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Who will stay & who will leave when AMC & OLTL move to the Web?

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Fox411.com raised the question in their new feature item out today, which soap stars will stay when All My Children and One Life to Live land in their new home on the web? And, which ones will opt not to stay with the new media model of their respective shows?  The piece also sheds some light on the status of two longtime veterans of the town of Pine Valley, Susan Lucci (Erica) and Michael E. Knight (Tad)!

In an article that is seems more pessimistic than optimistic, FOX reached out to several actors from the soaps who preferred to remain anonymous at this time, since they are currently in contract negotiations, with the news that Prospect Park now has the rights to produce and post the shows online.  However, Prospect Park told FOX a different side of the coin, that the rumors about salary cuts are not true, and that negotiations have not officially begun.

But according to this report from FOX411, “Media analysts agree there is no way that Prospect Park can produce an online show with the current cast and level of quality without making some cost cuts. Among the high-priced talent is Susan Lucci, who makes $1 million plus annually on All My Children.  “I don’t think Susan Lucci should do it. She’s a television star, not an Internet star ,and the money isn’t there,” said Brad Adgate, director of research at Horizon Media Inc. “Of course she could always shoot for the Webby instead of the Emmy.”

Lucci’s camp was vague about her plans.  “I know Susan thinks it’s great news for the fans that it seems a deal is in the works so that ‘AMC’ can continue. I don’t have any information at this point on Susan’s upcoming plans,” her rep told FOX411.com.  All My Children star Michael E. Knight, who has portrayed Tad Martin on and off since 1982, seems to be leaning toward leaving. His contract with the show ends in August. “Michael is looking forward to new roles and new projects,” Knight’s rep said.

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“Everything is going to be scaled down, from the production costs to paying the writers and everyone involved in the show,” Adgate said. “It is going to have to be completely scaled back.” And the business model will need to be figured out. Prospect Park has so far kept mum about how they plan to finance the series online, but their options could include asking loyal viewers to pay a subscription fee, and/or upping the ante on product placements within the shows. If they do figure out how to keep the soaps running and profitable, the upside could be a brave new world for cancelled TV series.”

Post script here – On-Air On-Soaps has been hearing reports that some actors are very open to discussing and learning what Prospect Park has in mind, and although many were shocked and happily surprised that the shows got a reprieve there is some excitement in the air, if it can be worked out. After all the sturm and drang of what followed from the sad cancellations of these legendary series on network television, this could be a boost the industry needs!  So soapers? What actors or characters should Prospect Park keep at any cost to make AMC and OLTL the shows you love to watch when they move to the Internet? We would love to know your thoughts!  Maybe we can try to pass the information along… ya never know.  Fans voices have a way of being heard!

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MEG
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MEG

without TREVOR ST JOHN ,I WON’T WATCH ANYWAY

Eva
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Eva

Agree!

Eva
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Eva

We need TSJ, without him it’s not the same.

Vikki Stahl
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Vikki Stahl

actually I think that if they cant get Susan Lucci to sign they might as well not do AMC, the story lines are so out there with David “saving” people we saw die in hospitals, it seems I fast forward through most of AMC. OLTL is a different story, I hope most of the cast will stay, not sure it would be the same without Erika (Viki) but i think it has a better chance at success than AMC. I also am thinking the story lines can be a lot bolder since they will not air on network TV, which… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

To link that all the stars will go with the the shows once just is going to work. The money just isn’t going to be there. In the same tone there isn’t a lot of demand out there for old actors. Some cut in pay is likely. the star will have to decide if they can meet their bills with cut they are offered. We all have to keep in mind there is no guide lines here the soaps on line is new to us all.

Katie
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Katie

Probably some of the younger talent will stay along with a few of the older vets that have made the shows their life…I could see the actress that plays Opal staying on. Look as long as the writing in there then the characters can be different but I will say there is no shame in doing websoaps anymore. High profile soap actors are on plenty that they don’t get paid for so if for instance Susan or anyone for that matter thinks its beneath them then its not…its just beneath their paycheck but at least they would still be receiving… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

I stopped watching oltl since Brandon Buddy left, I thought Cole & Starr were the couple to watch , as young as they were, they were the most mature couple of the whole oltl.
I understand why the Buddy left but he basical helped ruin the couple they molded and had to throw away becaused he left.
I’ve been saving on electric since before his departure.

Kristin
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Kristin

Brandon Buddy has been saying for months that he is totally willing/wanting to come back if they would have him! I wish they would make that happen & soon. I just dont like James with Starr. If they just keep Robert Ford & let go of Nate & James I’d completely be on board with that!

Vikki Stahl
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Vikki Stahl

I agree with you Kristin, had not heard Brandn Buddy wanted to return and maybe he will be brought back, Starr and James do not work they are boring and Nate just is not a nice person all he cares about is himself, I wouldnt mind if Jack disappeared either the character has no soul and the actor is not that great of actor IMO

Sally
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Sally

They should have commercials just like TV? I’d gladly sit through commercials on-line just like I do when I watch on TV. When I watch old TV shows on-line there are commercials. No big deal. One Life to Live is so good right now. The best Soap on the air. They should keep as many characters as possible, including St John. There is so much great drama with both Todds and the people in their lives. Rex turning into Asa is interesting too. Lucci is the heart of All My Children. Not the same without her. If you want people… Read more »

veronica
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veronica

I don’t see very many of the characters sticking around at all, everyone celebrating this deal needs to take a step back and evaluate it. ABC may have given the rights up but that’s it, the actors aren’t following when a sock puppet is playing Erica Kane will you still be jumping up and down for joy going we saved the shows or will you be kicking yourself going I should have shut up and kept fighting.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Michael Easton, Melissa Archer, Roger Howarth, Erika Slezak, Jerry Ver Dorn, Robin Strasser are the ones that come to mind THAT DEFINITELY NEED TO STAY. Without the vets and the cores there is no show. I would think LESS TEENS and NEWBIES, and more of the vets and the core characters that viewers have loved over the years and are what makes One Life to Live. MAKE IT HAPPEN, PROSPECT PARK!!

Nikita
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Nikita

Totally agree with this. I hope PP can make it happen.

Ari
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Ari

Cheryl,

From what I understand, Strasser is already gone.

david
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david

The show is already compromised with the impending loss of Strasser, Watkins, and St. John, who should all be rehired. I would add the following: Kassie DePaiva, Bree Williamson, Robert S. Woods, Hillary B. Smith, Eddie Alderson, Kristen Alderson, Florencia Lozano, Gina Tognoni, Mark Lawson, Ted King (and some new hunks to play Joey and Kevin). I would like to see the core of the Lord, Buchanan , Krammer families intact. I don’t know how they are going to do this on the internet. I think it is possible because of the potential for a wider, global audience to generate… Read more »

david
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david

I really love everyone on OLTL; it’s everyone together that makes the show so good–including all the behind the scenes professionals. I would love to see all the characters remain. I don’t mean to slight any of the other actors–David Fumero, Kelley Missal, Shenell Edmonds, Kim Zimmer, John-Paul Lavoisier, Ilene Kristen, Austin Williams, or Sean Ringgold.

Vikki Stahl
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Vikki Stahl

I agree except I think Starr is an important character, she has grown up on the show. Robin Strasser has medical conditions which is why she is leaving early anyway but maybe she could come back later on when it goes online.

Sonja
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Sonja

I think the most important paycheck they will write, BY FAR, is the one to the head writer. There must be good writing and good stories if people are going to watch. Believe me, the last five years (maybe more) of AMC have been a struggle because of the writing. It doesn’t matter who the actors are or how good they are if they don’t have anything interesting to portray (again, see the past five years of AMC). All of a sudden, AMC is so much better now that Lorraine Broderick is at the helm again. So please, Prospect Park,… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

I dont know aboutt there not being money to produce these shows as they are doing on tv now. something isnt right about this whole thing anyway because not everyone will be able to watch online anyway, Seniors wont, the hearing impaired wont because it wont be in closed caption for them so I dont know maybe they will put on TV Prospect park and Agnes Nixon have come forward and said they would keep the same format and length and keep the cast so who knows.

Laura
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Laura

I think many may disagree with me–but I believe it’s more important for Prospect Park to figure out a way to keep MEK rather than Susan Lucci. I think Tad is really the heart of the show. The Martins were the core family in Pine Valley. (Not to mention, he can act circles around SL) I know she is the face of AMC and all that–but I think there are more possibilities for stories with Tad than with Erica. The Erica character hasn’t had a decent story in quite awhile and she’s just not that interesting. They should have never… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

HAVE TO KEEP Michael E, Knight. I NEED my Tad fix!!!!

Vikki Stahl
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Vikki Stahl

I agree about Micheal Knight but not Susan Lucci, and I have loved the Fusion storylines mostly because they bring a little fun into the show (a lot of the times) when they arent at each others throats. I HATE the double Erica storyline, and i think AMC has gone into redicilious mode with people we saw die in a hospital and have a funeral come back to life, they made the bad decisions of how they wrote out characters, they need to live with consequences of losing the characters period. Next we’ll see Babe come back in the same… Read more »

Amy
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Amy

The cast is going to change and that is a given…I would like to see some actors asked back for the web versions of both shows and then some of the current actors to stay, wish list anyone…mine is?
Kendall, David, Erica, Tad, Dixie, JR, Jake, Cara, Annie, Aidan, Zach, Greenlee, Dimitri
Trevor as Todd, Evangeline, Blair, Jessica, Nash, Rex, Adrianna, Dorian, Vicky, David, Max, Clint, Tina, Cord, Bo, Norah, John, Natalie and Miss Gabrielle Medina back from the dead
I would prefer if the current actors who play these roles or did play these roles were in them though.

Kristin
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Kristin

I’m growing more and more skeptical of this deal by the day. So far none of the actors or actresses from either soap have said that theyve been contacted. Walt Willey said he didn’t know of anyone who’s been contacted by Prospect Park yet. Seems awfully sketchy that neither ABC or PP are willing to answer questions from the media. Several articles have stated PP is in negotiations with the casys but thus far theyre all claiming they havent been contacted! Having said all that – IF this does end up being legit these are my picks on who needs… Read more »

pr1957
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pr1957

Hope all of them will stay with us . a while back there switched the outside TV analog i had to make a decision between Cable outside Antenna and internet .Outside Antenna and internet won out .I went and got me a converter box for my Tv . yes i watch the soaps on my computer too. People just have to make a smart and wise decision with here money . ok i was paying 90++ dollar a Month for cable .i don’t have that but still have 22 Chanels to watch , i payed 140 a month for my… Read more »

Vikki Stahl
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Vikki Stahl

I think we will lose Zach unless he is recast as the actor said he will not relocate to Los Angeles he is only coming back to close the show out, which I wish they would not bring back Zach as when he is gone again Kendall will be heart broken

Leah
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Leah

I dont expect all of the actors/writers to stay. I wish some fans would realize that even if fox or nbc picked up the shows we would still have an issue getting everyone to sign new contracts. I agree that the most important people to sign are the writers. If we have to lose part of the cast at least with good writers we could add some compelling new characters. I would be happy to pay a subscrption to Prospect Park as long as it was not more than $20 per month, I would even sign up in advance. While… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

Being that Prospect Park DOES NOT HAVE THE MONEY to produce NOR PAY a decent paycheck {they’ve only produced BOOKS & Magazines and are two years old}.not many of the actors will stay. I sure stay wouldn’t if it were me if you could get back on TV. ABC let Prospect Park only have the rights to the “Online Production” they keep anything having to do with television. I think it was only done to shift the anger that will come when both shows flop onto Prospect Park. Dont let ABC fool you…if the shows do go under as IT… Read more »

Ari
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Ari

I agree with you Judy. I look at this whole thing VERY skeptically. Personally, I think Disney couldn’t stand the harassment so they asked their former exec to SAY they’re going to take the shows and do them online so ABC/Disney gets “off the hook”…then when it all falls through they can say it’s not their fault and try to escape responsibility and put the blame all on “Prospect Park” (which has no accountability to anyone). I’m not falling for it. I will NEVER forgive either ABC nor Disney for this. ALL things Disney are boycotted for LIFE with me… Read more »

skyangel
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skyangel

ne either I am not watching channel 7 after the shows go off that is it for me 2,4, skip 7 and on to other channels the chew can go chew itself for all I care

moshane58
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moshane58

Agree!!! I willnot do anything to give that cheap disney another dime even watching online.Why should they have the right to charge when these millions got government grants for these shows.What about the foodbanks getting grants.What about the schools!!!This is all beyond my belief that these kind of rich corporation has the governement paying and us to.

brian
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brian

well, let wait and see, and hope for the best

Shahla
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Shahla

For OLTL my favorite characters are in order TSJ’s Todd, Tea, John, Natalie, Dorian, David, Bo, Kelly, Joey, Jessica, Clint, Vicki, Rex, Shane, and Shaun.

mike
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mike

The most important person to keep to insure the sucess of OLTL is Frank Valentini, he IS One Life to Live. After that they need Erika Slezak,Robin Strasser, Kassie Depaiva, Jerry Ver Dorn and Robert Woods. All My Children NEEDS Michael Knight he is the heart of that show, without him don’t bother.

Charlotte
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Charlotte

i do believe this deal will work, for now anyway. there is still a chance it could return to television someday. you never know. what if the 2 new shows that are replacing the soaps don’t work out? you never know. and never say never. and as the subject of St. John is. he is leaving. yes he is an awesome actor. he should have won an emmy for the execution story. but i do prefer Roger Howarth as Todd. as you all forget, he was an emmy winner himself for playing Todd. yes i hope St. John should stay… Read more »

todd
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todd

I would be happy with
VIki, Clint, Jessica, Natalie
John, Bo, Nora,Matthew
Rex,Roxy,Shane
Blair, Starr,Jack
Todd,Tea,Danni
and Cutter because he is extremely handsome.

these household should all be contract…..anyone brought into the mix should be recurring. Of course Robin Strasser already left…..but if she is well enough….Dorian and Viki should be the stars.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Hey guys you might read Lynda Hirsch’s column on why the downfall of soaps she is based out of Cleveland, Ohio and has always been a soap junkie long before we had some of these other great blogs, I am talking about you Mr. Fairman thanks for all you have done, give it a read I think she has a good take on it. Life will go on and one of the problems with the soaps is they change wiriters and rewrite history. Enjoy while we can!

harlee
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harlee

AMC
Erica, (pt.even), Kendall & Grif, Jack, Bianca, Opal, JR, Marissa, Cara, Tad, Jake, Amanda, Hubbards, (no Debbi I guess) go to the bible to use the history and bring back characters, not all the cast does the transition.

OLTL
Vicki, Clint, Bo, Nora, Blair, Todd (Roger H.’s Todd), Starr, Jack, Sam, Dorian, Echo, Rex, Shane, go to the bible etc

Charlotte
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Charlotte

you mentioned other canceled shows that prospect park could save. how about primetime shows like “V”

Jeff Moree
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Jeff Moree

All My Children Wouldn’t be the same without Susan lucci and the opal character.. One life to live wouldn’t be good without Vicki and i don’t think fans would accept anyother actress playing her other than erika slezak. Maybe some to the longtimes will stay on with the show once it moves to the web.

Lynne
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Lynne

I would hate to see Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight and Susan Lucci not stay). They have been on all my children like forever without them it wouldn’t be the same. Please, don’t leave all my children!!!!!!!!! I love all the actors and would hate to see any of them go. So I sure hope they think twice about it before going off doing other things. It means a great deal to fans to have the oldies , but goodies stay put! Love them.

Jewell
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Jewell

They need to keep the core family on All My Children. Erica Kane and her daughters, Tad, his mom Opal.. The Hubbards.
Keep Bobbie Eakes, she is a talented actress.
Let go some of the new ones and bring back past characters that were part of AMC for years, Nina , Daisy Donna, Chuck. Ones that have ties to Pine Valley.

michael
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michael

Am I the only one who thinks this is a dumb idea? Remember Passions on DirecTV? The shows will be a cheapened version of what everyone’s used to, they’ll limp along for another six months and then get cancelled again. I say let the professionals end the series the way they should be ended – with dignity and great storytelling. Then take a handful of the cast and create half-hour spinoffs so you can have the same characters, but in a slightly different show like when Loving became The City. That way the iconic shows have a respectable ending and… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

WRONG!!! PASSIONS was horrible! and NEVER had the viewers AMC and OLTL had! If it is done right and the actors don’t jump ship…it should go over great! Fans like yourself ONLY Hurt soaps. Go watch the CHEW!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

No you are not the only one I totally agree!!!

SinceBegining
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SinceBegining

This is great news. If the actors have to take a cut, I hope they keep the old characters on OLTL. As far as AMC, don’t care if Lucci leaves or not. I think she’s overpaid anyway. Don’t really watch it anymore because of her, and all the new people on the show. If Michael Knight leaves to do others things, he’ll be out of a job, he’s too old, and besides he’s left the show before to go out and do other things and it bombed for him and he returned to AMC. Don’t know why he would think… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

Please don’t insult Michael E. Knight! He’s a nice looking man who is aging gracefully. I had the pleasure of meeting him several yrs. back & he was such a nice person. However, with Hollywood being what it is, I agree he should stay with the show. There is an abundance of actors looking for jobs in the LA area & his age is against him unfortunately. Maybe he could host a talk show or something along those lines. Josh Duhamel was very fortunate to start landing movie roles fairly soon. Cameran Mathison didn’t have the same luck, but in… Read more »

skyangel
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skyangel

The real todd Manning should be kept and the cast from oltl

rogers girl
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rogers girl

yes i agree with you skyangel because if roger goes to prospect park the others will follow.

skyangel
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skyangel

If susan Lucci does not stay I will miss her have been watching her since I was 18 she is a great actress. I would love for the rest of the cast to stay they really make the soap what did we fight for if you are going to take our cast away from us com on now it is bad enough the older people do not have internet and are not going to be able to watch the soaps and now you are going to charge us we were already paying our cable bill to watch our shows.

Tad
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Tad

One Life to Live needs Erika Sleazak for sure. A great actress and the foundation of the show without Robin Strasser. The others can pick and choose. Some good actors but other than TOdd Manning not really memorable characters. All My Children can probably survivew without Michael E Knight, Michael Nouri and Bobbi Eakes and save big bucks. All three are amazing actors but don’t have the it factor any more at least on AMC. Tad is no longer the Cad and not just appearance. We all get older. I know a lot of people “hate” Erica Kane or Susan… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

Tad may appear years older but that is because he most likely hasn’t had cosmetic surgery like Susan Lucci. I’ve met her in person & she is very petite & tiny & looks great, but you can’t hide that you’ve had cosmetic surgery when people look at your hands or neck. I feel the show has gone to ridiculous lengths to make Erica younger than she actually is. The ending storyline of her wanting to become a movie star is very lame. In real life she’s going on 65. Who starts a movie career at that age? I know they… Read more »

Kathy7691
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Kathy7691

I think that this new venue is going to be an opportunity for both these shows to get rid of the “Older” actors e.g. Erica, Tad, Opal, Jack, Crystal ( for AMC). This would lead to attracting a younger audience who are already using online for all their viewing of movies, series, etc.

Stacy S.
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Stacy S.

PP Definitely has to keep, Susan Lucci, Mike Knight, Vincent Irizarry, Darnell Williams, Debbie Morgan, Cameron Mathison, Alicia Minshew & Walt Willey. That’s off the top of my head. Thanks for the question, and, keep us posted. In addition, I would definitely be willing to pay a subscription fee to keep this show going. LOVE YOU PP & AMC!!

Phillip
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Phillip

KEEP VINCENT IRRIZARRY!!!

Also Jake, Scott&Madison and Griffin

Louise Marief
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Louise Marief

AMC, The following can go: Erica, JR, Cara, Caleb, Asher, Maya & Moots?
Those who must stay: Kendall, Bianca, Tad, David, Greenley, Ryan, Griffin or Zach, Scott, Madison, Crystal, Jackson, Jake , Madison, Opel

For OLTL: The following can go: Brody, Clint, Robert Ford,
Those who must stay: John, Blaire, Natalie, Jessica, Erica, Dorian, Todd, Tea, David,
Bo, Starr
New less expensive actors can be brought on to fill in the other roles.

leah
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leah

oltl has the best leading men right now… how will it be that guys like ted king and Rodger H. will just go backward in their careers by being seen on line… i think most of the actors may look at it all as a step backward…. i wish that and hope prospect park shocks the hell out of ABC and puts the shows on USA the same time the vomit and spew comes on… all i know is that i don’t think i can ever forgive abc for cancelling the soaps… Its was either the most asinine move ever… Read more »

Sylvia Seidenglanz
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Sylvia Seidenglanz

I want Susan, Cameron, Michael, Darnell, Alicia, Bobbie, Vincent, Rebecca,Walt, JR, Brot, Jaime Luner, Scott all back, the others, I don’t care, except I hate to see Debbi go!

Sylvia Seidenglanz
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Sylvia Seidenglanz

I do not think Dixie or Zach should return, I Tad is going, will they sign another Tad? I like Griff & Cara to remain with Tad & Alicia; Dixie and Zach are the past; let the dead remain dead in these two cases, but, unfortunately, this will not be the case–too bad, but ANYTHING to keep my show going! Oh, I also want Opal Caleb back & Crystal & Caleb together; I feel a chemistry there.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I think the vets of the show OWE it to the fans who have been loyal to them for all of these years to atleast make the CHANGE and give it a shot! It may be so popular that eventually it goes back on Air with possibly Prospect sponsoring the channel on either local tv or cable! But to cut and run is just WRONG! Those who decide to stay would be at a great disadvantage with HALF the cast! The storylines would NOT be the same and could create its downfall right out of the box. I hope they… Read more »

rogers girl
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rogers girl

i agree with you cheryl because if michael and susan dont try prospect park they are not going to get the parts they think they will get and then it will be too late.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

The same goes for OLTL all of the Core actors NEED to stay! But both shows are going to need incentives!! And that would be contracts that permit increases based on popularity of the shows! And Prospect NEEDS to adverise and put alot of information out there to help there own cause…as well as having the ACTORS speak about the online shows and help to PULL in viewers! Think SUCCESS!!!

grace
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grace

I too (as many many others) have been addicted to All My Children for years. I have a hard time believing the ratings are down to replace it with some reality show. Really! There are so many other shows on ABC that to me should be cancelled before AMC, and some of them, their ratings are much lower than the popular AMC show. The show would not be the same without the main characters (ie. Susan Lucci, Michael Knight, et al), but depending on who remains and the story line, would keep me watching (even online). However, watching online is… Read more »

Regina
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Regina

Where do these people think they are going to go? There are only 4 soap operas left and they cannot absorb them. You can bet that most of them have already tried to break into nighttime tv and movies and failed. The article said that Michael Knight (Tad) is leaning towards leaving for new roles and new projects. My question is as what the Pillsbury dough boy? Yes, we want our soaps to continue as they are; but first, these actors have to get a clue about the reality of their situation. If they don’t stay with the shows online,… Read more »

robm
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robm

I think the shows wont do well unless the cast who we fought for these shows TO stay. Especially, michael e knight, susan lucci, cameron mathison, and kendell, griffin,jr,angie and jessie etc and my favorite Erika Slezak, bree williamson,and Brody,MCBAIN,NATALIE,TEA,DANI HILLARY B SMITH BO ,NATE MATHEW BLAIR,STAR,TOMAZ,JAMES, ETC DONT KNOW ALL THEIR NAMES.

Cindy
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Cindy

Seriously, I am glad that the old Todd is back, that other Todd aka Victor was horrid from the beginning. I never got use to him. I think maybe Robin should return, and after her health issues are fixed, (praying for her) she can return to Llanview. We want all our favs to stay, but some already got other obligations now. But we will be able to hang onto the ones that didn’t give up hope. I want to see: Todd (RH) Starr, Blair, Vicki, Rex, Shane, and the rest of the crew we have grown to love.

Jayne
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Jayne

I just wonder how it will continue when they are bringing all the dead people back! Liked Tad and Cara and Griffin and Kendall together………Zach wanted to leave anyway……..so, will this be a dream of Davids? All wake up to reality? This cannot end this way…..if it continues they reallyy messed up alot of story lines! I want it the same and stories to continue! Mad at ABC over the whole thing! These soaps have been on so long and a part of our lives! Have to keep the old faithfuls,……Erica, Tad, David, JR, just to name a few. Sad… Read more »

Sharon
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Sharon

I will continue to watch AMC online. And pay a fee if necessary.

Joyce
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Joyce

ME TOO!!!

deena goucher
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deena goucher

michael e. knight, a must and susan lucci. i cant imagine those two not being on the show! others i’d love to see stay are opal, david, ryan, greenlee, kendal and zack and crystal. as a long time viewer, please keep these actors!!!!!

Cindy
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Cindy

I stare at a computer all day at work, WHY would I want to watch AMC on a computer? There’s something about sitting down and relaxing in front of your tv w/ your favorite soap. I hate progress.

Ellen T
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Ellen T

I have been a fan since the beginning. My Mom got me hooked!!! SO sad to see it for the last time on the air. Hoping to be able to see it on line at least!!!

Kathy
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Kathy

We know Susan Lucci is out. Cameron & Lydia (? Cara) will move online. I would love to see Michael Irizarry, Walt Willey, “Jake” & “Amanda”, “Scott” & “Madison” & Rebecca Budig stay. I know Jacob Young & Debbie Morgan have new jobs but they will be missed. Which means, where does that leave Jesse? Definitely want JR Martinez & “Natalia” to stay on. Sadly, it appears that David Canary doesn’t want to continue working but perhaps he could have a recurring role. Same for Julia Barr. Wish Alicia & Thorston would stay, as well as Krystal, Marissa, Bianca &… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

I had read that someone would get killed at the end of AMC & of course it ended with a gun shot. We know that Jacob Young is moving to another soap, so does that mean he kills himself? We also know Susan Lucci is very bitter about the show ending & has badmouthed Frons & others (& I don’t blame her), so will they kill off her character since she has no desire to continue? But in the final show, I don’t recall Stuart & Marion arriving yet!! Did I miss seeing them? I guess they are trying to… Read more »

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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