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CONFIRMED: Two-hour finale of All My Children to air September 23rd!

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On-Air On-Soaps has confirmed this morning with an All My Children spokesperson that the series will go off the air with a two-hour finale on September 23rd!

According to ABC, “The final broadcast will end in a manner that respects the show’s legacy and honors its history.  Out of love and respect for the show, many beloved actors will be returning to Pine Valley, including Josh Duhamel (Leo Du Pres), Eva La Rue (Maria Santos), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater), Carol Burnett (Verla Grubbs), Kate Collins (Janet Green), Jennifer Bassey (Marion Chandler), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Chandler) and Leven Rambin (Lily Montgomery), among others yet to be announced. Final episodes will celebrate the stories of the families that fans have grown to know and love over the years.

Recently nominated for a total of 13 Daytime Emmy Awards in 2011 and hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, All My Children has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades, including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. January 5th, 2011, marked the celebration of 41 years on the air for All My Children. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has been at the forefront of such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.”

So, if we have to say goodbye to the characters of Pine Valley…how do you feel about a two hour send-off? Let us know!

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Danielle O.
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Danielle O.

Certainly, AMC deserves a 2 hour finale, and I’m thrilled about it. Of course, I’m hoping another network will pick up AMC, but I wonder if this 2 hour finale will be at the expense of OLTL or GH…. Hopefully, not OLTL. And I we need to keep fighting for ABC to sell AMC & OLTL.

Jewell
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Jewell

I know nobody wants the other two soaps interrupted, but if this is the end let them have the two hours.

Roxie
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Roxie

They did sell, Prospect Park on line.. I will likely get a subscription if I have to pay for it. I love my soaps. NOT ABC, I am upset that they will get PAID for these two shows when they would just as soon let them die. Too many talk shows, the 2 they are going to replace our soaps with sound DULL/

Roxie
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Roxie

GREAT NEWS THEY SOLD THEM! On line, but at least they will live on. We may have to subscribe.

ethel
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ethel

i can’t even say anything about a “final” episode without getting very emotional – i have watched amc from the beginning – this is just too much for me – i am just so devastated……………..

Lois
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Lois

I know what you mean Ethel. I’m 82 and have watched it for many years. When I worked I used to tape it. I still tape it and watch it so in the event someone phones me, I don’t miss any of it. But maybe someone will buy its rights and run it on another station. Maybe Carol Burnett (she should be able to do that). Come on Carol do us all a favor.

Chris Smith
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Chris Smith

I stil can’t stomach the thought of “The Chew” premiering September 26! What a horrible mistake ABC is making cancelling AMC and OLTL!!!

Roxie
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Roxie

I will NEVER watch that.

Joe
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Joe

Ditto. SCREW the CHEW!

Cindy
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Cindy

I refuse to watch the crap ABC is putting on in place of AMC and OLTL. Every time I hear the commercial for the Chew I want to puke! I hope it falls flat on it’s face and ABC loses a lot of money for their stupidity!!!

Michele
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Michele

This is all so bittersweet for me. I’ve watched this show from the very beginning so even having to discuss it’s Final Days is very difficult for me! I love the nods to the history of the show lately and all the re-appearances of the characters I had come to know and love but I just wish it were under better circumstances! I am STILL hoping aganist hope that somone “Anyone” can rescue my Beloved Pine Valley! It’s been a part of my life for almost ALL of my Life!

PST
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PST

I’d rather the show not end at all and air on another network. Maybe others are, but I’m not ready to say goodbye.

Ron Klopfanstein
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Ron Klopfanstein

Nothing can make the demise of this classic show okay, particularly knowing how ABC could have sold it (and “One Life To Live” ) to Sony. But, a two-hour finale at least shows that to some extent ABC plans to acknowledge the significance of it’s concluding.

Mary Lou
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Mary Lou

I do not want a send off at all, 2 hour or otherwise. This beautiful, iconic show needs to continue, if not on ABC, then somewhere where it will be appreciated and honored.

lisa
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lisa

As fans we’re all still smarting from the sting of cancellation news….this will continue.

A two hour finale – would that be enough to satisfy the appetites of millions of fans with such a long history with this show……doubtful !!!

But as the saying goes ….ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END.

Sadly, after 41 years – IT’S ALL TOO SOON !!!!

Brian T
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Brian T

I’m still heartbroken over this show leaving the air. I am happy to hear we will have 2 hrs to say goodbye. Please tell me that Adam and Brooke will be back as well.

Joanne Cecere
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Joanne Cecere

I’ve watched this show since day one……….and a 2 hour finale is OK I guess………..but I don’t want to see it go off the air, so who cares if it’s 2….3 , or 4 hours….it’s all too sad. to even discuss. How can they do this show justice ….how do you end a 41 yr run? Insurmountable sadness……..

Celia
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Celia

JR & ANNIE Miss Broderick, JR & ANNIE! Correct the mistake those showkillers did to them.

harlee
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harlee

I am so happy about this move..well done ABC.

bertramsey
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bertramsey

I haven’t watched AMC in 10 years, but I’m watching it now. It’s great they’re bringing back all the old favorites. As for The Chew, I will never watch even one minute of it.

Ingrid Harrell
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Ingrid Harrell

I think all my children should stay on air. If you were selling them to another network like nbc i would be oke with the finale. I Just started watching all my children in 2004 and im really just getting into it. and one life to live. I Think its wrong to cancel to good shows without thinking how the fans would feel. Abc will not be the same without erica cane.

Ed Vandeweerd
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Ed Vandeweerd

It will be a sad day when “All My Children” ends on September 23rd and my total boycott of ABC Programming begins in protest. So not only am I saying Goodbye to the residents of Pine Valley but I also I say goodbye to ABC and Disney programming! :/

Susan
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Susan

I agree with Mary Lou. There is no legitimate reason for a two hour send off. ABC needs to sell AMC, since they need cash for their reality crap and Katie Couric, to another network or cable station.

They have lost this loyal viewer.

Marsha
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Marsha

It would take more than a two hour episode to end this 41 year show…more like 41 more years…. If ABC would have the guts to sell the shows they are cancelling then we would all win. Too bad ABC/Disney are cowards.

Leina
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Leina

Please Mrs. Broderick let Jr and Annie reunite back together again. They had such a sad and tragic ending to their relationship. The past six plus months have been so hard to watch with JR trying to get Marrisa back, this was even before MCE left the canvas. It was so disrespectful to the huge Jannie fan base. They deserve to have a happy ending especially since there was such a huge build up to their relationship over the past year. They also make a perfect fit to one another since they accept each other as they are, flaws and… Read more »

Shadow
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Shadow

It’s like knowing the day & time your loved ones will all die, but you can’t figure out a way to stop it. I just can’t imagine never hearing that theme song cue up again and visiting my lifelong soap friends. I have a full, rich life so don’t think I’m a cat hoarding homebody. Quite the opposite. AMC has just been one constant touchstone in my life, and I will miss it dearly if another company doesn’t pick it up. I will NEVER watch any series that replaces it. Sorry, that time slot is sacred.

Chantal
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Chantal

I don’t watch AMC or OLTL, only GH. For now GH is okay but for how long? So, I am supporting other soap fans and will never ever watch these new shows, not a minute, NEVER EVER!

Ceridwyn2
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Ceridwyn2

I would love to see Annie back, only to get JR away from Marissa. I want Bianca & Marissa together. Also, having gone through the loss of the fan fight for GL, hoping another network would buy the shows once they were cancelled only to have them dashed when there wasn’t any way P&G was selling the soaps. I just don’t think ABC is gonna give up the ‘intellectual’ property rights to a show they’ve owned for 41 years; as much as ABC/Disney don’t care about the soaps anymore, it’s still their copyright material. To the fans it means so… Read more »

SoapStud79
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SoapStud79

Oh, AMC. Despite the outcry of fans, ABC has decided to stick to their decision and say goodbye to this amazing soap. It will be missed. I am thankful for the two hour finale, but wish the show would be allowed to go on for many years to come. Shame on ABC for not listening to their viewers and for not allowing the soap to live on somewhere else. Disappointing.

todd
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todd

I haven’t watched AMC consistently…but I will tune in during the last rew weeks and the 2 hour finale. I hope OLTL also gets a 2 hour finale if it does come to an end….I am still praying it will be sold.

lumi
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lumi

I love AMC and Days too,,,,and I’ll be taping this two hours to keep with my Another World tapes and ATWT tapes and put them on DVDs to have for ever….

Anne Jordan
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Anne Jordan

After fighting every way I can think of–and I still am—I am still so sad and angry over the loss of a show Ihave watched from the beginning. I will watch til the bitter end and I, too, hope to see Brooke and Adam, and J.R. with Annie. I will continue to watch GH, Days, and Y&R. Nothing can take the place of Tad, Jack, Erica , Kendall, etc., but the other soaps have their own core characters, which GH and Days are getting back to. ABC is as dead to me (except for GH) as I apparently am to… Read more »

Doe
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Doe

Good for AMC. Finally, the right way to end. I hope a two hour last episode will be enough to say goodbye, if there is such a thing in the soap world. September will come too soon, I think. I don’t know how all the stars can handle this historic soap wrap up. very sad!…..

adriana8900
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adriana8900

jr and annie reunion please

Lew
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Lew

They deserve the two hours and I know it will be a great ending. I have been loving AMC the past few months and it is a shame that it has come to this. The best to all.

tina
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tina

This is so sad to me. At 13 years old I started watching AMC and thought it’d be with me for life. Donna Beck and Billy Clyde Tuggle were on then, and Aunt Phoebe was as much the star as Erica was then. At my first Emmys, in 1999, Ruth Warwisck was the only actor I got to meet, and it was an honor. Also, I got to see Susan Lucci finally win her Emmy, which I correctly predicted! If we can’t save AMC, let’s try save OLTL now. AMC deserves all 3 hours to end!

Lynne
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Lynne

I don’t give a crap whether it’s on for 4 hours that nite, but to end them is just plain horrible to me. I’m very unhappy about it and it’s made me cry plenty.

Lori
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Lori

This will be bittersweet for everyone who loves All My Children. I am really sad and upset to see this awesome soap go. Seriously it makes me forget my own health issues for a while. I will miss everyone on the show yes even dr evil lol. Great job everyone.

Ruth
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Ruth

2 hours or 8 hours doesn’t matter… All that matters is that it”s ending and that is very sad!!!! After watching for nearly 40 years, it sickens me what ABCD is doing it AMC.. After these 2 hours, I will no longer be watching ABC…

Debbie
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Debbie

I, like so many others, have watched AMC since the very first day it aired. However, after seeing the flashing scenes of Dixie struggling to awake from yet another “death, ” I am over it. OH! And let’s not forget the lame storyline of :::gasp:::: an Erica twin!!! Puhleeeze!!!! Yeah, even though I watch this show every day, I am MORE than ready to see it go.

matt borlenghi
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matt borlenghi

Saddened and a bit pissed that I have not been asked to be a part of the send-off. Why not Brian Bodine? Ask TPTB…

Joanne Cecere
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Joanne Cecere

Well Matt………..Now that it supposedly is going to continue online………maybe you should contact Prospect Park…….they might very well want the former stars to appear……….we would love you to grace the screen again.

Mary Moran
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Mary Moran

It really stinks that ABC has done this to it’s loyal viewers — I have been watching since Dark Shadows was on since I was about 7. Sad how they pay loyalty. Just sell the rights period to air on TV too. I will watch online but so many can’t. I just hope they promote it on TV for online. They should have it on primetime a couple of weeks and then cont. in online.

Joe
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Joe

It’s the first soap finale to ever be granted extra time… even over GL (longest-running TV Drama EVER at the time) or ATWT (on air for much longer a period of time), so this has to count for something. At any rate, I too do not want to see life in Pine Valley as we know it come to an end. At least some semblance of it will live on in cyberspace, not the ideal, bit it’s a bittersweet victory for those of us who have worked our assets off to save these soaps!

Bubbles LaRue
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Bubbles LaRue

If there is a longer show for the finale….then let it be 3 hours…..OLTL & AMC can take a day off. Lets at least give the actors some respect and appreciation with a proper send-off…..but as I said in my other comment if the show is to continue on the internet WHY is there going to be a finale?

Bubbles LaRue
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Bubbles LaRue

If the show is going to continue online and take up online from its last episode on the network WHY are they having a 2 hour finale?

Iris
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Iris

I’d prefer not to see my Soaps end at all! Why can’t they air on another network? Watching shows on line is inconvenient, AND annoying! Treating loyal fans like this really blows! I have been watching for the entire 40+ years, and it’s depressing that I won’t have AMC & OLTL on a daily basis. It’s great looking forward to each episode, something new every day! ABC: WHY must everything be about money?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WON’T be watching those stupid replacement shows, either! And, when possible, I won’t tune in to ABC at all!

Becky
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Becky

No more ABC for me except my soaps.When they are gone, so am I!!!

Rosa Price
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Rosa Price

This is very sad to me ,this is the only soap opra I watch,have been watching it for 41yrs. so sad,so sad, don’t take my Tad ,Broc, Jessie ,Angie and others off the air .This is the only time I turn my t.v. on ,please dont take it off .What can I do to help you keep it on?

angela
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angela

I hope another network takes this wonderful soap, it has given me many years of entertainment all the cast are like my family,and a great escape from everyday problems

JACKIE D.
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JACKIE D.

I CAN’T BELIEVE 9/23/11 ALL MY FRIENDS WILL DIE. I HAVE WATCHED AMC FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. I WLL NOT WATCH ABC ANYMORE AND IT WILL BE BLOCKED FROM MY TV. ABC WILL LOSE LOTS OF MONEY ON THE CHEW, AS THEY SHOULD. NOBODY WILL WATCH IT, IT’S JUST ANOTHER STUPID REALITY SHOW ABOUT FOOD. ABC HAS MADE A HUGE MISTAKE AND I HOPE EVERYONE WHO IS A FAN OF AMC WILL BE SURE TO TUNE OUT THE CHEW.

Shelley
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Shelley

I have been watching this show for over 35 years. My older sister got me hooked on it. Its like a part of my life is going to be gone now. I dont understand what Channel 13 is thinking. Disney is making a bad mistake because ratings will go way dow now.

Maritza
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Maritza

The only two soaps I’ve ever watched are done. 25 yrs of devotion to them and now I’ve got nothing. I guess it’s time to find another hobby.

Sharon
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Sharon

I luv u and i’m going to miss u.

Tami
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Tami

The last thing that ABC needs is another reality(cooking/lifestyle show). As of monday, no nore ABC for me from 1 to 2 pm. After OLTL goes off in January, I’m gone. ABC stands for Abysmal (broadcasting) Choices. Look out General Hospital, you’re next on the chopping block.

Tami
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Tami

All i can say is WTF?!. It deserved more. Ok, jr pulls the trigger and you don’t know who the bullett hits? This wasn’t the ending i expected. The writers should be hung by their collective brains for this one. AMC deserves more than this for 41 years of being on tv. I known that the show is moving to the net but come on ! Start fresh. I will truly miss all my children. What happened to the 2 hour finale ?

Annete
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Annete

I have to agree what happened to the 2 hour finale? I feel cheated and truly hate ABC, I will never watch ABC again ever!!!!!!

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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.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

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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