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3 February 23rd, 2011 Rumor Report: ABC to make”Major Decisions” in coming week on daytime line-up!

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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?

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  1. Laurie McRae says:

    If Brian Frons thought he experienced a fan uprising in relation to GH’s decision to fire Rebecca Herbst, he ain’t seen nothing yet! Just wait til ABC starts messing w/our Soaps! He’s going to get more mail than the entire casts of all 3 Soaps received in the last decade! Soap fans are a mighty, outspoken, fiercely loyal bunch & we will fight for our fave shows tooth & nail!

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  2. BrockLong says:

    Laurie, I understand how you feel. I’ve never been a regular viewer of the ABC serials but have watched the CBS ones for decades. The CBS fans have just watched the death of half of its line-up in the past 2 years while NBC is down to 1 show. The loss of ATWT was particularly hard as the show seemed to have a lot of “life” and potential when it was axed.

    Frankly, the ABC fans have been fairly luckly as that network’s serials have survived. I hope that all 3 of them are around a year from now.

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  3. carmencara345 says:

    vanessa marcil giovinazzo has brought sexy back to gh, which was massively floundering til her return. find a way to keep her AT ALL COST. soups are truly dying. i agree: pay for the soap opera greats and weighty guest stars. drop the deadweight actors and change out all mediocre writers to fabulous ones. bring vanessa back. then bring clair labine back to write for all ABC soaps. appeal to a young audience and invest on things like location shoots. soaps could make a comeback if the right management were there!

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