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"People stop me on the street, total strangers, and literally put their hands on my shoulders and say, 'We miss you so much!'," the energetic Slezak told Zap2it. "I think the fans had a lot to do with (production company) Prospect Park's willingness to try to get this back up again. They were just outraged when ABC canceled both shows on the same day.
"I have to say, they replaced them with real rubbish. THE CHEW is hanging on, but how many cooking shows can you have? You have a channel called the Food Network; you can go there 24 hours a day, so do we need another show where they're all talking over each other? And THE REVOLUTION was so bad, they canceled it in five months."
Slezak added that "probably" to ABC's "great chagrin, after canceling the other two [soaps], GENERAL HOSPITAL is doing incredibly well ... even after the time slot was moved, which is generally a death knell."
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