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BREAKING NEWS: ‘AMC’ Hires Kreizman and Swajeski

Photo: ABC Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:36 PM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" names their new head-writing team. Soap Opera Network has learned that David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski are the new Co-Head Writers at "All My Children." "AMC" has been without an official Head Writer ever since the firing of Charles Pratt Jr. in November 2009. There is no word yet on what will happen to Lorraine Broderick, who was brought in as an “Associate Head Writer” to help with the transition. Broderick…

McClain Returns to ‘AMC’ For Story Arc, Too

Photo: Marina Chavez/ABC Wednesday, January 13, 2010 4:19 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" will be whistling Dixie this March. On the heels of the fabulous news that Julia Barr is returning to "All My Children" for a three-month story arc, which will begin airing on February 23, as Brooke English, is the equally fabulous news that Cady McClain will also be returning to the ABC sudser in 2010 "for a short run." ABC Daytime President Brian Frons made the announcement that the actress and…

Llanview Casting Gossip: January 12 Edition

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:26 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A shrink returns, a dayplayer reveals her next airdate, a background character is named, and an extra leaks info. on his upcoming scenes, all in this edition of Llanview Casting Gossip. The "One Life to Live" comings and goings continue into the month of February with some minor returns and updates. Sean J. Cullen reprises the role of Dr. Levin on Wednesday, January 27th. The doc. previously counseled Jessica Brennan…

‘One Life’ Casting ‘Principal’ Role

Photo: ABC Wednesday, January 9, 2010 3:31 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Prepare for more teenage drama and angst around the halls of Llanview High in the coming months, as word comes that "One Life to Live" is looking to fill an important role. Late last week the soap released an audition script for the role of a "High School Principal." While specific details remain sketchy, it is reported that the role will be recurring. The Llanview High principal was last portrayed by Michelle M. Robinson in 2008;…

Samii Ryan Auditions for Role on ‘One Life’

Photo: ABC Wednesday, January 9, 2010 1:37 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The aspiring actress reveals that she has screen tested for an unnamed new role on "One Life to Live." Ryan tells the Pocono Record that "I just went to an audition for the soap opera, 'One Life to Live.' I got a call back from them and now I wait," she said. "Waiting is horrible..." That audition came nearly a month ago, according to a December 10th post by the actress on her Twitter page, "'One Life to Live' audition tomorrow.…

‘One Life’ Says ‘Good Morning’ for Worthy Cause

Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:46 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Stars from the ABC soap "One Life to Live" set to appear on "Good Morning America" to participate in coat drive for needy. On Tuesday, January 12th, Eddie Alerderson (Matthew Buchanan), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn), and Shenell Edmonds (Destiny Evans) will appear on the popular morning news program to participate in "GMA's" annual "Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Drive," "OLTL" publicity director Lauri Hogan tells SON.  For the third straight…

Barr Returns to ‘AMC’ For Story Arc

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Wednesday, January 6, 2010 3:40 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" brings Julia Barr, or as she's known in Pine Valley: Brooke English, back in 2010 - for more than a day! Soap Opera Digest and SOAPnet are reporting that the extraordinary Julia Barr will return to "All My Children" for what is promised to be "a great story arc" beginning on Tuesday, February 23. Hallelujah! The missed actress just appeared on "AMC's" 40th Anniversary episode on January 5th. Barr…

‘One Life’ Casting a New Stripper

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:39 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Llanview may be about to lose one Vegas show girl, but a replacement is on the way. "One Life to Live" released a new audition script on Monday afternoon for the role of "Leah," who appears to be a acquaintance of Stacy and Kim from their Las Vegas callgirl days. The scene begins with "Beth" telling Leah that she is getting married very soon, even though "Rich" hasn't had time to buy her a ring yet. Leah, sounding a bit skeptical, asks Beth if…

‘AMC’ January 2010 Casting Notes

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Friday, January 1, 2010 9:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Many familiar faces from Pine Valley's past will help "All My Children" ring in 2010. “All My Children” celebrates its 40th Anniversary on Monday, January 4th and Tuesday, January 5th. The popular ABC soap is marking the anniversary by bringing back many of its former stars. As previously reported by Soap Opera Network, those stars include Kelly Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan from 1990 to 2002, Ripa's husband Mark…

Important ‘AMC’ Garage Sale Update

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Important new information on the upcoming ”All My Children” garage sale. As previously reported, on Monday, November 23, “All My Children” will team up with “The Rachael Ray Show” to host a garage sale. The garage sale will take place at the studio where the “The Rachel Ray Show” tapes located at 222 East 44th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan and will be taped for a December or January segment on the talk show. For sale will be props, set pieces, wardrobe and other items that the ABC…

One Year Later, Pratt Falls Off ‘AMC’

“All My Children” Head-Writer Charles Pratt, Jr. has been released from his duties at the ABC soap. Soap Opera Digest confirmed on Friday afternoon that controversial “All My Children” Head Writer Charles Pratt, Jr. has been released from his position with the ABC soap. Sources close to the matter indicate that the official announcement from ABC will be made this Monday.