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Alicia Minshew on AMC' s last day of shooting, Prospect Park, and the finale cliffhanger!

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Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater, AMC) is in the news again with an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.  Earlier last week, we learned through THR, that Minshew would be interested in staying with All My Children when it moves online in a recurring capacity, as she is eager to try other acting roles in her blossoming career.

However Minshew in this new THR post discussed the final tape date of the shows 41-year run on ABC, the last week of airshows and the network television finale cliffhanger, and her thoughts on how the Prospect Park deal with AMC is coming along!  Here are some excerpts from what Lish had to say!

Minshew on being part of the final day of shooting at AMC : “Well, it was surreal. The whole cast was in it, and it is always fun when the whole cast was around. It is almost like we are just getting ready to go to a big party… So we were all in a great mood, having fun, we were all together. And then as it got closer and closer to the final scene, when they said, ‘Item last,’ we all kind of looked at each other… I think maybe that’s when it sunk in, like wow. And I looked over at Susan Lucci, she looked sad. I mean, she was very quiet and I looked over at her and that’s when it kind of hit me. I thought, ‘This is really happening,’ and I was trying to figure how Susan was feeling in that moment, being that she had been on the show for, you know, 40 years. I thought, ‘If I’m feeling sad, I cannot even imagine how she is feeling.’

So, we did the scene and I had a moment or two with my friend, Rebecca Budig and cried a little bit. And then Agnes Nixon, the creator of the show came out and brought us this beautiful cake and we did a champagne toast, and the whole cast and crew were there. There were hundreds of us. And I think that is when everybody realized this is a big deal. This is the end of an era. So, then it became emotional, I mean even some of the guys were crying. We just said see you later, because we all feel like we are always going to be friends. We are always going to be connected.”

Minshew on the latest that she has heard on the Prospect Park deal with AMC cast members: “Well, from what we’ve been told… they have the ability to use the same people, they want to shoot it the same way. They have already bought the sets from us. They basically want to pick up where we left off… If they’re completely capable of doing that, I don’t know. I mean, they seem like really smart guys, because we’ve met them. But, they’ve told us they’re hoping to be on the air by January. They hope to be starting to tape by late November, and they will contact people on an individual basis and let them know what they wanted from them. And that is kind of where they sort of left us. So, again, this is what we’ve been told and it is kind of up in the air at this point.

I don’t know if they are going to do a small group or a large group, if they are going to kill some people off. Honestly, we haven’t been told much. So, that’s why we are just sort of waiting to see what happens. And that’s why in my mind, I’m looking ahead. And, again, even if they do come to me, we’ll see what can be worked out. But I’m still looking ahead to do other things.”

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Minshew on what fans can expect the final week of airshows leading up to the finale on Friday, September 23rd!: “They are going to see a lot of familiar, familiar faces. We’re just going to make them very happy because of people from the past, people that have been gone. I think they are going to be happy seeing some faces that they have not been seeing in a while. And they are going to see some closure on different story lines. My character and her husband, Zach , are going to have some nice moments. It is the kind of moments that the fans have always wanted. They want Zach and Kendall to have sort of things be good.

They want Adam and Dixie to have things be good, so you will see some story lines wrapping up in a very lovely way. Like, a lot of these couples will come to live happily every after. Of course, there’s a cliffhanger, and of course, I can’t tell you what that is. But, even though the show is going off the air, they had to leave you with something. They had to leave you with something where you are going, ‘Hmm, I wonder what that means.’ But it does not just end happily ever after for everybody, maybe for some people it does.”

So soapers, are you ready for the final week of AMC on ABC? How do you think the Prospect Park/AMC deal is shaping up?  And what do you think could be the cliffhanger? Let us know!

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sarah blume
sarah blume

i am still so upset about this. i will not watch the screw. i will not be able to watch it on the internet because i can’t get high speed internet where i live. it just sucks. i hate ABC FOR DOING THIS TO THE FANS. THEY WILL BE SORRY BECAUSE THE FANS WILL NOT WATCH THE SCREW.

Julie Davis
Julie Davis

I’m in the same boat…no high speed internet where I live either. I’m so disappointed. I hope by January PP finagles a deal with a tv station like USA or Bravo. I’ve heard there have been talks, I pray that they work it out by then. I won’t watch ABC either. I hope their ratings drop like a loud thud when the soaps go off the air!!

debsafan
debsafan

I will not watch the Chew are anything that replaces a Soap. I’m afraid all this talk about AMC being put on the internet is just to shut the Soap fans up until AMC goes off the air. Then they’ll tell us, sorry the deal fell through. I’ve been crying for over a week now. Every time I think about the show going off the air, I just get sick. I hope a lot of people lose there jobs at ABC for this Stupid move. You may think people over 49 don’t spend money on products, but we do. When I find out who’s sponsoring the Chew, I will boycott their products. And ABC is off my TV during the day when OLTL goes off. I hate this. There is so little going on in the world to make people happy and now just one more thing to be sad about.

boes
boes

The show has been so good lately, it’s been so close to what it was for their first 30 years. I NEVER thought – ever – that the show would end. I’ve been watching since the beginning, and I remember thinking, years ago, that this show would just go on forever. And in a certain way, it will.

I know it will continue on the net, and I’m so happy about that. And if they can continue with quality or writing, and the quality of characters we’ve been graced with again, thanks to Lorraine Broderick and Agnes Nixon, then how great will that be?

So, for this final week, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of seeing Brooke and Adam, Joe and Ruth, and the members of the current cast. They are doing us proud right now.

Karen Johnson
Karen Johnson

I am so sad to see this come to an end. Feel like losing a family that has been there through thick and thin. When Mona died was same time my own mother passed. Seems Erica was going through a lot that I was. There has been so many things over the years that has been like being with family. I will truely miss them all and look forward to seeing them again on internet or back on tv…

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

I’m looking forward to seeing how AMC ends on ABC. I’m admiring Alicia’s performances & I’m sending good wishes to her in her performing future! 🙂

Rodnroch43
Rodnroch43

Gee I hope someone gets off the boat before it sinks. Yes, but remember when one door closes another is sure to open. Michael, whatever are you going to do??? You’re running out of Soaps to write about. Just think this time next year there will be just 3 if we are lucky. Well those are television soaps, not the ones on the internet. Who would have thought after all these years that this is where we would be. Good Luck to anybody that has sacrificed their whole life only to have it ripped apart by some TV executives who’s jobs are on the line if they don’t increase their gross margin. HEY CBS, HOW IS THE NEW FORMAT WORKING FOR YOU??

Judy Eastham
Judy Eastham

What a sad week, I have hated September 23, since my father died when I was 14 on that date. Now the show I have watched for the last 41 years is going to be gone. I will NEVER watch any show that replaces All My Children. And I will follow them to Prospect Park for as long as they are there. Also, THANK YOU to all the actors and crew for 41 wonderful years, IF we don’t get you back on the new show. And THANK YOU Prospect Park for coming to our rescue when nobody else did. We will stick by you.

Esther
Esther

I to am going to miss AMC amd have been dreading Sept 23rd. I wondered how CBS and NBC have fared with the shows they have replaced the soaps with. I have not watched any of the talk shows for I have gotten burned out on them.

Rodnroch43
Rodnroch43

YAAAA!!!! Stuart Chandler is alive!!!!! That’s all I am gonna say!!

wanda
wanda

I totally agree with the stuart returning idea. When people start remembering someone,like scott and madison and marion not ever getting over his death,watch out here they come. I am only speaking my feelings, I think we have enough damn food shows like it is. I am more than just upset about amc ending its run on abc. In the last 25 years ,I may have missed 2 shows. I am heart broken that its over. I will follow the show to the internet,but what if the show is so chopped up I don’t reconize it. I am sobbing now just to think of the incredible loss. Of corse my family thinks its stupid. Humorous. Its just a show. The people to me are real,some times a little out there,but thats the beauty of it. For an hour a day, I don’t have to think about the light bill, How much I hate my job,the pile of laundry.

Farewell to all the characters who persue other careers, Thank you for years of enjoyment and love.

cookie
cookie

I’m really sad to see All My Children going off the air. I have watched it almost from the beginning, so of course I’m really sad. I hope things can be worked out with Prospect Park and we will be able to enjoy the show once again. I don’t know if it will be the same or not. AMC has some great actresses and actors and with this economy basically in the toilet, I hate to see anymore people lose their jobs. Jobs are so hard to come by even in Hollywood. Good Luck to the cast of AMC hope to see you in January 2012.

Brenda Clavin
Brenda Clavin

As I read all the post, I see there are alot of dissappointed fans, including myself. I was floored when I found out that AMC was being cancelled. I have been watching the show for 37 years, when the show comes to it’s end on friday I will loose a piece of me. Yes AMC has been a part of me since I was a kid. I hate to see it go. I hope that many of the actors will stick around for PP, if not, the show won’t be the same. BUT here’s to you ABC,,I hope that you are happy by pulling it off the air..What were you thinking by replacing it with another cooking show? THE CHEW,,come on ! do you really think that show is going to make it? I wont be watching it, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. WELL ABC, what goes around comes around..Remember karma is a bitch !! I will laugh my ass off when The Chew has no viewers…LOL ,,Good luck, cause I can tell you ,,,ABC just lost alot of viewers..

Barb
Barb

I for one will NOT watch anything ABC/Disney broadcasts after OLTL ends. Again, the only thing important anymore is the bottom line $$$. Hopefully daytime for ABC/Disney tanks! The LAST thing we need is ANOTHER food/talk show. I really feel bad for the people on the new shows because i really like all of them, but they belong on the original channels they came from. I will support PP and hopefully they will find a tv channel smart enough to pick up the pieces and continue on the long tradition of daytime soaps. Unfortunately, ABC/Disney will be charging PP alot of money whenever they do air the shows, how dare they? If they don’t think they are worth airing why charge someone else? Oh ya, the bottom line$$$$. I think ABC/Disney stinks! and I agree, I hope their loss of ratings creates a loud crash for them.

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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