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All My Secrets
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All My Secrets title card, circa 2013–present

Created by Bridget and Robert Warren
Written by Roger Morrison
Sharon Canterbury
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Wilbur Savitch (1963–72)
Rick King (1972–75)
Billy Cannell (1975–83)
Jim McClellan (1983–93)
Jennifer Ackerman (1993–2000)
Steven Harrison (2000–06)
Tanya Lawson (2006–09)
Madeline Dempsey (2009–12)
Elizabeth Armstrong (2012–15)
Chris Rogers (2015–present)
Producer(s) Jerry McCanton
Location(s) Albuquerque, New Mexico (1963–present)
Chicago, Illinois (2017)
Running time 30 minutes (1963–77)
60 minutes (1977–present)
Distributor Universal Television (1963–99, 2011–present)
Studios USA (1999–2003)
NBC Universal Television Studio (2003–11)
Screen Gems (1963–74)
Columbia Pictures Television (1974–2001)
Columbia TriStar Television (2001–02)
Sony Pictures Television (2002–present)
Broadcast
Original channel BGC
Picture format 480i SDTV (1963–2009)
1080i HDTV (2009–present)
Original run April 1, 1963 – Present
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All My Secrets is an American television soap opera that currently airs on the BGC Television network since April 1, 1963, the same day as when General Hospital premiered on ABC. The show aired weekdays for 30 minutes until November 4, 1977, but expanded to a full hour alongside Guiding Light on November 7, 1977.

On April 9, 2008, and two days after the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Memphis Tigers in the final NCAA Basketball Championship, BGC announced along with the Villanova Wildcats (who got defeated by the Kansas Jayhawks in the Elite Eight on March 28, 2008, but teamed up on the same day) that it gave All My Secrets an emmy award, (the day BGC canceled Angels and Devils).

On April 5, 2012, three months after ABC and BGC eliminated both One Life to Live and Fraternity Row, and three days that the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team defeated the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team on the final NCAA Basketball Championship, and five days after the two teams defeated both the Louisville and Ohio State teams in Final Four in New Orleans, Louisiana, All My Secrets competed against Our Screams Can Last in a matchup, but All My Secrets thumped Our Screams Can Last in an 85-60 score and advanced to the 2012-13 season.

On April 9, 2012, All My Secrets competed against Passionate Dreams in a matchup, but All My Secrets thumped Passionate Dreams in a 79-54 score and advanced to the 2012-13 season.

On December 21, 2012, All My Secrets became the last remaining BGC produced soap opera after Passionate Dreams aired its final episode. On March 18 and June 17, 2013, the show was joined by two newly debuted soap operas called Universal Lives and One Line to Cross, respectively. All My Secrets celebrated its 50th anniversary alongside General Hospital on April 1, 2013. On October 21, 2015, BGC renewed All My Secrets for another new season.

Origins, plot development, and cast

All My Secrets has had a number of plot sequences during the series' long history, on television since its inception. These plot sequences include complex storylines, and different writers and casting.

1960s

BGC premiered All My Secrets on April 1, 1963, owned first by Universal Television and Screen Gems. In September 1966 and October 1967, the Bewitched castmates (Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, David White, Marion Lorne, George Tobias, and Sandra Gould) appeared as guest stars reprising their Bewitched roles on All My Secrets. In September 1969 and October 1970 respectively, the Bewitched castmates (Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, David White, George Tobias, and Sandra Gould) returned as guest stars while another Bewitched castmate (Dick Sargent) appeared as a guest star.

1970s

In 1974, while Universal Television remained, Screen Gems was replaced by a new company called Columbia Pictures Television (also used for Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless).

On November 7, 1977, BGC expanded All My Secrets to a full hour.

1980s

In 1986, two years after the July 30, 1984 debut of the NBC daytime drama Santa Barbara, Susan Flannery guest starred on All My Secrets before she headed to the new CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful which premiered on March 23, 1987.

1990s

In October 1992, while both Angels and Devils and Santa Barbara were both on the air, six Charlie's Angels castmates (Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett,Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd,Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts) guest starred and reprised their show roles on All My Secrets.

In November 1992, Roger McLean (guest star Everett McGill) fell into the ocean fully clothed in his suit and necktie and socks and dress shoes and was about to get mauled to death by a great white shark, but he was saved by Abby (guest star Ricki Lake), dressed in her swimming bikini and thong. Sadly after having saved Roger, Abby was mauled to death by a shark and later she died. Roger began weeping over her death.

On April 1, 1993, All My Secrets celebrated its 30th anniversary alongside General Hospital.

In 1994, two The Cosby Show castmates (Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad) played parents Cliff and Claire Monroe, and two All That castmates (Amanda Bynes and Katrina Johnson) played the Monroes' two daughters Brittany and Merida. Brittany (Amanda Bynes) and her sister Merida (Katrina Johnson) helped their parents Cliff and Claire (Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad) move into a new house after they left Valley View.

In September 1999, Universal Television was replaced by Studios USA before returning in 2011.

2000s

In January 2001, Columbia Pictures Television got replaced by Columbia TriStar Television, but in August 2001, that company was folded into Columbia TriStar Domestic Television. In September 2002, Columbia TriStar Domestic Television was replaced by a new logo since the same month and year, Sony Pictures Television. In 2003, after All My Secrets celebrated its 40th anniversary on April 1 alongside General Hospital, NBCUniversal Television Studio replaced Studios USA and was replaced in 2008 by Universal Media Studios.

In March 2009, actors Anton Yelchin and Marcy Walker debuted their roles as Steve and Jenniffer Bowen on All My Secrets. On September 18, 2009 (the day CBS eliminated Guiding Light after 57 years), Steve and Jenniffer left town.

2010s

In 2011 (after CBS elimated As the World Turns on September 17, 2010, before ABC eliminated All My Children after 41 years on September 23, 2011, and before ABC eliminated One Life to Live after almost 44 years on January 13, 2012), while Sony Pictures Television resumed, Universal Television returned, replacing Universal Media Studios.

On April 1, 2013, both All My Secrets on BGC and General Hospital on ABC marked 50 years on the airwaves.

On October 14, 2015, actors Adam West and Burt Ward guest starred on All My Secrets as Batman and Robin, rescuing Christina from the house fire and keeping her out. In October 2016, and four months after Anton Yelchin died, Adam West and Burt Wart reprised their roles on All My Secrets, and their characters confronted Erica (Madeline Halsey) and scolded her for murdering her ex-husband's wicked girlfriend.

The All My Secrets episode from December 23, 2016 included guest stars who appeared on the show. The four on the series were Chris Hardwick, Ryan Stout, Jena Friedman, and Jim Norton, whom their fans Samantha (Angelica Monroe) and her sister Brittany (Elizabeth Lawler) befriended.

On June 30, 2017, four Chicago Justice castmates (Philip Winchester, Joelle Carter, Monica Barbaro, and Carl Weathers), seven Chicago Fire castmates (Jesse Spencer, Monica Raymund, Taylor Kinney, Christian Stolte, David Eigenberg, Eamonn Walker, and Steven R. McQueen), two Chicago PD castmates (Jason Beghe and Jon Seda) and two Chicago Med castmates (Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya DaCosta) made their guest starring roles on All My Secrets.

Schedule

Start date End date Time slot
(ET/CT)
Run time
(minutes)
April 1, 1963 December 27, 1963 1:00 pm/12 noon 30
December 30, 1963 July 23, 1976 3:00 pm/2:00 pm
July 26, 1976 November 4, 1977 2:00 pm/1:00 pm
November 7, 1977 Present 1:00 pm/12 noon 60

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