Pine Valley Buzzes With New Life!

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’s” Pine Valley has been a bit of ghost town since the show left the air back in 2011, but not any more: Monday, February 25 marked the first day that past and new actors alike stepped into TOLN’s version of the legendary soap’s fictional town in Stamford, Connecticut — and judging by actor tweets, it seems the first week of taping is going well!

“It was a bright, sunny day in Pine Valley today, even for Dr. D!” joked , who has reprised his role as David. Added Eric Nelson, who’s playing a SORASed AJ: “Filming today was amazing… I have the best cast and crew ever!”

, who has returned as Dixie, also had a memorable first day back, not only because of the welcome gift baskets Prospect Park surprised the cast with, but also because, as she tweeted, it was a “history making day, like when serial drama went from radio to TV.”

Hoping to capture every moment of the special first day back, , who’s returned as Griffin, videotaped many of the major moments in partnership with his soap-supporting production company, Paos Revolution. Two of the videos he posted include a behind-the-scenes tour of the actor’s new dressing rooms, as well as ’s reaction to the sets on which she’ll play Opal.

“[It was] a historic first day of filming,” added AMC’s supervising producer, . “[We] hope to make Agnes [Nixon, show creator] proud!”