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SOAPnet to air "Valentine Vows Marathon"!

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Love is in the air as SOAPnet celebrates Valentine’s Day with a romance-themed Valentine Vows Marathon. Relive All My Children’s Jesse & Angie, One Life to Live’s “Walker” & Blair and General Hospital’s Lucky & Liz’s special days as they recite their heartfelt vows to each other. The four hour marathon starts at Sunday, February 13th at 3PM PST/EST.  Below is the official Valentine’s Vows line-up.

3PM – All My Children Episode #2008-9878 (Original Air Date:  May 21, 2008) – Surrounded by family and friends, Jesse and Angie are re-married.  Special musical guest Ne-Yo performs at the ceremony.

4PM – All My Children Episode #2008-9880 (Original Air Date:  May 23, 2008) – During their wedding reception, Angie is held hostage at gunpoint and Jesse will stop at nothing to save his new bride.

5PM – One Life to Live Episode #2003-9037 (Original Air Date:  November 13, 2003) – Blair and “Walker” are about to get married – but will Viki and Kevin stop the wedding with the news that Walker is really Todd?

6PM – General Hospital Episode #1999-9187 (Original Air Date:  February 16, 1999) – On Valentine’s Day, Lucky takes Elizabeth on a surprise trip to a church.  The two share a romantic evening as they exchange vows about their feelings and future.

Interesting that SOAPnet chose to air the Lucky and Elizabeth episode after the dismissal of Rebecca Herbst!

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Johanna
Johanna

It will be nice to see shows that were cancelled way to soon #OLTL #AMC

Diane
Diane

and alot of people will tune in because we still want to see ooltl and amc.

linde Bally
linde Bally

They show 2 episodes of AMC and OLTL weekdays from midnight to 4 am i believe i set My DVR so i could be wrong on the times but i watch what i can

barbara t
barbara t

Im sorry, this doesnt impress me ,abc is killing soapnet in march there doing this so everyone watches and gets the ratings up so they dont loose.we are the ones loosing ,we lost one life to live and all my children not once but twice ,were loosing soapnet and abc cant tell us whether or not they are canceling general hospital,Ill pass ,as much as I want to see my friends from landview and pine valley ,Im not supporting anything abc ,disney ,soapnet or anything else that comes from them that they are showing.3 0clock ,general hospital ,monday thru friday ,thats all they get from me.

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

Will watch so I can see AMC and OLTL.

IVE WALKER
IVE WALKER

ABC JUST WANT TO PLAY WITH SOAP FANS EMOTIONS. WHY DO THIS ON A DAY THAT IS FOR LOVE AND THOUGHTFULNESS. THEY JUST WANT TO SEE HOW MANY WATCH. ABC DO THE RIGHT THING AND BRING BACK ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND ALL MY CHILDREN BACK FOR GOOD YOU IDIOTS.

Barb
Barb

Probably will watch to support the Soaps but I am so against ABC/Disney now that I am just plain angry! I will never get over losing OLTL! and good point about them doing this a month before Soapnet goes off to Wasteland too!

kymba
kymba

Mr. Fairman,
your article says Sunday, the 13th @3pm. is the day wrong or the date?
I guess they are having a GH marathon as well, it says Sunday the 12th @3pm for it…..I just want to make sure that I do not miss the AMC and OLTL ones 🙂 please let me know thank you very much 🙂

Neil
Neil

Everyone, this marathon was on last year (the date on the article is from January 27, 2011 not 2012). The Patrick/Robin GH marathon is airing this year this Sunday from 3 – 7 P.M.

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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.”

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”

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).

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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