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Another Slap in the Face to Soaps: The Chew's EP states, "People don't have time to sit for an hour and watch a story!"

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In another upsetting, annoying, slap into the face to daytime soap viewers and especially those of All My Children, (who loyally have watched their favorite characters and actors, day in and day out) the executive producer of The Chew, (AMC’s replacement) let it be known to the Associated Press that he feels no one has any time to watch an hour scripted show on television anymore.  All of this went down, plus some other gathered quotes from the AP during a dress rehearsal in New York for The Chew, as they get ready for their debut in just over three weeks time.   But there were two sides to this, as a few others interviewed for this piece, fessed up as to why The Chew won’t work with daytime fans!  Here are the key excerpts below.

Gordon Elliot, The Chew’s executive producer (pictured here) offered up his position on the cancellation of All My Children , which can only benefit him and his show, The Chew! “People don’t have time to sit for an hour and watch a story. ABC came to me and said we’ve had great success with ‘The View’ but we’d like to get into food. I thought ‘The View,’ food, ‘The Chew.’ We do more than just chop and chat. Our co-hosts are relatable.”

“I really don’t believe that disgruntled refugees from All My Children and One Life to Live will swallow The Chew,” said TV analyst Shari Anne Brill. “This is about how it’s become more expensive to produce scripted content. The audience has shifted.”

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Robin Blum, 61, has been watching All My Children since it went on the air 41 years ago and added this pertinent perspective on the soaps and how important they are to people’s lives. “AMC got me through two childbirths, a brain tumor, a broken leg, several tropical storms when I lived in the Virgin Islands and 9/11 in New York City.  It is not an entertainment form that has outlived its usefulness. It’s idiotic that the programmers are now substituting The Chew. How barbaric, for what has essentially become a part of so many people’s lives and has created so many moments of high emotion, tears and laughter.”

Then ABC Daytime President,  Brian Frons added his two-sense to the mix,  by stating that the bulk of women viewers aren’t watching soaps. They’re watching chat, reality, entertainment and style.  “It was time to look at programming for the majority of women who were watching TV.”

We find this extremely offensive to knock down the show that you are replacing with comments from the executive producer to try to instill your key message to the demographic! Enough said.

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kay killgore
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kay killgore

Mr. Elliott I don’t know why they wouldn’t since no one is working you knuckle-head!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I will NOT be watching The Chew or The Revolution! I have been a loyal soap fan and a viewer of AMC and OLTL for 24 year’s and my loyalties’ are and will remain with my soap’s and the soap actor’s! I will never get tired of seeing them. I will instead be watching my soap’s and my favorite actor’s on the internet once the soap’s move online! Also, I just wanted to say that women are not the only people who watch the soap’s, men such as myself also watch!

Brynda
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Brynda

I guess you are right, I don’t have time to watch an hour show and guess which ones it will be? You are right again, the Chew and Revolution. If my time is so short, I am glad that I have found that time thank s to ABC. I use to waste most of my time watching your shows. I was wasting my time on ABC but now I am doing it with your competitors CBS and NBC, etc…….Thank you for clearing and cleaning up my time schedule and calendar. Now I have more time to waste on the other… Read more »

SwimCutieAKB
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SwimCutieAKB

“People don’t have time to sit for an hour and watch a story!” Really? I’m not an AMC gal, but I am a long-time soap fan and always find that time for my shows of choice, even if it’s by way of DVR and a few hours on the weekend. What I DON’T have time for is another lame ass talk show filled with people who have obtained some level of celebrity status and now think the world at large cares to hear their opinions on a daily basis. If I wanted opinions on a topic I could get them… Read more »

wamam
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wamam

Couldn’t of said it better myself! I have no intentions of watching this show. The preview commercials are sooo bad!

jerred
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jerred

They appeal to the least common denominator and insult the intelligence of the American woman.

peggy howser
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peggy howser

This is a very sad commentary on America if this is true. I don’t believe it is. We need fantasy, not just reality shows.

peggy

kellie
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kellie

but they have time to sit for an hour and watch the “the chew” this is incredibly stupid…why don’t they just show dead air until prime time if this is the case? Obviously no one is home to watch….so what does it matter. Daytime has the same problem as primetime no matter the time slot appointment tv is dying people want to watch shows when they want to see them so the rating system is so incredibly flawed and its ridiculous that people in the business of tv aren’t trying for better accuracy in ratings

wamam
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wamam

So true I DVR everything! Very rarely do I watch a show as it airs.

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

Hah, I just posted my comment, then saw yours. Yes, it sure is stupid!

Maureen
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Maureen

Anything said by the network or someone representing ‘The Chew’ just digs a bigger and bigger hole for the show to fall into. People don’t have time to watch an hour story? So I am guessing people will have even less time to watch 101 ways to fold a napkin on ‘The Chew.’ The soaps don’t have the same ratings they did 10 years ago? So what. Prime time as a whole doesn’t have the ratings they did 10 years ago. But any prime time network or cable show would love to have the consistent ratings that any one of… Read more »

Jean
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Jean

SO True.. and Brian Fronz and all the rest need to be FIRED!!!!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I believe Gordon Elliot is a veteran of daytime… did he have his own show once upon a time. I think he has produced a lot ot television, broadcast and cable,maybe even for The Food Network. Still… One would help he could defend and promote THE CHEW without the knocks on those of us who do make time for what we enjoy, in this case, ALL MY CHILDREN. While I can swallow the argument about economics forcing a change on the daytime landscape (but not a change warranting cancellation of legacy programming that is hardly past prime), I cannot or… Read more »

Rob
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Rob

Gordon Elliot is a has been TV Host and The Chew looks like a 3rd rate The View for fat chefs.

Jean
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Jean

lol but I have Never watched the Chew and NEV ER Will.. 2 hours of ABC is ALL i do 10 hours a week..

Mike
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Mike

I don’t have time to watch your stupid Chew or stupid Revolution show. I wont be watching, so that is 1 less viewer/rating for your show. If you think I will sit and watch The Chew, you are seriously delusional. Good luck begging for viewers, cause I doubt you’ll get many!! Ciao!

Gary
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Gary

Many of us share your opinion on this,Mike,I can’t wait to see these so called replacement shows tank! What will ABC do then? Ha Ha Ha!

Jean
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Jean

I give ABC 2 hrs a day 10 hrs a week.. I no longer watch and as they kill off my soaps, I move to CBS and NBC.. love CBS now and NBC nighttime.

Norasusan
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Norasusan

The Chew is going to bomb and bomb fast. Those millions of us who watch the soaps will not be tuning in. Also, there are too many food, design, lifestyle,talk shows are tv. The market is saturated with them, and they do not, nor will they ever have the staying power of soap operas. This genre is passed from generation to generation. I can’t believe what fools the ABC programming execs are. I can’t wait until all of you are fired for idiocy.

Jean
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Jean

Want Brian Fronz FIRED NOW. And he had the stupidity to make the Chew Creator VP of Programming.. WTW

Nancy
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Nancy

i make time to watch ALL MY CHILDREN …. i will not for THE CHEW !!! I record it or either watch online … but won’t have too with the chew .. not interested !!!!

Gayl
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Gayl

So women don’t have time to sit down for an hour and watch a soap but they have time to watch another food show. We don’t have enough food shows? I tape my soaps so when I get home after a long day at work I can sit down forget reality, have a cup of coffee and relax. So much for that special time.

Jean
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Jean

He is stupid and did not know what he was talking about just like Fronz..

glo
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glo

i will not watch any shows replacing my soaps. i love those shows and so do my parents and my children. i will not watch a cooking show or talk show. there are to many of them out there already and i do not watch them. yes, i dvr my shows. and watch them when my daughter comes to visit.

Peggy
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Peggy

Why do these people think that if I don’t have time for scripted shows that I would have time for this crap?? People who have been loyal viewers of AMC and OLTL have been happy to carve out two hours of their day to watch their shows, myself so totally included. I have the hour during my lunch break to watch AMC but ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT WATCH THE CHEW.!!! I am not interested in a food show and if I were, I would go to the food network to see one

LUMI
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LUMI

well I have all day and night too if I want to watch TV 24 hours I can,and I love daytime soaps better then any other TV show, I watch TV from 5am to 10pm 7 days aweek,I love TV,you can go all over the world on TV and its free,and you can learn from TV as well as a book and computer ….TV is great. soaps is wonderful…..

sadie soaper
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sadie soaper

For ABC/Disney to cancel two iconic shows that have had a LOYAL fanbase for over 80 years collectively and to replace All My Children with a program called “The Chew” is ludricous. It is an insult to millions of fans who are already boycotting all things ABC and Disney. No, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Frons, we will NOT be watching your new show. We will be watching and directing all of our efforts towards Prospect Park. That is where our loyalty will be — no longer with ABC/Disney. We were kicked in the teeth with the news that two beloved… Read more »

Jean
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Jean

ABC AND FRONZ Insulted their viewers and are Now Laughing about it!!!! Can’t wait to see who gets the LAST Laugh…

nancy
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nancy

no, he’s a little confused. We won’t waste our time watching his stupid show or anything else they want to put in place of AMC.

Diane
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Diane

I have watched amc from the start,and I will not watch the chew,if they thought people were not home to watch amc, how will they watch the chew? This is a very big mistake on abc part.

Gail Fehrmann
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Gail Fehrmann

I find it extremely offensive that those who made these comments base them on their opinions only.They are looking at viewers who may be the 18 to possibly 49 age women,not those who are in a different age bracket.There have been children who have grown up with these shows,women who have watched theseshows for 40 years(and their husbands and children).In a nation who has such major problems with obesity and diabetes,to name a few, another cooking show, the very idea is ridiculous. The wonderful actors/actresses,as well as millions of devoted viewers suffer due to your lack of finances and inane… Read more »

Jean
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Jean

Speak It!!! They are stupid!!

Jean Marsh
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Jean Marsh

I’ve watched All My Children & One Life To Live since I was 5 yrs old in ’71 with my g. grandmother, grandmother, mother, g.aunt and aunt! I have since lost each one of them over the years and these shows and other memories help me stay connected to them. I have not watched ABC with the exception of my soaps since April 15, 2011 and I can promise you that I won’t ever again! I have seen many a show cancelled over the course of my 40+ years and never has it affected me in such a way to… Read more »

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Well I do have time to watch AMC…..but I will most definitely be finding something else to do after 9/23 during that time slot. And after January when OLTL goes I will no longer have time for ABC at all. I’d rather set and stare at a blank tv before giving this network anymore of my time. Oh yeah…..thanks so much for those commercials of The Spew while AMC is on…..it really backs up my decision not to watch….this show looks stupid. If I wanted to watch a cooking show I’d watch something much better on Food Network and if… Read more »

Jean Marsh
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Jean Marsh

Also, I either mute or change the channel entirely while watching soapnet when the SCREWY CHEW commercial comes on, so what does that tell you???? If it wasn’t such a perfectly good television, I would’ve thrown something through it every time that stupid commercial comes on! I pray that I can continue to show restraint because you all have already cost me enough already!!!!!!!

Suzannah
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Suzannah

I know a lot of people dvr the soaps to watch later, as I have been recording mine for say over 25 years. I make time for two soaps a day, AMC and OLTL. I will not make time for “The Chew”. These two hours are my time for relaxation and escaping from reality. Actors don’t go to school to learn to do reality, they go to school to learn how to act. Respect the talent of the people we watch every day. Watching other telling me what I should be doing is not an escape by any means. It’s… Read more »

Jean
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Jean

Mine too. And General Hospital.. I have recorded my shows for years. Never missed an episode. WWAAAYYY before SoapNet..

FauxPas
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FauxPas

It is so interesting to watch people like Elliot and Frons continually dig their own graves deeper and deeper. These are supposed to be knowledgeable people in their field? They both insult not only the soap opera fans each time, but ALL viewers with their ever so incredibly ignorant comments! ABC/Disney has chosen to go their own way and TELL the viewers what they need and want on tv. Really Elliot, you could not think of a name for a show that was appealing? A cheap knock-off of the View, is more like it. You insult viewers by implying they… Read more »

Kim Anderzak
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Kim Anderzak

“They” said the soaps couldn’t be saved…they weren’t “worth” saving…Well, Mr. Elliott, when The Chew-ew fails, will YOUR army of “fans” come to the rescue? HA! Seriously CAN NOT wait to see what happens next!!

Vickie
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Vickie

Another jackass trying to dictate what we should be wanting to watch. You’re killing ABC with all this unwanted talk, but, of course, its your network—–so you will do what you want no matter what the public wants. If I don’t have time to watch an hour or two of soap operas, then I surely don’t have time to watch your new talk shows. I will be watching reruns on any of the myriad of cable channels now available—–goodbye ABC daytime.

Jared
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Jared

Last time I checked, I’m “people”. I DVR my One Life every day and watch the whole show every night. The ugly truth is, my fellow fans, is that we are not the KIND of people that ABC wants anymore. Life in 21st century USA is all about money and demos, and to hell with loyalty. Keep up the boycott of all ABC/Disney companies, and they will find out how much it hurts to lose OUR kind of people.

Melody O'C
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Melody O'C

QUOTE: “Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons added his two-sense to the mix, by stating that the bulk of women viewers aren’t watching soaps. They’re watching chat, reality, entertainment and style. “It was time to look at programming for the majority of women who were watching TV.”” I DO NOT WATCH “chat”, “reality”, “entertainment” or “style” … my preference for 40+ years has been “ALL MY CHILDREN” and the trials/tribulations/heartaches, etc. of the citizens of Pine Valley! Once, “AMC” is off the air, my television set will never again watch any shows on ABC.

Jean
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Jean

As IF Fronz knows ANY women!!! He doesn’t have a CLUE what women watch!! OR HE WOULD NOT HAVE CANCELLED AMC AND OLTL.. A stupid fella.

michelle
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michelle

people dont have time to sit down to watch a story for an hour, which is completely not true, but they have time to sit down and watch ANOTHER talk show. Yeah, because that totally makes sense.

Torrey
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Torrey

This Chew show is not a new concept….they aren’t re-inventing the wheel. So quit holding this crappy show up to some high standard. No one is going to watch this crap!! Especially not any of the AMC or OLTL crowd…..so, don’t count on those millions of viewers that ABC daytime currently has. Oh, and for the last 28 years, this viewer, has had two hours out of my day to devote to AMC & OLTL….whether it be watching live, recording with a vcr or a dvr…..but I can guarantee you that I will not be wasting 1 minute to view… Read more »

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

These discussions above are so contradicting it makes me sick! Do they actually think people are stupid? 1) “People don’t have time to sit for an hour and watch a story.” – Does this EP actually think if they didn’t have time, there would magically be time for The Chew? 2) “ABC came to me and said we’ve had great success with ‘The View’, but we would like food.” The truth is ABC cancelled All My Children because they felt it was to costly to keep on. Not because of a drop in viewers! We are all here! 3) “I… Read more »

Kim Anderzak
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Kim Anderzak

Amen, Sistah!!

Susan
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Susan

Why would I want to watch yet anther stupid Reality/talk show when I don’t watch the ones that are currently on? My taste in is geared toward scripted shows such as GH, OLTL and AMC. The only thing I’d change is enough with the neverending storylines. Each storyline would get to have a beginning, middle and an end.

People have to work. I wouldn’t hold anything against the viewers if they have to DVR the soap. This is exactly what ABC is doing. Penalizing viewers for having to work.

Denise
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Denise

I will not be watching your dam show. Last thing we need is a reality/food show. Nothing will take the place of ALL MY CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

leah
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leah

ABC needs to just fire people who dont know what stupid thing to say or do next… They need to start with Frons(who we keep hoping will drink the kool aide and die) to this clown..

Justin
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Justin

This Yahoo had a daytime talk show that failed before. Yes, Paula Deen’s show works for the FOOD Network and he produces it. Broadcast is a different ballgame. He failed in syndication…what makes him think he will do well on ABC? It will be like The Talk. One person will rule the roost, the rest of the chicks will fly the coop and he will be stuck with the wife of the network president, just like Sara Gilbert. Then it will be cancelled! Time is ticking for The Talk. I still miss As The World Turns!

Jane
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Jane

I can’t believe how stupid ABC execs (FRONS) can be. Or Gordon Elliott. IF women can’t be at home one hour to watch a soap, then how can we be expected to watch an hour of The Chew. I personally will NEVER watch the Chew. And there are millions of other soap fans who feel the same way. Maybe ABC will realize their mistakes and try to get us back into the fold. TOO LATE!!!!!!! We are going to be loyal to our soaps wherever they are. Suits me fine to watch online. SO I’M SAYING GOODBYE TO ABC AND… Read more »

Deb Rafter
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Deb Rafter

Who does MR. FRONS think he his speaking for??? AMC and OLTL had the highest viewers in the history of these soaps 641,000!!! I hope all of the fans BOYCOTT this new programing and show the BIG SHOTS they don’t know what they are talking about. BYE Bye CHEW!!! I hope you are history before you get started..

Allister
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Allister

Yet again, these individuals demonstrate that they don’t know what the daytime viewing audience wants. I MAKE time in my day to watch an hour-long story. What I don’t have time for is an hour of mindless chit-chat masquerading as “informative” garbage on style or reality television. Soap fans MAKE that effort to watch their shows. Can daytime talk shows like “The View” make that same claim about their viewers? Thank you, ABC. I won’t be watching The Chew. I will be finding a network that does show a daytime drama in the one o’clock ET time slot.

Jan
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Jan

You just got burried

Jan
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Jan

HAHAHAHAHA! So now they are just plain mean.

Jan
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Jan

Gordon Elliott you mean spirited man

Trish
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Trish

I will NOT be watching The Chew or anything on ABC!!!!! This show looks stupid and we have a million reality, food and lifestyle shows on TV! We want drama! Soaps have gotten a lot of people through hard times because soaps draw you our of your daily life and problems and during that hour you become a part of the show. All My Children is the only soap I watch and I have watched it for over 8 years every day. AMC has gotten me through 2 back surgeries, a pregnancy and an axiety/panic disorder. My soap is the… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I Will NOT be watching the Chew EVER!

Kristin
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Kristin

I started watching All My Children with my mother when I was a kid and have remained loyal for 25 years. I challenge ABC/Disney to find another show that has that kind of loyalty. You are making a huge mistake and will not win any of us back with some some idiotic show named after masticating – this is one I can’t swallow.

Mira
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Mira

Viewers don’t have time to watch a scripted story? Then why would viewers have time to watch a reality/talk show during that same hour? I’m tired of seeing statements that insult the soap genre and its viewers. I do have time to watch soaps, during my lunch break. I take time out for soaps, and enjoy watching the continuous stories and the characters, and the ebb and flow of each story arc. I definitely don’t, and won’t, take time out for reality and talk shows that replace the soaps I love, and I’m in the supposedly coveted demo that they… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

The Chew will tank and frons will be eating crow. I thank god for Prospect Park, otherwise my beloved AMC would be gone forever. May it have twice the success online that way frons and company will see the error of their ways.

david
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david

Producer Gordon [Id]iot isn’t very bright to insult and alienate potential viewers before The Chew airs. The hostility and illogic of his statement demonstrates poor judgment and diminished insight. Perhaps he’s feeling desperate. Many excellent posts in this thread. People will make time for stories and moving performances, as they have for centuries. It’s information that is the cheap commodity today, thanks to the internet and search engines. The best The Chew can do is to sensationalize or fabricate controversy hoping to attract viewers, like The View. Regardless, there will be no substance or information you couldn’t find elsewhere by… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

If we dont have to time to sit and watch a soap for an hour what makes you think we will have an hour to watch a show about how dish towels make nice napkins as well? Give me a break….You have pissed off too many loyal soap opera viewers to EVER get any ratings for your show. My only wish is for The Chew to fail miserably!! The truth is we are SICK to death of reality television but hollywood is greedy and is only thinking about MONEY! If One Life To LIve was spared due to the fact… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

on another note ..i am in the middle of flooding from hurricane Irene and I STILL make time at night when i am relaxing to watch my soaps…and if i want to see a grown man walking around in clogs in a kitchen I will buy my husband a pair!!

Ellen
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Ellen

Gordon Elliot and whomever else is involved in The Chew, can say whatever they well please, BUT the proof will be in the pudding, when their ratings come in, as there is no doubt in my mind they will be quite low. I am honestly not saying that as a disgruntled fan, but as someone who does not see this program as a winner at that time of day and on network TV. I think the ratings will be as bad as the name (The Chew), and I don’t see it remaining on air for more than six months, a… Read more »

Darcy
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Darcy

I resent someone telling me what “I don’t have time for” its more of the training method of Brian Frons… tell the little woman what she wants while we good ole boys have milked the cash cow of this genre of story telling .. tell this idiot after commercials the show does not run an entire hour straight, so, people have time to read stories however they don’t have time to watch them? Well hell lets inform the New York times to stop that best sellers list and hey while you’re at it lets burn down all the libraries… He’s… Read more »

Lynne
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Lynne

I don’t have time to sit and watch this darn show period!!!!!!!!!! Who cares about food. Heck no one wants to get fat!

anne
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anne

Sorry, but i have to agree it’s too hard to sit for an hour –FOR A CLASSROOM OF KINDERGARTNERS!!! Again, the IQ of these network brass must be about 85. Once I was more than 6 years old I could sit for an hour. Not you, Mr. Frons? Maybe your momma didn’t teach you right or you have ADD. There is medication for that condition though, so I hope the ABC brass find some before they get rid of all the dramas. If I had to make up excuses for why I cancelled a popular show I could do alot… Read more »

Mary Helmbrecht
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Mary Helmbrecht

WHO SITS FOR AN HOUR ANYWAY?????
I can do several things while watching MY SOAPS-I can also watch/listen from the kitchen while cooking/baking; the bedroom while making the bed; the bathroom while cleaning; downstairs while doing the laundry…I multi-task like MOST people who watch SOAPS—-gee, WE have brains??? I, however WON’T even LISTEN while any other ABC show is on…..since my ABC/DISNEY CHANNELS ate LOCKED OFF on all5 of our TV’s!

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

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Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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