Could things get any darker for the daytime genre than this! The Internet is abuzz this afternoon and this evening with a huge report and item from TV Guide’s legendary soap journalist extraordinare, Michael Logan, that says he has heard from very reliable buzz that ABC is about to cancel both One Life to Live and All My Children in the very near future!
Here is what Logan goes on to say, “Word is, ABC Daytime chief Brian Frons has a talk show and reality show lined up for fall — both of them much cheaper to produce than soaps — and he needs to clear the schedule. More disturbing, insiders say Frons has been extremely cavalier about all this, showing no signs of sorrow or regret about a drastic decision that will leave General Hospital as the network’s only daytime soap. When contacted for comment, ABC Daytime PR chief Jori Petersen told us, “I have no announcement, and these are just rumors that you are hearing. I am sorry to hear that they’re escalating but I cannot confirm anything.”
We will keep you posted as this ongoing story develops! And we pray we do not lose truly one of the best soaps on the air One Life to Live, and one of the legacy soaps, All My Children.