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  • Djoko
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    This article has so much spin in it it’s making me nauseous. It doesn’t make sense if a show is so popular as he says in the article then they wouldn’t be cutting to only 2 shows a week.

    http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2013/05/why-amc-and-oltl-are-cutting-back.html

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    eastwest
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    I am never one for blindly supporting things, but despite of the Fronsian spin, I do support this move. Like Thorsten Kaye has said this is a work in progress.

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    syrus80
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    I have yet to see any of the shows. I have no interest in seeing it online. With all of the funding, I don’t understand why they didn’t make the effort to get it on a network like Lifetime, Bravo, WE or Logo. Ratings of 200k and more would be gold for those networks during the daytime.

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    Boidiva02
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    syrus80, I think networks were not interested in the soaps. Simply put the production budget required for a soap was more than any network was willing to pay.

    Ultimately, this might be a good thing.    I just don’t know.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Yeah, I’m not really against the change per se.  I’ve only just gotten to watch the first episode of OLTL this past weekend.  If I can catch up, I think I might watch both shows, but at four episode a week, I seriously doubt I would be able to add AMC.  So hopefully this works out for them.  As has been said, this is sort of a whole new world, and clearly they’re trying to make things work as best they can. 

    After seeing the commercials for the online launches of these shows airing during Hart of Dixie, it made me think these shows, or at least part of them, could be on-brand with The CW, but I guess it would be weird for CBS’s baby network to be airing former ABC soaps.

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    MusicFan08
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    This sucks.  I was keeping up with AMC pretty well, now they’re cutting it down to two shows a week.  What sense does it make that when it was on TV, viewers were getting FIVE HOURS a week in programming.  The web version is already less than 30 mins per episode, and with only 4 shows a week that means we aren’t even clearing an hour and a half per week.  So now we don’t even get ONE hour per week? Bull.

    The least they could have done was still done 4 episodes per week, just give us two episodes on the two days per show (AMC and OLTL).  That way viewers can still feel like they’re getting the same amount of eps per week that they’ve gotten used to since the return. With the online format and shortened episodes, no real fan should have any problem catching up. Even if you missed an entire week, Hulu gives you an extra week to catch up. 

    Very disappointing news.  And from what I can tell, a lot of fans aren’t happy about this. 

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    Fishbiscuit
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    and now a (planned) production hiatus? Cue the fat lady. 

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