The One Where ABC Stands For "Awful, Brutal, Crazy"
I present the following without commentary, because I belive that this (freaking insane) news item says more about the (completely inept) people who (poorly) run ABC Daytime and their (terrible) decision to move the (already floundering) show to Los Angeles, a move that will (give them the opportunity to dump the undesirable people from their cast while making it look like it wasn't their choice to do so) give All My Children more space (in which to assault viewers with its wretchedness), than I could possibly say:
ABC Daytime has given the cast and crew of the network's daytime drama series All My Children" one week to decide whether they will uproot their lives and families to Los Angeles, CA when the show moves production in January, says Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) in an exclusive interview with New York Daily Newsreporter Carolyn Hinsey.
"I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm not the kind of dad who wants to be 3,000 miles away from my kids. And it's not exactly the best time to sell real estate," he says. Kaye is married to "One Life to Live's" Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke). They have two daughters, McKenna and Marlowe.
"I think the move shows that ABC has a lot of belief in 'AMC' and wants to keep it going,"Kaye says.
Okay, I lied, I do have this piece of somewhat unintelligible commentary: One week! OMG! WTF?! How can they ask people to uproot their entire lives and move across the country with a mere seven days to think it over? SEVEN DAYS! Do you know how long it takes me to decide what pair of shoes to buy, and from where? MORE THAN SEVEN DAYS. And shoes, as Cher Horowitz says, only go on my feet and the choice of shoe has no bearing on the rest of my life or my family's life.
Or, in a word:
They are hoping that most of the cast won't come, aren't they? And this way they can have their veteran (and awesome character free) All My Children and be able to spin it as, "Well, [insert actor here] had the choice to come, but declined. Too bad, so sad" and then they will probably lure back the former cast members now based in LA, and then we will have an AMC without well loved, long-time characters, replaced by the likes of Greenlee, Bianca, Reese and (perish the thought!) Alexa Havins, and then I will be forced to pour bleach in my eyes and blind myself and live life as a tragic blind blogger, and then when people ask how I became blind, I'll be forced to admit that All My Children triggered a breakdown, and they will judge and shun me, and I will die of shame. Enjoy living with that on your conscience, Brian Frons!
*Thanks to Beth R., my special news correspondent, for the link!