ABC Cancels "All My Children" and "One Life to Live"; Replacements Named

News   ABC Cancels "All My Children" and "One Life to Live"; Replacements Named
 
ABC has canceled the long-running daytime dramas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," according to Variety. Both serials have featured numerous theatre actors over the years.

"All My Children" will end its lengthy run in September, while "One Life to Live" will continue through January 2012. Both programs will be replaced by talk shows. "All My Children" will be succeeded by "The Chew," which will feature Food Network's Mario Batali and Michael Symon; Clinton Kelly (TLC's "What Not to Wear"); Carla Hall (Bravo's "Top Chef"); and nutrition expert Daphne Oz.

Replacing "One Life to Live" will be "The Revolution," which is described as a "one-stop shop for better living." The program, which will focus on women's weight-loss efforts, will feature Tim Gunn (Bravo's "Project Runway"), former "American Idol" finalist Kimberley Locke and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak.

In a statement, Brian Frons, president, daytime, Disney ABC/Television Group, said, "While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can't help but recognize how bittersweet the change is."

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