‘AMC’s’ Cady McClain on New Writers: They Are Killin’ It

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As previously reported, “All My Children” has named Marlene McPherson and Elizabeth Snyder as co-head writers. What’s so significant about their hiring is that this marks the first time since 2003 that a daytime soap opera has had two females leading its writing team. The last time was with Ellen Weston and Carolyn Culliton co-head writing CBS’ “Guiding Light.” Prior to that was in 2002, when Millee Taggert and Culliton also co-head wrote for “GL.”

Cady McClain, who recently announced her decision to sign on to Prospect Park’s version of “AMC” earlier this month, posted on her Twitter page yesterday where she said, “Yep, I read some scripts. All I can say is: ‘WOW!’ I’m excited! They are killin’ it.” She also re-tweeted a follower who said, “Im excited to see what Marlene McPherson, Elizabeth Snyder & Agnes Nixon write for #AMC this time around.” Per a press release by Prospect Park, Agnes Nixon is currently consulting on the reboots of “AMC” and “One Life to Live.”

The actress also tweeted earlier that day, “Excited to start shooting next week. WOW! Here we go!@prospectpk @AllMyChildrenTV.” McClain also thanked Prospect Park’s Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz for sending over some roses as a thank you to her for returning to “AMC.” She tweeted, “Thank you Frank and Jeff @prospectpk for these beautiful Valentines roses! So classy! pic.twitter.com/ZCH6MnVr.”