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

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

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

Bring back a proven commodity…

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!

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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 the same basket ” , Frons forgot that basic concept

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

This crap will never replace One Life to Live.

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.

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!

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.

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

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!

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!

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.

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

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

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

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 ABC-TV, which makes one atrocious programming error after another, can suffer the consequences.

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 .

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.

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 impressive given the show lineup that preceeds it.

Bring back OLTL with Bo, Nora, Clint, and Vicky as the anchors. Easton, Archer, DePavia, and Alderson are all free to return as John, Natalie, Blair, and Starr. ABC needs to do whatever it takes to get OLTL back from PP.

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 has a better chance to survive than the continuance of pushing talk shows onto the audience. I wish we could turn back time and undo those cancellations and something tells me ABC probably does too.

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.

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 produced by ABC/Disney and it has also been cancelled, so in my book ABC/Disney has 4 Talk Shows that have been cancelled since OLTL went off the air.

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.

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

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 light bulb?? I guess at ABC/Disney it takes allot.

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 stellar cast. It could be done – but will it happen? Oh, probably not, they’ll come up with some inane cooking show or another stupid Talk Show.

We keep dreaming though, don’t we?

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

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.

It’s been done.

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.

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

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.

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Susan Lucci Reveals She Was Contacted to Gauge Interest in Becoming ‘The Golden Bachelorette’

All My Children icon and Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement honoree, Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane), apparently was being considered for the lead in the first-ever season of The Golden Bachelorette.

Making this all the more intriguing is Lucci admitted she really enjoyed The Golden Bachelor’s season and has become a fan and thus a part of ‘Bachelor Nation.’

Although former ‘Golden Bachelor’ contestant Joan Vassos was the ultimate pick by ABC and the producers of The Golden Bachelorette, Lucci told PEOPLE that the show reached out to her people.

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Susan shared, “I believe that they contacted my publicist and it wasn’t for me.” She added, “I watched The Golden Bachelor, and I really enjoyed watching The Golden Bachelor. This is a new addiction for me.”

And a few years back. her assistant got Lucci hooked on The Bachelor, as she expressed on the dating series, “I was immediately engaged. I cared. I wanted to know more about these people.”

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The outlet shared that they did reach out to ABC and Warner Bros. about potential interest in Susan. However, they did not respond. A source then told the publication that Lucci was not offered a role.

For Susan, finding a second chance at love is an interesting proposition; given that she had the most incredible and enduring 53-year marriage to her late husband and manager, Helmet Huber, who passed away at 84-years-old back in March of 2022.

So, what do you think of Susan being contacted to see if she was interested in becoming ABC’s ‘Golden Bachelorette’ for the senior dating-reality series? Comment below.

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General Hospital to Air Encore Episode for Memorial Day

Coming up on Monday, May 27th, ABC’s General Hospital is the only daytime drama slated to air an encore presentation of a previously aired episode. The episode that is said to have originally aired on October 5, 2023.

The episode features the following storypoints: Spencer and Trina return from a private tour of the MET’s archives. They make love again and lament that this is their last day in New York. Trina thanks their hotel room before leaving with Spencer.

Cody, having kicked open the door, stops Montague from hurting Sasha. Dante arrives with Mac and other cops. Montague is placed under arrest and charged with attempted murder. Cody and Sasha leave Ferncliff together.

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Sonny confronts Gladys for her lies as Sam witnesses. Sonny accuses Gladys of using Mike, then Brando, then Sasha. After Sam goes, Sonny tells Gladys she’s leaving town and returning to Bridgeport. Sonny implies Gladys will die if she ever leaves Bridgeport. Sonny has Frank escort Gladys away without a single bag.

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Charlotte listens from a hiding spot as Val explains to Anna he bought this house after Anna’s place burned down so he, Charlotte, and Anna could live in it. Val kept it from Anna because he didn’t want to get her hopes up. Val explains Charlotte needs his attention, so Anna can’t move in yet. Charlotte thinks back to reading Victor’s letter that says she must defeat Anna.

So, are you looking forward to seeing this encore presentation of GH on Memorial Day? Let us know via the comment section below.

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GH’s Jophielle Love Releases Daytime Emmy-Nominated Song, ‘Shine’ on Major Music Streaming Platforms

It’s been a big week for General Hospital’s young star, Jophielle Love (Violet). First, viewers witnessed her character of Violet learning the news that her Grandpa Gregory (Gregory Harrison) had passed away in which she delivered a touching performance, and now she has released her very first single as a singer and a songwriter.

Love first performed the song entitled Shine during a December 2023 Christmas-related episode of GH. In it, Finn (Michael Easton) along with his family decorated the tree. It was then, Love as Violet, sang her original song, “Shine,” surrounded by her TV castmates.

In addition, the song is in the running at this year’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards for Best Original Song. Jophielle took to her Instagram account on the release of the track sharing that part of the proceeds from the single will go to Save The Children, an organization that strives to improve children’s lives.

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Love shared via the IG account run by her mom, “My first original song ‘Shine’ which I sang on General Hospital over Christmas is now available on all digital platforms ! Part of the proceeds are donated to ‘Save the Children’ who helps kids all over the world in the middle of horrible conflicts. We encourage you to donate as well, or … listen to, like and share this song and post! Let’s bring light to the world,… anything helps. More to come soon as Shone is heading to the Daytime Emmy’s, since nominated in the “Best Original Song” category”

Already beginning to aspire to be a young Taylor Swift (as in writing and singing at such a young age), Love’s second song, “True Love” debuted at Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) wedding when Violet sang it to the newlyweds and for all the enduring couples in attendance.

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Jophielle shared a little video of moments from the taping of Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding accompanied by her tune, “True Love. You can see it below, and can stream and download “Shine via Spotify here or Apple music

What do you think of Jophielle’s single ‘Shine’? Comment below.

 

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