The countdown begins.

Sadly, the end is near. Soaps.com first reported in May that All My Children’s finale will be September 23. As stated in a new press release, “The iconic series will end in a manner that respects the show’s legacy and honors its history.”

As the powers that be previewed, “Final episodes will celebrate the stories of the families that fans have grown to know and love over the years.” They’ve already planned several highly anticipated returns from the likes of Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater), Josh Duhamel (Leo du Pres), Carol Burnett (Verla Grubbs) and others. Who else would you like to see return? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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