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Sneak Peek Pic: Matthew Cowles Return To All My Children As Super-Villain Billy Clyde Tuggle!

Photo Credit: David Russell/TOLN

Photo Credit: David Russell/TOLN

TOLN released the first episodic photo today of bad boy Billy Clyde Tuggle, played by veteran actor Matthew Cowles, who returns to Pine Valley and All My Children on Thursday, May 16. In the sneak peek photo, Billy Clyde is with none other than Dr. Joe Martin (Ray MacDonnell)!

When the reviled character of Billy Clyde fell of a bridge over 20 years ago in 1991, residents of Pine Valley thought they’d seen the last of Tuggle. But somehow the character and the actor himself managed to survive the plunge by landing on a mattress. A former pimp turned born again Christian, Tuggle is back to cause trouble, including coming face-to-face with Dixie Martin, played by Cady McClain, reigniting a dramatic storyline.

Cowles is one of television’s most versatile actors, his elevision credits include “Kojak,” “Miami Vice,” “Loving,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Law & Order,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Oz,” and “Life on Mars,” to name a few. No stranger to the silver screen, Cowles has appeared in “Slap Shot,” “The Cowboy Way,” “The Juror,” “The World According to Garp,” “Nurse Betty,” and “Shutter Island,” among others. This multi-talented actor has also appeared on Broadway starring in productions of “Malcolm,” “The Indian Wants The Bronx,” “The Time of Your Life,” and “Sweet Bird of Youth.”

So excited for a Billy Clyde return?  Let us know!

 

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Wil
Wil

Hell yeah! An AMC Iconic villain. Love what PP is doing; a nice mix of old & new

Johnny
Johnny

Uh…he fell off a Bridge…and landed on a mattress?
Was he in a coma for 24 years?

William
William

Okay, let’s bring back Donna next. 🙂

Paul
Paul

Candy is dandy, but Donna’s de-lish. I’d get up Early to see her return.

takeitish
takeitish

YES I am over the moon about it! He is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Soap villain! My sister who hasn’t watched AMC in over 25 years said and I quote: “Bringing back Billy just bought me back to AMC!” So yeah we are all really excited!

carla
carla

Amc is getting better and better. ABC you really made a big mistake,!

ethel
ethel

OMG!!!!!!! this is going to be fabulous!!!!!

heidi
heidi

Should be interesting…

Rebecca
Rebecca

I stopped watching AMC for good about 5-6 years before it went off ABC because most of the storylines were either boring or ridiculous and my heart just wasn’t in it anymore.

But I decided to give the online reboot a shot and I’m hooked! Love it! It’s terrific so far and I can’t wait to see what happens next! It proves that ABC/Brian Frons et al had an agenda to sabotage the show, to drive viewers away and get rid of it. This show (and OLTL, plus other soaps) has a large, extremely loyal audience that will follow it anywhere and watch if it’s well done. It’s a great mix of vets and young newcomers, who have breathed new life into this iconic show. Bravo to Prospect Park for getting this done and thanks to the legions of loyal fans that never gave up the fight! It was so well worth the wait. It’s great to be able to watch anytime we want and actually have our viewership counted. Here’s to another good long run for AMC and making ABC have egg on their faces for getting rid of it!

Paul
Paul

HI Rebecca. I think you nailed it. The show in the last years were so painful to watch. Withoutna doubt ABC and Frons had an agenda andnI think the actors knew it. It’s amazing to see the old reruns on soap net from just a short time ago, and the.n punch up the reboot. You see a light in the actors eyes that hadn’t been there for a long time. David, Jill, Julia, Vincent, Ray, Cady, Darnell. I think it’s more than the joy of bringing back their characters, I think it’s the joy of doing a show they can be proud of for people who respect and value what they are doing.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Maybe they will mention Emily Ann Sago – Billy Clyde’s biological daughter with Estelle.

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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