DC #438: ABC Kisses, Contracts and AMC Moving to L.A.

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On today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Jillian discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live news and storylines, including:

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Now that Jamey's initial report about All My Children moving to Los Angeles has been confirmed by ABC , Jamey reveals the latest tidbits about what he ' s hearing from his sources. What does AMC's move to L.A. really mean? Is it a vote of confidence in a three-soap lineup, as ABC claims? Is ABC’s investment in HD an investment in OLTL and AMC or just a capital investment in the studios where they are filmed?Susan Lucci is All My Children. When people think of soap operas they think Susan Lucci. Will ABC face a PR crisis if she decides not to make the move? It is unlikely that many older AMC veterans will make the move, but what happens if Thorsten Kaye, Alicia Minshew and Cameron Mathison choose to stay in New York ? The group speculates on whether or not Brian Frons would let them join OLTL?

With AMC moving to L.A., One Life to Live is getting a bigger, improved studio, but how close to cancellation did OLTL really come? Does the new studio give OLTL and Frank & Co. a fighting chance? The DC gang discusses Kish’s kiss, OLTL’s tribute to Grey Gardens and the double wedding of Clint and Nora and Viki and Charlie. Is Crystal Hunt finally stepping up as Stacy and making Jamey a fan?

Is Kelly Monaco leaving General Hospital? Soap Opera Digest is reporting that the show has sent out a casting call for the character of Sam McCall, but Nancy Lee Grahn and Steve Burtonrebuffed the report on Twitter. If Monaco leaves GH where does that leave the JaSam pairing? Should the character of Sam be recast? Jamey suggests which soap she could go too, if she does end up leaving Port Charles. Spinelli asks Mac for Maxie’s hand in marriage. Dante is an undercover cop investigating Sonny and the mob. Knowing that he is Sonny’s son, is this a brilliant twist? Could Dante’s job as a cop provide an opportunity for the show to finally strengthen the role of the police in Port Charles? Jillian reacts to Dante catching his mother Olivia having sex with Johnny.

All this and much more on today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential.

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