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ABC Daytime (sometime shortened to ABC-D or ABCD) is a programming block on the ABC Network usually being between 11.00am-3.00pm (ET), which has historically encompassed soap operas, game shows and talk shows. It is part of the Times Square Studios division.
- 1 Schedule
- 2 Current programs
- 3 Former shows on ABC Daytime
- 4 Executives
- 5 Profiles
- 6 Criticism and controversy
- 7 List of ABC Daytime slogans
- 8 References
- 9 External links
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||The View|
|1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||The Chew|
|2:00 pm – 3:00 pm||General Hospital|
NOTE: All times are Eastern; local schedules may differ.
- Debut: August 11, 1997
- Replaced program: Caryl & Marilyn: Real Friends
- Taping location: New York, NY
- Creators: Barbara Walters, Bill Geddie
- Producing Team: Bill Geddie (Executive Producer), Barbara Walters, Alexandra Cohen
- Directing Team: Mark Gentile 
- Current Hosts: Whoopi Goldberg (moderator), Sherri Shephard, Jenny McCarthy, Barbara Walters
- Debut: September 26, 2011
- Replaced program: All My Children
- Taping location: New York, NY
- Creator: Gordon Elliott
- Producing Team: Gordon Elliott (Executive Producer)
- Directing Team: John D'Incecco
- Hosts: Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz
- Debut: April 1, 1963
- Replaced program: Yours for a Song
- Taping location: Los Angeles, CA
- Creators: Frank and Doris Hursley
- Producing Team: Frank Valentini (Executive Producer), Mary O'Leary, Mercer Barrows, Michelle Henry, Deborah Genovese
- Directing Team: Scott McKinsey, Matthew Diamond, Craig McManus, William Ludel, Phideaux Xavier, Owen Renfroe, Penny Pengra, Christine Magarian, Ron Cates , Peter Fillmore, Ronald C. Cates, Dave MacLeod
- Head Writer: Ron Carlivati
- Other Writers: David Rupel, Garin Wolf, Shelly Altman, Michael Conforti, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Heidi Ploen, Sasha Cartullo, Nathan Fissel, David Goldschmid, Meg Bennett, Susan Wald , Michele Val Jean, Mary Sue Price, Elizabeth Korte, Dave Ryan,
- Casting Directors: Mark Teschner, Gwen Hillier
- Cast: Kristen Alderson, Maurice Benard, Sean Blakemore, Teresa Castillo, Tyler Christopher, Bryan Craig, Jimmy Deshler, Chad Duell, Michael Easton, Jane Elliot, Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Nancy Lee Grahn, Rebecca Herbst, Roger Howarth, Finola Hughes, Sean Kanan, Lisa Lo Cicero, Kelly Monaco, Emme Rylan, Marc Samuel, Kirsten Storms, Kelly Sullivan, Kelly Thiebaud, Jason Thompson, Maura West, Laura Wright, John J. York, Dominic Zamprogna
Former shows on ABC Daytime
- A Flame in the Wind (retitled A Time for Us) (1964–1966)
- A World Apart (1970–1971)
- All My Children (1970–2011);
- The Best of Everything (1970)
- The City (1995–1997)
- Confidential for Women (1966)
- Dark Shadows (1966–1971)
- Edge of Night (1975–1984)
- Loving (1983–1995)
- Never Too Young (1965–1966)
- The Nurses (1965–1967)
- One Life to Live (1968–2012)
- Port Charles (1997–2003)
- Road to Reality (1960–1961)
- Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
- The Young Marrieds (1964–1966)
Other scripted originals
- The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (specials, 1973–1975)
- ABC Afterschool Special (specials, 1972–1996)
- Day in Court (1958–1965)
- Love, American Style, (1985–1986)
ABC Daytime has not had a regular game show block since 1986, and has not had any game show since a revival of Match Game ended in 1991. Though the daily version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire currently airs in daytime on many ABC owned and operated stations and affiliates, it is distributed by the network's syndication wing, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
- The $10,000 Pyramid (1974–1976) and The $20,000 Pyramid (1976–1980)
- All-Star Blitz (1985)
- Baby Game (1968)
- Bargain Hunters (1987)
- The Better Sex (1977–1978)
- The Big Showdown (1974–1975)
- Blankety Blanks (1975)
- Break the Bank (1976)
- Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak (1986)
- Camouflage (1961–1962)
- The Dating Game (1965–1973)
- Double Talk (1986)
- Dream House (1968–1970)
- Everybody's Talking (1967)
- Get the Message (1964)
- Family Feud (1976–1985)
- The Family Game (1967)
- The Honeymoon Race (1967)
- Hot Seat (1976)
- How's Your Mother-in-Law? (1967–1968)
- Let's Make a Deal (1968–1976)
- Match Game (1990–1991)
- Missing Links (1964)
- The Money Maze (1974–1975)
- Number Please (1961)
- One in a Million (1967)
- The Neighbors (1975–1976)
- The Newlywed Game (1966–1974, 1984)
- The Object Is (1963–1964)
- Password (1971–1975)
- The Price Is Right (1963–1965)
- Rhyme and Reason (1975–1976)
- Second Chance (1977)
- Seven Keys (1961–1964)
- Showoffs (1975)
- Split Second (1972–1975)
- Supermarket Sweep (1965–1967)
- Temptation (1967–1968)
- Trivia Trap (1984–1985)
- Who Do You Trust? (1957–1963)
- You Don't Say! (1975)
- Yours for a Song (1961–1963)
Talk shows and lifestyle programming
- Caryl & Marilyn: Real Friends (1996–1997)
- Fame, Fortune & Romance (1986–1987)
- Good Afternoon America (2012)
- Home (1988–1994)
- Mike and Maty (1994–1996)
- The Revolution (2012)
|Harve Bennett||Vice President of Daytime Programming||1965–1967||Started as a producer at CBS. Became ABC Vice President of Programming (West Coast) in 1967. Left to return to producing. Produced several of the movies in the Star Trek franchise.|
|Leonard Goldberg||Vice President of Daytime Programming||1967–1970||Was Director of New York Program Development at ABC. During his tenure, he introduced such prototypical, highly successful shows as The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, and Dark Shadows. A year later, Goldberg was named Head of All Programming for ABC, a position he held for the next three years.|
|Michael Eisner||Vice President of Daytime Programming||1971–1976||Introduced Family Feud and Ryan's Hope. Along with Procter & Gamble, bought The Edge of Night from CBS and went to ABC where it stayed until December 1984.|
|Jackie Smith||Vice President of Daytime Programming||1977–1989||She planned a spin-off of General Hospital, "Young Loves of General Hospital", that was not picked up.|
|Jo Ann Emmerich||Senior Vice President of Daytime Programming||1989–1993||Was gunning for CBS Daytime, and had planned for several actors to reprise their roles on All My Children, One Life to Live and General hospital. Viewed The Young and the Restless as a "serious threat", and wanted All My Children to go head to head with its main competitor at 12:30 pm. Viewed The Bold and the Beautiful as an "uninspiring, poor man's version of The Young and the Restless". She wanted Paul Rauch to leave sooner than he did, hired Wendy Riche and Linda Gottlieb.|
|Pat Fili-Krushel||President of Daytime Programming||1993–1998||Served until she resigned to join an internet company. During her tenure, the network published the 1995 New York Times bestseller General Hospital tie-in novel Robin's Diary and debuted the General Hospital spin-off Port Charles.|
|Felicia M. Behr||Vice President of Daytime Programming||1999–2002|
|Angela Shapiro||President of Daytime Programming||1998–2002||The co-founder of Soap Opera Digest who had been ABC's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Promotion since 1995. Assumed the position of President in 2000. Called "a champion of the soap fans," Shapiro is credited with adapting the prime time series practice of "refreshers" and "previews" — recapping the previous episode immediately before showing the current one and previewing the next episode at the end – and applying the concept to daytime serials. The idea is still in use today, and other networks have adopted it. Shapiro also utilized the established interconnection of ABC's three soap operas (General Hospital, One Life to Live, and All My Children) in a bolder synergy concept designed to "entice viewers to tune into soap operas that they might not have usually watched." Over the course of six months in 2000, Daytime Emmy Award-winner Linda Dano's character Rae Cummings crossed over among all four ABC daytime series. Shapiro also created ABC Super Soap Weekend, a fan event held at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida from 1996 (the year Disney bought ABC) to 2008. She left ABC Daytime in 2002 to head the ABC Family network,|
|Brian Frons||President of Daytime Programming||2002–2011||Joined in August 2002. In May 2006 Frons was promoted to President of Daytime for the newly created Disney-ABC Television Group, an entity overseeing all ABC and Disney networks and SOAPnet. Cancelled All My Children and One Life to Live and replaced them with The Chew and The Revolution. In December 2011, Frons announced that he was resigning as president after nine years with the network.|
|Vicki Dummer||Vice-President of Times Square Studios||2011–present||Joined ABC in 1996. Cancelled lifestyle talk show The Revolution after less than 3 months on the air.|
He is the son of television pioneer Worthington Miner and Frances Fuller, the father of Peter and Rachel Miner, and the cousin of Kirk Browning. He was a child actor who made his Broadway debut at age eight and was described by Joshua Logan as "the best child actor I ever saw".
A graduate of Georgetown School of Foreign Service, he has a BS in Diplomatic and Consular Practice.
Having been a TV director (The Brighter Day, Guiding Light, and One Life To Live from 1976–1996) and writer, he took a career detour as a network executive (Director of Daytime Programming at ABC Daytime) before going back to directing, writing and producing. He produced Dark Shadows, Hey Cinderella, All My Children and wrote a mystery-romance novel, The Darkening Night (under the pseudonym Jane Elliot).
She replaced Susan Bedsow Horgan, the current Head Writer of One Life To Live, and served as Executive Producer of One Life To Live from 1996 – 1997 and Vice President of ABC Daytime from 1980–1999. She was a consultant for ABC Cable Group from 2001–2002. , , , , , , , 
Before joining Time Warner in 2001, Fili-Krushel was President of ABC. When she quit, Disney president Robert Iger named Alex Wallau as acting head of the network. Prior to that position, she was president of ABC Daytime (ABC-D). Brian Frons replaced her as the head of ABC-D in 2002.
Before joining ABC in 1993, she had been with Lifetime Television (where she greenlit its first original primetime series, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, after the cable net picked it up from NBC in 1989) since 1988 as both Group Vice President of Hearst/ABC-Viacom Entertainment Services (HAVES), and Senior Vice President of Programming and Production of Lifetime Television. Fili-Krushel joined Lifetime from HBO, where she had been Vice President of Business Affairs and Production since December 1984.
She currently sits on the board of directors of The Public Theater of New York, Oxygen Media, Inc., the Board of the Central Park Conservancy, the Board of Trustees of Fordham University, and Mayor Bloomberg's Commission on Women's Issues. , , , , [www.publictheater.org/content/view/25], [www.nywift.org/article.aspx?id=38], , [www.kurthanson.com/HTM-RAIN/NewsArchives/Mar-00/032900.htm], 
She is best known for creating the short-lived soap opera Texas along with her husband John and fellow soap opera colleague Paul Rauch. She also wrote for other soap operas including General Hospital and One Life to Live. Her most recent position was as a producer/story editor for MTV's "The Real World."
- Co-creater (with John William Corrington and Paul Rauch)
- Co-Head Writer: 1980 – 1981
- Co-Head Writer: 1982 – 1983
- Co-Head Writer: 1983
- Co-Head Writer: 1983
- Co-Head Writer: 1987 – 1989
TV Career: He started out producing and directing network sports and news programs. His credits include All My Children (Executive Producer; hired by Harve Bennett, the president of ABC Daytime to work closely with Agnes Nixon; 1970–1978), and NBC Daytime's Texas (1980–1982). He convinced Susan Lucci to audition for the role of Erica Kane as well as Tara Martin according to Lucci's All My Life memoir.
Awards & Nominations: He has been nominated four times at the Daytime Emmys.
Criticism and controversy
- When Megan McTavish returned as Head Writer of All My Children in July 2003, she faced criticism for a story that depicted the rape of a lesbian character, Bianca Montgomery. The show also faced opposition to a story of a transgender character in 2006.
- ABC Daytime dropped a storyline on One Life to Live which was to depict a school shooting rampage the day the Virginia Tech massacre occurred on April 17, 2007.
- The Writers Guild of America East filed arbitration suits against ABC Daytime, claiming that they violated the strike-termination agreement by retaining replacement writers (those who choose Financial Core Status) who filled in during the strike on All My Children instead of bringing back the writers who had been on strike. “The strike-termination agreement does not allow the retention of replacement writers in lieu of allowing striking writers to return to their jobs. [ABC Daytime] are clearly violating this agreement,” said Ira Cure, senior counsel for the WGA East, in a statement. “They have left us no other option but to file arbitrations to ensure that our members will be afforded their rights outlined under this agreement.”
- ABC Daytime has been criticized by soap opera fans for the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live in favor of the cheaper to produce talk and reality shows The Chew and the short-lived The Revolution.
List of ABC Daytime slogans
- 1975–1985: Love in the Afternoon
- 1985–1986: Can You Feel It / Love It
- 1986–1987: We Belong Together. Together
- 1987: I'll Take Romance
- 1987–1989 fall promos (only): Something's Happening
- 1988: My Time / Daytime on ABC
- 1989–91: Day TV ABC. You've Got an Effect on Me!
- 1994: Here on ABC Daytime
- 1997: Watch What Happens on ABC Daytime
- 1999: Your Great Escape
- 2003: Just Can't Get Enough
- 2003–2013: Weekdays on ABC and Weeknights on Soapnet
- "Disney/ABC Forms New Daytime Programming and Development Unit, Times Square Studios". ABC News. September 3, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
- Rice, Lynette (December 17, 1999). "Alpha Female". Entertainment Weekly (EW.com). Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Rice, Lynette (December 10, 1999). "On The Air: Can Soaps Float?". Entertainment Weekly (EW.com). Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Rice, Lynette (April 14, 2000). "On The Air: Female Troubles". Entertainment Weekly (EW.com). Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Labine, Claire; Judith Pinsker (November 1995). Robin's Diary. ABC Daytime. p. 180. ISBN 0-8019-8775-X. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Kroll, Dan J. (April 1, 2002). "Angela Shapiro to Leave ABC Daytime Post". SoapCentral.com. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Rice, Lynette; Dan Snierson (March 17, 2000). "On The Air: Fast Acting". Entertainment Weekly (EW.com). Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Kroll, Dan J. (December 29, 2003). "OLTL News: Dano's Run as ABC's Rae About to End". SoapCentral.com. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Lisotta, Christopher (May 10, 2006). "Frons to Lead Daytime for Disney-ABC TV Group". TVWeek.com (Internet Archive). Archived from the original on January 1, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2007.
- "Company Town". Los Angeles Times.
- "ABC Medianet". ABC Medianet. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
- The Advocate: The Rape of Bianca Montgomery
- ABC News: Daytime Drama Pulls Episodes Involving High School Hostage Situation
- Broadcasting & Cable: Arbitration Suit Against ABC-D
- "Important Announcement Regarding ABC Daytime". ABC television network.