Soaps Dish: All My Children, SOAPnet Scrubbed
In news that may only surprise those who still believe in the Pennsylvania Ocean, the online reincarnation of All My Children won’t live to see another day.
Word of AMC‘s (second) passing began spreading over the weekend, when veteran cast member Debbi Morgan (who plays Angie) tweeted the news that the show was “officially done” and cancelled.
On Monday morning, our friends at Soaps In Depth confirmed the news (citing well-placed sources), and then another AMC fave, Cady McClain, shared via Facebook, “[We] were very recently contacted and told that, with great regret, AMC won’t be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation.”
AMC‘s sister sudser and partner in online rebirth, One Life to Live, itself went on indefinite production hiatus more than two months ago, reportedly due to complications endured as the result of an ongoing legal squabble between “savior” Prospect Park and ABC.
Both OLTL and AMC banged out about 40 half-hour episodes before their Season 1/series finales.
Also this past weekend, it was announced to the Los Angeles Times that SOAPnet — which launched 14 years ago and once upon a time was quite a boon to daytime-TV fans — would be going 100-percent dark at year’s end. (In recent times, the channel’s SOAPNet programming lived on only on select cable systems, with the balance of them instead switching over to a Disney Junior feed.)