Longtime “All My Children” fans couldn’t believe it when news broke that Michael Nader would be bringing his popular alter ego, Dimitri Marick, back to the show. And even though it’s been over a month since his June 12 onscreen debut, it’s still a little bit hard to believe that he’s really back in Pine Valley — even for the actor himself! And it turns out, it was a return that nearly didn’t happen.
“I got a call from my daughter, who said, ‘Dad, I just got an email from someone named Ginger in regards to ‘All My Children.’ She wants to talk to you,” says the actor about how he and executive producer Ginger Smith got in contact. “And lo and behold, [Ginger] said, ‘I’d been trying to find you for three weeks, and I just told the writers that mostly likely I’m going to have to pull off of writing for you, because we couldn’t find you. You’ve been well hidden, Mr. Michael.’”
Even though CNN host Jake Tapper is slated to play an investigative journalist in his upcoming “All My Children” cameo — which isn’t much of a stretch for the newsie — he admits that he wasn’t initially thrilled about appearing on the sudser and had to be coaxed into the role!
The OnLine Network has announced that on Wednesday, July 10, “All My Children” fans will finally get a chance to catch a glimpse of Alicia Minshew as Kendall Hart, who we recently discovered had divorced Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye) between the end of the ABC incarnation to the current TOLN version of the soap. Minshew appeared on the set of the online anytime series on Friday, March 8, when it was announced she’d be reprising her role as the eldest daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).
With word that “All My Children’s” Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) was with child, you’d think that would be enough for the writing team of The OnLine Network’s popular anytime soap to handle (deciding whether to somehow write it in or to not, if even remotely possible), but now comes word that another actress is also with child!
Last night at the Z100 relaunch party celebrating the returns of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” at the iHeart Radio Theater, fans were treated to a Q&A session and meet and greet with “AMC’s” Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) and Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney) as well as “OLTL’s” Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan), Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King) and Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord).
The behind-the-scenes drama that’s been brewing since Prospect Park filed a lawsuit against ABC on April 18 is about to get even soapier! According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Prospect Park producers wished to buy ad space for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” during broadcast soaps (“General Hospital,” “Days of our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “The Young and the Restless”), but CBS and NBC allegedly refused to help promote the competition — and in light of the $25 million lawsuit Prospect Park launched against ABC, the alphabet network isn’t willing to run spots for the show, either!
ABC has announced that “All My Children’s” Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) along with “One Life to Live’s” Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) will appear on the Thursday, April 25 edition of the networks “The View.”
On the back cover of the newest double issue edition of TV Guide Magazine (dated April 22-May 5, 2013), those individuals who have yet to discover that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” are now back in session will be in for a surprise when they see The OnLine Network’s advertisement in the magazine proclaiming that “America’s Favorite Dramas” premiere with new 30 minute daily episodes that can be viewed whenever they want, however they want and wherever they want via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes beginning Monday, April 29.
Soap Opera Network has learned that television newcomer Caitlainne Rose Gurreri has landed the heavily recurring role of Eileen on TOLN’s “All My Children.”
Longtime fans of “All My Children’s” Rebecca Budig would love to see her return as Jackson Montgomery’s (Walt Willey) firecracker daughter, Greenlee Smythe. But will the busy actress make a return appearance to Pine Valley as the character she originated back in 1999?
Earlier today, a fan asked the beloved beauty via Twitter if she’s been approached for the reboot of the classic show. Her response: “Yes and no. Not for the next round of shooting.”