ABC has finally confirmed what was rumored for weeks. TV Line is reporting that the network has cancelled All My Children and One Life to Live, leaving only four soaps on air – The Young and the Restless (CBS), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), Days of our Lives (NBC) and General Hospital (ABC).
The soaps will be replaced by two talk shows about food and weight-loss (seriously), The Chew and The Revolution. Both soaps were created by Anges Nixon. All My Children, which premiered in 1970 will air its final episode in September 2011 while One Life to Live, which premiered in 1968 will air its finale in January 2012.
ABC hopes that those who will check out The Chew in September will gain enough weight to check out The Revolution come January.