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Julia Barr To Return For Prospect Park's All My Children!

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Everyone has been asking for Julia Barr! And now it appears from news today via Jordi Vilasuso’s (Griffin, AMC) Paos Revolution Twitter feed that Julia and her role of the beloved Brooke English are coming home to Pine Valley Online!

According to the Tweet it stated:  “We are thrilled to share that not only will fans see @Susan_Lucci at the start of the #AMC relaunch but also David Canary and Julia Barr!”

Now while no official announcement has been made from Prospect Park on Lucci, Canary and Barr, it would make sense for Barr to be a part of the reboot of AMC, since she is based on the east coast, and with the news that Canary is said to be appearing on the series in an ongoing basis! But will Julia just be around to kick off the series? Or, will it be more long-term?

So soapers, happy with the news of Julia coming to AMC?  Let us know!

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jim
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jim

The news keeps getting better and better. Hope she stays. We need someone there with ties to the Tyler family. We missed you Julia. Speaking of the Tylers, whatever happened to former Tyler chauffer Benny Sago and the two actors that played him?

Mary J Ellen
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Mary J Ellen

I saw the last Benny playing a waiter on HOME IMPROVEMENT……of course that was quite a while ago…..haven’t seen him since. Maybe he would be available……but then we would need THE DUTCHESS! LOL!

jim
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jim

I miss the late Ruth Warrick as Phoebe and would like to see Julia as Brooke take her place and move in the old Tyler mansion with or without Adam. Like it David Canary is returning for some episodes.

louisa
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louisa

I’m in!

emily
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emily

Yay, love her!!!

Jules
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Jules

Huge!

HUGE!!!

HUUUUUUGGGGGEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

YES!!!

Jay
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Jay

This is a wish come true for me! I’ve been a Brooke fan since I first started watching the show in the mid 70’s. Julia is a class act! So happy to hear the news.

su0000
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su0000

I think they will be more like ”appearances” and not term contracted..
It just seems sorta too good for PP to get them back when they did retire by the end of AMC..
I hope they will be contracted but ……………..
Have to wait for the details ..

BrookenAdamChandler
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BrookenAdamChandler

They didn’t ‘retire.’ They came back for a shortened time due to PP ironically. Julia was ready to stay full time back in 2010. David only left because he objected to the locale not the work. His ‘retirement’ was his nice way of bowing out of having to stay in LA which he’s never liked. Has worked pretty steadily since his ‘retirement’ when he quit AMC done in LA.

liz
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liz

So happy that Brooke will be on AMC. I hope it’s for the long haul. Now, if we can get MEK back as Tad, that would make my year!

Johnny
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Johnny

She is great, love her in the role of Brooke…but I just have this strange feeling that they are using these big names to initially attract viewers, and then head towards a more teen oriented show. I hope not, but that’s my gut feeling – I want Brooke to have her own storyline, not just make a “guest appearance” in Pine Valley. I mean, I guess we should be grateful, never thought this would even be a reality. I think those of us who are a little older will always remember the glory days of “All My Children” but I… Read more »

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Those “glory days” you’re referring to are storylines involving teen-oriented love stories. Even Julia Barr came on as a troubled teenager. Other teenagers with great storylines — Greg, Jenny, Liza, Angie, Jesse, Nina, Tara, Phllip, Chuck — and, of course, Erica Kane.

Would “Dallas” be a great re-boot if the focus was on an 80-something JR and his aging brother and ex-wife? The focus is on the children of those icons. Agnes Nixon is overseeing her baby — I’m giving her a chance.

Patrick
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Patrick

I wonder, what, Nina Cordtlandt… is up to these days…..

wouldn’t it be something… to see Nina… PC and Daisys’ daughter… mixing in after all these years… with Brooke…. adam… and Opal… for the Adults…

Kathy
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Kathy

Dallas does not focus on teens. I am enjoying Dallas. It’s young actors are in their 30’s. JR is what made Dallas famous. He was never a teenager.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Hear! Hear! 🙂

MK
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MK

ITA, I think going the teen route goes back to the AMC of the 70’s and 80’s and even Peyton Place returned years later as the next generation.

BradF
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BradF

I understand Johnny’s concern above about “luring” us old fans with veteran actors and then phasing them out to a teen-oriented soap. I will paraphrase what I read from the ultimate soap fan on Facebook: we need to be grateful that it’s coming back at all! So many seasoned AMC performers are returning to give this venture their blessing. Let’s enjoy that! And the fact that Prospect Park wants Brooke back says a lot for them! I love Julia Barr and Brooke, but she was underused and then cast aside for a long while. This sounds like Agnes Nixon is… Read more »

BrookenAdamChandler
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BrookenAdamChandler

I’m OVER THE MOON. Brooke and Adam are my ALL TIME favorite couple EVER! In ANY medium. I’ve been waiting and waiting lo these many years to have the wrong righted of their reunion getting squashed back in 1989 and the worse garbage thrown at them by hacks that hated Julia or didn’t get they’re a super couple. I want to see that Julia is ON FULL TIME CONTRACT and if the show starts from 5 yrs after their engagement I’m going to need to see some serious wedding flashbacks. I waited to damned long for them to become man… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m happy for you.

A strong, confident, alluring… no holds barred Woman. That’s our Brooke.

LOL… can’t you hear her…. “Aunt Phoebe”.

as much as she belongs with Adam….

I loved her with Tom Cudahy.
she was just as good with Mark… Erica’s brother….

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Brooke belongs on top.

no more second fiddling to Erica.

Patrick
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Patrick

HHHUUUGGGEEE “Coupe”.

Thank you Julia Barr…

Simply Love you, Brooke English

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AMC is back on TRACK.

Lin
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Lin

i am thrilled. Her character is smart, interesting, and more needed for storylines than erica. Erica is over t he top. I don’t think we need her esp. on a day to day basis. I hope Julia/ Brooke will be on contract and have lots of screen time.

Scary Mary
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Scary Mary

Can it be so? Will we see our beloved Pine Valley citizen’s? You must get Michael Knight. I miss my Thaddeus Martin, it’s true. Keep the good news coming!

Mary J Ellen
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Mary J Ellen

Oh yes! I love Tad and with Dixie back, it seems only natural that Tad would follow. {keep our fingers crossed!}

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

MeK said his schedule doesn’t allow him to join the reboot…yet. But he believes Tad will return to Pine Valley at some point…hoping!

boes
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boes

Julia Barr is a major talent, and when she left AMC back in 2006 she made it clear that she was leaving because of the poor quality of the writing and the lackluster direction, or lack thereof, for her character. She’s got a full life outside of AMC, so I see her return, recurring or even more long-term, as a strong vote of confidence in the direction PP is taking the relaunch.

GREAT NEWS!

Wendy
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Wendy

It keeps getting better and better. I think we have to be patient and in time more will return. We have to continue to show our support once it is launched. Soap fans have worked too hard to not have this succeed.

Hilary Bear
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Hilary Bear

I agree with Scary Mary!! The show just would not be complete without Tad!

mikey
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mikey

thrilled! i love JB!

blake
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blake

Great news! I hope she, Tad, Dixie, Stuart, and Adam can all come back full time!

Jody
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Jody

Hey Mitchell. That’s A Good Point. Nobody would want to Watch An 80 Year Old Man even if It is JR Ewing or Larry Hagman. Also, First, there was Erica and Adam Chandler. Then, there was Bianca and JR. Now, They will have Miranda and AJ. That is why It is Called All My Children. There was Mona who had Erica. Erica had Bianca. Bianca had Miranda. Adam had JR and JR had AJ. Jody

Wendy
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Wendy

Love Julia, love Brooke, can’t wait to see her and other AMC characters in my beloved Pine Valley. I have fought for its return so I will be a loyal viewer once again no matter what age group is focused on. The teens have always been at the forefront of AMC– it was only when that was not the case (the last few years) that it got away from its roots (All My CHILDREN, get it?). I watched religiously from day one in 1970 and I’ll watch religiously from its second “day one”.

ethel
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ethel

yippee!

Mary J Ellen
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Mary J Ellen

I am so overjoyed with this news! I only wish that my partner of 20 years had lived to see this. Oh how she loved AMC as I have since it came on in 1970.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I am VERY glad to hear that Brooke will be back in Pine Valley! I am looking forward to the triumphant return of All My Children (and OLTL). I expect there to be ‘growing pains’ and things won’t be perfect – but the show will live on. I will watch, always. 🙂 THANK YOU AGNES!!!! (and PP too)

Corinne
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Corinne

WOW!!!!!! That is great news Julia is coming on board also. Loved her character as Brooke. And if anyone could put Adam in his place it was Brooke. Thanks Prospect Park. I am counting the days until I see my beloved AMC back on. Was having serious with drawel symptoms since it went off the air. Watching all the re-runs every night to get my fix.

RICKIE
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RICKIE

Best news so far!

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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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