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Cameron Mathison Tweets That He Hopes To Be Part Of The Revival Of All My Children … Schedule Permitting!

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Cameron Mathison took to Twitter to respond to fans and followers who were asking him, if he would indeed be part of the All My Children reboot via Prospect Park!  Mathison played Ryan Lavery from 1998 to 2011 until the series concluded on ABC Daytime.

As with many other performers from the original casts of AMC and OLTL, availability at this time could be an issue as actors are busy and committed to other projects.

However, Mathison tweeted the following:  “I’m thrilled for All My Children & OLTL fans that the shows seem to b making a comeback online. Nice job guys:) 4 those asking, I’m not sure if I’ll be part of the new AMC. I’m lucky to be working these days, so I’m working on the scheduling:) Hope so!”

So, do you hope Cameron can sign on to be with the reboot of AMC? Let us know!

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TRW
TRW

Im sure for some actors they will allow recurring status…

Patrick
Patrick

LOL… this is too funny….. “…they will allow recurring status.”

LOL… don’t question your belonging…

some hunks and starlets … are TOO much.

does this mean that ya’ll can ease up on my Rafe now?

TRW
TRW

No Rafe is still horrible.

David Jones
David Jones

I hope we get as much cast back as possible even those I can do without.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I think it would be good for AMC & the fans, but…please, Ryan Lavery in small doses.

Johnny
Johnny

LoL have to agree with that comment – a little of him goes a long way. To be honest, at times the show dragged here and there with the endless triangle of Ryan, Greenlee and Kendall. The show was great back in the days of Kate Collins as Natalie and her crazy “twin” sister Janet – of course that was back in the 90’s but they really really need to get strong actors like Kate Collins and others of her caliber to get the show on track. They cannot just cast pretty faces and center it around those people, we all know that just won’t work.

boes
boes

The character of Ryan Lavery – mainly the overexposure of this character was one of the reasons AMC declined in quality so badly these last 10 years.

I wish him continued success – somewhere OTHER than AMC.

Torrey
Torrey

So agree with you. The character of Ryan Lavery only worked when Gillian was alive and still on the show….after they wrote her off, he bounced around from woman to woman, ruining each female character he came in contact with. Annie was normal until she got mixed up with Ryan….

Katie
Katie

Ryan and Zak were the only 2 worth watching on AMC. How do you know Annie was normal – she was a new character. I hope Erica is NOT coming back. Tired of Greenlee coming and going – stay gone too! Give Jack a better part with some backbone – tired of him being Erica’s doormat! Keep Kendall and Bianca. Tad is good. Krystal was good, but they changed her personality – she was great when she first came on.

Katie
Katie

and Dr. Griffin too – love him!

Torrey
Torrey

@ Katie, because when she came on she was a single parent, taking care of her daughter, and she was stable. Ryan pursued her, and soon after she got mixed up with Ryan, the writers turned her into this looney cartoon character. Just like they did with Greenlee when she was played by the other actress, Sabine Sigh she went nuts because of Ryan, when she came back into town and tried to get back with him….which led to that whole horrible story of kidnapping Spike and him ending up deaf from the car accident. Or how Madison North got screwed over by Ryan….Let’s face it, Ryan has a trail of tears following him when it comes to women.

Elhu
Elhu

I hope Cameron can fit AMC into his schedule. I am sure scheduling/rounding up all of the original actors might be the toughest hurdle, but I trust it will all work out. I am happy to see that so many were able to find work, which is most important, but I am hopeful many will be able to be involved in AMC and OLTL again!!!

Torrey
Torrey

I can do without Ryan Lavery showing back up into Pine Valley…..The last few years of AMC were ruined by too much exposure of Ryan Lavery and his buffoonery.

marfa wanger
marfa wanger

Torrey, agree, and he is the reason I stopped watching AMC. He is nauseating.

Shirley Sharp
Shirley Sharp

Hopefully we will get to see him .

David
David

One of my least favorites, and so many have signed on, but not him. Is he fishing? If so, small doses of him would be in order.

Lynne
Lynne

Oh yes, Ryan I love him and miss him alot on all my children. That would be great if he came back. I just cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie
Katie

Love Ryan! Miss seeing Cameron’s face everyday – been too long. Keep hoping he shows up on GH! Please don’t take John McBain off GH

Tad
Tad

I am not sure what Prospect Park is trying to do. First, I hear they are trying to get the younger crowd well these actors are all over 40 if not 50 in some cases other than Lindsay and Jordi. Nothing agains tAngie and Jesse but both actors are over 50 it seems with limited budget young african americans would be better suited. Susan Lucci is needed for continuity at the very least and she was or is AMC. Even a limited role she atleast helps the show gets PR and is a big part of the branding of AMC. OTherwise you have a show called AMC without the show. Love or hate AMC you need ERICA KANE.

Kay
Kay

Would love it if he can do the reboot. Ryan was one of my favorites. If they can’t get more of the original cast who played central characters to sign on, the reboot probably won’t last. So far they have Dixie but no Tad, Zach but no Kendal, David, Jesse and Angie. Erica and Adam are recurring, which is at least something. JR is a recast and the other cast members signed on, honestly played background characters.

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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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