The official word: SOAPnet will celebrate “All My Children” with a two-day marathon featuring classic episodes from the show’s 41-year history. “I Love Lucci,” highlighting some of Erica Kane’s memorable moments, airs Saturday, September 17 from 7pm to 12am ET/PT. “All My Children: Last Chance for Romance” showcases seven of Pine Valley’s most beloved couples: Cliff & Nina, Jenny & Greg, Tad & Dixie, Ryan & Gillian, Leo & Greenlee, Zach & Kendall and Angie & Jesse. Relive their romances on Sunday, September 18 from 5pm to 12am ET/PT.
“All My Children” wraps up its broadcast run on ABC on Friday, September 23rd. Hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, the show has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, it has been at the forefront of such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.
Specific episodes listed after the jump.
Saturday, September 17 “I Love Lucci”
7PM - “All My Children” Episode #1979-02567 (Original Air Date 11/27/79) - Tom furiously ends his marriage to Erica when he discovers she’s secretly been taking birth control pills. Also: Langley tries to convince Myrtle they’ve never met before.
8PM - “All My Children” Episode #1996-06725 (Original Air Date 1/19/96) - Erica gives a shocking speech when she accepts the “Media Woman of the Year” award while high on pills. Also: After Lamaze class with Edmund, Kelsey thinks she’s going into labor; Janet panics when she learns Amanda has pneumonia.
9PM - “All My Children” Episode #2000-07991 (Original Air Date 12/22/00) - Erica’s in denial when Bianca announces she’s gay. Also: Ryan and Gillian spend a special Christmas together; Mateo is upset when Hayley wants to turn herself into the police for killing her mother; Tad and Dixie celebrate the holiday together despite Leslie’s efforts.
10PM - “All My Children” Episode #2004-09008 (Original Air Date 12/27/04) - Erica implores Bianca to come out of her coma. It’s a Christmas miracle when Bianca then opens her eyes and Erica reunites her with baby Miranda. Also: J.R. is furious with Adam for the loss of Bess and tells him he’s no longer his father.
11PM - “All My Children” Episode #2005-09113 (Original Air Date 5/24/05) - Surrounded by their families, Erica and Jackson are married in Boca Raton.
Sunday, September 18 “All My Children: Last Chance for Romance”
5PM - “All My Children” Episode #1980-02768 (Original Air Date 9/3/80) - Cliff and Nina are married in a fairy tale wedding. Also: Pregnant with Cliff’s baby, Sybil is not happy about his marriage to Nina; Tom and Erica fight when she has to attend a business dinner on their anniversary.
6PM - “All My Children” Episode #1984-03659 (Original Air Date 2/14/84) - In front of family and friends, Jenny and Greg are married. Also: Palmer discovers the truth of why the Chandlers have come to Pine Valley; Adam sets his sights on Erica.
7PM - “All My Children” Episode #1993-05997 (Original Air Date 3/4/93) - When Tad finally convinces Dixie he’s alive and on the other side of the door, the two are joyfully reunited. Also: Hayley and Charlie find Brian and Junior on the run; Opal and Palmer are reunited with Junior.
8PM - “All My Children” Episode #2001-08064 (Original Air Date 4/9/01) - Ryan and Gillian share a romantic wedding filled with surprises. Also: Leo and Greenlee have a last minute change in plans when he remembers he has the wedding rings; while on the witness stand, David admits his guilt about the drugs to Dixie.
9PM - “All My Children” Episode #2002-08387 (Original Air Date 7/15/02) - Leo and Greenlee are married in an intimate wedding in the boathouse. Also: Anna and David debate whether to tell Greenlee that her father’s been shot; Tad and Brooke try to find Maria.
10PM - “All My Children” Episode #2005-9256 (Original Air Date 12/15/05) - Romance is in the air as Zach and Kendall prepare to divorce in the Caribbean. Also: J.R. tries to warn Jamie about Amanda; Babe visits Josh at work and Erica kicks her out of her studio.
11PM - “All My Children” Episode #2008-9811 (Original Air Date 2/18/08) - A stunned Angie and Jesse share an emotional reunion at the train station. Also: Erica is arrested at the fashion show she’s hosting; Greenlee tells Aidan that Kendall may be pregnant.