HomeTVAll My ChildrenKate Collins Returns to AMC as Janet Dillon Luke Kerr April 16, 2010 All My Children, Comings & Goings 21 Comments All My Children fan favorite Kate Collins is returning to Pine Valley as Janet Dillon, the mother of Amanda Dillon (Chrishell Stause), according to TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan. “Janet, in her insanity, thinks she can manage Amanda’s career better than anyone else and wants to take her and the grandbaby off to Europe. She’s even made fake passports,” reports Collins. “And of course she sees Amanda’s husband, Jake, as a big threat to all this. He’s an obstacle and he must be dealt with!” 21 Responses alstonboy4315 April 16, 2010 Fabulous!!! I have been campaigning for the return of "Janet from Another Planet" for a while now. Annie is a tiresome villainess who has been nothing short of boring and predictable. Time for her to step aside and let a REAL villainess come back and shake things up in Pine Valley!!!!! I am used to Robin Mattson’s version of Janet, but Kate Collins is also wonderful!!!! Let the good times roll!!! Log in to Reply TV Gord April 16, 2010 Kate was a great Natalie, but (siiiigh) I miss Robin Mattson as Janet. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 April 17, 2010 I don’t want her to kill Greenlee, I just want Greenlee to pop a Midol (or a dozen!) and shut up for five seconds!! However, she is more than welcome to torture and/or throw Marissa and Randi down the nearest well (like she did Natalie!)………and leave them there until they get new faces and become interesting!!!! Log in to Reply CarlyCfan April 17, 2010 Let’s hope she tries to kill GreenMe and SUCCEED. Maybe Janet is AmandaFan? Lol. Log in to Reply luverica April 17, 2010 Double post. Sorry! Log in to Reply luverica April 17, 2010 AWWWWW S**T!!! Janet is always a lot of fun. I think one of the few great AMC moments of the last few years was Janet bombing Erica’s charity ball. The way it was edited and directed, and that haunting version of "How High the Moon" was one of Janet Dillon’s finest, and craziest, moments. I can’t wait. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqgDQdZumhI Log in to Reply AllmyDaysatGh April 17, 2010 From reading the full article from TV Guide, I think she definitely is Amanda’s stalker, ‘AmandaFan’ LOL! I love it, this is so Janet. I can’t wait to see her, this is GREAT NEWS! luverica, I LOVED those episodes when Janet bombed the ball…classic Janet, it was so crazy, but I loved it to. Log in to Reply ABCJunky73 April 17, 2010 YEAH!! It’s always fun on AMC when Janet From Another Planet is on!!!! Hopefully she doesn’t do anything to bad to Jake and Amanda. Ooh, what would happen if her and Anne got locked up together!!! I’d love to see that!!! Log in to Reply GossipGirl April 17, 2010 This is great news because I just started watching AMC again. Honestly Robin Mattson will always be "my" Janet and I preferred Kate Collins as Natalie, but I’ll take Janet anyway I can. Anyways, just having one of my all time favorite AMC characters coming back is great. Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 April 17, 2010 Oh wow! Someone please let me know her first air date! I love Chrishell, she is drop dead gorgeous. And I directed a scene in class from AMC where Janet was in it. I did a ton of research and love the character! Log in to Reply TV Gord April 17, 2010 April 30th is her first airdate. Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 April 17, 2010 Thanks! Can’t wait to see what this woman is up to now. Log in to Reply Screamer_2012 April 17, 2010 Hey everyone! I’m a newbie, here… and just wanted to say hello. Anyhow… I’m just curious as to how they are going to explain how Janet got out of the mental institution, after killing Trevor Dillon, and blowing up the ball. Btw… I LOVED Robin Mattson as Janet, and would love to see her back on AMC as a different character. Perhaps they could bring her on as a character who would be out for revenge against Janet, because Janet ruined her life, after committing so many crimes, using her face. Just a thought. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 April 17, 2010 Screamer_2012—- I don’t know how they are gonna explain it, unless Janet is threatening/blackmailing a judge or the person who runs the mental institution to get him/her to clear her for release back into society??I agree, they should bring back Robin Mattson in SOME capacity. It would be HILARIOUS to see Robin Mattson playing scenes side by side with Kate Collins. I don’t know what has happened to Robin in recent years, it appears that the has fallen off the map. So many talented actresses, so few soaps for them to pop up on. Sad state of affairs!! Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens April 17, 2010 I SO agree TV Gord. I loved Kate as Natalie and Janet originally, but I prefer Robin’s Janet over Kate’s at this point. McTrashy turned Janet back into a bat shit crazy loon, when Robin’s version became a scrappy, slightly-off kilter antiheroine. I STILL burst out laughing when I think of Palmer cheating on Opal with Janet! You can’t tell that kind of story with Janet now, because she blew up the damn town and killed Uncle Pork Chop. TOO FAR. These writers love to take it TOO FAR for one stupid Sweeps Week story, then they’ve ruined a character. (Are you listening Maria Arena Bell?!) Log in to Reply uofmichgrad99 April 17, 2010 I Heart Kate Collins so much…I can still hear say "Trevvvvvvor" like no other…lmao. AMC has successfully made its way back on my DVR, but whom do I kick off? Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 April 18, 2010 I’m thinking of booting someone off my viewers schedule too. I used to watch so many out of loyalty, but now they are all cancelled over the past 5 years. Log in to Reply Dariclone April 18, 2010 I’m glad that Janet’s coming back, but I was really hoping she wouldn’t be Amanda’s stalker. *sigh* Log in to Reply Grimm April 19, 2010 A shame to waste such a talented actress as Kate Collins on such a caricature of a role. That is exactly what Janet has become after all the development of the character while Robin Mattson played her. Its a shame to return the Janet to her original portrayer in such condition. Log in to Reply TV Gord April 19, 2010 I wish our posts had a "Like" button. I want to "Like" what Grimm wrote! Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott April 19, 2010 This is great news and she is soo good! Can’t wait! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.