ABC said today that it has set the final broadcast of All My Children for Friday, Sept. 23, officially ending a run that began more than 41 years ago. The multiple-Emmy-winning soap opera first appeared on the network in 1970. “Out of love and respect for the show, many beloved actors will be returning to Pine Valley, including Josh Duhamel (Leo Du Pres), Eva La Rue (Maria Santos), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater), Carol Burnett (Verla Grubbs), Kate Collins (Janet Green), Jennifer Bassey (Marion Chandler), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Chandler) and Leven Rambin (Lily Montgomery), among others yet to be announced,” the network said in its release announcing the end date. ABC will launch one of its replacements, lifestyle series The Chew, on Sept. 26 at 1 PM ET.

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