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ABC Cancels All My Children & One Life To Live

Submitted by on April 15, 2011 – 3:12 pmOne Comment

How am I going to get the 411 on Erica Kane‘s latest marriage and find out whether the Vicki‘s going to beat Echo‘s a$$ for sleeping with Charlie when ABC has gone and canceled All My Children and One Life To Live? I need my soap operas. What the heck is going on here?

According to SoapNet.com:

Guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience, ABC is evolving the face of daytime television with the launch of two new shows, The Chew, which will premiere in September 2011, and The Revolution (working title), which will premiere in January 2012. These new shows expand ABC Daytime’s focus to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food, and lifestyle—cornerstones of programming that resonates with daytime viewers as evidenced by the success of The View.

The Chew and The Revolution? Are you effing kidding me? Not sure what either of those shows are about either? Here’s the 411:

As food has become the center of everyone’s life, The Chew will focus on food from EVERY angle—as a source of joy, health, family ritual, friendship, breaking news, dating, fitness, weight loss, travel adventures and life’s moments.…this new one-hour series combines entertaining takeaway with memorable personalities to create a live show where viewers get the dish on anything and everything related to the world of food and beyond. Whether it’s new trends like food trucks and urban gardens or how pesticides in our food may affect our health, we can’t stop talking about it. The hosts who will guide the hour include Mario Batali (Restauranteur, Food Network’s Iron Chef America and author); entertaining expert Clinton Kelly (TLC’s What Not to Wear); Carla Hall (Bravo’s Top Chef); Michael Symon (Restauranteur and Food Network’s Iron Chef America), and nutrition expert Daphne Oz, who simplifies often confusing information about food.

From Executive Producer JD Roth and 3 Ball Productions, producers of The Biggest Loser, Masterchef and ABC’s upcoming Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, comes The Revolution, a daily show about health and lifestyle transformations….is hosted by a team of experts and rotating guest contributors who help viewers transform all areas of their lives, from relationships to family, food, style, home design, finance and more. This dream team, led by fashion expert Tim Gunn, also includes celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and American Idol alum Kimberley Locke. The show features a unique concept: each week one woman’s five-month weight loss journey will unfold in just five days, with daily results and a final transformational reveal on Friday. The Revolution is a one-stop shop for better living.

A cooking show and a show about life and health transformations—that’s great, just not between the hours of 1pm and 3pm when I’m watching my soaps. Clearly the channel is freaking out because Oprah is leaving ABC and they’re feel they may need to plump up their self-improvement and lifestyle offerings.

Kelly Ripa, cohost of Live! with Regis & Kelly played Hayley Vaughan on All My Children for over a decade is totally bummed by this announcement. Watch her emotional tribute to AMC below.

OLTL debuted in 1968 followed by AMC in 1970. All My Children will air its final episode September 2011. One Life To Live will play its final episode in January 2012.

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