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Writers Guild, AFTRA Criticize ABC’s Cancellation of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

Apr 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The Writers Guild of America and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are criticizing ABC’s decision to cancel "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," with AFTRA calling the end of the shows a "devastating loss" for thousands of its members, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Writers Guild said in a statement that it’s "deeply disappointed by ABC’s announcement.” The group is urging ABC to reconsider its decision, noting, "These groundbreaking shows have provided entertainment and enlightenment to millions of viewers, and have provided good employment to dozens of talented, dedicated writers."

AFTRA pointed to the cancellations as another reason why existing contracts need to be strengthened, but noted that it’s "no secret that serial dramas, once a prolific source of employment and benefits for television actors, have been challenged by the new economics of television," the story says.

 

5 Comments

  1. I’m really disgusted with ABC and Brian Frons. We have the Food Network and Cooking Channel for your food replacement show and there are so many channels with reality shows already.

  2. It all comes down to dollars and cents.

  3. Yeah..They make more dollars peddling really crappy television programs to a public that lacks common “cents!” (sic)

  4. This really sucks I have watched these soaps, since i was 11 years old, now you tell me I won’t have my Soaps to watch every day. This is totally wrong. I hope the ABC viewers turn their backs on your new shows. One Life to Live has been a part of my life for a long time. Now I will turn it off in September and never watch ABC during the day again.

  5. This really sucks. I will no longer watch ABC Day time after September of this year. I have watched One Life since I was eleven years old. I hope every women out there turns their backs on these new Programs. You really should reconsider, you really don’t know what women want if you take these shows away from us.

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