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CASTING BOMBSHELL: Thorsten Kaye Joins The Bold and the Beautiful as Ridge Forrester!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

In a move no one saw coming, daytime favorite, and now former All My Children heartthrob, Thorsten Kaye (Ex-Zach) has joined the cast of CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful!  And that’s not all!  He has been cast as the new Ridge Forrester replacing the role played for 25 years by Ronn Moss!

According to TV Guide Magazine’s  Michael Logan, the deal happened quite fast including the fact that Kaye did not know that he was going to play Ridge before he accepted a role from B&B head honcho, Brad Bell!  Thorsten will hit the  the CBS soap as the recast Ridge on December 13th.   Kaye chatted with TVG on the surprise soap jump and more.  Here are a few key excerpts below!

Thorsten on finding out he would be playing the recast Ridge:  “I didn’t know what kind of character Mr. Bell wanted me to do but he sounded so confident that he and I could work well together and do something interesting that I just bought into it. He’s a great salesman! Then not more than 20 minutes before I got on the phone with you, I found out that I’m the new Ridge, who was a cornerstone of the show. [Laughs] So that’s a whole other can of worms, isn’t it? They needed someone to step up and I guess I’m the guy.”

Thorsten on what this means for him and Prospect Park’s All My Children:  “I don’t have a contract there anymore. It’s sad, you know? And I hope it all works out for them. But when you have a solid opportunity on a show that’s so highly regarded, you just gotta take it. [Laughs]”

Thorsten Kaye on if the status of  production of AMC season two had anything to do with his decision: “There are a lot of talented and caring people over there and I wish them all luck.  And I certainly hope that my leaving will not affect the show in some bad way.  There is just so much uncertainty in this business, especially in what we’ve been trying to do with AMC.  I do believe it’s going to work out for them, but I gotta be doing something.”

So soap fans, did you ever think of all people the recast for Ridge Forrester would be Thorsten Kaye?  What do you think about an on-screen triangle featuring Don Diamont, Katherine Kelly Lang and Thorsten Kaye? Are you upset that Thorsten will not be part of All My Children in the foreseeable future?  Do you think he made the right decision? What should AMC  do  now with the character of Zach Slater?  So many questions!  Sound off in the comment section below!

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Becky
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Becky

Wow! I don’t see him as Ridge but I’ll sure give it a chance. He had to take a job. I’m sorry he won’t be able to be part of the online version of AMC if it does go forward, even tho I wasn’t crazy about him in the online version (I loved him on the TV version; must have been the way it was written and/or directed). Doesn’t look good for AMC coming back, does it? Rats!

su0000
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su0000

well-
AMC will be back for season 2, no doubt of that ..

((as for OLTL, don’t hold your breath))

Brett
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Brett

They should be in production by now but aren’t, everything’s gone quiet. Prospect Park are a joke, and I don’t believe they have any intentions of bringing either back.

AJ
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AJ

Can’t blame him.. it was bound to happen. Looks like PP hasn’t been any upfront with the actors as they have the fans.

su0000
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su0000

ohh geezus!
I love Thorsten Kaye !! a sexy awesome man..
I wish he would be coming to GH ..

He will do very at BB ..

Elhu
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Elhu

I agree, Thorsten is a sexy man, who happens to be a talented actor as well. I would have loved for him to remain with AMC, but I understand his decision for sure. I think he will do very well on B&B, and I really can see him playing the new Ridge working with Brooke, etc. Ron Moss has been gone long enough, and Thorsten will fit right in, I have no doubt about that, and as a bonus, he and Jacob Young will be working together again. Much good luck to you Thorsten!!!

Diane Dunn
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Diane Dunn

makes me a bit worried about the future of AMC…. PP needs to step up and give the fans some news about what is going on with production and when we should be seeing the next season start. I have’ not watched B and B, looks like I will now. I don’t blame Thorsten at all for this.

Lew S
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Lew S

I totally agree. Prospect Park totally confuses me.

aria
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aria

he’ll need to get plastic surgery to look plastic like everyone on that show.

Patrick
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Patrick

I hope not…. LOL… I know you’re jiving ‘us’

it’s Thorston Kaye’ rugged oh so handsome Good Looks that show stops his masculine

Thorston – KEEP that 5 o’clock shadow… facial hair IS sex’y

stefano
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stefano

No no thorsten needs a hair cut big time. he looks like a homeless man. he also needs a good shave. otherwise he is a very good looking man. He just needs s good make over.

Ann Palmer
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Ann Palmer

I ADORE Thorson! Kept a photo for awhile..however, as a person in the fashion industry, I also agree he needs to CLEAN UP for the part of Ridge. I worked on ONE B&B – when I think Brooke worked for a catering company – not fond of her character! Ridge (with Thorsen) deserves better! I hope Stephie really rips the wedding apart and Hope realizes what a great guy Wyatt is! Hope LOST me again when she selfishly fired him!

Nancy
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Nancy

I don’t blame him. Prospect Park does not seem to keep fans and cast in the loop of what is going on. Shame. I’m really going to miss those soaps. I don’t watch the soap he is going to but he made the right decision and wish him the best.

ethel
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ethel

OMG!! what a shocker! i love thorsten and i love every character he has played in the soap genre – so sorry that amc is limbo but the bottom line is life goes on for the actors and needless to say they must do what they have to do……
i am looking forward to see what thorsten brings to the roll of ridge forrester – i know he will be fabulous!
just one last thought: thorsten kaye & don diamont are both two of the hottest mature actors in daytime……………….can’t wait to see what happens in december on b&b!

Britt
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Britt

I agree! LOVE Thorsten Kaye and was a huge fan of his AMC work – and think he’ll be a much more sexy, rugged Ridge. Woo-hoo!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I guess Zach and Kendal are never getting back together…i dont see amc or oltl coming back and if either one does itll be more of a reboot of the reboot with certain actors missing…and who will PP blame for that?

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Great news. An actor with chops playing a key character. He’s even got a voice like Ridge/Ronn. Soaps are all about returns and recasts. Good luck Thorsten.

heidi
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heidi

Would never have cast him as Ridge! Hope they have him get a haircut and a shave. I am sure KKL is happy! Someone new to seduce and get tangled up in the sheets with.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

That’s Brooke. Not KKL.

clh
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clh

Exactly. People can’t seem to distinguish between the character and the real person. Geez, I hope Tom Hanks never Captains another boat. LOL

I Love GH
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I Love GH

I get what Heidi is saying… KKL, as an actor, will be excited to work with somebody new so that her character doesn’t get stale.

Rj
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Rj

Glad to hear Thorsten Kaye will be back on the screen regularly. Love him and think he is great! Loved him as Zach and Patrick. Have never watched B&B, and do not know Ridge, but will start watching, and Thorsten will own the character for me since I have never seen it. Go get ’em TK! As you are a Red Wings fan, this is your power play – I know you will score a goal! 🙂

Michae
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Michae

Talk about the surprise casting of the fall season! No one saw this coming! Welcome to CBS and B&B Thorsten!

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

When AMC and OLTL first got off the ground earlier this year, they said that in the down time, the actors could do other projects. Well, AMC had alot of down time, maybe too much, and now TK’s contract has run out. What is he supposed to do? But I can’t say that this is the perfect role for him. He’s used to creating new roles on any show he works on, and this is a main character with alot of history and alot of fans. It won’t be easy, but I wish him well. I can’t worry about what… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

I agree AbbyS I hope that if AMC does come back that they explain where Zach is. I like your idea of him going off to find Kendall and the boys and they are together and working on putting their family back together again.

Daniel
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Daniel

Thorsten is talented and deserves to be working (as do the other AMC actors). I am happy for him but sad for AMC. Maybe this will cause PP to finally come forward with the truth about the “future” of AMC.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Loved him as Zach on AMC – he brought a unique blend of sexy, smokey, sultry, danger to the show. Didn’t know he didn’t have a contract, but I can’t blame him for wanting to work – he’s too talented to sit on the sidelines. I hope AMC can get MEK back, or someone to fill the void & I wish him all the best on B&B.

clh
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clh

All of the characters had a one season contract.

michael.guerrieri
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michael.guerrieri

the recast is stupid

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Why do you feel this way?

Kristen
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Kristen

What a pleasant surprise! Thanks Mr. Bell! Looking forward to a Brooke, Ridge, Bill triangle 🙂

clh
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clh

Oh yeah, the testosterone chemistry between those two will be off the charts!! Nice!

Bold
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Bold

I’m happy for him though I think for the world the charming Ronn Moss will always be the one and only Ridge. But as an actor Thorsten is much better and may give Ridge some more personality but honestly B&B has nothing to do with the show called the Bold and the Beautiful that once had so much elegance, glamour,style, wonderful dialogues, great sense of humour and interesting stories before it became a total joke which it has been for the last 5 years though Susan Flannery was able to keep up some of the shows long lost magic. Its… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Really? B&B was a one character show for you?

Iakovos
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Iakovos

B&B lost alot when it lost Stephanie and Susan Flannery. The endless Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle, not even told well, kept me away. And the missed opportunities to do something wonderful with Brooke — and Eric (tho not together, please!) after Stephanie’s death are lamentable. I am with Bold and miss the B&B that used to be. Maybe this casting — Thorsten Kaye is wonderful — will help reignite this moribund repetitive LA story. I would love to see a returning Ridge powerful and strong and maybe not needing Brooke after all.

Mo
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Mo

Oh no. I have never liked him. Can’t see him as Ridge. Plus, isn’t he too young?

Mo
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Mo

Doesn’t he live in NY? Guess he’ll be commuting. Not a fan of this. Is he going to have an American accent? Now Thomas doesn’t look like his dad.

Matt
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Matt

If TK is available to join B&B I guess that means he no longer has a contract with AMC? I think the folks at Prospect Park aren’t going to admit that they’ve cancelled production because it may invalidate their lawsuit against ABC. Good for TK, B&B needs some quality actors.

k/kay
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k/kay

Matt supposedly his contract ended in June and B&B has had their eye on him so when he became available they grabbed him. I have always liked him I am still not sure about him as Ridge but who knows like I said I am still in the bathroom with Taylor!

Mo
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Mo

In the interview he says he is not under contract to PP and that is a topic for another interview.

Jules
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Jules

On one hand I think it’s an awesome choice, given his name and his acting range. In the soap community, he is one of the biggest gets out there, committed to his work and material, and with a huge fanbase of his own. But on the other, he is so opposite in nearly every way of RM, it might just be too different of a change. People in Europe who are diehards for this show and worship RM and Ridge, I believe, will have a much harder time adjusting to somebody like Thorsten. They don’t have the familiarity with him… Read more »

CarolB
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CarolB

I have to admit I didn’t start watching “Bold and the Beautiful” until AMC and OLTL was cancelled on television. I love B&B now and haven’t missed an episode, Thorsten Kaye will bring so much to the show as the character Ridge Forrester although Zach Slater I know will be sorely missed on AMC. I truly think Thorsten made the right choice to pursue and play this new part as I think he will be a perfect fit on B&B.

whitney williams
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whitney williams

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH U CAROLB. LOVE THORSTEN KAYE AND CAN’T WAIT UNTIL HE STARTS ON B&B. LOVE HIM.

sarah
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sarah

I agree 100% love TK,loved him as zack slater and will love him as ridge forester

Rose
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Rose

I turned to B&B after the cancellations. Plus, I just didn’t feel like going through all the trouble to try to get AMC and OLTL if it wasn’t on ABC at their regular time. Guess I’m a creature of habit. So since I don’t have a long time history of Ridge, look forward to seeing Thorsten fill the role. Huge loss for AMC. Boy, B&B really plays the love triangle for all it’s worth. Maybe they should learn from GH which is great right now, and turn the storyline over quicker. Still really miss OLTL. Have tried Y&R but it’s… Read more »

PatF
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PatF

Oh no…really? Not my first choice.

Jen
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Jen

This is the most awesome of awesome-ness! Can’t wait to see his portrayal. I predict new Bridge scenes will be scortching hawt!

k/kay
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k/kay

This one is indeed a head scratcher. I am still in the bathroom with Taylor so I doubt if I will see this because to be quite honest I am not up for two men fighting over Brooke Logan just we have been there and done that over & over.

Shay
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Shay

Haven’t watched this belligerant Bell bomb for years, but I simply cannot envision the rough, rugged Kaye as the refined, recherche’ Ridge! Despite his regrettably-limited dramatic range, the indelible image of actor Ronn Moss will always loom large in the romantic rogue role….he emphatically embodied the exotic, elegant elder heir to the Forrester fashion empire! Thus, his “Ridge” will prove an almost impossible act for anyone to follow!

Shay
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Shay

“Belligerent…” What’s up with the spell-check?….Weird..

Joshua
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Joshua

Every day we will here more and more about actors leaving Prospect Park … Josh Kelly, Thorsten Kaye.

Eventually there will be no one left which will be appropriate since “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will sadly not return anyway.

Patrick
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Patrick

that’s a sad prospect….

unfortunately, more truer, then any of us care to know

clh
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clh

I don’t see him as Ridge either, but to be honest I would watch him just read the phone book.

Maybe they can find someone besides Brooke to pair him with. I hope they don’t bring back Taylor, not a fan.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I think Thorsten will morph Ridge into a tortured creative artist rather than Ronn’s buttoned up corporate CEO. So looking forward to this.

B.J.
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B.J.

I agree with everything you said. TK’s quite a departure from stone faced RM, but I’ve never seen him in a role that I didn’t love. I may be forced to watch B&B again, after ten years or more away. 🙂

Who knows I might like it better without Taylor. 😉

Annie WIXSON
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Annie WIXSON

I agree with both you guys. Kaye is a wonderful actor. I always referred to Ronn as RIDGE the ROBOT. Kaye will at least give Ridge a personality. Please keep Brooke’s hands off him. Brooke & Bill truly deserve one another.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually I haven’t even miss the character Ridge on B&B– the character was hardly the cornerstone of the show– and now we have yet another triangle to contend with Brooke/Bill/ Ridge—yawn— don’t know this actors’ work but unless they write a half way decent story for him, I rather Ridge stay in Paris.

Patrick
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Patrick

I just SO “wish”

that Macy, Thorne, and whomever, Jon Hensley portrays on B&B

would return… front and center… to supplant Brooke/Bill/Ridge

these 2 trio’s would magnetic appeal SO much

Claire
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Claire

Sad he won’t be apart of season 2 of AMC but the need for a job is certainly understandable. With him working in LA, makes me wonder where his wife, Susan Haskell, might turn up.

Johnny
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Johnny

I don’t get this casting decision at all. I just…..don’t get it. Maybe more words will come to me later.

BTripp
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BTripp

Good for him! I might have to start watching B&B now. If they keep adding to the cast they are going to have to make it an hour long soap. My question is will he be using his sexy accent? Ridge left town and comes back with a Scottish/British accent.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

From a business sense this is smart casting. Kaye is a popular daytime commodity so B&B certainly hopes audiences from OLTL and AMC will follow. Kaye will bring something new to the Ridge Forrester character if writers allow him to play it. An edge, a ruggedness. I also hope reintroducing Ridge revives the Forrester family. As someone who watched “back in the day,” I miss the Forresters as a family and the class divide it had with the Logans. That is all gone now. I want to see more business and fashion and maybe some politics. I am tired of… Read more »

Derrick
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Derrick

Honestly don’t know what to think of this……………

robert
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robert

Will be very interesting to watch.

JEFF
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JEFF

Good for him, a far better actor than the dreadful Ron Moss!!!

Rob
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Rob

Interesting.

Tamara
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Tamara

Bravo!!! NuRidge,and fabulous actor for #CHRISTMAS.

Bryon
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Bryon

Good news for the actor. Another indication that Prospect Park has not been upfront and honest with the fans and actors. If production is suppose to start this month, why doesn’t he have a contract with AMC? Doesn’t make any sense. When I see more and more actors from OLTL and now AMC, this makes me believe that Prospect Park have no plans to bring the shows back. Definitely not OLTL, maybe AMC, but will they have a lot of the same actors from Season 1. Actors are people too and this will be a good move for him as… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Michael Fairman – what do you think of this?

Johnny
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Johnny

Epic fail.

Kate
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Kate

Sad news for AMC. Great news for B&B. B&B needs a great actor. I only watch it occasionally because it is really light in the way of story lines. Everybody sleeps with everybody….end of story. I am tired of waiting on PP.

RobertinJerseyCity
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RobertinJerseyCity

Survival of the Fittest. Good for him. Loyally stuck by AMC so this is his reward (karma-wise).

jay
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jay

THis IS A DumB recast.. Ridge is pretty, not scrony and hairy! YucK, never like Zach on AMC and now hes coming to BB.. GOODBYE, B&B!!

toscanti
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toscanti

I respect Ron Moss but was never a fan of his “Ridge”. I believe Thorsten Kay will bring much needed attributes to the character an the show. His role in “Smash” playing opposite Angelica Houston was phenomenal. He has the acting chops necessary to take on this pivotal role. Looking forward to this change.

Dara
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Dara

Thorsten is a very talented actor and he can make any role his own even one that has so much history behind it. I am sorry that his contract with AMC expired because of all the uncertainties of the PP production, however I am happy for Thorsten that he has found work and a lead role on a popular show. I have to admit I have tried to watch B&B on several occasions, but never became a fan, because I found the writing too much about musical chairs between couples and triangles….something I find distasteful and boring in a show.… Read more »

Gloria E
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Gloria E

I started watching B&B when the cancellations took place but honestly have never liked most of the characters, I thought they were all pretty shallow..I luv luv luv TK!!! I just hate the thought of him being with the icky skank Brooke…or Budinsky Taylor…maybe his character will come back with a new lady & I mean lady…not a one tear drama queen like Brooke who justifies all her disgusting behaviours..but if I stuck it out with the horrible trio of Liam, Steffy & Hope, though I do like Hope…hope she leaves Liam for good..I will definitely watch TK..just because I… Read more »

PatF
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PatF

So we’ve found out over the past several years that bringing a “big name” from one soap doesn’t guarantee popularity on another.

I watched him on the reboot of AMC and wasn’t that impressed. Good actor, but he’s going to need a complete redo if he’s going to fit into that show.

The cast is very polished and has a certain look that this dude currently doesn’t have…yet. And he’ll have to try to make Ridge his own because for a lot of longtime viewers, that character is so established with Moss.

richard
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richard

Brad Bell has done it yet again!!!! This is the casting bombshell of the year!!! Thorsten Kaye certainly shouldn’t blamed for wanting to provide for his family, as AMC’s future looks uncertain. I watched him on AMC, and he is a PHENOMENAL actor. After all these years, Ridge will have some depth to him. Nothing against Ronn Moss, and I loved the Brooke/Ridge/Taylor triangle, and will miss the flashbacks, but I really believe Brad Bell has some MAJOR story lined up if he’s waited this long to recast Ridge. I even believe he went to Ronn Moss and wanted him… Read more »

Forrester2
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Forrester2

I have to admit, Richard — you said it well. Brad Bell is a genius on so many levels. Thank God one daytime drama is still faithful to the landscape!

Mo
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Mo

Now he needs to recast Steffy.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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