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108 November 22nd, 2013 Katie Couric Falling From Grace With ABC News And Talk Show! Yahoo Next Stop?

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It will be some small satisfaction for soap opera fans knowing that the Katie Couric initiative with ABC is completely becoming unhinged! First, as we have reported multiple times through multiple sources her talker, Katie, has all but been written-off by Disney/ABC even before it had finished its first season in the spring.

Now Variety is reporting, that Couric is also headed for an exit from ABC News, negotiating an early end to the “special correspondent” deal that came with her talk show agreement back in 2011.

The entertainment/business news source related, “Couric is poised to shift to a programming deal with Yahoo, which will keep her visible in media circles but nonetheless marks a remarkable fall from grace for the anchor who was once at the top of the TV journo pack. She joined the Disney-ABC fold in mid-2011 after a tumultuous tenure as the anchor of the CBS Evening News.

“There’s been speculation in recent weeks that Couric might not complete her second season of the talker now that it’s become clear her station affiliates, including the core ABC O&O group, are hunting for replacement shows starting in fall 2014. Disney reps, however, have tamped down that speculation. If nothing else, Couric’s hefty eight-figure paycheck is incentive for her to complete the two-year term of her daytime show contract.”

Variety goes on to elaborate on how the departure of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the beloved soaps All My Children and One Life to Live, with putting Katie into the lineup was an abysmal flop : “Winfrey’s retirement, followed a year later by Couric’s arrival, coincided with ABC’s strategic decision to cancel the network’s long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. ABC O&O and affiliate stations in many markets have been walloped by the disruptions, which also undoubtedly fueled the anti-Couric sentiment.”

So, what do you think about Couric’s fall from ABC?  What do you think about her locking in a new deal with Yahoo?  And what do you think about how almost 2/3 of supposedly reinvigorated daytime line-up that included The Revolution and Katie,  did not capture the daytime audience?   Weigh-in!

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  1. Nancy says:

    Thank you. This made my night knowing she and the Revolution fell flat on their face. Bye bye and don’t let the door hit you you know where. Please bring back our soaps.

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    Janet replied

    ABC should swallow their pride, admit their mistake and bring back AMC and OLTL at least as 30 minute shows. If they want to keep The Chew at 1:00pm, so be it. But cancel Katie, put AMC and OLTL at 2:00pm and move GH back at 3:00pm.

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    The Greek AA replied

    Yes, PLEASE ! Bring back AMC and OLTL. I like Katie, but she should have stayed with Matt. Actually, she should replace Matt Lauer now that he has fallen from grace.

    buttons62 replied

    U got that right abc new they messed up. Thsts why they brought john mcbain blar star n todd an faith an cole back .so they could build there ratings back up

  2. Trapper says:

    It’s still a pity that TPTB are so incredibly short sighted that they won’t see the best solution for ratings: bring back OLTL and AMC. It’s so simple!

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    dinah replied

    no bloody way amc and oltl needs to stay dead. were are happy with our 4 remainder soaps.

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    Ash replied

    Arguably Days of Our Lives or Bold and Beautiful deserve to die before AMC and OLTL. AT the very least Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser and Susan Lucci deserve to leave tv when they wanted and not have Tony Geary or Eric Braeden reign – neither who have much class, tact or anything! Not sure Deidre Hall deserves a show either. ironically Slezak, Strasser and Lucci are the few soap legends who have stayed true to soaps. Everyone else for the most part tried their hand on becoming a “big” star. These ladies treaed soaps with respect.

    Linda replied

    Dinah that’s a stupid statement we love all our soaps.

    David replied

    This whole thread is pointless. Because no matters how fans rejoice about Katie’s failure, this doesn’t change the fact that ABC will never revive AMC and OLTL. Period. ABC will just replace the cancelled talk shows with other talk shows.

    I’m not saying this to be harsh. I’m just being realistic. Falling talk shows won’t change ABC’s decision regarding AMC and OLTL.

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  3. chevjuls says:

    good riddance her show is very boring anyway

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  4. Diane Dunn says:

    I feel bad but I am smiling. Of course, I am a fan of AMC and OLTL.

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    Joshua replied

    Why should soap fans re-joice in her failure? She isn’t the reason “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” are gone.

    1) THE CHEW
    2) THE REVOLUTION

    Those two shows are to blame, not Couric. She doesn’t even air on ABC in 50% of the markets throughout the nation.

    Soap fans can be so insane.

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    su0000 replied

    The chew and the Revolution are not to blame either..
    ABC is the only one to blame, actually ..

    louisa replied

    Soap fans can rejoice! Kate’s failure and GH’s success proves that ABC viewers want soaps in the afternoon. There is a chance for OLTL and AMC to return.

    She may not air on ABC in every market, but she airs on the ABC stations that count. And it is those top ABC local station managers that forced her out! They need a good lead-in to local news and Couric is not it.

    davleestev replied

    JOSHUA JOSHUA JOSHEWA…Simply put she sucks. She’s boring. The Sara Palin interview with 60 Minutes should have been enough to make ABC shy away from her. I have absolutely no idea where ANY network got the idea this lady was a valuable commodity. She NEVER has been and NEVER will be. As for the other daytime alternatives it was all left up in the hands of Daytime execs for Disney. They would rather see a show where Ariel interviews Mickey,Minnie,and Donald. It’s Disney. They think everybody wants to view Rainbows and Unicorns rather than deal with reality. SO THERE YOU HAVE IT. Soaps on their best days in their most outrageous forms echo the realities of daily living. Disney wants you spinning in a teacup while real life passes by you unnoticed.

    Lisa replied

    Joshua is right…it wasn’t Katie, but the Spew and Revolution. Why is the Spew still going anyway? Are their ratings good? I never hear anything about them.

    Luke replied

    And let’s not forget that she had a big hand in keeping GH on the air.

    Linda replied

    Joshua, insane that’s a strong word people have a right to be passionate about what they believe in or hope for.

    Joshua replied

    Amen @Lisa and Luke.

    And as for exposing Sarah Palin for being as brilliant as a bag of bricks, well I think Couric should be given an award of some type for that!

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    AJ replied

    I don’t have anything against Katie Couric.. I like her, it’s just that I want to see everything on ABC’s Daytime/Afternoon schedule FAIL.. save GH! I want everything that goes into AMC’s or OLTL’s timeslots to fail, those shows should have never been cancelled.. a crime, plain and simple. The Chew has held on, but I suspect it will soon fall as well. ABC should admit they’re wrong, bring those shows back or see everything in daytime fall.

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  5. Sam says:

    No surprise. Nobody cares about Yahoo anymore, it’s a year or so away from being bought out or going bust. What can you say good about Tim Gunn, Ty Pennington, and the rest? It rarely happens that the most annoying people on TV are on the same show. And Katie? She almost single handedly killed the CBS news.

    I have said ever since ABC announced cancelling OLTL AMC that the key was the local affiliates and their annual meeting with ABC execs. They are the only group which has the power, outside the Disney board of directors, to fix this mess. They have the most to loose as Disney doesn’t seem to care about it’s advertisers or ABC doing well. This is the best opportunity for fans to pressure ABC to renew OLTL/AMC through their local affiliates.

    OLTL/AMC could return in the new half hour format which would be more economical to replace Katie and leave The Chew on, which they won’t cancel and has actually gotten better lately. It would be remarkable for ABC to admit they made a mistake and fans would be very grateful. But then I also want my own Caribbean Island for Christmas. LOL

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    You are so correct about the potential power of the affiliates. They need an audience in their markets. Since the almighty alphabet network isn’t help generate one, the affiliates should yell bloody murder.

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    Sam replied

    Thanks for the support.

    Having been on the inside I have seen how this works. Local affiliates are separate companies from the network. The sell local advertising and have local news departments so they are much closer to the people and their local community than the network.

    So, unlike the network, they have to care what people in their community think because they depend on ratings and local advertising, also are regulated by the FCC to operate in the “public interest.” Even the stations owned by the network are separate companies, many were once locally owned and are locally managed.

    So way back I suggested to forget the network because they don’t care. Instead, picket and call, not email it’s too easy to ignore, the local affiliates because they log in all calls and picketing gets the attention of their competition, like the other station’s news departments, especially if you tell them you are going to picket because it looks dramatic on TV. ;-)

    Social media helps get the word out. This puts pressure on the locals and they in turn can put tremendous pressure on the network because they are the only outlet for the network’s product. There have been cases in the past where local affiliates have refused to air a network’s programs and they were cancelled shortly afterwards. This may be the fans best chance to see their shows again, if not on ABC on another network if there is enough pressure.

  6. jean sheppard says:

    I think it is to bad that they cancel all my children and one life to live. there way to many talk show on the air . I wish they could bring back all my children I am sure the viewers would watch ABC if they did.

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    dinah replied

    are you kidding me, brians frons made the right decision. amc and oltl should stay dead. they were horrible shows, towards the end of the shows. amc and oltl were good at the time, now they should stay cancelled

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    Linda replied

    Dinah, horrible was not the reason they were canceled, your savior brian fron had a vision about what soap fans for years wanted. Now he see he was incorrect we did not want food shows, wellness programs or talk shows.

  7. Raquel says:

    Unfortunately Katie is BORING! She does well delivering the news but a one hour talk show is definitely not her thing. Bring back the soaps and watch the ratings go up!

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  8. Susan says:

    Bye. Bye

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  9. Richard says:

    One Life to Live 40+ years. The replacement shows… two already down the drain. I want One Life to Live back!

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    Anita replied

    Agree

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  10. stefano says:

    1 Week ago, i heard big rumors that one life to live and all my children is coming back to abc. but i really don’t think abc wants them back. monique is getting a daytime talk show in september. that will take over katie couric. I’m so happy her talk show bombed.

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    Jewell replied

    Monique show will fail too, ABC head is too far up their rear end to see we don’t want talk shows.. Tey need to learn from CBS they fight to keep their soaps #1

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    davleestev replied

    KNOCK IT OFF. Oprah can’t be replaced and neither can continuing daytime drama. PERIOD. A big rumor indeed.

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    davleestev replied

    And as for Monique she couldn’t even survive on BET so FOR REAL HOMIE???

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    Ash replied

    Dumb question – who is Monique?

    davleestev replied

    Monique is an African American comedienne who became an actress. If you’ve never seen the Parkers a spin off from singer Brandy’s show Moesha then her other big role was the mother of Precious in the movie Precious. If you’ve seen none of these than just do the blank cartoon stare and blink three times and move on.

  11. Jane says:

    GOod news for GH I think. Wish PP would just break the licensing agreement with ABC, give the shows back and ABC would put them back on the air. Its obvious PP isn’t going to do anything with them

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  12. Pav says:

    Now if they could just get rid of thechew.

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    david replied

    the chew is doing very well. the chew is a terrific show.

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    Pav replied

    Yeah, I don’t care for any of the hosts-which makes it no problem for me to honor the promise I made to never participate in the replacement shows ABC shoved at the daytime audience. This included The Revolution, which starred the delightful Tim Gunn. I apologized when I I FB’d him, letting him know I wouldn’t watch the show. Thank goodness for Project Runway.

    Linda replied

    The chew a terrific show, “ha” I rather watch Kelly and Michael before that low rated show.

  13. Judy Chalmers says:

    ABC, just do the RIGHT thing admit you made a mistake, and bring the soaps back!!

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    lorenzo replied

    I agree with you judy, but abc will never admit there mistake. brian frons needs to be tortured and locked up in a cage. lol. we soap fans, will send sheila carter to torture him. lol

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    mary replied

    YES!!!!! The show was Boring!!! Hopefully ABC will do something right and bring Gh back to 3Pm at least. Cut your loses with Katie and run. But please not another talk show with 5 people sitting around a table talking.

  14. valerie says:

    Hated her show anyways, miss my 2 soaps!! Please don’t replace her with a cooking show!!

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  15. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Big deal…theyll probably replace it with just another talk show!!!

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  16. Jon says:

    I like Katie C. but don’t like the show at all. It is even worse than it was last season. ABC needs to bring back AMC / OLTL even if for 30 minute episodes. The audience lost would return and prob forgive ABC.

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  17. Rapids says:

    I was never a fan of Katie and her show is nothing special. However the soaps are not coming back and the network already gave the hour back to the local stations. There are NBC and CBS stations airing Katie’s show in syndication.

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  18. Curry-girl says:

    I do not believe any talk or cooking show will bring in the audience ABC/D had in that time slot. Should have never canceled AMC/OLTL

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  19. su0000 says:

    Talk shows has lost all their popularity, they are a dime a dozen on network and cable.
    Talk shows are not entertainment they are cheap filler..

    No matter who or what ABC tries to run during those daytime slots, they will fail..
    Those time slots have been for soaps for past 50yrs, only an Idiot would believe any talk show survive daytime..
    The odds are against it.. Oprah was an exception.

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  20. Okiecarol says:

    I still miss AMC and OLTL. : (

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  21. Barbara says:

    I happen to love Katie and her show. It was the luck of the draw not her choice to replace the soaps. It is unfair to blame her for decisions out of her control. I watch Katie the show is often funny as heck other times so moving it makes me cry.

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    louisa replied

    Apparently you will be the one person who follows her to Yahoo.

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  22. Sal Piscioneri says:

    Please ABC bring back OLTL and AMC at a half hour each….we would all be glad does not have to be one hr. each…..ABC needed a wakeup call….ABC at one time had the best daytime lineup…love in the afternoon. Loving/The City, AMC, OLTL GH and Oprah Winfrey the closer….Katie did not have any kind of following ever…

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  23. MBmomof3 says:

    Hate to say “We told you so” to ABC, but we soap fans saw this coming. I don’t like to take joy in other’s failure, but there is some sense of satisfaction to see ABC having yet another epic fail in their daytime lineup.

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  24. Gh lover says:

    Enough with Amc and Oltl ! Geez we lost so many before..Aw, Loving,Genrations…… Lets move on and talk about GH and how instead of falling flat like Katie, is living a ratings revival.

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    LeeAnn replied

    EXACTLY, glad someone finally said it !

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    Jean replied

    You would understand the pain that fans are going through if GH is cancelled.

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    Ash replied

    I think soaps revival is more because two major soaps left soap hungry viewers not so much soaps are in demand sadly.:(

  25. carla says:

    Might as well keep katie abc will just replace her with another boring talk show. We have to be realistic amc and oltl are Over and done with.

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  26. Ross says:

    ABC Execs & Shareholders:

    This is what happens when you listen to the moronic ideas from Mr. Brian Frons.

    What were you thinking???

    PS: As far as GH goes…keeping Phelps & Guza for over a decade did you no favors to the destruction of what happened to a once iconic show, let alone your daytime line-up of AMC, OLTL, & GH.

    ABC Daytime will never been the same. Frank and Ron are doing their absolute best restoring GH to what soaps were about and reminding people what fun it is to watch soaps and daytime TV again.

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  27. irene says:

    Her show was boring. She tries to hard. Most of the talkers do. That is why Steve Harvey and Wendy Williams do so well. They love what they are doing. Same for Rachel Rae. Dr. Oz.

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  28. su0000 says:

    people, ABC can not bring the 2 soaps.. PP hold the lease..
    IF, ABC did get the soaps back they would never bring them back, never..
    why do people continue to believe that ABC would even consider airing the 2 soaps again, it will never happen, ever.. :)

    Also, ABC will not bring them back and none of the other networks want anything to do with them, none..
    PP is the one and only hope for the 2 soaps..

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  29. Llanviewer717 says:

    I no feelings about Katie Couric one way or the other. I’m just happy to see more trouble for the alphabet network and the mouse company. Both companies should be driven out of business.

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  30. Marc says:

    I dont care who or what they have in that time slot. If it s not OLTL I am done with that network

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  31. Barbara says:

    ABC’s loss! They always get rid of all the good shows! Katie wasn’t the reason we lost our soaps…however she is the only thing worth watching on ABC! Without OLTL and AMC there was nothing to watch but Katie! So I will just say goodbye to ABC daytime!

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  32. Jeffrey Anderson says:

    Amigos,Katie… go back to Today show where she belong

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  33. Michael says:

    Are there any idiots left at ABC who just might be smart enough to foresee a ratings bonanza if they had the balls to resurrect All My Kids and One Life?!

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    julie replied

    grow up amc and one life to live is over. lets move on. gh is the soap to watch now. gh is on fire now

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    Linda replied

    How can you say move on these two soap were apart of ABC just like GH . On fire if that was true GH rating would be #1 the soap that holds that spot is Y&R so don’t get it twisted.

  34. Rose says:

    It started with Katie on The Today Show. You either liked her and Matt or you preferred GMA. I always thought it was ironic that ABC thought their mainly female audience would embrace her, especially after what they did with our soaps. She’s an NBC type girl, and was too “perky” for CBS nightly news.

    And they should have considered half-hour AMC and OLTL. I’ve since started watching B&B. Half hours aren’t that bad, certainly better than nothing and PP. And we are getting used to stories moving along much fastest instead of dragging on and on. Since we are a country known for redemption, ABC would be smart to park their egos and just resurrect both shows.

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    mgb357 replied

    You bet – lets start the groundswell…
    Bring back the soaps – ABC’s ratings would soar and we ould be happy once again.

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  35. merrygranny says:

    It’s simple, they took off the shows we want to watch & replace them with garbage we hate & will not watch. I’d rather sit & twiddle my thumbs than to watch the stuff ABC serves up on daytime with the exception of General Hospital, I still watch it but when it goes off my TV changes channels & don’t come back to ABC until GH is back on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Annie says:

    I would love to watch Katie’s show but I have ATT-UVERSE and we do not have a single channel that carries KATIE.

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  37. Judy says:

    Yeah I’m thrilled she fell flat on her face and ABC too. Taking away the soaps was the “worst” thing ABC could have done. Bring back the soaps and just eat “crow” and put back at Disneyworld “Super Soap Weekend”

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  38. Lisa Z. says:

    News Flash: the audience is sick of talk shows. Bring back OLTL and the daytime soap audience will return.

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  39. lorraine says:

    Give the soaps another chance, what could you lose?

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  40. Sue says:

    Great news sorry Katie fans no she didn’t cancel the soaps ABC did and I hate them, so I am happy she is tanking let Yahoo have her.

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  41. Colleen says:

    I have never watched her show.

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  42. Anita says:

    Not another talk show or game show or cooking show. How about our soaps back.

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  43. Mary SF says:

    I think now might be the time for some creative thinking and come up with another type of programming for the afternoon. But if they did go down the scripted drama route aka as soaps they should create a new half hour one– I wouldn’t mind something different than the same ones we had for 40 plus years. I love the classics, but if soaps are to survive some new ones better start popping up soon, and until I see networks investing in creating new ones I will not be too optimistic about the future of scripted drama made for daytime.

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  44. jaybird369 says:

    This has MADE my day…THANK YOU!!!!! Katie Couric is so ANNOYING…VOICE AND ALL…LOL!!!!! Good Riddance, Katie!!!!!!

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  45. Chris Carly says:

    ABC is getting what they deserved. The ticked off the main viewer of daytime TV – the homemarker by cancelling AMC and OLTL. I hope they suffer where it hurts the most – their wallets.

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  46. mgb357 says:

    Bring Back OLTL ……
    Best news of the year!!!

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  47. Tom Welles says:

    HEY here’s an idea! Take the 20 MILLION dollars they were paying her and bring back ALL MY CHILDREN as a half hour show! Huh? Whaddaya think? How about that?
    At least, bring back AMC with cross-over characters from One Life to Live or something. No one will ever convince me that ABC-TV daytime hasn’t suffered since dropping two iconic soaps from their afternoon line up. Their horrific show “the revolution” was an almost-immediate Flop and Katie’s show isn’t pulling in the ratings they hoped it would.
    I don’t think we will see full Hour versions of either AMC or OLTL (too costly, I think we all get that) but either combine the shows or have one show presented as a Half program.

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  48. Barbara t loves One life to live says:

    This is no surprise to me, I E-Mailed ABC every day telling them that Katie wouldn’t last, Katie Couic is boring and self centered her talk show is awful, and ABC should have known that if they did their homework, She couldn’t do the CBS evening news for God sakes. They ( abc) should get their act together and bring back One Life To Live and All My Children because it doesnt matter who they put on ,WE THE TRUE SOAP FANS DON’T WANT ANY TALK OR FOOD SHOWS ON THEIR NETWORK BETWEEN 1 AND 4, WE LIKE LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON, REMEMBER THOSE WORDS ABC ?

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  49. Gracies BFF says:

    For the sake of conversation, if and that’s one huge if, ABC brings back AMC and OLTL, what makes anyone think that they wouldn’t dump them again.

    They ( ABC) have proven that viewer loyalty means absolutely nothing to them.

    I was a loyal AMC viewer since it’s debut in January of 1970 and as far as I am concerned ABC is dead.

    How’s that for loyalty ABC?

    What goes around HAS come around.

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  50. L.B. says:

    I agree in that it would be a good idea to put back AMC and OTL for half hour shows. I believe that the ratings would be pretty good have TVGN put them on for two half hour shows at night. It is the time when most adults can put their kids to bed and relax and watch some adult shows.

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  51. Rose says:

    It’s ironic that two of ABC’s newer shows that are doing well are just scripted, more expensive soaps…Scandal and Revenge. What made ABC think if they didn’t update the format and add better writing that they couldn’t do the same for daytime. General Hospital proves that. And maybe the kind of audiences they get will never be like the old days for any network. So take what ‘s there today.

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  52. su0000 says:

    ANC has no emotions..
    ABC is business..
    ABC will not bring the soaps back..

    IF ABC gets the soaps back we will never see either of them again..
    ABC will not invest in the 2 soaps, it is pure business..

    ABC dumped the soaps over money..
    The 3 soaps were not profitable but surviving, that is not good enough in business..
    There are not enough profitable viewers to invest in the 2 soaps..
    Soaps are highly expensive to produce. ABC is supporting one soap and that soap is all ABC will support their remaining soap GH, only as long as it does profitable well.
    PP is our one and only hope to ever see the two soaps, again.

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    Troy Parkins replied

    Okay, I understand what you are saying, but fans are suggesting just a Half hour version of either show or a combination of the two.
    Did you think the Prospect Park versions of ALL MY CHILDREN were great? I did not, but to be fair, the shows as an On-line presentation needed time to find their footing. So, I would be happy if either company picked the show up but as optimistic as I am trying to be, the situation at hand doesn’t appear too promising. In the event that ALL MY CHILDREN returns in some way, will fans accept new characters and new faces in established roles?

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  53. Jean says:

    I miss AMC and OLTL so much. Is there a particular person at ABC where fans can write requestng to bring them back? Maybe they can bring them back for 30 minutes each.

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  54. Nikki says:

    I HATE shows replacing soaps, but I actually didn’t mind KATIE, simply because she had fantastic guests on it and great real-life tales (like the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy episode). But I will say, I am incredibly proud in the fact that ABC canceled two soaps for two shows they also cancelled (Revolution and KATIE). I wish, since Prospect Park are obviously not going to do anything again, ABC would pick at LEAST one of them and bring it back on TV, either picking up where the broadcast version left off or where the online version left off (personally, I would pick the broadcast version).

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  55. Jared says:

    Bring back AMC and OLTL in 30 minute slots. AMC at noon and OLTL at 12:30, followed by GH for an hour at 1pm.

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    Nikki replied

    The best would be for them to be at 3:00 and 3:30. They would have GH as a lead in and the time slot is not filled by any other soap (just as GH at 2:00)

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  56. Jan says:

    YAY! Couldn’t stand the woman!

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  57. Jeff says:

    The Chew is fine; it just should be on at 10 or 11 am. Bring back the soaps in the afternoon.

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  58. Charday says:

    Good Riddance!

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  59. Bobbi Hampel says:

    Katie can have a really whiney voice when she’s trying to sound sympathetic. I just can’t stand it, and her guests aren’t interesting anyway.
    Biggest mistake in history of daytime is canceling AMC and OLTL. ABC will go down the drain and take the Mouse with them if they don’t start listening. They can’t make money on false pride. Beg Susan Lucci et al and bring them all back. And all those new actors I can’t remember, say goodbye and get back to core families and… How many times do you have to hear it before you listen? How many $$millions lost before you get a clue?

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    Ash replied

    I agree. But it won’t happen – human pride. I think the “big” soap stars would c ome back. I mean Slezak, Strasser, and Lucci are of an age where work is hard to find. They probably don’t need to be begged. It wouldn’t surprise me if Lucci made more even though her salary was slashed on AMC than on Devious Maids and Deadly Affairs combined.If Tony Geary makes 1.5 mil a year now thne Lucci was probably over 2 million when she left (down form her hey day when she made rumoured 8 mil).

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  60. No1_ILoveLucyFan says:

    Back when cancellation rumors were rampant, soap viewers TOLD ABC/Disney flat out that we would not watch whatever they put in place of our soaps.

    They cannot whine they weren’t warned.

    Now that AMC & OLTL on Hulu/TOLN have been cancelled, perhaps ABC/Disney needs to re-visit their decision and re-vamp the soaps, get NEW writers who know the history of the shows & revitalize them then bring them back on the air where they belong & never should have left in the first place.

    Otherwise, I’ll suggest that whatever tripe they decide to replace Ms. Couric with, will suffer the same fate as her show did.

    They underestimated the voice of the soap audiences, didn’t they? >:-{)

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    mgb357 replied

    You are so right!

    Wish they would see the light. Consumers who seek out their show are more loyal than someone who watches – just because it is on.

    Wonder how many daytime execs will lose their job before they experiment with soaps again.

    Bring back OLTL now.

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  61. Troy Parkins says:

    Take the Millions and Millions of dollars they were paying her for her boring
    TV Talk Show and replace them with shortened versions of ONE LIFE TO LIVE
    and/or AMC -

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  62. Robert says:

    How many flops must All aBout Cash produce to recognize and finally admit they made a mistake cancelling two of their three soaps. Let’s be honest, the Nielsen ratings system is NOT an accurate reading of viewership. With women working more and viewing habits changing, fewer viewers are actually watching their shows when they orginally aired. If only ABC would have recognized that with daytime soaps. I am glad Katie was yet another failure, viewers DO NOT want or NEED another talk show.

    Bring back our soaps and get the rights back to AMC and OLTL!!

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  63. Tee says:

    Told you so.

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  64. jas says:

    talk about Karma. this woman should NEVER have been given the spot on ABC. they too got what they deserved putting her on. she is nasty, extremely disliked by co-workers, and her ‘sweetness’, etc. is so very transparent. not real folks. I remember posting this same thing way back when. so this is a ‘told you so’ post. to think of the hundreds and hundreds of hard-working, great actors, behind-the-scenes people, trade and craft people whose lives were jolted and dropped because of her and her ridiculous show. yet another boring, mindless show with people no one cares about, all sitting on a sofa, talking about things you couldn’t care less about. good going ABC. you are getting what you deserve. you lost viewers along the way as well. I watch for 3 minutes of the 11pm news to get the weather report from Dallas Raines. I do like him and some of the other news reporters. but will never, ever again watch/support ABC. they suck! back to the subject at hand – Katie sucks BIG TIME!

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  65. Maddie says:

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. Glad ABC got rid of Couric. Sweet revenge for her attack on Sara Palin. Let’s hope Yahoo wakes up before the contract is signed!

    She needs to retire her face from the media.

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  66. freddy says:

    If its all about ratings and what people want to watch then ABC should wake up and give back what the people truly want. Thier soaps of course. They should revmap them and make them cool and fun like a nightime show. We are overrun with talk shows showing the same stuff. How many times can you see a make over, or a recipie for a good cake. ABC will never stand up to the ratings of other cooking shows and such on cable network. They need to cook some humble pie and have some coffee with it.

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