While there has yet to be an official announcement from Prospect Park regarding the future of All My Children, Emmy winner Cady McClain (Dixie Martin) has taken to Facebook to, in addition to confirming that All My Children will not be returning, express her gratitude to the fans for their support.
"If you aren't hearing anything about the ending of AMC as we know it, it's really out of shock," McClain wrote. "I am also trying to allow [Prospect Park] to have the moment to contact all the actors and explain what is and has been going on with AMC, and then gather themselves to try and explain it all to you, the fans."
McClain confirmed what her co-star, Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard), shared via Twitter over the weekend -- that the cast had been "given assurances that we would be continuing with the series and then were very recently contacted and told that, with great regret, AMC won't be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation. Certainly hope springs eternal that we will yet again, spring from the dead."
The two-time Emmy winner assured fans that Prospect Park executives shared fans' passion for both AMC and One Life to Live, but admitted that she is not sure why the decision to end both soaps was made.
"I do feel confident in sharing my opinion that PP and all 'the powers that be' involved in making AMC and OLTL truly loved the shows and did their utmost to make continuing them possible. The premiere in NYC was one of the most exciting moments I have had the privilege to be a part of in my career. I am not privy to the behind the scenes decisions, however. Like you, I can only experience those choices second hand and guess at the reasons why this is happening now."
"Instead of going into the 'What Went Wrong' question, I think I'd rather focus on the gratitude I feel for having been asked to continue with the show," McClain added. "If I am still wanted as an actor on daytime, it is all because of YOU, the FANS. I am so very grateful for your support. To have had the opportunity to be a part of an innovative experience that strived to keep American soaps alive via a new medium, to be a part of the continuing fabric of your lives through daytime storytelling, and to be able to work with dear friends who I've known all my life was a very special experience for which I have you to thank. So THANK YOU for all the cheering, love, and support, daytime family. You've been AWESOME."