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Casting All My Children: Who Are Grace, Hunter & Heather? New Roles … SORAS'D Characters… Recasts?

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As many fans have been noticing, the online version of All My Children is skewing young these days with its recent casting notices.  While long time AMC fans are hoping for news that some of their big name favorites will still sign on the dotted line and join Prospect Park’s Pine Valley reboot, casting is ongoing for the following three roles!

According to Soap Opera Digest, AMC is looking to fill the follwing younger demo roles: “The contract role of Grace, who is described as a blonde, driven, sexy, Caucasian girl in her early 20s, and the recurring roles of Hunter, a handsome, confident bad boy, Caucasian, 16 to 18-years old and Heather, a beautiful 18-year-old Caucasian queen bee.”

So soapers, do you think Grace, Hunter, and Heather are new roles for a new late-teen scene? Do you think they are some of the original Pine Valley residents children SORAS’d? Or, do you think they are recasts?  Weigh-in! And then let us know who do you think would be a good casting suggestions for the three roles?

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Jewell
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Jewell

If they are the kids that got Soars’d why would they change the characters names?

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

They use different names in the casting calls to throw people off so they don’t know who they are casting and spoil possible story.

Gillian
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Gillian

Emma Lavery, Spike Lavery Slater and Jenny Martin?

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

I don’t think it is Emma only because Ryan and Annie are not coming back. More likely Dixie and Tad’s daughter Jenny. This will give them more story too since I am sure that Dixie and Tad are coming back too.

Claudine
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Claudine

Jenny is Tad & Krystal’s daughter. Kate (Kathy) is T&D’s.

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

That’s what I meant, Kathy will be older girl and younger girl will be Jenny. Emma will be off at college or something and if Ryan ever joins show then maybe she will be cast.

Lin
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Lin

I hate SORAS and hope it is not done especially with the really cute ones. The last Emma (if they ahve Emma ) was adorable. I hope this show will not be aimed at Teenagers and forget about the rest of us. Just because it’s named AMC- if it’s totally different it may not last. I dont care if it has every character, but it needs to be basicially the same show and respect it’s roots.I thought it skewed too young before. Too much Babe and JR and not enough of the older generation.

MK
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MK

The AMC of the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s dealt with multi generations from different social classes. I am hoping it goes that. The current AMC gad too many young children and not enough teens and young people with decent stories. Colby and Damon was a good start.

Brenda
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Brenda

I give up…what is SORAS?

Skwyrley
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Skwyrley

Soap Opera Rapid Age Syndrome….its’ when a ten year old kid goes to camp in June and comes back a hunky teen or beauty queen in September! ; )

Lin
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Lin

Hi. It’s a soap opera term. It means Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome. I can’t underline here, but it’s the first letter of each. It took me a long time to figure it out. But I figured it out as it’s in the soap opera magazines all the time. I hate it. I mean some kids are uninteresting. But if someone is 25 and then has a 10 year old kid a year later? It’s stupid. If they want more action- then get a new character. Like on AMC have a new family move in with kids of different ages… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

SORAS=Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome

Peggy Hegner
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Peggy Hegner

I can understand that Prospect Park would want to appeal to a mix of viewers, including younger fans, but I wouldn’t want to see AMC turned into a high school soap. While I’m pleased with the veteran actors who have signed on, I’m still hoping for more of them. I really hope Prospect Park doesn’t make the same mistake the management at ABC made when they canceled AMC because they wanted to cater to the under 49 age group. As a viewer of this fabulous soap from day one, I intend to be around for another 30 years watching AMC.… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

I have come to the sad conclusion that the only people that the advertisers care about are in that age group. It’s funny because us older folks are the ones spending the money. I do not like this but it is infiltrating the soaps so what can you do?

Peggy Hegner
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Peggy Hegner

I’m afraid if they’re too youth oriented this AMC resurrection will be doomed to fail. If they change it too much and don’t bring back enough of the vets they’re defeating the whole purpose of the reboot. As to the new young casting call, it would be nice if they were using them to fill the old roles of Emma, Opal’s son Pete, J. R.’s son, etc.

Patrick
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Patrick

OLTL is good to go….. all the STARS are back…. so to speak.

AMC… should WAIT… some… till they can get more of the cast back… I too am afraid, moreso for AMC….

agree with you Peggy…. they’re deating the whole purpose of the reboot….

on line viewers need to know they’re investing time to watch the “orig” cast…. or most of the cast we last saw.

Patrick
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Patrick

they’re defeating

susan M.
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susan M.

I want the orginial crew! That I have watched for years! I don’t want too many new characters at all. I identify with the characters I watched for years.

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

Of all the casting calls that they have posted this is who I believe they will be.
Ben is Pete Cortlandt
Charlotte is Miranda Montgomery
Luke is AJ Chandler
Grace is Kathy Martin
Hunter is maybe a new character or one of Kendall/Zack’s son’s.
Heather is Jenny Martin

Nancy
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Nancy

It’s sounding like a new soap. I’m not interested in a new soap, I was looking forward to AMC and OLTL. Things aren’t looking good for AMC casting. Where are the Martins?

su0000
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su0000

OLTL will survive, it has its core familiar cast, and that is a good thing, it will be much the same and carry over its’ fan..

AMC was doomed from its’ cancellation..
None of the cast, but 3 non core actors ,were willing to go. on .
AMC needs to rebuild, there no longer is an AMC vet cast to carry on as it once was..

Patrick
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Patrick

I am an AMC Fan….

truth be told….

I’d rather see one good soap… because from the get go…. OLTL has it’s CORE ACTORS RETURNING…. THAT PP INVEST… in OLTL … and

sadly… delay AMC till further notice…. it’s like the expectations would be a blow to what AMC is.

Gillian
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Gillian

Good point. I’ll take your statement one step further – AMC was doomed from the moment they moved it from NY to California. Part of AMC’s charm was always its’ East Coast roots. It was a New York soap. And it was spectacular. When they moved to CA, it lost some of its charm and was never the same great soap it once was. In my opinion, it lost its heart. When the end came, and favorite characters were reunited, it was a little late at that point. The damage had been done. It seems they are following that path… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Do not forget Angie a nd Jesse are there, they are pretty veteran if you ask me. Zack is also there, so Kendall can not be far behind. There shows are going to start off very slow they do not have alot of money to get the original show back intact, plus alot of the actors have moved on to other things Susan has two shows, Cameron does a variety of things, as does Cady (who is rumored to be coming back) As far as aging the characters, I hear the show is going to start a year later from… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

It is more than obvious the PP is bringing ”new” younger actors..
after all it is All My ”Children” perhaps they decided to use younger, which is a great thing..
AMC was on life support its’ last years, the cast was too old, senior citizens and they are not good to entice younger people to watch..

PP is writing for a new generation who do watch via net and devices..
They will hold onto all they can get of the core families but outside of that, there will be big changes for AMC; not so for OLTL.. imo..

Patrick
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Patrick

I still can’t believe… no word on Thadeus…..

I’m choosing to believe he’s the SURPRISE….. the frosting on the cake if you will.

i can’t diss what the SORA’s is about…

however… if the CORE returnees… are OPAL… perhaps BROOKE? THE HUBBARDS ARE A SURE THING… love Cara… her brother… Dr. David….

IMO… it just seems bleak…. SORA’s works… but, not for a whole CAST?

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in any event…. i want that: soap stars are employed.

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

Where are all the stars of AMC. We fought to get them back. New is good but old is stable. It won’t be AMC if the stars aren’t there.

Renee
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Renee

I agree Nancy! I am not interested in having Prospect Park age all the characters to the point that they are not recognizable. I along with many others do not want them to start the show a year from where it left off. I want to know who JR shot. What happened to Erica and Jack. Did Adam and Brooke stay in PV, etc… baloney on all this other krap! PP should care about what the viewers want. We fought long and hard to get these shows back and now they are recasting all the kids on the show and… Read more »

The_HugoBoss
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The_HugoBoss

For goodness sakes people, Everytime they put out a call for a new character it’s “the show had better not be taken over by the newbies.” And Everytime they soras a child it’s “They had better bombard with teen storylines.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but was there ever a time ALL of the adults disappeared and for months we were only shown teen storylines? No. So it’s not gonna happen. We know they change names when sending out casting calls. Most of the actors who played legacy characters haven’t signed on as far as we know. And most of… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Well said… about Agnus Nixon….

thats something to hold on to…..

food for thought….

OLTL remains true to itself….

AMC for a NEW ON LINE VENTURE….. has to SORA’s a new cast… and lure in younger viewers….? I’d venture, it’s a worth while crap shoot…. honestly… the core cast, the good majority… are not available…. what can we expect?

MK
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MK

AMC has always been a Peyton Place style, so I can relate that core characters are not available then following the example of Peyton Place with a New Generation and start from scratch without losing the essence of Pine Valley. In soap land, almost 2 years is 10 years in soapdom. OLTL was strong and the story has continued on GH, so they can continue. AMC has to reinvent itself.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

THANK YOU! Everyone gets too agitated too quickly!

And I agree that Agnes Nixon will NOT let her shows or characters be untrue to her vision.

Vira
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Vira

Come on guys!!! Just be happy that our soap is coming back 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

Sorry…. don’t want to project doom n’ gloom… it’s hurry up and wait….. baited breath time… till AMC is fleshed out….. bottom line.

Brian tripp – nice casting call… sheet… on who the potential could be…. that’s treat enough just seeing those last names….

have to hold on folks…. Agnus is signed on … Per the hugo-boss…. agnus cares….

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nuOLTL! come out blazing…. !

usafsam
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usafsam

So many possibilities…. Maria and Edmund’s kids Sam and Maddie would be teenagers now as would Haley and Mateo’s son Lorenzo. And what about Charlie’s kids. Isn’t it about time David’s little brother Trey got released from prison for good behavior….

bc
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bc

tolerant hollywood’s casting calls are asking for more white characters? bec white chars are never represented on soap operas right? how are these soap revivals gonna be edgy if they keep using tokenism and quotas for racial minority chars?

The_HugoBoss
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The_HugoBoss

Well, out of the seven characters FOR SURE signed to a contract, five of them are ethnic. Right now, Debbie is the biggest name signed on. AND they’ve already stated they’re going to recast her daughter. And they’re not done with castings and creating storylines. So how is that tokenism and “quota”? What other daytime show has as strong of an ethnic ensemble in leading contracted roles??? You’re comment, referring to these amazing actors who are also daytime Emmy nominees and have driven many compelling storylines, as “quotas and tokens” is far more offensive and racist than anything any of… Read more »

bc
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bc

lindsay hartley is white. She’s not a racial minority. She’s not a latina even if she’s best known for portraying a part latina on passions. typical whitewashing from hollywood w/c often practices quotas and tokens w/ racial minorities. and btw I was referring to oltl reboot w/ regards to quotas and tokens and that oltl reboot is being done by the same group that’s running the amc reboot. only the Asian american chars are recurring on oltl’s reboot. such edginess! everyone knows that hollywood’s racist. a lot of racial minority actors have called hollywood racist. denzel washington has called hollywood… Read more »

The_HugoBoss
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The_HugoBoss

Actually Lindsey Hartley is Greek and Italian. And I believe Jewish as well. And this is a reboot. Not a remake or next generation. Meaning they’re starting from where they’ve left off. How about you see where these NEW producers and writers are going to take it before you just label them racists. You don’t know. And if it’s too big of an issue for you, why don’t you stop watching and supporting or insulting a group of people you have no idea about. Yes, is there white washing in Hollywood. Of course. But have there been great strides and… Read more »

bc
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bc

she’s italian and greek and therefore she is not a latina. white actors and actresses have no business portraying roles of racial minorities. they are being a part of the problem bec they’re taking away roles from racial minority actors and actress who already have very limited opportunities to begin w/ bec hollywood obviously thinks discriminating against racial minorities thru whitewashing is acceptable. hollywood repeatedly whitewashes racial minority chars and therefore soaps like amc are following the typical hollywood traditions of marginalizing racial minorities. hollywood should be called racist more often. but instead the entertainment press rallies around hollywood’s racist… Read more »

The_HugoBoss
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The_HugoBoss

Listen Bitter party of one, I’m mad at myself for allowing this to carry on this far. There are only a couple of things in general that really make me mad. And people who choose anger and aggression and name-calling, when it’s not necessary, over finding more productive ways of making their point known, are one of them. I can’t even read all of what you just wrote. And at the end of the day, it’s pointless. I get it. You think all of Hollywood is racist. You want more Asain Americans. Lindsey Hartley should be burned at the stake… Read more »

bc
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bc

you’re upset that people are upset when they write abt hollywood’s racism. You’re really smart! And now you’ll write that you “can’t understand” anything I wrote. You’re obviously pretending that you can’t understand bec you can’t refute anything I wrote. Your writing is full of anger and resentment and bitterness. I’m guessing it’s bec you hate it that hollywood is being called racist w/c frankly it is. I don’t think hartley should be “burned” like a witch and you’re being soapy and melodramatic to deflect from the specific issue that white actors and actresses should not take roles that are… Read more »

jim
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jim

In the soap world bringing in a few new characters can help move the plot along but too many newbies that push out long time favorites can infuriate the fans and theyll stop watching. During AMCs finale year i barely recognized the show and didnt care when it was canceled. I can accept newbies on the reboot as long as most are connected somehow to the vets and shows history. More vets like Brooke should be there to please old fans while some newbies could be used to attract new ones. If too many newcomers replace old favorites it may… Read more »

brian
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brian

I do appreciate that the AMC fans love their show, but it just seems to me that the OLTL fans fought harder for their show. Maybe this is why OLTL has had better luck in getting the “original” cast back…?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

That is truly crap. I have been to more than one rally in support of this and we all worked hard. (and are still fighting – we are not done) We don’t need any more divisiveness…

brian
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brian

I offer you my apologies. Perhaps the relocation and then, the cancelation cause the AMC actors to be more “scattered” than the OLTL actors… I don’t know.

brian
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brian

I offer you my apologies. Do you think that after AMC moved to LA, and that the reboots are in the East, is the reason why OLTL has had “more luck” in securing the “original cast”

I have read that AMC was the “premiere” of the two for Prospect Park. I am only looking for a reasonable explanation as to why the AMC cast hasn’t come together like the OLTL cast.

Please don’t misinterpret my comment, I do enjoy both shows.

jim
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jim

We already know of some actors who played David, Angie and Jesse are reprising their old roles, so why would Prospect Park need to be secretive about others even if the r recasts or not? Also is Prospect Park only reviving two soaps or do they have other types of series planned for their online network?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

That has always been a standard practice in the daytime drama world. And only PP can answer your last question.

jim
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jim

I kinda like the secretive casting. i like the suspense not knowing, and its good plublicty to get people talking.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

And I LOVE that we can even HAVE these discussions! 🙂

Kathy
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Kathy

I love my AMC. Because the actors were so good on AMC, many have gotten other jobs that they need to complete before coming back to AMC. While we wait for their return, why not enjoy some new characters. Actors are always coming and going on our soaps. We are use to people dying and then showing up alive. AMC has David, Zach, Angie, Jesse,Opal. These are great characters. Ryan and Kendall said that they would probably come back after completing their projects. We might even get Erica back. I liked Erica but she was not the only one that… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I am so happy a lot of the orginial crew is coming back on OLTL reboot! Can’t wait to see
my favorite soap of all time. More of Viki, Bo, Nora,Clint , etc. HURRAY! Llanview Forever! And Landfair !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

C
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C

Could the contract charaters be Colby? Wasn’t she in her early twenties?

And the other two roles are recurring, to play against the AJ/Miranda recasts. Nothing to fret about.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon
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Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

Here’s the problem with AMC vs. OLTL, all the OLTL actors live in New York so it’s very easy for them to get to CT. AMC relocated to LA and most of the actors are quite happy out there and involved with other projects. Cameron Mathison is working everywhere, Rebecca Budig only came back to AMC because they were moving to LA. Bobbie Eakes is involved in tons of web series out there, and Michael E. Knight is doing projects with his ex-wife Catherine Hickland. Ricky Paull Goldin has a series on HGTV. The actors I want to see are… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

It is interesting and fun to try and deduce which characters these might be. My favorite part….the fact that we are even having this discussion!!! YAY! 🙂 Looking forward to visiting Pine Valley and Llanview (NOT Landview- no D) again.

Leina
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Leina

I love AMC and want them to always show and share multi-generational families. I feel lucky to have this show coming back to us. Having said that I surely don’t want them to model at all The Bold and the Beautiful. What a horrific show that they for half of the time feature a triangle of 20 somethings. After all the begging and pleading to Mr Bell to stop this he still continues on with it?????? Variety is the spice of life, literally.

Johnny
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Johnny

Frankly, I don’t care if Cameron Mathison isn’t returning (at this time) as Ryan. There was too much storyline between him and Greenlee and Kendall for like the last three years, yeesch. I don’t want the show to become “All My Teens” and I don’t think the producers will allow it to steer too much in that direction, then again who can say. At any rate, right now it seems they don’t have an Erica Kane, or a Kendall, or a Bianca, or a Tad – I mean, I don’t want to come across as negative but if they are… Read more »

GayAtheistLH
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GayAtheistLH

If these are aged versions of some of the kids then the most obvious choices would be JR’s Son & Tad’s Daughters Kate & Jenny. But they could also be Colby & Petey recasts.

susanmz
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susanmz

Is this going to be DeGrassi: The Next Generation?

I actually like DeGrassi, but if I want DeGrassi, I’ll watch DeGrassi.

richard
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richard

I think Hunter will be Hayley and Mateo’s son, Lorenzo or Pete Cortlandt………Grace will be Colby and Heather will be Jenny, Tad and Krystal’s daughter……:)

JIM
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JIM

There are enough older core actors/characters returning. David Hayward is a superb villain and could be around for a long time while Adam Chandlier is of an age like Palmer Cortlandt was where the actor really can’t handle a big storyline. Apparently 5 years have passed. If we had been watching all along for those 5 years many characters/actors would have come and gone due to personal decisions and contract negotiations or story necessity. It will be a little shocking to have it happen all at once but that is to be expected in this situation. I have enough patience… Read more »

Ruth Tetreault
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Ruth Tetreault

Grace,Hunter and Heather are most likely to be a younger cast.Which will turn the soap into a teenagers soap. Therfore all of us dedicated soap fans who have been watching for years since the begining will loose intrest because our beloved favorites will no longer be on the show.They can;t afford to keep the experience soap stars.I am hopeing that it won’t turn out that way.We are all looking forward to AMC to return. Hope its not ruined for us again for the sake of saving money with a younger, inexperience cast members.Some new and younger cast members yes are… Read more »

Ruth Tetreault
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Ruth Tetreault

Anyone agree or disagree with me? Please leave a comment.

Drema
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Drema

I want it the way it was not a bunch of new people because it will be like a new soap not our old one, I really miss all the people, please don’t put all young people either there is enough of those, I want my old soaps back

Barbara
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Barbara

New shows are on tv all of the time. Watch the pilot episode, maybe the first week. If you don’t like, stop watching. That is what I will be doing with the AMC reboot. It sounds like it might be totally different than the cliff-hanger ending from over a year ago. No one will know until it airs. We fought to get our soap back, let’s give the show a chance.

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

Photo: JPI

No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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