We knew this was coming once ABC Daytime Chief Brian Frons, made the now infamous “choice” to save All My Children by moving it west, and leaving the network’s only soap One Life to Live, solo in New York. In the new Soapgeist column out today, TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco gives creedence to this and much more!
“They’re calling it Brian’s Choice! A network insider confirms what daytimeconfidential.com has been reporting for the last few months. One Life To Live was this close to being cancelled. Thankfully, The Aisha Tyler Show tested poorly with focus groups, which bought One Life another year. The ABC Daytime President had to make a “Sophie’s Choice,” and he chose to save All My Children by moving it to L.A. “One Life will be cancelled next year barring a ratings miracle. Frons will most likely move Trevor St. John, Kassie DePaiva, Michael Easton, the Kish boys, and maybe Brandon Buddy and Kristen Alderson to become a part of AMC. He will not merge both shows into two half-hour soaps.”
One Life has clearly been ABC Daytime’s most critically acclaimed and best show. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.