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Cady McClain Posts Message Confirming All My Children Is Not Returning!

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Daytime Emmy winner, Cady McClain (Dixie) has now shared her thoughts on what is happening with All My Children and is confirming what Debbi Morgan (Angie) already related to her fans on Twitter, that AMC won’t be coming back online this year, or in this incarnation.

McClain, who has always been deeply concerned for the feelings of the fans of All My Children and the soaps, and has always written on the events surrounding the changes and the ups and downs of bringing AMC back from its original cancellation by ABC, posted this message on her facebook page today!  You can read it here below in its entirety.

Cady McClain:  “If you aren’t hearing anything about the ending of AMC as we know it, it’s really out of shock. I am also trying to allow PP to have the moment to contact all the actors and explain what is and has been going on with AMC, and then gather themselves to try and explain it all to you, the fans.   I can confirm what Debbie Morgan has shared already, that we were given assurances that we would be continuing with the series and then were very recently contacted and told that, with great regret, AMC won’t be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation. Certainly hope springs eternal that we will yet again, spring from the dead.

I do feel confident in sharing my opinion that PP and all “the powers that be” involved in making AMC and OLTL truly loved the shows and did their utmost to make continuing them possible. The premiere in NYC was one of the most exciting moments I have had the privilege to be a part of in my career. I am not privy to the behind the scenes decisions, however. Like you, I can only experience those choices second hand and guess at the reasons why this is happening now.

Instead of going into the “What Went Wrong” question, I think I’d rather focus on the gratitude I feel for having been asked to continue with the show. If I am still wanted as an actor on daytime, it is all because of YOU, the FANS.

I am so very grateful for your support. To have had the opportunity to be a part of an innovative experience that strived to keep American soaps alive via a new medium, to be a part of the continuing fabric of your lives through daytime storytelling, and to be able to work with dear friends who I’ve known all my life was a very special experience for which I have you to thank.  So THANK YOU for all the cheering, love, and support, daytime family. You’ve been AWESOME.”

What do you think of Cady McClain’s statement?  Are you sad today with the news coming from actors from AMC? Are you happy that at least we got an attempt at a revival of the series since ABC canceled it?  Do you think the show will return perhaps still down the line?  Share your thoughts below!

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Melissa
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Melissa

So sad to here this.(and we didn’t get to see
tad and Dixie together) I had the feeling
This was coming and the end of soapnet
I enjoyed dvring old shows from oltl and
AMC.These shows have been important
Part of my life for 30yrs. Hard to say gbye.
I will never forgive ABC. And their current
Daytime programming is awful! My soaps will be on my heart forever.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I no longer blame ABC who originally canceled both AMC and OLTL…both shows had an amazing 40 plus year run…not many soaps are so lucky…PP made a good effort to revive these soaps…however, no matter what GH wrote for Todd, Starr, and John PP shouldve never started that stupid lawsuit since they went forward anyway with what GH had done with those characters…they wouldve had a better chance of keeping OLTL alive and as GHs ratings grew that might have drawn more viewers to the reboot if GH and them came to a mutual agreement to do crossovers…also, when the… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

OK, I HAD SOME TROUBLE WITH THE KEYBOARD!!! LOL

Tony Polar
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Tony Polar

Yes, I’m extremely saddened by the News, and greatly dissapointed that Prospect Park won’t even comment. We’ve been hearing the rumors for weeks on end, and yet, we were all hoping for a better outcome. I love Cady as Dixie and I love Debbi Morgan as Dr. Angie, it’s just sad. They are like old friends to all of us – people you watch every day and become a part of your daily routine. The on-line inceptions weren’t perfect and needed some work, but I think we were all willing to go along for the ride. Surely they deserved a… Read more »

jennifer
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jennifer

ABC WILL NEVER BRING BACK AMC OR OLTL. LETS JUST MOVE IN. PP ARE. LOSERS AND PLAYED GAMES WITH ALL OF US’ FROM THE START. ABC AND PP CAN ROT IN HELL.

jennifer
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jennifer

I meant lets just move on. lol.

Lin
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Lin

Although I am extremely upset, and think PP has the worst communications of any organization, that we the fans who did everything we could to help deserve more- I don’t hate them as much as ABC. They tried to bring our soaps back to us and I absolutely adored their AMC (though not so much their version of OLTL, though I loyally watched it too, hoping for improvement). I assume they couldn’t afford to go on– but we the loyal fans deserved to know what was happening. To know that they were trying to secure funding. To be asked to… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

yep

robbyrob
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robbyrob

What class acts both Debbi and Cady are! They have such respect for the fans that they have always communicated with us, both in reporting great news/updates and now, the dreaded final nail in the coffin. I applaud PP for bringing back both shows but also feel they were in over their heads. The revenue stream just wasn’t there to sustain both shows financially. PP made sound decisions on one hand and head scratching decisions on the other. In any event, it’s a sad day for everyone involved. The actors yes, but the fans who have had the carpet yanked… Read more »

Lin
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Lin

I totally agree with most of what you said. And I loved especially the online AMC. But PP has the worst communication skills of any organization . They did not show respect to the fans by not keeping us informed at all. Instead of the MORE show, they should have communicated MORE. My heart has been broken again. However I do thank PP for trying, but hate them for their lack of communication/respect for the fans. We did all we could so that sponsors could see that people would watch. I did all I could to get people to watch.… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

the writing was clearly on the wall for me when thorsten kaye went to b&b to take over the role of ridge forrester …………..wow – i watched amc from the day it started and i am so sad to see it end this way…………..

Joshua
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Joshua

McClain is one of the finest actors out there. This woman shouldn’t be blogging and uploading silly Facebook videos, she should be balls against the walls on some TV program, whether it be daytime or primetime!

ricardo
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ricardo

Cady is always so nice and straight to the point. prospect park are losers and flakes. grow some balls and tell us what’s going on. i don’t trust prospect park, what comes of there lying filthy mouth. enough is enough already. rip again amc and Oltl.

Lin
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Lin

I agree with everything you said. But lying yes, filthy no. Basically their lying, silent mouth as they were the worst communicators in history. They said they would tell us, but they told us nothing. Cady and others should have been running their communications. And.. to not even tell actors what was going on. That’s why people like Thorston Kaye, who have to make a living, took other jobs.
At least they should have tied up loose ends and given us a happy ending.

Josiah Cooney
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Josiah Cooney

Sadly, you can add the RIP back to All My Children and One Life To Live. Still wondering what was up with Billy Clyde – was he on the up and up with his redemption? Who is Celia’s guardian? Why didn’t he/she reveal sooner? Do Celia and Pete end up together? Do Miranda and AJ end up together? Do Heather and Hunter end up together? Do Brooke and Adam get re-married – FINALLY? Did Jane have a story? Dr. Anders? Dimitri? Would Cass forgive herself for her actions? Would Jessie catch Uri? Would he bring him to justice lawfully? How… Read more »

Ted Olson
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Ted Olson

And to tell you the truth, it’s been so long, I’ve forgotten some of the storylines and I did watch each and every episode on line. I wasn’t that crazy about the Celia and Petey storyline, but hey, that’s all right I’m sure there are younger viewers out there who enjoyed it. But the point is, Soaps don’t have “seasons” they are a separate genre from other types of televised programs. You invest your time in a soap, the characters become like daily friends, you can’t just say, see you in six months, it doesn’t work that way. Just out… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

HAHAHA
What actions would Cass have to forgive herself for????

Lin
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Lin

If only they could have had one more season, even if only to tie up those loose ends. Your questions are fabulous- very well stated.

Tori
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Tori

I am truly sorry it did not work out, now all those naysayers who said it would not work is problay gloating. I seriously doubt anyone will try to revive it again after this, I will truly miss this amazing show that I have watched since Greg & Jenny fell in love.

Lin
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Lin

I feel the same way. It could have worked. Maybe they needed someone like donald trump (who I dislike but he has lots of money) as a backer. I’m afraid of the naysayers will be bragging too. But i do feel it could have worked given more time for more word of mouth. And too many were too stupid to watch on their computer. In time I feel it would have been successful. Especially their version of AMC which I loved.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Just cancelled my Hulu Plus. I told them it had nothing at all to do with their service but that I was cancelling because my soaps were cancelled. I’m disappointed and was holding out hope that at the very least AMC would return. Such a shame, as I really enjoyed both AMC and OLTL on Hulu.

krktoday
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krktoday

I think it is very sad that it failed but PP handled the whole thing so badly it was doomed from the beginning. It also was a very expensive undertaking trying to pay so many big name stars with hardly any advertising. So many actors put their career on hold for the past year. I am glad the 3 that found perminent employment on GH are still working

Linda
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Linda

Cady is a class act. I however am not. PP played the soap fans like a fiddle following in the footsteps of Disney and ABC. Too bad TPTB at PP and TOLN didn’t have the balls to admit AMC & OLTL were canceled months ago. That would have been the decent thing to do for the actors and everyone that worked on these two iconic soaps. An unemployment check doesn’t cut it. I really don’t want to hear PP say how they really tried to save AMC & OLTL. I am thoroughly disgusted!

Lin
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Lin

I totally agree. So unfair to the actors- and the fans deserved more as well. I am disgusted and very sad.

Linda Dowell
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Linda Dowell

I wish Netflix would do AMC and OLTL – maybe in a weekly venue. They’d be XXX, they’d have great stories, we’d still have our people, and Netflix would have an immediate audience. And would certainly gain more. It breaks my heart to really have to say goodbye. But I missed Zach and Kendall, and various and sundry other characters…but then, that’s the life with a soap and a real life. 🙂

AbbyS.
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I am sad that the show isn’t coming back as of now, and I think Cady and Debbi are wonderful spokespeople for AMC, which is something PP should have taken care of on its own. I have to admit that I hadn’t wanted AMC to come back when PP first announced it was putting it online late last year. I’d been happy with the ending on ABC and felt it was very respectful and fulfilling. Unfortunately, alot of my concerns about PP undoing some of the good which we’d seen on the ABC finale did come true, and I don’t… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

I feel that I have lost a very good friend for the second time. I do not blame tha guys that tried to bring it back to us in fact I applaud them and Hoover ! The only company that tried to help us, the fans keep One Life to Live and All My Children. They tried to give us the fans what we wanted. It was ABC and the Rat that decided the American way that the almighty dollar is the bottom line and the fans can go to h’ll. It has really changed the way I view TV… Read more »

Kate
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Kate

Sounds like we will see it again but in a different format. This may or may not be good news. I am ready to move on and invest my time in Y&R . If AMC does come back, I will watch. Thanks PP for all your hard work. Hope to see more AMC actors on Y&R.

su0000
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su0000

Last time PP needed to change all they told us;
The soaps were being suspended..

We heard nothing more for an year, thought they were dead and gone, and surprise, the soaps were back..

This time PP said;
” AMC won’t be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation.”

Read that carefully.. – I still feel PP is silently trying to bring them to cable ..

time will tell .. ((PP works in silence …

Lin
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Lin

I hope you are right… but I think that is Cady talking with her intuition, not any PP . I think they don’t communicate at all— with us or the actors. But I so hope you are right. I think she is thinking maybe someone else would try it . Maybe Netflix, HBO, who knows? But I hold out less hope than last time. And I don’t think the fans will support PP again, afraid of having the carpet pulled from beneath their feet again. But I so hope you are right.
What idiots and their silence.

Jan
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Jan

No more this is ridiculous. The rest should be cancelled too, they ain’t so great.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

You have the right to your opinion but you dont belong on this site if you think the other soaps are bad…and if you ‘REALLY’ think that then why would you watch them…you have to be watching to think they are all bad…unless you are just trying to get a response to see how many of us are dumb enough to answer back, and you have a winner because im dumb enough to do it!!!

jan
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jan

Please just shut up. you are very annoying. jim h i will not take your bs anymore. you need to get a life.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Annoying…i guess we got somethin in common…lol

su0000
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su0000

Prospect Park is not giving up, they are not quitters.. PP has built a studio, a huge studio to produce the soaps.. That studio was big millions to put out to produce the soaps. PP put out more millions on building sets, and cameras, all the equipment needed to produce the soaps.. they fought Unions and therefore created new standard for the internet.. They gathered up most all the stars available from both soaps.. PP fought and finally brought the soaps back, a job very well done!! Both soaps were in the top most popular on both HuLu and iTunes..… Read more »

helen
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helen

You are crazy or on drugs. prospect park are stupid pathetic idiots, who can’t tell the truth in what’s going on. they need to go away and grow some balls. lmao.

Brian
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Brian

Su0000, I like the way you think. Now THAT is positive thinking!

Jim Grant
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Jim Grant

That’s not a nice thing to say about Oprah just because she isn’t producing the shows….uh…that WAS what you meant wasn’t it….oh..sorry, never mind.

Scott
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Scott

One can hope.The news last year was a pleasant surprise.

Lin
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Lin

Oh, how i hope you are right!

mattman
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mattman

They need to just make a one big AMC movie,tie up all the loose ends and then just have some major catastrophe that knocks off all the villians and skanks of Pine Valley,never to be seen again,period,this is the way to end a show. Take it out with a BANG.

hot girl
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hot girl

the five years jump was a big nono

Terese
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Terese

I am sad to hear this. I had high hopes. I do wish if they are truly going to end AMC, that they would complete the story lines that are still up in the air.

9xaunty
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9xaunty

I am honestly glad it’s over. The torture of wishing and hoping is just too much. Getting my hopes up to AGAIN have them crushed is too much. I love these characters like old friends. For 30 + years I shared their happiness, sadness! excitement, devastation! and every other emotion. I laughed, cried, yelled, applauded with them everyday. It’s cruel to keep giving us hope and then ripping it away from us. I will once again go through the grieving process of losing these people again and move on. Good luck to all the actors and thank you for the… Read more »

Kian
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Kian

Interesting to note that today (November 11) marks the 25th anniversary of Cady’s first airdate in the role of “Dixie Cooney” replacing Kari Gibson who originated the role a few months earlier.

Johnny
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Johnny

Some very good posts here! And others…wow! Really??? You have called the Prospect Park people losers..and flakes….and even wishd they would rot in hell. Seriously??? These are people who have been working tirelessly non stop for over 2 years to keep these two shows alive in some way. They built a production facility…got the show on some cable channels…how does this make them losers??? Imay be an optimist but I think there is something in the works. Possibly with OWN or some other network or format. I think that’s why they have not and are not making a statement…they are… Read more »

David
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David

Sad to hear that the shows are not returning but not shocking at all. Prospect Park mismanaged this from the beginning. Now the shows are gone again. ABC is not going to bring the shows back. They have had very good ratings as of alte with The Chew and GH. Interestingly enough I believe if the shows stop being produced by Prospect Park that hte rights revert back to ABC. I wonder if that means GH would bring back Todd, Starr, and Mcbain if that is the case. Just a thought that I am show would please some and upset… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Funny, during the day at 1:00 p.m., I still remember watching AMC on ABC. I didn’t watch much the last decade because the show had changed; but, I do have fond memories of being younger and watching throughout the 80’s and 90’s. I wish the old episodes would be broadcast more. It was something new to try, putting it on the web. I didn’t watch it; but, I am guessing it just didn’t have the same “feel.” I still dislike The Chew, which took the place of AMC on ABC. I’m sure it’s a great show and I just haven’t… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I always said we only won the battle, not the war. Time to suit up….

Debbie
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Debbie

Could different format mean focussing on one family group? Less actors and sets could save a lot of money. Other actors would just be seen occasionally, not as regulars. Just a thought…

nyssa
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nyssa

Will Bianca ever find her happiness and love? Answer left hanging.

ellie
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ellie

so sad to hear this i was really getting back into both soaps i been watching for 40 yrs….smh if they can jus get back to daytime t.v. on local channels im sure it will b a success….although own network was working out pretty good for me….we jus need our 1oclock & 2oclock slot back…..im still keeping hope alive……smh

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Michael B. Jordan Recalls His Acting Start as All My Children’s Reggie in SNL Opening Monologue

Last night, Michael B. Jordan hosted Saturday Night Live.  The Creed star, who is the director of the upcoming Creed III due out in March, took to the stage to deliver his opening monologue, and right off the top he mentioned his beginnings as All My Children’s Reggie.

Jordan portrayed Reggie from 2003-2006 on the ABC soap opera (his character was eventually adopted by Jack Montgomery).

When Michael hit the stage, he shared: “Yesterday, I had a crazy full-circle moment. We pre-shot some videos for the show and when I got to the studio I realized it was the exact same place where I shot one of my first acting roles on the soap opera All My Children.

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He then tossed to a clip of his 16-year-old self in which Reggie says, “sometimes the animal in me gets kind of crazy” and then howls life a wolf at the end of the scene. Back to the SNL stage, Jordan said mockingly, “I’m pretty sure I hit puberty mid-howl.”

Jordan ended his monologue by looping it back to his early acting days on AMC, sharing: “I just want to say, I’m so grateful to be standing on this stage. Sometimes, I can take myself a little too seriously but tonight, I’m going to have fun, I’m just going to go for it. And maybe, just maybe let the inner animal get a little crazy.”

Watch Michael’s opening monologue below.  Then let us know, what did you think of the the AMC Reggie clip reference? Do you recall Michael’s days on the ABC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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NBC Celebrates Carol Burnett’s 90th Birthday with Retrospective Special Featuring Susan Lucci and More Celebrity Guests

The beloved Carol Burnett will get the star-studded affair treatment for her 90th birthday when NBC airs Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love.

The two-hour special career retrospective will air Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will stream the next day on Peacock. The special is set to be filmed at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The evening will include musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and more.

Special guests include: Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence, and many more.

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One very special guest for soap fans will be that of Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, All My Children).  As everyone knows, Carol Burnett was a huge fan of All My Children and Lucci, and eventually got a part written just for her when she appeared not once, but three times throughout the daytime drama’s run on ABC as Verla Grubbs.  The character turned out to the daughter of Langley Wallingford (the late Louis Edmonds).  Burnett appeared in Pine Valley in 1983, 1995, and 2005.

In a statement on the big soiree’, Burnett shared: “I’m so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends. I can’t wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”

“This special is going to be the best party ever,” said Mark Bracco, executive producer and president of Silent House Productions. “It will be an evening of music, comedy and dozens of big stars paying tribute to the one and only Carol Burnett.  We look forward to everyone at home celebrating right along with us.”

Viewers will see some of the funniest and most memorable moments of Burnett’s legendary career including moment from the acclaimed sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show.

So, looking forward to the special honoring Carol Burnett’s legendary career? Hope they bring up her role as Verla on AMC? For now, check out this scene featuring Carol, Ruth Warrick (Phoebe) and Louis Edmonds from All My Children, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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TONIGHT: AMC Alum Jonathan Bennett in Hallmark’s First LGBTQ+ Led Rom-Com ‘The Holiday Sitter’

In Hallmark’s first holiday movie offering featuring a same-sex love story at its epicenter, Jonathan Bennett (ex-JR Chandler, All My Children) not only stars, but is the project’s executive producer.  And, on Sunday night, when The Holiday Sitter premieres at 8 p.m. EST, it’s a big deal.

After much outcry for Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas programming block to be more inclusive, the channel is now poised to be on the right side of history.

The set-up of this ‘meet-cute’ rom-com goes something like this: Sam (Bennett) who is a workaholic has to ditch his Hawaiian holiday plans when he is asked to watch his sister’s children (his niece and nephew).  However, when Sam becomes overwhelmed, he gets a helping hand from his sister’s neighbor, Jason played by George Krissa. And within a blink of an eye, Sam and Jason find they are both unattached and attracted to each other, and Christmas becomes a lot brighter for the two of them.

As for Bennett, he previously appeared in Hallmark’s 2020 film, The Christmas House which was the channel’s first holiday movie to include a same-sex storyline. He later returned to that role in last year’s sequel The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls.

Bennett told USA Today on tonight’s milestone Hallmark holiday tale: “What’s so special about The Holiday Sitter is that it’s the first time we’ll see two men meet-cute and fall in love at Christmas. We tell a story that’s really important, so people that are watching it feel seen when they watch it. But just like Christmas is for everybody, The Holiday Sitter is for everybody… It just happens to have two men as the lead.”

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Hallmark Media’s Executive Vice-President, Lisa Hamilton told Deadline: “We felt that it was time for a story with a gay couple. We are really trying to make it so that everybody sees themselves when they tune in. We are trying to stay true to the Hallmark brand values, one of which is inclusiveness. It’s a true of Hallmark cards, which has a card for every kind of occasion. In the past, there was a focus on one particular kind of love story, and I think everybody thought, ‘wow, we’re not telling the whole story here.’”

The timing of The Holiday Sitter comes after Candace Cameron Bure received much backlash for her sentiments when she told the Wall Street Journal that the Great American Family network in which she stars in several of their holiday films, will “keep traditional marriage at the core” and never do stories/movies featuring same-sex couples.

Check out a preview for The Holiday Sitter below.

Now let us know, what do you think of the Hallmark Channel finally featuring a gay love story for one of its holiday films? Will you be checking out the landmark movie? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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