The long run of "All My Children" will come to an end on September 23, ABC has announced. The soap will be replaced Monday, September 26, with the new cooking talk show "The Chew."
"The iconic series will end in a manner that respects the show’s legacy and honors its history," said the network in a statement.
The finale promises to be star-studded — well, the daytime equivalent of that phrase.
Former cast members Carol Burnett (who has played the character Verla Grubbs), Josh Duhamel (Leo Du Pres) and Eva La Rue (Maria Santos) are all on board to return for the finale, as are Thorsten Kaye, Kate Collins, Jennifer Bassey, Melissa Claire Egan, Leven Rambin and a few others soon to be announced.
The network announced in April that it was cancelling the 41-year-old soap, leading to protests at ABC's New York pitch to advertisers in May.
"The Chew" is a new talk show that bills itself as "a party in the kitchen every afternoon." It remains to be seen whether celebrity chef Mario Batali and his four co-hosts will make "AMC" fans comfortable at the bash.