(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Susan Lucci has taken to Twitter by announcing that she is heading into her final week of taping at ABC’s “All My Children,” although she doesn’t make it clear whether or not she will be moving on to the Prospect Park version of the soap when it debuts in January 2012.
Heading towards my last week of All My Children..very emotional time yet excited to see David Canary & Julia Barr again! – Susan Lucci
Wednesday, August 31 is the last day that cast and crew of “All My Children” will be employed by the network, leaving Prospect Park to sign deals with the soon-to-be unemployed talent in order to properly re-launch the show in the coming months. There is no official word on who is staying, although we already know that Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard) and Jacob Young (JR Chandler) will not be part of the soap when Prospect Park takes over as each are heading to “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” respectively.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
David and Zach agree to a partnership. Greenlee finds Griffin staring at a picture of Kendall and advises him to not let go of his friendship with her. David taunts Griffin and Greenlee about losing their love interests. Zach tells Kendall she would be better off without him, angering Kendall. Greenlee doesn’t want to see Kendall’s marriage destroyed by David and she promises not to let that happen. David tells Zach it will take a lot of work before he trusts him with anything besides finances. Griffin asks Zach to help him get David away from his sister. Kendall takes Griffin aside. Zach watches Kendall and Griffin from a distance. David arrives and pushes Zach’s buttons about Griffin.
Tad tries to warn Cara off David. Tad tells Jake about Cara working with David. Dixie has another flashback of David bending over her and wonders what he did to her and why she can’t remember. Cara tells David that their hook-up was just a one time deal but later agrees to go on a work-date to discuss the Orpheus Project. Griffin warns Cara that David is using her like he used him. Cara brushes off Griffin’s concerns. Tad issues David a warning. David tells Tad he isn’t the one who tossed Cara aside. Cara tells Tad she had sex with David.
Jake and Amanda discuss adoption.
Maya tells Angie she heard Mookie has gone back to California. Maya’s affected as Dixie, Krystal, Angie and Amanda discuss motherhood. Angie tells Maya she will help her find her daughter.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 22, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Kendall is quiet after Zach’s declaration that he is standing by David. Ryan, Greenlee and later Griffin are dumbfounded by Zach’s allegiance to David. Kendall defends Zach’s position on the matter. Greenlee tries to get through to Kendall. Griffin questions David about his new biggest fan, Zach. Zach tells David he wants to partners with him on Project Orpheus
Dixie tells Tad she feels much better and is working on building a relationship with Kathy. Cara initially pulls away from a kiss with David. David and Cara make love. Cara tells David she has no regrets about what transpired between them. Griffin interrupts the pair as Cara’s preparing to leave. David announces to Griffin that he’s offered Cara his former research position in the Orpheus Project. Cara apologizes to Tad for disappearing and he’s relieved to hear she is staying in PV. His relief is short-lived as Cara reveals she is going to work with David on the Orpheus project.
Liza is sickened by JR’s actions and tells him to find a new lawyer. Colby convinces Liza to give JR another chance. Marissa tells Tad that JR tried to bribe the judge for the custody hearing. Tad and Dixie show up at the mansion and want to know if JR’s been drinking. Tad assures JR that his son loves him. JR asks Dixie to help him get rid of all the alcohol in the house. We later see JR is clearly manipulating his loved ones in order to get what he wants.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Julia Barr will bring Brooke English back to Pine Valley on Friday, September 16, which means, if the soap can take a break from exploring Dr. David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) God complex in-depth, Barr will air in six episodes at the most before “All My Children” airs its series finale on ABC on Friday, September 23.
Barr initially reported she was due to tape nine episodes. Her return was most likely impacted by the 41-year old soap being picked up for continuation on the internet – and potentially cable – by production company Prospect Park. ABC Daytime Chief Brian Frons recently reported that the move meant that the last few weeks of “AMC” script had to be manipulated to apply a more ongoing and less of a finale tone.
Barr joined the cast of “AMC” in 1976 as the troubled niece of delightful socialite Phoebe Wallingford (Ruth Warrick). For thirty years, fans were spellbound as Barr took us on a journey through Brooke’s many personal and professional trials and tribulations. Barr’s most memorable work as Brooke included her numerous verbal sparring matches with Erica, her romance with Adam, and the heart-breaking death of Brooke’s baby daughter Laura. In 2006, Barr was told she could only remain on cast if she agreed to a downgrade to recurring status. She decided to exit. In 2010, Barr returned as the love of Adam Chandler’s life to usher David Canary off the canvas in top form.
As previously reported, Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) pops up with Eva La Rue (Maria) on Wednesday, September 21 and is scheduled to tape those scenes this week, according to sources. Gellar will appear as a new character; La Rue appeared in two episodes of “AMC” in July and was scheduled to appear in three more episodes before the ABC finale.
Agnes Nixon will appear on “AMC” beginning with the Wednesday, August 31 episode and continuing through Thursday, September 1. Carol Burnett (Verla) will air on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7. Leven Rambin (Lily), Alexa Havins (Babe), Justin Bruening (Jamie) and, of course, Canary’s return airdates have not been released at this time.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Monday, September 5, 2011 will mark the final Labor Day repeat airing of ABC’s canceled daytime dramas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” and likely the second to last time “General Hospital” will air one during its current 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT timeslot as Katie Couric takes over “GH’s” slot beginning in September 2012.
Since debuting re-runs several years ago, the network has been able to utilize the “AMC,” “GH” and “OLTL” repeats to help define important moments in each soaps current storylines. For “All My Children” in particular, the episode set to air is expected to set the course towards the soaps ABC series finale on Friday, September 23. Only “One Life to Live” will air an episode older than a few weeks as both “General Hospital” and “AMC” will air episodes that aired two weeks ago.
“All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will debut online in January 2012 on the as-yet-to-be named entertainment hub by production company Prospect Park.
What follows are the final labor day re-runs scheduled to air on ABC on Monday, September 5, 2011:
All My Children (Episode # 10,678; OAD: 8/5/11)
Bianca and Kendall are surprised to find an unharmed Erica on their doorstep. Appears Erica and Janet were not the only ones to escape and Janet brings in Marian and Dixie. Dixie runs out when she hears sirens but no one is able to catch her and Erica hopes she finds Tad and JR on her own. Emma tells Ryan about the fire and asks if Annie is alright. Both are surprised to see Annie at the door and Ryan makes it clear he won’t allow her to hide out there, but she just wants to see Emma. Thorsten Kaye returns as Zach Slater.
Special Note: This episode features Leo’s (Josh Duhamel) return plus the fire at Oak Haven which brings all the crazies into town. Tad talks to Kathy and then Dixie, Griffin pressures David regarding Orpheus info and Zach appears at the end.
General Hospital (Episode # 12,364; OAD: 8/8/11)
Liz wakes up from the car accident and discovers Siobhan unconscious. She finds Jason unresponsive in the other car and Carly injured. Meanwhile Sam starts to get excited about her wedding date! Sam gets a call from Monica. Shawn and Jax, with Josslyn in his arms, face off, but Shawn suffers a PTSD attack. Jackal, P.I., takes interest in Lulu, to Maxie’s chagrin. Robin’s regime as Chief of Staff continues to wreak havoc for Patrick, Matt and Steve. Later, Patrick and Robin get romantic but are interrupted when Patrick is called back to the hospital for an emergency.
One Life to Live (Episode # 10,903; OAD: 4/6/11)
Natalie visits with Clint and admits she’s not over John. Blair and Starr take Jack home and make him take the Shane video off his computer. Blair admits to Starr that she hit Jack. In the aftermath of Shane’s suicide attempt, Rex and Gigi argue over what’s the right thing to do, but ultimately decide to take him to the hospital. Viki visits Todd, but instead finds Téa. Viki tells Téa that she found Charlie in bed with Echo. Téa realizes that Viki is going to give Echo a piece of her mind. Destiny tells Shaun about Shane, says she’s going to tell Matthew what happened. Shaun and Téa bond over Destiny and Danielle.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” continues to make changes on the writing staff.
Script writer Mary Sue Price, who began writing for “GH” in 1999, is leaving the show. Joining “GH” is former “All My Children” script writer Kate Hall. Hall wrote scripts for “AMC” from 2007-2011. She is the daughter of soap writer Courtney Simon and Peter Simon (ex-Ed Bauer, “Guiding Light”).
Script writer Aida Croal, who’s been with “One Life To Live” since 2006, has left the show. She joins the writing staff of “Sanctuary” which airs on Syfy.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: TEASERS
“All My Children” will end its network television run in just five weeks on Friday, September 23, 2011. The soap that houses the biggest name in the history of the daytime drama format, Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), debuted on ABC on January 5, 1970. The entertainment industry is set to pay tribute to the show that left its mark on pop culture with several special installments that fans will not want to miss out on.
People Magazine has spent the summer working on a Special Collector’s issue for fans of “AMC.” The issue is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com for a discounted price. The publication date for the issue is September 27, 2011, which means it should be on newsstands as early as the first week of September. The following is a description of the issue provided by the editors of the popular magazine:
A commemoration of the long-running soap opera that ends in September, 2011 after 41 years. With dozens of pages of brand new, exclusive photographs and interviews, the book visits Pine Valley and all the characters that made the show an American institution. Chock full of favorite moments, story lines, and insights from star Susan Lucci, creator Agnes Nixon and many others, it’s a collector’s book that will satisfy millions of fans.
Cameron Mathison will host a one-hour special on the TV Guide Network honoring “AMC” on Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 PM EST. Mathison has played Ryan Lavery on the ABC daytime drama since December 1997, save a one year break. Mathison posted on his Twitter page that among other past and present “AMC” stars that he has interviewed Kim Delaney (ex-Jenny Gardner) and Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres) for the special. The handsome actor who will turn 42-years old next week is also a special correspondent for “Extra” and “Good Morning America.” “GMA” which airs every morning on ABC will also be airing a special on “AMC” at an air-date yet to be announced.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
After making love for the first time, Marissa tells Bianca she feels great about what happened between them.
JR tells Liza he got the custody hearing moved up so Tad and Dixie can’t testify against him. Liza is not pleased when she realizes JR tried to bribe the judge. Keeping his part of the deal, JR tries to make inroads between Colby and Liza. Liza tells JR his plan to bribe the judge backfired. When Colby realizes JR spiked his coffee she calls him a selfish drunk. JR says he’s giving up booze. Marissa gets a call from Caleb alerting her to the judge deciding to give her full custody of AJ in light of JR’s attempt to bribe the court. Her happiness is tempered by her concern for JR and his continued self-destruction.
Cara and David talk about the past and the present. Cara hides when Tad arrives at ConFusion looking for her. David and Tad exchange barbs. David takes Cara to his room and tells her she can stay there. Griffin is upset when Cara doesn’t answer his call. Cara calls back and tells Griffin that she is still in Pine Valley but needs some time alone. David explains his love-hate relationship with Pine Valley. Cara tells David that she likes him. The two end up sharing a passionate kiss.
Zach and Kendall’s conversation returns at the tale end. The pair discuss the private conversation they just had and we see that Kendall is clearly not happy with what apparently has to be done. Outside the room, a concerned Griffin asks Kendall if everything is alright. Kendall makes up an excuse for the reason she’s unsettled and later when Greenlee expresses her concern. When Griffin goes to check on Zach, he asks Griffin if he’s in love with Kendall. Griffin tells him it’s not relevant because Zach is back and Kendall loves him. Zach declares to Ryan, Greenlee and Kendall that his full allegiance is to David afterall he saved his life and brought him back to his family.
Greenlee confides to Kendall about Leo and Gillian. Ryan asks Greenlee what’s bothering her.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of August 22, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN
Marissa fills Tad & Dixie in on what JR’s been up to. Will they finally get through to JR on Monday, August 22. JR is on a mission. Dixie and Angie’s confab hits close to home for Maya. Angie gives Maya advice about the baby she gave up and leads her to Tad for help. Bianca tries to tell Erica about her new romance on Wednesday, August 24 … but Erica isn’t very receptive. Brot asks Natalia an important question on Friday, August 26.
The Inside Story: Toy Soldiers
Cara puts the brakes on her and David’s personal connection. Tad is relieved when Cara reveals she is staying in town until she announces the reason why – Project Orpheus! Kendall watches as Zach & David agree to a professional alliance. Kendall is unsettled but agrees to not fight Zach’s decision. Tad tells Jake about Cara & David. Dixie has another troubling flashback to her time with David on Tuesday, August 23. David douses any illusions Zach has about their partnership and then proceeds to push his buttons. Greenlee refuses to let David continue hurting the people she cares about. Dixie is determined to unlock the truth. Cara’s relationship with David agitates Tad. Greenlee tells Cara she’s going to learn who David really is the hard way. Ryan has an emotional encounter with Gillian. David curbs Erica’s threats by once again holding over her head the possibility that he saved somebody close to her. Ryan confronts David about the game he’s playing. Zach realizes David still doesn’t trust him. On Thursday, August 25, Greenlee tells Kendall about the property bid. Kendall admits to Greenlee that something feels off with Zach. Cara tries to convince Griffin to reconsider risking David’s work. Opal insists Erica not allow David’s mind-games to come between her and Jack. Erica flashes back to moments with Mike Roy. David tells Angie that he doesn’t want to rush into her surgery but they may have no choice. Angie questions David about Babe. Griffin & Zach’s meeting becomes heated. Zach orders Griffin to turn over the Project Orpheus medical files he intends to give the FDA.
AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011