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The Online Network Confirms Story Progressions For AMC to Five Years & OLTL In Real time!

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So all the rumors and reports have now come to a conclusion with official word today from The Online Network.  They can confirm that the premiere episode of  All My Children will be set approximately five years later from the time setting of the last episode, unlike One Live to Live which has advanced in real time.

Brand new 30-minute episodes of One Life to Live will be launched each weekday beginning April 29th and available to stream online in HD (when available) via the free Hulu.com service and to subscribers of Hulu Plus making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac or PC.

So AMC and OLTL fans, how do you feel about the progression?  Do you like the idea that One Life is advancing story in real time while All My Children leaps five years ahead?

 

 

 

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su0000
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su0000

I’m OK with the 5 yrs.. AMC was boring its’ last year anyways lol
I just want to watch it no matter which year ..

OLTL in presant is OK too, I just want to watch it ..

susan M.
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susan M.

I am glad they are not jumping ahead in time with OLTL stories! Continuing where they
left off!

Johnny
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Johnny

I would say that we all have mixed reactions to AMC jumping ahead five years but by now, most of us are accepting of it. The producers have their reasons for doing it this way, I believe it is primarily because all the actors weren’t available, and they need to introduce some new characters. Initially, I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of going five years into the future, I thought it seemed a bit of a stretch that all the kids would be young adults but the current more mature actors wouldn’t be expected to age, or to quote Julia… Read more »

Jewell
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Jewell

I personally think they are doing it because of the way the story ended on ABC and they can age the kids, not because they can’t get all the actors, there are still quite a few actors that still have not been asked to come back.

ricardo
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ricardo

Very pathetic 5 YEARS AHEAD. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT LAT AT LEAST 2 YEARS. I WISH ALL MY CHILDREN GOOD LUCK. I HAVE A FEELING THE SOAP WILL NOT LAST. ONE LIFE TO LIVE WILL BE A BIG HIT.

Nancy
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Nancy

I agree

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

I don’t agree with your negative narrow viewpoint at all! They have their artistic reasons for advancing the story forward and we should trust the writers and producers. They have everything riding on these reboots and they are going to pull out all of the stops to do the absolute best job they possibly can. I am quit confident that both soaps will be fantastic with a great cast and crew at the helm! I have watched both these shows for over 32 years and I am just so thankful to get them back. How can anyone not be optimistic… Read more »

Amc
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Amc

Amen! Preach it !

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Bravo! I completely agree!! You nailed it!

Patrick
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Patrick

Beautiful.

Steadfast allegiance…. to a genre that has outlasted ALL formats of this medium.

SOAPS RULE!

Chrissy Matteson
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Chrissy Matteson

speaking of, why aren’t rex and his little family coming back?

Beth
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Beth

Absolutely agree with you, only positive energy!

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Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I’m a OLTL viewer and am very glad the series will have progressed in real time. I can’t wait to see if Viki and Clint have remarried and how Bo and Nora are and find out what’s happening with Blair and Tomas and how is poor Tea dealing with the death of her baby. And of course what has Senator Dorian Lord Vickers Buchanan but up to? I love these people. I am also anxious to see the development of Matthew and Destiny as both have been recast. Baby Drew has to be about a year old now. I have… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

I want Natalie having John’s little red headed girl, she’d be due or just have had her(as of the last time her & John could of been together) and Liam will be 2 1/2. Maybe we’ll get Clint & Vickie’s wedding to start the show off. How exciting – can’t wait!

Eva
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Eva

I could not agree more, Llanviewer17. I am counting down the days until Apr 29.

Patrick
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Patrick

oh geez! this would be a clincher in def… tuning in – just to watch Tea… dealing with the loss of her child.

wow… if her stint, on GH is any indication…. her OLTL premiere is must see.

lady love
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lady love

amc has always been a show tape in real time,every soap today tape in real time ynr bnb gh dfol and now oltl.why not take the five years from 208 to now 2013 it is soap we or talking about.i dont get this.its already 2016 on amc.

Johnny
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Johnny

I’m not an expert in Time Travel, but I don’t think that “literally” AMC will be in 2016, I think we are just somehow expected to think that the incident with J.R. and his gun was a few years ago, instead of the actual One year and a half ago – in this way they can “age” the kids, making them a more intricate part of the storylines. Believe me I wasn’t crazy about the idea, but I think we should keep a positive attitude about it.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I just can’t wait to see how they do it, while still explaining what happened that night at Adam’s House…..Should be some good watching 🙂

Chrissy Matteson
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Chrissy Matteson

I heard they are going to be using lots of sex and switching it up………anyone else hear that?

I hope they don’t cheapen it………love in the afternoon is great, soft porn, not so great.

Beth
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Beth

Very funny…Johnny

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

No Chrissy that is not what they are doing. What was said by Thom Racina was that they can bet more edgy and COULD use language ((I’m assuming that it is not Sailor Talk LOL)). Everyone has to remember Agnes Nixon is apart of these shows and I’m sure she is not going to want to watch her shows become Soft Porn…..

David
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David

It only makes sense that OLTL advanced in Real Time since several OLTL folks have crossed IN real time to Port Charles, and that includes Tea and Blair as well as the Llanview characters who havebounced to Port Charles. Roger Howarth brings SO much to whatever show he is on that one wishes he really were twins.

gloria
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gloria

Good point. I agree with you about Roger Howarth. He is so good, no matter who he is acting with. His sense of humor reminds me of Luke.

Chrissy Matteson
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Chrissy Matteson

I think he belongs with Carly now. I can’t picture him with Blair anymore, not a super couple at all

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

RH can stay on GH with Carly but it won’t be as Todd I bet!

tasneem
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tasneem

I’m just glad my soaps are back. Have to adjust to AMC time warp but I will. OLTL I can’t wait 2 see where they left off

Brinard
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Brinard

The thing is PV, Llanview and PC are in the same universe, so when time for crossovers or mentions, how will they explain that you may ask? Well the 5 year leap wil be retconned. That was done merely for just aging the younger kids. But when characters from either towns mention or crossover anywhere near to PV, it’ll still be in the same time technically. I guess?

Tali
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Tali

Natalie could of dreamed the whole John thing!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Yes she could have! Good point!!!!

James McDonald
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James McDonald

All My Children five years later? Only if it means Obama is no longer he President.

MEG
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MEG

THEN HOPE HILARY WILL BE.;)

Tom D.
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Tom D.

Hillary will be President for Sure! Maybe with Dorian as her running mate 🙂

Tali
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Tali

Agreed!

Deb
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Deb

That would be awesome..Hillary as president with Dorian…LOL

lady love
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lady love

Amen to that go hillary

James McDonald
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James McDonald

I don’t think Hillary has a chance in hell. Like Erica Kane, she is using her husband’s name for everything that it’s worth.
It would be much more exciting if it were Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush in the lead for 2015/16.

M H
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M H

Please Mr. McDonald. No one reading this blog cares about politics here! If I wanted someone to feed me that nonsense, I would go to AOL.com or read about politics somewhere else.. AMC and OLTL talk only!

Patrick
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Patrick

Meg –

LOL.

good for you….

Hillary Rodham Clinton….. why not. period.

MEG
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MEG

I AM GLAD OLTL IS IN REAL TIME ,HOPEFULLY THIS BEANS WE GET THE BEST BACK ,TREVOR ST JOHN.

Eddie
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Eddie

Maybe it will be revealed that Victor is alive and well. Then he can help raise his son Sam.

10261991des
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10261991des

Is this online Hulu free? I seen 8.99 a month…Already paying for cable. So happy to see they got there job’s back 🙂

Eddie
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Eddie

Hulu is free. Hulu Plus is around $8.00 per month.

Janice
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Janice

Not happy about the 5 year jump. So will it actually be 2018 or 2013 with the characters ages via SORA? That would make more sense. They really wouldn’t ge able to do thaat with OLTL since part of the story went forward with Todd, John, Starr, Tea and Blair in real time and since they (or at least Todd) is returning) that would totally make no sense. REal time is time enough….but happy that the shows are back for sure.

Mona Prager
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Mona Prager

I don’t think it’s realistic to advance AMC 5 years. I’m not happy about it and don’t think the show will last. If Susan Lucci is not on board, I doubt very much if I will continue to watch it. I’ve been a loyal fan since it’s inception.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Well then actually you are not a loyal fan if your not going to watch because SL can not be apart of it YET. PPL need to understand they needed to Age the children so they can be intrigual parts of the show, what they heck is the big dam deal about that? Really!

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Who cares?! I’m just excited as can be that they are back! We will get used to the new actors and characters like we always have and the same goes for the time change. They will both be a success and they will both be wonderful!

B.J.
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B.J.

I’m with you, Lisa. I am so happy to see them returning, I can certainly adjust to a time shift on AMC. Getting so many of our favorite cast members backwas so much more important, and I am sure it was no small feat. 🙂

As for the “Todd” character problem between ABC/PP, GH can have him as far as I’m concerned. I really like Blair and Tomas. 😉

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

B.J., It’s my understanding, but I could be wrong here, that Roger will be going back and forth between GH & OLTL and he is with Carly now. He is on contract with GH, but ABC was willing to loan his character to OLTL once in a while. So I think that’s a plus for both soaps because Roger is a super talented and popular actor. So it’s great for him, the shows and the fans! Win, win! I’m positive about all of it and its nice to see others being so positive and upbeat as well. Thanks for the… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Hey Lisa,
ABC did not “loan” PP’s character to them every once in a while, ABC does not own the character of Todd Manning PP does. ABC owns RH’s Contract big difference. From everything that has been printed said that he is coming back for 4 weeks then he is going back to GH. I haven’t seen anything else since that….

Chrissy Matteson
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Chrissy Matteson

I think it’s the other way around, they were on loan from pp to GH 🙁

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Your right Chrissy…..

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Well I wasn’t quit sure, but I am loyal to GH too, so I am just thrilled to have Roger on one of them!

jim
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jim

A five year jump 4 AMC is better than never been givin the chance 2 come back at all! And if it does fail, ill blame the negative people who critizised it b4 theyve even seen it! We dont know what itll b like till we actually see it. Theres a chance it could be better than when we’ve seen it last. So try not to b so quick to jump to conclusions. The only way ill judge if i like it or not is by its storyline. Im fine with what iv heard about it so far. Isnt the… Read more »

jim
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jim

It does feel a little strange on soaps when they age the kid and they look as old as the parent but sometimes i can overlook it. When some of us were young kids we usually felt our parents and people their age were kinda old. But when we grow up and start to get older and more mature those feelings, at least 4 some of us, start to gradually diminish and we feel a little more closer to them in age and thinking, and we can relate to them better then when we were kids and it begins to… Read more »

Will
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Will

The only issue I see is the Dallas/Knots landing effect. Since they two shows are sister shows this just ( like Bobby’s death on Dallas) creates a rift that the two shows can’t work through. Just like Knots after the Dream season OLTL won’t be able to cross over with AMC anymore

Michelle
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Michelle

I just want to know if you have to pay to watch?

su0000
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su0000

Yes, it will be FREE to watch on your PC and 7.99 a month with an internet device as Roku to watch on your TV..

Of course you can hook your PC to your TV via an HDMI cable

Anyone who does not know how to do that, ask your grandchildren or children, they will show you how and hook it up for you..

Eddie
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Eddie

Hulu is free. Hulu Plus is about $8.00 per month & itunes most likely will change per episode so Hulu is the best deal since it’s free.

moshane58
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moshane58

Okay with it as long as they keep the history of AMC with it.Hope more will join and they do find a network for all to view

JoAnn
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JoAnn

Don’t care…just can’t wait to watch both show! April 29th can’t come quick enough!

Deb
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Deb

I agree

jim
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jim

AMC ended its network run in Sept. 2011 that was about one & 1/2 years ago so for me that feels more like they are just jumping ahead nearly 3 years instead of the 5 since we’ve, in reality, missed only those 1&1/2 years in between the last network showing and its first online showing.Anyway, It may not seem like it to you but i believe it will still be 2013 in Pine Valley. They are only aging the CHILDREN, and only telling us happen happened to the characters after we’ve last seen them. We really havent missed much like… Read more »

jim
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jim

Dang, what happened to…

John
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John

Oh please, people! 5 yrs pass on AMC it doesn’t mean they are living in 2016. Its still 2013 just a time jump . This is storytelling after all. Give it up!

jim
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jim

I agee John. I even mentioned i feel itll still be 2013. We r not missing anything the way those other people think we r. Theyr only aging the children which eventually would have happened anyway, and telling us what happened since we last seen them. It makes more sense to move forward then begin it where it left off in 2011. Its only been less than 2 years so its not like we missed a thing. For me and u its still better than nothing.

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Agreed! I don’t understand why people don’t get that it will still be 2013! They just needed to advance some ages. Keep it simple peeps! Thanks for pointing that out though. Cheers!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Yup I agree and the one guy said that because of the jump that OLTL and AMC can not do crossovers if they so choose to do, and why is exactly is that? LMAO!

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL… I know…

hanky time…. wah, wah, wah.
smelling salts… yeah, SORAS… has been around forever.

ie: desperate housewives succeeded with this… another poster already stated this…

ie: Dallas has done the same thing…. the orig. regulars, you’d swear.. havent aged… it’ just that their kids have… and look at how FUN Dallas still is.

OK… by no stretch of the imagination…
asking ourselves to distend…

REASON soaps captivated – to begin with….

Iakovos
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Iakovos

This is a major issue? Please! Advancing five years for AMC gives the reboot a fresh feeling. I do not expect nor do I want the same AMC that limped along in its final years. Take the best of what AMC can offer (Agnes Nixon, a strong cast of actors) and the launch pad of what plots we had going and let’s get cracking.

Surely a five-year jump in setting the story is no more silly than all the resurrections that occurred inthe final months of AMC’s ABC run. Come on, people!

Rose
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Rose

Maybe I am missing something here, it said that One Life to Live will begin April 29, but I haven’t seen when All my Children is going to start? Will they bot h be on the same day???? Does anyone know I would hate to miss it if they have already announced it. Thanks.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Both shows will be available on April 29

Rose
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Rose

Will they run consecutivly? one after the other? or do I need to search.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

I don’t know the logistics of how they’ll run-but they WILL be available April 29

Jewell
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Jewell

Sort of, I really want to know who JR shot and who David Hayward is hiding..
I hope Prospect is working on so Canadians can view it online.

Barbara
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Barbara

I started watching AMC while in grade school (prior to VCRs), when kids went home for lunch. When I got to High School going home for lunch was not a possibility but VCRs were available (Beta costing way too much for my family to own one). The point I am making is I didn’t get to watch AMC daily anymore, just a show here and there during the school year. I was able to pick up the story line, even after a month, without a problem. Until Erica was set to marry someone and next time I watched she was… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

that’s so funny…

we’d all have… that 1 or 2 VCR tapes specifically… just for soaps… and you’d treasure them… like they were gold… till you could sit and watch them all …. at one time and get caught up.

what a treat.

Birgit Schlueter
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Birgit Schlueter

Not happy about the 5 year thing for AMC either. I thought they were going to pick up where they left off as to who JR shot during Adam’s party. If they don’t I will be really pissed.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

For real-life reasons, they can’t. Get over it, watch the show anyway

bmonika
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bmonika

why dont you get over yourself – I read in a soap magazine they were going to pick up where the left off on AMC and now there not. They are lieing to there fans by doing that. Why dont you mind your own business Troy. You know nothing about soaps. They are playing favoritism by giving OLTL an edge and AMC they are setting up to fail. I will say whatever I want to Troy so leave me alone

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Well I don’t know what magazine you read that said that but I have never heard of that! When it was announced that the shows were coming back on some Fans ASSUMED that it was going to start off a year and a half later, And you know what they say about when you ASSume? So NO they DID NOT lie to the fans! How do you know what someone else knows about soaps? Just from what you have said YOU are the one that does not know about soaps, If you think that PP would SPEND MILLIONS on AMC… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Julia Barr (“Brook English”) has already stated, jokingly, that when J.R. aimed his gun he shot at a vase and it shattered. I know she was kidding but for all we know maybe that’s all that happened. Maybe the shooting will be explained, any cliffhanger is generally more exciting than the aftermath.

Deb
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Deb

I am just so Happy they have come back .. Even if I have to watch on my computer. I loved my soaps and was so sad that they got cancelled. Is Susan Lucci coming back on AMC? I trust Agnes Nixon has her reasons for going 5 years out and we can all see what surprises she has in store. I love my Soaps and Thank You for bring our soaps back.. can’t wait to watch AMC and OLTL…..

Eddie
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Eddie

OK so AMC is jumping 5 years. It’s been off air for a little over 2 years already so it’s only really jumping about 2 1/2 years.

Fran Tobjy
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Fran Tobjy

I’m Ok with the 5 year jump for AMC as long as they explain who got shot in the last televised episode.

Scott
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Scott

You can be pissed all you want,but your lucky the shows are coming back at all.It really is unprecedented.In due time I’m sure Erica and Tad will be back.
Let’s just see what they come up with.

Candace
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Candace

I am disappointed that AMC is jumping up 5 years because the last episode was someone getting shot. I WANT TO KNOW who got shot!!!! I watched that show without FAIL for 15 years and I feel like I, along with the rest of the faithful AMC followers got a raw deal on the ending and the promised that 6 months after the last episode aired, was supposed to become a webisode. It’s been 2 years now and we have had to wait, and wait, and wait…FINALLY we get the webisodes and we get it 5 years later? Just ridiculous!!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

We did not see anyone get shot all we seen was the gun go off! They aged the KIDS! What is so hard about understanding that! Don’t speak for ALL FAITHFUL AMC fans and what they feel cause I do NOT feel like I got a Raw deal! Do you really think that they are just going to junk the final cliffhanger? OMG Your going to Bitch because it did not happen fast enough for you? instead of just being happy that you are able to SEE these Iconic shows again! Some fans are so Selfish!!

emtk
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emtk

I am just so happy that One Life To Live has a second life to live!! I can’t wait to watch it!! They just have to convince Michael Easton to return to Llanview as John!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

TRIPLE DITTO COME HOME JOHN MCBAIN & MICHAEL EASTON!

jim
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jim

SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP! ITS THE CHILDREN WHO ARE AGING 5 YEARS! IT WILL STILL B 2013 IN PINE VALLEY!!! They plan to tell you what happen exactly where the DAMN thing left off…maybe not shown but we WIL fine out. The shows been gone for less than two years so its not like we missed much. And think what you would have missed if the show NEVER CAME BACK AT ALL!!! Im not judging a thing til i SEE it, and if i dont like what i see i simply wont watch it. Dont you remember what… Read more »

jim
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jim

Maybe they should ‘AGE’ some of these people complaing about AMCs 5 year jump since it takes an Adult to understand why they are doing it! How many times do we repeat they are aging only the young children, which will happen anyway, to give the reboot a fresh start, and to help increase storyline potential…its not needed at OLTL mainly because they were lucky to get enough vets to start up again, and AMC needed someone to fill the void that was connected to the shows history and that would be the vets children. AMC has only been gone… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Years ago, I watched both OLTL and AMC – as time went by, I dropped out of OLTL only because keeping up with 2 HOUR long shows got to be too much, so at night I would watch only AMC (recorded). Now that both shows are only 30 min. without horrendous commercials, I will view both. While no one has to tell me who Vicki and Clint are or who Dorian Lord is, I will be counting on many viewers here to fill me in on some characters. It’s pretty nice that the shows can be streamed, and as this… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

I am just very grateful that the soaps are coming back. I trust PP to do what they believe is best for both shows and have no doubt that we will be as entertained as we were when they were on TV.

Thank you to the PP, the cast and all the soap fans that fought so hard to make this happen!

Julianna Arenson-Berry
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Julianna Arenson-Berry

Thank you, you said it better then I did.

Julianna Arenson-Berry
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Julianna Arenson-Berry

I. was completely blown away when I heard about all of this! I have no issues w/the fire year jump. As I remember that was the original intention anyway. I am so happy what all the fans did to bring both shows back. My biggest thanks to all of them.

Carmen Thomas
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Carmen Thomas

OK! I came to AMC page!! Sick of reading about OLTL!! Sorry but I really hoped to catch up on MY ALL TIME FAVE SHOW EVER!!! So far all I’ve gotten is that is gonna be seriously Screwed up!! NO ERICA?!!! NO TAD?!!! Wt…!!!? Will the show be about?’!! At one point I heard Susan Lucci say that one day she was signing a new contract. & they were telling her about this Fantastic story line they had lined up for her… Then next day they were telling her show was being cancelled !! & unlike OLTL. AMC. Really tried… Read more »

moneek77
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moneek77

I would have no complaints about however they want to produce AMC. As a Canadian who has viewed AMC for over 34 years I can’t view then unless I illegally try through Hula. Be happy they are back so you have the option to view them.

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TONIGHT: Kim Delaney Stars in Lifetime’s ‘The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice’

Make sure to catch General Hospital and former All My Children and NYPD Blue star, Kim Delaney (Jackie, GH, Ex-Jenny, AMC) tonight on Saturday, February 20th when her highly-anticipated Lifetime movie debuts beginning at 8pm EST/7pm CST which marks the cable network’s 400th original movie.

In The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice, it tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a sometime escort who disappeared after a ‘date’ on Long Island.

After Shannan (Katharine Isabelle, Hannibal) fails to come home, her mother Mari (Delaney) knows something is terribly wrong. Pleading to police to take her concerns seriously, she keeps pushing the police for answers. Mari’s insistence that her daughter not be overlooked eventually leads to a horror hidden on Long Island for more than a decade – 19 bodies of young women discovered buried in shallow graves along Ocean Parkway in the area of Jones Beach State Park. Though the search for the killer is still ongoing, Mari’s passionate dedication to giving her daughter and other forgotten women a voice, and the attention they deserve, has kept the case alive with hopes of a breakthrough soon. The movie not only follows a mother’s tireless search for the truth, but it also digs deep into the murders, including Shannan’s, that have gone unsolved for so long.

Delaney’s film, executive produced by Deborah Norville, is based off real life-events that transpired in the early 2010’s where the crimes were never solved.

In an interview with 98.1 WOGL Radio’s Glenn Kalina, Delaney shared: “There is hope in the film… but you also want an answer… what happened to all of these girls?  My character just was relentless trying to find her (daughter) or find answers where she was.  They found a bunch of other bodies, and what they learned was that they were all escorts… and then they learned there was a possible serial killer.”

Check out a promo for the movie below.

Will you be watching Kim in her starring role in The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice? Let us know in the comment section.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ Raises $130,565 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS In Four Day Streaming Event

Last week, ABC Daytime fans were thrilled to see some of the archival footage and performances from the ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares benefit concerts by those who were once in the mighty soap programming block that included: All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. 

While only GH remains, viewers still loved seeing many of their favorites perform in the streaming event, ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which featured footage from those events that ran from 2005-2011 in front of a live audience in New York City.

The 2021 online event, which kicked-off on February 11th and streamed for four days, featured new content with daytime favorites including: Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Anthony Geary, Kelly Ripa and more, plus performances from the past benefits, and an original dance performance from Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) on the set of GH.

John Dietrich, who directed each of the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares concerts, wrote and directed the stream. It was presented in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations’ websites around the country with support from Good Morning America and The View.

According to Broadway World, in total, the ABC Daytime Back on Broadway event raised $130,565. The streaming total includes a matching donation of $50,000 made by Broadway Cares supporters The Dream Alliance.  Now, when combined with the seven-year run of the annual concerts, the ABC Daytime stars have raised $2,020,565 for Broadway Cares.

As part of the event week, Michael Fairman chatted with former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) about her performances over the years at the event, her role of Lindsay and her on-screen feud with Nora (Hillary B. Smith), and more.  You can watch it below.

What did you think of the ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway streaming event? Did you enjoy seeing the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Kelly Ripa on All My Children Primetime Reboot: “It’s a Darker Look at things, and I’m Very Excited About It.”

According to talk-show host, executive producer, and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), the highly-anticipated reboot in the works of the beloved soap, will be focused on the children of familiar characters from the town of Pine Valley and have a much darker feel than its original daytime counterpart.

The series that everyone has been talking about is, of course, Pine Valley, which is being executive produced by Ripa, along with her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Andrew Stearn.

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Kelly, who is celebrating her 20th year on ‘Live’, spoke with Entertainment Weekly where part of the conversation turned to what she could share on the AMC reboot.

Ripa expressed how the original cast would fit into the new updated version of the soap: “We would be the parents, and this show is really more about the children of Pine Valley.”

She went on to say, “It’s a darker look at things, and I’m very excited about it. It was pitched to us and we were like, ‘We will absolutely produce this. And we want to be a part of it.’ Immediately we called Eva LaRue (Ex-Mara), all of our friends, and we started saying, ‘Just be at the ready. Get ready.’ ”

Just as fans are excited about the return to Pine Valley, so is Ripa: “All My Children is responsible for every singular good thing that has happened in my life. I met my husband there, I had my children there – not in the studio but pretty close; they kept you there until your contractions were five minutes apart, as we like to say.  It’s from there that I got the talk show. It’s from there that I got Hope & Faith…. and our first production deal. So it’s truly responsible for every good thing in my life that’s happened to me.”

So what do you think about the edgier All My Children on the way? Who would you like to see cast in the younger set to play some of the kids, and their love interests, of the Santos and Kane families, etc? Comment below.

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