HomeTVAll My ChildrenBREAKING NEWS: Executive Producer Shake-Up at All My Children? Jamey Giddens December 21, 2008 20 Comments We’re hearing from several sources that Lisa de Cazotte (and yes it is with an "S") is thisclose to coming to All My Children as an executive producer. Whether or not the former Passions and General Hospital: Night Shift show runner will be second-in-command to current executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers, or if she will be taking over the show completely is unknown as of yet. We’re hoping for the latter. I know a lot of people feel AMC has improved in recent months, and while I am enjoying the revitalization of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and the Reese/Bianca (Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel) romance, I find the rest of the show very Helter Skelter, almost to the point of being unwatchable. After the stellar job de Cazotte did with the second season of Night Shift, I would love to see her make some sense out of what is taking place in Pine Valley. Insiders say Agnes Nixon‘s crown jewel almost didn’t get renewed during this past round of negotiations with the network and that is just all shades of wrong. All My Children, unlike other soaps on cancellation watch, could be fixed with relative ease. They already have industry vetted writers (Desperate Housewives‘ Chuck Pratt, Coronation Street‘s Daran Little) in place and a stellar cast, so maybe it is time they trim from the top to prevent this still viable sudser from going the way of Guiding Light or Days of Our Lives? More as the story develops. 20 Responses Courtney fan4life December 21, 2008 I hear Julie Hanan Carruthers is the reason why Cady(Dixie) has not returned to life AGAIN. SO FIRE JULIE!!!!!!!! And bring back Dixie. Log in to Reply timepass December 21, 2008 Well since it is not with a z we will not start singing! Jamey, is it one of the blind item you post earlier? Log in to Reply AlistairCrane December 21, 2008 Lisa is a fantastic exec producer and AMC would be lucky to get her. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 21, 2008 Well since it is not with a z we will not start singing! Jamey, is it one of the blind item you post earlier? *** I dunno? (Jamey shrugs.) :p Log in to Reply hunterforrester December 21, 2008 FROM TVGUIDE.CA — This just in: The soap world is breathing a huge sigh of relief. Jamey Giddens has been announced exec producer of AMC. Also, in a shocking move, Luke Kerr has been recast as Greenlee Smythe. Log in to Reply Courtney fan4life December 21, 2008 is it true that Julie is the reason why cady has not been brought back jamey? Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 21, 2008 is it true that Julie is the reason why cady has not been brought back jamey? *** I haven’t heard that one, but let’s face it, while writer after writer has been blamed for the state of this show, there has been one constant, Julie Hanan Carruthers. Log in to Reply Courtney fan4life December 21, 2008 True After McTRASH was fired I was hoping Julie would be next. I just heard some rumor that Julie disliked Cady and thats the reason she hasn’t been brought back yet. But sadly I have given up on AMC and them ever bringing back Dixie. I mean killing Babe was a good start but even that was not going to keep me watching. Log in to Reply OldGHFan December 21, 2008 Why can’t Lisa DeCazotte take over for Jill Phelps at GH? That’s the show that really needs a new executive producer. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 21, 2008 True After McTRASH was fired I was hoping Julie would be next. I just heard some rumor that Julie disliked Cady and thats the reason she hasn’t been brought back yet. But sadly I have given up on AMC and them ever bringing back Dixie. I mean killing Babe was a good start but even that was not going to keep me watching. *** Many actors are VERY frustrated. Log in to Reply GossipGirl December 21, 2008 I think this would be a good move! I agree with you Jamey…the Reese/Bianca story as well as the “real” Erica emerging are the only reasons I am still watching. If it weren’t for Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel, I never would have started watching AMC again. Okay, crazy Annie has been fun to watch as well! Log in to Reply THEBEST December 21, 2008 JHC did a great job on Port Charles, but her run on AMC has been horrible. Maybe Lisa can whip Pratt into shape. We need less new characters played by vets and more legacy characters like Brooke & Dixie. I refuse to give up hope, which is what I did with GH… ***///My life as a soap fan is on life support, waiting for a miracle…\\\*** Log in to Reply jason2gether December 21, 2008 Well I am all for the legacy characters … and they can write Dixie back into the show anyway they want I will believe what ever story they want to sell me as long as she’s back … her first order of business can be to kick crystal to the curb because she is not fit to be Kate’s mom … Log in to Reply Courtney fan4life December 22, 2008 Many actors are VERY frustrated. ****** Dont tease us Jamey DONT!!! LOL Who Who who who who! Log in to Reply luverica December 22, 2008 I was very impressed with General Hospital: Night Shift this past season so as a longtime AMC viewer, who happens to be mostly happy with Pratt’s writing reign so far, this news regarding Lisa de Cazotte makes me more hopeful. I still have to wonder if ABC Daytime as a whole could benefit more if TPTB went further up and replaced Brian Frons, if for no other reason than to ward off the eventual micromanaging of the new executive producer. Log in to Reply FierceBish December 22, 2008 please fire “Emmy winners” Jake & Taylor!!! Both are very incredibly boring and unnecessary to the show. Their brand of crap may have worked in springfield but they’re in pine valley now and they suck. ANC needs to admit this failure and cut their losses on this one. Log in to Reply luverica December 22, 2008 I feel you FierceBish. I don’t think they necessarily need to get rid of Jake Martin since he’s considered a Martin legacy character but I’m not in the Ricky Paul Goldin camp and wouldn’t mind seeing him replaced. I know I’m probably in the minority in this one but the Jake Martin I remembered, especially as played so well by my personal favorite Jake Martin, Michael Lowry, was a very likable character. Ricky plays Jake like a prissy arrogant little prick, sober or drunk. He’s the only character I actually enjoy watching David Hayward mess with right now. Log in to Reply Jon December 22, 2008 SHIT! I don’t watch AMC so I was SOOOO hoping it would be ATWT which needs DESPERATE help! All the same I wish Lisa all my best. I loved her work on GH:NS and I was a Passions fan from day ONE!!!! Sorry, Jamey! Jon Log in to Reply daysfan65 December 22, 2008 When that blind item was posted a while back, I had a feeling it would be de Cazotte to AMC. *************** aka Peter Log in to Reply katclaws December 22, 2008 Why does every other soap get the cool new people? GH is a disaster & that soap really needs some big time fixing. ITA luverica…..TPTB need to replace Frons & Guza…..like yesterday! Jamey, you get the coolest scoops! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.