Francesca James RETURNING to All My Children as a New Character?! Plus Updated OLTL and AMC Cast Lists!






Updated cast lists for All My Children and One Life to Live have been leaked online, and while many of the names have been previously reported, one is quite the shocker. Apparently veteran soap actress/director/producer Francesca James (seen above with ex-AMC star Cameron Mathison) is listed as playing the character "Evelyn Johnson"!

James played both Kelly and Kitty on the original AMC, before moving behind the camera. She went on to direct episodes of AMC, Port Charles and Loving. Later she produced installments of Santa Barbara, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, before returning to AMC as executive producer. See the complete cast lists below!








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Interesting..........no mention of Roger Howerth, Kristen Alderson, or Michael Easton.

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Also TOLN PP has confirmed that Hilary B Smith (Nora) is on OLTL but didnt make the press release

The actors listed are the contract roles only

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One Life to Live definitely looks more interesting.

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I loved Francesca as Kelly Tyler WAY BACK WHEN!!! Her chemistry with the late Eileen Herlie (Myrtle Fargate) was so good!!!

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Andrew Trischitta? Really, you recast Matthew and Destiny who can actually act, but not him? Golden opportunity to bring in a good actor for the only real Manning left in Llanview! Oh well.

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Granted he may not be another Max but he's such a handsome young guy and he had improved by leaps and bounds at the end I will give Andrew his due because he's so much better then in the beginning. He might surprise all of us....hmmmm...I think he can. Shock

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Great lists!!!!

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Wow! Francesca James!! I wish my poor grandmother didn't have dementia, she would be shouting at this news!

Love the character lists!

I hope the shows do well!

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Hmm waiting to hear what they do with alicia minshew

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I am still iffy about the AMC list, but that's because of all the new hires. It's just a big question mark. I was initially hooked in by the teens story (Hayley, An Li, Brian,...) when I was a teen, so I always have a soft spot for those. The last AMC teen set that I was really enjoyed was Kelsey, Bobby, Anita. I am hopeful I will warm up to this new set.

I hope PP starts putting up free behind-the-scenes videos on Hulu and iTunes as shows near their launch. I need to indoctrinate myself with how I am going to watch. I don't like watching on my computer, so I may just go the iTunes route.

Btw, what ever happened to the footage that Jill Larson and Jacob Young were compiling? I vaguely recall they were each trying to put together a documentary regarding the last days of AMC.

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Why wouldn't she reprise the role Kelly/Kitty? I don't remember which one is dead.

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Wahoo, great cast lists!

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Kelly Cole Tyler is still alive but she isn't really related to anyone on the show besides maybe Brooke. I will wait to see who she is playing & who they connect her with to judge anything. No mention of the other newbie actress Heather Roop. I looked up her photos and she looks similar to Alicia Minshew. Who is Jane McIntyre? Maybe she is someone they will hook Griffin up with because there are no other female characters his age besides his sister and Bianca. No Marissa or Reese for Bianca to be paired with. No mention of Gabby (Miranda's sister) or Kathy/Kate (Dixie/Tad's daughter). Where are Krystal, Jack, Colby, Liza, Madison, Scott, Frankie, & Randi? I know that Erika, Tad, Ryan and Kendell were asked but what about Greenlee, Jake and Amanda? I am still excited but just wish they could have added a few more that we already know. What is Zach going to do without Kendell? It's obvious that they snagged Thorston up because he is VERY popular with the female fans but what can they do with him if Kendell is not there? Maybe Kendell is in a coma too or something?

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Kitty is dead, Kelly is married to Linc Tyler. I'll be curious to see who this Evelyn Johnson character is. No matter, I'm happy to see Francesca James back in front of the camera instead of behind. The 2 visits she made for Phoebe's and Myrtle's funeral showed she still has the acting chops that won her an emmy back in the day.

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For those of you who don't want to watch these shows on your computer, they do make devices you can hook up to your television that allow you to watch Hulu on your TV.

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OLTL list is good, but I still REALLY want BW as Jessica and TSJ as Victor!

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These are contract roles that's why it doesn't contain Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, or Michael Easton - they are not under contract with PP.

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Ryan Bittle (new J R Chandler) looks a lot like a young Bobby Flay. He has an edgy look and some heat factor. I knew Jacob wouldnt be back since he's on Bold & the Beautiful so this guy looks good as a replacement.

Also, Robert Gorrie as Matt Buchanan, reminds me of Brandon Buddy for some reason. Let's hope he doesn't act like him.

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While there are more actors on the AMC list, I think the OLTL list is more well rounded. I think there's enough veterans (50+), kids and adults (30-50s) and many are already familiar faces. I still feel AMC seems fractured despite having more people. But it is nice to see that Joe, Adam, Brooke and Bianca can help balance the show with the newer faces! And will Stuart be back then? Adam is NEVER balanced without Stuart!

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I am loving the lists, can't wait.

Though AMC does have a lot of newbies, at least for the most part they're playing people connected to core families.

OLTL, looks balanced as well.

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I am so so hoping that Rebecca Budig return to AMC - Greenlee was always my favorite character
But so far so good!

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I would have liked Kelly Cole Tyler to come back and not a new character. Kelly could be the new sage figure in town and tied the Tylers back into the story. Back story could be Lincoln died, willed the Tyler mansion to Kelly to use as a home to take in wayward Pine Valley souls. I can just hear Phoebe from the grave: "There goes the neighborhood..."

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These internet soaps are going to DOA