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David Canary speaks on his return to AMC and the end of an era!

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He has won six Daytime Emmys and considered by many one of the greatest actors to have graced the soap opera genre.  David Canary, who played twinsm Adam and Stuart Chandlerm returned to All My Children today for a few episodes to wrap up the network television conclusion of the 41-year-old soap that he called his home more than 26 years.

Canary told the Cleveland Plain Dealer why he decided to come out of retirement for these last special moments with his long time castmates! “My feelings were ameliorated by the timing of the announcement — a year after my formal retirement. I felt a great loss for the other actors and crew . . . but my own personal retirement in 2010 led to a long sigh of relief to be rid of the burden of four or five shows a week stacked on my shoulders by Adam and Stuart. But I miss them and was grateful to be there at the end.”

One of the most popular actors in AMC history also discussed the dwindling soap landscape.  “Is it a sign of the times, or are the networks making a mistake by slashing soaps to shreds?” said Canary. “Frankly, I don’t pretend to be able to answer that question. But if asked if I prefer daytime drama over reality TV, my vote unequivocally goes to the former. I think we all need a little creativity and maybe even a little fantasy in our lives — something more than opinion telecasts and trivia contests.”

In an email David Canary had summed up his run on AMC with a special nod to the viewers who loved all his machinations as Adam and the simpleton, Stuart.  “Pretty much everything I have to say about my career on ‘All My Children’ can be said in two words: thank you.  For everything . . . Thank you, Agnes Nixon. You trusted me with some delicate and powerful stuff. And you let me run with it. Uh, I guess that’s more than two words. But in case anybody missed them: thank you.”

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Judy Eastham
Judy Eastham

Mr. Canary, if you should read this please know that you have brought so much entertainment into my home over all of these years. My mother would rush over everyday to sit and watch with me, and we were always most interested to see what Adam was up to and how Stuart would reel him back in. You will always be loved, and missed. Enjoy your retirement, you have earned it. God Bless.

ethel
ethel

i have loved david canary since he was on bonanza – his portrayal of adam & stuart was absolutely phenomenal – he is truly an extraordinary actor!

Peggy Burke
Peggy Burke

Thank you for returning, David Canary. You are one of my all-time favorites. I LOVED you as Stuart and couldn’t stand Adam! What a great actor you are. To be able to portray both characters so well shows the incredibly talented actor you are. I’ve missed you in the last year and am so grateful you have returned for the last episodes. I am still so MAD at ABC for taking AMC and OLTL off the air. I pray the online version will be a success for all of us Soap fans. Again, thanks David!!

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Bless you David! We love watching your performances in NW Illinois. Thanks for your great work–Mazel Tov! 🙂

susan perkins
susan perkins

miss you so much! how about recurring @ PP?

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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All My Children Reunion Coming Up On ABC’s Strahan & Sara

Some of your all-time favorites from Pine Valley are getting together to appear on Good Morning America’s re-branded Strahan & Sara ,formerly known as GMA Day.

Make sure to catch the show next Monday, February 11th when hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcome Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack),and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal).  And, you never know who else might pop up and join this group.

Strahan and Sara airs on ABC at 1PMEST/12PMCST weekdays.

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Are you missing Pine Valley? Here’s a chance to see some of these enduring stars together again.  Most recently, Home & Family back in February of 201,7 held an on-screen reunion for many notables from the series following the passing of its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Will you be checking out Strahan & Sara next week for the segment? Let us know via the comment section below.

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