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AMC PreVUE: Week of August 25 Edition

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 5:45 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The twisted game of love.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

After having a nightmare, Kathy thinks she needs to protect Tad from Krystal. Kendall and Greenlee allow Babe and Amanda to go ahead with their project to create a new, affordable fragrance for Fusion with a few conditions. Amanda ponies up the cash to launch “Bella.” Angie shares an emotional goodbye with Cassandra, who leaves for Paris. Jesse’s men find a lug wrench with blood in the woods. Jesse is evasive when Angie questions him about his missing years. Pete offers to help Adam sabotage Fusion’s new fragrance in exchange for Adam’s help in getting Colby to like him.

A Closer Look: Mixed Singles

Aware that Carmen is meeting Jack for a date at the yacht club, a devious Adam invites Erica to join him for dinner at the same location. Sure that Jack is just using her to make Erica jealous, Carmen plants a big kiss on Jack in front of Erica. A frustrated Jack demands that Erica leave Carmen out of her childish game playing. Adam delights in the trouble he’s helped stir up. Jack tells Carmen that he honestly wants to get to know her better and pulls her into a real kiss, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Erica. Erica finds Carmen at Jack’s place and realizes they spent the night together. Erica assures Carmen she has no problem with her involvement with Jack, but after some soul searching realizes she may still want her ex. Will the scorching kiss Adam plants on Erica’s lips on Friday, August 29 point the diva in a whole new direction?

Jake and Taylor both end up with the keys to Jamie’s old apartment. Taylor realizes her assumption about Jake’s sexual orientation is wrong when Amanda arrives. Amanda suggests that Jake move into David’s old cabin. Jake and Taylor get into a heated discussion about the war in Iraq. Taylor is haunted by memories of her time in Iraq and later loses her cool when Frankie suggests she might not be as well adjusted as she claims to be. On Thursday, August 28, Jake and Amanda christen Jake’s new home with some love making. Taylor sees Jake and Amanda having fun. Jake and Amanda tend to Taylor after she trips and hurts her ankle. Wanting to keep a close eye on her potential competition for Jake’s affection, Amanda invites Taylor to be her roommate on the yacht.

The Inside Story: The Truth Hurts

Hoping to destroy Greenlee and Kendall in the process, Annie offers Adam her assistance in his plot to take over Fusion; meanwhile Annie’s rivals reveal her baby making treachery to her husband. Kendall and Greenlee are taken aback as Ryan directs his anger at them. Ryan insists that both women stop meddling in his life. Kendall tells Greenlee the truth about Ryan. Confronted with the truth, Annie admits to Ryan that she deliberately lied to him to become pregnant with his child in order to try and hold onto him. Ryan assures Annie that he’s not leaving her but is clearly troubled by her behavior. Greenlee insists to Kendall that she only loves Ryan as a friend and becomes angry when Kendall refuses to drop the topic. Zach questions Ryan about Annie and offers Mr. Lavery some advice. Greenlee dismisses Kendall’s reservations over hiring Annie back at Fusion. Fed up with her preoccupation with everyone else’s life, a frustrated Zach pulls Kendall into a passionate kiss. Zach tells Kendall he wants her to focus on them. Greenlee asks Ryan for the truth. Ryan struggles to keep his emotions in check as he gives Greenlee what she wants. Aidan goes after Ryan after Greenlee lets her ex-husband’s confession slip. Greenlee is horrified to find Ryan and Aidan in the middle of a fist fight. Greenlee returns home with Aidan where they make love, meanwhile Annie walks out on Ryan after he’s completely honest with her.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2008

  • Monday: Encore Presentation.
  • Tuesday: Babe unwittingly invites the enemy into her home. Adam sticks to his part of the deal with Pete. Kathy acts out against Krystal with dangerous results.
  • Wednesday: Krystal is fed up with Tad believing Kathy can do no wrong. Jesse gets the news he was hoping for. Taylor comes to Randi’s rescue when Fletcher attacks her.
  • Thursday: Annie warns Aidan to keep Greenlee away from Ryan. Adam shares his master plan with Pete. Kendall cautions Amanda not to get too used to being in charge.

  • Friday: Zach is out for Josh’s blood. Jesse begins to open up to Angie about his life on the run. Greenlee refuses to stay away from Ryan.


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AMC PreVUE: Week of August 18 Edition

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:07 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Secrets and plots.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Adam squabbles with Pete and Palmer when he and Colby run into them at the Valley Inn. Jack’s date with Carmen becomes even more muddled after Aidan, Greenlee, Kendall and Zach arrive at Confusion for an impromptu wedding reception. Jack tells a stunned Carmen that he wants them to go out on a real date. Amanda finds another medical issue for her favorite doctor to tend to. Kathy wants to shut everyone out except for Tad. Kathy’s aggression towards Krystal appears to simmer down after a talk with JR. Jesse and Angie are wise to Cassandra’s ploy. Frankie sets the record straight about Taylor with Randi. Jake moves out of Greenlee’s place. Cassandra tells Dre that she’s moving back to Paris. Erica plants seeds of doubt in Carmen’s mind about Jack’s motives for asking her out. Amanda rises to Jake’s challenge and meets him at ConFusion in a pirate costume on Thursday, August 21. Taylor jumps to the wrong conclusion after overhearing Jake joking with Aidan. Kendall and Greenlee agree that Randi would make the perfect model for Fusion, but the former prostitute privately reminds Amanda of why that’s not the best idea. Amanda and Jake enjoy their date.

A Closer Look: Is Annie’s Game Over?

Ryan can’t hide his love for Greenlee and his wife takes notice. Once back home with Ryan, Annie rails against Kendall and Greenlee and attempts to convince her husband that they need to leave Pine Valley. Ryan tries to convince himself that he and Annie can be happy again but his doubts continue to grow. Annie accuses Kendall of always trying to undermine her. Zach tries to calm Annie, while Ryan attempts the same with Kendall. Kendall tells Ryan that she does not want Spike to ever be left alone with Annie. Annie tries Ryan’s patience. Annie later gets into another confrontation with Kendall and Greenlee and quits her job at Fusion. Kendall can’t shake her feeling about Annie. Kendall discovers what the hidden key is for. Kendall and Greenlee are shocked by what they discover in Annie’s post office box on Friday, August 22.

The Inside Story: Dirty Business

On Tuesday, August 19, oblivious to the fact that Adam has plans for Fusion that don’t include him or Babe, JR informs his father that they need to let Babe in on their plot to take over Fusion for her. Meanwhile back at Fusion, Babe and Amanda’s righteous indignation flares up when Kendall and Greenlee fail to conjure up an adequate response to all the hard work they’ve done. Adam continues to plot to steal Fusion for himself behind JR’s back. Krystal states her reservations when she learns of JR’s plans. Adam gets an idea on how to accomplish his goal when Carmen has an allergic reaction to his after-shave. Babe, meanwhile, informs JR that she’s onboard with his plan to take over Fusion but they’re doing it her way. Annie, who continues to be prodded on by visions of Richie, pays Adam a visit after overhearing JR on the phone.

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SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2008

  • Monday: Kendall reveals Ryan’s secret to Greenlee. Erica is shocked when she sees Carmen kiss Jack. Kendall and Greenlee have disturbing news for Ryan.
  • Tuesday: Ryan wonders how many other secrets Annie has been keeping from him. Greenlee assures Kendall that she’s happy with Aidan. Jack tells Erica not to drag Carmen into her petty game playing.
  • Wednesday: Kendall and Greenlee clash with Babe and Amanda. Zach gives Ryan advice about how to deal with Annie. Angie tries to question Jesse about what happened when he was “dead.”
  • Thursday: Greenlee questions Ryan about his feelings for her. Adam and Pete agree to do each others dirty work. Zach wants Kendall to focus on him and their family.

  • Friday: Ryan admits to Annie that he loves Greenlee. Amanda plans to keep a close eye on her competition for Jake. Erica gets quite a surprise when she drops in on Jack.


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Monday, August 11, 2008 5:30 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Dre’s (Sterling Sulieman) support system vanishes.

Don’t expect to see much more of Yaya DaCosta’s Cassandra Foster on “All My Children” after Monday, August 25. On that date Cassandra will bid adieu to her handsome boyfriend, Dre Woods, and her mom, Angie (Debbie Morgan), and then board a plane that will move her back to Paris, France where her father Jacob resides. Though no official word is out on whether the actress is out permanently, it is highly likely that we’re in the the last days of DaCosta’s run as Cassandra. DaCosta premiered on “AMC” in April. The “America’s Next Top Model” runner-up began starring on the off-Broadway play “The First Breeze of Summer” on August 5.

While watching the next several weeks of “AMC,” it may look like the claims of Mario Van Peebles exit from “All My Children” being imminent are correct. After a several week long hiatus, expect to see Samuel Woods back in Pine Valley in mid-September. Is the character returning to give a politically correct farewell or for much more? We’ll have to stay tuned for that answer; new “AMC” head-writer Charles Pratt does tell TV Guide that he’s not sure where Samuel and Erica’s (Susan Lucci) romance is going due to Van Peebles busy schedule. The actor is currently taping episodes of the FX drama “Damages,” starring Glenn Close, and is also directing episodes of FX’s motorcycle drama, starring Ron Perlman (known on the big screen as Hellboy), “Sons of Anarchy.”

“AMC” fans can rest assured that the soap will not be pulling another Jeff Branson (ex-Jonathan Lavery) act with Colin Egglesfield. The handsome actor who portrays Joshua Madden will be making a spurt of appearances on the soap in early September. The actor, who was recently dropped to recurring status, last appeared on the daytime drama on June 19.

Correction: Soap Opera Network previously reported that James Mitchell would make one of his rare and very welcomed appearances on “AMC” during the week of August 11. Mitchell will actually appear on Monday, August 18.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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    Monday, August 11, 2008 4:02 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Has “The Young and the Restless” found the perfect Billy?

    Billy Miller, 28, has been cast in the role of Billy Abbott, son of Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) and the late John Abbott (Jerry Douglas), on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless.”

    The role of Mr. Abbott was most notably played by David Tom, 30, sister of soap legend Heather Tom (ex-Victoria Newman, Y&R; ex-Kelly Buchanan, OLTL; and current Katie Logan, B&B), from 1999 to 2002. Tom won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor for his work in the role in 2000. Ryan Brown and Scott Seymour would play future incarnations of Billy Abbott but neither actor caught on with the audience. A “Y&R” star thinks the soap has finally found the right actor to successfully take over the role, the cast member tells Soap Opera Digest that Miller “is a winner.”

    There is no word out on Miller’s first airdate on the west coast based soap. As of today, Miller is still taping at the east coast based soap where he started his daytime career on in the summer of 2007, “All My Children;” “AMC” audiences will continue to see Richie Novak haunt his sister, as well as the woman who murdered him, Annie Lavery (Melissa Claire Egan), at least through mid-September.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Both programs air Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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      Wednesday, August 6, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Love and war.

      THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

      Jesse turns a blind eye as Tad breaks into Annie’s garage and searches her car on Monday, August 11. Tad and Jesse theorize that the tire iron that’s missing from Annie’s trunk could be the murder weapon that did in Novak. Krystal tells Adam that she doesn’t love him anymore. Kathy dismay is obvious when Krystal’s efforts to repair her marriage to Tad prove successful. JR enlists Adam in his plan to get Fusion for Babe, meanwhile Babe’s resistance to JR’s plot begins to wane when she finds Kendall and Greenlee absent from work again. Colby and Carmen bond. Jack tells Erica it’s time they both moved on. Erica turns to Samuel and gives him the false impression that she’s the one who finally broke things off with Jack. Aidan and Greenlee make love for the first time as husband and wife. Zach thinks he and Kendall should focus on themselves. Jake’s mystery woman gives the flirtatious doctor her name, Taylor (Beth Ehlers), but not much else. Kathy acts out against Krystal.

      The Inside Story: Leaving Las Vegas

      Kendall realizes that Zach thinks Annie might have murdered Richie. Ryan, meanwhile, convinces Annie that he really does want to renew their wedding vows. Ryan, Annie, Kendall and Zach are stunned to find Greenlee and Aidan in the middle of a marriage ceremony upon their arrival at the chapel. Ryan’s heart breaks as he watches Greenlee marry Aidan. Kendall reaches out to Ryan who does his best to cover his true feelings when he later shares a dance with the new bride. Zach subtly questions Annie. Annie believes things are looking up for her and Ryan but then sees a vision of Richie at the gaming tables. Zach, Kendall, Ryan, Annie, Greenlee and Aidan all end up flying back home together. On Friday, August 15, Greenlee and Ryan manage to get stuck in the plane’s bathroom together. Richie comes out to play with a disgruntled Annie. Annie, later, nervously covers when Kendall asks her about the hidden key at Fusion.

      A Closer Look: New Kids on the Block

      Amanda offers Randi a job unaware that Babe has already hired Carmen for the same job at Fusion. Carmen makes a hasty retreat when she runs into Randi. Carmen and Randi later meet up at Confusion where it becomes clear that the two women share a past. Carmen points out that Randi is as cynical as ever where men are concerned. Carmen’s observation sends Randi straight to Frankie where she leaves him with a sweet goodnight kiss. Randi starts her first day of work at Fusion on Wednesday, August 13, while a determined Carmen returns to Adam’s side to reclaim her old job. Amanda tells Randi that she knows about her past as a hooker but doesn’t judge her. Carmen tries to get Randi to open up as they reminisce about visiting Myrtle’s boutique when they were young. Taylor looks up her old friend Frankie. Taylor explains to Angie and Jesse that she and their son served together in Iraq and returns a special item to Frankie. Randi jumps to the wrong conclusion when she sees Taylor and Frankie in an embrace.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 2008

      • Monday: Ryan can’t hide his feelings for Greenlee. Jack asks Carmen out on a date. Kathy doesn’t want to share Tad with Krystal.
      • Tuesday: Frankie sets the record straight with Randi. Jesse throws a monkey wrench in Cassandra’s plan to skip town. Adam schemes behind JR’s back to get Fusion for himself.
      • Wednesday: Greenlee has a sexy surprise in store for Aidan. Erica is bitten by the jealousy bug when she questions Carmen about Jack. Something is troubling Jesse.
      • Thursday: Kendall is one step ahead of Annie. Fletcher warns Frankie that his time is running out where Randi is concerned. Adam is up to his old tricks.

      • Friday: Kendall and Greenlee set out to uncover Annie’s secret. Babe gets on board with JR’s plan to take over Fusion. Annie figures out what Adam is really up to.



      Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Life changing decisions.

      THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

      Frankie asks Randi out on a real date. Tad confronts Krystal on choosing to lie for Adam over trusting him. Colby attends an AA meeting with JR’s prodding but continues to deny that she has a problem. Babe and Amanda are fed up with Kendall and Greenlee’s work ethic. Kendall manages to smooth the waters with the ladies and convinces them to not abandon Fusion. Adam accuses Erica of just being concerned with getting Samuel into bed when she implores him to help out Dre. Carmen pays the price of defending her former cellmate’s honor on Wednesday, August 6. Fletcher tells Frankie he’ll leave Randi in peace, and alive, if Frankie buys her from him. Amanda mentions the prospect of a job at Fusion to Randi upon a chance encounter. Frankie is aloof with a confused Randi when he arrives for their date. Jake is intrigued by a woman he encounters while jogging.

      The Inside Story: What Truths May Come

      Tad, Krystal, Adam and Samuel converge at the police station where Jesse puts the pressure on the kids. Dre is moved by his father’s affectionate declaration. Dre convinces the girls that they need to tell the truth and confesses to being the one who was driving Colby’s car on Monday, August 4. Tad, Krystal, Adam and Samuel are affected after realizing why the kids tried to cover up their crime. Jesse arrests Dre and then also arrests Adam for interfering with the investigation. Jack, Samuel and Jesse speculate that Richie was already dead before the kids hit him with Colby’s car but Adam’s destruction of the aforementioned car makes proving that a very difficult task. Cassandra gives Jesse the cold shoulder as the Hubbard and Martin families gather for a barbeque. Tad and Jesse discuss Richie’s death. Jesse later follows his pal who goes to check out Annie’s car.

      A Closer Look: Love and Marriage

      Ryan gives Aidan the key that he and Kendall found, asking him to find out what it belongs to. Annie calls Zach when she’s unable to reach Ryan and plays out being the victim of a car accident. Ryan arrives at the hospital just in time to see a sonogram of his and Annie’s unborn child. A guilt-stricken Ryan tells Aidan to cease investigating his wife. An unstable Annie continues to play on Ryan’s guilt. Zach tells Kendall that they should take a brief “vacation” with the Lavery’s in order to find out what’s really going on with Annie. Ryan, Annie, Zach and Kendall board their flight to Las Vegas. As part of her and Zach’s mission to unearth some answers, Kendall tells Annie that she wants them to be friends again. Zach admits to Kendall that he thinks Annie knows more about Richie’s death than she’s saying.

      Aidan and Greenlee enjoy the company of a sweet elderly couple they meet in Las Vegas. Ryan, meanwhile, can’t stop thinking about his ex-wife during the ride to Vegas. Greenlee decides to take Babs and Foster’s advice and example to heart and proposes to Aidan. Ryan, meanwhile, proposes that he and Annie renew their vows. Annie, Ryan, Zach and Kendall are on a collision course with Aidan and Greenlee on Friday, August 8, as the unsuspecting group heads to the same chapel where Greenlee and Aidan are becoming husband and wife.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2008

      • Monday: Ryan’s heart breaks as he watches Greenlee marry Aidan. Tad and Jesse have their doubts about Annie’s innocence. Cassandra and Dre find comfort with each other.
      • Tuesday: Annie is haunted by the ghost of Richie. Carmen and Randi clearly share a past connection. Krystal tells Adam that she doesn’t love him anymore.
      • Wednesday: JR sets his sights on taking over Fusion. Amanda reaches out to Randi as a friend. Jack comes to a conclusion about his and Erica’s relationship.
      • Thursday: Zach thinks he and Kendall should focus on themselves and not everyone else. Samuel can’t resist planting a kiss on Erica. Jake has his work cut out for him when he encounters his mystery woman.

      • Friday: Kendall questions Annie about the hidden key she found. Annie is taunted by visions of Richie. Kathy acts out against Krystal.



      Thursday, July 24, 2008 1:13 PM | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — More than meets the eye.

      THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

      Randi worries about the consequences for Frankie if Fletcher dies and admits to the doctor that she doesn’t want to lose him. Frankie pulls back from having sex with Randi, letting her know that she doesn’t owe him anything. Babe turns down JR’s offer to take over Fusion and put her in charge. Babe likes the changes she sees in JR and believes they can have a happy future together. Erica and Samuel enjoy spending time alone together at BJ’s. Erica encourages Samuel not to give up on trying to build a relationship with his son. JR anticipates taking Chandler Enterprises away from Adam. Jake gives Frankie sound advice about his situation with Randi. Aidan and Greenlee design their dream house on the computer.

      The Inside Story: Mind Games

      Kendall does damage control when Greenlee presses her about the comment she made about Ryan. Ryan accuses Annie of wanting to nail Colby, Cassandra and Dre for Richie’s murder and admits to her that he’s having a difficult time believing anything that’s coming out of her mouth. Ryan puts his guard down when a manipulative Annie brings up their baby. Ryan desperately wants to tell Greenlee that he’s in love with her but holds back from doing so. Greenlee wishes Ryan all the happiness in the world with Annie. Aidan grows suspicious of Annie after questioning her. Annie spies Greenlee and Ryan together at ConFusion. Zach goes to see Annie, who is haunted by visions of Richie. Zach suggests Annie and Ryan take a vacation and stay at his casino in Las Vegas. Kendall tells Ryan that Annie isn’t the same person she used to be. Annie, meanwhile, stages a horrific car crash as part of her twisted scheme. Kendall and Ryan discover a key hidden in a framed photo on Annie’s desk at Fusion.

      A Closer Look: Game Over

      Angie is upset that Jesse didn’t confide in her about his suspicions of Cassandra’s involvement in Richie’s death. Krystal reaches out to Colby and admits that Adam told her everything. Colby breaks down in Krystal’s arms. Colby insists that no one can ever know the truth when Krystal encourages her to tell Jesse what happened. Colby continues to drink. Angie’s attempt to get Cassandra to open up to her fails. Stuart accuses Adam of wanting Colby indebted to him in order to control her. Colby believes she’s found the solution for her, Cassandra and Dre’s dilemma. Jesse gives Angie the bad news that he has evidence linking the kids to Richie’s murder. Krystal warns Adam that Colby is in a bad way and urges him to reach out to her. Jesse is forced to take drastic action when Colby, Dre and Cassandra band together to stonewall him.

      What to Watch

      • On Tuesday, July 29, Jesse confronts Frankie about Fletcher’s beating and is left unnerved by what his son has to say.
      • The situation grows increasingly awkward when Erica, Samuel, Zach and Kendall run into Jack and Carmen at the Valley Inn on Wednesday, July 30.
      • JR gets the rug pulled out from right under him when Adam surprises him at the Chandler Enterprises board meeting on Friday, August 1.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2008

      • Monday: Dre takes responsibility for running Richie over with Colby’s car. A guilty Ryan tells Aidan to stop investigating Annie. Adam faces the music for his latest misdeeds.
      • Tuesday: Tad accuses Krystal of lying for Adam at the expense of their own family. JR takes action when he finds Colby drinking again. Frankie asks Randi out on a date.
      • Wednesday: JR and Babe convince Colby that she needs help. Adam accuses Erica of trying to get Samuel into her bed. Frankie realizes what Angie is up to.
      • Thursday: Ryan can’t keep Greenlee out of his thoughts. Fletcher has an offer for Frankie. A new woman catches Jake’s eye.

      • Friday: Tad grows suspicious of Annie. Zach admits to Kendall he thinks Annie is hiding something. Greenlee pops the question to a surprised Aidan.



      Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:41 AM EST | By Angela Rosa



      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — What’s happening inside and outside of Pine Valley.

      THE INSIDE STORY:

      • Lieutenant Taylor Thompson, formerly named Taylor McBride (the name of Lisa Rinna’s character on “Melrose Place,” where Pratt served as a writer and executive producer), played by the Emmy nominated Beth Ehlers premiered on “All My Children” on Thursday, July 24. Ehlers first scenes had her literally running into Dr. Jake Martin played by Ricky Paull Goldin. Pratt along with other ABC Daytime executives are not being subtle about their desire to see lightning strike twice between the actors who played the very popular Gus and Harley on CBS’s “Guiding Light.” Foretelling the future direction of the story, Pratt tells TV Guide, that “like many great romances, this one will be born of conflict.” Having seen the disastrous results of war in Darfur, Jake is a liberal adamantly against the war, conservative Taylor, on the other hand, has just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq and in gung-ho on the merits of serving your country.

      A DOWNGRADE…

      • Colin Egglesfield, who first aired on “All My Children” on September 20, 2005, has been dropped from contract status to recurring status. The 35 year old actor, named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2005, was hired as a recast of the unaborted fetus of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and Jeff Martin, Josh Madden (originally played by Scott Kinworthy). Egglesfield has seen a dramatic decrease in his airtime since his relationship with the character of Babe Carey (then played by Alexa Havins) ended in early 2007; so far in 2008 the actor has only appeared in 22 of 146 episodes.

      …AND AN UPGRADE?

      • Expect to see more of Chrishelle Stause on “AMC” in August. With a developing storyline taking shape at Fusion and developing relationships with both Randi (Denise Vasi) and Jake, Stause’s Amanda Dillon will see an upgrade from her current 2008 average of airing on only four episodes a month.

      CASTING WRAP-UP:

      • A show representative tells Soap Opera Digest that rumors that Mario Van Peebles is out as Senator Samuel Woods are false. States the show rep, Van Peebles “continues to appear on recurring status and will continue to appear on recurring status.”
      • Melvin Van Peebles, real life father of Mario Van Peebles, will make at least one more appearance as Samuel’s dad, Melvin Woods, on the ABC sudser. The 75 year old actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer first appeared on “AMC” on July 10.
      • James Mitchell’s Palmer comes out to play again in August. During the week of August 11, the seldomn seen Palmer will share an outing with his son Pete (Daniel Kennedy), his frenemy Adam (David Canary) and Adam’s daughter Colby (Brianne Moncrief).
      • Billy Miller continues to visit the “AMC” studios to tape scenes as the deceased Richie Novak. Richie will continue to be both seen and heard haunting his increasingly unhinged sister at least through the month of August.

      (IN NON-CASTING NEWS) A TOAST TO…

      • Jacob Young (J.R. Chandler) is expecting his first child on November 19. Young and his wife, Christen, are expecting a son. The couple has already picked out a name: Luke Wayne Young.
      • Susan Lucci is due to be a grandmother again and couldn’t be happier about it. Lucci confirmed to SOD that her daughter, Liza Huber, is expecting her second child with husband Alex Hersterberg.
      • Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater) has set an October 2008 date for her wedding to fiance Richie Herschenfeld. Minshew tells ABC Soaps In Depth that they’re planning a really simple wedding in New York’s Greenwich Village, with the attendee list scheduled for “like 30 people, tops.”

      “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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        Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:10 PM| By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The heat is on.

        THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

        Amanda goes cruising for male attention at the hospital. Jake is highly amused as Amanda blatantly flirts with him while he takes care of her aching neck with a massage. Frankie tries to boost Randi’s self-esteem while he helps her fill out job applications. Randi opens up to Frankie. After Franki leaves, Fletcher gets in Randi’s face and reminds her that she’s nothing but trash. JR tries to form an alliance with Zach against Adam. Angie is surprised when Jake explains his connection to Colby. Randi tries to convince Frankie that it would be best if he didn’t get involved with her. After finding his threatening message to Randi, Frankie finds Fletcher and beats the pimp to a pulp.

        Covering all the Bases

        Jesse informs Adam that the tire marks on Richie’s body are an exact match for the tires on Colby’s new car. A prepared Adam informs Jesse that Colby’s car had been stolen before she even had the chance to drive it. Krystal backs up Adam’s lie. Krystal promises to keep quiet after Adam fills her in on everything. The kids spend the day at the beach club but remain unable to take their minds off Richie. Pete takes notice of Colby’s drinking habits. Annie overhears the kids discussing killing Richie. Tad realizes that Krystal willingly lied for Adam after talking with Jesse. Krystal’s continued duplicity disappoints Tad. Babe thinks Kendall should ease up on Annie but Kendall isn’t having any of it. Kendall is convinced that Annie is turning into a total psycho. Annie, meanwhile, asks Colby to babysit Emma intent on catching her and Cassandra discussing murdering Richie as part of her scheme to cover up her own crime. Colby and Cassandra waste no time walking right into Annie’s trap. Fearing for Colby and the other kids, Krystal tries to fish out just how much Jesse really knows about Richie’s murder. Ryan literally pulls the plug on Annie’s scheme. Annie spins a tale when Ryan questions her about the nanny cam. Angie is not pleased when she learns that it’s Jesse that is having Cassandra followed and the details of why.

        Closing in on the Truth

        Ryan assumes Annie had an affair when he learns she’s pregnant. Ryan learns that his vasectomy didn’t take after undergoing medical tests. After some more investigating, Ryan learns that his vasectomy was never performed in the first place. Ryan runs into Greenlee but can’t bring himself to tell her how he feels about her. Ryan asks Aidan to investigate why the clinic never contacted him about his botched procedure. Greenlee’s jump to the wrong conclusion leads to Kendall inadvertently spilling the truth about Ryan’s feelings.

        Getting Back to Business

        Erica proves she’s a force to be reckoned with when Sable pushes her too far. Jack escorts Erica out of prison. A free Erica treats herself to a day of pampering. Opal informs Samuel that Jack and Erica will always find their way back to each other but also inadvertently lets it slip that her gal pal finds him very attractive. Samuel turns up at Erica’s door. Jack arrives on the scene just as Samuel and Erica’s flirtation leads to another kiss. Erica stirs up trouble between Jack and Samuel who draw battle lines over the petite diva.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 28, 2008

        Monday: Zach warns Kendall not to meddle in other people’s love lives. Ryan begins to have more doubts about Annie. Randi admits she doesn’t want to lose Frankie.

        Tuesday: Krystal confronts Colby with the truth about Richie. Babe warns JR not to turn in to his father. Angie tries to get Cassandra to open up to her.

        Wednesday: Samuel’s date with Erica isn’t as private as he had hoped for. Annie catches Ryan and Greenlee together. Aidan has questions for Annie.

        Thursday: Krystal tells Adam that Colby is on a downward spiral. Adam turns the tables on JR. Jesse uncovers incriminating evidence against Colby.

        Friday: Kendall tells Ryan that Annie can’t be trusted. Annie is haunted by visions of Richie as she forms a new plan. Colby, Cassandra and Dre are in hot water.



        Wednesday, July 9, 2008 5:00 PM| By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Honesty is (not) the best policy.

        THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

        Krystal has misgivings about how Tad is handling Kathy. Carmen visits Krystal looking for pointers on how to handle Mr. Chandler. Angie stands up to Randi’s pimp Fletcher when he comes looking for Randi, who is later brought into the precinct on solicitation charges. Samuel and Erica continue to dance around their growing feelings for each other when he shows up to give her the news that she’s being released early. Frankie offers Randi money in order to spend time with her. Jesse takes care of Fletcher and has him arrested. Erica’s fellow prisoners give her a heartfelt goodbye. Erica’s perfect farewell comes to a screeching halt when Sable pulls a knife on her.

        Hide and Seek

        Kendall tears into Annie for making Zach look guilty in front of Jesse. Meanwhile, Jesse takes Zach back to the roadside where Richie’s body was found. After coming up with a new theory on how Richie met his demise, Jesse decides to have Richie’s corpse re-examined but gets some surprising news when he calls the morgue. Petey, meanwhile, informs Colby, Dre and Cassandra that he knows it’s human blood on the fender of Colby’s car and that he suspects it belongs to Richie. Adam gets the truth out of Colby and Cassandra. Adam sets a cover up into motion after Colby adamantly refuses to go along with his plan to rat out her friends to save herself. Annie is all nerves as Jesse once again questions her about Richie. Memories of Richie haunt Annie. Zach assures Kendall that he didn’t kill Richie. Once alone, Zach calls Annie and demands she meets him. Zach confronts Annie with her wedding ring. Colby turns to the bottle to deal with the Richie secret. Zach doesn’t buy Annie’s story. Annie begins to hear Richie taunting her and collapses in Zach’s arms. Adam lets Pete know that he will destroy him if he even thinks of implicating his daughter in Richie’s hit and run. Tad and Jesse discuss Richie’s case. Jesse pays Adam a visit after getting some additional forensics evidence.

        Total Recall

        Ryan’s memories of the last four years come flooding back to him as he frantically tries to get to his unconscious ex-wife. Ryan voices his love to an unconscious Greenlee. Unaware of Ryan’s feelings for her, Greenlee voices her love for Aidan when she comes to at the hospital. Ryan is heartbroken to see Greenlee in Aidan’s arms. Aidan takes Greenlee home from the hospital and they begin to act on their pent up passion. Ryan basks in the memories of being a father to Emma but can’t get Greenlee out of his mind. Ryan tells Annie that his memory has returned but covers when she questions if he remembers loving her. Jake catches Greenlee and Aidan in a private moment. Greenlee convinces a hesitant Jake to stay and be roommates with her and Aidan. Kendall realizes Ryan is in love with Greenlee. Ryan warns Kendall to keep her mouth shut to Greenlee; Kendall later decides to do just that after seeing how happy in love Greenlee is with Aidan. Ryan and Tad discuss destiny. Ryan jumps to the wrong conclusion and briefly believes Greenlee feels the same about him as he feels for her. Annie issues a threat to Greenlee. Ryan is stunned by Annie’s news.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 21, 2008

        Monday: Ryan gets proof he really is going to be a father again. Adam shares his troubles with Krystal. No one messes with Erica Kane.

        Tuesday: Annie gets an earful when she overhears the kids talking about Richie. Frankie gets Randi to open up to him. Ryan can’t bring himself to tell Greenlee how he feels about her.

        Wednesday: Tad realizes that Krystal willingly backed up Adam’s latest lie. Erica is back where she belongs. JR wants Zach to form an alliance with him against Adam.

        Thursday: A scheming Annie sets a trap for Colby and Cassandra. Randi warns Frankie not to get involved with her. Erica and Samuel get caught in a kiss.

        Friday: Kendall drops a bombshell on Greenlee. Erica stirs up trouble between Jack and Samuel. Ryan pulls the plug on Annie’s scheme.









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