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All My Children Casting News: Looking For "Vlad" and "Yuri"!

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Now with all the casting calls going out of late for All My Children with seemingly unrecognizable characters unless they are casting “code”, just what will Prospect Park’s Pine Valley look like?  Most likely a mix of the old and the new, which could be intriguing for the new 2.0 online version. According to Soap Opera Digest, a casting call has gone out for two new recurring characters by the names of … wait for it …. “Vlad” and “Yuri”!

Here is what we know via SOD:  “Vlad, who is described as a 30-something, Easter European-looking man who is “willing to get down and dirty to get what he wants” and the “brawn behind a covert operation”, and Yuri, the powerful, confident businessman behind Vlad, who is in his 30s/40s.”

How will “Vlad” and “Yuri” be connected to story on AMC? What actors would you cast in the parts? Who would you like to see back on a soap? Weigh-in!

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Enrique Buenrostro
Enrique Buenrostro

Vlad sounds like a Marick and Yuri could be Dimirti

ghfan4evr
ghfan4evr

Very interesting thought, my friend!

su0000
su0000

Oooohhh geez! I would love to have the ‘original’ Dimitri return!!
That would be awesome..
I did like him, a lot, a big lot, he was a strong character, and debonair sexy 😉

Sarah White Sees
Sarah White Sees

Van Hansis is in his 30’s and he was amazing as a Russian in “Nikita” last year. He would be my pick.

Ann
Ann

I do not think Van would be interested in doing this. He’s already doing a web series and wants a regular gig on primetime tv.

KateK
KateK

Im starting to wish PP would have just left the shows off the air.Most of the cast members arent coming back, & AMC is going to try & attract a younger audience, so the vibe of the show will resemble nothing what it once did.

Derek
Derek

Bite your tongue! This show definetely needs to come back. We don’t know who all is cast yet or what the stories are going to be really. So far we have a cast of 8. Long live AMC!

Derek
Derek

Please be Dimitri and Edmund!

su0000
su0000

They are ‘reoccurring’ so could be the start of a story..
AMC was dead in the water its’ last years.. (and I am a 30yr fan of AMC)
And now it has a bare bones cast of originals so I see many changes and that is not a bad thing. It needs a ton of modernizing especially now that it is on the internet were there is no censoring.. However Agnes will keep things a family rating.

In my mind; there is no actual AMC any longer.. It died with its’ cancellation and I am looking forward to new stories and a newer cast along with how many they get from the original cast.. and Opal (love her) and Dixie characters will not do it “)
So far; Hayward, Cara and her brother are the only good characters- imo 🙂
I do believe PP will use AMC to use their stories/ideas from the soap they were starting to produce for the net/TOLN when the OL and AMC became available to them. and used instead .

Jim
Jim

I really wish the writers the best of luck with the AMC reboot. The writers for the last few years of the network version left the show in shambles, and I’m not sure it’s really salvageable.

Val
Val

Perhaps Yuri is a recast Anton! I’d love to see Vlad/Dimitri too! 🙂

Mary Bangs
Mary Bangs

First I would like all the old cast back. Then if they can’t come now, I would like a space saved for when they could come. Then if all else fails, bring on new characters. I really need to see all my friends and family back on the show. Somehow PP needs to try their best to contact and secure all the previous cast members. There are some out there still waiting to be contacted. I know, I watch their post. Thanks PP for this opportunity. Still need to see Tad, Jackson, Jake, Krystal, and many others before bringing on a bunch of new people.

Carol
Carol

It sound stupid and another mafia storyline.

Jim
Jim

It does sound intriguing, Micheal. I actually enjoy the casting suspense, and i hope the end results make me feel the same way when we finally see AMC again.

Bart
Bart

Anton recast? And maybe Sam gray?

Sheri Beatty
Sheri Beatty

Adam, Erica, Liza, and Tad!

Kathy
Kathy

I don’t know but I think I like it. I liked Aiden ! Although I think Aiden was from Australia.

Frank
Frank

Sounds like Dimitri and his son Anton (who wad once married to Kendall).

Gillian
Gillian

Agreed. I wonder if they will have ties to Zach Slater through business?

lady love
lady love

i need bianca back .

Mary SF
Mary SF

I rarely watched AMC when it has on network, but just noticing the picture that goes with this article- am I seeing things but from a distance doesn’t it look like a shot of woman’s cleavage with the tile All My Children written across it? I know the old title of AMC was on the front cover of a book, and when I looked closer, I realized it was a still a book, just shot from the side– did anyone else see a woman’s evening gown with her boobs showing instead of a book? If so, it is pretty slick use of the iconic book image to make a sexy new statement about this new show- this is definitely not your grandmother’s AMC

susan M.
susan M.

Can someone confirm for me that AMC & OLTL will definetely be free to watch on line and that there are not any hidden fees. I just want to be sure! I went to Hulu and it says
a month & $7.99 a month…. That’s why I am asking if it is going to be FREE to watch OLTL& AMC .

susan M.
susan M.

Eight dollars a month would be outrageous. I want to watch them for free like I’ve done for years! I don’t want to pay to watch the soaps!

jim
jim

i agree with you Susan. i pay enough for cable and internet as it is. Gosh, in the 1960s i could watch over a dozen soaps on just 3 networks and it was free. now we pay a fortune to watch tv and with over 100 channels there are only like two or three shows worth watching.

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

from what I understand, both free and paid options will be available

boes
boes

You only need to pay for Hulu Plus. Regular Hulu is free. The only real difference for us is that with regular Hulu, you have a limited time to see episdoes of current shows, usually a week to two weeks. With the paid subcription to Hulu Plus, you have unlimited viewing whenever you want.

So rest easy, it will be free, unless you choose to pay for Hulu Plus.

susan M.
susan M.

Thank you both for the info. (Troy & boes).. I was getting worried about this. I didn’t want to miss them especially OLTL. Again thanks boes for all the information on Hulu because I am not familiar with it and how it works.

su0000
su0000

So far the cast for AMC doesn’t excite me, but only so far (with the exception of Dr. Hayward 🙂

Cara Castillo
Griffin Castillo
DR. David Hayward
Zach Slater
Opal Cortlandt
Angie Hubbard
Jesse Hubbard
Dixie
JR- recast
Cassandra Foster – recast
casting Vlad and Yuri

I can’t imagine what type stories will be written for that cast..

Patrick
Patrick

Wow…. it’s disheartening…. a “dammed” shame…. what AMC had….

from the above listing…

Cara and Dr. David…. should be exciting…. her being pregnant and involved with David…

Dr. David and Angie should; and is always… a coupe… this acting duo… run with it… whatever material they’re given….

I hope Dixie’s chemistry is their with JR….

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for me… personally….

i don’t think AMC would be AMC without, minimally….. Kendall and Bianca. then Brooke…. so she can beacon pine valley… with Opal. heck…

Jared
Jared

I think it’d be better if some of the bigger names from AMC were integrated into OLTL. It doesn’t seem to me like AMC can make it if they don’t manage to get Susan Lucci and David Canary and Michael Knight. I want both reboots to be successes, but I truly believe OLTL has the better chance.

Iakovos
Iakovos

We won’t know what we get until we get.

When Agnes Nixon gave us ALL MY CHILDREN in 1970 it was modern, radical, new. Now, with a new way to see the show (on line) and being in a different world, it seems right AMC take the lead among daytime drama in reinventing itself (as many of us of this age do!). The new AMC will not be the old AMC, but there will be enough to give us a foundation for new stories and journeys. My hometown is not like it was. Core families and businesses are gone. Annual traditions have been lost or changed into something else. It happens in Pine Valley, too.

I do hope the new team can capture the spirit of Nixon’s storytelling in AMC’s heyday. The way she and her team created characters, focused on families, addressed social issues, and took time to really make us engaged.

The final years of AMC were disappointing. Not often does one have opportunity to fix things, so let’s be good fans and support this. If it does not work, then well, it does not work. But let’s not go into it without optimism.

Tish
Tish

Where are the open casting call?

Johnny
Johnny

There have been about four gals playing Colby Chandler and at least four actors that have played JR Chandler and four actors have played Tad Martin (although of course Michael E. Knight is most associated with the role) – I’m a longtime fan of AMC and I’m really happy the show is coming back, but we all have to accept the fact that this will be
a new inception. The actors can’t just drop what they are doing, especially since a good number of them already relocated to the West Coast when the show demanded it. Recasting is not easy, but folks, this is a TV show with characters played by ACTORS. If they want to maintain a semblence of the show’s former self, and have some kind of continuity and flow, then recasting is their only option. Gradually they will introduce new characters, but many characters have come and gone through Pine Valley, just as some people come and go in our real lives. I know we all have our favorites, I mean I really can’t see another Erica Kane, honestly except Susan Lucci – but, if we are to accept a relaunch of ALL MY CHILDREN, then we will also have to accept some changes.

The_HugoBoss
The_HugoBoss

Well said!!!

Tania
Tania

Even with the Easern European sounding names there is no way these roles would be Dimitri and Edmund. Remember the show is jumping 5 years into the future. That would mean Dimitri would be in his 60s and Edmund in his 50s. When they were on 20 years ago they were in their 40s and 30s then.

Lisa
Lisa

I’m super excited for this new version of AMC, I watched the show for the better part of 30 years. The idea of an original Internet series is very interestinting to me also, I’ve never watched one before. I don’t know how successful they are, I can’t imagine they get many viewers unless they have an established star or are a continuation of a previously broadcast story. So AMC would seem to have both working in its favor……

As for “Vlad” & “Yuri”, I would love to see Dimitri & Anton return. Anton could be recast ( he was on such a short time), but how great would it be to have Michael Nader return. He was such a strong, beloved character. Dimitri could also bring a child that he and Alex had, perhaps a grandchild also (son of Anton’s). So many possibilities here, some crossover stuff with Anna on GH, generate some interest for webcast.

My thought is that you can’t just introduce a bunch of young characters & expect people to watch. Soaps are not the same as Downtown Abby. People have a 30-40 year connection with them, but also a sentimental one. Their grandmother got them hooked, they watched all through high school, they scheduled their college classes around their favorite soap, they named their children after their favorite character……

So I guess what I’m trying to say is, PLEASE respect the rich, wonderful, unique history of AMC & use it to your advantage. And best of luck! I’ll be watching.

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FRIDAY: ATWT’s Larry Bryggman and AMC’s Dorothy Lyman Guest Star On ‘The Blacklist’

Two of the most revered performances ever in the world of daytime drama will be seen tomorrow night on an all-new episode of NBC’s drama series, The Blacklist. (10/9c).

In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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David Canary’s Daughter Raises Question If Repeated Head Traumas From His Football Past Contributed To AMC Star’s Condition Before His Death

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative brain disease that is now widely known to be the outcome of repeated head traumas, concussions and more for many NFL athletes, Pro Wrestlers, hockey players and more   It has caused mental illness, severe behavioral changes and more in younger athletes to even old-timers, many who suffer unaware what is happening to them. Some athletes who have committed suicide have been later to have been diagnosed with CTE when their brains were donated to research.

Kate Canary, the daughter of All My Children’s beloved and late, David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler), is a contributing writer to the New York Daily News, and she wrote a heartfelt, and thought-provoking article, on just what happened to this icon, who died in 2015 at the age of 77  with his formal diagnosis being Alzheimer’s disease.

However, David’s earlier football past as a high school and college football player could very well been the reason why he suffered so many years before, and as Kate related here in these excerpts: “But this diagnosis came after years of suffering with Dad’s cognitive decline, and arguably decades of signs. Without exposing the most excruciating details of a disease that could extinguish the most vibrant of men, I can confess that his case was anything but typical.  We lost him in fits and starts, over and over, for roughly seven years leading up to his final breath. Begrudgingly, we learned to lie to him — ‘entering his world,’ as my brother Chris so delicately deemed it — to skirt the contradictory truths that would trigger his outbursts, which left physical scars on objects, on himself, and on others. We knew many families who had faced Alzheimer’s, yet we were the only ones uttering the comparison ‘Jekyll and Hyde.  Those closest to Dad witnessed firsthand the erratic, delusional and at times explosive episodes that characterized his particular case, which we tried attributing to an overactive imagination in a broken brain. But as more information emerges about CTE and the nature of its symptoms — the violent mood swings, the lapses in judgment, the hours-long hallucinations, the paranoid delusions — we are left with more questions than answers, more regret than relief.”

Kate goes on to state the facts that David Canary suffered at least four major concussions as a lineman in his high school and college football playing days between the ages of 16 and 22, (she also relates that those are the ones he remembered).  She also notes the multi-Daytime Emmy winning star has experienced cognitive difficulties decades before his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and that there was no genetic lineage that the family knew of that would you would often find with Alzheimer’s patients.  She also noted that David’s volatility was unusual for a patient suffering from this disease, which leads us all back to CTE.

In the end a loving daughter asks the questions, “Did football kill my father?”  Kate was on the verge of looking into a way to donate David’s brain to science, but sadly he passed away eight weeks later in November of 2015.

The upshot is that when mothers and fathers allow their kids to play football or other-related sports at an early age were concussions are a possibly or involved, think again, you could be changing the course of their lives forever.

So, what did you think of what Kate shared about David Canary’s mental health and condition?  It would seem CTE could have been the root cause of what befell this giant of a man in the daytime soap world. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Kim Delaney To Reprise Her Role As Diane Russell In ‘NYPD Blue’ Revival

Everyone loved All My Children’s Jenny Gardner played by then soap opera newcomer, Kim Delaney.  And after Kim left the world of soaps, she went on to a career on primetime television most notably on NYPD Blue as Diane Russell.

Well, in news this week, Delaney has signed on to reprise the character in the revival of the series in development over at ABC.  This is the role that Kin won a Primetime Emmy for her work back in 1997 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

According to TV Line, what we do know about the pilot; it will center on the son of Detective Sipowicz, who is working in the 15th squad and trying to earn his detective shield while investigating the murder of his father. However Emmy winner, Dennis Franz, who played the Sipowicz, will not be joining on to the reboot.

The pilot will be helmed by notable executive producers: Matt Olmstead (Chicago Fire), Nick Wootton (Scorpion), and Jesse Bochco (Murder in the First), who is the son of the late NYPD Blue co-creator, Steven Bochco.

Jesse Bochco, will direct the pilot, which is being considered for a potential fall season 2019 launch or possible next year midseason. NYPD Blue aired originally for a 12-year-run from 1993 to 2005 on ABC.

On her instagram account, Delaney wrote: “Diane Russell is back! So excited! Let’s go!”

What do you think about a ‘NYPD’ revival?  Glad to know Kim is reprising her role as Diane? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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