Information! Scoops/Spoilers Below
AMC premiered on January 5, 1970, set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania.
After more than 41 years, it last aired on ABC on Friday, September 23, 2011.
New episodes aired at
Hulu.com from April 29 -
September 2, 2013.
Denyse Tontz (ex-Miranda, AMC) debuted
her first music video for "Use It" on her YouTube Channel,
Denyse Tontz Music.
Jeff Branson (Jonathan, AMC; ex-Ronan, Y&R; ex-Shayne, GL) and girlfriend
Jaimie Foley announced the birth of their first child, son Van James. You can
see a pic of the happy family on Twitter by clicking
Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh) was arrested on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 a.m. in Arizona,
charged with criminal damage and disorderly conduct after he went ballistic inside a tent at the Tempe Festival for the Arts.
The arrest report says cops spotted Egglesfield (41) knocking over metal stands
surrounding artwork, flipping over a table in a vendor's tent, and breaking
several signs. He was released on a $1,000 bond.
Mario Van Peebles (ex-Samuel) directs the April 6 episode of "Once Upon a
Time" on ABC!
On March 10, 2014, Prospect Park Networks filed for bankruptcy protection,
because they owe money to 20 individuals or companies, including $1.7 million to
ABC, $750,000 to the law firm representing it in its lawsuit against ABC,
$86,000 to the Screen Actors Guild, $50,000 to the Directors Guild, $345,000 to
the Connecticut Film Center (where AMC and OLTL taped), $565,000 to NEP
Broadcasting (a company that provides teleproduction services), $205,000 to OLTL
actress Erika Slezak (Viki) and $60,000 to her co-star Tuc Watkins (David).
On March 7, ABC filed a cross-complaint over Prospect Park's failure to pay
the licensing fees it owes to ABC for the rights to AMC and OLTL.
Read more here!
"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was
released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on
iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at
Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit
Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC; ex-Craig, ATWT) and Cady McClain (Kelly,
Y&R; ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) tied the knot on February 14, 2014, at a
courthouse in Beverly Hills. They met playing love interests Craig and Rosanna
on ATWT and became engaged in December 2012. For more details, click
On March 3, 2014, NATAS released the daytime drama performers'
pre-nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The final
nominations will be announced on Thursday, May 1.
Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan) was charged by the L.A. city attorney with four
counts of misdemeanor domestic violence. During an argument with his girlfriend on November 17, 2013, he
threw a remote control at her and hit her in the eye, causing a cut and bruising
and also injuring her shoulder. On January 22, 2014, he pled guilty to
misdemeanor disturbing the peace and must complete 52 weeks of domestic violence
Cady McClain's (ex-Dixie) self-published book, "Murdering My Youth," will be
available on Amazon by March 7.
Victor Alfieri (ex-Ciro) claims he was attacked with a hairbrush by his 47-year-old neighbor,
Christopher Veech, who beat him in the face in December, 2013, after
relentlessly harassing him for more than a year and threatening to put him in
the hospital. According to Alfieri, Veech was arrested for battery but released
a day later, and the harassment never stopped. He says, "the right side of his
face still hurts like a bitch and his right eye now twitches." The judge granted
the restraining order, but can't order Veech to stay far away because he lives
in Alfieri's building, so the order is that Veech must stay 3 yards away.
Anna Stuart (ex-Mary) married her longtime beau, actor
James Cromwell on New Year's Day at the home of her AW pal Charles Keating
(ex-Carl). A few days later, the couple set off for a honeymoon in Africa.
J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) has split from his girlfriend Diana
Gonzalez-Jones, with whom he shares a daughter, Belle (Lauryn Anabelle) born
in May 2012.
Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca) and her husband, Andrew Miller, are the proud
parents of their second son, Henry Isaac Miller, born on Friday, December
20, 2013. He joins big brother Jack Oscar Miller, who was born on May 21,
Eric Nelsen (ex-AJ) married Sainty Reid on Friday, November 29, 2013 in Fort
The TVGN documentary "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" aired on Monday,
December 16 at 8 p.m. ET, with a sneak preview earlier the same day at 2
p.m. ET. It will take a look at the startling power and resiliency of
daytime drama and how it all went haywire. See a preview
On December 3, 2013, Prospect Park’s co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz filed a
complaint against the company and its investors to see if he can get out of
his exclusive 5-year contract, because he disagrees with the cancellation of
AMC & OLTL.
Debbi Morgan (ex-Angie,) announced on Twitter that she decided not to
have her name submitted for a Daytime Emmy this year. On November 30, she wrote,
"The many months of being told we're on hiatus but wld B coming bck & then
snatching the rug from under us & the fans has been very emotional. So right now
the head space I'm in is just completely distancing myself from AMC w/regards of
an Emmy consideration. I will 4 ever B grateful 4 the years of playing "Angie"
beautifully created by our beloved Agnes Nixon… & our most amazing cast will
always hold a special place in my heart…Darnell, Sal, Cady, Thorsten,
Vincent…just to name a few! However, with the end happening in the way that it
did, for right now, I just want to remove any reminders of our untimely end…& to
be honest I don't need an Emmy 2 recognize how much U all loved the work I was
able 2 bring 2 U…Your tweets said it all & that's "Emmy" enough for me…Smile!"
Jordan Lane Price (ex-Celia) is keeping herself busy dating actor Macaulay
Culkin in Paris.
Here they are engaging in some PDA in the French capital.
Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie) has been nominated for a 2014 Film Independent
Spirit Award as Best Male Lead for his role in Fruitvale Station. The ceremony
will be held on March 1, 2014, in Santa Monica, CA. He also appears as one of
People's Sexiest Men Alive.
for Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) for a People's Choice Award! You can vote
over and over, so please do!
Paula Garces (ex-Lea Marquez) and her husband, Antonio Hernandez, had a baby
boy on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, named Antonio Andres Hernandez.
In an interview with Carolyn Hinsey on 11/15, Sonia Blangiardo, AMC
Supervising Producer, cites the
IATSE union dispute over pay rates for the crew as the reason for both
the online OLTL & AMC's halt of production on June 5, 2013. The ABC lawsuit,
low ratings, and eventually actors getting other jobs or being pregnant
(Eden Riegel, Bianca & Paula Garces, Lea) when their characters were not,
contributed to Prospect Park's problems. Even though the union dispute was
resolved on June 20, production did not resume in August as planned, because
all of the above obstacles "discouraged potential investors." To read more,
Prospect Park, which licensed "All My Children" & "One Life to Live" from
ABC to relaunch them as web-only series, sued in April 2013 in Los Angeles
Superior Court claiming that the network sabotaged the relaunch by, among
other things, killing off key characters. On November 13, PP filed a new amended complaint with more details of ABC's alleged fraud and a
demand for more than $95 million in damages. For all the details,
As of November 13, Prospect Park still has offered no comment or official statement
regarding the fate of AMC, but its actors are being told that it's not going
back online this year.
The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will include a new category
"Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series" for online shows. Also, daytime
dramas that have produced 35 episodes in the calendar year of 2013 are
available for entry in Outstanding Drama Series, which means the rebooted
AMC and OLTL will be eligible to compete against the broadcast network
J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) wrote a book in 2012 about his inspirational experiences, "Full of Heart: My Story
of Survival, Strength, and Spirit" including suffering severe injuries
Holly Gagnier (ex-Cassie Carpenter, OLTL; ex-Ivy Jannings, Days) is being
sued by her 80-year-old ballet teacher, Patricia McCoy, who claims that
Gagnier tried to sabotage a potential movie deal between McCoy and Hunter
Tylo (ex-Dr. Taylor Hayes, B&B; ex-Marina Toscano, Days; ex-Robin McCall,
Read more here!
Denise Vasi (ex-Randi) and music video director Anthony Mandler married on
October 12, 2013, in California.
Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan) is one of the driving forces behind Ty, a device
designed to keep track of frequently-lost items. The idea is that you could Ty
your belongings to your phone invisibly so that, in case you leave them behind,
you would be reminded within minutes that you have left them. The Ty disc
battery lasts up to six months, is rechargeable, and it comes with a free App
and an accessory. To check out the project and get a Ty for yourself, click
here. This campaign will only receive funds if at least $200,000 is raised
by its deadline. Funding duration: September 24, 2013 - November 13, 2013 (11:59
Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo) and wife Fergie welcomed their first child, a boy
named Axl Jack Duhamel, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz., on Thursday, August 29. 2013.
Here's a peek at the sweet 1-day-old. Click on pic for larger one.
Melissa Leo (ex-Linda Warner) won an Emmy Award for 2013 Outstanding
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Laurie on "Louie."
Los Angeles Times reported on September 3, 2013, that Prospect Park is
shelving "One Life to Live" until the ABC lawsuit is resolved. The team will
focus on producing "All My Children," which proved to be the more popular
show online. Writers are currently putting together scripts for a second
season with plans to ramp up production this month for a second season of
Prospect Park has filed a $25 million breach of contract lawsuit against ABC,
claiming that the network has violated the licensing agreement it forged with PP
two years ago and
has been sabotaging the company's attempt to relaunch AMC and OLTL online.
PP claims that ABC has actively caused problems, including refusing to
transfer the website addresses for the shows and failing to consult on
Read the full complaint here. ABC has responded that it remains very
supportive of the online launch of both OLTL and AMC. "With respect to Prospect
Park’s lawsuit, we believe the claims are baseless, and we will defend them
vigorously in court and not the press."
Click here to see some great
candid pics of AMC's cast taken in TV Guide Magazine's Photobooth.
Jacob Young (ex-JR) and wife Christen
welcomed a daughter, Molly Lynn, on August 28. They have a 4-year-old son, Luke.
Brian Gaskill's (ex-Bobby) Kickstarter Project
The Speech (Inside of You), an erotic romantic comedy drama (short film) about a
union of hearts outside of a wedding.
The OnLine Network has announced that OLTL will wrap up its first season on
Monday, August 19; AMC will finish up on September 2. PP chief Jeff Kwatinetz
said "We are prepping now for next season and have more surprises and twists and
turns to deliver audiences. I am just hoping they stay on the soaps and not in
our way." Prospect Park has not yet announced when the two series will
return for season two.
Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie) appeared on "The Tonight Show" 7/25 on NBC to
talk about his role as Oscar Grant in the film ‘Fruitvale Station’
Now's your last chance to purchase "Tribute to Pine Valley" AMC merchandise
such as T-shirts, mugs, champagne glasses, sweatpants, and magazines.
Michael E. Knight promises to return to AMC to explain what happened to Tad.
Read a great
TV Guide interview here!
Lindsay Price (ex-An-Li) married celebrity chef Curtis Stone in Spain on
June 5, 2013. They have a son named Hudson.
Check out our AMC cast page to see who is on the
new Online AMC.
HLN (Headline News) presented the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live
from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16. Go to our Daytime news page
to find out who won!
Chip Hayes & Lisa Connor are the new head writers for OLTL. Other writers
include: Rebecca Taylor, Suzanne V. Johnson, Joanna Cohen, & Tara K. Walsh.
Prospect Park says that "the terms of the F/X Canada deal stipulated a five
day run. Now that the shows have been reduced, the agreement is no longer
valid. However, the great news is that Canadian viewers can now access the
shows via iTunes Canada."
TOLN now has a YouTube Channel
where you can see the premiere episodes of both AMC & OLTL.
On a possible return to AMC, Susan Lucci says, "We are going to be
meeting in the next couple of weeks, all in the same room to put our books
on the table, and see what we can come up with."
Watch All My Children Video: 100 Pages a Day
The new AMC theme song is "We Are the Love We Give" by Imaginary Friend.
View a video showing
the new sets on the new AMC, especially Opal finally getting a house of her own!
View a great
official AMC cast photo taken at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, by noted
photographer Chapman Baehler and styled by E's Fashion Police, George
Kotsiopoulos! Featured in the cast photo: Top row (L-R) - Heather Roop (Jane
McIntyre), Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin), Darnell Williams (Jesse), Eric Nelsen (AJ),
Cady McClain (Dixie), Vincent Irizarry (David), Denyse Tontz (Miranda), Sal
Stowers (Cassandra), Robert Scott Wilson (Pete), Jordan Lane Price (Celia
Fitzgerald). Middle row (L-R) - Ray MacDonnell (Joe), Francesca James (Evelyn
Johnson) , Debbi Morgan (Angie), Jill Larson (Opal), David Canary (Adam),
Thorten Kaye (Zach), Ryan Bittle (JR). Bottom row (L-R) Lindsay Hartley (Cara),
Julia Barr (Brooke), and Eden Riegel (Bianca).
See Hulu's behind-the-scenes promo
AMC pictures, autographs, and scripts are being
auctioned on eBay to benefit Autism Speaks.
The cast of AMC do the
Harlem Shake on set!
Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC) spoke with SOD columnist Carolyn Hinsey about the
first week of filming in Pine Valley, the absence of Alicia Minshew's Kendall
and appearing simultaneously on "Smash."
Click here for the the full story!
Jill Larson (Opal) posted a
short video of AMC's new sets as they were being built on February 21, 2013,
four days before the start of taping. Also, she shows off
Vivian Gundaker is Coordinating Producer of both AMC and OLTL. From
1995-2010, she worked for P&G as producer at both Another World and As The World
Alison Goodman is Prospect Park's Online Network's casting director.
Carole Shure is the Production Executive for The Online Network, and Chris
Savage is the Unit Production Manager/Line Producer for AMC and OLTL.
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) is engaged to longtime beau
Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and wife Kaitlin became proud
first-time parents to daughter Riley Grace Vilasuso on November 26, 2012.
Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created Loving/The City with James Harmon
Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including Guiding Light, Port Charles, One
Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, and All My Children, passed away on
November 14, 2012, at the age of 75.
"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was
completed in June. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit
The winners of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards were announced during a live telecast on NBC on
Friday, February 17, 2012: Emerson Brooks (Erica's captor, Ben, AMC) and
Tatyana Ali (Roxanne, Y&R).
J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) won the prized mirror-ball trophy on ABC's "Dancing With
the Stars" Season 13 with his partner Karina Smirnoff on November 22, 2011. J.R.'s heroism as a severely-wounded soldier in Iraq landed him on the cover of
People magazine's 11/7/11 issue. People also named him one of 2011's sexiest men
alive. At 28, he is planning on writing a book about his experiences.
Former ALL MY CHILDREN Star Kim Delaney Escorted Off Stage After Disoriented
After almost 30 years on AMC, Michael E. Knight (Tad) says good-bye to his soap star
life in an article
here! Also, read a revealing
interview by Michael Fairman, in which MEK reveals his contract negotiations
Y&R has hired All My Children's Daytime Emmy-winning
casting director Judy Blye Wilson. She had hoped to continue on with AMC but
never heard an offer from Prospect Park.
Mary Fickett (ex-Ruth Parker Brent Martin) died on September 8, 2011 at her
home in Callao, Northumberland County, Virginia. She was 83. She appeared in the first
episode of the show in 1970 and made her last appearance in 2000. ABC plans to
dedicate the September 21 episode of AMC to her.
Chuck Pratt, AMC's former head writer, doesn't have many fond memories of his
time in Pine Valley, but he does recall "when we did the tornado and we dug
through the rubble and instead of finding Kendall, we found Bianca. That was a
moment. It was a great moment to be a part of. Our ratings went up, and I was
attempting to get a younger audience with the show, and it gelled for a while
but then it didn't really, in the end, work out. It was sad. I was sad to go,
but I left behind a lot of good writers and I think we did a good job, but it's
unfortunate how it all turned out."
Roscoe Born (ex-Mitch, OLTL; ex-Tom, Y&R; ex-Jim, AMC) has a tune on
"I Will Be Your Song."
Susan Lucci (Erica) takes part in a national program to increase awareness of
atrial fibrillation, from which her
husband, Helmut Huber, suffers.
Agnes Nixon, the creator of both OLTL and AMC has created a
website for soap fans called "The Real World of Make Believe"
where you can learn more about this most talented creator and writer, view
wonderful photographs and videos from her past and the shows, including OLTL's 40th
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Jill Larson (ex-Opal) will appear on Y&R as a stage manager at
Chelsea’s fashion show from 4/11-4/16.
Cady McClain (ex-Dixie) has been cast as Kelly Andrews on Y&R. McClain
will replace Cynthia Watros in the role.
Page updated 4/4/14
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