(NEW YORK) -- After 41 years on the air, the ABC daytime soap All My Children will air its final televised episode Friday afternoon. The finale will take a look back at the significant story lines and characters in Pine Valley since the show's debut in January 1970.
Susan Lucci has starred on All My Children since the beginning, playing Erica Kane. The series' famous alumni include Kelly Ripa, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Josh Duhamel, Amanda Seyfried, Christian Slater, Eva LaRue, Kim Delaney, Melissa Leo and Mischa Barton.
Though it's ending its network run, All My Children is expected to continue as an Internet-only program beginning in January. Cameron Mathison, who plays Ryan on the show, thinks the move may not be such a bad thing.
He says, "You can watch any episode at anytime wherever you want in the world and you can choose the advertising that you're going to be, y'know, advertised, so, it makes more sense for something like that right now."
All My Children will be replaced in ABC's daytime lineup by the new talk show The Chew.
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