ABC Washes Long-Running Soaps All My Children and One Life To Live Down the Drain

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... Cue dramatic music and hold that camera on a concerned face! The endangered species known as the daytime soap opera is even closer to extinction. ABC has axed both All My Children and One Life To Live, because the times they are a' changin' and the soaps' popularity has been declining. They will be replaced by two new unscripted talk-ish shows. The Chew, featuring experts talking about anything in the world of food, and The Revolution, a similar show exploring the world of fitness and healthy living. [Deadline Hollywood]

... HBO is already talking about an early renewal for Game of Thrones. HBO exec Sue Maegle said, "We're not nervous about it. We're all hopeful for a second season. We're all feeling confident creatively." Expect the show to be renewed about 30 seconds after the series premieres this Sunday. [EW]

... Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet, and Mark Salling, also known as those dudes from Glee, will be performing a cover of Rebecca Black's viral sensation "Friday." Expect to hear it in the series' upcoming prom episode. And look out, shark! Glee gonna jump you again! [Vulture]

... Discovery Communications, the owner of Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, and more, have announced a new slate of new programs. Guess which channel will air Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Extreme Christmas Trees? [Deadline Hollywood]

... BET has renewed The Game and Let's Stay Together for 22 episodes apiece. Someone, somewhere just got really excited. [AJC]

... Nickelodeon has renewed iCarly for 13 more episodes. Some tween, somewhere just got really excited. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Science Channel has renewed An Idiot Abroad for a second season. Ricky Gervais, in his house, just got really excited. [TV Guide]

... Adult Swim has renewed Eagleheart for a second season. I, in my pajamas on my couch, just got really excited. [Deadline Hollywood]

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