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SUNDAY: ABC will announce cancellation of Desperate Housewives!

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Another soap bites the dust, and this time its the tantalizing women of Wisteria Lane who are finally going to be shown the front door and pink-slipped by the ABC Television Network when Desperate Housewives is officially canceled!

According to Deadline.com, at today’s, Sunday session of the Television Critics Association press tour they will announce that this upcoming 20111- 2012 season will the long running nighttime shows final year of production. Reports are stating that the series stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, and Eva Longoria are shocked and saddened since the ABC Studios series created by Marc Cherry was expected to continue until 2013 after the longtime showrunner had said that he wanted the show to go for 9 seasons.

Deadline went onto report:  “ABC also contracted with the show’s four stars for the next season after lengthy salary negotiations with the quartet this past season. In addition to signing them for this coming season, ABC also got options on them for Season 9. But when this season’s premiere episode is broadcast on Sunday, September 25th, it will be the first for the series without Cherry at the helm. He stepped down at the end of last season as exec prod/showrunner and is expected to be a consultant on Season 8 while focusing on development of other series.”

But take a look at these numbers! Since 2006 and continuing into 2010, Desperate Housewives was the most-watched comedy series internationally, with an average viewership of 51.6 million viewers across 68 territories. Moreover, it was the third-highest revenue earning show for 2010, with $2.74 million per half hour.

So is this another ABC head-scratcher? Or, do you think it’s time has come for DH to say “buh-bye” and its run out of steam? Let us know!

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Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

To bad. It was a good show. When the soaps were cancelled, tons of people stopped watching ABC. I’m sure that didn’t help. It was a good show though, however, I won’t watch it again.

Torrey
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Torrey

For me, here lately, ABC stands for “A Bunch of Confusion.” Another scripted show bites the dust. I guess the execs over at ABC won’t be happy until every single show is some kind of reality series. It’s bad enough we won’t even get a final season of Brother’s & Sisters…..now this. Guess they want another “Bachelor” type reality show. Is anyone else sick of networks axing scripted shows for more reality garbage? I know I am.

Jan
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Jan

I didnt like this show, thought it kinda dumb.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Never watched it! But they had to cancel it you were not going to be able to identify the actresses except by dental records because of all The Desperate Plastic Surgery!!!!

JSub
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JSub

It’s been really bad the last few years. We didn’t even end up watching the season finale…

lisa658
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lisa658

Is ABC going trough a mental breakdown? Cancelling Desperate Housewives!!!!!!
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE??? First it’s AMC & OLTL, and now this! If you ask me I THINK THERE IS LOTS TROUBLE IN PARADISE!!!!

Kar815area
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Kar815area

DH was always clever and lol funny. I will miss it when its gone. Once DH is over, I won’t be tuning into abc at all.

Derrick
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Derrick

I’m saddened by this!!!

hk
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hk

what a stupid decision-not everyone wants more reality shows- desperate housewives was so popular with a wide audience and age range–lets get petitions going, perhaps abc will listen if there is enough response

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GH’s Kristina Wagner On Felicia’s Concern Over Maxie’s Emotional State

While Maxie (Kirsten Storms) knows exactly where baby Louise is, not many other people know, especially her mother, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

Now, with Kristina Wagner back on-contract at General Hospital, it opens up more angles to play in the ongoing saga of “What happened to Maxie and Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) Baby?”

GH viewers know that Louise is “Bailey” and being taken of by Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton).  However, according to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, look for Felicia to be very worried over Maxie’s attitude toward finding her baby.

Wagner shared to SOD on Felicia: “She is absolutely concerned about Maxie. Why is she behaving this way? Is she traumatized to a point where she is not frantically looking for her baby?”

The actress goes on to say about her alter-ego: “Felicia thinks ‘What is wrong with you?  Your baby’s missing. Why are you not (falling apart)?’ And Maxie says, ‘I have to stay calm for my other children.’  She has a way of justifying it, but Felicia is questioning Maxie’s behavior.”

Look for Felicia to be more determined than ever to help find Maxie’s baby, which we know could spell trouble for everyone!

So, do you hope Felicia learns the truth about Louise, and helps Maxie with her cover-up? Or do you hope Felicia helps get the little one back in Maxie’s arms sooner than later? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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B&B’s Lawrence Saint-Victor and Thorsten Kaye to Guest on THE TALK

Coming up on the Monday, January 17th episode of CBS’ The Talk, look for The Bold and the Beautiful’s Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) to make an appearance.

The B&B duo will chat on their current story-arcs; while Lawrence will also speak about being a writer on the daytime soap opera.

In addition, the two B&B stars are on-hand to promote The Talk’s co-host Akbar Gbajabiamila upcoming appearance on the Tuesday, January 18th episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Look for Akbar to take on the role of “Max” who said to be a Forrester Creations executive.

So, next week will you be checking out Monday’s episode of The Talk … and Tuesday’s B&B? Comment below.

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Remembering One Life to Live on the 10th Anniversary of its Final Episode on ABC

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the final broadcast of ABC’s One Life to Live. The beloved soap opera was canceled back in April of 2011 along with All My Children, and continued to air till January 13, 2012.

As the story goes, after some false starts, the show wound up in the hands of Prospect Park in an attempted online reboot of the series which lasted some 40 plus episodes, and one season on Hulu in 2013.

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Agnes Nixon’s brainchild first took to the airwaves back on July 15, 1968 on ABC, and tackled many of the social issues of our time, delivered unforgettable performances, beloved soap on-screen couples, and often humorous and edgy storylines.

When the soap was initially canceled by ABC, we took to our former site to share our thoughts in the piece here back in 2011.

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At the end of its 43-year-run it was then EP Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati who took the show to third place in the ratings among six soaps, and delivered a one-two punch of heart, humor, and drama to close out the ABC run of  One Life. (We have posted the final episode below).

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Through the years the actors who graced the screen were ,and are, some of the all-time great actresses including: Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, Judith Light, Jessica Tuck, Susan Haskell, and so many more.

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It also brought us the talented actors including: Al Freeman Jr., Roger Howarth, Trevor St. John, Gerald Anthony, Michael Zaslow, Robert S. Woods, Ryan Phillippe, Nathan Fillion, and the list goes on.

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Below, rewatch the final episode, and the extremely well-crafted and delivered speech given by the character of Viki on the penultimate episode, how soap operas touch so many lives a la “Fraternity Row” (But, as we all know, the show was speaking directly to the longtime viewers at home about their cancellation!)

Those videos are followed two emotional interviews we conducted on the final press day of ABC’s One Life to Live with Kassie DePaiva and Kristen Alderson, then Hillary B. Smith and Robert S. Woods that we are reposting here.

Now, share your thoughts and remembrances of when you watched the final episodes of One Life to Live, and how you still miss it to this day via the comment section.

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