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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 🙁

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!!

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Kelly Ripa’s First Book On the Way in 2022

Former All My Children star, now co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan and a successful executive producer in her own right, Kelly Ripa, will add writer to her list of credits.

New this week is that Ripa is sharing a look at her real-life in a book, that will be released next spring in April of 2022.

According to the intel, the book entitled Live Wire will feature sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories from Ripa, showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host.

As soap fans know, Ripa has been married to Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) and the two share three children together.

The loglines for the release share: “In Live Wire, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. As a professional, as a wife, as a daughter and as a mother, she brings a hard-earned wisdom and an eye for the absurdity of life to every minute of every day. It is her relatability in all of these roles that has earned her fans worldwide and millions of followers on social media. Whether recounting how she and Mark really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.
Surprising, at times savage, a little shameless and always with humor… Live Wire shows Kelly as she really is offscreen—a very wise woman who has something to say.”

So intrigued to read Kelly’s book when it is released next year? Comment below.

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All My Children Stars and Eileen Davidson On New Episode of Virtual Game Show “Soap Opera Know-It-All”

Imagine being in the hot seat and having some of your soap opera favorites trying to stump you with trivia, while trying to best your competition.  Well, that’s what four contestants faced as they battled it out in the ultimate soap trivia game, Soap Opera Know-It-All.

The Michael Fairman Channel just released its fifth episode of its season, where in round one of the game play, stars from the beloved All My Children served up the questions including: Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Jill Larson (Ex-Opal), Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Cara), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David) and Jacob Young (Ex-Y&R).  In addition, the former cast members from Pine Valley also try to stump viewers at home with some additional character-related questions.

Later in the episode, there is a very special appearance by Eileen Davidson (Y&R, Ex-Days, Santa Barbara and B&B).  It is Eileen who reveals and asks the final question of the game to determine the eventual winner.

For this edition, host Michael Fairman welcomed longtime soap fans: Michael Cochran, Sean McKinley, and Robert Davis along with returning champion, David Bursky for this soap deep-dive competition.

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Trivia questions from the following daytime and primetime soaps were put to the players during the game: All My Children, As the World Turns, Dark Shadows, General Hospital, Knots Landing, Sunset Beach, Days of our Lives, Dynasty, Edge of Night, One Life to Live, Port Charles and The Young and the Restless.

As the series moves through its now back-half of the season, the winning contestant must defeat the competition for the right to move on to the next episode to face three more challengers all in pursuit of the “Know-It-All” title with special soap-related prizes along the way.

Watch the episode below and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more interviews, music and more.

Now let us know, did you get most of the answers correct? Which question stumped you all the way? Comment below.

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Jacob Young, Brytni Sarpy and Jason Cook Working on New Film, ‘Four For Fun’

Check this out! Soap veteran and Daytime Emmy-winner Jacob Young (Ex-AMC, B&B and GH) is producing his first film, that movie is written by and being directed by former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star, Jason Cook.

Now comes word via Instagram that Y&R’s Brytni Sarpy (Elena) is also part of the cast in the indie film, Four For Fun.

Sarpy shared on Instagram “We had all the fun. Love you all. Can’t wait to see this baby fly… 🖤✨🎬 #FourForFun

Meanwhile, Young posted on IG “Producing a movie is no easy task. Films like this are only possible when everyone’s artistic passions are intact and on point. I have to say @brytni @annikafoster @probably_donovan_patton absolutely slayed it (no pun intended) Cast by the one and only @paulruddycasting ! So proud to act with such a talented cast. I’m also incredibly excited to call this the first full-length film I’ve produced on. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible writing, directing, and relentless vision of Jason Cook! Here’s to big things team! More to come!”

The new film also features Annika Foster (Lifetime’s Burning Little Lies) and former Blue’s Clues host Donovan Patton.

Check out the posts from Brytni and Jacob below!

So, are you intrigued to see this film when it makes its debut? Comment below.

 

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