One Life To Live Has Been Cancelled. (UPDATED!)
A sad day for all Llanview fans.
Updated on November 23:
Sadly, there’s been a change of plans and One Life To Live will not migrate with Prospect Park.
Previously Reported on August 15:
There’s been a change in plans… “One Life To Live” will last air on ABC on Friday January 13, 2012. To find out when it’ll first appear online please visit All My Children & One Life To Live To Migrate Online.
Previously Reported on May 16:
Soaps.com has learned that “One Life To Live” will air its final episode on Friday January 20, 2012.
Previously Reported on April 14:
For months, and even over the past few years, there have been rumors blazing across the internet about a possible “One Life To Live” cancellation. Soaps.com regrets to report that as of today, the rumors have finally been put to rest, just not the way we’d hoped. ABC has confirmed that the network has decided to cancel “One Life To Live,” a soap it first debuted back on July 15, 1968. All My Children has been canceled as well.
Soaps.com is very saddened for the cast, crew and especially the fans who have made everyone in Llanview a part of their everyday lives. “One Life To Live” and “All My Children” are the fourth and fifth soap operas to be canceled since August 7, 2008 when “Passions” aired its final episode, followed by “Guiding Light’s” on September 18, 2009 and “As The World Turns'” on September 17, 2010.
From the press release, “Guided by extensive research into what today’s Daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience, ABC is evolving the face of Daytime television with the launch of two new shows, “The Chew,” which will premiere in September 2011, and “The Revolution” (working title), which will premiere in January 2012. These new shows expand ABC Daytime’s focus to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food and lifestyle – cornerstones of programming that resonates with Daytime viewers as evidenced by the success of “The View.”
As food has become the center of everyone’s life, “The Chew” will focus on food from every angle as a source of joy, health, family ritual, friendship, breaking news, dating, fitness, weight loss, travel adventures and life’s moments. Produced by Gordon Elliot, the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of “Paula Deen’s Home Cooking” and “Down Home with the Neelys,” this new one-hour series combines entertaining takeaway with memorable personalities to create a live show where viewers get the dish on anything and everything related to the world of food and beyond. Whether it’s new trends like food trucks and urban gardens or how pesticides in our food may affect our health, we can’t stop talking about it. The hosts who will guide the hour include Mario Batali (Restaurateur, Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and author); entertaining expert Clinton Kelly (TLC’s “What Not to Wear”); Carla Hall (Bravo’s “Top Chef”); Michael Symon (Restaurateur and Food Network’s “Iron Chef America”), and nutrition expert Daphne Oz, who simplifies often confusing information about food.
From Executive Producer JD Roth and 3 Ball Productions, producers of “The Biggest Loser,” “Masterchef” and ABC’s upcoming “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” comes “The Revolution,” a daily show about health and lifestyle transformations. The show is hosted by a team of experts and rotating guest contributors who help viewers transform all areas of their lives, from relationships to family, food, style, home design, finance and more. This dream team, led by fashion expert Tim Gunn, also includes celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and American Idol alum Kimberley Locke. The show features a unique concept: each week one woman’s five-month weight loss journey will unfold in just five days, with daily results and a final transformational reveal on Friday. “The Revolution” is a one-stop shop for better living.”
“The Revolution” will take over for “One Life to Live” in January 2012 (taping will finish on November 18), while “The Chew” will replace “All My Children” in September 2011 (taping will finish in August).
The Writers Guild of America, East issued this statement on ABC’s announced cancellation, “The WGAE is deeply disappointed by ABC’s announcement that both All My Children and One Life to Live will cease production. These groundbreaking shows have provided entertainment and enlightenment to millions of viewers, and have provided good employment to dozens of talented, dedicated writers. We urge the company to reconsider.”
We will keep our readers posted on any further news surrounding the cancellation. If you missed what some of the actors told Soaps.com on the cancellation read the interviews through the links below.
For more on the shows set to replace the soaps please visit SheKnows: Lifestyle Shows Replacing Soaps.