Brian Frons: "The Strong Shows Will Remain"


ABC Daytime president

Brian Frons

spoke recently with 

USA Today

about the status of soaps and the recent cancellations of

Guiding Light


As The World Turns


In the end, the strong shows will remain, Frons says.

Some (soaps) have been on many years, so people feel the need to make sage-like statements about the future of the genre," Frons says. "Nobody makes those statements when a sitcom or long-running drama dies. It's the end of that program, and that's the way we should look at it as well.

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