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252 February 12th, 2013 REPORT: All My Children Will Leap Five Years Ahead, Have High School Characters, Begin with JR Waking from a Coma?

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While soaps fans are trying to figure out just how the reboot of All My Children will pick up from where the ABC version of the series left off,  (with JR firing a gun into something or someone) ABC Soaps In Depthhas reported from some of their sources the following:  “AMC will have a heavy emphasis on a group of high school characters and that the series will be set five years from the moment JR readied to start shooting beloved Pine Valley citizens in the broadcast finale.  Speaking of JR,  the re-launched AMC will be start off with Adam and Dixie’s son waking up from a coma!”

If these elements hold true, how do you soapers feel? Would you want AMC online to pick up right from where they left off? Knowing many of the original cast members are not coming back full-time, or have not been able to confirm participation at this point in time. Would you prefer the series advancing one year ahead, or five?

What do you think about introducing a core group of high school students?  Fans would hope that these students would be SORAS’d children of series core families.  And with the five year time lapse, that would make more sense in order to properly “in soap terms” age them.

As On-Air On-Soaps previously reported last week, during our discussion with Jacob Young (Rick, B&B Ex-JR, AMC), the Daytime Emmy winner revealed that Prospect Park and AMC were actively pursuing a recast for JR, since he is on contract with B&B.  Jacob also offered up that he had heard that AMC going to advance only one year from where it left off.

So soapers, weigh-in!  What do you think of these reports of how the new AMC will be framed?

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  1. Jason Eldridge says:

    I rather have them go as far as they can up to the day when they will air, and thenn explain what has happened then since we heard the shot that we don’t know who fired yet.

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    Keith replied

    I feel they should pick up right where they left off over a year ago. But it makes more sense (cents) from a business perspective to focus on less costly actors appealing to a younger demographic.
    The times they are a change-ing, again.

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    laura replied

    I like the idea of jumping ahead a year or more (even 5) as long as they backtrack to the day JR fired the gun to give us alittle between ‘then and now’. As for focusing on a group of high schoolers. Umm…NO! I was SO excited to hear AMC coming back..until I read that. Bring in OLDER characters for us to love and love to hate …5 years is alot of time for David to get married, Cara to find another love etc etc…but High schoolers…Nope, I wont watch.

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    Margaret replied

    I wish they would leave it where they left off but very happy that AMC is coming back :)

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    DiLovesAMC replied

    I think starting one year later is good sense it actually is one year later!! Can’t wait I have watched sense day one!!

    dede replied

    I miss my soap so much. It wont be the same without some of the characters but am willing to give it a try. I would rather have them start one year in the future. seems like 5 years would be too long. but again better than nothing!!
    i heard michael knight isnt coming back but dixie is. I was hoping they bring back jackson too!

  2. Caroldee says:

    WHAT!!!! Oh my I don’t like that idea at all..but better than nothing..

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  3. su0000 says:

    IT makes little difference now if they jump ahead in years..
    We have lived a year past the ending too lol ..
    AMC at its beginning had high school characters too, Erica Kane was one …

    And, since they do not have the cast they need to carry on where AMC left off, this will just fine. Agnes will take care of her children :)

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    Wilda replied

    I agree; besides the show is called All My Children which would indicate it is about the younger set with parents thrown in the mix.

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    Bonnie replied

    I guess the younger cast members could be high schoolers. But I think they actually ranged from 4-8, so they would be aged about 7 years

    CTwildheart replied

    Well said Wilda!

    Elaine Copeland replied

    I agree, Agnes will take care of all her children! Thanks for putting it back on. I missed it alot, but I did get a chance to get into General Hospital, and I really enjoy it.

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  4. Justine says:

    I’m excited!!!!! I don’t think the shows can really leave off where they ended. ….. But things need to be explained. I just hope they don’t change the show too much! I want OLTL & AMC back……..not a different show using their names!!!!!

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    Jackie Easterwood replied

    I agree with Justine. I woud like at least an explanation and not just skip over everything that was going on when AMC ended. Hopefully other stars will come back and we can have almost the same show. I loved my soaps and have really missed them!

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  5. Mark says:

    I hate it! I hate it! Begin present day and explain what happened the last 18 months! I won’t watch it!

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    michele replied

    I TOTALLY AGREE!

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    Llana replied

    Was sooo looking forward to it coming back, BUT if they go out 5 years and have all new high school kids, I want be watching either.

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    Gail replied

    “High school kids” Sounds like they’re just using the name All My Children to launch a totally new soap geared at a MUCH younger viewer. They can do that but I won’t watch. All My Children was my escape from my world. High Schoolers….. I have some right here with me and their’s is all the drama I can take. I mean, geesh, AMC was on for 40+ years….. why change it so drastically?????

    Wendy replied

    Totally agree. I will still watch because I have missed my show THAT much, but it is the show as it was that we are dying to see, not a totally new show!! A few new characters or even kids that are a little older are fine, but really there weren’t that many kids to age to teenagers! And it is kinda hard to have all those teenagers running around without their parents!! I think bringing it to “current day” is fine but we need to know what happened after the show’s ending.

    ronnie sapp replied

    i have watched all my children since about 1984 with my mom why cant they bring back skye, antonne, donna, tom cudahy, emily, cecily brent,the real liza colby ,chuck tyler,brian bodine,charlie brent,played by christopher lawford not the other ones,taylor roxbury,ross chandler,daisy cortland,nina cortland warner,jeremy hunter,del henry,gloria marsh,barbara montgomery,karen parker cindys twin sister,myra sloan,there are probably others those where the good times on all my children

    DAsAngel replied

    I can only say… DITTO Mark! I watched AMC from start to ABC’s finish and spent the last year and 5 months mourning it’s unreasonable execution over dollars, and replaced by more drivel about food.

    Personally, my mother and I watched the first airing, when the program was only half an hour long, and from that moment we were hooked! My mother passed away before AMC moved to California, so she never had to experience the death of a well loved program that was always on the cutting edge of controversial topics. For that I am gratefull she passed before it happened.

    Once I had children they sat and watched it with me, and my grandchildren did as well when they became old enough to understand things. It truely was a FAMILY program!

    As for this relaunch? Well, for the few cast members from AMC on Abc that are coming to the online version, it’s good to know there will be SOME familiar faces, but I think throwing in a bunch of teen actors will not help alliviate the aprehension of the online version failing to get a wide enough fan base to go the distance that the well loved and respected actors from ABC’s version had garnered!

    And to the other cast members that are not deciding to come to the online version… If you are reading this… I beg of you to reconsider!

    Bring the ‘Feel Good’ back to AMC!

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    DiLovesAMC replied

    I agree!!

    Carol Gravlin replied

    I So Agree!!

  6. Caroline says:

    I think they’re making a big mistake if they have high school kids front and center. It certainly won’t bring me back. I hope they don’t do that with OLTL! I don’t mind a teen story along with other stories involving mature characters, but I almost always find them less interesting than the adults.

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    Uh, it’s called “All My Children” for a reason. In the beginning, the show’s focus was on the high school characters of Tara, Phillip, Chuck and, of course, Erica. Were they less interesting? The reason I started watching was the Tara/Phillip storyline and Erica messing in their lives. Starting from the core reason for the show might be a good way to go, especially if they want to attract new younger viewers.

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    MM replied

    And don’t forget the best of all….Jenny and Greg! May she R.I.P. :)

    Oh, and Angie and Jessie, but I was never as “into” them.

    And Cecily and Rico?

    Tad and Liza?

    Do we need to continue?

    Michelle replied

    In the beginning they were high school aged characters, but that was IN THE BEGINNING! We or most of us were high school age back then and we grew up with the characters during the 40 year run of the show. Now that we are all older, I dont want to have to watch new high school age characters and have to go through all their drama again and grow up with them too. I prefer to watch and ‘stay’ with THE OLDER CHARACTERS, those whom I grew up with as I highly doubt that I will be able to relate to the younger crowd now.
    I hope that they dont focus on the young characters too much. If they do, they will surely fail I have a feeling.

    Patrick replied

    “Peyton Place” premise?

    Focal point on the high school kids… with the veterans surrounding them….

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  7. boes says:

    I think the time jump is a good idea, although this will make Cady the best looking young Grandmother in tv history.

    We’re probably all wary about the show having an emphasis on teenagers, considering how badly that was done in the recent past on AMC and on OLTL, generally speaking.

    But then I remember that AMC was heavily featuring a teen trio when the show began, namely Erica, Chuck and Phil. And that didn’t turn out so badly now, did it???

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    Mark replied

    I have a feeling that Prospect Park and Ms Nixon will have the new AMC resemble the original AMC as far as a teen storyline. As far as I recall Erica, Chuck and Phil were still in high school when the series started.

    It is called “All My Children” not “All My Baby Boomers”, afterall.

    Who will be the new Kate Martin type of character, the grandmother to everyone?

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    Torrey replied

    Exactly!! Let’s not forget about Jessie, Angie, Tad, Liza, Jenny, Dottie & Greg….AMC has always featured younger actors and has done just fine. I think know that the show is in the right hands, it will be just fine. AMC struggled at the end because of Charles Pratt, David Kreizman & Donna Swajeski….these writers had a big hand in ruining the direction of the show. Not to mention all of the interference that Brian Frons had with the direction of AMC.

    Alan replied

    More importantly, who will be the Phoebe Tyler type of character, the meddlesome bitch that keeps things interesting?

    Cynthia replied

    I do believe They have to explain what happen last. The gun shot and who fired it. If they then flash 1 or 5yrs ahead I don’t think it matters. If you have at least a few of the original characters it will be easy to pick back up and incorporate new blood into the show (e.g. High School Students) I would rather see them bring in 20′s something aged actors and actresses. That way it will appeal to both adults and High School aged watchers.

  8. jeanne says:

    geez when are soap writers going to get it that most of us fans do NOT want tons of high school storylines teens are NOT the ones watching soaps now its 35 -70

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    Renee replied

    Jeanne I couldn’t agree more. I get that they are trying to draw a younger teen audience in. Especially since it will be online and they can watch anytime, but I really don’t think that is going to happen. The teens that watch soaps already watch them because their parents watched and they were hooked on Erica, JR, Dixie, Tad, Babe, etc. not because there was a “teen scene”. This really has the potential to work for them. PP needs to seriously rethink this JMO.

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    The_HugoBoss replied

    But everyone you just named started off as a teen or was literally “born” onscreen and later had teen storylines. Tad…Erika…Dixie…JR….let’s not forget Angie…Liza…Jesse…Kate…Brooke. And Agnes was apart of it then, and she’s apart of it now.
    Trust a little more. This is more like the original than ever before. A set of core parents and characters like The Martins and Hubbards with Chandlers and Slater/Kane’s running around, and their high school children.
    It’s gonna be good. They didn’t fight to get all of these legacy characters back just to NOT use them. But they have to introduce a new crop of characters along with them, to help the show flourish.
    How about you guys give it a chance before you immediately assume THEY, the people on our side who’ve in no less of a dramatic term, ‘saved our shows’, and support them. At least until the product has been delivered to the screen.

  9. Mark says:

    It’s stupid because it’s not 2016 (five years since AMC ended)! It’s February 2013. Start now!! Oh my God I hate when TPTB screw these things up!!

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    Brian Tripp replied

    Desperate Housewives did it and it worked so I say give it a try before shooting it down.

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    carol rayborn replied

    I agree with Mark, it is not 2016, how are they going to explain new technology from 2011 to 2016 for one thing. I hope they at least explain what has happened.

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    debbie replied

    start right where it ended..and if dixie is coming back on then you know jr was in a coma cuz somebody shot him and shes back again as the mother hes seeing while in the coma.. just have the younger children a yr. older not 5 yrs older. and it will all work out fine.

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    Spencer replied

    So what if it’s not 2016 in the real world? People don’t come back from the dead in the real world either, but it happens every other week on AMC. Special things happen all the time on soaps – children grow up at twice the normal speed, someone literally gets away with murder at least once a year. Big deal if the dates don’t match.

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  10. KP says:

    Was a bit surprised at the five year jump. Reserving judgment on the teen scene. Pleased at the J.R comatose bit, out of all the ugly options the cliffhanger created this one I think is the best. Beats wondering who he killed. I’m especially thrilled two of my all time faves Dixie/Adam are gonna be involved in this intense a plot right off the bat. Can’t wait for the premiere!

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  11. Gerry says:

    I don’t mind a leap into the future, even five years. It gives the writers a chance to instill some new backstory into characters whose lives we have been following every minute of for the past few decades. These “missing years” can provide mystery as details emerge, mixing the new with the familiar. What bothers me in this report is the intended emphasis on high schoolers. Prospect Park is only producing two hours a week for “All My Children,” which doesn’t leave much airtime to divide among the veterans we want to see. To take an even bigger slice of that time away and hand it over to newcomers doesn’t sound promising.

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  12. Johnny says:

    Don’t like it – Don’t like it. I ws afraid of this, due to the fact that so many characters
    can’t come back or should I say the actors who played them are not available. I thought they were going to jump ahead One year, that’s what I heard, not FIVE years. Honestly, I was very happy to hear the show was coming back, but if it becomes
    ALL MY TEENS, that’s not for me. I am Tad Martin’s age, I want to see my own peers in the show, Tad, Angie, Darnell – sorry, have been trying to be positive ~ if they go this route be prepared for viewers dropping off, but of course, they may attract younger viewers, forgetting about us middle agers I guess. I have a feeling I’m not the only one not terribly thrilled with this latest AMC News.

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    The best storylihes on AMC were the teen storylines, the best of them being in the beginning with Erica/Phillip/Tara/Chuck, in the 70s with a 17-year old Nina falling for Dr. Cliff Warner, and the 80s with Jenny/Greg/Liza and Angie/Jesse. What is wrong with young, star-crossed love stories? I like the veterans, too, but most of the veterans started out on the show playing TEENS. I don’t see anything wrong with this as a way to go.

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    Patrick replied

    1. wonderful memories…

    a) ooh la la Chuck Tyler.
    b) Nina was breathtaking.
    c) Liza deserved an Oscar….
    d) angie is my hero

    and so on… and so on….

    ————————

    I too, am in-or around Tad’s age….

    i’m sure most of us in the age group…. agree….. finding high-calibur talent, that even comes close to what we’re used to….. is difficult at best.
    ——————

    I think AMC is going the younger route…
    and OLTL… has all the tools to keep what was… and according to OLTL Fans.. has the Talent to continue the realm of what makes Llanview successful.

    I hope so.

  13. Michael says:

    I could see a year ahead but five is just too much. Not a good idea but yeah, better they are back to see than having to wonder in your mind.

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    su0000 replied

    It is not a fact that the jump will be 5 yrs..
    Actually we know nothing, nothing at all as to how it is being written..
    People get so excited and give themselves gray hair when not even knowing how it will play out LOL :)
    gotta wait to hear, until then I’m staying cool ..

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  14. Tina Gray says:

    Better than nothing, I suppose.

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  15. Brian Tripp says:

    I like it and think its a smart idea. If they cast the teens right then they can create something great and bring in new viewers too.

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  16. Nancy Wizner says:

    I think if it will begin 5 years from the time of the shooting, it’s wide open to a whole range of new beginnings. This way it doesn’t matter if the entire cast is back or not. Their names can be worked into the show to say where they are and it can even leave it open for someone to return as that character (whether it be the same star or not). Sorry Jacob is not coming back, but roles have been recast in the past, and it’s worked out very well. As for the high school kids, again, new beginnings. That’s exactly how AMC began! Looking forward to it!

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    RACHEL replied

    1 YEAR IS PERFECT. THE SHOW ENDED A YEAR AGAO. UP THE KIDS AGES A COUPLE YEARS, BUT NOT 5 YEARS. MAKE IT LIFE LIKE. THESE SHOWS R OUR LIFLINE IN LIFE. MOST EVERY ONE STARTED AS A KID HERE. GO FOR IT, 1 YEAR…WE STILL NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AT THE FINALE….

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    Karen Bohman replied

    I agree with Rachel…..I have missed AMC so much, please dont screwwith the story line too much. 1 or 2 year ok….its been nearly 2 years anyway. It would be like returning to Pine Valley after moving away for awhile. Things change but some things stay the same. I don’t care I just want them back!!!

  17. jim says:

    Sounds okay with me as long as they explain what happened after the shooting. Okay with the high school teenagers as long as they have ties to core families. They could help draw in a new younger generation of viewers to help with the shows success. Didnt AMC originally start with Erica, Phil, Tara and Chuck as high schoolers? This could be a nod to the shows very first episode. This is better than nothing.

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    That’s what I’m saying!! Did everyone forget why they started watching AMC in the first place? The storylines centering on young, star-crossed love!

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    jim replied

    Young characters have always been introduced on Amc during its forty year run and had front burner storylines like Jenny and Greg, and in more recent years Bianca. Both young and old viewers enjoyed them. And the vets were still there. How soon some 4get.

    CTwildheart replied

    Agree…explain the shooting, please.

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    jim replied

    Didnt you watch the AMC finale. J.R. had a gun, there was a group of people in the house, J.R. pointed the gun,so it seems, at those people, from behind a wall where he was hiding, then we heard a gun shot ring out. Did he shoot one of them or himself? Did someone else shoot off a gun? Or was it just a car backfiring? Sounds like with J.R. in a coma he might have shot himself or someone seen him, and shoot J.R. with their own gun? This has endless possibilities and im anxious to see what the writers come up with.

    RACHEL replied

    AGREEDED

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  18. Renee says:

    I don’t like the idea of having them jump 5 years with JR in a coma. I would rather them recast and have it start back from the Chandler Mansion with JR having fired the gun. Also, not liking the idea of have a core group of teenagers. Yes, some of (not all or many) of AMC’s favorite characters started out as teens, but they were evolved and transformed quickly. There were no high school sweetie story lines. Erica was always after Phil Brent (a little older than her) or Nick Davis who was older than her. I really think they (PP) may be messing up going this way, but I guess we will see. It is looking like OLTL is going to be the better soap at this point.

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    What AMC were YOU watching? There were plenty of high school love storylines and they were great. Erica and Phillip were the same age, by the way (they were in high school together). It was Erica that broke up Phllip and Tara in the beginning. Greg and Jenny were in high school, along with Tad, Angie and Jesse. These storylines ran for YEARS, not “evolved and transformed quickly.” There’s a reason the show is called “ALL MY CHILDREN”. It was about the children of the Martins and the Tylers. Yes, the veterans had storylines, but the majority of story was devoted to the young.

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    Patrick replied

    You are good!

    Mitchell… nice press….

    reason we all fell in love with Pine Valley.

    RACHEL replied

    1 YEAR IN ADVANCED IS ALL WE NEED….

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  19. Edward says:

    BAD IDEA … YOU LOST ME ON THIS…. ONE YEAR iLL GO WITH… BUT FIVE? REALLY?

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  20. Terri says:

    I don’t mind teen story lines as I began watching AMC when it was Phil, Tara, Erica, etc…My objection to this is frankly, they could actually act. The ones on soaps now seem to have no clue. Just a launch pad to other things. Wonder if they ever took an acting class, learned the craft?? Doubtful. I’ll check it out as many of my all time faves are giving it a shot. It’s always been my #1 show so I’ll never leave them.

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    Patrick replied

    this is my one worry….. that the hunks/starlets…. come in to their own…. reason we need top draw veterans to mind Pine Valley…..

    which, LOL….. is why we’re soap ADDICTS… it was stellar to tune in and watch high brow talent….

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  21. Linda says:

    Jumping ahead 5 years doesn’t make sense. It should be only 18 months. We soap fans are not stupid. If PP gears AMC for a younger audience where does that leave us over 49 viewers? I would love to have AMC back but as AMC not a reasonable facsimile!

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    Who wants to watch a soap focusing only on a bunch of fifty and sixty year olds?! This is why the soap genre is dying. Younger viewers aren’t tuning in. AMC needs storylines focusing on younger actors to attract new, younger viewers. Soaps have done it for years. Why stop now?

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    Johnny replied

    I understand what you are saying, and I wouldn’t expect the show to completely focus on the fifty and sixty year olds – and I have watched the show for years and have enjoyed the younger romance storylines on it. I was just hoping that the show would be a continuation, picking up a year and a half later ~ I would like to see a mixture of age groups, for even I will admit that after a while I thought that Erica and Jackson should stop playing cat and mouse because they were getting a little mature for some of the scenes they were playing – but I wouldn’t want the show to become “Teen Street” either, but after all is said and done, I guess we will just have to wait and see.

    MK replied

    not to mention 50 and 60 yr olds acting like they are in their 20′s. The old Erica would never be hanging with the younger crowd like she did. It would be totally beneath her. She prefers hanging with people her age or older. She was always the younger version of Phoebe and was stuck in her 40′s in the last several years.

  22. Betty Stacey says:

    I do not look forward to watching the lives of high scool kids. More than one is too much for me. I think most of my age group (over 50) feel the same. I also think 5 years out is a little unrealistic.

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    You’re wrong. To attract younger audiences to the show, they need younger-skewed storylines. No one in their 20s or teens is interested in a love story about a bunch of 60 year olds.

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    Amy Gail replied

    It is not wrong! We want a show the majority can relate to, not Disney aged kids!

    Amy Gail replied

    By the way….they have degrassi etc…let them gravitate to their comfort zone and we shall ours. Not saying OLD people, but 30′s, 40′s as it has always been.

    CTwildheart replied

    I think you are both wrong. If done well, people of all ages will be interested in characters of all ages.
    As a teen I LOVED Palmer and the whole Daisy/Monique story line….while also enjoying the story of Cliff and Nina.
    At the end (and I am obviously not a teen any longer) I LOVED the story with Tad’s son Damon & Colby…while also enjoying the reconnection of Brooke and Adam.

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  23. Shawn says:

    Better than nothing. Well maybe they making Other kids like Jr’s son, Ryan and Annie daughter and all the other kids that are in AMC making them older as teens. It’s great that they putting more teens but, I really like to see Ryan and Greenlee. Kendall and Zack, Jr, Ericka, Bianca, Jessie and Angie and all the other AMC.

    but I’m happy that the show is back and I will plan to watch it in Spring on Hulu!

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  24. JaniceRoberta says:

    i guess that the definitive name of the show is ‘”children” so i guess it fits

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  25. Shyree says:

    5 years with high schoolers would b great!

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  26. jim says:

    I originally said i was okay with AMC going ahead five years but now it makes me wonder are we going to be told what happened between then and now, even with the absent characters, or are they going to keep us in the dark? I would like to know what happened in those missing years. I dont want to feel like i was lost in a coma too, and missed everthing that happened the last five years. Its like reading a book and finding chapters missing.

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  27. Vanessa says:

    High school students are of no interest to me. The best route is to focus on the fans that will return and the people that they want to see, and who is able to return. It’s not Pine Valley if you focus on new people to heavily, so let’s hope that they write a nice balance between returning characters and new ones.

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  28. Eric says:

    They must be recasting the character of JR then? Skeptically optimistic with this potential “leap” and not what I anticipated; albeit still very curious.

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  29. Kelly says:

    I honestly don’t know what people were expecting. As it’s been pointed out REPEATEDLY – “AMC will have a heavy emphasis on a group of high school characters.” This is not going to be the show we remember and the old cast is going to have little to do – in other words, don’t hold your breath on front burner storylines. They will be there to SUPPORT the new cast – not be featured. The only way PP is going to make money is to skew younger for the advertisers. I do not understand why they are calling it AMC. They should have just called it Pine Valley and just treated it as a brand new soap that is somewhat had ties to AMC. I wish they would have just ended AMC properly and left it alone. I won’t be watching this new incarnation.

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    Jesus Christ. The show is called ALL MY “CHILDREN”!!! AMC has always had a focus on younger-skewed storylines. It’s what made it a success in the beginning, it’s what generated attention and water-cooler talk in the 80s (Jenny-Greg-Liza; Angie-Jesse) and it’s what can save this show in its new incarnation. If the only reason you were watching was to see Joe and Ruth decorate their house or Opal open up a new Glamarama, then don’t watch. You won’t be missed.

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    Kelly replied

    Mitchell – if I wanted to see Gossip Girl, I would watch Gossip Girl. I don’t mind them having teen story lines but quite frankly, those are already being done in abundance on network TV and it worries me that this “new” AMC reboot is turning into something the long time fans do not want which is to have the veterans on the sidelines while they focus on this new “younger” cast of characters. I just feel that PP should be honest with themselves and the fans and do more a “spin-off” type of show rather than trying to maintain that this is going to be the same AMC that everyone is expecting. Good luck to them as I’m all for jobs that keep actors and those in production working but I have better things to do with my time than watch this bastardized version of AMC.

  30. jennifer medina says:

    maybe going 5 years in the future will be a good thing,they can age little adam,emma,miranda,spike and the other amc kids.I think it will go well after all they are the future of amc.All ages watch this show I started at 5 years old watching with my grandmother

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    Ceridwyn2 replied

    I was thinking the same. I knew they were going to SORAS the kids, given the gap in time. September 2010 was the last ep, and they’ll reair in March 2013, so technically almost three years ago. So an additional 2 years is not too much of a step. It would put Miranda and AJ in grade 9, maybe grade 10 at the jump ahead. And it will tie the storyline to the core families.

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  31. Robert says:

    I’m torn. Five years seems like a big leap, maybe a year or two since that much time as passed sinced ABC made the biggest mistake of its broadcasting career, however it seems intriguing. That means, several of the kids can be older so that will give way to new story lines and with most of the characters signed on, this should be interesting. I can’t wait for the show to be back on!

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  32. TRW says:

    The 5 year jump worked great for Desperate Housewives. As someone who wasn’t a big AMC fan (more OLTL person here) this all has me MORE interested in checking out AMC as something that is more “new” and less tied to the past.

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    I forgot about that; you’re right. The five year jump worked fantastically for Desperate Housewives and opened up so many more storylines. Whether it’s one year or five years, AMC can’t start at the end of the last show. A jump is almost necessary.

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  33. Candy says:

    I wanted my soap back the way it was . (I do realize a lot of the cast will be missing) I have NO interest in watching a bunch of high school kids all the time . It’s bad enough dealing with them in real life ! AMC was for adults . Look at all the teen kiddy shows on TV they all go under in a year . I want adult story lines . Just so you know “Tad” was my favorite !

    I have already signed up to Hulu Plus this last month when they announced AMC would be shown on there . If this tuns into a kiddy show I will just cancel it !

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    AMC was for adults… That’s true, but a lot of teenagers and college students started watching AMC in particular BECAUSE of its focus on teen-oriented storylines. Do you have amnesia? This is why I watched AMC when I was 15 and continued throughout the years.

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    jim replied

    Im in agreement with you Mitchell. Some of these people are judging only by its casting without seeing the final results. I say wait and give it a try. I am. I might like it or i might not. But at least i believe in giving it a chance first. Just a few months ago we all thought it was gone 4ever. Now its been givin a second chance, and im willing to give it a second chance too before making up my mind.

  34. Troy Turner says:

    Whatever leap in time they decide to make-which is probably the best decision-given that we REALLY don’t know anything about anything; these kids had better be SORASED versions of kids we know-or this may not fly. But, I do take heart that Agnes is involved here-so everyone needs to relax and take a breath

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    Patrick replied

    I bet you…. MOST ALL of US can’t help but not think about what’s going on…. till the gala premiere…. the red carpet ride…..

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    who’da thunk…. the resurgance of our genre would simmer with all that….

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    TA-DA

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  35. BradF says:

    Well, we ARE a varied bunch! I’m happy to see where the writers go with this. I will keep my fingers crossed that they realize that, at its best, AMC was a cross-generational saga and that interesting teen stories were balanced with more adult fare, even the occasional front burner story for amazing older actors like Ruth Warrick, Adam Canary and James Mitchell. Those of us who are hardened fans remember enduring year after year of weakly drawn teen characters. Most of our beloved younger Pine Valleyites seemed to get shipped off to boarding school or divorced exes and “skip” their teens entirely. If the writers can create good teen characters and connect them to the fabric of Pine Valley society – core families, interesting storylines, deep characters, then I’ll welcome them into my home. I miss this form of serialized storytelling, and I’m willing to give whatever they send us a chance.

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    su0000 replied

    All the drama in AMC, especially the earlier years revolved around the young cast..
    IF some would take time to look back they would recall how most all stories were entwined with Erica, Phil, Tad, Jesse, Angie, Liza, Greg, and JR..
    those stories that made AMC great were not only about teens but them and their families.
    Recall all the great stories with the ”children” :) :)

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  36. Peggy Johansen says:

    This sounds HORRIBLE! I was so excited about the shows coming back, but now I don’t know if I’ll be watching!

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    CTwildheart replied

    Horrible? Was watching Tad, Liza, Greg, Jenny, Angie & Jesse as teens horrible? Or did you not watch back then?

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    Peggy Johansen replied

    I did watch back then, but I was a teen myself! I’m not saying I won’t be interested in any story line having to do with teens, it just sounded like that will be the main focus! I’m 47 years old and TV “people” have decided I’m in an age group that no longer counts! I would like some story lines that are about the adults too…I don’t want it to turn into “Degrassi”!!!

  37. Liz Arnold says:

    AMC used to have great teen story lines. Besides starting w/ Erica, Chuck, Phil & Tara, remember that Jessie, Angie, Liza, Jenny, Tad, Lily, Colby, JR, Brooke & countless other fan faves had great starts as teens. While I am also more interested in the mature characters (it would be kind of creepy if I was drooling over some teen hottie at my age), PP does need to court the younger viewer too. As long as its a multi-generational story, I’m in. Lets be thankful that this is happening. If they get it on the air, we had better watch. There will be no turning back & PP will own it for years to come, whether it continues or not.

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    CTwildheart replied

    Well said Liz! :)

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  38. Enrique Buenrostro says:

    Why a FIVE year jump, why not just age the kids five years instead and tell it in real time? This is going to ruin the continuity with OLTL and GH. When they did it on Desperate Housewives, it was so not believable and I stopped watching.

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  39. takeitish says:

    Well it actually it could work Dixie was/is a teacher it gives her a job. If they Soars Kathy , Jenny and AJ that wouldn’t be that bad. they should leave Ian and Spike 10&8 to be SOARS later with with Trevor and what ever babies come in the future. As long as they don’t get to heavy into the teen scene and turn it into 90210 or Dergarssi! Perhaps keep the tempo of the original “Phil and Tara days or Greg and Jenny it could work. I still want my Vets in story lines that don’t involve the teens and I’ll be happy. Besides the last few years were awful between Megan McCrackpipe and The Pratt Craptacular they almost destroyed AMC they had character so out of character they were almost unrecognizable! Also that was not the ending we would have gotten had Ms. Broderick and Ms. Nixion been given the time and or notice. JMO the ending was rather rushed and to me it seem like more of them thinking well if this thing really goes through we can leave them something to work with. This will start the show off on an even footing and give the new writers more freedom and a fresh and the ability to make it their own. This could/would work for me since as I sad the last few years were awful!

    I wish they had gone backwards five years to when Kendall was in the coma or heck I could have gone with the moment that Kendall had grief sex! We just zoom back from her eye as if what we were watching was a scenario that just went through her head at that moment. She pushes Aidan away and they never have sex VIOLA ridiculous nonsense avoided! That moment for me and millions of other fans was when we realized what was being done to AMC. We realized it was being systematically destroyed . The destruction was completely intentional it was methodically planned down hill slide. It was done again intentionally to drive away fans in order push down ratings to justify cancellation so they could be replaced with cheap crap no one watches in an effort to further line already bulging pockets!

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  40. Torrey says:

    Maybe the gun misfired and the bullet hit JR…..that’s why he’s been in a coma. I don’t have a problem with that. Nor do I have to much of an issue with the teen aspect, as long as it’s done right. Remember that AMC has always featured the younger actors….Erica, Philip, Tara & Chuck in the 70′s…Tad, Liza, Angie, Jessie, Greg, Dottie & Jenny in the 80′s….Ahn Li, Terrence, Julia, Noah, Taylor in the early 90′s….Greenlee, Kendall, Ryan, Gillian, Leo, Anton, Laura, Anita, Bobby, Chelsey, Haley, Brian….all in the mid to late 90′s….and JR, Babe, Bianca, etc in the 2000′s… Come on soap fans!! Ye of little faith…. Agnes is not going to let us down! We can’t complain about not having our shows on anymore, then be so close-minded about their return, if it’s not in the exact package that we want. I believe that Agnes will do right by the fans and give us compelling stories to watch for years to come.

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  41. Matt Borlenghi says:

    I want to bring Brian back to Pine Valley to bring some old blood back to town.

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  42. Alan says:

    I think its a good move to advance everyone five years to get the “kids” on the show to be in high school. This would keep the ties to the fan favorites while attracting new viewers which they must do if the new series will be successful. I hope they model AMC after the Dallas reboot, with an edgier show focusing on the younger generation but having the older characters be there with a real presence and their own story lines as well. As others have pointed out, AMC began with a focus on Phil Brent, Chuck Tyler, and Erica Kane all in high school and over the years we saw long time characters like Tad, Liza, Jessie and Angie all in high school together. This format works and i expected this as soon as Prospect Park announced they were actually bringing the show back.

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  43. Margaret says:

    As long is Zach is not cast as an old man…I am good. Best looking man ever on Daytime!!! AMC fan from day one…do what you want to do PP…just keep THornsten Kaye hot!!!!

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    Janet replied

    I so agree with you, Margaret! Many Thorsten Kaye fans will be watching the new AMC to see Thorsten reprise his role as Zach Slater.

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  44. Gillian says:

    I think viewers need to expect a different AMC than the show that went of the air in 2011. Good? Bad? Too early to tell. I think though that while OLTL seems to be similar to the show that went off air in Jan of last year, AMC will be completely revamped.

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  45. su0000 says:

    wow I’m reading a lot stupid panic ..
    It will not be about teens it will be about the ”children” and their ”families”..
    Erica drove poor Mona nuts and Phil caused lots of emotions..
    Ruth was torn in life when Tad and Ray entered it..
    Liza and Maryan(sp) were a dysfunctional family ..
    and Angie and Jesse were awesome when struggling in their time..
    What I am trying to tell some is- the children cause the drama in their families is what made AMC full of drama, the teens drove their families over the edge at times LOL
    And theses people are not children’
    Cara Castillo
    Griffin Castillo
    DR. David Hayward
    Zach Slater
    Opal Cortlandt
    Angie Hubbard
    Jesse Hubbard
    Dixie
    JR- recast

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  46. Mona Prager says:

    I would hope that AMC picks up right from where it left off. It doesn’t sound feasible to leap 5 years ahead. I would NOT be interested in watching a bunch of high school kids as the main emphasis of the show.

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  47. Tracy peterson says:

    I watched AMC from day one. I was in 6th grade. I’m now 53 and was so sad when it ended. I am fine with whatever they do. There are veterans also coming back so familiar faces and characters. Zach, Angie,Jesse just to name a few….so I’m good an will be watching.

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    Sue replied

    Tracy, I too was in 6th grade and home sick for a week the first week of AMC. My mom filled me in daily and I probably missed more school than I should have to see it, as I moved through Jr High and High School. Once vcrs were on the scene, I never missed it again! I’m going to give this new show a shot, because I miss it like I miss family! I’m hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. I hope we will both be happy with the finished product!

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    Tracy replied

    Hey sue, I was lucky enough to live next door to my school so was able to go home for lunch which is when I got hooked on the whole Tara,Phil and Erica triangle. Half hour show at that time so easy to watch and get back to school! Ha! Vcr’s were amazing back in the day!! Well, it will be interesting. I followed OLTL characters to GH and felt some at peace plus their presence has improved that show huge.
    I cried likes a baby when it ended. Silly, but it was like losing a family member. And the stupid shows they put on, we’ll, I boycott to this day.
    Thanks for listening!!

  48. memphisbelle says:

    I am glad they are moving the action five years into the future rather than aging the children of the core characters too rapidly. I’m not part of the younger demographics but I prefer to see younger characters – if I want to see elders trying to act and dress like twenty-somethings, I’ll go to Walmart.

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  49. Stephanie says:

    I don’t think it’s getting off to a good start! I do not like the idea of the show centering around a bunch of high school kids at all. The aiming at a young inmature audience was the start of the demise of soaps. I am grateful that the show is coming back, but I hope it will be the All My Children that we all came too know and love throughout the decades and not a teen bopper revamp.

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  50. Franny Wright says:

    However they start the soaps back up is fine with me, I’m just excited we’re getting them back! Obviously, with the great lineup of castmembers who are returning to AMC so far, it won’t be all about the teen scene, I believe it will be a good mix of generations. I always enjoyed the teen stories on AMC with Phil & Tara, Jenny & Greg, Angie & Jesse, etc., which mixed well with all the characters on the soap. For those who are already set against watching, why not give it a try? You won’t know what it’s like if you don’t give it a chance!

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  51. Jay in NJ says:

    I think what we all need to do is give it a chance, some of us die hard soap fans of both AMC and OLTL worked very hard to bring back these two beloved soaps, everyone needs to remember that the actors that we watch today on AMC repeats were high school kids hence the title of the soap “All My Children”. I have no doubt that Agnes Nixson will do no wrong, she’ll make sure that AMC will go in the direction that it needs to go in and I’m sure she will have input, I would have to say sit back and enjoy the ride because I’m sure that is exactly what it’s going to be, a great ride.

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  52. The_HugoBoss says:

    It makes me so SICK to see such ignorant comments such as “I will not be tuning in” based on a very mild description of the direction they’re heading. How many more times can I say it! Agnus is NOT going to let them destroy this show!
    They’ve worked this long and hard to bring these shows back for US. BUT, they HAVE to change up the format somewhat to make sure all this work isn’t for nothing.
    The veterans, including Cady, who has always been vocal about when she believed the storytelling was good or bad, are all showing their support and are excited about what they’ve been told so far. So the LEAST we can do as fans who haven’t stopped talking about how badly we wanted these shows and characters back, is wait until they freaking air before we start deciding they don’t know what they’re doing and are ruining the shows.
    I am soap fan for life! So I for one am excited to see what’s ahead for Pine Valley. We love AJ and Kate and Miranda, ect…..aging them gives them so much more opportunity to take stories further along. As well as giving the legacy characters some storylines that they hadn’t tackled yet. Though she’s a Martin, Kate is still Dixie and Tad’s daughter by blood. With some Opal running through her veins. Meaning she could end up as dastardly as Ray or as promiscuous as Tad. Zany as Opal. Or as adventurous and sassy as Dixie was. I can’t wait to see how these characters turn out. As well as, (crossed fingers) looking back ten years from NOW, and remembering how they got to where they will be. That’s part of the reason we care about characters like Erika and Tad. Or your JR and Bianca. We saw them grow up and deal with their parents and then slowly morph into either versions of their parents or in some cases total opposite. Either way, you cared more about their stories. And their parents weren’t left out in the cold with no stories. Hell, Liza’s mom jumped right in as the other woman and made herself relevant! Haha.
    Give Agnus, THE CREATOR OF THE SHOW AND MOST OF OUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS, some credit. And instead of assuming they’re going to fail, assume she still knows what she’s doing and is going to give us the product we want, it just perhaps may come in a different package.
    I’ll ALWAYS support AMC and this genre. And if it’s that easy for you to turn your back on it, then I say hop off the bandwagon and give some space to the people who WANT to support and help prove it’s not a “dying genre”!!!

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    brian replied

    Well said !!! I too, get tired of the people who are “putting the cart first” It now seems to me that people here will never be happy. Even when the shows are up and running, I’m sure the same ones will be complaining. Perhaps they should try to get a cast together and create their own show ! Then have all the negivtive comments directed at them, and then maybe they could understand.

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    Gayle replied

    Well said BOSS!!! I could not agree more. The naysayers need to STOP and give the cast and writers of AMC a chance. I, too, have been a long time fan of AMC & OLTL and am thrilled they are returning.

    Too bad they can’t re-post your comment every few posts so many others can see what it means to be a REAL FAN!!

    THANK YOU!!!

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  53. Kathy says:

    I cried when ABC cancelled AMC. I cried with happiness when PP was going to save it. I cried when PP shelved it. I am sooooo tired of crying. I am not crying over this because I have finally accepted that the AMC that we knew and loved is gone. I got to watch it from the beginning and feel lucky for that. There is nothing more boring than teenage stories. The actors are inexperienced. I don’t mind a little teenage angst but to make this the center of the show. Good luck PP with the new show and maybe you will bring in a younger group to watch and they will watch for 40 years .

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  54. ethel says:

    if the teens are from core families i am all for it……..

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  55. jim says:

    My gosh people get over it. The vets will be there. Stop putting the cart b4 the horse. You havent seen the revival yet so dont judge what you havent seen. All soaps are a mix of young and old. Its always been that way. They are not going to be doing Saved By The Bell. They are not going to be doing The Golden Girls. This is a story about families and friends. And that means young and old alike. The only thing i want them to explain is what happened in those last five years.

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  56. Jennifer says:

    Not interested in seeing a focus on teens; nor the 5 year jump.

    I recognize things can’t be what they were when a lot of the former cast will not be on board – although a good many have been announced now. But while I may be in a minority, I still am of the opinion that AMC ended September 2011 and that is probably the way I will leave it. What is that saying “you can’t go home again”. Let the show rest in peace – and I may get slammed for saying so. All of that being said, I am in Canada so not even sure I would be able to access it.

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    Rod replied

    I totally agree!!!!! It won’t even be AMC really anymore!!!!

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  57. mo says:

    Five years seems a bit far. Will all the characters have taken a youth potion? Teen stories? Yawn. To make it work, they’ll need good actors and good story. I think there best bet is to focus on the known and loved characters/actors who are returning and sparingly work in new characters.

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  58. Pat says:

    I think it is a mistake to move five years ahead. It’s also a mistake to concentrate on the teens. Even teenagers prefer stories about older characters instead of high school venues. The Carrie Diaries isn’t doing well.

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  59. Sherryhear says:

    Five years is too far in advance. A multi-generational storyline would capture a multi-generational audience! They should skip the amount of time since last airing on ABC. Most realistic. In five years Spike, Emma, little Adam would not be high school aged. I began watching AMC in high school, from the first show aired. It was always a multi-generational storyline.

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  60. CTwildheart says:

    First, everyone remember this information is not confirmed! Even Jacob Young said it would only be one year later when they returned. We just don’t know exactly what they will do.

    As long as the story is good – I will watch. If a large chunk is focused on the younger set, as long as the story is good – I will watch. If they can’t get back actor A, recast with actor B, as long as the story is good – I will watch.

    I am trusting in Agnes Nixon. I loved her shows before, she can do it again.

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  61. MK says:

    I love it! It is Peyton Place the next Generation. AMC has too many adults and too Many young kids. AMC was about multi generations and multi classes. Jumping ahead would age all the kids. Desparate Housewives and One Tree Hill both jumped 4 years into the future and totally rebooted those shows. Watch you will like.

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  62. rlk says:

    For some reason, I dad a feeling a coma would come into play as the starting point for the relaunch, but I thought it would be Erica emerging from the coma after being shot by JR, and she would act as the guide to what’s hapoened since she went down.

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  63. Rod says:

    It’s all stupid. The reason we would want AMC back is because of the actors & actresses, at this point it seems pointless to relaunch AMC as I’m not watching a bunch of new actors!!! Not to mention as bad as AMC was the last couple years and now lots of originals being replaced WHY BOTHER!! Seems like a whole new show not the reboot of a soap we’ve all loved for so many years!!! NOT HAPPY!!!

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    Beretta13k replied

    Couldn’t agree more

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    Johnny replied

    I understand your point Rod, but really, they will be shorter episodes and they DO HAVE Angie, Jesse, Opal, Miriam, Adam Chandler, Dixie and others AS PLAYED by the original actors. They are recasting JR Chandler, but we all expected that due to the unavailability of Jacob Young. I don’t mind some recasting (if it’s well done) ~ there have been five JR Chandlers and there have been about five Bianca’s by now, a recasting of that role would be all right.

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    Rod replied

    Ummmm where’s all the Kane woman!!! Haven’t heard one thing about Erica UMMM AMC needs Erica and her daughters!!! those others you mentioned well Adam opal and Dixie are all I care about in that list. Jesse and Angie where never the same when they came back. I will tune in to check it out and hope it’s worth watching but from what I keep reading it doesn’t seem so great!!! Very happy they will jump 5 years as long as the 5 years are explained. JR is smart to stay on contract at B&B but it will suck to have ANOTHER JR & BIANCA RECAST.

  64. donna says:

    I’m SO THRILLED it’s coming back that anything they do is great with me!!! :)

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  65. GayAtheistLH says:

    That’s quite a leap but probably necessary to allow for everything they want to do. They need to wipe the slate clean, get past previous bad storylines, explain the absences of certain characters & age the kids. That’s a lot to do.

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  66. Angela Florence says:

    I don’t think it would be a bad idea for the series to begin 5 years in the future however I hope they would elaborate on some of the story lines from when the show ended. I think everyone would like to know who JR shot and what happened.

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  67. B.J. says:

    I’m hoping AMC will still be multi-generation stories, but if it has to focus on teens… PLEASE PP… hire some *talented* actors. Adjusting to new actors is hard enough, but pretty faces with no talent makes it so much worse.

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  68. David Jones says:

    Why people comment that’s not interested boggles the mind. Seems their atleast interested in saying their not watching. Prospect Park thank you for bringing our soaps back to us. If fans watch cable may pick them up at some point. Im watching regardless true soap fan in the house!

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  69. Patrick says:

    Dear Agnes Nixon – and TEAMmates.

    Writers – producers.

    I give you all the power… well wishes… regards from…

    Amen.

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  70. Matt says:

    Seems like a lot of people here are taking CHILDREN way too literally.

    “The Great and the Least,

    The Rich and the Poor,

    The Weak and the Strong,

    In Sickness and in Health,

    In Joy and Sorrow,

    In Tragedy and Triumph,

    You are ALL MY CHILDREN.”

    It’s about brotherhood and community, not how old the characters are. Everyone is someone’s child.

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  71. Kristine McAllister says:

    I am an HARD-CORE AMC fan. Been with them since 1971. I was so devastated when ABC took them off the air let me tell you. I kind of wish that they would have just continued on from where it left off. I would have LOVED to have known who was shot. I was betting on Erica or Merissa. BUT since that is not meant to be, I will take what is being done. I am just hoping that more of the regulars come back. To me, it just won’t be the same without them.

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  72. Christy says:

    O M G !! 5 Years into the ‘future’? Wow! Now I only watched AMC when I was at my mom’s or she was visiting, but I can’t help but think fans who have been crying over the loss of their soaps, forever frozen in the place they left things, cliffhangers and such, would be royally ticked that they would move forward that far ahead and then change to high school kids.

    So what, they are not targeting that 18-49 group anymore?

    I hope I don’t hear that for OLTL! Otherwise, I may not bother upgrading to high speed internet just to watch OLTL afterall!!

    Wonder how my mom would have felt about this (she died Valentine’s day 2010)

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  73. Denise says:

    i dont care how many years has past i am just glad they are coming back~!!!!!!

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  74. Lori Felts says:

    A year ahead sounds a little better than 5 years ahead, as I for one and I’m sure others want to know, who shot JR, just like in Dallas when that JR got shot, you can’t just start from JR coming out of a coma. If they want to get high school kids coming in to be part of AMC, no problem just bring them in little by little that should help out with that problem. At least I think so

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  75. erica says:

    im so excited just for them both to come back on but realize to make such a drastic change is is very risky

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  76. Johnny says:

    Does the slightly misguided Dr. David Hayward give everyone a Youth potion or
    something? It seems they have enough of the original actors to continue where
    they left off – but, I am willing to give it a chance. Maybe they should call it
    PINE VALLEY THE NEXT GENERATION because it doesn’t sound like the original
    AMC to me but I’m still interested in giving it a fair chance.

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  77. Sharon says:

    I know that however you bring them back will work, but really need to have an inset of what has taken place since the ending, ie…why is JR in a coma and who was shot by him and what has happened to all the other characters. 5 years may be too much for the returning cast because too much was hanging with them. If Kendall doesn’t return what about the Zac and Castillo take off. Both are returning but no word of Kendall. Just want it back and know that what ever is done will be working with the returning cast members and will have to work for the none returning cast. I hope more of the original cast will be able to return and if JR cannot return until his BB contract is up maybe you could start with him still in a coma and work on the storylines from there.

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  78. Carla says:

    I am just thrilled to see AMC coming back, period. If we have to see it advanced into the future, then so be it. It takes about a week for them to play out a day in the Soap World anyway, so this would make it a little interesting. I can’t wait, either way.

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  79. Beretta13k says:

    Recasting JR? yawn, this will never be the AMC I love and miss.

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  80. Linda says:

    They really need to pick up where the broadcast version left off. I think this will be weird.

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  81. Barbara says:

    I am afraid that I will be watching a whole new show. I was so sad that that they cannot seem to get the major actors back i.e. Tad, Erica, These are the most beloved characters.

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  82. Barbara says:

    Another thought. They left us hanging and I think the plot needs to be explained. If you want to hhok the fans into coming back you cannot make it a whole new line of characters. One character ties to another The Martins, The Kanes the Chandlers ARE ALL My CHILDREN. Its a whole different show and should not be called AMC without Erica, Tad, Adam’s family. Sad that you waited so long to bring the show back. You have lost the actors we truly want to see not their FAKE children.

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  83. Donna DeLeo says:

    Well i believe it should begin were it left off unfortunately JR. can’t be there so why not have him be the one that was shot to make things easier I’m sure later on he can be written back in the show some how and bring in a long lost son of Adams that was hidden away by one of his past wives that gave him up for adoption

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  84. Donna Arnold says:

    I would like to see them pick up where they left off. Many issues were left hanging.

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  85. Renee says:

    I was hoping more of the original cast would return. Is Michael Knight coming back? He has to come back. He was my favorite character. I think things should pick up where they left off. Will Jacob come back after his contract is up with B&B ? I loved him too. How about Kendal ? I see Zack’s on board. I really don’t care one way or the other about jumping ahead 1 or 5 years. I’m just antsy for AMC to return.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Michael is not returning.

    Jacob said he’s staying at B&B, and they are recasting JR anyway.

    Alicia Minshew said she was in-talks with them to work out the kinks. She’s on the east coast, but is in other projects right now, so she can’t commit like I’m sure they want her to.

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  86. Patt Butti says:

    Personally, I’m not interested in seeing high school drama as a basis for the soap. I liked the differences is drama for all ages… When summer comes and they play more high school drama to appeal to the high schoolers at home, I didn’t watch much. Does not appeal to me at all.

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  87. kathleen says:

    I am a writer. Trust the writers.

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  88. Kim says:

    I think it should start where it left off, do recasts where necessary and make more of an effort to get the old characters back

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  89. Susan Lawyer says:

    Thank God tis show is coming back. I was really hurt when it ended. I have a bunch of Dolls on my table. We always watched the show. I got my late husband hooked on it. I would watch it, then at night claim I had no time and watch it again. He would later get so mad if I forgot to tape it. I have M.S. and can never go back to work. I used to bea workaholic. Now I need some things to look forward to in my daily life. Thanks for bringing it back.

    Sincerely,

    Susan Lawyer

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  90. Debbie says:

    I am not interested in seeing almost all younger characters, that’s what turned me away from some on the soaps near the end anyway because they introduced too many new and younger characters and long time viewers couldn’t connect with them as well as the ones we’d been watching for 40 years. I don’t mind younger story lines but I would like to to see a good balance between the mature characters that we’ve known for so many years mixed with some younger character stories. If they advance the story for one or five years it must be done where the viewers don’t feel like they are watching a completely new soap, it must be done in a way that lets the viewers know whats happened over the years in between and with respect to the previous tv stories. I prefer they pick up from where the show ended though. I’m so happy the shows are coming back on but I do hope both are written in reverance to the 40 years+ tv stories and the fans continuing from where they left off and the characters. That’s why we wanted these shows to come back – not for something entirely different.

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  91. Michele Carroll says:

    I think a 5 year jump is really ridicuolous! I know they have to work around the past year. But all fans have been waiting with bated breath to know who got shot or what happened that fateful day! Since JR has to be recast also that is even worse! I think a year would be better, but high school kids…really? it is not the teenage set that watches so faithfully! it is the fans who have watched everyone grow through the years. I can see a few teen stories, but a major glut of them!
    Oh heck no!

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  92. Tima says:

    I don’t see going 5 years ahead working out so well. That is a lot of time to have to catch fans up with, and they will not be on par with real life, but in about 2016, a lot can happen in the real world from now till then that could of had an impact on AMC, like Brot adjusting to real life after coming home from the war. I’d rather a year ahead to match up with now, and they give us flash backs of what happened that night as well as in the past year.

    As for the teen stories, when done right I enjoy them, like with some of Langston and Starr’s s/l on OLTL. Hopefully PP actually is using the core families children or else I don’t see many people caring about what happens to them.

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  93. ginny spence says:

    i hope they begin the show where it left off,, and dont replace jr!! He played the part really well,,, Ive watched the show since 1977 and iam wanting to see some of the actors that really made the show exciting,, david,, ryan, greenlee, kendall, zach, jake, amanda,, and i hope they would do anything they could to bring back the origianls!!! dont ruin the show by bringing in a bunch of teenagers,, its not teens that watch the show its us older ones!!! welcome back amc,,, ive missed you all!

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  94. Bren says:

    A 5 yr jump is not what I prefer but I could live with it since we’ve already lost over a year. A 2 yr jump would be more desirable. But building the show around a bunch of high schoolers makes it sound more like a a show for the teens. I started watching AMC back in 73 when I was in 7th grade. I guess you could say I grew up in Pine Valley. I think a few high schoolers would be ok but if the whole cast is set in that age bracket then I doubt I will take the time to even search for it online.

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  95. virginia says:

    I don’t mind some teenagers, but remember that the people that where watching AMC age range 40-50′s. Just like watching Downton Abby I think you can find a lot of actors in 20-to 50 range to keep AMC a live. Just me.

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  96. Cary G says:

    At maximum one year…. though I would prefer to start where we left off

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  97. K Sexton says:

    Bring the show back and move it forward – - – 1 yr, 3 yrs whatever it takes.

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  98. Conise says:

    Not thrilled about high schoolers! They won’t be watching soaps.

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  99. Deborah says:

    I guess nothing will make since…. Kinda like Back to the Future!! There will be NO references to current events in 2013 cause it will be 2018!!! Not very believable!! Who knows what will go on in 5 years!! I guess IMAGINATION!!

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE POINT OR LIKE IT!! SORRY….

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  100. Linda says:

    Forward only one year. Focusing on “high school” story lines is boring. I might as well watch 90210!… Yuck!!

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  101. Rapids says:

    Some fans seem uber excited but the show ended eighteen months ago. My feeling is they will have demographic problems launching this show. The typical soap fan was older and less affluent, doubt they will watch. Heck some fans do not have cable tv.. They will take the show young and try to find a younger audience. I doubt young people will invest time in this show. The veterans will probably get less and less screen time once the show launches. I will be shocked if the reboot lasts a year unless a miracle happens and cable picks it up.

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  102. cj says:

    I think AMC should continue where they left off.

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  103. Whitney says:

    They have to be careful on how they handle this because it is the fan base that has been watching the show for years that will make this venture successful. I feel that they need to pick up the old story lines and continue with them in addition they can aged the young children to have a storyline to reach a younger audience. Thread Softy Prospect Park we want to you succeed with this transition!!!!

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  104. carol deleon says:

    I personally would not watch if the concentrate on teenagers. Intermingling the is fine, but as a daily diet, yawn. Would rather see adult themes. I know all can’t come back, but some can. If I want to watch a childrens soap I’ll go to the kiddie channel. Been watching for over thirty years without missing one (even if I had to record) but your new AMC does not sound to interesting.

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    Donna replied

    I agree!

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  105. Sue says:

    There were not enough young children on AMC when it left off, to have a ‘core’ group of teenagers. I’m hoping that by jumping five years ahead, it could work and I surely will give it a chance. I have watched AMC since it began, and am a little leery of the way it’s being set up but I will definitely tune in to see what’s happening in Pine Valley! I know that some of my favorite characters have yet to be asked back, I just hope they will be, eventually.

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  106. Jill says:

    I think as AMC and OLTL fans we should be very grateful that the shows are coming back!! They are professional writers they will make it all work and make sense and end up being all good. I really think all this complaining is awful be happy!!. The only thing I need answered is, Is Hulu free to watch our shows?

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  107. Leann Emrick says:

    very disapointed, want the show to pick right up. It won’t be all my children anymore, and our generation won’t watch it. Fine, it is just a new show for the young ones.

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  108. rindame says:

    Pickup where they left off. It won’t be the same. I don’t want to watch High School stuff,

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  109. Donna says:

    Jump ONLY 1 year.

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  110. Karen Macko says:

    YES!! I am dying to watch AMC again! I have missed it sooo much! I’ll take it anyway I can get it! I still don’t understand why ABC cancelled it. What a bunch of morons!! And replaced it with the show, “The Chew”?? Can you say…..BORINGGGG!! Big mistake ABC honchos. I haven’t watched anything on your channel since the last day of AMC. I was a loyal watcher since the very beginning, and I am a huge Erica/Jackson fan. I will surely miss the old characters, but looking forward to watching my beloved soap again! Bring it on!! :)

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  111. Jeanne says:

    I prefer that they pick up just where it left off, but I guess one year would be OK. I am so excited!

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  112. Jeanne says:

    Don’t lose your fan base trying to woo younger viewers. The mix it had was great.

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  113. Wendy Weatherup says:

    I hated when Desperate Housewives pulled the 5 years ahead trick and doubt I’ll like this any better.
    Die hard fans (who are the ones who want AMC back) want to follow the thread they watched over the years.

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  114. Rebecca Robinson says:

    I wish All My Children would pick up where it left off. I do not like the idea of watching a bunch of teens on a soap that I have been watching since the show started! To jump 5 years ahead is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!

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  115. Erick says:

    Ok, here is just my opinion …

    1. Some of the favorites are returning and are on contract … I’m sure more will re-join the cast once it’s off the ground.

    2. Um, who cares if the show jumps 5 years? If you look at the actual birthdates of some of the characters, they would only be teenagers right now, NOT full grown adults. Soaps are notorious for rapidly aging the young characters.

    3. Even though it would be nice to have All My Children return to tv, it’s coming back first online and if you look at the demograph that would be MOST likely to tune it, it’s the young crowd, so you are going to need to capture their attention and that can be very difficult to do.

    4. I started to watch All My Children faithfully when visiting friends of mine back in 2004 and watched until the final episode. I turned my mom onto AMC in 2009 and she was a fan until she died on June 12, 2011. When I watch the re-runs on SoapNet, I feel like she’s here with me re-watching it. My point here, it didn’t take long for me to get hooked onto a soap that had already been running for 34 years. Plus, all soaps have to START somewhere. If you watched one from the very beginning, were you given all the storylines right then??

    5. I will definitely be watching it when it comes back, no matter who is or who is not on it!

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    Reggie replied

    Good point. I got addicted way back in 1973 while stationed in Alabama (USAF) broke and stuck on night shift in the dorm. I’ve watched AMC thru it’s cancellation with breaks while moving frome assignment to assignment. I’ll watch it, but probably not as much as before. ABC’s cancellations always leave me with scars!

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  116. Judy says:

    I still think after all the years of being on TV, ABC Sucks for cancelling them, I try to watch as little ABC as possible. And even sadder is the CRAP they replaced them with!!! I cant wait for the new ones to start I am sure they will be great!!!!

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  117. Janese says:

    If most of the cast is not going to be on this, then I think they should skip ahead five years. Wish some more of the key players would come back, Thankful for Zack, everyone loves him, however couldnt care less about Greenley or Ryan, Really dont want to watch alot of teenagers making it an I Carly scenario, Make it All My Children

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  118. Denise says:

    I say start it up after 5 years

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  119. amy says:

    Pick up where you left off! DONT skip ahead 5 years!

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  120. marilyn says:

    For us people that have watched since the beginning of time. It was about the actors,,,that have been on. We grew up with them thru the years. Watching nothing but the younger generation is a turn off. I know u have to bring new people on the show. I understand that. But if it overpowers the older actors the show would not be the same at all. And u would lose alot of us. And the gun was pointed at ERICKA CAIN…………. not JR.

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  121. Nancy says:

    Dont like the idea of advancing a year. Start exactly where u left off. If you start changing the styory so much you will lose the interest of many fans that have the original story left in their memory. Recast and contimue on, especially since this is not going to be shown on a free site. the combo of charging and changing the story and not continuing where it was would lose interest in many.

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  122. Lisa says:

    I would like to pick up whene Je fired the gun

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  123. Patrick says:

    perhaps we can liken it too…

    watching a new soap?

    even i can’t remember what came first….

    i just know i was immediately smitten with

    AMC then
    GH then
    Y&R then
    ATWT then
    DAYS then
    AW then
    Santa Barbara, then
    then GL
    ——————–

    alas, i sometimes feel “stuck” with DAYs… but, i’m in it for the long haul (IMO DrOOL is HOT again)…. GH certainly gives me that old wonderful Bliss of why we starting watching in the first place…

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  124. Geneva says:

    No high school crap! That’s already been done in the other soaps. The one thing about AMC is they always did the controversial topics before anyone else. Don’t start copying other soaps or dumb story lines. AMC has been off long enough I don’t miss it anymore, and if you start with lousy story lines I won’t be tuning in.

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  125. Philip says:

    C’mon, people, AMC vanished a year and a half ago. I like the idea of a 5-year jump and doubtlessly we’ll know what happened with JR awaking from a coma. Sounds pretty cool to me, and I eagerly await the reboot. Also I like the idea of having at least a few teen-agers, it is called AMC.

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  126. LINDA NUTGRASSW says:

    I STARTED WATCHING ALL MY CHILDREN IN THE 70′S. I WOULD LIKE FOR THE NEW SHOW TO PICK UP WHERE JR FIRED THE GUN. I MISS ALL THE GREAT ACTORS, I WISH SUSAN LUCCI, EDEN RIEGEL (BIANCA MONTGOMERY) I HATED IT WHEN SHE WAS REPLACED. I CAN SEE IT NOW IF THE SHOW DID COME BACK 5 YEARS LATER BIANCA , ERICA AND BIANCA’S TWO GIRLS, AND DON’T FORGET ALICIA MINSHEW (KENDALL) WITH HER CHILDREN AND THORSTEN KAYE ZACH SLATER. WELL YOU KNOW WHERE I AM GOING, IT WAS SUCH A TREAT TO WATCH THE SHOW AND GET WAPPED UP IN THERE LIVES. IF ANYTHIN WAS WRONG IN MY LIFE IT DID FOR AWHILE TAKE MY MIND OFF OF IT. THE SHOW WAS ADDICTIVE YOU COULD NOT STOP WATCHING

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  127. cindi p says:

    No don’t jump 5 years ahead…..we need to know……they took the show away from us……we must continue where we left off…..just a small note I do not watch no more soaps….because ALL MY CHILDREN WAS THE ONE AND ONLY!!!!!!!!please come back

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  128. Judy says:

    Having watched AMC since it originally was on only 1/2 hour, I would love for the soap to pick up where it left off, most definately!! I don’t like going ahead 5 years at all. Hope we get instructions how to view this, wish it was back on TV, why didn’t a cable network pick this up, it would be brilliant if they did!!

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  129. roseann assissi says:

    for sure continue where they left off, it’s like seeing the same movie over again..and we want to know what happen to these characters lifes and to us they are real like we know them…thank you

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  130. Brandy says:

    They need to come back right where they left off.

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  131. Brenda Cuington says:

    I love JR. I myself would love for it to pick up where it left off. I have been on the edge of my seat since the series ended and I’m still saden by it. I’m ready to see what will come of the whole situation. Hopefully Erica will be returning, Angie, Jesse, Tad, Dixie, David, Ryan, Kendall, Zack, Greenlee…OMG!!! All my favorites. Please Please Please bring my people back to TV. I’M GOING CRAZY HERE!!!!!!

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  132. Nina says:

    If they were to reboot, should pick up where it left off. But ABC jumped the gun canceling the show in the first place. Not taking into consideration that many fans worked during the day. So, many people like myself, had to tape the show. Then find time to watch the show in the evenings, or catch up on the weekends. Don’t understand how I could watch a show for 35 years and then it’s gone. RATINGS! Because their little machine didn’t show people sitting in front of their tv’s, then ax the show. Maybe I should thank ABC? They have made me cut down on the time I sit in front of my tv. With choices like Jersey Shore, Honey Boo-Boo. Who comes up with this garbage?

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  133. Marsha Derheimer says:

    Not a fan of the idea of moving 5 years ahead. ABC should never have cancelled it in the first place and after 40 years the fans deserved a better ending than they got. It was stupid!!!!

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  134. Nancy says:

    Jumping ahead 5 years is not a good idea. Why not start where it ended and if the cast member hasnt signed on…..leave then out of the scene.

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  135. Bessie DeShiro says:

    I would like to see it pick up right where it left off. I would like to see what happened to Erica after she got in the way of the shooting.

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  136. Hillary says:

    I’m sorry we do not need another tween drama! As a long time AMC fan – if the relaunch starts to got the way of Degrassi or Disney Channel I will have to tune out!

    We loved this so for Erica’s many romances, Adam’s shady business practices and not what was happening with the actual children in All My Children!

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    Amy Gail replied

    swooooon…yes the All My Children dramas we all know and love!!!

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  137. Sylvia K says:

    Jumping ahead in time makes sense since AMC has been off the air almost 2 years, it seems like yesterday …..as well as from a production standpoint It doesnt seem like alot of AMC actors are coming back yet like the partner One Life To Live actors. Maybe we just dont know who is but I know from Walt Willey FB page he is eager and willing to come back but hasnt be contacted yet YIKES is all I have to say. We love AMC because of the characters especially the old characters. We have to be eased into new characters slowly or you will loose us. High school graduate sure better be children of the main characters. Please old characters even if it is to come back part time, we love AMC because we love the characters, especially those of us who have been watching for 40 years and I hope to be watching for another 30 years. Yes I did start watching as a child with my mother…..AMC connects me to my childhood , friends and family .

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  138. Diana Lawrence says:

    It won’t be the same without all of the characters and now I’m not so sure I will tune back in for it because bringing in a lot more young actors will be too much like watching a brand new soap instead of the one I loved!

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  139. Nancy says:

    Would rather they started where it left off. If not then a full explanation of what has happened. Five years sounds a bit much. Have missed AMC since watching since the beginning. I hope it comes back as the same AMC we all loved.

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  140. Lina says:

    I would rather it would start right where it ended at least we can catch up.

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  141. Marcy says:

    Beware Prospect Park! We loyal fans do not want a new version of the old. Maybe a slow transition to new characters, etc. We miss the old show and are not looking to add another show to our list!

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    Amy Gail replied

    exactly! I am a die hard fan….gotta have our AMC as AMC!

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  142. Robert T. F. says:

    I think that the 5 year reboot would work better than a 1-year reboot. It would allow for a better explanation of why the lead characters are no longer seen. But who would be teens: the Kane grandkids? Even a 5 year reboot wouldn’t reveal Miranda as teen or barely so. A show revolving around Bianca, Kendall, JR, Amanda, Jake and the other contemporaries is what will drive the SOAP. So yes reboot 5, but have the main characters not e teens but their parents who would be in their mid-30s.

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  143. JIM says:

    The 5 year jump is a necessity to make the story lines realistic. We have all agreed that we don’t want another actor playing Tad, yet Dixie will be a part of the show. They need the time span to come with a legitimate story as to why they are not together. I’m interested to hear these stories and find it actually more interesting and more creative than if they were to start from where it left off.
    Did Tad and Dixie break up again; did Tad ‘die’; Is he working over seas and his and Dixie’s communications and visits appear off screen.
    These are all necessary story developments.
    I hope that we hear as to how/why the characters are still or no longer together. It would also be realistic for surprising new pairings. In 5 years it is conceivable that Jesse is married to Brooke. The fun will be to hear the back story as to how that came about.

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  144. Rosemarie says:

    I think they should start where they left off, if not us viewers will be left hanging wondering what happened.

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  145. Karen says:

    would like it to start from where it left off

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  146. Grace Rouxinol says:

    I don’t care how far in the future they so long as they link it to the past early on and explain what happened in the mean time.

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  147. Ruth Tetreault says:

    We Have already ready lost a year and a half do we have to loose 5 years just so it can recast with teenagers.I think that it would be a waste of money now not to give the original viewers what they are looking for. We want to know what happen when JR shot the gun, what happens with Erica & Jack and David and Carra with her pregnant with his baby, not after the kids 5years old .We want to see what we have all missed how it would have worked out if the show was not taken off the air. Don’t anyone understand that the viewers were left hanging? Now you want to skip 5 years or only 1year like it never happened.If you can’t get the original people back cast some new ones (age appropiate }.Gues we will have to wait to see just how bad this will get messed up or how well they want to please their viewers.

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  148. Ruth Tetreault says:

    How does everyone else feel about jumping years ahead of where the soap was left off??????

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  149. Lila says:

    I don’t mind if they jumped a year ahead as long as we know who or what JR shot! I don’t want to watch a bunch of High schoolers. I want to see AMC back to where it was with the character’s we love!

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  150. pat mele says:

    I don’t really like the sounds of that. My favorite character was Tad Martin, will he be coming back. What about Erica and all of her men, Dixie and the other main characters. High School age kids are in high school when the soaps air so I don’t know what the interest is and I don’t believe they are really into soap operas. I vote for one year and bring back some of the main stars.

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  151. Diane D says:

    I agree with Robert, we need to see some of the original characters for all of us to get re-interested in the show. I started watching The bold and Beautiful just because some of AMC’s cast members are on the show.

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    Diane D replied

    My mistake it’s the Young and Restless not B&B

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  152. Talula says:

    I am so pleased that AMC is returning but if the major story line is going to be teenagers, It won’t hold my interest. I’m willing to give it a try and I hope it’s not a teeny bopper show.

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  153. joyce says:

    Amything will work, hey it’s a soap anything goes and if they didn’t find a body you know it will show up alive somewhere down the years…hahaha. I’m still waiting for Phil Brent to return haha….. Just bring it back I’ve missed it so much, GH is good but AMC is the best!!!

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  154. Amy Gail says:

    What??? High school students??? Not sure I like this at all! WE WANT ANSWERS thru adults, not teeny boppers! I want a soap not a disney show!!!! I am so excited about AMC returning, but not sure about the scenario…….

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  155. Amy Gail says:

    OHHHH :( please don’t send us into shock of the unknown. Give us our Chandler mansion, our ConFusion, our Fusion, OUR CHARACTERS!! :( :( :(

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  156. Mike says:

    NO, I will not be watching AMC if my favorites are not coming back. I want Erica, Kendall, Bianca, Ryan, Tad and Jackson back. It NOT AMC without these major characters! I will be watching OLTL since most of the cast has rejoined that show!

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  157. Sheila says:

    I think having the soap start 5 years ahead would be good rather than replacements for loved characters. The replacements never seem to work out very well. The characters should be offspring of the beloved characters with some of the same loved/ hated characteristics. Can’t wait to see it. Loved All My Children and was heartbroken when it went off the air!

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  158. Janice says:

    I think they need to pick up no more then the time period from when they ended. Five years in the future would now make it 2016. How stupid is that…..but then Erica would be 5 years older bringing her closer to the age she should actually be on the show!!!

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  159. Diane says:

    How will faithful viewers respond to the new characters 5 years later? It is not just about a show named All My Children. There are connections, relationships, and memory that need continuity. We will see.

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  160. Doveydiane says:

    Moving forward 5 years is TOO much. One year might work. Bringing in some high school age actors would be good for the show. I think they expect or are trying to get some younger fans to watch. I don’t like it, but they have to get a big audience if they want to continue the shows. I’m just very happy my 2 soaps are coming back !!!

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  161. melissa says:

    Do not like the idea. Desperate Housewives did that , did not like it.

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  162. Lyndie says:

    I think, sad to say, I am all done with AMC. My addiction is over.

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  163. k e says:

    Please…no more than one year after the final tv episode….it would be too confusing…we’d all like to know what went down with JR, who he shot, what happened with Erica and Jack, etc. Looking forward to the show coming back even though all the original actors won’t be on the show.

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  164. Stephanie says:

    I really don’t like the idea of having high school students at all!
    A) The younger kids were just so cute how could you not want to see them again?
    B) High school drama is completely different from the stuff we are use to seeing in AMC
    You may say “Oh but it started with high schoolers, with angie, jesse, erica, jenny, greg ect. but that was a different time. Im in high school so believe me when i say, i know what storylines and drama are in high school student based shows and its not the same. High school drama now is shameful compared to the great story lines of AMC. I think 1 year is a far enough jump!

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  165. Janet says:

    I’m looking forward to the reboot one way or the other. But I am not sure which children would have aged to high schoolers in only 5 years. Kathy Martin was the oldest of the children that I remember, so 5 years later she might be a teenager. Jenny Martin was younger than Kathy. Emma Lavery was 7 or 8, which would make her 12 or 13. AJ Chandler took that name when he turned 6 years old, so he would be no more than 12. The Slater boys were young so even after 5 years would not be teenagers. Through Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome (SOAR), are they all being aged to high schoolers?

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  166. Liza says:

    I think they should start off where it was left off, maybe with multiple shots being rang out and the people who could not come back being the ones that got shot.

    But, I don’t care, because it’s coming back on. My mom started watching AMC when it was first out and I grew up watching it, I am now 41 years old, so the show is like family to me.

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  167. Lynne J says:

    Amc so exlated your coming back. Story needs to start where it left off. Can’t wait.

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  168. Cassie Hicks says:

    This is no good; I like “All My Children” the way it was, before ABC gave it the ax.:(

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  169. Johnny says:

    There are both positive and negative components to forwarding the storyline 5 years. One of the strange aspects would be Jesse and Angie, while currently youthfully middle aged in their 50′s with grown children, would now be about 65. Are they going to wear aging make-up? Does Dr. Hayward force everyone to drink a youth potion? Is Erica Kane now like 71? Does she have medicare? On the positive side, it’s an opportunity to introduce new characters, considering that the original cast is a bit on the slim side. I know that I felt that Cady (as Dixie) looked more like J.R.’s slightly older sister than his mom so now, is she going to be Grandma Dixie?

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  170. Brett Bradley-Howarth says:

    I would rather they advance just the time that the show has been off air, ie September 2011 – April 2013 and explain what happened in those 19/20 months, I don’t like the idea of advancing 5 years.

    It also worries me that they are focussing too much on younger cast members, the last thing we want is another B&B!

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  171. Pah says:

    Those of us who mourned so much when AMC was cancelled did so because we were attached emotionally to characters and actors that we had grown to know and love over many years. THEY are what we want you to bring back to us……not a bunch of high school kids. If a new young character is introduced now and then, that’s fine, but please don’t swamp us with a hoard of teen-agers at the expense of our seeing the people we really care about. I appreciate your effort to bring AMC back to us, but please make it TRULY AMC, not something unrecognizable.

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  172. Shawn says:

    I think a year ahead not 5 years and about bringing in high schooler that’s not going to work. Sry bad idea

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  173. Lee says:

    I watched them both online AMC is a bit boring but OLTL had a great story Danni overdoses Todd rushes her to hospital and the hooded Victor Jr arrives in town with a tatoo on his wrist after running them killing a captor .

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