The queen has spoken! In a recent interview with our pals over at Zap2it, once-and-future One Life to Live grande dame Erika Slezak blasted the programs ABC Daytime chose to replace two of their beloved daytime soaps with. Said Slezak:
"I have to say, they replaced them with real rubbish. 'The Chew' is hanging on, but how many cooking shows can you have? You have a channel called the Food Network; you can go there 24 hours a day, so do we need another show where they're all talking over each other? And 'The Revolution' was so bad, they canceled it in five months."
While ABC didn't make the decision to cancel One Life to Live's low-rated replacement The Revolution until April 2012, according to one of the co-hosts, the actual decision to gut the series happened just 10 days in! Fashionisto Tim Gunn reportedly made this shocking claim during a talk at the University of Central Arkansas on Monday night. READ MORE
Good Afternoon America FLATLINES; Summer Talk Show Off One Life to Live's W18-49 Demos by 70 PERCENT!By Jamey Giddens on August 10, 2012
Sorry, ABC News division. Your plot to permanently snatch up an hour of ABC's daypart from Time Square Studios is seeming less likely to come to fruition with each passing ratings cycle. Good Afternoon America—the GMA spinoff ABC News rushed into production when they saw the first signs of weakness in The Revolution—is failing dismally, reports TV Media Insights. READ MORE
ABC’s trial run of Good Afternoon America is set to debut on July 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, Josh Elliot and Lara Spencer will anchor the afternoon hour of Good Morning America, filling the slot currently occupied by the axed The Revolution.
"It's tremendous that GMA has this opportunity to extend its reach, and bring something new to the afternoons,” said Elliott, who joined the ABC program as news anchor in May 2011 after several years on ESPN's SportsCenter. “It is gratifying to play a role in it and genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride."
Say buh-bye to Adam Rockmore, former senior vice-president of marketing for ABC Daytime and SOAPnet. He is no longer employed by the Mouse House. According to my sources, Rockmore is telling people he quit the gig — much like his ex-boss Brian Frons quit.
For those who didn't know, Rockmore was the dude who came up with the disastrous "Real Greenlee" campaign for the return of Rebecca Budig to All My Children in 2008.