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REPORT: Michael E. Knight Done at The Young and the Restless!

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More changes at The Young and the Restless and this one comes about longtime All My Children fan favorite, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad Martin).

According to a tweet Friday morning from Michael Logan of TV Guide/TV Insider, Knight will complete his run as Dr. Simon Neville after a few more episodes.

Logan related: “More #YR news: Three time Emmy winner Michael E. Knight out as Dr. Simon Neville after a few more eps. Decision made before EP switch.”

While Knight’s Simon was put in a storyline with another Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), seems the show may be going in another direction.  Thus far, the CBS Daytime drama has made no announcement or confirmation on Knight’s departure.

Sad to hear Knight seems to be exiting Y&R? Hope he comes to another soap? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I watched a few eps. with him on and he just seemed out of place…jmho

toscanti
toscanti

I completely agree with you!

Patrick
Patrick

there certainly hasn’t been any “press” about Ashley and/or Dr. Neville

chalk it up to writing?

I wonder if this is a Mal Young “move” ???

lighting striking twice is so rare…

ED certainly did it… with Ashley and Kristen/Susan/Mary and the man…. LOL

should Mal Young have capitalized on Michael E. Knight Talent… ?

or must he know… his writing team just doesn’t have it in them

we “addicts” are cursed

this never ending gotta love it cycle

Becky
Becky

As much as I love him, I have to agree with you; he needs a lighter role.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

and i agree with you…a lighter role might have worked better for him!!1

Harry
Harry

Jiim, Dr Neville was funny as heck. And he didn’t fit in with Y&R because he was never given a chance. They have him in isolation tending to a comatose Hillary in Neil’s boathouse. He could have fitted in–he is an amazingly talented actor who rose above the crap that was thrown at him

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

@Harry – I completely agree!

Lori moore
Lori moore

Sad to hear that . I am 57 years old .I watched All my Children from day one . I would love for them to put it on from the 1st day.I thank a lot of fans would watch .or some how let the fans by them .

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Maybe “Dr. Cliff Warner” recommended he should rest.

Joe
Joe

Enjoyed him for years on AMC, but he just never caught on with Y&R. He might have stood a better chance if they had kept Cady McClain and paired Simon with Kelly. Both of them might still be on the show. Just goes to show the Jill Farren Phelps has no clue what soap fans want. Glad she’s gone!

Ron
Ron

Don’t mind the actor, but I did mind the character– sci fi on Y and R? Here’s hoping things return to the origins of the program, starting back in 1970s with groundbreaking, honest and true stories, especially medical ones.

Rod
Rod

Loved him and Ashey they had really good chemistry & his quirkiness brought out some fun in Ashley too!! Will be sad to see him go but maybe that will mean less Hillary LOL she’s doing a great job being a witch!!

Nikki
Nikki

I loved him with Ashley as well. He brought a lighter side to the show and made Ashley laugh as well. I think there all crazy down there from the writer up. They don’t listen to the fans & get annoyed when we stop watching. Oh well no use complaining nobody is going to do anything. Hope your right Timmm and he goes to G.H. they seem to have a better story than Y & R right now.

Terri
Terri

I loved he and Ashley they were one of my favorite couples on the show. Very sad.

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

@Nikki – I agree and also loved him with Ashley. He brought a lighter side to the show. Very sad indeed!

Timmm
Timmm

GOOD! He was misused. Very talented but never clicked with anyone on the show. I hope he goes to GH and they pair him with Tracy Quartermanine. Those two would be awesome! BUT, you need a good story. Maybe he is Rachel’s father Raymond Berlin? Yummy!

Harry
Harry

MEK is only 10 years older than that dreadful Hayden.

Celia
Celia

That would be 15 years, Harry. Rebecca is only 42.

Celia
Celia

Sorry…
PS.
Remember that William/Julian is only 8 years older than Kelly/Sam (GH), and he plays her father. She looks her age, too….so if we can believe that, we can certainly accept ‘Hayden’ as Michael’s daughter. Rebecca can pass for a thirty-year-old. Not so Kelly, in my opinion.

Timmm
Timmm

Watch it Harry!

Celia
Celia

OH, OH, I loooove that idea, Timmmy. What a stroke of genius!! But, isn’t he in jail? I bet you’re on the right track, though.
….Gets out on a technicality: enter Michael. I am fantasizing, now. LOL.

Timmm
Timmm

Oh C, jail smail, Raymond Berlin is out of jail as soon as ABC decides they want to cast the character ! I know he isn’t much older than Hayden but the white hair helps.

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
So true, Timmmy. If TPTB are ready to cast Ray, then, they will. I hope your eish is not out of reach. Technically, Michael is old enough to be Rebecca’s father. It is conceivable. As I said to Harry, if it works between Kelly M and William D, who’s depiction as Sam’s father is outrageous, age wise; then, it should work for Michael and Rebecca.

Celia
Celia

Wish

Harry
Harry

Sorry, Timm!
Celia, I guess you’re right.

Melissa
Melissa

Love love MEK but neither he or Steve Burton
could make me tune into a cbs soap..
Just always an abc soap fan even though
they kicked us all in the teeth:(
Hope MEK ends up on GH..

Lisa
Lisa

Ridiculous-keep Michael E. Knight and give him a “real” storyline!

Sammie Jo
Sammie Jo

Exactly! I liked him and his quirky personality and he and Ash were great together.
Maybe they’ll rework the story and bring him back.
I would much rather see hillary go.

Timmm
Timmm

Wrong role for Michael, wrong guy for Ashley!

Sammie Jo
Sammie Jo

Well, that’s a matter of opinion. I’ve never seen him before so I have nothing to compare, But I loved this pairing.

JK
JK

BRING HIM BACK IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AS A TWIN AND LET HIM FALL FOR ASHLEY……YOU DONT LET A GEM LIKE MICHAEL E. KNIGHT GO!!!!!!!!!!

Sammie Jo
Sammie Jo

Oh please, lol not ANOTHER twin! LMAO
It really irked me today to see ash take the fall, didn’t she already try that to save John or was it the reverse? Too long ago to remember.

Magneto
Magneto

Love him as an actor but I think the story has run its course. Honestly it’s time to refocus on the core families and cut down on how many characters are on the canvas. Hilary for example needs to go. Maybe via a “Who dun it?” or drop dead because the meds didn’t work. The whole Victor story is utter trash. I feel for those actors. I want to throw something at the screen every time Victor talks. He never truly pays (even when jailed) and it’s become ridiculous at this point. I’d even suggest him as a victim of a “Who dun it?” Storyline. Bring him back later but appear to whack him initially and perhaps even have the killer be Kelly Andrews back from the dead! Oh and can we just make Patty sane already. That character has so much promise but has been kept the resident loon for way to long. Wrap up the whole Sage’s baby story and give custody to Adam and Chelsea.

Timmm
Timmm

Dr. Neville could have “cured” Patty.

Celia
Celia

Yes, he could have cured Patty by ‘de-Jacking’ her. Ha! My Timmmbo!

Linda Cox
Linda Cox

I’ve watched Michael Knight on soaps since the first day he came on AMC. I was so glad to see him on Y&R and very sad that he’s leaving. I really thought there was a storyline brewing for him with Ashley…..In any event, I truly hope to see him on another soap very soon!!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Y&R…VERY, VERY D-U-M-B MOVE ON YOUR PART!!!!! Morons.

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

@jaybird369 I completely agree!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Nothing against the actor, but the story they stuck him and his character in was lame beyond description. So if his leaving means this whole miracle drug that isn’t story will go way, I am all for it.

And it is my profound hope that all soaps stop this silliness of stunt casting, bringing in a big name for what are essentially dead end roles. These talented men and woman deserve better–

Harry
Harry

Right–no actor can make bad writing work for a long period of time. They painted MEK into a corner and then that horrid JPF comes in for the kill.

Bart
Bart

One of the dumbest storylines ever on “Y & R” – pointless, convoluted and preposterous!!

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

I am in mourning over this. I love him. He was one of my favorites on “All My Children” and was a breath of fresh air on Y&R under Pratt, as he had humor and wasn’t always yelling and screaming at other people. Plus he’s an excellent actor.

Celia
Celia

You bet, Dr. I’m with Timmm. He should be Ray Berlin on GH. Michael is such a versatile actor-of-many-faces. His good looks and easy-going personality can make one eat out of his hand.
He was, Tad, the Cad, afterall. He can certainly assume the role of Ray B.

Timmm
Timmm

I pray I’m right C!

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
Hey, Timmmy,
What about this…..what if Michael is a Cassadine? I would love to see a wicked Michael. I know he’d be able to work that role.
What if he staged Nik’s fall? What if Nik was not the real Nik, at all? Helena/the Cassadines had the real Nik all this time and an imposter took his place? A creation of Helena’s.
It’s the only route to take in order to redeem him.

Timmm
Timmm

You are so smart! Yes, michael as a Cassadine, a male version of Helena or an evil scientist who switched Nicks and created impostor Jason! That way sleepy Miller can go and Steve Burton can return! Big story possibilities!

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
Thank you, Timmmy. Those of us who know Michael, the actor…..well, we are well aware that he can play any complex role given him.
He, as a Cassadine, would bring the house down with his suave, easy-going ‘stride’.
Now, Nikolas! What an enigma!! I can bet we all guessed that the peson (all covered up) sitting next to Ava on the plane was Nik. That scene was heralded by another scene…..’the sleepwalking duo’, Sam and Jason, who were hard at work finding clues on the Laptop about Nik. Too much of a coincidence.
As asinine as this story may be, wouldn’t it be such a gift if Michael would assume a Cassadine role?

Iakovos
Iakovos

It is a shame this did not work. Mr. Knight is a delight. But the storyline seemed out of synch with the endless Newman-centric shenanigans. I found it difficult to invest.

Wonder what all we might expect to Y&R in the post-JFP era?

Mo
Mo

That’s too bad. I liked him, although storyline did seem disjointed at times.

ALEXA
ALEXA

I think that MEK was one of the better new hires for Y&R… He was terrific in the role and his chemistry with Ashley was off the charts. His interactions with the other actors seemed exceptional along with his sense of humour and delivery… I would much rather have heard that STEVE Burton and Hunter King were leaving the show…. Maybe the new EP can make an executive decision and keep Simon Neville, at least for awhile longer!

Martin Verlander
Martin Verlander

Hunter King is now recurring since she’ll be on Life In Pieces…

Nikki
Nikki

She’ll be back, she thinks everyone loves her. That crazy Chloe is coming back Dr. Neville could have cured her If they want to get rid of waste they can get rid of Hunter King for good and send Luka with her.

Suzanne
Suzanne

I love him! Don’t want him to go. But if he does I hope GH snaps him up!

Mary Lou DeVriendt
Mary Lou DeVriendt

I started watching Y&R to see him. It was so wonderful to see him again! I thought his chemistry with Eileen Davidson was off the charts! Other than Michael, I didn’t find that much to interest me, so I won’t continue watching. I’ll stick with GH & Days.

Terry L Kershaw
Terry L Kershaw

I think they should keep him and let him and Ashley become a couple. Everybody rushes to judgements with ratings or study groups. If that attitude went into everything we do there wouldn’t have been Law & Order or CSI or even cures for deadly diaseases.

Carole
Carole

He had a rapport with Eileen!

davlestev1
davlestev1

Sad to hear that lame excuse.. Oh he was already out.. HMMMM… then that should have been reported… And now the scrambling and rumors begin.. Just a hot mess

Mr. X
Mr. X

I enjoyed watching Mr. Knight but not so much his storyline. He would have been better off as a recast for a legacy character. Maybe he would have stuck around longer.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

So sad. Did he even have a story line?

I know everyone her loves to chant ‘No need characters’. IMHO it should be No Characters without Stories!

He and Eileen could have worked. But she doesn’t have a story either. Half the cast on this show have no story. That’s the problem.

He’s as talented as they come. But you can’t animate what isn’t there. Stupid. For what it’s worth, I would have hoped he had been retained and finally given something to do. He was a plot point for a character on hiatus who needed to be returned. Well, Hillary came back and he hasn’t had anything to do since that

Harry
Harry

He is immensely talented and charming. They never gave him a decent story. I guess this is the last decision that that grim reaper of soaps (JFP) inflicted upon Y&R.. This is terrible unfair.

Timmm
Timmm

Yes Harry, no story and no chemistry with Ashley. (no pun)

Harry
Harry

Good one, Timm!

Trudy
Trudy

I Neville’s chemistry with Ashley. What a mistake for YR.

Trudy
Trudy

Oops. I meant to say “love….. I love Neville’s chemistry with Ashley. What a mistake for YR.”

Mark Y
Mark Y

Loved this character. Unique and comical. I love the pairing with Ashley. Sad to see him go.

Matthew Place
Matthew Place

He just never clicked for me. Any romance between him and Ashley just never developed. I think there was just zero chemistry. And I’m still puzzled about what happened to Gwen!

Timmm
Timmm

BINGO!

damien
damien

too bad…. doc neville and ash had a genuine sweet rapport!
hate to say this as much as i love eillen s ashley abbott… her imense talent is wasted on y n r!
how come she has nt visited vic, her once great love, father of her child once since he s been in jail?! she used to see the good in vic, moralised him, caused rifts between jack and nikki too
eilleen needs to be back in salem, days, as the fiery kirsten… days really needs her

Nanci
Nanci

I’m bummed by the news. Love him, and he and Ashley together
are great. They could have had a fun romance. Will miss his
quirkiness.

Cyntha
Cyntha

This s show is falling apart.. What is the matter? Why is everyone leaving.? Now releasing Michael Night, wha t are they nuts. He is Darnell with s o-partner (Ashley). Better think this over, you timing is bad. too many too fast

Cyntha
Cyntha

Sorry for typos doing this at work on y phone. He is darling with his co-partner Ashley thanks

sheryl
sheryl

So sorry to see Michael leaving they should of wrote a different role for him , Eileen and Michael have good chemistry it is a shame they didn’t put them together and write a good story line for them.

su0000
su0000

The thing with Y&R—
If, a character is not connected to the Abbots or Newman’s, they are disposable; short lived.
It has always been that way always will be; if not of the Newmans and Abbotts then the actor had best have 2 jobs.

Harry
Harry

Or the Winters family.

Timmm
Timmm

Unfortunately

Celia
Celia

Awwwww. Say it ‘ain’t’ so!!!!!
Ah, Michael!….. Your beautiful, familiar face always filled me with a special fuzzy-feeling. Fare-thee-well !!

Harry
Harry

Me too–they should have made him a long lost Chancelor or something. The Winters family gobbled him up.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Celia…I know. So totally true. Oh…as far as I’m concerned, those bone-heads at Y&R should have kept Michael E. Knight aka ‘Simon’ and FINALLY got rid of BOTH that dim-witted Devon and that FAKE-ASS WHACK-JOB H-O Hilary!!!!! Y-e-p.

Later, my friend.

Celia
Celia

Too bad the gods at Y&R used and abused this unique actor. Michael is so misplaced as Neville. I saw a possible fire between him and Ashley; but, no one cared enough to fan the flames. Thus, where else could he go except the corner?
Soon, Jay.

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

Noooooooooooo!!!!!! Simon and Ashley was the only story I liked!!!!!! Ugh!!!!!

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

I don’t know if I even want to watch anymore. Now I don’t have my mom any more to watch it with and thr storylines are awful. How depressing.

Dawn D
Dawn D

I’m going to see what direction they are going in. I liked the doc. I’m just concerned how they are going to change the s/l’s. Sometimes the changes are worse than before as I have experienced on other soaps. So I’ll keep an open mind.

Sean
Sean

I bet Frank and the people at GH will bring him in as another new character

JOAN ACEVES
JOAN ACEVES

I love michael and I think they didn’t use him right. I remain hopeful another soap offers him something right. Bah to bnb

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

Yes, he may have seemed “out of place,” but I found it delightful. Neville was as close to a dramedy as it gets. I always looked forward to seeing him although it wasn’t exactly clear where and how he would develop. It could have gone several different directions. Wish he could stick around.

Cindy
Cindy

Hope he comes to GH then, I miss Tad and he could be someone new on GH perhaps a Cassidine!!

Harry
Harry

I’d rather see him as some lost Quartermaine. Or better yet, make him the new butler since Alice doesn’t seem to be around anymore.

Melissa
Melissa

Really like the actor and would love to see him land elsewhere in daytime. Maybe the new doc at DOOL? That would make me start watching!

diane
diane

They really never did anything with his character.

Rose
Rose

Join Y&R at your own peril…Michael (Tad) and (Cady) Dixie both done wrong. And Patrick (Billy) not looking so good. Some think the same of Steve (Dylan) as well. But then roles at GH haven’t done justice to Roger (Franco), Michelle(Nina) or Michael (Finn) either. Tough to switch from one show/ identity and assume a new one on another soap, no matter how popular. Still I wouldn’t mind seeing MK at GH…I think Harry suggested as a Q.

Leslye A.
Leslye A.

Stupid decision…..I thought he had good chemistry with Eileen Davidson-lots of potential for story. There are other people on Y&R that I would have liked to see go.Hillary, Devon, Luca for example. Please let another soap hire Michael.

Carla Rodriguez
Carla Rodriguez

His character Dr. Neville never caught on. Wasn’t a good fit.

JIM
JIM

I would like to see him on GH or DAYS

lou piikes
lou piikes

Mk is not needed in Port Charles. GH has enough characters to fill a football stadium.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Lou…y-e-p…and, as far as I’m concerned, MORE THAN HALF of the GH characters (as of late) have been doing A L-O-T of ridiculous FUMBLING!!!!!

Just saying……….

randy
randy

tey just never developed the character..they brought him in on a rediculous storyline,..that just never took off…they just kept him in a lab coat in stead of developing a love story with ashley…as i did kind of liked the 2 together..now lets get rid of hillary,,devon,,,computer geek,,,brethany i mean cm,on writers please,,wtf…recast jill,,,and give the role to someone who wants to be there,,,some how continue the lagacy of the character of catherine chancellor through a relative maybe a sister,,,Kim Zimmer anyone….put the chancellor estate baxk to its old glory,,,oh yes and send new billy with new phylis to port charles,,dump this whole victor in prison crap,.i mean seriously the actors in his late 70s and were to believe prison drs are doing him on the infermatory floor…sorry but erics days as a leading man are done,,get back to the hystory of the show bring back matured fan fave actors like jamie lyn bauer and janice lynde,,bring them back with a few kids of there own and start your younger set there,,,maybe even woo john mcok from b and b back,,,bottom line start over,,,

GraciesBFF
GraciesBFF

If true, it is heartbreaking, though not unexpected given the miserable treatment of Darnell Williams, Debby Morgan and Cady McClain.
It is clear that whoever is in charge of this show has no clue what talent looks like nor how to write for it.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

You said it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

j9
j9

So saddened to hear this!. I thought he was a welcome breath of fresh air. It’s too bad he was placed in a dud of a storyline.

Soapluv2010
Soapluv2010

I’m really sad to hear this, as well. He is a magnificent actor, still so handsome and talented and just right for Ashley. Major opportunity blown, there.

Harry
Harry

The sad thing is that MEK was all excited about getting this gig and was just glowing about how good his cast mates were.
I cannot but help but think he was too isolated from the core families/characters.
GH made the same mistake with such characters as Nina, Franco and the second character Michael Easman played (forgive me, he’s played so many characters on GH, I cannot recall his name).
I also cannot help but think that if Jeaane Cooper were around this would not have happened. It’s easy to visualize Mrs C taking Simon under her wing

Rapids
Rapids

Maybe IMDb hasn’t been updated but it does not indicate he appeared in many episodes.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

NOOOO!!!! Love MEK and Dr. Neville. Boooo!

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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