Reality producer J.D. Roth
had a hunch that ABC was close to picking up his new daytime series The Revolution
. But Roth says he had no idea until Thursday morning that his greenlight would come at the expense of two soap opera staples.
Thursday's ABC soapocalypse left daytime fans reeling, as the network pulled the plug on 43-year-old One Life to Live
and 41-year-old All My Children
. Roth, whose new show will take the place of OLTL