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Prospect Park Officially Announces Plans To Continue All My Children & One Life to Live!

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Alright soapers, as we reported earlier this morning an announcement was imminent from Prospect Park’s Jeff  Kwatinetz and Rich Frank on the All My Children and One Life to Live reboot.

Now, just moments ago the company did release its statement! As you will note in the announcement, Prospect Park is having the two soaps as their anchor programs for The Online Network (TOLN) and have entered into a consulting agreement with AMC & OLTL creator Agnes Nixon!

Here now is the 0fficial statement from Prospect Park:  “We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN).

Today we are also pleased to confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America); 2) entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz McDermott (coordinating producer Heroes) as TOLN’s head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life to Live) as Executive Producer on One Life to Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All My Children) as Executive Producer on All My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in February on both All My Children and One Life To Live.

We thank the loyal audience and new generation of fans of both shows who have demonstrated that passion and exciting story lines are not just reserved for traditional television. Their enduring support encouraged us to move forward each and every day. We look forward to sharing more details including our launch air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks.”

So soapers, what do you think of the official announcement?  Are you now optimistic and excited to see two of the most beloved soaps continue online?  Let us know!

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Sherri
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Sherri

I am so excited! I cannot believe it!! Yeah!!! I have missed my friends..
Almost brought tears to my eyes when reading this!!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I know what you mean Sherri! I did get tears when I read Agnes’ letter to us. 🙂

gloria
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gloria

Sherri, tears came to my eyes too! I wouldn’t let myself read any of the recent news leading up to this, didn’t want to get my hopes up until this announcement today. It is REALLY GONNA HAPPEN. Dreams do come true, everyone!

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m with you… say what they will… this is emotional stuff…. Tears.

Max DePlume
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Max DePlume

Hallelujah! Tears in the eyes of everyone in my household. We fans kept speaking up and we were heard. I am grateful to all involved!

Torikyles
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Torikyles

Thankyou I can’t to see it OMG

su0000
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su0000

Now it is confirmed .. I had no doubts !!
I am excited to be among to the first to see our soap operas being produced and broadcast on the internet!!
Love the pace of the new era of the 21st century media !!!

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

That’s great! But I hope it will also be available on T.V. ,maybe On Demand, so everyone can see it!

Christy
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Christy

that would be , only people with On Demand! 😉 How about late night on a regular channel – not everyone has deluxe cable package and on demand. you knowsome alphabet channel, instead of sellling another infomercial for 3AM, replay yesterday’s online soaps

Joe
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Joe

I couldn’t be happier!!! Unless they announced that Andrea Evans was returning as well 🙂

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Agree! Would LOVE to see Tina. If we can’t see her as Tina…then I’d like to see her on GH working with Tony Geary!

MikeT
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MikeT

I would love to see Andrea Evans return to OLTL as Tina as well !!

Joe
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Joe

I’ve been saying forever that I would LOVE to see Tina Lord and Luke Spencer together looking for diamonds or jewels! That could be it’s own soap even!

Terri
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Terri

I am so elated. We have fought such hard fight to getour shos bac. I am giddy with anticipation to see who returns and how these shows play out. We are definitely ready for the tie up to who got shot in AMC’s closing scene. Thank you soap fans for fighting along side each other and refusing to give up. I have met many friends through his enduring battle. Our voices were heard, even when we thought we were being ignored. Thank you Michael Fairman for keeping us posted. Thank you Jeff Rodack (editor of Globe)for letting the publc know… Read more »

Terri
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Terri

and excuse the typos..Some letters seemed to have been removed from prior paragraph

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

Oh Yeahhhhhhh!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I am glad to see our actors signing on reviving their part. I wish everyone the best. Hopefully everyone jumps on the soap wagon.

Lisa K
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Lisa K

I hope it happens this time.. but, not trying to be neg. … im not holding my breathe. I want to see just what they have come up with …before i give my opinion. Hopefully, it will not change too much.

Brian
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Brian

Oh breathe already… I have, OLTL will be back !

gloria
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gloria

Funny Brian! Yessssssssssss! They will be back.

Ivy
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Ivy

But sadly, my elderly mother will not. She LOVES OLTL but she does not get online. It makes me sad that so many like her that are long time viewers of the show will not be able to continue on the journey in Llanview.

lisa k
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lisa k

Ummm. I am breathing… hence the “I’m NOT holding my breath. Means…im not holding my breath…lmao. just funning with ya….;)

brian
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brian

yes, lisa, same here, i was just joking. but now the jerry (aka clint) has signed, i think we all are breathing now.

bet we both just can’t wait for the show to start….

all the best

Christy
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Christy

Brian… not Brian Frons, right? bwahahahahaha

brian
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brian

Yes, not that Brian. !!! This Brian would have never have canceled OLTL !!

Cathi
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Cathi

I am so excited I have missed OLTL great acting and storytelling. Now we wait for who is signing up. Miss Bo Nora Rex Gigi. Can’t wait

Fran
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Fran

Will they ever come back on TV? We live in a rural area where u dont have wifi and are not able to watch online,so will we be able to watch on air?

TRW
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TRW

If you can get to this website you should be able to watch online…

Ivy
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Ivy

Not true. If you only have dial up access, you do not have streaming video capbility.

TRW
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TRW

No it will work on dial up too. You just have to let it load up. Or maybe upgrade your connection…

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

From what I have read, I know they are working on a deal with a cable channel to air the shows after their original airing. We just got the official announcement, we’ll have to wait a bit for the details.

Christy
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Christy

and maybe if we’re lucky, someone will save them to youtube for us for a day when we have faster internet.

Ms.Michigan
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Ms.Michigan

So happy to be getting my other family that I had known for 39 years . Thanks to all the dedicated fans and people that worked for a year to get them back on.

Jeanne
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Jeanne

It’s better than nothing for fans of those two shows. I do wish soaps would have remained on television though.

John
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John

My thoughts on #PP & #WGA.

I think #PP will hire Fi-core writers to write #AMC & #OLTL at first so they can be in production by March as Debbi Morgan says. I also think they will continue the WGA talks & when that is final hire someone within WGA to take over as HW for the soaps.

Its not like this hasnt been done before. Werent Tyler Perry’s TV shows non union for a while & they got union deals later. I know Tyler Perry is not a daily soap, But I believe they will have WGA deal eventually

Karen
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Karen

I am beyond thrilled! I hope that all viewers flock online to ensue both shows continue. Long live OLTL and AMC!

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Nothing about hiring writers?Good daytime drama is about- is ALL about – good storytelling.
It’s so unfortunate that this wasn’t achieved a year ago .

Barbara Wallace
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Barbara Wallace

Better late than NEVER!!!!! Just be glad they are coming back. The internet is the way of the future. Look forward not back!

Jules
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Jules

Productions starts in FEBRUARY???? WOW!!! They must mean business!!! Excited, elated, thankful!!! I wish them luck and hope the final arrangements come together seamlessly.

Dynamo
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Dynamo

That means that we will probably see the first episode in Mid-March 2013!!! Yeow, cannot wait. OLTL, my extended family is coming home.

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

Iam so happy and I want to thank everyone for not giving up and fighting for what we all wanted. Thank you Michael for everything you have done to keep us posted on all the details about everything. and helping to get our soaps back too, also being a real true friend to the actors and the fans. Have a great day .

Lew S
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Lew S

Great news!!! Looking forward to receiving additional info about the launch.

Nancy
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Nancy

Words cannot express how grateful I am. Now I want to know who is coming from OLTL. It would be nothing without Vickie and Clint.

Dynamo
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Dynamo

Jerry Van Dorn (Clint) signed a contract already! Haven’t heard anything about Erica Sleazak. Oh Please, let Vicki and Clint and all the Buchanans come back.

B.J.
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B.J.

I’ll be thrilled to see OLTL back, but not so much AMC, unless Ryan Lavery has departed for parts unknown. 😉 There are other characters on that show worth writing about… in my humble opinion. Like David Hayward! 🙂

Any chance TSJ could be enticed back to OLTL?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Agree…NO Ryan Lavery PLEASE.

Robert
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Robert

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you powers that be and to the Lord for answering our prayers. While I am sure Jesus has better things to do, he still listens to the minor stuff! I can’t wait to see LLanview and Pine Valley again!!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Great post 🙂

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

YES! I am finally more than optimistic, I AM excited! I understand there is still I lot I don’t know, but I am happy to wait and see. Having these shows back in any form will be thrilling to see and I believe this is just the beginning. Their success can usher in demand for other shows to be resurrected, well that’s my hope anyway!

hol
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hol

THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME NEWS!!! OH I CAN’T WAIT. IT FEELS LIKE YEARS. I WAS CRUSHED ALONG WITH ALL OTHER FANS AND NOW YOU’RE RETURNING. OVERJOYED!!! WORDS CAN’T EXPRESS THE GREATNESS!!!

JeffyJC
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JeffyJC

I have no doubt that it will happen. The question is will it be financially successful. Do they still plan to do 5 days a week 260 shows a year? Most of the other online soap have much less episodes. Either way I will be there. But people who have limited computer time at the public libraries like I did for 4 years will find it harder to watch. But I think it will happen.

Dynamo
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Dynamo

3 episodes a week is what I have read from several different sources.

MikeT
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MikeT

Hoping they bring back Andrea Evans as Tina Lord Roberts to OLTL !!!

louisa
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louisa

I am so happy, grateful and excited! Never, ever, ever give up! I can’t wait to see my beloved One Life to Live once again.

malie
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malie

Congrats to All My Children & One Life To Live!!!

John
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John

I have heard that #PP are rotating filming not airing of soaps. #AMC will film 5 weeks then #OLTL will film 5 weeks and then repeat until both soaps produce 168 episodes. Those 168 episodes will air M-Thurs for 42 weeks at a 30min length. Every Friday for those 42 weeks PP will air a recap of OLTL & AMC Im thinking each week the soaps will film 8-10 episodes and at the end of each 5 weeks have 40-50 episodes to air So filming of OLTL wouldn’t begin until March-April. And that’s why the AMC-ers are being lined up… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Group Hug….!!!!!

Happy Dance!!!!!

Memories are alive!!!!

Our TV family is employed!!!!

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Sorry gang-I’m STILL not convinced. Until they release more details, this is all just talk

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

very cool. good to hear all these folks can have a job again.
I’ll definitely be watching.
way to go.

Gotta bring back Ilene Kristen. Gotta.

Trapper
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Trapper

There are no words adequate to convey my emotions if it comes true.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Woo Freakin’ Hoo! WOW!!! just WOW!!!

Dana Meeks
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Dana Meeks

So excited.!!! I can’t believe it. I had almost given up. When do they air?

ethel
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ethel

Since I watched amc & oltl from the beginning, I am so happy that both soaps are coming back!

Barbara Hawkins
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Barbara Hawkins

I can’t wait. When is it going to air? It is such good news.

Scott
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Scott

If you read the press release, they’re hoping to start productions in February. So probably not until March or forward.

Michael
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Michael

Wow- if they bring in quality scripts and at least half of the original casts- this could be a really successful venture. I hope it works out!

emily
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emily

Happy days r here again……The glass is getting filled and filled each day:). Almost to the top. I’m becoming a believer and excited to learn more details each passing day. I do hope it does make to cable/tv as SOD was speculating, the lifetime channel. Hence a ratings roar!

Ann
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Ann

Unless PP makes a deal with some other outlet (cable, syndication, other), this will not work with just internet only.

Scott
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Scott

I think it’ll work. It will be an adjustment like when soaps went from radio to television.

Elhu
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Elhu

I am very happy with this news and the positive steps moving forward. I hope Prospect Park can lure back many of the original stars of each of the shows, as they are all sorely missed. I am looking forward to seeing both shows again. Much good luck to all involved!!!!!

Rodd
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Rodd

I am thrilled! I hope that we fans are patient as they learn about this format and are forgiving with any “mistakes” we think they make. This is all new. I also hope we are patient for our “favorites” to sign-on, as many have committments to other projects or aren’t interested in this type of project at all. So happy Ms. Nixon is invovled!!!

Scott
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Scott

This is great. This venture is going to be amazing for AMC Fans. Hopefully everyone can shut up and quit whining about things now!

emtk
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emtk

So happy!! I can’t wait to see OLTL again! I can’t believe how much I’ve missed that show!!

Lisa Jaworski
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Lisa Jaworski

Thrilled beyond belief does not even cover how happy I am! I’m hoping they can get most of the cast back on each show. But anyway I am exstatic!

Deborah
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Deborah

Does anyone know what we will have to pay in order to watch our wonderful soaps? I just signed up to get info from “The On Line Network” The web page is not constructed yet. I just hope if there is a fee it is reasonable. Very excited!!!!

Charlene
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Charlene

I am THRILLED!!!

Christy
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Christy

don’t understand how they’re going to pay for production? commercials? paid online content? so you have to pay for hi-speed internet and another charge to watch the show?

Patrick
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Patrick

Been waiting a year for this! OLTL!

susan M.
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susan M.

Is this a done deal? Is this definetely going to happen this time? I want OLTL back & AMC . When is a done deal for sure & no doubts about it I will get excited !

Shirley Sharp
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Shirley Sharp

This is the best news. I have missed watching both shows. Look forward to hearing additional news.

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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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