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2 years ago today was BLACK THURSDAY? Was it the worst day in soap history?


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#1 JONNYSBRO

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:11 AM



Two years ago the worst day IMO in soap industry happen as Brian frons announced the cancellation of all my children and one life to live. Some people call it the 911 day of soap history. It's where this absolute bastard in the worst way possible cancelled two soaps at once. At oltl he didn't even tell them in person he did it by video type. He gave us the biggest load of crap reasons why he was doing. I think what I remember how everyone was so hurt, angry and wanted to kick and punch him in the face for years of horrible leadership. What do u remember about black Thursday and how did u feel that day? It was the worst day ever in soap history as we got kicked in the stomach by mr Brian frons.
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#2 Cheap21

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

No offense but who cares at this point? The shows are coming back and looking more promising than they were at the time of cancellation. We are gearing up celebrate their return. The day they were cancelled sucked but it is what it is. For all we know that may have just been a blessing in disguise
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

I agree with Cheap, also alot of AMC & OLTL fans act like these are the first soaps to ever be cancelled


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

Although I know you mean well, it is somewhat offensive that some would even call the cancellation of these soaps the "9/11"of the soap industry. As a New Yorker, I just feel there is no direct or indirect comparison between the two.

 

Anyways, I am excited to see both series return in a couple of weeks! 


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#5 Nothin'ButAttitude

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

I'm sorry and not taking anything way from AMC & OLTL b/c I love them both (and glad they've been revived), but this is not the worst cancellation to have happened. I still think that the April Fools cancellation of Guiding Light takes the cake. Many of us online fans thought it was a joke for the longest until word came down from CBS that it was true.

 

And I agree with Cheap that we should celebrate the return of these shows rather than their demise b/c these two shows are lucky. . Only other soaps to gain a lifeline in the past was Passions, EON, & Search even though they went on to be cancelled on their new networks . . . all the other soaps (especially the big 4 cancelled: AW, St. Barb, ATWT, & GL) weren't so lucky. 


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#6 katie_9918

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

April Fools Day 2009 was worse.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

We could come up with a list of really bad days for soap fans and I'd submit for consideration: December 31, 1982. Both The Doctors and Texas aired their last episodes on that day.  I'd call that the worst day for NBC soap fans.

 

I'd say that April 14, 2011 was the worst day of ABC daytime fans due to All My Children and One Life to Live being cancelled.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

Two years ago the worst day IMO in soap industry happen as Brian frons announced the cancellation of all my children and one life to live. Some people call it the 911 day of soap history. It's where this absolute bastard in the worst way possible cancelled two soaps at once. At oltl he didn't even tell them in person he did it by video type. He gave us the biggest load of crap reasons why he was doing. I think what I remember how everyone was so hurt, angry and wanted to kick and punch him in the face for years of horrible leadership. What do u remember about black Thursday and how did u feel that day? It was the worst day ever in soap history as we got kicked in the stomach by mr Brian frons.

 No. Just no.

 

They are coming back, and like Cheap said it was a blessing in disguise.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

The "9/11" of soaps?

Please don't tell me someone compared the cancellation of some TV shows (which are being resurrected) to one of the worst acts of terrorism ever on American soil? No, I just can't.
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#10 ReddFoxx

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

Who are these people who would actually believe there was a "9/11 day of soap history"?


Edited by ReddFoxx, 14 April 2013 - 06:24 PM.

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#11 MissLlanviewPA

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

The "9/11" of soaps?

Please don't tell me someone compared the cancellation of some TV shows (which are being resurrected) to one of the worst acts of terrorism ever on American soil? No, I just can't.


+1.
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#12 rhinohide

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

Two years ago the worst day IMO in soap industry happen as Brian frons announced the cancellation of all my children and one life to live. Some people call it the 911 day of soap history. It's where this absolute bastard in the worst way possible cancelled two soaps at once. At oltl he didn't even tell them in person he did it by video type. He gave us the biggest load of crap reasons why he was doing. I think what I remember how everyone was so hurt, angry and wanted to kick and punch him in the face for years of horrible leadership. What do u remember about black Thursday and how did u feel that day? It was the worst day ever in soap history as we got kicked in the stomach by mr Brian frons.


The worst catastrophe was Hacktini's young Frankenstein attempts to take bits and pieces of OLTL and proclaim "It's alive!". All things end. But some things are allowed to end as gracefully as they existed. AMC ended suckily because of their cliffhanger that PP dictated. But at least that was it, until now. AMC fans didn't have to suffer the destruction HackTini and Co. Heaped on the OLTL fans on top of the loss they already endured. So happy they are GH's problem now. Gratitude x100000000
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#13 rhinohide

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

The "9/11" of soaps?Please don't tell me someone compared the cancellation of some TV shows (which are being resurrected) to one of the worst acts of terrorism ever on American soil? No, I just can't.


I didn't do that. But metaphorically speaking it was more tragic TO THE GENRE. The Genre was reduced by 1/3. It was catastrophic. 9/11 was life changing for Americans. We will never be the same. For that reason I avoid the metaphor.
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#14 Eric83

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:18 PM


Who are these people who would actually believe there was a "a 9/11 day of soap history"?


Who knows. That metaphor is so disgusting to me. They are just television shows, everything gets canceled eventually.
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#15 MontyB

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:22 PM

Who knows. That metaphor is so disgusting to me. They are just television shows, everything gets canceled eventually.

That is so true! 


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:37 PM

I'm sorry and not taking anything way from AMC & OLTL b/c I love them both (and glad they've been revived), but this is not the worst cancellation to have happened. I still think that the April Fools cancellation of Guiding Light takes the cake. Many of us online fans thought it was a joke for the longest until word came down from CBS that it was true.

 

And I agree with Cheap that we should celebrate the return of these shows rather than their demise b/c these two shows are lucky. . Only other soaps to gain a lifeline in the past was Passions, EON, & Search even though they went on to be cancelled on their new networks . . . all the other soaps (especially the big 4 cancelled: AW, St. Barb, ATWT, & GL) weren't so lucky. 

Well said, I agree for me the GL cancellation on April Fools 2009 was worse. 

 

JONNYSBRO may have meant something different with 911 than people are taking it as, as the original post said "911" (like the emergency line), not 9/11.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

Well said, I agree for me the GL cancellation on April Fools 2009 was worse. 

 

JONNYSBRO may have meant something different with 911 than people are taking it as, as the original post said "911" (like the emergency line), not 9/11.

 

Forgive me for not seeing the devastation of any.  Horrible shows leave that air all the time.  Yes, the cancellation reminded us that Daytime is changing, but so what?  Black Thursday?  Really dramatic! 


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:09 PM

I don't like the comparison to that day in 2001. That said I have no problem using the term Black Thursday, even if it is a tad melodramatic. When it comes  to the GL cancellation having it come on April 1st was awful because some people thought it was some sort of joke and didn't believe it was true. When they realized it was it was an additional hit in the gut.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

Are you making these up? I never have heard "Soap 9/11" or "Black Thursday"...


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#20 Eric83

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

Well said, I agree for me the GL cancellation on April Fools 2009 was worse. 

 

JONNYSBRO may have meant something different with 911 than people are taking it as, as the original post said "911" (like the emergency line), not 9/11.

:rolleyes: There is no "911 Day" in reference to the emergency line. It is pretty clear what he meant even though he didnt put a "/" 


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