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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

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Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Irma Harris
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Irma Harris

I sure hope this is being done. I rally miss All My Children

Jon
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Jon

Cool. Just wish it was Llanview

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

I’m sure there will be some cross-over characters from Llanview down the road a stretch….it’s only the next town over.

Julia Harris
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Julia Harris

Go for it!!!

June E Hallman
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June E Hallman

Can not wait to see this happen! Wonderful idea

Ellen Edvardsen
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Ellen Edvardsen

Merry Christmas!!! Couldn’t be happier or more excited. So grateful to all involved who never forgot about All My Children! Yay!

Kathy Martin
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Kathy Martin

Extremely excited. I wouldn’t miss an episode.

Marcia Carrasco
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Marcia Carrasco

I want this to happen. I know it will…There are too many AMC fans been waiting for this for such a long long time…Thank you Mark, Kelly, Andrew and anyone else involved in bringing this back to life! We need our AMC fix. Thank you! WE need to give Adam Chandler a proper burial as he passed away after the show ended. I watched AMC since it’s 1st episode. There are a lot of us who have. God bless you all…

Jane
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Jane

Wow! This is fantastic news!! Can’t wait!!

Cheryl Christensen
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Cheryl Christensen

That would be awesome. I hope it does come to fruition.

Loretta
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Loretta

I know I’m ready!!!

Elaine
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Elaine

There will be no Palmer, Erica, or Phoebe so let’s hope they get it right and make it like it was in the 70’s.

Lynn Falduto
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Lynn Falduto

Just recast them…I loved them! Enid, The Daughters of Fine Lineage…OMG I could go on and on!! It was so much fun!!!

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

Why wouldn’t there be an Erica? The actor who portrayed Palmer is no longer with us, but there IS something called recasting, or just have the character rest in peace. The show can’t be “like it was in the 70’s” – to attract new and younger viewers, they would have to have a mix of some new faces intermingled with some familiar ones.

Carolyn Mellinger
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Carolyn Mellinger

Why do you say there will be no erica?

Janet Roberts Mullen
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Janet Roberts Mullen

I would definitely watch but I think it would only be successful to bring the key characters that are still alive and do a lot of flashback segments to refresh memories and help new viewers understand the back story. With Erica as a central
Character the story can be built around her and the Martins are important and the santos, chandlers.. I’ll be glued! I think bring back JR, Tad, Kendall, Bianca, Annie, Simone, Greenlee, Ryan, etc… count me excited!

Lynn Falduto
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Lynn Falduto

Yes!! And let’s not forget to drink Libidizone at parties!!! lol lol lol

Chris D
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Chris D

Yes!!

char
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char

I can’t wait. I hope it’s soon because being stuck at home would be a nice treat to have 2 out of 3 my favorite shows on again. One life to live would be great also. GH has hung in there All My Children should be able to do it easily.. Lets get it rolling….

Selena Robbins
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Selena Robbins

I would be for this especially if so.e of the old characters came back.

Ann Shadwell
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Ann Shadwell

Yes!!! I will definitely watch!!

Michelle Perry
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Michelle Perry

I think this is absolutely brilliant! I have watched AMC for so many years. I would definitely watch this.

Joann
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Joann

I can’t wait

Dell Bishop
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Dell Bishop

I look forward to it especially to see how the storyline goes and if it would be close enough to the original in characters and the continuation of the story and to see who will be signing onto the show and how many original stars and characters will be appearing on the new show.

Lynne Zeffer
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Lynne Zeffer

This is a great idea.Hope it works out!

Warren
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Warren

ABC are constantly cancelling primetime shows that are even vaguely soap like, not giving them a chance to bed in. If it doesn’t rate well straight away, they drop the axe. This reboot would only work if they gave it at least a year long commitment and air half hour eps several times a week in pre-primetime like the UK soaps do, around 7.30pm. Once a week doesn’t hold people’s attention with a continuing serial as it has to become part of a routine (like a daily pre-primetime game show). UK soaps have a primetime budget, air several times a… Read more »

Damien
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Damien

To add to your point.. As a cbs soap fan I would die for a guiding light or world turns reboot primetime. For cbs they have a crapload of ridiculous 80s reboots currently littering their primetime schd. Magnum pi, hawaii five all scew all older dem. Aside from that is a neverending list of franchise spinoffs, the csi’s etc. I certainly hope abc succeeds with all my children and it wakes the other networks up that fans want their rich sexy soaps back any which way, daytime or primetime! How many talkshows, entertainment tabloid shows, and crime procedurals do we… Read more »

Lynn Falduto
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Lynn Falduto

I would be SO HAPPY!!! And they could just make new Palmer Cortlandt, Phoebe, Myrtle, Adam/Stuart, etc. I don’t care…I just want to see the show again. Be sure Phoebe has the smart-ass answers! I loved that!

Melody Schappert
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Melody Schappert

My favorite soap. Bring it back please.

Michele Napora
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Michele Napora

YES!! It never should have been canceled!

Kimberly McFarland
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Kimberly McFarland

This is extremely exciting as an AMC fan from way back, you can count on me watching!

Margaret vella
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Margaret vella

Can’t wait hope to see this reboot soon

CMC
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CMC

i LOVTTI

Albert Guajardo
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Albert Guajardo

If Wally Kurth can currently portray Justin Kiriakis on NBC’s DAYS, plus Ned Quartermaine on ABC’s GH, hopefully, Cady McClain will be able to play Jennifer on DAYS and Dixie Martin on the AMC re-reboot!

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

I hope she can too…and eventually grab Michael Knight as Tad if and when he becomes available. Cady is supposedly only temporarily playing the role of Jennifer Horton on Days of Our Lives from what I read.

Lynn Pulaski
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Lynn Pulaski

I can’t wait to see it!

Aurora
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Aurora

I hope theAMC reboot will have Erica Kane! Looking forward to it!

Chris D
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Chris D

It would be great to have as many from the original AMC as possible

Debbie Cox
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Debbie Cox

I’ve hoped for this for a very long time!!!

Corinne
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Corinne

This would be a dream come true. Love All My Children. Still having withdrawal symptoms to this day since it was cancelled. Never missed a single episode from day one. That’s over 40 years being a true fan. They were my daytime family❤️

Brenda
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Brenda

I will be waiting…..love to see it happen!!!

JEANNE GIBSON
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JEANNE GIBSON

CAN’T WAIT………BEST NEWS OF THIS AWFUL YEAR !

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

Yes….it is THE best news to hear to help lift our spirits at the end of a truly awful year….

brian
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brian

i cannot believe what i just read ! Please Landview too !!

eMelissa
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eMelissa

I was a huge fan of AMC, and would love to see this happen! I hope that it will last much longer than it did when Prospect Park took it over. I would also love it more if a lot of the original characters were to come back.

Sharon
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Sharon

I would watch every episode !!!

Mary girgenti
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Mary girgenti

Omg, my favorite!!! Please tell us when, cannot wait!!

Mabel Arturet
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Mabel Arturet

I think Itz a great idea I’ve been watching all my children since I was 12 years old with my dads hha I was heartbroken wen it went off the air

Chuck
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Chuck

Erica vs. Maria redux would be worth it … so Maddie Gray would have to be a central character. Ooh … and David Hayward has (terrible) history with both of them, too … and then, of course, JR Chandler is brother-in-law to Mateo Santos and the murderer of Erica’s daughter-in-law … I know reboots don’t necessarily play slavishly to the histories of the original, but there are already so many storylines that perfectly play into that concept but still would allow for fresh faces and new directions. I do hope they’ll play up the history of the Kanes and Santoses… Read more »

Beth
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Beth

It would be worth watching to me as a life long fan. Always give something a chance.

Danielle
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Danielle

I would love it I miss all my children

Cathy
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Cathy

That is so cool love All My Children would be great if ut comes back on even bettrt in PrimeTime wtg Kelly N Mark ❤❤

Cathy
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Cathy

Really want this back on

Dale Wedell
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Dale Wedell

I sure would like this to happen!

Satan
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Satan

AMC never aired in Hell, but I support this idea. ABC has wasted far too much time filling their prime time schedule with idiotic “reality” shows and more recently, reanimated corpses of 1970s game shows. It’s about time they got back to something that involves an actual creative process…. even if it is the resurrection of a show they killed in a previous idiotic “business decision”.

Janet Roberts Mullen
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Janet Roberts Mullen

My favorite thing about AMC was the brilliant campiness from the creator Agnes Nixon and her writers. There was almost always an underlying humor in every storyline except the obvious serious ones like anorexic behavior. Or the death of a child etc.. I miss the whole thing. I had watched the show since season one when I was home from school sick for a week. I found was to watch it. On school lunch and then thank goodness for VCR’s then DVR’s.. I didn’t miss much. I found out that my teacher after our lunch period was hooked too in… Read more »

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

I can’t believe it! This is astonishing News! I’ve been saying since 2013 after the brief on-line Prospect Park version left us high and dry, that they ought to to a new inception and call it something like “Pine Valley” and produce it as a night-time Prime ‘soap’ (which many night time shows technically are) – but after the pandemic hit, even I lost hope that something like this could actually surface – it’s a Holiday Miracle!

Cindy Sherwood
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Cindy Sherwood

Definitely need Michael Knight and Susan Lucci.
What is Pine Valley without Erica and Tad the Cad

Antionette sheffield
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Antionette sheffield

Yessss can’t wait n really misssss n love watch

Rodd
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Rodd

It will be interesting to see what develops. IF, for some reason, ABC doesn’t pick it up, I would at least hope they’d air the pilot as a “gift” to all the soap fans who supported ABC for so many years.

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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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Tribute to Agnes Nixon Set Featuring: Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams & Peter Bergman

Next week, circle Wednesday March 31st at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST for a very special celebration of the life and times of the legendary Agnes Nixon.

As soap fans know, Nixon was the creator of All My Children, Loving, One Life to Live, and as well wrote for several other soaps, and to honor her The Locher Room will be bringing you a special episode, hosted by former soap publicist, Alan Locher, featuring actors who were pivotal to those shows.

Look for Susan Lucci (Ex- Erica Kane, AMC), Erika Slezak (EX-Victoria Lord, OLTL), Peter Bergman (Ex-Cliff, AMC, now Jack, Y&R), Debbi Morgan (Ex Angie, AMC and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse, AMC) to all take part, along with Agnes’ son, Bob Nixon, plus it has been noted that viewers will also hear from the iconic Carol Burnett (Ex-Verla Grubbs, AMC) who was one of All My Children’s biggest fans.

You can watch the livestream here.

Throughout her storied career Agnes won five Writers’ Guild of America Awards, five Daytime Emmy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010 and was inducted into Soap Opera Weekly’s Soap Opera Hall of Fame among other notable achievements.

So, will you be checking out this special tribute to the one and only Agnes Nixon? Comment below.

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‘Home & Family’ Canceled; Upcoming 9th Season to Be Its Last

In a turn of events, following the recent announcement that a retooled Home & Family was returning to production and will be back on the air three days a week beginning in April, comes word on Tuesday that the series has been canceled.

The upcoming ninth season will now be its last.  The Hallmark Channel morning show features former All My Children star, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) along with Debbie Matenopolos as co-hosts.

In a statement, a Hallmark Channel spokesperson shared:  “The 9th and current season of Home & Family will be the series’ last. For nearly a decade, the show has anchored our daytime lineup, featuring countless hours of cooking, lifestyle, DIY, health, entertaining, and decorating segments,” the spokesperson said. “We want to thank the heart and soul of the show, our incredibly talented cast and crew – led by co-hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison – for their creativity, hard work, and dedication. Our audience can look forward to more of the topical segments they know and love when the show returns on Monday, April 5, with a new one-hour, three-day-a-week format.

The final episode will air in the late summer on Wednesday, August 4th.

So, sad that the lifestyle show, Home & Family will conclude after this season? Comment below.

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