“All My Children” will end its 41-year run on ABC on Friday, Sept. 23 — and debut its replacement three days later.
The network announced its plans to end long-running soaps “AMC” and “One Life to Live” earlier this year but didn’t offer specific finale dates at the time. “One Life to Live” is scheduled to end in February 2012.
ABC also says that “AMC” will end “in a manner that respects the show’s legacy and honors its history” and that “final episodes will celebrate the stories of the families that fans have grown to know and love over the years.” Our partner site Daytime Confidential is reporting that the series may get a two-hour finale.
“All My Children” will be replaced in ABC’s daytime lineup by “The Chew,” a lifestyle/talk show dedicated to “celebrating and exploring life through food.” Chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall (“Top Chef”), “What Not to Wear’s” Clinton Kelly and “Dorm Room Diet” author Daphne Oz (the daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz) will serve as hosts and discuss cooking, eating, entertaining and other aspects of foodie culture.
It’s scheduled to premiere on Monday, Sept. 26.