Daytime soaps are dying and Oprah is leaving, sort of, so where is daytime TV headed? With changing demographics and women's evolving tastes, it's not yet clear where the next hit will come from.
After four decades on television, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are being canceled. A long-time viewer of both blogs on the significance that TV soaps can have on viewers.
Derided for melodrama and outlandish plots, daytime soap operas have dwindled. But their influence and offspring are turning up in prime time.