'All My Children' to air final episode September 23
July 1st, 2011
10:28 AM ET

'All My Children' to air final episode September 23

Save the date! The citizens of Pine Valley will officially say goodbye when "All My Children" airs its last episode on Friday, September 23.

The long-running soap opera premiered on ABC in 1970 and former cast members including Josh Duhamel, Carol Burnett, Leven Rambin, and Eva La Rue, are expected to return to the series prior to the finale, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"The final episodes will celebrate the stories of the families that fans have grown to know and love over the years," the network said.

"The Chew," a new lifestyle series hosted by “Top Chef” fan favorite Carla Hall, “Iron Chef” Michael Symon, nutrition expert Daphne Oz, “What Not to Wear’s” Clinton Kelly and Mario Batali, will air on ABC beginning September 26.

Meanwhile, "One Life to Live," which also got the axe, will air its final episode in January 2012.

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  1. Mary Lou Bosselman

    I am watching all my children reruns I would like to know if there are going to be new ones

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    I am watching all my children they look like reruns

    April 2, 2013 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
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  7. Renee'

    I love ALL MY CHILDREN and have watched it for 40 yrs. and I definitely will be watching it online when and if it comes online. I will not be watching The CHEW and yes it would be alright with me if they took The VIEW off and put AMC in place of it.

    September 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Scarlett

    What in the world is ABC thinking......
    I have been watching AMC for over 40 years, since before Erica Kane. Did they really end this show Friday the 23rd of September. If so that ending really sinks. Now it will be like instead of "who shot JR" from the show Dalls to, "who did JR shot" on AMC.
    I guess I'm going to have to get a life now, I always taped AMC & OLTL to watch at night time. Why don't the get rid of General Hosp & Days of our lives crap!!!!!
    My husband is happy though:)

    September 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scarlett

    I have been watching AMC for over 40 years, since before Erica Kane. Did they really end this show Friday the 23rd of September. If so that ending really sinks. Now it will be like instead of "who shot JR" from the show Dalls to, "who did JR shot" on AMC.
    I guess I'm going to have to get a life now, I always taped AMC & OLTL to watch at night time. Why don't the get rid of General Hosp & Days of our lives crap!!!!!
    My husband is happy though:)

    September 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. r

    I cannot belive that i have two give up my1:00 to 2:00 AMC was my life when i get off work if I miss the time at work. My god life will not be the some cooking be for real. Like some of them need to eat.

    September 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Monica

    I cannot believe they are taking AMC and OLTL off of tv. I've been watching these soaps for a long time. Who needs ANOTHER cooking show?!?!? Looks like I will no longer be watching ABC during the day.

    September 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mari McCaffrey

    soooo sad will miss AMC and One LIfe to LIve The Chew belongs on the cooking channel whoever is interested in food watches the food network

    September 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Aerial

    I am so sad and hurt that AMC is going to signing off!!! I have been watching AMC from the first day it aired. AMC has become part ot my everyday routine. When I lived in Germany, my sister would tape AMC each week and mail them to me. Every afternoon after teaching all day I know that I can relax and watch my favorite soap AMC. I want the entire cast to know that they will really be missed. I am also a big fan of One Life to Live.

    September 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kathy

    This stinks. I have been watching AMC since I was a little with my dad. Well my dad passed away in 2009 and I still watch AMC everyday cause it keeps me close to my dad. I am deeply saddened by this and I don't think I will be watching anything else on ABC every again!!!!

    September 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. brenda

    I am sooo bummed!! i starting watching amc in 1980. it makes me cry like loosing family

    September 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Marilyn


    September 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Suzanne

    I am so sad that AMC is leaving ABC. What a shame!! I will no longer watch any daytime television at all. I only recorded AMC because I looked forward to seeing it in the evening, when I was at home. Cast members are like famly to me and I will miss them terribly. Shame on you ABC!! If I want another cooking show, I'll watch food channel. What a bore....the Chew! Please!!

    September 21, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  18. robin

    Three generations in my family are turning in their grave!!! If I was dead I would be rolling overe also. Taking AMC off the air–why did they make them all move to calif. Just to be cancelled. Shame on AbC!!!!!! Why bother paying to watch tv anymore? AMC–your ratings will fall and hopefully so will u!!

    September 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Michelle

    Well all I got to say is our government is going to hell and so is television. I watched amc and oltl all the time like others. I will not watch another television show that tries to help us learn to cook. Have to have food to cook with. They say Americans are obese wonder why with all of the shows that show food. No wonder why people can't get there mind off of food. The people who show others how to cook have food made available to use. Our families in America are trying to find jobs and put food on the table at least for those two hours we could get away from our own problems and continue on with our day. Grandma and Grandpa miss you but you would not like what our world is turning out to be greedy.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Robin

    I will especially miss AMC over the Holiday Season. Should have brought back Teresa Blake, but she never died. David and is "bringing people back to life" is a bit far fetched. It is time for them to stop.

    September 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Debbie

    I have been watching with my Mother since I was 10. That was over 40years ago. Thank You! to all of you at All my children for all the wonderful years on entertainment. I will miss you all. It has been Great! I wish you all well in your futures. I hope to see you in other movies. Best Wishes

    September 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. harbharb

    The people defending the shows have a right to be angry, but the network execs have the right to decide what goes on and what comes off. Sometimes they are wrong. But food shows used to be on network TV during the day along with talk shows and game shows and soap operas. Personally, I think they should move some of cheesier prime time reality shows to daytime. And run some news instead of "The View"–blech! Some TV stations even used to run old movies during the day. I'll probably watch reruns and CNN while I'm home from work eating lunch once "One Life To Live" is off. I might even listen to music or even go for walks when the weather is good.

    September 13, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. cris

    I am so saddened about All My Children and OLTL being cancelled. I will not watch any show that takes over in that spot as the soap operas are what I enjoy watching since I was a little girl when my mother use to have it on all day. I am 35 years old and cannot believe its over. This whole world is getting screwy. All the good show are cancelled. And someone else said it who wants to watch a Food show when we can turn on Food Network. ABC is making a big mistake and will lose lots more money. Anyone who is home is either a mother, or retired person. Who do you think your audience is?

    September 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sue Happ

    I have been watching All My Children from the very beginning and I still can't believe that it is going off ABC after the show on September 23, 2011!!! I used to watch several of the others – Ryans Hope, One Life to Live, and General Hopsital – I watched Ryans Hope until they ended and I have parred down to only All My Children every day! I am sick of "talk shows" and will not watch "The Chew" that is taking AMC time slot – everyone needs to run away from your schedules of raising a family, cooking, cleaning and laundry – and mine was All My Children!! I will continue to watch AMC if it goes to the internet or where ever else it may go!! I will miss Pine Valley immensely!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Brandie

    I refuse to watch any show that takes the place of All My Children!!

    September 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Sharon

    I have watched All My Children from the beginning and its going to be hard to let go of all our Pine Valley residents. I, like many others, have enjoyed watching their day to day lives. It was relaxing to watch their lives unfold every day and look forward to another episode. Its like we were a part of their lives everyday and its going to be sad to see them all go. Thank you Pine Valley residents for giving us over 40 years of pure enjoyment and entertainment. Cooking shows are a dime a dozen and don't compare to a long running and popular show like All My Children. Please ABC, take off the View and put All My Children in that spot. Who cares about watching five women talk over each other. That is not entertainment in my book for sure. Good bye All My Children. I will miss you all.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Melissa

    I have watched AMC since the beginning, I was 10, when my mom, aunt and uncle got me hooked. I have loved Pine Valley residents and they are a part of my life that I will remember fondly. I would watch when I could and tape, then DVR, the episodes, when I couldn't. Now, coming home from work will not be the same. I even named my three kids, with their first name initials, being AMC. I will miss them all...Erica, Jack, Tad, J.R., Opal.......Good Luck and happy lives to all.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Bert

    Someone help me out.....how can a reality show be real when you are showing previews?.....I'm just saying. I always thought reality was the life we are living.....how many of you can go back and change the outcome of something that has already happened and affected others lives. Since a reality show can make the outcome what they want it to be, again how is it real.....we know the soaps are not real life, but then again they don't claim to be REALITY.

    August 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. joanne

    I'm devastated that All My Children is being axed. Not only have I watched this show from the beginning, it's one of the few memories I have of my Mom. She loved this show, and I would curl up with her and watch it. My mom was very sick while I was growing up, and passed away when I was 24 yrs old. I am now 50 years old and feel that one special connection with my Mom is ending as well. It was more than just a show for me, it felt like home.

    August 24, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Judy

    I hope ABC and Disney tank after 9/23....it's all about greed. THey are replacing the soaps with tawdry, cheap "reality" shows because they think they will make more money. I can only hope all the ABC soap fans will boycott ABC.

    August 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sammy

    Whoa awesome! Thanks for posting!!

    July 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Caryn

    What are you all going to be watching when All My Children ends? Days of Our Lives? I have, and I know I always will. If you're interested in Days, have you heard about this really exciting contest to meet EJ and Stefano and to appear with them in Soap Opera Digest? Check it out at http://ClassWish.org/Days

    July 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Linda Mitchell

    It's a rrreal shame and very disappointing that MY soup opera...All My Children is being taken off. Watched it from the very beginning.....There ARE some true followers of this soup. We done need another food show, sports or anything else. We love our soups. Keep them on. Linda Mitchell

    July 7, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |

    Taking off AMC N OLTLwill is a very big mistake. abc will lose to many viewers. There are to many stay at home moms. And there are enough blame talk shows.

    July 7, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  35. MicheleM

    I started watching AMC when I was approx 10-11 years old. Show has been on 11 months longer that I have been alive. I have continued to watch it off and on over the years and I 'm really sad to see the show go off the air. It's been a pleasure and God Bless all the cast for a good future. Sure will miss Erica Kane,Jesse ,Angie, Tad, and Jack!

    July 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  36. trebleclef

    AMC has been my daily escape from reality since it started in 1970. When I worked I'd schedule my lunch hour around the show, and I began taping every episode when Janet was in the bottom of the well for an entire summer. My kids knew better than to mess with the VCR before Mom watched her show! In some small way I'm in denial ... it's hard to imagine not having the PV stories to look forward to each day. I do know that I won't be watching (or taping) whatever fills the time slot on ABC. Other than CNN, CNBC and MSNBC, I'm through with daytime TV after the last show airs. Thank you to all of the actors through the years – especially Susan Lucci, Michael Knight and Walt Wiley. Love you all!

    July 5, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  37. carolae

    I'm not a fan of reality or talk shows. I love my soaps and AMC/OLTL along with GH have been my favorites for over 30 years. For the network to cancel these 2 shows to put Katie Couric in the spotlight once again with yet another talk show that will probably bomb after the first year due to low ratings, is suicidal. Has anyone seen the article on how much this woman makes a year???? Over $150 million dollars!!! The cast/crew for these 2 shows put together don't add up to her salary. There is still Y&R but if you've never watched it, you'll have no idea what is going on. I just don't understand why another network won't pick these 2 shows up unless ABC owns them outright (which I think they do). We need a miracle here everyone to save these shows and their lovable characters. Anyone think that the "fake" Erica is Janet from another planet? For the finales, they had better have a good ending as the storylines over the past year or so are very bad and poorly written. It's as though the cast is just going through the motions at times. I wish Gigi didn't have to die as I've grown to like her and Rex is devastated. To bring back the real Todd is interesting but why now? I see Zach is returning but in what capacity....a ghost? OR, did he never die in the first place? It certainly will be interesting.

    July 4, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  38. Paul

    I can't say that I ever watched All My Children but I will miss OLTL. The characters and storylines were pretty terrific and the Oliver Fish/Kyle storyline in 2009-2010 was the main reason I watched the show (via YouTube and SoapNet since I work during the day). I can totally understand how the fans of these shows are mourning their losses and I really feel for the cast and crew-some of whom made their entire careers out of these shows.
    I can also respect the decision by ABC to change the programming. Afterall, TV is still business. I just hope in the end all the fans of AMC and OLTL boycott these new shows.

    July 4, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  39. Anne

    What it comes down to is that the older generation doesn't count anymore. Everything is directed to the younger generation. Talk shows, cooking shows and reality shows I don't watch. They forget one thing it is the older generation that are able to buy the products from the sponsors. Well that's alright ABC you have now lost a viewer from your network period!!! To take up my afternoon now I will go to TCM to watch movies, or go to TV Land or Antenna TV where I can watch the good old shows

    July 4, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  40. nutshell

    hmmm....question for you ABC. What will you do when your "reality" replacement show is cancelled due to poor ratngs? Bring AMC back???? I'll be waiting....

    July 4, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  41. Danica Myles

    The Americans don't need more reality TV- we watch the soaps to avoid our own reality!

    July 4, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  42. Michael

    I'm glad that people are being civil during this entire thread. However, I've noticed some soap fans have been badmouthing certain other shows. With only four shows to be left on the air after January 2012, could you all stop badmouthing other shows and start supporting those shows so that they don't go off of the air? That's where the civility went off the deep end for me. For shame.

    July 4, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      If you feel that you must badmouth another show, please take it off of this thread. Do it privately. Soap fans are not the only one's that are reading your negative comments about other daytime dramas. I'm sure that daytime actors and actresses also read these articles and see the comments. You're not only hurting the feelings of the fans of the other shows that will be left but you're also hurting the feelings of the cast, crew, writers, directors, producers, showrunners of those shows.

      So, just a piece of advice, think about how your comments might hurt someone's feelings before you post said comments!

      July 4, 2011 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  43. AlbusPWBD

    Mel from Vancouver?

    July 4, 2011 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  44. Mel

    For people that supposedly do not care about soaps why are so many people taking time out their busy day to comment? Are you plants by ABC/Disney? If you are thinking about this in terms of business as you say...2.5/3 million viewers a day X 5 days...combined for both shows is a heck of alot of viewers per week...there is nothing on primetime that would total this audience except maybe DWTS. OLTL was operating under budget too...We as viewers/loyal fans for years are mad and will act according to our conscience....so politely keep your mouths shut if you could care less about soaps.

    July 4, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • tara bowman

      i am so mad about all my children going off the air, i have been watching it since i was elen years old and i am 36 yrs old now. this is definantly a money issue. what the heck there will be nothing that interest me in the afternoon. why the heck would abc do this. what is wrong with you people. i am saddend. i cant even believe it at all.

      September 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Chopswell

    Reminds me of the movie, Cable Guy, there at the end when everyone is glued to their TV's to watch the outcome of the murder trial of Ben Stiller (LOL) and Jim Carrey crashes into the satellite dish, shutting down ALL the TVs in the area. People are slamming their boxes and after a minute....*looks at a book on table gathering dust–picks up book and begins to read–with a smile*

    I haven't had a dish for 5 years now. Since the digital deal–no locals either. Just what I can watch online is plenty–and ZERO for advertising with the AdBlocker on Firefox!! I was so sick of an hour long show being only 35 minutes with the balance COMMERCIALS (and most were big pharmaceutical company commercials!) Plus, the quality of shows has dropped off the table completely. They're all crap. Thank you for youtube and NetFlix!

    July 4, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  46. Browncoat

    BRING BACK FIREFLY! wait...what are we talking about?

    July 4, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  47. Harvey Wallbanger

    Time for all soaps to go the way of the dodo. A TV test pattern has a better plot

    July 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Elizabeth

    "Chew" on this ABC.
    Once AMC is off the air the only ABC shows that will be aired in our home will be OLTL and GH. When OLTL leaves, it will be only GH, which I have watched for 38 yrs in the evenings as my "me" time.
    We will not be watching any of the other 11 shows in Primetime we have watched in years past.
    I'd have said 12 but like idiots you canceled Brothers and Sisters as well.

    -20/20 (ABC)

    July 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meghan

      With the exception of "America's Funniest Home Videos", these are some of the best shows on tv. Thanks for reminding me about ABC's fantastic lineup!!

      July 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • carolae

      ELIZABETH: There are other great shows also. When the Fall series start, try Blue Bloods w/Tom Selleck....a wonderful show and he is terrific. NCIS with Mark Harmon is another one that we love. Also, SVU but w/o Meloni this year, I don't know how it will be. CSI-Miami and Vegas are also good shows. We tape this and watch them the next evening or on Sunday evening when nothing is on. The shows that you have noted, I never watched but I know how you feel about losing a show(s) that you've been watching for along time and then cancelled. Monk, was always one of our favorites and if we're lucky, we'll see reruns of that scheduled. The British Hercules Pirot series was our all time favorite but the network pulled that one also years ago.

      July 4, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  49. edward

    Bella, the sky in my world is the same color as yours. Blue when it's sunny, gray when it's cloudy, and black at night. Of course reality shows are just for show. I'm merely saying people on those shows wouldn't last a single day on a soap.

    July 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  50. edward

    I could trash ABC, but I won't. Yeah, I'm very disappointed that AMC and OLTL will be gone. I started watching these shows when I was 14. Thirty years later, I'm still watching, loyal to the end. Thank you AMC and OLTL, especially Susan Lucci and Erika Slezak, for giving me many years of pleasure. Soap actors often give their time to charity events. It's a shame we won't see these fine actors on these shows much longer. Do you think a reality cast member could memorize pages and pages of dialogue with no rehearsal? Highly doubtful.

    July 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bella

      If you think reality shows are "real" and "unscripted", then I have one question for you .... "what color is the sky in your world?"

      July 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • TT

      it's not like soap opera stars are actors either...seriously? their range,dynamic, and depth are deplorable. soap opera stars are soap opera stars because no other project would touch such phony "actors". None of it is remotely believable. Psych got the soap world down right. "After all that, you just... you just point at the murderer? Don't you have any sense of dramatic tension or build? Come on, what are we, on "Blossom"?"

      July 4, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  51. TJ

    How come Carol Burnett's name is not in bold??

    July 3, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • TT

      because a) everyone in their right mind SHOULD know who she is as one of the greatest comediennes ever b) her awesomeness transcends boldings c) she really has better things to be associated with 😀

      July 4, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  52. ameeHol

    I hate what they are doing to daytime tv. I grew up watching As the World Turns, Guiding Light, when they went off I got intetested in AMC, and OLTL. I hate talk shows, there are too many of them. I don't understand why they are taking all these good shows off. If they can't afford to make them any more why can't they start them at the beginning and rerun them?? The all started so long ago that most of us will not know the storylines. There is a place for the soaps on TV. There are a lot of people that still like watching them. Please don't take all them off.

    July 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aimee

      The decision has been made. They're gone. Suck it up buttercup.

      July 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • amee

      yes, I know, aren't you proud, you know if you don't want to watch, don't, but why make fun of people that do?? They are no different from the shows that come on at night that continue, and there are some. Are you one that watches desperate housewifes?? (not me) but you see my point, it is in the eye of the beholder. so to speak.

      July 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Linda

    If soaps are the sickness of the TV world what does that make The Jersey Shore, and Teen Mom?

    July 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get a clue Linda

      You can thank the trashy, immoral, melodramatic soaps for paving the way for today's "reality soaps", like the ones you mentioned, by setting a lifestyle standard. Fiction becomes reality, honey.

      July 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Steve the Pirate

    Shame it didn't end after the first episode. Soap operas are a sickness of the TV world.

    July 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  55. he-man

    on O.L.T.L. they should bring back an actor from the past that was in a coma and have him/her wake up and it was all just a dream/nightmare!!

    July 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chaz

      ... like how they did with Bobby Ewing in Dallas? Yeah, that's re-hashed an unoriginal enough to work again on a soap.

      July 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  56. i lv Gigi from O.L.T.L.

    NOOO!!! NOT MY NOVELA!!!! W.T.F!! I LV U Gigi! U r frkn HOT!!!

    July 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Pat

    I wonder how they are going to kill everyone off??? ha Soap operas are for people who have nothing to do...

    July 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Bob

    .... as long as it doesn't morph into a soap opera about sharks, I'm good with that.

    July 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Dennis Lynn

    The final episode shoud have everyone making up, going on a cruise then late at night a giant squid attacks the ship and pulls it under. A school of sharks is nearby to finish off any survivors. Fade to black.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  60. IaMomOf5

    Another reason why not to watch an ABC show...if I want to watch a cooking show, I'll flip over to one of the cooking channels on cable. If I can't figure out what to wear, I'll get input from someone I know and not 2 people I've never heard of.
    Don't get to watch AMC all that much anymore but I'll still declare myself a loyal fan. Will be interesting to see what happens with the old cast members coming back.

    July 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Linda

    Re: the boycott of advertisers how come is was perfectly alright for Media Matters to start a letter wrighting campaign to the sponsors of Glenn Beck's show to get him removed from the air? Oh by the way, I clean my bathroom and kitchen with steam.

    July 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  62. curtis

    Finally. I don't care what shows they put on I'm just happy those damn soap operas are gone. Maybe now my wife will have something more interesting to talk about.

    July 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  63. erich2112x

    All those sizzling milfs, all gone. 🙁

    July 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  64. SS

    Surprised soap operas are still around. They're super lame even by bored housewife standards, no?

    July 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Deborah

    I can remember watching this show back when it aired in 1970 !! Can't believe it has lasted this long ~~ how many times can variations of the plot be re-hashed, or even be believeable ?!?! Life has moved on ~~ way on !!! Agree that the menu of reality shows available now mostly gags me. Time to return to reading good books.

    July 3, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  66. JIM

    The Chew...what moron came up with that name? I'm boycotting ABC and its advertisers due to the cancelling of One Life to Live which I have watched for over 30 years.

    July 3, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • JANE

      Nobody cares about your little temper tantrum Jimbo. The network has millions of other viewers who are happy to see these crappy soaps finally get the boot.

      July 3, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Jacob

      I sympathize Jim, but you can't really boycott ABC and all their advertisers. First of all, you have to clean your bathroom with SOMETHING, and secondly, you can't really make me believe you would give up watching Desperate Housewives or Modern Family!!

      July 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Dawn

    So True @Kerry. They're not making money anymore, i use to watch AMC & OLTL back in the day. Talking about back in the 1980's, that's when it was so popular. Then in the 1990's i started watching CBS soaps B&B and Y&R. These are the times now, sad but true!

    July 3, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  68. Lori

    Big mistake to take this off the air. I would hope that someone would reconsider.

    July 3, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Kerry

      Have you not been reading these posts? SOAPS ARE NO LONGER PROFITABLE AND THEY'RE NOT COMING BACK. It's as simple as that.

      July 3, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  69. Aquaria

    I love how all the soap fans are screeching that they'll never watch ABC again, the new shows will get even worse ratings, you lot will show them!

    Except, as CBS learned when they cancelled Guiding Light and As the World Turns, the new shows got better ratings.

    The reality is that there just weren't enough eyes on the screens when the soaps aired. Contrary to what all of you think, the networks don't care if you watch the show on DVR. THEY ONLY CARE IF YOU WATCH WHEN THE SHOW AIRS SO THAT THEY HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF YOU LOOKING AT THE ADS! The shows exist so that you will look at the ads! Why don't any of you understand that?

    The advertisers pay for your shows on nearly all network and cable channels. Get that through your heads.. They are the ones making the call for what stays and goes on TV, ultimately.

    Advertisers are not getting the return on the investment in soaps that they'd like to get anymore. The plummet in numbers of viewers makes it tough for the network to get ad revenue, and without revenue there can't be shows. The networks have probably been losing money or barely breaking even on most of these shows for a few years now. They don't get enough viewers anymore to turn a profit. We know no corporation will continue operating at a lose or break even. They can't. They can't stay in business if they do. They have stockholders to listen to.

    Westerns aren't on TV anymore, because they stopped getting ratings. Playhouse theater programs aren't on TV anymore, because they stopped getting ratings. Variety shows like Carol Burnett or Ed Sullivan aren't on the air anymore, because they stopped getting ratings.

    Now soap operas will join them. GH and DOOL will probably be gone within a few years. Y&R and B&B will probably be the last holdouts, and then they'll be gone not long after. One thing I'd advise all the remaining soaps to do if they want to stay viable is ditch the writers who are hacks, and get rid of the airheads and blocks of wood that are making jokes of acting on so many of these shows. Let the cream rise to the top for GH, DOOL, Y&R and B&B. It's their only hope of surviving. But I wouldn't hold out hope. The few times I've been subjected to any of the soaps, I'm appalled at the garbage on the screen. The stuff is awful, even by the old live days of the 60s.

    Now the other way to save soaps is to make 50% or more of all adult women become housewives again.

    And that ain't happening.

    July 3, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      Funny you should mention the advertisers. There was a campaign to write to the advertisers when this all started back in April, to let them know that some favorite shows were being eliminated on ABC and that the fans were going to be boycotting those sponsers products, in hope that the sponsers would contact ABC and perhaps "urge" them to rethink that decision. Of the responses I got back, which were probably pretty typical, all said they only purchase air time for certain times of the day/night . They all also made the claim that they have nothng to do with what goes on the air at that time, that they just purchase the time and have no influence over what a network is airing. As far as I know, Hoover was the only one to drop it's advertising and make a statement that it was in support of the fans..

      July 3, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • patricia

      Excellent post Aquaria. Perhaps now these soap fans will finally get, accept it, stop whining and move on.

      July 3, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • jacob

      Too right! I understand the emotional reactions of some of these fans, but this is a business and it can't be sustained at a financial loss to the network. Anyone who says ABC is making a "mistake" is not seeing this logically. I understand, but I also know it is about money (and money is the purpose of running a business, sorry to say...I am not going to work for my boss for free no matter how much he loves my work).

      I am personally crying over NBCs cancellation of The Event, and it got 4 times the viewership of All My Children. It's just not enough. I used to be a diehard "babysitter" of AMC in the 80s and early 90s. Over time, my relationship with television has changed, and that makes me waaay less desirable a viewer for them (I am a chronic DVR, fast-forward through ads watcher). Robin Strasser from OLTL recently stated that these shows employ about 600 people. That's 600 paychecks that need to be paid every week - and the ad revenue from 2.4 million viewers just isn't enough to pay those people and the other costs of production. Those of us who have shifted to DVR watching need to remember that if you don't watch the show within 24 hours, you do NOT count in the ratings for any show. By that way of counting, I don't think I have watched television at all since 2007.....

      In 1980, I probably watched about 20 hours of TV a week. Now I watch about 6. There are other things to do, and I hope most of the folks who will miss ABC will find something creative that they enjoy just as much if not more.

      July 3, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  70. get a life

    Since reality shows about people with problems are all the rage now, (ie: Hoarders, Intervention, Rehab with Dr. Drew, etc.), I think it would hilariously ironic for ABC to fill these soaps slots with shows about people who are addicted to their cancelled soaps and can't let go of them. Imagine it – a bunch of women sitting in a circle, crying about missing their "stories", then cut to a shot of a woman staring, in pain, at a tv test pattern, hoping her soap will come back to life, while another woman in another house aimlessly rambles through the channels with quiet tears streaming down her cheeks. Fade to another soap former viewer trying to read a book and struggling at not being able to remember how to read, while another soapie tries to get reacquainted with friends and family but has no topics to discuss with the loss of the soaps. Oh the ideas are endless! Now THAT would be a ratings hit! LOLOLOLOL!!!

    July 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      You're a real riot kid, a real riot.
      P.S. There are no "test patterns" anymore. Thing of the past, you know..........like soaps.

      July 3, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  71. Sandy

    Tad(Michael), I love your laugh and sense of humor!! I will miss you!! All the best in your next job!! Hugs!! Sandy from Alaska

    July 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      Hi Sandy from Alaska ! This is Grandma 'Nean from Alaska too. Good to know there's someone else up here that will miss the soaps. I called our local ABC station in Anchorage when this all started back in April to ask if they'd heard from any other viewers complaining ot the cancellations. The station mgr. said they are just too small a market for the cancellations/loss of viewership to make much difference. They just play the tapes of whatever ABC sends them. Sad 🙁

      July 3, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  72. beverly

    this is crap! If any soap needed to be canceled it is General Hospital.that that show is a load of crap! seriously how many times can u take hostages in a hospital. and how many times can u blow up Sonny Corinthos and how many times can he marry Brenda and she die and come back.it they cancel one they should cancel them all.Young and the Restless also sucks!!!!!

    July 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • meredith

      For someone who says GH sucks, you sure do know a lot about the plot. You're a soap junkie. Time to yank the needle out of your arm and join the real world. Or maybe your family can have an intervention for you, since you obviously have a sick and twisted addiction to tv shows.

      July 2, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  73. law3503

    I will miss the soaps. I will not watch another reality talk show – BORING! I hope ABC has a change of heart and saves OLTL and GH. ABC, stop making bad decisions. Keep the soaps, keep my viewership.

    July 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Yay2Dino

    Yahoo...the Dino is dead. Long live the Dinosaur. Surprised it lasted this long...Luke & Laura days are part of history. Can you believe it? Now telly will be totally - in the toilet...my cable is now off.

    July 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  75. moneek

    It amazes me how non-soap viewers find this page to attack the soap fans who are just trying to post how they feel. You people know nothing about what has been going on. Who would go on here and post negative comments? You really don't have a LIFE.

    July 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karolin

      I would say the person who doesn't have a life is the one who has posted 3 times to this same thread (you). And I quote:

      1. "moneek

      It is really amazing how Non-soap viewers can find this page to come on here and attack everyone who has a passion for the soaps and would like to post how we feel...Talk about not having a LIFE!
      July 2, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |"

      2. "moneek

      Have you followed all the politics of these cancellations? Then you can comment You would know it is not about money when they can pay Katie Couric $22 million @ 3:00 for another talk show. The viewers are there but the Neilson ratings are outdated...27,000 people for the entire US determine what we watch. There is a whole foodnetwork out there to watch people cook.
      July 2, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |"

      3. "moneek

      It amazes me how non-soap viewers find this page to attack the soap fans who are just trying to post how they feel. You people know nothing about what has been going on. Who would go on here and post negative comments? You really don't have a LIFE.
      July 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply"

      Don't you have anything better to do with your long weekend? Talk about needing a life!

      July 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • moneek

      Thanks for taking the time to re-post all my comments....hit a nerve didn't I? You have no idea what I do for a living. You would probably be shocked. I would presume you are an ABC employee.

      July 3, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Karolin

      @moneek: actually, your posts were easy to find, given that you just repeated the same thing over and over again, without any new ideas or new thoughts (gee ... what a coincidence ... just like your soaps). As for what you do for a living, it makes no difference to me if you're the President or on welfare – your show is cancelled, and it's pretty sad that you can't seem to accept it. When the announcement first came out, these boards had thousands of posts by people who were upset & angry, and now there's barely 250. People have calmed down and moved on – how come you can't do the same? Very sad and very small life you must have. I popped on this thread to see if these idiots were still screeching about their show and it was funny, now it's boring. Okay, gotta run – there's a Sopranos rerun on A&E that I'm gonna watch, then I'm gonna go to a BBQ with friends & family. How about you try getting a life too? Feel free to reply to this if it makes you feel better, but I won't see it – not coming back here, because this is now old news and nobody cares anymore, including me. I have a life. Bye! 🙂

      July 3, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Poodle Love

      hahahaha... Someone who likes soaps saying other people don't have a life. That's a good one.

      July 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Linda

    It will be very interesting to read this blog in September when there is no NFL on tv and in October when the NBA isn't on either. Aren't the lockouts a business decision?

    July 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barry

      If you're seriously trying to compare the revenue generated by sports to the revenue generated by soaps, then you really are out to lunch. The NBA brings in about $100M a year and the NFL generates about $1B a year.

      July 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Tawny

    All My Children and One Life to Live are my favorite shows. If these shows weren't excellent, they would not have been on for 40+ yrs. I've watched from the beginning (first just when school was out, until the VCR came out; since, every day). Tthese are not ordinary shows that just stay on a couple of years. We need an escape from reality to get through our lives. No one needs another reality or cooking show. I really believe ABC is going to suffer for canceling these shows. I watch ABC exclusively because of my soaps and have all these years. When they're gone, ABC will be gone from my viewing. I have read where others say this as well. We need an intelligent network, like NBC, to take over these 2 soaps. Whichever network saves them will increase their viewership more than they could possibly imagine. I love the actors & actresses on these shows. They're extended family. Susan Lucci is the best actress. The most talented actors/actresses are on these two shows. Without these shows, there is nothing to look forward to on TV. Everybody keep working to save our soaps. Write letters, send emails, and call ABC asking them to sell ABC & OLTL; and NBC, CBS, etc. to buy them for us loyal fans. We can't give up!

    July 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carrie

      In a few more weeks, you'll learn to accept the fact that the soaps are gone and won't be saved. Sorry for your loss.

      July 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • moneek

      Don't listen to the negative comments....who looks for this page and post rude comments...They don't have a LIFE...Should find something more productive to do.

      July 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sept23DoomsDay

      Understand how you feel, but really, it's an escape of fictional people in a fictional town. They don't exist. The 'actors' are playing people that don't exist. Ever wonder whyyyyy none of these people (Susan, etc) NEVER had movie roles? Because their 'acting' is superficial, borning, and hopeless. Between the music and the closeups, what's the point? The hour shows are really 45 minutes. 15 minutes are countless commercials pressing you miserably to buy buy buy. Do you ever start 'acting' like these horrid women on the shows. These shews of women no man would want! They lie, cheat, talk behind peoples back, are not real friends, selfish, opinionated, evil and destroy neighbors families.

      Would you really want them as close friends??? I didn't think so. Please - now that you have been liberated from these crazy shows, invest in your families, write cards and letters to your friends, have meaningful relationships with your children, husband, mom dad, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, grand parents. These are the real people in your life. THEY ARE REAL. Not these stupid, inspid shows.

      Do you agree? I surely hope so.

      July 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Bill

    If AMC is really that good of a show, why doesn't a cable tv network pick it up and continue the story line? Why aren't all of you fans out there e-mailing the cable networks? Or, better yet, why not mass email Oprah and have her put it on her new network?

    July 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      Few reasons why that won't happen:

      a) Oprah already said she won't pick up the soaps because they're no longer profitable
      b) ABC turned down offers from other networks to buy the rights to these shows because they don't want their new shows competing against the soaps on other networks
      c) phone calls/emails to ABC are pointless, as they made their decision and they're not changing it. They've already paid huge severance packages to the people who work on these soaps & have invested a lot of money in their new lineup, including signed contracts

      July 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Matthew poston

    hey, you forgot to mention ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER as one of the many stars who have appeared on this awful show.

    July 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  80. unique

    who needs reality shows? isn't life enough of a reality show? people making full’s of themselves on TV. Why even bother to watch this shows?
    Too much violence on TV will only promote and bring more violence in everyday life. Nice shows are barely any to watch. Time to get rid of cable.
    Too bad producers don’t look into these issues. They only care to cash up as much as possible. What will our kids learn?
    So sad to see good shows depart for some shows that I hope will collapse soon. All My Children, you will be terribly missed.

    July 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Linda

    Why such vitriol from the non-soap fans? If us soap fans are upset with ABC/Disney for cancelling AMC and OLTL why do you care? Have you ever thought about the homebound, disabled and elderly? I really don't think they will watch the replacement shows. As for me, I've been married for 35 years and raised 4 sons. Guess what, I know how to cook. If I want to watch food/cooking shows I turn on Food Network or the Cooking Channel. Regarding Katie Couric she can never replace GH. Soap Fans keep up the good fight and keep sending in your coupons.

    July 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Read brenda's post above yours. Your in the depression and bargaining stage.

      July 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Brenda

    You know, reading all of these posts by soap fans makes me think that they're all in the various stages of grief over losing their show. Very typical and predictable reactions:

    Denial (this isn't happening! How can they DO this to us?)
    Anger (why is this happening?! Those jerks at ABC are going to regret this stupid decision!! I'm cancelling ABC!)
    Bargaining (if we call and email and protest maybe they'll save our soaps!)
    Depression (I don't care anymore; my life is over without AMC, this is so sad)
    Acceptance (thanks for the memories, I realize that soaps are over)

    I know they don't see it now because they're still in "grieving" mode, but once these soap fans get to the "acceptance" stage, they'll realize that there's life beyond their tv show and they'll find another passion to enjoy.

    July 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • moneek

      It is really amazing how Non-soap viewers can find this page to come on here and attack everyone who has a passion for the soaps and would like to post how we feel...Talk about not having a LIFE!

      July 2, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  83. KC

    The trouble is-nobody wants to pay writers. It is less expensive to produce a cooking show than a serial. I don't watch the soaps, but I'm sorry for those who do. I can't stand the so called reality shows, so I watch Turner Classic Movies when I'm able to watch T.V. Try it you'll like it! The movies are on 24/7 and there are no ads! Yay. Good stories and no reality–of which we all have enough in our lives!

    July 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Kimberly

    The decision has been made and it's final. You might as well demand that the actors on Seinfeld come back and start the show up again. It's not gonna happen. Soaps are over, time to move on.

    July 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  85. AMClifer

    I have been watching AMC for 38 years. It is a family tradition started by our Grandmother. She would set time aside everyday for her cup of tea to watch her show. Now all the women in my family do the same thing if they are home to watch it. Otherwise its always recorded. Its a shame the show is coming to an end. Thank you for all the great memories AMC.

    July 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Soap Fan

    I wonder why the Soap Opera Channel don't pick up these soaps? Oprah already said she will not put soaps on OWN, not her style. She too is also in the "reality world". I feel sorry for all these actors being out of a job. Some are good enough to go on to other small, even Big screen jobs. Maybe bring back some night time soaps with day time actors....can you imagine what they would be like if aired after 9pm! Remember Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest. They were awesome! ABC WAKE UP!! We are the ones who watch why would you make us unhappy? Your going to regret this. Young & the Restless and Day's of Our Lives are the only two GOOD ONES left! General Hospital is nothing but mobs and Bold & Beautiful is nothing but Ridge marrying and remarrying Brook or Taylor!!!!!!!!!!!!! BORING!!!!!

    July 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Britney

      Oprah said she's not picking up the soaps because they're not profitable. She never said they're not her style. She's a smart business woman and guess what ... networks are a business. They're not in existence to cater to the ever shrinking demographic of daytime soap fans – they're a business who needs to make money and soaps don't make enough money anymore. The execs at ABC know it, Oprah knows it, and now you know it. So stop your juvenile whining and get over it.

      July 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Ken

    Blah, blah, blah, -- I never watched ABC but ATWT from grade school through last year....it was escapism, and fun, and sometimes sad-Odd hours shifts, college classes, I knew arrival at home, those 45 minutes were my time and just to relax, with my friends in Oakdale...the greed of this nation is pervasive everywhere, no more so than at the networks and enterntainment industry.....and I hope all the talk and cooking fail miserably....take heart, Dallas is coming back and soon daytime will....it is sad...I still miss the Hughes family, in fact, I bet Kim and Bob are having a fourth BBQ and raising the flag...and maybe defecating on CBS and the executives at P and G.

    July 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Thanks for the laugh Ken. I thought you were serious at first, then realized no one can be that stupid. Good one! Best giggle today.

      July 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Jensen

    I am still heartbroken ALL MY CHILDREN is cancelled. Especially for a stupid show called the Chew. I keep hoping enough people will protest to the network and it will be saved, or even another network will snap it up. You are making a huge mistake ABC.

    July 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  89. me

    Ah yes.. All the lovely Milfs can finally come outside and see the sunshine! Have a nice day. ^_^

    July 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Mark

    CHEW on this, ABC: bite me! I won't watch your reality garbage for a second. Scripted shows will always be better. Don't think for a second I'll be watching a stupid show about what to shove down my throat. Have fun. I won't be watching.

    July 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carla

      "... and the daytime Emmy award for most histrionic performance goes to .... MARK!!!" Congratulations Mark!!!!

      July 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muffin Top

      Er... I hope you're joking... "Reality" shows are scripted. If you don't think so, you're not paying attention.

      July 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  91. webster civet

    Let me preface this by saying that when I was an early teen, I used to watch Days of Our Lives during the summers because my mom watched it. It always amazed me that, although I only watched it for three months a year, I could come back year after year and still follow the story.

    But here's my real comment: I stopped watching television after the birth of my child ten years ago. I stopped watching it completely. No news (there are newspapers and websites for that), no sports, no prime time. Nothing. The only exceptions were some local news here in the mid-Atlantic region during a hurricane in 2003 and during the Washington-area sniper, some local weather during several tornado-warnings, and the presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. That's it. Period.

    What do we do instead of watching television? Well, for one thing, we raised an intelligent and creative child who is not dependent upon television for amusement. We also read books. And we live our lives.

    Have we missed out on some things? Sure. We missed out on the Reality TV movement. We've missed out on some lunchtime conversations about various shows–since I've never seen an episode of Survivor or Lost or The Office or any of that.

    Do I regret my decision? Not a single bit. If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't have waited until the birth of my child. I would have done it a long, long time ago.

    So what's my point?

    Well, instead of feeling that the cancellation of these shows is the end of the world, look at it as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf. Turn off your TV. Break your addiction. Live Life.

    July 2, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  92. Dudley DoRight

    The fact of the matter is that the TV networks are businesses and their job is to make money, not to cater to increasingly smaller and smaller groups of devoted fans. Evidently, the accountants have shown how they could make more money by scrapping these long-running shows and producing less expensive and more modern shows. Don't take it so personally. It's not like the President of ABC has decided to cancel this show just to bother YOU. It's business.

    July 2, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Ashley

      Most intelligent & best post on this entire thread. Thanks for being the voice of reason.

      July 2, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • mooneek

      Have you followed all the politics of these cancellations? Then you can comment You would know it is not about money when they can pay Katie Couric $22 million @ 3:00 for another talk show. The viewers are there but the Neilson ratings are outdated...27,000 people for the entire US determine what we watch. There is a whole foodnetwork out there to watch people cook.

      July 2, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Charlene

      @mooneek: the difference is that a talk show (like Katie Couric's) is not nearly as expensive to put on the air as a soap. Soaps have a huge cast, who all need makeup, hair, wardrobe, salaries, benefits, perquisites, and there are countless sets to produce, a whole team of writers, huge lighting/camera crews, etc. A talk show has 1 host, no script, 1 set and about 3 cameras. Although the host makes a lot of money, sponsors will pay way more for advertising to have their spots on a talk show than on a soap. Ultimately, it's not profitable to keep soaps on the air anymore.

      July 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  93. C. Miller

    They keep saying "Top Chef fan favorite carla." Really? Side Show Bob Carla was loud and annoying. I cant imagine watching her for an hour.

    July 2, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  94. Nicole

    Just because a show is the #1 Soap for a station doesn't mean it's doing well. It's just doing well in the sphere of Soap Opera's. Although I don't like reality tv either, Soaps have been dying for a long time... sorry.

    July 2, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  95. tina

    very sad to see these shows go. I haven't watched them in years because I work full time, but still, they are a link to the past, memories of times with our grandparents and parents. I totally love cooking shows, but there are enough of them on already. But it's about the almighty dollar, and I'd guess they are cancelling them because they are far more expensive to produce because you have to pay all those actors and have crew and sets far more extensive than a cooking show or reality or talk show. I'll bet that's far more the reason than poor ratings.

    July 2, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  96. mamamechie

    What I read was that ABC has turned down offers to purchase AMC and OLTL. So I'm just wondering if it's all about the bottom line for ABC, then are these rumors circulating untrue? If not then I think that would be classified not only as very stupid, but spiteful as well.

    P.S. I believe that part of the problem is not just cancelling the shows, but what they're (ABC) replacing them with. I know I won't be watching. USA probably will have some Law & Order reruns.

    July 2, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • tina

      well, it makes sense that ABC doesn't want to sell the shows because they don't want their new shows competing against them, it would make them look very silly if the shows they cancel draw better ratings than the shows they replace them with..

      July 2, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  97. Susanna

    Here's the part I don't understand. I've loved shows that have been cancelled too after years of watching them and those characters felt like friends and part of my family too. I loved Friends and Seinfeld, etc and they all came to end too. When they did, audiences didn't kick and scream about it – we smiled and were thankful for the memories. Why do soap fans not behave the same way? Why do soap fans think their show is more important or more special than the shows that I loved? All shows get cancelled – there's no such thing as a non-reality show that goes on forever. Soap fans – your shows are loved by you, just like ours were too, but you're making fools out of yourselves by carrying on the way you are and you're embarrassing yourselves. Your shows are coming to a close, just like my favorite shows did too. Accept that things end, show some class and say goodbye with dignity and grace.

    July 2, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Creen

      I am afraid you do not get it...When your shows (and mine also) Sienfeld, Raymond etc.were cancelled,..I was disappointed also BUT,
      big difference, I can see the reruns anytime I want...AMC is gone forever...Dallas, and all those nightly soaps (for a better
      word) were just as expensive to produce..I do know that for a fact....we enjoyed those for alot of years. The real writers
      must be gone as shows now are NOT FUNNY like years ago. The reality shows are very dumb and you are very smart
      getting regular people,hungry for some success, to share some of the costs of production. There are some good ones here and there but you know you are being taken by watching and ABC is laughing all the way to the bank. Its going to get worse before it gets better. Money and power is all the world knows now and its sad. We have bocoo food and cooking shows so THE CHEW iis go down the drain. The View is clueless as all they do is talk over each oher which gives us all a headache.( by the way, that is another show that costs nada to produce) . I do hope they put AMC on line,
      there is some hope there.

      September 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Sandra

    Please don'nt shut down All My Children, and One Life To Live for some dumb cooking show that probably alot of
    people will not watch anyway and will be too mad because there soaps are gone. Oh please have second thoughts
    about canceling them ok.

    July 2, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Caroline

      I'm not here to slam people who like soaps because that's rude. If you like them, fine. But remember, there are thousands and thousands of viewers who don't like them (I'm one of them) and I'm looking forward to finally putting these soaps to bed so that we can have something other than soaps on tv in the daytime. I don't know if I'll like ABC's new shows, but I know I'll tune in to check them out whereas before, I would never watch ABC in the daytime because it was all just soaps. So they may have a new daytime viewer in me.

      July 2, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  99. Heidi

    Good riddance to the soaps!
    Women need to get a life of there own...

    July 2, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • moneek

      You should have a Life or you wouldn't have to post on this page where someone believes in something and supports it. Why go on a page and comment on something you know nothing about.

      July 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  100. mary amos

    so so done with anything to do with ABC/Disney.More dime a dozen reality shows just because they are cheap.Abc you have shamed WALT.took an icon down

    July 2, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  101. Stumpjumper

    A cooking show? What are they thinking? I feel like I am losing a member of my family. For the past five years, I have been disabled and unable to live a normal life. All My Children was my escape . Please don't let these people vanish.

    July 2, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  102. CC

    No more soaps?? No more ABC. Refuse to watch a cooking show. And if I need to know what not to wear???well, I own a mirror...

    July 2, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  103. moneek

    I think it is a selfish decision to cancel AMC. Moving cast and crew to California than putting them all out of work. This means thousands of jobs with OLTL cancelled also as well as soapnet. Soaps are the starting point for many upcoming actors who won't get a chance now. ABC and Disney are cancelled also in my household.

    July 2, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  104. campbee

    I stopped watching soaps in the late 80's and early 90's when AMC made Erica lose her memory. I was not going to relive her life while the writers (with writers-block) tried to decide which way the show shoiuld go. Though, I always thought the soap would be there! I"ll miss it when I have to go to jury duty, someone was always willing to catch me up!

    July 2, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  105. Janie May

    How many of you remember years ago when ABC "know it alls" thought it was a great idea to fire Charlie Gibson from GMA? Once viewers reacted badly to that idea they canned the new hosts and brought Charlie back. Then when Peter Jennings died the "know it alls" at ABC thought Elizabeth Vargas would be a great replacement. Again viewers reacted badly to that and they finally brought Charlie Gibson in as a replacement. Both times ABC screwed up their rating points nose dived and they finally started listening to the viewers. Let us hope and pray that the millions of fans of those 2 soaps will react badly to the 2 new shows and ratings will plummet and nose dive and then MAYBE the "know it alls" at ABC will finally bring back our soaps.

    July 2, 2011 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
    • sarah26

      You seem to like the phrase "know it alls" but you don't know anything at all. You keep saying that this is all about ratings but it's not. ABC has said over and over that this is about cost and that AMC, OLTL, etc are way too expensive to make. They've said they know they'll have lower ratings for the new shows, but that these new shows are cheaper to put on the air, so they can afford the much lower ratings.

      July 2, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      This is in reply to sarah26 who's reply is posted below your comment: Do you really think ABC/Disney does not have the money to produce these shows ? That's pretty incredible thinking.....how'd 'ya like to move up here to Alaska ? I have some swamp land I'd like to sell you.

      July 3, 2011 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  106. Tim

    My aunts are all livid about this cancellation as well as my mom. If they think ratings are not good enough now just wait lol.

    July 2, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Elyssa

      The decision has nothing to do with ratings – it's all about cost, and soaps are too expensive to make. I don't like it either, but that's the way it is.

      July 2, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  107. Nanookofthe North

    Head of ABC Daytime, Anne Sweeney: 1-818-460-7700 (direct dial #) and e-mail: anne.sweeney@abc.com
    1-818-460-7477 ext. 255 for AMC and ext. 663 for OLTL for general comment/complaints. Since they are 800 #'s won't cost
    anything but your time 🙂
    Save Our Soaps !

    July 2, 2011 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      Also wanted to add that, according to several soap sites last week, ABC Daytime has REFUSED offers to buy the two shows !!!
      It was also reported that Anne Sweeney, head of Daytime, has heard the millions of complaints and to appear to "appease" the fans, will be firing Brian Frons. ABC, however, still has not made any statements that they will rescind the cancellations so we soap fans have to just keep fighting until the bitter end. I posted the ABC Daytime phone #'s and e-mail addr. above for those are trying to "Save Our Soaps" !

      July 3, 2011 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |


    July 2, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Cathy Brodhurst

      HEY LOOK! I CAN TYPE IN CAPS TOO! DOES THIS SHOW EVERYONE MY DRAMATIC SIDE TOO? Nice temper tantrum Liz. I can see why you liked soaps ... you're an over reacting drama queen and you're behaving just like they do in soaps. So when other things in life don't go your way, do you get that "evil stare into the distance" while atmosphere music plays in the background, storm out of rooms & slam doors, fling yourself into bed and cry uncontrollably and connivingly plan your next move? Handle this disappointment like an adult you little spoiled brat.

      July 2, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  109. lili dauphin

    All my children was one of the first shows I can remember as a youngster. I was persuaded that the characters were family members and friends of my mother. I think about it today and I smile. Although I have not watched the show in a very long time, it was good and will be missed by many. The characters are awesome especially Erica Kane. Soaps were served as a nice escape from life's daily frustrations. Life is about changes and growth and we have no control over that. I'm sure we'll love the next show that will replace "All my Children.: We can appreciate anything when we're grateful.

    July 2, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  110. Rock God

    ABC sucks. They should make that new book, "The Mission of the Sacred Heart" into a soap!

    July 2, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  111. Arleen

    My sister is 81 yrs of age, and she loves AMC and OLTL., and will miss them tremendously. The only one that I watch is Days of our Lives, and I understand that will be going off sometime next year. I love that show. Yes, I know that
    they are not "reality" but these soaps give entertainment for an hr or so every day. What's wrong with that? Nothing. You people that don't like the soaps really ought to show a little respect for the people that do like them. We probably wouldn't like some things that you watch either. I agree, there is more than enough "reality" on tv. After all, the people starring on the reality shows are getting paid, so how much real "reality" are they giving? I daresay not much. They are acting for the camera. So leave the soap lovers alone please.

    July 2, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  112. dave nelson

    *be nice, dave. Remember to be nice* ok, i can do this. I am not a fan of soaps, and, therefore, am not unhappy about them leaving the air. May i gently remind you fans that these shows have had runs longer than most tv shows in history, and that you should be happy that you had them for such a long time. Having said that, it would have been nice if they would have chosen to replace them with quality shows rather than what they chose. Ok, i was nice. Two tiny digs: one life was one too many and amc should have evolved into all my grandchildren. Sorry, couldnt help myself. My horns keep tilting my halo.

    July 2, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  113. Angie

    Gonna miss my AMC and will NOT be watching any of their reality crapola they put on. NO ABC for me.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Chris Jericho

    Brian Frons can rot in hell. I got two words for you Brian Frons ??? You suck !

    July 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • kristin in denver

      So your saying that someone should rot in hell because they made a business decision and the only impact on you is that a tv show is being cancelled? You've been watching soaps way to long – your over reacting just like the soap stars. Get a grip.

      July 2, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  115. jenn r

    Its very sad what abc has done, and its also sad that many people on here are being rude to those who are trying to stick up for their shows. These idiots can say how lame we are for watching our soaps but yet they are reading everything we say about our soaps. One more thing no one has yet to think about all the people ABC is putting out of a job.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Gram of 7

    I, too, will miss AMC and OLTL, I've watched them for years. For me they have always been much more entertaining than any of the primetime sit-coms. During my working years I taped them (back in the VCR days) and now I DVR them and watch them when there is nothing on in the evening. I will continue to watch General Hospital for as long as it is on. I've watched others Days of our lives and Young & Restless in the past and was just never able to really get into their story-lines. I won't be watching Or DVRing) "Chew" or whatever other reality show ABC puts on to replace the soaps...if I want to watch cooking, I'll watch one of the cable stations. I am resigned to the fact that there is nothing that will stop ABC from taking these shows off the air. I think it's sad that ABC doesn't care about the loyal viewers of AMC and OLTL.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  117. starlight

    It's sad...a close of an era. It's because the new generation is stuck on getting everything NOW..They don't want to enjoy a story that takes time to build up, carry over through generations etc.
    My great grandmother used to listen to Guiding Light on the radio, my mom started to watch it and got me into it too. I was heartbroken when it went off the air... All My Children was also another that I enjoyed watching over the years...seeing Erica become the woman she is today from the begining, her many marriages, kids etc.
    The networks think they have to do things for the 20 somethings but they do NOT realize it's those of us in our 30+ that are spending the money...I do NOT need another talk show regardless of what it is even tho I like TopChefs Carla etc. I won't watch it, do NOT need another reality show either.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  118. ann

    I can't believe that they are taking All My Children off the air. I have been watching for over 20 years. We really do not need another cooking show. ABC has made a very big mistake.. People need to escape reality once in a while. 1 hour every day is what I look forward to every day. I used to tape All My Children every day and now I use my DVR. They have become like family.. Very Very sad.... 🙁

    July 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Mary

    If ABC wants to put another cooking show on, let them put it on in place of football or basketballl. They are not inexpensive to put on the air.

    July 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meghan

      The difference is that sports bring in massive revenues through sponsors, whereas soaps aren't profitable.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  120. qwp22

    Isn't it curious that ABC which also owns SOAPNET is cancelling that cable channel, too?

    July 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  121. qwp22

    ABC freely acknowledges that the two replacement shows for AMC and OLTL won't have nearly as good ratings numbers. There are plenty of cooking and lifestyle shows on daytime cable. This move was made for one reason: it saves money. Soap opera are more costly to produce. ABC is willing to live with lower ratings, as long as they can do it cheaply. It's a damn shame that everything comes down to the almighty dollar!

    July 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • CutiePie22

      Well no kidding it comes down to the almighty dollar. ABC is a business, not a charity.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Sheila Brooks

    I hope Brian Frons and the ABC network and Disney ratings go straight to hell.....ratings in the toilet, Disney sales plummet and ABC no more. ABC is a joke. We are tired of their stupid reality shows and I hope that all their new shows are cancelled after 2 episodes. This is a big HUGE mistake. Get online on facebook and befriend Boycott ABC 7....they give names and phone numebrs to call and emails and addresses to write....dates to protest......don't give up the ship yet. Boycott ABC refuse to watch ANYTHING they have to offer. General Hospital is next rumor says.....

    July 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stella

      You're disturbingly over-passionate about a tv show. Why not redirect this energy into something useful, like volunteer or charity work, rather than over a tv show. ALL tv shows come to an end eventually. Why can't you just appreciate that it was enjoyable while it lasted, and gracefully move on.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phyllis

      Stella, why can't Sheila B. be passionate about a show she's probably watched for years? How dare you tell her she "disturbingly over passionate" about a TV show. Exactly how does her opinion hurt you? What do you have inside you that made slamming he because of the way she feels necessary? Are you this pompous and arrogant to anyone who doesn't share your opinion? How about you go do a little charity work? Maybe it will teach you a little humility and a lot of manners. Two things you desperately need.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • marg

      phyllis – seems to me that your the one being to sensitive here – stella wasn't mean or anything she was just saying that all shows get cancelled and you gotta handle it and not freak out over it like sheila did thats all. Lighten up your the one who went after her just cause she said her opinion.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      Sheila, do you notice the nasty comments in ALL of these postivie posts about the soaps? They are coming from Disney/ABC employees. Notice the weird names? These ABC/Disney cronnies are just trying to post negative comments and are trying to promote ABC's new programs. Don't let them fool you, they haven't fooled me. I can see right thru these imposters!!

      July 1, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  123. jaintn

    Oh gee, cancel a beloved soap opera to put on a cooking and nutrition show instead. It's too bad they had to go to this extreme. Wouldn't it be great if there was an entire channel devoted to cooking shows so they wouldn't have to make this disastrous mistake in programming? Oh wait a minute......... I give the show less than a year. When a network decides to treat the fans like crap, good things are not going to happen. I smell something coming from ABC's idiotic new kitchen show. The smell of failure. Kiss my butt ABC.

    July 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      That smell isn't coming from the cooking show ... it's coming from your lazy fat butt that you sat on for years while watching crappy soaps.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaintn

      Julie, you're nothing more than a hot steaming pile of horse dung hiding behind a computer. I'd feel sorry for you if you weren't such a jerk and an embarrassment to yourself and everyone around you.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Richard Allen

    They remove proven shows and go to complete and utter crap that no one wants to watch. GG.

    July 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hilary

      "... that no one wants to watch"? Speak for yourself – I want to watch their new shows.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaintn

      You can watch their new shows Hillary. Just tune into the Food Network.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Brooke Hogan

    Shame on you ABC by taking our daytime soaps away from us the worldwide fans.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Brooke Hogan

    Daytime soaps rules the world !!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  127. whitebread

    First off, the next time there is one thing on a "reality" program that is real will be the first time. Instead of having programming for everybody, lets just placate the 18-35 age group. Cooking shows? They have a cooking network!
    Now I'm not a huge proponent of Soaps, but they do have a large and loyal following. But go ahead ABC, you're going to cancel them anyway. Now I wonder why your company is in third place, because they've earned it.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Marilynne

    I've watched AMC for many, many years and as an executive, I look forward each evening to watching my DVR to see the best acting on daytime TV. Couple this insult with the fact that the actors and crew uprooted they and their families & recently moved the show to the West Coast is disgusting. Take a look at these postings, ABC: the last show any of us wants to see is one more reality show. I realize they're cheap but that's exactly what ABC has turned out to be: CHEAP. I for one will not watch any of your shows - daytime or evening - coupled by the fact that I probably have 700 other channels to amuse myself with. Shame on you!

    July 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Brooke Hogan

    cooking shows they sucks !!!!!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Brooke Hogan

    "reality" shows they sucks !!!!!!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Kate

    I watch AMC every night when the kids go to sleep. It's one of the highlights of my day. I love the show. It sounds silly, but it will be a big loss for me! I just can't understand it - seems like a lot of people are taping it during the day and watching it at night. Why aren't the ratings better? It really is a great show.

    July 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Joe

    Anyone else notice that after posts by someone saying they are sad about the show going off the air – someone posts almost the exact reply dising them? We arent supid ABC – you probbaly got some interns posting on boards trying to hype up your crap cooking shows. If commenters above despise soaps so much, they certainly would not take the time to read the article and comments.

    July 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jillian

      LOL! A conspiracy theorist! I love it! Keep 'em coming Joe ... your paranoid comments are even more entertaining than AMC!

      July 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      Exactly Joe. TPTB at ABC/Disney have their crons responding to all our positive comments with negative comments. Quite amazing! Oh well, they will never discourage our goal of saving our soaps. Just disregard their assinine comments, like I have. I've stopped responding to their negative posts, it only adds fuel to ABC/Disney's fire. Onward and upward in our goal to keep our soaps alive.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  133. sandee

    I have already emailed ABC & called my local ABC affiliate to inform them that when AMC & OLTL stop airing, I will no longer watch ABC during those time slots – unless they move GH. Point being...replacements, no way!!! Same thing for CBS & ATWT & GL.

    July 1, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  134. harbharb

    Very sorry to see One Life to Live go. All My Children has always been way dumber, however. Its rating were higher because it aired at lunch time. But I've always admired how the parentage of soap opera babies always seems to be confused and how characters disappear–even die–and conveniently reappear.

    July 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Nancy Morton

    I think they should get all the soaps back on the air on one network and then we would have a choice. They realities shows are just plain stupid. You see one and then 2 more come along just like it – I would pay extra on my cable just to keep a soap channel – not not many left

    July 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      "You see one and then 2 more come along just like it." Funny ... I feel the same way about those stupid soaps.

      July 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Anita

    I have been watching for years and years. I am so heart broken that my two favorite shows, All My Children and One Life to Live, are going to be cancelled. I record these shows everyday and they have become part of my daily schedule. If there is anyway to keep them going I would really, really be greatly happy!! Please reconsider. These shows bring a lot of fun to many people's lives.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ANC Fan

      I, too, will miss AMC. But for all of you saying/admitting that you DVR every episode is what has helped kill these shows. Since you watch the show in 40 minutes and zip past the commercials, all of the soaps are getting hammered by earning lower revenues. No one, including me, who DVR's the show watches commercials, and this is the downfall of shawls like AMC.

      July 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jacob

      Yep, when is the last time you sat through all the commercials, purchased the projects advertised and wrote to the sponsors to tell them you bought the products due to their support of ABC Daytime? too late now, of course.

      July 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Maria

    I've been watching it since I was a kid. This is so sad. 🙁 It's the only good soap on the air too.

    July 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  138. jaline

    ABC just lost me as a viewer of anything. "All My Children" is the ONLY show on a non-cable station that I ever watch.

    July 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      ABC just gained me as a viewer. Now that the AMC soap crap will be gone, I'll be tuning in to watch their daytime cooking show.

      July 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Fedup

    So what happens when nobody watches these 2 reality shows and they fail. Will they re-think the soaps or just keep trying other reality shows. I am sick of reality shows. Its bad enough they are all over the TV at night, pls don't do this during the day. What is wrong with ABC....I will never watch that station again. They have taken off and cancelled some of the best shows in the last 2 yrs. DONE, OVER IT>>>>

    July 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Maryanne

    Too bad, I will HATE that AMC is off the air. I hope some stars show up elsewhere. Why are people who don't care commenting here at all?? Are they just mean lonely people with nothing else to do. This is a way of letting the powers that be many of us are unhappy about this. Memories from the past, my dad even enjoyed and never missed the show, he's been gone several years now, but it was a memory we have forever. The people who have time to watch TV are no longer considered, very odd. It's the people in charge the decision makers are out of touch with who sits in front of the TV's. I never had time to watch very often years ago. Good bye AMC, I'm sure you'll have a good ending, such talent, you'll be missed for sure! Shame on you people who don't care about older people and what they think!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hailey

      A single sentence in your post made perfect sense, with one minor adjustment: "The people who have time to watch TV are considered to be very odd".

      July 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  141. intheknow

    I was never a big soap fan. I understand it is hard for the writers to keep things fresh but I lose interest with the constant back-from-the-dead and who's-the-daddy storylines. That being said, I do, however know how it feels when your favorite shows are canceled. Buffy, Angel, Xena and Hercules – gone (I know about Netflix but I'm really not into reruns). And I'm sure the upcoming 2011/2012 season will be my last with those gorgeous Winchester boys from Supernatural. But you know what? I'll get over it just like all the other times. Besides, we all know this whole cancellation thing is just another DiMera plot.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  142. JJsMom

    Everybody that wants them to return or go on another network, should email Abc.com or even Soapnet.com and tell them just how you feel. I for one will miss AMC and OLTL and it sounds like several GH stars are leaving. I don't watch The Young and the Useless or Booooold and Butiful or Days of Their Lives.....Hopefully some of our fav stars from the axed shows will show up on one of the others. I heard Farah Fath might be going back to DOOL (dool lol) Hang in there and watch sumpin' else if all else fails...

    July 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  143. shelley

    I have been watching AMC since the very beginning, not sure if I will miss the show or the actors the most. It's like seeing the same people everyday and even though it's just a show its like you get involved with their life. Thank you cast for years of great acting and to think you just picked up and moved across the country

    July 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Sherri

    I believe ABC is making a terrible mistake. The audience that watches these soaps are not the evening reality show watchers. ABC, you are driving your viewing audience to other stations. You also lose in the commercial following. You might want to re-think this move.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jacob

      ABCs ratings will go up (and therefore drive higher ad revenue) and their costs will go WAY WAY down (How much do you think the weekly payroll is for All My Children??), so this is a SMART move. Remember, All My Children's loyal viewership is less than 1% of the US population. The other 99% aren't angry about this and if they are home at that hour might certainly give it a try. The View is ABC's most successful daytime show right now...why not try to copy that success?

      July 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Holy Frijoles

    Wow. I've been over the soaps for about twenty years now, and I don't miss watching them. BUT I would so rather be hooked on a soap than on almost any reality show. Also, I'm surprised that with so much nothing on so many channels, why do the soaps have to go while we keep a bajillion reality shows?? Yuck.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      .... because the majority of today's viewers would rather watch reality tv than soaps. Simple as that.

      July 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Sonny

    Oh well, at least they didn't get rid of General Hospital.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      Here's what an ABC rep said 2 weeks ago about GH and the fact that GH is moving to half an hour: "We hope it will encourage them to watch and support GH. We will consider all options, such as making The Chew and The Revolution a half hour each, or making The Revolution and GH a half hour. This all happens a year and half from now."

      July 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poor Sonny

      ...THAT show is next ... 2 get the ax...

      July 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tor

      Sad truly is but I did not like the ending just saw it could of ended with a better plot!!

      September 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Patti

    I watch AMC and OLTL DAILY. I NEVER watch reality shows. They seem so contrived and populated with crude wannabes. Thank the Lord I still will have Y&R to watch. It seems as though some enterprising folks (such as Oprah, for instance) could put these shows on their network. ABC has made a serious error in judgement. What good is a show which costs less to produce if few watch it?

    July 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      ABC made a great decision (and so did Oprah, when she announced that she wouldn't touch these soaps with a 10ft pole). It's way past time for these stupid soaps to leave the airwaves & I'm happy that ABC will be bringing on new shows to daytime tv.

      July 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Linda

    WHY PEOPLE WHY??????? Do we really need another cooking show??? Reality shows have taken us by the throat and are just suffocating our entertainment. Who really cares what these people do or say or think. UGH!!! We need our fantasy get away shows and soaps are the perfect outlet after a long hard day. This is just GROSS!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      So you think reality shows are suffocating us today? Guess what ... that's how I felt in the 80s/90s about soaps ... they were HOGGING all of daytime air time and were so annoying. There was nothing else to watch as these stupid soaps clogged the airwaves. Glad their heyday is finally over and we can get rid of these mindless soaps. I'll take reality tv over soaps any day. So it's MY turn now to enjoy daytime tv ... you HAD your time and now it's over.

      July 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Carol Anne

    I love cooking shows ... can't wait for The Chew to debut! Thanks ABC – you have a loyal viewer in me!

    July 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  150. msmetz

    A long time ago, I had the brain function and life to stop watching soaps. They are just hotbeds of dysfunction and pretty much everything that's wrong in the world goes on within these terrible stories.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Aubrie

    Another one bites the dust...... Daytime networks big wigs have to be ignorant to lose such a huge chuck of daytime watchers.... I certainly don't watch daytime anymore. Haven't since they took Guiding Light and As The World Turns off the air. I basically watch my cable channels and CNN. ABC, NBC and CBS just aren't worth it anymore.... BORING

    July 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Hank

    Dumb, dumb, dumb! Fix the soaps you already have and get more viewers, don't put new shows on. Those reality shows will burn out real fast. AMC & OLTV still get 12+ million viewers a week, when you add up the M-F viewing average. How many ABC prime-time shows get that many weekly, and what do those shows cost to produce? Dumb, dumb, dumb 🙁

    July 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Last week's ratings:

      OLTL – 2.7 million viewers
      AMC – 2.4 million viewers

      Less than 3 million a day are watching these soaps.

      You can only call it 12 million a week if you add up each day...but that is inflating the numbers since less than 3 million watch per day.

      That is a LOW number compared to what it used to be.

      In the 1990's AMC averaged about 7 million a day. It's ratings have plummeted. Plain and simple.

      Why should the networks continue to lose money? You wouldn't do it if you owned a business, so why should they?

      It has nothing to do with the shows themselves and everything to do with the fact that they are dinosaurs and are on their way out. It would not surprise me if the rest of the soap operas that are still alive were all gone within 5 more years.

      July 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Sandy

    Your taking it off people people do not watch it? I do not believe this at all. I record it can ya tell that as i guess many people do...this is stupid. have watched both shows over 32 years.....I do not want a reality show or a damn cooking show, have to cook every damn day do not need to watch it and will not...tv will not be on at all, record that!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • brittany

      LOL! You realize that you sound like a 3yr old brat who is throwing a tantrum, right? I'm looking forward to ABC's new shows! Good luck with your pout-fest.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  154. kayla

    I will never watch ABC during the day again as soon as my shows go off of the air!!! ABC SUCKS!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenna

      ABC gained a new viewer in me ... now that these stupid soaps will be gone, I'll tune back in to ABC to watch their new daytime shows. Looking forward to them!!

      July 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Kara

    Are you people seriously still going on and on about this? They were cancelled in April. Get over it already – it's done. Soaps have turned you into whiny, histrionic divas. BIG shock you related to soap actors!

    July 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • marky

      The thing that's upsetting many fans is that TV is flooded with "Reality shows", many of which none of us want to watch, and at the same time, anything we want to watch gets cancelled. I personally do not watch soaps, but I can understand what it's like to have your favorite shows cancelled because some doofus somewhere wants to jump on the latest bandwagon. It gets so frustrating, because people do develop an interest in certain shows and an attachment to the characters, then wham! They're gone! You may not care, but have some understanding for those who do.

      July 3, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  156. MYRA M


    July 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      The decision has been made and it's irreversible. These soaps are gone. Find a new hobby, honey.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Lisa

    ABC are you reading any of these comments? Clearly we are fed up with reality shows and who watches Cooking shows? Have you conducted any surveys or network research on cooking shows? I know for a fact that these new shows replacing our popular soaps do not have anywhere close to the rating of a soap. I've never heard of anyone TiVo a cooking show before have you? You have made so many bad changes and cancelled so many good shows that I only see soaps and Castle on ABC. Take those away and you might as well turn off your station as far as I'm concerned. Your executive decisions to do away with soaps is very disappointing. It's not too late to rethink your concept of losing viewers.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      This news came out in early April, and you're just now reacting to it? It's over. Done. Kaput. Move on.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Wendi

    I have watched AMC since the beginning. Way too depressing to think of it ending. I hope that Oprah Winfrey will pick it up and put it on OWN. Otherwise, I've regained 40 mins. of my life each day (dvr minus commercials).

    July 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carla

      Have you been hiding under a rock? Oprah announced MONTHS ago that she wouldn't be picking up soaps. Perhaps if you spent less time watching soaps, you'd be more aware of what else is going on in the world. The fact that these soaps were cancelled is really old news.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Felicity

      It's pretty bad when soap fans begin fighting amongst themselves.......... Picking-on other soap fans' opinions..... We all will miss the soaps and would love for them to stay on the air forever!

      July 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Karen

    Everyone can use a little escape from so much reality going on in this world and on TV. The so called "reality" shows are edited for "entertainment purposes." Therefore, I wouldn't call them true "reality" shows. Cooking & MOST talk shows are BORING!! I can see a huge flop & ratings drop for ABC's future. 🙂 Good luck to all the AMC stars. You'll do well whatever lies ahead for you. Thank you for many years of personal escape and something to look forward to every day.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  160. babydolly

    ABC is making a huge mistake dropping their two best soaps. I bet the ratings for the upcoming shows will be down the toilet right off the bat.. Come on, who watches cooking shows??? I hope all the soap stars head for prime time TV and make BANK, as ABC tanks! Live and learn.. Why not switch to CBS and watch their soaps? I love Bold and the Beautiful..

    July 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Twice as many people watch The View as watch AMC.

      That is the reality of daytime television today.

      Less than 3 million watch AMC. The ratings for the new shows will not have to be 3 million because the shows will be cheaper to produce. Even if 1 million watch, it will still cost the network less than keeping AMC on the air.

      People just aren't understanding the business aspect of any of this. It's amazing....and sad......

      This is business, people!

      July 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  161. za

    my life isd now over.waht will i do every afternoon

    July 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aubrie

      I renewed my library card, got chummy with the folks at Barne's and Noble and took up growing veggies in pots when they took As the World Turns and Guidling Light off the air. I flat REFUSE to watch the garbage on daytime T.V. now... Big mistake, and the network big wigs are to ignorant to realize it.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      Get a grip, get a life, get a job and get some counselling.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Wanda Williams

    There are campaigns going on to try and keep both AMC and OLTL on ABC!

    July 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  163. bONITA bAUM


    July 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Be courteous

      Need to learn some manners, little one.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • KeeKeeDee

      The Chew sounds utterly horrible.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • marky

      It is amazing how many of you are so rude to those less fortunate than yourselves. Why do you feel the need to be so hateful to someone who is disabled, lives in a facility for those like her, and when she complains that one of her sew joys is being taken away, you ridicule her. Nice, make your mama proud!

      July 3, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  164. Anne

    Well, I agree with Desi that they could easily take some of the so called "reality" shows off. Why are there so many talk, reality (tongue in cheek), cooking, etc. staying and soap operas leaving? Soap operas are like a continuing book that never ends. You look forward to the next chapter. Plus, if you don't get out much, like when my children were little, these people became a surrogate family and a way to at least "listen" to an adult conversation. I hope Oprah decides to pick these soaps up and have them on her OWN Network. It would increase her viewer base immensely; plus, she could steer the story lines in an even more positive message for people. All My Children has become known for tackling the difficult and controversial subjects before anyone else. Oprah's network could expand on this and other areas that would be uplifting for people; but, still keep a believeable story line. I am sure the actors would welcome Oprah picking up their shows; not only for the work; but, for the expanded possibility of their characters and stories.

    July 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wanda Williams

      Unfortunately Oprah declined in helping to save AMC or OLTL!

      July 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justina

      When I first heard that ABC was doing this I thought...you must be kidding ! And the next was ...maybe Oprah, could put them on her OWN network..if any one could buy these long running soaps she could...hands down. She loved AMC. I won't be watching ABC,CBC, or NBC too much so called....REALITY T.V.

      July 27, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  165. bb

    What is abc thinking All my Children should not be taken off neither should one life to live. we have enough reality and talk shows already. Give us a break and stop this nonsense

    July 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danielle

      Here's what they're thinking: as per market research results, the majority of people don't watch soaps anymore, and soaps are expensive to make and don't generate enough revenue to make them profitable. There. Now do you understand?

      July 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  166. rinsie kitchen

    dont take it off please i am an older lady who loves her soaps i have nothing better to do but set and watch my soaps i will be very up set if you take them off we have enough cooking swows now dont need any more and to many talk shows to.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Donnie

    I agree it is a mistake to take AMC and OLTL off the air. I will not be watching any of the replacement shows. It is all about money, they have made a fortune on these shows, and instead of trying to make them better they are simply going the ways of most TV and going with reality based TV shows, that are much cheaper to produce. I am so glad I have cable, i will simply get to watch other shows on other networks.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mojowrk

      This is really sad. The networks are behaving as if the entire population is without other resources where they can obtain cooking shows (Food Network et al. Hello ABC) and that most people will replace their daytime dramas with 'reality television' like Real Housewives of (fill in the blank). I never imagined any of the shows that were cancelled in the past two years (ATWT, GL) would go, but this is too much. ABC is in for a rude awakening, just as CBS learned rather fast that game shows in no way entice viewer loayalty like a well placed daytime drama. I am saddened to see AMC and OLTL go, more than I can express.

      July 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deanna

      Well of course it's about money – networks are a business. They're not charitable organizations who pander to you, Donnie. They're in the business of making money and generating revenue and soaps are too expensive to make and the profit margins are too slim. Get your head out of soaps and into reality and perhaps you'll understand these decisions.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JSO


      July 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  168. kathleen wilson

    I think it's a loss for those of us who have tuned in from day one. There was another soap at the same time called ,Faith, Hope and Charity..Who didn't want to be like Erica Kane or at least be her evil sister....lol. Anyway thanks for all the years of laughter and tears, love and hate

    July 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Leslie


    July 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carin

      I actually can't wait for these stupid soaps to be gone. They're long past their shelf life.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Why is it a big mistake? Have you checked the ratings recently? These shows used to get 20 or more million viewers, and now they get maybe 3. Shows like The View get twice the ratings that AMC does. What does that tell you?

      Saying it is a big mistake to jettison shows that are losing money for the networks tells me that you have zero idea how a business truly runs, and only want to be selfish. You want the network to lose money to make *you* happy. Well, name me *one* business that would do that?

      Business are about money, plain and simple.

      If you owned a restaurant, and it was full of customers every night, but these days, you got maybe the same 10-12 people every night, and your place was losing money, would you keep it open and continue to lose money just to keep those last few customers happy? Of course you wouldn't. But you want the network to do something you wouldn't do yourself.

      Yeah, nice.....

      July 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Jan

    I am so sick of this cooking show bs and since when did Daphne Oz become a nutrition "expert"? Big mistake ABC.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Sebastian Van Goober


      July 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      Evel... what's your point? Thank you for being so perfect. I just don't get why people need to come back with such a stupid and rude comment. Guess that just goes to show what type of person you are. So... I'm ready for your next come back to me.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Theo

      Evel, Is that the best you can do....sad.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • karen sulpizio

      Jan, Daphne is only an expert because of her DAD! No other reason. Her show will never make it. Our soaps will be back!!

      July 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson


      They won't be back. If the shows that replace them fail, they will find new shows. Do you honestly think all the cast members and all the production staff are just going to sit around for 6-9 months waiting to see what happens with the replacement shows, in the hopes that they will get their jobs back? Of course not. They are actors, they will find other jobs.

      It's over, accept it.

      July 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Pedro

    I'm going to miss this show. I remember the one episode where whats her face was sleeping with that one guy & his brother found out & then they were all like, why are you sleeping with my brother & then it turned out she had a twin &he was all like oh thats ok & then they apologized then she found out he had alot of money & she was all like why didnt you tell me & he was all like I dont know & then her daughter ended up being her son & then slept with her dad who was really her son & then they were all like wow thats weird & then ended up being a dream & he was all like wow it seemed reakl & she was all like yeah.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • apples

      I totally remember that episode

      July 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan Lucci

      I love All My Children, but that was HYSTERICAL! How true!!! You should have been a soap opera writer!!!! hahahahahaha

      July 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  172. janice kaye

    so really sucks. I have watched these shows since they aired luckily for VCR's back in the day and now the DVR i am able to record them to watch while i am at work. for so many years i always worked a 2nd shift jobs before the VCR came out because i was so addicted to these people in the soaps. It saddens me that they are cancelling these shows.
    being a depressed person and watching lives of these soaps stars i was able to feel like i was living through them. Sure they had alot of problems, but for an hour a day i was able to forget about my depression and be with them and their families on the show. i will miss my extended family in the soaps and my heart goes out to each and everyone of them
    nothing but love

    July 1, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  173. Adrian

    I love both of these soaps! We have enough of the other talk shows on air we do not need anymore!! I will no longer watch anything on ABC when my shows go off the air.... How much longer will we have General Hospital???? Are they going to take that away as well?! Shame on you ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • tammy ann

      Yes Adrian, sorry to say but GH got the axe too, it willl end sometime around july 2012 to sep. 2012. Soapnet got cancell too, that ends Jan 2012

      July 1, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • dan

      @Adrian Havent heard anything publicly about GH but you'd have to imagine there time is short as well. Their glory days were in the 80's just like the other soaps.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      General Hospital like others have said has NOT been canceled.............yet. Although, Katie Couric will be taking over GH's time slot on ABC which essentially means that GH will end up in another time slot in certain markets (areas around the country). Though, ABC will more than likely cancel GH at some point next year or early 2013 if their ratings don't improve drastically, which at this point, I don't see happening.

      July 4, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  174. Desi

    Why don't you take off some of these stupid and I mean stupid reality shows that keep popping up and leave the soap operas alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This world has gone and gotten so screwed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Lucy

      My my my someone's a little overly dramatic ... are you practicing for your "Young and the Restless" audition?

      July 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Wait...wait...wait...we've come to the conclusion that the world is screwed up based on the fact that soaps are being cancelled?

      July 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  175. @ Patsy Davis

    Rumor has it that Susan Lucci is going to Desperate Housewives! @ Judy Your disgusting! Oinker!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  176. Leslie

    I have been with both soaps from the start – I will miss them all and I am stunned and devistated but with as bad as we all feel – I am saddest for all the actors and crews that actually loose jobs, it does not get worse than that. God Bless you all and THANK YOU so very very much for all the years. Good Luck

    July 1, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  177. CAROLYN


    July 1, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • jessie

      Stop being so melodramatic. They're just tv shows, and all tv shows eventually get cancelled.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen Sulpizio

      Jessie is an ABC spy....If not....an idiot for sure. Either way....good riddance to bad rubbage!!

      July 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      @karen: the phrase is "good riddance to bad rubbish" you idiot. You should have spent more time paying attention in school than watching your "stories".

      July 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • karen sulpizio

      Mike, sorry for the mistake on the RUBBISH! Atleast I was taught manners, unlike you. Well, you know the saying...Once an idiot...always an idiot. And, they are not stories....they are reality, unlike the reality tv you supposedly enjoy. Enjoy the cooking & health shows....and please watch some programs on how to treat others...it will help you in regards to treating people kindly.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Concerned

      @Karen - Soap Operas are REALITY!? It's a bunch of actors/actresses (supposedly) that act based on script that may only mimic things that may happen to other ordinary people in real life. Reality is what is going on during everyday life outside the TV, such as what is going on while people are watching their "stories", soaps, soap operas, whatever..... everyday chores, bill paying, etc. As such, since they are scripted, movies can also be "stories", ordinary TV shows like CSI can be "stories".... but they are not reality. And there are other shows out there besides cooking shows and "reality" (tee hee) shows.....

      July 2, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  178. DONNA


    July 1, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Tabitha

      Donna ... that ship has LONG since sailed. Time to say goodbye.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • karen sulpizio

      Tabitha, No it's not time to say goodbye. Us fans will achieve our goal of saving the soaps. Go watch your reality tv, and stop gloating......you will eat your words. Have fun w/your cooking & health shows while they last which won't be too long.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson


      Exactly how are you going to save the soaps? Are you magically going to quadruple the ratings overnight? Are you going to take the money you earn and use it to pay the salaries of the cast?

      Business is business. Have you read the papers? Major businesses keep closing because they are not profitable any longer.

      That's the nature of business.

      July 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myra

      Hopefully all the soap fans will continue to be loyal to the shows they have enjoyed for the biggest part of their lifetime and totally BOYCOTT any shows they place in their timeslots. Goodbye ABC!

      September 23, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  179. Patsy Davis

    My name is Patsy Davis and I live in Charlotte, N.C. I HATE the fact that "All My Children" will no longer be broadcast after Sept. 23rd. That is HORRENDOUS! I LOVE that soap. Why are you taking it off the air? I will miss the cast, but I want to wish everyone of them good luck in whatever endeavor they pursue. Maybe I will see one of them in a movie or another TV program. God bless to all of them!

    July 1, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • bubba

      Hi Pasty Davis, my name is Bubba and I a sorry for the upcoming loss you will have in Sept. There is always The Young and the Restless, and the Bold and the Beautiful. I wouldn't advise the last one ..it's just Brook and Ridge, Taylor and Ridge and how they keep marrying each other for decades. Not healthy!

      July 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Eileen


    July 1, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  181. ANGELA


    July 1, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Bree

      Time to find something new to do.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • bubba

      Time to watch The Young and the Restless

      July 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      Thank you Erica! My new life will now consist of login onto sites I care nothing about, reading them, and then making rude comments. Hmm, that should take up some time, say, time people who watch soap Operas probably muti-task during. What else are you doing now Erica? Or it's something they share with their friends. Do you tell your friends you went on-line, read an article you cared nothing about, then was rude to people? So, um, you better hop to getting your own life. My, this was well worth it for me!

      July 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen Sulpizio

      Angela, Erica is a reality tv watcher. She is the type of individual who will watch whatever programming doesn't take much of a mind to understand. Sadly, this is what TV is becomming today, a mindset of numbskills. .

      July 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen sulpizio

      Nice reply Jo!

      July 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam

      are you the same karen sulpizio who's an admin assist at Bryn Mawr?

      July 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      No,Sam. I wish I was, sounds like a very good job.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      Hopefully the ratings companies will keep us informed on how ABC daytime is tanking after September 23.

      July 2, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Darlene

      Me too!!!!

      July 2, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Well, gee, if *you* still watch it, I guess they should keep it on the air. Never mind that the ratings are a *fraction* of what they used to be, and that the networks lose money on these shows. I guess the networks missed the memo that said they should keep losing money just because *you* watch something.

      July 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      Try watching the dryer tumble round and round. It'll be more entertaining than your stories.

      July 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      When I first heard of the two cancellations I thought sure I had misunderstood,but was shocked to hear it was true!!!
      Going on line won't work for me. I have no desire to sit in front of a computer after doing that at work!!
      If own can start her own network why can't soaps start their network ? I'd paid extra to see it.

      September 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Claudette Anderson

    Why in the world would anyone want to take AMC off the air. I look forward to coming in after work and watching the episode for the day!

    July 1, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      Time to look forward to something else, huh.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen Sulpizio

      Claudette, apparently Christie doesn't realize that OLTL is the #1 ABC soap, and has been for quite awhile. Therefore, her comment that no one watches anymore is assinine. I'm quite sure that christie doesn't have the mentality to understand that these programs have been airing for over 80 years combined. I hope she enjoys her reality programs because you don't have to have any mindset to enjoy those type of shows.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      Two words: Reality Television.

      July 2, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      I am so with you, Claudette! My grandmother and mother started me watching AMC, as my daughter and granddaughter do with me now. Our husbands tease us but ask them what's going on and they can give you every story line! It's how we relax after a day of living in reality. ABC is sadly mistaken if they think I'll tape/watch their food or talk or reality shows...and I already don't watch them at night due to their poor choices. Not looking forward to a world without Erica Kane in it!

      August 21, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Peace

    Bummer...:( I do look forward to seeing "Leo"! (Look out Ryan!)

    July 1, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Claudette

      I too am saddened that AMC and OLTL are being taken off the air. There is nothing left to watch on daytime TV. If I want to watch a cooking show, I'll turn to the Food Network. This is all about money. I dislike all the reality shows–who needs them??!! Not me. Goodbye Bachelor/Bachelorette, The View, Regis and Kelly, etc. There's
      no need to turn on the TV after my soaps are off the air.

      July 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soap Fan

      My grandmother (r.i.p) used to watch "her stories" while she cleaned and cooked and babysat us grandkids....she worked very hard and had the t.v. on for "a little story outside of daily chores" it gave her a reprieve FROM REALITY and something to be amused by..... I've been watching "her stories ie. the soap operas for 40 years... because they give ME the same reprieve and light background banter. SHAME ON ABC for thinking that Americans need MORE CRAP REALITY on 500+ channels... I plan to cancel my ridiculously expensive Direct TV when they cancel my soaps.. if I want reality all I have to do is look nout my window.... TV was SUPPOSED TO BE entertainment... not more crappy reality.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeyNYC

      I have no idea why people somehow think that a television network isn't a business like any other. Shows get cancelled all of the time when they no longer make money for the network, be it a soap opera, a sitcom or any other show. The soaps on every network have been losing money for years, yet the networks kept them around. In the age of the internet and cable television, when most homes have access to hundreds of television channels, its no longer financially responsible to keep shows on the air that are losing money and have a fraction of the viewers of years past. Do you not realize that there is a HUGE difference between the time that there were 10 television stations and the hundreds that exist today? Advertisers had few options for reaching the consumer, which is not a problem today. Its fine to miss your favorite shows, but if you were running a business that was losing money, wouldn't you do whatever is necessary to try to be profitable?

      July 3, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Gee Mikey "I hate soaps" NYC, could you be more callous and determined to rub more salt into the wounds of daytime fans who will miss their shows? Your comments should not been posted and furthermore, you could have shown a bit more tact and more sensitivity towards those who are mourning All My Children and One Life To Live going off of the air in September and January respectively.

      July 4, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
    • toni

      do we really need another "reality show" are you kidding me. we need our soaps because those of us who work doing the day record the shows to watch at night because at night all we get are reality shows as well. keep our soaps on i hope another network will pick them up. reality shows are cheap to produce for a reason. leave our soaps alone.

      July 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralphanne Cayer

      I am sad to see the soaps go. I have watched them since I was a young child and sat by my grand mother as we watched in black & white with the floor fan blowing, no a/c.We shelled peas and beans with our aprons on. I can't stand reality shows, they are so disappointing. Life in the soaps has always been dramatic but enjoyed them just the same. I will no longer turn on ABC during the daytime hours. My mother and I have always chatted about the soaps. It is enough that we have computers in every household, run the reality shows there. We the domestic homemakers of the 50's (and before) until today have always enjoyed the entertainment of the soaps. So long ABC daytime you will be greatly missed. Thanks for a wonderful era in television.

      August 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patty

      The days are counting down and I can only think of the Pine Valley family, the last day of taping, how sad its going to be. I cannot imagine how the last day(Sept 23) is going to be. I have watched AMC and OLTL since the beginning. I wish all the actors all the best. ABC & Disney will be sorry. Remember you dont know how good you have it untill it's gone. You think the rating were low with AMC and OLTL. wait till you air the chew. shame on you for doing this to loyal fans who have stuck by these soaps.

      August 29, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gayle

      I have been watching All My Children since the first episode and I am already upset at the thought that I can not come home relax and watch my soaps. I will not watch "THE CHEW" what is up with that? I hate the New TV shows.

      September 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      🙁 Not happy about this at all.

      September 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammy

      I am very upset hearing AMC will be going off the air on Sept. 23rd. I have watched it since the 80's. I watch it every day when I get home from work, very relaxing.. AMC will be missed.

      September 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shirley

      I'm confused. why have the final showing with everyone together & someone aiming a gun through the curtains? What's with that? Are they going to air it again someday?
      I am 44 yrs. & have been watching since I was around 8 I feel like I lost a complete family.....Please bring All my Children Back?

      September 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |

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