ABC is dropping the soap!
ABC announced on Thursday that they will be dropping two iconic soap operas from their daytime line up, including ‘All My Children,’ and ‘One Life to Live.’
To put this in perspective for all you non-soap-watchers, ‘One Life to Live’ premiered in 1968 and ‘All My Children’ followed in 1970. We’re talkin 44 consecutive years of television here!
‘OLTL’ was responsible for starting the careers of stars such as Ryan Phillippe, Marcia Cross, Nathan Fillion, Judith Light, Tommy Lee Jones, and Yasmine Bleeth, while ‘AMC’ launched the career of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michelle Trachtenberg, Melissa Leo, Kelly Ripa, Josh Duhamel, Eva LaRue, Christian Slater, Rosie O’Donnell and Amanda Seyfried.
The final episode of ‘All My Children’ will air in September 2011, and the final ‘One Life to Live’ will air in January 2012.
The President of Disney/ABC Television said in a statement: “Each of the shows has touched million and millions of viewers and informed the social consciousness. It has been a privilege to work with the extraordinary teams who brought the residents of Pine Valley and Llanview to life each day, and we thank the cast, crew, producers and most especially the fans for theircommitment to the shows through their history.”
Sad to see them go?