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Debbi Morgan Bows Out Of Daytime Emmy Contention For Her Work On All My Children!

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For those who watched the incredible work of Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard) during the 45 episode online revival of All My Children in 2013,  you won’t be seeing her name on pre-nom list for this year’s 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards competition!  Morgan took to her Twitter account to explain her decision of why she is not entering her name! 

The talented and beloved Morgan related: ” I’ve decided not 2 have my name submitted 4 Emmy consideration this year cuz I just really, really want 2 move on.  The many months of being told we’re on hiatus but would B coming back & then snatching the rug from under us & the fans has been very emotional. So right now the head space I’m in is just completely distancing myself from AMC w/regards of an Emmy consideration. I will 4 ever B grateful 4 the years of playing “Angie” beautifully created by our beloved Agnes Nixon & our most amazing cast will always hold a special place in my heart… Darnell, Mickey, Sal, Cady, Thorsten, Vincent… just to name a few!  However, with the end happening in the way that it did, for right now, I just want to remove any reminders of our untimely end & to be honest I don’t need an Emmy 2 recognize how much U all loved the work I was able 2 bring 2 U… Your tweets said it all & that’s “Emmy” enough for me…Smile!”

So, what do you think of Debbi’s decision?  Are you disappointed she won’t be possibly recognized for her work?  Or, do you understand where she is coming from due to how AMC ended?   Share your comments below!

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Enrique
Enrique

It is her decision, I see where she’s coming from, it’s a shame though she was really superb this year.

Amy
Amy

I agree Enrique. She is a wonderful Actress, but I respect her decision.

El rizzo
El rizzo

So understand…love her!!!!

moshane58
moshane58

UGH…She had a great chance to win…

Rosemary
Rosemary

She is an amazing woman, what a humble woman, she really lets us know she was all about the show and the fans. She is an incredible actor, and a real person. We will all miss you Debbi. a.k.a. Angie.

matthew surenko
matthew surenko

As a fan , I understand it was a shock and disappointment to the fans but for the actors that put their hart and souls into these to awesome shows it must be devastating , I hope and pray both shows and our beloved actors will be back and soon !

Holly
Holly

I do understand the hurt she feels but I think she had a chance at winning.
Winning an EMMY would have shown ABC that what a big mistake they did of canceling AMC and also OLTL.
They were spiteful and made it hard for Prospect Park to continue the series

Dennis
Dennis

Good for her. The fans feel the same way about PP. Idiots!

David
David

Can’t blame her. PP sucks.

EasTXSoapFan
EasTXSoapFan

It is disappointing….but then so is the demise of the show & its revival….I can certainly understand why any & all would want time at this point to just step away….Debbie was, is & will always be the one & only Dr. Angie Hubbard….truly a class act….

Paul Palumbo
Paul Palumbo

I don’t blame her one bit… she got the shaft along with the rest of the cast not once but twice from ABC & Prospect Park… she puts her heart and soul into her work, so don’t blame her for not wanting to be a part of anything soap (AMC) or otherwise. It’s a shame what they did to AMC & OLTL!

marria
marria

I understand and respect her decision.

Tommy
Tommy

This honestly just proves what a classy woman she truly is on the inside. Beautifully worded (and numbered) just an amazing woman. Also loved her in Charmed.

Kathy Hans
Kathy Hans

Debbi Morgan is one classy woman. She really deserves an emmy and I give her props for thinking of the fans. She is an excellent actress and I wish her well in all her future roles. She is not in it for herself, but for fans. God Bless Her.

Patty
Patty

One hell of a classy lady!!!! I can understand, respect and accept her decision!! I will always love her as Angie, but I will also love the fabulous talent that Debbi Morgan is!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

This makes me very sad. I feel she did amazing work this year. But, I certainly respect her decision. She is, and always has been, a very classy lady.

Harolds Bone
Harolds Bone

I feel bad for her and I feel bad for the fans. I get that she feels she was being played for relaying what ended up being wrong info.. that she kept being told by PP that AMC was coming back, then tweeting that to fans only to have to finally tell them AMC was ending.. I can’t blame her at all, but PP’s AMC was so awesome (as was Debbi) it’s hard for me to criticize them. Love you Debbi! You’re amazing now and you always have been — there would have been an excellent chance you’d have gotten that Emmy. You certainly earned it.

Chevjuls
Chevjuls

Debbie Morgan you are one respected person, fans love you all the way

Becky
Becky

I certainly don’t blame her and understand her decision. If she’d won, however, it would have drawn a lot of attention to the new format and maybe helped bring AMC or other shows back. I did like the idea of soaps on the web and appreciate PP putting in all the effort that they did. They meant well and just couldn’t quite pull it off.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

A very honest comment by her. I admire that. I know the chance of AMC being revived now is very slim but reading these remarks really shows you how unlikely that is to occur. Do you really think someone like Morgan who appeared to be so dedicated to the show and enjoyed it would seriously consider an offer to return now?

All of it is a real shame for AMC and OLTL. On the positive side, the fans of those shows at least got a handful of additional episodes. Someone like me who followed ATWT for years got nothing. I still wonder what Eileen Fulton, Elizabeth Hubbard, Don Hastings, and Kathryn Hayes are up to these days and who they are doing. I never read ANYTHING about them.

David
David

At least ATWT fans got a proper ending for their show. AMC and OLTL fans will probably never get that chance for their respective shows thanks to PP’s stupidity.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

To say nothing of the GH fans who now have to live in a special hell – knowing that technically GH is still on the air even though the show has been thoroughly ruined by RC and his campy, horribly paced writing style.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Michael: Barbara fromAtlanta has a great idea. How about a followup to the ATWT legends? It would be great to hear from them!

David is right ATWT was allowed to leave the airwaves with some dignity and closure. I loved the last episode even if it was not perfect in the minds of some. For AMC and OLTL it was like a couple tried to start over a longtime relationship and discovered it was not the same. Prospect Park and ABC and whoever really bungled things, it seems. I enjoyed the new versions.

Debbi Morgan does not need Emmy love. She is an esteemed actress and I hope to see her in many dramatic and comedic roles on primetime, on the silver screen, and maybe on stage one day. I pray she is able to find the peace she seeks. It surely must have been a rough road emotionally this past year.

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

Days should hire her…revive the character of Valerie Grant…reveal she is Maxines cousin and have them both as possible new love interest for Abe Carver!!!

Johnny
Johnny

James Reynolds played Debbi’s father on long ago soap Generations. Could be a little awkward. And reviving Valerie Grant could be too long ago for any viewer to care or remember. But fans would welcome Debbi to any show in any role.

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

Back in the 90s didnt Charles Shaunessy and Charlotte Ross who played father and daughter on Days play in a movie where Charles played a father who was in love with his daughters best friend played by Charlotte…that couldnt be any more awkward than Debbie playing James’s love interest…im just saying. Valerie hasnt been around since the 1970s(where her part was impotant) to the 1980s(less important) but she is still part of the shows history and id like to see past characters revived on soaps and kept connected to the shows history! Thanks for the reply!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Honest and true decision, and I respect it wholeheartedly.

I do hope she returns to the medium, or goes onto film. Would love for Y&R to bring Harmony back from time to time to interact with Devon!

Kat Mom
Kat Mom

I totally understand how she feels…………..we all love her, and as far as I am concerned, she has more than earned any reward ever given to her! She is so missed, as well as the rest of the cast of AMC. Best wishes to all of them and I know we will be seeing Angie somewhere, doing what she has been blessed to be abled to do! Brains, beauty and an incredible talent………….That’s our Angie!!!!!

Kat Mom
Kat Mom

Meant ‘award’ not reward…….

Lin
Lin

I totally understand, on my heart goes out to her. However I wish she would not had withdrawn her name, as that might’ve helped AMC to another revival if she had won. I wish Debbie the very best and mourn the loss of AMC.

Blanca Armayor Galvez
Blanca Armayor Galvez

I still have hope. I prayed for AMC & OLTL to come back and they did. I think P.P. should sue ABC. And maybe ABC will take notice bring back our Soaps They could put all 3 soaps together and call it All My Children have One life to live on General Hospital or use them all on General Hospital after all Sky and Rae were on all three soap. That’s something for ABC to think about. And Oprah was putting the shows on her Network OWN. Come on fans let’s not let them get away with doing this to us. Lets fight & pray for our beloved soaps 30 minutes was fine with me.

Lin
Lin

Prospect Park is suing ABC. They canceled the shows even though they have not even been to court yet. They have given their fans and their stars no information nor any of their other employees. I hope our shows will come back but I’m not very trusting of anyone right now.

Heather
Heather

Unless PP can win the lawsuit against ABC, I don’t see how the shows will return. It’s going very hard for PP to win their lawsuit. The jury will most likely be composed of people that are indifferent to soap operas or to what ABC did to the soaps. And since ABC-Disney is a behemoth company with a reputation coupled with the fact that much of PP’s lawsuit doesnt even make sense to begin with, I found it hard to imagine that the jury would side with Prospect Park anyway.

ABC itself will not bring back the soaps on their network so you can already forget about that possibility. I mean they cancelled them in the first place so why would you think they would bring them back? They always brag about how happy they are with the addition of The Chew in their afternoon lineup.

ABC will never allowed General Hospital to be renamed “All My Children have One life to live on General Hospital”. General Hospital is ABC’s flagship soap and is known even by non-soapers. ABC certainly will not allowed for its name to be modified.

The only thing in what you said that has a chance of happening is for the AMC characters that have previously on GH to be reappared on GH either on a temporary or permanent basis. But for this to happen, ABC would have to get the rights back to ABC from PP. That’s in itself is another problem.

Sue
Sue

I get it. Amazing actress and gave such powerful performances people don’t know what they are missing

Carol
Carol

I can understand her decision and need to move on. She is an amazing woman and she stuck it out till the unfortunate end. AMC will be greatly missed and so will the AMC family.

Jay in NJ
Jay in NJ

It’s really sad what PP did to the actors and actresses of OLTL and AMC. I don’t blame for making that decision, if it were me I’d do the same thing or I’d attend and if I won find who the 2nd runner was and then hand the award off to them. I highly doubt now that these 2 soaps will be put back on the internet or TV, it’s hard to imagine it but they are finished. How sad. ABC and PP should be ashamed of themselves and leading on the actors and actresses and of course the fans.

Robert
Robert

Besides General Hospital, I will NEVER watch ANYTHING ABC has on in the afternoon. They are the worst network for afternoon programming, PERIOD. Clearly we will not get our shows back and I am just pissed. I respect and understand Ms. Morgan’s decision. I can’t imagine what is has been like for the actors of our two beloved soaps going though this as a working actor, add to that the disappointment of being a fan who has been twice disappointed by the incredible mismangement of the revival of AMC and OLTL. This was a golden opportunity that PP screwed up big time!

ABC, you deserve YEARS of failure! The proof is in the pudding because everyone involved with the cancellation of these two iconic soaps are no longer employed and KATIE is on her way out as well. Your primetime shows will suffer too, and your network will soon be on the level of the CW!! Except Scandal, awesome show!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

It is her choice– she is such a talented actress I am sure she will go on to many other projects. Personally would love for her to come back to Y&R. It is so weird now Devon is like mega-rich not to have his mother around wanting some of the dough. Also, would love for the guy who played Jack’s PT to come back. If Mason is going be on the show, scamming Devon, at least his uncle should be around to keep him in check. Y&R should have never let them go, but I am sure all AMC fans were glad they were available for the reboot.

k/kay
k/kay

Mary she would never go back to Y&R she hated it. The whole experience over there and then to be so excited to come back to AMC and once again have the rug pulled out from you. Hopefully she can move on to another forum of acting.

Mary SF
Mary SF

When I read this reply in my box I said that sounds like k/kay, but couldn’t be because she said she was leaving for a while. Yet it was you– which is great because I wanted a chance to wish you well where ever you are heading to– if that is still the plan. Shame about DM not liking Y&R, I liked her as Harmony, and thought the character had real potential as love interest for Neil, better than Lesley. Oh well, one things fans can’t control is all the backstage drama that makes it so difficult for our favorite actors to work on our favorite soaps. So like you, I hope she finds a gig somewhere where her talent can shine without all the behind the scenes melodrama she experienced on both shows in last couple of years.

k/kay
k/kay

Hey Mary normally I check out for the holidays just me I am still in town just try not to post normally busy this time of year best to you!!! You are a great poster just hang in there and you will probably see a response or two over the holidays. Not to be nosy but what part of Canada are you from? We love Vancouver & Whistlers Peak!!!

k/kay
k/kay

Nosey oops! Take care!!!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I completely understand she must do what is best for her. It is a shame because the fabulous performances Debbi has given us are Emmy worthy. I hope she is the only one to feel this way, because I would like to see some recognition for the actors, for us…

Tina F. Gray
Tina F. Gray

Just when I thought I couldn’t hate ABC/Disney anymore……….. Poor Debbie Morgan. I have to disagree though. You so deserve recognition for the work you did. We love you so much……… Besides. It would be such a boost for both shows if these actors were nominated and they won……….. Please reconsider. You’re always a shoo-in to win.

Jared
Jared

Sometimes you just have to cut the ties and move on.

Patrick
Patrick

Soap royalty! Her career should have taken the track of Erika Slezak, Susan Lucci, Ms. Hall, Strasser and man others. She was too young and th soap business was growing old.

Rapids
Rapids

I love her honesty . She is probably embarrassed by the PP tweeting she did, telling fans the show would return. And she wants to move on,good for her

David
David

Good for her! She is a talent. And she needs to move on to better roles in as many different venues. She deserves the best.

Liz Arnold
Liz Arnold

I don’t blame her one bit. As shellshocked as I am, as all the fans are, I bet it’s harder for the actors. Especially the one that have been with the show for decades. I have still not given up the dream that one day, Angie and all the gang in Pine Valley will one day return to us.

Angela
Angela

I totally understand where she’s coming from and I agree with her. We were screwed by abc and then jerked around by PP. It’s time for everyone to move on. The lady is a class act and I wish her nothing but the best.

Jenn
Jenn

I agree too. Debbie has been very gracious to the fans during all of this and I completely understand where she is coming from. It seems she feels a little used by PP. I’m glad that she is moving on and can’t wait to see her work on Power. She deserves to be respected.

Anna
Anna

I so understand where she is coming from, and respect her decision. I wish her all the best , maybe we will hear that she is going to take part in another soap someday. She is a great actress. God Bless her in whatever path she takes.

sean
sean

It was an internet show. Wouldn’t be a Webby?

Johnny
Johnny

Hi Sean. No…AMC and oLTL are allowed to compete in the 2014 Daytime Emmys as always.

Torrey
Torrey

I agree and totally understand where she is coming from. I have finally accepted that the shows are gone, and I have moved on….having AMC or OLTL go on to win Emmy’s would just be pouring salt into an open wound.

Brad
Brad

Eileen Davidson’s got it in the bag, so she had no chance anyway.

Patrick
Patrick

I so hope so…. Eileen Davidson for best actress… year, 2014! yahoo!

Eileen Davidson: You are need back in Salem

to further along… how rich DAYS is:

let’s throw in Kelly Sullivan and Trevor St. John…. Peter and Kristen Blake DiMera!

Lisa Z.
Lisa Z.

Her decision makes perfect sense to me. She has remained classy and taken the high road throughout this whole PP ordeal. She is one of the actors who has tried to remain positive. PP’s lack of communication to the cast is terrible and they should be ashamed of themselves. That is not how to run a successful business. The fans also deserve some type of communication from PP. Of course, we realize that it has to be vague as a lawsuit is pending. OLTL didn’t win any awards in the last year or two so I doubt if AMC or OLTL would win any this time either. The voting is political. The actors only vote for the soaps on their networks as they fear cancellation and job loss. The fact that KA won an emmy for her role on GH, invalidates the entire process for me. The emmys are not genuine awards anymore like they used to be. Debbi Morgan: I wish you much success in your future. I have admired your acting since you first started on AMC and your character fell in love with bad boy, Jessie.

Rapids
Rapids

I totally agree entertainment awards are political based on alliances, affiliations. This is true in movies, daytime and nighttime TV. Debbie had little chance even to get nominated since Prospect park has the political power of a flea. She had no chance whatsoever to win. And I think she is embarrassed by the whole mess. She is putting the past behind her. I think the actors have pretty much moved on. Now some die hard fans are not realistic and want to convince themselves That the world was impressed with their soap opera. The world pretty much yawned.

Tom Welles
Tom Welles

Rapids, unfortunately to some extent I agree with you as far as the On-line versions of the show go. They weren’t perfect, they absolutely needed some work here and there, but I think that most of us true AMC fans were willing to go along for the ride. Some fans have given up, some feel the show could still come back ~ in fairness, it wasn’t given time on-line to attract new viewers, nor find it’s footing.
I do believe that All My Children could somehow resurface, but it would be with new faces and new characters in Pine Valley. Whether it will happen or not is anybody’s guess, but I’m trying to remain optimistic.

Ellen S
Ellen S

Wow, I just love Debbi!! She is one-of-a kind to do something like this. Debbi, you are an incredible actress and I can’t wait to see you in something else. I miss All My Children, it can never be replaced by another show.

Nikki
Nikki

I so see where she is coming from. It was not fair to both the fans and the actors who gave their all just to be jerked around again! After all that, they weren’t even told the news in a decent way. PP Park is classless & Debbi Morgan is all class. I know she would’ve won, but I understand & respect her decision. She wants to move on and I don’t blame her!!!

Leah01
Leah01

Classy Lady! And her talents haven’t been overlooked – she has been casted in 50 cent’s drama ‘Power’ set to premiere on Starz in 2014! So the beat goes on. So happy she can continue to do what she loves.

Tom Welles
Tom Welles

I don’t know anymore exactly WHAT to think, but I don’t blame Debbi Morgan for feeling annoyed and discouraged by the way Prospect Park has handled things – and who knows at this point when and if ALL MY CHILDREN will ever return. I will say one thing though and I guess other viewers don’t agree with me, but I found the On-line versions of the show to be weak both storyline wise and in presentation. The episodes were so short and sandwiched between too many Hulu commercials but that was just my overview of it. I watched every episode on Line and was happy to have the show back (though I clearly preferred the ABC-TV broadcast version). Having said that, I thought Debbi Morgan did an excellent job breathing life into some rather lackluster writing. The sad thing is, I hate what abc-tv did in cancelling our beloved show, and although I was grateful that Prospect Park attempted to revive it on line, I wasn’t overly thrilled with the inception and certainly not happy that it became evident rather early on that they were battling obstacles along the way. I don’t know who the “winners” will be in the battle for ALL MY CHILDREN but right now it seems like the Fans have lost the most.

Samiyo
Samiyo

I do not blame Debbi Morgan for one minute in feeling the way that she does. Debbi, is a very gifted actress…And, I thank Ms. Morgan for returning back to Pine Valley when she did. I would also like to thank Prospect Park,for doing a sensational job. PP, did the best that they could. ABC,is at fault!!!

Troy Parkins
Troy Parkins

If one “reads between the lines” it sounds like she is telling Prospect Park to
…well, take a walk.
By saying that she would like to “distance herself” from the project, it doesn’t
mean that she would never play Angie again, but it DOES sound like she’s
“done” with Prospect Park – and honestly, who could blame her for feeling that
way after how they treated both the actors and the fans?

Charday
Charday

I don’t watch AMC or know this lady or her character, but her tweet is very classy.

Kate
Kate

It is time that we all move on. If AMC comes back and it has many of our vets in it, I will watch. I will never forgive ABC. Hope their daytime shows continue to do badly. Thanks to all the vets that were there for AMC2. I wish we would just get a good ending. I will support Y&R and B&B since they have the most AMC actors. Judge Judy is always fun to watch during the day!

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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