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AMC's Walt Willey's "Dead Dogs of Daytime" T-Shirt's coming for the 4th!

Leave it to soap veteran and one of the funniest men we know, Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery) of All My Children to come up with something original, timely, and apropos!  Willey is set to launch hopefully on July 4th his new Dead Dogs of Daytime T-Shirts and other collectibles.  But here is the story from Willey, or as he says The Origin of Dead Dogs of Daytime on how this hilarious themed tee came into being that had us applauding!

Willey: “Here’s a good one, folks. An acquaintance of mine tells me that they were recently in the company of a network executive who – when someone commented about the viability of actors who ply their craft on soaps – reportedly said: “Maybe, but any actor on a soap now is a dead dog.” Hmmm.  I always thought the phrase was “dead duck”.  And by the way, the definition of a “dead duck’ is: “a person or thing doomed to death, failure, etc., especially because of a mistake or misjudgment.” And our mistake, our misjudgment, was what? Working on the shows we all love?  Now there’s a vote of confidence and a show of appreciation and gratitude.  Nice!

So I decided to design a T-shirt to immortalize this network exec’s words and to honor us; the ACTORS, WRITERS, CREW, PRODUCTION STAFF, and DEPARTMENT HEADS of Daytime Drama.  But most importantly, to honor YOU, the most loyal, most loving, most there-when-you-need-them-fighting-against-all-odds SOAP FANS!  Indeed, to honor all of us, the supposed “Dead Dogs of Daytime”.  Because baby, WE STILL GOT BITE!”

We love this! And Walt taking a stance.  The website, according to Willey, where you can find all the Dead Dogs of Daytime merchandise is deaddogsofdaytime.com, which should be operational by 7/4 with Shirts, tanks, hoodies, cozies, stickers, and more.

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ethel
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ethel

wow!! what a great idea – thanks walt!!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

The shirts look great! Someone snap this guy up!! From what I hear they never appreciated his talent on AMC ! I will be ordering!

Drakedogg
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Drakedogg

I Love Walt Willey & I only viewed AMC a few times because I watched “Days” and in LA they are basically on same time, but AMC is a great show and my BFF favorite soap. Walt is a talented & funny man I really love this shirt. You didn’t give us any info. though WHERE CAN I ORDER ONE OF THIS SHIRTS??

I am still holding out hope that AMC & OLTL can be saved somehow.
LONG LIVE SOAPS!!! Luv, A Fan of ALL SOAPS!!

Drakedogg
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Opps my Bad, I just re-read your article & found the info. for –

deaddogsofdaytime.com

Thanks!!! 4Ever Soap Fan

Eileen_NYC
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Eileen_NYC

I just saw this and I think it is brilliant-very funny

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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‘Pine Valley’s’ Leo Richardson Teases First Episode Script of All My Children Primetime Reboot

On Friday, soap fans were abuzz on Twitter, when head writer and executive producer, Leo Richardson of the All My Children reboot in development, showed off the script cover of the pilot and first episode of Pine Valley.

The series is currently in the works over at ABC with former AMC favorites, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and Rebel’s Andrew Stearn as the other executive producers.

Richardson shared along with the script pic, “A year and a half of work comes down to just 60 pages. And off she goes… #PineValley””

Fans of All My Children are thrilled at Richardson’s news and now will await word on what will happen with the proposed show.

Leo has also written the long-running British soap, EastEnders and for Lee Daniel’s Star.

Check out his tweet below.  (UPDATED: Since this original posting, Richardson’s tweet was taken down)

Now, let us know if you are excited to find out just what characters are in the script of Pine Valley in the comment section.

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Kim Delaney on All My Children Primetime Reboot: “All They Have To Do Is Ask, and I’m There”

While Kim Delaney is currently appearing on General Hospital in the role of Jackie Templeton, and she just appeared in her new Lifetime movie, The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt of Justice, the actress revealed she would be up for appearing in the upcoming primetime revival in development of All My Children.

Delaney became soap-famous in the role of AMC’s Jenny Gardner from 1981-1984 before she was killed-off the show in the now iconic jet ski explosion.

Now even though Jenny died, Kim would be up for figuring out how the character could be resurrected or how she could take part in the primetime reboot of the ABC soap opera called, Pine Valley.

In an interview with Soaps.com, Kim shared on being part of the reboot: “All they have to do is ask, and I’m there.  Sure, Jenny died, but someone asked me the other day if we ever saw her body. So maybe she’s out there, somewhere… ”

Former All My Children stars and real-life duo, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are executive producers of Pine Valley along with Andrew Stearn.

So, would you like to see an alive and well Jenny Gardner, or some other role for Delaney, in the All My Children reboot? Comment below.

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