(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Vincent Irizarry, who plays David Hayward on “All My Children,” reportedly told fans during a fan event the weekend after news broke that the ABC soap was canceled that production on the drama series would go dark for three weeks in July, as per usual. This despite the soap opera being scheduled to cease production for good come August. Since then fans have been speculating if Irizarry’s comment was misconstrued due to the fact that as a New York based production “All My Children” did not have a three week hiatus in July. Did the back-burned actor mean he would be going on a normally scheduled annual vacation – or would the ABC soap indeed schedule a hiatus for three weeks in July? Soap Opera Network did some digging and has the answer.
According to sources, “All My Children” is indeed halting production for three weeks this summer before ceasing production on ABC for good this August. The three week stoppage is expected to begin on Friday, July 1 just before the Fourth of July holiday. A final tape date for “All My Children” has not been set.
“All My Children” will last air on Friday, September 23, 2011. “The Chew” replaces the soap beginning Monday, September 26. Sister-soap “One Life to Live” will be replaced by “The Revolution” beginning Monday, January 23, 2012, according to sources.