Brian Frons: "The Strong Shows Will Remain"

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ABC Daytime president

Brian Frons

spoke recently with 

USA Today

about the status of soaps and the recent cancellations of

Guiding Light

and

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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