ABC talks soaps: No plans to revive 'All My Children' or 'One Life to Live'

After canceling longtime favorites "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," leaving "General Hospital" as their sole scripted daytime show, ABC doesn't exactly have the best reputation with soap opera fans. When ABC President of Entertainment Paul Lee sat down to talk to the press at Friday's Television Critics Association Press Tour, he addressed his feelings about soaps -- and suggested that perhaps the daytime soaps are being eclipsed by their primetime counterparts.After Lee referred to the new Sunday night horror show "666 Park Avenue" as a "delicious soap," a reporter asked him about his tendency to use the term "soap" in a complimentary fashion, whereas other execs sometimes use it in a more derogatory fashion. Lee says that soaps tend to rake in more money from advertisers. "We tend to be able to sell it more aggressively around the world because it's appointment television," he explains, noting that he began his career producing...


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