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


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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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

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!

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.

Should have never cancelled AMC – idiotic mistake by ABC TV

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Bring Back the TV show The Chew

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Justice served on a plate.


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.

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

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.

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.

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 🙁

the truth hurts 🙂

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.


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.

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

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

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???

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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!

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!!!!!


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Thank You.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos to Kick Off Season 36 of ‘Live’ with New Show Opening

The new season of morning talk shows begins this week, and one of them, Live with Kelly and Mark, is starting things off with a new show open starring the hosts and married couple, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, formerly of All My Children fame.

Make sure to circle Tuesday September 5th, when Kelly and Mark begin their first official season together as co-hosts of the long-running show now in its 36th season.  As many know, Consuelos joined the show back in April of this year, after Ryan Seacrest made the decision to depart the series and move back to Los Angeles full-time, since the talker is shot in New York City.

In the concept of the new opening, the husband and wife duo are seen brushing their teeth in their apartment, then going through a couple of outfit changes/looks, before they settle on what they wearing as they are driven to their New York City studio where ‘Live’ emanates from, and arrive in its corridors.

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In addition, this season will have a new trivia game segment called Stump Mark.  In it, Mark will try his darnedest to keep the coveted Live mug away from trivia callers trying to stump him with their two statements — one true, one false.

Scheduled guests for the week: Derek Hough, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Etheridge, Josh Gad, Shinedown, Phillip Phillips, Nikki and Brie Bella and more.

Take a look at the opening title sequence for Live with Kelly and Mark below, and then let us know what you thought of it in the comment section, and let us know if you are looking forward to the new season of the talk show.

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Kelly Ripa Teases New Season of ‘Live’ with Husband Mark Consuelos: “Our Show Is Best When It’s Going Off the Rails”

Since Mark Consuelos joined his real-life wife, Kelly Ripa on the morning talk show Live with Kelly and Mark, the ratings have never been better.  In fact, according to the Nielsen ratings, the former All My Children stars came in second behind The View for the 2022-2023 television season in total viewers averaging 2.293 million.

Now with the new season upon us come September, Ripa spoke with the Purist about what fans can expect now that Mark is coming into his own as her co-host.

Kelly shared, “We’re going to provide the same sort of humor and irreverence that people have come to know and love. Mark has taken the trivia game, where Ryan (Seacrest) and I would just give away coffee mugs to the audience, and decided that he’s not going to do that any more. There are no participation trophies in life, he says. If they want to win a mug, they’re going to have to stump me. I don’t really follow the ratings, but from what I’ve been told that since Mark has taken over, people stay with the show all the way through because they want to see whether or not Mark gets stumped.”

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When asked what favorite segment on Live is her current favorite, Ripa expressed, “I love talking to the trivia callers. Our show is best when it’s going off the rails, when our audience gets to see the slip-ups. It is not this highly polished, Hollywood thing. It is two people meeting, having coffee, having just read the paper. We never cover actual news, we cover absurd news. When you factor in a person calling from their cellphone in the parking lot of a grocery store, what have you, it is rife with the ability to derail very quickly, and I think that’s what I love the best. I also love our viewer feedback at the very end of the show, where we take our viewers.”

So, are you looking forward to more Live with Kelly and Mark? Enjoying the duo on-screen together on the morning talker? What are your favorite staple segments from the show? Comment below.

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Pamela Blair, ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Loving’ and Daytime Emmy Nominee, Dead at 73

The Broadway community is mourning the passing of one of their most beloved members, who also appeared on several daytime soap operas throughout her career.  Pamela Blair, the original Val in A Chorus Line, died at her home in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday following a lengthy illness. Blair was 73-years-old.

Throughout her career, the singer/dancer/actress continued to showcase her exceptional talents in shows such as: Promises, Promises, Wild and Wonderful, Sugar and Seesaw. She also gained major kudos from the musical theatre community for her portrayal of Amber in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 

Pamela also had notable roles on soap operas taped in New York City. First, Blair played Elizabeth Shank Ryan on Ryan’s Hope in 1980. She followed that with her most-known daytime role as Loving’s Rita Mae Bristow, a part she played from 1983-1985.

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Later in 1985, 1986 and in 1992, Blair made brief appearances in two roles on All My Children, Maida Andrews and Mrs. Goodman.  It was the role of Maida Andrews that landed Blair a Daytime Emmy nomination in the newly named Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series back in 1987, only losing that year to John Wesley Shipp for his role of Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara.  Blair’s last soap role was in 1994 as Another World’s Bonnie Broderick.

Throughout her enduring career, she appeared in numerous television and motion pictures including: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Law & Order and the motion pictures version of Annie.

Let us know if you ever had the opportunity to see Blair as Val in ‘A Chorus Line’, or if you remember her daytime roles on Ryan’s Hope, Loving, All My Children or Another World via the comment section.

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