As many know Daytime Confidential broke this story earlier this week, that has ABC Daytime’s line-up is in question, once again.
DC brings up many points. First, after moving All My Children to Los Angeles the show is apparently still over budget, while One Life to Live which is still in New York, who brings their show in under budget, has less of a brand name, which could indicate something could impact these shows future. While, General Hospital is still the number one spot on the network daytime line-up.
What is going on stemmed from the projects that were being bantered about from ABC Media Productions last year which included three possible talk shows that could have one or more green-lighted including, The Tori Spelling and Jeff Lewis gabfest, the cooking show with Danny Boome, and the male talkfest produced by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie…The View team.
According to DC’s sources the following was stated, “They (ABC) have to make a decision by the end of the First Quarter of 2011 in order to get one or more of the shows on the air by fall, Affiliates are getting antsy with Oprah leaving the airwaves with no clear cut successor. The decisions ABC will be making will have ripple effects throughout the ABC Daytime lineup and yes, the soaps will be affected.”
So the question becomes, would these talk shows take spots designated to the current soap line-up, or not? And if so, what would happen and who would be effective?