Update May 12:
Susan Lucci told The View that the last airdate of "All My Children" is September 23.
Originally posted April 14:
A recent ABC press release has confirmed what soap fans have been fearing for weeks now: "All My Children" has been cancelled. Along with One Life to Live, the ABC soaps will be replaced by new shows "The Chew," with the focus on food, and "The Revolution," about health and lifestyle transformations.
President of ABC Daytime, Brian Frons stated in the release, "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. A perfect example of this is ‘The View,’ and that factored into our decision. ‘The Chew’ and ‘The Revolution’ are in the same vein and will be great additions to the lineup, with ‘The View’ serving as an ideal foundation from which to launch these programs. They will also provide enormous opportunity for the creation of ancillary businesses and growth."
He continued, "'All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ are iconic pieces of television that have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history. Each of the shows has touched millions and millions of viewers and informed the social consciousness. It has been a privilege to work with the extraordinary teams who brought the residents of Pine Valley and Llanview to life each day, and we thank the cast, crew, producers and most especially the fans for their commitment to the shows through their history."
"The Chew" will replace "All My Children" in September, while "The Revolution" will take over for "One Life to Live" in January 2012.
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