It’s the end of an era. ABC just announced the cancellation of One Life to Live and All My Children. Both soaps, slated to be replaced by lifestyle shows, have been on the air for more than four decades. General Hospital, the third-most watched soap opera, won’t be impacted directly by these changes. But is this a sign that soaps are passé? How will fans of All My Children’s famously wicked Erica Kane, played by Susan Lucci, survive? Why are shows like The View winning over daytime viewers?
Julie Pole, soap opera expert, she has been writing for shows since 1983