ABC axes ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

    ABC has marked the end of an era by deciding to cancel “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”

    ABC has handed Erica Kane a pink slip! The network announced yesterday that it is wrapping up “All My Children” in September. “One Life to Live” won’t last much longer; its series finale is slated for January 2012.

    “AMC” has been battling cancelation rumors for a few weeks, and Susan Lucci even went on “The Wendy Williams Show” earlier this month to dispel the gossip. This confirmation however is a bitter disappointment to soap opera fans.

    On the bright side, this gives writers for “AMC” and “OLTL” enough time to draw the series to neat closes by tying up any loose ends in their respective plots. ABC stated in a press release that both shows would conclude “in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.” 

    “Port Charles” and “General Hospital” were saved from cancellation, but “AMC” and “OLTL” are institutions in Daytime TV. This leads many to wonder why ABC would cut its two longest running soap operas. “Viewership for the shows is in a decline,” ABC Daytime chief Brian Frons told Enterainment Weekly. “We had trouble making profit on these shows, particularly on ‘All My Children.’”

     

     

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