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Watch AMC's Eden Riegel Answer Your Burning Questions! Hang 30 With TOLN Soaps & Michael Fairman!

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Last night, All My Children’s Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) was the very special guest on the latest edition of Hang 30 with TOLN Soaps and Michael Fairman!

“Hang 30” is a Google Hang Out chat were selected fans from across the country participated live and interacted with Eden, and were able to ask her some of their burning questions on her return to the revival of All My Children!  In addition, questions were also posed to Eden from fans via the TOLN social media pages!

Want a clue to as to who just might be Bianca’s new love interest? Why Eden decided now to come back to Pine Valley, after stepping away from the role of Bianca several years ago? What she thinks of her current AMC storyline, which has her playing a mother to an angst teenager, when Eden is only a mother of a two-year-old in real life?  If Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) told her that she would like to come back to the reboot? And playing those emotional scenes where it is revealed that Marissa was shot and killed at the Chandler soiree’ now five years ago in story?  If so, then you will want to watch the whole hangout with Eden.

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Watch it after the jump, and let us know what you thought her answers to the questions!  And, if you are excited to have Eden back on AMC!

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Linda
Linda

A huge thank you to Prospect Park for having the vision to bring back these beloved shows in a format that will make them successful again for years to come! We’ll always be so grateful to you. I love the new AMC and OLTL so much, and it’s great that you can watch at whatever time you feel like. The shows are so well done and Iook great, better than they ever were on ABC! It’s a great mix of vets and young newcomers. Lots of youthful energy!! It was so well worth the wait.

It’s so great to see these shows with a company that is treating them with the proper love and respect they rightfully deserve, and it just proves how ABC was intentionally trying to tank them with the goal of getting rid of them. Soap fans, especially those of AMC and OLTL, are the most loyal fans of anything on the planet, and will follow these shows anywhere in any format. Congrats for never giving up the fight. We all need to stick together and always fully support these shows to make ABC have egg on their faces for dumping them. Outside of GH, I no longer watch anything on ABC or any Disney-owned channel, and I know I’m not alone in that.

Too bad that GL and ATWT couldn’t be revived this way.

Max
Max

Beautifully said, Linda. My ABC boycott has no expiration date. GH is all I’ll ever watch on that network. I do have to say I really admire AMC’s tackling the topic of human trafficking. That’s a horribly sick worldwide issue which more people need to be aware of. So many children and young adults snatched from their lives and turned into commodities. Kudos for ABC tackling this topic. It’s tough to see what Cassandra is experiencing as this plot develops. Horribly sickening to know real people are victims of that. Sadly, it could happen to anyone viewed as “marketable”. Awareness can help make a difference, it’s a start.

heidi
heidi

Another great interview/hangout Michael!!! Eden was very responsive and very thoughtful with her responses. Thank you Eden and everyone who participated!!!

Sue
Sue

Love having them back

ladylove
ladylove

Nice seein ER.we want to watch amc i from stvincent amc has lots of fans here.come on pp help us out.

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Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Shares Heartfelt Message

One of our the best guys we know, Cameron Mathison (co-host, Home & Family and Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), revealed over the last 24 hours that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma – kidney cancer, but treatment for him will be underway and the prognosis is good.

Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma … or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support… as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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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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