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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

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On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

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It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Rachel
Rachel

I want all my children to come back to abc! They should have never cancelled it !

Ray
Ray

I am probably being over-sensitive, but I thought it was in poor taste that Strahan mentioned that his show now has “AMC’s” time slot. Does he not know this is still a sore spot with “AMC” and “OLTL” fans? But, I appreciate the show giving us a mini reunion. Since Cady was there, I would have loved to have seen her with Michael E. Knight.

Georgianne Nobile
Georgianne Nobile

Would have loved to see MEK too

Joyce Hamilton
Joyce Hamilton

Miss All My Children. Replace Strahan and get it back! So sad.

Knots
Knots

Pretty bad show!! Great seeing them all but it was like they were making fun of the show with those recreations. How many times did S\S say something about fans!?? ABC get the hint even from your ‘talent’ the fans want AMC back in the air!!

John Gainor
John Gainor

I too felt as if they were ‘mocking’ the show and I didn’t care for that aspect of it – they need to bring ALL MY CHILDREN back, plain and simple.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

There is no reason why All My Children and One Life to Live are not on the air today!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for posting the clips. It was great to see those cast members and know they are busy.

brian
brian

ONE LIFE TO LIVE is all I can say, other than BRING MY SHOW BACK !

Marianne
Marianne

Miss my OLTL so much. Not the same watching GH. When I see Roger Howarth I think there’s Todd and when I see Michael Easton I naturally see McBain. Makes it hard to watch.

Georgianne Nobile
Georgianne Nobile

THAT’S the way Jack/Erica should have ended. Thank you Walt & Susan for caring for your fanbase since AMC writers did NOT. Loved seeing them together again..

aria
aria

some of the amc characters should pay GH a visit, especially Susan Lucci, in fact, the time now would be perfect with the reason health scare Susan had, Erica could be visiting Port Charles when she starts feeling not so good and is taken to GH were she’s having similar symptoms that Susan had, so she’s hospitalized and of course she comes out ok, but while recuperating she runs into Anna Devane, and meets other characters and some fun ensues. in fact even before Erica has her surgery she insist David Hayward operate on her, and guest who he would run into? his ex Anna Devane, come on now, do I have to keep going, GH does cameos and brief stints all the time, no reason why we can get some of this actors to guest star on the show, nobody is younger, and no body is planing a reboot anytime soon so lets not waste time and be creative, do what’s possible now instead of wishful dreaming of reboots ect…

Rodd
Rodd

I feel sad for AMC fans on one hand because it has to still sting that their show isn’t on where it should be. On the other hand, I think they’re lucky because they keep getting little reunion spots on various shows over the years. I wish it would happen for some of my favorite shows. I long for that. I long for a great big show that celebrates all the shows that have departed and those four that are still with us. One can dream.

boes
boes

Damn……this was great. Even so, it brought tears to my eyes. I really still miss this show.

lis
lis

The Talk also does this sometimes with the Proctor and Gamble shows. I’d love to know what the ratings are when they have these soap reunion shows.

If they can do a Brady Bunch reunion show and a Downton Abbey movie why can’t the soaps show Erica Kane and the Martins over a couple of days with the grand kids. We’d see Erica and Jack in their twilight years. Learn if Kendall and Zak stayed together. Watch JR mourn Adam. It would be so moving. I guess the networks don’t want to feed the appetite for soaps again.

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Kelly Ripa Reveals How Her Son Chose NYU Due To The Consuelos Connection To Former Soap EP/ Director, Chris Goutman

Last week on an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the former star of All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) told Ryan Seacrest how a chance meeting when her son, Michael was deciding where to go to college; between her, Michael, and Chris Goutman (Ex-Executive Producer As the World Turns and former director, All My Children) changed the course of Michael’s creative and academic path.

Turns out that Goutman is now working over at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts as an assistant professor and academic director.

During their banter on the talk show, Kelly revealed that Goutman directed the screen-test that landed Mark Consuelos the role of Mateo on All My Children, and thus how Ripa met her real-live enduring lovematch.

Ripa explained that Michael was waiting for a sign as to which college to go to as he liked most of the places he saw.  Then came the sign as Ripa explained to Seacrest: “We’re walking down the hallway and I hear a voice I know say, ‘Consuelos!’ “He turns around and I see Chris Goutman, who was our director at All My Children … I worked with him for 11 years.”

Ripa says Chris then expressed to Michael: “You have to come here, because I am the reason you literally exist.”

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Ripa is reportedly also working on a film for the class, as well.  Watch what Kelly shared below.

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Then let us know your thoughts on the story Kelly told via the comment section below.

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Y&R, AMC and GL Alum, Jeff Branson Featured In New AppleTV+ Drama, ‘For All Mankind’

Daytime Emmy winner, Jeff Branson is featured in a new drama coming your way on the new AppleTV+ platform.  Branson takes on the role of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong in For All Mankind.

At the epicenter of the story is NASA and the Soviet space program as they square off in the space race of the 1970s.  But this has a twist, America has lost the race and tensions boil over between the two nations.

The main focus in the series is the lives of the astronauts and the personal and professional relationships they encounter. For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

Branson is fondly remembered in soapland for his performances as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Randall on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

In addition to Branson the cast includes: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. General Hospital’s Jason David (Aiden Spencer) also appears in the series.

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The first season streams on on AppleTV+ beginning on November 1st, with the second season of the series “all systems go”.

Watch the teaser for the series and interviews with some of the cast including: what Branson had to share about playing Neil Armstrong below.

Then let us know, would you love to see Jeff back on the soaps? Will you be checking out the new streaming service featuring For All Mankind and check out Jeff’s performances? Comment below.

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TODAY: ‘Tainted Dreams’ Begins To Stream Episodes On PopStar! TV Platform

Beginning today on Monday, September 23rd, the series Tainted Dreams, which shows you the behind-the-scenes antics of a fictional hit TV soap opera, will stream its first two seasons for free on the on the Popstar! TV platforms.

To view: you can download the Popstar! TV’s mobile app or visit www.popstaronline.com to watch Tainted Dreams or for more info visit https://www.tainteddreams.com/#home-section.

For those who need a refresher: Tainted Dreams follows the cast and crew behind the scenes of a hit TV soap opera called “Painted Dreams”, and of course, it’s filled with lots of twists and turns

In addition, there is a bonus episode on Popstar! TV that gives some background on how all the characters came to be a part of “Painted Dreams”.

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Sonia Blangiardo, the executive producer and creator of Tainted Dreams shared in a statement: “We are thrilled that there is more life for the show and that the new exposure will attract new viewers for the series. We’re excited to be in great company with the other shows the platform will be streaming and couldn’t be happier to be working with Craig and Jim Romanovich who has always been a loyal soap supporter.”

Tainted Dreams features a cast that includes: All My Children veterans Alicia Minshew, Walt Willey, Michael Lowry, Bobbie Eakes, Terri Ivens and the late Larkin Malloy, General Hospital’s Natalia Livingston, As the World Turns‘ Colleen Zenk, Austin Peck, Marnie Schulenburg and Kelley Menighan, Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander, One Life to Live’s Ilene Kristen, Tonja Walker, Nathan Purdee and James DePaiva, Big Brother’s Jessie Godderz, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo, and more.

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So, will you be checking out Tainted Dreams on its new platform? Comment below,

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