ABC's announcement that ''All My Children'' and ''One Life to Live,'' both Agnes Nixon creations, will soon go dark means the list of dearly departed daytime obsessions -- from ''Guiding Light'' to ''Ryan's Hope,'' ''Dark Shadows,'' and more –- is getting longer.
The Alden family ruled life in the Corinth, Pa., world of this ABC show, where soap staples like faked pregnancies, kidnappings, and murder played big. Despite the fact that it never scored in the ratings, the show lasted 12 years. And eventually they eliminated half the cast through a serial-killer story line that heralded the end of the show.
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