Rumorville: UPDATED  "Even though other soaps are being canceled, we're still dedicated to ours. We're very proud of them and have big plans for the future."
--Brian Frons, December 2009, TV Guide Magazine (after CBS announced that, "As The Word Turns", had been canceled.)

"Soap fans should take some comfort in knowing that, 'General Hospital', will not be affected by the changes and, in fact, should remain on ABC for a “long, long time.”
--Brian Frons, April 2011, Entertainment Weekly (after announcing the cancellation of OLTL and AMC)

Frons, offered up this statement to TheWrap, when asked about the landscape of the soap genre (now that his decision leaves daytime soaps within only four surviving members), “It’s like any other genre on TV, the strongest will survive. Right now we’re down to the last few that are still strong and viable and economically sound. I think the soap operas that are strong, "The Young and the Restless" on CBS and "General Hospital" on ABC, still have a good place in the hearts.

Can he make a commitment to keep GH on the air? "As long as we have good ratings it will stay in the lineup. It's an algebraic equation of cost ad revenue and the revenue of course is represented by ratings. So as long as they can continue to produce the show in a smart way and bring in viewers it'll be here on ABC."

By the way, the type of shows that will be replacing OLTL and AMC cost "
about 30 to 40 percent less than the soaps".

ABC in TVGuide on if AMC and OLTL could be moved to a new outlet: “Meanwhile, there may be a glimmer of hope for All My Children and One Life to Live fans: Insiders at the network say ABC would be willing to entertain offers from other outlets — either cable or online — that might be interested in picking up the shows or even taking over ownership.

But before you get your hopes up, ABC (which didn’t shop the shows before making the announcement) doesn’t think they’ll get any interest. And indeed, when TV Guide Magazine asked several cable networks whether they’d be interested, reps for those channels — including Oprah Winfrey Network and Hallmark Channel — said no.”