, and hope they’ll be able to find work.

    Goodbye, ABC. When OLTL signs off, so do I.

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  20. Dee Duran says:

    I think ABC choices in new programing stinks and I’m hoping, No praying! that ABC loosing more then there share of day time fans- that they have to go belly up. You deserve it ABC. Now if only NBC and CBS would see the gold mine that is in front of them, they would see so many dedicated viewrs they would make a killing.! Reality shows aren’t what people whom stay home what to do. Be real! Me get off my ass to excerise.. You got to be kidding. LOL! your funny ABC.

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  21. Doe says:

    Where is the originality in another so called talk show or self help or weight loss? Just because they are putting another show with so callled experts, doesn’t do anything new. Think about where these people came from. Nowhere! I’m a good cook. Maybe I can get a cooking show. I can dish out advise on life. I exercise every day. I can do that on TV. And I probably have a better education than all of them Have any of them been a jazz disk jockey? Well, hey No one has come forward with that! Someone please bring back our soaps Doesn’t any producer see how frivolous and boring, unexciting those new shows are? TV has become a wasteland.

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  22. Sharon says:

    I think it is REVOLTING and will be DOA!!!!!

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  23. Wally says:

    When NBC and then CBS cancel their soaps are you going to stop watching TV?

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    Gloria replied

    The point is ABC is taking our soaps off the air & replacing them with shows that are very similiar to others already on the air. Same type of format, same topics, even same sounding names. We want continuing, exciting daytime dramas that we look forward to every day Wally! Who will look forward to these new shows? And if the other soaps are cancelled I simply won’t watch daytime network tv anymore. We haven’t watched networks at night in years, the only network shows I watch ARE the soaps. So it will be cable all the way.

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    Torrey replied

    if they do, there will be nothing on but countless array of talk shows….and if you’ve seen one, you’ve seem them all. All talk shows cover the same topics and have the same guests on. When some big news story breaks, they all give their opinions, when an actor or singer has a new project coming out that entertainer makes their rounds on all the shows, promoting their work…..so, there is nothing special about sitting around watching a talk show. All the self-help gurus say the same thing…and how many doctors do we need on tv telling how to live a better/healthier life? And I think HGTV has the whole home makeover idea down to a science….Not to mention there is an overabundance of fashion makeover shows out there…..This Revolution is nothing more than a mixture of ideas that have already been run into the ground. The only reason why ABC isn’t suffering completely, right now, is because OLTL is still on, and the fans are sticking around to support it….but once it’s gone, I think we will all see a drastic hit in the numbers….and I can’t wait for that day. Seems to me, if they want to get rid of something at ABC, why not go for the obvious choice….Brian Frons.

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    Gloria replied

    You make some very good points. Brian Frons sickens me.

    Brian replied

    Most likely… TV is dead as we once knew it, in the afternoons… Wally, I would urge you to check out “One Life To Live” there are only 36 episode left… perhaps then you might know why so many of us will miss this groundbreaking, award winning show. I mean you no disrespect…. but if you had been a loyal follower of any of the soaps, you might have a better idea of why some many people feel this way.

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    Wally replied

    Look I am a regular soap watcher for 25 years…..But if the networks are losing money and they can put these talk shows on for a fraction of the price what are they to do? It is not 1965 where there were 3 or 4 channels. there is so much variety out there, it should not be hard to replace them with something else either on cable or online.

    Gloria replied

    Only 36? Think of all the stories we are enjoying that will be never be resolved & all the wonderful characters we’ll never see again. We watched Starr & Matthew grow up! And any scene with Viki . . . I think OLTL has the best holiday shows & this Thanksgiving was one of them. Remember the year Starr got Hope back but brought her to see everyone at Llanfair? I cried & cried just as I cried this year during Viki’s toast when she mentioned everyone who was not there, especially Gigi. This show has so much rich family history & they are true to it. Everyone is connected to Viki in some way & I have always loved that. What are we going to do?

    david replied

    Wally, OLTL comes in under budget thanks to its executive producer. It isn’t that ABC is losing money on OLTL, it’s that ABC wants to generate even more revenue by having to invest less, which it can do by producing cheap, reality shows. It’s simply driven by profit and maximizing revenue. Greed can never be satisfied.

    Gloria replied

    Since there is SO much variety why can’t soap fans have their channel & their soaps? Cut the shows to 30 minutes & tighten the stories to the core characters only-that would save some money. It would be way better than nothing. Every single type of interest/hobby is represented on tv today-EXCEPT soaps!

    Brian replied

    Sorry Wally, but was glad to read that you have enjoyed the soaps all these years too. Your comment “It is not 1965 where there were 3 or 4 channels. there is so much variety out there” is very true… but if we turn it around, with there being so many channels today, and so many people upset by losing our soaps, why in can’t anyone see the audience is still there, and want to watch these shows? Most days, I am busy too busy for a lot of tv watching, but when i get home from work and an eating dinner, i watch One Life To Live, and it is going to be a very hard habit to lose and replace… its always been an escape from things… and yes, it has been a crazy show at times, but I have loved every minute of it. Erica Slezak has been the main draw, and she stayed with the show all these years… I have the highest respect for her and will miss her insite very much, yes, I know Vicki is a fictional person, but her words have often rang very true… I hope we see her acting in something very soon, and applaud her until my hand can’t take it any more. She is one class act, and proved that even more by signing with Prospect Park.

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    david replied

    Yes, Erika Slezak is stunning and remarkable. It’s no coincidence she has won 6 Emmy Awards for lead actress. And Viki is a great character. She is the mother, partner, or friend we all wish we had (multiple personalities not included).

    Brian replied

    Hey David

    You are so right!! Viki would be the greatest friend in the world… even with a few of those personalities !! So glad to know there are many other male OLTL fans…

    I know it’s only wishing and hoping.. but still want our show to be saved somehow. I recently re-watched the Thanksgiving show.. it still busted me up, even the second time. I haven’t deleted it, nor any of the other since that episode… I thinkl I will start saving them all from now till the very end… I’m sure one day in the future I will want to watch them again.

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  24. Torrey says:

    Yawn!!! I am done with ABC daytime, as of January 13, 2012…. I just hope OLTL gets some nice tributes like AMC did….and it would be nice to get a two hour episode for the finale…ABC owes us that much, even though I’m sure it won’t happen. As long as there’s no quick fade to black, like AMC.

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  25. Rob says:

    Talk about a snoozefest!!

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  26. boes says:

    The only daytime tv I’ve ever watched were the soaps. When OLTL is gone, then so will I.

    This what happens when a business conglomarate takes over an entertainment business. While profits always mattered, and mattered a lot, the old style networks would sometimes invest in a show for quite a while as it built an audience. And they would also honor a show that had proven stability and talent. Even it wasn’t a runaway audience hit, the old networks valued quality. Not above profits, but along with them. And OLTL has been profitable. Unlike AMC in its last years, OLTL MADE the network money. Just not enough to satisfy the soulless cretins who know run the network.
    Greed killed the show, greed combined with an utter disdain for artistry in any form.

    Now why would I or anyone else need a network like that???

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    david replied

    I think your assessment is quite accurate. The insistence on constantly increasing revenue is greedy, but the fact that The Chew has as many viewers as AMC suggests ABC’s strategy worked. What remains is programming aimed at the tastes of the lowest common denominator, which leaves no reason for most of us to watch television.

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  27. Sam says:

    I definitely won’t be watching and i hope no one else does either! i have had it with abc, the only abc show i will watch is General Hospital and once they give that the ax, abc will no longer be on in this house!

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  28. Pam says:

    While ABC prime time programs remain fresh and entertaining, ABC Daytime sucks. With the exception of The View, daytime is less entertaining. Frons and his goons fail to comprehend that TV’s primary objective is to entertain. I hope ABC’s daytime ratings really tank in 2012, causing advertisers to call for Frons’ head. It’s all his fault.

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    david replied

    ABC primetime fresh and entertaining? I am happy for you, but I find the comedies contrived and predictable. The gay couple on Modern Family is a nauseating stereotype and Gloria isn’t much better. Revenge as a soap is nothing compared to OLTL. The View is more of an irritating waste of time than entertainment. Haven’t most people had enough of the self-promoting idiots and superficial materialism of celebrity culture? The mindlessness of it rots my brain. I guess I am alone in my revulsion.

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    Gloria replied

    NO, you are not alone. I could not agree more especially your opinion of the awful “The View” I mute out even the promos for this obnoxious show. And to think ABC is patterning these replacement shows after The View! Good grief, who can stand 3 hrs. of that crap? I have no opinion on ABC primetime because I have not watched it in so many years I don’t remember. Maybe when Dynasty was on?

  29. Robert in Jersey City says:

    It’d be great if SoapNet could continue and just replay all the years the networks have on tape. If they have 20 years back, it’d at least be 20 years forward. I loved rewatching Ryan’s Hope. I’d love to watch The Doctors from NBC in the ’70s. It’d continue the genre and it’d be a kick to see the morals and fashions of the day.

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    Robert in Jersey City replied

    http://youtu.be/ez79MbbIeFA

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    Gloria replied

    Your idea is great-think of all the shows, Santa Barbara, Loving, Another World, Texas, Capitol, Bay City-I forgot about the Doctors! That would be great. Did you ever notice on SoapNet that Ryan’s Hope would play to a certain episode then start all over again. It never ran through to the end. I watched it twice from the first show to the point it cuts off but I never found out why it stopped where it did. Do you know? It stopped with Jill & that old archaeologist (sp?) guy. I would love to see the later shows with Ryan, Dave, Maggie, etc. It would be cheap for ABC & great for us!

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  30. Tim says:

    When your favorite night time drama goes off the air after a long run do you say thats it no more night time tv no you look for something else to get interested in on the air or cable or dvd etc

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    david replied

    Primetime dramas are only on once a week and repeated in the summers–you can’t get that attached. Besides, how many have been on for 43 years with 40 years of Erika Slezak?

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    Gloria replied

    I remember the last night of MASH & also Cheers & I cried but jeez, they have been “rerunned” into the ground so much I never want to see another espisode of either one! And most of the cancelled nighttime shows like Frasier, Seinfeld & many others end up in cable reruns so they never really go away & besides they are not continuing dramas. And you can’t compare a show on 5 days a week, every week, to a nighttime show that runs 20-30 shows a year. The shows like Dallas & Knots Landing used to “cliffhang” in May & we got new shows in September. So 4 months without them. If they did not come back in September it would not be a huge thing in your daily life like it will be when OLTL is gone.
    It’s just not the same thing.

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  31. Vickie says:

    ABC dies at this house on Jan.13, for that matter Disney has been dead since April. I’m finding plenty to watch on cable and sometimes just listen to CD’s or radio.

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  32. Brian says:

    Once “One Life To Live” goes off the air, ABC will see their true ratings… has everyone noticed how The Chew goes right into the first 30 seconds of “One Life To Live” time slot ? By doing this, ABC skews the actual rating for The Chew…. so once The Chew is followed by The Revolution… they will see a great drop in the afternoon ratings…. and then all the loyal soap fans will have their well deserved day !

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    Torrey replied

    I’ve noticed how ABC tries to drag The Chew into the OLTL hour slot….but that crap doesn’t work for me. I fell for it once, but have changed my viewing habits since. I usually watch Barefoot Contessa & Giada at Home during The Chew….Foodnetwork shows tend to run into the following hour, so I know that once Giada goes off, it is safe to turn it to ABC and watch OLTL. I have not The Chew once, nor do I intend to. I am waiting for the downfall of the show. Although something tells me that ABC will hold onto this show until they have absolutely no other choice but to let it go…..it’s all about saving face, at this point. The numbers aren’t that great for The Chew now….wait until January. I bet they drop even more.

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  33. Mary Lou says:

    Another reality show. Ugh! When will they realize that there are too many of these already, and people are getting sick of them? I’ve never heard of anyone in this supposed “dream team.” ABC had a beautiful daytime lineup, and wrecked it, so now we can just watch them crash & burn. I know i won’t watch this, and I don’t know anyone who will.

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  34. Mary M says:

    Being a fan of OLTL for over 30 years, I will no longer watch ABC after January 13, 2012. I have been on boards all over the internet regarding this topic, and I am not alone. ABC is going to rue the day they took our soaps away!

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  35. todd says:

    I hope soap fans really do boycott this show and this network. Apparently the Chew is catching AMC ratings and has proven to be a success (financially) and getting stronger. I hope this is because OLTL is still on the air. On January 16th….rating had better be abysmal. Since the Neilsen viewers werent tuning into the soaps anyway…….the ratings for the 2pm slot may not drop as much as we hope.

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  36. lipstickcat says:

    I thought OLTL was ending on january 20! Now it’s ending a week earlier! These replacement shows are garbage! The Chew shows you how to make fattening food & then The Revolution tell you your too fat & should lose weight! If you try to write a negative comment on their website, it doesn’t show up! I’m so sick of reality shows! We need escapism like the Soaps provided!

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  37. Red says:

    All I watch is my soaps, football and news programs. Nothing on primetime interests me anymore, hasn’t for years. Late night tv ended with Carson as far as I’m concerned. And daytime talk shows are so 90s – it’s Jenny Jones and Richard Bey recycled all over again for a new generation. After the soaps are gone, I’m dropping my cable and saving my money. No sense on wasting it on the crap the networks are currently peddling.

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  38. Michael says:

    Brian Frons is a low life jack ass. I hope that both these daytime replacements FAIL bigtime- I’m certain they will both be off the air within a couple of years and the broadcast time will be given back to the local affiliates. By that time, I ferverently hope that prick Frons has lost his job.

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  39. ADDIE says:

    Sorry for the people the new shows, nothing against them, but I hope that these replacement programs have lower ratings. If a person scorned is hard to deal with, watch out for a loyal soap viewer.

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  40. Jan says:

    I hope it fails terribly.

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  41. Jean says:

    I am broken hearted that we are losing the soaps. I have not watched ABC since AMC went off the air. I watch OLTL online or soapnet. We are being robbed so the greedy people can pocket more money. Goodbye to good TV and hello to cheap crap. TV is full of talk shows, makeovers etc. I am sick of them all. I am going to miss OLTL so much.

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  42. Heather says:

    Dear The Revolution

    Please fail so that ABC cancels you and gives away your timeslot to General Hospital in September 2012.

    Sincerely yours

    Heather

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