(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 22, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS
- Monday: Cara pulls away from a kiss with David. Zach announces big news. Tad assures JR that his son loves him.
- Tuesday: Krystal confides that David teased that Babe could be alive. Greenlee doesn’t want to see Kendall’s marriage destroyed by David. David says Zach must earn his trust.
- Wednesday: Dixie tries to remember what David did to her. Griffin threatens to go to the FDA to testify against David and The Orpheus Project. Erica demands to know who else David has saved.
- Thursday: Ryan confronts David over trying to disrupt his marriage and says nothing will come between him and Greenlee. Cara tries to convince Griffin to see the bigger picture. Zach tells Griffin he is going to open a clinic and wants him to run it.
- Friday: Zach gets in Griffin’s face. Erica flashes back to memories of her and Mike Roy. Brot asks Natalia to marry him!
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Greenlee calls Ryan out on his lie that he’s headed to work and he admits he’s going to find information on David. Jesse breaks the news to Ryan that Ricky Torres was found dead. Greenlee corners David and asks what he did to her.
Zach studies the dynamic between Griffin and Kendall. Zach is reunited with his children.
Cara tells Griffin she is thinking of leaving. Tad admits he and Cara developed feelings for one another and Opal asks if it’s over between them.
On the Next All My Children…
- David talks to Greenlee about Ryan’s past love Gillian.
- David offers Cara an alternative for her future.
- Tad and Dixie discuss their future.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Cady McClain returned to “All My Children” during the Tuesday, May 17 broadcast of the soap despite filming her first scenes just seven days prior (May 10). So why did the show rapidly insert her scenes into already taped episodes of the soap? “AMC” was canceled of course! During fan club weekend last month, McClain spoke with Soap Opera Network about her return, what the cancellation news meant for cast and crew, the reunion of Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight) and Dixie Cooney (McClain) and even how she got to wear sweats to work while filming scenes of Dixie laying in bed.
In January 2007, Dixie “died” from “peanut butter and banana pancakes,” according to McClain, but in soap opera reality Dixie is in fact alive and was being held by Dr. David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry). “It’s all a big mystery,” the actress explains about her return. “Why is David keeping her there, how did he keep her alive? Who’s going to rescue her? How does she get out?”
As for those long time Tad and Dixie fans, who have waited for the two to finally happily reunite, especially with the show coming to a close on ABC, what does McClain think about Tad’s new wife Cara (Lindsay Hartley)? The actress shared that there is “room for a lot of conflict, a lot of torn heart strings for all the characters involved. No one’s a bad [or] mean person, but their in love you know, Dixie’s in love with Tad, Tad’s in love with Dixie, Tad’s in love with Cara, Cara’s in love with Tad. It’s like a new discovery for them.”
For this and more, check out our exclusive interview with Cady McClain below.
Details are slowly trickling in from Prospect Park, the new production company that will be handling production and distribution of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” once both series complete their runs on ABC.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 16, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
David tells Angie he does everything he does with only the though of what it can get him. Saving lives boosts his ego and that’s all there is to it. Angie thinks there’s more to the story, he does what he does because he wants to be loved. David is surprised when Marissa pulls him into a hug. She thanks him for saving Zach and Dixie and tells him that his acceptance of her and Bianca’s relationship means a lot to her. David calls Krystal out on stroking his ego. Krystal asks David if he saved their daughter (Babe) too. He takes him leave without answering her question.
Ryan contemplates the odds of Zach surviving the plane explosion the witnessed and wonders how on earth David was at the right place a the right moment. Zach is unable to recall anything from the crash. Ryan is determined to get answers. Greenlee tells Ryan she wants him to drop the obsession with David and to just focus on them having each other – which is in part due to David saving her life. She tells Ryan about seeing Leo after David drugged her. Ryan consoles her and the two make love.
Zach and Kendall share a tender reunion. Griffin interrupts to give Zach medication to fight his infection and tells Kendall he wants to examine her to make sure she’s okay. Kendall tells Griffin her heart is soaring to have her husband back. Griffin is hit. Kendall tells Griffin how much their relationship has meant to her. Griffin returns the sentiment and reaffirms that he is happy for her. Kendall stares at Zach lovingly before resting her eyes. Zach opens his eyes having heard the conversation between her and Griffin.
Mookie tells Jesse he’s waiting for Maya to get off work when Jesse finds him lurking in the hallway. Once Alone, Mookie begins pushing Maya around. She slips and mentions giving their baby away, shocking Mookie. Mooke pushes Maya to the ground when she refuses to answer his questions. Jesse and Angie arrive at that moment and toss him out.
Marissa tells Bianca she wants to spend the night with her. The two fall into bed together and begin to make love.
On the Next All My Children…
- Greenlee corners David and asks what he did to her.
- Someone is found dead!
- Tad admits to Dixie the truth about his marriage to Cara.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One of the first high-profile returns announced following news of the cancellation of “All My Children” on ABC this past April was that of Carol Burnett as Verla Grubbs. Soap Opera Network has learned Burnett will mark her re-entrance into Pine Valley society on Tuesday, September 6. The comedic legend started taping her scenes this past Friday, August 12. Burnett is expected to appear in several episodes of the soap.
The 78-year-old actress originated the role of Langley Wallingford’s (Louis Edmonds) long-lost daughter in 1983. Burnett is a vocal fan and long-time viewer of “All My Children.” Along with her 1983 debut, Burnett reprised the role of Verla on the soap in 1995 to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and again in 2005 to celebrate its 35th Anniversary. In 1995, Burnett also hosted a prime-time special on ABC to honor her favorite daytime drama on it’s silver Anniversary.
Burnett is one of the most famous comedians of any gender of all-time. She starred on the successful CBS comedy variety show “The Carol Burnett Show” from 1967 to 1978. Burnett has guest appeared on numerous series including older favorites like “Mad About You,” “The Larry Sanders Show” and “The Gary Moore Show” to newer series like NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and FOX’s “Glee” She was also the first celebrity to air on a little PBS program called “Sesame Street” in 1969. The television, stage and movie actress who has earned nearly every prestigious honor available for a legend has also earned six Prime-time Emmy Awards as a performer and a producer and no less than five Golden Globe Awards as a performer.
Look for Verla to hit the Pine Valley scene with her unique sense of humor just as Erica (Susan Lucci) finds herself in the unique position of having to help deal with Opal’s (Jill Larson) man trouble.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 15, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Tad tells Cara she didn’t have to move out but she believes he and Dixie won’t be able to figure things out if she’s living at the house. JR lashes out at Dixie. Dixie announces that she’s moving in with JR and Tad thinks it’s a bad idea but she says her son needs help.
Amanda doesn’t wake up right away after surgery as Jake stirs. Jake is relieved when Amanda finally opens her eyes. Amanda tells him she knows she’s cancer-free and tells him about the wonderful place she visited while she was asleep. She tells him something wonderful is coming for them and their loved ones. Cara confirms that Amanda is indeed cancer-free.
Jackson and Erica are in the south of France, spending some much needed time together. The couple talks about all that has gone down since her kidnapping.
Kendall is stunned to see Zach alive. Greenlee and Ryan fill her in on ehwta happened. Kendall, Bianca, Ryan & Greenlee wait for news on Zach. Bianca calls Erica with an update from home. Griffin and David butt heads about Hayward’s ethics, but manage to work together to stabilize Zach. Griffin tells Kendall she can go see see Zach now. An emotional Kendall takes Zach’s hand as he opens his eyes and says her name.
On the Next All My Children…
- Is Babe still alive?
- Marissa tells Bianca she wants to spend the night with her.
- Maya tells Mookie they’re over.
On Friday, August 12, both Soap Opera Network and Soap Opera Digest reported SOAPnet’s post “All My Children” schedule (Monday, September 26), which included the insertion of “Brothers & Sisters” re-runs and the shuffling of more than 80% of the schedule into different time periods. Other than “Days of our Lives” picking up a primetime spot (8:00 PM ET/PT), nothing caught reader attention more than the network announcing classic episodes of “All My Children,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live.” So what is a classic episode according to the network?
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Jacob Young is returning to the soap that started his daytime career back in 1997. This fall the Daytime Emmy Award winner will reprise the role of Eric Forrester (John McCook) and Brooke Logan’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) son, Rick Forrester, on the CBS daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
Four months after it was announced that “All My Children” would be ending its run on ABC in September and just a month after learning that Prospect Park, a 2-year-old production company, had picked up the show as part of its yet-to-be-named infotainment network set for a January launch, Young (JR Chandler on “AMC”) has become the second actor to bolt the daytime drama series. The first being Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard), who is heading to “The Young and the Restless” later this fall.
In an interview with TV Guide Magazine‘s Michael Logan, Young reveals that he will be returning on screen to “B&B” beginning Monday, September 26, which will also mark the first time in 41-years that “All My Children” was not on the regularly scheduled ABC Daytime lineup. “The Chew” replaces “AMC” on this date.
“When I started talking to ‘B&B’ I didn’t think it would happen so fast. But I guess it’s good that way. I was looking forward to wrapping up ‘AMC’ and having a bit of a hiatus, maybe a month or two to travel with my family,” said Young. “As it turns out, I’ll probably have my ‘AMC’ and ‘B&B’ schedules overlapping and be shooting both shows at the same time. I’m like, ‘You guys figure it out and point me in the right direction.’”
Although he hopes the deal with Prospect Park and “AMC” can come together even without him and Morgan, like many of his co-stars Young is concerned about the hiatus between the soap ending on ABC and taking off on the internet. Young thinks a January 16 debut is an optimistic time table for when “AMC” could end up back on the air considering the facts of the situation so far. His advice to his co-stars in the meantime is “to get out there in the business and see what’s crackin’. Anybody with common sense would do that.”
With Prospect Park yet to confirm details of when “AMC” will pick up production due to union issues, the company has been unable to reach out to actors to try and iron out contracts, leaving an actor exodus a strong possibility before the online version of the soap even debuts. Interestingly enough, news of Young heading back to “B&B” comes on the heals of that soap returning from a three week production hiatus.
In an interview with Soap Opera Network during the “All My Children” Fan Club Weekend, Young shared his hopes for fans who would continue with the show online and where he sees his character as the show comes to a close on ABC.
For more from Young’s TV Guide interview where he discusses both “AMC” and “B&B, click here.
About Jacob Young
Young put the character of Rick Forrester on the map on “B&B” from 1997 to 1999. The role was last played by Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, “Days of Our Lives) in 2011. Young moved on to ABC’s “General Hospital” as Lucky Spencer, the son of Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), from 2000 to 2003. Keeping a track record of playing the son of some of daytime’s most important characters, in 2003, Young landed the role of Adam Chandler (David Canary) and Dixie Cooney’s (Cady McClain) son JR Chandler on “AMC.” That role had previously been played to much acclaim by Jesse McCartney.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Earlier this month, Soap Opera Network reported that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to “All My Children” for a cameo appearance before the Friday, September 23 finale, which is when the soap ends its 41-year run on ABC. Now we’ve learned when she’ll first air!
Right after learning the aforementioned news in April, the actress, who won a Daytime Emmy for her portrayal of Kendall Hart in 1995 as the first-born of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), began campaigning for a short return stint as a new character. It has been revealed that Gellar will appear on the Wednesday, September 21 episode in scenes opposite another former memorable Pine Valley star and her real-life best friend Eva LaRue.
Gellar appeared on “AMC” from 1993 to 1995. In 1997, the actress, who recently turned 34-years old, landed the lead role on The WB/UPN network primetime series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The role helped make Gellar a household name, which will come in handy as she’s set to star in the upcoming CW thriller “Ringer, which premieres Tuesday, September 13.
LaRue ‘portrayal as Dr. Maria Santos lasted from 1993 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2005. Like Gellar, LaRue was immediately interested in a return after hearing about the soaps cancellation. The actress was signed to return for five episodes, two of which already aired in July. The actress is currently filming the 10th season of her CBS series “CSI: Miami.” She landed a regular role on the procedural in 2005.
“AMC” is slated to live-on with the help of the internet and potentially cable. The latest reports indicate that Prospect Park, the production company that has licensed both “AMC” and “One Life to Live,” is planning to debut both programs on their new format on Monday, January 16.