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AMC premiered on January 5, 1970, set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania.
After more than 41 years, it last aired on ABC on Friday, September 23, 2011.
New episodes aired at Hulu.com from April 29 - September 2, 2013.

Stephanie Gatschet (ex-Madison, AMC; ex-Tammy, GL) is expecting a little girl in spring 2015.

James Scott (EJ, Days; ex-Ethan, AMC) can be seen in the ultra erotic music video for "Unforgotten," a tune from Roxanna's album, Exotica, which was released in July 2014. In November, the prequel "Here With Me" from the sale album was released on iTunes, Amazon, HMV, and Barnes & Noble.

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Finn Wittrock (ex-Damon) married Sarah Roberts on October 18, 2014, in Glendale, CA.

Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee) and husband Michael Benson welcomed their first child, daughter Charlotte Jo, on September 8, 2014. See pic here.

Denise Vasi (ex-Randi) and music video director Anthony Mandler married on October 12, 2013, in California. In August 2014, she announced on Twitter that they are expecting their first baby.

Leven Rambin (ex-Ava/Lily) is engaged to actor Jim Parrack. More info here.

Listen to the 8/7/14 Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) as they were joined by guests Finola Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone).

Charles Keating, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of villain Carl Hutchins in 1966, died at 72 on August 9, 2014. He also played James Ritchfield on PC, Niles Mason on ATWT, and Damon Lazarre on AMC.

Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber have put their oceanfront Hamptons mansion on the market for $20 million. Check out the listing and all photos here!

Jesse McCartney (ex-JR Chandler, AMC) released his new album "In Technicolor" in July 2014.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) married Matt Katrosor on Saturday, July 26, 2014, and tweeted a photo of the beautiful ocean-front ceremony in CA: "Best. Day. Ever."​

Christine Baranski (ex-Jewel, AMC; ex-Beverly, AW) was nominated for a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Diane Lockhart on "The Good Wife."

Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade, GL; ex-Ian Kipling, AMC) is nominated for a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for playing Felix Turner in "The Normal Heart."

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony hosted by Kathy Griffin will be streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The winners are in bold.

On Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented. Click here to see who won!

Enjoy Lunch in LA or a Skype Session with Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) by bidding here until Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET, to benefit The Riedel & Cody Fund, a non-profit organization that gives money to people whose pets have cancer and cannot afford treatment.

Christopher Lawford (ex-Charlie) married Mercedes Miller in Maui, Hawaii on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Lee Chamberlin, who played Angie's mom, Pat Baxter, on AMC from 1983-1990 (and later reprised the role on Loving), died on May 25 at the age of 76 in Chapel Hill, NC, after a battle with cancer.

Matthew Cowles (ex-Billy Clyde) passed away in New York City surrounded by his loving family on May 22, 2014 at 69 years old. With wife Christine Baranski, Mr. Cowles has two daughters, Isabella and Lily.

Denyse Tontz (ex-Miranda, AMC) debuted her first music video for "Use It" on her YouTube Channel, Denyse Tontz Music.

Jeff Branson (Jonathan, AMC; ex-Ronan, Y&R; ex-Shayne, GL) and girlfriend Jaimie Foley announced the birth of their first child, son Van James in March 2014. You can see a pic of the happy family on Twitter by clicking here!

Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh) was arrested on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 a.m. in Arizona, charged with criminal damage and disorderly conduct after he went ballistic inside a tent at the Tempe Festival for the Arts. The arrest report says cops spotted Egglesfield (41) knocking over metal stands surrounding artwork, flipping over a table in a vendor's tent, and breaking several signs. He was released on a $1,000 bond.

Mario Van Peebles (ex-Samuel) directs the April 6 episode of "Once Upon a Time" on ABC!

On March 10, 2014, Prospect Park Networks filed for bankruptcy protection, because they owe money to 20 individuals or companies, including $1.7 million to ABC, $750,000 to the law firm representing it in its lawsuit against ABC, $86,000 to the Screen Actors Guild, $50,000 to the Directors Guild, $345,000 to the Connecticut Film Center (where AMC and OLTL taped), $565,000 to NEP Broadcasting (a company that provides teleproduction services), $205,000 to OLTL actress Erika Slezak (Viki) and $60,000 to her co-star Tuc Watkins (David).

On March 7, ABC filed a cross-complaint over Prospect Park's failure to pay the licensing fees it owes to ABC for the rights to AMC and OLTL. Read more here!

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC; ex-Craig, ATWT) and Cady McClain (Kelly, Y&R; ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) tied the knot on February 14, 2014, at a courthouse in Beverly Hills. They met playing love interests Craig and Rosanna on ATWT and became engaged in December 2012. For more details, click here.

On March 3, 2014, NATAS released the daytime drama performers' pre-nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The final nominations will be announced on Thursday, May 1.

Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan) was charged by the L.A. city attorney with four counts of misdemeanor domestic violence. During an argument with his girlfriend on November 17, 2013, he threw a remote control at her and hit her in the eye, causing a cut and bruising and also injuring her shoulder. On January 22, 2014, he pled guilty to misdemeanor disturbing the peace and must complete 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling.

Cady McClain's (ex-Dixie) self-published book, "Murdering My Youth," will be available on Amazon by March 7.

Victor Alfieri (ex-Ciro) claims he was attacked with a hairbrush by his 47-year-old neighbor, Christopher Veech, who beat him in the face in December, 2013, after relentlessly harassing him for more than a year and threatening to put him in the hospital. According to Alfieri, Veech was arrested for battery but released a day later, and the harassment never stopped. He says, "the right side of his face still hurts like a bitch and his right eye now twitches." The judge granted the restraining order, but can't order Veech to stay far away because he lives in Alfieri's building, so the order is that Veech must stay 3 yards away.

Anna Stuart (ex-Mary) married her longtime beau, actor James Cromwell  on New Year's Day at the home of her AW pal Charles Keating (ex-Carl). A few days later, the couple set off for a honeymoon in Africa.

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) has split from his girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones, with whom he shares a daughter, Belle (Lauryn Anabelle) born in May 2012.


OLDER NEWS:

Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca) and her husband, Andrew Miller, are the proud parents of their second son, Henry Isaac Miller, born on Friday, December 20, 2013. He joins big brother Jack Oscar Miller, who was born on May 21, 2011.

Eric Nelsen (ex-AJ) married Sainty Reid on Friday, November 29, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX.

The TVGN documentary "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" aired on Monday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET, with a sneak preview earlier the same day at 2 p.m. ET. It will take a look at the startling power and resiliency of daytime drama and how it all went haywire. See a preview here!

On December 3, 2013, Prospect Park’s co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz filed a complaint against the company and its investors to see if he can get out of his exclusive 5-year contract, because he disagrees with the cancellation of AMC & OLTL.

Debbi Morgan (ex-Angie,) announced on Twitter that she decided not to have her name submitted for a Daytime Emmy this year. On November 30, she wrote, "The many months of being told we're on hiatus but wld B coming bck & then snatching the rug from under us & the fans has been very emotional. So right now the head space I'm in is just completely distancing myself from AMC w/regards of an Emmy consideration. I will 4 ever B grateful 4 the years of playing "Angie" beautifully created by our beloved Agnes Nixon… & our most amazing cast will always hold a special place in my heart…Darnell, Sal, Cady, Thorsten, Vincent…just to name a few! However, with the end happening in the way that it did, for right now, I just want to remove any reminders of our untimely end…& to be honest I don't need an Emmy 2 recognize how much U all loved the work I was able 2 bring 2 U…Your tweets said it all & that's "Emmy" enough for me…Smile!"

Jordan Lane Price (ex-Celia) is keeping herself busy dating actor Macaulay Culkin in Paris. Here they are engaging in some PDA in the French capital.

Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie) has been nominated for a 2014 Film Independent Spirit Award as Best Male Lead for his role in Fruitvale Station. The ceremony will be held on March 1, 2014, in Santa Monica, CA. He also appears as one of People's Sexiest Men Alive.

Vote for Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) for a People's Choice Award! You can vote over and over, so please do!

Paula Garces (ex-Lea Marquez) and her husband, Antonio Hernandez, had a baby boy on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, named Antonio Andres Hernandez.

In an interview with Carolyn Hinsey on 11/15, Sonia Blangiardo, AMC Supervising Producer, cites the IATSE union dispute over pay rates for the crew as the reason for both the online OLTL & AMC's halt of production on June 5, 2013. The ABC lawsuit, low ratings, and eventually actors getting other jobs or being pregnant (Eden Riegel, Bianca & Paula Garces, Lea) when their characters were not, contributed to Prospect Park's problems. Even though the union dispute was resolved on June 20, production did not resume in August as planned, because all of the above obstacles "discouraged potential investors." To read more, click here.

Prospect Park, which licensed "All My Children" & "One Life to Live" from ABC to relaunch them as web-only series, sued in April 2013 in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that the network sabotaged the relaunch by, among other things, killing off key characters. On November 13, PP filed a new amended complaint with more details of ABC's alleged fraud and a demand for more than $95 million in damages. For all the details, click here.

As of November 13, Prospect Park still has offered no comment or official statement regarding the fate of AMC, but its actors are being told that it's not going back online this year.

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will include a new category "Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series" for online shows. Also, daytime dramas that have produced 35 episodes in the calendar year of 2013 are available for entry in Outstanding Drama Series, which means the rebooted AMC and OLTL will be eligible to compete against the broadcast network soaps.

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) wrote a book in 2012 about his inspirational experiences, "Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit" including suffering severe injuries in Iraq.

Holly Gagnier (ex-Cassie Carpenter, OLTL; ex-Ivy Jannings, Days) is being sued by her 80-year-old ballet teacher, Patricia McCoy, who claims that Gagnier tried to sabotage a potential movie deal between McCoy and Hunter Tylo (ex-Dr. Taylor Hayes, B&B; ex-Marina Toscano, Days; ex-Robin McCall, AMC). Read more here!

Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan) is one of the driving forces behind Ty, a device designed to keep track of frequently-lost items. The idea is that you could Ty your belongings to your phone invisibly so that, in case you leave them behind, you would be reminded within minutes that you have left them. The Ty disc battery lasts up to six months, is rechargeable, and it comes with a free App and an accessory. To check out the project and get a Ty for yourself, click here. This campaign will only receive funds if at least $200,000 is raised by its deadline. Funding duration: September 24, 2013 - November 13, 2013 (11:59 pm PT).

Axl Jack DuhamelJosh Duhamel (ex-Leo) and wife Fergie welcomed their first child, a boy named Axl Jack Duhamel, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz., on Thursday, August 29. 2013. Here's a peek at the sweet 1-day-old. Click on pic for larger one.

Melissa Leo (ex-Linda Warner) won an Emmy Award for 2013 Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Laurie on "Louie." More info

The Los Angeles Times reported on September 3, 2013, that Prospect Park is shelving "One Life to Live" until the ABC lawsuit is resolved. The team will focus on producing "All My Children," which proved to be the more popular show online. Writers are currently putting together scripts for a second season with plans to ramp up production this month for a second season of AMC.

Prospect Park has filed a $25 million breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, claiming that the network has violated the licensing agreement it forged with PP two years ago and has been sabotaging the company's attempt to relaunch AMC and OLTL online. PP claims that ABC has actively caused problems, including refusing to transfer the website addresses for the shows and failing to consult on storylines. Read the full complaint here. ABC has responded that it remains very supportive of the online launch of both OLTL and AMC. "With respect to Prospect Park’s lawsuit, we believe the claims are baseless, and we will defend them vigorously in court and not the press."

Click here to see some great candid pics of AMC's cast taken in TV Guide Magazine's Photobooth.

Jacob Young (ex-JR) and wife Christen welcomed a daughter, Molly Lynn, on August 28. They have a 4-year-old son, Luke.

Brian Gaskill's (ex-Bobby) Kickstarter Project
The Speech (Inside of You), an erotic romantic comedy drama (short film) about a union of hearts outside of a wedding.

The OnLine Network has announced that OLTL will wrap up its first season on Monday, August 19; AMC will finish up on September 2. PP chief Jeff Kwatinetz said "We are prepping now for next season and have more surprises and twists and turns to deliver audiences. I am just hoping they stay on the soaps and not in our way." Prospect Park has not yet announced when the two series will return for season two.

Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie) appeared on "The Tonight Show" 7/25 on NBC to talk about his role as Oscar Grant in the film ‘Fruitvale Station’ http://nbc.co/vid/n39338

Now's your last chance to purchase "Tribute to Pine Valley" AMC merchandise such as T-shirts, mugs, champagne glasses, sweatpants, and magazines.

Michael E. Knight promises to return to AMC to explain what happened to Tad. Read a great TV Guide interview here!

Lindsay Price (ex-An-Li) married celebrity chef Curtis Stone in Spain on June 5, 2013. They have a son named Hudson.

Check out our AMC cast page to see who is on the new Online AMC.

HLN (Headline News) presented the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16. Go to our Daytime news page to find out who won!

Chip Hayes & Lisa Connor are the new head writers for OLTL. Other writers include: Rebecca Taylor, Suzanne V. Johnson, Joanna Cohen, & Tara K. Walsh.

Prospect Park says that "the terms of the F/X Canada deal stipulated a five day run. Now that the shows have been reduced, the agreement is no longer valid. However, the great news is that Canadian viewers can now access the shows via iTunes Canada."

TOLN now has a YouTube Channel where you can see the premiere episodes of both AMC & OLTL.

On a possible return to AMC, Susan Lucci says, "We are going to be meeting in the next couple of weeks, all in the same room to put our books on the table, and see what we can come up with."

Watch All My Children Video: 100 Pages a Day

The new AMC theme song is "We Are the Love We Give" by Imaginary Friend.

View a video showing the new sets on the new AMC, especially Opal finally getting a house of her own!

View a great official AMC cast photo taken at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, by noted photographer Chapman Baehler and styled by E's Fashion Police, George Kotsiopoulos! Featured in the cast photo: Top row (L-R) - Heather Roop (Jane McIntyre), Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin), Darnell Williams (Jesse), Eric Nelsen (AJ), Cady McClain (Dixie), Vincent Irizarry (David), Denyse Tontz (Miranda), Sal Stowers (Cassandra), Robert Scott Wilson (Pete), Jordan Lane Price (Celia Fitzgerald). Middle row (L-R) - Ray MacDonnell (Joe), Francesca James (Evelyn Johnson) , Debbi Morgan (Angie), Jill Larson (Opal), David Canary (Adam), Thorten Kaye (Zach), Ryan Bittle (JR). Bottom row (L-R) Lindsay Hartley (Cara), Julia Barr (Brooke), and Eden Riegel (Bianca). See Hulu's behind-the-scenes promo here!

AMC pictures, autographs, and scripts are being auctioned on eBay to benefit Autism Speaks.

The cast of AMC do the Harlem Shake on set!

Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC) spoke with SOD columnist Carolyn Hinsey about the first week of filming in Pine Valley, the absence of Alicia Minshew's Kendall and appearing simultaneously on "Smash." Click here for the the full story!

Jill Larson (Opal) posted a short video of AMC's new sets as they were being built on February 21, 2013, four days before the start of taping. Also, she shows off Opal's wardrobe.

Vivian Gundaker is Coordinating Producer of both AMC and OLTL. From 1995-2010, she worked for P&G as producer at both Another World and As The World Turns.

Alison Goodman is Prospect Park's Online Network's casting director. Carole Shure is the Production Executive for The Online Network, and Chris Savage is the Unit Production Manager/Line Producer for AMC and OLTL.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) is engaged to longtime beau Matt Katrosar.

Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and wife Kaitlin became proud first-time parents to daughter Riley Grace Vilasuso on November 26, 2012.

Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created Loving/The City with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including Guiding Light, Port Charles, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, and All My Children, passed away on November 14, 2012, at the age of 75.

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was completed in June. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

The winners of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards were announced during a live telecast on NBC on Friday, February 17, 2012: Emerson Brooks (Erica's captor, Ben, AMC) and Tatyana Ali (Roxanne, Y&R).

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) won the prized mirror-ball trophy on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Season 13 with his partner Karina Smirnoff on November 22, 2011. J.R.'s heroism as a severely-wounded soldier in Iraq landed him on the cover of People magazine's 11/7/11 issue. People also named him one of 2011's sexiest men alive. At 28, he is planning on writing a book about his experiences.

Former ALL MY CHILDREN Star Kim Delaney Escorted Off Stage After Disoriented Speech

After almost 30 years on AMC, Michael E. Knight (Tad) says good-bye to his soap star life in an article here! Also, read a revealing interview by Michael Fairman, in which MEK reveals his contract negotiations status.

Y&R has hired All My Children's Daytime Emmy-winning casting director Judy Blye Wilson. She had hoped to continue on with AMC but never heard an offer from Prospect Park.

Mary Fickett (ex-Ruth Parker Brent Martin) died on September 8, 2011 at her home in Callao, Northumberland County, Virginia. She was 83. She appeared in the first episode of the show in 1970 and made her last appearance in 2000. ABC plans to dedicate the September 21 episode of AMC to her.

Chuck Pratt, AMC's former head writer, doesn't have many fond memories of his time in Pine Valley, but he does recall "when we did the tornado and we dug through the rubble and instead of finding Kendall, we found Bianca. That was a moment. It was a great moment to be a part of. Our ratings went up, and I was attempting to get a younger audience with the show, and it gelled for a while but then it didn't really, in the end, work out. It was sad. I was sad to go, but I left behind a lot of good writers and I think we did a good job, but it's unfortunate how it all turned out."

Roscoe Born (ex-Mitch, OLTL; ex-Tom, Y&R; ex-Jim, AMC) has a tune on YouTube, "I Will Be Your Song."

Susan Lucci (Erica) takes part in a national program to increase awareness of atrial fibrillation, from which her husband, Helmut Huber, suffers.

Agnes Nixon, the creator of both OLTL and AMC has created a website for soap fans called "The Real World of Make Believe" where you can learn more about this most talented creator and writer, view wonderful photographs and videos from her past and the shows, including OLTL's 40th anniversary special.

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