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ALL MY CHILDREN Aired Its Final Episode 12 Years Ago — See the Changing Casts Through the Years

After 41 unforgettable years on the air, ALL MY CHILDREN aired its final episode on ABC on Sept. 23, 2011, and longtime fans were forced to say goodbye to Pine Valley and its beloved residents. The soap, created by the legendary Agnes Nixon, made its debut on Jan. 5, 1970, and introduced viewers to the Martins, Chandlers, and many other families whose lives and loves made up the daytime drama.

From its premiere, AMC had legions of loyal fans who tuned in every day to see the latest drama in Pine Valley. The soap began as a 30-minute serial when it launched, but in 1977 it expanded to give viewers a full hour of daytime drama. Agnes Nixon’s creation earned multiple Daytime Emmy Awards over the years, including three for Outstanding Drama Series in 1992, 1994, and 1998.

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Erica and her mother, Mona, were the source of much drama in Pine Valley!ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

Stars like Susan Lucci (Erica) and the late David Canary (Adam/Stuart) remained with the soap for decades, while others like Debbi Morgan (Angie), Michael E. Knight (Tad), and Cady McClain (Dixie) came and went over the years. AMC was also the launching pad for stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar (Kendall), Kelly Ripa (Hayley), and Cameron Mathison (Ryan). 

Sadly, on April 14, 2011, ABC announced the long-running series would be coming to an end and aired its final episode on Sept. 23. A short-lived revival was produced by Prospect Park to be broadcast online, featuring many of the soap’s stars returning to their roles, but only aired 43 episodes in 2013.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the changing casts of AMC over the years and see what wonderful memories of Pine Valley are stirred up.

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