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TV's 20 Biggest Disappointments of 2011

HOUSE:  Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) worries about House in the "After Hours" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Jordin Althaus/FOX

Just as TV can exceed our expectations by, say, taking what felt like the umpteenth couples comedy and parlaying it into wonderful, weekly Happy Endings, gripping us tight with Homeland drama or reviving the primetime sudser with a delicious serving of Revenge, small screen fare can also let us down.

With 2011 drawing to a close, we reflected on 20 instances over the past year when, for one reason or another, the TV gods didn’t quite smile on us. VIEW SLIDESHOW


TVLine Items: Desperate Housewife Bedded By AMC Vet, 'Support Community' PSA and More!

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One of Pine Valley’s finest is coming to Wisteria Lane.

All My Children alum Cameron Mathison has landed a guest spot on the final season of Desperate Housewives, playing …READ MORE


Chrishell Stause Teases Body of Proof Bad Girl Role, All My Children's Original Series Finale

BODY OF PROOF - "Your Number's Up" - When a recent lottery winner is found brutally murdered, everyone becomes a suspect, on "Body of Proof," TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/MICHAEL DESMOND)
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This Tuesday on Body of Proof (ABC, 10/9c), Chrishell Stause – who on All My Children dealt with all kinds of drama, including a cancer scare – must face a possible murder rap, guest-starring as a party planner who’s got a secret or two. TVLine invited the actress to preview her visit to the ABC procedural as well as weigh in on AMC‘s needlessly odd (in retrospect) series finale. READ MORE


It's Official: One Life to Life and All My Children Web Revivals Scrapped Completely

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Prospect Park is now confirming what our sister site Deadline first reported Wednesday morning: Plans to continue axed ABC sudsers One Life to Live and All My Children online have been abandoned.

Prospect Park’s Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz issued the following statement confirming the news: READ MORE


Susan Lucci on All My Children's Scrubbed Online Launch: It's 'Simply Untrue' That I Caused It

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Susan Lucci wants fans to know that it’s “simply untrue” that she is one of the reasons why All My Children is not moving forward via Prospect Park’s TheOnlineNetwork.com.

“This is simply untrue and not the case,” the daytime legend said Wednesday in a passionate statement posted to her Facebook page. READ MORE


Report: All My Children's Online Relaunch Halted

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Prospect Park, the upstart media group which last July announced its plan to rescue both All My Children and One Life to Live from the brink of cancellation, is reportedly rethinking its stance on one of its two ABC Daytime saves. READ MORE


TVLine Items: All My Children Online Update, Psych's Ratings Boost and More!

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Let’s hope this really is a done deal: All My Children‘s Lindsay Hartley has revealed via Twitter that Darnell Williams (aka Jesse Hubbard!) is set to join her when (or if?) the soap relaunches on The Online Network next year.  READ MORE


Online Hub for All My Children and One Life to Live Gets Name, Launch Date

ALL MY CHILDREN -  Cameron Mathison (Ryan) and Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) in a scene that airs the week of September 19, 2011 on ABC Daytime's "All My Children."  "All My Children" airs Monday-Friday (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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The Prospect Park media company on Tuesday announced a name and tentative launch date for the online network that will host new episodes of ABC’s axed All My Children and One Life to Live. READ MORE


Saturday Night Live Season Premiere With Alec Baldwin: Best and Worst Skits

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Saturday Night Live‘s 37th season premiere, with Alec Baldwin making a record 16th appearance as host, took us on a journey from the sublimely ridiculous to the thuddingly awful. But as is the case with SNL nowadays, if you get a chuckle from, say, one out of every three skits, then it’s pretty much a passing grade. …READ MORE


Rebecca Budig Bids 'Farewell' to All My Children: 'I Will Forever Be Grateful'

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With her involvement in All My Children‘s online venture still up in the air, Rebecca Budig — who has played Pine Valley’s reformed badgirl, Greenlee Smythe du Pres Lavery, for the better part of a decade — is approaching Friday’s broadcast finale with mixed emotions.

“Some of my last scenes were…really emotional,” she tells TVLine candidly. “But then …READ MORE