“This is a very sad and frustrating day for daytime dramatic television and our members who work on these productions. DGA members are employed on daytime serials as directors, associate directors, stage managers and production associates. The cancellation of these two long-running shows will affect dozens of our members, most of whom have worked on these shows for decades. With the cancellation of ‘One Life to Live,’ there aren’t any more daytime dramas left in New York – once the home of this beloved programming.
“Many have long predicted the demise of daytime dramas, and although there have been signs for some time that this area faced particular challenges, today’s announcement is no less of a blow. We will be reaching out to our affected members and to ABC to make sure that our members are treated fairly throughout this process.”