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Alicia Minshew Chats On An AMC Finale Return That Did Not Happen! And, Playing Angelica on Tainted Dreams!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Fan favorite Alicia Minshew dished with Tainted Dreams exclusive blogger and noted soap opera journalist, Carolyn Hinsey, shortly after wrapping her scenes in Sonia Blangiardo’s upcoming series Tainted Dreams!

Minshew who let fans in on the fact that ‘Dreams’ is, “sexy and funny and sad and deals with social situations like bullying and autism”,  also shared that she was asked to come back to film scenes for the All My Children season finale.  However, things did not work out sharing she was approached by AMC EP Ginger Smith to, “Tape a few episodes at the end, a fun little thing that would be part of the season finale. I said, ‘Sure, I’ll do it.’  But that taped a long time ago, so I guess I’m not a part of the finale (laughs). I get it, things happen.'”

As far as the character of Angelica, the Senior Producer in Tainted Dreams, and how the rest of the fictitious on-screen production team would kind of stack-up job wise to real life comparisons, Minshew noted, “Angelica is the hands-on producer of Tainted Dreams. To compare it to (the old) All My Children, I’m the Ginger Smith, Grant Aleksander is Julie Carruthers, and Bobbie Eakes is Brian Frons (and Nathan Purdee is Anne Sweeney). I can’t say that I modeled Angelica after any one person. I took bits and pieces of everybody like Sonia and Ginger, people that are caretakers – myself included.”

So would you have liked to see Kendall return for more episodes of All My Children in season one?  Are you looking forward to seeing Tainted Dreams?  Has Alicia’s comments piqued your interest even more to see what is in store when Tainted Dreams is finally released?  Share your thoughts!

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blake
blake

Stupid of AMC not to use her when they could use her!

su0000
su0000

There is no reason for Kendall to be in the new AMC, she is not available and could not be full time or even part time..
There is no sense to a couple scenes appearance..
lol it would be for ‘lokk-see” , only … So why not look at her once again, and wish her luck with her project. 🙂

Toni
Toni

Kendall has been an integral part of Pine Valley and AMC for many, many years. She’s also a Kane, and she shot a scene that started to explain where she has been recently but left anything else open ended, so there are many reasons for her to be there–just as much as there is for Tad who made a brief appearance in the finale but other than a few mentions, hasn’t been on the whole season. As for her availability, she wasn’t available when the show started to film, but she has been since, so there’s a very good possibility she can and will be around part time, or even full time, in the future.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Absolutely I would have liked to have seen Alicia return as Kendall for more of AMC’s first season, but I’m hopeful we’ll get to see a lot more of her in season 2. I’m happy for her that she got to have so much fun playing a role that is different than Kendall and look forward to seeing her in Tainted Dreams as well.

Mary
Mary

I can’t wait for Tainted Dreams, the show sounds really good. I would like to see Alicia back on AMC for Season 2,. I want to see team Slater reunited. Thanks

Cin
Cin

I hope to see Alicia on AMC as a regular, PV needs her and so does Zach. I miss her gorgeous face and what she brings to the table as Kendall. I’m glad Alicia enjoyed her time on TD. I look forward to seeing it.

AbbyS.
AbbyS.

I’m looking forward to Tainted Dreams and happy that she has a starring role on the show, but Alicia will always be Kendall to me and I wish she had taped those additional scenes! Still, I’m hopeful that there’s more to Kendall’s illness and Bianca taking care of her for the new season than we’ve seen so far. I love that Alicia is so loyal to AMC even when her schedule is busy. As long as she’s willing to show up from time to time, I’ll be happy to see Kendall on AMC, and hopefully reunited with Zach!

Kim
Kim

loved her as Kendall !!

Chris
Chris

I am also hopeful that we will see her in Season 2. I would love to see her and Thorsten together again. I have missed my favorite couple. It was great to hear that she had a great time filming Tainted Dreams and I look forward to seeing the show.

Kathy
Kathy

Absolutely I would have loved Alicia to be in AMC and still hope she will be in season 2. I also look forward to seeing her in Tainted Dreams. It may be possible for her to do both due to staggered shooting schedules . Hope so! Can’t wait to see her

Debbie
Debbie

Really looking forward to Tainted Dreams. The show is on facebook and @TaintedDreamsTS on twitter.

moshane58
moshane58

Love to see it.Hope that got the soap hater Anne Sweeney right.

Rita
Rita

I love Alicia and loved seeing Kendall, however brief, on the new AMC. I wish both she and Bianca could have been on more. I hope to see Kendall next season and hope she and Zach reunite.

Arielle
Arielle

So when and where does this “Tainted Dreams” begin? It sounds interesting.

SZima
SZima

If AMC comes back, and that’s a BIG IF, I’d love to see her as a regular member of the cast and not just a “drop-in”. I’ve really missed her on the show and if she did come back, I’d be sure to watch the next season. As it stands right now, I’m not sure if I’ll bother watching again.

Susan
Susan

Definitely looking forward to TD but truly hope she returns to AMC. Without a Zach/Kendall reunion AMC will not hold my interest.

su0000
su0000

If you have been watching, then AMC has been holding your interest 🙂
Time passes things change and one change is Zach/Kendall are no longer a couple..
Enjoy AMC it is awesome, not all who once were are needed..
AMC is rockin the top 10 without them 🙂 ..

I hope Zach finds a sophisticated high-roller woman who will challenge him and give him great stories, the FBI fluffy is beneath him, in many ways=DULL
((zach seems to be her babysitter lol)

Beth
Beth

And sometimes, things change back and couples reunite. It could happen. I’ve been watching and it’s holding my interest because Zach still loves Kendall and is still wearing his wedding ring. Kendall has always been a great challenge for Zach. She’s high-roller enough for Zach.

Janice
Janice

I’m thrilled that Alicia has other projects outside of AMC and she deserves to be successful (and she is). I’m very disappointed that AMC did not use the scenes in the Season 1 finale — I was so hoping she would be the surprise appearance that was hinted at. Let’s hope that AMC brings her back for Season 2 to tell the story of Zach and Kendall, and finally reunite this great couple. I miss Zendall very much and, for me, AMC is not the same without Kendall (of course with Zach). There is no doubt in my mind that AMC can’t work it out.

Alan
Alan

Never cared for Minshew’s Kendall. Sarah-Michelle Gellar owned that role and still does.

Tony Polar
Tony Polar

Well by all means if you can get Sarah-Michelle Gellar to return as Kendall Hart Slater go for it.
In the meantime, if Minshew can’t return as Kendall then they certainly should re-cast Kendall. I can understand that they can’t re-cast Tad so easily nor can they ever replace the iconic Susan Lucci as Erica, but I think fans would accept a new Kendall if necessary.
At any rate, I would be happy to see AMC return regardless of who does, or does not play Kendall and right now I think all us AMC fans just would like to see the show return – I for one would like to know, what’s the deal, can’t Prospect Park at least give us an aproximate return date?

Cindy
Cindy

I would not accept a recast of Kendall. and Sarah-Michelle Gellar never played Kendall as good as Minshew. And it’s Mnshew who has the great chemistry with Thorsten kaye, not Sarah-Michelle Gellar who I can take or leave.

Jimmy the Kid
Jimmy the Kid

Well, some people say they won’t accept a recast of Kendall on ALL MY CHILDREN. If the character re-emerges, chances are pretty good that the role will HAVE to be re-cast, since Alicia has gone on to several other projects.
Of course, viewers of ALL MY CHILDREN will be thankful just to see if the show comes back and with Prospect Park’s “sketchy” remarks, who know if it will come back and when. Naturally, I am hoping it does return regardless of who plays Kendall.

Dara
Dara

I’m looking forward to watching “Tainted Dreams”. It has a wonderful cast of daytime actors and especially Alicia Minshew, who has a starring role. I’m disappointed that Kendall was not part of the final episode of AMC’s Season 1. I do hope that Alicia will be available for Season 2 and brings back Kendall to Pine Valley to reunite her with Thorsten Kaye’s Zach. AMC needs Zach and Kendall….it’s magical super couple.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

If Bobbie Eakes is playing a Brian Frons role, does this mean Tainted Dreams will be cancelled and replaced by the talk show reboot of The Revolution…lol

No1_ILoveLucyFan
No1_ILoveLucyFan

So she shot some scenes that didn’t make it into the season finale, hmm? GOOD!!! That means they might use them next season. If she’s able to return, I hope she & Zach can light up the Zendall magic that captivated SO MANY fans – myself included. If she can’t return full-time, I hope they get some good soapy scenes of Zach holding Kendall as she dies in his arms, saying their good-byes and I love yous as tears stream down their faces (and ours), plenty of flashbacks, plenty of good soapy romance – AMC needs that, in my opinion. And if Alicia can’t return, then it’s not fair to hold Zach’s character in a romantic limbo because of it.

Trevares
Trevares

I think Alicia is a TREMENDOUS talent and the PTB at AMC over at Prospect Park would be wise to find a way to re-introduce her into the Pine Valley canvas just as things begin to get hot and heavy between Zach and the new female lead (FBI Agent). I think that Kendall is the love of his life and this would make for an interesting dynamic once some of these other stories are meshed out in the upcoming season.

Ricky Ortega
Ricky Ortega

Alicia Minshew is a multi talented actress and I am grateful she made the time to come back for AMC 2.0. It was so nice to see her and I hope we can see more of her for the second season. I look forward to seeing her on Tainted Dreams. Thank you Michael for this interview!!!!!!

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

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It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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