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SONY on the prowl to pick up AMC & OLTL stars for DAYS & Y&R!

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Sony Pictures Television President, Steve Mosko is looking to bring some of the top tier talent from the just canceled All My Children and One Life to Live over to the Sony soaps, NBC’s Days of our Lives and CBS’s The Young and the Restless.

Reportedly from Deadline.com names being bantered about include: AMC’s Debbi Morgan (Angie) and Jacob Young (JR) and OLTL’s Gina Tognoni (Kelly) and Josh Kelly (Cutter).

Here is what they heard, “When the AMC and OLTL‘s cancellations were made official earlier this month, Mosko sprung into action, starting consultations with his top daytime executive Steve Kent and Days co-creator/exec producer Ken Corday and Y&R co-creator/exec producer Bill Bell about which actors  from the departing ABC shows would strengthen the talent roster on the two soaps.

There had been speculation that another network might step in to rescue the shows, including rumors about interest by NBC in OLTL as a companion to Days. But, given the financial challenges the two shows faced on ABC amidst declining ratings, finding a buyer would be a daunting task. So fans of AMC and OLTL shows may have to settle for a consolation price — getting to keep some of their favorite stars in daytime.”

Who could you see Josh Kelly or Gina Tognoni as on DAYS or Y&R? What about Morgan and Young? Let us know.

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luke
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luke

I would love to see Debbie Morgan on either soap. Please make this happen Sony Execs.

Laquon Fouch
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Laquon Fouch

I would love to see the great talent of amc and oltl on days or y&r.

keephopealive
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keephopealive

I hope they all get work, but Debbie and Tina are my fav’s, would love to see them on DOOL or Y&R.

keephopealive
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keephopealive

I meant Gina (kelly).

Lynne
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Lynne

I would love to see all the soap stars once again. If not on all my children or OLTL then please, put them all on the other ones.

JMiller
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JMiller

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see Jacob on Y & R!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disappears
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Disappears

I say go with the daunting task of another network picking up the shows. They are worth saving and rejuvenating. With the right people writing and producing these shows once again, they will survive. There is endless potential if TPTB will get their heads out of their rearends and start doing their jobs … creating! Quit selling out!!

Warrior
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Warrior

I agree. Other soaps and shows have changed networks and continued for years. These shows come with a fan base and Sony cna distribute the shows internationally.

ethel
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ethel

debbi morgan & jacob young would be awesome addition to y&r……

DaisyADay
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DaisyADay

Jacob Young, Gina Tognoni, Rebecca Buddig and Daniel Cosgrove to DOOL or BB or YR. I’ll watch BB n YR if either one is on.

Josh
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Josh

I hope they snatch some of the actors from these shows to bring on to Y&R and/or Days! There are a lot more than those 4 names mentioned that would be great additions. I would love to see Farah Fath (GiGi) back on Days as MiMi. She was a fan favorite there for a number of years. I would like to see Jacob Young on either soap. I really, really love Lindsay Hartley and was so angry when they killed her character off on Days – I would love to see her pop up on Y&R!

Avelina
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Avelina

I love Mimi also but was no fan of Lindsays Arianna as she was getting too close to EJ and Sami is the only women for EJ

Rich
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Rich

Robert S. Woods was on DOOL for a short time back in the ’80s,it’d be awesome to see him back. Bree Williamson would make an awesome Belle Brady Brady recast and Robin Strasser would give Lauren Koslow and Louise Sorel a run for thier money in the bitch department.

Susan Lucci & Alicia Minshew should DEFINTELY consider Y&R so that they can reunite with Eden Riegel.

cjc321
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cjc321

I would rather see our soaps live on!!! Keep hope alive and keep looking for other options, and there are other options!!

Maryann
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Maryann

That is wonderful for the actors but I love AMC and all its story lines. I hope someone buys the whole story or I probably wont be watching. Watched AMC for 35 years dont want to start another. Loyal to the end, AMC or bust!

Betty
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Betty

I’M WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!!!

Thom Blake Castle
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Thom Blake Castle

The word on the inside is that Sony is buying the rights to All My Children and One Life to Live. This part about them putting the actors on Days and Y&R is how they are explaining why they have been negotiating with the actors. They want to get the most popular fan favorites on contract first before anything else goes thru. NBC is going to air the shows in daytime and on Comcast online. There you go. Sony is planning on making AMC and OLTL more viable by marketing them in a package with the other Sony soaps overseas.

Joyce
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Joyce

Even if our shows go to half hour format, so long as the story lines survive. I would hate to see the cast split up, but would watch Rebecca Budig in anything.

Diane Ross
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Diane Ross

Many of us have been fans for 40 yrs. I think it’s pretty evident we luv our soaps! Polls should start acknowledging that the over 39 count too. Advertisers do you really not care about our business?

Not only is ABC going to loose us for the time slot but for all the shows we won’t be seeing that were advertised during our soaps. Anyone that picks up AMC and OLTL WINNING!!!

Betty
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Betty

I AGREE! ABC WILL LOSE ME AS A VIEWER. I WILL MOVE WITH ANYONE THAT PICKS THEM UP

Traci (traciamc)
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Traci (traciamc)

I would love to see Gina and Josh on Y & R! After ATWT and GL ended, I started watching OLTL because there were so many ex-GL and ex-ATWT folks on there. Now that it’s being canceled, I’m hoping that they get picked up by the other soaps. Gina is one of my favorites from GL and I’m really enjoying Josh. Would love to continue to see them every day!

Sherry
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Sherry

Rumurs have it that V. Rowell probably isn’t welcome, what about Debbie Morgan as recast as Dru Williams.

mike
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mike

Jacob Young as Phillip on Days would be great casting. How about some of the veterans Jerry ver Dorn, Michael Knight, Kassie DePaiva all great actors we tune in to watch every day. Please somebody find a spot for Robin Strasser what would daytime be without her. But if Sony is smart they are already talking to Frank Valentini to come in and save Days before it’s too late.

Brian
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Brian

Please NBC ! Pick up One Life To Live! Many viewers would be watching since NBC would then be considered the “savior” network !

linda kerecman
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linda kerecman

yes..nbc..paleeze pick up these shows..you will be the #1 network!!

Allie
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Allie

Totally! Comcast-NBC will be heroes. My city has “Real Housewives…” before “DOOL”- just put that tacky show on after “Last Call”. NBC could have “OLTL” & “AMC” on for 30 minutes each.

Jennifer McQuaid
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Jennifer McQuaid

I agree with this as well. In my area I have Reel Housewives then DOOL. Take away Real Housewives and put on 30 min of each AMC and OLTL. Plus it fits into the time slot that AMC is on now. However my first choice would be to keep the shows as is the whole one hour and fit them in during the day. I would also be willing to watch them on the cable network of NBC Comcast if that was more convient to keep the AMC OLTL as there one hour shows. The least option is picking the… Read more »

Joyce
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Joyce

some great ideas flowing there Jennifer. I hope “they” are listening.

Warrior
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Warrior

NBC has all kinds of crap on in Daytime. They can replace the Housewives reruns and 12 hours of the Today show with these 2 shows. Maybe then they’ll get out of last place.

CINDY
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CINDY

No I want OLTL & AMC saved by Sony.What is really the truth on the monies.I believe monies can be wroked out.DOOL did it.Fire Susan Lucci and high priced actors.Let the story go on.I am willing to pay 25 or 30 with commericals to see my soaps

Karen Severino
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Karen Severino

I think that the entire soaps of OLTL and AMC need to be picked up. Besides, Frons may be willing to give the right station a deal they can’t refuse! He knows he will have the wrath of the fans till hell freezes over if he doesn’t find a new home for them. Taking bits and pieces of the characters diminshes the family cast of both shows and the characters we have come to know and love. However, I must say, that I would hate to see such talented people from both these soaps not used in the medium the… Read more »

Krystal
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Krystal

I wouldn’t know I have never watched any other shows but amc,gh and oltl. I really don’t think I could have my heart broken again. once GH goes off the air I will just stop watching daytime tv altogether and will absolutly never watch ABC again they are a pack of liars.

Maryann
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Maryann

I agree with you AMC all the way or I’m done!

Brenda
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Brenda

I say take the entire show. OLTL is worth saving. I;d like to see the cast left as a whole rather then picked apart. I love Young & Restless, but I want my OLTL!! A second network is fine with me. They will earn my undying loyalty, cause I am DONE with abc……..my soaps go then so do I!!

MissinLuvNTheAfternoon
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MissinLuvNTheAfternoon

As soon as GH is cancelled I would love to see Rebecca Herbst and Steve Burton together on DAYS, Y&R or B&B,

Stephanie
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Stephanie

I don’t see NBC or Sony picking up OLTL or AMC given what Oprah and some others have said about the declining viewership and money but I can definitely see Sony going after some of the talented and well known names from the two soaps. Adding them to Days or Y&R will definitely be a plus for both of those shows.

I would love to Gina T. on Y&R as Phyllis’s sister.

Christina
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Christina

I still want to see YR pick up Michael Park. Since Maura West is already on our YR screens, how fantastic if they picked up Michael.

Christina
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Christina

They need to pick up CBS actors 1st from ATWT and GL.

todd
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todd

I wouldn’t watch either CBS soap. I find B+B dreadful. YnR is too dryly slow moving for me. It doesn’t have the camp or humor that OLTL has. DOOL could reel me in, but it would have to improve greatly in writing, and some of the terrible actors would have to replaced with OLTL actors.

Dani
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Dani

How did this go from Sony picking off some actors from these dead soaps to Sony picking up both shows? Really? These shows are over and it is about someone trying to find a job. Actually if an opportunity comes up before the shows go off the air, I hope ABC lets the actors leave early to begin their new jobs. I do not begrudge Sony trying to get actors they think can raise their ratings. Some of the selections mentioned though are surprising and telling. Interesting that the supposed stars of these shows are not mentioned (Erika Slezak, Kassie… Read more »

Jpeep
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Jpeep

I’ve never heard of Sony doing the actor contracts for Days and Y&R. I mean that has always been either Ken Corday or Brad Bell and their predecessors. Sony serves these two shows as it’s package and selling arm, more like technical issues and such. Sony does own it’s own shows though and for them they do the hiring and firing but not for Days and Y&R

jennifer brown
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jennifer brown

i would be happy if actors had jobs as a last resort, however i want oltl and amc! the ratings are not true ratings and if done correctly can explode with true potential! wherever these soaps are is were i will be! I would pay extra but i will not watch just another soap specially if the actors r different. loyal to my soaps!

Todd
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Todd

Erika Slezak should get her own HBO series ala United States of Viki.

Rachele
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Rachele

I watch Y&R almost daily but I am also a long time fan of AMC and OLTL (27 yrs). I do not watch DOOL or B&B but would if Sony picked up both shows not just the actors (not that I want to see them out of work). I don’t see that picking up the actors is a real solution. NBC or CBS ratings would soar through the roof. I am currently boycotting ABC along with millions except the soaps and will continue to do so. Could be your soap next–look at what happened to GL and ATWT not too… Read more »

OLTL fan
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OLTL fan

Just have someone buy the show. OLTL has to many talented characters to pick and chose.

Sandy Daley
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Sandy Daley

I’d like the shows to go to NBC.

Sharon
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Sharon

I would watch if NBC picked up OLTL, I might even watch their other shows if they saved AMC and OLTL.

JHusky
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JHusky

I just wish One Life to Live would be bought up in it’s present form

Cris
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Cris

NO I dont want to see them in other soaps, I want them to stay right where they are!

Sally
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Sally

I would love to see Erika Slezak as Bill Spencer’s Mom on B&B. I’d also love to see Debbie Morgan and Darnell Williams as Daisy’s long lost parents. Must not forget , bring back Macy and give Thorne a stinkin storyline. lol!! Finally age Alexandria. Have her fight Steffy for Forrestor and remind her that her Dad is the real Forrestor and Ridge is a Marone. Just think of the great press NBC would get if they did add OLTL & also AMC. Sure would help heal the open wound made when they cancelled AW…. Just saying.:)

Dawn Shap
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Dawn Shap

First choice would to have AMC in its entirety moved to another network. After watching it for 41 years, I just want it to be preserved. Second choice…Perhaps a merge of AMC/Pine Valley with another Soap…Maybe Pine Valley gets destroyed by some act of God and all the residents (several cast members) move to the town/soap on another network…Keeping them in their same character roles.
However, if that is not possible, at least hire some of the actors. I’d probably tune in.

lew
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lew

I can see debbi morgan as Drucilla on Y&R

Days
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Days

I would love to have Farah Fath/Gigi back on Days as Mimi,
but thats all,Days has to many people on there show now,and I wish they would bring Bryan Dattilo back on Days too.

brian cinelli
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brian cinelli

Everybody please keep calling abc and nbc everyday sometimes more then once a day. i have a feeling alot of people on here are not doing this . you must boycott abc all shows including all primetime shows . thats where we can really hurt them, but we must all do this not just say it.

brian cinelli
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brian cinelli

Please america harass the hell out of abc everyday by phone, mail , email. lets even try to have a huge rally outside abc studios . get the other news networks broadcast us on the news, that will really put fronz on the hotseat. nothing like bad public opinion fro

KC
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KC

Jacob Young should definitely replace Billy Miller as Billy Abbott. That’s a total no brainer.

jennifer
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jennifer

Please y&r pick up Michael Easton he is the best soap opera actor on tv. If anyone deserves to go to another show it would be him.

jennifer
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jennifer

I agree Michael Easton is the only actor I would like to see go to another show. Y& R please hire him.

Henry Shaw
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Henry Shaw

i would love to see the all my children and one life to live actors on Y&R, B&B, DOOL. I would really like to see Erika Slezak on one of those soaps

Robin
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Robin

I would love to see Sony purchase both All My Children and One Life To Live and have NBC air them. Those shows were making money for ABC. From the outcry you can see that there are MANY viewers. Please leave these actors/actresses together and save these soaps.

Victoria
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Victoria

I think Gina would do wonderful on Y&R. Michael Easton would be a goooooood cop on Y&R, and J.R. would also make a good Billy. Although I just pray Billy Miller would stay. He is sooooo wonderful. Michael Knight would be somebody great on Y&R. Debbi Morgan would also be an added blessing/as would Darnell. Darnell would do wonderful on Days, as a cop. Please help these people save their jobs~and for us to see them each day. I would miss their faces each day! Just knowing they will not be on and that they are gone is so sad.… Read more »

ashley
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ashley

please keep the soaps on some channel

Carolyn Wolfe
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Carolyn Wolfe

I would love to see Gina continue on the soaps and the others as well. I would also like to see Michael Easton and Thorsten Kaye get roles on those soaps as well. I will really miss OLTL and AMC!

Rebecca M
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Rebecca M

WTF? Screw daytime without soaps. I mean if you were to drop, why OLTL? GH sucks. Even AMC is better than it sometimes. Oh my well I guess I’ll watch CBS whenever I’m home because I hate the view, I don’t care what they have to say. Whats the chew? really?! why?

Sharon
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Sharon

If nbc picked up OLTL I would be a loyal viewer, if not, sorry it’s not just the stars I care about, but the characters they play, esp on OLTL. I guess I’ll have to relive the past watching youtube. I’m not interested in watching days nor y&r even if they hired abc’s actors to play new characters.

lyda1965
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I disagree.

Friendly, Lyda

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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