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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

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Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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Margaret Johnson
Margaret Johnson

While All My Children was replaced by The CHEW, ABC hasn’t picked ANY winner in One Life to Live’s spot. (& wasted millions of $$) Bring back the 2 soaps. It’s time

Bobbie
Bobbie

7 yrs isn’t nothing to smirk at. I agree, no ones replaced OLTL with any success! I think the chew should stay or give us our soaps!

Jason
Jason

Karma is real. Yes. I’m so glad The Chew was cancelled. All My Children was unceremoniously cancelled, for a show no one was clearly interested in watching. I’ll watch Food Network if I want to watch a cooking show, which I don’t because I hate cooking. Queen Erica Kane should still be ruling the airwaves, and hopefully ABC regrets their decision. Unfortunately it won’t bring All My Children back. Goodbye to The Chew. I truly wish I never knew you.

John Gainor
John Gainor

Should have never cancelled AMC – idiotic mistake by ABC TV

Mark
Mark

Yes!!! Glad that show was shown the door. Never could watch more than five minutes of it. ABC should never have cancelled OLTL & AMC. They will never find shows that will last as long as those dramas.

Patrick
Patrick

I had grown so irritated @ the CHEW… you know that dvr when it show’s the last minutes of the show, before recording GH… HATED how each co-host would ham it up for the camera. ha ha ha … right back atcha. ok my one rant

Sandy
Sandy

Glad they are axed. I still miss AMC and wish they were reborn again.

Lisa
Lisa

AMC should not have been cancelled (or OLTL either), but the Chew is a decent show. I’ve definitely improved my cooking skills since it’s been on. There’s no reason for another hour of “news”, just so ABC can copy NBC’s Today show format.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Whatever charm THE CHEW once had is long since gone. It morphed into a pseudo talk show with Carla’s immature antics and that overgrown manchild Michael Symon cackling that phony, irritating laugh. Recipes are thrown together like they’re running a 50-yard dash and many of the “celebrity” guests just embarrassed themselves by proudly proclaiming, “I can’t even boil water, yuck yuck.” I won’t miss the show at all.

Jimh
Jimh

Carla and Micheal are horrible hosts…watched a few times and the food never looked like something i would want to eat!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

oh it was one ham bone after another. irritable hosts. cya

Sharon
Sharon

Bring Back the TV show The Chew

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t think this is a good thing. We KNOW that AMC and OLTL aren’t coming back. Good Morning America might cost less to produce than The Chew. If it’s successful, GH could be the next to go. People need to keep tuning in to GH if they don’t want it to be the next fatality on the chopping block (see what I did there? The Chew/chopping block?) 😉 too!

Keep watching GH!

Shana
Shana

We can not lost General Hospital, don’t even think of it.

Sam
Sam

Time to cancel GH, and bring back OLTL. GH has gone down hill.

Alan
Alan

If GH wants people to tune in, it needs to get its act together and get new writers who understand that the constant focus on Sonny to the exclusion of beloved vets like Laura is driving viewers away from their show instead of to it.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I dont miss Laura at all, Alan. The character had become very boring and it took Kevin down, too. Watching them babysit Spencer or hold hands during a stroll did nothing for me. And though I like Genie and was thrilled when she originally came back…just wasn’t working for me. I AM loving Scorpio back and I wish they’d keep him on. Would love to see Mac back, too.

I’m loving the Peter/Henrik story; just love him. Hoping they keep him on. Valentin, Nina, Drew, Franco, Jason…good stuff. Mike’s story is hearbreakingly perfect. And Carly FINALLY being the victim is gold. Waited a long time to see her pay.

Still, none of the soaps are safe and GH can’t afford unhappy viewers tuning out. Better to turn your set on, ever, FF if u don’t like a story because ultimately ABC can ax GH as easily as they did the others if it’s not profitable.

jeffrie
jeffrie

laura was boring because the writers wrote her that way!Wish i agreed with your review but this fan tuned out months ago…. its such a drag to see the last of abc soaps go down, but they have no one to blame but themselves and abc micromanaging!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Well since all our characters are “written” I can only go by how she was written. And her last stint was little bits here and there, she had no story accept as mother/grandmother, she wasn’t dynamic and even if they had made her “mayor” not sure where that would have even gone. How often do we see the mayor on any given day, month year?

I love Kevin and I love seeng him back vital and working. They need to bring Mac back; they’re friendship was fun and sincere.

Laura depressed me.

James
James

Justice served on a plate.

Mmm…mmmm..Good.

Shana
Shana

I never liked it, too silly, I have no interest in cooking show’s, but loved All My Children. Maybe ABC should have left well enough alone.

robert
robert

i’m glad it’s gone. i’m surprised it lasted this long. GH needs to step it up or their gonna be next

su000
su000

Cooking shows are bad for health..
Some have need to prepare everything they see and that contributes to Obscenity.

It’s good it’s gone; save a life.

Liz
Liz

Hell yeah, I’m glad. I’m breaking out the bubbly and dancing a jig! Now please let ABC bring back AMC & OLTL in some form or fashion. Things will never be right for the mouse network until they do right by the fans.

su000
su000

hi Liz[[
Never ever in a 100 years will ABC bring back AMC – OLTL..
ABC will never bring on another soap they’d be happy to be rid of GH ..
Soaps are going the way of dinosaurs and only a selective group will watch a soap, that’s mainly the boomers and there never will be New viewers of count to bring the numbers up.
the soaps viewers are what they are and that’s it.
ABC is well aware of that fact 🙁

su000
su000

LOL
the truth hurts 🙂

aria
aria

primetime is enjoying across the board all these reboot of past successful shows (i.e Rosanne,wil and grace) daytime needs to do the same, bring back oltl and amc, and combine them into an hour, just saying.

HELENE GAW
HELENE GAW

I WATCH THE NEWS ON FOX 2 NEWS, AFTER THAT THE ONLY THING I WANT TO WATCH IS THE CHEW! TO CANCEL IS JUST NOT FAIR!!!!!!

Rodd
Rodd

Not thrilled, but not sad either. I didn’t watch The Chew, but didn’t blame the show for AMC or OLTL’s cancellation. I blamed the idiots in charge at the networks. Now, with word coming the GMA is expanding, it’s just more bad news. I don’t want more news/talk show shows. Yee-gads! Haven’t we enough?!? Bringing back the soaps would be lovely but too much of a fantasy, I guess. Would love to see ABC spend more money on GH and bolster it with GOOD advertising, not the insipid ads they run when they run them.

Craig silver
Craig silver

Never liked the Chew. Was a big fan of AMC & OLTL.

Mary SF
Mary SF

It would be justice if the show was cancelled and AMC was returned to its spot- otherwise this is just another daytime show that is suffering the fate of lower ratings and the need to replace original content with something less expensive to produced

Jimh
Jimh

I dont care for the Chew but i dont care for an expanded GMA…news!…News! News!…why does so many people need news and information shows so much???

rose
rose

Hi Jimh…don’t know if it is a matter of people needing or wanting more news and information. I think it’s a matter that it’s less expensive for the networks to put them on air.
Just another idea. So I’m thinking networks like ABC must have access to, or a corral of good writers who are currently not working since shows like Scandal and Lucifer are over or cancelled. Or retreads aren’t living up to the originals. Maybe enlist them to a “soap challenge”…to write a daily, one half hour story (since “preferred demos are time challenged), using the traditional soap formula with a contemporary feel.

Patti
Patti

I never watched one minute of The Chew…it probably didn’t make a bit of difference to anyone but me but it was all I could do. Miss AMC and OLTL still. That ship has sailed and no bringing it back but would sure love to see ABC do something innovative …..maybe a new fresh soap but have some of our favorite characters (that are available) all on one show.

Bobbie
Bobbie

I am NOT watching 3 hours as GMA. Yes it has good ratings because it is better than other morning news shows, but no one wants 3 hours worth!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

All My Children and One Life to Live are very popular, extremely successful, long term programs that cannot be replaced by cheap, thrown together talk shows. Too bad the powers that be at the alphabet network don’t realize that.

rebecca1
rebecca1

They would never have cancelled the soaps if they were turning a profit. The days of millions upon millions of soap fans tuning in are forever gone. So, it’s not that they’re unaware that they were popular but they just weren’t turning a profit. Keep saying this but while it’s entertainment/escapism, whatever, to viewers, it’s still a business. And it has to be cost-effective.

Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson

If I had my way, “All My Children” would come back, but most of my favorites probably would not be back. I do not want ABC to give us stories that I watched earlier in the morning. I hope they take a fresh approach, similar to “Hoda and Kathie Lee.” I am surprised with the success of “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Price Is Right,” ABC did not replace “The Chew” with a game show. I would love to see a modern take on “Password” or “Concentration.”

Carla
Carla

The Chew was a great show in the beginning. Oz and Batali departure killed the chemistry of the show. Mario was one of their greatest assets.

Ryan
Ryan

It’s vindication but not justice. Everything that has been plugged in place of “One Life To Live” failed, in the case of “The Chew” replacing “All My Children” it simply took a little longer to fail. Justice would be a reboot/revival of either AMC, OLTL, or a hybrid of both shows with the characters folks remember best.

Linda Stockdell
Linda Stockdell

I am glad that Chew was cancelled as it was a stupid and ridiculous show with terrible hosts. What is next to replace it? Another food show or crazy talk show.

Joe Wells
Joe Wells

Erica Kane called, she wants her timeslot back – . I know THAT’S not gonna happen. I am sorry to hear that anyone lost their job, but I also wonder how many people lost their jobs at AMC and OLTL. My fear is that ABC will continue to expand GMA to 2:00 p.m. and cancel the now lowest rated soap, GH. There really are no winners here, despite the karma joy I admittedly feel.

rebecca1
rebecca1

That’s what I wrote above, Joe. I agree with you. That’s why people need to keep tuning in to GH even if they don’t like a character, a story line or are angry that a favorite actor is let go. Their “protests” are only going to hasten GH’s demise.

Hoping that the “desired demographic” holds steady or goes up because without the desired age group the advertisers look for we’re done.

Charday
Charday

Don’t care about Chew’s cancellation–I saw a few minutes of episodes here and there, but it never clicked for me. As far as GMA’s expansion, who would want more of Liddle George Stephanopolos??? No thanks. What’s next, another hour of The View (barf).

Debbie Lypn
Debbie Lypn

This makes me so angry, if The Chew lost viewer’s because of something Mario Batali did, this is very unfair to Clinton, Carla, and Simon! I enjoyed The Chew more after Mario left, it seemed like it was a more relaxed atmosphere and they were having so much fun and it made me laugh! I am so sad they they are cancelled, it’s just not fair at all!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Y-E-P…KARMA IS A BITCH!!!!! At long last, that GODAWFUL show The Chew is cancelled…WHOO-HOO!!!!! 3 of my best friends are WAY BETTER COOKS than those 3 DORKY AND ANNOYING Chew hosts!!!!!

SAYONARA!!!!!!!!!!

Claudio
Claudio

Amen to you my friend jaybird the chew finally got cancelled, it was painful to watch lol. The hosts were annoying to watch. I would rather watch Days and Y&R. I miss Vivian my madam is gone for now. She will be back sooner than later.

Gina Sarduy
Gina Sarduy

I stopped watching ABC during the 1 to 4 pm afternoon shows because they cancelled my Sopa’s serves them right bring back my soaps

Louise Bischoff
Louise Bischoff

I hate to hear that this show will end. I just began watching it a month or so and have enjoy it so very much. Three hours of GMA is a bit much.

Louise Bischoff
Louise Bischoff

This show is very entertaining and the people on the show are very fun to watch. It takes the mind off of the news programs. So now GMA will give us more political nonsense.

Fran
Fran

What about OLTL Why I are They always left out . OLTL was A great show it had higher rating then GH and AMC . It was always the red headed Step Child of ABC . And yes I am Glad The Chew was Cancelled it was long over due.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Carla Hall…now that your IDIOTIC show The Chew has now been cancelled…PLEASE GO AWAY…FOREVER!!!!!

Thank You.

David
David

Carla Hall needs to go away and never come back to tv. She is very annoying.

jaybird369
jaybird369

David…EXACTLY!!!!! BTW, in that photo, what is up with Carla Hall’s hair?!?!? Her hair looks like the color of a snowball flavor…lol. Beyond dreadful.

Have a good one.

Amber Rizzo
Amber Rizzo

ALL MY CHILDREN fans finally got their revenge. THE SPEW has been axed, Now fans of AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT fans should get their revenge by having THE TALK and LET’S MAKE A DEAL cancelled. To think that the Bauers were replaced by a reboot of a crappy game show. The Hughes clan were replaced by five cackling yentas blithering on about diarrhea, gynecologists and enemas.

Sandra W Evans
Sandra W Evans

So now Carla,Clinton and Michael are shouldering the blame for Mario? Love this show!
Do not miss Mario!! The remaining hosts are great

Barbara
Barbara

I stopped watching when Ms.Oz left, the other woman does nothing for me, then she shows up on the only soap I watch GH.

Melissa
Melissa

I think justice would have been if it had ranked right away! Though to be honest it wasn’t a bad show as compared to other cooking/style shows.

LeRoy Davidson
LeRoy Davidson

The decisions to dump two iconic soaps for a food show were ill advised to say the least. I want to be entertained. My mind is already full of so much “information” and I am ready for an escape. The soaps were always that for me. “One Life..” was doing very well in the ratings, and AMC could have been saved by a good writing team and top brass who actually cared for the genre.

Dmr
Dmr

I never watched The Chew. All of the hosts creeped me out. Not looking forward to more GMA. Ugh.

Joan Nehlig
Joan Nehlig

I’m only sorry that it lasted 7 years. I totally refused to watch anything they put in AMC’s timeslot. or OLTL also. So good riddance.

carla carter
carla carter

Bring My ALL MY CHIANDREN

David
David

Yes I agree,bring back All My Children. Man do I miss Erica Cane. She was the bomb lol.

Mary K.
Mary K.

I am sorry for the people who work for the show, but I get little satisfaction that good shows were cancelled for something so inane when there are cooking channels for people who want a cooking show. I would love to see General Hospital be extended into that time zone so that we might collect an entire hour of the show rather than the measly 32-37 minutes we now get.

Chgohighlife
Chgohighlife

What useless and inappropriate gloating. The Chew lasted seven seasons which proved it had a good audience and a good run in today’s terms. Best of all, they didn’t need a cast of dozens for their success. AMC and OLTL are gone for good. Soaps have been relegated to online.
It’s 2018. The world is moving forward. Not backwards. Soaps are not Roseanne. Their best days are behind us. I’m a fan but I am also realistic. Not one soap draws even half a million in the key demo. Advertising is dirt cheap. Not a formula for success.

val
val

Daytime soaps are done. They economics don’t make sense. Crying for their return is like crying for silent movies or vaudeville. The best you can do is ask the network to do a week-long 5 episode reboot of AMC or OLTL during sweeps. Days and Y&R are doing some interestng things but the glory days are gone.

James
James

Other countries seem able to continue producing daytime soaps (or broadly daily serials) without much hassle, from the UK to the Philippines, all the way down to Australia.

US television seem unable to cope with the times and to modernize daytime soap operas in order to remain relevant and sustainable.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Seems to me they have different formats and most of their soaps run in the evening; some don’t run five days a week.

Not sure why the networks don’t try to cut the shows to several times per week or half hour formats (as B&B) to cut cost; perhaps with a greater chance at staying on the air.

James
James

In the Uk alone, some of their top-rating soaps air 5 days a weeks, with one day dedicated to double bills. One soap airs a “first look” of its next episode in its digital channel before airing that same episode in its main channel.

I mean there is so much effort and dedication in making this format remain relevant to their audience that the US pales in comparison on how crappy they are in giving a single care to their own.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi James…not sure if you’ll see this since it’s been over a week and we’re still not getting notified if we have a reply.

But, just did a little research and this came from an article (I’d supply the link but I’m not sure if links are allowed here) in the The Conversation (2015…from a random search):

The great decline
The scene is very different now. In the course of the past ten years, several of the great American daytime soaps have finally bitten the dust. Guiding Light came to an end in 2009. With around 19,000 episodes, it is undoubtedly the longest-running story in the history of mankind, taking more than 70 years to narrate. It was followed in 2010 by As the World Turns, which had clocked up a mere 14,000 episodes.

“Germany has gone from six daily soaps to two, Italy and the Netherlands from three to one, and the form has disappeared entirely from the Swedish television landscape. And the survivors are all suffering from declining viewing figures.”

Harry
Harry

The sad thing is we need escapism more than ever right now. Failing that, some great comedy which is why I have been binge watching The Office.

davlestev1
davlestev1

I agree Harry. So why not try a 30 minute soap modeled on the British way of soaps. In studio sets but a free standing outdoor set that mimics a real town. Like Guiding Light attempted in its final stages. And write the older residents like REAL people. Turning 60 does NOT slam you into a brick wall. 70 either. Have small businesses, a real park, town square. Like Peyton Place back in the 60’s. And call it Village People. At least TRY.

davlestev1
davlestev1

I was with you through the first sentence. But a 5 day ONLY sweeps reboot?? HARD PASS.

donna rossikmiotek
donna rossikmiotek

I would like to have amc and oltl back on abc I miss them very much I am a loyal fan of both shows

Karen
Karen

I love the chew & I especially since Mario is gone! Can’t stand him!

Margaret
Margaret

Was so upset about AMC being cancelled that I vowed to never watch the chew, and I didn’t. switched networks and started watching Days of our Lives.

Brenda
Brenda

No. I loved watching the Chew. They were a unique show that I have watched for the last seven years. I will NEVER watch a third hour of GMA. There is no need for more talk about news.

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All My Children Alum Christopher Lawford Dead At 63

Sad news to report this Wednesday.  Christopher Lawford, best known to soap fans as Charlie Brent on All My Children from 1992-95, as well in the role of Senator Jordan on General Hospital in 2004, passed away at age 63.

Lawford who is the son of the actor Peter Lawford, and Patricia Kennedy, and whose uncles were Ted, Robert and President John F. Kennedy apparently died at a Yoga Studio on Tuesday night during a health emergency according to a report from TMZ.

As of now, it is being reported that Christopher’s death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Christopher had battled addiction in his life back in the 70’s and 80’s.  The actor was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’

Being the nephew of John F. Kennedy, Lawford also spent time in the political arena with staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, and campaigns whether it be at the national, state, or local level

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy announced his death on social media.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), Lawford’s co-star on All My Children, shared her thoughts on Instagram at his passing: “Such very sad news that wonderful Chris Lawford has passed away. Chris was so great to work with—always prepared and always with a smile and an ease about him. He was warm and charming whether on set at AMC—or working hard for his charity. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP, Chris”

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Morgan Fairchild And Soap Notables Filming New LGBTQ Series ‘Mélange’

Over the next several days in New York, some very familiar faces to daytime soap fans are busy filming episodes of a new series entitled Melange, which stars Morgan Fairchild (most recently ex-Angelica, DAYS).

The series is set against the backdrop of a historic New York City gay bar named “Melange”, and the fight for ownership over it, when it’s proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died.  Melange will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion.

Guiding Light’s Robert Newman, All My Children’s Darnell Williams, One Life to Live’s Scott Evans ,  Kristen Alderson, Ilene Kristen, and David A. Gregory are some of the daytime faves tapped for roles in the series, which is said to be a half-hour drama.

In story, Newman, plays Syd Winchester, the deceased owner of ‘Mélange’. Scott Evans stars as Ryann Parker, a young man who fights to keep Mélange away from Syd’s wife, Vivian played by

Melange was created and being executive produce by Tom D’Angora, with former OLTL director and Emmy Award-winner, Gary Donatelli, and Tony Award winning producer, Tim Kashani.

According to Variety, at this time no network is currently attached to the project.

So, what do you think of the show concept of Mélange?  Intrigued by the cast?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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One Life to Live & All My Children Reunion Event Photo Gallery

Over the weekend, actors who appeared on two beloved legacy soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live took part in a reunion event held over GH Fan Club Weekend.  And while the fans in attendance were excited to see some of their favorites, it was the former cast members themselves getting to see their former co-stars for the first time in years which made the event all the more touching.

Then, in big surprise to the attendees, none other than former One Life to Live star, Nathan Fillion showed up to give hugs to his former castmates including: Erin Torpey (Ex-Jessica), and James (Ex-Max) and Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair), among others.  Fillion, who has gone on to primetime success with his show Castle, and his upcoming new series on ABC, The Rookie, has never forgotten his beginnings in show business as Joe Buchanan!  Who can forget his on-screen affair with Robin Strasser’s Dorian, which sent Viki (Erika Slezak) into orbit!

Kassie DePaiva (now Eve on DAYS) told Michael Fairman TV on Fillion’s appearance that she had reached out to him to let him know about the event: “I knew the fans would love it.  He is very proud of his roots.”

When asked about seeing the original Blair, Mia Korf, at the same event whom she had never met, Kassie said, “I went, ‘There’s the real Blair,” but it was really nice meeting her.  You know with One Life to Live actors, even if you didn’t work with somebody there is such a camaraderie, which makes this show so special.”

All My Children fans were thrilled to see appearances by Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David), Jordi Vilasuso, who will soon be seen in his new role on Y&R, and played Dr, Griffin Castillo in Pine Valley, and many more.

Check out our photo gallery of some of the past cast from both AMC and OLTL who showed up to say “hello again” to each other and the fans below.  Then, let us know if it makes you miss Pine Valley and Llanview all the more in the comment section, and which photo you liked the most!

Photo Credits: JPI Studios

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