All My Children has been around forever, well at least if you consider 41 years forever which in TV time is pretty much unheard of. But the soap opera classic, which has been watched by generations, may be facing extinction. There is word that the All My Children may get the ax. Why would it get canceled anyways?
There is word that it will be replaced with a talk show starting this fall. The show just saw it’s worst two weeks ratings ever. “Everyone always says the writing is on the wall for soap operas to shut down, but this time the writing is in capital letters,” said one writer for All My Children was quoted as saying. “We all hope we can get jobs in reality television.” And reality TV might just be the reason why soaps like All My Children (and As the World Turns, Guiding Light and Passions – which already had been canceled) got the axe. Reality TV bring just as much drama for a much lower price tag. And soap operas seem to be a thing of the past. Something that, in the near future, may just disappear from our airwaves altogether. Is it a case Forget Erica Kane bring on the Kardashians?