Dear Susan Lucci, My Only Agenda Is Saving Soaps






Daytime superstar Susan Lucci visited The Talk on Thursday and got fans buzzing about the possibility of All My Children continuing on another network. Before that, she mentioned not believing the AMC cancellation rumors initially because they came from a blogger, who she thought had a "negative agenda." As the blogger most likely in question, Ms. Lucci I must respectfully say, my only agenda has always been helping to save the soaps.


Like millions of soap fans, I adore these serials. Their characters are like family to me; their amazing stories, like treasured heirlooms. The not-so-great tales are like any family secrets, painful, and I'd like to forget them if at all possibly, but some drunk relative keeps bringing them up at the Fourth of July barbecue.

Ms. Lucci, growing up in a sports-obsessed town, straight out of Friday Night Lights, an overweight black kid who would rather read Soap Opera Weekly than play center on his high school football team wasn't in danger of winning any popularity contests.  Soaps were my salvation until I could save myself by heading off for college to pursue a writing and broadcasting career.

While most of my peers at Southern Arkansas University were inspired by great writers like Samuel Clemens, Charles Dickens, Berstein and Woodward, I wanted to be the next Agnes Nixon or Bill Bell. This was a fact that netted me more than my fair share of eyerolls, smirks and giggles, but I didn't care. I knew soaps had the same transformative power of the best newspaper articles, plays or movies, because they had transformed me from someone who felt painfully unworthy, because I couldn't hit a fastball like one of my cousins— nor did I want to—into someone who believed I could escape small towns and small minds to lead a fabulous life full of romance, career success and the occasional battle with a Sweeps month serial killer.

Have I been highly critical about AMC's storytelling in recent years? Absolutely. I've been hyper critical of all bad soap stories, because I've born witness to the amazing sagas this genre can tell, as have my droves of readers and podcast listeners.

I would debate the snobbiest of film or theatre buffs on the social themes, characterization and acting chops displayed in such stories as Cindy Chandler's (Ellen Wheeler) battle with AIDS and prejudice in Pine Valley or Bianca Montgomery's (Eden Riegel) coming out. I'd even defend the splashy, escapist romance of Erica Kane and her Hungarian count Dimitri Marick (Michael Nader), or the delicious, melodramatic villainy of Erica's badseed daughter Kendall Hart (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Minshew), and the campy hijinks of Opal (Jill Larson) and Palmer (the late James Mitchell), which is why stories about poisoned pancakes and unaborted fetuses made the whites of my eyes go black. 

Never have I once criticized All My Children's veteran cast for the state the show was in. Although I have blasted TIIC's penchant for putting vapid newbies front and center at the expense of said veterans, such as yourself, Debbi Morgan, David Canary, Michael E. Knight, etc.

Have I reported on AMC executive producer Julie Hanan Caruther's inability to bring this show in under budget? Of course I have, because it was the truth. Countless sources have detailed to me what a major headache AMC's budgetary woes have been for Disney in recent years. ABC didn't move All My Children across the country for the weather. 

I know Hanan Caruthers is popular with the cast and crew, but in these hard economic times—for all of network TV, not just daytime—it was her task as showrunner to do whatever it took to keep this show financially healthy. She didn't accomplish that. Not that it would have made any difference, since Frank Valentini reportedly has done his job managing One Life to Live's finances effectively and his show is getting the boot as well. 

Ms. Lucci, you've mentioned ABC showing you a document stating AMC's financials were sound, however since the cancellations of AMC and OLTL were announced, Frons himself has said in countless interviews they weren't, so I am puzzled as to what exactly you read on my blog that "wasn't true"? I'm sorry, but once again these people lied to your face.

Back in 2008, I was the first person to report that ABC was forcing its daytime employees to take massive, across the board pay cuts. Mere hours after that report went up, ABC Daytime released a statement to Soap Opera Digest saying what I reported wasn't true. The next day, Agnes Nixon confirmed my story to Advertising Age.

I was also the first to report that All My Children would be moved to Los Angeles. ABC Daytime told Soap Central that report was "rumors that had been in the zeitgeist forever." When the move was announced, just days later, I reported that ABC came dangerously close to cancelling both AMC and OLTL, a fact that was angrily denied to the soap press, including me, in phone conversations with ABC Daytime's Vice-President of Publicity and True Lies Jori Petersen

The PR peeps at ABC Daytime wanted me to be quiet. They even offered me greater access to their stars, interviews, etc. if I would basically just pipe down and be another publicity vehicle for ABC Daytime. As you've probably noticed, much like Julia Roberts' character in Something to Talk About, I have a problem eating poop politely, even for a Kim Zimmer interview.  

Since I broke the story of the AMC move, I've ran numerous reports on Frons' aggressive development of vehicles to replace ABC's soaps—long before the mainstream media decided to go there—hoping that if I got the word out, fans and the industry could fight back a la the efforts to save primetime shows like Chuck and Fringe. Silly Jamey, tricks are for kids.

Over and over again my coverage of the state of ABC Daytime, my calls to action, were dismissed. Then, after Brian Frons broke the hearts of millions of soap fans by announcing the cancellations of two soaps at once, he went to Deadline and in one fell swoop, confirmed each and every expose, rumor report and breaking news item I've reported about ABC Daytime on this blog since 2008.

I am sorry Ms. Lucci, but the agenda you should have been focused on was Brian Frons', not mine. I'm simply a loudmouth, black, overweight fanboy from Texas who didn't want to see his 'stories' go away. I'm not the one with Erica Kane's blood on my hands—Mickey Mouse is.

At any rate, I still love me some Erica Kane and  you, La Lucci, and pray you're right about someone picking up AMC, not to mention OLTL and GH, if and when it comes to that. In the meantime, I'm gonna keep on blogging and keep on watching you both on AMC and in interviews like the one below:



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SO PROUD of you for standing up for yourself, Jamey.
Well done.

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This site doesn't speak for all soap fans or the millions of women who have left soaps over the past 10-15 years due to things sites like this voraciously support, the misogynistic writing of Bob Guza and Ron Carvalati and yes even Charles Pratt when he was writing for GH. I stopped watching AMC a while back and while there is a lot to criticize, but they have never degraded women as the writers at GH and OLTL have and are. I cringe when I read how this site and others celebrate Carvalati as great when he writes raperomances, women going crazy over a man as a celebration of good soap.

If anyone here really cared for these shows, you might ask yourself why while OLTL may have gained 350K viewers from last year, none of these gains are in the key female demos and they have actually lose viewers in the key younger female demo. ANd like it or not women is supposed to be the primary audience for these shows right?

I don't know who Lucci was referring to. It could have been Deadline.com who also reported it by the way. And nothing she said was incorrect. This site has has an anti AMC agenda since the wonderboys at OLTL FV and RV took over. If it was this site, I don't blame her.

As as for the twitter rants about Lucci not doing what Strasser and Zimmer allededly did to save "their" shows, other than take salary cuts time and time again while others at AMC did not what may I ask was she supposed to do. And what is it exactly Strasser and Zimmer did that she didn't other than rant and rave. Lucci is one who made me be proud to be a soap fan because she has NEVER taken her agenda or complaints to the press and has handled herself with grace and class. Maybe learn a lesson from her. Ask yourself where your "idols" Strasser and Zimmer will be once OLTL go and where Lucci goes and that will tell you who the one is who managed their career better.

Oh well diff opinions just needed to share mine.

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This site has critizied AMC when it has been BAD. It has been BAD alot of the time in the past few years. No soap gets a free pass here that I have seen.

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gato1 wrote:
This site has critizied AMC when it has been BAD. It has been BAD alot of the time in the past few years. No soap gets a free pass here that I have seen.

Wonderfully Said. Totally Agree.

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Well put, katkit.

If I were an actor on AMC seeing my show trashed while the garbage on OLTL was praised to high heavens on some blog, I don't know if I would take much reported there seriously either.

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I cringe when I read how this site and others celebrate Carvalati as great when he writes raperomances, women going crazy over a man as a celebration of good soap.

I know, right? But then, whenever OLTL airs something a lot of people don't like, Ron C. doesn't get the blame. Oh no, it's some other writer or Frons.

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Like I Said b4 Marty Has Had obsessive issues with men b4

When Left Alone ron Writes great. I Think Its safe to say THat abc/disney hired frons to Micromanage their soaps so viewers would leave and they could cancel them

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"If I were an actor on AMC seeing my show trashed while the garbage on OLTL was praised to high heavens on some blog, I don't know if I would take much reported there seriously either..." lfad

What lfad said. As a diehard AMC fan its hard to listen to podcasts or read this site sometimes. Jamey, just last week you called the show "buttermilk" in your rant about the ratings and have said many other hurtful things in the past about the show. How about your recent article about how it was "criminal" to cancel OLTL along with AMC? You've dismissed the show plenty times on the podcast. Why would Susan Lucci or any one from AMC's family believe that you had the shows best interest at heart? The agenda seemed to me to be save One Life To Live at all costs, even at the expense of AMC. If it wasn't, then you were clearly sending the wrong message. You can criticize the show sure, it's your job, but it always read and sounded like an attack to me. It's not that you criticized the show that might have gotten her to call you out, [if it indeed was you], it was the way you did it.

Heck your site didn't put up Anne Sweeneys address when AMC only was reported to be gone, it was only after Michael Logan mentioned One Life going too that it was posted. I don't blame Susan for saying what she said. Shake it off, clearly you expected her to every time you mentioned the show, its story lines or its problems behind the scene in a blog post.

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I don't post very often but needed to after watching Lucci .
Lucci is sticking to the " blogger with a negative agenda" story because TPTB made her look foolish ! deflect deflect deflect! !
Don't ever change, Jamey ! ! love the team's commitment to the genre .
Thank you

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Ok first DC is site is a critical sight which means they tell all the good and bad of soaps they dont hold back

What I Find funny is we want these shows saved but i wouldnt get that from the replies on this post since its becoming vey much AMC Vs OLTL

Both have had clunkers this year it just seems like if u like oltl u cant like amc and vice versa. Thats BS

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DC Put Up Anne Sweeny's info the day the cancellations came down April 14th. Both shows were canned that day

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Like I Said b4 Marty Has Had obsessive issues with men b4

Thats called misogyny in the worst sense. Marty had issues over her entire life yet its the glorious JOhn McBain she loses it over. And he has 3 women chasing after him. As a woman why the hell do I want to see a man at the center of a triangle or quad. Especially one with no charisma or anything. I don't. And Tess paired with her rapist.

You can call the women hating on this show good writing but don't *itch at this show being cancelled because its unable to draw the audience they need to sustain their advertising demos, young women. The post Buffy era audience doesn't buy RCs show as "good soap" just degrading slop.

The only think that OLTL has above the others is more of their core vets around who actually get screentime. Viki, Clint, Bo, Nora, Dorian heck even Matthew save this show on a daily basis

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First we do not know, who Ms. Lucci is referring too, however if it is Jamey, I can certainly understand why she feels that way. The DC crew has bent over backwards and held their knees for OLTL while contantly crapping on AMC. I watch and love both, however there are just as many bad stories on Ol as AMC.

It is ironic Jamey is sensitive to this and is portraying the victim. I have heard podcasts by him and the crew, in which they all talk about actors physical looks. Now is that constructive?

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Having read Susan's book (in about a day, mind you), I think it's safe to assume that, if she does read your article, and understands that your agenda was never to get soaps axed (anyone who listens to a podcast knows that), I do think she would understand and no longer consider you 'the negative blogger.'

And if she DOES read your article... well, you've just accomplished one of pipe dreams.

Bravo!

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Personally, I don't think Susan Lucci is even aware of this site or which soaps DC writers leans towards at any given point. It was clear, to me, that La Lucci had no friggin idea who the source of the (confirmed) rumor that both AMC and GH were on the bubble. I think she was just parroting the words she was told - "some angry blogger was spreading untrue venom". For all she likely knew, Perez Hilton or someone with that kind of reputation was the source of the rumor. While I respect Susan Lucci for being a "company girl" and not showing her ass, I think she should rethink her loyalties. At this point, I think she has enough cache that she doesn't have to be so loyal. And I wish she had shown the same "diplomacy" towards some "angry blogger" that she showed towards a network who has sold her up the swanee more than once. And I'll never understand why she'd assume a soap blogger would be trying to tear down the AMC or OLTL. I mean really! Us soap fans, even when critical, want the best from soaps and want them to endure. And we often do this in the face of ridicule from the naysayers who tell us soaps are passe, cheesy, or just plain bad.

Now that she knows that the rumors, whomever the source or sources, the fact that Lucci not keeping it real even now bugs me. I've never been a Lucci or AMC fan. Hell, I'm not a fan of ABC soaps period, so maybe I'm biased. She can be honest and still keep it classy. Her decision to toe the company line makes me wonder how much does she really know about the fanbase of the genre. Is it what she knows herself or what ABC tells her?

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Excellent Post Restless Vixen. Well Said Indeed. Totally Agree.

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Restless Vixen wrote:
Personally, I don't think Susan Lucci is even aware of this site or which soaps DC writers leans towards at any given point. It was clear, to me, that La Lucci had no friggin idea who the source of the (confirmed) rumor that both AMC and GH were on the bubble. I think she was just parroting the words she was told - "some angry blogger was spreading untrue venom". For all she likely knew, Perez Hilton or someone with that kind of reputation was the source of the rumor. While I respect Susan Lucci for being a "company girl" and not showing her ass, I think she should rethink her loyalties.

Completely agree. This makes the most sense to me.

Susan had better re-think where her loyalties lie, because I doubt that ABC has any loyalty towards her. Sure, she's got her beauty line and more infomercial connections than I ever care to watch, but does she think they are going to remain once she's off AMC? If she does, all I can say is: Kathie Lee Gifford. Remember how she had Carnival Cruise and other endorsements (plus a clothing line) when she was on Regis & Kathie Lee? Well, it sure as hell didn't take long for all of that to dry up after she quit her main money maker. If Susan thinks she'll continue to be propped up by all of her other income generators, I hope she's prepared for a rude awakening.

As for that Desperate Housewives "offer", I have serious doubts whether there are any offers for real. This is Lucci (or her peeps) putting out a 'trial balloon', in hopes that it will gain some traction. What THAT reminds me of is YEARS AGO, Gary Coleman made an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show, and he said everywhere he goes, people tell him they'd love to see him on L.A. Law. Arsenio--to his credit--wasn't having it. He challenged Coleman on it, saying, "REALLY?" People out of the blue are just walking up to you saying you should be on L.A. Law??? Arse called bullshit, and bullshit it was. That's what this DH offer seems to be, to me.

I love you, Susan Lucci, but I think it's time to settle gracefully into retirement...or take some time to let people miss you a little bit more. This desperation (and she's no housewife!) is...unbecoming.

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I'm sadden to see this, really but I always knew it would come down to it eventually. This site has perpetrated the AMC/OLTL wars in the guise that it was trying to save soaps. All I read and hear on this site is how great OLTL is, how criminal it was for it to cancelled, how it is the bestest evah, how ABCD overlooks it for AMC, blah, blah, blah yeah there is agenda going on. At times this site reads as an OLTL fan site instead of an professional blog about daytime content.

Don't get me wrong AMC deserves the criticism but OLTL does not deserve all this praise and please don't try to explain that they do critize OLTL when they have bad storylines because please. OLTL at the present moment have bad storylines, unbelievable storytelling, etc going on yet all I hear is OLTL is on fiyah, OLTL is the top soap only in HH not demos where the money comes from yadda, yadda. Maybe just maybe if it was more balance then people won't think agenda because from where I am sitting it is very agenda driven on this site.

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soapster, all soaps have their share of bad storylines and unbelievable storyline, but OLTL has been incredibly watchable through this horrible AMC period, so that's why this website reflects that. I watched AMC from 1979 until David Canary left (because, by that time, the storyline-driven plots were ruining every character I enjoyed on the show). OLTL, meanwhile, takes the same old soap conventions and makes them a hoot to watch (thanks, in large part to JvD's Clint Buchanan)!

If AMC were better, I would love to be able to go on and on about it. It's not. I've been watching it again for a few weeks now, and it's painful to see what characters I've enjoyed for 30 years are being forced to do on screen.

The only reason this website seems to be pro-OLTL and anti-AMC is because OLTL knows how to keep its fans on the edge of our seats (relatively speaking, in this sad time for soaps), while AMC is groan-worthy. I hope Lorraine Broderick turns things around, because I would dearly love to be raving about AMC from now until September. I'm just not going to drink the Pine Valley Kool Aid when it tastes so rancid.

If Daytime Confidential has an agenda, it's that they are interested in celebrating what's great about soaps (and critical of what's bad about them). That's an agenda I can support wholeheartedly, for better or worse.

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Restless Vixen I agree Susan proabably doesn't know anything associated with this blog she repeated what she heard which is what this blog and most posters on here do on a regular.

As far as her towing the company line, damn right since it is the company that pays her bills I don't expect her to do anything else. Unfortunately there are plenty of soap fans and bloggers who have pittied the two shows against each other that is the agenda that I believe she was talking about. It is an AMC versus OLTL agenda being pushed by bloggers so I guess Susan's loyalty is with her fellow castmates and show it isn't with the network because she has been calling them out along with Frons.

Susan is smart and want to continue in the business she needs to play the game I ain't hating on her, she is the face of daytime and didn't get there by accident

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If anyone believes that this blog is biased and unbalanced, than they should not read the blog. There are plenty of blogs which discuss daytime television and I find that this blog works best for me. It is not to say that no one should voice a difference of opinion from the bloggers and posters but if anyone feels that this blog generally does not align with their view, than they should move along. I was a regular poster on another soap opera site but felt that the moderators were too controlling for my taste, so I left.

I applaud Jamey for this eloquent open letter, whether it was sent to Ms. Lucci or just shared with the audience here. I think there is a lot of heart and truth here.

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Tv Gord, I understand what you are saying and I do not disagree with you at all about AMC the writing is horrible and it deserves the rants.

You love OLTL and I get that but I don't see all this fantastic storytelling. Out of the all the stories on air at the moment Matthew's is the only compelling one imo everything else is to put it bluntly crap. The Mad Marty capers is insulting to the character the fact that these three females are getting down and dirty with no sense of self worth for the likes of John McBain is words cannot describe what this does to me as a female viewer. The fact that the show can't stop writing WTD storylines just shows a lack of imagination in the writing room that plus the weird obession of making everyong a Buchananon there was absolutely no need storywise to make Rex, Clint's son and stripping Roxie from being his mother was the only criminal act ABCD has admitted imo.

That is just one storyline I can go on, the insipid teens and their lack of acting skills, the DID storyline that jokes about mental illness and rape. So please don't tell me how great OLTL is right now, edge of your seat it is not for me. When I see DC addressing some of the issues I have pointed out then I will say that they are a interesting in celebrating what's good about soaps and critcizing all that is bad.

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Soapbaby that is the same advice poster's used to tell others poster's when they used to complain about the writing then stop watching the show and guess what people stop watching. I guess the same can happen to soap blogs posters can stop supporting them also.

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Soapster, while I can certainly understand Lucci having some loyalty to the company that pays her, at times I feel she is blindly loyal to ABC. Especially in this case. She's still on some " negative blogger with an agenda" mess which at this point is irrelevant. Agenda or not, the rumor is true. Her attempts to deflect the onus from ABC is what gives me pause. I still feel like she's killing the messenger, which I think is unfair. She doesn't have to badmouth the source of her paycheck, but her mentioning of some "mad blogger" makes her look like a bit of a chump. It would be better if she'd just stop mentioning the blogger altogether.

AMC vs OLTL - I have no horse in that race. I've only been an NBC (except Passions and Sunset Beach) and CBS (Bell not P&G soaps) fan. I've always felt this site skews more towards ABCD in general vs the other two networks' soaps. I'm not sure if that's because ABC has more soaps on the air or if DC collectively are big ABC fans. But regardless, I never felt this was at the expense of the other soaps. I've always felt DC loves the genre overall more than being fangirls and fanboys to a specific soap. But that my take on it.

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Restless Vixen wrote:
Personally, I don't think Susan Lucci is even aware of this site or which soaps DC writers leans towards at any given point. It was clear, to me, that La Lucci had no friggin idea who the source of the (confirmed) rumor that both AMC and GH were on the bubble. I think she was just parroting the words she was told - "some angry blogger was spreading untrue venom". For all she likely knew, Perez Hilton or someone with that kind of reputation was the source of the rumor.

I too believe this is the truth, and Jamey your being sensitive instead of proud of your writing! Beer

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Tv Gord, I understand what you are saying and I do not disagree with you at all about AMC the writing is horrible and it deserves the rants.The Mad Marty capers is insulting to the character the fact that these three females are getting down and dirty with no sense of self worth for the likes of John McBain is words cannot describe what this does to me as a female viewer. The fact that the show can't stop writing WTD storylines just shows a lack of imagination in the writing room that plus the weird obession of making everyong a Buchananon there was absolutely no need storywise to make Rex, Clint's son and stripping Roxie from being his mother was the only criminal act ABCD has admitted imo.That is just one storyline I can go on, the insipid teens and their lack of acting skills, the DID storyline that jokes about mental illness and rape. So please don't tell me how great OLTL is right now, edge of your seat it is not for me. When I see DC addressing some of the issues I have pointed out then I will say that they are a interesting in celebrating what's good about soaps and critcizing all that is bad.

Well said Soapstar. I am still waiting for someone here or at some of the other blogs to address the fact that while OLTL's total viewers are up, why are they still losing younger female viewers. ANd lets not pretend that any of these soaps including Y&R are doing well. Every year the younger female demo drops more and more which means these shows are not attracting new or younger viewers for the most part. But all these bloggers want to do is celebrate writing that portrays women especially younger women in the worst possible light and choose to put blinders on to the things that really need to change to make these shows relevant to this generation of younger women.

For years these shows were on the forefront of stories that reflected the nature of the times. Discrimination, abortion, HIV at a time when it was still taboo, rape without the need to make it campy and male centric, incest. Now ever if these issues are addressed, its with the intent of making it campy and a joke. As far as crazy bimbos cat fighting over a man, what younger woman would find any of this remotely entertaining. While I enjoyed the Alexis and Krystal Carrington cat fights, those antics on todays primetime venues would be considered out of date.Fighting over a man? Uhm no. Where are the female centric triangles or quads. When you get one on a soap like Sharon on Y&R its done in such a way to still degrade the woman.

We are in a generation post Buffy female viewers where female empowerment is the rage. Soaps not only haven't changed, but they have regressed from what they were at one time. To see people celebrating the writing of people like Bob Guza, Rob Carvalati even Maria Bell just infuriates me.

To attack Susan Lucci as being dumb or towing the company line or whatever just further divides the remaining viewers rather than unite them. I won't judge her for stmts she never made. As for her commments on The Talk, I think its a stretch to believe she was ever referring to this blog. I doubt she knows it exists. None of us know her own internal frustration because she does such a wonderful job of maintaining her cool and professionalism. But I will say one thing. Chuck Pratt was fired from a job after 18 months while AMC was improving in ratings to an extent under him. Because Susan chose to be professional and not aire her frustrations to the tabloid press doesn't mean she was happy or didn't share her concerns behind the scenes. And Susan's appearence on the Leno show and her veiled comments about Brian Frons said a lot more to me than the twitter rants of a few over ego Divas.

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I see DC as Fair To All The soaps who both praise and call out the soaps when need arrises thats why I Love DC

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That Damn 18-49 Demo will Be the death of all things Broadcast TV. They should only Care about HH and Nothing More

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That Damn 18-49 Demo will Be the death of all things Broadcast TV. They should only Care about HH and Nothing More

And yet shows that are relevant on both broadcast and cable television, have no issue capturing this audience and when they don't, the shows get cancelled.

This is a Madison avenue std set that Advertisers follow. The reason 18-49 is and will continue to be the most valued is that they are the hardest audience to attrack. There are a myriad of other reasons that make sense that I won't get into. THat's not to say the older viewers are not valued just not as highly which is why this portion of the audience is at a premium. Maybe rather than blame the ratings system, these shows should figure out how to make what they produce interesting and relevant to the younger audience. Soaps sure haven't done that. And the sad part is there was a time when they used to.

As for calling out shows, its easy to call someone a bad actor or congratulate an actor for a good performance or prop an emmy baiting episode. I still get sickened when I read about Jonathan Jacksons emmy baiting rant on General Hospital as something great or ground breaking. It was one of the most putrid woman hating pieces of dialogue ever written. But of course the gaga over the teary eyed emmy baiting screamathon seems to be the primary concern, not the actual content. Yet I don't see anyone calling JJ's allegedly god fearing persona for supporting and delivering this disgusting dialogue. Where was his rant and push back on this? No its Lucci who gets all the blame. And I am more than willing to challenge Susan as to why she felt Pratts AMC was more destructive than McTavish's poisoned pancakes or the putried unabortion crap which turned a groundbreaking beautifully told socially relevant story into a complete joke. See some of us are capable of taking off the blinders when it comes to our faves.

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I turned 34 today and I have loved Susan since Erica was married to Adam the first time and Stuart was hiding in a wing of the mansion.

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Cable Networks Dont rely on advertising as much as broadcast thats why ratings on cable shows can be lower. Same with CW since they get money From CBS