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Disney/ABC Cancels Talker FABLife After One Season! 3rd Failed Show After Axing Of OLTL!

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As it turns out the Disney/ABC syndicated talker FABLife is not so fabulous after all!  The series was  officially cancelled late Tuesday after its continued downward spiral, host and executive producer Tyra Banks quit the series in November after a few months with the show, and the ratings bottoming out.

FABLife is now the third consecutive talk show to fail in an hour given back to  the ABC affliates after the cancelation of One Life to Live, which ended its run on January 13, 2012.   The Revolution and Katie were cancelled predecessors of FABLife.

Janice Marinelli, president of Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution, in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter on the end of FABLife related: “We’re extremely proud of everyone involved with the show and would like to thank them for all of their contributions and tireless efforts.”

Marinelli went to thank the four remaining FABLife co-hosts:  “We are especially appreciative of our talented and dynamic co-hosts Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Leah Ashley and Lauren Makk, and we would also like to extend a huge thanks to our station partners for all of their support.”

Although the show will not return for a second season, the cast will continue to produce original episodes until the end of the season.

So, what do you think about the cancellation of FABLife? Proof positive that the axing of One Life to Live was a major misstep in daytime television history? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Mo
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Mo

Not surprised. Never watched. Was not impressed with their performance at the Emmys.

pm
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pm

great news… for… GH!… hands off!… lol… pm

mgb357
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mgb357

Told you so…. OLTL fans will never support this drivel…

Bring back a proven commodity…

clh
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clh

Not happening, they are replacing it with a talker/viral video show.

Very slow learners over there! Watching ONE show on ABC (GH) and this will not change that!

jlh
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jlh

Ditto. GH is the only thing I watch on ABCD and I don’t see that changing–especially with their daytime lineup.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I thought ABC/D had a plethora of shows to replace daytime soaps. If that’s the case, then why are they replacing Fablife with Right This Minute? Right This Minute has been on air for at least 4 years already.

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Just like all the others, this show was abominable. I could not get through one segment of it. I understand we are living in a “me-me” world, but a little less of this nonsense would do us all some good. It has gotten so bad now that NBC4 out here in Los Angeles has part of their noon news spent gossiping with Billy Bush from whatever that stupid entertainment show he hosts as a tie-in to the show when it airs later. Like I really need to watch my news anchor gossip about the latest celebrity. I could care less!

robert
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robert

was not surprised. the show was terrible. cancelling OLTL was not very smart. all of it’s replacement shows have been duds,and have flopped in the ratings. GH has no solid surrounding shows anymore. it could really use a good lead in

Maybeth Lichaa
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Maybeth Lichaa

So how much money did Disney and ABC save with three replacements cancelled. OLTL was a fantastic show. The internet reboot was terrific as well. The fans are wild for the shows, beloved characters and strong acting. The actors are just wonderful. Just attend a fan event and the evidence is there. Clearly cancelling OLTL and AMC was a huge mistake. Honestly I enjoy seeing the poor choices garnering poor ratings and cancellations. Perhaps the network could reconsider. After all……saving money does not save a show.

Melissa
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Melissa

OLTL is the only thing that will work in this time slot. You can’t bring the original show, but perhaps something like it? With the old cast of course.

nicholas
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nicholas

many viewers are boycotting abc in the talk show timeslots to make them pay for the cancellations of oltl and amc . talk show viewers formed part of the viewers who watched soaps . i think this show which i never watched was probably atrocious as well which explains the ratings too . Frons should have returned all 3 soaps to their original 30 minutes duration , most people would have been happy and he could have launched his new shows which may have worked . There is the old saying that ” you should never put your eggs in… Read more »

Bil Thompson
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Bil Thompson

CANCELLING One Life to Live and ALL MY CHILDREN was the worst decision that
ABC-TV has ever made, and Lord knows they have made many mistakes in programming – they are getting what they deserve.

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

THEY should bring back One Life to Live in a half hour format along with ALL MY CHILDREN. They won’t of course, since they are idiots over at ABC-TV, but that’s what they should do.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Thank god, FabLife is cancelled. What a terrible talk show, the has beens will all be gone.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Another talk show bites the dust, ABC will never admit there mistake, in cancelling OLTL. ABC will never bring back OLTL. I hope they choke on it.

robert
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robert

yep. cancelling OLTL was the worst decision in daytime television history. when it was cancelled,it was healthy and was the number 2 rated soap in the demos. abc will never admit they made a mistake. abc daytime is practically extinct

jimbo
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jimbo

THREE? I count at least FOUR … Remember “Good Afternoon, America” with Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer? If you’d have blinked, you’d missed it. … Four years and I’m STILL missing my nightly trip to Llanview, Pa.

CTwidlheart
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CTwidlheart

Technically that show was meant to be a short-term show, it was never meant or planned to stay.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

To the powers that be at the alphabet network and mouse company:

One Life to Live worked just fine in that time slot. But, you couldn’t be satisfied with success. Now, choke on your continued failures.

Sincerely,
A former viewer.

Patty
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Patty

I new that canceling those shows was a huge mistake. They should have made them an 1/2 each. Bring them back in any format. I I’ll help!! Please soaps will always be the best shows on TV!

M
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M

This crap will never replace One Life to Live.

blake
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blake

I’m glad to hear this, ABC was so stupid to cancel OLTL. One of the biggest blunders I have seen. I wouldn’t watch anything in that time slot either.

I found out the other day that my mom and sister refuse to watch the Wayne Brady game show that took Guiding Light’s place. I was so happy to hear that because I do the same thing.

Brett
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Brett

Ditto, we should all boycott anything that replaces a soap, I still won’t watch the GL and ATWT timeslot programming and certainly won’t watch this crap either. It seems many of us are doing this, hence another cancellation!

blake
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blake

Good, I’m so glad most of us are doing it. They think soaps are a dying breed? Well so are the shows that come on in their place.

Nellie
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Nellie

ABC should just accept they made the biggest mistake in daytime TV and bring back the soaps.

Timmm
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Timmm

No, dont you know they are much smarter than you or I? They wont admit nothing! AND all these crappy shows are a fraction of what it costs to air a soap. Laugh if you must but when primetime goes away, these networks will be crying in their soup!

Belle
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Belle

I don’t care if ABC ever becomes successful in that time slot; it should have kept One Life to Live . Live ,but don’t learn!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

S-o…that dreadful, ridiculous and unwatchable FABLife got cancelled after just one season??? Oh, Boo Hoo Hoo…what a surprise…N-O-T!!!!! One other thing: As far as I’m concerned, that Tyra Banks chick has gotten W-A-Y TOO BIG for her britches, and, therefore, needs to go away FOREVER!!!!!

Peace.

Thad Bosley
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Thad Bosley

Soaps are too expensive, folks. These new shows are cheap to produce. It’s the way of the world.

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

And it is a cheap and extremely shallow world we live in unfortunately.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

TPTB need to come up with a solution to make producing a new daytime soap opera less expensive.

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

But ABC-TV did not even CONSIDER presenting a shortened version of One Life to Live, or combining it with the residents of Pine Valley from All My Children. I understand that the shows were getting too expensive, but they didn’t experiment with other “models” of the shows. Instead they were pushed over to Prospect Park which made a noble attempt (I guess, I never thought they were that great as on line presentations but whatever) and now are lost in a sea of legal troubles. Those of us who loved the 2 Agnes Nixon creations were left adrift, so now… Read more »

nicholas
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nicholas

I have plenty of friends who no longer watch NBC daytime . Some of them stopped watching when the soap ” Santa Barbara ” was cancelled , a few more of them stopped watching when ” Another World ” got cancelled too .

Jenny
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Jenny

I think this issue definitely proof positive One Life to Live should be brought back to regular tv, and I think back in its old time slot, and move GH back to its original one too, with Merediith Viera going off the air it makesc perfect sense.

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Just another reason why GH is not going anywhere. Every other new protect that ABC daytime has tried to develop since they got rid of OLTL has flopped in record time. The Revolution bombed out, as did the Katie Couric show, and now Fablife. The View just had their least watched year ever and the show is a mess cause of the constant turnover in the panel while the Chew is a lousy lead-in for GH. ABC daytime is an absolute mess right now and the fact that GH can still draw three million viewers in a week is pretty… Read more »

Dawn
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Dawn

I miss One Life to Live and All My Children. I wish they could come back. Its important to note that it has been so long that I think to get all those actors and actresses, that it would take to rebuild those shows is almost impossible. I am for helping the soap genre by creating a new soap opera. A new soap opera rebuilt with some of our beloved soap actors and actresses with some fresh blood also incorporated into a new soap would be exciting. New characters and new adventures to explore. I think a new soap opera… Read more »

Rapids
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Rapids

This thread is disingenuous. fAb Life was syndicated and aired mostly in the morning. It aired on a variety of local stations, in my market the local Fox station aired it and has moved it around to various times,
Katie was syndicated as well, my market aired it on the local NBC affiliate at 3pm.
Meredith Viera was also syndicated and it airs on my local NBC affiliate.

JoAnn
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JoAnn

Yes it is true that all of these three Shows were syndicated BUT in many, many television markets all three were shown on ABC stations replacing OLTL or AMC. In my T.V. market, Chicago/Milwaukee (a huge maarket) ALL THREE OF THE CANCELLED TALK SHOWS were broadcast on ABC-WLS station in OLTL’s time slot. Only the Meredith Viera Show was on NBC. Just because your local area did not show these failed Talk show during OLTL old time slot does not mean that is what was going on in the rest of the Country. Oh by the Meredith’s was all so… Read more »

Jane
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Jane

Funny how things work out. I miss OLTL as well but they are the ones with the pie in their faces. Wasted money on so many people , lot of lost money on crap.

Jim
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Jim

Well, it isn’t surprising. I have not watched ABC since the last day OLTL aired.

JoAnn
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JoAnn

All of these three Shows were syndicated BUT in many television markets all three were shown on ABC stations replacing OLTL or AMC. In my T.V. market, Chicago/Milwaukee (a huge maarket) ALL THREE OF THE CANCELLED TALK SHOWS were broadcast and shown on ABC-WLS station in OLTL’s time slot. The Meredith Viera Show, which was also produced by Disney was shown in Chicago area on NBC and it has also been cancelled, Sooooo in my book ABC/Disney has 4 Talk Shows that have been cancelled since OLTL went off the air. How many People does it take to change a… Read more »

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

If the legal dust ever settles between Prospect Park and ABC-TV, then the powers that be need to produce a one-half hour show called LANDVIEW, featuring the residents from Landview (One Life to Live) and Pine Valley (All My Children), both creations of Agnes Nixon. Victoria Lord would be the matriarch of the show, as played by Erika Slezak. The cast surrounding her would be the residents of both Pine Valley and Landview with some new faces sprinkled in. It should be utilized as a lead-in to General Hospital. They could do it with limited sets and a smaller but… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

We keep dreaming though, don’t we?

Rodd
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Rodd

Good riddance! It was the worst thing I’ve seen on TV in a long time ~ and that is really saying something!

darlene
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darlene

Maybe we should get some kind of online petition going,and send it to ABC. The ideas that some of you have suggested would absolutely work.I only watch GH on their daytime lineup.I still miss OLTL.

CTwidlheart
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CTwidlheart

It’s been done.

Nellie
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Nellie

Absolutely ABC can find a lower cost solution for taping the soaps. It can’t be rocket science. One of the biggest problems that some of pine valley and land view residents have moved to Genoa city but even at that there is still a lot of talent available.

CTwidlheart
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CTwidlheart

I still can’t understand how the Chew stays on the air.

Nadeem
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Nadeem

Me too I’m not sure how The Chew has gained popularity when a number of AMC fans were upset that The Chew replaced AMC.

General Hospital

Kim Delaney’s Lifetime Movie ‘Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice’ Drops Trailer

Coming up as part of Lifetime’s Ripped from the Headlines true crime series of movies, The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice, is now slated to premiere next month on February 20th at 8 pm ET.

General Hospital’s Kim Delaney (Jackie Templeton) stars in the film, executive produced by Deborah Norville. in which she portrays, Mari Gilbert, a mother who becomes alarmed when her daughter Shannan (Katharine Isabelle) is MIA and doesn’t return home. Knowing her daughter sometimes works as an escort, Mari fears the worst.

As those who know the true life story, Mari’s attempt to find her daughter and the subsequent investigation leads to a chilling discovery – the bodies of several other missing women.

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In the real life story, the remains of the women were uncovered accidentally as police searched for Shannan, who went missing after visiting a client, whom she met on Craigslist, in the gated community of Oak Beach on Long Island, and then fleeing the man’s home.   However, police believe that Mari’s unwavering fight to find her daughter which led to finding the other women is not how Shannan ultimately disappeared.

While the case has yet to be solved the film shares, “Though the search for the serial killer is still ongoing, Mari’s passionate dedication to giving her daughter and other forgotten women a voice, and the attention they deserve, has kept the case alive with hopes of a breakthrough soon.”

PEOPLE exclusively dropped the trailer over the weekend.  Make sure to check it out.

Once the trailer was released, Delaney shared on her Twitter account: “Amazing director @StanleyMBrooks Thank you so much, Stan!Very special producers, cast and crew. An important story!”

So will you be watching Kim in her star turn in the upcoming Lifetime movie event? Comment below.

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Mark Consuelos on the All My Children Primetime Reboot: “I Know They’re Going to Bring Back Some Fan Favorites”

On Friday, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) was a guest on the CBS afternoon series, The Talk, where he shared his excitement and some insight into the upcoming All My Children primetime reboot, Pine Valley, in development at ABC..

As previously reported, Mark and his wife Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) are two of the executive producers on the project.

Consuelos shared on the reboot:All My Children was such a big part of my life and my wife’s life. And you know, I met my wife there obviously, had kids, became a young man on that show, and we got the opportunity to reboot the primetime version and the idea was brought to us, and we’re so excited.  Of all the things that we’ve ever announced that we’re going to do, this is one of the biggest responses we’ve got from our fans. They’re so excited.  It’s a big piece of TV that’s been missing for such a long time, and we’re going to bring it back.”

When avid soap fan and The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, posed a major question to Consuelos that has been on longtime All My Children fans minds, she got a solid response from him.

Sheryl was trying to get some tea on who might appear in the reboot, when she asked, “Is it going to be the Cortlandts and the Warners? Is it going to be everybody?” Consuelos then responded with: “I know they’re going to bring back some fan favorites, and it will take place in Pine Valley, and I’m really, really excited.”

You can watch a portion of Mark’s virtual visit on The Talk below.

Then let us know, which AMC characters do you want to see back and on the primetime series, Pine Valley?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Lexi Ainsworth Teases Her Return to General Hospital

With her father Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) presumed dead (although viewers know he is very much alive with amnesia), it looks like Kristina is on her way back to Port Charles – which would be a welcome return to the role for Daytime Emmy winner Lexi Ainsworth.

Rumors began circulating on Inauguration day Wednesday, when Ainsworth shared a pic on her Instagram Story of her watching the ceremonies from a dressing room at Prospect Studios in Los Angeles, where GH is taped.

Later, after reports had surfaced on social media that Ainsworth might be returning to her signature role, the actress shared some of those on her Instagram Story as well, which was seen as her way of confirming she is back on the show.

Lexi has been recurring on General Hospital for the last several years, so there is no telling how long she will be on-screen this time.

While there has been no official confirmation from GH, chances are that if there is a funeral ahead for Sonny, Kristina of course would be there to mourn her father. Stay tuned.

So, excited that Lexi will be back on-air on GH? Comment below.

 

 

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