Well, the following news is going to feel more than familiar to some longtime fans of daytime TV: “All My Children” is finding itself canceled … again. This news was probably assumed to be coming your way earlier this year, and it was all courtesy of the TOLN show and the Prospect Park production going dark over what was a dispute with ABC. 40 episodes of the show and “All My Children” were created, with the “finales” taking place earlier this year.
According to Soaps in Depth (and also some former cast members), “All My Children’s” cast has been informed already of the move that will keep their show from going forward. The thing that makes this one particularly sad to us is that it more or less represents decades upon decades of passion and hard work going away. Also, there was never really that proper series finale thanks to the cliffhanger that was made specifically with Prospect Park’s production in mind.
There is still no word on the future of “One Life to Live,” which seems to have a little more steam to return that “All My Children” did. However, there is still not enough in the way of momentum to make you suggest that it also has a great chance to come on the air and suddenly become a big hit. The longer that the hiatus lasts, the longer that some viewers are going to inevitably forget about these shows. We just remember the days when soap operas were not something that you have to sit there and worry about when it comes to ratings, and now, they continue to be a dying breed. The daytime dramas that are on the air are still doing well, but you have to wonder whether or not they are going to be given a similar sort of treatment down the road.
What do you think about the end of “All My Children,” and do you think that the end of “One Life to Live” is near? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and stay tuned if you want to hear some more news when it comes to the situation.