AMC fans upset over the recent on-screen deaths of some favorite characters – Dixie, anyone? – may have gotten their wish. ABC Daytime has fired AMC’s head writer Megan McTavish.

Brian Scott Frons, President of Daytime for the Disney/ABC Television Group said, “This was a difficult decision. Megan came in at a crucial time for All My Children. We appreciate her vision and thank her for all her contributions.”