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BREAKING: IS ABC about to cancel both One Life to Live & All My Children?

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Could things get any darker for the daytime genre than this!  The Internet is abuzz this afternoon and this evening with a huge report and item from TV Guide’s legendary soap journalist extraordinare, Michael Logan, that says he has heard from very reliable buzz that ABC is about to cancel both One Life to Live and All My Children in the very near future!

Here is what Logan goes on to say, “Word is, ABC Daytime chief Brian Frons has a talk show and reality show lined up for fall — both of them much cheaper to produce than soaps — and he needs to clear the schedule. More disturbing, insiders say Frons has been extremely cavalier about all this, showing no signs of sorrow or regret about a drastic decision that will leave General Hospital as the network’s only daytime soap. When contacted for comment, ABC Daytime PR chief Jori Petersen told us, “I have no announcement, and these are just rumors that you are hearing. I am sorry to hear that they’re escalating but I cannot confirm anything.”

We will keep you posted as this ongoing story develops! And we pray we do not lose truly one of the best soaps on the air One Life to Live, and one of the legacy soaps, All My Children.

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Sally
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Sally

Does ABC really think anyone will continue to watch Daytime TV if these shows go? Do they really think anyone will watch replacements? FYI ABC those of us who watch Daytime also watch Primetime, so the bad press and bad feelings will carry over into Primetime too. What Frons does not get is these show and the characters are like our family. Erica Kane, Victoria Lord etc are not replaceable. The other reality is, we Soap fans are still here. All you have to do is look at Twitter, FB, Youtube, the web etc to see all the chatter that… Read more »

Jill
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Jill

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Frons said(at one time)that they take care of their soaps. Not so much. If he did, there wouldn’t be these rumors going around. You should send this to Frons.

Tina Clayton Lord Roberts
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Tina Clayton Lord Roberts

I absolutely agree! They should promote their daytime lineup in primetime, online, magazines, newspapers, etc. I love OLTL.

Bernice Johnson
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Bernice Johnson

I totally agree! I almost fell out of desk chair this morning when I heard it via online radio. I say boycott the supposed new shows, and boycott the prime time shows. The ABC exec’s continually forget that we, the viewers are who they should be kneeling before. If it wasn’t for us they wouldn’t have a network. But they constantly bow down to corporate advertisers who don’t even watch the shows. I say boycott ABC until they come to their senses and renew OLTL and AMC for another five years like Sally stated on april 1st.

AMT
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AMT

I totally agree. I have been watching ABC Soaps since 1968 – yes that’s right 1968. I was 10 years old and would come home from school, turn on ABC and wait for Dark Shadows to come on. I have been watching AMC and OLTL since they first started. I cannot believe that ABC has treated these shows with such disrespect.

Maria Romero
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Maria Romero

I can’t believe it, except it’s rumors?! I have been a fan of ABC’s soaps since childhood. Dark Shadows Amen… I have DVD’s and VHS of DS. Please, please do not cancel our soaps. I saw the front of Soap Opera Digest last week. I couldn’t believe it. I thought tabloid posting.

denise walsh
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denise walsh

I totally agree i watch abc from GMA to Nightline but i never miss my soaps oltl is my favorite but i like amc also i sometimes watch regis rachael and the view but I NEVER MISS MY SOAPS ANOTHER REALITY SHOW DAYTIME ARE THEY KIDDING ME ANOTHER TALK SHOW i will just boycott abc totally no more eyewitness news that i love gryes private practice bros and sisters etc etc etc bye bye ABC BYE BYE ABC oltl has the most talented actors on the planet acting dancing singer comedy i have started a petition to save oltl you… Read more »

tanya
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tanya

I totally agree I will quit watching ABC altogether. I have grown up with the actors and I will be beyond heartbroken if you take my shows away please don’t.!

Doe
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Doe

This news is outrageous. Everyone who has been a lover and fan of these two soaps, should be up in arms and have a major protest in LA. Unfortunately, I don’t live on tne West Coast, but many of you do. We certainly don’t need another lousy talk show or reality one, either. When do all TPTB plan to cut the cord? Are they going to let the current stories play out? There is no redeeming value in another reality show. I’m really hating this. Stand up and shout loud, fans!…..

Rich
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Rich

Again,if any of these shows go,it should definitely be GH(A.K.A “The Sonny Corinthos Mobster Hour”). Once S.C. came on and Jason lost his memory and,apparently,his mind,that’s when the show jumped the shark and lost me as a viewer.

Cancel GH instead,it’s not worth it. I’ve tried several times in the past ten years to get back into it,but i just can’t watch anymore. Long live AMC & OLTL.

Laura Coppola
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Laura Coppola

Agree..but I’m hoping for no canceled shows..

Bernice Johnson
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Bernice Johnson

I agree, we need to protect all of them. ABC should follow CBS, at least CBS is doing everything it can to protect The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. The are opening their market to Spanish speaking countries. Why can’t ABC do the same, as well open the market to Canadians and other countries. On you tube I constantly read comments from Europe asking for the same programs. I agree with the others the last thing we need is another reality show or talk show. If I want to see a train wreck or talk… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

Wow! Logan’s hearing it from his sources, can’t be good. Sad for daytime.

Jill
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Jill

I don’t believe it. This is why: First of all, Susan Lucci said in two video interviews that I watched that AMC is not being canceled. She said she also has her script for year. Second, OLTL is doing a real-life storyline about bullying that AS is getting awarded for. Nobody really believes these rumors. Has Michael Logan forgotten that today is April Fool ‘s Day. If this is his idea of a joke, it is not funny. Susan Lucci also said on those same two interviews that the rumors were started by a blogger who said that the ratings… Read more »

Joanne
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Joanne

Networks lie to their employees all the time. ABC just lied and said it didn’t fire Rebecca Herbst. Of course, Bob Guza just admitted to Michael Logan that, in fact, ABC had fired Herbst and rehired her after fan backlash.

Showbiz is a ruthless.

Fans have to voice their dissatisfaction with cancellation news.

Ellen
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Ellen

I understand that it is all about cost cutting, and a talk show or a reality show are much cheaper to make than a soap opera, BUT if you don’t have many people tuning in, what are you saving??????? Take away ANY of the three ABC daytime soaps and whatever you replace them with will not be successful, as ABC Soaps have a very loyal fan base, who have been following them for many, many years, and will never follow their replacements. Not to mention the CBS soap fans, many who have migrated over to ABC Soaps, since some of… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

If I have to watch one more talk or reality show I’ll get out my radio and turn off the TV.Soaps have always given so many of us more comfort and pleasure than we can ever express through the years.The soap fans are like no other , loyal to a fault ! Why don’t the people in charge of the soaps try to find a way.maybe less air time, a new time slot, another channel.Don’t just throw up your hands and say oh well!I’m still missing ATWT and Guiding Light.Believe me , if all the soaps go, fans will find… Read more »

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

NO I WON’T CONTINUE TO WATCH ABC. I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Laura Coppola
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Laura Coppola

Way to go..I feel the same about AMC

Bernice Johnson
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Bernice Johnson

I guess the publishing world will be seeing an increase in sales this year if, they cancel AMC and OLTL.

Lisa
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Lisa

Unfortunately, I believe that this is true. Both Logan and Nikki Finke are credible sources and neither would report something of this nature unless they were convinced that their info was correct. ABC has likely seen the success that CBS has had replacing their costly soaps with cheaper programming. Despite soap fans stating that they would never watch CBS Daytime again, people (soap fans or new viewers) are still watching. The ratings may not be the equivalent of the soaps but, since the shows are much cheaper, the overall effect is more profit for CBS. ABC is a business and… Read more »

Bernice Johnson
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Bernice Johnson

CBS only Three and a Half Men. Which isn’t even a good show, well I guess if you like vulgarity then. As for the other so call “money ” makers, The Big Bang Theory isn’t as popular as it used to be during season one because, CBS is now offering it online. Even more of an indicator that sales are down. And the only other profitable show is NCIS original.
CBS is a realty show network. ABC used to be a show network that listened to their viewers.

Laura Coppola
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Laura Coppola

Dear Mr. Frons,

Do u realize what your about to do..If you plan on canceling AMC and OLTL ..you will change the history of daytime forever. We do not want more talk shows or reality shows. We have so many now, BORING !! Keep all the soaps that are left on ….ABC & Disney have enough funds to keep them going. I’ve never written to a network before, but I am beyond upset about this possible horror show that might happen….KEEP AMC alive..and all the soaps….Thanks for letting me vent – Laura Coppola

Laura Coppola
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Laura Coppola

KEEP The ABC Daytime Soaps alive…we lost too many….PLEASE

Laura Coppola
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Laura Coppola

The cast of All My Children does not deserve this…They moved their families across the country to keep AMC alive..they took pay cuts…Susan Lucci jets back and forth to help AMC..Come on..be fair to the cast and staff amd FANS !

Jessica
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Jessica

Rally to save our soaps, join us here!
tinyurl.com/saveabcsoaps

ANGEL
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ANGEL

I should hope they dont cancel AMC or OLTL they are both great soaps with great storylines and a great cast of actors. Alot of people enjoy tuning in as well as the entertainment. ABC would be making a huge mistake I think if they were to cancel these shows. Many many people enjoy these 2 soaps. You’ would have many disappointed people Not fair ither to the talented cast. They would all be out of work. Not right …. Save AMC and OLTL.

Brian
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Brian

It will be a very sad day if “One Life to Live” goes off the air. i’ve been watching for about 30 years. Please let these rumours be untrue!

Brooke
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Brooke

The only reason I turn on the TV during the day is to watch my ABC soaps. If they were not on, I would not watch network television during the day at all.

I do not watch reality TV or Talk Shows at anytime, with the exception of late night comedy talk shows so I certainly won’t watch them during the day. I have better things to do.

Brooke
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Brooke

Guess I will start watching Y&TR, where I can see my alltime favorites, Stephen Nichols, Tristan Rogers, Kin Shriner and Genie Francies.

Rallen
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Rallen

this has to be a joke….please let it be a joke…..NOT OLTL. How about noone of the ABC soaps! what are they thinking replacing the 3 best soaps with talk shows????? I’ll tell you one thing if they cancel AMC and OLTL: SHIT GONNA GET CRAZY! haha

Vicki
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Vicki

Say it ain’t so, It to shall pass, we need soaps to escape from reality and share our views w/others..

donna anderson
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donna anderson

April 3, 2011 Pleas do not take One Life to Live off the air. I only watch two soaps on Soap Net, that one and General Hospital. They have become a staple in my life. I look forward every week night from 9:00-11:00 to watching both of these shows after I get off of work. When they go off on Friday night, I look forward to Monday. I know this isn’t much, but thank you for listening. Sincerely, Donna Anderson

Jeffrey Moree
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Jeffrey Moree

For those of us who love daytime dramas this would force me to protest and not watch anything on abc.. I’m sick of talk shows and all the reality crap like we really need another reality show..

Kitty
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Kitty

Did anyone bother to look at the date this was submitted? Granted this could be true, but I do love a good April Fools joke that gets everyone hyped up.

Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie

If ABC decides to take OLTL off the air, then daytime soaps are about to go the way of the dinosaur…it’s the best soap on television – period.

Joe E.
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Joe E.

I could not agree with you more. “One Life” has become my must-see TV, and really has been since I started my soap habit once more in 2008. I temporarily gave them up, but now that I have a DVR it makes it that much easier to follow all THREE of my ABC stories. Soaps are also original in that they don’t take summers off, there aren’t WEEKS in between original episodes (Hello, Prime-Time!!)… if even ONE of these soaps goes down, I’m never watching ABC Daytime again. I could even give up GREY’S, DESP. HOUSEWIVES, DANCING W’ THE STARS…… Read more »

Laura Coppola
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Laura Coppola

Ex employee of AMC stated the both shows are being canceled…This is insane ! KEEP THE SOAPS ON….

Lucas
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Lucas

I thought I would die when Another World went off the air,I only watch Days of our live’s now,and when Bryan Dattilo/Lucas Horton went off the show last year,I have not watched a soap sence then and for over 45 years,I will never watch another soap as long as I live,we love soaps and we fans watch them and then the actors and charecters we love are all but gone and we never see or hear from them ever again,its so sad,my heart cant take it any more.

lumily
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lumily

NBC is trying to save Days Of Our Lives,they are on till 2013 and going for 2015 and that will give then 50 years,I hope they make it,I hope they all make it,
soap fans are a mighty-out spoken,fiercely loyal bunch and we will fight for our fave shows tooth and nail,,,,

Lily
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Lily

This is Crazy! I love my ABC Soaps(GH & OLTL) are my favorites. You Americans need to protest. I live in the caribbean so I can’t help. I watch my soaps on Youtube. The GH fans are the best. If these cancellations are allowed to continue I know GH will be next. Stop TPTB from doing so.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

LOSING TREVOR ST JOHN, SUSAN HASKELL, BRAIN KERWIN AND BRTINEY UDNERWOOD IS ONE THING. BUT ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THEM. SAME WITH ALL MY CHILDREN. I BECAME SO HURT WHEN KELLY RIPA, LIZ VASSEY, JOHN CALLAHAN, JAMES KIBERD, JULIA BARR AND COLIN EGGSFEILDSON AND AIDEN TURNER AND DAVID CANERY LEFT ALL MY CHILDREN. I’VE BEEN LIVING WITH OUT THE RAPPAPORTS ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. PLEASE BRING BACK CATHERINE HICKLAND AND JASON SHANE SCOTT. I MISS THEM A LOT AS MUCH I MISS MARK DERWIN, JESSICA MORRIS, KALE BROWNE, DARLENE VOGEL AND SUSAN MINSER. I… Read more »

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I’M HAPPY THAT JOEY MADE IT BACK TO ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I’M A HUGE FAN OF HIM. SAME WITH JOEY ON ALL MY CHILDREN. HE GOES BY JAKE. BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER GET SEE JOEY AGAIN ON ALL MY CHILDREN. JAKE IS A GOOD NAME. IT WAS SO GREAT TO JOE AGAIN. I REALLY MISS JOSH CASAUBON SO MUCH. I LOVED HUGH.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I REALLY MISS JEFF BARSON AS JONTHAN LAVERY. HE IS GREAT. I MISS LEVEN RAMBIN AS LILY AND AVA TOO. I GREW UP WITH THESE SOAPS. ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND ALL MY CHILDREN. PLEASE DON’T THROUGH THEM AWAY LIKE GARBAGE. THEY ARE NOT GARBAGE. THEY ARE A BLESSING TO WATCH.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

These lingering, persistent rumors are making me feel desperately ill & terribly pessimistic!

Allie
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Allie

If it’s about money, why ABC did waste it on moving “All My Children” to Los Angeles? Does Brian Frons understand that he’s insulting the loyal viewers of ABC Daytime, by putting additional talk shows that no one will watch and/or reality shows that are meant for primetime?

Allie
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Allie

Who and where can we write to in order to prevent OLTL & AMC from getting cancelled?

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I HAVE TO SAY THE GAY STORY LINES ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE OLIVER AND KYLE WAS GREAT TO WATCH. SAME ON ALL MY CHILDREN. BIANCA AND OF ALL GIRLFRIENDS. MAGGIE,LENA,FRANKIE,ZOE AND REESE. I NEVER REALLY LIKE ZOE. I WISH MAGGIE IS BACK ON ALL MY CHILDREN.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I LOVE SEEING VIKI AND DORIAN’S FRIENDSHIP. IT LOOKS LIKE THEIR FEUD IS AT THE END. BOTH VIKI AND DORIAN ARE UP AGAINST ECHO. ECHO JUST STOLEN CHARLIE AWAY FROM VIKI. THAT MAKE ME MAD.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I NEVER FORGET DIXIE ON ALL MY CHILDREN. I’M STILL A HUGE FAN OF HER’S. I LOVE JAMIE JUSTIN BUELDING. I MISS HIM. I WISH HE COULD COME BACK AND HELP JR TO WIN BACK HIS FAMILY.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

WHAT’S UP WITH JAMES ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. WHY IS HE BEING SO NICE TO HIS EX GIRL FRIEND. I HATE HER ALREADY. SHE IS GOING TO TRY TO GET RID OF STARR. I HAVE A BAD FEELING.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

ONE LIFE TO LIVE HAD SO MANY DRUG STORY LINES. COLE HAD A PROBLEM WITH DRUGS SO DID AL HOLDEN. SAME WITH RACHEL.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I HOPE TESS WILL GO AFTER DEENA AND MAKE HER GET OUT JAMES’S LIFE.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I MISS TODD’S PARROT. I WAS SO COLORFUL AND SO FUNNY. I THINK TODD SHOULD GET A NEW ONE. I ALSO MISS MONA BIGLOW. SHE AND TODD USE TO WORK TOGETHER. THEY WERE GOOD FRIENDS. I’M HAPPY TO SEE TODD AND TEA BACK TOGETHER.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

SINCE SUSAN HASKELL IS LEAVING MAN I’M GOING TO MISS HER. I THINK IT IS TIME TO BRING BACK LINDA DANO. RAE CUMMINGS AND JOHN BOLGER AS JOHN SKYES. I LOVE HIM. WE NEED CHARISSA CHAMAROO, ERIKA PAGE,CATHERINE HICKLAND AND JASON SHANE SCOTT, NATHAN PRUDEE, DAPHINEE DUPLIAX RACHEL, DAVID CHUSIM, MILES,CHRIS STACK,KATHY BRAIER, DAN GAUTHIER, TIMOTHY D. STICKNEY AND JUSTIS BOLDING. BRING BACK THE PAST.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

JAMES DEPAIVA NEEDS TO COME BACK TOO AND KAMAR DE LOS REYES NEEDS TO COME BACK. I THINK MARK LAWSON SHOULD BE FIRED. SAME WITH MELISSA ARCHER.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I THINK THAT RENEE SHOULD HAVE A STORY LINE. I HAVEN’T SEEN MUCH OF HER LATELY SAME WITH CARLOTTA.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I WISH THAT ALL MY CHILDREN COULD BRING EDMUND AND TREVOR. I MISS THEM. I WAS GOING TO QUIT WATCHING ALL MY CHILDREN WHEN THEY WERE KILLED OFF. I JUST LOVE THEM. I STILL LOVE JAMES MITCHELL. I MISS HIM AS PALMER.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I REALLY MISS PHIL CAREY AND CLINT RICHIE. I ALREADY DO LOVE JERRY VERN DORN. HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB AS THE NEW CLINT. I HOPE HE NEVER LEAVES. I CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE GOINGS ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I LOVE THE COMINGS INSTEAD. I’M NOT CRAZY ABOUT DEENA FORBES. SHE SHOULD NEVER CAME TO ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I THINK CJ SHOULD COME BACK TO ONE LIFE TO LIVE WITH HIS SISTER SARAH AND PARENTS TINA AND CORD. IT HAS BEEN YEARS I HAVEN’T SEEN CORD. THE LAST TIME I SAY HIM WAS WHEN ASA HAD DIED.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

WHERE IS NATE AND INEZ. I HAVEN’T SEEN THEM AT ALL ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. THEY NEED A STORY LINE.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I HAVEN’T SEEN MUCH OF THE ULTA VIOLET BAR LATELY. THE COOPERCONE BAR IS GREAT. I LOVE THE RIODIES BAR. I LOVED SEEING MAX AS THE MANAGER. WHY JOHN MC’BAIN. HE SUCKS. I LOVED THE CROSSROADS BAR AND THE BREAK BAR WHERE WILL AND JESSICA LIVED. I DID LOVED INGO BAR WHEN RJ OWNED IT.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

II’M TIRED OF SEEING TUC WALKINS LEAVING ONE LIFE TO LIVE. HE JUST MARRIED DORIAN AND HE HAS A FAMILY. HE IS BO’S SON. IT’S ABOUT TIME TO GET A LIFE. STOP WITH GOING’S AND DO MORE OF THE COMINGS. KEEP TUC WALKINS. I LOVE HIM. I REMEMBER WHEN DREW WAS KILLED OFF I WASN’T SO HAPPY ABOUT THAT. I’M A HUGE DAVID FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I’M SO ANNOYED WHEN EVER I SEE SOMEBODY I LOVE LEAVING ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I’M NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THIS. WHY CAN YOU JUST PICK SOME ONE I DON’T LIKE. LIKE MELISSA ARCHER,MICHALE ESTON AND MARK LAWSON AND NEEFSA WILLIAMS.

ANNIE THIEL
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ANNIE THIEL

I HOPE YOU KEEP BREE WILLIAMSON ON. SHE IS THE BEST. I’VE BEEN A FAN OF JESSICA EVER SINCE ERIN TORPEY PLAYED HER. KEEP ROBERT S. WOODS TOO. I LOVE BO. HE IS ALSO THE BEST. IT WAS FUNNY WHEN HE GOT SKUNKED ON HIS WEDDING WITH NORA. I LOVE HILLARY B. SMITH. SHE WITH OUT THE DOUBT THE GREATEST. I LOVED WATCHING HER WITH CATHERINE HICKLAND WHEN SHE WAS ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. NORA AND LNIDSAY’S FEUD. THAT WAS SO FUNNY. I LOVED SEEING HER WORKING WITH KALE BROWNE. (SAM) I MISS THE GOOD OLD DAYS WITH THE… Read more »

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

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Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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