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Eden Riegel On AMC's Demise: "What a Colossal Shame!" Shares Favorite Moments As Bianca!

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The beloved Eden Riegel, (Bianca) of All My Children, took to Twitter this afternoon to recognize that the show has one again been canceled.   But in addition to relating her extreme sadness over the situation, Riegel chose to share with fans her favorite moments in AMC history as the groundbreaking Bianca, as she mourned the loss of the iconic show one more time and remembered the best of times!

Eden tweeted on the news of the demise of AMC, yet again:  “Damnit. What a colossal shame! The show we all loved, that had such success online, dead again.  Very sad I can’t return to my AMC family again and play the role I love so much. I’ll spend the day mourning and remembering the good times.”

And with that, a series of touching photos that will bring back so many memories for All My Children viewers came flooding on to Riegel’s Twitter account including images of Bianca with:  Leo (Josh Duhamel), Maggie (Elizabeth Hendrickson), Reese (Tamara Braun), Eden’s winning the Daytime Emmy, the Kane women, and finally the last cast photo of the 2013 revival of AMC via Prospect Park!

Let us know what your favorite Bianca moment was of all-time as played by Eden? And, what do you think about her tweets which balance the sorrow of this heartbreaking loss all over again for soap fans, but at the same times gives us long lasting memories to hold on to?

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Lin
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Lin

Best of luck to Eden. I hope to see her on TV, in movies, or maybe on an online show. Michael, can you ask Eden to post those photos here? Love you, Eden. My heart goes out to you and all of those actors now out of work. You deserve better.

chevjuls
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chevjuls

Prospect Park should be ashame of themselves, they have the actors telling fan that AMC and OLTL is cancelled. They can’t be MEN or WOMEN to do that themself and let fans know why they are cancelling these show, bad producers, management and business.

Now we should boycott their other show ROYAL PAIN on the usa network

carla
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carla

You are spot on. Soap fans are given no respect. Prospect park is spineless.

lisa
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lisa

We want more reality shows and talk shows. gh will be cancelled next year. a talk show, will replace gh. Prospect park had enough of all my children and one life to live. they were not making any money. good for prospect park. they don’t own anyone an answer. grow up people this is a business. soap watchers are normally insane and fat. get off the couch, and go excersise. then watch your talk shows. learn something about your self. go watch dr. phil the chew. the chew is a wonderful show. All soaps will be history too.

Johnny
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Johnny

Um…Lisa…..pardon???? More reality and more talk shows?? You are SERIOUSLY in the minority here pal. Talk shows are dropping like flies because viewers are NOT watching. And as for reality shows….what else do we possibly need? There is a reality show for every possible topic. I think….maybe…you’re an ABC or Prospect Park employee? Seriously…who goes to a chat room for soap lovers and starts ranting about how viewers want less soaps and more shows to replace soaps? LOL. Very peculiar.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Not defending PP, but it is the professional thing to do, informing cast and crew first, before making any official statement to the the public. It is better to hear it from your agent rather than learned about your job loss on the evening news. Unfortunately in this day and age of instant everything, it just takes one cast member to tweet the news to fans before PP can finish what they have to finish before any official statement is made– making them look like jerks. If they never come out with a statement then yes, I would call them… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

Exactly! Networks, etc. are bashed all the time because cast and crew hear via the media that their show is cancelled. PP lets everyone know before the rest of us, and people think they’re horrible for it. They can’t win! Kudos to them for giving it a go! I appreciated getting to see my shows again if only for a bit.

Brenda
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Brenda

I agree Mary. What a shame it is indeed to have AMC canceled. I really enjoyed the online version.

cindy
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cindy

we should boycott pp ….

Judy
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Judy

They are chicken s**** the way they have handled this. Nothing good to say so I’m done after 41+ yrs.

Tony Polar
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Tony Polar

I can appreciate Eden’s thoughts and of course she made Bianca Montgomery a very memorable character. Right now I am so despondant and frustrated over the cancelling of ALL MY CHILDREN, and yet still no official word from Prospect Park which really ticks me off as I’m sure it does many other long-time Fans of the show – that I can hardly stand it. Like others, I too almost wish it hadn’t resurfaced if it was going to meet such an untimely demise. I don’t think it was even given a chance to “find it’s footing” as an on-line Presentation.… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am very patient and most accommodating but now I am at my limit. Prospect Park, regardless of the production and economic challenges it faces creating 2.0 versions of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE — and I realize there must be many — owes the audience who believed and supported Prospect Park an open honest admission of this news. It is difficult to doubt when three reputable actresses (including Riegel here) have shared this disappointment on their Twitter accounts in recent days.. .with no word from the company in charge. And there must be some fire where… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Thank you –

ditto!

“…When will people realize that audiences care and have an investment in the product? Money may be not be changing hands like at the store but there is time, trust, engagement, support, and advocacy we give to creative pursuits… even in commercial television, whatever evolution it’s experiencing.”

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this IS emotional upheaval … for, so, many, PEOPLE

Lew S
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Lew S

The situation with PP is very sad and bad. Sad that the shows are over or on the shelf and bad that the people in charge did not feel it was necessary to make an announcement. Once something like this happens the powers that be should have made some sort of an announcement, either refuting or confirmung it. Very bad business practice .

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually it is common practice to inform cast and crew of a cancellation before making an official statement. However in this day and age of Twitter and Facebook it only takes one cast member to prematurely announce the news to the general public. But the cat is out of the bag now, so PP should step up and make an official announcement soon— if they don’t they yes, that would be bad business practice, but I suspect when they get all their ducks in a row and craft a statement they are prepared to live with– they should break their… Read more »

Beacon
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Beacon

What about Bianca and Lena Kundera? Don’t forget Olga Sosnovksa’s contribution to making Bianca’s character arc a classic.

Johnny
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Johnny

That was creepy and gross. Lena looked like a 40 year old European predator creeping on a 20 year old girl.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

ABC should not get rid of SOAPNET and get AMC, OLTL and other online soaps like Venice. We do not need another Disney cannel that just repeats the same shows over and over again.

Kate
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Kate

Bianca was one of my favorite characters. I liked her with Reese. In my mind, since Marissa is shot by JR, Bianca gets back with Reese. Miranda goes back to being the age she is suppose to be. And Bianca, Reese , Miranda , and Gabby have a wonderful life in Paris. I hope to see Eden in other things. Thanks Eden, you did a wonderful job being Bianca!

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AbbyS.

I loved Eden’s tweets today, and I especially loved that Alicia Minshew responded to two of them (photos of her with Eden as Kendall and Bianca), and shared in the sadness. I’m pretty sure we would have seen Kendall again had AMC returned for a second season and I feel robbed. My guess is that things with PP are more complicated than we’re being told and that while AMC has been cancelled in its current form, as Cady McClain said, PP is not quite ready to give up its rights to the shows. If they were, they’d announce it and… Read more »

kathryn
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kathryn

I agree, Prospect Park should make an announcement though this is coming as no surprise to me. I anticipated it. And while I supported both soaps and enjoyed the online versions, I wish they never would have been produced. It wasn’t fair to the audience nor the actors.

marco
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marco

Rumors i heard tonight, is that all my children might get picked up by a cable network. I heard this on the radio. no one wants one life to live. they only want all my children.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

I wish the clock could be turned back 20 – 25 years where soaps were extremely successful TV shows. The stories were simply amazing then. The current soaps are so bad that they are not worth investing any time. Most of the EPs and HWs are extremely, extremely bad. It will not be a surprise if the remaining soaps disappear in about 5 years time.

Margie-Rose
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Margie-Rose

Wonderful we had you back. I prayed for a longer time. Money was spent this year really feel a profit would comet next year. Someone please pick up our Famalia!

Patrick
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Patrick

The beloved Eden Riegel, (Bianca)

I feel compelled to post: In Loving Memory of Francis Heflin… “Mona Kane”.

4 generations of Kane Dynasty.

Mona
Erica
Kendell and Bianca
and the great- and grand’children of

collectively, embracing, (Take care) the generations and decades plus of cast and crew.

Eden Riegel – “heartfelt, Thank You” I sincerely appreciate your profession… your inner strength… your mindset…. to further along… LGBT cause and effect. notwithstanding… the life of Bianca is forever etched in our HEARTS.

“How I LOVED Francis Heflin. “Mona… I know the heavens opened up”

Jen
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Jen

Sigh. I kind of knew this was coming, but I was hoping for the best. When the reboots debuted, there were some obvious problems, such as the new characters, some lack of chemistry and such, but I thought it just needed a bit of time to work it all out. I was willing to wait. I enjoyed OLTL more, because enough of the key characters came back, and stepped up, despite the writing. All in all… everyone did the best they could with what they had to work with. We were lucky to have either of them back at all.… Read more »

Jack Parkins
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Jack Parkins

Well, I’ve heard through the rumor grapevine that it’s possible ABC-TV actually wants the shows back. Both Prospect Park and ABC are required by the Courts not to discuss the case in the Media, no easy feat these days. Would be nice if AMC could return as a half hour Lead-in program to General Hospital. Only time will tell what will happen down the road a bit.
Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of the residents of Pine Valley.
I am curious if Agnes Nixon has any comment regarding this latest development?

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Mark Consuelos on the All My Children Primetime Reboot: “I Know They’re Going to Bring Back Some Fan Favorites”

On Friday, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) was a guest on the CBS afternoon series, The Talk, where he shared his excitement and some insight into the upcoming All My Children primetime reboot, Pine Valley, in development at ABC..

As previously reported, Mark and his wife Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) are two of the executive producers on the project.

Consuelos shared on the reboot:All My Children was such a big part of my life and my wife’s life. And you know, I met my wife there obviously, had kids, became a young man on that show, and we got the opportunity to reboot the primetime version and the idea was brought to us, and we’re so excited.  Of all the things that we’ve ever announced that we’re going to do, this is one of the biggest responses we’ve got from our fans. They’re so excited.  It’s a big piece of TV that’s been missing for such a long time, and we’re going to bring it back.”

When avid soap fan and The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, posed a major question to Consuelos that has been on longtime All My Children fans minds, she got a solid response from him.

Sheryl was trying to get some tea on who might appear in the reboot, when she asked, “Is it going to be the Cortlandts and the Warners? Is it going to be everybody?” Consuelos then responded with: “I know they’re going to bring back some fan favorites, and it will take place in Pine Valley, and I’m really, really excited.”

You can watch a portion of Mark’s virtual visit on The Talk below.

Then let us know, which AMC characters do you want to see back and on the primetime series, Pine Valley?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Will AMC Favorite Josh Duhamel Replace Armie Hammer in JLo’s Film, ‘Shotgun Wedding’?

After a controversial few weeks, which saw Armie Hammer exit his leading role opposite Jennifer Lopez in Liongate’s upcoming romantic-comedy/adventure film Shotgun Wedding, it appears the motion picture has found its replacement if the ink is signed.

Former All My Children and Daytime Emmy winner Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo) has been picked as Hammer’s replacement.

The film tells the story of a couple that gathers their families for a destination wedding even as they get cold feet. If that wasn’t enough, the entire party then gets taken hostage.

Lopez and Hammer were headed for the film shoot in the Dominican Republic when salacious DM’s rumored to be attributed to  Hammer came to light on social media and derailed the films for now.  However, if Duhamel signs on to the film, they could can retain its start date in February

Hammer had responded to the allegations against him and the DM’s by sharing: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,”

A Lionsgate spokesperson  also responded to Hammer and his exit sharing: “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film, and we support him in his decision.”

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the casting news update.

So what do you think of Duhamel as Hammer’s replacement to play opposite JLO? Comment below.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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