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One Life To Live

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Even though set in small-town Llanview (a fictional suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), the plots still managed to involve a surprisingly varied group of people and fantasy elements.

ABC announced the cancellation of One Life to Live on 14 April 2011, citing low ratings, high production costs and viewers’ changing tastes.

The final scenes were taped on 18 November 2011 and the last episode aired on 13 January 2012.  Several characters were taken across to General Hospital.

The final episode drew more than 3.8 million viewers, one of the highest ratings in the history of soap opera finales.

The departure of One Life to Live ended 62 years of daytime television soap opera production in New York, following the cancellations of its local brethren – All My ChildrenGuiding Light and As the World Turns.

ABC’s OLTL and All My Children were shot On 66th Street between Central Park West and the Hudson River, while CBS’s Guiding Light and As the World Turns were filmed on 57th Street near the Hudson. (Another World was shot in Brooklyn until its cancellation in 1999, and the soap Loving taped in Manhattan from 1983-1995.)