BREAKING NEWS: Executive Producer Shake-Up at All My Children?




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 HousewivesChuck 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.

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  1. Avatar of hunterforrester
    hunterforrester

    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.

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    Jamey Giddens

    is it true that Julie is the reason why cady has not been brought back jamey?
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    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.

  3. Avatar of Courtney fan4life
    Courtney fan4life

    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.

  4. Avatar of Jamey Giddens
    Jamey Giddens

    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.

  5. Avatar of GossipGirl
    GossipGirl

    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!

  6. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    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…\\\***

  7. Avatar of jason2gether
    jason2gether

    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 …

  8. Avatar of luverica
    luverica

    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.

  9. Avatar of FierceBish
    FierceBish

    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.

  10. Avatar of luverica
    luverica

    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.

  11. Avatar of Jon
    Jon

    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

  12. Avatar of katclaws
    katclaws

    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!

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