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All My Children and One Life to Live: Cancelled!

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It's been a good, multi-decade run for the world of daytime dramas.

But it effectively came to an end today, as ABC announced the cancellation of both All My Children and One Life to Live. The soap operas have been around since 1970 and 1968, respectively. They will be replaced by two talks show: The Chew starring Mario Batali and The Revolution starring Tim Gunn.

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Said Brian Frons, ABC's Daytime President: "We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days. They are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on ‘real life’ takeaways. A perfect example of this is The View, and that factored into our decision."

All My Children will go off the air in September, while One Life to Live will follow in January.

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So what do I watch when I decide to stop working????? I love daytime drama. First Oprah now this. :(

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I am so sorry to hear this news.. Just how many talk shows do we need.. Why don't they take off some of these stupid reality shows instead.. I know there has been lots of problems with both shows since relocating and figured it would be just a matter of time...

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