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WATCH: All My Children Touching In-Memorium Segment From Home And Family!

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On Thursday, Home and Family aired their very special All My Children reunion featuring special co-host this week, Susan Lucci.

The reunion gathered together so many Pine Valley favorites including: Peter Bergman, Kathleen Noone, Kim Delaney, Jill Larson, Michael E. Knight, Taylor Miller, Eden Riegel. Eva LaRue, Cameron Mathison and more.

During the episode, Home and Family hosts Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos surprised Susan and the AMC cast with a touching and yet heartbreaking tribute of their former castmates who have passed away including: Frances Heflin, Ruth Warrick, Louis Edmonds, James Mitchell, Larkin Malloy, Mary Fickett, Elizabeth Lawrence, David Canary, Matthew Cowles and Eileen Herlie.

During the In-Memorium, the cameras caught Susan Lucci, Peter Bergman, and others in tears as the segment brought back so many heartfelt memories.

In case you missed the entire episode, Hallmark will be running the show again tomorrow at 12pmE/11C.

Watch the All My Children Home and Family In-Memorium Tribute after the jump.  Then let us know if you needed the hankies like we did seeing all of these wonderful familiar faces from this iconic series. . Share your thoughts below!

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So many classic characters portrayed by beloved actors — Agnes Nixon was a creative genius.

I just watched the show and saw the segment. My tears flowed very freely. They are tears of sorrow and loss; but, also tears of joy and gratitude for having witnessed those wonderful performance and been a part of the amazing journey that is All My Children.

Beautifully put. They were family to many of us.

TEARS OF JOY. &FOND MEMORIES! ❤

I watched this yesterday and laughed, cried, and reminiced. Watching the Memorium brought years also. I hated some of the characters, but loved the actors who portrayed them. RIP wonderful talents. You are sorely missed.

Yeah, vinman….soooo bittersweet. Can’t stop crying.

Very bittersweet, CeeCeeGirl! And to think, the majority of those memorialized were already considered senior citizens when I first “met” them, yet, because they were such well-written, interesting individuals and gargantuan talents, I never recall that they seemed any less riveting to me than the younger breed of classic AMC characters….most of these actors—many of whom had silver screen and Broadway experience—had a genuine purpose in Pine Valley, whether it was as comic relief, parental/moral centers or even highly relevant participants in a particularly dramatic storyline….none of these players needed to prove their necessity by trying to appear cool, immature or in any way far less than their years to appeal or relate to the junior demographics…they were there to represent their respective generation(s) and proudly did so with dignity, grace and great aplomb, and that was more than enough to make us love them like our own! There was also an admirable number of them simultaneously found on the AMC canvas during the show’s heyday….my, how times have changed! We now have precious few real adults to speak of, let alone, truly exemplary ones…..most are often more unhinged and unmoored than even their own children….quite tragic really. To illustrate that observation, I can only add that any day would I again choose to watch AMC’s Ruth Warrick’s take as Phoebe Tyler, the hilariously tipsy, tart-tongued society lush—who could strike the fear in family, friends and foes alike with her epic dressing-downs—over the shambolic, wine-sozzled trainwreck that is GH’s modern-day resident boozebabe, Alexis…”Phoebs” was an absolute laugh riot who still preached propriety even whilst under the influence, but Ms. Davis is just a pathetic, disgusting drunk. Moreover, as much as Palmer and Daisy were once a “combustible couple,” I could not imagine them wearing out the rugs at Courtlandt Manor with the same sort of aggressive rutting that was par for the course from the aforementioned Alexis and her boytoy, Julian. Yeah, times really have changed…and not necessarily for the better….

Simply beautiful, Susan Lucci is a class act and such a wonderful spokeperson for AMC. To see such greats all together for Agnes’s forthcoming book…and with ABC regaining the rights to AMC, can we hope for more?! But this moment was lovely and thank you for featuring it, Michael.

I will miss all my children’s actors and actresses that past on.

Wow…This had me in tears…….such wonderful memories. I watched from the first day and they were my family too. How I miss this show, it was special. Afternoon are not the same for me. Thanks for posting, I have it on my DVR so I can watch again and again.

Thank you to all those involved in getting this reunion together. Loved the memories that it brought back of my teenage years.

The very BEST of many fond and unforgettable memories this entire week on the Hallmark Home and Family focus on AMC and the immensely gifted actors we have had the years of pleasure to enjoy!

ohh geez..
My soap guru grandma neighbor ;
she doesn’t have a computer. So when something good is shown, as this, I ask her over to watch on my uuuge big screen tv, she likes that..
So– I ran this for her and she cried..
I felt so bad I made her cry…. I didn’t know what to and simply gave her toilet paper (had no Kleenex) made her tea ..
We talked, well she did about that time and the characters, she likes to do that..

She became better, herself again, and she asked to see it again. I actually played it 2 more times for her..
One of her comments; ”I outlived them, wouldn’t it be wonderful to go back”
((she is 80 something))

Just noticed …..no mention of Larry Keith…who played Nick Davis.

I saw the first episode and watched for years and years. I enjoyed the Home shows w/ Susan and especially the last one w/ the look back. How sad that 1/2 of my first super couple, Richard Hatch/Phillip Brent died days after this and wasn’t included. I cried during the in memorium, for the characters because they were family/friends. But Susan and the other cast members were all wiping tears for their friends. That’s how the “stories” aka soaps were for us. I also noticed, Larry/Nick was missing and was shocked. He was a key character in the lives of the Tylers, Cains, Brent’s, but especially in Erica’s life. A twitter friend and I talked about it and I shared this youtube tribute to Larry Keith.. https://youtu.be/Iv1VAgFdC68

Rose…thank you for sharing ; that’s when soaps were “stories”.Nick Davis….bringing back fond memories of the Kanes,Tylers,Brents and all the residents of Pine Valley, PA.❤

A Lovely segment.

I was emotional but holding it together until David Canary showed up in the clips. Then I cried like a baby. I miss that show so much. One positive thought, though, is that so many of these actors had left AMC for greener pastures and weren’t even there when the lights went out on ABC, and still they are loyal to the show and understand its legacy, and why us fans still love the show.

I loved seeing Matthew Cowles in character as Billy Clyde Toggle brandishing a gun. He was so good being a slime that you had to love him.

I watched AMC until the very end and it was just wonderful to see everyone. It was also sad to see the ones that passed on loved the entire episode..

I remember when Billy Clyde returned in the 90’s and it was so exciting to have the character back!

Yes I agree, I don’t think anyone else could’ve pulled it off
He was one of a kind, And he will definitely be missed.

I loved Billy Clyde,. He was so fun to watch. Matthew was a terrific actor.

Lovely, touching, and warm reunion for AMC (in between distracting lip pumping, scrapbooking, and cooking segments). So fun to see everybody, even Silver Kane! Beautiful tribute to AMC actors who have passed (thank you to Kim Delaney who mentioned Anne Meara). I wish the reunion ended on a happier note but all in all it was beautifully done and I’m thankful for it. So touching to revisit Agnes Nixon’s hospital scene with Susan Lucci.

So glad my mom had me watch All My Children with her as a child. I passed it on to my kids. I am just hoping ABC will use the iconic residents of Pine Valley in some form or fashion. US devoted fans will be sure to watch.

Shedding tears……beautiful !

There are not many days that I do not think about this show. There seems to be a hole in the TV lineup at 1:00 on ABC. I still miss Erica, Jack, Adam, Brooke, Kendall, Bianca, Opal, Krystal, JR, Tad and Dixie. I loved it most when Babe/JR/Jamie were on it. Brooke and Erica’s catfights were always entertaining. I loved the Michael Cambias storyline, although the rape scene with Bianca was tough to watch. There are so many good stories and memories and I, like all of the others, wish this show could be brought back, along with OLTL.

All very touching, but what is REALLY annoying is ABC’s lack of understanding about what this show truly MEANT to people and how iconic it was – and that, while they could have trimmed it down, they didn’t even CONSIDER that, just screamed CANCEL – they didn’t think about experimenting with another model of the show or combining it with One Life to Live in a new presentation. I know that Prospect Park tried, and failed to really capture the heart of the original show – and maybe they were ahead of things in doing an on-line presentation – but ABC now has the rights back to the characters and could certainly do a shortened re-launch if they wanted to, but probably won’t –

Great show! I still miss AMC.

I don’t get the Hallmark channel. Where can I go to view the whole reunion special online?

It was good to see Taylor Miller ex Nina, she is still a pretty lady. I loved Nina and Cliff.

That’s amazing, so touching. I’ve wanted AMC back since it left and this makes me want it that much more.

I love Susan Lucci,. She is a very talented actress. I want Susan Lucci, to come back to Daytime. Y&R need to call Susan and hire her. She can have an affair with Victor Newman. Imagine the scenes with Victor, and have a big cat fight with Nikki.

Or put her with Jack Abbott

Man I miss AMC, bring it back for 30 minutes.

I loved watching All My Children as a child in the ’80’s. My favorites were Jenny and Greg. I thought Jenny was so beautiful and I remember her jet skiing accident and dying in the hospital. I also loved Cliff and Nina. Such great memories of a classic time in daytime history. I remember Opal, the Glamour-rama (sp), Myrtle and her boutique, the Gold Post, and so many classic, heart touching storylines.

OLTL and AMC should not have been cancelled,. ABC made a huge mistake in cancelling OLTL and AMC. I hope ABC choke on it. They will never admit there mistake.

What a wonderful reunion for the fans is All My Children. To be able to turn on the television and see all of these wonderful actors all in the same place was just great. To be reminded of the stories that were told and to hear how much it meant to the actors that told the story was great. This is how you do a reunion. I remember almost all of the clips that were shown. There is nothing that compares to daytime drama. I started watching in the summer of 1978. Started with The Edge of Night and watched the ABC lineup. And Search for Tomorrow in and never stopped watching. Still watch 3 of the remaining soaps. Thank you Hallmark for bringing this reunion. Would love to see more.

I miss everyone so much. It’s much like my real family. The Grama’s and grandpas that held the family together are all gone.

I miss AMC and OLTL everyday. It was part of my life like the charactors were. I cried when I saw this clip, so many actors from the show that passed away. Heres a thought-If you can’t bring AMC back on TV, how about releasing all the episodes on DVD? I would watch this show from beginning to end all over again!!! Great memories from a great show…

I wish they would release the tapes from the original air dates till now I WOULD BUY THEM ALL AND i AM SURE MANY OTHERS WOULD TOO.

I would buy them too! What a huge mistake ABC made cancelling this show.

REALLY enjoyed seeing Susan Lucci all week as a guest host but the reunion was the BEST – I watched AMC from the beginning and the characters Agnes created were so very entertaining – I really miss the show and would love to see it released on DVD

I agree, please release this show on DVD.

Other sites are speculating on a new run on Netflix. I think if they kept it to 12 episodes at a time like their other shows, focused on quality of the writing (social issues stories, family dynamics, and romance…what AMC did best in its hey day with Nixon), and got enough fan favorite vets to come back, they would definitely be able to find an audience. And no swearing or explicit sex scenes so as not to offend older, conservative viewers.

Yes there are rumors that NETFLIX could possibly do a re-launch of ALL MY CHILDREN, but nothing has been confirmed. Why couldn’t they do it as a weekly show? Times have changed and it doesn’t have to be a daily serial – I think the fans would accept a new model of the show, intermingling exisiting characters with new faces – why not?

Very touching and wonderful to see such talented actors. Although it is fictional this show really stood out – forget ratings. You will note in the end One Life to Life had surpassed AMC in ratings but the brand rating was far higher for All My Children. I can’t put my finger on it by All My Children really represented America far more than General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live, Bold and Beautiful. GH, Y and R and AMC really brought iconic characters (sorry DOOL et al lovers as wonderful as Marlena and all are they don’t have the cachet of Erica Kane or Adam Chandler). ABC was horrible to this show; to the very end they said it wasn’t being cancelled and got their star who claimed she was just part of the ensemble cast but let’s face it was the face of AMC and daytime tv, to continue saying that as Lucci promoted her book. The show, the fans and Susan Lucci deserved far better. The woman stayed with the network and daytime tv when she could have left. Loyalty and iconic show was sold for money and ratings and forgettable and soon cancelled shows. ABC at the very least should have tried saving some of the actors for GH or night time. The one actor though who they really screwed over was Susan Lucci. She was left too old and too identifiable with Erica Kane to really work again – good for her for at least trying with some cameos in movies and videos, Army Wives and Devious Maids where she stole the show with her comedic chops.

It is nice to see Cameron Mathison surviving nicely although that is a double edge sword because while he was pretty and nice, his acting was rather dubious.

life isn’t fair. But nice to see the memories and tribute.

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Susan Lucci Reveals She Was Contacted to Gauge Interest in Becoming ‘The Golden Bachelorette’

All My Children icon and Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement honoree, Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane), apparently was being considered for the lead in the first-ever season of The Golden Bachelorette.

Making this all the more intriguing is Lucci admitted she really enjoyed The Golden Bachelor’s season and has become a fan and thus a part of ‘Bachelor Nation.’

Although former ‘Golden Bachelor’ contestant Joan Vassos was the ultimate pick by ABC and the producers of The Golden Bachelorette, Lucci told PEOPLE that the show reached out to her people.

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Susan shared, “I believe that they contacted my publicist and it wasn’t for me.” She added, “I watched The Golden Bachelor, and I really enjoyed watching The Golden Bachelor. This is a new addiction for me.”

And a few years back. her assistant got Lucci hooked on The Bachelor, as she expressed on the dating series, “I was immediately engaged. I cared. I wanted to know more about these people.”

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The outlet shared that they did reach out to ABC and Warner Bros. about potential interest in Susan. However, they did not respond. A source then told the publication that Lucci was not offered a role.

For Susan, finding a second chance at love is an interesting proposition; given that she had the most incredible and enduring 53-year marriage to her late husband and manager, Helmet Huber, who passed away at 84-years-old back in March of 2022.

So, what do you think of Susan being contacted to see if she was interested in becoming ABC’s ‘Golden Bachelorette’ for the senior dating-reality series? Comment below.

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51st Daytime Emmys: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Receive Talk Show Host Nominations

On Thursday, nominations were announced in the Outstanding Talk Show category for the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) coming off his first-year as co-host of ‘Live” with real-life wife, Kelly Ripa scored his first Talk Show Host nomination along with Ripa who has been nominated previous times.

Joining Mark and Kelly in the race are: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk and
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall.

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As previously reported, The Talk is coming to its end when its upcoming 15th and final season ends in December of 2024.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys are slated to be broadcast and stream live on CBS and Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th

Look for the full list of nominations to drop on Friday morning at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

So, are you rooting for Kelly and Mark to win their first Talk Show host award together? Comment below.

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Mark Consuelos Celebrates One-Year Anniversary as Co-Host of ‘Live’ Alongside Kelly Ripa

Today, April 17th marks a full-year since Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) took over the co-hosting duties of ‘Live” alongside his wife, and longtime co-host, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, All My Children).

Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest who are six seasons decided to be back on the west coast full-time. For Consuelos, now having the opportunity to work off of Ripa as co-hosts has been something of adjustment for him, but viewers have been eating it up.

Live with Kelly and Mark has remained the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23M per episode.  It is also the most-watched daytime talk show in the last year in key demos of women 18-49 and women 25-54. All of this, since the real-life marrieds teamed-up.

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Speaking with Deadline, Kelly Ripa shared why the two are gelling on-screen, “I do think that there is something very possibly relatable about our relationship. We have disagreements like a normal couple, and we’re not afraid to let them unfold on the air and in front of America, and I think people find a lot of themselves in that.”

Mark weighed in how he has progressed as a host, and what he could improve at, sharing, “I’d like to get better at my interviewing skills. I’d like to get better at reading a teleprompter…I think I’m getting better at throwing to commercial. The other day in the middle of the show as we go to commercial, my sign off was ‘See you guys around.’ I mean, the show wasn’t over. The most obvious thing to say would be, ‘We’ll be back right after this.’ But I just said, ‘See you around.’ So we went to commercial and one of the producers (goes) ‘What was that?’ I don’t know… So for the next few sign offs, as a joke, I’d say ‘See you around.’ We got a kick out of it.”

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Meanwhile, Kelly has given huge props to Mark, “I find Mark utterly compelling, really interesting, super funny, and he’s bold in a way like nobody else. He says what’s on his mind. If he’s thinking it, he says it.  I’ve done this a long time and oftentimes people will adjust their natural personalities to pander to what they think the audience wants to hear, and Mark will tell people what he thinks, and he doesn’t care if it’s not a popular opinion. It gives him an edginess that I think is really missing in the landscape today. Everybody’s so afraid to say anything, and Mark is unafraid to say exactly what he’s thinking.”

In a statement, Debra O’Connell, President News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment shared, We could not be more thrilled with how Mark has seamlessly joined the show family as permanent co-host. His undeniable charisma and his and Kelly’s natural chemistry are evident as they deliver the laughs and smiles to our viewers each morning. We are incredibly proud of how Live has continued to evolve and that the audience is responding so enthusiastically.”

So, do you think Mark Consuelos is the best co-host his wife Kelly Ripa has ever had on ‘Live’? How would you say he is doing as co-host after one full year on the job? Comment below.

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