Articles for All My Children Season 40

Contrary to ongoing reports, All My Children was never in danger of coming to an untimely demise unlike some of its villainous characters.  A spokesperson for ABC Daytime disproved rumors reported by TV Guide Canada that the network came "this close to canceling AMC.  Real close. Scary close."  When the news swept across the internet, many fans of All My Children started to worry. Aside from reports that ABC nearly pulled the plug on All My Children, there were other factors that contributed to fans‘ fears.  First of all, the show‘s ratings have eroded steadily over the past few years, and even the top-rated The Young and the Restless has recently been forced to trim its operating budget.  Additionally, there was talk about All My Children‘s ailing financial situation with Brian Frons, president of daytime for Disney-ABC Television Group, confirming that the network is having to "negotiate salaries down," including daytime‘s best-known diva, Susan Lucci (Erica Kane). Read more »
As part of the “Soap Nation Tour,” ABC Daytime Division‘s ongoing initiative to interact with fans on a year-round basis, the network is urging soap fans to participate in the upcoming "ABC and SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS" benefit, which will be headlined by All My Children stars Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) and Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery). "ABC and SOAPnet Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS" marks the fifth benefit produced in conjunction with the network in support of the organization.  To date, this annual benefit has raised over $1 million for the organization. Read more »
Chrishell Stause, who plays Amanda Dillon on All My Children, has made it clear in recent weeks that she plans to leave the ABC soap at the end of her contract. Evidently, her decision to bow out is entirely hers and not a case of show executives wanting to pull the plug on her character. But it seems that Stause will be sticking around Pine Valley after all. According to Soap Central, the 27-year-old actress has opted to extend her contact after ABC gave her an offer she can‘t refuse. Read more »
Ever wondered what it‘s like to visit Pine Valley and meet its residents? Now you can make your soap dreams come true! Auction of 1000 Stars is holding an auction for the benefit of the Actor‘s Fund, a nationwide organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry, for a chance to visit the set of All My Children where you‘ll get an exclusive tour from cast member Jacob Young.Young, who has portrayed the character of JR Chandler on All My Children since October 1, 2003, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor in 2005. His character on the ABC soap has emerged as one of television‘s top anti-hero, as well as one of All My Children‘s prominent bad boys.  Read more »
Make that two new faces when four familiar ones bid farewell to Dillon.Friday Night Lights have cast Matt Lauria and Michael B. Jordan to play two new characters when the show returns to DirecTV in October, and to NBC in the summer.And yes, as an aside, it‘s pretty funny that both actors‘ names are similar to two other celebrities.  Yep, Michael Jordan and... Matt Lauer.  He counts, right?  Read more »
Unlike most small towns, the fictional town of Pine Valley is distinctly fueled by rich and sexy young people who live glamorous lives and run high-powered companies. While there‘s more than enough drama surrounding the ultra-chic cosmetics brand, Fusion, business always takes a backseat to hilariously bitchy catfights and love triangles. Some of the most popular residents of Pine Valley include Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison), Kendall Hart (Alicia Minshew), Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye), as well as  Angie (Debbi Morgan) and Jesse Hubbard (Darnell Williams), whose legendary love saga have endured the test of time. Scandalous hookups, nasty feuds and tragic murder mysteries are just some of the things to expect on All My Children.  Read more »