Carol Burnett returns to 'All My Children'

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Another notable resident of Pine Valley will be making a surprise return to All My Children to help bid farewell to the sudser. ABC announced today that Carol Burnett will return for a few episodes this September. She’ll reprise her role as Verla Grubbs, who first appeared in the fictitious soap town in 1983 as the long-lost daughter of Langley Wallingford (the late Louis Edmonds).

Burnett returned to AMC in 1995 for the show’s 25th Anniversary. She’ll play Verla opposite Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), and Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) for one of the show’s final episodes this fall. “It is our honor and pleasure to welcome back Carol Burnett to Pine Valley. Verla Grubbs is a beloved member of the All My Children family and we look forward to reprising her character,” said Executive Producer Julie Hanan Carruthers in a statement.

Read more on All My Children’s final days:
Eva La Rue returns to AMC
Josh Duhamel returns to AMC

ABC cancels AMC and OLTL

Let’s say goodbye to Pine Valley together! Follow me @EWLynette


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  • poppy

    Go Carol Burnett! She’s a life long fan of All My Children.

  • Rob

    Carol Burnett has always been a class act. She has never minced words in her love for All My Children. I appreciate her wanting to come back and AMC for wanting her back. ABC…you can still go to #$#.

  • Carrie Ann

    Very cool.

  • Iakovos

    Awesome! Carol Burnett is Class with a capital C. Like her, I love AMC and I am sure she is among us who mourn its untimely passing come September.

  • Misspriss_1

    I agree lakovos, what a class act that Ms. Burnett is!! And for her to show how grateful that she is for her favorite “story”, we get the benefit of this class act as we say goodbye to AMC. How lucky for we, the fans, to help give our shows a special send off?? Thank you in advance, Ms. Burnett!! And Brian Frons and ABC, you can STILL go to h*ll!!

  • Wayne Gearhart

    I’m sorry, but I just don’t want to see the end of AMC. Everybody is giving in. Why can’t the shows be picked up by another provider, perhaps Tribune Broadcasting??? It’s a great idea and would be the beginning of a nationwide expansion of Antenna TV. There are sponsors waiting in line to advertise on AMC and/or OLTL. It was fantastic that you were able to find The Burns and Allen Show! Go further. The reason Passions didn’t succeed when bought by DirecTV was because it was just a little too outlandish. AMC and OLTL would attract millions of viewers. Go for it Tribune Broadcasting. Step out on a limb and invest in real gems, AMC and OLTL. The four network stooges are not the be all end all of broadcasting anymore. Make a big deal, find backers, there will be no absence of commercial sponsors.

  • John Shea

    Question to ABC, will there be a big send off in the fall for the public to attend in NYC and LA, perhaps at Radio City or Madison Square Garden, or at the Kodak Theater in LA for the biggest fans ?
    Also, Everyone should read Carol Burnett’s latest book…”This time together”.
    The most hysterical chapter in the book is when she and her family were in Italy (Lake Cuomo) on vacation, and Carol’s friend in the U.S. would send telegrams to her hotel updating her on what was happening on All My Children. This is a must to read. Carol is a class act and a funny one too ! God Bless her. AMC made an incredible run on TV. All the best to everyone involved with the show.

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  • KJ

    I hope ABC is happy now that “The SPEW” has proven to be a huge flop!!

    Maybe a bit over three million LOYAL followers are better than NONE??

    ABC, if you have two brain cells left, you’ll do whatever it takes to get AMC and the entire cast back on the air!!!

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