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REPORT: Ginger Smith To Be New Executive Producer of Prospect Park's All My Children!

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More details are continuing to leak out concerning Prospect Park’s move to reintroduce All My Children and One Life to Live online after their stalled attempt at the end of 2011.

According to a report from Daytime Confidential today, it appears that Ginger Smith has been named the new executive producer of the online version of AMC!

Smith had been a production team member for 20 years on All My Children starting her career as production intern and then moved to Production Coordinator.  Ginger eventually landed the spot as Coordinating Producer for the series and later was promoted to Supervising Producer from 1999-2004.  From 2004-10 Smith was a producer for the series, and even wrote for the characters of Pine Valley in 2008!

So with the news comes the question, who is going to helm One Life to Live?  More on that as this story develops!

In the meantime, what do you think of Smith as the showrunner for Pine Valley? Let us know your thoughts!

 

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Jeffery
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Jeffery

Welcome aboard, Ginger. Positive thoughts!!!

Lynne
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Lynne

Good luck to you. Amc and one life are iconic shows. And hopefully will bring you much success. I for one give you my full support

Lynne
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Lynne

Good luck to you. Amc and one llife are iconic shows I for one give you my full suoppoet

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

My question is who will be head writer? I vote Lorraine Broderick

Mark F.
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Mark F.

Me too!! Lorraine Broderick all the way!!! If she’s not available, then I vote for Claire Labine!

Glen
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Glen

LB or CL would be a great choice for HW (DOOL isn’t properly utilizing LB’s talent). Unfortunately, unless they can come to terms with the Writers’ Guild, PP will only be using Fi-Core scribes.

Michael
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Michael

ABC should wake up and grab a ratings bonanza by resuscitating One Life and All My Kids. The are sitting on piles of advertising dollars- tons of fans would tune into a qualitatively produced new version of both shows on network TV. Seriously- don’t they realize that their audience is sleeping through The Chew/Kaite??

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

They would be very wise as well, no matter whom they hire as head writer, to enlist Agnes Nixon as a consultant–and LISTEN to her. ABC so often didn’t in the show’s last decade, much to the show’s detriment.

I also hope that Prospect Park understands what ABC seems not to have until the last year or so: that the headwriter matters, and that good writing matters, and that viewers care about the writing and won’t watch just because we like the characters/actors.

marsha8of9
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marsha8of9

Lorraine Broderick is part of the writing staff at DOOL. Perhaps they will allow her to leave and return to AMC.

Debbie
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Debbie

Great!! Good Luck Ginger

Margaret McCoy
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Margaret McCoy

Glad to hear. I have missed both AMC and OLTL. Agnes Nixon keeps us on the edge of our chairs, a great writer

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Recalls His Acting Start as All My Children’s Reggie in SNL Opening Monologue

Last night, Michael B. Jordan hosted Saturday Night Live.  The Creed star, who is the director of the upcoming Creed III due out in March, took to the stage to deliver his opening monologue, and right off the top he mentioned his beginnings as All My Children’s Reggie.

Jordan portrayed Reggie from 2003-2006 on the ABC soap opera (his character was eventually adopted by Jack Montgomery).

When Michael hit the stage, he shared: “Yesterday, I had a crazy full-circle moment. We pre-shot some videos for the show and when I got to the studio I realized it was the exact same place where I shot one of my first acting roles on the soap opera All My Children.

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He then tossed to a clip of his 16-year-old self in which Reggie says, “sometimes the animal in me gets kind of crazy” and then howls life a wolf at the end of the scene. Back to the SNL stage, Jordan said mockingly, “I’m pretty sure I hit puberty mid-howl.”

Jordan ended his monologue by looping it back to his early acting days on AMC, sharing: “I just want to say, I’m so grateful to be standing on this stage. Sometimes, I can take myself a little too seriously but tonight, I’m going to have fun, I’m just going to go for it. And maybe, just maybe let the inner animal get a little crazy.”

Watch Michael’s opening monologue below.  Then let us know, what did you think of the the AMC Reggie clip reference? Do you recall Michael’s days on the ABC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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NBC Celebrates Carol Burnett’s 90th Birthday with Retrospective Special Featuring Susan Lucci and More Celebrity Guests

The beloved Carol Burnett will get the star-studded affair treatment for her 90th birthday when NBC airs Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love.

The two-hour special career retrospective will air Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will stream the next day on Peacock. The special is set to be filmed at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The evening will include musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and more.

Special guests include: Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence, and many more.

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One very special guest for soap fans will be that of Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, All My Children).  As everyone knows, Carol Burnett was a huge fan of All My Children and Lucci, and eventually got a part written just for her when she appeared not once, but three times throughout the daytime drama’s run on ABC as Verla Grubbs.  The character turned out to the daughter of Langley Wallingford (the late Louis Edmonds).  Burnett appeared in Pine Valley in 1983, 1995, and 2005.

In a statement on the big soiree’, Burnett shared: “I’m so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends. I can’t wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”

“This special is going to be the best party ever,” said Mark Bracco, executive producer and president of Silent House Productions. “It will be an evening of music, comedy and dozens of big stars paying tribute to the one and only Carol Burnett.  We look forward to everyone at home celebrating right along with us.”

Viewers will see some of the funniest and most memorable moments of Burnett’s legendary career including moment from the acclaimed sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show.

So, looking forward to the special honoring Carol Burnett’s legendary career? Hope they bring up her role as Verla on AMC? For now, check out this scene featuring Carol, Ruth Warrick (Phoebe) and Louis Edmonds from All My Children, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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