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Matthew Cowles Returns to All My Children! Billy Clyde Tuggle is About To Shake Up Pine Valley!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

According to reports, one of All My Children’s favorite baddies,  Billy Clyde Tuggle, is returning to Pine Valley! That means that actor Matthew Cowles is resurrecting his oh-so-infamous role on the revival of the series when he debuts on May 16th!

The back-story: Billy Clyde was was presumed dead in a 1990 following a bridge confrontation with Tad (Michael E. Knight)!  According to Soap Opera Digest, “A show rep, relates that the super-villain now runs an escort service and will be involved in Angie and Jesse’s quest to find her missing daughter, Cassandra. Expect Billy Clyde to also interact with Dixie, who had been the unwilling object of his deranged affection.”  Oh-oh! This sounds pretty juicy is you ask us, with lots of story potential and fall-out!

Matthew Cowles was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Supporting Actor category for his work on All My Children in 1981, and he is married to actress Christine Baranski!

What do you think about the return of Billy Clyde Tuggle and how it figures into the current storyline? We are excited about it, are you? Let us know!

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Bill
Bill

He was fun back in the day

Val
Val

Now Dix has a bigger villain than David to worry about!

jimh
jimh

I just stopped watching amc, but Billys return may just bring me back. Will he be hanging around Bramwell Hall?

Beth
Beth

Delicious!!!!!

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

Brilliant move.

Y
Y

Yes!! Been waiting for him to return for years!

su0000
su0000

ohhh my god!! Billy Clyde is my all time favorite bad guy villain!!!

If there were awards for best villains Billy Clyde would win it!!

Jen
Jen

Totally agree, but have to admit when I watched him during his meanest heydays in the late 70 when I was a little kid he scared the living daylights out of me. I wonder sometimes what was my mom thinking letting me watch his scenes where he was threatening to kill/beat on Estelle!

Johnny
Johnny

He’s still alive?
Man, they’re really reaching for it aren’t they.
Maybe they’ll bring Donna back as an aging prostitute?

BTripp
BTripp

This is brilliant if you ask me! He should have been brought back long ago! These new producers and writers are fans of the show so it makes sense that they would do something like this.

Anita
Anita

Very happy he was a good change

Kathy
Kathy

Loved Billie Clyde! What a wonderful character to bring back!

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

The bridge where they filmed was at Bill Cosby’s house in Shelburne Falls MA. That is a few miles from me. I wish I had taken the day off from work! Michael Knight was at one of the local bars. My friend saw him but I didn’t. Tad was so good looking then.
This is so exciting and I bet Michael Knight will be back soon, too!

CC
CC

OMG! I so disliked him, should be interesting.

BD
BD

LOL! B.C. Tuggle returns to Pine Valley!! That is going to be major HOOT!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

This is great news. I thought I recognized him in a video that I saw here of the premiere event. I was a regular AMC viewer back his day. Welcome home Billy Clyde.

ethel
ethel

OMG!!! what a blast from the past!! i can not wait to see him on screen!

janet
janet

Guess I will watch for a while .At least till Dixie eats the show Can’t stand the actress and character. Now Billy Clyde was a nice or not so nice change for soap characters. He certainly made me laugh. I watched the first week ,and surprise I did like the show. Hadn’t watched for years when they made Babe and Bianca best friend when they kept Miranda from her and they made JR the bad guy. Turned it off,.

Jewell
Jewell

I’m so beyond excited! Matthew is a brilliant actor and he plays such a great villain.

Jen
Jen

So, so, so THRILLED!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for this for YEARS!

jas
jas

Well Johnny, you just said a mouthful! They are really reaching for it indeed. This is positively the most vile, horrid looking person on the planet to have to look at. I cannot come up with enough bad things to say about this man and his character of Billy Clyde. My jaw dropped when I read they have pulled him in to this mess. But what really floored me about this guy is that he is, in real life, married to one of my absolute favorite actresses, a gorgeous, multi-talented lady all rolled up into a gem of an actress. And when I found that out some years ago, I think I fell off the sofa. What she ever (and apparently still does) sees and saw in him in the first place is one of life’s great mysteries for me. Talk about Yin and Yang. He’s not even qualified for yin or yang. Proves the old saying, ‘there’s no accounting for taste’. His wiki is pretty slim and I suspect there is good reason why. But, as I said.
Now for Michael Nader. When Oprah did a show on Erica’s ex’s, he was on it. When he smiled, he had teeth missing. Now, to add to that, he is bald and wrinkled. Pretty picture that conjurs up, huh? Brother, this is going to be one lovely cast. Goodby to the days of saying that people watched soaps to escape to the world of “pretty people” to get away from everyday life. Welcome, soon it will really be everyday life!!!

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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