Since the show's inception in 1970, characters like Tad, Brooke, Adam, Marian, Liza, Ryan, Jake, Natalie, Krystal, Bianca and many, many others have had viewers loving to love them then loving to hate them from week to week.
Then there's the most memorable 'AMC' character of all time, Erica Kane (Emmy-winner Susan Lucci), who has become a cultural icon. We could easily fill a Top 20 or 30 (or even Top 40!) list of memorable moments from Erica's life alone.
Here, AOL TV presents our picks for 'All My Children''s Top 10 most memorable moments ever. And here's hoping there are more to come when the show moves online in the future!
Do these 10 moments match up with yours? Share your own favorites in the comments.
Her departure Thursday night came after almost five years after she became the first woman to anchor a nightly news broadcast.
E!Online.com reports that Couric bid farewell following a montage featuring some of her most memorable moments, including interviews with President Barack Obama, Valerie Plame, Alex Rodriguez and Clint Eastwood, trips to the Middle East and Africa, and coverage of the Royal Wedding and the death of Osama Bin Laden.
"To all of you watching, thank you so much for coming along with me on this incredible journey," Couric said. "That's the CBS Evening News for tonight. I'm Katie Couric. Good night."
The 54-year-old reporter, who joined CBS in 2006, says of her next move, "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling ... I have a lot of areas of interest and I want to be able to fulfill all of that."
See her final sign off after the jump.
CBS released its finale schedule today, which includes two-hour editions of 'The Mentalist,' 'Survivor: Redemption Island' and 'The Amazing Race.'
For a complete list of the finales, check out the schedule after the jump.
For ABC, 'Brothers & Sisters' is the first to bid farewell to the 2010-2011 season May 8. Finales of other ABC favorites such as 'Modern Family,' 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Castle' roll out throughout the month of May.
Check out the full schedule of key dates below.
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In anticipation of the big fall premieres coming late next month, most of our favorite summer series reach their season finales. By the end of the month, we'll know the winners of 'The Bachelorette,' 'Hell's Kitchen,' 'So You Think You Can Dance,' and 'Last Comic Standing.' It's also time to say goodbye, for now, to favorites like 'Rescue Me,' 'Royal Pains,' 'Burn Notice,' 'Hot in Cleveland,' 'Friday Night Lights,' and new favorites like 'Huge,' 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger' and 'Memphis Beat.'
It's getting hotter and hotter out there. Thank goodness, TV's got you covered, so there's no need to spend another moment out in it! What could arguably be considered the real summer season begins in earnest in July with the premieres of most of cable television's heavy hitters. 'The Closer' kicks off a new season for TNT on July 12, followed by the return of Angie Harmon in the series premiere of 'Rizzoli & Isles.'
Last night's season ender, which also served as a farewell to the Judge We Loved to Hate, was the show's lowest-rated finale ever, drawing a disappointing 10.0 rating among adults 18-49.
Although it easily won the evening, with 28.8 million viewers, 'Idol' has been steadily declining since 2007. The season 9 finale, during which Lee DeWyze was crowned the winner, was down 18 percent from last year's Adam Lambert-Kris Allen showdown, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In total viewers, the season 9 sendoff was the least-watched 'Idol' finale since season 3, when Diana DeGarmo battled winner Fantasia Barrino.
We understand, people. In less than a week, TV lovers are being asked to bid adieu to the whole 'Lost' crew, Jack Bauer, the original 'Law & Order' keepers and Simon Cowell as an 'American Idol' judge. It's been an emotional week.
But we're all reading a bit too much into that 'Lost' finale, as it turns out. Those final images of the Oceanic 815 plane crash that aired after -- SPOILER ALERT if you've somehow managed to not watch the show and avoid spoilers so far -- Dr. Jack (Matthew Fox) closed his eye? Just photos. Nice pictures meant to transition from the powerful ending of one of TV's greatest dramas into the local news.
The short winter days aren't so bad when you have your favorite TV shows keeping you warm at night. As the days get longer and warmer, it's that time for TV fans to bid adieu to some of our favorite shows for the summer. Think of it as the television industry's way of saying, "Hey! We're playing in the sun. So should you!" Alas, this particular May finale season will sting as we watch the clock stop on '24' and bid our final goodbyes to hopefully departed 'Lost' friends.
According to EW.com -- which has a sneak peek of her cameo -- Moore's character will greet her parents and wish them well and, well, that's about it.
Moore originally appeared on 'As the World Turns' in 1985, playing the dual role of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes. The actress won a Daytime Emmy for the role(s) in 1988. She's one of many to have played dual roles on soaps. (Check out our rundown for more.)
Holy frik! We've only just started to embrace the return of our shows after a shortened strike season. Now, they are almost over. In the next few weeks all of our network favorites will say good-bye for the summer to be replaced with reality shows, reality game shows, reality soap operas, and Regis on primetime (again).
Needless to say, I'm a bit depressed. As I am sure you are as well. But, we will do our duty and press on. Thusly, we here at the sprawling lakefront offices of TV Squad (you choose the lakefront) have compiled list of when your favorite, and not so favorite, shows will be saying good-bye for their summer vacation. As usual, taking the fickleness of the networks, these times and days can change at a moment's notices. We will try to update you of those changes as quickly as our little fingers can type it out.
So, with a leaden heart, here are your season and series finales.