HomeTVABCAMC and OLTL Fans Hit ABC Studios to Protest Cancellations Jillian Bowe April 26, 2011 14 Comments All My Children and One Life To Live viewers, outraged over ABC's shocking decision to cancel the iconic suders, took to the streets of New York today. The fans were outside ABC studios protesting this morning. Similar efforts, organized via Facebook and Twitter, are taking place all across the country today. Daytime Confidential reader/listener Xanderdash tweeted the following pictures. Check them out after the jump! Picture by Xanderdash 14 Responses craigcp April 26, 2011 Good luck with that, ATWT/GL fans tried all that. We even got the FBI involved fans where sending in bars of soap, they though it was anthrax, wouldn’t try that, but can send in the wrapper with the bar code. Log in to Reply rebecca April 26, 2011 They did not have that many protesters did they? Good luck to all of their fans,i hope your show gets a reprieve. Log in to Reply appleridge April 26, 2011 ABC Called The Cops. Brian Frons Cant take The Heat Can He. Frons Needs To Exit Stage Left. he Has No Balls or Brains. Log in to Reply WAZ1954 April 26, 2011 Love to see the fans showing their support!!! I am with you in spirit today! Hopefully Frons will get the messsage that we are not going to back down! Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 April 26, 2011 Keep on fighting the good fight, folks!!!!!!!! It might be easy for SOME posters to simply denounce their efforts as being futile or a waste of time, but the only way to TRULY lose is to roll over and bow down!!! Nothing of great importance has EVER been accomplished by doing that. :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: Log in to Reply OldGHFan April 26, 2011 It doesn’t look like there are that many protesters. JMO, but ABC looks pretty bad (once again) calling the police for that many protestors. Log in to Reply giogio April 26, 2011 Yea, that was a really bad hour to call for a protest in NYC. For those travelling from the boroughs they KNEW they would be caught in rush hour traffic so they probably didnt go, and for those who work in Manhattan couldnt have possibly left their office at 10am. If it was for lunch hour it would have been bedlam, which was what they were looking for. Log in to Reply BornSoapStar April 26, 2011 ABC and the House of Mouse are un-American! Log in to Reply keanna April 26, 2011 As long as the crowd is under control and keep protesting peacefully, the cops can’t do anything, keep fighting the good fight guys, I’m with yall in spirit. Log in to Reply Scoobysnack April 26, 2011 The ABC shareholders need to vote to replace the head of Daytime programming for this horrendously wrong decision to cancel All My Children and One Life To Live. It wasn’t too long ago when Coca Cola and WCBS FM made the same stupid mistakes changing the formula and format respectively and were forced by the public to put everything back the way it was. Those executives were eventually fired for making the change which didn’t work. Log in to Reply appleridge April 26, 2011 Disney Doesnt Want Soaps Either. Frons Just Did what they want. he’s Their puppet and they will keep him. Frons However if had a heart or brain Might have fought harder to save soaps but he doesnt and never did. Log in to Reply Y2Jin99 April 26, 2011 Looks like about 20 fans. LOL Forget it. There is no chance. People are wasting there time. The big petition site has less than 7000 signatures. That won’t wake nobody up. One viewing of OLTL on youtube gets more views than that daily. Barring a miracle new network for both soaps we will be saying goodbye in Sept and Jan. Log in to Reply Ceridwyn2 April 27, 2011 I have signed some of the petitions and I have sent in thank you letter to Hoover and have been to a few other advertiser websites to log comments. I live in Atlantic Canada, so it’s not possible for me to attend any of the protest rallies, except through supporting online measures. Though it does feel like a futile effort since Frons, ABC and Disney don’t want the soaps anymore. Rather than filling up all kinds of space here, I’ve put up a blog post the other day: The continuing saga of daytime soap opera cancellations, on my thoughts of the cancellations and the efforts that fans have been doing and can do. Log in to Reply basilnsybil April 27, 2011 Hi Ceridwyn2 and Everyone! Live in Canada too we can all really mount a good economic protest against Disney the parent company of ABC that clearly wants out of soap business. Yes buying Hoover products is good but also not buying Disney merchandise sends a message taking vacation at Busch Gardens instead of Walt Disney resorts these are all other ways of protesting too. Come next year ABC daytime will be in a very bad position saying soaps are a dying entertainment format is garbage look into sucessful movies, primetime shows etc… they all have a soap opera format. Just my two cents. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.