On the upcoming Friday, May 10th edition of Planet 360′s Soap Dish (which now airs on TVGN on Fridays, time vary) segment, the topic is … who is really to blame for the cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live on ABC Daytime? To almost 99.9% of the viewing public, the person to blame is former ABC Daytime Chief, Brian Frons!
Frons defining move to cancel AMC and OLTL are discussed and bantered about with the three Soap Dish guests, The Bay’s Lilly Melgar and Martha Madison, and former OLTL star, Farah Fath!
Farah who played Gigi Morasco and was brought to One Life to work with John-Paul Lavoisier as Rex Balsom’s love interest had the most revealing and interesting things to say in the segment when she related on Frons’ decision to ax the soaps, “It was absolutely ludicrous for him to cancel One Life to Live. I am not going to speak for All My Children, I wasn’t on that show. But One Life to Live was under budget every single year. In fact, so much so that the remaining One Life to Live budget was given to the over-budgeted All My Children. “
Fath went on to say about Frons, “From my personal experience, I liked him. personally. He made a home for me at ABC. I didn’t like his professional decisions, obviously. I think the network has stated since his departure that it was a mistake. I think if the shows were on life support, he pulled the plug.”
Lilly Melgar was wondering if, “It wasn’t fair to pin this all one one person.” Martha Madison recounted how Frons chose to go with lifestyle/makeover show, The Revolution which tanked, and The Chew, in favor of continuing efforts to secure One Life to Live’s and All My Children’s future.
Watch the Planet 360 Soap Dish segment below! Then let us know, do you think Brian Frons is the sole reason All My Children and One Life to Live were gone from network television? Do you think the powers-that-be above him played enforcers and wanted the shows gone, and Frons was the instrument the network used to rid them of the two soap operas? What do you think about Farah Fath’s comments on OLTL’s budget being used to help AMC? Share your comments!