Entertainment: All My Children
|Birthname||TV and Web series|
|born on||5 January 1970 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||15°00' 15°23 Asc. 19°07'|
American television soap opera that aired on ABC for 41 years, from 5 January 1970 to 23 September 2011, and on The Online Network (TOLN) from 29 April 2013 to 2 September 2013, via Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a fictional suburb of Philadelphia, which is modelled on the actual Philadelphia suburb of Rosemont. The original series featured Susan Lucci as Erica Kane, one of daytime's most popular characters. The title of the series refers to the bonds of humanity. All My Children was the first new network daytime drama to debut in the 1970s. Originally owned by Creative Horizons, Inc., the company created by Nixon and her husband, Bob, the show was sold to ABC in January 1975. The series started at a half-hour in per-installment length, then was expanded to a full hour on 25 April 1977.
From 1970 to 1990, All My Children was recorded at ABC's TV18 at 101 West 67th St, now a 50-story apartment tower. From March 1990 to December 2009, it was taped at ABC's television studio TV23 at 320 West 66th Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York. In December 2009, the locale for taping the series moved from Manhattan to less costly Los Angeles, California. The show was then produced in Stages 1 and 2 at the Andrita Studios in Los Angeles, California from 2010 to 2011, and then at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut.
At one point, the program's popularity positioned it as the most widely recorded television show in the United States. Also, in a departure from societal norms at the time, All My Children, in the mid-1970s, had an audience that was estimated to be 30% male. The show ranked No. 1 in the daytime Nielsen ratings in the 1978–79 season. Throughout most of the 1980s and into the early 1990s, All My Children was the No. 2 daytime soap opera on the air. However, like the rest of the soap operas in the United States, All My Children experienced unprecedented declines in its daytime ratings during the 2000s. By the 2010s, it had become one of the least watched soap operas in daytime television.
The show taped its final scenes for ABC on 30 August 2011, and its final episode on the network aired on 23 September 2011 with a cliffhanger. On 7 January 2013, Prospect Park officially brought back its project to restore All My Children as a web series and the soap opera was revived on 29 April 2013. However, the new series faced several behind-the-scene obstacles throughout its run. On 11 November 2013, several All My Children cast members announced that Prospect Park had closed production and cancelled the series again.
- associate relationship with Baker, Scott Thompson (born 15 September 1960). Notes: Played Dr. Craig Lawson, 1991–1992
- associate relationship with Branson, Jeff (born 10 March 1977). Notes: Played Jonathan Lavery, 2004–2007
- associate relationship with Earley, Candice (born 18 August 1950). Notes: Played Donna Beck Tyler, 1976–1992, 1993, 1995
- associate relationship with Frangione, Nancy (born 10 July 1953). Notes: Played Tara Martin Jefferson, 1977–1985
- associate relationship with Gellar, Sarah Michelle (born 14 April 1977). Notes: Played Kendall Hart, 1993-1995, 2011
- associate relationship with Goldin, Ricky Paull (born 5 January 1965). Notes: Played Dr. Jake Martin, 2008-2011
- associate relationship with Hatch, Richard (1945) (born 21 May 1945). Notes: Played Phil Brent, 1970-1972
- associate relationship with Herlie, Eileen (born 8 March 1918). Notes: Played Myrtle Lum Fargate, 1976–2008
- associate relationship with Irizarry, Vincent (born 12 November 1959). Notes: Played David Hayward, 1997–2011, 2013
- associate relationship with James, John (born 18 April 1956). Notes: Played Jeff Martin, 2006-2007
- associate relationship with Jordan, Michael B. (born 9 February 1987). Notes: Played Reggie Montgomery, 2003–2006
- associate relationship with Knight, Michael (born 7 May 1959). Notes: Played Tad Martin, 1982–2011
- associate relationship with La Mura, Mark (born 18 October 1948). Notes: Played Mark Dalton, 1976–2005
- associate relationship with LaRue, Eva (born 27 December 1966). Notes: Played Dr. Maria Santos, 1993–1997, 2002–2005, 2010, 2011
- associate relationship with Martinez, J.R. (born 14 June 1983). Notes: Played Brot Monroe, 2008–2011
- associate relationship with Mattson, Robin (born 1 June 1956). Notes: Played Janet Marlowe Green Dillon, 1994–2000
- associate relationship with Minor, Mike (born 7 December 1940). Notes: Played Brandon Kingsley, 1980–1982; 1988
- associate relationship with Mitchell, James (born 29 February 1920). Notes: Played Palmer Cortlandt, 1979–2010
- associate relationship with Phillips, Jeff (born 3 July 1968). Notes: Played Nick Pearson, 2010
- associate relationship with Ripa, Kelly (born 2 October 1970). Notes: Played Hayley Vaughan Santos, 1990–2002; 2010
- associate relationship with Stause, Chrishell (born 21 July 1981). Notes: Played Amanda Dillon, 2005-2011
- associate relationship with Walker, Marcy (born 26 November 1961). Notes: Played Liza Colby, 1981–1984, 1995–2004
- associate relationship with Wittrock, Finn (born 28 October 1984). Notes: Played Damon Miller, 2009-2011
Sy Scholfield quotes "Television," New York Times, 5 Jan. 1970, p. 75.
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