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REPORT: Labor Issue Between Prospect Park's All My Children and IATSE On Certain Episodes?

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The Union that represents the crew of Prospect Park’s All My Children is trying to make it’s case that it’ s members may have been underpayed for working on several episodes of production of the soap, according to a report and an item in The Wrap!

According to The Wrap:  “The issue is between Prospect Park, the production company that gave the sudser a new life on the internet, and the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees – Local 52. Representatives from IATSE are going over the production’s books to see if  All My Children has gone over budget and violated a labor agreement in the process, according to an individual with knowledge of the union’s plans.

The Wrap continued by stating, “When Prospect Park revived the canceled ABC program for the web this year, it hammered out a deal with the union that allowed it to pay members less than the standard day rate as long as it did not spend more than $125,000 per episode. The union believes that on certain episodes, All My Children may have more than doubled that figure.  A spokeswoman for Prospect Park declined to comment on any discussions with IATSE but was adamant that the budget of each episode was well below $100,000.  IATSE-Local 52 did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

If the production is found to have gone over budget, that could trigger tens of thousands of dollars in back pay to union members.   It also may means that Prospect Park will have to shoulder additional costs, such as travel expenses for crew.

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Moreover, the union believes that Prospect Park’s decision to broadcast episodes of  All My Children on FX Canada also violates its contractual agreement to only release episodes on the internet during the nine months after they are produced. As with any budget overages, crew members also will be compensated if Prospect Park did indeed run afoul of the contract. The company announced last month that it will no longer air episodes of the show in Canada.”

So soap fans, what do you think of the latest?  We know from reports, that AMC and OLTL are  trying to maintain a certain high level of quality in production within the framework of  their deal and contract for the online soaps with IATSE.

 

 

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boes
boes

The union workers most definitely deserved to be adequately compensated – no argument there. And PP HAS to stay true to what they agreed to with them.
But I also don’t want to see a situation where the union stands on their rights and possibly causes job losses for their members.
BIG picture, people! – both PP AND IATSE.

Rodd
Rodd

I agree.

Marc
Marc

Now I understand why people hate unions . Do they not get by arguing over a tiny amount of money the whole project will be scrapped and there will be NO money ??

David
David

There is nothing to hate here. Prospect Park made a legal agreement to stay within a certain budget. The networks are expected to follow rules so is Prospect Park. The only one at fault here would be Prospect Park

Mary SF
Mary SF

I agree. This situation is little like having a roommate who tells you they can’t afford the full share of the rent for the month, so you cover them, but then they come home with a new iPhone- and you think, if they are so poor where did the money for the phone come from? The union gave PP a break on the union wage so they could afford to put on this show- then PP spent more than they said they could afford– the union has every right to cry foul.

emmie
emmie

AGREED

su0000
su0000

Unions regularly argue, it is part of their job, to make disputes ..
PP will have to put it with it ..

jimh
jimh

Not all people hate unions…when i was a kid my father belonged to a union and they helped him save his job and home…otherwise we wouldve ended up on welfare.

David
David

Mary SF is point on with her post. Prospect Park said look we cannot afford to pay the normal rate. The union made the deal with them saying ok you cannot afford to pay the normal rate then your production costs should also be at a certain place. PP agreed to that. I just feel really bad for the fans of AMC and OLTL. The revivals have already had issues with the shows being cut from 4 per week to 2 now this, what else wil happen. Hate to see the fans of these shows lose them again due to PP being so inept

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

As long as my OLTL is on I am happy. Why can’t they leave PP alone. They are the answer to millions of prayers. Now Canada fans are very unhappy. How is that justice? LEAVE OUR SOAPS ALONE.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I’m a life long OLTL fan, though I am enjoying this version of AMC as well, and agree with you. I am so happy to have OLTL back and yes, “they are the answer to millions of prayers.” Everyone should be grateful that the shows are on somewhere. LEAVE OUR SOAPS ALONE.

susan M.
susan M.

I agree!

David
David

I wonder if Prospect Park was going over budget and that is why they cut the episode count. Regardless this is just another piece of bad news and poor mismanagement by Prospect Park.

Sadly I don’t see the online revivals of these shows lasting that much longer which is sad for its fans

Enrique Buenrostro
Enrique Buenrostro

I heard the spending has been $80,000 and $95,000 per episode

susan M.
susan M.

I disagree with your last comment… We have to keep a postive outlook and not be negative….

boes
boes

I wouldn’t be burying a life body so fast were I you. If PP didn’t live up to their end of the bargain then the union has every right to go for what is in the contract. A deal IS a deal.
But to go from this to the cancellation of the shows – and to assume that the other stories about bumps in the road is a map to destruction is……overreaction at the very least.
PP has put it out there, unlike ABC which lied to us every which way possible. I respect that and appreciate it after all the bull we were fed for so many years.

David
David

Prospect may be upfront in some cases but they are still mismanaging things.

There are no stories there have just been many bumps in the road. After a suposed great first week there has been nothing but negative

They cut episodes from 4 to 2 per week. They lost the Canadian TV deal. Now this issue with the union. Things just seem to keep piling up.

People can say I am being negative but there has just been a lot of stuff. That is a sign of mis management. Poor management can only go so far. I hope I am wrong but I just don’t see these revivials lasting long. If that is the case I feel bad for all the fans of these shows to get their shows back only to lose them again so quickly

Deb
Deb

Please don’t blame PP-Give this new venue a chance!!!

John Jack Royal
John Jack Royal

All of these legal troubles with PP are making me nervous. I like the new versions of our shows, it’s just that PP seems to be lacking in professionalism and experience. It is worrying.

su0000
su0000

ALL the legal problems, what are are you talking about, 1 ..
It is a union dispute.. very common..
PP could very well be in the right.. They said they are and until it is proven different, I suggest to shelf all the pessimistic doom, it is not necessary 🙂

You do know things like this are common with unions lol ..

c l h
c l h

I doubt that it’s even true. Just because a union says it doesn’t make it so. More likely is the fact that because the shows are doing so well, the unions want to get a bigger piece of the pie, and with this being so new they figure they can get PP over a barrel and bully them into giving them whatever they want.

jimh
jimh

What i meant about basics is character driven stories with the regular characters they have(how is that boring?) and i suggested cut out musical guests and location shooting to save pp some money!!!

emlons
emlons

I wonder of this will affect OLTL, if they are going to be looked at I hope not – its a smaller cast so their costs shouldn’t be as much you would think

susan M.
susan M.

DITTO!!!!!

jimh
jimh

The more problems i hear about PP behind the scenes the more i feel they were the wrong people to do the reboots! If this keeps up i have a feeling these reboots might not see a second season unless they work these problems out or some other company takes over but i doubt the latter will happen. I dont watch AMC anymore and i only watch OLTL on occassion but id still hate to see either one cancelled. Both shows should stick to the basics for now, cut out location scenes and temporarily discontinue guest stars like the musical acts and maybe this will help keep costs down. Also id film them as one hour once a week with 52 episodes a year and sell them on dvd?

Margie
Margie

It’s always nice when non-fans who are non-experts jump in with criticism. This will be settled before you know it.

emlons
emlons

I agree, it is a learning curve row Prospect Park is doing everything possible to make this work there will be bumps in the road like any new thing. Also you get more content in the 2 episodes than you would if they cut it to the hour format it use to be.

c l h
c l h

Yeah, armchair quarterbacks for sure. Some people are just negative on every single question. This is all new to everyone and a different company wouldn’t make a bit of difference. Things will get worked out just like they did when soaps went from radio to tv. It takes time.

Who would want to watch a show just doing the basics anyway….boring.

jimh
jimh

Ive watched the show since the 1980s and have the entire final year on tape and i go on utube to watch vintage episodes ive missed…if that makes me a non fan then you need your head examined…im not entirely criticising the shows im trying to look for possible ways to save them…how do you know how soon this will be settled…you an expert too? Like it or not, i , just like you can express what we like or dislike about our soaps…this is what these message boards are for and a good way for these shows to see what mostly works and what doesnt…i want exactly what you want…i hope…and its for these shows to succeed…i dont claim to be an expert but after watching soaps for nearly 50 years i do know what i like and dislike about them!

boes
boes

Well said. Every time PP has the deceny to be honest with the viewers the crepe hangers come out ready to bury the shows. And then there’s the constant “advice” about how to make it work, or even worse, the ones who give us the “facts” about why it can’t possibly succeed.
And yet, as far as I’ve read, not one of them knows anything about launching a show, much less an online reboot in real time.
Chicken Little and “the Sky is Falling” must be their inspiration.

jimh
jimh

My little Margie…get off mine first…and grow up while your at!!!

Margie
Margie

And another thing that went right over your head….

jimh
jimh

what i meant about sticking to basics is character driven storylines and to cut costs id drop location shootings and musical guest stars for now. more content in two episodes like what?…the fillers? I still feel one episode per week at one hour would work better since pp thinks new fans wont follow everyday.

Margie
Margie

Get off my lawn….jimh…..grumble grumble….back pedal…

Mo
Mo

underpaid

Is that $100,000 for everything, including salaries? Doesn’t sound like much.

Dennis
Dennis

These are merely the growing pains associated with moving broadcast shows to new media. Don’t panic and keep watching!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I thought today’s episode of AMC was very exciting. The tension builds.

brian
brian

Although I love having OLTL back… there is no tension building on it, sadly.

Billy Shakespeare
Billy Shakespeare

Something is rotten in Denmark.

boes
boes

It’s the cheese.

Beth
Beth

I would really like for PP to get some good publicity for a change. There are too many problems and too many changes, all leading to the impression that they’re not doing well or not in control of things the way they should be. That may not be accurate, but with one public relations problem after another, it’s the way things look and that can be just as bad as if it were true.

Bryon B
Bryon B

More bad news on behalf of Prospect Park. Over budget, now, this is making more sense why the episodes were cut per week. I have a feeling there’s more going on behind the scenes, that we’re not aware of. It doesn’t appear that this reboot will be successful. Too much have gone wrong for us to believe this will succeed. I’m grateful the shows are back, but when you hear news like this, you can’t feel optimistic about the future. Hope things improve with the management at Prospect Park, otherwise, we can see another cancellation in the works, and more workers unemployed. This is a huge labor issue and the management of the finances needs to be handled more efficiently.

boes
boes

Wow. A little overreaction, much?
So every time you get a cold do you make an appointment with a funeral parlor?

Joilefan Forever
Joilefan Forever

LMAO

Jan
Jan

What’s going here? This a responsibility and NOT a toy Prospect Park!
I was just getting used to having OLTL back.

susan M.
susan M.

I’ve noticed on OLTL Jessica is not even mentioned… What’s up with that? All these problems will be resolved. And everything will ce on the right track…I am going to have
a positive thoughts!!!!!!!!!!! I refuse to think gloom & doom!

Johnny
Johnny

As a long-time (really long-time) fan of ALL MY CHILDREN I was really very happy that the shows would come back. I have watched religiously but have not been overly thrilled with the on-line episodes thus far – was hoping the new writers could breathe some life into the scripts – this reboot project has been heavy laden with problems unfortunately. Now, there are problems with the union, I don’t know, it doesn’t sound terribly encouraging.

Sue
Sue

I really just want the shows to stay on please please please

Rapids
Rapids

I am not a fan of unions but they rule the entertainment industry. Prospect park cut production in half, meaning employees could be seeing half paychecks. June taping was canceled probably due to money problems. Cannot imagine these shows will last the year. Scripted drama is incredibly expensive and these shows are not on TV.

Joilefan Forever
Joilefan Forever

They went on Hiatus 10 days early OMG the sky is falling isn’t it Chicken Little???

su0000
su0000

It is unions, they are always in a dispute..
With network tv, and movies, the unions are in disputes, we just head about PP’s, but it in common for unions..
I’m sure all will be fine.. PP most likely abides by the agreements, they said they did, so until proven other wise they have..

Now will start all the PANIC imagination stories– from doomgloom fans..

Nick
Nick

This is yet another signal that Prospect Park is in way over their heads and these reboots won’t last.

boes
boes

Well, how could the shows succeed when they didn’t put you at the helm?

Nikki
Nikki

I couldn’t agree more, Nick. I think from the beginning Prospect Park knew they were getting themselves in too deep (hence, why the original reboot did not occur) and now more problems keep coming out day after day.

Linda
Linda

Here we go again. PP should know better seeing that they produce Royal Pains for USA network. Ultimately the fault lies with ABC/D for canceling AMC & OLTL in the first place!

Nikki
Nikki

I am very happy for people who have their soaps “back”, but this is one out of many conflicts that have come out regarding Prospect Park and I find it disturbing. Without these union members, you would NOT have your shows so for people complaining that these workers should “leave Prospect Park alone”, think about how you would react if you were not being paid properly for a service. I hope that these workers can get what is owed to them. If this is one of the things that shuts down production, it is not the workers’ faults, it is Prospect Park’s for not knowing how to properly run a production.

boes
boes

If PP is in the wrong then it needs to be made right. A deal is a deal, and without the unions there would be no reboot to begin with.
BUT I don’t think it’s right to assume that PP is in the wrong until that is proved. And it’s certainly not right to assume that they don’t know “how to properly run a production” based on fragmentary information.

Nikki
Nikki

Well, considering it is Prospect Park who are not adequetly meeting their contractual needs with these union workers, I would say there is no question as to if they are in the wrong or not.

Joilefan Forever
Joilefan Forever

So funny Boes how the audit is not even done yet BUT PP is not meeting their contractual needs BLAH BLAH BLAH! OMG!!!!

Delainey
Delainey

I think PP made bad business decisions on many levels. The first was pushing for a production deadline by the company that financed the venture. Second, was having AMC and OLTL share the same stage, forcing the workers to more than likely work on getting things finished in time for OLTL or AMC whoever went to production first to take over their filming while the other gets time off.

I have to agree with most of you. You can’t blame the workers for wanting their fair share from PP, who has no idea what they’re doing. That’s why Pepperman’s recent article made me laugh. Pepperman and PP have no idea what they are doing, organization wise. When management in any medium doesn’t know how to run a business, it falls on the workers to compensate. And those workers get the short end of the stick.

I hope the union protects their workers and teaches PP a thing or two!

Robbyrob
Robbyrob

I love how some of you are calling crap on the unions. Unions are here for a reason. If Bangladesh had a union, maybe 1000 people wouldn’t be dead right now in that building collapse making clothing for you. Of course, I’m not saying PP is using such horrendous conditions, but they are responsible for what they have signed to get these shows going again. Also, if your knocking unions, you also knocking actors such as Jill Larson who worked on the original negotiations to get these shows on the internet. All actors belong to the actors union…so your knocking them down too? Same thing for writers, directors, stage hands, etc. I think PP’s eyes have opened up REAL BIG over how much these soaps actually cost to produce. In the last few years, both AMC & OLTL (along with GH) have worked within their budget by ABC…granted it still got them cancelled. PP seems to have gone over budget. Some of you aren’t fans of the large cast GH has but both AMC & OLTL seem to have large casts as well. I just don’t see the revenue coming into PP that would come in on broadcast TV or paid cable. I would love for both shows to be financially solvent in every way and have every success in the world. I’m not being a doomsayer here but what if I were? Some of you need to face the truth that PP seems to be overcome with what is required for these shows. They had quite some time to pre-plan all of this before the shows started production. The unions wouldn’t have signed on (as neither the actors, writers, etc) if all wasn’t okey dokey. To demonize the unions is rather shortsighted since if there were no unions, you wouldn’t even have actors who would want to do this at all. Granted, all is not perfect on the union side either but I find PP at fault here.

boes
boes

Not everyone is demonizing the unions. PP made a contract and it has to be honored. Anti-union sentiment is mostly a bunch of b.s. IMO.
But it is apparent that the PP naysayers can’t let a thing pass by – no matter how little information they actually have – to have both shows and PP dead and buried.
There are so many pronouncements by so many doomsday types who know no more than anyone else but pontificate as if they do. The pleasure they seem to get isn’t all that mystifying, either. There’s always somebody who can’t bear not to appear to know all the worst news, made up or not.
PP is letting it all hang out, which is something ABC never did. For some that’s a breath of fresh air – for others, it’s an easy target for lazy thinking.

Joilefan Forever
Joilefan Forever

BRAVO BOES!!!!!!

Sandy
Sandy

I wish PP would let us know the truth if the ratings have picked up since cutting back to 2 episodes a week for AMC and OLTL. I hope PP is being fair to the actors and behind-the-scene workers. I don’t want to see either soap dropped due to mismanagement or lack of viewers watching. PP- what is the status on ratings?

Thomas
Thomas

this happens everyday people.give it a rest! The are Back Be Happy. People who are bashing PP need to wake up!! they were not born yesterday. this nothing new for them

Joilefan Forever
Joilefan Forever

OMG THANK YOU THOMAS! SOMEONE ON THIS BOARD WITH A WORKING BRAIN!!! YAY!!!

thomas
thomas

your welcome I just know how it works

Deb
Deb

Canada can watch these shows on the internet just like we have to. I think USA or FX or Soapnet is a good idea for everyone. So for now I have my laptop & HDMI & my TV-what next? Thanks to PP for bringing our favorite shows back -GREAT SHOWS-LOVIN’ AMC & OLTL -Amazed to see our favorite actors again & missing some actors because ABC moved them to California and CANCELED them to put on stupid shows(Revolution,Chew). I hope my laptop will last a long time-it’s on for more hours now but for my favorite shows it’s worth it. PLEASE settle this dispute-I LOVE GH , too-SAVE OUR SOAPS!!!

Baffled
Baffled

Canadians have to purchase the episodes through iTunes. You want that for US as well?

lois
lois

while i am in agreement with keeping a contract on all parts, i think the issue here is going to be the Union. PP has tried to start something new with AMC & OLTL being available to us, their loyal viewers. I would have to say 99% of the time things look great on paper while sometimes it just doesn’t work right. i don’t want to see the crew of these 2 shows harmed in any way, nor do i want to see amc & oltl go away because the union will not bend and just make demands. in this economy the union can play hell on everyone involved if the maintain a stiff back without any bend in it. that is going to harm everyone involved with production of these shows…bottom line everyone loses including us the viewers……..the union has to bend here and step back

lois
lois

on the other side PP is not maintaining their part in airing the 2 soaps on hulu. originally it was a new show mon thru thurs for both shows…not it appears that amc is mon & wed and oltl is tues & thurs…..however there was no new show for oltl on tues….so PP may be having other issues along with the union stuff….
i joined hulu+ just for the soaps & now find my viewing of them to be not what was promised. do i continue on with my payment so i can continue to watch the shows or do i cancel my hulu+ & just watch whatever on hulu

Ava
Ava

More bad PR for PP. Wonder what news is next?

avellina
avellina

I hope they work it out. I am sure Prospect Park, if they went over budget, it was likely unintentional. I am loving the AMC reboot, and I want it to last!

Joilefan Forever
Joilefan Forever

After reading all of these comments I have to say Do you ppl really think that the transition from Radio to TV was some Ultra Smooth process? It wasn’t give it time everything will work out! Quit with the word Mismanage OMG really!!!

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

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Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

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In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Airdate: 4-2-2019

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