Say It Ain’t So! No Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos for All My Children’s ABC Finale?!





I guess sometimes you really can't go home again, especially if your show moves across country! Soap Opera Digest is reporting New York-based stars Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos won't be able to reprise the popular roles of Hayley and Mateo Santos for All My Children's network TV send off because of scheduling woes. Bummer!

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37 Responses

  1. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    If they really wanted to do it, they could. There could at least be a three-way telephone call with those two talking to someone in Pine Valley. Their scenes could be filmed in New York and spliced in later.

  2. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    Aww man, I’m just glad that they at least wanted to do it. But there’s not saying that they can’t make a few cameos for the web series.

    Come on Regis, give Kelly some time off! Do it for La Lucci! lol

  3. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    Disappointing! Hey, don’t Hayley and Mateo have their own talk show? They should use the Regis and Kelly set and have Kelly and Mark appear in character on “their” talk show—and then have the clip appear on someone in PV’s television!

  4. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    Scheduling problems?? Every time I tune into Regis & Kelly one of them is always on vacation. Mark doesn’t work. He cashes Kelly’s checks. They couldn’t fly out for one day of shooting? Hard to believe.

  5. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    I love Hayley & Mateo, but since the show really isn’t ending, I can deal with it. I would love if they recasted the roles. It’s insane that they don’t want to. There is a slew of capable actresses that could play Hayley, and an arsenal of actors to play Mateo….

  6. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Why recast Hayley or Mateo? I agree with A-Crane. NOBODY really wants to see new actors playing these roles. I think it would be an epic fail to recast.
    They haven’t been an active part of the canvas for YEARS. It’s better to just keep them offscreen while having relevant characters mention them from time to time. Truthfully speaking, without Adam or Maria around, there really is no need to bring them back for more than guest spots. And ONLY with Kelly and Mark….

    Just my humble opinion.

  7. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    Im sorry but U can if u want Hayley for long & Rippa cant do it then yes they coulod recast

    ABC wanted Beth Ehlers in the role in 2009 but Ripa threw a fit and canned that.

    Im sorry if u leave a role u cant hold it hostage

    As for Mataeo there are tons of actors that would be wonderful in that part

  8. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I don’t know why this is “news” today. Kelly said this on her show WEEKS ago! She said scheduling was the problem, but she’s happy they were able to go back for the 40th anniversary. She also repeated it recently when Josh Duhamel was on Regis and Kelly. There’s absolutely nothing new in this story.

  9. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    No roles should be recast unless absolutely necessary. And having Hayley and Mateo on the show these days is NOT necessary. A cameo from Kelly and Mark every few years is always a good thing.

  10. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    Appleridge, we are on it today! *Cyber high-fives*
    Kelly Ripa is not irreplaceable. She’s no Victoria Rowell LOL…Hayley is a legacy character that could be essential in AMC’s transition to the web. Adam could force JR into starting up a cable network that he wants Hayley to run. Chandler conflict is the best conflict in Pine Valley. Kelly needs to shit or get off the pot. She can’t hold that role hostage. PP/ABC owns the character, so she doesn’t have a say in what happens.

  11. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Kelly doesn’t just host her show. She and Mark have a production company and have made reality shows and documentaries. We have no idea what their schedule entails, so when she says they can’t do it, who are any of us to quibble with that? It’s her life! How many of you would like to be called back to work at a job you did a decade ago, whether you wanted to do it or not?

  12. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    Hayley a legacy character? Um, Adam Chandler isn’t even on the show anymore.

    Kelly’s much more successful than Victoria Rowell. Fans would revolt if they recast Hayley. Only a small minority of Kelly haters would approve of a recast.

  13. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    There a few roles on existing shows that should not be recast

    AMC: Erica, Jackson, Opal, Tad, Dixie & Joe
    B&B: Stephanie Brooke & Erix
    Days: Bo, Hope, Caroline, Victor, Stefano, Maggie, Victor, Kayla Jennifer & Lucas
    GH: Luke Laura Monica Tracy Edward Alexis
    OLTL: Viki Dorian Bo Nora Blair
    YR: Katherine Jill Victor Nikki Jack Ashley

  14. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    [quote=AlistairCrane]Roles should NEVER be recast unless it’s a dire emergency.[/quote]

    What No If The role is necessary for story Recast

    Soaps Kill off too many and then have to uin kill them

    If u recast it keeps the role alive

  15. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    [quote=appleridge][quote=AlistairCrane]Roles should NEVER be recast unless it’s a dire emergency.[/quote]

    What No If The role is necessary for story Recast

    Soaps Kill off too many and then have to uin kill them

    If u recast it keeps the role alive[/quote]

    Absolutely not. The entire idea of recasting is a stupid one, especially when the actor who played the role is an iconic star like Kelly Ripa.

  16. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I think it does depend on the character. Jamie Luner may be a fine actress, but she’ll never be Liza Colby for me.

    On the other hand, I never thought anyone could replace Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kendall, but ladies and gentlemen, Alicia Minshew! So, I guess it’s possible we never know who can be recast until it happens.

  17. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    yes and some may have perfered Gillian Spencer as Viki & Niki & Nancy Pinkerton as Dorian on OLTL but they left and we got ES &RS and folks gave it time and she is widely accepted in the roles

    If recasts you just have to give it time and writers have to keep the character consistent to who they were b4 the recast

  18. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    It ain’t about time. It’s about the original actor almost always being better than the recast. A recast is extremely disruptive and should only occur if an actor is sick/dies or if a character hasn’t been on the show in over a decade (Eric Brady and Sarah Horton on Days are ripe for recasting since they haven’t appeared in 11 and 20 years, respectively).

  19. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    Look at Y&R: Their recasts of Heather, Adam, and Diane are AWFUL! The originals were so. much. better and never should have been replaced.

  20. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    Chris Engen quit in middle of story. Diane I agree MW was miscast but liked both Alex & Susan as Diane.
    Havent liked either Heather

    But look what did work at YR
    John, Ashley, Jill, Nikki, Mammie & Sharon

  21. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Appleridge–

    I didn’t care for Brenda Epperson as Ashley– or Shari Shattuck! But that’s just my opinion. :)

    But I agree that Peter Bergman and Jess Walton are Y&R’s most successful recastS EVER, hands down!!

    I also admit to hating recasts. They usually don’t live up to the original. Have to agree with A-Crane there.

  22. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    Appleridge, you are never going to convince me. I don’t support the whole idea of recasting. I don’t like it and I don’t want to see it. I’d rather have the character written out and a new character written in if the actor can’t or no longer wants to continue in the role.

  23. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    [quote=AlistairCrane]Hayley a legacy character? Um, Adam Chandler isn’t even on the show anymore.

    Kelly’s much more successful than Victoria Rowell. Fans would revolt if they recast Hayley. Only a small minority of Kelly haters would approve of a recast.[/quote]

    Hayley IS a legacy character. She’s been part of the AMC fabric for over 20yrs. We’re not talking about who’s more successful. Victoria made a HUGE impact as Drucilla on Y&R. Hayley is popular, but she didn’t make that much of an impact in my opinion. Kelly Mennighan Hensley (Emily, ATWT) would KILL as Hayley…

  24. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Appleridge–

    I didn’t care for Brenda Epperson as Ashley– or Shari Shattuck! But that’s just my opinion. :)[/quote]
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    I saw Brenda first and Eileen was On Days then. Didnt Like Shari

  25. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    [quote=appleridge]That could change when they are off ABC. We will see.[/quote]

    Doubtful. The online series will focus on young, new (cheap) characters and maybe a handful of veterans currently on the show. They certainly aren’t going to recast a role that hasn’t been relevant in almost a decade that was played by an iconic star.

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