Brooke Newton Cast as Colby Chandler on All My Children


Two new faces have been added to the cast of All My Children. The Online Network announced today Brooke Newton and Jason Pedergraft have booked gigs on the sudser.

Newtown will play Colby Chandler, daughter of Adam Chandler (David Canary) and teenage crush of Pete Cortlandt (Rob Wilson). I wonder how Colby's return will impact Pete's budding relationship with the mysterious Celia (Jordan Lane Price)? Newton will first air on May 16.

TOLN Releases a Pretty Effin’ Amazing Trailer For The New All My Children (VIDEO)

 


Okay, okay, I will be the first to admit it. I was more than a little cynical when I first learned Prospect Park was making a second stab at bringing back All My Children and One Life to Live. There, are you happy? 
 
With only a matter of days left before the soaps return on April 29, I  have to say, I am hella impressed with what I'm seeing so far! Today, TOLN revealed a trailer video for the new season of All My Children. Although I will argue anyone down that it was only my pollen allergies, a couple of tears were a' shed.

My DARLING, BIANCA (Eden Riegel)!!!!! ANGIE (Debbi Morgan)!!! DIXIE (Cady McClain)!!! PETEY (Rob Wilson)!!! PETEY (Rob Wilson)!!! Did I mention, PETEY (Rob Wilson)??? Watch the video after the jump.
 

 

Are You Ready For TOLN’s New Season of All My Children? (VIDEO)


TOLN isn’t leaving anything to chance with its new promo telling All My Children fans to get ready for the soap's return on April 29. The network has released a promo that heavily features classic scenes of beloved characters, such as Bianca (Eden Riegel), Angie (Debbi Morgan), Jesse (Darnell Williams), Zach (Thorsten Kaye), Brooke (Julia Barr), Adam (David Canary), Dixie (Cady McClain), Joe (Ray MacDonnell), Tad (Michel E. Knight), Myrtle (Eileen Herlie) and the dastardly David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry).

I couldn’t help but choke up rewatching Bianca’s coming out to Erica (Susan Lucci). The first nine minutes are a wonderful reminder of All My Children’s past, while the last minute gives viewers a taste of what’s to come. Prospect Park's All My Children premieres on iTunes and Hulu on April 29. Watch the promo after the jump!

Will Susan Lucci and David Canary Appear on All My Children 2.0?


Are Susan Lucci and David Canary reprising their roles as Pine Valley residents Erica Kane and Adam Chandler on Prospect Park’s All My Children? According to Soaps in Depth, it’s in the works. Reportedly,
As of now, Lucci, alas, will appear in just one episode while Canary will be seen on an ongoing basis.

Soaps in Depth could not reach Prospect Park for comment on their report. 

All My Children Says Goodbye to ABC With a Bang!

My old journalism professor always said to wait 24 hours before you write about something you feel passionate about. Well, forget that. In 1996 when he was teaching me those lessons, the Internet was just a place where you looked up pictures of your fave celebs naked, and/or chatted on ICQ. Today is a new day and I want to share my thoughts on All My Children's breathtaking finale while I'm still reeling from the excitement of it all.

In a word, I thought the finale was wonderful, simply wonderful. After decades of seeing soap operas limp to the finish line in their final weeks, All My Children gave us some of the best episodes we've seen in years during the past month. While, I wasn't a big fan of the umbrella story that got us here (David Hayward bringing back several characters from the dead),  boy-oh-boy did those beloved characters shine, as this soap headed for the cliff, where executive producer Julie Hanan Caruthers (Someone I don't praise often!), Agnes Nixon and Lorraine Broderick expertly perched it, in hopes that fans will follow the soap online when Prospect Park hopefully debuts it this January.

AMC’s David Canary: “Playing Twins on a Five-Day-a-Week Show Was One of The Best Gigs of My Life”


Long before his fellow Pine Valley alum Sarah Michelle Gellar was playing a character who has her own Ringer on The CW, All My Children's David Canary was making the practice an artform as ruthless Adam Chandler and his sweet-though-slightly-off brother Stuart.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a poignant interview up with Canary—as well as TV Guide's Michael Logan—discussing both Canary's epic run on the series and the legacy of Agnes Nixon's All My Children — the first soap to mix humor with social relevance. Said Canary on his dual role:

"Playing twins on a five-day-a-week show was one of the best gigs of my life," Canary said from his home in Connecticut. "It forced me to stay in shape, both physically and mentally. I 'made believe' in more acute angles than I thought possible. I played two people at once, and I knew them both from their loftiest dreams to their nastiest schemes. It was a gas. And, man, was it fun."

RUMOR REPORT: Has All My Children’s Two-Hour TV Finale Been SCRAPPED?!

Remember that two-hour finale for All My Children I  told you would be happening? Well it looks like it's being scrapped, now that AMC is set to continue online, courtesy of new production company Prospect Park. According to sources, AMC will now only be getting a normal one-hour finale on ABC Daytime.

In other news, I'm hearing what was planned to be lengthier story arcs featuring such fan faves as Adam Chandler (David Canary) and Brooke English (Julia Barr) had to be shortened due to budgetary constraints.

"Agnes[Nixon] and Lorraine [Broderick] wanted Adam and Brooke for three weeks, but it ends up being only a handful of episodes, because of the budget," says a source.

All My Children's star-studded network television finale airs Sept. 23.  Prospect Park has stated they plan to launch an online continuation of the serial just three days later on Sept. 26.