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BIG AMC & OLTL Casting Updates! Thorsten Kaye, Melissa Archer, Hillary B. Smith & MORE!

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Courtesy/ABC

This was the news that One Life to Live fans have been waiting for and a big update for All My Children fans too!

This afternoon, Prospect Park has issued two press releases confirming the names of those thus far that will be part of the two series reboot and it includes a spectacular list on the OLTL side, and a giant addition on the AMC side.

Prospect Park announcmnet stated, “It has closed the following deals with cast members and production executives, with more deals expected to close in the coming weeks, for The Online Network’s production of  All My Children.” Now take a look at the official cast as of today!

One Life to Live Cast List:

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Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan
Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord
Tuc Watkins as David Vickers
Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan
Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer
Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan
Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado
Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks
Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan
Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning
Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth
Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning
Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans
Shenaz Treasury Rama Patel
Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel

All My Children Cast List thus far:

Darnell Williams as Jesse Hubbard
Debbi Morgan as Dr. Angela Hubbard
Vincent Irizarry as Dr. David Hayward
Lindsay Hartley as Cara Martin
Jordi Vilasuso as Griffin Castillo
Jill Larson as Opal Cortlandt
Thorsten Kaye as Zach Slater

In addition, One Life to Live has hired Jessica Klein (EX-ATWT writer, former showrunner of Beverly Hills 90210, Alex Douglas (Royal Pains),  and Jeff Wilber to their writing team! Carol Shure has the title of Production Executive for both shows.

So soapers, what do you think of the cast of One Life to Live?  The addition of Kaye to All My Children?

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Robert Coplin
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Robert Coplin

I hope they can get a few more members of the cast of both shows as the cast right now looks a little thin on All My Children.

Ina
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Ina

I was thinkg the same in regards to AMC! it doesn’t seem as many want to return and Susan Lucci is STILL MIA! I don’t think they can afford her.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Susan is doing a TV show. She can’t leave it as there is a contract for her, which she did before all of this coming back alive came about.. I wish she could come back though!!!

sarah
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sarah

i agree about amc am glas thor kaye will be on but hope they bring am as kendal
hopefully

and susan lucci needs to come on board also tad

pv will not be same without erica kane and tad

Patrick
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Patrick

Thin? It’s two pounds away from organ failure lol! It so upsetting and it’s because AMC was in the wrong hands for too long. The show was hastily moved to the west coast and ABC never supported It the way it should have. Now So much time has passed since ABC was a beautifully told storY about people we loved. Let’s hope it’s not too late. Tune in tomorrow!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

O M G!!!! I literally have goosebumps. I am doing the happy dance! Woo Hoo! 🙂

Jules
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Jules

High fives all around!!!!! It’s happening!!!! It’s really happening!!!

FrogProd
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FrogProd

SO EXCITED!! CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!

Em
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Em

Love this news!!! One Life to Live really is alive again!!

boes
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boes

The news just keeps getting better every day.

Rose
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Rose

I am so thrilled by all this news………I waited and never gave up hope that AMC and OLTL would really return. Really happy to see the cast of OLTL really are coming back together!!!!!! Can’t wait for the return!!!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

AMC’s list is looking so sad. But that’s because most of the actors located to LA for the series’ move. And unlikely that a lot will once again re-locate. So getting original cast members is going to be harder. So I’m expecting a good bunch of recasts to that series or a complete re-vision of what’s happening on it. I hope more sign on like Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca), Sarah Glendening (Marissa), Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and people like that!

Dixiemartin
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Dixiemartin

Let’s not forget the main players too. Tad, Dr. Martin, Kendal, and Jr. What about Erica and Jackson. Remember the last scene before it ended someone was shot and it looked like Erica

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I could care less if Erica or Jackson returned. Both characters were bore for me. JR/Jake got annoying for me, too.

Patrick
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Patrick

this is the biggest surprise…. why no word on Tad…. ?

Brooke would make an excellent grand dame… along with Opal.

Mark F.
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Mark F.

I could do without Rebecca Budig, to be honest. Couldn’t stand her character or Cameron Mathison’s Ryan, but I would love for Christina and Sarah to sign on!! And of course, Susan Lucci!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I could care if Susan returned to the show. Not a fan.

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

If Susan came back; great. If not, won’t be watching. Hard to imagine Pine Valley without Erica Kane…

nessmess50
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nessmess50

I couldn;t stand Ryan and Greenlea either,i hope they do not come back…I liked OLTL better than AMC anyway….AMC was very boring with the storylines they had…

Patrick
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Patrick

I sincerely hope Christina and Sarah come back…. it took some time… and took awhile… but, THESE TWO, MADE THEM THEIR OWN. It was so loving, moving, and familial… A treat to watch.

Bianca and Marissa!

Alan
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Alan

The OLTL cast is fantastic! The writing staff on the the other hand…

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Exactly. Carlivati would be a hard act to follow in any case, but I am unimpressed so far with the writers who have been selected. Neither Klein nor Bedsow Horgan made much of an impression when they were (separately) headwriters for As the World Turns.

Patrick
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Patrick

Your right Alan. Oltl had the best writers who truly understood these characters. Any new writers will need some luck , support, and talent! I hope they have it all!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

I need Michael Easton back as John McBain – then my soap world would be complete!! Excited for OLTL!!! Can’t wait for it to start. Hope the writers have Natalie giving birth to John McBain’s little red headed girl! One day maybe he (ME) will be back.

Mary H
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Mary H

Agree I need Michael Easton back on OLTL also!

Emily
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Emily

I agree too!!! Fingers crossed for Jolie!!!:)

terri
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terri

My last wish would be for a Michael Easton return!!!! Please please please soap gods!

Michael
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Michael

He is under contract at General Hospital.

rebecca
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rebecca

I prefer him with Sam on GH…that story is just getting started and their chemistry is great…

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Totally agree.

JOLIE LUV
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JOLIE LUV

Definitely want John back on OLTL.

Cassie
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Cassie

I will be surprised if ME returns to OLTL. Love him on GH & hoping he stays, even if it is as Caleb (which indications point to)

Michael
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Michael

That’s awesome!

Kimberly T.
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Kimberly T.

I was shocked and beyond thrilled at that “Prospect” of Thorsten joining the AMC Reboot. I thought there was no way they would get him. Prospect Park has done a fantastic job thus far of getting some of the great actors of AMC past to really make the future one successful. Each actor chosen has had a key role on the show in the past.

Tracy
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Tracy

I agree completely! So glad to hear of Thorsten Kaye and Tuck Watkins, wasn’t sure if either would sign on. I hope OLTL also grabs Trevor St. John and that GH keeps Roger Hawarth. There is so much story to be told about the Lord twins and crossovers between the two shows would be mutually beneficial. I also hope OLTL signs Ilene Kristen as Roxy. Her humor, like Tuck’s is amazing.

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

Very happy the actors that signed so far I can’t wait to see what the stories are going to be. I want to wish everyone good luck . Michael thanks again have a great day.

Alan
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Alan

…has me less than enthusiastic. Really wish Ron Carlivati could be doing OLTL and GH to create a real shared universe between Llanview and Port Charles.

Paul
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Paul

I completely agree. That would be the best case scenario.

Patrick
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Patrick

it would be pretty amazing…. if RC could DO BOTH… helming both shows… would ensure… credibility… and SOS…. save our soaps.

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I’m doing the happy dance! Keep the good news coming!

su0000
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su0000

Me too! Petal’s are back! .. Main khushi hoon!!!
I feel being all the big stars are signing on that it is hush hush that a cable deal is in progress..
That is what I think, they know , we don’t.. 🙂
This is going to be sooo much better than we imagine it will be!

Wanda P
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Wanda P

But what about Walt Willey aka jackson Montgomery? I guess Erica isn’t coming back, so she must be the one shot. I know Walt has posted that he has not been contacted. Hmmmm.

Johnny
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Johnny

You know, that’s a good question. I did not know that Walt Willey was not approached ~ either they are allowing his character of Jackson to exit, as he did on the last show, and let it go at that – I don’t know. But if Susan Lucci chooses not to reprise the character of Erica Kane, which somehow I suspect since she is busy with other projects, then where will the storyline of Erica and Jackson go? Maybe this new inception of the show will go in many directions, but they need the basic characters to at least get… Read more »

Max
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Max

Ok love this so far for OLTL but still need Jessica, Kelly, and Victor.

Bobby
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Bobby

That’s right!!

Jennifer Janeiro
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Jennifer Janeiro

Kind of a confused, how can the age Matthew and Destiny and not age Danielle or Jack. Otherwise the cast looks great. I just wish they woudl bering back the original actors for Matthew and Destiny.

Elhu
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Elhu

Jennifer, my EXACT thought as well !!!! I am thrilled with all of those already signed on to return to each show, but why on earth would they not want the original Matthew and Destiny, since they are bringing Danni and Jack back. I know they will now be parents of an infant, but I can see Eddie Alderson and Shenell Edmonds playing those parts quite well. I know Eddie moved to the West Coast, and if it were the decision of both actors not to return, then I will be disappointed, yet would understand, as it is their choice,… Read more »

Elhu
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Elhu

I am also keeping my fingers crossed that Trevor St. John can return as well, even if it is for short stints, since I know he is involved in other endeavors!!

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Matthew; yes. Destiny; no. Her acting was as bad as Jack’s (and HE’S coming back?!)

Jennifer Janeiro
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Jennifer Janeiro

I find that a bit rude. Shennell’s acting improved alot. She was better then some others who I will not name.

Bricaer
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Bricaer

We need Trevor St John so that the cliff hanger can be solved.

Bobby
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Bobby

That’s right it would be great for everyone to know that Todd never really killed him….and it would give tea a great love story.

Kris
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Kris

Plzzzzzzz tell me Bree Williamson will return as well!! She needs to be there. Awesome awesome actress!!!!!!!!!!!

rebecca
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rebecca

she moved to California and is starring in Deception…

Debra Bardani
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Debra Bardani

Bree’s stint on Haven is wrapped up. She only had the pilot episode in Deception. I too hope she’ll come back.

Kris
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Kris

Yes,I saw her on Deception last week but I dont think she is committed to anything right now so she can come back if they ask her and if theyre smart they WILL!!!!

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Bree wasn’t just in the pilot. She also does flashbacks in future episodes to explain her past, leading up to the character’s murder. But, I hope she comes back to OLTL; she was one of my favorites.

Colene M
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Colene M

glad to see the soaps coming back to life just like in the movies… What channel will they be on…

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

http://www.toln.com at first; they’re still working on what cable channel…

Annette H
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Annette H

Super excited! Can’t wait for the shows to start. I’ve really missed OLTL !

KenJ
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KenJ

Looks like a good cast so far, but where are Rex and Gigi? I hope they show up at least once in a while, Langston also.

boes
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boes

Farah Fath doesn’t seem to want to come back, and it appears she wasn’t asked either. She indicated she was pretty much done with soaps when she left.

It also appears that JPL wasn’t asked back. At least not yet.

Patrick
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Patrick

I hope she hasn’t “gone” HOLLYWOOD… it’s a shame….

these actors certainly deserve more than?

Farah Fath… SUCCESSFULLY ACTED IN TWO SOAPS…. days & oltl. that’s a rare feat.

Hopefully, she hasn’t turned her back on the genre.

She’s a likeable actress.

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

They were asked – but both said no! That was on here last week or so.

rebecca
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rebecca

I’m just wondering how much airtime we’ll actually get. If the show’s are going to be only 30 minutes…with time out for commericals…what do we get? Fifteen minutes of show?

su0000
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su0000

it will b much the same..

I watch the soaps on the web, they run are 36 minutes with the commercials..

The reason they are an hour on network TV is because of all the commercials ..

rebecca
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rebecca

yes but I’m assuming there’ll be commercials on their site as wel. there are on Hulul…not just 30 minutes straight. so it will probably be much shorter…hope I’m wrong because that would be really minimal.

boes
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boes

I think that will all depend on what platform PP uses.

The soaps that are rebroadcast on the web – all of the current ones which are accessed either directly or indirectly via the networks are dependent for their online viewing from the network broadcast, with the network formula for ads.

The online only soaps do it differently and in fact aren’t always following a strict halfhour format. They usually have only a few – up to 4, usually – commercials, never more than 60 seconds long.

I think we’ll be seeing more show than commercial in a big way.

Emily
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Emily

So happy, thrilled, the whole 9 yards:)))!!!! I hope AMC gets more sign ons. Would like to see Tad, Brooke, guessing David Canary is retired, so no Adam. Waiting to hear about the GH3. Very curious about that, would like to see John/Nat again, FINALLY.
Still very great news, thanks Mr. Fairman:)

Debra Bardani
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Debra Bardani

I’m hoping since David Canary lives in Ct. he’ll be back even if part-time. I hope MEK comes back. I do see this as an opportunity to bring back core families like the Cortlands with recasts. I would love Nina , Pete, Bobby and the clan come back to PV. Cliff can be re-cast since its been so long. He could come back to PVHospital. So many possibilities

Patrick
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Patrick

Wow…. The Cortlandts’…..

Amazing memories…. I LOVED NINA.

Trapper
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Trapper

You have made my day!! I miss all of them, but especially my heros, Robert S. Woods and Hillary B. Smith!! Woo! Happy Dance indeed!!

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

I’m really excited and happy to hear that PP has gotten so many of the original OLTL actors to come back and reprise their characters on the reboot! Sounds like it will really be recognizable as OLTL with the main nucleus of the old show coming back! The only thing missing is the John McBain character and Starr and Todd and/or Victor. I just hope something can be worked out withABC/GH to keep those characters on GH and maybe have them make occasional appearances on the PP OLTL show.. Trevor St John could come back as Victor! Now that would… Read more »

jp
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jp

Wow! I am so happy with this big casting news for OLTL. With this new endeavor on the internet, I would never imagine so many big time players signing on to do OLTL. Thank you, PP and to the performers who have signed on thus far. I can’t wait for April.

Annie
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Annie

Best. News. Ever.

meg
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meg

WE NEED TREVOR ST JOHN /VICTOR,I LOVE VICTOR N TEA , AND SAM /PATRICKI’ GLAD ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE BUT I’ DISAPPOINTED THAT SHENEL AND EDDIE, MOST OF ALL I WANT TSJ ,PP GIVE HI WHATEVER HE WANTS,PLEASE.

Lynn
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Lynn

I’ve been jumping up and down we almost have the whole OLTL cast back minus the three on GH and Jessica! Now if they could just work out a deal where they are on OLTL then visit GH and not the other way around LOL the way it was for the last 9yrs or so!!!!!! Happy happy day!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Agreed Lynn!

brian
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brian

With Thorsten Kaye on AMC, I hope Susan Haskell (Marty) will be back on OLTL, given they are married in real life.

Aria
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Aria

Hey Mr. Fairman, isn’t time to take oltl and Amc off the R I P mark?

brian
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brian

I recieved my first email from The Online Network ! confirming the return of OLTL, so I second the above question.

brian
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brian

or maybe you could put “returning this April”

rob
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rob

I hope they bring Jessica back. She’s my fav. Loved her and Ford.

B Tripp
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B Tripp

Yes even if Bree can’t come back they need Jessica. Jen Lilley from GH or Martha Madison from Days would be great! Also where is Brody?

Bricaer
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Bricaer

They could bring back the old Jessica, Erin Torpey, since Bree Williamson is in California.

Blake
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Blake

Love the additions to OLTL!!! So glad that it’s official that Viki, Tea, Bo, Nora, David, Blair are definitely back. And I’m glad to see Vimal back, even if it is recurring. I always thought he was so entertaining and funny. I’m glad to see Cutter back too, I hope he’s shirtless often like he was before lol. I’m glad to see Melissa back as Natalie, I always liked her. Can Brody come back for her since John will likely stay on GH? He was man candy too! And I actually liked Bree as Jessica, she could always come back… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

OLTL… what with Cutter, David… and hopefully… Trevor St. John…

these three… are serious, major, eye candy… and/or beefcake…

not to mention… they are incredible actors.

Blake
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Blake

Oh I forgot to mention Trevor! Yes, he needs to be on OLTL also! If they won’t have Todd and John they need a male lead in the 40s and he’s perfect for it! And yes he is definitely beefcake and eye candy too!

Bricaer
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Bricaer

Definitely need Ilene Kristen as Roxy!!!! She made the show have comedy too. Also the Buchanan butler!

Blake
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Blake

I swear you guys are reading my mind, I seriously meant to include TSJ as Victor, Roxy, and Nigel in the people I would like on OLTL also. There are so many favorites to want to bring back!!!

Lisa Postles
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Lisa Postles

The oltl cast looks great!!! I am so excited for the show to start up again. I have missed it so much!!!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Susan Lucci.

mike
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mike

AMC needs Michael E. Knight more than anyone else.

Bricaer
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Bricaer

Definitely, he was major part of show.

Pam
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Pam

Who is Griffin Castillo?

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Cara’s doctor brother, once Dr. Hayward’s biggest booster until he realized what a louse he was!

B Tripp
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B Tripp

He’s the cute Latino doctor who fell for Kendall when Zach was presumed dead. His sister is Cara and she was married to Jake.

Pam
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Pam

So, how is this going to work…will this be broadcast on Hulu or the like. Will we be able to watch on TV, or only on a computer?

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Probably computer, phone, ipad…

mo
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mo

I think it’s only available online and you’ll have to pay a fee to watch.

Torrey
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Torrey

They need Tad, Dixie, Greenlee, they can recast Kendall (maybe even bring back Sarah Michelle), Brooke would be nice to see, Amanda, Jake and a few new faces would be nice to add to the list. Also, I hope and pray that PP is looking to take AMC & OLTL to a cable network. I will be watching the online venture, but I really would like to see both shows make a return to television…..if for any reason, to just stick it to ABC…LOL

AJ
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AJ

Without some kind of TV deal to share the costs, this has very little chance of getting off the ground. And without Susan Lucci, AMC might as well stay cancelled. It wasn’t exactly drawing in crowds when she was still on toward the end on ABC. This has “FLOP” written all over it.

boes
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boes

Unless you’ve some inside knowledge we don’t, then I can’t imagine what you even mean. PP isn’t new at this, they’ve got other series up and running. And they’ve got the financial backing to put both shows back up and running. There aren’t that many numbskulls around with tons of money to lose, so it’s very safe to say that the people who are backing this believe it will work. Not only hope, but believe, with a sound basis. Unless you’re in the industry yourself, and based on what you wrote, you’re not, then you’re only blowing smoke because you… Read more »

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Thanks for the endorsement.

Bricaer
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Bricaer

Why don’t they COMBINE the two soaps!

emtk
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emtk

This sounds fantastic! You just need to make Michael Easton/John McBain a definite! I need more John and Natalie!!!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

JOLIE = Awesome!

Delphine
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Delphine

Please bring back Roxy!

B Tripp
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B Tripp

Yes we need Roxy! Rather have her then Sean (Destiny’s brother)
Also think they need Cutter’s mother Alex Olanov to cause trouble. Maybe a recast Adrianna too so Dorian has a daughter to deal with.

susan M.
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susan M.

I second that!!!!!!

Tali (not Smith)
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Tali (not Smith)

Stunned by the list of actors reprising their roles on OLTL. This is just the best news. Bring back the GH3, Roxy who was so wonderful at the end and little Sam. Practically weeping tears of joy.

Patrick
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Patrick

It’s Stunning to even comprehend….

it’s calming to realize that what we’ve loved for YEARS…. and for A LOT of US!!!!

I’ve never cared… what people have said about soaps…. I love this stuff….

High Five!

B.J.
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B.J.

Just thrilled with the latest additions especially Thorsten! It seems too good to be true. Now all we need is for Alicia to return for Zach & Kendall to carry on. 🙂

OLTL is looking great!!! All we need here is Kassie and Trevor to sign on, and maybe Ted King for Blair. 🙂 Can’t wait to see Tea & Victor together if they can get Trevor back.

brian
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brian

Kassie is in the above list. 🙂

B.J.
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B.J.

Thanks, I can’t believe I forgot that, because she is so important to me, in the overall cast.

Things are really looking up for the OLTL fans! 🙂

Susan
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Susan

With the signing of Thorsten Kaye hopefully Alicia Minshew will sign and Team Slater will be back on my screen. AMC definitely needs the return of the core families. Happy for OLTL fans getting so many cast favorites returning.

Patrick
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Patrick

Krystal… and her daughters…. at the very least Marissa…..

Bobbie Eakes.

MK
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MK

The Core Family on AMC so far are the Castillos and Hubbards. Where are the Martins and the Kanes and the Chandlers? AMC is about Multi class and Multi generational families. When that changed in the late 90’s the show went down hill.

OLTL is Rock Solid! Happy the Vatel’s are added. (the first hindu family in daytime)

Daniel
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Daniel

AMC needs several shots in the arm if the online venture is going to work: a matriarch busybody character like Phoebe Tyler Wallingford to add some fun (while giving more meaningful storyline to Opal), a character we the audience could relate to as our beloved grandmother like the Myrtle Fargate character, and of course Tad and Dixie to add heart and focus to the show. Above all, I hope some INTERESTING AND INTRIGUING STORIES are on the way. I’ve loved AMC since 1975 but for many of the recent years it was on the air, the storylines were dull and… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Your points are very well made ~ ALL MY CHILDREN got a little repetitive towards the end with too much storyline around the Ryan and Kendall and Greenlee trio –
and no disrespect intended but they need stronger actors and not just pretty faces to keep the action moving along. I am not really sad that the actor who is known for portraying Ryan may not return for the online presentation. I hope the writing is interesting and I hope they do some respectable recasting of important roles.

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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