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Prospect Park Announces All My Children & One Life To Live Production Start Date: February 25th!

This morning, Prospect Park issued an official press release revealing that The Online Network will commence production on the highly-anticipated revivals of beloved soaps operas, All My Children and One Life to Live on February 25th for both series!

Principal production for both series will take place in Stamford, Connecticut with new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live set to debut later this spring!

The official release went on to say:  “In an announcement earlier this year, Prospect Park’s The Online Network revealed its plans to re-introduce the beloved vanguard franchises, through a groundbreaking content deal that will bring premium first-run, broadcast-quality programming to a mass market audience via the Internet.  Brand new 30-minute episodes of both All My Children and One Life to Live will be launched each weekday and available to stream online via the free Hulu.com service and to subscribers of Hulu Plus making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac or PC.

Breathing new life into the storied franchises, Prospect Park and TOLN will blend updated themes and fresh faces with the fan-favorite Emmy-winning actors and writers who made these series must-watch viewing for legions of loyal fans.

Previously announced All My Children cast members include: Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard), Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard), Vincent Irizarry (Dr. David Hayward), Lindsay Hartley (Cara Martin), Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin Castillo), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater).

Previously announced One Life to Live cast members include: Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord Buchanan), Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan), Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado), Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan), Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning) Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth), and Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning). Recurring actors include: Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans), Shenaz Treasury (Rama Patel), and Nick Choksi (Vimal Patel)   Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks!”

So soapers, it appears we are only two weeks away from the start of production for AMC and OLTL?  What are your thoughts?  Excited?  Are some of you still skeptical?  Let us know!

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CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Excited, but concerned. No word on some pivotal characters. Erica, Tad, Joe Martin…Brooke, Adam, Dixie…

Joseph
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Joseph

I believe the actors that are not coming back because of pure greed. The show will do fine without them & they will feel idiotic. Hopefully I’m wrong but that’s the only conclusion I can come up with why so many dedicated actors are back at OLTL.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Since I posted my original comment the last four on my list are now on board. I know Susan Lucci said scheduling, she loves Agnes and I believe wants to do it. But I am happy with who we have and look forward to seeing Pine Valley (and Llanview) again!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Jackson, Krystal, Kendall, Bianca….:)

simone
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simone

I agree, where are the old favorites, I worry this will be like General Hospital Nightshift, it was ok but lacked the appeal of the original

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I LOVED Nightshift! Hoping Felix Dubois is related to Toussaint Dubois from Nightshift. I’d love to see Billy Dee and Epiphany again.

Jacalyn
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Jacalyn

So,so awesome! I cannot wait for my AMC and OLTL 🙂

Val
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Val

I’ll need to see more AMC vet casting announcements before I’ll believe it’ll be a success. I’m still uneasy how skimpy the cast list is compared to OLTL. I do have David and Cara and want to see their love/family story continued, that much I know! 🙂

Tali
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Tali

Very Excited, but will miss Michael Easton! As long as John McBain is back with Natalie & Liam is number #1 goal, tho’!!

michelle
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michelle

yeah me 2 and i know i am so happy to have it back on air….

Tali (not Smith)
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Tali (not Smith)

Hooray! Can hardly wait this is so great. So many of my favorites back. It is unfortunate that a couple disgruntled actors and dueling Disney divisions have cast a pall over OLTL lately, because what Prospect Park is gearing up to achieve is really rather wonderful.

Mary Bangs
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Mary Bangs

I am truly excited. I have been doing a lot of talking to Father Clarence over the past year and a half but hear no mention of him coming back. Sure hope he is a walk on for a few shows since he was the one to convince me that this was all possible. Just think, PP is the first to open this market for soaps. They are right there on top of the industry now and have millions of us following them. Don’t give up PP. We are here to back you. Ten years ago, nothing like this could… Read more »

jim
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jim

Good news for now. Greater news when they finally air.

David
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David

I’m also concerned about the quality of the writing. It seems to be dictated on the actor “gets” they have. I’m wondering what kind of storyline they can tell on All My Children with such a disjointed cast. At least One Life to Live has a good core of characters.

GayAtheistLH
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GayAtheistLH

Some people will never be convinced no matter what. Meanwhile, the rest of us will be enjoying the revival of our beloved shows.

Patrick
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Patrick

Still miss OLTL ! Can’t believe it’s coming back!

UnionGrl
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UnionGrl

I’m mildly hopeful for this reboot but I’m not happy about the cast members who went to GH being dragged back to what may only be a short lived experiment. I’m having a hard time getting my mind around a totally digital soap but it could be better than I think.

Chris
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Chris

I’ll still believe this when I actually see it as I don’t trust Prospect Park after last year. Quite frankly, I’d be shocked (shocked!) if these so-called “reboots” last longer than a year, especially without a cable or syndicated TV outlet agreeing to pick them up and defray the costs. No matter what anyone here says, these soaps will have much lower production values and will almost certainly look nothing like they were when they were on ABC. They almost certainly will not survive on only internet advertising when the shows will still be fairly expensive to produce. It just… Read more »

Travis-Tyrell Thomas
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Travis-Tyrell Thomas

Im just as skeptical as you are. But the reality is that the TV landscape is changing. I just started watching House of Cards on Netflix which is their first scripted series and its amazing. It did well enough to warrant a 2nd season. But I guess the difference is that I actually own a 3D/Internet TV so I have the luxury of watching these things on my tv. My concern is advertising. Just releasing press statements to the Soap Press wont be enough. They need to go big or go home. But this could also be an amazing time… Read more »

Kat
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Kat

There is such a thing is Internet tv? Interesting. I have a flat screen HDTV but 3d gives hubby headaches so not going that root. Anyway first I hope soap fans get their wishes and I would never wish it not work out but….I don’t see it lasting long either. I just don’t see how they can pay actors let alone production etc on Internet ads etc….Also pp isn’t making friends with their recent actions with GH which makes me wonder how effective they will be at running these soaps. Anyway good luck to the fans.

TRW
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TRW

Glad to get your in the know industry viewpoint on this…

Travis-Tyrell Thomas
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Travis-Tyrell Thomas

@Kat Yeah the internet TV is under so many different names. Google TV, Smart TV, and whatever crazy name each brand has come up with for Wi-FI internet search TV’s. I cant lie, it cost me a pretty penny, but again I bought mine almost 2 years ago, so I def know the price has gone down. But I had to have it. The other thing Im not getting is everyone keeps saying they need to resolve the Tale of Two Todd’s but it seems everyone keeps forgetting Trevor St. John is NOT signing on for this. So whats the… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I feel OLTL will make it.. It has most of the core and original cast..
As for AMC, it weak.. IT will be whole lot of new everything..

It will be awesome to be able to see both soaps and cheer them both on !!
AND- we will be first to watch the first launching of TV like broadcasting to the internet..
sorta like being at Kitty Hawk with Wright Brothers LOL yah ..

Debbie
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Debbie

I have been waiting for these shows to come back ever since they went off the air. I do not care that they will be on the internet. Very excited, can’t hardly wait. I have missed them ever since they went off the air on ABC. I do not watch any of the replacement shows. I do still watch General Hospital but if they take it off I will no longer watch anything on ABC in the daytime because all the other shows are boring.

Gillian
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Gillian

I want to enjoy this. I want to loom forward to watching OLTL and AMC again but I can’t because of the fact that PP is strong -arming three OLTL actors. By taking away their livelihoods and banning them from working while this gets hammered out with ABC, PP is hurting the actors personally. That leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. Yes, ABC never should have cancelled OLTL but they did and GH kept Llanview alive. For many long time fans of both shows, like myself, that meant everything after OLTL went off the air on Friday the… Read more »

Kat
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Kat

Preach on Gillian. Exactly my thoughts too. I love oltl but trying to force the issues with GH is really upsetting me. They treat these actors as if they are objects and they have families and things to take care of and pp is causing them to be in limbo. It’s just plain wrong.

Gillian
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Gillian

I did some more research yesterday and read some more info about the initial PP deal. Apparently PP was most interested in OLTL/GH but ABC/Disney would only sell AMC/OLTL as a package deal. According to this, PP was little interested in AMC? I’m taking it with a grain of salt but it makes sense since AMC reboot seems to be a younger, different show. If true, it also means PP wants GH. If it fails, they get GH. The report on Daytime Dish (HNY) also states that the Disney arm wants keeps forcing ABC daytime back with PP to renegotiate.… Read more »

Travis-Tyrell Thomas
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Travis-Tyrell Thomas

Hey Gillian just throwing my two cents in. I was at the Sag-Aftra office a few days ago and this is being talked about a lot. But you also have to look at this from PP point of view. They paid for these characters. So by the law they have a right to them. Their beef isnt with the Actors, its with ABC Daytime/Times Square Studios. They paid a licensing fee to ABC Daytime/Times Square Studios for All the characters on OLTL. Now the reality is that when PP’s first attempt didnt work, ABC Daytime/Times Square Studios then licensed those… Read more »

Liz Arnold
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Liz Arnold

Where’s Roxy?

Cartini
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Cartini

Where is Susan Haskell!!’ Dhe could be the new Kendall

susan M.
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susan M.

Please Confirm that OLTL & AMC will be on Hulu for free watching of these soaps. Because my friend E-mailed Hulu about OLTL & AMC being on their site & if it was definetely going to be free and this is the response she got from her hulu e-mail. It said : Hi Karen, Thanks for getting in touch with us! At this time, we do NOT have a partnership with One Life To Live and All My Children, so I’m afraid we’re not able to offer their content through Hulu or Hulu plus. I’m really sorry for any frustration… Read more »

GLENDA BOOZER
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GLENDA BOOZER

I MAY BE TO OLD BUT HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK. ALSO HOW MUCH IS GOING TO COST

susan M.
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susan M.

I can’t afford to pay each month to watch the OLTL & AMC on Hulu after the free viewing at a limited time expires. Prospect Park has a comedy show on one of the
cable stations & it is called Royal Pains. Why didn’t they just put OLTL & AMC on that cable station that t.v. show is on. It would have made things a lot easier to watch & it would alway’s be FREE VIEWING all the time like it has been all these
years!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I am leary of this on line watching of our soaps. I would feel better if they were on
a cable channel on the t.v. WORRIED!

susan M.
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susan M.

I wish Michael would respond my reply on 2/12. About the e-mail my friend received from Hulu! I am worried that I will miss OLTL & AMC on line because of their e-mail
message my friend received from them yeaterday. Message at 2/12 at 6:32p.m….
PLEASE HELP!

susan M.
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susan M.

And if so Regular Hulu is free and Hulu Plus you have to pay & subscribe to ($7.99)
CORRECT………. Please read e-mail first that I received from my friend! Need an answer
on this ! I don’t want to miss anything!

susan M.
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susan M.

I need an answer to this ASAP so I know how to go on HULU .com correctly . And
what I have To Type in to get on the right site(Free Hulu Viewing of OLTL & AMC)…. Read all my messages. I a bit upset. PLease read all above comments!

susan M.
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susan M.

I guess I am not going to get any help . About all my comments above! OH WELL!

susan M.
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susan M.

No help yet!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I want to make sure about this & know how to get on HULU (free) viewing correctly!

Nancy
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Nancy

OMG… this is music to my ears!!! I was really bummed out when they had pulled both of my favorite soaps off the air… and i had heard rumors that GH was next on the chopping block… so THANK YOU for bringing these two back. Looking forward to viewing both :))

susan M.
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susan M.

I just hope it won’t be a hassle to watch them on line. And I hope it will be free for quite a while can’t afford to pay each month. I have enough bills to pay. I rather they
were on a cable channel on the tv than on line. I will watch the on line as long as it
is Free viewing. Not to happy about watching them on line again rather they were
on a cable channel on the t.v. I am happy their back but I like to view them in the
t.v. I am not computer savy!

Jan
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Jan

I’m am so excited to reconnect with 2 of my favorite soaps…All My Children and One Life to Live!!! My other favorite soap is General Hospital.Thank You To All who made this happen!!!

Leslie Diane Smith
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Leslie Diane Smith

I am really looking forward to watching All My Children again. I DVR the old episodes
every night on soapnet. Please let us know the exact date it will start and the exact
place we can be sure and get it on our computers. Thanks for listening to the
public, it seems to be a rare thing lately.

Jan
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Jan

What??? We have to PAY to watch our soaps now?? What’s this world coming to… it’s all about $$$ these days! I was excited about AMC coming back, now I’m not so sure…

Beverly Mundy
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Beverly Mundy

I can’t wait to see my old friends. I have really missed them all. The story lines on AMC and OLTL had become so good. I hope to find out who was shot in the last scene on AMC. Also hopes that someone wil find out that fake Todd is still alive. Please keep Roger Hemsworth on OLTL. We don’t need them on GH..Thanks for giving our soaps another voice. I promise to bring ten viewers to see them.

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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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