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Agnes Nixon on OLTL & AMC, "We're ending them with a tune-in tomorrow attitude!"

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Legendary soap icon, Agnes Nixon, the woman responsible for creating All My Children and One Life to Live, spoke with the Penn Courant on the demise of her beloved soap operas and how she plans on helping the series have a fulfilling and graceful exit for the fans.  Nixon has donated thousands upon thousands of scripts  from these shows and some from Loving that are preserved at Penn University’s, Annenberg School of Communications.

Nixon who is in her 80’s, said to the Penn Courant, that she and her small writing staff are busy planning the final plot twists. “We’re ending them but we aren’t ending them, if you know what I mean. It’s possible that some other network might pick them up, so we are ending them with a tune-in-tomorrow attitude.”

The creator of AMC and OLTL, Nixon, also says that the announcement of the shows’ cancellations was not a complete surprise to her. “There had been great rumors that the cost factor had become an issue. People watch more things during the day now, and that means less income from the advertisers for daytime dramas. Meanwhile the cost of creating the shows doesn’t change. The unions don’t reduce their fees. You have to pay the actors and the writers. Bottom line, it’s money.”

She also told the college website that fans should expect to see long-lost characters return to Pine Valley and Llanview during the final episodes, she says. “We’ll have situations that will bring them back.”

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Andrea Dawson
Andrea Dawson

Please someone pick them up!!!!!!

Todd
Todd

I hope they correct their mistakes and kish return for the end. Who cares who is offended now.

Ellen
Ellen

Thank you Agnes, that sounds like a great plan, and I certainly hope another network does pick them up. I have no doubt that you are doing all you can to make that come to fruition. I look forward to seeing the storylines unfold and come together.

Sue
Sue

I guess that is a better way of looking at the job she has to do than thinking AMC & OLTL are on Hospice care and she is sheparding them to a graceful death.

Still sad though.

lisa
lisa

Agnes -God love ya… you are the epitome of class and grace.
Give it all you’ve got in these final ? months of your beloved shows.
And we fans will continue to pray and fight for the shows to be picked up by another network.

You’ve worked too hard for your legacy to daytime to end now.

Nancy Wizner
Nancy Wizner

I cannot help but repeat myself a million times ~ “These soaps are a family tradition!” They have been on for 40+ years. I am referring to All My Children and One Life to Live. Please NBC, pick up these two soap operas. Your ratings will go sky high!

Patti
Patti

Im starting to lose hope that our soaps will be saved but I can promise unequivocally not to EVER watch The Chew (disgusting title by the way) and The Revolution. I have enough people telling me what to do without watching it on TV! No wonder everyone is going to cable! Save our soaps! I would pay for a soap channel just like my husband does to watch baseball! Save out soaps! Fire the dopes!

Bailey
Bailey

Hey I never thought of paying for a soap channel. I would definitely pay, if it came to that. I will also not be watching the replacement shows either.

brian
brian

Sign me up ! Yes, i would pay a cable fee to keep OLTL in production. I am a 30 yr loyal viewer from Canada.

RITA
RITA

SAVE OUR SOAPS!!!!!!!!! What about the soap network, can’t they keep airing the shows? Afterall, we pay for that channel, so why can’t they keep the shows going if one of the other networks doesn’t pick it up? Please stop this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peggy
Peggy

Why can’t all of the Soaps be on one network? IT WILL MAKE MONEY!

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Tamara Braun and Jennifer Bassey Filming New Motion Picture Comedy ‘Kombucha Cure’

The cast of the new motion picture comedy, Kombucha Cure was revealed by Variety and in it. soap opera favorite and Daytime Emmy winner Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim and Carly, GH, Ava, DAYS, and Reese AMC) is featured in the cast along with Denise Boutte, Jayson Bernard and Jasper Cole in a film directed by Cecilia Choi.

In Kombucha Cure, Braun and Boutte play corporate enemy executives at a health insurance company sent to a small town to investigate what the company views as the unusual and expensive longevity of some of their clients with cancer.

Along with Braun, none other than another former All My Children and GH star Jennifer Bassey  is in the film along with Robert Craighead, Ali Zahiri, Lance Paul, Yorke G. Fryer, and Angie Kim.

The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles through the month of February, and the feature is being executive produced by Jonathan Chia and Tarun Raj.

In addition, Paul and Fryer of Ginger Knight Films are producers along with Bernard and Roberto Rosario, Jr. of J&R Productions.

So excited to hear of Tamara’s latest project? Comment below.

 

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FRIDAY: All My Children Icon Susan Lucci To Co-Host ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

Look for La Lucci to chat it up with Dr. Mehmet Oz on his Daytime Emmy-winning Daytime talk show, The Dr, Oz Show, this Friday (check times in your area).

In the Friday Celebrity Super Fan episode featuring Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) look for the full-hour to tackle hot health topics plus how Susan is doing today after her heart emergency that happened in the fall of 2018. . In addition, Dr. Oz looks inside Lucci’s heart with a live scan.

And, Susan will be surprised by her former AMC co-star and on-screen love interest, Walt Willey (Ex-Jack)

For a preview of the episode with Susan click here.

Excited to be part of tomorrow’s on-air episode of Dr. Oz, Lucci posted on her Instagram “DR. OZ! Co-hosting with the brilliant one himself! Tomorrow! He makes me do something I’ve NEVER done before!!”

Will you be checking out Susan on Dr. Oz and a reunion with Walt Willey? Will they talk about the bantered about pontential AMC reboot? Comment below.

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Cady McClain Remembers ‘All My Children’ On Its 50th Anniversary Sharing: “I Will Always Be Grateful For the Experience, and For The Lifelong Relationship With All The Fans”

The beloved All My Children first aired on January 5th, 1970 on ABC and ran on the network until it was canceled back in September of 2013.  The next year, the show received a short-lived reboot online via Prospect Park.

One of the actresses to appear in both the network and online version was Daytime Emmy winning actress Cady McClain, who became soap-famous for her role as Dixie Cooney Martin and together with Michael E. Knight, became one of soaps all-time popular duos as Tad and Dixie.

While so many miss All My Children every single day and the indelible characters created by the late, great Agnes Nixon, McClain took to her Instagram on Sunday to relate what the soap opera meant to her in her life.

Here is what Cady shared along with a cover of Soap Opera Digest featuring Michael Knight and herself as Tad and Dixie: “Today I am celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “All My Children”! I started on the show when I had just turned 19 in the fall of 1988. I worked as a contract player thru 1996. I was back in the fall of 1997 again under contract and worked through 2001. That’s roughly 13 years. Then I came back for a year in 2006, then for a couple months in 2012. Then I did the internet version for six weeks and then… the show was done.

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For many years this show and the people on it were like family to me. The makeup artists as much mom’s as my own mom to me at times. And thanks to the work I was able to afford some art school and college as well. I saw many great shows (both American and International) that came to NYC, which opened my eyes to what performance could be. It allowed me to do a lot of Off-Broadway theater and roles in five Indie films while working my day job.

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I was nominated three times and won my first Emmy. I made some lifelong friends like Michael E. Knight, James Patrick Stewart, Jill Larson, Penny Bergman, Julia Barr, Lonnie Quinn and many others both in front of and behind the scenes. And most importantly, I was able to take care of my wild but wonderful mother. ‘She who drove me nuts’ but impressed on me the importance of having art in ones life. Who read me poems and took me to museums. My child who died but who I so grateful to have known. Thank you ABC and all the producers and writers who supported me and my work. Because of your support my life was richer, broader, more interesting. I will always be grateful for the experience …. and for the lifelong relationship with all the fans! Massive shout out to the daytime fans who continue to support me in my projects. When I meet one of you on the street I am truly grateful for your time and that we got to share some really special moments together. . .”

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So, share your remembrances of All My Children and your thoughts on Cady’s sentiments via the comment section below.

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