"As far as I know at this point in time, I amc remaining on the show," Barr said in a note on her official web site. "I know that the rumors continue to run rampant everywhere on this matter, and I want to clarify here that there has been no change in my contract status and I plan to be around on the show for at least another year."
The reason Barr is optimistic about remaining in Pine Valley for another year is that the actress' contract with All My Children doesn't expire until 2006 though it had previously been reported that Barr's contract with the ABC soap expired this year. Barr's contract did include an option that could have allowed the network to pass on Barr's final year with the show. The deadline for that option to be exercised has apparently come and gone, allowing Barr to focus on what lies ahead for another year.
Of course it is entirely possible that by the end of 2006 fans will once again be left wondering if Barr will still be a part of the AMC cast. But that's something to worry about at a later date.
Barr joined the cast of All My Children in 1976. With the exception of two-year break from 1980-1982, the actress has logged 29 years with All My Children. During that incredible run, Barr has racked up six Daytime Emmy nominations and, in 1990 and 1998, two wins in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field.
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