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UPDATED: It's a Wrap! All My Children completes its final network television tape day!

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Can it be that time already? Afraid so.  But today in Los Angeles, the cast and crew of All My Children completed taping its final episode in their remarkable 41 year run on the ABC Television Network.  And while the final episode scripts are shrouded in secrecy, and the actors  (as you will see from Ricky Paull Goldin’s tweet) were apparently not permitted to post any thing from the final taping on the Internet via social networking outlets Twitter and Facebook, a few of them did get a few moments to share with their followers and fans their sentiments on the bittersweet and sad final tape day.

Here a just a few:

Wednesday:

Susan Lucci (Erica) @susanlucci “Last day of shooting here at AMC..doesn’t seem real. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all our passionate viewers. Love you. Susan…”

Tuesday:

Lindsay Hartley (Cara) @ L_Hartley “Such an intense and deeply emotional day in pine valley. We don’t know what the future holds. We just have to keep the faith. Goodnight.”

Chrishell Stause (Amanda) @chrishell7 “On the last day of taping AMC THIS was my fortune from my cookie! 🙂 Silver lining on a sad day http://yfrog.com/h79znxcj”

Ricky Paul Goldin (Jake) @rickygoldin ” “Hi live from the last day on the set of ALL MY CHILDREN!! Crazy emotional!!” http://yfrog.com/kf88949472j”

Cameron Mathison (Ryan) @cameronmathison “Thank you all for the well wishes on this last day of taping #AllMyChildren . Let’s hope we are all back together again in a few months!xxoo   I wish I could GIVE each of you all the happiness and MORE that you have given me through your support on this show. Sending lots of love.”

From On-Air On-Soaps and from the entire soap community and its legions of fans, we salute you Pine Valley and the cast and crew of All My Children for an astounding 41 years on network television! A job well done!

Next up, a move online via Prospect Park, but for now make sure to watch the final weeks of episodes of All My Children on ABC, with the final airdate, September 23rd!

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Andrea Dawson
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Andrea Dawson

What a shame. Never wanted to see this day. It is so sad and unfortunate for all of us. I will miss watching AMC at 12 on abc and soon OLTL at 1. Goodbye abc. Hello Prospect Park.

jean g
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jean g

Agree, never watch abc again. Who wants to watch another freaking food show. hoipe it fails

Bobbie
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Bobbie

I can’t believe it will be gone, Watched since I was a kid, grew up with many of the characters. Taped it and watched when I got home from work for years.

matt borlenghi
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matt borlenghi

So bummed I was not asked to participate in any capacity whatsoever. I guess quitting the show so many years ago really rubbed someone the wrong way. I wish peace and happiness to all those who are now without work after ‘drinking the koolaid’ and moving to L.A….
Little ole Brian Bodine / MB

ethel
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ethel

i can’t believe its over – all i can say is wow!

karen
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karen

Sad day for soaps on television. I was hoping Ryan Lavery would end with AMC final ABC episode, and now I find out he is moving to PP online AMC.. Ugh… I am sick of AMC revolving around Ryan & Rylee. I was hoping Ryan and Greenlee would leave Pine Valley for good on the 9/23, and never be heard from again.

Cheryl Gravino
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Cheryl Gravino

Because there’s so much that is unknown about AMC/OLTL going online with Prospect, who is staying and who is going, I can’t help but feel this is a huge loss to everyone who has been entertained by these soaps for all these year. We were told at first that it was just rumors that our shows were going off the air and then to learn with very little warning to even the cast and crew that this was going to be come a reality shows how ABC has very little integrity for their network and the people that keep the… Read more »

barbara trumpinski
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barbara trumpinski

I met my husband while both of us were watching All My Children in a bar. In 1984. When Tad was involved with both Liza and Marion. In November we will have been together for 27 years.

AMC is part of my family and I will miss you all.

Elaine
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Elaine

I can’t believe my daytime soaps are ending. I watch them on the soap channel every night when I get home from work, since I work evenings. I have been watching AMC, OLTL and GH since I was big enough to remember. Started watching them with my mother in the early 1970’s. OMG, and I have introduced my children and now my grand children to the soaps and they love them. What will we do. I honestly feel as though a part of me is dying because the soaps are such a huge part of my everyday life. Even now,… Read more »

Betty D
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Betty D

I’ve been watching AMC since 8th grade, I am now 56! My grandmother, mother, me and my daughter/son all watched it. I met quite a few of the actors over the years, can’t believe a stupid cooking show is replacing it, just ridiculous and I will NOT be watching it. Same with One Life to Live, met some of them and that is way better than General Hospital. What a shame so many people will lose their jobs over this selfish man and is shenanigans.

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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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