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Alison Goodman Named Casting Director For One Life to Live & All My Children!

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Prospect Park has confirmed to Backstage the acting tradepaper and their online platform, that Alison Goodman has been named the Casting Director for One Life to Live and All My Children.  However, the company declined to comment any further.

With productions ramping up for a projected start in February in the soap operas new studios in Stamford Connecticut, Goodman is geographically desirable as an east coast based casting director with offices in New York City.

Some of the series Goodman has held casting duties have included: Suits, Guiding Light, Third Watch, and Law & Order Special Victims Unit.

So as the casting director for the upcoming One Life to Live and All My Children reboot’s, who would you like to see Alison cast on the soaps?  What do you think of the news of an official casting director being named by Prospect Park? Let us know your thoughts!

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Turbo
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Turbo

I would love to see Martha Byrne cast on either OLTL or AMC. Martha is a 2 time Emmy winner and I think she would be a great addition to either show. Prospect Park needs as much support as they can get and Martha would bring alot of the P&G soap fanbase with her to Prospect Park. Cast Martha Byrne!

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I think Martha and some other ATWT/GL actors would be great on AMC and OLTL, but of course let’s wait until we get the core characters on each soap

Turbo
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Turbo

I agree Enrique! I hope they get as many of the original cast back for both shows as they can. I just thing Martha Byrne would be a great addition to either cast as maybe a new character or to take the place of someone they can’t sign. The shows wouldn’t be the same without the same actors but I think adding some from ATWT and GL would bring in a whole new set of viewers!

BTripp
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BTripp

Martha could be a recast Cecily Davidson Brent and come back with Charlie and their 20something child. Charlie could be cast with Jon Hensley if he’s not on B&B still or even the guy who played Jack on ATWT.

Andrea
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Andrea

I want Hillary B Smith, Robert S Woods, Kassie DePaiva, and Erika Slezak!

Gustave Faubert
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Gustave Faubert

Andrea, you nailed it with those you listed. Absolutely, we need all four back!

Ellen
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Ellen

Andrea, I totally agree with your choices!! Isn’t Hillary on B&B??

Robert Coplin
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Robert Coplin

Hillary was on the B&B but her character has not been on the show for months.

susan M.
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susan M.

Double Ditto!!!!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Michael Easton as John McBain And Melissa Archer as Natalie

Gail Keefe
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Gail Keefe

I want Susan Lucci and Walt Willey on AMC!

Matt Borlenghi
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Matt Borlenghi

Think the diehard viewers would like to see my character Brian Bodine on the AMC canvas?

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I know I would!!!! Since I know GH won’t bring Valentin Cassadine to the canvas

Becky Zee
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Becky Zee

I would LOVE to see you and any of the other actors from way back when make a come back. The more the merrier!

dana stabler
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dana stabler

I agree prevoius comments I just miss pinevalley and lainview. …

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
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Jeffrey Jonas Moree

I think Cythia Watros would be a good Tina on one life to live!

MikeT
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MikeT

I think Cythia Watros is a great actress and would love to see her on OLTL but not as Tina–Andrea Evans is and forever will be Tina Lord Roberts!!!Would love to see her return!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree with Mike T…Andrea Evans as Tina all the way!

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I would love to see Andrew Trischitta, Kassie DePaiva, James DePaiva, Laura Koffman, Gina Tognoni back on OLTL. I wouldn’t mind seeing some old GL and ATWT actors on both soaps as either new characters or recasts of old characters

April
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April

I would love to see some of the GL & ATWT actors get on board.

MikeT
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MikeT

I would love to see Andrea Evans(Tina) ,James Depiava (Max) and Fiona Hutchison(Gabrielle) return to OLTL

susan M.
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susan M.

Wasn’t Gabrielle’s character killed off OLTL… If you saw the episodes Between Heaven and Hell.. Megan, Luna, Gabrielle were in heaven…And Bo met up with Gabrielle in heaven…

Skater Boy
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Skater Boy

I would love to see Opal, Erica, Jackson, Kendall on AMC. I don’t think as pretty as Cara is that she is a core player and David needs some strong characters. AMC has to cut some characters and I would say sadly the police officers, Krystal, Michael Nouri’s characters, some of the peripheral Hubbard friends and family should be writen out to save money. Someone has to o sadly.

Lesley
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Lesley

I agree, but I want Tadd Martin. The show needs at least one member of the Martin family and also the Tadd and Opal dynamic. is enduring.

d.w.
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d.w.

Casting coup i’d love to see: now that Robin Strasser will be back as Dorian…and we know via General Hospital that there are plans for a Vickerman II, they should actually bring on Mia Korf (as Vickerman’s Blair Cramer) as herself! Great opportunity for Dan Gauthier to be back as Kevin as well as other actors that fans love but Frons/ABC had issues with like Cat Hickland, all the Gannons, James De Paiva, Laura Koffman, Brett Claywell and Scott Evans. I feel Joey should be back and i’d be okay if it was Tom Degnan (i thought the actor himself… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I loved Dan Gauthier’s Kevin Buchanan. I would also LOVE to have Tuc Watkins. David Vickers Buchanan is pretty much tied to every major character in some way.

bob
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bob

i want to see slezak as viki woods as bo smith as nora archer as natalie depaiva as blair watkins as david alderson kids as starr and matthew easton as john mcbain howarth as todd all back on oltl….

David H
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David H

We need Erika Slezak and Susan Lucci on these shows. Loyal as they are to Agnes Nixon I hope she can get therm back onboard. They ARE these two shows.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree.

Kathy
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Kathy

I would like to see Tad,Erika, J.R.,Adam, Brooke, the original Bianca,Opal,Annie,…….I want everyone back in Pine Valley!!!!!!!

Pat in FL
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Pat in FL

It won’t be OLTL without Erika Slezak. Hope to see Trevor St. John, Florencia Lozano, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Bree Williamson, Sean Ringgold, Shenell Edmonds, Robert Woods, Please just bring back everyone who was on the show when it ended!

su0000
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su0000

I love them all … but
They are old senior citizens and if they looking for new viewers they will need young cast members, also..
The casting has to be for people from this generation along with the older or grabbing new viewers, the ones who use on-line to view their shows etc they will need younger actors..

Tina Angelo
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Tina Angelo

I loved Alex. She was mean and funny and more interesting than anybody else. I watched her with my mom into my twenties. She needs to be back on.

Grandma
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Grandma

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BIGGEST SHARE OF THE ACTORS THAT WERE ON THE SHOW BEFORE COME BACK ON. START WHERE THEY LEFT OFF,

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I say, please cast original actors from all the core families of AMC and OLTL. That means Martins, Kanes, Hubbards, and Buchanans,Lords, and Cramers!

BradF
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BradF

Re: AMC – Bring back the core families for starters – the Martins, the Chandlers, the Kane women – and I will come. Make the writing and the story telling rich, keep it character-centered and keep the characters consistent, bring in new characters when it will enhance the plot, not dilute it….and I will stay.

Leila
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Leila

I can’t wait to watch AMC and OLTL again. I have 1 concern, will it be available to Canadians?

GHFan
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GHFan

Todd, John, Starr, and et al need to go back to Llanview!! OLTL will not be the same without them….

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

My list of who I don’t want to see is probably shorter. But, I really need to have Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Michael Easton, Bree Williamson, Robert S. Woods, Hillary B. Smith….Oh , heck the list goes on and on. I’m just excited to see who signs on 🙂

My short list for AMC; Michael E. Knight, David Canary, Walt Willey, Susan Lucci, Ricky Paul-Goldin…on & on.

Rodd
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Rodd

There have been so many wonderful actors on various soaps over the years, but I want to see the actors who were on these shows when they went off the air back first and foremost. IF there are gaps, then I would want to see others added. It takes time to establish a show (or in this case, re-establish) and I’d hate to see a lot of new faces distract from us getting to find out what has happened to our favorites in the year+ they were off the air. ~ I am so looking forward to this!!!

Annick
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Annick

I agree with you 100%. This has to happen IMO for this venture to be successful.

Bobby
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Bobby

I can’t wait!! My list is so long but here it goes….first, Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser,Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer,Bree Williamson, Robert S Woods,Trevor St. John, and of course Florencia Lozano. Just bring all the families back. I miss them all.

Erica
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Erica

Trevor St John…absolutely love him!!!! Definitely need him back on OLTL…there is no one eke who could be cast as Victor Lord!

Lesley
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Lesley

For AMC as many of the ones that were there when they aired the final episode..and would like to see some old charactors from the past come back such as Gloria, Dimetre. Any way to bring Jillian and Edmund back to life. Also, Aiden Devane.

Tad
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Tad

I know we all have our fan favourites but realisticall the cast has to be cut. They are only half hour shows no plus the budget is slashed to probably less than half. So sadly it is not realistic to bring back past characters who weren’t on at the end – there is no money or time.. David Canary has retired so at best he should be a guest character for AMC. I would suggest the casting director should really think carefully about who they ask back – their history, relationship with other charactes and such. Cara would not be… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

You said; ”I know we all have our fan favourites but realisticall the cast has to be cut. They are only half hour shows no plus the budget is slashed to probably less than half. So sadly it is not realistic to bring back past characters who weren’t on at the end – there is no money or time.. ” ………… The run time of the soaps is now around 30 minutes.. It is all the network commercials (that are not on the web) that make the time one hour.. I watch my soaps on line and running time is… Read more »

Tad
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Tad

Another side point, interesting that there is more interest on these forums with the “more mature” characters in general. Tad and heck even Jake and them aren’t necessarily the super young starlets and studs like on BB or DOOL. Even Cameron Mathison isn’t super young.

su0000
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su0000

Most coming back are older senior citizens and if they looking for new viewers they will need young cast members, also..
This generation of on-line watchers, are younger people and both soaps will need at least half the cast younger people. if PP is to get the newer gen intrested.

Kim
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Kim

I definitely want Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca) and Sarah Glendening (Marissa) back on AMC. Their relationship drove a large segment of people, admittedly lesbian, but others too to AMC toward the end. Plus, Bianca is an integral character to the show. I would also like to see Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and Susan Lucci (Erica) on the show. That family is central to that show.

BTripp
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BTripp

OLTL is going to need another leading man since Victor, Todd and John are gone. I say bring back James DePaiva as Max Holden and hook him up with Tea or Blair. Max also has 2 children that would be in their 20’s that could fill the younger void left with Starr gone. Have Dani (Tea’s daughter) dating Max’s son and they meet in college. Matthew can be recast and be with Destiny still and their baby. Also Tonja Walker needs to totally be back as Alex and keep her 2 kids Cutter and “Aubrey” Kim and they could be… Read more »

Marfa
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Marfa

Oh, totally agree, bring back James DePaiva. Also agree with bringing Alex back, she’s a real kick.

jim
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jim

OLTL shouldve never been canceled with its ratings rising near the end. It was gaing back an audience which is proof enough people still want these types of shows. Its great the show is returning but being online i hope it works out. It should with so many fans cheering its return. But what if some fans dont like what they see and start tuning back out. Prospect Park might drop AMC and OLTL if it doesnt meet their expectations. I hope they succeed because OLTL had become my favorite series before it left the air.

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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