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ABC closes Port Charles

After six years on the air, ABC is ending half-hour soap opera Port
Charles
.

The last episode will air on ABC Friday, Oct. 3.

"We were very pleased with the creative execution of the show, but the
30-minute format in this time period posed significant financial challenges,
which ultimately led to this decision," said Brian Frons, president of ABC
Daytime.

Frons said he hopes to place as much of Port Charles’ cast on other
ABC daytime shows as soon as possible.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.