'All My Children' Replacement 'The Chew' Has Been Canceled

After seven seasons, ABC's All My Children replacement, The Chew, has been canceled. The Chew will cease production at the end of this season but will continue to air as planned until September with all-new episodes airing in June.

ABC News' Emmy Award-winning morning show, Good Morning America, will expand to three hours. The new third hour of the program will air at 1 p.m. EDT, noon CDT/PDT.

"Over the past six years 'Good Morning America' has solidified its place as America's No. 1 morning show," said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney|ABC Television. "We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour."

Today in Soap Opera History (May 23)

1980: General Hospital's Tracy ignored Edward's plea for help.
1985: Bo & Hope were married on Days of our Lives. 1986:
Caroline told Bo that Victor Kiriakis was his father. 1986: Mary Beth
Evans debuted as Kayla Brady. 
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: NBC daytime drama Another World was broadcast live for the final time.

1980: On General Hospital, Tracy (Jane Elliot) refused to help her father, Edward (David Lewis), when he had a heart attack.

Today in Soap Opera History (May 22)

1967: Dark Shadows' Barnabas gave Maggie a music box.
1984: Guiding Light's Nola wanted help from The Wizard.
1985: Santa Barbara's Eden was unhappy after her interrupted wedding.
1996: Victor clashed with Jill in a primetime Y&R episode.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1952: On Young Widder Brown, after leaving the Tea Room in a black rage, Dr. Anthony Loring drove out to the farm of Uncle Josh for some comforting advice.

1953: On Love of Life, Vanessa Dale (Peggy McCay) attempted to help her nephew, Beanie (Dennis Parnell), but her efforts nearly backfired.

Today in Soap Opera History (May 18)

1960: Eileen Fulton debuted on As the World Turns.  1979: Pat
struggled to get past his religious differences with Nancy on
Ryan's Hope. 1990: The final episode of Falcon Crest.
1994: General Hospital's Maxie received B.J.'s heart.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1960: Eileen Fulton debuted in the role of Lisa Miller on As The World Turns. She would play the iconic role for most of the next 50 years until the show's cancellation in 2010. The character was also was used as the focal point of the primetime spin-off Our Private World in 1965. Read our 2011 interview with Fulton here. And check out our 25 Biggest Blunders in Daytime Soap Opera History list where we chastise ATWT for the pitiful way the show ended the character of Lisa.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Tom (Macdonald Carey) called Susan (Denise Alexander) to get her back to the hospital because there were complications with Dickie.

The CW Unveils 2018-19 Primetime Schedule

The CW Network presented its 2018-19 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and press today, at the New York City Center in New York City.

"It is such an exciting time at The CW. We are thriving, innovating, and now we're expanding, adding Sunday nights to our primetime lineup this fall. Starting in October, we will have 12 hours of original scripted series on our schedule - more than any other broadcast network besides CBS," said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

Nicollette Sheridan (Alexis Carrington) has been upped to series regular when Dynasty returns for its second season in the fall.

THE CW's 2018-19 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

SUNDAY
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM CHARMED (New Series)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
9:00-10:00 PM ARROW (New Night)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH
9:00-10:00 PM BLACK LIGHTNING

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE
9:00-10:00 PM ALL AMERICAN (New Series)

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL
9:00-10:00 PM LEGACIES (New Series)

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY
9:00-10:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

Joseph Campanella Dead at 93

Actor Joseph Campanella died on Wednesday, May 16. He was 93.

Campanella, who received a Tony Award nomination in 1962 for best supporting actor for his performance in "A Gift of Time" along with Emmy nominations for Days of our Lives and Mannix, died of natural causes, his daughter-in-law, Sandy Campanella, said.

Campanella received his first Emmy Award nomination for playing private eye Joe Mannix's boss on the first season of the 1967-75 CBS series Mannix. His character's name, Lew Wickersham, was a sly reference to then-MCA head Lew Wasserman and Lankershim Boulevard, an entryway to Universal Studios.

However, Intertect, the heartless crime-fighting corporation that Wickersham headed, was written out after the first season as Mannix (Mike Connors) went out on his own, and Campanella's contract was not renewed.

The actor also appeared in the recurring role of Ed Cooper, the ex-husband and father on CBS' One Day at a Time, and was Barbara Stanwyck’s love interest, Hutch Corrigan, on the Dynasty ABC spinoff, The Colbys. He guest-starred in Dallas as Joseph Lombardi, Sr. in 1989, and portrayed a former boyfriend who resurfaces on a 1973 episode of CBS' The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

In 1987, Campanella joined the cast of the daytime drama Days of our Lives, portraying hard-nosed politician Harper Deveraux, and he appeared on other soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (as Jonathan Young), The Guiding Light (as Joe Turino) and The Doctors (as Alec Fielding, during the show's first year).