Ya Heard It Here First: Alexa Havins and Justin Bruening’s All My Children Returns CONFIRMED!





Y'all are gonna start listening to Uncle Jamey when he tries to tell you something! ABC Daytime is confirming what was first hinted right here on Daytime Confidential last week, Torchwood: Miracle Day star Alexa Havins and real-life hubby Justin Bruening (Knight Rider) are returning to All My Children this fall!

From the press release:

Real life couple and fan favorites Alexa Havins (Arabella “Babe” Carey Chandler) and Justin Bruening (Jamie Martin) return to ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children” this September.

Havins was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2005 for her role as Babe Chandler, whom she played from 2003 to 2007. In 2008 Babe suffered injuries after a series of tornadoes hit Pine Valley, which ended in her death. Bruening took over the role of Jamie Martin, Tad and Brooke’s son on “All My Children,” in 2003. When he departed the show in 2007, his character left to work at an AIDS clinic in Africa. Both actors will return in several episodes, scheduled to begin airing this September.

“All My Children” has been hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, and has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades, including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has been at the forefront of such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.

Created by Agnes Nixon, “All My Children” premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer with Lorraine Broderick as head writer. “All My Children” is produced in Los Angeles and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

It's so cool that so many of All My Children's big name alums haven't forgotten where they came from. Watch a clip of Havins and Bruening's AMC characters Babe and Jamie meeting for the time after the jump.
 





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14 Responses

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    alstonboy4315

    Justin Bruening is YUMMY!! Alexa is a lucky gal!! Very lucky! SWOOON!!!

    I wish that the ‘REAL BABE’ would have returned years ago. Maybe we could have been spared the ridiculousness that was Amanda Baker and the blandness that was Brittany Allen.

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    NLGFan

    They already have enough returns from the beyond with Dixie and Zach and possibly Leo. Any chance Havins will take over the role of Babe’s twin Marissa for the final episodes?

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    curacaoman

    [quote=NLGFan]They already have enough returns from the beyond with Dixie and Zach and possibly Leo. Any chance Havins will take over the role of Babe’s twin Marissa for the final episodes?[/quote]

    That would be a tremendous insult to Sarah Glendening!

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    amcknots

    i would rather have Adam and Brooke on for more than a few episodes like the 3 weeks they were until budget issues got in the way. no reason for these 2 to com back!!

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    Soap_fan_forever

    Ohhh I am so exicted!!!!
    I was so hoping she would but figured that would never happen.
    when the interview came out the other day with her about Torchwood and she said Justin was coming…I was like aweosme but I really want Babe too.

    They should have never ever recasted her…just hate it takes it ending..well on tv…to bring them back…so excited for Jamie and Babe!! :D

    As far as her being “dead” well we all sall her die in a tornado so not sure how’ll they’ll technically say she didn’t die but we all know it’s a soap and i’m willing to bet pretty much anyone that’s died David has locked up…Zach, Dixie,Leo…and Babe…Hope if it’s true Krystal knocks him up side the head….gee give her marissa and that should cover he must figure…although Sarah plays marissa 150% better than Brittany.

    :D

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    needab11

    If I recall, David walked in to Babe’s hospital room right after “died” and brought her body to the roof of the hospital to say goodbye. Very possible that he spirited her away and has been nursing her back to health. He did it with Maria, Greenlee and now apparently Dixie.

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    rozzberry

    Alexa/Babe peaks some curiosity for me, but Justin/Jamie not so much. I know I know, Tad & Brooke are his parents, but still, bleh! He was never anything more than something kinda pretty to look at.

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    OnlywatchGHforLC_MonicaQ

    [quote=amcknots]i would rather have Adam and Brooke on for more than a few episodes like the 3 weeks they were until budget issues got in the way. no reason for these 2 to com back!![/quote]

    Amen! How is it THE legendary supercouple of this show – who should’ve been the FIRST announced return – gets their 3 week return shortened to a ‘handful of episodes’ due to ‘budgetary constraints’ while followed by an announcement that a character that NEVER should’ve been in the first place and drove it to cancellation is being brought back from the dead? Am I to presume she’s returning for free?

    I’m insulted as a Brooke and Adam fan and on behalf of the legendary Julia Barr and David Canary. AH can stay wherever she is and JBr can come back for Jamie to attend Brooke and Adam’s long awaited wedding but other than that they can both stay gone. And take useless TK and CM and their MULTI MONTH stints with them. Give their money to Julia and David.

    Budget constraints for THE stars of AMC? AN should lower her head in shame. This is the last time AMC will ever be seen and I want more than the two minute park bench reunion scene I got. I waited 23 long years for them to reunited after ‘Julia Barr hating’ McHack did everything she could to keep them apart. I want my HUGE Brooke and Adam wedding. Invalid my you know what.

    Let’s face it the online thing is going to be a bust – fans care about the CHARACTERS. Without them what’s the point? Bring back Brooke and Adam for more than a glorified cameo and certainly not to prop boathouse mistake and his drinking problem.

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