Thursday, April 14, 2011
Soaps on a Rope: Stars Tweet about Cancellations.
Nancy Lee Grahn: been sitting here since morning & still cant think of anything profound 2 say about loss of daytime heirlooms. guess ill just keep drinking
Jason Cook: wow. both? Sry to the cast and crews of both shows...many talented friends there.
Fiona Hutchison: says, "I cannot begin to tell all of you how deeply saddened I am to know that All My Children and One Life to..
Rob Raines: To all my colleagues of AMC and OLTL. On to the next adventure. From one who has found life to be just fine after GL. I do miss GL though.
Catherine Hickland: Because every show Brian Frons touches, dies, does that make him a serial killer?
Melissa Archer: Thank you all of you for your kind words. Show is still goin for now & we r gonna make it rock till the end!!
Hillary B Smith: Okay guys! We still have so much 2 b grateful 4. Like all of u. Sp many amazing tweets. Thank you all of u!!!!
Steve Burton: Wow. So sad our daytime family is getting smaller. Hang in there all!! You know we appreciate you (then he advertised his CD and Cookbook ;/)
Lisa LoCicero: In shock. Having lunch with husband as AMC cast was filtering in one by one.. I assumed it was a fan event..
at 9:34est NANCY Lee Grahn did a soap toast to us all:
1st toast; Soap fans are the f'in best fans on this planet! Clink
These are from press releases:
Kelly Ripa: "This is like losing a member of your family. 'All My Children' was more than a job -- it was my family. It was there that I met my husband; it was there when my first two children were born; it was there where I met many of my life-long friends. It was the greatest training ground ever. I feel heart sick."
Susan Lucci: "It's been a fantastic journey," said Lucci of her 41 years on the show. "I've loved playing Erica Kane and working with [show creator] Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with 'All My Children.' I'm looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities.
Kirstie Alley: "Maybe OWN could take on rhe soaps u love so much.. they need that kind of programming
Adrienne Barbeau: An American art form is disappearing. What a sad day for casts, crews, staff & most of all the fans of #AMC & #OLTL. No art replaces them.
Martha Byrne: Very sad news about OLTL and AMC. It's a huge loss for so many people. Thinking about the cast, crew and fans.
I also encourage you to call Robin Strasser's hotline--she has a message for fans. It's pretty raw and candid. Robin certainly isn't as upbeat as LaLucci is--at all. She talks about 800-900 people losing jobs and what if that was a plant closing down? Wouldn't there be outrage? It's showbiz.
one more thing: Jetito wrote to me:
@WubsNet The only unscripted show I'm interested in seeing on ABC Daytime is "Brian Frons Falls Down Lots of Stairs."
A lot of people have asked me what we can do to save the shows...I'm just not sure it's possible. Not on ABC anyway. There are press kits out there for the replacement shows already. Affiliates were told and the shows "The Chew" and "The Revolution" have casts, hosts etc. Other affiliates didn't have the same thing on NBC when ATWT went-- they could program whatever in that time slot. This was planned for a long time...
GO TAKE A GANDER AT THE RATINGS ON Soap Opera Network!! OLTL is kicking ass.. look at the 12-17 demos!! NOT that it matters.
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