'AMC' and 'OLTL' casts revealed at photo shoot
New and returning stars strike a pose for cameras
The online casts of “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” came together for their first photo shoots, styled by "Fashion Police" diva George Kotsiopoulos. With press on hand, the producers finally had to come clean about the "All My Children" returns of Cady McClain, Eden Riegel and David Canary, along with other casting reveals. The controversial "General Hospital" trio was not caught on tape.
"It's an emotional day," Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer, "One Live to Live") told ET, who was on hand for the photo shoot. "The last time we got together for a press junket for 'One Life to Live,' we were saying goodbye to it. Today we're celebrating a rebirth and it is really amazing. I'm actually a little overwhelmed.
"I think the fans never left," added Thorsten Kaye (Zach, "All My Children"). "They enjoyed the way we told stories back then, and I got a feeling this might be even better."
Thanks to the photo shoot, "All My Children" fans can rest easy knowing David Canary (Adam Chandler), Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) and Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney) are officially back in the fold, as rumors suggested. Julia Barr (Brooke) was missing from the official news release, but no worries: She was at the shoot. Ray MacDonnell (Dr. Joe Martin) is also back in town, along with previously announced returning veterans Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard), Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard), Vincent Irizarry (Dr. David Hayward), Lindsay Hartley (Cara Martin), Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin Castillo), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater).
Ryan Bittle has assumed the pivotal role of JR Chandler. Other new additions to the cast include Eric Nelson (AJ Chandler), "America's Next Top Model" winner Sal Stowers (Cassandra Foster), Denyse Tontz (Miranda Montgomery), Jordan Lane Price (Celia Fitzgerald), Heather Roop (Jane McIntyre) and Francesca James (Evelyn Johnson).
Over at "One Life to Live," Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan) and Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans) join the previously announced cast, which includes Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord Buchanan), Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan), Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado), Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan), Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning), Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) and Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning). Recurring players on board include Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans), Shenaz Treasury (Rama Patel) and Nick Choksi (Vimal Patel).
There has been no update on what's going on with Todd, McBain and Starr and portrayers Michael Easton (McBain), Roger Howarth (Todd) and Kristen Alderson (Starr), who had moved to "General Hospital" after the cancelation of "One Life to Live." Last buzz had Howarth back for a month, but that has not been confirmed.
ET cameras also caught up with Erika Slezak, David Canary, Kassie DePaiva, Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams and gave fans a sneak peak at the hot newcomers joining the cast. You can watch that video here.
"One Life to Live" and "All My Children" are set to debut in late April on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
Not a AMC fan anymore. Even though I will always love Darnell and Debbie. Being an African-American female it was nice to see a black couple. The only way I will watch OLTL is if Todd comes back full time. GH is my soap since 1970 and that is where my heart is. I am happy for the fans who follow those two soaps. Good Luck!!
This is going to be quite a long comment and I am probably going to get many thumbs down but I don't really care. The thing is, I was not an AMC viewer accept when I had nothing else to really watch of interest, therefore, I saw the show on Soapnet. I watched when it first started but lost interest quickly.
What makes this show any different then ATWT or GL? What makes this show anymore worth fighting for then the CBS soaps that was unjustified by cancelling? ATWT puts AMC in the dust and GL, given room for better writing would have followed. Unfortunately, although I was an avid viewer of GL, it should have been given a chance other then to be cancelled.
ATWT was a show that was always on the spot for storylines and the actors and actresses were beyond excellent. What a waste for these individuals to no longer represent the fictious Oakdale.
Now, what a gain for The Talk to be in ATWT time slot. How convenient for this wannabe The View be televised. Oh I know, Julie Chen's husband who is the president of CBS.
What is a Prospect Park? To revive AMC and OLTL, why?
Don't get me wrong, OLTL also puts AMC in the dust. I started to watch OLTL after I basically boycotted CBS accept for Y&R and B&B (another annoying show), haven't quite figured out why I still tune into this one. I am also a dedicated viewer of GH, an awesome show.
Now, there are , what,legal issues as to whether Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson remain with GH? Good God, they are already in their characters and all of a sudden because this Prospect Park is reviving OLTL there are problems as to whether these three brilliant additions to GH is questioned? They are still with ABC and now, we have all gotten used to their presence. Leave them be, remain in their characters, John McBain, Todd Manning and Starr Manning. To have them remain with the possibility of changing their name or character does an injustice. Who the hell knew that Prospect Park was going to have these cancelled shows return via the internet? It will not have the same affect as to being televised, sorry.
In the not too distant past, Prospect Park was not going to bring AMC or OLTL back. So, there was absolutely no reason to not continue with Easton,Howarth or Alderson to be on GH. This were decisions prior and characters in place. What gives and who gives PP the right to cause such controversy as to put these three wonderful acceptional people in jeopardy of not continuing to represent the characters on GH? So, we the comitted fans of GH has to be left to wonder what is going to happen to these characters that we have all accepted in their roles to be put in limbo If PP was given the rights to revise these two cancelled televised Soaps,let them worry about how to replace the characters and leave McBain and the two Mannings left on GH. Whoever brought these characters on GH is brilliant. The interaction with others on GH was instant and the chemistry phenomenal.
Why should PP have the right to dictate or to have the power over ABC to appease the history of OLTL? What gives them the right to have Easton, Howarth and Alderson to sacrifice their characters and in reality of relocating to the West Coast to represent their characters on GH? This is totally unfair and quite selfish that there be expectations and to have legal issues over the rights that were already in place to have the three characters from OLTL to be a part of GH. Why should these three be off of GH until a decision is made? Let me think, OH, it is the way the industry works?
Would've been nice if Guiding Light came back. That was my favorite soap. As the first to go back in 2009, internet TV viewing was not near as popular as it is today. Doubt there is any hope for it now.
Wishing the best for AMC and OLTL.