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Susan Lucci Slams ABC Daytime Head For Canceling All My Children!

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Ouch!

Well…we didn't expect her to take this all lying down!

Susan Lucci, who recently filmed her last scenes as Erica Kane on the canceled All My Children, has decided to write one nasty, pissed off epilogue to her memoir, All My Life, slamming ABC Daytime head Brian Frons as the sole blame for the soap's demise!

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Soap Fans, Rejoice! All My Children And One Life To Live Will Continue To Live…On The Internet!

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Very exciting news for Soap fans!

Back in May, hardcore fans of All My Children and One Life to Live were NOT happy that their shows were being cancelled, and to express their anger, they wrote a letter to ABC's president of daytime Brian Frons, AND they went so far as to protest outside The Lincoln Center in NYC.

Looks like ABC was listening, because even though the shows may not continue on TV, they'll

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Soap Opera Fans Vs. ABC Affiliates

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Hardcore soap opera fans are NOT happy about ABC's decision to cancel their favorite shows.

Last week, fans of All My Children and One Life to Live started A RIOT outside of The Lincoln Center in NYC, as a way of protesting the network's new daytime line-up.

They even handed out brochures referring to the replacement shows as "glorified infomercials appropriate for late-night basic cable channels, not for a major broadcast network." Ouch!

Now, Twitter-based group Soap Fans United are encouraging fans to reach out to ABC affiliates and complain about the new line-up.

The group has been very proactive in their efforts, including writing a letter to ABC president of daytime Brian Frons, in which they accused him of "taking apart a decades old tradition that can be updated and monetized and has built in brand recognition and viewer loyalty."

Here's more from the group's letter to Frons:

"Disney is supposed to be about synergy. Where is the Disney synergy with ABC daytime? Why put on two unproven shows and take a risk with Oprah Winfrey & Regis Philbin departing your station? Many of you are putting in an extra hour of news in place of 'Oprah' but without a solid daytime lead in, the ratings are going to free fall with a domino effect from your newscasts to early prime to primetime to late local news and even late-night."

Commendable effort by Soap Fans United, but unfortunately it looks like the end of All My Children and One Life to Live is inevitable.

ABC better not touch General Hospital though! We already know these fans are willing to riot for their shows…who knows WHAT they'll do if they lose EVERY soap opera!

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Officially Cancelled! R.I.P. All My Children AND One Life To Live

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At least we've still got General Hospital

Back in February, we learned that ABC's soap operas were in danger of getting canceled.

It would appear that the danger was VERY real, because ABC announced today that it will be giving the axe to both All My Children and One Life to Live.

All My Children will end in September after 41 years on the air, and One Life to Live will end in January after a 43-year run!

The soaps will be replaced by food-themed show The Chew, and health/lifestyle show The Revolution.

Here's what ABC president Brian Frons had to say about the network's decision to cancel these landmark shows:

“While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is. 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."

More from Frons about the two axed soap operas:

"They are iconic pieces of television that have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history."

We're sad to hear about the ending of these shows, but we're glad to hear that GH won't be going anywhere. We need at least ONE soap opera in our lives!

How do U feel about the end of All My Children? One Life to Live?

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