The War To Bring Back ‘All My Children’ To Television Is Not Over!

The War To Bring Back 'All My Children' To Television Is Not Over!

The fight to get the classic soap opera, All My Children, back into production and then on our TV screens is still going on.  We are doing our part here, at Celeb Dirty Laundry, in conjunction with GLOBE  to assist with the war effort. GLOBE reports in this week’s (September 24th) print edition that a year after the great show was axed, All My Children’s determined and loyal fans remain committed to doing whatever it takes to get it back on the air.

Social media is the weapon of choice for the show’s staunch supporters so Internet sites such as Facebook and Twitter  have become the ideal venue for the leaders of Save Our Soaps  to promote their cause.

GLOBE reports: The Save Our Soaps campaign continues to put pressure on ABC, which cancelled AMC last September 23 and axed another popular afternoon drama, One Life to Live, in January.  There’s reason for the crusaders to have renewed hopes!

The rights to AMC, given to a company planning to produce original episodes for the Internet, revert back to ABC on Sept. 23 because the Web-based project never got off the ground.

‘We’re trying to put pressure on ABC to do something with these rights,’ soap crusader Carol Cowell tells GLOBE.  ‘There are more people than ever working on this.  We haven’t given up.  We’re not going away.’

In fact, they’ve designated September asAMC Month.’ Cowell says it’s designed to get fans to say, ‘Hey, ABC – do what’s right. Make your viewers happy.’

Seems like the rating of replacement shows has been disappointing and so hope burns brightly that ABC will see the light and makes AMC fans happy.  January is slated to be OLTL Month since that is when the unused rights to that show revert back to ABC.  Marji Meisner of, told GLOBE that there are thousands of people working to get their favorite shows back on the air.

GLOBE previously reported that General Hospital was saved largely due to activism on the part of Katie Couric – so be assured that the cause can be won.  It is the American way to stand up for you beliefs and these soap fans are doing exactly that.  Activism is not reserved for political causes and remains a fine democratic tradition.  So get with GLOBE and get involved!



  • Sheshoe7

    Yay! Good article! Bring back AMC & OLTL!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marylou.welchdevriendt MaryLou McIntire Welch DeVrien

    All My Children is my favorite soap of all time. If ABC is smart, they will look at the ratings the replacement shows have had, and give the fans what they want – OUR SOAPS!

  • http://twitter.com/stellarblew Stellar Blue

    Definately a good article! ABC used to be my go to station. First one I tuned in to. GMA, Soaps, Primetime. Since the cancellation of AMC and OLTL I only watch GH on ABC. I given up the shows that I did enjoy in primetime. Now I have been watching Y&R and B&B and found new primetime shows to watch on other networks. ABC needs to do the right thing and return the rights of these 2 show back to Agnes Nixon the woman that created them so they may live on elsewhere.

  • http://twitter.com/club425 Kimberly Blackburn

    Thanks to Celebrity Dirty Laundry for showing the continued dedication of the fans of the soap genre. As the replacement schedule for ABC continues to be lackluster with the ratings for General Hospital on a steady climb, the demand for soaps over talk and reality shows is clear. Thank you for helping us continue to get our story out there. With AMC off the air for almost a year to see that fans are still fighting daily shows that the demand is there and that the flawed Neilsen rating system clearly doesn’t reflect the television viewership as a whole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Troy-Lee-Turner/1645486197 Troy Lee Turner

    I have no idea who you guys are-but you are dead on in saying that AMC and OLTL should be back on the air. We will take down anything ABC throws at us until this is done.

    • Frankie Hoornaert

      Totally agree with you Troy!

  • CTwildheart

    I love All My Children and miss it still. I will continue to do whatever I can to help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.cowell.7 Carol Cowell

    I want to thank the Globe for letting me voice my opinion on our soap movement and to Celeb Dirty Laundry for helping to promote our work in this cause. We want the entire soap opera genre to return but since AMC’s rights revert back to ABC soon, the time to put emphasis on AMC is now. If we can show our demand for this show, it may open the door for other soaps to return in the future. Some of us have been fighting for over a year and we are too close to give up now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/claudia.kurzyna Claudia Marie Kurzyna

      I feel that the soaps will not be back on ABC and I have fought for them for the last year

  • http://twitter.com/okiecarol carol bink

    I will only watch General Hospital and Castle on ABC– when ABC brings back the daytime dramas– I will come back to ABC as a viewer

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.stratton.5 Shelly Stratton

    Will not give up the fight for All My Children. I understand many of the actors have moved on and I can adjust to the change. I just want MY SOAP BACK!!

  • Stephen Parker

    Both ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE have a secret weapon that talk, cooking, and reality shows don’t have: The intrinsic strength of scripted drama. Fiction storytelling provides viewers with a cathartic means of therapeutic role-playing by identifying with and cheering on the various soap characters and their respective dilemmas and triumphs. Combine that strength with the power of pure, escapist entertainment and you have a winning formula that no spin doctor, talk tattler or food fraud could hold a Nielsen rating to!

  • Ann

    Bring back AMC and OLTL. I still watch the re-runs on Soapnet.

  • http://twitter.com/TVBUFF85 Danielle

    This is arguably one of the most remarkable fan reactions in
    the history of television! And the cancellations of AMC & OLTL are easily
    one of the dumbest decisions ever made by a broadcast network. It seems that
    nothing has been able to replace OLTL. The Revolution failed, Good Afternoon
    America failed. GH is now in the spot and is demonstrating that nothing besides
    a soap opera can hold a candle to OLTL. Katie is in GH’s old spot and her
    ratings are pretty dismal so far! Here’s to all the replacements and possible
    replacements failing! Celeb Dirty Laundry, thank you very much for joining the
    fight to save these iconic shows!

  • http://twitter.com/ghfan4evr denise

    I am more determined than ever to see AMC back in production. Thank you to the writer for this very informative article. Let’s all ban together and let ABC/Disney know, “It’s Been a Year and We’re Still Here”!!! #SoapsStillMatter

  • Sue

    Love the article thank you so much for the support However I’m not sure I would say Hatie is the reason AbC did not cancell GH I think she would say anything to get her nice fat Daley and try to win soap fans over it is not happening

  • Mama Chris

    Bring AMC and OLTL back. The replacements are STUPID!!!

  • ShannonB

    Katie “saved” GH? Really? #GH was on the chopping block and it was SOAP FANS who saved the show. After Oprah’s dismisal failure without soap fans, Ms. Couric saw the writing on the wall, following the “if you can’t beat them, join them” philosophy. Fans have been working for over a year now and are not giving hope to get our shows back–both of them! Ms. Couric will have the same results as the revolution and GAA before her…

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.waldie.9 Steven Waldie

    We want scripted programming on daytime, not dumb talk shows like the ones we can see on other networks. I am glad happy we saved General Hospital (which I still watch because some of the our OLTL favorites are on it now) but we will win the fight and bring AMC and OLTL back!

  • Jennifer

    Thanks for helping us keep the fight alive. We are determined to see our shows again.

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  • Marie

    PLEASE BRING BACK OUR SOAPS I MISS AMC!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary

    Bring back AMC!!!

  • Karen G.

    Bring back All My Children. ABC has ruined theirselves by removing shows that people love. I used to watch ABC all the time, Deseperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and especially “All My Children” which I had watched for over 36 years. Yet they put some cookin show in place of it because I was told it was cheaper to make. Look what happend with that. I bet ratings would go up if “All My Children” came back. I’ll bet they went down when it was taken off the air.