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From CBS News:
After four decades in Pine Valley, "All My Children" has come to an end.
The long-running soap opera aired its final episode on Friday, ending the show's 41-year run.
The finale finished with a cliffhanger: It ended with most of the show's characters gathered at the Chandler house for a party. J.R. lurked outside with a gun and fired it when the screen went black.
Whether anyone was shot could still be revealed - ABC licensed the show to production company Prospect Park, which hopes to keep the show going online and on other "emerging platforms."
The series, which debuted in 1970, featured Susan Lucci as villain Erica Kane, and helped launch the careers of actors including Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Josh Duhamel, Melissa Leo, Amanda Seyfried, Mischa Barton, Christian Slater and Michelle Trachtenberg.
ABC announced it was pulling the plug on the show back in April, along with the soap opera "One Life to Live," which will end its run in January.
The sketch dealt with the wrap party after the final episode of 'All My Children'. It turns out that all of the people working behind the camera had lives similar to some of the more outrageous situations found in the show (and in soap operas in general).
Or were they pushed?