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52 November 11th, 2013 Cady McClain Posts Message Confirming All My Children Is Not Returning!

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Daytime Emmy winner, Cady McClain (Dixie) has now shared her thoughts on what is happening with All My Children and is confirming what Debbi Morgan (Angie) already related to her fans on Twitter, that AMC won’t be coming back online this year, or in this incarnation.

McClain, who has always been deeply concerned for the feelings of the fans of All My Children and the soaps, and has always written on the events surrounding the changes and the ups and downs of bringing AMC back from its original cancellation by ABC, posted this message on her facebook page today!  You can read it here below in its entirety.

Cady McClain:  “If you aren’t hearing anything about the ending of AMC as we know it, it’s really out of shock. I am also trying to allow PP to have the moment to contact all the actors and explain what is and has been going on with AMC, and then gather themselves to try and explain it all to you, the fans.   I can confirm what Debbie Morgan has shared already, that we were given assurances that we would be continuing with the series and then were very recently contacted and told that, with great regret, AMC won’t be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation. Certainly hope springs eternal that we will yet again, spring from the dead.

I do feel confident in sharing my opinion that PP and all “the powers that be” involved in making AMC and OLTL truly loved the shows and did their utmost to make continuing them possible. The premiere in NYC was one of the most exciting moments I have had the privilege to be a part of in my career. I am not privy to the behind the scenes decisions, however. Like you, I can only experience those choices second hand and guess at the reasons why this is happening now.

Instead of going into the “What Went Wrong” question, I think I’d rather focus on the gratitude I feel for having been asked to continue with the show. If I am still wanted as an actor on daytime, it is all because of YOU, the FANS.

I am so very grateful for your support. To have had the opportunity to be a part of an innovative experience that strived to keep American soaps alive via a new medium, to be a part of the continuing fabric of your lives through daytime storytelling, and to be able to work with dear friends who I’ve known all my life was a very special experience for which I have you to thank.  So THANK YOU for all the cheering, love, and support, daytime family. You’ve been AWESOME.”

What do you think of Cady McClain’s statement?  Are you sad today with the news coming from actors from AMC? Are you happy that at least we got an attempt at a revival of the series since ABC canceled it?  Do you think the show will return perhaps still down the line?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Melissa says:

    So sad to here this.(and we didn’t get to see
    tad and Dixie together) I had the feeling
    This was coming and the end of soapnet
    I enjoyed dvring old shows from oltl and
    AMC.These shows have been important
    Part of my life for 30yrs. Hard to say gbye.
    I will never forgive ABC. And their current
    Daytime programming is awful! My soaps will be on my heart forever.

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  2. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I no longer blame ABC who originally canceled both AMC and OLTL…both shows had an amazing 40 plus year run…not many soaps are so lucky…PP made a good effort to revive these soaps…however, no matter what GH wrote for Todd, Starr, and John PP shouldve never started that stupid lawsuit since they went forward anyway with what GH had done with those characters…they wouldve had a better chance of keeping OLTL alive and as GHs ratings grew that might have drawn more viewers to the reboot if GH and them came to a mutual agreement to do crossovers…also, when the both amc and oltl went on hiatus PP shouldve rented their studio to other entetainment industries who couldve used the sets for commercials and other entetaiment uses…it might have broght in some money to help keep the reboots going…also ABC shouldve aired the 30 min. serials with PP producing them…they couldve aired 6 months a year then repeated 6 months knda like they did years ago with the syndicated soap ‘Mary Hartman’. Maybe silly and pointless but i wouldve tried anything!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    OK, I HAD SOME TROUBLE WITH THE KEYBOARD!!! LOL

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  3. Tony Polar says:

    Yes, I’m extremely saddened by the News, and greatly dissapointed that Prospect Park won’t even comment. We’ve been hearing the rumors for weeks on end, and yet, we were all hoping for a better outcome. I love Cady as Dixie and I love Debbi Morgan as Dr. Angie, it’s just sad. They are like old friends to all of us – people you watch every day and become a part of your daily routine. The on-line inceptions weren’t perfect and needed some work, but I think we were all willing to go along for the ride. Surely they deserved a longer chance to attract viewers than the relatively short time they were revived. It certainly has been a rocky roller coaster year for the many fans of the
    iconic ALL MY CHILDREN.
    One last note: ABC-TV should consider bringing it back as a half hour show as a
    lead-in to General Hospital.

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    jennifer replied

    ABC WILL NEVER BRING BACK AMC OR OLTL. LETS JUST MOVE IN. PP ARE. LOSERS AND PLAYED GAMES WITH ALL OF US’ FROM THE START. ABC AND PP CAN ROT IN HELL.

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    jennifer replied

    I meant lets just move on. lol.

    Lin replied

    Although I am extremely upset, and think PP has the worst communications of any organization, that we the fans who did everything we could to help deserve more- I don’t hate them as much as ABC. They tried to bring our soaps back to us and I absolutely adored their AMC (though not so much their version of OLTL, though I loyally watched it too, hoping for improvement). I assume they couldn’t afford to go on– but we the loyal fans deserved to know what was happening. To know that they were trying to secure funding. To be asked to write to x and y and z to help them. Instead we get no communication, which is disrespect. ABC …. I will not watch anything but GH on ABC daytime and I watch one or two shows at night. But everytime they cancel one of my shows, I do not give the replacement a chance. I loved watching AMC on my computer. The production values and “picture” were better than on my TV and I could watch anywhere.

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    CTwildheart replied

    yep

  4. robbyrob says:

    What class acts both Debbi and Cady are! They have such respect for the fans that they have always communicated with us, both in reporting great news/updates and now, the dreaded final nail in the coffin. I applaud PP for bringing back both shows but also feel they were in over their heads. The revenue stream just wasn’t there to sustain both shows financially. PP made sound decisions on one hand and head scratching decisions on the other. In any event, it’s a sad day for everyone involved. The actors yes, but the fans who have had the carpet yanked once again.

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    Lin replied

    I totally agree with most of what you said. And I loved especially the online AMC. But PP has the worst communication skills of any organization . They did not show respect to the fans by not keeping us informed at all. Instead of the MORE show, they should have communicated MORE. My heart has been broken again. However I do thank PP for trying, but hate them for their lack of communication/respect for the fans. We did all we could so that sponsors could see that people would watch. I did all I could to get people to watch. I had some friends who were afraid of getting their hearts broken again. Their decisions I agree with you about. It’s a very sad day. I really can’t believe it. In my heart of hearts I have not yet accepted it . Debbi and Cady should have been running PP’s PR department.

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  5. ethel says:

    the writing was clearly on the wall for me when thorsten kaye went to b&b to take over the role of ridge forrester …………..wow – i watched amc from the day it started and i am so sad to see it end this way…………..

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  6. Joshua says:

    McClain is one of the finest actors out there. This woman shouldn’t be blogging and uploading silly Facebook videos, she should be balls against the walls on some TV program, whether it be daytime or primetime!

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  7. ricardo says:

    Cady is always so nice and straight to the point. prospect park are losers and flakes. grow some balls and tell us what’s going on. i don’t trust prospect park, what comes of there lying filthy mouth. enough is enough already. rip again amc and Oltl.

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    Lin replied

    I agree with everything you said. But lying yes, filthy no. Basically their lying, silent mouth as they were the worst communicators in history. They said they would tell us, but they told us nothing. Cady and others should have been running their communications. And.. to not even tell actors what was going on. That’s why people like Thorston Kaye, who have to make a living, took other jobs.
    At least they should have tied up loose ends and given us a happy ending.

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  8. Josiah Cooney says:

    Sadly, you can add the RIP back to All My Children and One Life To Live.

    Still wondering what was up with Billy Clyde – was he on the up and up with his redemption?

    Who is Celia’s guardian? Why didn’t he/she reveal sooner?

    Do Celia and Pete end up together?
    Do Miranda and AJ end up together?
    Do Heather and Hunter end up together?

    Do Brooke and Adam get re-married – FINALLY?

    Did Jane have a story? Dr. Anders? Dimitri?

    Would Cass forgive herself for her actions?

    Would Jessie catch Uri? Would he bring him to justice lawfully?

    How would Dr. David react when he finds out he has a living offspring?
    Will Cara end up with Dr. David?

    Does JR continue to unravel again or would Tad’s presence in town help to settle him?

    Alas, we may never know. :(

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    Ted Olson replied

    And to tell you the truth, it’s been so long, I’ve forgotten some of the storylines and I did watch each and every episode on line. I wasn’t that crazy about the Celia and Petey storyline, but hey, that’s all right I’m sure there are younger viewers out there who enjoyed it. But the point is, Soaps don’t have “seasons” they are a separate genre from other types of televised programs. You invest your time in a soap, the characters become like daily friends, you can’t just say, see you in six months, it doesn’t work that way.
    Just out of curiosity, I wonder if Agnes Nixon has any public comment about
    all this? Also, Jill Larson hasn’t commented on this and I know that many actors actually re-located to Connecticut just to do this project, and to think that it’s just over, just like that – the whole “On Line Network” page – I’m just baffled and bewildered by the whole thing ~ but of course, I guess, it was a huge undertaking and I guess it just was too difficult to sustain financially (?) – I don’t know, I guess we can all speculate till the cows come home but until Prospect Park offers some type of explanation we never will know for sure what went wrong.

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    Scott replied

    HAHAHA
    What actions would Cass have to forgive herself for????

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    Lin replied

    If only they could have had one more season, even if only to tie up those loose ends. Your questions are fabulous- very well stated.

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  9. Tori says:

    I am truly sorry it did not work out, now all those naysayers who said it would not work is problay gloating. I seriously doubt anyone will try to revive it again after this, I will truly miss this amazing show that I have watched since Greg & Jenny fell in love.

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    Lin replied

    I feel the same way. It could have worked. Maybe they needed someone like donald trump (who I dislike but he has lots of money) as a backer. I’m afraid of the naysayers will be bragging too. But i do feel it could have worked given more time for more word of mouth. And too many were too stupid to watch on their computer. In time I feel it would have been successful. Especially their version of AMC which I loved.

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  10. Kimberly says:

    Just cancelled my Hulu Plus. I told them it had nothing at all to do with their service but that I was cancelling because my soaps were cancelled. I’m disappointed and was holding out hope that at the very least AMC would return. Such a shame, as I really enjoyed both AMC and OLTL on Hulu.

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  11. krktoday says:

    I think it is very sad that it failed but PP handled the whole thing so badly it was doomed from the beginning. It also was a very expensive undertaking trying to pay so many big name stars with hardly any advertising. So many actors put their career on hold for the past year. I am glad the 3 that found perminent employment on GH are still working

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  12. Linda says:

    Cady is a class act. I however am not. PP played the soap fans like a fiddle following in the footsteps of Disney and ABC. Too bad TPTB at PP and TOLN didn’t have the balls to admit AMC & OLTL were canceled months ago. That would have been the decent thing to do for the actors and everyone that worked on these two iconic soaps. An unemployment check doesn’t cut it. I really don’t want to hear PP say how they really tried to save AMC & OLTL. I am thoroughly disgusted!

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    Lin replied

    I totally agree. So unfair to the actors- and the fans deserved more as well. I am disgusted and very sad.

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  13. Linda Dowell says:

    I wish Netflix would do AMC and OLTL – maybe in a weekly venue. They’d be XXX, they’d have great stories, we’d still have our people, and Netflix would have an immediate audience. And would certainly gain more. It breaks my heart to really have to say goodbye. But I missed Zach and Kendall, and various and sundry other characters…but then, that’s the life with a soap and a real life. :)

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  14. AbbyS. says:

    I am sad that the show isn’t coming back as of now, and I think Cady and Debbi are wonderful spokespeople for AMC, which is something PP should have taken care of on its own. I have to admit that I hadn’t wanted AMC to come back when PP first announced it was putting it online late last year. I’d been happy with the ending on ABC and felt it was very respectful and fulfilling. Unfortunately, alot of my concerns about PP undoing some of the good which we’d seen on the ABC finale did come true, and I don’t think AMC was as good as alot of critics made it out to be. But still, I’m very sad that alot of stories are unresolved. That didn’t have to be. That said, I do think that you never know what the future has in store. Just as I was surprised last year when PP said it was bringing AMC back, I can see me being surprised at some point down the road when someone else decides to bring AMC back, or wrap up AMC’s open stories somewhere, somehow. It could happen. I’m glad Cady is considering that very possibility in her statement.

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  15. Jan says:

    I feel that I have lost a very good friend for the second time. I do not blame tha guys that tried to bring it back to us in fact I applaud them and Hoover ! The only company that tried to help us, the fans keep One Life to Live and All My Children. They tried to give us the fans what we wanted. It was ABC and the Rat that decided the American way that the almighty dollar is the bottom line and the fans can go to h’ll. It has really changed the way I view TV now. I just cancelled my Hulu Plus as there is no good reason to have a streaming media group that has commercials. I will keep Netflix for now so as to have a variety to watch without interuptions. As for ABC and Disney with the exception of General Hospital I no longer support either one of them.

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  16. Kate says:

    Sounds like we will see it again but in a different format. This may or may not be good news. I am ready to move on and invest my time in Y&R . If AMC does come back, I will watch. Thanks PP for all your hard work. Hope to see more AMC actors on Y&R.

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  17. su0000 says:

    Last time PP needed to change all they told us;
    The soaps were being suspended..

    We heard nothing more for an year, thought they were dead and gone, and surprise, the soaps were back..

    This time PP said;
    ” AMC won’t be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation.”

    Read that carefully.. – I still feel PP is silently trying to bring them to cable ..

    time will tell .. ((PP works in silence …

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    Lin replied

    I hope you are right… but I think that is Cady talking with her intuition, not any PP . I think they don’t communicate at all— with us or the actors. But I so hope you are right. I think she is thinking maybe someone else would try it . Maybe Netflix, HBO, who knows? But I hold out less hope than last time. And I don’t think the fans will support PP again, afraid of having the carpet pulled from beneath their feet again. But I so hope you are right.
    What idiots and their silence.

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  18. Jan says:

    No more this is ridiculous. The rest should be cancelled too, they ain’t so great.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    You have the right to your opinion but you dont belong on this site if you think the other soaps are bad…and if you ‘REALLY’ think that then why would you watch them…you have to be watching to think they are all bad…unless you are just trying to get a response to see how many of us are dumb enough to answer back, and you have a winner because im dumb enough to do it!!!

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    jan replied

    Please just shut up. you are very annoying. jim h i will not take your bs anymore. you need to get a life.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Annoying…i guess we got somethin in common…lol

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  19. su0000 says:

    Prospect Park is not giving up, they are not quitters..
    PP has built a studio, a huge studio to produce the soaps..
    That studio was big millions to put out to produce the soaps.
    PP put out more millions on building sets, and cameras, all the equipment needed to produce the soaps..
    they fought Unions and therefore created new standard for the internet..
    They gathered up most all the stars available from both soaps..

    PP fought and finally brought the soaps back, a job very well done!!
    Both soaps were in the top most popular on both HuLu and iTunes..

    I believe PP will not throw the soaps to ruin, no way..
    They will ‘SILENTLY’ attempt to bring them to cable..
    It is now easier to get a cable network to take them on because of the great showing they had on the internet!!!
    That will let the cable networks know that there is an audience for the soaps..

    Also, now that PP has the studio and all needed to produce the soaps that is also very good and in their favor to get a cable network to take them on..

    I believe we have not seen the last of our soaps, not yet..
    the fat lady has not sung!!!

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    helen replied

    You are crazy or on drugs. prospect park are stupid pathetic idiots, who can’t tell the truth in what’s going on. they need to go away and grow some balls. lmao.

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    Brian replied

    Su0000, I like the way you think. Now THAT is positive thinking!

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    Jim Grant replied

    That’s not a nice thing to say about Oprah just because she isn’t producing the shows….uh…that WAS what you meant wasn’t it….oh..sorry, never mind.

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    Scott replied

    One can hope.The news last year was a pleasant surprise.

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    Lin replied

    Oh, how i hope you are right!

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  20. mattman says:

    They need to just make a one big AMC movie,tie up all the loose ends and then just have some major catastrophe that knocks off all the villians and skanks of Pine Valley,never to be seen again,period,this is the way to end a show. Take it out with a BANG.

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  21. hot girl says:

    the five years jump was a big nono

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  22. Terese says:

    I am sad to hear this. I had high hopes. I do wish if they are truly going to end AMC, that they would complete the story lines that are still up in the air.

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  23. 9xaunty says:

    I am honestly glad it’s over. The torture of wishing and hoping is just too much. Getting my hopes up to AGAIN have them crushed is too much. I love these characters like old friends. For 30 + years I shared their happiness, sadness! excitement, devastation! and every other emotion. I laughed, cried, yelled, applauded with them everyday. It’s cruel to keep giving us hope and then ripping it away from us. I will once again go through the grieving process of losing these people again and move on. Good luck to all the actors and thank you for the memories!!!!

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  24. Kian says:

    Interesting to note that today (November 11) marks the 25th anniversary of Cady’s first airdate in the role of “Dixie Cooney” replacing Kari Gibson who originated the role a few months earlier.

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  25. Johnny says:

    Some very good posts here! And others…wow! Really??? You have called the Prospect Park people losers..and flakes….and even wishd they would rot in hell. Seriously??? These are people who have been working tirelessly non stop for over 2 years to keep these two shows alive in some way. They built a production facility…got the show on some cable channels…how does this make them losers??? Imay be an optimist but I think there is something in the works. Possibly with OWN or some other network or format. I think that’s why they have not and are not making a statement…they are not ready to concede defeat but can’t say anything definitively yet. If these shows are over…I think it is just time to say good bye. The fight has been fought…we got them back for a while…it was nice but not the same….and at the end of the day…they are just shows. There are hundreds of shows and thousands of channels. These shows had historic runs of 40 plus years and that is nothing to be sad or angry or upset about. All shows come to an end. Except The Simpsons apparently.

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  26. David says:

    Sad to hear that the shows are not returning but not shocking at all. Prospect Park mismanaged this from the beginning. Now the shows are gone again.

    ABC is not going to bring the shows back. They have had very good ratings as of alte with The Chew and GH.

    Interestingly enough I believe if the shows stop being produced by Prospect Park that hte rights revert back to ABC. I wonder if that means GH would bring back Todd, Starr, and Mcbain if that is the case. Just a thought that I am show would please some and upset others.

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  27. dmr says:

    Funny, during the day at 1:00 p.m., I still remember watching AMC on ABC. I didn’t watch much the last decade because the show had changed; but, I do have fond memories of being younger and watching throughout the 80′s and 90′s. I wish the old episodes would be broadcast more. It was something new to try, putting it on the web. I didn’t watch it; but, I am guessing it just didn’t have the same “feel.” I still dislike The Chew, which took the place of AMC on ABC. I’m sure it’s a great show and I just haven’t given it much of a chance…

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  28. CTwildheart says:

    I always said we only won the battle, not the war. Time to suit up….

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  29. Debbie says:

    Could different format mean focussing on one family group? Less actors and sets could save a lot of money. Other actors would just be seen occasionally, not as regulars. Just a thought…

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  30. nyssa says:

    Will Bianca ever find her happiness and love? Answer left hanging.

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  31. ellie says:

    so sad to hear this i was really getting back into both soaps i been watching for 40 yrs….smh if they can jus get back to daytime t.v. on local channels im sure it will b a success….although own network was working out pretty good for me….we jus need our 1oclock & 2oclock slot back…..im still keeping hope alive……smh

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