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  • Debuted on ABC: January 5, 1970
  • Final ABC Tape Date: August 30, 2011
  • Final ABC Episode: September 23, 2011
  • Debut on Hulu / iTunes: April 29, 2013
  • Debut on OWN: July 15, 2013
  • # of Episodes on ABC: 10712
  • Original Network: ABC
  • Created by: Agnes Nixon
  • Takes place in: Pine Valley, PA




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    (News section last updated May 7, 2024)

    Lacey Chabert To Topline Netflix Holiday Rom-Com ‘Hot Frosty’; Dustin Milligan, Joe Lo Truglio & Craig Robinson Among Others Set

    (5/13/24) Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) has been tapped to star in Hot Frosty, a holiday rom-com that Jerry Ciccoritti (My Life with the Walter Boys) is directing for Netflix.

    Others set to star include Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek), Craig Robinson (Killing It), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn 99), Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly), Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber) and Chrishell Stause (Selling Sunset).

    Written by Russell Hainline (The Santa Summit), the film picks up with Cathy two years after losing her husband, as she magically brings a handsome snowman to life. Through his naïveté, the snowman helps Cathy to laugh, feel and love again, as the two fall for each other just in time for the holidays…and before he melts.

    Joel S. Rice (Single All the Way, A Tourist’s Guide to Love) and Michael Barbuto (Never Too Late to Celebrate, Catch Me if You Claus) are producing for Muse Entertainment. Aren Prupas and Jonas Prupas are exec producers on the project, which is part of a 2024 holiday slate at the streamer also including the Lindsay Lohan starrer Our Little Secret and Meet Me Next Christmas starring Christina Milian.

    Best known for her role as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls, Chabert has most recently been seen starring in numerous holiday films, most of them for Hallmark, including Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up and A Merry Scottish Christmas, along with the franchise The Wedding Veil. Securing her involvement in Hot Frosty was considered a coup for Netflix, sources tell us, given the actress’s cachet in the holiday space. This year, she’ll also be seen starring opposite Kristoffer Polaha in The Christmas Quest for Hallmark.

    Perhaps best known for directing episodes of series like My Life with the Walter Boys and Schitt’s Creek, Ciccoritti has also helmed TV movies like Turkey Drop and Angel Falls Christmas, among many other projects.

    Chabert is repped by Innovative Artists and Thruline Entertainmen; Milligan by Gersh, Red Management, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead; Robinson by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham; Lo Truglio by 3 Arts, Andy Corren Management, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum; Mixon by Verve and Principal Entertainment LA; Holly by Mavrick Artists Agency, The Characters Talent Agency, and Gilbertson Entertainment; Stause by UTA; and Ciccoritti by OAZ..

    ‘Extended Family’ Canceled After One Season At NBC

    (5/7/24) Mike O’Malley’s Extended Family is no longer.

    The comedy has been canceled by NBC after one season. It comes after the network handed third seasons to Night Court and Lopez vs. Lopez and gave Happy’s Place, the comedy starring Reba McEntire, a series order.

    Extended Family follows Jim, played by Jon Cryer, and Julia, played by Abigail Spencer, who, after an amicable divorce, continue to raise their kids at the family home while taking turns on who gets to stay with them. Navigating the waters of divorce and child-sharing gets more complicated for Jim when the owner of his favorite sports teams (Donald Faison) enters the picture and wins Julia’s heart.

    Its first season ended in March after 13 episodes.

    Extended Family is produced by Lionsgate and Universal Television. O’Malley serves as showrunner and exec produces alongside Cryer, Tom Werner, Wyc Grousbeck, Emilia Fazzalari, George Geyer, Victor Levin, Victoria Morrow, and James Widdoes.

    The show has had an interesting route to air. In May 2022, it scored a pilot order at NBC with Cryer in talks to star. Faison and Spencer signed up in June 2022 and the off-cycle project scored a series order in September 2022. It eventually premiered in December 2023 but its production was disrupted by the writers and actors strikes last year.

    Six episodes had been completed before the strike with seven more produced after the strike ended – Extended Family was back in production four days after the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike.

    Survivor’s Remorse creator O’Malley told Deadline earlier this year that he was “optimistic” about a second season.

    “But I’ve been around long enough to know that 80 million things could happen between now and then,” he said. “I think our ratings have been good. Everyone in our business knows how hard it is to find stories, write stories, write episodes. The cast is unbelievable. We also have great kids. Everyone knows how hard it is to get a cast that feels like a family and is good at making sitcoms.”

    Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer - We All Have a Story

    (5/2/24) (Watch Here) Join hosts Michael Fairman of The Michael Fairman Channel and Alan Locher of The Locher Room as the stars of daytime unite for “Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer.”

    Tune-in live on Thursday, May 16th from 8 p.m-11 p.m ET / 5 p.m - 8 p.m. PT. as favorites from As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless and more, come together for this worthy cause. Hear inspiring stories of courage, resilience, and hope as guests share their personal connections to cancer, or the impact they have made portraying characters battling the disease. Watch moving tributes to beloved daytime favorites we lost: Andrea Evans, Jackie Zeman, Kamar de Los Reyes, Jerry verDorn, Elizabeth Hubbard and more. In addition, look for special musical performances and segments during this one-night only virtual event. The show will stream simultaneously across Michael and Alan's YouTube channels, as well as the Stand Up To Cancer website.

    Featuring: Eddie and Kristen Alderson, Brandon Barash, Carson Boatman, Eric Braeden, Jeremy Bennett (Elizabeth Hubbard's son), Elia Cantu, Sharon Case, Eileen Davidson, Kassie DePaiva, Don Diamont, Michael Easton, Linsey Godfrey, Lacey Gorden (Jackie Zeman's daughter), Leo Howard, Lesli Kay, Liz Keifer, Wally Kurth, Cassidy Macleod (Jackie Zeman's daughter), Cameron Mathison, Eric Martsolf, Eden McCoy, Stephen G. Rodriguez and Kylie Rodriguez (Andrea Evan's husband and daughter), Kin Shriner, Erika Slezak, Tina Sloan, Michelle Stafford, Trevor St. John, Beth verDorn (Jerry's wife), Colleen Zenk and Kim Zimmer.

    We all have a story, help us write a brighter future! (DONATE HERE)

    Is Obba Babatunde Joining The Gates?

    (5/2/24) On social media Obba Babatundé shared the following conversion with the creator/writer of 'The Gates' Michele Val Jean:

    @ObbaBabatunde: Tis the season and I am reminded of how 8 years ago today I was recognized for my work on ?@BandB_CBS and I am just as proud today as I was the evening I took this photo #excellence

    @MicheleValJean: That was a great night

    @ObbaBabatunde: Yes and you were there and now together we have a chance to once again make magic.

    Does this mean Obba is joining CBS' The Gates, we'll have to wait for official word.

    Mischa Barton Returns For More ‘Miranda Green Mystery’

    (4/29/24) Mischa Barton’s turn as a 1930s detective in the Miranda Green Mystery franchise is coming back to Cannes. ACE Entertainment Films is taking the latest two films in the series, Murder at the Embassy and The Mystery of the Golden Spear to the film festival. Production on Murder at the Embassy will begin in the U.S., UK and on location in Cairo, Egypt, with delivery scheduled for first quarter of 2025. The Mystery of the Golden Spear, set in the South African savannah, begins shooting in January 2025, with delivery slated for that summer. ACE said it was in “final negotiations with a major studio for North American distribution rights.” Invitation to a Murder, the debut Miranda Green Mystery, was released last year, streaming on services including Apple TV+. “Inspired by the works of Agatha Christie and the whodunnit genre, we have set out to create a mystery franchise that is timeless while also appealing to contemporary audiences,” said Marielle Zuccarelli, President of Global Sales, ACE. Barton is repped by CLA Partners and Kopeikin Law.

    Charlie Day, Billy Eichner, Gabby Beans, Talia Ryder & 9 Others Join Ethan Coen’s ‘Honey Don’t!’

    (4/19/24) Ethan Coen has rounded out the cast for his comedy Honey Don’t! for Focus Features and Working Title, on which we were first to report. Newcomers include Charlie Day (Fool’s Paradise), Billy Eichner (Bros), Lera Abova (Anna), Jacnier (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory National Tour), Gabby Beans (Presumed Innocent), Talia Ryder (Dumb Money), Kristin Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods), Lena Hall (Your Friends & Neighbors), Don Swayze (All Saints Day), Josh Pafchek (Marvel’s Runaways), Kale Browne (Mike), Alexander Carstoiu (Magnolia Flowers) and Christian Antidormi (Netflix’s Lincoln Lawyer).

    As previously announced, Margaret Qualley, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Evans will lead the ensemble. Details as to the film’s plot are currently under wraps, though it’s said to be in the same vein as Coen’s comedy Drive-Away Dolls, starring Qualley, which Focus released earlier this year. Production is currently underway in New Mexico.

    Coen is directing from his script written with wife Tricia Cooke, the veteran editor who cut such Coen Brothers classics as The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, also co-writing Drive-Away Dolls. Pic’s producers are Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Coen, Cooke, and Robert Graf.

    Day is represented by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern; Eichner by UTA, 3 Arts, PJ Shapiro, and Ziffren Brittenham; Abova by Paradigm, AFA Prime Talent, and Accelerate in the UK; Jacnier by Kreativ Media Partners; Beans by TalentWorks and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Ryder by UTA and Untitled Entertainment; Connolly by Paradigm and Authentic Talent and Literary Management; Hall by Independent Artists Group, Diarmuid Quinn at TourDForce, and Granderson Des Rochers; Swayze by David Shapira & Associates; Pafchek by The Park Agency and 23 Management Group; Browne by the Lisa Lax Agency; Carstoiu by Presley Talent and ADS Management.; and Antidormi by AKA Talent Agency, manager Nils Larsen of Integral Artists, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.

    Lacey Chabert and Kristoffer Polaha Set for Romantic Treasure Hunt in Hallmark’s The Christmas Quest

    (4/17/24) Lacey Chabert (Young Justice, Mean Girls) and Kristoffer Polaha (Jurassic World Dominion, Ringer), who starred in Hallmark favorites A Merry Scottish Christmas and A Biltmore Christmas, respectively, have joined forces for the network’s newest holiday film set and shot on location in Iceland.

    The duo wrapped production on the adventure-romance The Christmas Quest, premiering later this year as part of Hallmark’s 15th annual Countdown to Christmas programming event. The film also marks Chabert’s 15th (!!!) Hallmark Christmas movie.

    The story follows an archeologist (played by Chabert) and her ex-husband (Polaha), an expert in ancient Norse languages, who are “sent to Iceland at Christmastime to search for a legendary treasure,” per the official synopsis. “When others join in the hunt, the pair find themselves swept into a thrilling adventure as they race to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.”

    Dustin Rikert (A Merry Scottish Christmas, Where Are You, Christmas?) directed a script penned by Marcy Holland (A Biltmore Christmas).

    “In the spirit of the best action-adventure romances, The Christmas Quest pairs Lacey Chabert and Kristoffer Polaha on a daring quest, with a unique holiday twist,” Samantha DiPippo, Senior Vice President of Development and Programming at Hallmark Media, said in a statement. “Lacey and Kristoffer are at their charming best together and are the perfect pair to take viewers on this journey.”

    The Christmas Quest hails from Synthetic Cinema International, the company behind such Hallmark films as A Merry Scottish Christmas and A Biltmore Christmas, and Iceland’s Hero Productions.

    NBC Renewal Status Report: ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Mulls Move To Peacock; ‘Night Court’, ‘Lopez vs Lopez’ & ‘Extended Family’ Waiting

    (4/12/24) NBC is well ahead of the game this season on the renewal-decision front, handing early pickups to freshman dramas Found and The Irrational as well as One Chicago, Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU while canceling Quantum Leap, La Brea and Magnum PI.

    That leaves just a headful of shows on the bubble, mostly on the comedy side. The one drama series still waiting to hear its fate is Law & Order: Organized Crime. It’s always been an outlier, a departure from the Dick Wolf procedural brand with its darker and serialized storytelling. Possibly as a result, the series starring Christopher Meloni has performed below the five other Wolf dramas on the linear NBC network, while it has reportedly done well on Peacock.

    That last part may prove key to Organized Crime‘s future, which has fans so worried they are launching petitions to help get the show renewed. I hear that if NBC opts not to proceed with Season 5 of Organized Crime, the series could migrate to Peacock, giving the NBCUniversal streamer an original Wolf drama series to go with the Wolf library and next-day runs of the Wolf Entertainment NBC series that are among the platform’s most viewed titles.

    According to sources, there are ongoing conversations about Organized Crime potentially moving to Peacock for Season 5. There is a blueprint for that — another series in the Law & Order franchise that started on NBC, Criminal Intent, made a successful transition to another platform, running on USA Network for four additional seasons after the initial six on NBC.

    Likely factoring into NBC’s decision on Organized Crime would be the internal reception and testing for network’s two drama pilots, Suits: LA and Grosse Pointe Garden Society.

    Likely not factoring into the decision for now is the future of NBC’s 10 p.m. hour as there has been no further discussion of the network dropping the hour, a possibility that was explored two years ago. All three Chicago series, which air as a three-hour Wednesday lineup, have been renewed for next season.

    Of NBC’s three existing comedy series, Night Court — the most watched and highest-rated one — is considered likely to get renewed. I hear conversations with series producer Warner Bros TV are ongoing and moving along, making a renewal in the near future a strong possibility.

    Sophomore Lopez vs Lopez and freshman Extended Family are both on shakier ground and heavily on the bubble, but each is believed to have a path to renewal under the right circumstances.

    NBC has on tap for 2024-25 Justin Spitzer’s new single-camera workplace comedy St. Denis Medical, with a multi-camera comedy pilot starring Reba McEntire in consideration. How strong that pilot comes in could determine whether one or more bubble comedies make it to next season.

    Extended Family has a core cast of well known TV stars in Jon Cryer, Donald Faison and Abigail Spencer. It was not a breakout and had a relatively quiet run, but its ratings have been respectable and a little higher than those for Lopez vs Lopez.

    However, the latter just launched its new season, so a decision on its future may not come until after the upfronts. The comedy, co-created by and starring veteran comedian George Lopez and his daughter Mayan Lopez, has held steady from the end of last season in the early going, so the direction of its ratings trajectory for the rest of its sophomore run would influence its renewal odds.i

    Andrew Keegan To Star In Soapy PR Drama Series From Horror Actress Devanny Pinn

    (4/10/24) Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You, O, Living Among Us) is to star in an indie drama series from horror actress Devanny Pinn.

    He will play an entertainment titan in The BLVD, which is being worked up as a six-part series set in LA’s hottest boutique public relations agency during awards season.

    Keegan’s character will be Jake Flynn, head of a rival PR firm that is poised to depose longstanding celebrity publicist Persephone Reed (Kinmont).

    Also starring in the indie production are Chelsea Gilson (Hawaii 5-0, Black Mass), Jordi Vilasuso (The Young and the Restless, Guiding Light), Vincent Irizarry (Bold and the Beautiful, All My Children), Nichole Tom (The Nanny, Beethoven), Adam Huss (Power, General Hospital), Candace Kita and Eric Himel.

    The show is currently in production in LA, with Pinn (Camp Lake Pleasant) producing through her Jaguar Motion Pictures imprint from a script from Brandon Slagle and Eric Pereira. Sonia Blangiardo (Days of Our Lives) and Brian Beacock are serving as consulting producers with Michelle Romano (Escape From Ensenada) co-producing. Miranda Mariposa (The Black Mass), David Zagorski, Kimberly Cole, Robin Cote, Heather Cusick and Eleanore Sunchild are executive producing.

    Keegan is rep’d by Deanda Management and Pinn is rep’d by Sheila Legette Entertainment.

    Jonah Hill’s ‘Outcome’ Adds Six To Cast

    (4/9/24) Jonah Hill has rounded out the cast of Outcome, the dark comedy that he wrote and is directing and starring in for Apple. Newcomers include Susan Lucci (All My Children), David Spade (The Wrong Missy), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Kaia Gerber (Palm Royale), Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show) and Atsuko Okatsuka (The Intruder).

    No word on the roles to be played by the new cast members. As previously announced, Keanu Reeves leads the ensemble of the Apple Original Film, which will also star Cameron Diaz and Matt Bomer.

    Written by Hill and Ezra Woods, Outcome centers on Reef (Reeves), a damaged Hollywood star who must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.

    An Apple Studios production, the film will be produced by Matt Dines, Ali Goodwin and Hill under their Strong Baby banner. The film marks the latest collaboration for Hill and Apple Original Films, who are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, to be directed by Scorsese, with Hill starring and producing for Strong Baby. Dines and Goodwin will also produce that pic scripted by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

    Lucci is represented by The Katz Company and Laird & Sobel, LLP; Spade by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and UTA; Cox by CAA, PH Entertainment Group, and Peikoff Mahan; Gerber by CAA, Entertainment 360, DNA Model Management, and Sloan, Offer, Weber & Dern; Wood by CAA and Mainstay Entertainment; and Okatsuka by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols.

    DAYS Actors Featured In Playgirl

    (4/9/24) While we certainly get treated to a topless Xander quite often on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and word of a Playgirl photoshoot was buzzing around the Internet a little while back, now you’ll be able to see it for yourself with Paul Telfer gracing just one of the cover-type photos. Like many publications, Playgirl is strictly an online entity.

    If you visit their website here, you can see a stunning lead shot of the following DAYS stars in shorts and little else with Telfer — Eric Martsolf (Brady), Robert Scott Wilson (Alex), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Christopher Sean (ex-Paul), along with a story about them.

    ‘Tyler Perry’s Beauty in Black’: Netflix Reveals Cast For New Series Under Creator’s First Look Deal

    (4/4/24) Netflix has revealed the cast of Tyler Perry’s Beauty in Black, a new series coming to the streamer that’s the result of a previously announced creative partnership.

    The pact calls for Perry will write, direct, and produce feature films and series under a multi-year first-look deal.

    Tyler Perry’s Beauty in Black follows two women leading very different lives. While Kimmie is struggling to make a living after her mother kicked her out, and Mallory is running a successful business, they find themselves entangled in each other’s lives.

    The 16-episode hour-long drama is written, directed, and produced by Perry.

    The cast includes Taylor Polidore Williams (Divorce in the Black; Snowfall) as Kimmie; Amber Reign Smith (Outlaw Posse; Wu-Tang: An American Saga) as Rain; Crystle Stewart (Tyler Perry’s The Oval; Acrimony) as Mallory; Ricco Ross (A Husband for Christmas; Aliens) as Horace; Debbi Morgan (Power; Power Book II: Ghost) as Olivia; Richard Lawson (Black Hamptons; For Colored Girls) as Norman; Steven G. Norfleet (Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire; Ruthless) as Charles; Julian Horton (National Champions; Tyler Perry’s Bruh) as Roy; Terrell Carter (Empire; Diary of a Mad Black Woman) and as Varney.

    Other cast members are Shannon Wallace (Diarra from Detroit; City on a Hill) as Calvin; Bryan Tanaka (Entourage) as Officer Alex; Joy Rovaris (Saint Clare; The Neighborhood) as Gillian; Xavier Smalls as Angel; Charles Malik Whitfield (The Temptations; If Loving You is Wrong) as Jules; Tamera “Tee” Kissen (House Party; White Men Can’t Jump) as Body; Ursula O. Robinson (Hightown) as Delinda; Ashley Versher (This is Me… Now; Law and Order) as Lena; and George Middlebrook (The Final Play; McGraw Ave H-Block) will play Officer Trackson.

    Angi Bones and Tony Strickland will also produce for Tyler Perry Studios.

    In February, Perry struck a first-look series deal with Netflix, adding to his pact with the streamer on movies. That’s on top of Perry’s BET deal for TV, which is ongoing with more than 10 series at the company.

    Game Show Network Unveils New Series ‘Beat The Bridge’ Hosted By Cameron Mathison

    (4/2/24) Game Show Network is gearing up to premiere three new original series this year: Beat The Bridge, hosted by Cameron Mathison, based on BBC’s Bridge of Lies, in June; Tic Tac Dough, hosted by Brooke Burns, in August and previously announced Jaleel White-hosted Flip Side, which is launching in national syndication, in September. The news was announced by GSN as part of Sony Pictures Television Advertiser Sales upfront today in New York City.

    Hosted by Mathison (General Hospital, Home & Family), based on BBC’s Bridge Of Lies from STV Studios, Beat The Bridge features an enormous interactive bridge that dares players to cross by stepping on the right answers to challenging trivia questions. Each step forward puts money in the team’s bank, with bonus money for each successful crossing. However, the team gets to keep the money only if it can “beat the bridge” by returning one of its players back across before time expires in an exciting end game.

    Beat the Bridge is a Game Show Enterprises Studios production. Ed Egan serves as executive producer and Sabrina Hybel Snow as co-executive producer. Josephine Brassey, Gary Chippington and David Mortimer serve as executive producers for STV Studios.

    Tic Tac Dough is an update of NBCUniversal’s classic format originally created by Robert Noah. Burns (Master Minds, The Chase) guides two contestants as they compete to place three of their marks in a row on the giant trivia board. Both players must try to avoid the dragon, who lurks to steal their turns and stands in their path to victory. After three rounds, the winning player moves on to face the dragon in the grand prize round, where the dragon moves strategically on the board to block the player’s ability to make three-in-a-row and take home $10,000.

    Tic Tac Dough is produced by Game Show Enterprises Studios with Rane Laymance as executive producer and Sabrina Hybel Snow as co-executive producer. Village Roadshow Television serves as the studio with Harry Friedman, NBC’s Brenda Milinkovic and VRTV’s Shannon Perry executive producing.

    Casting announcements were posted for both Beat the Bridge and Tic Tac Dough earlier this year, but this is the first official announcement from GSN.

    Previously announced Flip Side is described as a fresh take on a traditional game show based on the format created by Keller/Noll. The easy to play-along game show pits two teams of players against each other to test them on how they think two different groups of people feel about the same issue. The teams compete for a shot at $10,000 by guessing the top answers based on anonymous surveys.

    Flip Side is a Game Show Enterprises Studios production for CBS Media Ventures with Jay James, Corin Nelson and Rich Sirop serving as executive producers. Cleve Keller and Dave Noll (Keller/Noll) and Ken Ross also serve as executive producers. T. Jones serves as co-executive producer.s

    Barbara Rush Dies: Actress Known For ‘It Came From Outer Space,’ ‘Peyton Place,’ ‘All My Children’ Was 97

    (3/31/24) Barbra Rush, the prolific actress best known for roles in 1953’s It Came From Outer Space and long runs on Peyton Place and All My Children, has died. Her daughter confirmed Rush’s passing to Fox News on Sunday. She was 97.

    Rush had a near 60-year career. In the ’50s and ’60s, she worked on the big screen with Paul Newman (three times), Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Dean Martin, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Richard Burton. In addition to pulpier fare like Prince of Pirates and Taza, Son of Cochise, Rush did a trio of films with Douglas Sirk — The First Legion, Magnificent Obsession and Captain Lightfoot — and Bigger Than Life with Nicholas Ray.

    By the late 1960s, Rush had segued mostly to TV, appearing in mainstays of the period such as Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, The Fugitive, Marcus Welby, M.D., McCloud, Maude, Ironside and Mannix.

    Rush appeared in every episode of NBC’s nighttime sudser Flamingo Road over its 1980-1982 run. She worked on other staples of the period such as The Love Boat, Knight Rider, Matt Houston, Fantasy Island, Magnum P.I. and Murder, She Wrote.

    7th Heaven fans will recognize Rush from her run on the show as Grandma Ruth Camden.

    Ryan Coogler & Michael B. Jordan Warner Bros Event Movie Sets Spring 2025 Release

    (3/19/24) The untitled reteam between filmmaker Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan is hitting theaters on March 7, 2025.

    Warner Bros always had this date on reserve for an event movie. The only other title opening on the weekend next year so far is an untitled Disney movie.

    Coogler is writing the movie, which has a plot that’s under wraps. Cameras are rolling in April.

    Coogler is producing with Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian.

    The executive producers are two-time Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Goransson, Rebecca Cho and Will Greenfield.

    Goransson just took home his second original score Oscar (after Coogler’s Black Panther) for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

    Deadline first told you about the latest Coogler and Jordan project, which Warners won in a heated bidding war.

    Coogler and Jordan began their collaboration on Fruitvale Station and continued through to Creed and Marvel’s Black Panther. The project also marks the second of Coogler and Jordan’s that Warner Bros Film Group co-chairs and CEOs Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy have championed, following their greenlight of Creed III during their time at MGM.

    Kelli Giddish Extends ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Return With Second Season 25 Appearance

    (3/14/24) Kelli Giddish‘s Amanda Rollins will be back on Law & Order: SVU. After making a guest appearance in the Season 25 premiere, Giddish will reprise her fan-favorite role in the upcoming Episode 11, Deadline has learned.

    In the Season 25 opener, which aired in January, Amanda returned to celebrate the christening of her and Carisi’s (Peter Scanavino) baby. But the happy occasion was marred by the disappearance of a teenage girl. Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) realizes she saw the girl in a van as she was returning from the baptism and becomes obsessed with finding her.

    Giddish exited the venerable series midway through Season 24 and then returned as a guest star in the Season 24 finale, which was part of a three-way crossover among Law & Order, SVU and Organized Crime. In her exit episode, Giddish’s character Rollins married ADA Sonny Carisi Jr (Scanavino). Rollins also revealed she was on a new career path and had accepted a teaching job at Fordham University. When she returned, she surprised her former colleagues with news that she was pregnant.

    “Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life,” she posted on social media last year announcing her exit. “There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins. She’s grown and changed, and I have as well.”

    Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer of Law & Order: SVU. David Graziano, Julie Martin, Hargitay, Norberto Barba, Ken Brown, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski executive produce. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

    NAACP Image Award Winners

    (3/13/24) Outstanding Guest Performance
    Michael B. Jordan – “Saturday Night Live”

    Christian Slater, Lucas Hedges & John Cameron Mitchell In Industry Reading Cast For Will Arbery Play ‘You Hateful Things’

    (3/12/24) An invitation-only industry presentation of You Hateful Things, a new play by Will Arbery directed by Simon Stone, will be held this week in New York, with a cast including Christian Slater, Amandla Stenberg, Jakeem Powell, John Cameron Mitchell, Lucas Hedges and Myha’la.

    The reading was announced by producers Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play) and Josh Godfrey. The reading will be presented on Thursday, March 14, at New York’s Pearl Studios.

    The play’s synopsis: “In You Hateful Things, Dad keeps all of his weirdness in a big box, and today we’re opening it.”

    In addition to their film careers, Slater has appeared on Broadway six times, most recently in 2005’s The Glass Menagerie; Hedges starred in 2018’s The Waverly Gallery; and Mitchell created and starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Powell is best known for his performance in Harris’ Slave Play, while Myha’la recently appeared in Leave the World Behind and Amandla Stenberg’s appeared in Bodies Bodies Bodies.

    The industry presentation will be directed by Simon Stone, with Mark Shacket as Executive Producer.

    Malachy McCourt Dies: ‘Ryan’s Hope’ Actor, Brother Of ‘Angela’s Ashes’ Author Frank McCourt Was 92

    (3/11/24) Malachy McCourt, the Irish-American actor, raconteur and author best known to TV audiences for his long-running role as Kevin the bartender on ABC’s soap Ryan’s Hope, died today in Manhattan after battling a heart condition and cancer. He was 92.

    His death was announced by his wife Diana McCourt to The New York Times.

    The brother of Pulitzer Prize-winning Angela’s Ashes memoirist Frank McCourt, Malachy McCourt left an indelible mark on New York City’s Irish American community. As the owner of the quintessential 1950s Irish pub Malachy’s on Third Avenue in Manhattan – McCourt would often call it the city’s first singles bar, since he welcomed unaccompanied women to the establishment – the Brooklyn native became one of the city’s great story-tellers, regaling patrons from longshoremen to the actor Richard Harris with blarney, rugby talk and biographical anecdotes.

    His way with words would hold him in good stead through a wide-ranging career path that included acting, writing, talk-show hosting and politics.

    Born Malachy Gerard McCourt in Brooklyn on September 20, 1931, McCourt and his siblings were uprooted by parents Malachy and Angela McCourt to Limerick, Ireland. When his alcoholic father, a former member of the IRA, deserted the family after two years, leaving mother Angela to raise four of their surviving seven children in poverty, a harrowing tale detailed in Frank McCourt’s 1996 memoir Angela’s Ashes. (Frank McCourt died in 2009)

    Malachy McCourt, who returned to New York at age 20, would later write his own memoirs including A Monk Swimming (1998), an account of his life in Limerick that picks up where Angela’s Ashes leaves off, and in 2000, Singing My Him Song, which recounts his later (sober) life as a husband and father. Other writing includes a history of the Irish ballad “Danny Boy.”

    An occasional guest on Jack Paar’s Tonight Show and sometime host of New York radio programs, McCourt also acted on stage (he co-wrote and co-starred in A Couple of Blaguards with brother Frank); movies The Molly Maguires (1970), The Brink’s Job (1978), Brewster’s Millions (1985), Starman (1987), and The Devil’s Own (1997), among others; and such TV series as Oz, Tales of the Unexpected and Remember WENN.

    McCourt appeared on numerous New York-based soaps, including One Life To Live, Search For Tomorrow and Another World, but will best be remember for his annual Christmas appearances on All My Children as the possibly angelic Father Clarence and, most especially, in the recurring role of bartender Kevin MacGuinness throughout the entire 14-year run of Ryan’s Hope.

    Bringing a outsized touch of Irish authenticity to the Washington Heights-set soap, McCourt’s Kevin was best friend to bar owner Johnny Ryan (Bernie Barrow) and truth-telling thorn-in-side to the trouble-making family in-law Delia (Ilene Kristen). In all, McCourt appeared in 217 episodes of the 1975-1989 series.

    Offscreen, McCourt waged a high-profile, if ultimately losing, political battle in 2006 when he ran for governor of New York as a Green Party candidate. An outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, McCourt was an early and vociferous proponent of allowing gay and lesbian groups to march in New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

    In addition to wife Diana, McCourt is survived by daughter Siobhan McCourt; sons Malachy Jr., Conor and Cormac; stepdaughter Nina Galin; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. e

    Matt Bomer Joins Keanu Reeves, Jonah Hill And Cameron Diaz In Apple’s ‘Outcome’

    (3/7/24) Matt Bomer is set to co-star opposite Keanu Reeves, Jonah Hill and Cameron Diaz in the dark comedy Outcome for Apple Studios. Hill will also direct.

    Co-written by Hill and Ezra Woods, Outcome follows Reef (Reeves), a damaged Hollywood star who must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip. An Apple Studios production, the film will be produced by Matt Dines, Ali Goodwin and Hill under their Strong Baby banner.

    The film marks the latest collaboration for Hill and Apple Original Films; they are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, to be directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Hill is starring and producing in that under Strong Baby with Dines and Goodwin.

    Bomer is coming off quite a celebrated fall that included starring in and executive producing Showtime’s adaptation of Thomas Mallon’s novel Fellow Travelers alongside Jonathan Bailey. The limited series chronicled the clandestine romance of two very different men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington. For his role of Hawkins ‘Hawk’ Fuller, Bomer received Golden Globe, Critics Choice and SAG Awards nominations. He also earned high marks for his role opposite Bradley Cooper in Netflix’s Oscar-nominated Maestro.

    He is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox.

    Lauren Holly & Bruce Boxleitner Join Great American Family Holiday Movie Opposite Jill Wagner, Jesse Hutch

    (2/29/24) Lauren Holly and Bruce Boxleitner are the latest actors to join the holiday movie repertory at Great American Family.

    The duo will co-star in Aurora Christmas opposite network mainstays Jill Wagner and Jesse Hutch. The movie follows Erin (Wagner), who joins her dad Doug (Boxleitner) for a Christmas in the family’s former hometown of Aurora on a mission that is part business and major bucket list item for Erin to see the Aurora Borealis light up the Northern sky. Realtor Lori (Holly) and family friend and local tour guide Trevor (Hutch) create a Christmas inspired at every turn by faith, love, and hope, so much so that Christmas bells hung over decades in a forest grove ring an unbroken song, a harbinger of miracles to come.

    Great American Family’s holiday roster of stars includes Mario Lopez, Candace Cameron Bure, Cameron Mathison and Danica McKellar. More actors will be announced at a later date.

    “As we approach year four of our Great American Christmas franchise, we are proud of the family of actors we have assembled that are at the top of every viewer’s list of favorites. This high quality talent is just one of the elements that distinguishes Great American Family from other networks and content providers who are simply making movies that are set during the Christmas season,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “Our storytelling is filled with characters who revere family, faith and country and their journeys establish a foundation of hope and joy for so many viewers throughout the Christmas season.”

    Aurora Christmas is executive produced by Brad Krevoy, Jill Wagner, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, and Micheline Blais. David Anselmo produces. Kelly Martin is supervising producer. It is written by Amyn Kaderali with revisions by Ernie Barbarash.

    Great American Christmas returns in October.

    Susan Lucci Reveals the 3 Foods She Eats Every Day Since Having 2 Heart Operations

    (2/28/24) Susan Lucci puts her heart into clean eating.

    After having two heart surgeries in the past five years, the All My Children alum makes sure to always buy salmon, blueberries and kale when visiting the grocery store.

    "My doctor told me, ‘You keep doing what you’re doing because something good will come from that,’” the daytime TV legend, 77, told Fox News, explaining that she sticks to the Mediterranean diet.

    “I do have the occasional pasta and carbs,” said Lucci, who's now an ambassador for the American Heart Association. “I love cheese, but I don’t eat much of it, hardly ever. I love ice cream, but I moderate it. It’s all about moderation.”

    She tries to avoid foods high in cholesterol, which was not something she always did.

    “My husband was an executive chef trained in Europe,” she said of her late husband Helmut Huber. “I remember I would eat everything that he was cooking. It was like monopoly food. And I did build up cholesterol.”

    Lucci transitioned to a diet full of superfoods — and practices daily pilates — which is why she initially ignored her heart symptoms.

    In Oct. 2018, she started feeling intense chest pressure "like an elephant pressing down" and pain around her rib cage. "Like most women, I thought, 'I have too much to do. It will go away.' I didn't want to bother the cardiologist," she told PEOPLE in March 2023. "We take care of our children, we are advocates for our loved ones, but we're not at the top of our own to-do list."

    A scan revealed a 90% blockage in the main artery to her heart: "I didn't realize how close I came to a fatal heart attack," she said of needing emergency surgery and a stent inserted in her heart, which is a tube that helps keep the passageway open. Her condition turned out to be genetic ("hereditary from my dad's side") and doctors put in two stents.

    In January 2022, after indulging in lots of "comfort food" during the pandemic — "not my normal way of eating," she said, Lucci had another major scare.

    The medical team subsequently discovered an 80 percent artery blockage — this time caused by cholesterol — and inserted another stent in her heart to open the blockage after she was rushed to the cardiac catheterization lab.

    Now feeling healthy, Lucci wants to remind other women to pay attention to the signs.

    "My message for women is to listen to your body," she told Fox News. "Always put yourself on your to-do list. We don’t even put ourselves on the list. I’m lucky I’m here to tell my story."

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/23/24) The Kelly Clarkson Show - Syndicated

    AIRING Feb 26, 2024

    Abigail Spencer

    Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos hid marriage from All My Children crew for months until Wendy Williams exposed it

    (2/22/24) Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos tried to keep their 1996 marriage a secret from their All My Children soap opera colleagues for months — that is, until Wendy Williams dished details of their sweet nuptials on her former radio show.

    Consuelos teased the couple's upcoming Live excursion to film episodes in Las Vegas — where the couple eloped 27 years ago — on Thursday morning by describing the journey as heading "back to the scene of the crime," which Ripa elaborated on during the talk show's opening host chat.

    "Our secret wedding, discovered by none other than Wendy Williams. True facts, I'm not kidding," Ripa explained, noting that the pair traveled to the Clark County courthouse to get a marriage license, where an eyewitness saw them and leaked the news to Williams, who was then a prominent gossip reporter on New York City radio.

    "We'd eloped. It'd been a few months at that point, we'd been married for three months, nobody at [All My Children] knew we were even dating, much less married to each other. We're brushing our teeth and we've got Wendy Williams' radio show on. We're listening, and she's like, 'I've got celebrity dish,'" Ripa remembered. "The celebrities, I guess they had a broad use of the term back then, was the fact that two soap stars from All My Children, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos ... eloped in Las Vegas. There was this eyewitness that worked in the Clark County courthouse that said we eloped, and the news broke, and we had to tell everybody we were married."

    Ripa explained that the couple, who starred together on the beloved soap, kept their marriage a secret from their coworkers "because we worked together and we didn't want it to be perceived that somehow we couldn't work together," she said, later saying that "it seemed like a good idea" at the time, though Consuelos eventually labeled it a "hair-brained idea" in the end.

    In an interview with PEOPLE, actor James Kiberd, who played the uncle of Ripa's All My Children character, recalled that the couple both worked "hard" and had "lots of talent," and suggested that their relationship didn't interfere with production.

    Ripa and Consuelos will return to Las Vegas on Feb. 26 and 27, where they'll broadcast new episodes from the city's Fontainebleau locale.

    Live With Kelly and Mark airs weekdays in syndication. Check your local listings for showtimes in your area. .

    ‘The Girls On The Bus’ Trailer: Melissa Benoist & Carla Gugino Hit The Political Campaign Trail In Max Drama Series

    (2/21/24) (Video) “Here we are. Four political reporters. Rivals. Vicious competitors. Getting entirely out of control. Why? Because the state of American politics is the state of our own lives.” So begins the trailer for The Girls On The Bus, the Max drama series adaptation of Amy Chozick’s best-selling book, Chasing Hillary, starring and produced by Melissa Benoist.

    Brandon Scott also stars, with Griffin Dunne, Mark Consuelos, and Scott Foley.


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    Facts

    1. Zach's Poem about Myrtle:

      (Zach's voice) Now who will lead our carnival?
      And who will make us stronger?
      Who will mend our broken sleep when she is here no longer?
      For who's part do we stand and bow?
      What stories do we tell?
      And will we memorize the day when great and greatness fell?
      Say will this valley overcome, and will these shadows fade?
      And will we lift our eyes to see the beauty that she made?
      The disappearing last of her that leads to worlds unknown,
      has left a path to softly tread when sadness wanders home.
      I'll meet thee where the highland winds divide wild mountain tyne,
      where I will be forever yours and you, forever mine.
      (Myrtle's voice) And, trust me, the angels are on your side.
      Watch the clip on Youtube at this link.

    2. January 5, 1970: Pine Valley and all its residents were introduced to the world when the serial debuted on ABC.

    3. January 29, 2001: Vanessa was shot by Adam’s private investigator, who mistook her for Arlene, who was really Hayley.

    4. January 1977: Mark Dalton, a promising composer, came to Pine Valley and discovered that the woman he was attracted to was his half sister, Erica.

    5. January 2000: Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) played Annie in the Broadway hit Annie Get Your Gun!

    6. February 14, 1984: Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner were married.

    7. February 1985: Tad and Hillary were married at Wallingford Mansion.

    8. February 1988: Erica gave birth to a baby girl, Bianca.

    9. March 2, 1988: Mark Dalton wed Ellen Shepard.

    10. March 8, 1984: Erica Kane and Adam Chandler wed for the first time.

    11. March 11, 1994: Edmund Grey and Dr. Maria Santos were wed in a fairy-tale ceremony.

    12. April 12, 1985: Daisy was found standing over Zach’s dead body, holding a bloody knife. Later, it came out that Marian had killed the pimp/gigolo.

    13. April 16, 1998: Erica was shocked when she came face to face with her presumed-dead ex, Mike Roy.

    14. April 28, 1993: Gloria Marsh wed Adam Chandler.

    15. April 1972: Dr. Joe Martin wed Ruth Brent.

    16. May 3, 1999: While trapped in Adam’s cabin during a storm, Liza went into labor.

    17. May 15: In 1989, Nico Kelly and Cecily Davidson first wed as a result of a business arrangement to gain access to her trust fund.

    18. May 21: Erica and Travis wed again, on this date in 1990, but this time for the sake of their daughter, Bianca.

    19. May 23, 1997: With the bride lying on a hospital bed, Hayley Vaughan wed Matéo Santos.

    20. May 26: On this day in 1988, Stuart wed Cindy after revealing she had been diagnosed with HIV.

    21. May 1984: Jenny died in a jet-ski explosion, which was rigged by her jilted fiancé, Tony.

    22. June 2, 1980: Langley Wallingford and Phoebe Tyler wed.

    23. June 7, 1996: Noah Keefer and Julia Santos had a Cinderella-style fairy-tale wedding.

    24. June 16, 2001: Hayley and Matéo wed.

    25. June 22, 1993: Erica wed the dashing Count Dimitri.

    26. June 25, 2001: Ryan watched as Gillian’s heart was given to Laura.

    27. June: In 1982, Jesse Hubbard and Angie Baxter shared their first kiss.

    28. June: In 1997, Erica finally returned baby Sonya to biological mother Maria.

    29. June: Frances Heflin, who portrayed Erica’s understanding mother Mona, passed away in 1994.

    30. June: Cindy, who passed away in 1989 of AIDS, appeared to son Scott as a ghost during the AIDS Day Of Compassion in 2000.

    31. July 4, 1996: Maria decides to flee the country so she doesn’t have to give up baby Sam.

    32. July 15, 2002: Ditching their lavish Pine Valley Inn wedding, Greenlee and Leo instead exchanged vows privately at the boathouse.

    33. July 15, 1998: Holidays, Hayley and Matéo’s bar, burned down due to Lee having tampered with the boiler to get even with Adam.

    34. July 27, Eden Riegel first aired as Erica Kane’s daughter, Bianca, in 2000.

    35. July 1994, A tornado tore through Pine Valley and leveled the Martin house, nearly killing Tad, who was crushed by the rubble.

    36. July: Chris saved Bianca when a fire broke out at SOS in 2001

    37. August 28, 1986: Wade Matthews conned Phoebe Wallingford into marriage.

    38. August 1999: Dixie suffered a miscarriage.

    39. September 3, 1980: Cliff and Nina Warner wed on the grounds of Cortlandt Manor.

    40. September 6, 1978: Erica married former football hero Tom Cudahy on the rebound from her affair with Nick Davis.

    41. September 28, 1999: Joan Rivers made a guest appearance in Pine Valley when David and Erica had a rendezvous in New York City.

    42. November 21, 1988: Jeremy Hunter wed Natalie Cortlandt while his presumed-dead ex-lover, Marissa, sat undetected in the back of the church.

    43. December 16, 2004 marks All My Children's 9000th show

    44. December 22, 1986: In a ritzy, black-and-white ceremony at NYC’s Tavern On The Green, Dr. Cliff Warner, for the third time, wed Nina Cortlandt.

    45. December 23, 1999: Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) began her Broadway run as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun.

    46. December 25, 1976: Phil and Tara wed.

    47. December 26, 1988: Nico Kelly (Maurice Benard) and Julie Chandler (Lauren Holly) were wed in a simple, country wedding. However, the wedding turned out to be invalid because the mayor who officiated at the ceremony was not authorized to perform marriages.

    48. December 29, 1989: Tad and Dixie first walked down the aisle to become man and wife. However, the groom had a difficult time getting to the church — he arrived dirty and disheveled!

    49. December 1976: Paul and Anne struggled to make future plans for their mentally handicapped daughter, Beth.

    50. December 1979: Ruth, while over the age of 40, gave birth to a healthy son, Joey.

    51. The location of Wildwind is Coe Hall at the Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

    52. Thorsten Kaye (Zach) just like his character is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings

    53. Bobbie Eakes (Krystal, AMC) was in the 1980's all girl band Big Trouble.

    54. Mischa Barton played Lily in 1993

    55. According to Jesse, Tad's sister Jenny said that you need three things in life to be happy: Something to do, someone to love and something to believe in.

    56. Jake Martin: Through the Years: Jake -- born Joey Martin on Christmas Day -- has a long and tortured history (It's Pine Valley; who doesn't?). Need a quick catch-up on Jake? Who he is, where he's been -- or been with? Here's a Jake Martin timeline!

      1979: Born to Pine Valley pillars Ruth and Joe. Ruth's advanced age caused some health worries, but Jake's birth was normal...no kidnappings or comas involved!

      1990-1991: Joey married Emily Ann Sago. Too bad Emily went mental after she found out her real parents were a pimp and his hooker! Joey left Pine Valley, divorced Emily Ann and went to med school.

      1996: Joey, now calling himself Jake, had a fling with Tad's ex, Liza. Liza freaked when she realized who Jake was and rebounded by marrying Adam Chandler. He got over her fast, and tried to push Jake and Liza into an affair to divorce Liza. It didn't work.

      1998: Jake agreed to be Liza's sperm donor. He was psyched when young Colby was born, but didn't realize Adam was the true dad; he switched sperm samples!

      2000: When the truth about Colby came out, a furious Jake left town.

      2000: Jake, doing aid work in Chechnya, was rescued by Gillian and Ryan. Jake's injuries and guilt kept Gillian and Jake married, but Ryan was too hot for Gillian to resist.

      2001: Jake started dating Greenlee Smythe. She couldn't get over her ex, Leo, so Jake dumped her.

      2002-2003: Jake went off to do some Doctors Without Borders work. Months after leaving town, Jake married fellow aid worker Carolyn.

      2008: Charity work has Jake captured in Sudan (what's with this guy and war-torn regions?) and needing rescue.

    57. Erica Kane's Rap Sheet: What makes a star? In today's world, charisma, money and talent are only pieces of the puzzle. Trouble with the law is the benchmark for celebrity and if Erica Kane's rap sheet is any indication, she's at the top of the A-list. Erica is facing insider trading charges (just like Martha Stewart did), but she's no stranger to jail cells. Take a look back at her ever thickening file with the Pine Valley police department:

      1977: Erica wanted Nick Davis for herself, but faced competition from the–as she saw it–gauche and inferior Claudette Montgomery. Naturally, Erica decided to frame Claudette for marijuana possession to get her out of the way. Too bad Nick turned the tables on Erica by planting the drugs on her instead.

      1982: "At the pinnacle of my beauty," as Erica once put it, she faced murder charges. She had discovered her lover and boss, Kent Bogard, was having an affair with her sister, Silver Kane. Furious, Erica confronted Kent with a gun and it went off in a struggle. Kent was killed, but Silver claimed she witnessed Erica murder him in cold blood. Erica was arrested, but went on the run disguised as a nun. Later, it was revealed Silver wasn't Erica's sister—she was a con artist—so Erica was cleared of all charges.

      1993: Erica was arrested for stabbing her husband Dimitri Marick. She wasn't intentionally homicidal, just a victim of her long lost daughter from hell, Kendall Hart. Kendall falsely accused Dimitri of raping her, sending Ms. Kane over the edge. A rape survivor herself, Erica flashed back to her own assault, saw Dimitri as her attacker and plunged a letter opener into his chest. To dig the knife in further (so to speak), Kendall perjured herself by denying any rape claim, making Erica's attack seem premeditated. Kendall's lies were exposed and Erica was acquitted—but she started opening mail the old fashioned way.

      1997: Warning: No man cheats on Erica Kane without consequences! Dimitri found this out the hard way after he slept with his sister-in-law, Dr. Maria Grey, and she found herself pregnant. Everyone, including Erica, wrongly assumed the child was Dimitri's. Stranded with Maria, Erica delivered the baby and rushed it to the hospital, only to drive off a bridge (oops). Never one to let ideal circumstances pass by, Erica allowed the world to think the baby had died. Erica believed the child would never be accepted because of her scandalous conception, so she kept the baby for herself. A true trendsetter, Erica helped start the celebrity adoption craze when she told the world that Maria's little girl was Sonya, a Russian infant. Erica eventually realized her wrongs and confessed. She was sent to prison, but paroled months later.

      1998: Erica found herself in the middle of a love triangle with Jack and Mike Roy, her presumed dead husband (sort of–the marriage was invalid). When Jack kidnapped Erica to shake some sense into her, she called Mike to rescue her. The resulting madness got the three arrested for disturbing the peace.

      2000: Adam begged Erica to speak on his behalf in his custody hearing for his daughter, Colby. Despite the judge's protests for order, Erica demanded to be heard and was arrested for contempt of court.

      2001: Erica's maternal instinct went into overdrive after the murder of Mary Frances "Frankie" Stone. Erica's daughter, Bianca, had nursed a longtime crush on Frankie. Since Frankie rejected Bianca, Erica assumed that Bianca must have murdered her. Ms. Kane confessed to the crime to divert suspicion away from Bianca, and even paid Kendall to return to Pine Valley as a negative character witness. When Bianca learned what was going on, she was able to clear up any suspicion, and the Kane women were cleared.

      2002: Erica was on a roll: Two arrests in one year! Erica was arrested for perjury and obstructing justice in her efforts to make herself appear guilty of Frankie's murder. Months later, Erica broke into Kendall's hotel room to try to dig for evidence that Trey Kenyon burned down her posh home, Linden. She was arrested for breaking and entering, and spent Thanksgiving in prison. Opal Cortlandt, Myrtle Fargate and Bianca spent the holiday in the cell with her.

      2008: Erica was arrested for insider trading, amidst claims that she unjustly used a stock tip from Adam Chandler. Samuel Woods, an attorney with eyes on a Senate seat, wants to make a high-profile example of Erica. But Erica Kane is nobody's victim. She's volunteered to go to prison to keep Samuel from getting the best of her. And just like Martha, she intends to come out a winner.

    58. All My Children celebrated the taping of the 10,000th episode of 'All My Children,' Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in New York. The 10,000th episode, featuring show creator Agnes Nixon playing the character of a ghost named Aggie will air on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    59. Angie and Jesse 101: Angie and Jesse Hubbard are coming back to All My Children! Need a quick refresh on their history?

      1982: Angie and Jesse's burgeoning romance was put on hold when Liza Colby falsely accused Jesse of raping her. When the charges were dropped, Angie and Jesse faced a bigger obstacle: Her father, Les.

      1983: The two eloped and Angie got pregnant. Fearing rejection, Angie kept the pregnancy secret and divorced Jesse. Angie gave birth to a boy just as Jesse found out about the pregnancy. He told Angie he wanted to raise their son together, but Les already gave the baby up for adoption. Angie and Jesse tracked down their son and kidnapped him from his adoptive parents. They named their boy Frankie. The couple remarried and went on the run.

      1984: The lovebirds were found and Jesse was arrested. Despite this, the couple sued for custody of Frankie and won. To make ends meet, Jesse began singing with a rising star, Yvonne Caldwell. Yvonne had eyes for Jesse, while his half-brother Eugene longed for Angie.

      1985: Eugene and Yvonne schemed to split up Angie and Jesse. They managed to dissolve the trust between them enough so the couple separated. Soon their manipulations were exposed and Angie and Jesse reunited. Angie prepared for medical school and was sexually harassed by her instructor, Dr. Voight.

      1986: Angie reported Dr. Voight, but he managed to dodge any charges. With Jesse's help, they took the dirty doc down.

      1987: Jesse discovered the head of a baby trafficking ring, "Mr. Big," was actually his father-in-law, Les! Jesse confronted Les, they struggled and Les accidentally plummeted to his death in time for Angie to witness all. Distraught, Angie separated from Jesse but when she thought Jesse had been killed, they reconciled.

      1988: Jesse was shot in the line of duty. He died in Angie's arms.

      2008: Jesse and Angie return to Pine Valley. Yes, Jesse's coming back, too. How? Their story starts on January 18.

    60. The Littlest Bird: The littlest bird peers over the nest and says, "What if I fall?" And Mama Bird says, "You'll fly when you're ready. You'll fly before long. You're little, my son, but you're oh so strong." He ruffles his feathers and puffs up his chest. Mama Bird says, "you can just do your best." Then the littlest bird looks up to the sky. "Please, oh please, allow me to fly." Then Mama bird says, "Don't look to the blue. All that you need is inside of you." "With that and a squeeze of his eyes so tight, the littlest bird makes his leap -- and takes flight."

    61. Q. What was the name of the song that Bianca sang at Myrtle's memorial service on All My Children? It was beautiful.
      A. The song is called "Once Upon a Time." Eden Riegel's (Bianca) recording of it is not commercially available, but other versions of the song are.

    62. Q. Wasn't Susan Lucci on Dallas?
      A. Yes! Susan Lucci guest starred in the 1990-91 season of Dallas as Sheila Foley, a woman who kidnapped Bobby Ewing's wife, April, and was ultimately responsible for her death.

    63. Q. Can you tell me where I can get the lavender sweater Greenlee wore on the October 13, 2008 episode of All My Children?
      A. The sweater is actually pale peach and was purchased from Nanette Lepore. It is available at Nanette Lepore boutiques as well as retail stores such as Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus and is available online at nanettelepore.neimanmarcus.com.

    64. Q. Where can I find the red plaid dress All My Children's Greenlee wore with the blue sweater on Oct. 3, 2008?
      That multi-colored plaid dress is by LAMB and was purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue. The sweater is by Hoss and can be purchased as part of a two piece set online or in Hoss stores worldwide.

    65. Q. Taylor's dress at the Bella party on All My Children was so pretty. Where is it from?
      A. Taylor's dress is by Lodice, and was purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    66. Q. I loved Erica's dress on the 8/6 episode of All My Children when Erica visited Adam. Can you tell me who designed it?
      The designers were Tom and Linda Platt.

    67. Q. What was that song used during the Mardi Gras explosion episode of "All My Children?"
      A: It's called "How High The Moon." It was written by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis, arranged by Jerry Pilato and sung by Sophie Michalitsianos. Originally, when the song was written in 1940, it was a ballad. Interestingly enough, the song is now most often played as an up-tempo number -- but All My Children's arranger, Jerry Pilato, says, "We decided to arrange this as originally intended, to underscore the mood of the tragedy at the end of the Mardi Gras as the lyrics played against the destruction."

    68. Q. Where did the show get the beautiful red halter dress with flowers around the neckline that Angie wore on 7/18/08's AMC?
      A. Angie's silk twill halter dress is by Catherine Malandrino and can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    69. Q. Where did Babe get the tanktop she wore on AMC's 7/8/08 episode?
      A. It is by Marc Jacobs and was purchased at Saks.

    70. Q. What was the song that Ne-yo sung during Angie and Jesse's wedding on AMC?
      A. Ne-Yo performed two songs: "Stop This World" and "Closer." You can watch his performance of "Closer"

    71. Q. I'm getting married soon and would like to know how can I get the poems/quotes that AMC's Angie and Jesse read to each other as vows during their wedding? Can you give us the words?
      A. It's a series of quotes from Marc Chagall, Germaine De Stael, Victor Hugo and Adam Lang. Here's the dialogue from the show:

      In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning in life and art. It is the color of love. Love is the emblem of eternity. It confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

      Separated lovers find countless mysterious ways of corresponding. By sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars–all the beauties of creation. Love is never-ending, nor is it ever begging.

      A man is born. A woman is born for him. In the fight to find each other, the perfect moment awaits its destiny. When they meet they know. That's why love is never-ending, nor begging. It is always and forever.

    72. Q. On the April 28th episode of AMC, Amanda had on a white dress with flowers. It was absolutely beautiful. Can you tell me where I can purchase that dress?
      A. The white satin empire dress with oversized violet print and flutter sleeves is by Porridge. Porridge has their own website (porridgeclothing.com) where you can locate a store in your area.

    73. Q. What was the song playing when Aidan got ready to leave and was kissing Greenlee goodbye on AMC?
      A. The song, "Tomorrow May Be Never," is from the ABC background library and not available for commercial release.

    74. Q. What song did B5 perform on AMC on April 25 at the Free Erica rally?
      A. The song performed by B5 is called "Erika Kane" (they took creative license with the spelling) and is from their album Don't Talk, Just Listen

    75. Q. On AMC's March 27th and March 28th episodes, Greenlee was wearing a black and white blouse with big fuchsia colored flowers, along with a black pencil skirt. Who is the designer and where can we purchase it?
      A. The seafoam and magenta vintage swirl pattern silk blouse is by Nanette Lepore. It was paired with a deep aubergine tweed pencil skirt, also by Nanette Lepore. It can be purchased at the namesake boutique on Broome Street in New York City.

    76. Q. What was AMC's Erica wearing on Valentine's Day 2008? It was a yellow dress and just perfect for spring!
      A. Erica's canary and lime print silk belted chiffon dress with Bakelite buckle is by Versace and was purchased at Bergdorf Goodman.

    77. Q. There was a beautiful white eyelet blouse with ruffled cuffs that AMC's Babe wore on February 21 or 22, 2008? Where can I get that?
      A. Babe's white embroidered cotton eyelet blouse is by Bell and was purchased at Anthropologie.

    78. Q. I loved the dress that Colby wore for Tad and Krystal's reception/wedding on AMC. Can you tell me where I can buy the dress Colby was wearing that night?
      A. Colby's royal blue and white watercolor print silk strapless dress is from Betsey Johnson, available at the namesake boutiques and major department stores.

    79. Q. The train station scene between Angie and Jesse on AMC was incredibly touching. Where was it filmed?
      A. Angie and Jesse's reunion was shot in New Hope, PA.

    80. Q. I loved all the red dresses that came out from AMC's Go Red fashion show, especially Colby and Amanda's. Who are the designers?
      A. Colby wore a custom dress by Betsey Johnson while Amanda's dress was made by Eric Gaskins.

    81. Q. What song was used in the AMC TV ad for Angie and Jesse's return?
      A. The song is called "Like You'll Never See Me Again" and it's by Alicia Keys. Watch out for it in future AMC episodes.

    82. Q. What kind of hat was Kendall wearing on the 11/21/2007 episode of All My Children and where can I buy it?
      A. Kendall's chocolate 1960s retro style cap was purchased at Club Monaco.

    83. Q. I loved the black and white dress that AMC's Erica wore on 11/30/07. Who is the designer and where can I find it?
      A. Erica's black, white and navy dress is designed by Narcisco Rodriguez and was purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    84. Q. Please tell me where I can buy that darling pink baby doll shirt Amanda on AMC was wearing on Nov. 26, 2007 when she visited Janet for Thanksgiving!
      A. Amanda's pink and vanilla chiffon floral print blouse is by Odille and was purchased at Anthropologie.

    85. Q. On the Wednesday, November 14, 2007 episode of AMC, Erica wore a black turtleneck dress with cut-outs at the shoulder. Can you tell me where I can buy it?
      A. Erica's "cold shoulder" wool turtleneck top was purchased from the Dolce and Gabbana boutique.

    86. Q. What is the name of the song Krystal sang to Tad at the surprise party on the Aug 31 episode?
      A. The song Krystal sang was a cover of the Gershwin piece "Our Love Is Here to Stay."

    87. Q. What is the name of the children's book that Lily gave Zach for Ian? Is it a real book?
      A. It's called the "The Littlest Bird," and no, it isn't a real book.

    88. Q. What is the name of the song played on Monday, July 30 episode of AMC, while Kendall's baby was having surgery?
      A. The song is called "Crossroads" by Don McClain.

    89. Q. I perform weddings and like the saying that Ryan said to Annie on the beach about sand.
      A. Here it is: "Each grain of sand is hard, scratchy. It's rough. Not so pretty. But put all those grains together, all those rough parts, and you have this beautiful beach. This smooth, soft, great beach. When it gets crazy, we have to put the sand together. Take back our own beach. I love you. We'll keep ourselves on the shore, even when the water's rough."

    90. Q. On the July 10, 2007 episode at the end of AMC, they played a beautiful song. Can you tell me the name or artist?
      A. It was "The Way Back Down" by Fooling April.

    91. Q. I really loved the song that played at the end of AMC on Thursday, May 24. Any info? A. The song is called "Closer" by Travis. The Album is The Boy with No Name.

    92. Q. Can you tell me how many times one person has played two characters on (AMC) and who they were?
      A. For anyone who missed it...Regularly appearing characters: Kitty and Kelly Cole (Francesca James), Adam and Stuart Chandler (David Canary), Natalie Dillon and Janet Green (Kate Collins), Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton (Leven Rambin), Cindy Chandler and Karen Parker (Ellen Wheeler), Elizabeth Hendrickson playing "Maggie" and "Frankie", Michael E. Knight has played both Tad Martin and Ted Orsini, and Finola Hughes played both "Alex" Devane Marirck and Police Chief Anna Devane Scorpio.

    93. Q. What is the name of the beautiful song that Zoe sang at Dixie and Babe's funeral?
      It was "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban.

    94. Q. I loved the dress that Erica was wearing on the 6/28//2006 episode of AMC. Could you please tell me where it was purchased?
      A. Erica's white cotton pique strapless dress with coral beaded trim is by Michael Kors and was purchased at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

    95. Q. On Friday, July 7th 2006, Erica was wearing a beautiful green & white sundress... Where can I find that dress?
      A. Erica's white and celadon print sundress is by Luca Luca and is available at the Luca Luca boutique on Madison Avenue in NYC.

    96. Q. What was the name of the song that was playing while Jonathan and Lily were in the park and exploring Manhattan on 5/26?
      A. The song is "On the Ride" by Aly and AJ, from their latest album "Into the Rush."

    97. Q. JR (on AMC) had on a t-shirt that had wings on it. Can you tell me where that shirt is from?
      A. JR's shirt is by Just Cavalli and was purchased at Bloomingdales.

    98. Q. Where can I find the sheer v-neck top Di was wearing at the bowling alley during the March 16th episode? She was wearing it over a black tube top and it's gorgeous!
      A. Di's top is designed by Rozae Nichols. Store locations can be found at www.RozaeNichols.com

    99. Q. Where can I find and buy the print above Kendall's fireplace?
      A. The painting over the mantle in Kendall's condo is an original work of art purchased from the Carrie Haddad Gallery which is located in Hudson, New York at 622 Warren Street (518) 828-1915. It was purchased several years ago. The artist's name is Stevan Jennis. He is still represented by the gallery. There are five examples of his work which are available and which can be seen on the gallery's site carriehaddadgallery.com.

    100. Q. Who is the designer and where can I buy the pink coat worn by Kendall (AMC) on the 1/23/06 episode?
      A. Kendall's coat was by Tracy Reece. It was purchased at Bloomingdales.

    101. Q. I love the pink frilly scarf that Babe (on AMC) was wearing in the beach scenes with JR during the first week of January. Can you tell me where to buy it?
      A. It was from the Bloomingdales accessories department in New York. The tag has been removed, but we believe it was by BCBG.

    102. Q. What song was playing in the New Year's Eve 2005 episode in the scenes between Kendall and Zach (on AMC)?. The name of the song is "The Loneliest Star" by Seal.

    103. Q. Where did Greenlee's cute outfit for the Thanksgiving 2005 episode come from?
      A. Greenlee's outfit was by Tufi Duek, head to toe. That designer is a bit difficult to find, except for in NY and LA, but you could try doing a web search.

    104. Q. I was wondering where I could find the dress that Babe was wearing on the Thanksgiving 2005 episode?
      A. Babe's dress was by BCBG. The line is sold in many department stores as well as their own stores nationally.

    105. On the heels of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision, All My Children’s Erica underwent TV’s first legal abortion in 1973. The daring plot of a married woman ending a pregnancy for the sake of her career didn’t hurt ratings, which climbed from 8.2 to 9.1.

    106. AMC introduced daytime’s first lesbian character in 1983 with Dr. Lynn Carson, played by Donna Pescow (Gertrude, General Hospital). Devon McFadden developed a crush on the doc and proposed having an affair. But Lynn realized that lonely Devon was straight and declined.

    107. 1996, AMC became the first soap opera to begin each episode with a recap of the previous day and to end the show with a preview

    108. Approximately 400 to 500 lights are needed each day to tape an episode of AMC.

    109. Erica Kane is the character who has the largest number of wardrobe pieces.

    110. Pine Valley's laundry is done in the basement of the ALL MY CHILDREN studio. Two washing machines are in constant use all day long!

    111. Michael Nader (Dimitri Marick) spent three years on As the World turns, where he played Kevin Thompson.



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