By the way, just because I am surprised that ATWT, AMC, and OLTL were cancelled does not contradict my belief that those cancellations were justified. Justified or not, however, I am shocked that three additional, long-running soaps would be gone in such a short period of time. Prior to GL's cancellation, it had been ten years since another long-running soap was axed. Because GL could have been cancelled in 2003 with justification (but instead was kept on for much too long), I just assumed that all those other soaps would last considerably longer than they did (i.e., about five to seven years longer). It wasn't until later in 2009--once OLTL was left for dead (as a result of AMC being moved to LA) and ATWT was cancelled in December--when I realized that the genre might be in serious trouble.
Edited by Max, 01 April 2012 - 07:56 AM.