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Two Iconic Daytime Shows to go Off Air

April 14, 2011

The demise of one of broadcasting’s oldest institutions, the daytime soap opera, crept closer Thursday as ABC announced it would end two of its long-running daily serial dramas, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”

The decision will leave ABC will just one soap on its schedule, “General Hospital.” CBS has eliminated two of its venerable soaps, “Guiding Light,” which was dropped in 2009, and “As the World Turns” which was canceled last year.

CBS, with “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” will become the last network with more than one soap on its schedule. NBC has only one soap opera left, “Days of Our Lives.”

ABC said it would replace the two soaps with much less expensive, unscripted programs. Read More



 
 
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