Brian Frons, the president of ABC’s Daytime division, acknowledged in a statement “how bittersweet change is.” Surely one factor behind the move was the decision by the Walt Disney Company, which owns ABC, to transform its SoapNet cable channel — which had relied on the ABC soaps for much of its programming — into a channel with a different format, Disney Jr., aimed at children. That change is scheduled to take place next year.
Hoover Pulling Ads From Canceled ABC Soap Operas - The Hollywood ReporterFollowing the network's cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," the vacuum maker says it's starting a campaign to get ABC to reverse its decision.
An ABC executive was quoted as saying, "This sucks!"
Hey, I just read your post...it's like you're reading my mind. k:Hoover pulling their ads? I bet that sucks.
dfergie said:So, where will fans be able to keep up with the deliciously melodramatic residents of Pine Valley and Llanview?Online, of course!
Read more: Soap Shocker: All My Children and One Life to Live Saved?! - E! Online
I don't see the online format working the soaps...but who knows.
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When NBC cancelled Passions, it moved over as a DirecTV exclusive for a few months. I believe DTV wrote it off as a marketing promotion to bring those devoted followers over to DTV commitments.
Don't see anything like that here, but who knows until it actually happens.