HomeTVAll My ChildrenRUMOR REPORT: Is All My Children Getting a Two-Hour Finale?! Jamey Giddens June 30, 2011 42 Comments I'm hearing the last episode of All My Children will be September 23, and reportedly the serial will be getting a two-hour send off! Keep checking back with Daytime Confidential as more information becomes available! 42 Responses Dueler312 June 30, 2011 i rather it not get a finale at all. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 30, 2011 Wow, it ALMOST seems as if ABC actually gives a damn about this show. ALMOST………. P.S- I will be watching the finale with a heavy heart, just as I did with GL and ATWT!!! Sigh. Log in to Reply appleridge June 30, 2011 If AMC Does, OLTL better as well. Just Sayin. Fair is Fair Log in to Reply harlee490 June 30, 2011 At least the Mouse dropping network is giving AMC some respect. I much rather have it continue but that isn’t happening because ABC refusing offers from other entertain industries to purchase their soaps. I am enjoying AMC more then OLTL, with Anges and Lorraine back I am loving how things are coming together. Dastardly David is going to sleep with Jane is going to be a fun ride. LOVING this move. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 30, 2011 Any extra time we get in Pine Valley is very, very welcomed. Log in to Reply AllmyDaysatGh June 30, 2011 Omg would love it! I hope this is true! Log in to Reply dkp June 30, 2011 [quote=appleridge]If AMC Does, OLTL better as well. Just Sayin. Fair is Fair[/quote] Hey don’t fool yourself. I’m sure OLTL’s finale will get reduced to 30 mins and then the day of, ABC will announce it’s been preempted. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud June 30, 2011 FIngers crossed. THe soap sure deserves it. Log in to Reply pst17 June 30, 2011 The show certainly deserves it but even more it deserves NOT to be canceled. ABC thinks they are slick. To me this sounds like another PR move for damage control. They appear to respect the soap “now” so that the fans will stop writing and expressing their anger about it being canceled. They’re hoping to get some heat taken off of them because they expected all the talk to be strictly nostalgic by now with all the returns and the interviews in Soap Opera Digest, other soap outlets and by doing fluff pieces with Kelly Ripa on our local news programs about how the show should end. Bully for them it’s not. Fans are still angry, on fire, writing, campaigning and making their voices heard. Sorry. Some of us are still fighting and won’t quit no matter how much they would like us too. Log in to Reply keanna June 30, 2011 Oh that would be great, but I agree that OLTL,better get a two-hour finale as well!!!! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 30, 2011 2 hours? Does that mean it’ll go from 1-3 (with OLTL being pre-empted), or would it air from noon-2? Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 30, 2011 Wow I would love this! I just wish there wouldn’t have to be a finale on September 23… Log in to Reply GHfan-4now June 30, 2011 I know it’s a longshot, but I do agree with apple and keanna. I hope that OLTL gets the same. If not, well… it will NOT shock the shyte out of me, as usual. The stepchild of ABC is continously going LOUDLY into the night already. I hope with the AMC finale, RyJerk McDouchey skips his daily tree of life fruit, ages rapidly, turns into dust before Green’s eyes, and Leo comes back to comfort her and they go half on a baby … HEY, a girl can certainly dream… even if I need to wake the hell up and face facts… Log in to Reply lfad June 30, 2011 Yes. I’ve come to terms that AMC is almost over, I want them to go out with a two hour show pleasing as many fanbases as possible. I guess I want a two hour finale for OLTL, but I wouldn’t lose sleep if they didn’t. Your show is getting an extra four months on the air, that’s enough compensation for not getting a grand two hour finale. Log in to Reply jdimera June 30, 2011 give us NO FINALE!!! that would work much better! Log in to Reply jdimera June 30, 2011 give us NO FINALE!!! that would work much better! Log in to Reply jdimera June 30, 2011 give us NO FINALE!!! that would work much better! Log in to Reply GHfan-4now June 30, 2011 OMIGAWD! I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not playing favorites here. I’d like a proper finale for ALL of the ABC shows … including GH which I loathe. It’s inevitable given ABC’s tactics as of late, and they ALL deserve the same amount of respect, IMHO, given their years on the air, for the actors, and fans…. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud June 30, 2011 In a dream world, The Chew would tank as soon as it premiered, and ABC would agree to a 30 mins AMC and a 30 mins OLTL for at least the next two years..like I said, a dream Log in to Reply harlee490 June 30, 2011 SoapStud love your dream I want to be in it with you, that would be from your mouth to the soap god ears Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 30, 2011 SoapStud, rumour has it ABC is keeping OLTL in its back pocket in case The Chew tanks. This could be why we’re seeing a mass exodus of veterans BEFORE the finale: they could be trying to “trim the fat” and reduce the budget (while simultaneously re-focusing on newer, inexpensive characters) should the series continue. Log in to Reply david46208 June 30, 2011 This needs to be the two hours that rocked the world. I mean it better be so good that It makes a grown man cry. But I trust that grandma Agnes and Aunt Lorraine can pull it off. Log in to Reply david46208 June 30, 2011 @Soap_Stud: Even in a modern world they could spin off some characters or families into their own full fledged 30 to 40 minute web series making deals with hulu and/or Netflix or others. They have the audience already there and could start with 13 episode seasons and take it from there. I see the various series now: -The World According to Erica: About Erica Kane her daughters. The life of a modern day business woman, the loves, losses, and drama both corporate and personal in the lives of Erica and her family while trying to run Enchantment. (This could also become a Lifetime TV series primetime drama or even on the O network) -The Hubbard’s: About the life and struggles of this prominent African American family. It would be like The Cosby’s accept with non-comedic drama and long term storylines much like Soul Food had. (With this one they could also sell as a primetime TV Drama series on BET or the Black Family Channel) These could work because they each focus on the most popular media friendly characters and families from the show. Log in to Reply soapfan502 June 30, 2011 It shouldn’t be going off the air in the first place Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 30, 2011 ^^ You need to accept the fact that it IS ending. How long can you live in denial? Log in to Reply TV Gord July 1, 2011 It would preempt OLTL (since it can’t force the affiliates to air it in the preceding hour, which isn’t network time). That means one less hour of OLTL, which doesn’t exactly make me cheer. If they give OLTL a two-hour finale, you can be damn sure it will preempt GH and not The Chew. (shaking fist) Frons!!! Log in to Reply At50 July 1, 2011 “If AMC Does, OLTL better as well. Just Sayin. Fair is Fair.” I don’t know if it would be unfair if OLTL didn’t get a 2 hour finale. It has 3 or 4 more months to write a ending than AMC has. Log in to Reply pumpkin July 1, 2011 A 2 hr finale is no big deal. I would rather abc agree to sell. They are not going to sell despite all their claims they would. …..It is all pr stuff. ….. Log in to Reply pumpkin July 1, 2011 A 2 hr finale is no big deal. I would rather abc agree to sell. They are not going to sell despite all their claims they would. …..It is all pr stuff. ….. Log in to Reply KarlWriter July 1, 2011 A two hour finale – so what? ABC is playing a game, trying to calm upset fans. How about a two year renewal instead of a two hour finale? ABC is dead to me once the soaps are gone. CHEW on that! Log in to Reply Y2Jin99 July 1, 2011 OMG 1 extra hour of AMC! Who cares? Can’t believe you are acting like ABC cares and is showing some respect to the show for giving it an extra hour? That extra hour is just gonna pre-empt OLTL I bet. Meaningless Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 1, 2011 A 2-hour finale is a good thing because, guess what, AMC is a goner! No amount of denial will change that. I don’t think any soap has ever had a two-hour finale so that counts for something. Log in to Reply Dariclone July 1, 2011 I love All My Childen, it’s my home soap opera, but I don’t want to see it get a two-hour finale because I *know* OLTL won’t get the same tratment. Log in to Reply jockteen10 July 1, 2011 A 2 hr finale would be great. I just wish the show was not ending at all. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 1, 2011 By the way, if anyone missed Oprah’s tribute to soaps a few months ago, it is being rerun next Thursday, July 7th. Log in to Reply harlee490 July 2, 2011 CONFIRMED! CONFIRMED! AMC IS GETTING A 2-HOUR FINALE ON SEPT. 23…HERE IS THE CONFIRMATION!!! I’M VERY HAPPY THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS. They could always use this down the road on cable as a MFTV movie and ABC can make even more money. Smart move. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 2, 2011 Cool. At least they have the decency to supersize the episode and give this 40+ show a proper send-off. I believe AMC will be the first soap to have a 2-hour finale (unless someone can prove me wrong). Log in to Reply Soap_Stud July 3, 2011 Bittersweet news. I appreciate the network giving the writers more time to wrap up the show, but I still wish the show wasn’t ending. I think you are right, Alistair, that this will be the first daytime soap to get a two hour finale. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2011 The only thing I recall that comes close is that when CBS cancelled The Edge of Night, and ABC picked it up, the kicked it off on ABC with a 90-minute premiere. That’s back when soaps were still performed LIVE, and it was very exciting. I remember a big, action-packed opening scene with Mike Carr and Adam Drake on the steps of the courthouse! (Yes, not only LIVE, but an OUTDOOR location shoot!) Now that a few days have passed, I’m even less impressed that ABC is doing this. It’s not as though they are giving us an extra hour of soap time. The Frons giveth to AMC, but taketh away from OLTL, so it all works out to be the same amount of soap time. Meh. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 3, 2011 But if OLTL gets a 2-hour finale as well, it will get its “lost hour” back. Really it’s GH who will lose an hour if it’s pre-empted by a double-sized OLTL finale. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2011 …which reinforces what I’m saying…an OLTL 2-hour finale would take an hour from GH…still the same amount of soap time. If you think GH will get a two-hour finale when there are no other soap hours to steal, you’re dreaming. By the time GH is inevitably cancelled next year, it will whimper out the way all other soaps have. (Frankly, I doubt OLTL will get a two-hour finale, since it has always been the red-headed stepchild of the ABC soap lineup). Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 3, 2011 GH can stand to give up an hour, after all it’s the only remaining soap on ABC. Gotta sacrifice and take one for the team. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.