GOODBYE PINE VALLEY AND LANVIEW “ALL MY CHILDREN” AND “ONE LIFE TO LIVE” TO END THEIR RUN

"All My Children" legend Susan Lucci talks about her memoir, "All My Life" on "Good Morning America," on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lou Rocco) SUSAN LUCCI

"All My Children" legend Susan Lucci talks about her memoir, "All My Life" on "Good Morning America," on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lou Rocco) SUSAN LUCCI

Can it be true? Yes, it is, All My Children will broadcast its final episode in September of 2011, while One Life to Love will check out in January of 2012.

ABC explained in a statement that they were “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing pattern of the audience.” In short, soap operas are out.

The net plans to focus their two new replacement shows, The Chew and The Revolution, on “transformation, good and lifestyle – cornerstones of programming that resonates with daytime viewers as evidenced by the success of The View.”

Six-time Emmy-winner Erika Slezak from ABC's "One Life to Live" is surprised by the cast and crew with a celebration to mark her 40th anniversary playing Victoria Lord on "One Life to Live." (ABC/Heidi Gutman) ERIKA SLEZAK, RON CARLIVATI

Six-time Emmy-winner Erika Slezak from ABC's "One Life to Live" is surprised by the cast and crew with a celebration to mark her 40th anniversary playing Victoria Lord on "One Life to Live." (ABC/Heidi Gutman) ERIKA SLEZAK, RON CARLIVATI

The Chew will focus on food from every angle including as a source of joy, fitness and weight loss. The Revolution will be a daily show about health and lifestyle transformations.

Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney ABC/Television Group acknowledged how dramatic this turn of events is. “While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is,” he begins adding, “We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days.”

General Hospital, also a daytime staple on ABC, dodged the bullet and will remain on the schedule…for now.

All My Children debuted January 5th, 1970, while One Life to Live hit the air July 15th, 1968.

WILL JAMES FRANCO’S ‘FRANCO’ RETURN TO GENERAL HOSPITAL?

114James Franco is one of the hottest actors in Hollywood.  While he could easily score roles in films which are box office blockbusters, Franco instead stars in movies which are appealing to him, including Milk, Howl, and his latest film, 127 Hours, which is based on the true story of a mountain climber who gets stuck under a boulder and has to fight for survival.   This film should indeed earn Franco an Oscar nomination and many more accolades.

Recently, Franco stunned Hollywood when he decided to play a diabolical serial killer in the ABC daytime Soap, General HospitalFranco chose to appear on the soap because he is a big fan of the show and wanted to be a part of it.  Franco has done two stints on the show as the character, “Franco“, and his last departure was left open-ended for a possible return.  Hollywoodoutbreak.com caught up Franco while he was promoting 127 Hours, and asked him if a return to the beloved soap is in his future.  (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR JAMES FRANCO) 
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“HOT IN CLEVELAND” A TWISTER OF A SEASON ENDER

Pictured: Susan Lucci (left) and Wendie Malick (right) in a scene from "Hot in Cleveland."

Pictured: Susan Lucci (left) and Wendie Malick (right) in a scene from "Hot in Cleveland." Photo courtesy of TV Land.

Expect a cliffhanger for the season finale of the freshman comedy Hot in Cleveland (Wednesday, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land).

All My Children’s favorite vixen, Susan Lucci guest stars as herself in the episode that centers on Victoria (Wendie Malick) as she prepares for the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Victoria is hoping to bring home her own Emmy statue, but before she even leaves, a tornado threatens to hit Cleveland. So the ladies take refuge in Elka’s (Betty White) secret storm cellar. And apparently they find way more than just shelter from the storm.

Click onto video for a preview of what to expect from the season finale of Hot in Cleveland.

CAMERON MATHISON ADDS SOAP TO THOSE SUDS

ALL MY CHILDREN-CAMERON MATHISON portrays "Ryan" on "ALL MY CHILDREN."

ALL MY CHILDREN-CAMERON MATHISON portrays "Ryan" on "ALL MY CHILDREN."

If you’re a fan of daytime dramas you’ve probably also notice the Cheer commercial that pokes a bit of good fun at the industry while hocking their product.

But, did you take a good look at the guy who comes to the rescue of the dingy laundry? It’s Cameron Mathison, who has played Ryan Lavery on All My Children for over a decade.

Mathison knew he wanted to do the campaign the minute he read the script and realized he’d be the soap star, playing a soap star, selling soap. And Mathison tells us he’s gotten a whole new group of people who recognize him now.

All My Children airs Monday through Friday

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Why Mathison said yes to the commercial.

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How Mathison’s celebrity has changed since appearing on the advertisement.

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Click onto the video to watch the Cheer commercial starring Cameron Mathison.