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ABC has announced that it will broadcast its final episode of the long-running soap "All My Children" on Friday, September 23.
The network has also announced that former actors on the soap, including 'Transformers' star Josh Duhamel, will make an appearance during the show's final episodes.
"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," ABC said in a statement. "Final episodes will celebrate the stories of the families that fans have grown to know and love over the years."
Two new lifestyle shows, "The Chew" which focuses on "food from every angle" with Mario Batali as one of the hosts, and "The Revolution," which focuses on health and lifestyle transformations, will replace both "All My Children" and fellow canceled soap "One Life to Live."
"All My Children" has won more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades. Its first episode aired on ABC in 1970.