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New Developments: Is Prospect Park going to put All My Children & One Life to Live on Cable TV?

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In the ever-changing soap opera that is now called, “Where on Earth are All My Children and One Life to Live going to live?”,  new developments have come to light today courtesy of deadline.com!  It appears that there are reports that Prospect Park is meeting with cable networks to find a new TV home for the beloved soaps!

Deadine reports that,” Prospect Park is meeting both big-tent, general entertainment networks and female-centered nets — about TV sales of the two series and is getting interest. Under its agreement with ABC, Prospect Park has the right to carve out a traditional TV window, which, at least for now, is expected to come after the episodes premiere online. Prospect Park has cable ties — the company co-produces the hit USA Network drama Royal Pains.

Prospect Park is currently talking with unions, trying to hammer out the terms of collective bargaining agreements for the cast and the crews of the two series. (Despite reports, the company does not have a deal with ABC to license the network’s other daytime drama, General Hospital, if the network cancels it.) Prospect Park has said that All My Children and One Life to Live will “continue to be delivered with the same quality and in the same format and length,” meaning that the company plans to deliver five broadcast-quality episodes a week each of the two soaps. All My Children will end its run on ABC on Sept. 23, One Life to Live in January 2012.”

So soapers, what do you think of this scenario? It would seem to be, if they can land the right home for AMC and OLTL, a great scenario where you can see shows online and on TV, or they start on the web and move to TV, or do both like a CBS.com and ABC.com does with same day episode postings.  Let’s see how this next angle all plays out!

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Terry
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Terry

Soaps..the soap. More drama than all three GH shows combined! TV cable much preferred alternative to web only…but then comes the task of ensuring the network selected is widely available for to national and international audiences. Still a real roller coaster ride…

Nicole
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Nicole

I really only care about GH….thats the only soap I love right about now.So I keep track of this just in case they decide to ax it.GH is the most popular soap on tv..doesnt have to be #1….u got o award shos and gh fans are nuts and many.GH is rocking right now…loving it

Mona Johnson
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Mona Johnson

1L2Live and AMC are my fav soaps and it wil be great if they can find a cable channel for them both… I’m glad that prospect’s took on 1L2LIVE AND AMC I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WILL DO WITHOUT MY SOAPS..

Liz
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Liz

Whatever it takes for AMC & OLTL to succeed. I will watch them however I can get them. Please, if TPTB can see this, please help these shows succeed!

ethel
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ethel

i could not agree more!!

Ruby Thompson
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Ruby Thompson

DITTO!

Diana Beno
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Diana Beno

We want All my Children and One Life to Live to continue help us everyone.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Is this on the level???????????????? Are they getting our hopes up for nothing again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is thi for real??????????? I would like to know!!!!!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Last I heard for Nov. it was not going to happen. Which is it yes or no!!!!!!!!!!!! Confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Don’t you have something more up to date for Dec.28………

Torrey
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Torrey

This sounds spectacular!! I would much rather have my soaps on a cable network like USA, Lifetime, WE, TNT, TBS or BRAVO….this means that it would be available to the same large audience that both shows are used to. I mean, I’ll watch them online too, but if they can find a cable home for them, that’s much better. I wonder if this means they will stay in the daytime hours or if they’ll venture into prime time? Doesn’t matter, cause I’m watching regardless….

Kristin
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Kristin

Many hoped that Lifetime or WE would pick up our beloved soaps (myself included!) But thats definitely NOT going to happen. Disney (who owns ABC and ultimately chose to ax both shows to begin with) also owns lifetime, WE and about 20 other channels. Many thought it would be Soap NET who would save them but as I pointed out Disney owns soap net and had already, very quietly, months before announcing the soap cancellations, announced that soap net would be going off the air in early 2012 and will become Disney Junior.

Torrey
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Torrey

Well, if Lifetime & WE won’t work, any of the others will. It’s too bad Oprah is convinced that she couldn’t save our soaps with her network, but she is under the influence that the soap genre is dying. From the looks of it, so is her network…guess she should have thought twice about taking on the soaps. Her network airs too many repeats, and doesn’t have enough original programming.

Karen Johnson
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Karen Johnson

Oprah is for Oprah! she does not care Torrey! Not enough to get her the praise she wants and in limelight!

Stacey
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Stacey

I totally agree with you. I have been watching these soaps and inviting them into my home like good friends everyday for years. AMC, ONTL and GH are the best soaps and have been for years with many loyal viewers. I always tape them when I am not home and would also watch them in the evening when nothing was on in prime time.

aria
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aria

I pray they do find a cable home, it makes more sense, eventhough the internet has come along way, i still think especially for older viewers, cable is the best option, its more accesible, so heres to praying it does end up in cable.

ethel
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ethel

it wouls be awesome if they could find a place for oltl & amc on cable – but if not i will still watch them online.

Wally
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Wally

The only chance for survival of these two shows is if it goes to some cable network. Even though watching tv on your pc is the wave of the future, soaps still rely on seniors to watch it. Most seniors I know are not computer savvy. It would be ridiculous for Prospect to spend millions of dollars for an audience that will shrink significantly. If it goes to Lifetime or some other cable tv channel, they have a chance. Prospect will still have to get major cost reductions no matter where it goes.

Wally
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Wally

The only chance these two soaps have for survival is to go to some cable channel. Even though watching tv on your pc is the wave of the future, it is not for seniors who comprise the major part of soaps audience. Prospect is not going to spend millions of dollars to put two soaps online and watch most of its audience disappear. Cable is the only way these soaps might survive. Either way, Prospect is going to have get sigificant cost reductions.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

The soaps MUST stay on TV to succeed! The internet ONLY idea will be a disaster!

Ruth
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Ruth

I don’t know what to say. The story keeps changing. I don’t see it going on a main cable station like USA,TBS, TNT. If it goes on a cable station, it will be a station that you will have to pay.

lisa
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lisa

That would be great if we can get it on cable network.
If it’s a go I sure hope we can get the shows in Canada through our cable network giant Rogers.

emtk
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emtk

As long as they keep making OLTL in some form that I can view, I’ll be happy. I’ve been watching for over 30 years and can’t imagine life without it. How will I relax after work? I want AMC to continue because I know there are lots of people who feel the same way about AMC too. Please Prospect Park work out the details and save the soaps! We’ll be loyal to you forever! Don’t underestimate the loyalty of soap fans!

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internetwouldbeeasierformebut

Watching it on the internet would be easier for me as I’m at work during soap time, but cable might be better for the ratings. I don’t know how you judge ratings on the internet. In any case, as long as they post the episode on the internet later that day, I’ll be watching. I hope all this works out soon for the cast and crew, but unions are involved. Trust me unions ruin stuff, years ago in Massachusetts Spencer for Hire had some rough times because the unions held up stuff. Robert Urich wanted to fix over a house… Read more »

KATHY CAPRARO
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KATHY CAPRARO

i HAVE WATCHED AMC SINCE I WAS A YOUNG GIRL. i THINK IT IS A SHAME THEY ARE TAKING IT OFF THE AIR. I AM ALL FOR KEEPING IT ON CABLE OR INTERNET PLEASE FIND A WAY TO CONTINUE OUR SOAPS

Sha_Bu
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Sha_Bu

I will watch AMC and OLTL wherever and whenever they are broadcast, as will millions of loyal fans!

Barb
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Barb

Both ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE can be on CBS.com, because I can get that on my new Android phone to watch–I cannot get ABC.com on it to play shows shown on it, but I can CBS.com. So if you go back to TV, please, please, please be on CBS.com so I can watch it on my cellphone. I HAVE WATCHED BOTH AMC and OLTL EVER SINCE 1980’s. I WILL MISS BOTH AMC AND OLTL VERY, VERY MUCH. THEY ARE BOTH GETTING VERY INTERESTING TO WATCH NOW—ABOUT DIXIE/TAD, KENDALL/ZACH, BIANCA/MARISSA ON AMC AND I WAS WANTING NATALIE/JOHN… Read more »

Betty Droney
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Betty Droney

Just do something with AMC so been a part of my life for 41 years have been a loyal fan since day one. surely someone will pick it up enough reality shows and definetely enough cooking shows on air.

Karen Johnson
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Karen Johnson

I soooo agree Betty. know your feeling. Been fan of AMC for 41 years too.

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

OK. I’m cautiously optimistic. But I’ll only believe what I hear from the actors. We’ll see…………….

Karen Johnson
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Karen Johnson

Not worried where will be aired just worry will not go on. I have watched AMC since day 1. I know sounds silly but they are my family and escape from reality. they have brought to life alot of information about diseases and all sorts of stuf that happens in real life. Not real thrilled with the lesbian bit. Hopefully Bianca will be one Dr. hayward can never save or she will get real! Ughhhh! But even with that I can deal. The cast on that show are such greaat actors and have brought sooooo much entertainment to the outside… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

I’ve watched One Life from the beginning and am so grateful that Prospect Park has rescued it!! THANK YOU!!!

ANDREA
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ANDREA

What if they put them on the soap channel? I am sure most everyone has it. It would give us a chance to dvr when we have to.

Cheri
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Cheri

I had thought the same thing. I mean it is SOAP net right? But I don’t really care where they find a home but please do. 🙂 and don’t get me wrong I love my cooking shows too like Hells Kitchen, Chopped etc… but to replace a program like AMC with another food show when we are all overweight americans as it is, well maybe not everyone but COME ON!!!!

Joyce Moynihan
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Joyce Moynihan

I have no idea how to get Prospect Park online. I do hope there will be info for this. I am Canadian. I was so happy to hear they would be doing AMC and OLTL so that us fans would not have to do without these wonderful shows. But now I don’t know how to access them when they do it. Anyone have any help for me>>> much appreciated.. 🙂

Cheri
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Cheri

Please find a home for my stories! I have been devastated since the news that they were going off air. Thanks, CVL

Cindi
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Cindi

I HOPE prospect park gets with a tv network of some kind. I don’t want to lose my soaps OLTL and AMC. But I don’t have access to high speed internet where I will be living this up coming winter. I will be using verizon which has capped usage and there is no way I can watch shows on the internet. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there just like me.

rita
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rita

I think so to

Reva
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Reva

I think this news about a cable TV home is the best news ever. Not every fan has a computer so “on line” may not be the best place. I’m not sure how I’ll feel on Monday 9/26 other than to say I’ll be missing this great program.

Mari
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Mari

I certainly hope Prospect Park will pick up AMC and make it available for all those that are dedicated watchers. Shame on ABC!!

Barb
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Barb

well, i posted what i really thought (no cuss words) and they did NOT post. Guess i hit too close to home. The ONLY thing ABC/Disney cares about is the bottom line $$$. Remember, they could care less about US, the people who buy the products that make their money, how stupid!

Alison
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Alison

I would love to see it on TV and have the option to see it online also. I hope they can work it out with most of the cast otherwise it wouldn’t be the same!

karen
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karen

Well the people at Prospect Park already have Royal Pains on USA and tonight on the news Brian Williams ended the broadcast about AMC. So if NBC who owns USA as a subsidiary is reporting on it..maybe…could it be… do I dare to wish that it may show up on USA or another subsidiary. Did anyone see anything on ABC or CBS about AMC last episode?

katie
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katie

How do you watch all my children now that its off the air? What website can you watch it on??

Donna
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Donna

I wish you could find a TV station for AMC, I am retired and look forward everyday to AMC, we are going to get lonely.

Mona
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Mona

I have been watching AMC for over 20 years. I can not understand how a station like OWN would not jump on the idea of picking this soap up. Obiviously this show would come with a dedicated viewership right from the begining. Maybe Oprah will reconsider this idea! It would be a good solid investment for her.

linda
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linda

I’ve been watching Amc since i was 13 years old. They’re were many years i couldn’t watch because of work. Didn’t have Soapnet either till we switched cable companys. now they want to take that away. Come on someone has to bring it back on tv. That one hr a night on Soapnet was my time to unwind from the day. I feel like all the actors & actresses where my friends for that hour. I really miss all of them. I cry like a baby everyday. Please if there is a God, bring back AMC.

karen
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karen

i hope and pray amc and oltl will find there way to tv keeping my fingers crossed’ hope everyone feels the same

terry
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terry

when is amc, going to start agin??I heard that it was starting in Jan,2012…whats up with that??I miss it so much,I use to watch it online at night when I got home from work, Hopefully it will come back soon……Wright????

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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