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WATCH: All My Children Season Finale! What Was Your Reaction?

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Today, TOLN posted the final episode of the season of All My Children. We will not give out a blow by blow description, or major spoilers,  but a general overview, as many of you have not had the opportunity to watch the episode due to your plans for Labor Day!

But suffice to say, during the AMC season finale, the action really centers on four men whose stories intersect at points.  In the finale, David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) continues his revenge game on the town of Pine Valley and all his enemies. As you will see, he is ever the cagy master manipulator!  Speaking of master manipulator, JR (Ryan Bittle) is going around town trying to make amends to everyone he wronged, only he looks like he just might be up to some dirty tricks of his own in the book to get want he wants from people.  Elsewhere, Dimitri Marrick (Michael Nader) really left his heart on his sleeve with Brooke (Julia Barr).  Can these two work together if they truly have an attraction to one another?  And finally, Jesse (Darnell Williams) is trying to pick up the pieces after losing his job and trying to do right by Angie.  But Jesse always seems to end up in trouble, and the future may be no exception.

Of note for All My Children fans:  look for the final seconds of the finale episode for the cliffhanger!

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Watch below what goes down with some of your favorite characters in Pine Valley in the season finale.  Then let us know, what did you think of the finale episode? What did you think about the cliffhanger?

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toni
toni

So excited that my favorite guy Tad Martin is coming back! I hope its long term! Hope its not to long til season 2!

pc
pc

I love Tad to, can’t wait to see him & Jesse work together! When does season 2 start? Any date I should log? Didn’t think I would enjoy AMC online but I really do like it, I can enjoy on my time & I don’t need to worry about running out of tape or time on my TV!

Diana
Diana

Really want Tad to come back! Would also like to see more of the original cast return. Don’t like this J.R. and would like Erica and Kendall back.

Jenn
Jenn

I have throughly enjoyed AMC 2.0. I liked the finale but it didn’t really feel like much of a finale. More like a normal episode. I’m hoping next season will start with some answers to a lot of the questions we have this season.

debbi
debbi

Awesome

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I loved the surprise at the end and hope it’s leading to much more of the same!! I think Jesse opening his own detective agency is a great idea, and can’t wait to see what happens as Miranda struggles with her feelings while watching AJ and Heather get closer. Most of all I’m looking forward to season 2 and Kendall’s return. Zach’s clearly not ready to move on, so I’m very anxious to see how that will all unfold. All in all and despite a rocky start, I thought AMC finished quite strong, and with a great set up leading into the next season.

BTripp
BTripp

I do hope this means that Tad is coming back. I think Dixie should fall hard for that new doctor first and then have a triangle with Tad. I really hope they don’t continue with this Lea and Zach relationship though. I don’t dislike Lea and they could put her with Griffin and give him more story but please bring Kendall back for Zach. I know Alicia is busy doing other stuff but she could come back and do one episode a week or every other week or something. They made it work for Roger Howarth on OLTL and he only filmed for 3 weeks but his episodes were on almost until the end of the season.

Harry
Harry

Lea always has that Elvis Presley like sneer on her face–she’s just not a very good actress.

carla
carla

I wont rest easy untill filming begins for season 2. I was very happy with season one keeping my fingers crossed .

Patty
Patty

I agree I can’ t wait until next season! Does anyone know when that will be? I watched this season on own and I hope that network will pick up the next season. I can’t stand the thought of loosing all my family again!!

Diana
Diana

I agree….would like to see AMC on OWN!!! I watch this on my mobile hot spot and don’t have enough time on it to watch on my computer. Is it a possibility that it will be back on OWN?

Rose
Rose

I hope it’s not a recast, and I can’t wait for season two of AMC and OLTL to start, do we know when that will be yet?

marlee
marlee

that was a cliffhanger, really? only one episode this week….i was looking for the real one!!

Kathy
Kathy

Great to see Tad back. That was a great surprise. I like that they did more of a setup for next season–setting up story for several characters rather than a big finale as such. Best of all the lack of any Zach/Lea stuff–leaving a lot of hope for Kendall to return and a potential Zendall story next season . All in all a nice ending to the season .

Ann
Ann

Can’t wait to see Tad (MEK) back! But what I really want to see is Kendall (Alicia Minshew) back.
Dixie gets Tad back.
Zach needs to get Kendall back!

brian
brian

Hurry back AMC & OLTL.

Brett
Brett

AMC has been better than OLTL all the way through, but the OLTL season finale was better than the AMC finale.

Bryon
Bryon

I agree. I have been a fan of OLTL for many years and it didn’t pick up until the end. I haven’t watched AMC since the late 90’s, but have been impressed with the quality of writing on Hulu. The finale of OLTL was better, the finale of AMC felt more like a normal episode. It’s nice to see them bring back some of their original characters. What would have been a great finale if they brought back Erica Kane. I wonder if Susan Lucci will make an apperance in Season 2. I hope both shows come back soon.

Ash
Ash

I agree, AMC needs Erica Kane. I haven’t watched teh show because she isn’t on it. I wonder if ther ehave been any references to her; I assume she isn’t dead. Why not say in the last five years she filmed her mvie and has been nominated five years in a row and no Oscar and now she is staring on a soap called Devious Maids and hosting a show abut love gone wrong on Deadly Affairs. Have her come back to town to marry Jackson(even though Walt Willey has moved on maybe he could film one wedding scene) Then have her go off for when she has to film the “real” life shows Devious Maids and Deadly Affairs. Easy peasy! Just get La Lucci and MEK back asap.

mollie
mollie

I LOVE having AMC back, make no mistake…but, rating this episode as a season finale I was completely underwhelmed. Seems just like a “regular” episode. I will always keep tuning in, though 🙂

BrookeAChandler
BrookeAChandler

I don’t see any kind of attraction coming from Brooke towards Dimitri. There’s no longing looks. She’s been oblivious to his gone from subtle to just plain stalker tactics of trying to make their relationship anything but professional.

She’s always about her fiance Adam She was delighted when she immediately thought the diamond necklace was from him (he ALWAYS bought her stuff like that) and then dumbfounded it was Dim. She looked creeped out when Dim said it was him and then put it on her neck and attempted a kiss. She’s flat out told him she has no interest and that she’s with Adam. Loves Adam.

Yet, Dim watches her with Adam and then in the finale mouthrapes her. Then OOC at the end of the episode Brooke tells him their ‘amazing business partners’ Um, Dim’s your employee – not your partner. He’s officially crossed over into sexual harassment territory now. The Brooke I’ve known for decades would’ve told him he was fired and filed a restraining order. Not shook hands and said they would continue working together.

Julia Barr has played absolutely no hidden attraction to the Dim character so instead of this coming off like some ‘forbidden romance’ to root for it just comes off creepy. Makes both characters look ridiculous. I know Ginger Smith is trying to give Julia story while David Canary is on a limited schedule but this isn’t it. Michael Nader is still a very sexy, attractive man and I’ve always liked the Dimitri character but now he’s reduced to a creepy stalker. This story doesn’t work and I really hope come Season 2 it’s put to an abrupt end and forgotten about. Hopefully, the new HWs have some talent to actually write a story that makes sense for engaged Brooke that doesn’t involved some creepy contrived attraction. There are other things Brooke can do and make Dim more palatable to watch.

Oh and please let them know the characters and history of the show. If the Marlene McPherson and Elizabeth Snyder had maybe this happily and in love Brooke being okay with Dimitri stalking her wouldn’t have happened.

su0000
su0000

With Agnes Nixon consulting/involved, they do know the history .. 🙂

BrookeAChandler
BrookeAChandler

Cady McClain herself said they had no idea of the history of any of the veteran characters which is why the 1st half of the this Season was the Pelia/Ajanda show.

Agnes was consulting but she did nothing for the Brooke story. It’s totally OOC for Brooke and I stand by what I said.

There’s a reason they were both fired a couple of months back.

Kate
Kate

It will be great to have Tad back. However, I hope it is for a longer amount of time than Adam, Bianca,Kendall and Griffin. Glad to see trouble brewing with David, JR, and Colby. Starting to be fun to watch again.

SteveS
SteveS

It was another solid episode after a very good season.

The highlight of the episode for me was Dimitri pursuing Brooke. I hope they can get Susan Lucci back for a short stint during season 2 to see Erica’s reaction if they ever sleep together!

I liked how we got to see more of the friendship of Cassandra & Colby with David showing up with flowers, which throws more doubt on exactly what he wants from Angie. Also, it was nice to have Colby defend her brother, although I sadly think David’s right that he’s the only person she can currently count on.

Once again, Jesse’s following his pattern of lying to Angie. How much longer will she put up with it? I was thrilled to see Tad at the end and hope that he’ll be able to help Jesse and the Chandler kids while also trying to reunite with Dixie when he turns up in Pine Valley!

BrookeAChandler
BrookeAChandler

I guess you wanted Brooke to sleep with Harold the Stalker back in the day to get Erica’s reaction.

Really? Brooke should cheat on the love of her life it took 24 yrs to finally get back with so you can see Erica’s reaction? Let me guess you’re a Brooke ‘fan’

lorrie
lorrie

I love all My children and would like to know when season 2 begins.
Can’t wait for Tad to return.He’s one of the favorites.

Tony Polar
Tony Polar

I suspect Tad (Michael E Knight) is back only for a brief time or a Cameo tease. I hope I am wrong.
The “season closer” was nothing that enthralling – sorry it just wasn’t. My wish is that they will get some stronger writing and develop better storylines. Brooke and Dimitri as played by Julia Barr and Michael Nadar together, well, they are both very capable actors but even they can’t extract real drama from the scripts presented to them. Better plots are needed and longer scenes are needed as well.

Mary
Mary

Jesse and Angie and David really make the show now but what I’ve been missing the most is Tad. I hope they let him be as easy as he used to be.He would be the glue that holds the whole thing together. It was very disappointing when Adam was on the show. He said about 3 words.Where was the old Adam flair? He just had to yell “Winifred” one time and it would have been great. Michael Knight, we need you!!

marilyn
marilyn

How will we know when the 2nd season starts? Will it be published somewhere? I have watched AMC since the first day it started when I was home with my first baby, through all these years, grown children, various careers and now I am a retired senior citizen—still following the antics of Pine Valley residents.

Nicole
Nicole

Next Episode
All My Children (2013) returns in 362 days
01×63 Season 1, Episode 63
(Tuesday Sep. 2nd, 2014 on ABC

Diana
Diana

I hear Season 2 will begin on October 21, 2013!!!!!

Nicole
Nicole

i read on sharetv.org that season 2 would start only in 1 year??!! Is this crazy!
Next Episode
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01×63 Season 1, Episode 63
(Tuesday Sep. 2nd, 2014 on ABC

Tony Polar
Tony Polar

I heard that the writers are already back writing new scripts for ALL MY CHILDREN. I sincerely doubt that we will have to wait THAT long for the second season to start. If that’s true though they will lose quite a few viewers don’t you think?

margaret
margaret

It was fine, but my biggest disappointment was that they did not reveal that David had a son and introduce him to David. Those scenes in the recent episode where he took care of the young man were so very touching.

C.Brewer
C.Brewer

I have been watching All My Children and One life to live for 35 years. So excited that Tad is coming back.. To be honest I am just happy to have my soaps back. I won’t even watch ABC at all anymore because they cancelled them, but I do record General Hospital. =)

christine
christine

Seriously? Season 2 doesn’t start for A YEAR????
Does anyone know if this is actually true?

Diana
Diana

Not true!!! Just read that it will begin on October 21, 2013.

Heather
Heather

I just read on this site that Season 2 is looking to start on Oct 21, 2013

Jimmy the Kid
Jimmy the Kid

I read that they will be going back into PRODUCTION on Oct. 21st, that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s when the new Season starts ~ but they already have some more shows ready to go I think – keeping up with the actual shows is easier than keeping up with all the backstage drama from Prospect Park ~

Lolly
Lolly

“A Knight to Remember”—loved the title, so I hope it means Tad is NOT being recast and Michael is returning. I have thoroughly enjoyed the new AMC, but one thing is lacking: Tad. MEK is a wonderful actor, he could always make me laugh, cry or just smile even if I was having a bad day. He does what great actors do, take you away from your reality for a bit.

MEK, you have made such a contribution to the world and your many fans. I sincerely thank you!

brandon
brandon

michael e knight is now listed in the permanent cast so he will be staying

Rose D.
Rose D.

I wish it would continue. Can’t wait for the next season to begin. Wish the JR and Colby charter didn’t change. Loved seeing Billie Clyde…..too funny. Hope the new season is soon.

Ambrosia
Ambrosia

AMC is still missing two key characters, First, Tad and his comedy but really AMC could be any soap. It is missing its heart and the spice – Erica Kane. AMC NEEDS Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) she brings that something extra. Surely she is available for a recurring role now that Devious Maids and Deadly Affairs are finished for a while.

Ambrosia
Ambrosia

Oh I don’t think Kendall will be back. Alicia Minshew signed on to Tainted dreams and Sarah Michelle Geller has a new tv series.

dotty
dotty

wooooo whooo
Tad is coming back yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy that was what i was thinking my man tad the cad yes yes yes

Susan
Susan

when will all my children be back on tv with new epsiodes. this is my favorite program. Been watching for years.
Thank you

FRAN
FRAN

Season was great … screamed when I heard Tad’s voice (so exciting). Please bring this wonderful show back as soon as possible – Jesse and Tad will add more spice.

Mary Ann Gordon
Mary Ann Gordon

Looking forward to the new season and Tad’s return!

Ash
Ash

AMC is not AMC without Erica Kane – bring her back – what is the girl doing anyway There aren’t a lot of acting jobs for actresses almost seventy years old.

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

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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