Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Reasons We Won’t Be Watching or Covering THE CHEW

1) As fans of scripted shows in general and soaps in particular, we refuse to encourage the decimation of an entire genre by execs like Brian Frons, whom Susan Lucci (Erica, ALL MY CHILDREN), beautifully described as having “that fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance.”

2) If we want cooking shows, we’ll go to the experts at The Food Network.

3) This week, time-slot competitor DAYS OF OUR LIVES kicks off a reboot that will bring fan-favorites John, Marlena, Carrie and Austin back to Salem.

4) You know how shows always put the good stuff in the promos? If having TOP CHEF’s Carla tell us that small shrimp are cheaper and still awesome in her gumbo is “the good stuff”, we’ll pass.

5) We hate those ugly orange crocs that Mario Batali wears.

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  • Shilo0854

    I love a 40 yr following of all ABC soaps. The last thing I need is another food show. No offense to the chef’s.

  • Jason

    Point #1 is the view of every American TV viewer, as ABC will immediately discover. 

  • Southernpride1997

    i can say without a doubt in my mind i will never watch the chew, i aggree with all 5 reasons, and whatever abc and disney try to make me choke on in january after they take OLTL off i also will not watch, in fact i will not watch abc after OLTL goes off i hope the chews raitings were awfull maybe they will keep daytime tv as it is and leave OLTL alone

  • LAGirl24

    I don’t watch the soaps, but I agree wholeheartedly with banning this show.  The name alone is enough to make me never watch it, but taking off a beloved show so it can have a time slot is unforgivable.

  • Why is it ABC gets all the flack of killing two soap operas? CBS killed Guiding Light and As the World Turns with what would be considered a whimpered compared to this. NBC killed Passions and another daytime drama I can’t recall.


    P.S. If you aren’t covering The Chew, you’d better not cover The View or its much-worse cousin, The Talk. All three repulse me. 🙂