Two of the longest running soap operas of all time, All My Children and One Life to Live have been cancelled by ABC to make room for new lifestyle themed programs. Veteran actress Susan Lucci who played the role of Erica Kane on All My Children since the 70′s, released a statement about her future plans.
“It’s been a fantastic journey. I’ve loved playing Erica Kane and working with Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with All My Children. I’m looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities.”
The two new shows that have been added to the schedule to replace the soon-to-be defunct dramas are a food themed show called, “The Chew” (which will premiere in September 2011) and will have multiple hosts including Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall from Top Chef, restaurateur Michael Symon and daughter of Daphne Oz, Daphne.
January 2012 is the premiere date for “The Revolution” and will feature stories on health and lifestyle transformations. A dedicated set of experts will be joined by rotating guest contributors including Tim Gunn, Kimberly Locke from American Idol fame, and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak as audiences follow one womans weight loss journey each week.
Are you guys excited about the new shows or are you too sad about the demise of All My Children and One Life to Live to even think about them yet?