Soap Cuts Hit Mainstream Media

The soap opera industry, a genre that needs all the mainstream press and support it can get, is finally getting some recognition, but not in a good way.

The Associated Press (AP), has picked up on All My Children and One Life to Live’s, creator-turned-consultant Agnes Nixon‘s confirmation of her pay cut, as well as those of AMC actors, Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight and Ray MacDonnell.

According to the AP, an ABC spokesperson states that the network will,

carefully and responsibly managing our costs, which include some production cuts, but in ways the audience will not see on screen.

The news outlet has also picked up on the shocking firings of Days of Our Lives, stars Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall of which NBC and Days have stated were cost cutting measures.

5 Responses

  1. Profile photo of days4ever

    Wow this has blown up! I am sure times are hard and it is no wonder. With all the other great shows on TV now, most people don’t watch soaps like they used to. The industry has changed dramatically and it is a sad day in the world of soaps but things need to change but I think they need to get rid of the supporting cast and not the stars of the show. Just my opinion.

  2. Profile photo of ktuc

    I don’t want quality to be sacrificed while instead quantity should be reduced. I don’t want to see a bunch of newbies and hair models that cannot act thus sacrificing the quality.

  3. Profile photo of andithomas1

    I wish things would change but the ABC execs don’t get it just like the US car industry didn’t get it. They are headed for the same results-a lot of product NO ONE wants.

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