Between AMC and OLTL, OLTL is a much better looking show and Frons said in an interview he was a fan of OLTL and GH before he joined the network. He had never seen AMC prior to that.
I don't get why people assume Frons has it out for OLTL.
Exactly. OLTL is not the red-headed stepchild of ABC Daytime it was under Angela Shapiro.
In one of his first interviews after starting at ABC Frons said that he took the job primarily because of SoapNet and GH, but also stated that he was a fan of OLTL. All Frons' comments regarding AMC were negative (the writing sucked, too much emphasis on "characters like Adam, Liza, David and Anna"-ie. adult characters- and not enough Aidan (who at the time was very much a newbie) and Simone (who at the time was not particularly popular). When asked who he wanted to bring back to each show for OLTL it was Robin Strasser, for GH it was Genie Francis and for AMC it was Cameron Freaking Mathison.
One of this first moves was to re-hire Michael Malone and Josh Griffith for OLTL, something fans had been begging for for years. AMC got the very cheap, very sucky, and very unfamiliar-with-AMC Gordon Rayfield.
There was another interview where Frons was talking about his soap watching schedule where he only mentioned DOOL, GH and OLTL.
Whenever Frons wants to experiment with something he knows probably won't go over well like reality shows within a soap (ex. Fusions's Sexiest Man Contest, Colby's Sweet Sixteen), music promotion (remember that damn Apologies song that they played like five times an episode for 2 months straight!?) shaky cams, eliminating breakdown writers etc it's always AMC that gets stuck with it.
When Passions was cancelled Frons had ads on SoapNet telling Passions viewers to "check out GH and OLTL", but not AMC.
The ABC soaps are all about what Frons wants to see. It's his personal 3 hours of TV to feature the actors he wants to see, the couples that make him squeeeee, the half-naked actresses he wants to see, and to get revenge on those who have crossed him. And he has made it clear time and again over the last 7 years that what he doesn't particularly care to see is AMC.
Edited by LeClerc, 08 May 2009 - 08:54 PM.