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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

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No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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Ray
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Ray

Please bring back “All My Children.” Do we need another talk show? I know Drew Berrymore was planning a talk show and am hoping this will not be the S,S&K replacement. There are too many shows doing the same things with different hosts. Nothing feels original anymore. If ABC does not bring back “AMC,” how about an entertaining game show. “Lets Make a Deal” and “Price is Right” scores huge ratings for CBS. I’d like to see “Password” or “Concentration” come out of the vault.

Hardison
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Hardison

i wish they would. or sign over the rights to someone else.

Sue
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Sue

Good, when will ABC learn bring back daytime

Fran A Lang
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Fran A Lang

It was a mistake in the first place. I am a Guiding Light fan and As The World Turns Fan.

Shasta
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Shasta

Won’t miss this show, it was terrible from the get go.

Rhea Barton
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Rhea Barton

It’s time to bring back All My Children

Patricia Doval
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Patricia Doval

Please Bring back All My Children, with all these reruns. Why not bring it.

Sandra D Wade
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Sandra D Wade

I liked and miss the SSK show. When something isn’t broke why fix it

Satan
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Satan

They already signed the rights over to someone else. That didn’t work out very well.

George
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George

Sounds like a bunch of old ass racist,bitches on here!

Alice Smith
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Alice Smith

How are these women racist?? Thats how war begins, by people saying something that isn’t true. Dont we have enough problems in the world today about racism, now you’re bringing up racism cuz they’re talking about different shows.

Karen Halliburton
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Karen Halliburton

Why would you say that? I am Black, lived my life I am in my 40s watching AMC. DIDNT LIKE THE FOOD SHOW, kept feeling like I was watching tracee Ellis Ross, and just not entertained. SSkeekee was ok, but I didnt see why you said that these comments are racist. That wasn’t fair to anyone.

Susan
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Susan

Your ignorant and really mean. Try praying for some love in your heart.

Rita Hoffman
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Rita Hoffman

ALL MY CHILDREN,

ALL MY CHILDREN

PLEASE COME BACK.

Satan
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Satan

Don’t know who that was directed at, George. But since you seem to be replying to me…..

To paraphrase my good friend James Brown, who lives a couple floors down from me right here in Beelzebub Towers….

SAY IT LOUD! I’M RED AND PROUD!!

Verna
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Verna

I agree… Bring back All My Children… Should have NEVER been taken off the air

Karen Halliburton
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Karen Halliburton

Right, that was a mistake and devastating to me!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG, do any of you realize how old these people are now, and some have passed. Anyway, old or new actors, it would never be the same.

Michael Alan
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Michael Alan

Bring back All My Children, we don’t need another talk show.

Diane Blankenship
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Diane Blankenship

It doesn’t hurt my feelings that it was canceled. We need something entertaining, not news, or just music but something good for a change. They decided to take all the soaps off maybe they could take some of this mess off. Pretty soon shows like GMA will be all that’s on during the day and that’s when I turn my TV off.

Jacque
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Jacque

So True!!!!!

Jody
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Jody

They need to bring back AMC.

aria
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aria

straham Sara and Keke was a mess to watch, Sara Haines does way better at the view wish I hope takes her back, or she can do what you need to know with Amy Robach. straham already got plenty of jobs, and Keke can go back to doing movies. all will be good.

Beth Marshall
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Beth Marshall

Bring back All My Children.

Barbara Bernstein
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Barbara Bernstein

I am very disappointed. Looked forward to SSK every day and don’t like the replacement. The hosts made the show. Will have to find something else for that time period.

Johnny
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Johnny

Yes, they should find a replacement….uh…guess what – I KNOW – they could do a reboot of ALL MY CHILDREN ~ YOU know, that show that should never have been cancelled in the first place? Yeah, uh huh, that one.
BRING back ALL MY CHILDREN – wake up ABC-TV, nothing works in that time spot.

Lisa
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Lisa

Love the new show what you need to know!. Amy Rebockr does a awesome job. It brings value to that time shot.

Carol Glenn
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Carol Glenn

this is a hood show

SZima
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SZima

Not surprised at this news! The show was doomed from the start because it featured Michael Strahan! The only time I watched was when they had part of the AMC cast on and it was so awkward!!
Sara & Kiki are fine, I’m sure. But how Michael got a show featuring him is beyond comprehension! He was awful on Kelly & Michael Live too!!

Janet K Penn
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Janet K Penn

That show was awful – Kiki way to stinking full of herself – as is Straham. I refused to watch the chew for a couple years but once I gave it I actually enjoyed it. Did not understand why they got rid of it. If we can’t have AMC – why not a cooking show???

clb
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clb

Either AMC or One Life to Live should be brought back! But I have never expected ABC or the CBS (to bring back GL or ATWT) network daytime executives to do anything that actually makes sense. One Life to Live closed in Jan 2012 with ratings reflecting 3.1 million viewers. Guess that ABC would love to have 3 million viewers in daytime again.

Linda
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Linda

Karma. You broke our hearts when you cancelled AMC and we will never forgive you.

Satan
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Satan

Don’t know if there’s any chance of bringing back any of the dead soaps to fill this timeslot, but maybe they should move GH up by one hour, so the idiot TV affiliates in some markets don’t have it running against Days of Our Lives at the same time.

Also, they should drop the idiotic cable company “lockdown” on abc.com. No network that broadcasts over the public airwaves should be requiring a cable subscription to watch the programs carried on that network.

Linda
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Linda

Will not miss it at all,it never took off for me my bring back amc have missed it

Joe
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Joe

It will likely be 2 game shows. ABC has several they have the rights too that run at night over the summer. When you look at daytime ratings before all the re-runs of the summer took hold, 2 shows were tops in ratings and demos….CBS’s The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal. They are cheaper to make and are paying off with ad rates. Bet ABC goes the same direction. Soaps are too expensive to produce.

Dawn
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Dawn

Who cares if another reality show hits the dust or, for that matter, another fake news show? The networks seem to think they know what viewers want more than the viewers. I don’t even turn my television on except for episodes of GH. There just nothing on daytime except for GH. Networks just cut their own audiences by digging to the bottom of the barrel to bring out these blabbering hours of nonsense.

Dee
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Dee

Agreed!

Sandi
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Sandi

I liked the show. It was meant to be light hearted anf fun, so the timing with the pandemic and 120K deaths was off.

Dean_Morgan79
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Dean_Morgan79

I figured the cancellation was coming. The show wasn’t for me.. and the ratings were low. I had hoped with all the attention reboots and AMC were getting that what would come would be a 30 minute GMA3 and – 30 minute AMC, which would return to taping in NYC. Guess not. :/

Of the co-hosts, Haines has always been a favorite of mine. I do hope she finds a quality assignment that allows her to sparkle. Perhaps a return to The View?

Krystina
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Krystina

I’d rather have the people of Pine Vally back on at 1, just my opinion

Petra Valdez
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Petra Valdez

When Is ABC Bringing Back All My Children And One Life To Live.

Satan
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Satan

That’s scheduled to happen the day after I open a ski resort here in Hell.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I’m sorry but the cancellation of Strahan, Sara and Keke does not break my heart. I mean…I only watched that show ONE time…and that was because of that Melrose Place reunion. After that…No Thank You.

N-E-X-T…

Kathleen
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Kathleen

I didn’t like Strahan, Sara, Keke. I prefer having a soap opera again don’t need a cooking show. Don’t want to watch the news. Don’t like the bachelor, don’t like bachelorette oh, don’t like dancing with the Stars don’t like your goofy game shows heck I don’t even watch Good morning America anymore I don’t like the fact that an athlete is reading the news now make same thing for Robin she start out as a sports reporter I mean come on what’s next Bozo the clown going to be the next TV anchor? I don’t like the Kelly either… Read more »

Jeni L Gray
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Jeni L Gray

Wow!!!! Tell us how you really fill. What do you have against athletes? Do you even like anything on TV?

Fran A Lang
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Fran A Lang

Please bring back Guiding Light and As The World Turns! I know you won’t even consider canceling one of the Bell SOAPS to make room.Get rid of the talk…its not the same as it was when it premiered.Better yet, how about putting GL and ATWT IN NIGHTIME…at 10 or 11 at night? Or even at midnight! I think that timeslot should be considered and tested out.The 11:00pm timeslot would allow for the network programming to still air. I for one, will definitely watch… Thank you.
Fran Lang

clb
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clb

Here’s the line-up:
10:00 – The Talk
11:00 – Price is Right
12:30 – Y&R
01:30 – B&B
02:00 – ATWT
02:30 – GL
03:00 – Let’s Make A Deal

12:30 thru 2:00 keeps the Bell series together as today. With ATWT at it’s old time slot with GL following but at 30 mins each like Bold. Do I need to come up there and help these CBS executives?

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I like this comment. Too often, ATWT and GL get overlooked in the lamenting of cancelled soaps. I am no television executive but have wondered, from an economic angle, how much cheaper would it be to produce a 30-minute show than an hour series? I’d guess that it wouldn’t be half the cost but it clearly would not be as much as producing a whole hour. I’ve wondered why (especially in the case of ATWT) reducing the show to 30 minutes was not considered rather than wholly cancelling it. A 30-minute ATWT would have fit nicely in a block with… Read more »

aria
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aria

they are going to get on that right away , hahahhahaah.

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Please bring back “All My Children”…several of the cast would come back. There is a Food Channel for those that want to watch food/cooking shows, there’s a Game Show Network, all these different types of channels, yet that one guy, (on ABC who I won’t name) wanted AMC gone for a cooking show. BIG MISTAKE!!! AMC still has a huge fan base. If you’re not going to start it back up, at least put it on Netflix or Hulu, bring the Soap Opera Channel back; or put it out on DVDs so we can buy it! Thank you.

Sherron Barrett
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Sherron Barrett

Thank God, ABC really sucks in morning hours. These 3 really irrigated the hell out of me, couldn’t stand the show, so quit watching. ABC is rocking for their primetime shows though.

everything is my opinion Pastor Hartwell
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everything is my opinion Pastor Hartwell

G8ad it is go he I liked it at first,but but when you added Kiki that ruined the whole thing you know I mean it’s just took away the limelight for Sarah and she deserves it she’s a good girl with a couple of kids and doing a show bless her heart I am god why ruin a good thing the panama the Panamanian whatever it is ruined it but Kiki attitude I thought she was too over-the-top loud and took away from Michael and I like Michael but she needs to go please we don’t need another talk show… Read more »

Phyllis Harris
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Phyllis Harris

I prayed for the show to be canceled. My prayers were answered. Bring back AMC or OLTL.

Anita Garcia
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Anita Garcia

Bringing back All My Children is the best thing that could happen to ABC and it would make so many people happy. I’m sure the ratings would be phenomenal! Please bring it back…

Ginny Pahlow
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Ginny Pahlow

Bring back The Chew. Great show.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

I’ll never have & never will watch anything that they put on at 12:00 or 1:00 on ABC since they took AMC off. They should’ve left All Zmy Children & One Life To Live alone. I hope every show show they try to replace AMC with fails. I watched it for 41 years & was heartbroken when they took it off!!!

Sarah Jimenez
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Sarah Jimenez

I wish they would bring back The Chew. It was great show, entertaining, light hearted and some really great food. I

Angela Brown
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Angela Brown

The show was boring,liked Micheal and Sara.They should replace Kelly and Ryan.She is so boring lackluster.

Marie Dancona
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Marie Dancona

BRING BACK ALL MY CHILDREN OR ONE LIFE TO LIVE!!!

Tonya Adams
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Tonya Adams

BRING BACK ALL MY CHILDREN when I was little I always want to be on there

Denise
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Denise

Why do the networks then just we need to be overrun with news programs!?!?! Bring back All My Children!

Utah
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Utah

Bring back Daytime Dramas!!! Thats where its at! The Daytime emmys coming back to television this year had millions of viewers, so just imagine what All My Children and One Life to Live could do…..come on people, everyone loves a Good Soap Opera!!!!!

Kathie
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Kathie

I agree bring back AMC & OLTL … new or reruns I would watch and so would others!

Ellen Edvardsen
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Ellen Edvardsen

Please bring back All My Children! There are enough talk shows and game shows.

Dolores Henderson
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Dolores Henderson

Why cant ABC make a good decision anymore?! First they cancel 2 most beloved Soaps of all time, then they fire the best hosts of DWTS, now they cancel a really good noon time talk show (one of few on ABC i might add). I hate what they’re doing & i know there are many many who agree. I cant imagine Tyra Banks being half as good of a host on DWTS. I wonder if they’ll put another damn cooking show on at noon. Most of my nighttime favorites are on NBC anyway. After General Hospital, i switch to NBC… Read more »

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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