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David Canary speaks on his return to AMC and the end of an era!

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He has won six Daytime Emmys and considered by many one of the greatest actors to have graced the soap opera genre.  David Canary, who played twinsm Adam and Stuart Chandlerm returned to All My Children today for a few episodes to wrap up the network television conclusion of the 41-year-old soap that he called his home more than 26 years.

Canary told the Cleveland Plain Dealer why he decided to come out of retirement for these last special moments with his long time castmates! “My feelings were ameliorated by the timing of the announcement — a year after my formal retirement. I felt a great loss for the other actors and crew . . . but my own personal retirement in 2010 led to a long sigh of relief to be rid of the burden of four or five shows a week stacked on my shoulders by Adam and Stuart. But I miss them and was grateful to be there at the end.”

One of the most popular actors in AMC history also discussed the dwindling soap landscape.  “Is it a sign of the times, or are the networks making a mistake by slashing soaps to shreds?” said Canary. “Frankly, I don’t pretend to be able to answer that question. But if asked if I prefer daytime drama over reality TV, my vote unequivocally goes to the former. I think we all need a little creativity and maybe even a little fantasy in our lives — something more than opinion telecasts and trivia contests.”

In an email David Canary had summed up his run on AMC with a special nod to the viewers who loved all his machinations as Adam and the simpleton, Stuart.  “Pretty much everything I have to say about my career on ‘All My Children’ can be said in two words: thank you.  For everything . . . Thank you, Agnes Nixon. You trusted me with some delicate and powerful stuff. And you let me run with it. Uh, I guess that’s more than two words. But in case anybody missed them: thank you.”

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Judy Eastham
Judy Eastham

Mr. Canary, if you should read this please know that you have brought so much entertainment into my home over all of these years. My mother would rush over everyday to sit and watch with me, and we were always most interested to see what Adam was up to and how Stuart would reel him back in. You will always be loved, and missed. Enjoy your retirement, you have earned it. God Bless.

ethel
ethel

i have loved david canary since he was on bonanza – his portrayal of adam & stuart was absolutely phenomenal – he is truly an extraordinary actor!

Peggy Burke
Peggy Burke

Thank you for returning, David Canary. You are one of my all-time favorites. I LOVED you as Stuart and couldn’t stand Adam! What a great actor you are. To be able to portray both characters so well shows the incredibly talented actor you are. I’ve missed you in the last year and am so grateful you have returned for the last episodes. I am still so MAD at ABC for taking AMC and OLTL off the air. I pray the online version will be a success for all of us Soap fans. Again, thanks David!!

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Bless you David! We love watching your performances in NW Illinois. Thanks for your great work–Mazel Tov! 🙂

susan perkins
susan perkins

miss you so much! how about recurring @ PP?

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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Soap Stars Step Out For Halloween: Who’s Costume Was Tops?

On Wednesday night, many of your favorites from daytime past and present donned some pretty fabulous Halloween costumes and took to some trick or treating!

Michael Fairman TV selected a few for this oh-so-cute photo gallery of some our favorite looks from fright night that were posted by each actor on social media.

From Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) and his family, to DAYS Greg Vaughan (Eric) and his three boys, and others, everyone got into the spirit, especially those with young kids, or even those adults who enjoy pretending they are someone or something else for just one night.

Check out our gallery of some of the looks below.

Then let us know, who do you think wore their costumes best in the comment section.

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WATCH: Live With Kelly And Ryan’s All My Children Halloween Reboot

In one of the funniest satires of a soap opera, Live with Kelly and Ryan annual Halloween episode had this year as its theme the trend in Hollywood to reboot TV shows and more.  So, what should they pick as one of the shows they spoof?  You betcha … Kelly’s first major acting gig on All My Children where she played Hayley Vaughan!

Joining Kelly in the  Halloween”Reboot” of All My Children were Ripa’s real-life hubby Mark Consuelos who played Mateo Santos back on the ABC daytime drama series.

Then, also joining in the throwback fun was none other than the original Kendall Hart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, the one and only Susan Lucci, reprising her role of Erica Kane, and All My Children Superfan, Bravo host and producer, Andy Cohen stepping in as a recast Mateo!

Ryan Seacrest wasn’t left out! He took on the role of Erica’s longtime love, Jackson Montgomery. In addition, Eva LaRue took part in the send-up reprising her role of Maria Santos, and then there is the mysterious Farfel Fargate! Who knew? Myrtle had a brother?

Watch the All My Children reboot below!  Then let us know what was your favorite part of it in the comment section below!

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