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Katie Couric Falling From Grace With ABC News And Talk Show! Yahoo Next Stop?

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It will be some small satisfaction for soap opera fans knowing that the Katie Couric initiative with ABC is completely becoming unhinged! First, as we have reported multiple times through multiple sources her talker, Katie, has all but been written-off by Disney/ABC even before it had finished its first season in the spring.

Now Variety is reporting, that Couric is also headed for an exit from ABC News, negotiating an early end to the “special correspondent” deal that came with her talk show agreement back in 2011.

The entertainment/business news source related, “Couric is poised to shift to a programming deal with Yahoo, which will keep her visible in media circles but nonetheless marks a remarkable fall from grace for the anchor who was once at the top of the TV journo pack. She joined the Disney-ABC fold in mid-2011 after a tumultuous tenure as the anchor of the CBS Evening News.

“There’s been speculation in recent weeks that Couric might not complete her second season of the talker now that it’s become clear her station affiliates, including the core ABC O&O group, are hunting for replacement shows starting in fall 2014. Disney reps, however, have tamped down that speculation. If nothing else, Couric’s hefty eight-figure paycheck is incentive for her to complete the two-year term of her daytime show contract.”

Variety goes on to elaborate on how the departure of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the beloved soaps All My Children and One Life to Live, with putting Katie into the lineup was an abysmal flop : “Winfrey’s retirement, followed a year later by Couric’s arrival, coincided with ABC’s strategic decision to cancel the network’s long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. ABC O&O and affiliate stations in many markets have been walloped by the disruptions, which also undoubtedly fueled the anti-Couric sentiment.”

So, what do you think about Couric’s fall from ABC?  What do you think about her locking in a new deal with Yahoo?  And what do you think about how almost 2/3 of supposedly reinvigorated daytime line-up that included The Revolution and Katie,  did not capture the daytime audience?   Weigh-in!

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Nancy
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Nancy

Thank you. This made my night knowing she and the Revolution fell flat on their face. Bye bye and don’t let the door hit you you know where. Please bring back our soaps.

Janet
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Janet

ABC should swallow their pride, admit their mistake and bring back AMC and OLTL at least as 30 minute shows. If they want to keep The Chew at 1:00pm, so be it. But cancel Katie, put AMC and OLTL at 2:00pm and move GH back at 3:00pm.

The Greek AA
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The Greek AA

Yes, PLEASE ! Bring back AMC and OLTL. I like Katie, but she should have stayed with Matt. Actually, she should replace Matt Lauer now that he has fallen from grace.

buttons62
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buttons62

U got that right abc new they messed up. Thsts why they brought john mcbain blar star n todd an faith an cole back .so they could build there ratings back up

Trapper
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Trapper

It’s still a pity that TPTB are so incredibly short sighted that they won’t see the best solution for ratings: bring back OLTL and AMC. It’s so simple!

dinah
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dinah

no bloody way amc and oltl needs to stay dead. were are happy with our 4 remainder soaps.

Ash
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Ash

Arguably Days of Our Lives or Bold and Beautiful deserve to die before AMC and OLTL. AT the very least Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser and Susan Lucci deserve to leave tv when they wanted and not have Tony Geary or Eric Braeden reign – neither who have much class, tact or anything! Not sure Deidre Hall deserves a show either. ironically Slezak, Strasser and Lucci are the few soap legends who have stayed true to soaps. Everyone else for the most part tried their hand on becoming a “big” star. These ladies treaed soaps with respect.

Linda
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Linda

Dinah that’s a stupid statement we love all our soaps.

David
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David

This whole thread is pointless. Because no matters how fans rejoice about Katie’s failure, this doesn’t change the fact that ABC will never revive AMC and OLTL. Period. ABC will just replace the cancelled talk shows with other talk shows.

I’m not saying this to be harsh. I’m just being realistic. Falling talk shows won’t change ABC’s decision regarding AMC and OLTL.

chevjuls
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chevjuls

good riddance her show is very boring anyway

Diane Dunn
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Diane Dunn

I feel bad but I am smiling. Of course, I am a fan of AMC and OLTL.

Joshua
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Joshua

Why should soap fans re-joice in her failure? She isn’t the reason “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” are gone.

1) THE CHEW
2) THE REVOLUTION

Those two shows are to blame, not Couric. She doesn’t even air on ABC in 50% of the markets throughout the nation.

Soap fans can be so insane.

su0000
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su0000

The chew and the Revolution are not to blame either..
ABC is the only one to blame, actually ..

louisa
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louisa

Soap fans can rejoice! Kate’s failure and GH’s success proves that ABC viewers want soaps in the afternoon. There is a chance for OLTL and AMC to return.

She may not air on ABC in every market, but she airs on the ABC stations that count. And it is those top ABC local station managers that forced her out! They need a good lead-in to local news and Couric is not it.

davleestev
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davleestev

JOSHUA JOSHUA JOSHEWA…Simply put she sucks. She’s boring. The Sara Palin interview with 60 Minutes should have been enough to make ABC shy away from her. I have absolutely no idea where ANY network got the idea this lady was a valuable commodity. She NEVER has been and NEVER will be. As for the other daytime alternatives it was all left up in the hands of Daytime execs for Disney. They would rather see a show where Ariel interviews Mickey,Minnie,and Donald. It’s Disney. They think everybody wants to view Rainbows and Unicorns rather than deal with reality. SO THERE YOU… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

Joshua is right…it wasn’t Katie, but the Spew and Revolution. Why is the Spew still going anyway? Are their ratings good? I never hear anything about them.

Luke
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Luke

And let’s not forget that she had a big hand in keeping GH on the air.

Linda
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Linda

Joshua, insane that’s a strong word people have a right to be passionate about what they believe in or hope for.

Joshua
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Joshua

Amen @Lisa and Luke.

And as for exposing Sarah Palin for being as brilliant as a bag of bricks, well I think Couric should be given an award of some type for that!

AJ
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AJ

I don’t have anything against Katie Couric.. I like her, it’s just that I want to see everything on ABC’s Daytime/Afternoon schedule FAIL.. save GH! I want everything that goes into AMC’s or OLTL’s timeslots to fail, those shows should have never been cancelled.. a crime, plain and simple. The Chew has held on, but I suspect it will soon fall as well. ABC should admit they’re wrong, bring those shows back or see everything in daytime fall.

Sam
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Sam

No surprise. Nobody cares about Yahoo anymore, it’s a year or so away from being bought out or going bust. What can you say good about Tim Gunn, Ty Pennington, and the rest? It rarely happens that the most annoying people on TV are on the same show. And Katie? She almost single handedly killed the CBS news. I have said ever since ABC announced cancelling OLTL AMC that the key was the local affiliates and their annual meeting with ABC execs. They are the only group which has the power, outside the Disney board of directors, to fix this… Read more »

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

You are so correct about the potential power of the affiliates. They need an audience in their markets. Since the almighty alphabet network isn’t help generate one, the affiliates should yell bloody murder.

Sam
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Sam

Thanks for the support. Having been on the inside I have seen how this works. Local affiliates are separate companies from the network. The sell local advertising and have local news departments so they are much closer to the people and their local community than the network. So, unlike the network, they have to care what people in their community think because they depend on ratings and local advertising, also are regulated by the FCC to operate in the “public interest.” Even the stations owned by the network are separate companies, many were once locally owned and are locally managed.… Read more »

jean sheppard
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jean sheppard

I think it is to bad that they cancel all my children and one life to live. there way to many talk show on the air . I wish they could bring back all my children I am sure the viewers would watch ABC if they did.

dinah
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dinah

are you kidding me, brians frons made the right decision. amc and oltl should stay dead. they were horrible shows, towards the end of the shows. amc and oltl were good at the time, now they should stay cancelled

Linda
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Linda

Dinah, horrible was not the reason they were canceled, your savior brian fron had a vision about what soap fans for years wanted. Now he see he was incorrect we did not want food shows, wellness programs or talk shows.

Raquel
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Raquel

Unfortunately Katie is BORING! She does well delivering the news but a one hour talk show is definitely not her thing. Bring back the soaps and watch the ratings go up!

Susan
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Susan

Bye. Bye

Richard
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Richard

One Life to Live 40+ years. The replacement shows… two already down the drain. I want One Life to Live back!

Anita
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Anita

Agree

stefano
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stefano

1 Week ago, i heard big rumors that one life to live and all my children is coming back to abc. but i really don’t think abc wants them back. monique is getting a daytime talk show in september. that will take over katie couric. I’m so happy her talk show bombed.

Jewell
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Jewell

Monique show will fail too, ABC head is too far up their rear end to see we don’t want talk shows.. Tey need to learn from CBS they fight to keep their soaps #1

davleestev
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davleestev

KNOCK IT OFF. Oprah can’t be replaced and neither can continuing daytime drama. PERIOD. A big rumor indeed.

davleestev
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davleestev

And as for Monique she couldn’t even survive on BET so FOR REAL HOMIE???

Ash
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Ash

Dumb question – who is Monique?

davleestev
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davleestev

Monique is an African American comedienne who became an actress. If you’ve never seen the Parkers a spin off from singer Brandy’s show Moesha then her other big role was the mother of Precious in the movie Precious. If you’ve seen none of these than just do the blank cartoon stare and blink three times and move on.

Jane
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Jane

GOod news for GH I think. Wish PP would just break the licensing agreement with ABC, give the shows back and ABC would put them back on the air. Its obvious PP isn’t going to do anything with them

Pav
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Pav

Now if they could just get rid of thechew.

david
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david

the chew is doing very well. the chew is a terrific show.

Pav
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Pav

Yeah, I don’t care for any of the hosts-which makes it no problem for me to honor the promise I made to never participate in the replacement shows ABC shoved at the daytime audience. This included The Revolution, which starred the delightful Tim Gunn. I apologized when I I FB’d him, letting him know I wouldn’t watch the show. Thank goodness for Project Runway.

Linda
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Linda

The chew a terrific show, “ha” I rather watch Kelly and Michael before that low rated show.

Judy Chalmers
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Judy Chalmers

ABC, just do the RIGHT thing admit you made a mistake, and bring the soaps back!!

lorenzo
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lorenzo

I agree with you judy, but abc will never admit there mistake. brian frons needs to be tortured and locked up in a cage. lol. we soap fans, will send sheila carter to torture him. lol

mary
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mary

YES!!!!! The show was Boring!!! Hopefully ABC will do something right and bring Gh back to 3Pm at least. Cut your loses with Katie and run. But please not another talk show with 5 people sitting around a table talking.

valerie
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valerie

Hated her show anyways, miss my 2 soaps!! Please don’t replace her with a cooking show!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Big deal…theyll probably replace it with just another talk show!!!

Jon
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Jon

I like Katie C. but don’t like the show at all. It is even worse than it was last season. ABC needs to bring back AMC / OLTL even if for 30 minute episodes. The audience lost would return and prob forgive ABC.

Rapids
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Rapids

I was never a fan of Katie and her show is nothing special. However the soaps are not coming back and the network already gave the hour back to the local stations. There are NBC and CBS stations airing Katie’s show in syndication.

Curry-girl
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Curry-girl

I do not believe any talk or cooking show will bring in the audience ABC/D had in that time slot. Should have never canceled AMC/OLTL

su0000
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su0000

Talk shows has lost all their popularity, they are a dime a dozen on network and cable.
Talk shows are not entertainment they are cheap filler..

No matter who or what ABC tries to run during those daytime slots, they will fail..
Those time slots have been for soaps for past 50yrs, only an Idiot would believe any talk show survive daytime..
The odds are against it.. Oprah was an exception.

Okiecarol
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Okiecarol

I still miss AMC and OLTL. : (

Barbara
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Barbara

I happen to love Katie and her show. It was the luck of the draw not her choice to replace the soaps. It is unfair to blame her for decisions out of her control. I watch Katie the show is often funny as heck other times so moving it makes me cry.

louisa
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louisa

Apparently you will be the one person who follows her to Yahoo.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

Please ABC bring back OLTL and AMC at a half hour each….we would all be glad does not have to be one hr. each…..ABC needed a wakeup call….ABC at one time had the best daytime lineup…love in the afternoon. Loving/The City, AMC, OLTL GH and Oprah Winfrey the closer….Katie did not have any kind of following ever…

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Hate to say “We told you so” to ABC, but we soap fans saw this coming. I don’t like to take joy in other’s failure, but there is some sense of satisfaction to see ABC having yet another epic fail in their daytime lineup.

Gh lover
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Gh lover

Enough with Amc and Oltl ! Geez we lost so many before..Aw, Loving,Genrations…… Lets move on and talk about GH and how instead of falling flat like Katie, is living a ratings revival.

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

EXACTLY, glad someone finally said it !

Jean
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Jean

You would understand the pain that fans are going through if GH is cancelled.

Ash
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Ash

I think soaps revival is more because two major soaps left soap hungry viewers not so much soaps are in demand sadly.:(

carla
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carla

Might as well keep katie abc will just replace her with another boring talk show. We have to be realistic amc and oltl are Over and done with.

Ross
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Ross

ABC Execs & Shareholders:

This is what happens when you listen to the moronic ideas from Mr. Brian Frons.

What were you thinking???

PS: As far as GH goes…keeping Phelps & Guza for over a decade did you no favors to the destruction of what happened to a once iconic show, let alone your daytime line-up of AMC, OLTL, & GH.

ABC Daytime will never been the same. Frank and Ron are doing their absolute best restoring GH to what soaps were about and reminding people what fun it is to watch soaps and daytime TV again.

irene
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irene

Her show was boring. She tries to hard. Most of the talkers do. That is why Steve Harvey and Wendy Williams do so well. They love what they are doing. Same for Rachel Rae. Dr. Oz.

su0000
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su0000

people, ABC can not bring the 2 soaps.. PP hold the lease..
IF, ABC did get the soaps back they would never bring them back, never..
why do people continue to believe that ABC would even consider airing the 2 soaps again, it will never happen, ever.. 🙂

Also, ABC will not bring them back and none of the other networks want anything to do with them, none..
PP is the one and only hope for the 2 soaps..

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I no feelings about Katie Couric one way or the other. I’m just happy to see more trouble for the alphabet network and the mouse company. Both companies should be driven out of business.

Marc
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Marc

I dont care who or what they have in that time slot. If it s not OLTL I am done with that network

Barbara
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Barbara

ABC’s loss! They always get rid of all the good shows! Katie wasn’t the reason we lost our soaps…however she is the only thing worth watching on ABC! Without OLTL and AMC there was nothing to watch but Katie! So I will just say goodbye to ABC daytime!

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

Amigos,Katie… go back to Today show where she belong

Michael
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Michael

Are there any idiots left at ABC who just might be smart enough to foresee a ratings bonanza if they had the balls to resurrect All My Kids and One Life?!

julie
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julie

grow up amc and one life to live is over. lets move on. gh is the soap to watch now. gh is on fire now

Linda
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Linda

How can you say move on these two soap were apart of ABC just like GH . On fire if that was true GH rating would be #1 the soap that holds that spot is Y&R so don’t get it twisted.

Rose
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Rose

It started with Katie on The Today Show. You either liked her and Matt or you preferred GMA. I always thought it was ironic that ABC thought their mainly female audience would embrace her, especially after what they did with our soaps. She’s an NBC type girl, and was too “perky” for CBS nightly news. And they should have considered half-hour AMC and OLTL. I’ve since started watching B&B. Half hours aren’t that bad, certainly better than nothing and PP. And we are getting used to stories moving along much fastest instead of dragging on and on. Since we are… Read more »

mgb357
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mgb357

You bet – lets start the groundswell…
Bring back the soaps – ABC’s ratings would soar and we ould be happy once again.

merrygranny
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merrygranny

It’s simple, they took off the shows we want to watch & replace them with garbage we hate & will not watch. I’d rather sit & twiddle my thumbs than to watch the stuff ABC serves up on daytime with the exception of General Hospital, I still watch it but when it goes off my TV changes channels & don’t come back to ABC until GH is back on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie
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Annie

I would love to watch Katie’s show but I have ATT-UVERSE and we do not have a single channel that carries KATIE.

Judy
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Judy

Yeah I’m thrilled she fell flat on her face and ABC too. Taking away the soaps was the “worst” thing ABC could have done. Bring back the soaps and just eat “crow” and put back at Disneyworld “Super Soap Weekend”

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

News Flash: the audience is sick of talk shows. Bring back OLTL and the daytime soap audience will return.

lorraine
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lorraine

Give the soaps another chance, what could you lose?

Sue
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Sue

Great news sorry Katie fans no she didn’t cancel the soaps ABC did and I hate them, so I am happy she is tanking let Yahoo have her.

Colleen
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Colleen

I have never watched her show.

Anita
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Anita

Not another talk show or game show or cooking show. How about our soaps back.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think now might be the time for some creative thinking and come up with another type of programming for the afternoon. But if they did go down the scripted drama route aka as soaps they should create a new half hour one– I wouldn’t mind something different than the same ones we had for 40 plus years. I love the classics, but if soaps are to survive some new ones better start popping up soon, and until I see networks investing in creating new ones I will not be too optimistic about the future of scripted drama made for… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

This has MADE my day…THANK YOU!!!!! Katie Couric is so ANNOYING…VOICE AND ALL…LOL!!!!! Good Riddance, Katie!!!!!!

Chris Carly
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Chris Carly

ABC is getting what they deserved. The ticked off the main viewer of daytime TV – the homemarker by cancelling AMC and OLTL. I hope they suffer where it hurts the most – their wallets.

mgb357
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mgb357

Bring Back OLTL ……
Best news of the year!!!

Tom Welles
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Tom Welles

HEY here’s an idea! Take the 20 MILLION dollars they were paying her and bring back ALL MY CHILDREN as a half hour show! Huh? Whaddaya think? How about that? At least, bring back AMC with cross-over characters from One Life to Live or something. No one will ever convince me that ABC-TV daytime hasn’t suffered since dropping two iconic soaps from their afternoon line up. Their horrific show “the revolution” was an almost-immediate Flop and Katie’s show isn’t pulling in the ratings they hoped it would. I don’t think we will see full Hour versions of either AMC or… Read more »

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

This is no surprise to me, I E-Mailed ABC every day telling them that Katie wouldn’t last, Katie Couic is boring and self centered her talk show is awful, and ABC should have known that if they did their homework, She couldn’t do the CBS evening news for God sakes. They ( abc) should get their act together and bring back One Life To Live and All My Children because it doesnt matter who they put on ,WE THE TRUE SOAP FANS DON’T WANT ANY TALK OR FOOD SHOWS ON THEIR NETWORK BETWEEN 1 AND 4, WE LIKE LOVE IN… Read more »

Gracies BFF
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Gracies BFF

For the sake of conversation, if and that’s one huge if, ABC brings back AMC and OLTL, what makes anyone think that they wouldn’t dump them again.

They ( ABC) have proven that viewer loyalty means absolutely nothing to them.

I was a loyal AMC viewer since it’s debut in January of 1970 and as far as I am concerned ABC is dead.

How’s that for loyalty ABC?

What goes around HAS come around.

L.B.
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L.B.

I agree in that it would be a good idea to put back AMC and OTL for half hour shows. I believe that the ratings would be pretty good have TVGN put them on for two half hour shows at night. It is the time when most adults can put their kids to bed and relax and watch some adult shows.

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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.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

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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