Soap Fans Protest at ABC Upfront, Call for Advertiser Boycott

May 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A group of protesters chanted outside ABC’s upfront presentation Tuesday, urging advertisers to boycott the network for its cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," reports Deadline.com.

"Save our soaps," the demonstrators chanted as advertisers entered New York’s Lincoln Center to attend ABC’s presentation of its new fall schedule.

ABC recently said it will replace the long-running soap operas with reality series "The Chew" and "The Revolution." The group handed out brochures calling those shows "glorified infomercials appropriate for late-night basic cable channels, not for a major broadcast network," the piece says.

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  1. It looked like about 30 people. Barely a bump in the road. Unfortunately, for those that love soaps, the world has moved on. Just like those that love westerns had to change their preferences, so will those that love Soaps. There is still Desperate Housewives, though. It still has a couple of years left.

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