See last section below for actor's comments!
Now that ABC has announced the departure of Brian Frons in January 2012 when his contract expires, fans and journalists alike are speaking out about the news. We've gathered some representative comments from the twitterverse, Facebook and from Soapdom.com.
From what we can tell, there is no love lost as a result of this news. In fact, one of our twitterers tweeted yesterday, even before the announcement was made...
If only we could get rid of Brian Frons! #GH #ABC
Looks like she got her wish! Here's what some of the other fans had to say today after learning the news:
More Brian Frons out comments from today's Twitter
Getting a little nippy outside for my buck nekkid street dancing. Bringing the party back in-doors. #FireDFrons #GH #OLTL #AMC
Frons was an Asshat praising Chew & Revolution on his way out the damn door. No mention of soaps in his statement
THERE IS A SOAP GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FRONSHOLE IS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ding Dong Frons is gone. I know it's too late but the whos down in whoville are rejoicing
Brian Frons out comments from Facebook
Donna Modzelewski McLaughlin Got rid of that dead weight, maybe ABC can now see its way back to returning our shows to us!!
Linda Vetri Carman Tesoroni WE WANT OUR SOAPS BACK...FRONS IS GONE NOW...LETS GET RID OF THE LAME SHOWS TAKING OVER OUR SOAP SLOTS AND GET OUR SOAPS BACK!!!
Here's what a few of Soapdom's fellow journalists had to tweet about Frons out
Hey Brian Frons, you just successfully dismantled ABC Daytime. What will you do next? "Not go to Disneyland!"
Per Variety, Brian Frons GONE! Too little too late
Soap Fans Rejoice (A Bit Too Late): Brian Frons Leaving ABC
Unfortunately Brian Frons' exit changes nothing. AMC and OLTL are still gone, GH is still in danger and his bosses are still there
MOST HATED MAN IN TV: BRIAN FRONS
You know what I'd have taken as great news? Frons out... and Valentini in as the new head of daytime. Not some reality-based chick.
From Soapdom.com's article on Brian Frons leaving ABC
Lola: Good riddance. i knew it was only a matter of time. cya. not gonna miss ya.
Michelle B: Thank goodness. Now, I can stop puking.
Funneebonz: I don't like to bad mouth another TV exec…but this guy had to go. Not only was he reviled by fans, actors didn't think too highly of him either, and from what I am reading today, neither did producers and writers. I am with Linda. Think twice before hiring Frons, all you prospective employers out there. He's probably leaving a very rich man. Time for him to fade into the distance, the far, far, far distance.
And Soapdom's own editorializing: "don't let the door hit you on the way out."
UPDATED, December 4th: Actors tweet about Brian Frons leaving ABC Daytime!
Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, One Life to Live): "Ding Dong the Warlock is dead ;) Karma, baby! Too bad he had to take down two stellar shows before being taken down himself." Also, "Brian, Which part don't you understand? The Buh, or the BYE??" And finally closing with "'stepped down' yeah....that's it. He 'stepped down.' WHATEVER."
Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, General Hospital): 'Friday night. Two bosses gone in two days. Two glasses of wine??"
Steve Burton (Jason, General Hospital) "Craziness here, today. :0 We will see what happens. Thanks for all u guys do for us. Stay positive."
Chrishell Strause (Amanda, All My Children) "Cryptic tweet for those in the know: Ding Dong the da da daaa.... ;)"
Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital) "I think that there is truly a light at the end of the tunnel with GH. Let's keep on fighting and keep this show on the air."
Hillary B. Smith (Nora, One Life to Live): "I was thrilled that ABC finally woke up, but saddened that it was after so much demolition of the ABC line up." And also, "Just keep watching. Ratings speak volumes! They still have Soapnet."
Kimberly McCullough (Robin, General Hospital): "Oh the times, they are a-changin"
Cady McClain (Dixie, All My Children): "Frons quits? Something about the timing of this is interesting"
And this, from a former employee, Nicholas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay; Lionel Lockridge, Santa Barbara, and a film/TV resume far to long to note here: "sorry to be sappy, but he was always nice to me...accepted suggestions about Santa Barbara and long after those days were gone, he (unlike some -ex-producer of SB now on long running soap), answered my phone call, not that long ago...I wish him well...."
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