(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we reported on Saturday, April 2, ABC has now confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Lorraine Broderick has been named head writer of 41-year-old "All My Children." Broderick replaces David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski, whose contracts were not renewed by the network. Unfortunately, Broderick's escalation to the top writing position does not put a stop to rumors of "AMC's" pending cancellation despite reports to the contrary. In fact, in the rarest of instances, ABC did not include a single quote from Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, or Broderick herself in the press release issued to us confirming the news. This only means one thing soap fans and it's not looking good.
If you want to see "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" remain on the air, as the two are currently rumored to be on the chopping block by ABC, the time is now for soap fans everywhere to put their differences aside and forget that they love them some Jason/Sam, Jack/Erica, Todd/Blair, Todd/Tea, Ryan/Greenlee or even hate them all. If you want to see your favorite soaps still on the air, only you can make that happen. Call in to ABC, write in to Anne Sweeney, President, Disney/ABC Television Group. Otherwise, if you do nothing you'll be left complaining that ABC sucks, Frons should be fired, etc. Your words online mean nothing if ABC itself isn't getting your time, your energy, your effort. Remind yourself that you started watching these shows for a reason and whether you watch it for one couple, one actor or out of pure habit, you stuck with it for a reason. When they are gone, they are gone and will never return. We are down to our final six shows, and without "AMC" and/or "OLTL," we'll be left with just four. How much longer before those four are gone as well? At least in the case of "Days of our Lives," "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," we know they'll be on the air no matter what throughout 2013 and beyond, but the ABC soaps? We have no definitive word as the network owns their shows and can cancel at any time as we're currently experiencing with rumors surrounding 41-year-old "All My Children" and 42-year-old "One Life to Live."
All My Children Executive Outreach
All My Children
4151 Prospect Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
ABC comment line: 818- 460-7477 (Listen to the prompts and then press 255 for AMC) Messages are 30 seconds in length.
President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group
2300 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
E-Mail: [email protected]
Brian Fron's direct office line: 818-460-7020
President, Disney/ABC Television Group
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank CA 91521
Anne Sweeney direct office line: 818 460-7700
E-Mail: [email protected]
In the words of Walt Willey, who plays Jackson Montgomery, "using your most polite and concerned voice, contact ABC Corporate headquarters and log your concerns. In New York, the number is: 212-456-7777. In Los Angeles, it is: 818-569-7500. Tell the operator what you'd like to do and they'll direct your call. Believe me, this will help! My job was saved many years ago by fans' outpouring of support. Your help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!"