Hoover pulls ads from ABC to 'save the soaps'
April 19th, 2011
06:25 PM ET

Hoover pulls ads from ABC to 'save the soaps'

Soap opera fans were not at all happy with ABC's announcement that "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are getting axed, and Hoover has joined in the outcry.

“We will discontinue our advertising with ABC this Friday, 4/22,” Hoover’s vice president of marketing, Brian Kirkendall, wrote on the company’s Facebook page. “We're making every attempt to pull our spots from these programs sooner.”

ABC announced its decision to say farewell to the long-running soaps last Thursday, and it turns out that the love for “AMC” and “OLTL” spreads far and wide within Hoover, as well as Kirkendall’s own family.

“I want you to know from me personally that we hear you loud and clear. My wife and mother are both passionate viewers of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live,’ as are many of my colleagues here at Hoover,” Kirkendall wrote. “We were and are as disappointed with this news as you are.”

And to show that disappointment, the company is also inviting ticked off fans to bombard ABC with emails.

“We’ve set up a special email address, SaveTheSoaps@Hoover.com, to help pull together the mass emotional outpouring of support for our beloved ABC soaps and get it to our contacts at ABC,” Kirkendall continued. “Please, send your emails to us at SaveTheSoaps@Hoover.com, and we’ll get every, single last one of them to ABC.”

This is all about “standing up for what matters to you,” Kirkendall concludes. “We need more of that in the world.”

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  1. tryecrot

    Yes there should realize the opportunity to RSS commentary, quite simply, CMS is another on the blog.

    August 28, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mit

    Go figure, the vacuum company is supporting house wives with nothing but time on their hands. Go figure.

    Now these moron soap opera fans are taking the opportunity to bombard sponsors with spam messages asking them to pull their ads – of course none of those emails are actually GETTING to the high level execs at whom they're targeted, they're just causing headaches for the low level IT guys at those companies...

    So yea, thanks a ton Hoover for supporting all these fat homebodies with nothing but time on their hands, and fudge pops on their shirts.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sheryl

    I love my ABC soaps, I have watched all these years and have been looking forward to my retired years so I could watch everyday. We have so many talk shows reality shows, dumb game shows court shows, and doctors and health shows. We have a millon food shows and none of them are worth watching. All my Children came on the 2nd year we were married and I have enjoyed watching AMC and OLTL when ever I had a chance. I was so glad when you could finally tape them and did the years I was working. Please, don't take them off. There is so many people like me that look forward to the afternoon and watch these shows. Don't even think of taking GH off. I was watching when Luke and Laura were married and have followed them all these years.

    May 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Crystal

    I grew up watching the ABC soaps with my mother and grandmother. It is something we enjoy together. The fact that the network wants to replace them with ANOTHER talk show is totally ridiculous!!! HAVE SOME CONSIDERATION FOR YOUR VIEWERS!

    May 12, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fay

    The network is saturated with talk shows that struggle to find current and interesting topics. In this unstable time in the world, the soap opera allows for moments of enjoyable solace and interest. As determined as the network is to ignore the interest of its viewers, I too will do my utmost to avoid watching programming on this network if this change occurs. It is a disgrace!

    May 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jackie

    I have been a big fan of the soaps since the 60's. I used to watch them with my grandmother after school. I still watch when I am home or tape the ones I want to see everyday. I also think there are to many reality shows, cooking shows, medical show and talk shows. It is getting a little bit redundant.

    May 10, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • pat


      May 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. shon

    Please dont take OLTL I've I been watch this since I was a little girl with my granny and we still watch it together and Im 33 so please save the soap...AMC I like that one to......

    May 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Angry12

    I have watched All My Children and One Life to Live for over 30 years. I am appalled at this decision. I work during the day so I record the shows and watch them afte I get home. This is how I destress a long day at work. I have cable and if I want to watch a food show or healthy life styel show I would certainly have plenty of channels to watch it on. I do not watch the view nor do I record it. The Vew is only successful because it followed the Oprah show. What are they gonna do now. ABC execs you have made a foolish decision. I hope you will be able to pay your bills when your ratings take a long nose dive!!!!! Oh and trust me I WILL NOT WATCH OR RECORD YOUR NEW SHOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. sharon k ellis

    Please don't cancel All My Children or One Life To Live. I have been watching so long that they are apart of me. I am disabled so I don't get out much and this is my enterainment. I love them so please reconsider keeping them all. I for one will not be watching the shows that you plan on replacing them with.

    May 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • diane

      thank you hoover abc/disney you are lacking good common sense how can you take away the soaps that us fans have been watching for so long and the people that cannot get around and who are home bound because of an injury or for what ever and enjoy the soaps they have become a big part of our lives and how about the acters who play the part they have given their all and how do you repay them by taking them away from us abc/disney smarten up firer brian frons and keep our soaps running if you go a head and take the soaps off you abc/disney i will not watch and this will come back to bite so stop this and smarten up listen to us people who want the soaps i do not want a cooking show pussed down my throut or a reality show or a talk show and i do not need an escape that is not why i watch the soaps i like them they are part of my family you cannot replace family again thank you hoover for taking the stand i will always support hoover

      May 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • diane

      thank you hoover for supporting us in the fight to keep the soaps abc/disney you cannot replace family and that is what the soaps are to us

      May 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jennifer

    For those of you out there posting negative comments about those of us saddened about our soaps being cancelled need to get a life! There are plenty of people out there that watch a variety of tv shows during the day while sitting on their lazy butts, not just the soaps! There are many of us working full time jobs, raising children and attending school part time. I don't have a Face Book and this is the first time I've ever posted anything online before and it's only because I care about the soaps. I think that those of you that are negative about the soaps but yet have had the time to read all of these posts and make ignorant posts yourselves need to get off your own butt and find something else to do!

    I've watched these shows for 25 years and I do record them while I'm at work and watch them when I have time; I even stay up late to catch up every now and then. I believe that ABC will be in for a huge shock when they find that they have no ratings at all anymore.

    Oh and please do not bring religion into this at all because if you're truly a Christian you wouldn't have any part in posting comments like you have about soaps.. Please...... Read the bible some more or go watch channel 11!

    I hope the soaps are saved and if not I'll never watch ABC again!

    May 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MARSHA


    May 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. nadine

    I am truly sad about OLTL going off. I never really watched AMC but can feel for those fans too. I have been wathing OLTL over 30 years and to the people who think only 4 people watch soaps you are way off. It is great escapism and also can keep the stories very current. Loving the stories right now. What a bummer.

    May 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mary

    i would just like to say to ABC you have lost alot of your viewers when all this is done i have 2 sisters and 2 daughters who are fans of these soaps and when you take them away you will be losing a whole family of viewers then what else will be left to take thank you hoover for at least trying to do something

    May 2, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mary

    everyone needs a little enjoyment and if it is a soap opera let us have it thanks for trying to save our soaps thanks again from a viwer of 30years

    May 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. SM in Houston, TX

    Thank You, Thank You, Hoover!! I have been an avid AMC fan since my college days back in the 70's. We used to schedule our classes around AMC. Just because more women are having to work these days to make ends meet doesn't mean they don't want to watch soaps. I DVR my (3) faves AMC, OLTL & GH and can't wait to get home from work, relax and watch my soaps; that's my escape from the real world. Obviously the powers that be at ABC are soap haters but guess what? In the end the decline of viewers will seal your fate. Like we need more cooking shows, or reality shows. If you want to watch a show about food, watch the Food Network, that 's what I do if that's what I'm looking for. Enough already! Leave the soaps alone, we face enough reality daily in our lives. Careful what you wish for, it'll come back and bite you.

    April 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  16. You Must be kidding, RIGHT?

    Hey ABC, get your heads out of your asses!! You say viewers have dropped because times have changed. Well yes they have and we now have DVR's to record the soaps and watch them at night. If noone is home to watch them during the day, who will be watching your new shows???? DUH!!! I don't think any garbage you put on during the day will be viewed, especially another boring talk show and food show. Theres allready too many of those. I , and I'm sure millions of people along with me, will no longer watch anything on your network. You are destroying something that has been apart of many peoples lives for 40 years. SHAME ON YOU

    April 25, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  17. Eleanor

    Thank you Hoover. Thank You!!

    April 25, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  18. TC in IA

    If I had to choose between watching a reality show vs. a soap opera on a desert island, I'd go with the soap opera. At least I could dream that I was on the island with one of the good lucking guys on the show. Realtiy has had its day in the sun and now has saturated the market.
    Kudos to Hoover!

    April 25, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Eleanor

      Yes, I agree. Reality TV has definitely has had it day in the sun. Let's keep our soaps please.

      April 25, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  19. Tami beam

    I have watched abc soaps for 20 years! I don't want to watch some stupid reality/ cooking or anymore stupid talk shows. So many people will lose their jobs include stage crews and my heart goes out to them. Abc should be ashamed of what frons is doing. I know I am. I will be done with abc altogether!!! Bad move guys.

    April 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  20. cc

    Thanks Hoover! You guys are the best! Well I won't watch chewy chew new name. New tv reality show WOW! Isn't this exciting. Stop watching the view it sucks!

    April 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. christina

    I'm glad the ads were pulled.I sincerely hope this works and both those.shows.can be saved in some capacity.

    April 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. J&Nfan

    I just read through all of the replies and I for one am shocked by the judgmental and insulting posts that I have seen. I have watch soaps since I was 15 years old. I LOVE them. They have helped me get through some really hard times in my life when I just needed to get away from reality for an hour or 2 each day. I have a job, full time, thank you very much, so I am not some person that just sits around the house watching TV. I read, I actually write novel length fiction which i post on the internet, I cook as well many other things. I find the assumption that anyone that enjoys soaps as lazy, sinful, morons insulting and ignorant.

    As a woman who despises ESPN and thinks they are a waste of time and money I am most annoyed that i have to shell out my hard earned money to pay for these sports channels (of which i am forced to purchase nearly 20 of them with my basic cable) I see no entertainment in watching a bunch of below average intelligent people hit, tackle, and or attack each other in a futile attempt to get a ball/hockey puck away from some other people and score some imaginary points. But I don't go to the ESPN website or search out articles about these sports and post insulting/negative comments about the people that watch them. I could always assume everyone that watched them are fat, beer guzzling, smelly jerks that want their "Women" waiting on them hand and foot fixing them food and cleaning their house because they are too busy scratching their balls and burping while staring at the tv to even get up to get themselves a fresh beer. However I don't assume that because I know that everyone likes different things and not everyone who watches these sports is like the description above.

    And I am impressed and very happy that Hoover is listening to viewers and supporting us. I have been a Hoover customer for a long time. I will remain so! THANK YOU HOOVER for the support!

    I for one do not watch anything on ABC besides soaps so I will have no problems tuning out. in January. In fact once The Closer goes off the air I will probably cancel my cable all together since the load of crap they replace all the good shows with doesn't interest me in the least.

    Also for all those that say soaps are a dying genre.... Check out the viewers for prime time Drama (which are just soaps at night) and then tell me that no one wants to watch them. The fact is that its not lack of viewers that is killing soaps, its lack of imagination and lazy writing coupled with bad management and failure to listen to what the fans want to see.

    April 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Melly

    Actually, from what I heard or read (can't remember if I heard it on the news or read about it online), Soapnet is being cancelled too (?). Being replaced by another Disney channel...for toddlers. I could be wrong, though.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Tommy

    Thanks Hoover!!!! Makes me want to go out and BUY A HOOVER!!! i need a new one..

    April 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Barb

    We don't need another reality show!!
    Reality is working wonmen are watching the soaps, it's 2011, we have Soapnet & DVR's!!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Judith

    Thank you Hoover for taking such a stand for the loyal viewers of AMC & OLTL. I have grown up with them & will miss them like a family member. ABC will be losing a lot more than just 2 soaps!

    April 21, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |

    It's DRIVELA not dribble! Pick up a book and learn something a/z/z-h0-les!! Dribble is a baby that dribbled on his mom. DRIVELA is foolish talk. See what this s – hi -t does to you..Regards, NeNe 🙂

    April 21, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  28. jennifer

    This is the sadest day of my life!
    I honestly cannot tell you how BAD I feel.
    I learned to watch the Young & Restless when it came on.
    I was sitting in my babysitters lap.
    The soap operas the were the TV best shows ever!
    I am in Mourning.
    I am so upset!

    April 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Silver Kane

    You can Help Save Our Soaps: Click this link to learn more:


    April 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Linda

    Please stop with the lame comments about lazy, fat people who do nothing but sit on the couch and watch Soaps all day. You are making an assumption that shows your uneducated and unresearched opinion. The majority of soap opera fans work hard, as do I. I work a 40-hour per week full time job and then work 3 hours a night with a part-time job. What I choose to record and watch in my "spare" time while getting ready for work in the morning (standing on my feet) is not anyone's business but mine.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  31. kathy g

    ABC loses Hoover's support. Hoover lost MY support when they left the country. I guess it's where you values are. I'm sure there are entertaining soap operas made in Mexico that are just clamoring for Hoover's commercial support. Drop dead, Hoover.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • byebye soaps

      bravo to you Kathy...well said. I feel bad for the soaps being cancelled but I really believe that Hoover should keep it low-key and just pull the plug quietly. This is just a publicity for the company and they don't really give a rat a$$ about the soaps being cancelled.

      April 21, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  32. keeks

    Very well said Linda! I totally agree. And to the "anonymous" person who stated:"W tf! were you writing a book? I didn’t even read all your comment. All I heard was yak yak yak." Thanks so much for proving my exact point! Btw, how ignorant of you to "write/type" all you "heard was..." Considering this is a blog, so idk how your able to "hear" anything? As for my spouse killing himself?? I can't fathom how anyone could ever be with an idiot such as yourself? Nice comment though kiddo!

    April 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Melly

    @NeNe.... ooooooo GREAT comeback. Please, I've heard better from my 11 year old nephew. But seriously.... Apparently you didn't get the point I was trying to make there. Are those who work their butts off for 12 hours or more - like the 5 nurses in my family, or my 81 year old grandmother who YES, still works on her feet all day with a half hour lunch break– THEY'RE all fat because they watch soaps or ANYTHING on tv in their time(usually no more than 2 hours) between sleep and work??
    As far as your comment about ME, I could care less what you say about me, since you don't know me. So know what you're talking about before you make pathetic judgments about people you don't know.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Linda

    Hurray for you Hoover, for listening to the millions of voices out here in cyberland who love watching All My Children and One Life to Live. They are more than just 60 minutes of airtime to us. They are our continuing novel and escape from the "Real" world. There is too much reality TV. To those who have expressed your negative opinion about soaps, you have a right to your opinion........now go watch your dribble or go somewhere and text your friends if you have any. You are not being asked to watch our shows.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  35. kim

    save the soaps they are a fun tradition!!!!

    April 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  36. crickit

    Life starts to suck if you constantly focus on the defecit, the war, illness, hunger, blah blah blah. Caring about something that entertains you doesn't mean you don't care about bigger issues in the world. Let people have little spots of happiness and escape in this ugly old world for cryin out loud.

    April 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  37. mkub

    Well I don't have a tv but i have a computer. I sit and watch this stupid thing but then I also watcg p-0-/Rn. I watch while I play and fin*ger my fis-h pie. Wooo weee boy do I need to wash that thing because it smells like old nasty fish

    April 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  38. @Keeks

    W tf! were you writing a book? I didn't even read all your comment. All I heard was yak yak yak. I bet you bore your spouse to sleep or maybe some day to kill himself.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Grace

    This " IS " all about Soap Shows and people with mean hearts have to attack others. This is why our world is so full of hate. Just listen to yourselves. Where do BULLIES come from. I wonder how old you are and how unhappy..

    April 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Jone

    Who left the barn door open? Now all the cows and pigs are out of the barn making a set of noise.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jeanne

    All My Children and One Life to live have been familt to many of us over the years .It will be a sad day. Thank you Hover.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Russell

    Please, get a life. Stop watching this inane drivel called "soap operas."

    April 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. byebye soaps

    Try watching "jersey shore" while vacuuming with your Oreck vacuum cleaner....its way more exciting than the soaps and supporting the USA in the effort. Wahhhh, got that from "snooki" and BTW, I am a angry fat man whoever wants to know.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  44. AreYouKiddingMe?

    How in the world can a freakin' tv show (or two) be so important to people? This is just sad.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • bc

      The reason OLTL is so important to me is because a half a century ago I was that little boy Shane. I was bullyed? so bad I think I misspelled that sorry. I remember looking up at the roof wandering if it would make a difference. I am not a soap opra drama queen at all but I am deeply emotional when it comes to kids being picked on just like I was. I have a deep connection very deep. But I know that people don't like them feel they are a waste of time, but school affected me and my life. I am doing great now, but I couldn't always say that. They did a terrific job and so for those of you who don't like them I understand please try to understand those who do. Instead of more food shows maybe we could get more teaching on how to respect and love one another. God Bless and keep you.

      April 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  45. LMAO!!

    Wooo weee look at all the angry, fat and ugly women getting mad that we are actually tell them they are fat and they need to get off their az/zes and move..lol. Poor things..now they have to come back to reality.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  46. 9-5 working woman

    i dont care "why" Hoover is doing this but i thank them. anything to get back at ABC for doing this is ok with me.

    soaps have been a relaxing diversion in an otherwise chaotic and challenging world and we will miss them.

    to the naysayers – i hope your favorite shows get canned so you can feel what its like – you deserve it !

    April 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  47. keeks

    Although I'm not a fan of soaps myself, my beautiful, intelligent, HARD WORKING, mother is. She also happens to be a fan of both shows & was saddened by this news! To some, who enjoy such programming, these shows are not only a brief escape from the harsh reality of the deeply horrible news aired daily. But also can be viewed as a small piece of history which brings joyful memories to them. Example: a show that's be on the air for years, which some people may have grown up watching, can leave some feeling as though they've watched maybe even participated in a specific characters (on-air) life. So it can leave one feeling as though they've lost a beloved friend/family member etc.. My mother may happen to be "middle aged", however she's also lived a full exciting life. With that being said, after losing my father, her husband of over 30 years, she needs a small escape from the harsh realities of the world we live in today. No one's perfect! Nor are there any actual one man/woman "crusaders" so to speak, that are really out there helping any & all in need as some of you so graciously mentioned in your post. I can say that & mean it, because if you were out spreading you goodwill as you direct others to do, you wouldn't have as much, if any, time on your hands to post such horribly misspelled blogs, with grammar that seriously makes me question whether or not you're old enough to access let alone post a comment on an internet website. My point is, if these shows bring others may they be fat, hairy, stinky, fit, etc. Happiness, why would it bother a self proclaimed "do gooder" such as yourself? At some point in most everyone's life, they've watched a show which they enjoyed. It could be something as great as True Blood, The First 48, Shameless, Monday Night Football, whatever! At the end of the day you enjoyed it! So if it was abruptly taken away & you were given the opportunity to voice your opinion on the matter, wouldn't you?

    April 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Julie

    I have watched AMC and OLTL for 40 years with my mom and friends. We LOVE these shows. And I do have a life.I take care of family who cant take care of themselves. Anyone that is not liking the shows can change the channel, But those that do need to fight for them. Mario has the food channel, so why take away our soaps? That is disrespectful and rude to all your loyal viewers. I will personally Boycott BOTH networks if this goes thu. We are NOT hurting anyone by watching our favorite shows!!!!!!

    April 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  49. tired momma

    what are the old people and boring people who are jobless supposed to wasted there time doing now...maybe they should celebrate 420 day..hahaha

    April 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  50. byebye soaps

    Oops, sorry to offend everyone but the reality is that Hoover does not even care about this issue....just free publicity. People talk about people losing jobs... See what percentage of any major manufacturing company employess are really Americans working in the US of A.

    April 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jessica

    For all those judgmental people out there who have nothing better to do but complain about what people do ...what shows do u watch? Im sure you all watch things that others dont watch. We are not all the same. And for the record im niether lazy or obese I work everyday and I catch my soaps on soapnet. Soaps are a part of my culture it was a way of bonding with the women in my family. Obviously some of you aren't sensitive enough to appreciate peoples differences. I hope they save the soaps.

    April 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  52. byebye soaps

    Lol....get over it and get a life...thank God for hoover....lol. keep making lousy products overseas, sell them here for a profit...boohoo...save the soaps......wahhhh.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  53. thisiscrazyy

    Hoover still making vacuum cleaners in sweat shops in China with child labor? Yup. But they support the large bottomed females America. Good for you.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  54. Ha

    I like the comeback comments where people are like "ohhh but you are on here posting stupid comments so you're a loser too". It takes 2 seconds to skim the article and 2 seconds to post a comment. I'm bored at the doctor's office right now so that's why I'm on CNN reading silly articles. Good entertainment and the comments give me something to laugh about

    April 20, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  55. heywood jablome

    Oh, the irony of everyone (myself included) wasting all of this time discussing and arguing about a show called ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  56. dr.ivankipling

    Bravo to Hoover! We the soap viewing public thank you sincerley from the bottom of our hearts. It's heartwarming to know that in this day and age where loyality seems to be going the way of the dinosaur a great company such as Hoover is willing to take a stand.What many fail to realize(perhaps intentionally)is this is about more than losing two Historic and Iconic daytime dramas. That's a part of it yes but also at issue here is the displacement of hundreds upon hundres of loyal and faithful employees(both in front&behind the scenes)of ABC/Disney. To add insult to injury many were told with straight faces their jobs were safe.They were blindsighted!That,in my opinion,is extremely disheartening and unacceptable.
    Hoover you've decided to stand with us and I guarantee that we will stand with you now and for generations to come!
    Nobody does it better than Hoover!!!!

    April 20, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  57. Name*Jackie

    While the story lines aren't easy to keep fresh, these shows are as American as apple pie & Chevrolet! There is something comfortable about knowing Erca Kane Martin Brent....is out there! I will buy Hoover & Boycott ABC! Please don't pull them!

    April 20, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  58. portalpunk

    We need to save the soaps! Join the movement and protest ABC.


    April 20, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  59. Oliveria

    Thanks for bringing this story out.

    I work and tape them at night. I don't watch a lot of TV but i love my soaps. I am mad that they are going off.

    I have watched for 45 years and have seen so many of them cancelled. It is so unfair
    Not everybody likes the same thing.

    Keep the soaps on ABC.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  60. vjaime

    Got Latinas soap operas they last 3/4 months and are better than the movies & watched around the whole world in every idiom u want them. Europe Asia Africa & oceania watch them. They are the best.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  61. Former watcher

    My wife and I watched AMC for years. One day several years ago, we decided that enough was enough and stopped watching. A year or so ago, we started to watch once a week or so and realized that a few faces had changed, but the theme was the same.

    The real change was in the absurdity of the story lines. We were quite frankly amazed at how gullible the writers think the viewers are.

    20 years ago, the story lines were interesting, believable and current.

    I'm sure that ABC looked at the numbers, and the rapidly approaching retirement of some of the cast members and made a business decision. Susan Luci isn't getting any younger, and AMC wouldn't be the same without Erica. How do you remove an icon from the show?

    While I'm sorry to see it end, I understand that all good things must pass.

    All the threats of viewers that they won't watch ABC any longer are false and empty. ABC knows this.

    Massive email and write-in campaigns don't represent all the viewers, and ABC knows this as well.

    I'm sure that the execs at ABC were fully prepared for this and knew the furor that would be generated by their decision.

    Remember, it's not "your soap", it's theirs and always has been.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • current viewer

      Then why watch anything. None of it is yours then. Throw out your tv, newspapers, magazines,computers, all of it. Sit in your house alone with no contact with the outside world. That's the only way that you control everything in your life. But, if you choose to 'consume' some of this media you do have a right to protest when someone makes a clinker of a decision. You may have heard of a show called Jericho that was cancelled a couple of years ago. Fans sent tens of thousands of pounds of peanuts to CBS (nuts to you was something relevant in the show). CBS brought the show back for at least another season.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  62. manny

    Mind controlled by ads?? LOL..dude, north americans are just plain stupid and lazy...no mind control theories required..LOL

    April 20, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  63. Brian

    Hoover sucks... (get it?)

    April 20, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  64. Lord2FLI

    Wait a second, so in order to "help" save the soaps, you're pulling advertising dollars that help pay for said soaps? Am I missing something here?

    April 20, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  65. Linda

    Thank you, Hoover Vac, for standing behind those of us who do enjoy these soaps. I own a Hoover Vac and, for sure, will continue to buy them now.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Malkntnt

      Linda, I'm in no way slamming you for your post. I will point out that you have single-handedly proven one of my points. The point that Hoover, in protecting its interest of a TV show that it has advertised on since the beginning, has somehow affected your life in a positive way. The corporate "effort" exerted by Hoover has, as you pointed out, reaffirmed your desire for "Brand Loyalty". This is a sad state of affairs really.

      April 20, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  66. manny

    I guess the real problem was the people watching these shows were to fat and lazy to go out and buy the products that were advertised during the shows

    April 20, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  67. Twisted View

    This is sheer idiocy. Get a life people. Stop letting television shape your moral values. These shows have turned women into feminized drama queens. Histrionic, lazy cheaters. Monkey see monkey do. Hoover should have pulled the Ads long ago if they had a moral compass. Destruction of the American family through the values of Corporate America. Morally broke, now financially bankrupt as well.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  68. 22 yr old SKINNY military woman

    I am very young, in shape, in the military and I watch "One Life To Live" when I get home from a long hard day of fighting for YOUR freedom. I dvr my show and watch at night. So before you assume that all soapies are fat middle aged women, or old blue haired women, or lazy fat wives, think again. I defend my country for you guys to talk crap here on CNN. I after a long day like to watch my shows and I will boycott ABC. I will be sending Brian Frons bars of soap. Good job Hoover and the rest putting up a fight. Thank you guys for fighting for the soaps. A lot of us military people do watch them when we can. They take us away for an hour no matter how ridiculous the story line can be. I love them!

    April 20, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  69. jp

    I find it distressing and unfortunately what our society has come to in the greater sense, that those who don't watch or care about soaps consider those who do as losers and make poor comments. You might watch something a soap watcher doesn't but neither group should be denigrating the other. Instead, you should just ignore it if it doesn't apply to you and let someone different live without comment. Or better yet, help with the protest. There is the old axiom that when I saw someone come for my another group of people I said nothing because I wasn't part of that group so by the time they came for me there was no one left to help me. This could happen to any of your fabvorite shows also.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Malkntnt

      The REAL problem is that we as Americans as DISTRACTED all the time by this kind of stuff. We are constantly placated by the corporate whim. Soap Operas we developed by who? You guessed it SOAP makers like Tide – hence the name SOAPS. People just don't see when they are being lead along by the nose. I never suggested that watching these shows was dumb, just that "religiously" watching them was an incredible waste of your life. Conciseness is key.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • jp

      Did you watch Lost or any other show every week? Same thing and all are supported by advertisers. This is just a different type of show. And, frankly, with a lot more history than many shows. And frankly, I am not a housewife sitting around all day as most imply. I work all day and then come home and work at home but I also like to watch these shows when I can via DVR. Again, you may not like them but in a free country each has the right to do as they wish as long as it doesn't impinge on the rigths of others. What makes anyone on this board, myself included, the judge of any else?

      April 20, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Malkntnt

      Judging? You're reading it wrong. Debating the point sure – trying to open your eyes a little, obviously. Judging? Only if you have a guilty conscience. People are going to do what they do. Some guy trying to make a point is not going to change things. Maybe 1 or 2 people who read this will wake up for 30 minutes today. Big deal – no one is saved.

      I never watched LOST. I do own a TV and I do watch TV. The problem is that with DVR the networks and advertisers are getting angry people are skipping the commercials. The Networks would love to find some way to break those DVRs but they can't. They have asked cable companies to force delete shows from consumer DVRs after a week. How do you feel about that?

      The erosion of America starts with every single person's choices. Make a choice to have dinner with your family, go to your kids baseball game or ballet. Engage another person in meaningful conversation. Help you kids with their homework. DO SOMETHING different with your life because America is dying. Worrying about a SOAP Opera is small potatoes and you should know that. But America takes the easy way out of everything. Collectively we need to do better or we all will fail.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • jp

      You have to admit that if you read these posts there is a LOT of judging. I have a child and believe me I've helped with a ton of homework! But I also watch soaps on the weekend. The point is that why not take this opportunity to accomplish two things – open those eyes for 30 minutes as you said. Maybe those 30 mins will be so crystal clear that the light bulb will go on. And maybe some of those big wigs will realize that some light bulbs went on. This is just a means to and end. And perhaps those someones are 10 years old and their light bulb goes on when they're twenty and remember this tempest in a teapot. But if you feel strongly about something you should put up a ruckus or you deserve any nasty thing those big wigs throws your way. You can do that plus go to baseball games and all. And if they want to trash dvr's I still have a vhs up in the attic!

      April 20, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Russell

      @JP – really? You're using a saying relating to the Holocaust in defense of a soap opera!? You truly need to move on and let go of this crap that you choose to watch. Try some PBS, Discovery, etc.

      April 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  70. clyde

    No offense to the Soap fans and Hoover. But why not get behind – oh let's see – HIGH gas prices.... That affects all of us not just the people watching Soaps.... I mean, let's go after something more important than TV. Yes, I do watch tv.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  71. Malkntnt

    I'm so glad with all the other things in the world that we could be focused on, that America will go to such extremes to have a Soap Opera and that a corporate powerhouse like Hoover has our backs. Don't send those emails to the government about how outraged you are about the budget or our deficit or starving children in AMERICA or a hundred other things. Let's keep this in perspective people. You've waisted your lives watching this crap in the first place... If you watched "religiously" each day thats 365 hours of your life you'll never get back – almost 11,000 hours over 30 years (the run time of these soaps); not to mention the 100+ hours of commercials (Hoovers REAL agenda housewives). Way to not see the large picture, but hey, send in those emails Hoover execs have the direct line!

    April 20, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • a

      Don't you see a parallel? Everyone feels powerless and disenfranchised about things ranging from soap opera cancellations to the state of the economy. You can contact the powers that be whether it is the head of ABC or an elected official. But, do they really represent the wishes of the people who are the real 'consumers'. No, those making huge salaries don't identify with our needs at all and make decisions based on their lives, experiences and data (which we all know can be skewed as needed) which may not reflect ours. Protests like this are an attempt to yank them by the collar and say 'Hey, this is not right and we're not gonna stand for it'.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Malkntnt

      "a" – Powerlessness is what we, as Americans, have been bred to be by those in charge. The richest 1% don't want you to have any REAL decision making power – only the ILLUSION of free thought. We are bombarded with 1000's of ads and subliminal messages each day by the corporations. All in an effort to keep you sitting on the sofa or buying this vacuum cleaners. Be outraged! Be outraged that you have been controlled and misled your entire life. Bred to be a consumer. Welcome to the REAL Matrix.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • A

      EXACTLY! But it starts somewhere and for some people it could just be here. So it's a freaking soap they want to save. Maybe if people stand up SOMEWHERE and get a taste that they can change things we might teach them that they can make a difference if we band together.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Malkntnt

      Things will change for 30 minutes for those FEW people. People need to change the way they live and behave on a daily basis. Going to a mild amount of effort to send an email to Hoover that gets passed on to ABC execs is not going to change the world – not even for one person. People feel free to send your emails, I never suggested that you not try and save your shows, only that they are an incredible waste of time. ABC knows you will send them emails; Hoover knows this too. As long as you understand that this is just a TV show and ultimately it doesn't matter at all in the larger picture that is your life. TV is a distraction – don't let it BECOME your life. You were meant for much better things.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  72. Ian

    Garbage soap operas anyway, who cares.

    April 20, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  73. Lio

    The statement "standing up for what matters to you" is ridiculous. Really that's the best he has to stand up for? I understand being dissappointed a show has been cancelled, but to make that statement regarding this is over the top! We have so many more important things to stand up for!!!

    April 20, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  74. chet

    Dyson > Hoover

    April 20, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  75. Mr. Bones

    Wait, do they mean, like, Herbert Hoover?

    Hell, I thought he was dead! Didn't know he was a daytime soap fan, either.

    I learned me somethin' today!

    April 20, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  76. What??!!

    This is what gets Hoover worked up? Aren't there better things to spend our time on? If we're going to protest something, how about looking at the hungry people in our country, the people without jobs, without homes. It's sad, people, really.

    April 20, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  77. John

    attack of the stay at homes. 1 less thing to do on their list of what's not being done.. go outside and do something.. geez

    and for those "bed ridden".. reach for the remote and change the channel. there's over 500 others channels to choose from...

    April 20, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  78. Dee

    @ ModonnaFan: I agree. Reality TV is getting out of hand. I'm getting tired of it myself.

    April 20, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  79. Supertaint



    (just thought I'd add nothing to this arguement, like everyone else!!)

    April 20, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  80. Richard Allen

    i find it hilarious that people are getting at the first the person who posted the first comment...telling them to get off their butts and live life, yet they are sitting behind a computer and posting that...i doubt i am the only one who sees the irony there. Also, someone said something about how the shows are immoral in how they operate, and that the portray life as a series of manipulations...sounds like your average primetime tv show or movie....heck even video games. I am in no way attacking those examples...just saying that they are all about the same so to point the finger at one is to point out all of them. If they want their soaps, let them keep them. It's hardly the worst thing in the world.

    April 20, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  81. Mike

    This is the most retarded thing in the world. A company makes a business decision and is punished by a long time partner. Hey Hoover, how about you pay ABC losses if they do keep them on the air? Isn't Hoover really just doing this because they're as outdated as the soaps?

    April 20, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  82. chris

    Give me a break. Looks like Hover is another company I won't be buying a product from.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  83. Frog the Sailor

    This is my first post on CNN. I am astounded at the amount of responses to this subject. When Congress passed their bill stating that Corporations should be treated as individuals in regards to campaign election contributions there was bearly a peep from the voting population. How sad is that. Every elected office in this country is for sale to the highest bidder and no one cares, but cancel a favorite tv show and everyone is ready to go to the matresses. There is something seriously wrong with this country.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  84. Maryland, USA

    Can't ABC sell the franchise to pay TV? That way, fans could cough up a bit of cash and continue enjoying the show.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  85. Amanda DeVree

    I grew up watching both of these soap opera's. I'm greatly saddened by ABC's decision to cancel these daytime classics. With so many "reality" tv shows our daytime soaps are most womens "escape" from reality.

    No one really wants more talk shows, cooking shows or shows that give us more useless advice. So not that my one voice matters but PLEASE ABC LEAVE MY DAYTIME SOAPS ALONE!!!!!!

    Amanda DeVree
    A life long fan

    April 20, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  86. Wow.

    Wow. This is very simple. Ratings for soaps have declined/aged into demos that are no longer viable for advertisers. ABC is making a simple business decision. I'm not saying I agree with it, but a majority of businesses do not target audiences 54 and over. Hoover does and they're obviously using this for publicity.

    Yes. There are advertisers on theses shows, but compared to the amount of money ABC believes they could make targeting a younger audience-this is a very basic a good decision for them. It does stink because I do believe that 54 plus audiences have PLENTY to spend. But media buyers will not agree.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  87. Casey

    This is the SADDEST article I have ever read. Why don't peole care enough about Africa, AIDS, the planet?!?! And yet a huge corporation will go out of its way to finally make a stand about a bunch of absurd fictional stories. Please tell me I didn't fall asleep and wake up in 1984 or Fahrenheit 911. Keep the masses subdued, keep their mind numbing stories on the idiot box so they'll buy more damn vacuums.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  88. Red Pison

    What the heck are they going to put in place of these two? More "reality TV"? I don't watch either show but I'll support them in this time.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  89. Name*chris lund

    My comments are being censored. How interesting. It goes to show you tho that corporations truly fear when people collectively stand up to them. Soapers go to http://www.democracynow fight for what you believe in. Soaps today great, but hopefully you can start a lifelong journey of activism and it could help change our planet! Power 2the People

    April 20, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  90. LetsBeCivil

    What is it that Hoover does not understand about a decision based on business results?

    April 20, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  91. Need carpet

    Only reason Hoover cares is because they are losing a long standing portal to sell their product. That's the only reason and anything else is bs.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  92. Name*chris lund

    To those of you that may be interested in some more substantail and fulfilling activism that can make a difference in the the world check out the amazing newshow and website of ..democracy now.. its news and activism from the peoples perspective. No corporate sponsors just pure independent news and perspective that speaks truth to power and stands up to corporate and political paymasters like the uncaring decision about what abc fans really wanted to view. This programming is being replaced because abc wants to use a cheaper lower quality

    April 20, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  93. windy

    How about dyson,hoover,dirt devil,etc try donating the millions they spend on commercials to the hungry,poor,etc for a 5sec,commercial telling how they are apart of saving lives?I would rather spend my money on a company that gives back! Oyeah I LOVE y&r!

    April 20, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  94. Name*chris lund

    I fully support the soapers and any collective effort by the public to campaign for what they believe in. Activism is noble and while to many their cause may seem trivial, maybe it may will plant the seed for them to make a stand for some of the important problems in the future. I've been in organised labor disputes, antiwar rallies, environmental causes, political campains, and I can attest that its very gratifying to take a stand for what you believe in. If our citizenry would do more of this our quality of life would improve.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  95. Myself

    Note that ABC did the same thing with Kyle XY. They just killed the show at the end of season 3. What a screwed up thing that they can control what we enjoy.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  96. manny

    People, life is passing you by...spend time with your kids or hang out with your families...those days will never come back. Don't waste your time on tv

    April 20, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  97. ED

    ABC has done stuff like this before, pulling the rug out from under shows with no regard for the fan base. I hope this bone headed move move finally facilitates a change in leadership for ABC.....GIVE 'EM HELL!

    April 20, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  98. manny

    Thank God there soaps are done. This will probably have an impact on the obesity epidemic in north america.Imagine the billions of pounds of fat that will be lost when these women actually getoff the couch and do something productive and raise their metabolism to anything above zero! LOL..serious...not kidding...

    April 20, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  99. Get a life

    Well said. Another example of whats wrong with america.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  100. HelpingHoover

    People like those shows and that's fine, but THIS is what Hoover is doing to make a diiference in the world? Using whatever influence they have to affect daytime programming?

    What about standing up for Medicare, or tax reform, or ending genocide in Africa? This is ridiculous. Good to know "what matters".

    April 20, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  101. greenla

    You didn't get this upset when George Bush started a war. Get A Life.

    April 20, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  102. Get a life

    I can't believe Hoover is that pathetic! Those programs are for fat, smelly, moustache- having women, to watch while they wolf down buckets of ice cream and think how pathetic their own lives are. I am mean, yes but f those idiots at hoover. Thanks ABC for doing the world a favor.

    April 20, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  103. Charlie Sheen


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  104. youidiots

    For all of you who mentioned Dyson: you do understand Dyson thinks you're all idiots, right? Cyclonic vacuums have been around for decades. Plus they've snared you fools by improperly using the word suction. Only idiot would fall for their advertising campaign.

    April 20, 2011 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  105. @annie

    Oops i see some bad spelling. oh oh..spelling police are out there ..oops me bad

    April 20, 2011 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  106. @annie

    Who do you or did you have to f- ck to get a 10k a month? How many time are u under yoir boss's desk sucking his pen? Nice grammar..you gotta a job. How about "I got a job"? Sound's like b/s to me. With that grammar you might be making 10k a month but maybe from being an escort an a wh 0re

    April 20, 2011 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  107. @stormy

    Huh? what are you talking about girl? What's an IQ? what are you trying to say woman? I don't understand because i live in the woods with uncle crazy jason. u know crystal lake..tee hee

    April 20, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  108. @mkub

    Want to hook up to get f-ck? You seem to need a stress releaser

    April 20, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  109. annie g

    "I gotta job" to those who think soap fans just sit at home. i make 10k a month. i pay my taxes and make all the purchase decisions for my household. and I think ABC made a BAD move here. so i will continue to BOYCOTT ABC!

    April 20, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  110. stormy

    Please help us in our efforts to save our soaps........visit the website protestabcacrossamerica.com and join us on our Facebook page. There is extreme pressure on other sponsors to support the efforts and follow Hoover's lead and we ARE making progress as several other sponsors are now taking our calls on the subject!! Please visit us soon!

    April 20, 2011 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  111. stormy

    These shows are icons and are beloved by many different types of people in many, many different professions. Do not make general assumptions about fans, it only makes you look unintelligent. Hoover has shown loyalty to their consumers which is more than I can say for ABC/Disney. ABC is being shown in overwhelming efforts that they are DEAD WRONG in thinking we want reality TV for our daytime programming; yet, they care not what their loyal consumers want, only their bottom line. It's Business 101, you support the consumer who supports you.

    April 20, 2011 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  112. Head Diva In Charge

    @Mkub: you clearly need to get la/id girl. You are trolling and being a bully yourself. When you look in the mirror do you see big bad butch looking back..lmao

    April 20, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  113. NeNe

    @melly im guessing you are fat like mkub

    April 20, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  114. PenguinMan

    Soaps are so 60's and their time has come. People got FaceBook for real life soaps.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  115. Name*Willie

    While you're at it can you get Eli Stone back. ABC obliviously doesn't recognize good programming even if they trip over it.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  116. Melly

    So some people think soap watchers need to get lives......like volunteer, get jobs, do SOMETHING productive, right? Well, what about those people who work their @sses off for 12 hours or more,(record their favorite shows, including soaps), come home and need some time to relax BEFORE having to go back to bed just so they can wake up to do another 12 hours+ at said demanding job? Are you telling me they should use that hour or so to volunteer somewhere, or go for a run or something? Yeah.. I didn't think so.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  117. Casandra

    Soaps are different then any other show on tv right now. How many shows air 5 days a week (other then the news). Soaps tell stories about people who struggle through some of the same trials and triblations people face. Yes many times the stories are over the top but that is part of the fun. They can be over the top and give a message at the same time. No other scripted or reality tv program on the air enters into a persons home and is invitd in as family. Saps have become a part of the fabric of our country.

    To those who say that people who watch soaps are overweight unemployed women is like saying everyone who watches NASCAR is a redneck with no teeth.

    Finally this is one of the smartest things Hoover could have done. The are getting more from this free advertising then amy ad campaign they've done. Yesterday when I liked their facebook page there were just over 7000 likes earlier tonight there was over 17000 likes. Sounds like a smart business move for hoover. I hope more will folow shot and try and save the soaps.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Dude

      Sorry, but good luck failing at life. There are more important things to do with your life than watch tv, and especially to be so passionate about such a non-relevant unrealistic fiction. Especially commenting on stories about them, I admit, is even more lame. Go read some compelling non-fiction novels and stories about REAL people who have truly suffered, of which you may already admire, then tell me I am wrong.

      April 20, 2011 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Get a life

      Everyone that likes nascar IS a dumb red-neck! You suck at life, kill yourself and do us all a favor.

      April 20, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  118. NeNe

    Oh you white people are just nasty and lazy. Please take a bath and clean youselves up!

    April 20, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  119. Shannon

    Seriously- protesting over soap stars when these over paid drama actors lose their jobs...? What about the millions who have been unemployed from their average jobs who cannot feed their families! WHO protested for them to regain employment? Hoover were you there? I think not. Working Americans should be speaking up about who's voices really should be heard ...

    These are the days of our lives- and yet we stand alone because we aren't rich and famous!!!

    April 20, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  120. CiCi

    Why not make your life full enough to not watch others....especially fake ones on t.v.? Time to live!!

    April 20, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  121. mkub

    Look!! I can't help it if I'm 400 lbs of lard and all I do all day is sit and watch tv. I said I have no tv because I'm embrassed to say that that's all I do all day. I sit on my fat az, eat ice cream, ring dings, cup cakes, pies, gallon of coke...oh i love coke and just watch tv.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  122. tin tin

    @ mkub what's your point? are u not hiding behind your computer bulling people also? Sound as though some folks on here hit a nerve with u. You know what they say.. when a person gets angry at someone comments it's because it true. I think you need to get a good hard poL/e in ur fat ki tt y to get rid of all that pended up hate

    April 20, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  123. John

    you you women need a good hard c0 c k up ur az.z to get u moving out of those seats. No wonder we have to get a woman outside of the marriage.

    April 20, 2011 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  124. Troll

    Kinda dates hoover's demographic. Old people with too much time.

    April 20, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  125. nicole

    Goodbye soaps about time so glad soap network will be gone to about time disney gets a channel dedicated to preschoolers excited for this change! Do have to say reality tv is getting old now do somthin about that take off shows like friday night lights for reality ugh don't know which I hate more soaps or reality tv

    April 20, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  126. spencersmom

    I grew up watching All My Children, we would record it on our VCR while we were at school and my parents were at work. It's a little break from reality and your own daily problems for an hour out of the day. Something that is much needed in these times. So all of you out there criticizing people for what they do with their own time are pathetic. I feel sorry for you. Go Hoover for being a company that listens to people and makes an effort to do something about it. If we can stop the cancelling of two shows who knows what we could do nexta!

    April 20, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  127. get a life

    Soaps like Hoover SUCK! Please something else. EXCEPT The view.

    April 20, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  128. jackson

    I say we cancel reality tv. That's what all the stupid people watch.

    April 20, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  129. Tommy

    What some of you losers that watch this cr ap need is a good hard c 0ck to ra/ m you and bring life back into so you won't feel like sitting in front of a tv all day long and keep getting fatter

    April 20, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  130. mkub

    My daddy r/ ap /ed me when I was young that's why I'm so bitter. I also hide behind my computer and say mean things to people that I know I won't say to their face because I know I would get my a $$ kicked in.

    April 20, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  131. Grandmanean

    @mkub you seriously should get a life loser. You say you don't have a tv but yet you are commenting on here. You talked about other people coming on here and bulling people but you are doing the same thing you disgusting pig

    April 20, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
    • mkub

      So you entirely missed the point of what I said? I was saying I do not have a TV however I Don't brag about not watching TV because I read CNN which is filled with Video. How is telling other people to quit bullying considered bullying? I don't even watch soaps but I'm not on here ridiculing people who do.

      April 20, 2011 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  132. Soaps Are For Fat People


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  133. Beautiful Vixen

    @mkub..lol .

    April 20, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  134. bebe

    My mom watched soaps after her stroke. She still died not knowing if erica died her hair and if you think soaps are real life well none of my friends family or even acquaintences are remotely like AMC getreal life open your brains

    April 20, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  135. Beautiful Vixen

    @NORA, you need to go back and read your own comment. Did you feel that you were superior by pointing out my typo of my spelling of hobbies. Your comment of saying that my spelling of hobbies was hobby, wasn't that your way of TRYING to insult me and my intelligence? If you are such a smart person, do you know what the Trochlea of the talus, Transversospinalis Group, Mylohyoid, Sternocleidomastoid, Scalenes, Obturator Foramen, Acetabulum are? Would you even be able to spell them without looking at them? Get my point? These words I work/use with just about every day..just saying.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  136. Beautiful Vixen

    @ Nora, I think it's clear my comment had a typo ( I did not proofread which I'm not doing so for ths one also). I clearly meant to put some hobbies because I said hiking, etc. Hobbies means plural. Thanks for pointing out my typo Ms. Perfect.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  137. kat

    Hmmm. I think Hoover would be glad to know they sux, lol. That's what they do. I don't know why people think soap watchers are old, fat, or lazy. Those that brag about not watching tv most likely sitting in front of a computer or on a smartphone to comment on this story. Same could be said about you. I work nights so soaps are rare option but I read the weekly 'soap roundup' in the paper to see what's going on. And abc isn't cancelling soaps in a jamie oliver bid to get people up and outdoors but to put on shows that already have formats. While I might on occasion flip on a soap and do not want them going anywhere, I have no intention of watching those new shows. I'll flip in food channel if I want to watch cooking. I think there is too much reality tv on anyway. Will not insult those that like it, but a good book will replace any tv I might have watched. And I will drop an email to site Hoover set up. Dyson may be great, but I have other things I must spend my money on and that is not in budget for me. Hoover works great.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  138. Jav

    All of this over a tv show, really? You are clearly unaware of the real issues going on in the world.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Dude

      Seriously. There are children dying and people going hungry and wars being fought and people losing their jobs and homes and families. And these bxstxrds are going all out for this shxt? I mean, I'm all about people having their passions, but this is where I draw the line. Even if Hoover has an interest in keeping their dope opera demographic, people who watch soap operas and buy hoovers will be dead in the next 3 years, which is unfortunate for everyone, but it's time for all concerned parties to wake up and think like we are in the year 2011

      April 20, 2011 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  139. Margaret

    Thank God all these haters could take time out of their busy schedules solving world hunger & curing spinal cord injuries to comment on an internet message board. It's okay to like a TV show! I used to watch All My Children every day at my Grandma's house. I can't imagine life without it and I couldn't care less if anyone thinks that is pathetic.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  140. Loving it

    If soap operas were as entertaining as this comment thread... they might have stayed on the air.

    "Please feed the trolls!"

    April 20, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  141. Rico Gaines

    I am outraged at the cancellation of All My Children! Ironically, I was born in 1973, the same year that All My Children first aired. So, I was literally born and reared off of that soap. My entire family, my mom, grandmother and four uncles all watched AMC for many years! So, if at all possible I want this soap to continue in our family tradition!
    Loyal viewer,

    Rico Gaines

    April 20, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  142. Nora

    It never ceases to amaze me how mean and angry some people are on these boards. Were you people bullies in middle and high school? Do you think if you insult another's intelligence, label them with a false stereotype that it makes you superior? There is no reason to behave in this manner. Really, you should be ashamed.

    April 20, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • mkub

      No, they're the ones who Were bullied. Hence why they can now hide behind a computer screen all night saying all sorts of things they'd never say to people's faces.

      April 20, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  143. Steve

    I can't claim to be a soap fan and have not watched OLTL in many years, but I believe people have got to start taking a stand with the networks before all they produce is "reality" TV, which is anything but reality. Too much of what they put on the air now is nothing but crap to wrap around an endless stream of commercials. Anything that is unique they seem to cancel in favor of the same formula stuff over and over. If they abandon our shows then abandon them and watch something else...and tell the sponsors you are going to another network.

    April 20, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  144. cara

    I personally do not watch soap operas but for those of you who say the only people that watch them are old people and lazy housewives, my mother is director of human resources at the insurance company she works for and she comes home every day on her lunch break and watches them, so no they are not just for old people and fat housewives. Maybe I should say comment surfing on blogs is only for fat, pimply people still living in their mothers basement. hmph.

    April 20, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  145. Beautiful Vixen

    Lol..you people need to get a life and stop watching so much tv. I can see the really old people watching this but younger/middle age people. Seriously get a hobbie, taking up hiking, etc. Start living and stop living in la la land.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nora

      You misspelled "hobby."

      April 20, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • mkub

      Yes Vixen, you are truly living life aren't you? Preach to us more through the CNN comments section!! I seek enlightenment!

      April 20, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  146. javon

    My grandmother was a HUGE All My Children fan all her life, until last year when she fell very very ill and passed away. A couple days after she passed on, before the funeral, someone remembered how much she loved All My Children and turned on the show in the bedroom where she lay. As soon as they turned it on, tears welled up in all our eyes, and then grandma came back to life.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grandmanean

      Now that's a good one :-)..............you probably saw that on a soap !

      April 20, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  147. Zorro

    I don't watch soap operas. I heard that American Idol is getting cancelled. How many people would rebel against that? How many people would comment in the same way about it? How many people would maintain that it's a soap opera too, regardless of the format? Here's a concept to take home with you – Acceptance. Acceptance for each other's likes, dislikes, and pet peeves. How about imagining that it's not their soap opera you're supporting today, but rather the show that you enjoy and it's support you need from them. Indeed, life is a soap opera, and today we are all of the underaid actors looking for a new role. Maybe someone will let us read a few lines and consider our talent for living. Have a nice day.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Name*john

    Oh yes concern about a TV program give me a break these will be the same people that vote for all these reality shows but don't vote in an election.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  149. saftgek

    BTW: anyone who would squander their money on a grossly overpriced "Dyson" vacuum, that offers nothing special beyond a big steering ball, needs a serious reality check!

    April 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  150. saftgek

    BTW: anyone who would squander their money on a grossly overpriced "Dyson" vacuum, that offers nothing special beyond a big steering ball,

    April 19, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Well idk

    They should replace the soaps with the jersey shore

    April 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  152. saftgek

    Pitiful Posts from The Haters!

    Amazing how watching daytime drama "sux," BUT it's O.K. to cook one's brain with so-called "reality TV."
    Gad, such nonsense!

    April 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  153. MooseMom

    It's not just that AMC and OLTL have been cancelled, rather, it's this lie that ABC is perpetrating that they did all of this
    "extensive research" that told them that people would rather see yet another cookery show and one more makeover show. It's just not true. ABC wants to make the cheapest product possible. They are yet another corporation that assumes you can give the consumer any old cheap crap...anything to spend as little money on product and as much money on executive salaries. There is such a thing as DVRs and TiVo, people, so fans can go and live their productive lives curing cancer, teaching children, putting out fires, saving lives and volunteering and then come home and watch their soap like they've done for the past decade. Who is going to record Mario Batali sweating into his ravioli?

    Didn't the Supreme Court just rule that corporations are people? If people can protest the cancellation of All My Children, I guess a corporation can, too, by pulling their ads. They can do whatever they like. Good for Hoover.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dot

      Bravo Moosemom – I was hard working til I was off for a few months recuping – and although I never watched soaps – started watching All Of My Children – which I still do – a enjoyable break in a busy day – I sure don't want another cookiung show on t.v. – no Kardashians –

      April 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  154. wil

    I WILL BOYCOTT HOOVER!! This marketing guy is an idiot. It's 2011 its time for soaps and Hoover to go!

    April 19, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • MooseMom

      ...and it's time for MORE REALITY SHOWS!!! What imaginative programming!!

      April 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  155. B lo me

    I always loved the soaps. something to do while waiting for my nail polish to dry.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  156. bpatrick

    Umm standing up for what u believe in yep Hoover ur as impressive as king, gandhi, and Jesus

    April 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Linda Irwin

    I've been a loyal fan to All My Children for the entire 41 years. I'm not into reality T.V. or cooking shows. Thank you, Hoover, for supporting us fans.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  158. ĎonJJ

    im the original ĎonJJ and women love me. I have eyes that draw you into my universe and then the lucous meet stick steaks out of the pants.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  159. thepearl

    I had just begun to start watching OLTL again. It was like coming back home.it was still interesting and captivating!! Who wants to see something called The Chew!!!! Are they for real? What is this four women maybe five sitting around a table and Chewing their food!? Give me a break!!! I am thru with ABC and anything associated with them!

    April 19, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  160. scott

    I persaonlly think soap operas are among the worst wriiten, and worst acted shows ever. My mother sits and watches them everyday and actually dvr's the ones that are on at the same time so she watches about 5hrs worth a day. Its pretty sad. I agree that 99% of TV is awful. I like sports and the weather channel

    April 19, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Anonymouses

    Really? Like.... REALLY? Seriously? Is in 2011 or 1982?

    April 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Dude

    If standing up for what you believe in is sitting down in front of a television, and the only part of your life worth fighting for is the continuation of a drama that gives your boring shxt life some meaning, then go for it I guess.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  163. ingyandbert

    Sounds to me like Hoover's parent company in Hong Kong slashed the marketing budget again, forcing Hoover to go for the free publicity that obviously follows this kind of stunt. The suits in Hong Kong don't give a rip about American soaps. After the publicity dies down, Hoover will quietly begin advertising during the new replacement shows in time for the holiday season. It's about marketing products, people - not a crusade to save the soaps.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  164. javon

    Once all the soap hubub dies down, they can use the twitter feed to remind people to take their insulin.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Katie

    These soaps may not matter to you; however, I have a grandmother close to ninety who is nearly blind who still turns on the tv to watch "all my kids", & another grandmother who watches One Life To Live because she watched it for years with her sisters who have since passed. The shows MATTER to them, and therefore, matter to me. If it matters so little to you than don't be so rude... Let us campaign for what matters to us please. we aren't asking for you to agree or even support us, but is posting your argument on here really necessary?

    April 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grandmanean

      Well said Katie ! I starting watching my first soap, General Hospital, when I was 14 and now it's 47 years later and a lifetime for me.....through my teen years, young motherhood, working years and now retirement. As another commenter said, "who knew I would outlive my soaps !!"

      April 19, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Canuk_eh!


    April 19, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Ki

    Stand up for what matters? Trashy TV shows matter? Get a life.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Snoddy

    Surely we have more important things to concern ourselves with than this nonsense!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Katie

    Thank you Hoover for understanding and supporting our cause! I'm getting married in a few months and I just changed my registry to reflect the Hoover brand. Soaps may be stupid to some, but ABC readily admits that they aren't replacing then with shows that would get higher ratings! For those who say find better things to do with our time time, why don't you go find things to do besides post on here? I would hate myself if I was so mean! Go spread KINDNESS!!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Jerrold

    Git rida that soap shht n put on hiphop. Gimmy Dat vid wif Lady... "This pxssey be Yankin it." Tha ytube vid is nasty. They kant even show it on MTV yet. Ytube got it. Check out dis shht

    April 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  171. 1 nice hubby

    Susan....Canada, do I really need to say more. What r u guys good for other than blackberries and the best fries and gravy I've ever had?

    Get the snow outta ur head sweetie. Its called sarcasm. That's not something u all are familiar with I know.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  172. 1 nice hubby

    Wow. WillIHelm. That's profound man. Very deep and well thought out as well as stated. Are you a scholar?

    Were u asking a question or making a comment? Sorry I can't tell.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  173. 1 nice hubby

    Wow. WillIHelm. That's profound man. Very deep and well thought out as well as stated

    April 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Mark Silvers

    Get a life. Shut off the TV. Exercise. Go outside. Socialize. Down with Soaps!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nan

      Mark, my 84 year-old mother mows her her lawn, shovels her driveway when it snows, plants a garden with tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce and peppers, sings in our church choir with rehearsals every week, makes the pizza for our church bingo every week, goes to church every day, reads the newspaper AND watches her soaps! !

      April 20, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  175. Wilhelm

    As I read all these comments from those who appear to dislike soap operas, but in reality they just write hateful things to gain an audience, realize that it is they whose lives are truly pathetic?

    April 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Sean

    Idiots. Threaten to cancel their stories and the blue hairs and shut ins get all in a tizzy...offer them free healthcare and they sit quietly and bask in tv's warm glow. I am jack's complete disgust for the zeitgeist.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  177. chuckles

    I applaud those who raise up for a cause they believe in. Regardless of whether I agree or not. The act of collectively working together to achieve a goal is almost lost these days. If the "soapies" can make it so let it be a motivator to others. Let it lead to the support of other more important causes. However I view it I see an opportunity to encourage collective efforts toward a common goal!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Debbie

    Hey u don't have to watch what u don't like, but All My Children is a great way for me to relax. If U want to watch the shows that they are putting on in replace, Sorry u won't be watching. Please save our silly loving escape

    April 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Airhead Traffic Controller

    No wonder this country is SO effed- up! Here's a thought- put the millions spent on pro athletes, actors, BP ceo's salaries, et al... and help OUR COUNTRY'S hungry, homeless, abused, abducted(Holly Bobo, the Long Island Gilbo beach victims' families, etc...), people who need healthcare- stop me any time! Priorities are not where they should be!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Hannah

    I work for a newspaper and confront the "real world" for about 10 hours daily. After speaking with the family whose child may die because they have no health insurance, or the residents of a low -ncome apartment complex standing up and refusing to pay their rent until the sleazy slum lord addresses mold conditions, yeah, I like to catch my soaps. And BTW Megan, I'm also re-reading my copy of Goodwin Kearns' "Team of Rivals" to prepare for Speilberg's interpretation. But before I go to bed, its all about Vicky and Dorian and whether Bianca will ever find another love.
    Give me break. You elitist are not even proper elitist. Why are you even commenting on a topic so apprarently beneath you? Get a life and let others enjoy theirs.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  181. bill orielly

    Who gives a fuuh!

    April 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  182. 1 nice hubby

    And for christsakes ppl. ORECK makes the best vac!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  183. 1 nice hubby

    Ok ladies, have you perhaps ever heard of a word called sarcasm? It's so thick thru this entire post. Open up your eyes, look past the cholesterol deposits and then u finally may see what's actually going on here. You all are taking the bait and we the boys are laughin all the way. Please for the love of everything holy remember sarcasm and dare do I say comedy. There isn't a single word, slur, person, religion,topic, and/or situation that CaNOT be made fun of or laughed at no matter how offensive they may be. Its all about the context. If u can't laugh at yourself, kill yourself while the rest of us can laugh at u.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  184. M

    Hoover is using you for exposure to compete with Dyson. You're all a bunch of tools..., who somehow glean entertainment from nonsense. So sad.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  185. thirty3na3rd

    Interesting that a company, like so many others, that has canceled American jobs and sent them to where they can be done more cheaply is, with all this fanfare, expressing outrage that ABC would replace daytime serial dramas with programs that are cheaper to produce. Ironic, actually.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  186. 1 nice hubby

    Easy answer babe. A script, nice looking girls for guys to look at, talent, but most of all RATINGS. Without them, the shows no matter how great they may be, gets thrown out. All u ever have to do is follow the money.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Yeah!!

    Thank you Hoover for the support. I sent my email earlier today to that email address. Oh, and for the uninformed many many soap fans DVR their soaps because they have jobs, so reducing us to a common denominator is really uncalled for. So we enjoy soaps we are not hurting anybody so why be rude to us.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  188. BARBARA

    ABC should not take the soaps off the air. The soaps deal with a lot of todays issues.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teb

      "Todays issues"? Evil twins and over-the-top criminal masterminds? Seriously?

      April 20, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  189. M

    You people need lives.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  190. 1 nice hubby

    Will you please try to make a coherrent sentance or at least stop typing until u awaken from an alcoholic coma? Ok I'll give u the benefit for the brotherhood. If your wife is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to write these unforgivable remarks we understand. Just pick up the unused frying pan and pound her across the face until gravy spews from her mutant neck. Its self-defense. Trust me!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Unbelievable!!!

    The only thing Hoover ever made that did not suck is a vacuum.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  192. dana

    I'd like to know what the difference is in someone working first shift and watches tv at night versus the one who watches daytime tv to go to work 2nd shift? I've heard/read the comment too many times of "get a job..blah blah". I also watch them on weekends on SoapNet but that doesn't make some of you better than me just because you're not a fan. Thumbs up to Hoover!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Cristina


    April 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Ted

    All of these guys calling the people who watch soaps mean names are the same ones who sit in front of a t.v. watching sports and are yelling like the morons they are.,like anyone except the other morons in the room with can hear their babbeling.Talk about somone needing to get a life.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Courtney

    There's always reruns guys chill and the people who keep talking crap about the soap fans leave them alone and u get a life and stop worring about what other people do with their lives. Not everybody is a outdoor person or watch those lame ass reality TVshows .B/c if u ask me some of those shows needs to be taken off the air as well let's start with American idol and dancing with the stars they both sucks and its boring as hell most of all it too overrated .

    April 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Ted

    I don't watch the soaps.In fact I watch very little t.v.at all but watching soaps makes as much sense as sitting in front of a t.v. watching football, base ball , basket ball , hockey , golf or nascar when your lawn needs mowing or your gutters need cleaning.Get up off your own rear end befor you call someone else lazy.And besides it's a matter of choice.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  197. 1 nice hubby

    KM, its bc they're too obese to get off the couch. Hoover recognizes this as their #1 product is an attachment to remove potato chip crumbs for the triple chin of the hairy housebeast. Without them, there goes the revenue.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Dizzyd

    Just wondering, but how many of you smug haters actually practice what u preach and go out and volunteer and do some good? Oh, that's right! You're too busy running your big mouths online.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Megan

      Oh, that's right! I do. Nice try through. I generally think people should waste their time however they like, but it's just not in me to defend some of the most mind-numbing "entertainment" out there.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  199. bille wells

    Save the soaps,l will be lost

    April 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  200. 1 nice hubby

    Soaps are for bon-bon eating, self-indulgent, goldiggers. Ironic how soap operas are their favorite thing yet it's the last thing they use. Whether it be dishes or themselves. Sorry ladies just stating facts.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan - Canada

      You know this from personal experience buddy? Sorry to hear your wife doesn't do dishes (maybe you should help) or she doesn't use soap on herself....yuck...you must be a turn off.

      April 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lori

      Just stating facts are you??? Maybe your wife is a lazy slob who can't use a vacuum I feel bad for you. I am mother who works 50 + hours a week, raised 10 children who are an asset to the community and volunteer for various charities. My house is clean and bills all paid. If I choose to DVR my soaps and watch them in my down time that is my choice. Maybe you should find something better to do than insult others with your ignorant rant!

      April 19, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Eric

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! ABC is my new hero! Im not buying hoover again, I think ABC knows a little more about entertainment... What does Hoover specialize in?

    April 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  202. soapssuk

    haha..yeah like like the losers who watch soaps even know how to use a vacuum...that is why they are watching that nonsense..they aretoo lazy to get off their fat butts and work

    April 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  203. DarkBronzePlant

    Are you kidding me? It's about time this mindless dribble gets pulled off the air.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  204. deeman

    Wow barbara your husband must be truly unsastisfied does he work late a lot hint hint

    April 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Name*Barbara Phillips

    I will email daily to save AMC. I look forward everyday to seeing my Soap. Thats all I have to do. Please ABC do not take it away!!! Barbara Phillips, Dallas, TX

    April 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • sascat

      Soaps were innocent fun. They entertained me when I was in the hospital for months. My grandparents love them too. I say let people enjoy them if they want to.

      April 20, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • brenda


      April 20, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  206. jeff

    Good lord. These are soap operas. They've been around for over thirty to forty years. Its about blessed time abc ditched them. I wonder how many people will come to realize that now that those blah, depressing, hollow, waste of time, Mind-numbingly pointless shows have been relegated to the network trashbin where they belong that people can actually do something productive!

    April 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  207. deeman

    Isn't a hoover just a woman with no teeth and mouth shaped like a doughnut.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  208. myra

    Life sucks and so do hoovers

    April 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Terri B.

    Good decision!!

    April 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Hoover Can Suck it

    Hmmmmmmmm Save the Soaps Vs. Lets say, Feeding hungry Children. Hey Hoover, suck it up. If you want to do good, try pushing people to bombard their politicians inboxs to clean the environment, feed the poor...anything but this waste of time.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Mark

    Unbelievable. Glad to see so many people have their priorities straight...trying to save the most mindless form of crap on TV. No wonder America is in such trouble.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • mallorywin

      I wouldn't say most mindless. I would rather watch a cheesy, laughable soap than 90% of the reality tv that is out there. People who watch prime-time dramas are watching modern soap operas just that come on at an hour that most people are not working, and some are even more far fetched. Vampires/werewolves on HBO? That being said I'm a dedicated True Blood fan and watched All My Children and General Hospital with my sister as a child.

      April 20, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  212. Donye

    Thank God, someone is listening now if only other advertisers would too and abc

    April 19, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  213. jimminy cricket, mo fo.

    I agree that there's a lot going on in the world that we should unite over and in the grand scheme of things, it is just a television show. But I also think that attacking people for watching a soap or not watching a soap is pretty ridiculous. So what if they watch a soap. It's their choice. So what if they are fighting to keep it going. Once again, their choice. It's pretty awesome we live in a country where we can have an opinion, isn't it? So lets celebrate that. And let people have their opinions without attacking each other because we don't agree with it.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Get a Life

    You got to be kidding....Go out and enjoy life..

    April 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Name*Jason Fawbush

    Really Brian? Get a life and a new set of priorities. How about you organize your vast empire into dedicating that two hours a day to real people that dont regularly get amnesia and/or abducted by aliens/switched at birth. You should be embarrassed! Gasp! Fade to commercial.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Mammy

    Babies, I remember when Erica had her first abortion.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  217. blckjcksn

    I don't watch much tv and even less of the soap operas (none, in fact) but all these self-righteous anti-television folks sound truly pathetic. Anonymous message board posters are truly some of the most vile, disgusting, hateful and despised people in this world. Thank God there aren't more people like them. I'm sure that at least they are all in shape and have straight A students for children.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Manuel Labor

    Hoover sux!

    April 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Amber

    Check out Beyonce's new video FULL VERSION: Girl Who RULE the World!!1

    April 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  220. d

    So I've never watched a soap, but I know a lot of powerful leaders in my company that DVR their soaps and then after being great parents and putting their kids to bed they watch them while you other judgmental people are watching what u watch at 9 at night. I could care less about these being cancelled but some people do..get over yourselves..

    April 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • data check

      @ d "you know a lot of powerful leaders"? In what category? intravert? Single? People who watch soaps do so because they need to compensate for the lack of emotion and excitement in their own lives. If there truly is an audience then ABC would've kept the show people. It's easy math.

      April 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • VastlyAmused

      Ah, the joys of reading a rant by someone who replied without reading the post completely... The original post said that those people went home, took care of family and then watched their recorded shows after the kids were in bed. Hardly single, intravert [sic] or boring...

      In this day and age, DVR time-shifting is the new norm for television watching, but ABC obviously missed that memo. I rarely watch a show at the time it originally airs and I would bet there are a lot more like me out here. While not a big ABC soaps fan, I record/watch them on occasion (usually if there is a hot story line) as does my mother who is retired and so deserves a little bit of pleasure in her golden years, even if she watches the whole week of shows early Saturday morning instead of every afternoon.

      April 20, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  221. Eric Nicolas

    Pulling money from shows that are being cancelled because they don't bring in enough money may not be the best strategy.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Ef You See Kay YOU ABC

    Lmao like all that is going to work. There will be another company that will be happy to take Hoovers spot.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      I'm sure that Dyson will happily fill the vacuum created by Hoover's withdrawal

      April 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  223. LBCSongbird

    Thank you Hoover for supporting the fans and the shows! Brian Frons and Anne Sweeney have made choices and not listened to those who have been loyal to AMC, OLTL and ABC. If all the other advertisers would follow suit, ABC would have NO CHOICE but to second think their decision!

    April 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Patty

    Free country – people can watch what they want and say what we want! What if ABC took off football...oh, they did! But it went to NBC – so not too much to complain about! We would want our favorite shows to remain – some have followed them for their 40 year life span. If they were to move to another channel – that's fine, but ABC wants them GONE – for more of the same – cooking and reality!!! Don't dis us for speaking our minds – maybe if you all did the same we'd still have Monday Night Football!! I have the utmost respect for Hoover – they took a stand! God Bless them!!!

    April 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Megan

      Free country- the television stations are free to cancel whatever shows aren't making profits.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      I hope this is just a joke to let everyone know that we all deserve to watch what we want. and half these people aren;t even home when our shows are on. I know I'm not , I am at work but I do have the option to choose what I want to watch. I can record it and not bother anyone else. U have the option to record what U want and not bother my world. Lighten up!

      April 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  225. jake

    All the problems in the world we can't unite over, but some lame soap operas, now that's a cause worth fighting for. You are all pathetic and shouldn't your heads down in shame. Just bought a Hoover vac, guess i should returning right?

    April 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grandmanean

      Maybe you should have watched a few soaps in your life so you would know how to speak ?

      April 19, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Mark

    Yeah, because there are not more important things in this world then a couple TV shows with low ratings being cancelled.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  227. mrskool

    All you lame-os telling us soapies to get a life apparently dont have one of your own since you need to comment here !

    Bite me d -bags

    Boycott ABC !

    April 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Superhiro

      Seriously, I may gave never watched these shows but they were on for almost half a century, don't act like they weren't popular.

      April 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Were soaps popular? Of course. Unfortunately, that's because they're loved by the lowest common denominator of the population – unemployed bums, bored housewives, and disengaged senior citizens.

      April 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      I just have to say.....I am a 50 year young woman who owns and runs a business, owns a CLEAN house, cooks for her family, pays her taxes, and LOVES HER SOAPS!!!!!!!! You degenerates who put down people who watch soaps obviously have NOTHING better to do with your lives then to look up these "comment" pages and act and talk like TOTAL morons, that have no idea what soaps have meant to television AND radio for over 50 years!!! My 10 year old grandson has more knowledge of what this genre means than any of you idiots. If you don't like soaps, then you have NO business even reading this article, let alone commenting on it. This is a cause that all soap fans believe in & I admire ANYONE who fights for what they believe in!! SAVE OUR SOAPS!!! BOYCOTT ABC!!!!!

      April 19, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobo

      Soaps are for morons and stupid old farts.

      April 20, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  228. ejcol

    You guys have NOTHING better to do than worry about dumb soaps being canceled? Life goes on, it really does. These things are pathetic and deserve to go off the air. People are getting smarter and these things are just dumb

    April 19, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan - Canada

      Unlike reality t.v.....right?

      April 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth

      When they take sports off the air for being gateways to violence I'll agree to soaps being useless. It's all entertainment, it's just about what is entertaining to each person. Sports make me nauseous, along with ax men, swamp people and all the other reality show crap. What show have you watched for 40 yrs 5 days a week...oh, maybe news.... the world's soap opera. I prefer a little fantasy to life's ugly realities, of which there are far, far too many.

      April 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Tron

    You know these soaps aren't going away; they're just going on leave to outsource the work to India.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  230. MadonnaFan

    My grandmother used to watch the soaps every weekday. Her house was spotless and she also read books. All you meanies out there, get a life yourselves! You watch just as much tv as everybody else and you know it. A little more soap opera and a little less reality tv sounds like a good thing to me.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • cindylouwho

      Are you completely delusional? I don't watch TV at all, and I know several other people who don't. There are so many other things to get involved in that really matter.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • mkub

      @cindylouwho I don't think somebody who is reading the entertainment news section on CNN can proclaim to not watch TV. I also don't own a TV, but with the amount of video updates that are on CNN, it's actually not any different than watching it on a TV. You proclaim that there is so much more in life, yet here you are commenting on entertainment news stories.... Regardless of the avenue, it's all the same crap. Maybe be a little less judgemental.

      April 20, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Claudia Zacchara

      @mkub – that was awesome! Thanks for the reality check.

      April 20, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  231. Chris

    Hersheys and Huggies have set up phone lines to call so they can "monitor the ABC boycott" lol. Good for the soap fans. I would love to see ABC get a swift kick in the a$$. I hope Mickey feels it.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Special Agent Brown Eye

      I personally dropped a Hershey in my Huggies when I heard of the cancellations.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hehehe

      I am laughing out loud right now!!! A Hershey in my Huggie! I love it. Thank you 🙂

      April 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Changeisntbad..

    I dunno. maybe the new shows they are putting might be worth watching. i say dont knock it till u try it. then if u dont like em, knock all u want... we will see...

    April 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Claudia Zacchara

      You really think that a new cooking show and a new talk show are going to be at all different from the dozens that are already on air? Cooking shows alone already have 2 networks dedicated to them. I don't watch much on ABC now besides the soaps, Dancing with the Stars and Castle (which, incidentally, I might not have watched had Nathan Fillion not gotten his tv start on One Life to Live). The rest of their programming sucks and I don't see that this decision will result in any better options of things to watch.

      April 20, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      I have watched AMC for 35 years. Isn't their job to please the public, which i am part of. Hoover, thanks for your help!

      May 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  233. JJ

    Hedda and GimeeABreak, thank you for both snotty and moronic, not to mention totally unnecessary comments. Only puts more fire under the MILLIONS of soap fans who are gaining momentum by the day. Clearly, you two are not fans of the genre, yet you waste your precious "time" posting on this site about us "seven" fans. Hmm.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • are you fn kidding

      So you're telling me millions of soap fans are going to do something about this. Yet they didn't have. Million viewers who even watched the show. Your numbers ate exaggerated just like the number at which you think your iq is

      April 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • stormy

      You are correct in the millions number JJ and as for others who have no earthly idea what they speak of, yet they insult someone else's IQ............. well, that's the type of person that you give 'em the books, send 'em to school and they eat the teacher! And I would say is probably a reality tv fan!

      April 20, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  234. Lefty

    What is this outcry for!! lt's not like they were any good to begin with about time that crap ended! Now maybe the house will get spotless and food will get done!

    April 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • RealisticExpectations

      Not capable of cooking and cleaning for yourself, @Lefty?

      April 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Bronson Young

    Hey Hoover how about bringing jobs back to North Canton instead of worrying about SOAPS!!!!!!

    April 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canton, nowhere

      Canton –

      Your hometown sounds like a real dump. Stop complaining about lost industrial jobs, go to school, and get a real job in a real city.

      April 20, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  236. joe

    get a life people

    April 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maryann

      Well, joe, that's how I feel about FOOTBALL

      April 20, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Maryann

      Well, joe, that's how I feel about FOOTBALL. Bunch of losers getting all excited over some 'stupor bowl'.

      Those people should get a life.

      (and I don't even watch soaps!)

      April 20, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  237. Rita

    People get a freaking life and a job! Soaps are boring and have no point about time they ended too bad they didn't end sooner!

    April 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gimme's Friend

      And this is YOUR life, Rita? Trolling online articles and leaving messages about topics you could care a less about? Who is the real pathetic one here?

      April 20, 2011 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • glj

      Rita do you watch reality TV? To me soaps are boring, but reality TV is even more so. each to their own.

      April 20, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Claudia Zacchara

      Rita – first off, many, many, many soap fans have jobs – quite good ones at that. I'm a lawyer and several of my lawyer colleagues also like to watch soaps. Just because you consider them boring doesn't mean that others don't enjoy them. Besides, ABC wants to replace those shows that have been on for DECADES with another cooking show and a talk show – like we don't have enough of those shows already.

      For all those with comments like Rita’s – If you don't like soaps, that's your choice and your right, but you don’t have to make condescending and insulting comments about people who feel otherwise. Show a little class for a change.

      April 20, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Katherine

      What kills me though is the number of them who are telling us to get up off of our lazy as*es and get out and do something, while they sit at their computers, commenting on something that is stupid and beneath them, while not being out doing something... ironic much? I think so!

      April 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  238. GimeeABreak

    Pathetic. Soap operas are a waste of time and money. Get off the couch and go volunteer somewhere....shoot your TV.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      A send your Hoover to the Smithsonian for their new exhibit "What Sucks"

      April 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • I'll Give You a Break

      Noble message there, Gimme... but, uh, then... why are YOU here? Shouldn't you be out volunteering for something?

      April 20, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • glj

      Why should I volunteer when I can get paid for the same service?

      April 20, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Katherine

      So are reality tv and tv shows in general, yet people still watch those.

      April 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Hedda Gabler

    I'm sure the seven people still watching soaps and the four people who haven't switched to Dyson vacs will just be thrilled to join this campaign.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • KM

      Well said. Soap Operas are as outdated as Hoover. Then again the new wave of reality tv is just as bad. Maybe the lack of quality programming will force people to actually do something before the kids come home from school. Like maybe exercise, or, dare I say...read something? It's one thing for fans to come together to save a show but does corporate marketing need to get involved for some free advertising too? I guess in Hoover's case the answer is yes. Sad, very sad business decision. It undermines an already tarnished brand. I hope to Board of Directors is taking notice...poor leadership.

      April 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      I have been watching the soaps since I was eleven years old. I have been working since I was 16 and am lucky enough to have never been laid off.I am 41 now,my house is clean,and all of meals are home made,thank you very much. I also read NON FICTION! The soaps are a nice way to unwind,and also address many social issues. I happen DESPISE reality tv,but I don't insult and put down my friends who enjoy it. I guess I have more respect for others than you judgemental,hateful jerks out there! How is it hurting YOU that we are fighting for what we believe in? Why don't YOU get a life and stop "wasting your time" commenting on something we enjoy?

      April 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glen Quagmire

      I don't watch soaps, but other people do. I don't watch MTV or VH1 either. Shouldn't they be canceled? Self centered people. Shame on you for taking away some older peoples only source of entertainment. Some can't afford even basic cable.

      April 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • are you fn kidding

      Glen quagmire. You're dumb. They got cancelled for a reason. They weren't doing well. Using your logic family guy should cancelled

      April 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      @Hedda, you have won the internets today. Nice work!

      April 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiox

      Fear not. The Kardashians are standing by to fill the void with new reality shows from even more family members that are not yet famous for doing nothing.

      April 20, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • To Hedda Full of Nothing

      You think everyone is switching to Dyson vacs? Wow. So you bought into all those slick adds, huh? Well, genius, read Consumer Reports and see that they rank somewhere in the low-middle of the pack in performance, yet top of the heap in terms of cost - most expensive models out there.

      April 20, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Chay

      ... And the 2 who even have carpet now.

      April 20, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Katherine

      I am sure you are kidding because millions of people watch at least one show. If you bother to check the ratings of the two shows being canceled, they equal to over 5 millions viewers. Way lower than many daytime shows that are being show today that are not soaps.

      So surely you were kidding, right?

      April 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • L A Wolfe

      I must say, I am truly shaken by this news. My Mom(decd' recently) and I have shared approx. 40 years of bonding over these shows. With her passing, this is one more shattering loss, one less connection with life as I knew it.
      I can honestly tell you that I will not make any effort to view anything you put on to fill the time slots, and I certainly would not even think about recording a missed broadcast of anything you have mentioned as a replacement, as we used to do.
      Some days, the only reason I get up is to watch my shows. Now I guess I can just stay in bed.
      By the way, General Hospital used to be good in the old days, but not any more. If you have to take the other two off, please get rid of that one, too.

      April 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  240. valerie

    follow the movement to save our soaps on twitter at #boycottabc #saveoursoaps #hoover you will see the numbers of fans that will start banning all sponsors of abc shows until this is resolved in a kinder way.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Superhiro

    That's nice of Hoover. Good luck soap fans. Hope you guys can make ABC come to their senses.

    April 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Skyla Moorman

    All of us soap fans that have supported Hoover are so thankful they are supporting us. Hoover knows just like we do, this decision form ABC sucks!!! There are no other fans as loyal a soap fans and we refuse to let our soaps dies quietly while they are replace with trivial, inferior shows called :The Chew" and "The Revolution." We buy the extra stuff advertised on our soaps like the perfume and books, we go to the fan events, and we buy the products advertised during the show. For too long we have been pushed by the wayside, treated like the unwanted step children when our shows have some of the bet actors/actresses on television. Yes it's true with time are changes, but soaps have always changed with the times and kept up on social interest all while adding intrigue, romance, and a little fantasy to the mix. Taking off our quality shows for crap is one "revolution" soap fans are not going to stand for and apparently neither are their advertisers, I just hope ABC/Disney can "chew" on that!!!

    April 19, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grandmanean

      Thank you Hoover for the support !
      Fans: You can leave your comments on the ABC Daytime comment line at: 1-818-460-7477, ext. 255 for AMC and ext. 663 for OLTL. E-mails to: brian.frons@abc.com and his boss, anne.sweeney@abc.com and don't forget to send ABC Daytime ( 320 W. 66th St., N.Y., N.Y. 10023) your "bar of soap" for that campaign as well......Maybe with Hoover's assistance and other sponsers, we can "save our soaps" !

      April 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • deadidol

      Get off you're butts and live life. You will find its more entertaining than television.

      April 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lawrence

      A nice Christian based stories would be better then these sinful soaps.

      April 20, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      deadidol: You mean "get off our butts and live life"... by sitting in front of our computers leaving stupid messages on blogs about subjects we don't care about?

      April 20, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Soaps are from another era, transplanted from radio to TV. They, along with game shows and westerns, were staples of 1950s television. However, if people still enjoy watching them, so what? After "scripted" reality shows, trashy no-talent people attempting to entertain by partying, drinking, and fighting, and dramas that are too slick for their own good, what's wrong with some old fashioned entertainment on the tube? Good luck to you soap fans. Not everything HAS to change.

      April 20, 2011 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Glad

      Hoover who?

      April 20, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • CommentsRbetterThenArticles

      Kudos to Jan for helping with our nations illiteracy problem. @deadidol – you're = you are

      April 20, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • bfd

      While I can understand fans disappointment, it is the loss of advertising dollars and viewership that has resulted in the ending of these series. They have lost their necessity. Even fewer stay at home mothers stay at home all day. While out of work for 18 months I found that I had better things to do during the day than watch "daytime TV". Surely people can understand that times change.

      April 20, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Claudia Zacchara

      @bfd – if no one is at home all day anyway, then who will watch the dumb cooking show and talk show that ABC intends to put on in place of these soaps? If your argument holds water, they should just take all broadcasting off the air during the day because no one will watch. Perhaps you haven't heard of this new fangled invention called the DVR (or before it, the VCR). It allows a person to record a show and watch it at a later time – which many of us soap fans who have jobs do. This is not at all about what viewers want, it's ABC trying to make a fast buck off switching to shows that are cheaper to produce. But instead of admitting that, ABC claims that this is what people want – another flippin' cooking show and talk show - as if there aren't enough of those already. Gimme a break.

      April 20, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @Grandmanean: thanks for the info. I also found this address/phone/email for Anne Sweeney:

      Anne Sweeney
      President, ABC Television
      ABC Studios
      500 South Buena Vista Streen
      Burbank, CA 91521

      818-460-7700 (direct office line)

      I found this online. The article also said that the pilot for one of the new shows was no good. I'm going to send a bar of soap to both the NY and CA addresses.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • To Lawrence

      I'm not sure whether to just let you know you're a short sighted dolt or remind you that Christianity is at the root of much of the divisiveness the world encounters on a daily basis. Let's go with the former, since you would just put up a stock objection to the latter. At least you managed to troll your views, which had nothing to do with the subject matter. So, that's positive, I guess. Dolt.

      April 20, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Dot

      I agree – – i do not watch the Kardashians – Paris Hilton – Kate 8 – we have enough Chefs on t.v. – started watching AOMC while I was home recuping from Pneumonia – I watch George Steph – Christian Armapour – The View – Dancing With the Stars , Da Vinci's Inquest and AOMC – no one bothers me when I get home til I watch it – -Oprah is leaving – wouldn't that increase the budget – oh yes I do have a Hoover upright – – here's hoping

      April 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig

      Oh I guess they need another Judge show, or a reality show or a boring Dr. Phil like show. Geez, You only have 5 or 6 soaps left. Isn't there enough time on the tube for the junk. I've been watching these shows off and on for a lot of years. I remember when Asa married his third (I think) wife. We don't need anymore Infomercials. That stuff is junk anyway. And how bored do you have to be to actually listen to an hour of that s**t. Dr. P**l, no way. Dr. Anyone, No way. Leave the soaps. Give us working stiffs a few shows to watch before we go to work.

      April 21, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • LL in PA

      Thank you Hoover for taking a stand for those of us who are devastated over ABC's choice to cancel these shows.

      April 25, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Joy Cruz

      I wholeheartly agree...I have watched the soaps for 40 years..they have wonderful talented actors and do great storey lines...I have often said that I would rather watch my soaps than to watch some of primetime TV...I often plan my day around the soaps so I don't miss an episode....why did you change locations of All My Children if you were going to cancel them? Now you are bringing back Roger Howerth why? if you are going to cancel One Life To Live....if you thought by cancelling the soaps you could save a few bucks by doing reality shows....you are badly mistaken...Please Save Our Soaps....I don't watch reality shows now....if you cancell the soaps I won't be watching ABC

      April 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • dstevens

      yes thank you Hoover. These shows will truely be missed.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |

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