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'All My Children,'

'One Life to Live'

CANCELLED

4/14/2011 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's official -- the soap opera era is officially DEAD ... now that ABC has announced they have cancelled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live."

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"All My Children" has been on the air since 1970 ... and "One Life to Live" debuted in 1968.

The only soap remaining on ABC is "General Hospital."

ABC released a statement saying, "Guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience, ABC is evolving the face of daytime television with the launch of two new shows."

The replacement shows will focus on health and food.

Shevonne -- our resident soap opera junkie -- is literally crying in the back of our office right now.

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Annie     

wow!

1265 days ago
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kar    

That's a shame I feel bad for all the people losing their jobs!

1265 days ago
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artie help    

i thought this was the title to kate gosselins autobiography

1265 days ago
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jus say'n    

Oh No! I have watched since college! Saops are my second family!!!!!!!!

1265 days ago
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pjcthatsme    

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

1265 days ago
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Howard    

I bet the cancellation is due in part to HIGH UNION WAGES! Yes, celebs get good money but much of the PRODUCTION COSTS are due to UNION CONTRACTS. Modify these contracts and, generally speaking, the unemployment rate would show a significant decrease.

1265 days ago
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vicky    

ABC.........your dumbasses

1265 days ago
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Caligirl    

As long as they don't touch GH

1265 days ago
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cindy    

Aaaaw, Those 2 were my favorite!

1265 days ago
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Sara    

This is awful news. I am really disappointed in ABC for making this horrible decision.

1265 days ago
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Superman    

Yeah, right. Like we need more talk shows and cooking shows!!!!! Well, at least the good news is 2 less soap operas.

1265 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

Shevonne is old enough to know they are just actors playing a part and not real people recording their lives.

Lame.

1265 days ago
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Red-in-Phoenix    

BIG MISTAKE. HUGE! REPLACING SOAPS WITH B.S. THIS IS ON THE LEVEL OF NBC CANCELING THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O'BRIEN.

WTF ABC?!

1265 days ago
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CC    

It's about time.....

1265 days ago
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Rosie    

OMG!!! NOOOOOO They are my favorite shows!!!

1265 days ago
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