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Kelly Ripa on All My Children Primetime Reboot: “It’s a Darker Look at things, and I’m Very Excited About It.”

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According to talk-show host, executive producer, and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), the highly-anticipated reboot in the works of the beloved soap, will be focused on the children of familiar characters from the town of Pine Valley and have a much darker feel than its original daytime counterpart.

The series that everyone has been talking about is, of course, Pine Valley, which is being executive produced by Ripa, along with her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Andrew Stearn.

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Kelly, who is celebrating her 20th year on ‘Live’, spoke with Entertainment Weekly where part of the conversation turned to what she could share on the AMC reboot.

Ripa expressed how the original cast would fit into the new updated version of the soap: “We would be the parents, and this show is really more about the children of Pine Valley.”

She went on to say, “It’s a darker look at things, and I’m very excited about it. It was pitched to us and we were like, ‘We will absolutely produce this. And we want to be a part of it.’ Immediately we called Eva LaRue (Ex-Mara), all of our friends, and we started saying, ‘Just be at the ready. Get ready.’ ”

Just as fans are excited about the return to Pine Valley, so is Ripa: “All My Children is responsible for every singular good thing that has happened in my life. I met my husband there, I had my children there – not in the studio but pretty close; they kept you there until your contractions were five minutes apart, as we like to say.  It’s from there that I got the talk show. It’s from there that I got Hope & Faith…. and our first production deal. So it’s truly responsible for every good thing in my life that’s happened to me.”

So what do you think about the edgier All My Children on the way? Who would you like to see cast in the younger set to play some of the kids, and their love interests, of the Santos and Kane families, etc? Comment below.

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Damien
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Damien

I never followed AMC but looking forward to this primetime reboot!
Hopefully its very successfull and reignites a soap resurgence! Cbs could follow with a atwt or gl version!
Also Kelly Ripa is just so humble and down to earth in always paying tribute to her soap roots! Very refreshing.

Tina F. Gray
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Tina F. Gray

I’m glad you think so also. I’m so grateful to people like Kelly and Mark and Nathan Fillion who are proud of their roots.

nilda crespo
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nilda crespo

I always watch all my children and I just cant wait for this reboot. I am so excited. When will it start?? I wish they would also give reruns of all my children.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

No start date as of yet-think of this as being the first stage of three. ABC has essentially said: “We like your idea, work on it some more-and we’ll talk again” If things go forward, a pilot episode (the first episode we would see) will be shot. If ABC likes the pilot, they’ll order PV as a series. All that said-I think we’re at least a year away from seeing anything

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Mmmmmm. I don’t know. KR has quite the diva complex. I’m not holding my breath in anticipation of this one. I was excited about The CW’s second attempt at rebooting Dark Shadows and that fell through. It is ABC where the winds of change blow hard. Like Heidi Klum says, “One day your in, the next day you’re out”.

Halibut Fish
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Halibut Fish

Agree!

Nik
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Nik

Tru Dat

Tina F. Gray
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Tina F. Gray

Makes me nervous, but we’ll see. I have to at least try.

Judith Smith
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Judith Smith

I am sooo excited about Pine Valley!!! I watched ALL of All My Children! This is such a great idea and Kelly and Mark are the perfect ones to produce it!! Can’t wait!!

Karen M Korakas
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Karen M Korakas

I watched All My Children from day 1, even named my daughter after Tara on there. Almost named her Erica, but she was such a b#### when it first started in 1970 that I said no way and named it after Tara on the show.I will watch Pine Valley & pray it gets the numbers to keep it going for a long time.

Terry
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Terry

Me too!!! Still mourning over AMC!!

Bonnie Milroy
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Bonnie Milroy

I’m not going to like it . It’s not going to be the same

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

Well, for goodness sake – at least give it a chance – it can’t be just a continuation of a daytime soap, those days are unfortunately dwindling down. I’m glad there will be a new inception of it, I had given up all hope especially when the Pandemic hit – so, personally, I will watch it and support it and give it an honest chance.

Georgette Vaccaro
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Georgette Vaccaro

I’m beyond excited!! All My Children got through many times for over 40 yrs! I want to see the whole Santos family n of course Erica Kane! Want to see where life has taken Kendall n Bianca! Tad! Jackson! Jessie! Angie! Everyone! !

Nik
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Nik

Just remembern, they used the workd “dark” to describe where this show is gong, so I doubt it will have the feel of the “real” AMC,

Harry
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Harry

AMC always took a walk on the dark side. Ruth Martin was raped by Rey Martin ( her adopted son’s biological father). Then you had pimp named Billy Clyde Tuggell who brutally abused Stella. Take a look at Palmer Courtlandt—he had a darkly disturbing, obsessional and domineering love for his daughter Nina. There’s so many more dark stories to mention to serve as examples but suffice to say, the “real AMC” was, in fact, dark at times.

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

I agree With you Harry – many Soaps can have dark storylines –

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

Well, sometimes Soaps take a ‘dark’ turn in their storylines – maybe she just means that the “lighter moments” will be far few and in-between.

Glenda
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Glenda

When does this new All my children begin? Love to watch it. Appeciate the info. Ty

Cherie Friedman
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Cherie Friedman

Loved AMC wish Alicia would come back. I could see Selena Gomez playing one of the Santos children or Scarlet Estevez as a Santos. William Liptonn or Hudson West as Kendall’s son.

Grandma
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Grandma

Great! How about Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) as the powerful matriarch like “Phoebe” was? So fun to think of the story possibilities!

Robynne Wildman
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Robynne Wildman

I am SO excited! Of course it won’t be exactly the same, but I trust Kelly and Michael. They love Pine Valley, it should be good. I’m looking forward to giving it a try. 🙂

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Bingo-I do too, though I think we’re still a year away from anything tangible happening

Nik
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Nik

I am going to reserve my comment to this, I hope, when they use the word “darker” it is not like Riverdale, with blood and gore in it. I hope they try to stay true to All My Children’s landscape and don’t go into the “belly of hell”.

Joanna Machan
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Joanna Machan

I can’t wait. I do hope it will have some focus on the older characters though.

rose
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rose

Why do we need “a darker feel”? Isn’t the real world dark enough as it is from covid stories to politics? And most stories on our soaps. Y&R even had to mess up a happy time with Abby and Chance two minutes after the wedding.

Jimh
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Jimh

i want to escape the real word of darkness….too much gloom and doom…ill give it a chance but if it is a bit too dark for my taste im out!!!!

Satan
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Satan

Maybe the “darker feel” was inspired by Mark Consuelos’s other show, “Riverdale”. Which is a “darker feel” of the old Archie comics & TV cartoon (and don’t forget the bubblegum records)

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Rose. Moreover, AMC already had a lot of dark stories. It doesn’t need to go any darker.

Bern
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Bern

I’m looking forward to it.

Bern
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Bern

Looking forward to this!

Tricky
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Tricky

I think you would have to bring just about everyone back in order for it to continue in Pine Valley. I have watched this show since I was in high school and I am 60 years old now. People have died on the show and in real life, so you can hardly replace them. Then you have people that are in other soaps. Will they be able to do it or would they do it? Two of my favorite couples were Jenny and Greg. I know they are both acting in real life, but Jenny died on the show (course… Read more »

John Gainor
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John Gainor

Well for goodness sake, Jenny and Greg were from 35 years ago – I mean, I’d be more interested in the really main characters – It can’t be a “continuation” show at this point. The days of the Afternoon soaps, they are unfortunately dwindling down and our real chance to see our Pine Valley Pals would be an inception such as this one. I’m older too, don’t get me wrong, I’m interested in the older characters but it’s a night time show and they have to attract younger viewers too.

Donna
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Donna

Always loved the show. Loved all the characters.

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m excited that the soaps are getting an opportunity in prime time. I may have never regularly watched AMC, but I followed it enough on air in the press to know what was going on. And sure, it’s not going to be the same. How could it ever be the same? But it’s an opportunity to see a version of what happens after the last episode of the original aired. I would give my eye teeth for something like this to happen for ANOTHER WORLD or a zillion other soaps we lost. I’m going to watch and root for this… Read more »

Michaela
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Michaela

Not interested in watching anything associated with Kelly Ripa.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

I watched AMC from the time I was 8, when it first came on the air until they took it off & then I cried!! I can’t wait to see Pine Valley!! I don’t care if it’s darker or anything. I just want to see at least some of the old AMC people again!!! I have missed them so much!!!

Steph
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Steph

Wasn’t there already a reboot on Hulu? I remember watching it it answer the major question to the Cliffhanger that was left in the original series who did JR shot I already know who it is but for those who haven’t watched yet I’m not going to spoil it but mainly it was about the children grown up and barely had the old characters in it most of the people we know are only mentioned

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

That was a continuation of the ABC soap; this is going to be a primetime-centric spinoff. As for it “barely” having the other characters, they did get a lot of veterans back, with [some] recasts, too. But, in total, there were only three or four brand-new characters brought on.

Ronda
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Ronda

Super excited! I loved AMC and anything bringing us back to Pine Valley is great! Love Kelly and Mark too. They are so humble and down to earth. They work very hard and have a beautiful family.

Valerie
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Valerie

I watched AMC from the mid 70’s until the day it ended, which was a very sad day. I even followed the online “Pine Valley” (I think it was called). Very excited to see the reboot in the the works and hoping for much success.

Cheryl Everett
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Cheryl Everett

Same here. I can’t wait. That was a sad day indeed for myself, my mom and sister.

Melissa
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Melissa

Although it won’t be the amc we knew and loved I think it will bring new stories to characters we knew.

Margaret Smith
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Margaret Smith

I think they should use their son Michael as one of their children. He played his dad’s younger self in Riverdale and did great!

Tammie fields
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Tammie fields

Awesome can’t wait I have missed it so bad

Karen Pipp
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Karen Pipp

I’m so excited to watch the reboot. The last one they tried was terrible. I know most expected just to pick back up but it was just filled with kids. Ones we had no idea who they were until they said their name. Hoping Kelly did it better than the last one with prospect park . Been watching since 1977

John Gainor
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John Gainor

The Prospect Park On-line version was slowly finding it’s footing, but it did lack the “heart” of the ABC-TV show. I watched it faithfully, it had it’s moments, but Prospect Park was not upfront with the Fans (like…at all) and not communicative with what was happening when the plug was pulled. For months we were left wondering, well, when is it coming back? I’m glad that the character rights have reverted back to ABC TV – though I wasn’t happy with their cancelling the show without even experimenting with trimming it here and there. In my opinion, no “daily” soap… Read more »

Debra L Rice
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Debra L Rice

I can’t wait!!!!

Dany
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Dany

When Will IT air?

Su000
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Su000

AMC reboot, whatever- it will not even resemble the long-dead soap..
It would be a watch for the Boomers..
Other than Boomers nobody will have a clue as to what it’s about..
AMC can not be revived and its offsprings/children will be an eeehh and canceled after 1st season. It can’t survive by Boomers alone and not many others but the Boomers will have the interest to watch, most likely, dunno but—– time will tell..
I wish it luck for the fans of AMC to have whatever it will be back for them to enjoy.

Floyd elwell Elwell
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Floyd elwell Elwell

All My Children was always known for being lighter of all the soaps. More comedy. So I’m worried about what Agnes Nixon would think of this darker show.

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WATCH: All My Children Stars Recall Multi-Generational Impact of the Soap & Zany Plot Twists On E!’s ‘Reunion Road Trip’

Several of your favorite soap stars from the beloved All My Children appear together in the series premiere this Thursday night on E!’s Reunion Road Trip (9 p.m. ET).

In it, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee) and Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan) reminisce about some of the great moment being part of the iconic soap that aired on ABC from 1970 to 2011.

The foursome is joined in the special hour by Susan Lucci (Ex- Erica), Alicia Minshew (Ex-Kendall), Debbi Morgan (Ex-Angie) and Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse).

The premise of the episode has the AMC stars reuniting at an exclusive Hollywood mansion to celebrate the soap’s 50th anniversary where they chat it up!

Two exclusive clips have been released ahead of the June 10th premiere.  Check them out below.

Now, let us know what was your favorite outrageous AMC storyline through the years and if you will be watching Thursday night on E!, via the comment section.

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Chrishell Stause Back Filming New Season of ‘Selling Sunset’

It appears that the women of Selling Sunset are back filming their upcoming season which is sure to be filled with plenty of drama, real estate deals that go bust, or go big, and plenty of fashion.

Over the weekend reports surfaced that on Friday, former All My Children and Days of our Lives alum and Selling Sunset’s most notable star, Chrishell Stause, was seen with the rest of the cast from the real estate series were many of them posted photos and “welcome back’ messages on their social media accounts.

In the photos, Stause was reunited with ‘Sunset’s’ Heather Rae Young, Mary Fitzgerald, Jason and Brett Oppenheim, Maya Vander, Christine Quinn and Amanza Smith kicking off the taping of the series fourth season.

Stause posted on her IG, “Love when doing things I love, with people I love, can be called “work.”

Meanwhile, Maya Vander posted on her IG Story: “Me & my GIRLS, back like we never left 😚💖 It’s been so long since we’ve all been able to be in the office together but we’re back and SO happy to be reunited!!!” she wrote. “I may have missed the colorful memo today 😆 but everyone’s outfits were on point 😍.”

Netflix announced in March that the popular series was renewed for two additional seasons.

Stause is nominated along with her Selling Sunset co-star Christine Quinn for “Best Fight” in the upcoming MTV Movie & TV Awards in the Unscripted ceremonies.  The award show airs next Monday night on May 17th.

So, will you be watching Chrishell on the upcoming season of Selling Sunset? Comment below.

 

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All My Children Alums to Appear in E!’s New Series, ‘Reunion Road Trip’

All My Children is having a bit of a renaissance of late. First with the previously announced primetime series in development, Pine Valley, and now a new series on E! Entertainment Television.

Coming up on the June 10th episode, which kicks-off the new show, Reunion Road Trip, several of your favorites from AMC are part of the first episode.

Look for Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), and Jacob Young (Ex-JR) along with Alicia Minshew (Ex- Debbi Morgan (Ex-Angie), Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse), to appear.

According to EW.com, who broke the news, viewers can look for Budig, LaRue, Mathison, Young, to come together at an exclusive Hollywood mansion to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary where they get some surprise visitors in the form of Minshew, Morgan, Ripa, and Williams.

Reunion Road Trip airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT with other episodes to feature the former casts of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, A Different World and Scrubs.

So, looking forward to seeing the Pine Valley crew on Reunion Road Trip? Comment below.

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