We're hearing from several sources that Lisa de Cazotte (and yes it is with an "S") is thisclose to coming to All My Children as an executive producer. Whether or not the former Passions and General Hospital: Night Shift show runner will be second-in-command to current executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers, or if she will be taking over the show completely is unknown as of yet.
We're hoping for the latter. I know a lot of people feel AMC has improved in recent months, and while I am enjoying the revitalization of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and the Reese/Bianca (Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel) romance, I find the rest of the show very Helter Skelter, almost to the point of being unwatchable. After the stellar job de Cazotte did with the second season of Night Shift, I would love to see her make some sense out of what is taking place in Pine Valley.
Insiders say Agnes Nixon's crown jewel almost didn't get renewed during this past round of negotiations with the network and that is just all shades of wrong. All My Children, unlike other soaps on cancellation watch, could be fixed with relative ease. They already have industry vetted writers (Desperate Housewives' Chuck Pratt, Coronation Street's Daran Little) in place and a stellar cast, so maybe it is time they trim from the top to prevent this still viable sudser from going the way of Guiding Light or Days of Our Lives? More as the story develops.