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With GL's cancellation, why isn't P&G/CBS doing anything to save their other show?

GL's cancellation will probably free up more money for ATWT, and more focus as well.

ATWT is probably living on more borrowed time than any other soap at the moment, it's time for some changes to be made!

Suggest what changes you'd like to happen on the show in this thread and more...

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The answer is, no, they don't care. And they won't. That's another shameful disgrace. This show was The Class earlier this decade; nothing could beat it in terms of quality, writing, talent and appeal. In Sheffer's heyday, I was horribly jealous that it was opposite OLTL. Today it is not watchable.

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I predict that at ATWT they'll wait until it's too late like GL to listen to fans and improve the show. It'll be interesting to see if rumors are true and if some GL characters come over to ATWT. They have such a weak cast on that show I wouldn't mind Otalia, some Spauldings and maybe Bizzie spicing things up.

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Sheffer's first 6 months to a year was good, but I thought the rest was unwatchable. He didn't like the vets, he turned characters dark without figuring out how to balance them, he didn't know how to tell stories, his history rewrites were laughable (I still can't believe what they did to Dusty). I'm just glad he has someone to hold him back at Y&R, because he was even worse at DAYS.

If they cared about saving ATWT they'd get rid of Passante, at the very least, if not Goutman as well. I don't think CBS cares. It's just more space they can fill with cheaper programming, but they don't want to cancel both soaps at the same time and permanently drive those viewers away.

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QUOTE (Chris B @ Apr 1 2009, 01:15 PM)
I predict that at ATWT they'll wait until it's too late like GL to listen to fans and improve the show. It'll be interesting to see if rumors are true and if some GL characters come over to ATWT. They have such a weak cast on that show I wouldn't mind Otalia, some Spauldings and maybe Bizzie spicing things up.

No to Otalia...please no.

Glad to see you start the topic Alvin. But nothing will be done. They had so much time to make changes and nothing has happen. At least I will have time to do other things once the show is finished. And of course spend even less time here at SON...LOL.

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It may free up more focus time for ATWT, but GL's cancellation adds production costs to ATWT. Telenext/P&G or whatever they call themselves provided some services to both soaps. Economies of scale meant sharing those resources made them cost less for both soaps. Now ATWT has to shoulder all those costs alone. Essentially Telenext overheads were covered by 2 soap's licencing fees - that just got halved (or close to halved).

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I'm pretty sure DAYS will be the next to go. ATWT can still get it together. Maura's maternity leave will not help, but the returns of Rosanna and Damian could, IF they are handled right. Now is not the time for timidity. Do something bold, like bringing Martha Byrne back, reuniting Katie and Simon or create an umbrella storyline, like the baby switch from a few years back.

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You would think Goutman would get with the program after today's events. But I highly doubt it. Today's show was still bad. Paul's wild plan to get Meg back for the zillionth time. It is so boring. I dont care for Paul anymore.

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E News reported that P&G is shopping GL around to another network. For those who don't know, it was CBS decision, not P&G... What's really crazy, many networks are looking for a show that averages 2 million viewers.

P&G is doing everything in their power to keep GL on the air while BLOOM is concerned about Frons stealing GL stars.

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It's not gonna work. It's like AW. Same story, different day.

I think it's also better to just cancel it once instead of giving fans hope and than cancelling it for a second time. Just give GL one HELL of a send-off and I'll be satisfied.

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It's sad to see ATWT like this. The ATWT that was watchable was when IMO Sheffer was writing.

I think ATWT will be the next soap to go because DAYS has been actually increasing viewership. But I really hope ATWT stays on the air because I want ATWT to get better and with

I really hope things can go up from there.

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Guys, get real. I watched GL die. A painful death.

ATWT is next. They may have been renewed for another year, but it was without a budget. ATWT will look even worse next year than GL did in its final days. ATWT is facing huge budget cuts. It won't be pretty.

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