Michael E. Knight Books Drop Dead Diva; Talks Eventual All My Children Return



 Will he, or won't he? That's the $64,000 question fans have regarding Michael E. Knight signing back on with All My Children. TV Guide Magazine's  Michael Logan spoke with the three-time Daytime Emmy winner, who will guest star in an upcoming episode of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. Of course, amid Diva talk,  Logan asked about Tad the Cad! Check out an excerpt:

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TV Guide Magazine: Speaking of history, we gotta talk All My Children. Have you been watching?

Knight: Yes, and I'm just thrilled for those guys. I'm so happy it's now being run by Ginger Smith and that Agnes Nixon is back where she belongs. I wish them all the best. I've not seen a lot, but what I've seen I have loved. Debbi Morgan [Angie] and Darnell Williams [Jesse] are as amazing as ever. I love seeing Thorsten Kaye [Zach]. I really like the new Pete [Robert Scott Wilson]. I'm just so happy to see the show back in the hands of people who want to see it work, people who really care about it. I'm also very happy for the fans, who have been so patient and so damn loyal. I'm praying the show finds its niche, not just for everyone who works on it and loves it, but for the TV industry in general. Let's face it, internet programming is the future and that's where a lot of our favorite shows will wind up. But the person I'm happiest for is Aggie. This is her child, her legacy. AMC has so much of her heart in it and she's still fighting to make sure it has a place in this world. She so deserves success with this. No one in this business has affected my life as much as Agnes Nixon. I owe her everything. And God bless Prospect Park for having the balls to make this happen. This is pioneering stuff and they're figuring everything out as they go along. So I hope everyone will be patient. Give it time!

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!

Michael E. Knight on Joining All My Children Re-Launch: “I Can’t Do It Right Now”


Will Dixie (Cady McClain) be living the single life in Pine Valley when All My Children returns? Soap Opera Digest  caught up Michael E. Knight (Tad) who said this about his status with the continuation:
 

With me, personally, it was simply an issue of timing, period. I consider [Executive Producer] Ginger Smith to be, actually, one of my oldest and dearest friends, in that industry and in life. And I had asked her for patience with me because as I like to put it, I didn't say no, I just said, 'I can't do it right now.' I love the fact that the interest is there and I firmly believe Tad is going to be walking through Pine Valley in short order at some point.

 

Cady McClain and Michael E. Knight Reunite at Martin Family Holiday Party!




"Tad" (Michael E. Knight) and "Dixie" (Cady McClain) ended up in each other’s arms once again at the All My Children Martin Family Holiday Party on December 8 at Planet Dailies.  Knight and McClain were joined by their former AMC co-stars Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), Jill Larson (ex-Opal Cortlandt), Bobbie Eakes (ex-Krystal Carey Martin), Amanda Baker (ex-Babe Chandler), Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Hayward), Terri Ivens (ex-Simone Torres), Danielle Parker (ex-Emma Lavery) and Tate Berney (ex-AJ Chandler).

See more photos from the Martin Family Holiday Party after the jump! 


Enjoy the Holidays With All My Children’s Martin Family


Are you having a hard time feeling the holiday spirit? If so, a good way to get into the season is to share it with a classic soap opera family. Soap Opera Socialite Productions is hosting a Martin Family Party on December 8 in Los Angeles to help raise funds for Toys for Tots. The All My Children reunion will feature Michael E. Knight, Cady McClain, Lee Meriwether, Jill Larson, Bobbie Eakes, Amanda Baker, Tate Berney and Danielle Parker.

Fans will be able to mix with actors, participate in a raffle and enjoy food. Visit SoapSocialite.com for ticket information.

15 Soap Opera Characters Who Must Be Like Sexual Napalm in The Sack!


 

What is it about certain soap characters that make everyone in their respective fictional towns pitch tents in their trousers, and/or leave unfortunate puddles on their leather office furnishings? While soaps are filled with awesome lovers, we've decided to count down 15 soapers who must have Kryponite between their legs, because they tend to make much too many sane and seemly people go weak in the knees and in the head! 
 

All My Children’s Michael E. Knight: “Brian Frons Wanted to Get Rid of Me Probably Since ’05, ’06”


All My Children alum Michael E. Knight told the truth and shamed the devils, aka Brian Frons and Julie Hanan Caruthers, in a new interview with Soap Opera Digest (on newsstands now). The actor, who played the infamous Tad Martin on and off for almost 30 years, and is now appearing in the play The Cost of the Erection, admitted he felt AMC hadn't been properly managed for years.

 "I felt personally that our show had been mismanaged pretty severely for the last few years. You could just feel that the show was in the wrong hands. Agnes [Nixon, creator] had been pushed to the side and we had sort of lost her identity."

How Much Does Tad Martin’s ‘Erection’ Cost?

 


They didn't call him Tad The Cad for nothing! Soap superstar Michael E. Knight's post-Pine Valley career is positively bulging with new opportunities. The All My Children alum will be appearing in John Marans' play The Cost of the Erection at the Blank Theatre Company's Main Stage in Los Angeles beginning this Feb. 4.

Knight will star opposite DeVanity's Robin Riker in the theatrical production about a wealthy woman named Susu Ziegler (Riker) who "has purchased an exclusive Manhattan raw space apartment overlooking the Hudson. She hopes to have her architect husband design this tricky space, but with their marriage virtually on the rocks, she forces him to compete against a younger, hotshot architect.  This sexy, funny tale is told in a heightened theatrical style, compressing and playing with time and space and ultimately examines what makes marriages work. Or not work."

Watch a preview after the jump!