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Lucci, Alderson, Williamson & Gregory react via Twitter to AMC & OLTL being axed!

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The stars of All My Children and One Life to Live are taking to twitter today to let some of their immediate thoughts and sentiments of the cancellation of these two legendary soap operas in the same day, has made national news headlines and one of the top ten topics in the twitterverse.

AMC’s Susan Lucci stated,  “It saddens me that All My Children is canceled. I’ve loved playing Erica Kane and working with Agnes Nixon & the incredible people at AMC.”  OLTL”s Bree Williamson offered up, “Thank you so much for your support. I feel like Sarah marshal when ‘crime scene’ was canceled. You guys are so lovely. Unfortunately I am not sure there is anything anyone can do.”

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OLTL’s Kristen Alderson tweeted, “Of course we are all very devastated about the news, but are very grateful we have time to process it.” And, OLTL’s David Gregory added: “Thank you all so much for your support of not only daytime TV, but the ABC soaps: especially OLTL. And the Ford clan!! Love you guys. Frank has promised were goin’ out with a bang so get ready!!”e to process it.”  Gregory also alluded to the fact that the cast found about the cancellation at a meeting earlier today.

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ANGEL
ANGEL

I think it’s very sad with all the television that is on that they picked such programing to cancel. AMC and OLTL are awesome soaps. I have been watching for years. It is fun entertainment. It also focused on important topics, abuse, rape, eating disorders, peer pressure, bullying and dealing with coming out and being gay.
I enjoyed and look forward to watching both shows. Both soaps have such creative and talented actors. It’s not just the writers who make the show it is the team as a whole who brings it and makes it what it is. I think it’s extremely sad to disappoint so many viewers with such a decision as cancelling to major well liked soaps. Just not right. Many thousands and thousands of fans who tune in daily. You have gained many a faithful fans who have been dedicated for decades. Never mind the many jobs lost as well due to such a decision. I dont think it’s right. It is refreshing to see a different kind of television besides the norm that is on these days. Woman like soaps. Woman are home and they are your major viewers. We enjoy soaps. I think there is way to much medical shows and cop programs, and lawyer type shows on. Every time you turn around a new show based on those topics. All the same focus. But Soaps they focus on so much more. Keep the SOAPS !!! PLEASE. Give the viewers what they want. We like and enjoy the SOAPS. Reason why they have been so succesful for decades.
Storylines and the talented actors and the fans who love watching! :o) Please do the right thing. Keep AMC and OLTL going.

MEG
MEG

well i’m very sad , and I WILL ONLY FORGIVE ALITTLE IF TREVOR IS TODD

MEG
MEG

HOWEVER I WILL NEVER WATCH THOSE ASININE TALKING HEADS TALKING ABOUT THE SAME OLD SAME OLD .I AM SICK TO DEATH OF THE ONES ALREADY ON!!!

Bina
Bina

I am appaulled by the news I’m hearing that OLTL is being cancelled. I have watched OLTL for 19 years or more. I will not support any other Daytime soap once OLTL is off the air. I appreciate all the hard work that the producers. behind the scenes crews last but surely not the least the actors/actressses that put in a whole lot of dedication to their art & fans to keep us glued to the show for so so long. Some of us have been watching longer than others but we share the same sadness. I am so so upset over this news. Television will never be the same again.

Dawn
Dawn

Omg I’m in tears right now. They can’t freaking do this. I revolve my life around those 2 soaps I’m beyond upset. I’m out raged at ABC…

Lacra
Lacra

I can’t believe it. Who wants to watch another food show. I’ve watched All My Children since I was 12 I feel like I just lost my bestfriends. Hopefully they will show up on another TV channel or cable channel.

katina
katina

I’m still upset over this. I can’t believe they did this. I have been watching abc soaps since for 30+ years. I’m just so numb right now, don’t know what think anymore. I feel so sorry for all the actress/actors of both shows. My favorite is OLTL and I can’t imagine them not being on t.v. I will not watch any talk shows or cooking show. That is just not going to happen. Fans are in an uproar right now about this. This one is hard to take. I hope that another Network picks them up or something. Brian Frons need to be fired plain and simple.

Helen
Helen

I agree that this idiot Brian Frons should be fired. It’s bad enough listening to those cackling hens on the View, which I would never watch, but to replace two outstanding soaps with this Crap called the Chew and the Revolution is being comprehension. Don’t worry come spring this time next year, they will realize what a disaster it was taking these soaps off the air. I know I won’t tune into ABC to watch this garbage. As a matter of fact this was the only reason I watched ABC. the rest of their programming sucks!!!!

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

This news has ruined my day today!

Jessica
Jessica

I want you all to know that we are fighting to keep the soaps on the air! We do not want to see AMC or OLTL end and have all of you wonderful actors be out of your job you love so much. You are wonderful actors, none of you deserve this, and us fans sure don’t deserve to have these shows taken away, especially when most of us have been watching since childhood. My mom and I have set up a group on facebook, we are sending complaints, signing petitions and everything to do everything we can to change this decision! Please pass this on to everyone at AMC & OLTL for me, and if you ever are on facebook, our group is called SAVE ABC SOAPS. We love you.

Jessica McGahan
Tomball, TX

Days
Days

come on over to Days of our lives

Karen
Karen

DON’T Cancel OLTL. I DVR it or watch on abc.com. I don’t think I was counted in the 2.6 million that watch. Many more watch it. After a 16 hour day of work and kids, I like to be taken away and entertained by OLTL. They make me laugh, sometimes cry. I never have to worry about stupid reruns or finding something to watch. Brian Frons has no idea what OLTL means to the fans. He obviously is not connected to the fans. Bring it back or lose an ABC watcher!!

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

This is the worst decision ABC has ever made. I think they are more interested in $$$, then they are about the Millions of Viewers who watch these programs, (and HAVE watched for 20, 30, and 40 years.)
I don’t believe it has ANYTHING to do with ‘Lack Of viewers” MILLIONS of people continue to watch AMC and OLTL..And ALWAYS WILL.
It’s all about producing a cheap reality show, and making more money for THEMSELVES.
I believe that with every inch of my being.
I’m mad, as I am sure millions of your fans are.
These shows are so much a part of AMERICA,they have always been here from one generation to another..
Today, I am very angry with Disney, abc,,and If this actually happens …I wil boycott EVERYTHING DISNEY…and ALL abc programs. And I will encourage everyone else to do so as well…(Although i don’t think I will have to push anyone, they will most likely do so, on their own).
Thanks,
Carol P

abby lindsey
abby lindsey

I am so very sad that AMC & OLTL have been cancelled. OLTL is the best show on the ABC lineup as each episode is so entertaining! I will not watch the replacement shows. Very stupid decision, ABC.

LINDA
LINDA

This is definitely a HUGE mistake. Not all of us wish to watch food shows. Even if
we did, I would only turn to the Food Network where the fabulous and famous cooks
have been cooking for the last decade. I won’t be tuning in to see your new shows
because it’s very unfair to the fans of so many years as myself i”ve been watching now
since 1964 by taping and DVR”s. To just up and end good shows like One Life To Live.
it saddens my heart. I will say in the future you will be wanting to return to DayTIme
Soaps. You will be looking for great actors like Jerry Ver Dorn and Robert Woods
and if they tell you NOWAY you deserve that……….Not HAPPY here, Not HAPPY
at ALL!!!

LINDA
LINDA

I feel this is a HUGE Mistake!!! Who wants a cooking and talk show. We all
ready have that with FOOD NETWORK inwhich I dearly Love, and THE VIEW.
IF I want to watch a show regarding these subjects that is what i will watch,
NOT your new shows………..what’s wrong w/u people . Trying to replace
Jerry Ver Dorn and Robert Wood with a cooking channel. GIve me a Break here!
So unfair to us devoted fans since 1964. I’m 60 years so and still LOVING my
soap. You had better make the ending the way it should BE!! REALLY GREAT!!!

Carol Fowler
Carol Fowler

I think it stinks and I will be waiting to watch ABC go down down down

Natasha
Natasha

I’m so sad right now!!! I can’t even explain!!! This is a very bad move of ABC to do!!! I will not watch those other shows they are putting out!!! I MEAN THAT!!!

Shelley Adams
Shelley Adams

I won’t be watching ABC AT ALL after Jan.. I hate reality shows; it is a real shame that the best soap opera (OLTL) is cancelled!!!

Shelley
Shelley

“The View” is a horrible show!! Who wants more shows like that?

Lisa
Lisa

I have commented on just about every site I can find about how poor of a decision this is to cancel these shows….but I am thinking it is not going to do any good because the public is apparently not listened to!!!!!

Judy
Judy

I just found out today that AMC is being cancelled. I began watching the show in January 1970 and have watched almost every day since. When I can’t be home to watch , I tape it (yes, I still have a VHS tape). It’s been my one daily escape from all the pressures in my work and sometimes in life. I’m not a fan of more talk shows or cooking shows. It’s doubtful I’ll be watching the replacements. I guess I’ll have more time to read. I’ll miss this show.

kathy e
kathy e

I have watched Port Charles Watched guiding light since I was young and sometims as the world turns.I do not have any more soaps left to watch please do not do this to me.Or any one else a few quick bucks is a fools choice next to a long term investment that has had results.

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TODAY: John Callahan ‘iHub Radio’ Tribute With AMC Stars: Julia Barr, Walt Willey, Bobbie Eakes and More Guests

Saturday morning at 10amPST/1PMEST on Palm Springs iHub Radio, there will be a special hour tribute to the late soap veteran John Callahan who passed away last week at 66.

Callahan hosted his own show on the station, and to honor him the stations owner John McMullen, along with several of Callahan’s former All My Children co-stars including: Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack) , and Julia Barr (Ex-Brooke)  will also be part of the live broadcast special event, along with LIVE magazine TV host Melissa Neiderman, and other longtime friends and colleagues of Callahan’s.

As some know, John Callahan was a longtime resident of the Coachella Valley. From 2018 on he continued to be a part of the station with his weekly show all the way up until his death.

John’s soap resume was impressive, not only from his time as All My Children;s Edmund Grey, but also as General Hospital’s Leo Russell, Santa Barbara’s Craig Hunt, and Days of our Lives, Dr. Baker, plus his primetime roles including on Falcon Crest.

Following iHub Radio’s special broadcast, the tribute program will be available as an on-demand show via the iHubRadio.com home page.

So, let us know if you will be listening or caught the special broadcast honoring John today in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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