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All My Children, One Life to Live to Live On— Online

Series will continue in digital only

(Newser) - Looks like All My Children and One Life to Live aren’t done for after all. ABC has sold online rights to the soaps, which were scheduled to go dark for good in September, to Prospect Park, a TV, film, and movie company that intends to continue them on the... More »

Hoover Pulls ABC Ads Over Canceled Soaps

'We were as disappointed as you are,' vacuum maker says

(Newser) - Hoover is furious about ABC’s daytime soaps cancellations —so much so that it’s decided to pull its ads from the network, the Consumerist notes. The vacuum company has long advertised with ABC, but no more, a VP writes on the firm’s Facebook page : “To all... More »

We'll Miss You, Erica Kane, Feminist Icon

Susan Lucci's character was 'an unlikely pioneer': Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - All My Children may be on the way out , but Erica Kane will remain with us in a sense, writes Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon . Susan Lucci's character was "one of television's first unself-consciously feminist characters" and "an unlikely pioneer," writes Williams. Erica, for instance,... More »

ABC Cancels All My Children, One Life to Live

Long-running soaps go off the air in September and January

(Newser) - Oh, the indignity for Erica Kane: Not only is ABC pulling the plug on All My Children, it's replacing it with something called The Chew. The network also is canceling One Life to Live, though General Hospital survives for now. Exact dates aren't set, but AMC—which first aired in... More »

Pam Anderson, Erin Andrews to Heat Up DWTS

Plus, 80-year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins the fray

(Newser) - We’re all very excited that Kate Gosselin will be back in our lives on a weekly basis thanks to Dancing With the Stars—but who else is joining her, and what do all these people have in common? Fellow contestants for season 10 are mostly “public figures improving... More »

Best Soap Opera Cameos

James Franco follows in the footsteps of Rosanne, Snoop Dog

(Newser) - James Franco’s much-hyped General Hospital guest stint began Friday, but can he live up to the true classics of the celebrity cameo genre? Many other luminaries have guested on daytime TV, and “they almost always shake things up like a schizophrenic with a fake pregnancy interrupting a wedding... More »

Warren Buffett: Soap Star

Billionaire investing guru will make a cameo on "All My Children"

(Newser) - Well, sure, he can make a billion at the drop of a hat. But can the man act? We'll see. Warren Buffett, he who sits atop the list of wealthiest people, with $62 billion, will make a cameo on the soap "All My Children" during May sweeps week, Reuters... More »

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