Erica Kane and company at “All My Children” are saying farewell to the airwaves today at 1 p.m. on ABC.
The soap will tie up some loose-end storyline – and possibly leave the world in suspense in case it lives on elsewhere.
ABC decided to cancel “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” due to declining ratings. Fans are understandably morose. Talk shows like “The Chew,” which replaces the soap, are cheaper to produce. Plus, younger audiences have gravitated to “reality”-type soaps such as “The Real Housewives” franchise and “Basketball Wives.”
“All My Children” may continue in cyberspace though Susan Lucci has so far declined to join in.
Once “One Life to Live” dies in January, only four soaps remain on the airwaves, including ABC’s “General Hospital.”
For fans, please tell us your favorite moments and why you think the show should or should not have died.