News - Soap Buzz

57 July 1st, 2011 CONFIRMED: Two-hour finale of All My Children to air September 23rd!

On-Air On-Soaps has confirmed this morning with an All My Children spokesperson that the series will go off the air with a two-hour finale on September 23rd!

According to ABC, “The final broadcast will end in a manner that respects the show’s legacy and honors its history.  Out of love and respect for the show, many beloved actors will be returning to Pine Valley, including Josh Duhamel (Leo Du Pres), Eva La Rue (Maria Santos), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater), Carol Burnett (Verla Grubbs), Kate Collins (Janet Green), Jennifer Bassey (Marion Chandler), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Chandler) and Leven Rambin (Lily Montgomery), among others yet to be announced. Final episodes will celebrate the stories of the families that fans have grown to know and love over the years.

Recently nominated for a total of 13 Daytime Emmy Awards in 2011 and hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, All My Children has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades, including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. January 5th, 2011, marked the celebration of 41 years on the air for All My Children. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has been at the forefront of such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.”

So, if we have to say goodbye to the characters of Pine Valley…how do you feel about a two hour send-off? Let us know!

Tags: , ,

  1. Danielle O. says:

    Certainly, AMC deserves a 2 hour finale, and I’m thrilled about it. Of course, I’m hoping another network will pick up AMC, but I wonder if this 2 hour finale will be at the expense of OLTL or GH…. Hopefully, not OLTL. And I we need to keep fighting for ABC to sell AMC & OLTL.

    Reply

    Jewell replied

    I know nobody wants the other two soaps interrupted, but if this is the end let them have the two hours.

    Reply

    Roxie replied

    They did sell, Prospect Park on line.. I will likely get a subscription if I have to pay for it. I love my soaps. NOT ABC, I am upset that they will get PAID for these two shows when they would just as soon let them die. Too many talk shows, the 2 they are going to replace our soaps with sound DULL/

    Roxie replied

    GREAT NEWS THEY SOLD THEM! On line, but at least they will live on. We may have to subscribe.

    Reply

  2. ethel says:

    i can’t even say anything about a “final” episode without getting very emotional – i have watched amc from the beginning – this is just too much for me – i am just so devastated……………..

    Reply

    Lois replied

    I know what you mean Ethel. I’m 82 and have watched it for many years. When I worked I used to tape it. I still tape it and watch it so in the event someone phones me, I don’t miss any of it. But maybe someone will buy its rights and run it on another station. Maybe Carol Burnett (she should be able to do that). Come on Carol do us all a favor.

    Reply

  3. Chris Smith says:

    I stil can’t stomach the thought of “The Chew” premiering September 26! What a horrible mistake ABC is making cancelling AMC and OLTL!!!

    Reply

    Roxie replied

    I will NEVER watch that.

    Reply

    Joe replied

    Ditto. SCREW the CHEW!

    Cindy replied

    I refuse to watch the crap ABC is putting on in place of AMC and OLTL. Every time I hear the commercial for the Chew I want to puke! I hope it falls flat on it’s face and ABC loses a lot of money for their stupidity!!!

    Reply

  4. Michele says:

    This is all so bittersweet for me. I’ve watched this show from the very beginning so even having to discuss it’s Final Days is very difficult for me! I love the nods to the history of the show lately and all the re-appearances of the characters I had come to know and love but I just wish it were under better circumstances! I am STILL hoping aganist hope that somone “Anyone” can rescue my Beloved Pine Valley! It’s been a part of my life for almost ALL of my Life!

    Reply

  5. PST says:

    I’d rather the show not end at all and air on another network. Maybe others are, but I’m not ready to say goodbye.

    Reply

  6. Ron Klopfanstein says:

    Nothing can make the demise of this classic show okay, particularly knowing how ABC could have sold it (and “One Life To Live” ) to Sony. But, a two-hour finale at least shows that to some extent ABC plans to acknowledge the significance of it’s concluding.

    Reply

  7. Mary Lou says:

    I do not want a send off at all, 2 hour or otherwise. This beautiful, iconic show needs to continue, if not on ABC, then somewhere where it will be appreciated and honored.

    Reply

  8. lisa says:

    As fans we’re all still smarting from the sting of cancellation news….this will continue.

    A two hour finale – would that be enough to satisfy the appetites of millions of fans with such a long history with this show……doubtful !!!

    But as the saying goes ….ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END.

    Sadly, after 41 years – IT’S ALL TOO SOON !!!!

    Reply

  9. Brian T says:

    I’m still heartbroken over this show leaving the air. I am happy to hear we will have 2 hrs to say goodbye. Please tell me that Adam and Brooke will be back as well.

    Reply

  10. Joanne Cecere says:

    I’ve watched this show since day one……….and a 2 hour finale is OK I guess………..but I don’t want to see it go off the air, so who cares if it’s 2….3 , or 4 hours….it’s all too sad. to even discuss. How can they do this show justice ….how do you end a 41 yr run? Insurmountable sadness……..

    Reply

  11. Celia says:

    JR & ANNIE Miss Broderick, JR & ANNIE! Correct the mistake those showkillers did to them.

    Reply

  12. harlee says:

    I am so happy about this move..well done ABC.

    Reply

  13. bertramsey says:

    I haven’t watched AMC in 10 years, but I’m watching it now. It’s great they’re bringing back all the old favorites. As for The Chew, I will never watch even one minute of it.

    Reply

  14. Ingrid Harrell says:

    I think all my children should stay on air. If you were selling them to another network like nbc i would be oke with the finale. I Just started watching all my children in 2004 and im really just getting into it. and one life to live. I Think its wrong to cancel to good shows without thinking how the fans would feel. Abc will not be the same without erica cane.

    Reply

  15. Ed Vandeweerd says:

    It will be a sad day when “All My Children” ends on September 23rd and my total boycott of ABC Programming begins in protest. So not only am I saying Goodbye to the residents of Pine Valley but I also I say goodbye to ABC and Disney programming! :/

    Reply

  16. Susan says:

    I agree with Mary Lou. There is no legitimate reason for a two hour send off. ABC needs to sell AMC, since they need cash for their reality crap and Katie Couric, to another network or cable station.

    They have lost this loyal viewer.

    Reply

  17. Marsha says:

    It would take more than a two hour episode to end this 41 year show…more like 41 more years…. If ABC would have the guts to sell the shows they are cancelling then we would all win. Too bad ABC/Disney are cowards.

    Reply

  18. Leina says:

    Please Mrs. Broderick let Jr and Annie reunite back together again. They had such a sad and tragic ending to their relationship. The past six plus months have been so hard to watch with JR trying to get Marrisa back, this was even before MCE left the canvas. It was so disrespectful to the huge Jannie fan base. They deserve to have a happy ending especially since there was such a huge build up to their relationship over the past year. They also make a perfect fit to one another since they accept each other as they are, flaws and all. They don’t have to pretend they are someone they aren’t. Please let MCE have more then a three days. Let both JY and MCE show how well they act together. Their chemistry was electric and you could tell they loved being these characters together.

    Reply

  19. Shadow says:

    It’s like knowing the day & time your loved ones will all die, but you can’t figure out a way to stop it. I just can’t imagine never hearing that theme song cue up again and visiting my lifelong soap friends. I have a full, rich life so don’t think I’m a cat hoarding homebody. Quite the opposite. AMC has just been one constant touchstone in my life, and I will miss it dearly if another company doesn’t pick it up. I will NEVER watch any series that replaces it. Sorry, that time slot is sacred.

    Reply

  20. Chantal says:

    I don’t watch AMC or OLTL, only GH. For now GH is okay but for how long? So, I am supporting other soap fans and will never ever watch these new shows, not a minute, NEVER EVER!

    Reply

  21. Ceridwyn2 says:

    I would love to see Annie back, only to get JR away from Marissa. I want Bianca & Marissa together.

    Also, having gone through the loss of the fan fight for GL, hoping another network would buy the shows once they were cancelled only to have them dashed when there wasn’t any way P&G was selling the soaps. I just don’t think ABC is gonna give up the ‘intellectual’ property rights to a show they’ve owned for 41 years; as much as ABC/Disney don’t care about the soaps anymore, it’s still their copyright material. To the fans it means so much more, but to present day execs at ABC/Disney, they’ve already divorced themselves from the soaps programming, but they still seem to have that mind-set of ‘We don’t want it, but we own it and don’t want anyone else to have it’” attitude.

    I applaud Lorraine Broderick/Agnes Nixon and Frank Valentini/Ron Carlivati for doing the best they can as showrunners and writers to get their soaps wrapped up as best they can. I don’t envy that task in the slightest. I may not like every decision made, but until I’m in their position, I don’t make those kinds of choices. We’re invested, so we care. We can all say as fans we would have done this or that, but unless we’re in the positions of EP/HW of a long time soap trying to wrap up decades of story.

    So, I’m going to watch to the end, and enjoy the stories that I’ve liked & loved for decades. And continue to talk about them with friends.

    Reply

  22. SoapStud79 says:

    Oh, AMC. Despite the outcry of fans, ABC has decided to stick to their decision and say goodbye to this amazing soap. It will be missed. I am thankful for the two hour finale, but wish the show would be allowed to go on for many years to come. Shame on ABC for not listening to their viewers and for not allowing the soap to live on somewhere else. Disappointing.

    Reply

  23. todd says:

    I haven’t watched AMC consistently…but I will tune in during the last rew weeks and the 2 hour finale. I hope OLTL also gets a 2 hour finale if it does come to an end….I am still praying it will be sold.

    Reply

  24. lumi says:

    I love AMC and Days too,,,,and I’ll be taping this two hours to keep with my Another World tapes and ATWT tapes and put them on DVDs to have for ever….

    Reply

  25. Anne Jordan says:

    After fighting every way I can think of–and I still am—I am still so sad and angry over the loss of a show Ihave watched from the beginning. I will watch til the bitter end and I, too, hope to see Brooke and Adam, and J.R. with Annie. I will continue to watch GH, Days, and Y&R. Nothing can take the place of Tad, Jack, Erica , Kendall, etc., but the other soaps have their own core characters, which GH and Days are getting back to. ABC is as dead to me (except for GH) as I apparently am to them.

    Reply

  26. Doe says:

    Good for AMC. Finally, the right way to end. I hope a two hour last episode will be enough to say goodbye, if there is such a thing in the soap world. September will come too soon, I think. I don’t know how all the stars can handle this historic soap wrap up. very sad!…..

    Reply

  27. adriana8900 says:

    jr and annie reunion please

    Reply

  28. Lew says:

    They deserve the two hours and I know it will be a great ending. I have been loving AMC the past few months and it is a shame that it has come to this. The best to all.

    Reply

  29. tina says:

    This is so sad to me. At 13 years old I started watching AMC and thought it’d be with me for life. Donna Beck and Billy Clyde Tuggle were on then, and Aunt Phoebe was as much the star as Erica was then. At my first Emmys, in 1999, Ruth Warwisck was the only actor I got to meet, and it was an honor. Also, I got to see Susan Lucci finally win her Emmy, which I correctly predicted! If we can’t save AMC, let’s try save OLTL now. AMC deserves all 3 hours to end!

    Reply

  30. Lynne says:

    I don’t give a crap whether it’s on for 4 hours that nite, but to end them is just plain horrible to me. I’m very unhappy about it and it’s made me cry plenty.

    Reply

  31. Lori says:

    This will be bittersweet for everyone who loves All My Children. I am really sad and upset to see this awesome soap go. Seriously it makes me forget my own health issues for a while. I will miss everyone on the show yes even dr evil lol. Great job everyone.

    Reply

  32. Ruth says:

    2 hours or 8 hours doesn’t matter… All that matters is that it”s ending and that is very sad!!!! After watching for nearly 40 years, it sickens me what ABCD is doing it AMC.. After these 2 hours, I will no longer be watching ABC…

    Reply

  33. Debbie says:

    I, like so many others, have watched AMC since the very first day it aired. However, after seeing the flashing scenes of Dixie struggling to awake from yet another “death, ” I am over it. OH! And let’s not forget the lame storyline of :::gasp:::: an Erica twin!!! Puhleeeze!!!! Yeah, even though I watch this show every day, I am MORE than ready to see it go.

    Reply

  34. matt borlenghi says:

    Saddened and a bit pissed that I have not been asked to be a part of the send-off. Why not Brian Bodine? Ask TPTB…

    Reply

    Joanne Cecere replied

    Well Matt………..Now that it supposedly is going to continue online………maybe you should contact Prospect Park…….they might very well want the former stars to appear……….we would love you to grace the screen again.

    Reply

  35. Mary Moran says:

    It really stinks that ABC has done this to it’s loyal viewers — I have been watching since Dark Shadows was on since I was about 7. Sad how they pay loyalty. Just sell the rights period to air on TV too. I will watch online but so many can’t. I just hope they promote it on TV for online. They should have it on primetime a couple of weeks and then cont. in online.

    Reply

  36. Joe says:

    It’s the first soap finale to ever be granted extra time… even over GL (longest-running TV Drama EVER at the time) or ATWT (on air for much longer a period of time), so this has to count for something. At any rate, I too do not want to see life in Pine Valley as we know it come to an end. At least some semblance of it will live on in cyberspace, not the ideal, bit it’s a bittersweet victory for those of us who have worked our assets off to save these soaps!

    Reply

    Bubbles LaRue replied

    If there is a longer show for the finale….then let it be 3 hours…..OLTL & AMC can take a day off. Lets at least give the actors some respect and appreciation with a proper send-off…..but as I said in my other comment if the show is to continue on the internet WHY is there going to be a finale?

    Reply

  37. Bubbles LaRue says:

    If the show is going to continue online and take up online from its last episode on the network WHY are they having a 2 hour finale?

    Reply

  38. Iris says:

    I’d prefer not to see my Soaps end at all! Why can’t they air on another network? Watching shows on line is inconvenient, AND annoying! Treating loyal fans like this really blows! I have been watching for the entire 40+ years, and it’s depressing that I won’t have AMC & OLTL on a daily basis. It’s great looking forward to each episode, something new every day! ABC: WHY must everything be about money?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WON’T be watching those stupid replacement shows, either! And, when possible, I won’t tune in to ABC at all!

    Reply

    Becky replied

    No more ABC for me except my soaps.When they are gone, so am I!!!

    Reply

  39. Rosa Price says:

    This is very sad to me ,this is the only soap opra I watch,have been watching it for 41yrs. so sad,so sad, don’t take my Tad ,Broc, Jessie ,Angie and others off the air .This is the only time I turn my t.v. on ,please dont take it off .What can I do to help you keep it on?

    Reply

  40. angela says:

    I hope another network takes this wonderful soap, it has given me many years of entertainment all the cast are like my family,and a great escape from everyday problems

    Reply

  41. JACKIE D. says:

    I CAN’T BELIEVE 9/23/11 ALL MY FRIENDS WILL DIE. I HAVE WATCHED AMC FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. I WLL NOT WATCH ABC ANYMORE AND IT WILL BE BLOCKED FROM MY TV. ABC WILL LOSE LOTS OF MONEY ON THE CHEW, AS THEY SHOULD. NOBODY WILL WATCH IT, IT’S JUST ANOTHER STUPID REALITY SHOW ABOUT FOOD. ABC HAS MADE A HUGE MISTAKE AND I HOPE EVERYONE WHO IS A FAN OF AMC WILL BE SURE TO TUNE OUT THE CHEW.

    Reply

  42. Shelley says:

    I have been watching this show for over 35 years. My older sister got me hooked on it. Its like a part of my life is going to be gone now. I dont understand what Channel 13 is thinking. Disney is making a bad mistake because ratings will go way dow now.

    Reply

  43. Maritza says:

    The only two soaps I’ve ever watched are done. 25 yrs of devotion to them and now I’ve got nothing. I guess it’s time to find another hobby.

    Reply

  44. Sharon says:

    I luv u and i’m going to miss u.

    Reply

  45. Tami says:

    The last thing that ABC needs is another reality(cooking/lifestyle show). As of monday, no nore ABC for me from 1 to 2 pm. After OLTL goes off in January, I’m gone. ABC stands for Abysmal (broadcasting) Choices. Look out General Hospital, you’re next on the chopping block.

    Reply

  46. Tami says:

    All i can say is WTF?!. It deserved more. Ok, jr pulls the trigger and you don’t know who the bullett hits? This wasn’t the ending i expected. The writers should be hung by their collective brains for this one. AMC deserves more than this for 41 years of being on tv. I known that the show is moving to the net but come on ! Start fresh. I will truly miss all my children. What happened to the 2 hour finale ?

    Reply

    Annete replied

    I have to agree what happened to the 2 hour finale? I feel cheated and truly hate ABC, I will never watch ABC again ever!!!!!!

    Reply

Leave a comment