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Y&R's Peter Bergman Wants ABC "Embarrassed" by All My Children and One Life to Live's Success

He isn't a doctor and he doesn't play one on TV anymore, but that isn't stopping Pine Valley's former Dr. Cliff Warner from cheering on the reboots of All My Children and One Life to Live. In a new interview with Time, The Young and the Restless actor talks about his 19th Daytime Emmy nomination and the future of soap. Below are a few excerpts.


On how things have changed for the genre since he was first nominated for a Daytime Emmy back in 1983:

“It’s a slightly different animal now; back then, there were 11 different soap operas—and now there are four.”

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On his hopes for the new AMC and OLTL:

“The state of the soap opera is actually healthier than it was a year ago,” he says. “This may be the perfect time for All My Children and One Life to Live to launch online. And I’d love to see it be a giant success and for ABC to be really embarrassed by it all.”

Nice to see after after almost 25 years as Ole' Smilin' Jack in Genoa City, Bergman still has love for his Pine Valley roots!