Who Killed the Soaps? 7 Culprits, Including The Real Housewives, Farmville, and James Franco
Soap opera fans — and Hoover — can go ahead and blame ABC's head of daytime Brian Frons for the death of All My Children and One Life to Live. Two weeks ago, he pulled the trigger, ending 40 years worth of storytelling, and further enraging fans by announcing in the same breath that both series would be replaced by cheaper-to-produce talk shows.
Susan Lucci on All My Children's cancellation: "I was completely blindsided"
It's true that soaps don't make as much money as they used to, but why? Are there culprits to blame beyond network executives needing to cut costs? We point a finger at several other guilty parties in the death of the serial:
Wed, May 4, 2011