ABC daytime chief on canceling soaps: ‘I never thought I’d be the guy to take two of the shows off’

ABC head of daytime programming Brian Frons told EW that he’s replacing All My Children and One Life to Live with The Chew and The Revolution because viewers crave information that can help improve their lives.

“We started with what was succeeding for us, and that is The View,” said Frons . “ We did a lot of research and there’s a lot of desire for information on the part of our audience. They want relatable hosts, things that they could use in their lives.  When they watch The Chew, it’s going to feel like a talk show in some segments, and like a cooking show in others. It’s like The View meets food.

“In the case of The Revolution, people are obsessed with weight in this country,” he continued. “They want a better life. This show delivers that.”

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