Michael Logan at TV Guide Online has the first look at Carol Burnett’s return to All My Children! This will be Carol’s 5th stint as the zanie Verla Grubbs (last seen in 2005). TVGuideOnline
‘All My Children’ Actress to Star in Hallmark Mini ‘Love’s Christmas Journey’ (Exclusive). As reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The actress, who has played Colby Chandler on the long-running ABC soap opera, has booked the lead in the Hallmark miniseries Love’s Christmas Journey.
In the two-hour, two-part miniseries, slated to air in November, Hall will play Ellie King, a young pioneer woman who has suffered the loss of her husband and daughter.
For the full details go to The Hollywood Reporter.
Note: It is a hardcover issue and will soon become a hot collectors’s Item. Pre-order yours today from Amazon for a discount price of $13.57. ( Set for release on September 27, 2011 at a newsstand price of $19.95)
EXCLUSIVE MULTI-YEAR, MULTI-PLATFORM DEAL ALLOW THE SOAPS’ STORIES TO CONTINUE BEYOND THEIR FINAL AIRDATES ON ABC
BURBANK, CA – July 7, 2011 – ABC has licensed its iconic soaps, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” to Prospect Park, it was announced today by Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group & Janice Marinelli, President, Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Rich Frank & Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park. The exclusive multi-year, multi-platform deal enables the soaps’ stories to continue beyond their finale dates on ABC. ABC will broadcast its final episode of “All My Children” on Friday, September 23rd and will air the final episode of “One Life to Live” in January, 2012.
ABC’s Emmy Award-winning daytime drama “All My Children” welcomes back Thorsten Kaye, who originally debuted on “All My Children” in 2004. Kaye’s character, Zach Slater, was last seen happily married to Kendall Hart Slater in 2010. Viewers were shocked when Zach’s plane blew up when he was traveling to help Ryan and Greenlee, while Greenlee was on trial for David’s murder. This summer fans will be riveted as Zach returns to Pine Valley.
EMMY AWARD WINNER SUSAN LUCCI TO PLAY NEW ROLE ON “ALL MY CHILDREN” FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SHOW’S HISTORY, WHICH BEGIN MAY 12, 2011
|Emmy® Award-winning actress Susan Lucci has been playing the legendary role of Erica Kane since “All My Children” debuted in 1970, in a wide variety of memorable story arcs that include winning a fight with a grizzly bear, staging a prison break, and becoming a world famous super model, cosmetics mogul and talk show host.|
What begin on May 12, for the first time in “All My Children’s” history, Lucci will be playing the dual roles of Erica Kane and Jane Campbell, Erica’s doppelganger, who will wreak havoc in Erica’s life in every possible way.
(Warning: I’m feeling a bit crabby today)
These days I want to watch every AMC episode and revel in it.
These days I don’t want to watch AMC because it’s hard to say good-bye. If I start the separation now, maybe September 23rd won’t hurt as much.
Stephanie wants to answer your questions!
On her website page you can submit your questions for their next Confidential, which is a fan Q&A. All questions go to Stephanie, who selects a few to answer on her site page. There are two to three Confidentials every year. You can join Stephanie’s mailinglist to receive e-mails when new Confidentials are released!
They are now accepting questions for the next Confidential!
Soap Opera Digest is reporting:
June 27 is the first day AMC Head Writer Lorraine Broderick‘s material will hit the air, a show rep confirms. Show Creator Agnes Nixon will work closely with Broderick to map out the final months of storytelling for the show, which is slated for a September finale.
Jim Romanovich, President Worldwide Media and Entertainment shares his thoughts on “Black Thursday”.
Sorry for the lack of information lately. All of this had just become to much and I really didn’t want to run around posting this rumor and that rumor. Actually like many of you I just wanted to wake up and hope this was all a nightmare. No such luck, woke up and found it was no Cinderella story I was living in. So finally I decided to pick up my boot straps and get back to what I love my “Daytime Soaps”!
Yes I am late, and in case you were under some rock with me I would not want you to miss this very interesting read: Enjoy!
Susan ask me to share her letter with all the wonderful fans of ‘All My Children”. Enjoy.
In 1970 I became the luckiest woman on earth, when Agnes Nixon gave me the role of Erica Kane on “All My Children.” The show and the character has become an indelible part of my life and my heart.
Words cannot truly express how devastated I am to have learned this morning, that “All My Children” will be coming to an end. I have spent my adult life playing this role, getting to say and do all the amazing things that Erica has said and done. I have acquired the most meaningful collection of life memories any actress and woman could ever have. Throughout the years, the “All My Children” family of cast, staff and crew have become so near and dear to me and my own family.
My Dear Friends,
As you can imagine, it is with a heavy heart that I come to you today to confirm the death of two of my friends: One Life to Live and All My Children. Like you, I am devastated by the announcement that came yesterday about the cancelation of these wonderful shows. I am a lifelong fan of each of them and have had the privilege of working behind the scenes with fans of both shows since long before assuming the position of Official Fan Club President.
ABC’s The Revolution Producer to Soap Fans: I Feel Your Pain
Reality producer J.D. Roth had a hunch that ABC was close to picking up his new daytime series The Revolution. But Roth says he had no idea until Thursday morning that his greenlight would come at the expense of two soap opera staples.
Thursday’s ABC soapocalypse left daytime fans reeling, as the network pulled the plug on 43-year-old One Life to Live and 41-year-old All My Children. Roth, whose new show will take the place of OLTL in January, says he first brought The Revolution to ABC more than a year ago.
For the complete article TVGuide.com
They found out on text message and through phone calls from reporters.
Despite what ABC claims were their best efforts to tell the cast and crew of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” some of the actors and crew of the two canceled soap operas say they felt blindsided by the cancellation of the long running daytime dramas on Thursday.
UPDATE: ABC came out with an official statement today (Thursday April 14th 2011) ‘All My Children’ IS being canceled as of September 2011 and being replaced with ‘The Chew’. We still have time to FIGHT!HERE and pass it around to everyone you know and have them sign it too. Another thing we are doing in our fight to save our beloved show is by sending in old T-Shirts to the along with a short note saying adding we are also trying to give back wile getting our point across and adding for them to please donate all old shirts the receive to The Salvation Army.