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All My Children


As previously reported, with “All My Children” wrapping production in less than a week, actress Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard) will be heading to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”  Although her “Y&R” role has not been revealed, a CBS representative has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Morgan will begin taping scenes beginning Thursday, September 1, which is just one day after her contract with the ABC Television Network is set to expire.

Morgan returned to to the soap that made her famous (“AMC”) back in January 2008 after a near twenty-year absence. She debuted in the role of Dr. Hubbard in 1982, but departed in 1990. In between her “AMC” stints, the actress appeared on the ABC Daytime dramas “Loving,” “The City” and “Port Charles” from 1993 to 1998. She portrayed Dr. Hubbard on both “Loving” and “The City.”

Alongside Daytime Emmy Award Winner Darnell Williams, Morgan created daytime’s first African American super-couple in the form of Jesse and Angie Hubbard. Morgan’s daytime career has also extended outside of ABC Daytime. From 1990 to 1991, Morgan moved on to NBC’s “Generations” and then to CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” from October 2006 to June 2007. The two-time Image Award winner has also had a successful career outside of daytime. She has appeared in numerous primetime series and films.

With “The Young and the Restless” filming roughly five weeks ahead of airdate, a representative has told Soap Opera Network that Morgan will begin airing on Friday, October 7.

“All My Children,” which taped in New York City for much of its broadcast run before moving to the Andrita Studios in Los Angeles after just a year and a half, will cease production next week. Morgan and Jacob Young (JR Chandler) are the only actors confirmed not to be joining the series when it relaunches on the new Prospect Park online network in January 2012. “All My Children” airs its broadcast television series finale on Friday, September 23.



( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 26, 2011.


Brot sets up an elaborate dinner and asks Natalia to marry him.

Erica tells Opal about her fight with Jack and Opal thinks this is exactly what David wants. Erica flashes back to memories of her and Mike Roy.

David reveals he has always admired Angie and hopes they aren’t rushed into surgery. Angie wonders if David saved his daughter Babe.

Zach wants Griffin to turn over any medical record he may have associated with Project Orpheus.

On the Next All My Children

  • Maya confides in Angie.
  • Jesse tells Angie they need to talk.
  • JR threatens Marissa.

NBC Universal

Last Friday, I had stated on my personal Twitter account that I had been hearing reports that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” might be heading to Bravo as a part of a cable deal with Prospect Park, which is reportedly looking for a cable network to supplement costs for its online network debuting in January 2012. Although it’s taken longer than expected to get an official response from Bravo, a spokesperson has stated that “these are all just rumors.”


( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of August 29, 2011.


Zach asks Kendall if she trusts him enough to keep a secret on Tuesday, August 30. David questions Cara’s motives. Cara grows concerned about Griffin. Tad tells Cara she can’t risk getting deported. Cara covers when a concerned Tad picks up on the fact she isn’t feeling well. Cara confides her fear to David. Agnes Eckhardt (Agnes Nixon) arrives at Pine Valley Hospital for treatment. JR misses AJ. On Thursday, September 1, Marissa stands up to JR and his threats after a talk with Bianca. On Friday, September 2, Opal receives a message from an old flame.

The Inside Story: Dust
Angie shares with Maya that a long time ago gave up her own baby. She recounts how Jesse forgave her and helped her find Frankie. Jesse steels himself to break Angie’s heart. Angie demands the truth from Jesse who has a hard time finding the words. Jesse finally tells Angie that their child died at birth. On Wednesday, August 31, a devastated Angie asks Jesse to tell her every detail about their baby. Jesse tells Brot he didn’t reveal his part in what went down and doesn’t plan to. Angie confronts Jesse after learning he cancelled her surgery.

A Closer Look: Dreams
David taunts about someone she loves potentially being alive consumes Erica’s every thought on Monday, August 29. Erica shows Opal a copy of the file she found in David’s office. Jackson arrives as Erica once again contemplates if Mike Roy is alive. Erica learns that her book is creating a lot of buzz and there are new opportunities arising. Agnes delivers a special message to Erica from her mother, Mona. Erica insists that Zach give her the answers David won’t.


  • Opal takes on Verla Grubbs (Carol Burnett) over a man from their past.
  • Mike Roy continues to weigh heavily on Erica’s mind.
  • Both battered, Zach and Ryan are hauled down to the police station.
  • David reveals that two of his patients are almost ready to be reintroduced to Pine Valley.
  • Cara is shocked by the results of her test.

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( — It is full steam ahead behind-the-scenes of “One Life to Live” this week as the show works overtime to film their necessary quota of episodes before taking some time off before wrapping production on the shows TV run later this fall.

Beginning Monday, August 27, the “One Life to Live” studios will go dark for about two weeks before taping is scheduled to resume for the final stretch of the drama series’ run on ABC. The show will tape its final ABC episode in November before resuming production under Prospect Park and its online distribution outlet, for which episodes are slated to air shortly after the broadcast television series finale airs in January on ABC.

On Monday, Kassie DePavia (Blair) confirmed the fast-paced production schedule, tweeting that cast and crew were “Super busy at ‘OLTL.’ Shooting 9 shows this week. Hope everyone is enjoying the show.” Similar sentiments were echoed by Julia Davis, who does make-up for the soap and runs her own company called Julia Jovone Beauty, who tweeted that “Wow! Not tonight… Can’t believe they just extended our out time on set : ( # canceling dinner plans,” and later “Home from a long day on set. Very Grateful for all of my blessings. Time to bring this day to an end. : ).” And again today with “Morning Morning! Early start on set in Lllanview… In need of my morning Smoothie,” and “So prepared to bring this long day on set to a close. Grateful for my grind but exhausted out of my mind : ” And she throws in a little teaser for fans, saying “Ok time to break out my bruise kit on set!”

Cast and crew of “General Hospital,” which has also adopted some of “OLTL’s” cost-saving techniques, returned from a three week break in taping in July, and is currently on another one. So far this year, the soap has taken more than 15 weeks off from production. “All My Children,” which is scheduled to tape the final episode of its TV run next week, took a three week hiatus earlier this summer.

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( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 25, 2011.


Zach tells Griffin he wants him to run the new Miranda Center that Kendall started. Griffin warns Zach off David. Zach can tell David is still wary of his intentions and takes several steps to try to remedy that. Kendall prepares a Welcome Home celebration for Zach. Greenlee arrives and discussion once again turns to David. Kendall admits to Greenlee that Zach is different. Griffin tells Kendall that he wants her to be happy and he feels she can’t be as long as she allows Zach to remain under David’s spell. Zach shows up just as Griffin pulls Kendall closer in his effort to get through to her.

Ryan confronts David over trying to disrupt his marriage and says nothing will come between him and Greenlee. Greenlee tells Kendall about the property bid Ryan made. Ryan learns Zach outbid him. Greenlee and Ryan discuss the recent developments.

Cara tries to convince Griffin to see the bigger picture as he contemplates going to the FDA concerning Project Orpheus. They each accuse the other of letting personal demons get in the way of their objectivity. Tad remembers that he has an immigration meeting with Cara and Dixie feels it’s best if she stays out of the way. Cara is honest with Tad about her feelings. Dixie confronts David. Her words sting the doctor.

On the Next All My Children

  • Erica flashes back to memories of her and Mike Roy.
  • Zach gets in Griffin’s face.
  • Brot asks Natalia to marry him!

Soap Opera Network

As Soap Opera Network recently reported, SOAPnet will be saying a special goodbye to the41- year network run of “All My Children” on the weekend before the daytime drama’s last episode is scheduled to air (Friday, September 23). Today, SOAPnet released the episodes they will use for the 2-day marathon.

The “I Love Lucci” marathon airs on Saturday, September 17. The following is a list of the episodes scheduled to air:

7:00 PM EST: Tom furiously ends his marriage to Erica when he discovers she’s secretly been taking birth control pill. Langley tries to convince Myrtle they’ve never met before. (OAD: November 27, 1979)

8:00 PM EST: Erica gives a shocking speech when she accepts the “Media Woman of the Year” award while high on pills. Kelsey thinks she’s going into labor after Lamaze class with Edmund. Janet panics when she learns Amanda has pneumonia. (OAD: January 19, 1996)


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( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 29, 2011.


  • Monday: Maya confides in Angie. Jesse tells Angie they need to talk. JR threatens Marissa.
  • Tuesday: Will Jesse tell Angie the truth about her baby? Cara tells Tad she isn’t going to her immigration interview. Cara gets an email from Griffin saying he’s gone back to Doctors without Borders.
  • Wednesday: Angie reels following Jesse’s confession. “All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon makes a special guest appearance. Dixie wonders if Tad’s really forgiven her about Kathy after a run-in with David.
  • Thursday: Jesse tells Brot he doesn’t want him to risk his badge or relationship with Natalia due to him. Erica gets a message from Mona. Jackson tells Erica her new book is creating good buzz and her publisher wants to put her on a talk show in LA.
  • Friday:  Angie questions Jesse on why he cancelled her surgery without discussing it with her first. Cara confides in David that she is worried her cancer has come back. Erica wants to know whatever Zach is hiding about David.

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( — Eva LaRue and Sarah Michelle Gellar reunited with some of their former co-stars on the set of “All My Children” earlier today. The two beautiful women taped their scenes scheduled to air on Wednesday, September 21. Continue to read to find out who Gellar will be playing. Soap Opera Network also investigated to find out if this episode is it for LaRue.

With scripts reportedly being manipulated due to “AMC” receiving a new lease on life on the internet, it appears to be impacting more than one return to the program. As we reported earlier this week, Julia Barr’s return was cut short. LaRue’s spokesperson tells Soap Opera Network that her appearance with Gellar will indeed be her next and final appearance on the soap on ABC. The actress who last appeared on the soap in July for two episodes was originally slated to air in three more episodes before “AMC” ended its run on ABC on Friday, September 23.

On her official Twitter feed, LaRue describes the scenes with Gellar that she affectionately refers to as cheesy. Paying homage to Gellar’s run on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and possibly to “AMC’s” current bizarre umbrella story that has several character returning from certain death thanks to a miracle drug regime, Sarah will be playing Dr. Maria Santos psychiatric patient. Dr. Santos’ patient insists she’s surrounded by … vampires!

AMC Recap: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 24, 2011.


Erica shows up at Krystal’s and wants to hear from Bianca everything she’s missed but when Bianca tries to tell her she is with Marissa, Erica insists on talking about Paris and then leaves to see Zach before Bianca even has the chance. Marissa reassures Bianca. JR tells Dixie he is going to prove Marissa he’s worthy of his son. An upset Liza finds JR trying to upload to the internet a video he has of Marissa and Bianca having sex.

Erica learns David and Zach are now partners and that Kendall is on board with [Zach's] decision. David interrupts Erica’s reunion with Zach. Erica reminds David she didn’t sell him the hospital and he says she can take him to court but then she may not know who else he saved.

Greenlee finds Ryan packing for a business trip and asks if this has anything to do with David. She tells Ryan about David mentioning Gillian. Greenlee tells Ryan even if Leo was alive it’s Ryan who has her heart. Ryan remembers his romance with Gillian. Ryan has an emotional moment with a heavenly figment of Gillian and closes the door on his past.

Tad’s shocked Cara told David the truth about their marriage. Cara tells David that badmouthing Tad will not gain him any points with her. Greenlee tells Cara she’ll have to learn the hard way about David. Tad tells Dixie about David and Cara. He tries to help Dixie after she fills him in on her flashes of memory of her time with David. Dixie remembers there being another patient in the room with her.

Kendall gently reassures Griffin that everything will be okay with Cara. David continues to push Zach’s buttons. In front of David, Zach pushes Kendall away when she arrives back in the room and tries to help him. Kendall decides to head out with Erica. Zach brushes off Kendall when she attempts to kiss him goodbye. Zach reveals to David that Griffin is working on contacting the FDA about the Orpheus Project.

On the Next All My Children

  • 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.

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