Carol Burnett To Reprise All My Children Role

Actress Carol Burnett will reprise her dream role on the long running soap opera “All My Children” this week after creator Agnus Dixon came up with a new part for her to play.

Burnett, who has made guest appearances in “Glee” and “Law and Order” – will reprise her role as Verla Grubbs, Langley Wallingford’s long-lost daughter on the ABC soap opera.

Burnett has also hosted the 25th anniversary special about the show in 1995 and later appeared as her alter-ego in the 2005 35th anniversary program. She will be appearing on Tuesday and Wednesday’s episodes this week.

All My Children has been a fixture of the daytime lineup on ABC for four decades, and its final episode will air on September 26th. So this will mark the last appearances for the 78-year-old Burnett on the ABC series.

“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.”

All My Children will be replaced by chat-show “The Chew” at the end of September. Much hand wringing has ensued over the show’s cancellation, and FarmVille and its distracting effects on the predominantly female, stay-at-home viewers of the show was briefly blamed after its somewhat shocking cancellation.

At one time, the program’s popularity positioned it as the most widely-recorded television show in the United States. Also, in a departure from societal norms at the time, All My Children, in the mid-1970s, had an audience that was estimated to be 30% male.