Nixon Confirms a Huge ‘AMC’ Departure

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Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:05 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” suffers it’s biggest loss yet due in part due to their production move west.

Julia Barr and Cady McClain will be returning to “All My Children” in the next several weeks. In news that will invoke feelings that directly oppose the ones the aforementioned news stories invoked with many fans, “AMC” and “One Life to Live” creator Agnes Nixon has confirmed the bad news that Daytime Confidential first reported several months ago: David Canary is leaving “AMC” later this year.

In an October 2009 interview with, a clearly disappointed Nixon let it prematurely slip that the acclaimed actor would be exiting the soap. The site waited until this week to release the top-tier confirmation of the news that ABC Daytime has yet to confirm for obvious reasons. You can watch Nixon’s interview here! The confirmation followed months of fans hoping against all odds that fairly decent sources were being led astray. Prior to the Daytime Confidential drop last fall, Canary’s daughter went to Twitter to tell her followers that her father would be moving out to Los Angeles for only the duration of his current contract. Last month, Soap Opera Digest featured columnist, Carolyn Hinsey, told her Facebook followers that Canary is expected to cease taping at “AMC” in March of this year (and that Adam will leave Pine Valley alive).

Prior to joining “AMC,” Canary was best known for the role of Candy Canaday on the series “Bonanza,” a role he played from 1967 to 1973. In 1983, Canary landed the role of devious Adam Chandler on “AMC,” and a year later began playing Adam’s popular twin brother, Stuart (the good twin). In the more than a quarter of a century that Canary has played the roles of Adam and Stuart, to say that Canary has been acclaimed would be an understatement. Canary earned five wins for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Series and has chalked up nearly twenty nominations. The actor is as popular with fans. Critics and fans alike would all agree that “AMC” will not be the same without both this actor and his characters.

Soap Opera Network will keep you up to date as more details develop with this story.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at and can be accessed 24/7.

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