Expect Big Name Returns with AMC Move



Since word of All My Children moving to L.A. broke fans have been speculating about which L.A. based ex AMC stars might return. Soap Opera Digest is reporting All My Children fans can expect several big names to return.

A high-placed show source says to expect the returns of multiple L.A.-based AMC alums, "three-to-four big names, maybe more." Hints one high-profile alum, "I always said I would have stayed on the show forever if it was in L.A."

If they are L.A. based, who would you like to return to AMC?

Alexa Havins
8% (294 votes)
Eden Riegel
60% (2180 votes)
Finola Hughes
3% (123 votes)
John Callahan
2% (79 votes)
Justin Bruening
4% (135 votes)
Rebecca Budig
13% (468 votes)
Robin Christopher
9% (333 votes)
Someone Else (include in comments)
1% (51 votes)
Total votes: 3663

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Megan McTavish! I don't know where she lives but I'd take the craziness she wrote any day over what's on this show now.

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sadley I must agree...

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The only ones on there I'd want to see back are Eden Riegel and Rebecca Budig, but Pratt treated Eden terribly last time so why would she want to come back? And if they bring Rebecca back to waste her on Rylee again I will NOT be happy. So as I fan of both actresses, I hope they stay away. Because Pratt proved he can't write either character and because Rylee sux - it's more fun to watch paint dry and I can say that with total honesty because I did once choose the paint.

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RB was awful last go round. ICAM about how sucky Rylee was.

Babe - I actually would be sweating if I was the actress playing Marissa. The only two ways I see AH coming back is if VI doesnt want to go to LA and they play it that he kidnapped her (STUPID) or they dye her hair and have her play marissa (babe's twin)

If GH isnt going to use FH, I say bring her back!!

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I would love to see Robin Christopher back on my screen. My only issue is will they know how to write for her. David Canary needs to be a viable actor on the show for her to return in my eyes. They would need to keep and showcase the actors/characters that Skye has history with. I know AMC and how they play. I will wish and pray for Skye and they will bring her back and her and Brot will be labeled the next AMC supercouple. "Paging Dr.Agnes Nixon. Dr Nixon. Code Blue. Code blue."

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Not only can we expect big names to return, but it will be very interesting to see which big names AMC lands once it relocates to Los Angeles.

Unfortunately New York (and the east coast) has such a small pool of available talent. Just watch any Law & Order episode and see all the soap stars that moonlight on there or any movie filmed on the east coast. For me, it is a tell-tale sign that something was filmed in or around New York when I see a New York-based soap star in it.

I would expect to see some current/former GL actors to make the trip to Los Angeles to take a job if there are any actors from AMC that do not want to go as well as any disgruntled GH, B&B, DAYS, Y&R actors.

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I don't think Robin Christopher will be returning. I think she's living in PA right now and she didn't even return for Myrtle's funeral. I think she's been taking time off fom acting to spend time with her family. However if she did return it would be great to see her interact with the Chandlers but I'd still fear for her character with Pratt being headwriter.

I really don't want to see Babe or Jamie back on AMC. I couldn't stand those two.

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I'd like to see Tad and Nico Kelly catch up over a beer

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I don't want McTavish back. She's had three stints already. It's hard to forgive her for death by pancakes and unabortion.

Honestly, the only reasonable return I'd want would be Bianca if they can write her a decent story. I understand most of the time the actors only return because they can't get other work, but as much as I liked some characters, I rather they stay gone over coming back for more crap.

The only successful return AMC has had in recent years are Angie and Jessie, and they've already been reduced to supporting players. They have botched too many returns: Maria, Julia, Dixie, Bianca, Greenlee, etc.

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I bet Brian Fronz is already cooking up the promo for.... "The REAL Babe!" campaign! I can just see it now lol Although I kind of like the Alexa Babe, so i would be ok with her coming back. Of course Budig & Riegel would be amazing to have back.

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I couldn't vote. Just started blankly at my choices....These actors left the crappiness for a reason. Why would I want them to go back to EVEN MORE JUNK?!

Post the same poll in 1 year, if AMC hasn't been cancelled yet. Viewers aren't dumb....a pretty / handsome face doesn't drive the story....the WRITING DOES.

But, for the record, my vote would go to JULIA BARR. Who, I hope NEVER RETURNS after what they did to her.

~AMC fan: nineteen eighty TO two thousand seven~
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Season you are speaking the TRUTH. I would rather have McTrash than Pratthole.
 

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So .. if Rebecca does come back (as if we didnt know that TIIC knew months ago this move would happen and had Nurse Gayle tend a patient of DrISaveLives ....) WHO would she play opposite ... her 'sister/BFF'? I doubt Lish is moving to LA .. Ryan, the man whose baby she incessantly ref'd to as RYANSBABY .. is he moving to LA? Her BFF/former Hole co-occupant Zach? Who here thinks he is moving to LA?

Alexa? Babe, thank the gods, is DEAD ..

Eden? Why would she come back after Pratt dissed her in print?

Scary truth is as heinous as McTrash's storylines were, as stupid as it was for Tad to be the one who buried Madden .. she wrote most characters true to character something Pratt has not done ...

I am so over Who Killed Stuart (or was it Adam who got murdered?) .. the whole Kendall confessing .. the Annie marries Adam .. what a crock.

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If Pratt Is Still There, It Wont Matter Who Returns. The show will still be a pole of dun

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I voted against Greenlee.

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Semi off-topic, but does anyone think AMC may be doing some crossovers with GH now that they are on the same coast as they did before with OLTL?

I would not be surprised if Sonny Corinthos pops in to Pine Valley for a bit.

Wonder if AMC might make a play for unemployed West Coast soap stars like Hall, Hogestyn, Nichols or Evans?

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Love to see James Mitchell return to give Palmer a proper send-off filled with classic Palmer/Daisy/Nina/Myra flashbacks to honor 30 years of the Cortlandts!

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As much as I love Rebecca Budig and Eden Riegel, I'd actually prefer Robin Christopher.

I never cared for how much importance they put on the character of Babe. I'm a bit bitter that she got a very dignified death and Dixie got pancakes. So no to Alexa Havins.

DarylE, in regards to the three you mentioned I see Thorsten Kaye being the most likely to leave and Cameron Mathison being the most likely to move to LA. I honestly think he'd follow the show to Mozambique if production moved there.

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My pick is Brooke English and Skye Chandler (remove the Quartermaine) because I never believed she was Alan's daughter.

Keep Zach away from OLTL, John is already a pain in the foot, we don't need both actors, I would rather see Joey, Kevin, Kelly, CJ or Cord.

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Megan McTavish! I don't know where she lives but I'd take the craziness she wrote any day over what's on this show now.

It's really saying something when I long for the days of McTavish! Yes she wasn't great either, but compared to Pratt, McTavish looks like a Pulitzer Prize Winner! It doesn't matter where AMC moves to because as long as Pratt is there, nothing can save it!

I said it before that I would love to have Eden and Tamara back, but I wouldn't wish Pratt on my worst enemy! Pratt lied to them about their storyline and then blamed Eden for the mess, so I doubt that either one of them would ever come back if Pratt is still there. I have a feeling that Pratt will still be at the helm when AMC eventually goes under!

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call me crazy but I'd like to see Robin Mattson back as Jannet and Teresa Blake as Gloria Marsh

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I would like to see Rebecca back but they botched that return last time. I would love to see Eden back, but after Pratt dissed her, I wouldn't blame her if she stays far away from the show as long as he is the writer. I would prefer Julia Barr back as Brooke and Erin Hershey as Laura. I agree with you AlistairCrane, it would be interesting to see if ABC does make a play for some of the West Coast- based soap actors that are unemployed right now. I don't see Thorsten or Alicia moving, they could spin them off over to OLTL. Cameron will stay for sure. Everyone else is up in the air. They still need new writers, get rid of characters like Randi, Taylor, Marissa, and recast Colby, and bring back characters we like and care about. Can't wait to see what happens in the coming weeks.

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I voted for Robin Christopher. BTW, liason4real, Skye turned out not to be Alan's daughter anyway, so the role of daddy is still up for grabs!

For those who don't know, Susan Lucci is going to be on Regis & Kelly tomorrow and when Kelly was billboarding her appearance today, she said she was going to ask her about the move, so it's either live (rare for a Friday) or it was taped after the news was announced.

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Thanks for the dvr alert TV Gord.

I'd love to see Robin Christopher, Finola Hughes back on AMC asap.

Rebecca Budig & Alexa Havins back would be alright..

I would not like to see Eden Riegel back at all.

And it would be cool if they brought Reggie (Michael B. Jordan) back but I know it aint gonna happen since Jack is leaving town. I loved him on the Wire hehe.

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kennethzach, I just recently discovered The Wire on DVD, and I completely agree. MBJ was fantastic on that show.

Also agree with everything you've said (with the possible exception of Finola). I love Eden, but I have to reluctantly agree. She is worn out on this show for now. Also, you KNOW she wouldn't come back with Reese, and it's getting to be a cliché that she returns to PV without her significant other. Bianca needs a rest. (However, knowing tptb, they will want to bring her back to once again fill the void left by Alicia's mat-leave...speaking of clichés.)

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Great points TV Gord.

Eden bores me on screen her character is always whining poor me. That's why I don't care for her. I know a lot of people love her here. But I'm not one of them.

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I would have loved a Montgomery family reunion. For me the best of recent years was the time of Kane/Montgomery blended family.

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Me, too, joss, but I can't disagree with kennethzach, either. I want to "miss" Binks for a while before she comes back. Wink ...but I do miss the days of Lily and Reggie and Kendall, Greens and Binky being part of ONE family. (sigh)

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Bianca = heart of AMC; makes no sense she isn't there, especially right now.

BRING BACK EDEN RIEGEL & TAMARA BRAUN!!!!

BIANCA + REESE = daytime TV worth watching

BUT GET RID OF PRATT!

Get some writers on board who actually can think of some new and interesting and meaningful plot ideas instead of shaking the Magic 8 Ball in writers' meetings to come up w/sick infant/Kane woman in coma/murder mystery that lost interest after 2 eppys. Lack of imagination/effort ruined the opportunity of Bianca/Reese SL, especially w/ER and TB's Emmy worthy talent and chemistry...

You're lucky enough to have actors that can really bring it to the screen and draw/sustain new audience if you tell meaningful stories!

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I voted for my girl Eden, but I really wanted an "Everybody" choice. That being said, I'd also like a change in the writing regime first.

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AMC needs to bring back Eden Riegel and Tamara Braun. They made AMC worth watching. Their great acting made mediocre writing worth watching.

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That's true 9cjn, if there's anyone who can make this show watchable under Pratt it would be Eden and Tamara.

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I watched AMC for 37 years I stopped when Bianca and Maggie left Started again when BREESE was there EDEN REIGEL and TAMARA BRAUN Created a beautiful loving story that had me hooked from beginning to very end because of ER and TB great chemistry the story worked even after PRATT-ass try to destroy it they would have stayed if the story would of followed what was promised but they still did terrific with what they were given and deserved to come back with their beautiful family or better yet have storyline have them stay in paris god only knows how toxic PIne Valley has become. Im not watching anymore cause there are no more good storylines going on worth watching and after 37 years of shampoo rinse repeat it gets old fast you also know when ER is on show the ratings soar when she leaves they take big nose dive you do the math WE WANT EDEN REIGELand TAMARA BRAUN BACK!!!!!

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I fear AMC will need all the help it can get when this all shakes out. Unfortunately, I fear they will squander the goodwill the audience has for the actors/characters with crap storylines and out of character writing. No actor can overcome that, eventually the audience turns against them or is indifferent.

If they loose Susan and Alicia....wow

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I would love to have Eden back and bring back Olga as "Lena"!! Yup, would love to see Lianca again! Was always my favorite!! Smile Smile

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I seriously doubt Rebecca Budig is coming back. According to Nelson Branco at TVGuide/Canada, sources close to the actress say she has NOT been asked to return. If that's actually true, then it's only because Rebecca made it very clear when she left that she had no plans to return. She's trying to make the leap to primetime and she does have a film coming out in the spring starring Amamnda Peet and Catherine Keener called PLEASE GIVE. She has said in the past that she wants to do more films and she can't do that if she's tied into a long contract with AMC. The only way I see her coming back is if it would be a very brief run, like a couple of months or so. I doubt she'd sign on for anything longer at this point. The same goes for Eden Riegel. Short term? Maybe. JMO. Smile