ABC Daytime Issues Statement Regarding One Life to Live





Jori Peterson, vice-president of media relations for ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, has issued the following statement regarding the state of One Life to Live.

 “The only upcoming move ‘One Life To Live’ is making is to the ‘All My Children’ stage after that series relocates to Los Angeles. This will give ‘One Life To Live’ more room and increase their production value.”


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And? Doesn't sound like "OLTL won't be canceled in 2010" to me....

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Soapjunkie88, they also said AMC moving was " a rumor that had been out there forever."  All I'm saying is watch and promote OLTL!

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Dear lord no more surprises for one week when I clicked on this I thought oh crap! I'm with you Jamey watch OLTL please everyone the show is good, uses vets and is written well plus its an underdog and everyone loves the underdog.

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SOAPNet my a$$.

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they didn't deny it.

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That statement was not, what I want to hear at all. How about there is no plans, of the show being canceled next yr.
Everyone just keep watching the show, and send snail mail to Frons and tptb stating how much u love the show etc... etc... I will be sure to let him know that I won't be watching any ABC network shows if Oltl ever comes off air, and I do mean that.

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Too bad, that these soaps aren't on On Demand, give people a chance to catch up.

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...but they didn't confirm it either. So as Jamey has said time and time and time, watch the show. No one truly knows what's going to happen. It's up to us viewers to watch to it to make it harder to cancel.

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They didnt deny it did they? They did fancy footwork I hope its not so they can turn this around in a few months and say that "well we tried to save it" bull. I agree soapnet my A$$ just re brand that network and get it over with you know they want to.

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Agreed, Soapjunkie. What is really behind ABC's motivation to make such an "announcement?" If ABC REALLY wanted to issue a reassuring statement to the fans, they would have said something like "OLTL is not going ANYWHERE for the foreseeable future. It has been renewed through 2012 and ABC stands firmly behind and committed to OLTL. We recognize that OLTL is the highest quality daytime soap we have and as such we will continue to give it our full support and blah blah blah"

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Well, while that's a worthless statement if I ever read one.

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I wonder why some people INSIST on putting a negative spin on everything. Just support the &**&** show, LOL!!

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TmontyB, I heart your icon!

(By the way, that ABC statement is far from a denial of the cancellation rumors.)

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J Bernard Jones, I know but it seems like certain folks have given up already. Not encouraging at all.

Thanks about the icon. The Edge of Night will forever be my all time favorite soap.

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I don't get ABC. OLTL regularly beats AMC in the ratings. The only thing decent about AMC is the collective genius of Susan Lucci, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams and the other vets.

But storywise, I just don't care about it.

OLTL pulls me into the stories.

AND it's DIVERSE!!!! (Unlike GH, where minorities and gays don't have an ice cube's chance in hell of receiving a major storyline!)

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I don't get what everyone is getting worked up about. Has ABC ever lied to you before?

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J Bernard Jones while were on the topic of icons, I've been meaning to tell you this for a while...but I HEART yours Captain Sisko was the man!

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I haven't given up. I'll still watch and promote the show till the end. I don't think the show is dead yet.

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Right, so this extremely vague statement is supposed to negate Jamey and DC's spot-on reporting? Jamey and DC have been right over and over and over again, and I believe them. If we fans can't get the OLTL ratings and viewership up, it will be canceled in 2010.

Now, maybe if ABC had said "OLTL is on contract through 2012" we could breathe a little easier, but ABC didn't do that.

Watch OLTL!! I'm trying to catch up right now while I'm home sick, but the overacting of Dr. Evans is making me crazy. Other than that the show is awesome!

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I watch OLTL because it has reinvented itself in a way that doesn't involve funky camera manouevers. It has become so diversified, living up to it's original concept, created 40 plus years ago. It's about the young and the old, the poor and the wealthy, anglos, African-Americans, Latino-Americans, gays, straights...it's the best!
Erik

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I don't believe anything anyone at ABC says anymore. The last thing I believed was when some exec issued a statement that "All My Children is NOT moving to LA".

So yeah, lies.

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Sounds like the execs at ABC have been reading Daytime Confidential...lol

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Sounds like the people at ABC need to find a clue!

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ABC never said it was a done deal either. Watch the show folks and spread the word like Big Bird!

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Follow That Bird

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LOL. between this and the JJ coming back, ABC daytime PR must be whipping themselves with a wet noodle.
Who's going to believe a word they say?
Just watch OLTL!!!!!

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The ratings for OLTL are higher than AMC, so I think it really comes down to buzz and having clout/cache. Honestly, I think someone on OLTL needs to get onto Dancing with the Stars and cause a stir...

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This man is nothing more than a big fat LIAR and OLTL is on it's way out with under a 2.0 rating share none of these shows will survive,but I'm very hopeful that talks are starting about a NEW version of "Guiding Light" being created for a cable network with 13 - 15 Shows per season I guess HBO or Showtime is where this pitch will be sent out ....keeping my fingers crossed that something good can come from GL being cancelled !!!!!

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Well and that was something I was thinking about too...what if these shows went primetime? Maybe they would not be on every night, but a handful of episodes a year would be ideal. I would love to see Llanview with nighttime production values.

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Let's not forget how the cast & crew of GL were flown down to Universal Studios for a remote and a fan event, and were even told by Babs herself that GL would indeed get another renewal. And we all now how that ended. (and yes, I know that GL was on CBS, not ABC)

I'm a newbie to OLTL, but I will continue to watch and support this great show.

And for the record, these execs could talk in circles and swear on a stack of Bibles that shows are/are not being cancelled....I don't believe them after the whole GL thing.

Watch OLTL!! Thx DC!