Facebook and reality TV leave US soap operas all washed up
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 18/04/2011 20:34
All My Children has survived Vietnam, abortion, teen prostitutes, murder and cocaine addiction. Erica Kane, the soap's biggest star, has seen off 10 husbands and once took on a grizzly bear while dressed as a nun. Now the 41-year-old show has met its match - in reality TV.
ABC is to abandon All My Children and rival daytime soap opera One Life To Live, two shows that have been running for a combined 83 years, this summer. They will be replaced by "lifestyle" programmes starring hosts made famous in reality TV shows.