All My Children and One Life To Live both may come back on the air. This is Good news for long-time soap fans. During the Television Critics Association tour’s Q&A with reporters, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke was asked of the possibility of the return of both All My Children and One Life To Live. She offered a positive response that indicates both shows could return to the network in some form.
Return Of All My Children and One Life To Live?
When asked directly if there were plans for a future reboot of either program Karey stated, “There might be some conversation about that. There might be.” At the height of daytime television programming 19 shows aired daily. Currently, only four remain. All My Children and One Life To Live faced cancellation in 2011.
AMC aired its’ last episode in September of 2011, while OLTL’s last episode play in January of 2012. Each appeared briefly online in 2013. However, neither lasted even a year. Nonetheless, in a move that gives further credence to the possible return of these fan favorites, ABC re-acquired the rights to these shows from Prospect Park in 2017. Worst case scenario, previous characters from All My Children and One Life To Live could appear in Port Charles.
— Richard O. (@Richard_Othen) February 22, 2019
Positive Comments About General Hospital
In good news for GH fans, Karey made positive comments about the strength of General Hospital. Furthermore, she speculated that the show would remain on the air long after her tenure at the network was over. However, ABC now only has airs the daytime drama GH.
General Hospital now averages 2.311 million viewers daily. It ranks in third place behind Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful. Only Days Of Our Lives ranks behind GH with an average of 2.225 million daily viewers.
Recent Reunion On ABC’s Strahan And Sara
Several All My Children stars appeared on Strahan and Sara on February 11. The ABC network owns and produces the show. Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery), Jacob Young (JR Chandler), Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin), Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery), Eva La Rue (Maria Santos) Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) and of course Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) were on hand to discuss their special memories of Pine Valley. There were rumors at that time that ABC would make an announcement that All My Children was returning to the small screen.
— Strahan Sara and Keke (@StrahanSaraKeke) February 14, 2019
Unfortunately, that was false. While the ABC Entertainment President’s comments are promising, there is nothing concrete to report as of now. However, the network’s commitment to General Hospital and the recent airing of the AMC reunion offer a glimmer of hope. It is exciting to hear daytime dramas are still talked about by the people with the power to make fan’s dreams come true.
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