All My Children has been on the air for 40 years and, come September, Erica Kane will no longer be a part of the television landscape.
One Life to Live also has been cancelled. Very soon, there will only be 4 daytime soap operas left on t.v.
According to the Chicago Sun Times,
….the demise of daytime soaps also endangers their cherished conventions: evil twins, reversible deaths and commercials signaled by actors with frozen expressions.
They’re also boot camp for stars such as Kim Delaney, Kelly Ripa, Josh Duhamel, Sarah Michelle Gellar and recent Oscar winner Melissa Leo (all seen on “All My Children”), and Dixie Carter, Laurence Fishburne, Tommy Lee Jones and Mario Van Peebles (“One Life to Live”).
The soaps are being replaced by talk shows. Has anyone out there reading this been on one of these daytime dramas? If you do, are there any stories you would be willing to share about how working on soap operas helped you as an actor pursue your dream of acting in New York City?