Actor-turned-reality TV producer J.D. Roth says he's feeling the pain of soap fans today. Roth, whose show The Revolution will replace One Life to Live this January spoke to TV Guide about how he had no idea his weight loss docudrama would be replacing a beloved sudser.
"I didn't know if it was going to be for syndication or network. No one talked about replacing anything. It's bittersweet for me. On the one hand, we're bringing a new genre to daytime. But on the other hand, I grew up watching my mom watching these soap operas. I want to be respectful of it."
At least Roth is being classy about the situation, unlike Brian Frons. Roth's 3Ball Entertainment also produces The Biggest Loser on NBC and the upcoming Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition for ABC. Who knew there was so much money to be made in people tuning in to gawk at the crotch sweat of overweight people? Perhaps had someone made Erica Kane gain 150 pounds soaps would be in better shape?