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ABC Daytime's Brian Frons on how AMC & OLTL casts were informed of cancellation!

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So just how did the cancellation of One Life to Live and All My Children go down this morning?  According to an article in EW.com, ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons told the cast and crew of AMC personally before the announcement went out to the press some 15 minutes later. (The cast and crew of the New York-based OLTL was video linked at the same time).

Unlike when CBS announced the demise of Guiding Light and As the World Turns, Frons said it was important to immediately reveal how the soaps will be replaced because “otherwise we will appear like we have no plan. It’s important for our affiliates. If we make the decision to take off two shows we value, then they need to know how we will replace them.”

The daytime executive admitted it wasn’t easy to make the cancellation call. “It’s very sad for me. I came here because I wanted to work on the ABC soaps. I worked in CBS and NBC daytime and I always envied the quality and people who ABC had. I never imagined when I came in August of 2002 that I’d be the guy to take two of the shows off.” 

Frons also stated that it was too early to tell if General Hospital will absorb some of the actors from AMC or OLTL. So stay tuned down the road for that one!

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ANGEL
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ANGEL

I think this gentleman made a huge career mistake with using his authority to cancel two extremely well liked soaps, Such talent on both programs. I think AMC and OLTL are both liked sooooooooooo much more then the other remaining soaps. These shows are watched by thousands of woman who enjoyed tuning in. They are the Many Fans who followed the storylines for years. I think its so wrong and it is a mistake he has made cancelling these thriving well liked shows. There are alot of unhappy ABC viewers due to his call.

Lynne
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Lynne

This is the worst thing thats ever happened for two great soaps to go off the air! It makes no darn sense to me at all . Plus a million people have watched them thru out the years. They will be soooooooooooo missed it’s not even funny. Who cares about talk shows Yuck. I am really pissed to say the least.

Rose
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Rose

I am 65 and will be supporting a boycott an all of my friends have all said they will boycott

mikki
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mikki

I think he (FRONS) ruined daytime. Talk shows are boring. I have been watching soaps for years. I will never watch ABC anymore for anything. I love AMC, OLTL, and GH, but I will have to give up GH in support of the other actors that just lost their jobs. HOW CAN ABC DO THIS. EVERY SOAP FAN SHOULD BOYCOTT ABC TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES FROM OUR FAVORITE SOAPS.

Jessica
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Jessica

He’s full of it, it was not difficult for him to make his decision, every interview he’s given contradicts the other. Get OWN to take our soaps
http://www.tinyurl.com/soapsonOWN

Andrew
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Andrew

I feel sorry for all of those people who are losing their jobs. It’s a sad moment in TV history that two classic shows are being swept under the rug for reality shows.

steve
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steve

I agree this happened a year ago when ABC/OLTL let 2 great Actors go without a good reason this would be Brett Claywell & Scott Evans better known as Kyle & Oliver ‘KISH’ they were given the coldest treatment that I have ever seen ! Brett found out in person while Scott got word from His Twitter Account like ABC where did Your standards go ! Brett & Scott had one of the most true to Life Lovestories for the 2009/2010 season ! America ABC just repeated its self We fought hard for Brett & Scott for 5 Months without… Read more »

Lori
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Lori

For longtime viewers who have spent a lifetime watching soaps, Frons has sent a clear message…we are not in the coveted 18-34 age bracket, and therefore, we don’t matter. No matter what a viewers age, I cannot imagine ANY soap viewer tuning into the ridiculous new shows he plans to air. Earth to Frons…your coveted demo should be at work at that time of day…and you won’t be getting soap viewers. Millions of us have been loyal fans for years…and this is how our loyality is rewarded. You will need viewers to get sponsers, won’t you? Ummm…good luck with that!… Read more »

Skyla
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Skyla

He is full of bologna!!! He doesn’t want to pay his actors so he chooses to canceled two beloved shows and replace it with crap that no one is going to watch. I find it ludicrous that he would say that he admired ABC daytime so much in one sentence and then decimate 2/3 of their shows in the next. He basically has said he came over there and then destroyed their soaps… I think he is the one that should be going because after only several years under his leadership two soaps that have been on more than 30… Read more »

Bina
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Bina

SCUM BAG!!!

lisa
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lisa

VALUE ??? YOU DON’T VALUE ANYTHING BUT YOUR OWN OPINION BRIAN FRONS……

AND REPLACE ….YOU CAN’T REPLACE AMC AND OLTL WITH MORE OF WHAT’S ALREADY ON TELEVISION.

NO DAYTIME DRAMA – I’D RATHER GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY ……BECAUSE I HAVE MY LIFE TO LIVE WITH ALL MY CHILDREN !!
…AND THEY’RE ALL GROWN !!
REALLY SHORT SIGHT ON YOUR PART MR.FRONS.

Laura Coppola
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Laura Coppola

Brian Frons is full of it – he does not care about the soaps…SERIAL KILLER

Eileen NYC
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Eileen NYC

Yes he is a total arroganat idiot. I am also sick and tired of another justification for this, ” that this what viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 want”. So I guess anyone over 49 should be playing bingo. Well sorry to alert this arrogant man but the boomers have stuck with these shows for 40 plus years and we also are very adaptable to change and viable members of the human race as well. Oh and we buy products , hold jobs or are retired, WELL WE ALL KNOW WHERE THE FOOD CHANNEL IS IF THE SENILE… Read more »

dinah
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dinah

Go to HELL Frons

Sheri
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Sheri

Dinah pretty much sums it all up in her 4 words.

Bettyann
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Bettyann

Really? Really? I believe my granddaughter is 19 and an avid fan of OLTL. If she can’t watch at 1pm on abc she watches online the next day. I’ve been watching since the 70’s. Not contemporary? I believe we just went through a whole story line about bullying. Most women working? ABC, I hope you are not beleiving your own hype on the news. Unemployment is at an all time high. Seriously, has it not occured to you that your Neilson Ratings are obsolete. There are so many ways to watch these shows now, ie DVR, Hulu, Abc.com, Soapnet etc.… Read more »

jomomma
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jomomma

Every thing Frons touches dies! As of Monday’s show I for one will never watch GH again, but will stick to the others to the very end as I have for over 30 years. GH is dead to me, but OLTL and AMC will live forever. And they way they went about this was wrong. I’m thinking of tuning out ABC entirely

todd
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todd

The only way to make Frons lose his job is to launch boycotts of all the advertiser products that air during the replacement shows. It is all about money. If sponsers pull from the shows, they go off the air. I don’t endorse watching these horrible sounding shows, but we have to monitor who is advertising and write them that you will no longer buy their products. NOt watching ABC alone will not do anything.

Marian
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Marian

Shame on Brian Frons. Two more talk shows…can we tolerate any more? There are enough shows highlighting cooking and losing weight. Enough! So many excellent actors and writers will now be out of work. OLTL has taken on such pertinent storylines, currently the issue of school bullying. I will not be watching ABC’s proposed new shows. I hope they are huge failures for ABC and, especially, for Brian Frons.

lumily
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lumily

its all about money,the actors want to much and talk shows dont ,

susan
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susan

Brian Frons is a a dick !!!!!!!! Brian Frons has ruined ABC by taking off AMC and OLTI. I will now boycott all things ABC/ DISNEY !!!
ABC now stands for ANOTHER BAD CHOICE !!!!!!

susan
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susan

Brian Frons has ruined ABC by taking off AMC and OLTI. I will now boycott all things ABC/ DISNEY !!!
ABC now stands for ANOTHER BAD CHOICE !!!!!!

ABC is losing a longtime viewer. I will not support any of the new shows that ABC puts in place of my 2 favorite soaps.
Thanks Brian Frons for ruining my day !!!!!

Lisa Klingler
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Lisa Klingler

The new plan sucks. I’d rather watch grass grow. I can’t believe they think those type of shows will be better. I think it’s lazyness. Where has all the creativity gone. I have great ideas how the soaps could make money. But now I shall get healthier because I will be outside watching the grass grow instead of denting the couch.

debbie
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debbie

ABC Frons is Stupid! who wants to watch shows on food all day,not me
I’ll find another network to watch, hopefully one will pick up AMC & OLTL
One life to live is one of my favorite shows, I look forward to see what will happen next,
Not what to cook or eat! ABC should be ashamed, you always cancel really great shows. I want be watchin you in daytime any longer, once my shows are gone!!!

debbie
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debbie

Go Away Frons, leave OLTL on the air , get rid of Frons!
I will not watch ABC daytime any longer, once my show is take off.

Chip Coffey
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Chip Coffey

Brian Frons and everyone at ABC/Disney has made a BAD decision by canceling these two legacy soap operas. I will no longer watch anything on the ABC network, nor will I patronize anything Disney. I encourage others to do the same.

Angela Smith
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Angela Smith

Mr. Frons, you do not know what viewers want if you are willing to take off two of the most popular daytime shows on ABC. What are you thinking? Do you realize how many people watch these shows ? I guess not, and you are the president of ABC I think after this big disaster they will have to rethink that job title I hope you know that taking those two soaps off will cause you to ruin ABC those were the only decent programs on! and them saying goodbye to help fans get over it is not going to… Read more »

andrea R.
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andrea R.

He doesn’t know what he is doing. He has ruined daytime TV on ABC. I am truly sorry for all the actors and crew who are losing there jobs. i don’t know what will happen to to them when there is hardly any other soaps to go to. If this is a sign of the times…I hate it!

Ina M.
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Ina M.

Brian Frons, are you out of your mind??????? I’ve been watching both AMC and OLTL for over 40 years!!! I haven’t missed an episode since I was a young single woman until now as a disabled senior. What are you thinking?? These shows have staying power and loyal fans like myself and a million others. Your planned replacements , “The Chew'” and “The Revolution” will be a flash in the pan. They’ll come and go…UNlike AMC aand OLTL. I’ll NEVER watch ABC again…you can take that to the bank!! But if you go ahead with this ridiculous cancellation, I’ll look… Read more »

Don
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Don

Brian Frons you will need witness protection. Who blew you to put health show on was it MIchelle Obama. Someone needs to cancel you f ing ass.

Eileen NYC
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Eileen NYC

Health show as well? We got Dr. Oz for that and Dr Phil if we are a little out of sorts. Of course if we have any legal or paternity matters pending we have the judges and Maury. Maybe he should try those infomercial for the Hair Club for men as new sponsors for his new shows because he is going to need a little more fuzz on that empty skull when he is out in the cold. Sad case of visionary blindness.

lisa
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lisa

Mr.Frons

Not only are you about to put six hundred talented people from two shows out of work …but journalists from affiliated magazines will also lose their jobs
Nice ripple affect Mr.Frons -NICE !!

If in your infinite short -sightedness you can cancel two long running daytime dramas with the stroke of a pen……is there not some faction in the industry that can – CANCEL YOU !!!

Lisa
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Lisa

Frons is an idiot! I will not watch abc at all anymore. I hate cooking shows and talk shows. Frons you made a big mistake and I hope abc fires you!

Lisa MC
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Lisa MC

I hope abc loses ratings and frons loses his job. I will not watch abc at all anymore. I hate cooking shows and talk shows. Frons you made a big mistake and I hope abc fires you.

Roni
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Roni

Not only is it terrible what this is doing to us, the faithful audience, but I think it is outrageous what you have done to all the people that uprooted their lives to move to California to keep All My Children alive! I have watched from Day One and feel like my family is dying! If money means more than peoples lives than it is surely a horrible world we live in. I hope you can live with yourself for all the destruction you have caused.

Sharel
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Sharel

I cannot believe that they want amc and oltl off the air. These shows are one of the longest shows that has ever been on television. I am only 23years old and been watching abc soaps since I was 13 years old. One life to live is apart of my life I make sure I am home in time from school to watch my soaps two o clock is my story time everyone has to be quiet. There is enough cooking shows they have their own channels, I do not want to see dr. Oz daughter on t.v or not… Read more »

alonzo reels
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alonzo reels

brian frons got to be the dumbest man on the plant. how can this idoit think that a cooking show and a talk show can replace amc and oltl? he screwed over some many people with this decision. since he has been running abc he has gotten port charles and now amc and oltl cancelled. and yet he says he cares about the soaps. please if he cared he would have done his best to make sure to keep the shows alive; but the second some thing didn’t go his way he was already ready to throw in the towel.… Read more »

Rosalie
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Rosalie

Brian Frons should be shot at sunrise. I hope you can sleep at night knowing you took off two good soaps and put so many people out of work! You should be ashamed of yourself Mr. Frons!!!!!

Nancy
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Nancy

I feel very bad about all of this. 41 years of enjoyment and now it has to end? Just like that? Why doesn’t Mr. Frons set up a poll online and ask the viewers what they want? Is he afraid to?

robyn mercer
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robyn mercer

what have you lost your mind… People do not want reality tv in the daytime you are 20 yrs alittle late… by the way I’m a neilsen rating person and once the shows goes off I will not be watching any thing to do with abc they are something I have watched since I was in school and have always looked forward to once I retired…. so just know abc sucks and now you are doomed.. and maybe you will be fired soon,,,

Claudia
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Claudia

I just can’t see how talk shows or cooking shows will bring ABC more viewers the OLTL or AMC…I am so disappointed in the network for doing this. I know that I will NOT be watching the replacement shows that for sure!!! This is not a way to save money because the network will loose viewers for this. I have never watched the other soaps on CBS but I guess I will start now…

ralph
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ralph

from the time i heard about oltl and amc i havent looke at abc since its not worth my time anymore

ralph
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ralph

i hope that every sponsor pulls out of abc like hoover did it wouldnt break my heart if they went off the air there is nothing on this network worth watching frons wants to make a joke out of it he is the better shows are on cbs and fox i think abc needs to get rid of frons and put everything the way it was from the rumor i read general hospital is the next to go in 2 months this is frons way or running things i think he needs run out of the business and i can… Read more »

Maya A.
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Maya A.

ABC = BAD DECISION!!! NO SOAPS = NO DAYTIME TV!!
OLTL and AMC deserve to stay on the air!! Daytime television actors/actresses are the best in the business!!! SAVE DAYTIME TV SOAPS!!!

Kathy
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Kathy

I think they have lost their minds !!!! WE DON’t want another food or talk show!!!! I will boycott abc too!!! JERKS!!!!!!!I

Stephanie (BSS)
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Stephanie (BSS)

Brian Frons is so full of sh*t! This is what he’s intended for quite some time. The man has no respect for the genre or it’s fans. I don’t think his boss, Anne Sweeney does either. He has been systematically destroying the ABC soaps for the last several years. I have always believed he was purposefully sabotaging them with the intent of blaming the fans for the lack of viewership. Industry people are only now confirming what we the fans have been suspecting for quite some time now. ABC didn’t like how the fans reacted to Rebecca Herbst being fired?… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

They say they pulled the soaps because the people that use to watch are now working during the day. Yes, they are but they are taping the shows so they can view them when they come home. They are still watching. DVR is the big thing now a lot of shows won’t be seen live but will be seen later on dvrs. So don’t judge that people aren’t interested in watching soaps anymore.

Sheri
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Sheri

If you do t already know this, facebook has grouped to join protesting the cancellation of AMC and OLTL. Email addresses of sponsors to write are supplied. Get on facebook… Fight the good fight!!! Write to NBC they may be considering adopting our beloved soaps! Speak up through the tool at your hands… The Internet!!! Go people.. Get to typing!!!

Kelly
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Kelly

My heart is still sick after hearing the news about All My Children. I’ve watched that show since I was born and feel like the actors are part of my family. My great-grandmother watched the show. My mother, mother-in-law, coworkers and friends watch this show. It’s a conversation starter that unites viewers across generations, economic and even gender differences. I DVR it everyday and watch it to unwind every night. Please save AMC!!! A half hour time slot or less shows a week could work. Aren’t those possibilities that need to be considered before ending a forty-year tradition? Do we… Read more »

Eileen NYC
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Eileen NYC

Susan Lucci is right the fans are on fire and then some. What in the heck do these so called execs have in their heads? It is beyond the scope of reason and I am tired of hearing about production costs. They needed to merely have some decent writers who could give out good material. Now it is all coming to an end and you see massive improvements in some of the characters, It is coming to an end an now we get Cady and Thorsten Kaye back. I hope I am not out of line but this really sucks!… Read more »

Julie Kelsey
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Julie Kelsey

I am so upset with this decision. Too many viewers watch these soaps. I will stop watching ABC in support of the soaps they day OLTL is cancelled!

mp
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mp

I agree there is one thing we already have food networks too and i agree what you are saying there is one thing OLTL might be moving to NBC with DOOL i don’t know ABC is doing that or not they are selfish what they are doing but they can not cancel soapnet

A.C.
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A.C.

It needs to be more entertaining!!

Louise
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Louise

BRIAN FRONS SHOULD RETIRE … SUSAN LUCCI along with other actors of both soap operas should buy ABC from him & show that old JERK how a business should be run . I can read the future & that man will REGRET taking those soaps off he air , and when that day comes ( and it will be soon after he cancels AMC / OLTL ) let me assure you all that he will pay for letting those GREAT ACTORS without a job . BRIAN , I hope you read this , & I am not the real ALLISON… Read more »

maureen devoe
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maureen devoe

The Chew that sounds like the dumbest show ever. I will be going out and watching other channels and hopefully watching oltl and amc on the internet. Please Prospect Park get these shows on a cable channel I will even pay like HBO. How many other people would pay? Let Prospect Park know.
So Sad To See These Shows Go. Boomers have money we spend alot I brought a whoe set of Villeroy and Boch French Garden dishes just like Vicki’s. Maureen

nancy Gravante
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nancy Gravante

Having a hard time figuring out why you would cancel AMC with all of the BAD shows out there, you take off a much loved and respected soap opera that so many Moms and daughters love to watch together. I work full time as a nutritionist but DVR this show everyday so my daughter and I can watch together. It is so much a part of our life. This is actually painful and I don’t think the show the Chew or any other show is going to come close to replacing it now or ever. I think you made a… Read more »

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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Airdates: 9-9/10- 2021

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