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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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Alan
Alan

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

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

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.

Addison
Addison

Beautifully put. They were family to many of us.

vinman
vinman

TEARS OF JOY. &FOND MEMORIES! ❤

Denise Wolfgram
Denise Wolfgram

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.

Celia
Celia

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

Shay
Shay

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….

loveafternoon
loveafternoon

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.

Barbara Weaver
Barbara Weaver

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

Joanne Cecere
Joanne Cecere

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.

Howie
Howie

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

Tivette
Tivette

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!

su0000
su0000

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))

vinman
vinman

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

Rose
Rose

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

vinman
vinman

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.❤

Rodd
Rodd

A Lovely segment.

Beth
Beth

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.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

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.

Sherri
Sherri

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..

dmr
dmr

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

Delores Jenkins
Delores Jenkins

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.

Nancy
Nancy

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

Kyle
Kyle

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.

Carla Rodriguez
Carla Rodriguez

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.

Lisa
Lisa

Shedding tears……beautiful !

Ray
Ray

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.

John Gordon
John Gordon

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 –

Lew S.
Lew S.

Great show! I still miss AMC.

Lou piikes
Lou piikes

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

Darren
Darren

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

boes
boes

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

Claudio
Claudio

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.

O
O

Or put her with Jack Abbott

Carmen
Carmen

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

dmr
dmr

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.

Ricardo
Ricardo

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.

Still a fan
Still a fan

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.

Kimberly Heid
Kimberly Heid

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.

Valerie B
Valerie B

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…

June Hallman
June Hallman

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.

darlene
darlene

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

Donna
Donna

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

Gia
Gia

I agree, please release this show on DVD.

ScoobyDum
ScoobyDum

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.

John Gordon
John Gordon

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?

Skater Boy
Skater Boy

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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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.

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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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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All My Children Reunion Coming Up On ABC’s Strahan & Sara

Some of your all-time favorites from Pine Valley are getting together to appear on Good Morning America’s re-branded Strahan & Sara ,formerly known as GMA Day.

Make sure to catch the show next Monday, February 11th when hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcome Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack),and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal).  And, you never know who else might pop up and join this group.

Strahan and Sara airs on ABC at 1PMEST/12PMCST weekdays.

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Are you missing Pine Valley? Here’s a chance to see some of these enduring stars together again.  Most recently, Home & Family back in February of 201,7 held an on-screen reunion for many notables from the series following the passing of its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Will you be checking out Strahan & Sara next week for the segment? Let us know via the comment section below.

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