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Walt Willey speaks on news of AMC heading to the web!

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All My Children’s, Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery) spoke with The Times over the weekend while in Ottawa prepping for a production of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite! Willey offered up his thoughts and concerns on the news that AMC will be soon moving to the web. Willey stated, “Everyone I’ve spoken to, in terms of actors, not a soul has been contacted.” The actor is speaking of Prospect Park, the entity who bought the rights to AMC & OLTL.

A longtime veteran of AMC, Willey believes that few All My Children fans are Internet-savvy, and is skeptical about how some might be able to see new episodes.  “It’s an interesting choice. The fans have worked very hard on our behalf, but this could be a hollow victory for them.

According to the The Times, All My Children is on a production hiatus, with shooting to resume Monday, July 25, and wrap prior to Labor Day weekend. The final ABC episode is due to air Friday, Sept. 23.

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Andrea Dawson
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Andrea Dawson

we are a lot more savvy than you thing Walt! : )

dr.ivankipling
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dr.ivankipling

I second Andrea Dawson’s sentiment. Many of us are pretty darn savvy Mr.Willey!

Rob
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Rob

Whats going to be REAL interesting is to see which stars opt out because of pay cuts, I guess we will see who really wants the show to go on!!

Brian T
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Brian T

So basically when they come back to work on July 25th the show will talk to them about coming over to online (or not). I am sure not all the cast will be asked to stay. What on earth will they do with Jesse since Angie (Debbie Morgan) isn’t staying?

Amanda G
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Amanda G

Well from my experience working with the elderly. I watched 2 people go through the nursing home with a computer in my 10 years of working there. One of them was a 40 year old that had a stroke. Anyways this way does leave many fans behind especially the ones that was told they don’t count basically because they wasn’t in the 18-49 demographic. Less than 50% of the 65+ demographic is online and I feel that the ones who watched these shows since soaps came into existence are once again being disrespected and forgotten. This coming from a 27… Read more »

brian
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brian

Come everyone, the soaps could very well be the “thing” needed to get all the last hold outs online. I certainly do not want to advertise in this forum, but Walmat has one of the first knock of “pad” devices for $188.00 cdn, so cost should no longer be an issue, think how all the seniors and others who will benefit by having the soaps online and getting they first device connecting them to the web, and yes, it does an output for a larger screen.

leslie
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leslie

I don’t know. Everyone had to get new TV sets when the conversion happened a few years ago. People wanted to see TV so they got the new equipment. If people want to see soaps, they will get the new equipment.

Jane
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Jane

You must be kidding Walt. Give us a little credit. I found this post didn’t I? Besides I am a 57 year old Grandma who could network your computers anyday!

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Mark Consuelos on the All My Children Primetime Reboot: “I Know They’re Going to Bring Back Some Fan Favorites”

On Friday, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) was a guest on the CBS afternoon series, The Talk, where he shared his excitement and some insight into the upcoming All My Children primetime reboot, Pine Valley, in development at ABC..

As previously reported, Mark and his wife Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) are two of the executive producers on the project.

Consuelos shared on the reboot:All My Children was such a big part of my life and my wife’s life. And you know, I met my wife there obviously, had kids, became a young man on that show, and we got the opportunity to reboot the primetime version and the idea was brought to us, and we’re so excited.  Of all the things that we’ve ever announced that we’re going to do, this is one of the biggest responses we’ve got from our fans. They’re so excited.  It’s a big piece of TV that’s been missing for such a long time, and we’re going to bring it back.”

When avid soap fan and The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, posed a major question to Consuelos that has been on longtime All My Children fans minds, she got a solid response from him.

Sheryl was trying to get some tea on who might appear in the reboot, when she asked, “Is it going to be the Cortlandts and the Warners? Is it going to be everybody?” Consuelos then responded with: “I know they’re going to bring back some fan favorites, and it will take place in Pine Valley, and I’m really, really excited.”

You can watch a portion of Mark’s virtual visit on The Talk below.

Then let us know, which AMC characters do you want to see back and on the primetime series, Pine Valley?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Will AMC Favorite Josh Duhamel Replace Armie Hammer in JLo’s Film, ‘Shotgun Wedding’?

After a controversial few weeks, which saw Armie Hammer exit his leading role opposite Jennifer Lopez in Liongate’s upcoming romantic-comedy/adventure film Shotgun Wedding, it appears the motion picture has found its replacement if the ink is signed.

Former All My Children and Daytime Emmy winner Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo) has been picked as Hammer’s replacement.

The film tells the story of a couple that gathers their families for a destination wedding even as they get cold feet. If that wasn’t enough, the entire party then gets taken hostage.

Lopez and Hammer were headed for the film shoot in the Dominican Republic when salacious DM’s rumored to be attributed to  Hammer came to light on social media and derailed the films for now.  However, if Duhamel signs on to the film, they could can retain its start date in February

Hammer had responded to the allegations against him and the DM’s by sharing: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,”

A Lionsgate spokesperson  also responded to Hammer and his exit sharing: “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film, and we support him in his decision.”

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the casting news update.

So what do you think of Duhamel as Hammer’s replacement to play opposite JLO? Comment below.

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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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