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Susan Lucci releases statement that she is NOT the reason Prospect Park decided to stall AMC!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) of All My Children took to her Facebook page just a short time ago and issued this statement to her fans, to let them know that she is not the reason Prospect Park had decided to not move forward with producing All My Children at this time.   Below are Lucci’s sentiments and her clearing the air!

Susan Lucci: “I want my fans to know the truth. There has been miscommunications as a result of statements in the press that I am one of the reasons that All My Children is not moving forward. This is simply untrue and not the case. We have been in discussions since Prospect Park first expressed interest in moving the series online, and in correspondence dated September 8th, I made it clear that I would be ecstatic to be a part of All My Children in a prominent way if they committed to producing the series for another year. I have not heard back from Prospect Park since then, in fact, I learned of their decision not to proceed with All My Children at the same time you did, through the media.

It’s been a privilege and honor to be involved with the All My Children family for so many years, from working closely with Agnes Nixon to getting to know millions of devoted and wonderful fans.”

First, Vincent Irizarry took his Facebook page to refute the reports that the reason AMC did not move forward with Prospect Park was because it was going to be too David heavy, and now Susan came forward with this statement.
So what is exactly going on with Prospect Park’s decision to halt AMC? It clearly would seem it is about the whole picture, not just about certain stars! Let us know your thoughts!

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vik
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vik

I’m just sad about the whole thing, really wanted to see both AMC and OLTL go on line, heres hoping at least one will survivie?!

Cathy Behrens
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Cathy Behrens

We want answers! We want AMC on your network. What is up with not communicating with Susan Lucci in the proper way……. ? We want AMC on your network like you promised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy Behrens
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Cathy Behrens

We want answers! We want AMC on your network.

Torrey
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Torrey

Is Prospect Park a cover company for ABC? Something to come along and get the fans hopes up, only to crush them in the end…..what is really going on?

M
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M

My thoughts exactly! I feel like this whole thing (PP taking over AMC) was done to pacify all the angry soap fans – an elaborate smoke screen that ABC is somehow behind….

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

I was waiting for a statement from Susan. I didn’t think it was her OR any of the other cast members holding up PP with AMC. Seems more like a PP problem. Not enough money? So they put AMC on hold because the ratings were not as high as OLTL. They are saying if OLTL takes off with great ratings online, than chances are AMC will then return. As they make money, they can take on more shows. One step at a time. I can understand that, but what I do not understand is that we have heard NO word… Read more »

lady love
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lady love

i blame amc big stars for amc not going on now it`seens like ppr are the once to be blame these guys are nothing but big fat liers

Nancy
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Nancy

This is TOTALLY unacceptable. PP promised us AMC and OLTL. We the fans in turn threw our total support to PP and our belief in their word and integrity. They are greatly mistaken if they think we will roll over and let them kick us again. WE HAVE A VOICE AND WE WANT ANSWERS.

Kim Archer
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Kim Archer

I am just furious about how this has all been handled…just a bunch of crazy rumors in lieu of any word at all from Prospect Park. They could fill us in once in a while. I knew Susan Lucci didn’t do what all the rumors said she did. She is a classy lady. And I also know most of the actors haven’t even been approached by PP. I just feel like PP is being disingenuous with us AMC fans and everyone else. I really want AMC back, particularly since we got the big cliffhanger and now we’re not even sure… Read more »

Sharon
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Sharon

It all comes down to money which they clearly do not have and are apparently scrambling to get. Perhaps they feel like they can only get enough money for one show at this time and OLTL’s ratings were far better than AMC’s ratings so they went with them.

Harlee
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Harlee

OLTL ratings are better but not “far better”, but the mileage PP could use to promote both shows going to the internet lies with AMC and SL. Susan is pop icon and for 41 yrs helped all daytime dramas. Some of daytime divas left and return but not Susan. Talk shows, morning shows, publications, radio etc would want SL because of her celebrity for interviews and that could help with money,, backers and the new launch. OLTL regardless of standing in ratings doesn’t have that type of appeal and will not garner the attention as AMC. This fan of AMC… Read more »

Brian
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Brian

while I do agree AMC was affected more so than OLTL by Brian Frons, I can not agree that OLTL should pay the price…. OLTL has always stood on it’s own…. very crazy at times, but that’s why it’s a soap and why I love it so much….

Harlee
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Harlee

There are first and foremost fans of AMC and then OLTL. I know a lot of people that feel this way and won’t support PP just solely for OLTL and that’s a fact. Viewers are being led and manipulated by PP as ABC and mark my words there will be a backlash. PP is being dead silent speaks volumes.

Michael
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Michael

It may be true that many fans care about AMC and then only secondarily OLTL, but I have to tell you: there are many of us for whom the reverse is also true. I would hate to see either one of them die (again), and I will most likely watch AMC if it ever does make it online, but if the situation were reversed, and AMC was the sure bet but OLTL’s future was questionable, I wouldn’t watch AMC if OLTL didn’t get transferred. For me, the last three to five years of AMC pretty much destroyed the show, whereas… Read more »

Harlee
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Harlee

Absolutely, I we all have our favorites between both shows. I know like myself many fans watched network blocks of soaps. Coming from CBS my favorite was always GL, but I watched CBS’s block of soaps. It is how advertisers “programmed” viewers when soaps started on network TV and along with what network your household tuned into to view. It created many generations of viewers and that was what all wanted …loyalty. This is what I’m saying it would benefit to run a block instead just one soap. Well, now the news yesterday it looks like fans of both shows… Read more »

Brian
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Brian

Please don’t be too hard on Prospect Park…. at least they are trying… and for this, I thank them. Some hope is better than no hope, and yes, any “tv” show involves needing money to produce… but I do think it is wrong to “attack” Prospect Park for their effords.

Wally
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Wally

Get real folks…………soaps on the net will not make it. Not enough people have a fast enough computer or broadband to watch it. In the future, internet tv’s and broadband wil be cheap enough and fast enough for everyone. Now, it would be a tremendous waste of money. Look for Prospect in the next month to say they are delaying the production of OLTL for the net……………………..

Brian
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Brian

Just wondering why you think people are not prepared to watch online. I tend to watch all my tv online thru the networks websites…..

Torrey
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Torrey

In regards to Susan Lucci and her being the so-called reason for the AMC delay….I’m not for sure about the whole PP angle, but it seems like to me that Cady McClain is the one who made the statement about Susan Lucci….she didn’t say it out right, but there was a lot assumption in the air. At least that’s how I felt, after I read her interview.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

I Totally Believe Susan’s Statements–Absolutely! 🙂

Ellen Turo
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Ellen Turo

Prospect Park jumped on the bandwagon when they saw a profit to be made. But now that a few months have gone by, I think the reality is setting in. They are probably realizing there are a lot of kinks to work out from the actors and writing to the sets to the pricing models and so on.

PP was so concerned about getting the AMC audience before they moved on to something else, they didn’t really think the whole thing through.

Wally
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Wally

Brian I did not say nobody in a country of 300 million people is watching tv online. I said not enough to make it profitable at the present time.

lady love
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lady love

the net is the way to go.i am not a fam of oltl pp need to say something

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Susuan Lucci put her heart and soul into AMC offscreen she has a happy marriage and family she loves that show she was devasted. Remember she was fooled and uprooted to California for filming when her life and her husbands business is in New York. Personally I don’t beleive they were ever going to move them online I just think they were trying to fend off everyone going nuts 4 soaps cancelled in 2 years for game shows cooking shows etc because they are cheaper I have accepted it and the direction the remaning 4 or going they will be… Read more »

Barbara
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Barbara

I don’t believe Prospect Park lied. I simply think it is overwhelmed with all of the financial issues to make this work. The immediate reaction when PP announced that it was licensing both shows and moving them with full episodes to the internet was how the company was going to make it work. If the shows had been profitable, networks wouldn’t be cancelling them at the current rate and other broadcasters would be clamoring to get them. Oprah Winfrey said as much when she announced that OWN was not pursuing them. Lucci’s statement indicates that she wanted a year commitment… Read more »

LUMI
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LUMI

I will not watch soaps on the net,makes my eyes hurt,
we just have to get over having soaps,they will soon all be gone,and that makes me very sad,I have been a fan of soaps over 45 years,I guess its time to say goodby and on to what ever is next for us…

Jan
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Jan

Is this game? Because its not funny to AMC Fans.
I myself being a OLTL Fan.

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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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