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Could J.R. Martinez Save 'All My Children?' Creator Agnes Nixon Speaks Out

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 24th 2011 7:35AM
There's been an outcry since the news broke yesterday that Prospect Park has suspended its plan to move cancelled soaps 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' online. Many of the actors involved have taken to Twitter and Facebook to vent, and the unions involved have issued statements saying don't blame us for the failure.

Now the soaps' creator, Agnes Nixon has spoken out, saying there's still plenty more life in the old shows yet. According to 'The Daily Beast' she's even come up with "a compelling plot" starring brand new 'DWTS' champ J.R. Martinez. He played police officer Brot Monroe on the soap for three years until it was cancelled back in April.

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'The View' Bids 'All My Children' an Emotional Farewell (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 23rd 2011 6:45PM
'All My Children' aired its TV finale episode today, (and ended with a shocking cliffhanger) before the beloved soap moves online in 2012. With Susan Lucci guest-hosting, 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) bid 'AMC' an emotional farewell.

In a montage that featured backstage footage of the cast and the behind-the-scenes players who made the show possible, 'AMC' producer Julie Hanan Carruthers set the tone. "This isn't a job for those of us who do it ... it's a life choice. It consumes your life in everything you do. So to do it, you have to love it, or you can't do it well," she said.

Series creator Agnes Nixon then read the show's credo as a toast to the entire cast: "The great and the least, for rich and for poor, in tragedy and triumph, you are 'All My Children.'"

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'All My Children' Online: First Cast Members Announced, What Will Susan Lucci Do?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 20th 2011 7:30AM
Susan LucciThe lights will go dark for the last time in Pine Valley this week as fans bid a tearful farewell to veteran TV soap 'All My Children.'

However, preparations to relaunch 'AMC' as an online series are gathering steam, and it's been announced that some cast members have agreed to stay with the show when it moves to online production.

Prospect Park, the company that's taking over from ABC in producing 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' issued a statement Monday confirming that Cameron Mathison, who plays Ryan Lavery, and Lindsay Hartley, who plays Dr. Cara Castillo Martin, have agreed deals to join the company's new production of 'All My Children.'

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Will Susan Lucci Stay With 'All My Children'?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 13th 2011 11:05AM
Susan LucciNow that 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are safe, the real waiting game begins: Who's staying and who's going?

While the New York Post's initial report about ABC selling the rights of the two soaps to Prospect Park stated Susan Lucci was staying with 'All My Children,' that's still up in the air. Actors have yet to enter in negotiations with the new boss.

"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," Lucci's representative told FOX411.com.

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Soap Comebacks: Shaughnessy on 'Days of Our Lives,' Nouri on 'All My Children'

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 9th 2010 3:02PM
charles_shaughnessy_glassesCan you name two tall, dark and handsome television stars who will soon be delving into daytime? No, it's not a trick question, it's news. Yesterday, 'All My Children' will be welcoming Michael Nouri to the ABC soap as a new romantic adversary for Erica Kane. As for the other man, it's none other than Charles Shaughnessy, who will be returning to 'Days of Our Lives' to reprise the role he originated in 1984.

You may recall Shaughnessy from his recent stint on 'Mad Men' -- as St. John Powell, director of the British ad agency that acquired Sterling Cooper -- as well as his best-known role, as Mr. Sheffield on 'The Nanny.' But he was wonderful on 'Days' in the '80s and early '90s.

Shane Donovan was the quintessential James Bond of daytime (aside from Tristan Rogers on 'General Hospital'). He was a secret agent with the ISA (International Security Agency), and brought a lot of class and elegance to the show. The fact that he's coming back now is a real plus for the NBC soap, and a shout out to longtime fans who remember Shane.

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'All My Children' Stars Talk About 40 Years of Soap History

by Neil Busch, posted Apr 5th 2010 3:30PM
On AOL TV's Outside the Box show, 'All My Children' Outside the Box Interview'All My Children' co-stars Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Bobbie Eakes and creator Agnes Nixon discussed what's coming up for their characters, the best way to be killed on a soap and if we'll be seeing any more of them on 'Dancing with the Stars'.

The 'AMC' crew also sorted through their evolving web of relationships and talked about the show's 40th anniversary.

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'All My Children' Stars Are Answering Your Questions

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 8th 2010 1:40PM
All My ChildrenPine Valley, here we come!

'All My Children' celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this month, and now the soap opera's creator, Agnes Nixon, and cast members will answer fan questions in our Outside the Box interview.

Stars Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig and Bobbie Eakes will join Nixon on Tuesday, so now's the time to ask those burning questions for Erica Kane (who doesn't?) and her Pine Valley cohorts.

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All My Children's 40th anniversary, a salute to Pine Valley

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 29th 2009 11:27AM
kelly_ripa_mark_consuelos_amc_abcWhile we've all been struggling through this holiday lull in regular TV programming, soap fans can take solace in the fact that the action is still happening in daytime. No show has more action going for it right now than All My Children as the 40th anniversary approaches.

On January 4, 2010, All My Children will turn 40 years old. In honor of the event, the celebration will be stretched over two days, Monday and Tuesday -- January 4th and 5th -- with former AMC stars Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos anchoring the festivities.

On Monday, Hayley and Mateo -- Kelly and Mark's characters -- return to Pine Valley with much fanfare. They're there to film an episode of Hayley's TV show, The Wave, because Pine Valley has been named "The Most Congenial Town in America."

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Rachael Ray to Host 'All My Children' Yard Sale

by Michael Maloney, posted Nov 18th 2009 8:00AM
'All My Children' is moving its production from New York to Los Angeles in January -- but not everything is coming with it.

In what may be every soap-lover's fantasy, the show has decided to host a yard sale to clear out some old inventory. The sale will be held this Monday, Nov. 23 from 11AM to 3PM at the Rachael Ray Studio.

Attendees take note: Ray's talk show will be taping the garage sale for a segment that will air on a future episode -- so, in other words, if you're there to buy one of Billy Clyde Tuggle's pimp hats, be prepared to have your friends and family find out about it.

Proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. To obtain a ticket, contact Karina at 917-332-3188. Cash and credit will be accepted.

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All My Children fallout: who's in and who's out

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 5th 2009 1:03PM
Beth_ehlersEver since the announcement that All My Children was leaving New York, moving from the studios where it's been shot since the premiere in 1970, the big question among fans has been who will be staying with All My Children when it moves west... and who won't.

The good news is that Susan Lucci has decided to stay with the show, even if she's not giving up her New York home. Susan, as well as costar Vincert Irizarry, have decided to commute to Los Angeles, with AMC arranging the schedule to make it more convenient for the veterans.

There's bad news, however, and it involves three big AMC stars. Thorsten Kaye, who plays Zach, has decided not to relocate. In addition, Beth Ehlers (Taylor) and Aiden Turner (Aidan) have been let go. In other words, they have not been invited to go west.

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The sweet and bittersweet Daytime Emmys

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 31st 2009 9:29AM
Ridge_Brooke_the_bold_and_the_beautifulHistory was made at the Daytime Emmys last night... twice. The Bold and the Beautiful won as the top Daytime Drama and the hosts of The View finally were winners. Good for B&B, the last of the half-hour soaps, coming off a terrific year. And it was great for the ladies of The View, who were probably starting to feel like getting the gold was an impossible dream. Unfortunately, they weren't there -- not one of them -- to accept.

However, amid the joyful wins and a jolly 40th anniversary salute to Sesame Street, there was a sad quality to the Daytime Emmys. Perhaps it was the over-arching reality that daytime TV is struggling, a point made clear when Betty White hosted a farewell to Guiding Light. No offense to the delightful Ms. White, but the salute was lackluster and hardly worthy of a show that has been broadcasting for 72 years! The cast appeared to receive a final ovation, but nobody spoke for the show.

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Is Susan Lucci quitting All My Children?

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 8th 2009 7:02PM
susan_lucci_abc_All_my_childrenFirst, Paula Abdul walks away from American Idol (or was she shoved out by the producers a bit?), now comes news that Susan Lucci's not sure about sticking with All My Children when the ABC soap relocates to Los Angeles in December. My thought was there's no way La Lucci was going to pass on the chance to keep on working, but she's saying it's a tough decision. "I don't know ... I love the show and I love playing Erica, but I'm just now going to have a couple of days off. It's a lot to think about."

Could Susan truly be thinking anything but, "Yes, I'm going"? Seriously, All My Children has been her mainstay for 39 years. That's right, nearly four decades of continuous employment in essentially a starring role.

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All My Children and One Life to Live on the move

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 5th 2009 8:02PM
abc_daytime_logoFor nearly a week, ABC denied that there was any truth to the rumor that All My Children was moving to the West Coast. Then yesterday the network just announced the cross-country relocation. ABC Daytime released a statement explaining that this December, All My Children -- which has been produced in New York City for 39 years -- is going to Los Angeles. And One Life to Live, also a New York soap, is getting All My Children's studio. Yes, a hand-me down facility, but just don't think of it that way.

While the move for AMC and OLTL will mean better facilities and more space, what about the casts and crews? Will all the actors on AMC make the move west -- or is this a way to cost cut and drop a few players along the way? Susan Lucci is a given; she'll go west.

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Could the networks drop the soaps?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 6th 2008 1:37PM
Susan Lucci with husband Helmut Huber and Susan LucciYou would think that with higher unemployment and more people spending more time at home during business hours that networks would be throwing money at their daytime TV divisions. (insert ominous organ music that implies trouble is ahead here)

You would be wrong. Networks are starting to scale back on their daytime soaps including some stars' salaries, according to USA Today.

ABC has been doing the most axe-chopping to their daytime lineup. Long running favorites like General Hospital and One Life to Live have been ordered to make some serious cutbacks and All My Children stars Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight and Ray MacDonnell are seeing paychecks with George Costanza-like shrinkage.

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5 Questions With: Susan Lucci

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 25th 2008 3:00PM
susan lucci"I think Erica Kane needs to learn how to ballroom dance."

'All My Children' diva Susan Lucci returns to 'Dancing With the Stars' for the reality competition show's two-hour season finale, where the Emmy winner will take one more twirl around the dance floor with partner Tony Dovolani.

AOL TV recently chatted with the entrepreneur and TV legend at Disney World in Orlando, where the actress was taking part in ABC's 13th annual fan extravaganza known as "Super Soap Weekend," about her 'Dancing' experience.

The always-gracious Lucci also gives a sneak peak into which of Erica's current leading men she'll share a dance with on 'AMC' and whom she thinks Erica should (literally) do the tango with next! (Hint: he's a really good dancer!)


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