ABC has announced that the network has cancelled two of it’s iconic daytime shows – “AllMyChildren” and “One Life to Live”.
As a soap fan, I find the news shocking to say the least!! GeneralHospital is the only remaining soap opera on ABC.
The two longtime staples of afternoon TV-viewing will conclude in September 2011, and January 2012, respectively.
So what will you be watching instead? An hour-long show all about food called “The Chew.” It’ll be hosted by “Top Chef” fan favorite Carla Hall, “Iron Chef” Michael Symon, nutrition expert Daphne Oz, “What Not to Wear’s” Clinton Kelly and Mario Batali.
According to the release from ABC, the show will cover all angles of food, examining it “as a source of joy, health, family ritual, friendship, breaking news, dating, fitness, weightloss, travel adventures and life’s moments.”
The Chewwill launch in September.
The other show coming to ABC is currently being called “The Revolution,” and is focused on “health and lifestyle transformations,” The idea is to help viewers live better lives by showing them how to “transform all areas of their lives, from relationships to family, food, style, home design, finance and more.” It will also feature one woman’s five-month weight loss journey each week, and will reveal each step of the story over five days, with a final unveiling of her total transformation on Fridays.
The daily program, arriving in January 2012, will be hosted by “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn, former “Idol” contestant Kimberley Locke, and celeb trainer Harley Pasternak.
ABC promises to close out both “One Life to Live,” which began on the network in 1968, and “All My Children,” which got its start on ABC in 1970, in a way that honors the viewers and the legacies of the programs.