|All My Children|
|Created by||Agnes Nixon|
|Written by||Charles Pratt, Jr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||10,712 (ABC)|
Agnes Nixon (1970–82)|
Bud Kloss (1970–78)
Jorn Winther (1978–82, 1986–87)
Jacqueline Babbin (1982–86)
Stephen Schenkel (1987–89)
Felicia Minei Behr (1989–96)
Francesca James (1996–98)
Jean Dadario Burke (1998–2003)
Julie Hanan Carruthers (2003–11)
Ginger Smith (2013)
30 minutes (1970–1977; 2013)|
60 minutes (1977–2011)
January 5, 1970 – September 23, 2011
April 29 - September 2, 2013
All My Children is an American soap opera that aired on the ABC network from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011 and has aired on TOLN from April 29 to September 2, 2013. All My Children was created by Agnes Nixon, who previously created One Life to Live for ABC following success as a writer on Another World, Guiding Light and As the World Turns.
All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a small suburb of Philadelphia and introduced one of the most popular characters in soap opera history, Erica Kane, portrayed by Susan Lucci.
The show was originally owned by Creative Horizons, Inc, a company created by Nixon and her husband, Bob. The show was sold to ABC in January 1975.
Originally 30 minutes in length, the show was expanded to an hour long in April 1977. The show had previously experimented with the hour long format for the week of July 7th, 1975, when Ryan's Hope premiered.
From 1970 to 1990, All My Children was recorded at at ABC's now defunct studio, TV18 at 101 West 66th Street. From March 1990 to December 2009, the show was recorded at TV23 at 320 West 66th Street in New York City, New York. Also, All My Children has been filmed at the Andrita Studios at 3030 Andrita Street in Los Angeles, California, and has been filmed in Stamfort Connecticut.
On July 25th, 2006, the show began using post production technique known as FilmLook, which gave the show a filmed, as opposed to taped appearance.
At one time, the show was so popular that it was the most recorded television program in the United States, and once had an audience that was estimated to be 30% male. The show ranked #1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1978 to 1979. Throughout the majority of the 1980's and early 1990's, All My Children was second in the ratings to The Young and the Restless.
On April 8, 2011, All My Children competed against Our Screams Can Last in a matchup, but lost in 59-49 score against the drama.
On April 14, 2011, ABC announced that it canceled All My Children after 41 years due to low ratings. On July 7, 2011, ABC sold the licensing rights of All My Children to Prospect Park. The show taped its final scenes for ABC on August 30, 2011, and its final episode on the network aired on September 23, 2011 with a cliffhanger. On September 26, 2011, ABC replaced All My Children with a newly debuted talk show called The Chew. On November 23, 2011, Prospect Park suspended production of the series a year before it revived production on December 21, 2012 (the same day that Passionate Dreams ended). Two years later, All My Children taped its first scenes for Prospect Park on February 25, 2013, and its first TOLN episode aired on April 29, 2013. The season finale aired on September 2, 2013.
The series finale of All My Children on ABC marked its third anniversary on September 23, 2014, then its fourth anniversary on September 23, 2015, and then its fifth anniversary on September 23, 2016.
The series finale of All My Children on ABC will soon mark its 6th Anniversary on September 23, 2017 and will later mark its 7th Anniversary on September 23, 2018.
Opening Title Cards
Main cast members
Recurring cast members
|Mackenzie Aladjem||Miranda Montgomery (#3)||2010–2011|
|Julia Barr||Brooke English||1976–1981, 1982–2006, 2010, 2011|
|Jennifer Bassey||Marian Chandler||1980–1985, 1989, 1990, 1995–2009, 2011|
|Tate Berney||AJ Chandler (#4)||2010–2011|
|Justin Bruening||Jamie Martin||2003–2007, 2011|
|Mariah Buzolin||Maya Mercado||2011|
|David Canary|| Adam Chandler|
| 1983–2010, 2011|
|Darby Jo Hart||Jenny Martin||2010–2011|
|Alexa Havins||Babe Carey||2003–2007, 2011|
|Cheryl Hulteen||Winifred||1991–2009, 2011|
|Shannon Kane||Natalia Fowler||2008–2011|
|Ray MacDonnell||Joe Martin||1970–2010, 2011|
|Michael & Brody McMackin||Trevor Martin||2011|
|Lee Meriwether||Ruth Martin||1996–1999, 2002–2010, 2011|
|Ellah Miller||Gabrielle Montgomery||2010–2011|
|Dannika Northcott||Kathy Martin (#3)||2010–2011|
|John O'Hurley||Kit Sterling||2011|
|Danielle Parker||Emma Lavery (#3)||2010–2011|
|Britton Reeder||Ian Slater (#6)||2010–2011|
|Jake Vaughan||Spike Lavery (#4)||2010–2011|
First Season Cast
Current contract cast members
Recurring cast members
|Jake Boyd ||Dylan Wilder||2013-|
|Daniel Covin ||Hunter Morrison||2013-|
|Matthew Cowles||Billy Clyde Tuggle||1977-1980, 1984, 1989-1990, 2013-|
|Caitlainne Rose Gurreri ||Eileen||2013-|
|Cheryl Hulteen ||Winifred||1991-2009, 2011, 2013-|
|Michael Nader ||Dimitri Marick||1991-2001, 2013-|
|Brooke Newton ||Colby Chandler||2013-|
|Jason Pendergraft ||Dr. Carter Anders||2013-|
|Stevie Steel||Heather Kent||2013-|
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