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All My Children Recasting Role of Angie's Daughter Cassandra Foster!

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All My Children is definitely looking to add the character of Cassandra Foster, Dr. Angie Hubbard’s (Debbi Morgan) adopted daughter to the canvas of the online version of the series!

According to Soap Opera Digest today, “AMC is seeking to recast the role of Cassandra, last played by YaYa DaCosta in 2008” Many remember that DaCosta was the runner-up of cycle 3 of America’s Top Model! 

The last time we saw Cassandra … after having problems in Pine Valley she high-tailed it to Paris!   So who do you think would be a recast for Angie’s daughter, Cassandra Foster?  Any casting suggestions? Let us know!

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brian
brian

Although I’d love her back on OLTL, how about Renee Goldsberry !

Torrey
Torrey

I think Renee is Awesome and wish OLTL could find a way to bring her back, she’s a bit too old to play Angie’s daughter.

brian
brian

oops ! I just googled Renee and Debbie…. and discovered only 13 years in age difference !

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is exciting! I missed Cassandra when she left the series. YaYa was amazing in the role, hopefully they find someone equally as good! Maybe Davetta Sherwood?

BillBill
BillBill

They really never gave YaYa DaCosta a chance.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

I dont see this as a necessary cast addition at all.

Johnny
Johnny

Neither do I ~ they need STRONG experienced actors to make this thing really work, not just pretty faces with marginal acting talent. I love Angie and Jesse
as played by Debbi Morgan and Darnell W. but I barely remember the girl who played their daughter briefly – I guess they have to develop stories somehow though. I think the fans should have more say in characters ~ times have changed and today’s higher Tech world should allow for greater interaction with viewers.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Good post, Johnny I totally agree.

Patrick
Patrick

Oye! “Reservations” about …America’s Top Model….”Wannabes’ ”

I don’t know her from the next oscar winner….

IMO… I just hope they have the budget to hire good actors… This comeback and/or Sequel needs to be operating on all cylindars…. quality… to SOS…. save our shows.

it’s too much when hunks/models – take the place of established ACTORS…

I thought Jesse and Angie’s son was a good actor… is he coming back?…. Dr. Frankie Hubbard.

good luck to her.

Brian Tripp
Brian Tripp

This is a great idea. No idea who to cast but I’m sure they’ll do a good job casting. They also need Colby and Pete Cortland recasts!

Bonnie
Bonnie

aounds like there is a Pete Cortland recast, but I liked Natalie Halol as Colby

Brian Tripp
Brian Tripp

Love Natalie Hall too but she lives in LA with her boyfriend who’s on GH (Brandon Barash)

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Actually Brian she and Brandon are NOT engaged any longer. Guess u missed that one.

Bonnie
Bonnie

I was just going to say that!! She was my favorite Colby, she has been doing some TV movies. Guess maybe a recast would be in order, if she does not want to go back East

Johnny
Johnny

Weren’t there like Three gals who played Colby, JR’s younger sister? Not exactly a major character role, almost any passably good blonde haired young actress could do that role I would think – I still think that the “core” of the production had better really have some strong actors holding it together ~

Bonnie
Bonnie

Darnell and Debbie are pretty strong! But I do think a Martin family member is nessasary!

Johnny
Johnny

I was sort of hoping that the “50ish” actors would stick together, meaning that they are not the young young set, but I was thinking that Michael E. Knight, who is good friends with Darnell and Debbie, would join the cast, as of now it doesn’t seem so, but who knows. Would not be so easy to re-cast the role of Tad Martin.

mia
mia

Hasn’t even aired yet and already receiving negative feed back. We don’t know what characters are necessary until the show starts airing. I would like to see Kent Masters-King cast as Cassandra, she’s 39 but can pass for early 20’s.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Wow did not realise she was 39, she does look young.

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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.

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,

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”

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.

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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