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‘Pine Valley’ EP & Writer, Leo Richardson Shares Show Status: “No Update YET… I Am Incredibly Proud of What We Have Cooked Up”

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Time to immobilize the troops! One thing we know is when soap fans rally they are often heard and sometimes can make quite an impact.  Everyone has been wondering what is the status of the All My Children primetime reboot, Pine Valley.

After getting word that the pilot and show were in development for ABC with AMC alums Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) as two of the executive producers along with Andrew Stearn, Bob Nixon, and Leo Richardson, from a script by Richardson, so far the series has not gotten an official pick-up.

After being inundated by direct messages on Twitter and more, Richardson took to social media to update fans on where things are at with the return to Pine Valley-primetime style.

Leo shared: “Been getting a lot of DM’s on here and IG about #PineValley recently. No update YET… I wrote the script, true to what I pitched and sold to ABC, and we are waiting now. I am incredibly proud of what we have cooked up and we will keep you posted. Fingers crossed for us pls.”

The talented writer and showrunner who has also worked on EastEnders, Katy Keene and Star, followed that tweet up with call-to-action: “and if you want it, make some noise and let  @ABCNetwork and @ABCSignature  know!!”

So, are you still hoping that Pine Valley gets on the air? If so, let us know in the comment section below, and start tweeting and writing to ABC and ABC Signature!

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Steve
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Steve

The writers need to give us some insights about the storylines. We need classic AMC modernized for prime time. Any hints of poisoned pancakes, unabortions or a mad scientist doctor reviving people from the dead and the new show is dead in its tracks.

Ellen Edvardsen
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Ellen Edvardsen

WABC, please stop disappointing All My Children loyal fans! We have been so looking forward to Pine Valley coming to the airwaves. I think we could do without the extra hour of GMA3 one day a week! It could be aired on Fridays!!! Please, please, please!

Phil
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Phil

I would rather see Springfield and Bay City over Pine Valley! I wasn’t much of an AMC fan though.

Steve S
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Steve S

I’m cautiously optimistic about this, but it concerns me that this writer hails from England and probably isn’t too familiar with the original show. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos don’t seem like the best people to capture the spirit of All My Children, either. I’m really annoyed that this reboot is focused on the Kane and Santos families instead of the Martins and Chandlers. If the recent E! Reunion thrown by Eva LaRue is any indication, it won’t be very good.

Jay W. Walker
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Jay W. Walker

F YEAH, I want my Pine Valley back!!

DONNA J ARNDT
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DONNA J ARNDT

Better AMC than big brother, survivor or the bachekor

kellypaglio
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kellypaglio

Survivor is a far better show. It may not be your cup of tea but it has a huge fan base. Both Big Brother are on CBS which wouldn’t have anything to do with AMC anyway!

Kathy
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Kathy

I would love it if AMC would come back on tv. I watched from when they first aired and watched everyday. Love all the actors and storyline. Please bring it on.

Sharon Varnadore
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Sharon Varnadore

Yes Please! I really miss the show!

Terry Bean
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Terry Bean

Loved All My Children watched from when it started until the end. Love Kelly Ripa Marc and Susan Lucci. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!

Su000
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Su000

AMC will never be back- it is long dead.
Whatever they have in mind to rejuvenate it will fail.
It’s either AMC or an ongoing sequel, with the original actors/cast
and continued stories.
and that it can not be.
To all the AMC fans it will be a huge disappointment.
I doubt it will be picked up by any network
and if by a miracle it would be it would but one season/canceled.
it’s mainly in hopes of AMC fans to carry it onward that will be a fail.
🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 gotta be realistic 🙁

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
I agree. The original actors is what made it the great show it was then. Most of them are long gone and the great characters and stars that portrayed them at the end are gone or on other shows except for Susan Luci.Sorry, but can not see Mark and Kelly resurrecting this show. They just need to leave it as a good memory.

su000
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su000

hi Violet–hope you’re doing well..
yes– it’s the actors that were loved not so much the soap..
the actors and their portrayal of their characters was the show
a revamp with a new cast and no continuation of their stories
will, without a doubt be a huge disappointment and failure..
It can not and will not be anything like their loved AMC–

Melody
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Melody

Been a fan of AMC since it began in the 70’s. Even turned one of my late husbands into a fanatical fan. It seems like I’ve lost my dearest friends when it shut down.
Please do your reboot and stabilize my world.
Thank You.

Cecil James
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Cecil James

Yes bring back AMC we sure can use another dose of La Lucci aka Erica Kane Martin Brent Cudahy Chandler Roy Montgomery Montgomery Marick Marick Montgomery.

clb
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clb

Pine Valley needs to replace GMA3 pronto!

Janice Schwartz
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Janice Schwartz

Please bring back AMC! Don’t care if it is on at night or day. We all miss watching the show soooo much!!

Wayne
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Wayne

Leo Richardson just deleted his Twitter… seems like bad news from ABC..

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Mark Consuelos Exits ‘Riverdale’

Last night, All My Children alum, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo Santos) made what appears to be his final appearance for now on CW’s soapy drama, Riverdale.

Consuelos departed Riverdale as a series regular on the season 5 finale, after coming on to the show in its second season in the role of villain, Hiram Lodge.

Riverdale executive producer and showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, shared with Deadline a statement on Consuelos contribution and run on the series: “From the moment Mark joined us, he was up for literally anything, a hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell. And what’s funny is, Mark couldn’t be more different from Hiram. A classy pro and the sweetest guy, always looking out for everyone. We wish Mark the best and hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Hiram Lodge.

Consuelos offered up these sentiments in a statement on his Riverdale exit: “First and foremost, I would like to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity. Never before has playing a character that was so bad, felt so good. Huge thanks to the Riverdale fandom, to the brilliant crew and amazing cast, whom I consider dear friends and family.”

So, will you miss seeing Mark on Riverdale? Elsewhere, still no word on the “Pine Valley” reboot in which Mark and wife, Kelly Ripa, are two of the executive producers of that many All My Children fans were hoping would come to fruition. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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TONIGHT: Jacob Young in Lifetime Movie Network Premiere ‘My Daughter’s Double Life’

Premiering tonight, Lifetime Movie Network kicks-off his “Shocktober” with a thriller starring Jacob Young (All My Children, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful) in the pivotal role as the leader of cult!

In My Daughter’s Double Life, previously titled, Fatal Following, the story follows Heather, a single mom who is desperate to find her daughter Ally when the teenager goes missing. After the police find Ally’s belongings on the riverbank, it’s presumed that she drowned in the river.  However, Heather isn’t so sure.

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While leaning on her minister and friend, Jack, Heather begins looking into her daughter’s things and is shocked to discover Ally was spending time with a group of troubled teens at a mysterious youth center.  That youth center is led by Bridger, played by Young.

The LMN movie also stars  Jacey Nichole and René Ashton.

You can watch a trailer for tonight below from Jacob’s Twitter account.

So, will you be checking out My Daughter’s Double Life, beginning at 8 pm EST Friday night? Comment below.

Friday Oct. 1st on @LMN ! Start your Shocktober off right! #shocktober pic.twitter.com/KxPSD2HFl3

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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