SABC cancelling All My Children! Again!

2013-10-22 10:54
Cape Town – SABC3 is cancelling All My Children - again - after trying to do the same in 2011 but then doing a double take following viewer outrage and contract issues.

According to various source SABC3 is planning on getting rid of the American soap in November and replacing its timeslot with the cancelled The Jeff Probst Show.

The cancelled Jeff Probst Show started airing earlier this year on M-Net Series Reality (DStv 115) and now SABC3 plans to dump All My Children with the last episode on 19 November.

The Jeff Probst Show will then be placed into the 13:55 daily All My Children timeslot from 20 November.

There's been no official word from SABC3 yet, but according to various insiders in the know, SABC3 is done with All My Children, feeling that the American soap is "irrelevant", although SABC3 just took over the American soap The Bold and the Beautiful from SABC1.

SABC3 ended up continuing with All My Children more from a contractual obligation last year because the TV channel failed to sign the contract for The Nate Berkus Show in time.

After saying that All My Children would be removed and embarrassingly telling TV critics that the channel is done with the soap starting from January 2012, SABC3 quietly kept it on the schedule, which also saw an All My Children petition from outraged South African soap viewers which did the rounds.

That led to a reprieve – which now clearly seems to have been only a temporary one - for All My Children fans.

Plan to get rid of AMC ‘nothing new’

According to sources the dumping of All My Children is not "new", although the continuation of All My Children might have led viewers and fans of the soap on and mistakenly created the impression that All My Children was actually saved from the axe.

According to another connected source SABC3 simply added another season because new planned content wasn't available in time. "It was the plan since last year" to still end All My Children but just giving it another season extension, the source told Channel24.

If you're unhappy about the second cancellation of All My Children, let SABC3 know on the TV channel's Facebook page. Viewers can also send  email to the SABC's customer service department, saying you’re unhappy about All My Children: Write to
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