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132 October 30th, 2014 THE VIEW Taken Over By ABC News! Leaving General Hospital, The Chew, Incoming Tyra Banks Show As All That’s Left Of ABC Daytime!

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A bit of shocker via Variety!  The entertainment news outlet is reporting that ABC’s morning talker, The View is now going to fall under the auspices of ABC News and no longer be a under the ABC Daytime wing.  That means that of the once strong ABC Daytime programming block, only The Chew and General Hospital remain.

According to the report: Starting today, “The View will be part of the non-fiction branch of programming within ABC News which produces the documentary series NY Med. The talk show will now be in the growing portfolio of ABC News president James Goldston, Ben Sherwood’s (incoming ABC/Disney Television President) right-hand man who helped revamp Good Morning America.  It seems that ABC’s daytime executives are clearly losing oversight of the show.

The View which re-tooled itself this year bringing back Rosie O’Donnell, and adding Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez along with the longest on-air ranking host, Whoopi Goldberg have faced lackluster ratings since it bowed in September.

The report also goes on to say: “Within ABC there’s been conflict about which side has been calling the shots on “The View” this season.”  The go on to say “The shakeup poses many questions about what sources describe as dysfunction inside ABC Daytime, which was folded into ABC’s entertainment division in 2011, and has a sparse plate that includes an upcoming Tyra Banks talk show, The Chew and General Hospital.  One of the chief recent disappointments was Katie, the much-hyped Katie Couric 2012 talk show that hemorrhaged millions and was axed after two seasons.”

So will The View become more serious or lighter under ABC News? Will this help save the struggling talker  What do you think about what has happened to the once almighty ABC Daytime?  Weigh-in below!

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  1. dmr says:

    I’m just happy that ABC cancelled Katie Couric, or did she decide to leave-I can’t remember. I really tried to watch a few of her shows-she always appeared fake to me. I miss when I was little and having Ryan’s Hope, Loving, AMC, OLTL, and GH on in the living room. I used to love Ryan’s Hope and Loving.

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    Diane Fourtot replied

    i changed frm the View to Kelly and Michael . There’s to much yelling. As far Katie I liked most of her shoes they were very informative. I was sorry to see her go.ABC screws up big time when they took those two soaps!

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    Roxy W. replied

    ABC has lost sight of what day time viewers want. They are so busy trying to find ways to create a larger profit for themselves. They are their own worst enemy!

  2. Gayle says:

    ABC screwed up big time when they canceled All My Children and One Life To Live. The viewers have been leaving in droves. It would appear that their leadership knows nothing of the power of viewer loyalty!

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    Joe McGlinchey replied

    AMEN the powers that be and keep changing often seem to be a bunch of dumb ARSES! A band of fool that do not know what daytime viewers want to watch. Here is a clue band of DULL UNSHARPENED TOOL, All My Children & the best soap One Life to Live!

    No tyra, no catie, No talk shows & no REALITY T.V. either. Hear & now read that your BIGGEST MISTAKE was brian fronz.

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    Denise McBride replied

    ABC is my favorite station, but when they took off One Life to Live and All My Children, they made a huge mistake! Millions of viewers left them! Their night time line up is terrific for each night, but I’m not on board with removing/revamping The View! I’ve been watching since Day 1 of this show and even though many of the hosts were tossed or left on their own, I still stayed with it. Put the soaps back on and stop with the game shows and reality crap!

    MaxDaddee replied

    Amen brothers and sisters to soap loyalty. After cancelling AMC and OLTL, my family swore off giving ABC any consideration when it comes to watching anything besides GH. Reality TV, profit motives…good grief! – too many cheap shows lacking plot, good writing and acting skills. ABC has gotten so trashy, no shows with heart, just violence and pushing exposed flesh. Cheap.

    kathleen replied

    I so agree with MaxDaddee’s statement

    mgb357 replied

    abc – lowercase letters – is just plain stupid.

    they had a great thing going with the afternoon soap schedule, but wanted to improve for the new generation of viewers. well its been three years – and the results? less viewers – i wonder what they learned?

    nothing – instead they decide to add yet another hour of ‘news with a view’ to their schedule.. i’d rather watch an actual cable news network that knows what they are doing and is fair and balanced.

    so long abc – it was nice knowing you…. looks like we will have to look elsewhere for entertainment and stories…

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    Guest replied

    The Chew is making more money for the network than AMC and OLTL. They have as much viewers as GH without the inflated salaries and production costs. Think ABC will keep trying to bring on another “The Chew” type show over ever bringing back AMC and OLTL . That is IF ABC EVER gets the rights back! Think the genre of the soap is not going to last much longer on the networks . Soap genre seems to be excelling on the web! Dallas reboot on TNT was a beacon of hope for the soap genre survival but that show has been canceled and looks like more are on their way out as well… Sad,

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    ABC replied

    Who watches the chew its the worst cooking show ever, its sad that when it premiered it had to run into General Hospital time slot for about 1 to 2 minutes. That’s how they were getting their ratings because of the General Hospital fans would tune in at 2 pm to their soap. No one likes the cast, they had to pay the audience just to sit in and watch the show because it was doing so bad in the ratings. ABC just needs to bring back AMC & OLTL .

    Lori replied

    I agree !!! ABC trying to save face on THE CHEW (Or, THE PHEW). At least GH is doing great ;-) I wish they would bring our soaps back, although, most of the actors are on other projects or other soaps.

    Petra replied

    Well I for one LOVE the Chew! They have such great chemistry, I learn a lot and they are just so entertaining. You know you are always in for a great laugh.I find it so childish when people call it the “Phew or the Spew” seriously, grow up people. So happy GH is doing well it has been my favorite show since I was a kid.

    Sue M. replied

    Sorry,but never liked the chew from day one. Never had any interest in cooking shows. Don’t find them entertaining one bit! I rather watch my stories any day. When GH is over each day ,then I watch one of my DVD movies. ABC had to ruin a good thing!!!

    Roxy W. replied

    We call it “Phew” or “Spew”, because we’re trying not to puke at the thought of that show! Daytime TV is for drama. If you you want cooking , watch cable. I’ve boycotted ABC for three years now; except for GH. I was watching “The View” from to time, because of Whoopi, but not after the first new show. The personalities don’t click well, and who needed another Hasselbeck ever! Now iI watch two soaps from CBS, and GH.

    Caroldee replied

    I agree losing it’s daytime shows like AMC and OLTL was a big mistake.. the loyal watchers cancelled TWO shows already including that awful Katie show.. The View is on it’s way out in my opinion. Firing those who people watched and replacing them with others they THINK people want was bad. LONG live SOAPS including GH… TYRA will go down too.. didn’t she TRY a show already and it fail?? I think SO.. live and learn ABC.

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    bob replied

    I agree bring back oltl and amc until they do this I wont watch abc

    abby replied

    you are so right Caroldee…maybe now ABC will realize that without us fans and viewers, they got nothing…to bad they cant move GH to another station and then ABC will crumble altogether, which is what they deserve for messing with a good thing.

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    harry replied

    I agree with ABC (the commentator, not the network). The Chew is hosted by some of the most annoying “chefs” I have ever had the misfortune of seeing.
    Moreover, the recipes are dreadful. It’s like having four Rachel Rays stirring the pot.

    Llanviewer717 replied

    They know now Gayle!!!!!!

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  3. dee says:

    I honestly hate the revamp View, for me it use to be with Sheri, Joy, and Whoopie it is was fun to watch they would get into there own opinions, and it was fun now it
    so dry no humor, glech, awful

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    Sue M. replied

    Never liked Sherri Sheherd, she was always doing most of the talking . Always talking about Jeffrey. And the eating segments she was always the first one there, filling her mouth up with food. The only one I really liked was Whoopi. But I stoped watching the view for five years now. Lost interest. Prefer
    watching my stories over talk shows.

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    rebecca1 replied

    They were annoying and controversial. Sheri brought her religion and her son into every conversation….not to mention the race on too many occasions. That’s not entertainment… And going back further? Elizabeth? Can I get an UGH???!!!

    There’s a way to discuss different “views” without being self-righteous. Apparently she never learned that…

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    rebecca1 replied

    not “the” race…

    not “she” never learned…meant, tthey

    jaybird369 replied

    Hi Rebecca,

    A while back, I remember when Prince was on The View. When Prince walked onto The View’s stage, Sherri IMMEDIATELY started behaving like a lovesick idiot (or whatever) in front of that poor man. She said all kinds of crazy things to Prince which ended up being VERY INAPPROPRIATE on-air. Get this: Before the segment, Barbara Walters pulled Sherri aside and told Sherri to BEHAVE HERSELF on-air. Needless to say, Sherri didn’t listen. Anyway, about 10 minutes or so into the segment, Prince had had enough and very quickly left the stage. After the episode, Sherri caught MAJOR HELL from the rest of The View ladies (especially Barbara) and the show’s producers because of her behavior. Rebecca, I gotta tell ya’: I lost A LOT of respect for Sherri soon after that. As far as I’m concerned, Sherri has NO TACT!!!!! PERIOD!!!!! No.

    Take care, Rebecca. XOXOXOXOXO

    rebecca1 replied

    interesting jaybird369…never knew that. might google to read about it. sad…the few movies I saw her in she was funny…even when she started out she added a friendly presence. but like I said…for me…race, religion, her son…who cares!!!???? people don’t watch a show to hear about someone’s life… (truth be told I barely watched the show…but mom did/does…but I saw enough to be turned off by her, Elizabeth…and Ms. Jenny was no prize either. ) LOL…

    see ya later jay… ;)

    Harry replied

    Jaybird:

    Interesting! When Russell Brand came on The View about 2 years or ago he engaged in his usual weird Brand kind of flirting. Sherri became all flustered and bent-out-shape and thought he was really hitting on him. She didn’t seem to get his particular brand of humor. Also, Brand was engage to Katie Perry at the time and I really doubt he would jeopardize that by fooling around with that fool.
    In any case, interesting that Sherri went nuts over Prince but couldn’t handle Russell Brand’s harmless flirting.

    jaybird369 replied

    Hi Rebecca,

    1. Y-E-S. I mean…looking back on it now, those producers of The View were clearly OUT OF THEIR MINDS when they hired that ANNOYING HAS-BEEN Jenny McCarthy. YIKES!!!!! Anyway, Jenny is no longer there, Thank God!!!!!
    2. Rebecca…check this out: Not too long ago, Jenny married actor Donnie Wahlberg (the younger brother of actor Mark Wahlberg). Anyway, supposedly, Mark DOES N-O-T LIKE Jenny AT ALL and he has been VERY VOCAL about this. Who can blame him??? H-o-n-e-y…I would feel the same way. BTW, where Mark’s dislike of Jenny is concerned, I now have AN EVEN BIGGER RESPECT for Mark…LOL!!!!! Yep.
    3. More and more, as time went on, Sherri ended up talking about herself (and other things pertaining to her) WAY TOO MUCH!!!!! When they were each on there, THANK GOD Joy Behar, Lisa Ling and (my FAVORITE!!!!!) Meredith Vieira NEVER behaved that way. Oh, how I miss Joy, Lisa and Meredith!!!!! To me…THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!!!! Yes.
    4. Rebecca…BTW, I L-O-V-E the smiley face!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!

    Have a good one, Rebecca.

    LATER GATOR!!!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    Hi Harry,

    I remember that episode. Looking back on it now, apparently, Sherri hated being caught off-guard like that. Harry, I gotta tell ya’…as an actor, Russell Brand is not my CUP OF TEA. But…I found Russell’s segment to be pretty LOL hilarious. BTW, I once read somewhere that Russell Brand is a NOTORIOUS FLIRT when it comes to the ladies. He probably still is.

    Have a good one, Harry.

  4. Marc says:

    Yay looks like the end of this awful show

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  5. Mark in FLA says:

    If they want a strong line up, they have to bring AMC and OLTL back. Only way for ABC to redeem themselves.

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    Guest replied

    ABC does not own the rights to AMC or OLTL… and the costs are too high for production!! IT is also not fair to the actors -since they do not pay the same as they used to. Think they should cut GH back to a half hour and what they should do is try a concept show combining the soap actors into a new combined show.

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    julianna replied

    GH is the ONLY show on abc worth watching! I watch Dr Phil, but I wouldn’t lose sleep if it was cancelled. They made a major mistake when they cancelled AMC/OLTL. They will never have the viewership they had with any of the crappy shows they think we will watch.

    harry replied

    Guest–I HATE that idea which is probably why they just might do it.

    Roxy W. replied

    If play around with the only show drawing a strong viewership, they might just circle the drain for the last time! It will probably be over for ABC!

    Sue M. replied

    I don”t think they will bring back AMC or OLTL. Didn’t like when they had the soaps on-line. They weren’t the same,like when they were on the tv.. They lacked the good stories.

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  6. Stephanie says:

    Honestly, I haven’t watched the View in years and the reason- I don’t care for the show or any of the hosts they had/have. All I can say is that they better keep their hands of General Hospital. The Chew has grown on me but those are the only shows that keep me watching ABC Daytime. If they take them off, I will tune out!

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    Momma replied

    Why would you even watch “The Chew”? There are about 500 alternatives to watch on cable.

    And even if you don’t have cable, I would imagine turning the TV off when “The Chew” comes on, would be more entertaining.

    Silence is underappreciated.

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  7. Kelly says:

    The only thing that is going to help ABC is bring back our soaps.. I will not watch anything but GH on that network if it took the place of a soap. I don’t care what or who they put on. I am a looooog time viewer of soaps and that is what I want to watch in the afternoons.. if I can’t get it there .. I will find it else where….

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  8. susan cobler says:

    The View has lost viewers because a lot of people, myself included, vowed not to watch it with Rosie O’Donnell returning. We have stuck to our guns. Too bad because it was once a great show. Even Whoopie can’t overcome this major bad decision on the producers’ or networks’ part.

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    Guest replied

    Think they needed to bring in Penny Marshall with Whoopi and Rosie! I think she would be the perfect “referee” or give the show more of a balance! Penny, Whoopi and Rosie with an alternating guest 4 host! That would be magic !!

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    harry replied

    No, if you read The Variety article it says that this season has barely raised the ratings from the lackluster ratings from last season when Jenny McCarthy and Sheri Shepard. This season the ratings have risen, albeit not enough apparently.
    I stopped watching when Sheri of the world-is-flat club, and Jenny, of the ignorant but dangerous, do-not-inoculate-your-child club dominated the show with their silly and juvenile chatter. They never discussed important issues of the day–it all focused on celebrity gossip and on their own boring lives. Who cares?
    Whoopi finally looks happy and relaxed, Rosie is tempering her view point with diplomacy and Nicole Walker knows her politics. I am not feeling Rosie Perez, however. I do wish Joy Behar would come back as she is very much missed.
    I have not watched The View since Rosie left and am finally back to watching it from time to time. I know I am not alone.

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  9. louisa says:

    ABC daytime is sure not what it used to be. For about 30 years I never watched anything on CBS or NBC because of ABC’s strong lineup. There was no reason to turn the channel. But now…they have forced me to explore my options. I never in a million years thought I would be watching Days of Our Lives…but I am now. My advice: return to the glory days of ABC. Bring back OLTL and AMC and go all out…make ABC daytime the place to be again.

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    Guest replied

    It is sad, but the sponsorship just is not there and neither are all the viewers to keep the show going…. It costs the network too much to produce for so little of an audience.

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    Maria replied

    Abc will never admit their mistake Louisa. I hope abc chokes on it, OLTL and AMC will never ever come back to ABC.

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    Understand what you mean Louisa. I’m watching Days now too and really enjoy it.

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  10. Frank says:

    Abc screwed up big time by cancelling Amc and Oltl. They instead invested into Katie Couric that was a huge waste of money. They should have just kept the soaps at least then they had loyal viewers who watched the network

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  11. Claudio says:

    Wow Karma is a bitch, Thats what you get when you cancel One Life tO LIVE and All My Children. I have accepted That One Life To Live will never come back, even if they tried the actors have moved on to other soaps and prime time shows. RIP One Life To Live.

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    Guest replied

    LOL…. The view has been on and strong for YEARS!! It has nothing to do with AMC and OLTL being canceled.

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    I am going to disagree with you–slightly. I think you’re right that there’s no direct connection. But I do think there were probably some people who watched a full day of ABC, starting with The View and through the noon news (or whatever local programming) and on to AMC, OLTL, and GH. Some of those may have gone away when AMC and OLTL were cancelled–they were soap viewers primarily but tuned in to other programming just because they wanted something on and it might as well be ABC because that’s what they’d be watching in a few hours anyway. I’m not talking huge numbers–but then when the ratings are as low as they are these days in daytime, then even smaller numbers of viewer departures sometimes make a real difference.

    harry replied

    Rebecca, you buzz kill! (kidding).
    All good things come to an end is applicable to Rex and Gigi for sure. I loved their on screen chemistry. But as for the real couple?
    After watching that reality show featuring Farah and John Paul, I would say all bad things must come to an end too.

    harry replied

    I agree, Claudio. However, I will never give up on OLTL.
    As Gigi said to Rex,”Don’t give up.”

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    I agree Harry. OLTL forever!!!!!!!!!!!

    rebecca1 replied

    Gigi and Rex…aka as Farah Fath and John Paul broke up…all good things come to an end….

  12. PepperT3 says:

    They should not have canceled AMC and OLTL…… I refuse to watch TheChew, it might be a small protest but its all I can do.

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    An excellent protest PepperT3. I haven’t watched anything on the alphabet network or anything produced by the mouse company since the final episode of OLTL.

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  13. jacwooten says:

    The Talk on CBS is much better than The View, IMHO. Those ladies get along with each other and laugh and cut up. That is my kinda show. The View is always a bunch of arguing amongst sour pusses.

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    Charday replied

    I agree with you there about The Talk–much better than The View. The revamped View is just awful. I don’t like any of the new hosts and Whoopi is just boring. I predict cancellation within 2 years.

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    Stefano replied

    I agree with you jacwooten, The Talk is a terrific talk show. The woman get along with each other, and Sheryl Underwood is a funny lady. The View has gone down hill, time to cancel the view.

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  14. Julia Antonini says:

    I just wish ABC would wake up and put OLTL and AMC back on. How many shows have failed already that they put in their slots. So many people love those shows and they should be smart and bring them back!!!

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  15. PetraR says:

    It is time to stop them Damn talk shows and bring back my soaps AMC and OLTL ….. the only show i watch on ABC is GH . i turn my tv off after GH don’t care about you talking me to death ….

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  16. Sarah StJohn says:

    OLTL was a fail, thanks to RC/FV. Now they are destroying GH, systematically. No respect for vets, lousy,lame s/l. They are their own biggest loudest fans. As for The View, aka The Shrew, it is long overdue for cancellation. A disgrace to women everywhere. AMC should return if they are smart. And DOOL is far better than what GH has to offer, in spite of how they manipulate ratings to make it look otherwise.

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Whatever you want to say about GH (and I might agree given what a mess it’s become), in no way was OLTL a fail under RC and FV. It went out on a high note, with ratings on the rise (and better than GH’s at the time) and the show in pretty good shape in terms of storylines, etc.

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    harry replied

    I understand GH is getting much much better so there’s that.

    Laurie replied

    Amen…GH was DOA when RC/FV got it in they pulled it back from the brink. I like the s/l’s. Is it illogical,silly, wacky? Yes..it’s soapy! They know it’s nuts. It is disjointed at times, but I haven’t gotten bored watch GH in 2 years. Side-splitting funny. I never did like a braggart, but if as long you produce & make me happy I don’t care of you pat yourself on the back.

  17. Maggie says:

    Can’t stand the VIew and who is on it.

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  18. Lisa says:

    You want abc back on top bring our shows back. All my children and one life to live. Then ill watch abc again. Untill then the only show on abc i watch is general hospital !!!!!

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  19. Gayle says:

    I was unfortunate enough to see about 3 minutes of ‘The Real’……talk about a waste of air space!! The ONLY ABC show I watch in the afternoon is ‘General Hospital’, the rest are NOT entertainment. I, too, have begun watching ‘Days’ ever since they cancelled AMC & OLTL. Too bad, when they got rid of Frons, they didn’t have the foresight to bring back two of the BEST DAYTIME SOAPS ever!!

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  20. Lina says:

    bring back as the world turns and another world

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    Seth replied

    Oh Lina, Yes bring back As the world Turns , Another World AND one Life To live. I miss Vicki Buchanen, Rachel Corey. Holden and LIly.

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  21. robert says:

    it’s sad what has happened to abc daytime,the once gold standard for daytime

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  22. JUDY says:

    CANCEL THE VIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN OFF THE AIR YEARS AGO……WOULDNT DREAM OF WATCHING…

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  23. Doris Walton says:

    The View has become boring..I am 68 years young and prefer to watch “The Real” show. You are trying too hard to be upbeat with the dancing..etc copying other shows..The new set design did nothing to enhance the show. Also the new lady (blonde hair) should get some culture shock so she will know other things besides politics.

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  24. Nick D. says:

    Seems like a mistake on ABC’s part. The View has been doing worse this season since they tried to make it “newsy-er” so they’re going to put it in the news division? Yikes. The View would do better lighter like a combo of lifestyle, gossip, and celebrity – think a mashup of the Chew, Wendy Williams, and Rachael Ray. Sorry ABC, but nobody wants to hear these 4 “great minds” pontificate on the issues of our day.

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  25. georgine gill says:

    I hope the hell they don’t try to touch General Hospital agian. I wish they would give GH its 3:00 spot back.

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  26. Lou Piikes says:

    ABC is in need of some new blood, and I don’t mean talk shows.

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  27. Mo says:

    Tyra has a new talk show?

    It’s sad. However, Days is NBC’s only soap and seems to be doing okay.

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  28. Mary SF says:

    It sounds like the View is going to be an extension of those morning news magazine type shows which are more informational than entertainment. But this doesn’t bode well for the Chew and the General Hospital— fingers crossed I’m wrong about that, but this move makes me nervous.

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    Nick D. replied

    Yup, they failed with “GMA in the Afternoon” (I mean, wasn’t the first mistake not calling it Good Afternoon America? lol) so now they’re trying to turn the View into a version of that.

    Hey, as long as GH remains safe and well funded, ABC can do whatever they want with the View – can’t imagine ever watching it either was (okay I watch the “freak-outs on Youtube occasionally, lol).

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  29. Linda says:

    ABC Daytime ratings debacle is a result of Frons and Sweeney screwing up big time by canceling AMC & OLTL. I still only watch GH on ABC and I’m sure most AMC & OLTL’s loyal viewers are doing the same. Since GH moved back to 3p the Spew’s ratings have fallen. Tyra Banks’ show will try to steal GH’s ratings by running into GH. If Ben Sherwood has a brain he will apologize to the soap fans, admit ABC was wrong and bring back AMC & OLTL.

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  30. judy ox says:

    Wish they would do a days of our lives spin off show and bring back another world but that would make to much sense oh and why watch the view rose o donall is liberal nut and so is woopie and the prize is right is king of daytime

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  31. Patrick says:

    The View has been wonderful : this year

    Whoopie is always in a good mood…. and enlivens as the moderator

    Rosie Perez : is the biggest surprise plus . she’s …. so many superlatives to bring
    her presence, her laugh, HER bringing her share, her Latina is big…. just a joy

    Rosie O’Donnell : is still a force… albeit a little staid… and that’s good for the panel… she doesn’t have to overreach… her take is with. I laud her persona always
    she has in in with the people that is still refreshing… she can bring people to the view

    Nicole…. is not in the least off putting… she’s made herself endearing…. and yeah, it’s OK that she’s republican…. PLEASE VOTE PEOPLE

    I hope they don’t change the format…. this show has taken over “the talk”

    these ladies are so much FUN

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  32. Shannon says:

    ABC must be completely delusional (again). Do the execs really think MORE news is the way to go? Look what’s going on at CNN, MSNBC, etc. ratings are awful. Add to that the abysmal failures of this network when it tried to replace our beloved AMC and OLTL with news/talk shows. Everything has failed – from GAA to The Revolution to Katie and any others, ad nauseum. There is only one solution to their dilemma and that is to bring back “love in the afternoon.” Keep #GH, bring back #AMC and #OLTL. I will never stop missing them.

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    Elmo replied

    ABC will never bring back AMC and OLTL as they no longer own them. They could bring back a new soap, now that would bring some love to the afternoon!! I love GH and have for 50 years, but I would follow a new soap too and I think many people would. The powers that be say that soaps are costly, I am sure that they are but maybe they should slow down on how many actors and actresses they have on one show. GH is very crowded and they have many stories going at one time..some of the people on GH are not needed to carry the storyline..stop bring on new ones and use what you have, maybe then you could afford a new soap the people would watch..The View is done for..move on

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  33. Jean says:

    They never should have cancelled the soaps. ABC Daytime was pretty dang strong before they cancelled AMC and OLTL. By the GH is phenomenal these days. The writing, the story lines, the acting. Outstanding.

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  34. Sammie says:

    They have whoopie, rosie o, and rosie p on the same stage and they’re surprised it’s dysfunctional? I’m surprised there hasn’t been a knock down, drag out fight onstage.

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  35. Emtk says:

    Bring back One Life To Live!!!!

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Patti Williams says:

    You use to have me all afternoon…now you barely have me for General Hospital. You really screwed up when you took the soaps off of ABC. Keep messing with it and you will lose me for good.

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  37. sue says:

    since Rosey came back I have not watched it and never will unless she goes off why they brought her back I have no idea to bad they could not have left it how it was last year it was the best forget getting any award this year

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    Judy M. Wendling Diffin replied

    I agree with you Sue. I don’t hardly watch the view anymore. I don’t like it with these new people, do not care for either Rosie or Nicole. Very boring. Hardly ever watch. I love Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, and Sherry Shepard, even Jenny McCarthy was better than the ones they have on now. I could not stand Elisabeth Hasslebach, but she did keep the show interesting. I also miss the soaps. They should try a new soap with a combination of OLTL and AMC. They could call it Llanview v Pine valley, or Two Towns.

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  38. Linda says:

    I agree with another commenter ABC better leave their hands of GH. That is the only ABC show left to watch in the afternoon. I watched Katie some days as it was fairly good. That Chew needs to be cancelled as that is the stupidest cooking show ever with those silly clowns without an ounce of talent.

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  39. Rapids says:

    Some soap fans remain in denial. First off all The View has nothing whatsoever to do with soaps, it sinks or swims on its own. And they are in complete and total denial about the success of the Chew. It gets better ratings than the old soaps and it makes a ton of money. The show is actually pretty good, the hosts are great. I rarely have time to watch anything during the day but when I catch it I enjoy the Chew.
    And the canceled soaps are not returning.

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    utah replied

    This show just makes me obese because all they do is cook and im just watching it and eating my sorrows away hoping that ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE will return in its time slot. The chew is a BIG BOO!!!!

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  40. Christne says:

    ABC had the BEST daytime lineup and ratings until they cancelled AMC & OLTL. They got just what they deserve.

    When they ‘offed’ these soaps, I ‘offed’ their network from my viewing.

    They should bring back these two soaps as close to their original format as possible and apologize to their fan base for their mistake.

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    Nicole replied

    What fan base? The reality is that networks care about 18 -49 and 25-54 demos. If you are not in either category you are not their targett audience. Since soaps trend towards the 55+ set they won’t come back.

    They are too expensive and do not deliver the target demo.

    Soaps in their current form will not survive much longer. It will take someone to revamp the genre to attract a new generation.

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    su0000 replied

    Someday, daytime tv will be infomercials..
    Daytime tv is on death row..
    ALL the soaps need to find a cable home ..

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  41. OLTLsoapfan says:

    If we’re VERY lucky, ABC will lose what is left of their Daytime AND Primetime audience. When they cancelled One Life to Live they took FAMILY from me. I will NEVER forget and DO NOT watch ABC anymore and encourage everyone I know not to watch ABC or Disney either.

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    I’m with you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. Melissa says:

    I thought that they said that most people wanted more talk shows! Yeah right. I miss my soaps!

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  43. Karen says:

    To ABC: Cancel ‘The Spew’. Most boring show ever. Bring back OLTL and AMC if you want good ratings.

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  44. utah says:

    Well when I think of daytime t.v. i think of DRAMA…..THE SOAPS SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN CANCELLED!!!!!! The View, General Hospital, and Modern Family is the only thing I watch on this network. If they would bring back the soaps and add newer dramas then the network would WORK!!!!

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  45. Carol Bryan says:

    I have to agree with Christne, ABC did have the best daytime lineup and ratings ntil they cancelled AMC and OLTL. It is so obvious that ABC is not listening to the people that watch their station affiliate. We are the ones at home all day watching television. You took away what we enjoyed watching and told us to like it or leave it. Close to 100% chose to leave it and watch something else. ABC got what they deserved!!!!!

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  46. Judy M. Wendling Diffin says:

    I hardly watch the view since Barbara Walters, Sherry Shepard, and Joy Behar left. THEY KEPT it interesting. I think Rosie O’Donnel is trying to take over the show> Sorry about my punctuation , my computer is acting up.
    I think Rosie Perez and Nicole Warner are boring. The view needs more life. Whoppi is ok.

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  47. sarah says:

    Sadly it is too late to bring back AMC and OLTL. Most of the actors are on other shows, they have moved on. Maybe the could start a new soap? The talk shows obviously are not working. The cast of the Chew isn’t really that bad but, the show has no direction from the few episodes I have seen. Those shows belong on the Cooking Channel or Food Network, as that was would the channel was launched for.

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    harry replied

    Where’s Tadd Martin? I miss Michael Knight so much. It’s like I lost touch with my brother–I grew up with that character.

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  48. su0000 says:

    The view is no more of a news program than FOX Propaganda News..
    both are for entertainment not actually reporting news..

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  49. Georgette says:

    It’s time for the rabid soap fans to realize that AMC and OLTL are never coming back on ABC. Ever. I used to be a soap fan but I am not anymore because I have been completely embarrassed and mortified to be one after watching certain groups harass everyone and anyone they think is in their way with ‘tasks’ that disrupt businesses. I have seen Facebook soap group ‘leaders’ put leading a soap group on their resume, as if its a valid job. I have seen the bullying toward people who disagree. I have seen the useless Twitter campaigns that continue on and are nasty in nature. The entire soap campaign was a joke and I think people who behave that badly do not deserve to get what they want. Not that it’s a realistic goal anyway, but they won’t listen to reason about that either, people are attacked and vilified for having brains and common sense enough to point this out. This entire ‘campaign’ has proven that soap fans actually deserve every single negative stereotype they have earned. I also hope GH is canceled. Carlivati has destroyed that show, but his little cheerleaders won’t admit its one of the worst shows on television, it does not deserve to be on television anymore and is doing about the same ratings-wise as The View.

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    Majnoona replied

    Unfortunately, I have to say I agree. I loved OLTL for many, many years, but it was ruined at the end. The remaining soaps are down right bad – poorly produced, poorly written, poorly acted. People hang on for their faves and out of nostalgia, I understand; but they are objectively bad. ABC are never bringing back OLTL or AMC; and frankly, as a fan of both, I’m glad, because the network would just end up ruining them (again.) Daytime dramas are on their way out. All of network TV needs a revamp, since people simply don’t watch their TV this way anymore.

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  50. Michael says:

    Anyone who thinks this means ABC will bring back AMC and OLTL, plain and simple won’t happen. If The View doesnt improve most likely they will expand Good Morning America to 3 hours then give The View slot back to the affiliates. There has been a lot of talk that ABC doesnt want to program daytime any longer and this is just one more reason for them to continue that route.

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  51. Patrick says:

    I’m really upset about this …. bummed

    my daytime mojo

    25,000 pyramid
    the view
    Days of OUR Lives
    General Hospital

    recorded in that order

    ABC : do not mess with the view…. I love my new line up

    don’t touch my girls… err Ladies

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  52. Laurie says:

    ABC made a big mistake taking away AMC & OLTO. 2 shows that were and are loved by millions of viewers. Shows that we grew up with and felt like they were and are a part of our families!!!! When will they learn??? ABC give us back our shows and we will give U back ur viewers. Until then everything u put on will fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t no how the Puke (Chew) is surviving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  53. Sonia says:

    Looks like ABC should realize canceling AMC and OLTL was the worst thing they ever did to daytime. They know fans still want them back. They are paying for that stupid decision. General Hospital is the only daytime show they have worth watching!! If they want their viewers back then bring back the soaps!!!

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  54. graciesbff says:

    Remember when the ABC head honchos said, the viewers” want information not entertainment…” when they axed AMC and OLTL?.
    Well they were WRONG and ABC has gotten exactly what they deserve the loss of millions of devoted viewers including me.

    RIP AMC……

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  55. Debi says:

    I miss AMC and OLTL! they should have axed The View!!!!! please keep General Hospital!!!!! if ABC continues to replace good shows with crap I will just watch the other channels. It seems like ABC is trying kill themselves!

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  56. Anita says:

    ABC went down the rabbit hole when they cancelled OLTL and All My Children.
    They call call it what ever they want but as far as I am concerned ABC screwed up. Hate the game shows. the Chew. Bring back the soaps.

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  57. MBmomof3 says:

    With the exception of GH, I stopped watching ABC on January 13, 2012 following the last episode of OLTL. I’ve never looked back and if they cancel GH I will never have a reason to tune into that network again.

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  58. Beth says:

    As long as Sherwood keeps his hands off of General Hospital, I could care less what he does with the other programming. I don’t watch talk shows, reality shows, and the only cooking shows I watch on RARE occasions are on at night on cable. I now only tune in one hour during the day to ABC. It is GH or bust.

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  59. Lynn says:

    Big mistake was putting the Rosie’s and Nicole on the view
    Put someone with Whoppie who she gets along with I am sure there is someone out there just ask her I know she has an idea to shake up this show. As for Katie it’s about time one season was enough. As for the soaps AMC and OLTL they are done and over. Bring a new soap to ABC or something exciting…cause as soon as those soaps were out I went over to CBS and now with the Rosie’s it the Talk for me. so please powers to be listen to the people the public who tunes in day in and day out. We know what we want CHANGE!!!!’

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  60. Shari says:

    ABC was a favorite, till they took the majority of my soaps away and replaced it with more talk shows and reality stuff. There’s enough of that in the evening to watch. My viewing chooices have changed to other networks till General Hospital comes on. The was was great till Barbara left and the so called revamp took place. Not so good any more. Bring back AMC & OLTL, make the afternoons fun, relaxing. Let people live vicariously though the soaps, after the soaps are we all can go back to our own reality show called “life”.

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  61. k/kay says:

    I have never watched the view or as we call it the cackling hens. As for GH lasting it will be strictly if ABC wants to continue with something that costs at least 50% more to produce we are in a global recession and the bean counter as we call them will decide how long they want to run with it. Since 2000 the soap opera has been becoming a dying breed that’s a fact so if I were these soap actors I would invest well before you get the rug pulled out from under you.

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  62. Sue says:

    ABC shot themselves in the foot when they stabbed their viewers in the heart by taking off OLTL and AMC. What were they thinking? Well, obviously, they were thinking with something besides their collective brains. Like, Brian Frons was their shining light…duh.
    I ONLY watch GH now. I will NEVER watch the shows that have subsequently tried and failed. And I include “The Crud”, those megalomaniacs attempting to show us what a great time they are having together in the kitchen. I don’t buy it for one second. Hate Simon’s hyena laugh, and Big Bird is so hard on the eyes.
    Too bad, ABC. If I were you I would try another soap.

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  63. janet says:

    Abc is a joke. Never bother to watch the garbage they put on in place of the shows I did watch. Today GH decided for me it is now gone from my daytime viewing,. TIIC of that show are idiots. Katie Merideth what’s the difference???? SAME SHOW DIFFERENT FACE. I go out before GH comes on, and I never bother to turn the tv on in the morning. Housework and the GYM call.

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  64. Donna says:

    Once upon a time, The View was a good show. But over the years, TPTB decided that frequently changing the co-hosts was a good idea. It wasn’t. And what were they thinking when bringing Rosie O’Donnell again, and Rosie Perez? Rosie O’Donnell was let go years ago for a reason, and Rosie Perez has the voice equal to nails on a chalkboard. Combine this with Barbara Walters leaving, sounds like someone wants this show to be cancelled. And maybe it’s time. They’ve run out of steam. No worries, if I want a good daytime talk show, I’ll tune into The Talk. It’s a much better show by far.

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  65. jaybird369 says:

    A few things:
    1. P-L-E-A-S-E…not another talk show featuring that Tyra Banks. No. Back in the day, I found Tyra’s old talk show to be pretty entertaining. But, after a while, I found that Tyra let fame and all go to her head and that she became a SPOILED D-I-V-A!!!!! She still is. Again…no.
    2. I wish that ABC would F-I-N-A-L-L-Y cancel that GOD-AWFUL cooking show The Chew. EVERYONE on that show is BEYOND ANNOYING…ESPECIALLY that DORKY Carla Hall!!!!! SHUDDER!!!!!
    3. Most of all, I think that ABC needs to F-I-N-A-L-L-Y put The View out to pasture (aka CANCELLATION). IMO, that poor show is on it’s LAST LEGS!!!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!

    To: Mr. Michael Fairman and the rest of THE GANG on this WONDERFUL WEBSITE…
    H A P P Y H A L L O W E E N!!!!!

    Peace.

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  66. KateA says:

    I use to turn on ABC every morning for my daytime entertainment. Once AMC ended, I turned to CBS for daytime TV. ABC daytime is dead. I do not watch GH but hope it survives. The attempt to create a much more profitable daytime is failing. They won’t admit their mistakes and they will not bring back the soaps. I think CBS daytime will be around for awhile because it does have the viewership. IMO, I think Y&R is just getting better and better. The only talk show I watch is Dr. Phil which is not on my ABC. I do hope Y&R is around for many more years. I hope ABC bites the dust!

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  67. rebecca1 says:

    LOL Harry! Agree. LOVED Gigi and Rex.I Never watched the reality show…but as for the “real” couple. Let’s just say I like John Paul…fill in the rest…

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  68. gaelyn says:

    do not mess with my GH

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  69. Carol says:

    Without Barbara Walters, the View’s days atre numbered.

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  70. Daisy says:

    I think ABC made a huge mistake canceling AMC and OLTL. That being said, I get the fact that they are gone, and gone for good. All I ask is that ABC leaves General Hospital alone. It’s the only daytime show I watch now on ABC.
    I have no opinion about the View. Quit watching it years ago. 4 or 5 women all talking at the same time so you couldn’t understand a word being said by any of them never seemed very productive to me.
    It makes me sad that ABC can’t get their poop together. If they feel soaps are too expensive to produce and after 3 or 4 attempts at talk shows and specialty shows have failed to bring in viewers and revenue, possibly it’s time to invest some of the money they would sink into another failure and do some research and investigate other alternatives. Not sure what that would be, but maybe try asking the viewers what they will watch, cause obviously the people making the decisions for the viewers haven’t figured it out yet.

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  71. Tiffany says:

    DISNEY is what’s wrong with ABC. Every company they acquire has the same negative drama that is described in this article. Only an idiot would cancel an entire block of programming with a lineup that has 40 years and a solid viewer base behind it for cheap, low quality worse than cable access programing! An example of greed and lack of education. When they say it’s too expensive to produce, what they mean is that it they make less than they want to in profits. They still profit in the millions but they want more. The poor producers who would have to make 1 mil a year would be struggling! They need to make more so they produce some 5th rate cooking and other failures. What their research didn’t show them is that WE ARE HOME COOKING! We dont need or want to hear someone tell us how to cook, WE KNOW HOW. What we want is the escape of delving into rich characters to take us on the journey of their lives, cleverly crafted by trained union writers who know the parts of a well made storyline. “We want to be entertained and taken away. NOT DRIVEN BACK INTO THE KITCHEN!!! That was NOT stellar research. Disney comes into a company and begins to machete the infrastructure that took decades to build because that new Disney executive thinks he/she has a unique way of doing things. What must it be like to be the executives who made the decision to cut the soaps. I would not want that in my career legacy.

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  72. Suzanne Taylor Stephan says:

    ABC lost viewers when they canceled long running soaps of forty years!

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