ABC Cancels ‘All My Children’

Oh woe is me… NOT! Long running soap opera All My Children has been on the air since 1970, and how it didn’t get canceled before now is beyond me.

Soap operas are notorious for dragging out story lines for years, and then repeating those same story lines hoping that viewers won’t catch on. But no longer… AMC is finally history!

Soap haters rejoice!

All My Children isn’t the only soap that ABC nailed with it’s ax, One Life To Live will also end it run come January. OLTL has been on the air since 1968.

Anyone else think that maybe Kourtney Kardashian had something to do with One Life To Live’s demise?

The days of bored housewives planting their butts on the couch to watch this crap are long over.

Regis and Kelly star Kelly Ripa, got her start on All My Children and when asked her feelings about the shows demise said that she felt “heart sick”.

Ripa appeared as Haley Vaughn on the soap for 20 years of her life. “This is like losing a member of your family. ‘All My Children’ was more than a job — it was my family. It was there that I met my husband; it was there when my first two children were born; it was there where I met many of my life-long friends.”

And she’s not the only one sad to see the show end. Ms Erica Kane herself, Susan Lucci is quoting as saying “It’s been a fantastic journey. I’ve loved playing Erica and working with [AMC creator] Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with All My Children. I’m looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities.”

You know, I like Lucci… maybe it’s the fact that she’s been nominated for an Emmy almost every year and only ever won once… meh.

Anywho, AMC’s final episode will air this September.

What are your thoughts on the cancellation of these shows? Personally, I’m kinda glad it’s being taken down. Only 4 more soaps left to go! WOOHOO!


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Maggie | April 15th, 2011

You can’t be serious! What will I do without ALL MY CHILDREN? I am just recovering from ANOTHER WORD’s demise. And it looks like it will be replace by yet another cooking show – God just let me live in the alter – world of ALL MY CHILDREN one hour a day!!!!!!!

Renna | April 15th, 2011

The world really doesn’t need another cooking show…