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Brooke Newton and Jason Pendergraft Join The Cast Of All My Children!

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The Online Network announced today that actors Brooke Newton and Jason Pendergraft have joined the cast of All My Children! Newton steps into the role of  Colby Chandler, the spoiled entitled daughter of patriarch Adam Chandler.

Pendergraft checks into Pine Valley Hospital as the handsome Dr. Anders, an all-business physician and a brand new character.   Newton’s episodes of AMC begin streaming on Thursday, May 16.  Fans can check out Pendergraft’s episodes which begin running on Monday, May 27.  New episodes of AMC are available on Hulu and iTunes!

A little about Brooke Newton:  Born and raised in Ocala, FL, Newton began appearing in TV commercials when she was just 8 years old. Newton’s television credits include “Gary Unmarried,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Glee,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Mad Men,” “Happy Endings,” and “Suburgatory,” to name a few.  Newton has also appeared in numerous motion pictures including  “Natale a Miami,” “Real Premonition,” “Sydney White,” “Little Fish, Strange Pond,” and “RoboDoc,” among others. This summer, Newton has several films set to be released including “Jake Squared,” “Hamlet’s Ghost,”  “Jet Set,” and “A Leading Man.” Fans can check out Newton in the feature film “Knife Fight,” starring Rob Lowe, which is currently in theaters. From 2004 – 2005, Newton was a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Bucccaneers.

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/MaxPhotos

A little about Jason Pendergraft:  Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jason earned a degree in Theater from University of Washington.  He moved to New York City where he studied at the William Esper Studio for three years. His television credits include “Law & Order,” “As the World Turns,” “CSI: New York,” “Gossip Girl,” “Army Wives” and “White Collar,” among others. His film credits include “When Will I Be Loved” and “Frat Brothers of the KVL.” When he’s not in front of television cameras, Pendergraft is an accomplished carpenter and cabinetmaker.

So we have question for AMC viewers, who do you think Dr. Anders will be paired with romantically? We think we know, but won’t spill the beans! And what do you think of another Colby to the canvas, when there have been so many previously? Will this Colby get the golden Chandler ticket?  Let us know your thoughts!

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susan M.
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susan M.

Nice looking!

susan M.
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susan M.

We shall see!

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

I’m glad to see AMC is back, I just hope they introduce new characters slowly & give viewers a chance to know who they are & like/hate them before they’re put on the front burner. As for re-casts, please – don’t just hire pretty faces – hire people who can act! I’ve loved every moment of what I’ve seen thus far and am looking forward to decades more of All My Children! Welcome back, we missed you!!!

Lew S
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Lew S

She sort of resembles Natalie Hall, the previous Colby.

SZima
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SZima

I was thinking the same thing

bob
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bob

You’re right I think it might be the blond hair and blue eyes.

susan M.
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susan M.

I am not use to the swearing on AMC & not so much on OLTL . It seems to happen more often on AMC.. Like today. Which I don’t think is necessary. It is mainly the young
actors doing all the swearing. There are so many other words they can use… Is it so necessary to swear ???? Again I am not use to it after watching AMC for a long time. That is my only complaint. I will still watch AMC .

clh
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clh

It will take a little getting used to but honestly, have you walked the halls of a high school lately, or been behind a group of teens at the mall? This is the reality of how teens talk when their parents are not around. Not judging whether it’s right or wrong for teens to act that way, but the reality is that they do.

When you’re trying to reach a younger audience they are not going to be interested if they are not going to be depicted as how things really are for them in the real world.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m happy to see that Colby is coming back to AMC. Kind of wish that Natalie Hall was returning, but I am willing to give Brooke an honest chance. As for Jason, I don’t know much but I’m sure he’ll be great!

bc
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bc

Casting for amc should be for more African american chars and some Asian american chars. Best casting news for soaps though is from downton abbey! It finally has a racial minority cast member portraying a singer. There really should be more racial minority cast members on downton abbey. It would be very realistic to have Indian chars on downton abbey.

Johnny
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Johnny

Well, honestly, I have literally lost count on how many Colby Chandlers there have been – for a while there it seemed like every six months someone else was playing the role. So, I guess it is fine that a new actress is doing the role, at least it is a character we all (sort of) know. On Friday’s re-cap show, they did say that more core characters were definitely returning – I hope this means Michael Knight is returning as Tad Martin….they need him. Without him, I’m not sure what Dixie is supposed to do – and the same… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

And they have been mentioning him A LOT lately! I can’t wait to see Tad the Cad back in Pine Valley!!

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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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