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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 July 27, 2016)

    Cameron Mathison Celebrates 14th Wedding Anniversary With Wife Vanessa

    (Pic) Happy anniversary to Cameron Mathison (Ryan, ALL MY CHILDREN) and his wife, Vanessa, who are celebrating 14 years together — even if they’re not together on their special day!

    “Fourteen years ago I married the love of my life, “Mathison wrote. “As exciting as it was then, today our love and connection is stronger than ever. I’m so grateful. Enjoy Paris and then hurry home!”

    As a correspondent for ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, Mathison travels frequently himself, so hopefully he and Vanessa can spend some quality time at home together very soon to celebrate their anniversary! Check out the gallery below for some of their romantic times they shared on social media!

    ‘The Last Tycoon’ Drama Picked Up To Series By Amazon

    With a well-known title and formidable lead cast, Amazon’s The Last Tycoon pilot has been a strong contender for a series pickup. Now the project, toplined by Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Rosemarie DeWitt and Lily Collins, has been ordered to series by the streaming service, I have learned. It comes from Sony TV’s TriStar Television. I hear Amazon’s other drama pilot from the batch, The Interestings, is not going forward.

    Written and directed by Billy Ray based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon was inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book’s protagonist Monroe Stahr was based. The project centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio, the brawny, imposing, charming and vain Pat Brady (Grammer), a character based on Louis B. Mayer. Having come from the streets, Brady has no intention of returning to his misfortune, and is determined to make sure his studio is successful, no matter what personal morals he compromises. Dewitt plays Pat Brady’s wife, Rose Brady, who may be involved with Stahr.

    In The Last Tycoon‘s 1976 big-screen adaptation directed by Elia Kazan and written by Harold Pinter, the roles of Stahr and Brady were played by Robert De Niro and Robert Mitchum, respectively.

    Bomer, Grammer and DeWitt all have toplined TV series before, USA’s White Collar (Bomer), Frasier and Boss, among others (Grammer) and Standoff (DeWitt). This marks Emmy winner Grammer’s return to drama series following his Golden Globe-winning turn on Boss. Bomer also won a Golden Globe, for HBO’s The Normal Heart, and recently co-starred on American Horror Story: Hotel. DeWitt has been focused on movies for the past few years, recently starring in Poltergeist. Collins comes from feature background, with starring roles in Mirror Mirror and The Mortal Instruments.

    Ray executive produces The Last Tycoon alongside Chris Keyser, who serve as showrunners, as well as Josh Maurer, David Stern and Alix Witlin. Pulitzer-winning author and F.Scott Fitzgerald scholar A. Scott Berg served as consulting producer on the pilotThis marks TriStar TV’s second series at Amazon, joining Good Girls Revolt.

    Thinking Pink! Inside Lacey Chabert’s Chic and Sweet Baby Shower

    (Pic1, Pic2, Pic3, Pic4, Pic5, Pic6, Pic7, Pic8, Pic9, Pic10, Pic11, Pic12, Pic13) On Sundays, they wear pink!

    Mom-to-be Lacey Chabert was the guest of honor at a baby shower hosted by Good Carma Studio on Sunday, July 17. The event, which was held at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, channeled the same blush-and-cream theme Chabert’s soon-to-arrive daughter will enjoy throughout her nursery.

    Among the shower’s attendees were Chabert’s friends, including fellow moms Beverly Mitchell, Amy Davidson, Ali Fedotowsky, Haylie Duff and expectant Willa Ford.

    “I was overwhelmed with joy to have been surrounded by so much love at my shower,” Chabert, 33, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “When I look around at my group of friends, I realize how blessed I am to have such wonderful people in my life to support me as I become a mother.

    “My daughter is fortunate to have these individuals influence her life as well,” the Party of Five alum adds.

    The actress, who is still known for her hilarious turn as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls, really committed to the pink influence throughout the party.

    Although Chabert herself stood out by donning a purple dress that showcased her bump, everything from the stationery, to the décor, to the floral arrangements by The Bashful Rose and the desserts were influenced by the feminine blush hue.

    Although the actress’s sweets table didn’t include Toaster Strudels, guests were treated to caramel apples, Rice Krispies Treats, mini naked cakes and much more by Polkatots — the center of the spread being a pull-apart cupcake creation in the shape of a pretty pink bow.

    Michaels craft tables were set up around the space for guests to create memorable items for Chabert’s little girl, who will be the first child for the actress and her husband Dave Nehdar.

    Among the creative-outlet options? Writing wishes for her daughter and hanging them on a wishing tree, decorating scrapbook pages in the shape of onesies and an area where Chabert’s friends could take mini Polaroids to document the day.

    And of course, the expectant mom‘s friends didn’t go home without a few goodies. As the shower was ending, guests were gifted with party favors provided by LaCroix sparkling water, Mabel’s Labels, USANA My Smart shakes, Nine Naturals, Pixi Beauty and Emma J.

    “The shower was such a fun day filled with lots of laughs, love and an overabundance of cake! What could be better than that?” Chabert says. “It’s a day I’ll always remember.”

    While the shower likely ensured Chabert has everything she needs for her baby girl, the love and support of her fellow moms and moms-to-be seems to be what she cherishes and appreciates even more dearly.

    “It’s really nice to go through pregnancy with friends because your body is just changing in so many ways and so many things are happening that cause concern,” she told PEOPLE in April. “To be able to turn to my friends and ask for advice has been really, really nice.”

    For more from Lacey Chabert’s baby shower, pick up the newest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

    Whoa! Michael B. Jordan Is Getting Huge for Black Panther, Even Bigger Than He Was in Creed

    Just when you thought Michael B. Jordan couldn't get any hotter, he's taking it up a few notches.

    The actor tells me he's doing some "extreme" training to get in shape for his work in the upcoming Black Panther. "I'm in the process right now, about six months out," he said while promoting the superhero flick at Comic-Con. "I'm eating tons of carbs, lifting. When we get close to the date I'll start to shred down a little but the goal is to be bigger than Creed."

    Chadwick Boseman, who blew us away when he made his debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, filled us in his not-so-comfy skintight suit. "You have to go to a place where it's sort of Zen place where you can deal with it at first and then you find your peace," he said. "It's also exhilarating."

    The film, the first solo movie for a black superhero, begins shooting in January and will be directed by Creed director Ryan Coogler.

    The cast also includes Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira.

    "I haven't read the script yet, but from what I know the story is going to be pretty good," Jordan said.

    Coogler said he's feeling more pressure than he did with Creed because "the history of who the character is, what he represents and all the good will that's out there towards him.

    "With Creed it was met with, 'Oh, man do we need another Rocky movie? What is this?'" he continued. "There was a little apprehension which actually takes some of the pressure off. With this, most people are excited about it. You have positive feelings towards it. You want to let that pressure motivate you but at the same time you don't want it to knock you over to the point that you can't focus what's in front of you."

    Well, Ryan, we have total confidence in you. Can't wait to see your Black Panther.

    The movie is slated to be released on Feb. 16, 2018.

    Maurice Benard is Shooting for a Social Media Milestone!

    The actor is attempting to attain a social media trifecta, the “Triple G,” which is a hundred thousand followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. “I have two out of the three,” Benard tells Soaps In Depth. “It’s a science. I let my assistant deal with that part of it!”

    Currently, Benard is at 99.6 thousand followers on Instagram, where he posts fun photos like these selfies of himself with castmates Bryan Craig (Morgan), Chad Duell (Michael) and Laura Wright (Carly) on the GH set!

    In addition to backstage shots at GH and personal family photos, Benard has also discovered the fun of ridiculous Snapchat filters!

    “I like having fun with social media,” Benard says. “I post a lot of funny stuff. The only thing I have to promote is Ghost and the Whale or any movie that I do. You have to do your job, but I don’t want to sound like I’m selling out or anything.”

    So if you haven’t already, click on over to Benard’s Instagram page to follow him and help him reach his goal!

    Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Deserve Gold Medals for Their "Synchronized Wrestling" Routine

    (Video) Hey Olympics committee, is it too late for these two to join the team?

    As Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos enjoyed a weekend getaway, the Hollywood couple took time to savor the great outdoors with some quality pool time.

    Instead of simply dipping their feet into the shallow end or relaxing on a giant inflatable swan, the pair decided to get physical with an innocent game of wrestling.

    "Synchronized wrestling is going to be the hottest sport at this years Olympics," Kelly joked on Instagram as video captured the duo having some fun. "Participants must be over 45 and have protective eyewear. #rio here we come."

    With the Rio games just 11 days away, Kelly and Mark likely have a better chance of being spectators than competitors during this year's competitions.

    But we'd be lying if the Instagram didn't give us another reason to be excited for the weeks ahead.

    From Gabby Douglas in gymnastics to Michael Phelps in swimming, plenty of returning (and new) faces are set to represent Team USA in Rio.

    Back home in New York City, meanwhile, the guessing game continues as to who will fill Michael Strahan's role on LIVE! Anderson Cooper, Rob Lowe, Fred Savage and Jeff Gordon are just some of the names that continue to float around. Who will come out on top? Stay tuned!

    The 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies air Friday, August 5 on NBC.

    Y&R’s Bergman Recalls AMC Past

    In the new issue of Digest, four stars recall memorable experiences about their first soap roles. Y&R’s Peter Bergman (Jack) says he will never forget the first piece of advice he got from a soap vet: “Kay Campbell played Grandma Kate Martin,” he relays. “She was sitting in the makeup chair when I was introduced to her and she said, ‘May you have a long and troubled life here.’ I thought that was fantastic advice for a soap opera.” For more from Bergman, and Rebecca Budig (Hayden, GH; ex-Michelle, GL), Vincent Irizarry (Deimos, DAYS; ex-Lujack, GL) and Heather Tom (Katie, B&B; ex-Victoria, Y&R), pick up the new Digest, on sale now.

    FIRST LISTEN: Hear The Fosters Star Denyse Tontz's Debut Single, 'United States of Anxiety'

    (Listen) Denyse Tontz is urging people to relax and remember the good stuff in this time of stress and turmoil.

    On her debut single, "United States of Anxiety," the multi-talented Emmy-winning star of The Fosters, 21, reflects on the fact that there "seems to be something hazardous in everything these days."

    "I can’t figure out if it's still okay to drink milk or eat bread, or if buying a pair of jeans is supporting unlawful labor, or if I should even leave the house for fear of slipping in a puddle and dying," the Disney star tells PEOPLE exclusively. "With all of the political turmoil, rampant hate crimes, crippling terrorism and tragedies, I needed to remind myself that there's still so much to be thankful for."

    Her new song urges people to "chill out for a second this summer and remember the good stuff," she adds.

    As a singer-songwriter, Tontz feels it's her duty to shed light on issues, but also remind her fans to be appreciative of what they do have in this "absolutely amazing country."

    "I can't remember another summer where people were so anxious," says Tontz.

    She continues, "I'm a songwriter, not a policy maker, so I try not to get too heavy into life and death issues that are infinitely complicated, but I hope the song can bring a small dose of humor and levity to listeners and remind us that we are blessed in so many ways."

    The star is staying busy this summer working on her music.

    "A lot of deejays have remixed the song and delivered some killer tracks, so I'll be launching those in the next few weeks. The plan is to release an EP with all new material by the end of the year."

    Kelly Ripa Talks Vision for Home Design Collection: Did Anderson Cooper Provide the Inspiration?

    Talk show host, comedienne extraordinaire and now designer?

    According to Kelly Ripa, her latest venture into the world of interiors came fairly naturally to the Live! star. She recently sat down with E! News to discuss her latest home collection collaboration with Macy's, revealing that her inspiration for the line came from her own experience raising three children with hubby Mark Consuelos.

    "We've moved several times in our lives as our family grew and expanded and changed. So we found that our needs grew and expanded and changed. So I really had a very well-rounded idea how my family lived and certainly I don't think we live differently than any other family," the 45-year-old dished.

    Keeping in mind the art of balancing function and style, Ripa admitted, "I know that I want my things to be beautiful and welcoming and comfortable. I don't want to sit on an uncomfortable sofa, but I also don't want to die of a heart attack if something spills on it."

    When asked if Ripa sought after famous pal Anderson Cooper for any advice on the collection (given his luxurious Brazilian vacation home making the August cover of Architectural Digest), she couldn't help but describe the pair's similarities in tracking serious design forecasts.

    "We were pouring over [the issue]," Kelly recalled to textile designer Nancy Fire. "Before it had come out he sent me some advanced photos and I said to Nancy, because we were going over trend boards for next year, and I said, ‘Oh my gosh. You're not going to believe this.' Her trending ideas and Anderson's home are so similar that I couldn't get over it."

    Great minds sure do think alike! But as for Ripa's penchant for interior design rubbing off on her kids, she joked, "My kids became teenagers and decided they had to have total autonomy when it came to designing their rooms."

    Mischa Barton finally unloads her Beverly Hills mansion

    “The O.C.” starlet Mischa Barton has finally gotten out from under her grand Beverly Hills, CA, home, which she sold for $7.05 million, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The actress bought the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home for $6.4 million in 2005, when she was the red-hot star of “The O.C.,” the Fox show about a troubled teen who falls in with a group of wealthy teens in Newport Beach in Orange County.

    The British-born star, who was a recent “Dancing With the Stars” contestant, however, has had trouble keeping up with mortgage payments on the estate and found herself $100,000 behind in 2014 and on the brink of foreclosure, reports said.

    Barton has been trying to sell the house since 2010, when she originally listed it for $8.7 million. The 1.22-acre property, a stone’s throw from Rodeo Drive, includes a main house featuring a Tuscan-style kitchen with beamed ceiling and distressed cabinetry, a lavish master suite with wood-burning fireplace, and canyon and water views. There’s also a spacious guesthouse.

    Logo Greenlights Docuseries ‘Fire Island’

    RuPaul’s Drag Race, which just scored its host an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality of Reality-Competition Program, has been renewed for a ninth season at Logo. The network also said today it has given a greenlight to Fire Island, a docuseries from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions that will premiere next year.

    The news comes on the heels of Logo ordering the dating series Finding Prince Charming, which will feature a cast of gay men competing to win the favor of America’s Most Eligible Gay Heartthrob. Lance Bass is hosting the show from Brian Graden Media which is in production for a fall premiere.

    Fire Island will follow a group of young New York City professionals who leave behind the stress of their big-city lives and escape to the magical sun-soaked oasis that is Fire Island Pines. Milojo Productions produces with Albert Bianchini and Lenid Rolov. For Logo, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are executive producers and Jen Passovoy is producer.

    “Fire Island is an exciting new addition to Logo’s slate and perfectly complements the stories our audience craves,” said Post, Logo’s SVP Original Programming. “We’re thrilled to give it a home alongside yet another incredible season of intense competition on RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

    RuPaul’s Drag Race wrapped its eighth season in May, with Season 2 of spinoff RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race to bow August 25. The series is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles as executive producers. McCarthy, Post and Palazzola executive produce for Logo.

    Michael B. Jordan Teases Creed Sequel: "You Kind of Want to See How They Turned Out"

    Grab your boxing gloves because there's (hopefully) going to be another Creed movie!

    E! News caught up with Michael B. Jordan at the reveal of Piaget's newest timepiece where he dished all about the possibility on a follow up to his hit blockbuster. "I think we're definitely going to see a Creed 2. I'm not sure when or the time frame, but you're definitely going to see a Creed 2," he told us. "The way those characters kind of left off and the way you want to see how they turned out—that new family between Adonis and Rocky formed with Bianca—you kind of want to see how that plays out."

    Kind of? More like most definitely. The Parenthood alum also teased his potential involvement with Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the title role. "I can't really comment on that one too much," he answered when asked if he has started filming. But he didn't totally deny it. Jordan joked that we should wait a "few more weeks" but then added, "We try to keep things close to the vest so people can kind of get the information out how it's supposed to be."

    So we'll just have to wait and see what Jordan has to say in a few weeks! In the meantime, Jordan is going to have to work to get back into boxing shape! He previously told Marc Malkin that he took a much-needed hiatus from all that training to enjoy food after Creed wrapped. "Let me not lie. It was about four or five of straight months rebounding—Krispy Kreme donuts, fast food. It was hardcore," he admitted. "But now I'm getting back into shape for a couple of projects coming up."

    Once again, he wouldn't confirm whether one of those "projects" was Black Panther, which is helmed by his Creed and Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler. But the Friday Night Lights alum did open up about his directorial debut, a short film about two brothers, one of whom uses chess skills to navigate through life.

    "I grew up playing a lot of chess," said Jordan, who will also co-star in the project. "I think it really helped me think and strategize and it gave me some focus and discipline so I'm trying to put that back into some art."

    DAYS Star Welcomes Baby

    (Pic) Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, DAYS) and wife, Kaitlin, welcomed a new addition to their family today, shares the actor on Instagram: “All of us in awe of this miracle! Welcome to the family Everly Maeve Vilasuso. Love you @kaitlinriley86! #grateful #life#realmiracle” Congratulations!

    Former Soap Stars on the 2016 Emmys Nominations List

    LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
    Robin Wright, House of Cards

    GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
    Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards
    Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

    LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY
    William H Macy, Shameless

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
    Allison Janney, Mom
    Judith Light, Transparent

    GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
    Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory

    LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
    Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

    LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
    Bryan Cranston, All The Way

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
    Melissa Leo, All The Way
    Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
    Jean Smart, Fargo

    Rebecca Budig Enjoys Vacation With Her Daughter, Charlotte

    (Pic) Daytime star Rebecca Budig (Hayden, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has been enjoying her vacation from Port Charles, but all good things must come to an end!

    The actress, also known to soap fans as ALL MY CHILDREN’s Greenlee and GUIDING LIGHT’s Michelle, shared a photo of herself riding in a boat with Charlotte, her nearly-two-year-old daughter with husband Michael Benson. “Goodbye, Minnesota,” she wrote.

    It looks like mother and daughter had an absolute blast on vacation, but we’re sure her fans are looking forward to Budig returning to work so they can see what trouble Hayden will get up to next!

    Netflix, Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates Team Up for a Marijuana Comedy

    If there's one constant in this crazy, meaningless world, it's Netflix throwing money at new projects like they can't give the dough away fast enough.

    On Wednesday, the streaming giant ordered to series Disjointed, a new comedy from The Big Bang Theory's Chuck Lorre set at an L.A.-based pot dispensary. Oscar and Emmy winner Kathy Bates (American Horror Story) will star as the dispensary's proprietor. The order is for 20 episodes.

    The series, which was originally shopped around to the networks before landing at Netflix, is a multi-camera comedy co-written by Lorre and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show). In addition to Bates' pot-shop owner, the workplace comedy will feature the shop's three budtenders, Bates' character's 20-something-year-old son and the shop's security guard. Netflix points out that all characters will be "more or less constantly high."

    Disjointed is Netflix's third multi-cam series, the first two being the Ashton Kutcher-led series The Ranch and the wildly successful Fuller House.

    There is no premiere date set.

    Josh Duhamel and Son Axl Spend the Day at Legoland

    (Pic1, Pic2) It was quite the Sunday Funday for Josh Duhamel and his mini me!

    The 11.22.63 star and 2½-year-old son Axl Jack spent the day at Legoland California Resort. One stop on their tour? The new NINJAGO World, which houses five interactive attractions — including NINJAGO The Ride, which allows visitors to defeat villains using just their hand motions to launch elements like fire, ice, and lightning.

    At one point, Duhamel, 43, cheered Axl on as he played a game within the NINJAGO World section of the park.

    The father-son team paired their fun with a bit of somber history, too. Duhamel took Axl to see the renovated Miniland New York City, which just reopened recently. Its latest addition is a replica of the new One World Trade Center, weighing more than 1,000 lbs., containing more than a quarter million LEGO bricks and standing 26 ft. tall — large for your average LEGO structure, to complement the real version’s 1,776 ft.

    The replica also contains smaller versions of the memorial’s reflecting pools — one for each tower, whose real versions display the names of the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Axl is the only child for Duhamel and wife of seven years Fergie, 41. And the actor seems to take every chance he can get to spend some quality time with his son.

    “It’s pretty amazing to watch a newborn baby turn into an almost-3-year-old,” he told PEOPLE in May. “It’s like, wow. You hear everybody talking about that but to see it — and everyone says it just keeps getting better and better, and it truly does. Every day he’s blossoming right in front of us. It’s really beautiful.”

    In 2014, Duhamel also told PEOPLE that it’s integral for his son to understand and appreciate his status in life.

    “I want my son to understand that he is very fortunate and it’s important to appreciate that and give back,” he said.

    Olivia Birkelund on Braindead - August 1

    “The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics” – Laurel comes under investigation about her potential involvement with the bug infestation. Also, Gustav and Rochelle discover a unique way to communicate with those infected by the bugs, on BRAINDEAD, Monday, August 1 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST Includes: Olivia Birkelund (Norah Moody), Alana Arenas (Red’s Receptionist), Glenn Fleshler (FBI Agent Aaron Blades).

    ‘MAYA & MARTY’ CELEBRATES SEASON FINALE ON TUESDAY, JULY 12 WITH SPECIAL GUEST KELLY RIPA

    “Maya & Marty” concludes its six-episode run on Tuesday, July 12 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) with appearances by Sean Hayes, Steve Martin and Emma Stone. Kelly Ripa will be interviewed for this week’s edition of “Jiminy Glick’s Celebrity Sensations.”

    From executive producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces for an all-new comedy show jam-packed with music, stars and the unique characters and charisma of two of the biggest icons in “SNL” history. Stars of stage and screen, Rudolph and Short are beloved by audiences of all ages. With Kenan Thompson and a dream team of surprise celebrity guests joining them each week, this dynamic duo is ready to unleash the full range of their talents and bring down the house like never before. Previous episodes of the new summer series have had star studded guest lineups including John Cena, Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Drake, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Will Forte, Ricky Gervais, Tom Hanks, Kevin Hart, Sean Hayes, Nick Jonas, Eva Longoria, Steve Martin, Amy Poehler, Jerry Seinfeld and Cecily Strong.

    Emmy Award-nominated actress Maya Rudolph is most widely known for her turn on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” where she was one of the show’s regular players for over seven years, as well as her various television projects and film appearances. Rudolph was most recently seen in the hit comedy movie “Sisters” opposite her former “SNL” co-stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as well as the critically acclaimed “Maggie's Plan,” and recently lent her voice to Sony Pictures’ animated film, “The Angry Birds Movie.”

    Martin Short is both a two-time Emmy and Tony Award winner (leading actor in a musical for the Broadway revival of “Little Me”) and one of the most beloved actor-comedians of his generation. He first gained prominence as a writer and performer on the legendary Canadian skit-comedy series “SCTV” before moving on to “SNL” for the 1984-85 season. Short’s TV resume is filled with memorable comedic roles and on the big screen, Short has co-starred in such iconic comedies as the “Father of the Bride” franchise and “Three Amigos.”

    “Maya & Marty” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Matt Roberts, Erin David, Dave Becky and Marc Gurvitz produce along with Rudolph and Short.

    For full episodes, embeddable clips and more, please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/maya-and-marty.

    Star Maurice Benard Takes a Selfie With Cinderella

    (Pic) There’s a new woman in Maurice Benard’s (Sonny, GENERAL HOSPITAL) life, and she’s a real princess!

    While visiting Disneyland with his family, the actor took a moment to grab a selfie with Cinderella herself!

    It almost looks as if Cinderella is just as excited to be meeting the Emmy-winning actor — and Benard makes a fine Prince Charming!

    Fall TV First Impression: Fox's Pitch

    (Trailer) THE SHOW | Fox’s Pitch (Thursdays at 9/8c, premiering Sept. 22)

    THE COMPETITION | CBS’ Thursday Night Football (then starting Oct. 20, Mom/Life in Pieces), NBC’s Chicago Med, ABC’s Notorious (new) and The CW’s Supernatural

    THE CAST | Kylie Bunbury (Twisted), Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Ali Larter (Heroes), Mark Consuelos (All My Children), Michael Beach (Third Watch), Mo McRae (Sons of Anarchy) and Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years)

    THE SET-UP | Bunbury stars as Ginny Baker, who after five-plus years in the San Diego Padres’ farm system gets called up to The Show for a spot start. Cheers — and jeers — ensue as MLB history is made.

    THE FIRST IMPRESSION | Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, TV’s Galavant) is on a crusade this fall to make you feel, shepherding this roller coaster of emotions as well as NBC’s This Is Us (previewed here). Ginny’s journey is a complicated one — this isn’t the stadium lights-shattering, goosebump-raising finale of The Natural by any means — and the pilot makes a point to loll in the lows as much as cut to the hurrahs of idolizing little girls in the stands.

    Bunbury gets a lot of notes to play, whether arriving at Petco Park with the focus of a laser, putting the butt-slapping team captain in his place (and then fielding the brunt of his valid retort) or working through a breakdown. Larter and Consuelos hint at an amusing rapport, as Ginny’s stone-cold publicist and the Padres’ wannabe-charming GM, while Beach brings a lot of heart to the story as Ginny’s father, a onetime ballplayer who in unexpected ways pushes her to greatness. Gosselaar, though…. As I tweeted, he dares you to recognize him through a brunette neck beard, a wad of perpetually chewed gum and an engaging mix of swagger and seen-it-all weariness.

    On the technical side, the ballpark scenes are spectacular — thanks to a landmark partnership with the MLB, and viewed through the “lens” of (overt) Fox Sports coverage) — but the editing of Ginny’s pitching is cheat-y, often cutting from windup to the “thump!” in the catcher’s mitt. Moving forward, I’ll need more of the continuous, center-field camera POV.

    THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE | Will sports fans be occupied by Thursday football (or actual MLB games)? Is this the sort of family friendly fare that puts a surprising amount of fannies in the seats? Pitch could go so many ways. This much is certain: As one of four (4) dramas in the time slot, and with a soft lead-in that previously benefited from the Empire halo effect, it will need every syllable of its sure-to-be-glowing word of mouth to not get knocked out of the game early.

    Ava DuVernay & Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Gets Fall Premiere Date On OWN

    OWN has set a two-night premiere for its new drama series Queen Sugar, from filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. The series will debut at 10 PM Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6-7 on OWN. It then will air regularly at 10 PM Wednesdays for the remainder of its 13-episode first season. Led by Selma helmer DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series’ debut season are directed by women. Warner Horizon Television is the studio.

    Inspired by Natalie Baszile’s book, the contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, LA: Nova (Rutina Wesley), a world-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

    The series regular cast also includes Tina Lifford, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Nicholas L. Ashe, Greg Vaughan and Ethan Hutchison.

    Cruel Intentions Far From Dead as Cast Options Are Extended at NBC

    Cruel Intentions still has a pulse.

    Sources confirm to TVLine that NBC has extended its contractual options on Sarah Michelle Gellar and her fellow cast members through December, a clear indication that the network still has faith in the project.

    The buzzy remake failed to secure a series order last month, although entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told reporters at the time that the project remains in consideration. “It goes under the heading of embarrassment of riches,” he said. “There’s just so many shows that we have [already] scheduled or ordered.” The exec also conceded that Cruel Intentions is “a bit of an outlier for us, because there’s no other show like it in our list of genres.

    “But we like it,” he concluded, “and we’re still discussing it and trying to figure it out.”

    Sources tell TVLine that NBC is mulling a possible Summer 2017 launch for Cruel Intentions, a move that would likely require some some budget-tinkering.

    Lady Gaga, Connie Britton and 47 Other Stars Honor Orlando Shooting Victims in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute Video

    (Video) A full list of the participants is: Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Connie Britton, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Lea Michele, Colton Haynes, Sophia Bush, Jane Fonda, Harry Shum Jr., Denis O’Hare, Rob Reiner, Melissa Benoist, Caitlyn Jenner, Édgar Ramírez, Max Greenfield, Chaz Bono, Cheyenne Jackson, Emma Roberts, Kerry Washington, George Lopez, Evan Rachel Wood, Sofia Vergara, Diego Boneta, Nina Jacobson, Demi Lovato, Tyler Oakley, Yeardley Smith, Kid Cudi, Kaitlin Olson, Kevin McHale, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lee Daniels, Chace Crawford, Evan Peters, Gerard Butler, Katey Sagal, John Stamos, Laverne Cox, Jordana Brewster, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Darren Criss, Kathy Bates, Anna Paquin, Guillermo Díaz and Joe Mantello.

    Amanda Seyfried Opens Up About How Her Rescue Dog Changed Her Life — and Inspired Her to Stand Up for Homeless Pets

    (Video) Amanda Seyfried is hopelessly in love with her 7-year-old rescue dog, Finn.

    They do pretty much everything together: take hikes, cuddle, nap. Whenever Seyfried is feeling scatterbrained, she scratches him behind the ears and looks into his eyes, she tells PEOPLE.

    “Finn has made me more present,” she says. “He's always so sensitive and in-the-moment — it's all he has. He feels deeply. I love just randomly going upstairs and falling asleep next to him. It's my favorite thing in the world.”

    Seyfried, a lifelong animal lover, has teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill animal welfare organization, to help inspire thousands of animal lovers to participate in Strut Your Mutt. The event encourages pet parents and friends to strut 9,000 steps to raise money and awareness for the more than 9,000 dogs and cats killed every day in America's shelters. Each year, 4 million pets in shelters are killed.

    “It doesn't need to be this way,” she says. “We don't need commercial breeding — we just don't.”

    The actress recognizes that many misconceptions about rescue animals stand in the way of more people adopting.

    “People think that behaviorally, it won't be easy to train them, or that they're emotionally unstable, but that can be true for any animal,” she says. “'People also say, 'But I want a puppy!' You can still rescue puppies. And there's nothing wrong with an adult dog, either — often you don't even have to train them.”

    To Seyfried, having a dog in her life is a no-brainer, despite the large responsibility (and having to put shoes on in the morning to run out and walk him.)

    “It's so worth it in the grand scheme,” she says. “You have this incredible connection to this beautiful bundle of love. There's nothing like it.”

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    SOAP VET ALLA KOROT JOINS DAYS

    In the latest issue of Digest, Alla Korot (ex-Jenna, ANOTHER WORLD et al) previews her new DAYS role as Janet Bernard. “Janet is on a mission to find out what happened to her brother,” says Korot of Clarke, Summer’s cohort who she accidentally killed in May. “She’s strong and she knows what she wants. She can see through a lie quickly and and is somebody who doesn’t mess around.” For more, pick up the new issue of Digest!

    Fall TV First Impression: Timeless

    (Trailer) THE SHOW | NBC’s Timeless (Mondays at 10/9c, premiere date TBA)

    THE COMPETITION | CBS’ Scorpion and ABC’s Conviction (new)

    THE CAST | Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Matt Lanter (90210), Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Paterson Joseph (Law & Order: UK), Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) and Claudia Doumit

    THE SET-UP | One of several time-travel dramas bound for your living room this TV season, Timeless — from Eric Kripke (Revolution) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield) — sends a history professor (Spencer), a soldier (Lanter) and a scientist (Barrett) in pursuit of a criminal (Visnjic) who has stolen a state-of-the-art time machine for mysterious, surely nefarious purposes. Their first destination: May 1937, just in time for (what should be) the Hindenburg disaster.

    THE FIRST IMPRESSION | Though the fast-moving pilot doesn’t spend much time with Visnjic’s Garcia Flynn, we instead get a very good sense of the heroes’ strengths (Lucy’s a walking encyclopedia) and weaknesses (tough guy Wyatt has a soft spot), plus just a hint of hidden agendas. Versus ABC’s midseason entry Time After Time (which adopts a wink-winkier, Sleepy Hollow feel) or The CW’s superhero-charged Legends of Tomorrow, Timeless makes clear that it will have some fun with the “butterfly effect” by assigning curious (and/or soul-crushing) consequences to the team’s actions.

    Among the cast, Spencer imbues history geek Lucy with an infectious joy of discovery and fuss over details, while Barrett is a highly amusing assemblage of neuroses. Jaffrey, Joseph and Doumit populate the government agency for which the trio (begrudgingly) travel time.

    THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE | Timeless is launching from a primo time slot that has bore the Peacock a series of freshman hits, from Revolution to The Blacklist to (the Wednesday-bound) Blindspot. Boasting a buzzy premise and exciting visuals, and with ABC’s stalwart Castle gone from the equation, the future looks promising — as well as thrilling — for this sci-fier. (Bonus points for having a great title logo.)

    The Path Adds Leven Rambin

    Leven Rambin (True Detective, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) is following Hulu’s path to a new TV gig.

    The actress has joined Season 2 of The Path as a series regular, per The Hollywood Reporter.

    Rambin will play Chloe, an intriguing figure from Eddie’s (Aaron Paul) past — and future. Their shared history sparks a complicated new relationship.

    The Path is slated to return to the streaming service in 2017.

    Susan Lucci and daughter Liza Huber open up about family’s battle with Cerebral Palsy

    (Video) A life-changing moment for Liza Huber, watching her 7-year-old son, Brendan, walk after intense surgery.

    "Brendan can now walk up the stairs, what we call reciprocal motion," Huber described. "I was sobbing the first time I saw it."

    Brendan has cerebral palsy, a neurological disease that affects muscle movement.

    "He is thriving, the decision that Liza made on Brendan's behalf will give him such an improved quality of life," Susan Lucci said.

    Huber, Founder/CEO of Sage Spoonfuls, is the daughter of 'Devious Maids' star, soap opera legend, Susan Lucci. Both women are passionate about their support of United Cerebral Palsy of New York.

    "United Cerebral Palsy of New York provides critical services and programs for people with disabilities in New York City and as a mother of a little boy that has Cerebral Palsy I really know first hand how important these services are," Huber said.

    "There is so little known about CP, that’s why Liza and I wanted to step up to the plate and shine a light on it and the amazing work UCP is doing," Lucci explained. "It's to give them the technology, the whole world is about technology now, and the simple things to brush their teeth, to put on their shoes, the things you take for granted."

    This powerhouse mom and daughter duo is teaming up to host this year's 'Women Who Care' luncheon, to honor female role models, who are caregivers, philanthropists and business leaders in the community.

    "We honor and acknowledge the people and what they do day to day,"

    Along with their commitment to UCP, both women are always on the go and paying it forward is always at the top of their minds.

    "My heart just goes out to everyone at UCP, it is so important because without these services [those with CP] cannot have the quality of life that they deserve," Huber said.

    Liza Huber, Founder & CEO, Sage Spoonfuls.

    Stepping Out! Susan Lucci's Grandson with Cerebral Palsy Walks First-Ever Red Carpet After Undergoing Life-Changing Surgery

    (Photo) When Susan Lucci's daughter Liza Huber first found out in 2010 that her son Brendan had cerebral palsy, she could not have imagined he would walk a red carpet just six years later.

    But Brendan got just that chance when he attended Monday's 15th Annual Women Who Care awards luncheon, which his mother and grandmother co-hosted.

    Lucci, 69, proudly told PEOPLE at the New York event: "For the first time he can stand up straight. His feet are flat on the floor."

    Brendan's big debut comes just months after he underwent a selective dorsal rhizotomy, which involved cutting some sensory nerves in the lower spinal cord in order to make it easier for him to walk.

    "It's just really changed his life," Huber, the Founder & CEO of Sage Spoonfuls, told PEOPLE of her son, now 7. "It's his first time at any kind of event like this, and he's doing a great job."

    Huber, 41, first opened up last fall about Brendan's cerebral palsy. The former Passions star had planned to return to TV after Brendan's birth, but Brendan "was born two months premature and was in intensive care for six weeks," Huber told PEOPLE.

    "I knew right then and there that it was going to be a game-changer for me. Life throws you surprises," she said.

    With many years and several steps behind her son (both on and off the red carpet), Monday's event called to mind the vow Huber told PEOPLE she made to herself – and to Brendan: "I don't ever want him to feel bad about himself. I want him to feel good and proud and celebrate the way he overcomes challenges."

    New Twist In Prospect Park Lawsuit!

    In a new court motion, Prospect Park Networks has asked to convert its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan to a Chapter 7 because they have been unable to pay the fees owed to their legal counsel, Jones Day, in the breach of contract suit against Disney/ABC over ONE LIFE TO LIVE. PPN had hoped that selling $6 million in tax credits it had received for filming the OLTL and ALL MY CHILDREN reboots in Connecticut would pay for the law firm to represent them in the $95 million lawsuit, but the proceeds weren't enough to keep Jones Day as their counsel or find a suitable replacement once PPN had paid off their largest claim holder.

    "The best hope for a meaningful recovery to creditors is successful prosecution or settlement of the ABC litigation," reads the motion. "The debtor and the debtor's counsel have done everything to keep the ABC litigation alive for the benefits of creditors."

    Under the Chapter 11 filing, PPN would have liquidated the estate, but the company's creditors bashed that plan, claiming that the disclosure statement failed to provide information about how the production company valued the contract suit with ABC (its primary asset) or how that litigation would be handled under the plan. Switching to Chapter 7 bankruptcy would effectively allow PPN to have their debts canceled. (However, PPN is requesting that a trustee be appointed as quickly as possible to oversee the ongoing ABC litigation.) Explaining in the motion that their revenue stream from Hulu is set to expire on July 31, rendering the estate "administratively insolvent because the outstanding and unpaid fees awarded to estate professional exceeds the amount of cash the Debtor has on hand."

    Visit SOUTH BEACH Today!

    The sexy new digital drama SOUTH BEACH is now available for streaming on Hulu, featuring THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), and daytime vets Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin, ALL MY CHILDREN; Tony, GUIDING LIGHT) and Marc Menard (Boyd, AMC). The six-episode series is set in the trendy Miami neighborhood — where some secrets refuse to stay buried in the sand.

    Wood plays nightclub owner Samantha Lear, Vilasuso is drug lord Isaac Santero and Menard is Vincent York. "It's about two record labels, one of which owns a nightclub. And they're competing for the top acts in Miami," explains Vilasuso. "In the midst of all this, there's a murder — which may or may not be a serial killer who disappeared 20 years ago. My character comes from the other side of the tracks. He's very Machiavellian and he's profiled you before you've met him."

    To watch SOUTH BEACH, head over to Hulu.com.

    ALICIA MINSHEW BOOKS YEAR ROUNDERS

    Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, AMC et al) is the first actor to officially join sudsvilletv.com’s new soap, YEAR ROUNDERS, playing Georgina Phillips, who is described as a "slightly tarnished trophy wife with a bad prenup.” Look for her to have a different look than she’s sported on other shows, says Creator Meg Kelly. "That's where makeup comes in," winks Kelly. "Nothing like a blond wig and an orange tan to age a woman.” YEAR ROUNDERS will air on Thursdays on the web series, beginning in December. The official description of the show reads: "Welcome to St. George, a once-upon-a-time New England fishing village that has become a summer playground for the wealthy."

    DARNELL WILLIAMS TO SUDSVILLETV.COM?

    (soapoperadigest.com) AMC favorite Darnell Williams (ex-Jesse), has been in discussion with Emmy-winning scribe Meg Kelly about joining her new soap, YEAR ROUNDERS, on SudsvilleTV. "I've talked to Meg about SudsvilleTV and am really excited," Williams enthuses. "The pilot script for YEAR ROUNDERS is amazing. Fans should definitely sign up at SudsvilleTV.com and be a part of revitalizing a great industry." Once fans sign up, they're automatically entered into multiple chances to win great prizes. More entries will be awarded to fans who share SudsvilleTV via their social networks. So sign up and you might just wind up having dinner with Darnell!

    Agnes Nixon Fast Facts

    (erietvnews.com) (CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of Agnes Nixon, creator of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live."

    Personal: Birth date: December 10, 1927

    Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

    Birth name: Agnes Eckhardt

    Father: Harry Joseph Eckhardt, owner of Perfection Burial Garment Company

    Mother: Agnes Patricia (Dalton) Eckhardt, bookkeeper

    Marriages: Robert Nixon (April 6, 1951-November 22, 1996 his death)

    Children: Catherine Agnes, Mary Frances, Robert Henry, Emily Anne

    Education: Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1940-1944

    Other Facts:

    Agnes Nixon grew up in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Known as the "Queen of Soap Opera writing," she has nine Daytime Emmy writing nominations and four wins between her two shows "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," and a Lifetime Achievement award.

    Her storylines often included socially conscious topics of the time, such as uterine cancer and Pap smears, racial identity, interracial relationships, abuse and abortion.

    She created roles specifically for these actors: Laurence Fishburne, Tommy Lee Jones, and Tom Berenger on "One Life to Live".

    She patterned her soap opera cities after an area in Philadelphia known as the "Main Line."

    Nixon was one of the early writers on "The Guiding Light" (1953-2009), the longest running soap opera in history.

    The character Agnes Eckhardt appeared on both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" played by Nixon. She also played the characters Agnes Dixon on "One Life to Live" and Aggie on "All My Children".

    The production company Prospect Park teamed up with Apple and Hulu, to save "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" by making both shows available online.

    Timeline:

    1944 - After college Nixon begins writing for the radio soap opera, 'Woman in White."

    1950 - She relocates to New York and begins freelancing for live television prime-time broadcasts.

    1951 - Writes for 13 weeks for daytime television as head writer for the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow."

    1952-1954 - Writes for prime-time drama "Robert Montgomery Presents."

    1957-1959 - Nixon writes for the soap "As the World Turns."

    1959-1965 - Head writer on "The Guiding Light."

    1965-1967 - Becomes head writer for "Another World"

    July 15, 1968 - Nixon's creation "One Life to Live" debuts. She is the head writer.

    January 5, 1970 - Another Nixon creation debuts, "All My Children," also with Nixon as head writer.

    June 26, 1983 - The soap opera "Loving" premieres. Nixon is co-creator with Douglas Marland.

    1988 - Wins Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team for "All My Children."

    June 25, 1994 - Nixon becomes the first female writer to be inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame.

    November 1995 - The storyline of "The City," created by Nixon, James H. Brown and Barbara Esensten, picks up where "Loving" left off.

    1996-1998 - Wins Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team for "All My Children".

    May 12, 2010 - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces Nixon as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    April 14, 2011 - ABC announces the cancellation of "One Life to Live" as of January 2012. "All My Children" is also being canceled.

    June 30, 2011 - ABC announces "All My Children" will air its final episode on television on Friday, September 23, 2011.

    January 13, 2012 - "One Life to Live" airs its final episode on television.

    April 29, 2013 - "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" come back to life, airing twice weekly online at Hulu and Apple's iTunes. Nixon is the creator of the new "All My Children."

    Fall 2013 - The first online seasons of "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" end. Further production is then put on indefinite hold, due to legal proceedings between ABC and Prospect Park, which produces the shows.

    Y&R Star Needs Your Help For A Good Cause

    Amelia Heinle (ex-Mia, AMC) recently launched a fashion and lifestyle Web site called Dear March, and in addition to the articles and peeks into the actress' personal life is an on-line store where a percentage of the sales are donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of Heinle's sister, Jane, who is currently battling cancer.

    Now, Heinle is hosting a special charity event for BelieveBig.org on Sunday, December 14, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy located at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA. Her husband, Thad Luckinbill (ex-J.T.) will be on hand as one of the special guests, and there will be a limited number of tickets available for a VIP meet and greet with the actors. Tickets are available exclusively at DearMarchShop.com, and money raised by the event will be donated to the cancer charity Believe Big in Jane's name.

    AMC ALUM RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO

    AMC 2.0 alum Denyse Tontz (ex-Miranda; Nikki, DOG WITH A BLOG) debuted her first music video for "Use It" on her YouTube Channel, Denyse Tontz Music. Check out the video here!

    ABC Fails To Trim Prospect Park Soap Suit

    ABC took a hit this morning in Prospect Park’s multimillion-dollar legal action over licensed soaps All My Children and One Life To Live. The network was denied its motion to strike the part of the production company’s amended complaint in which Prospect Park asked to have the license agreement for the online shows extended and payments to ABC “excused” while the nearly year-old breach of contract suit for more than $100 million moves forward. The ruling came after a 50-minute hearing in LA Superior Court before Judge Robert Hess. Trial lawyer James Edward Maloney of Texas’ Andrews Kurth represented Prospect Park, while Susan Klein and Nuritsa Ksachikyan of LA’s Valle Makoff were there for ABC. “Prospect Park exercised its option — it produced an entire season of the series,” Klein argued early in the hearing. “It can’t ask the court to rewrite what the parties have negotiated.” Hess saw it differently: “After hearing the arguments from them and you, I’m going to let them leave it in,” he told Klein.

    Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz Takes Company To Court Over Non-Compete Clauses

    (deadline.com) Prospect Park’s multi-million dollar legal battle with ABC over licensed soaps All My Children and One Life To Live isn’t the only courtroom drama the production company is now facing. Co-Founder Jeff Kwatinetz has filed a complaint against the company and ABRY Senior Equity IV, L.P., ABRY Investment Partnership, L.P., and ABRY Senior Equity Co-Investment Fund IV. The producer and talent manager is seeking a declaratory judgment over non-compete clauses in a December 31, 2012 employment agreement he signed with Prospect Park when the Boston-based investors came on board late last year. Long story short, Kwatinetz wants a judge to decide if the “unenforceable non-competition and non-solicitation provision” would actually prevented him from working for another company for 5 years and if Prospect and ABRY could get an injunction to force him to work for them for 5 years if he attempted to leave. “In addition, the Guarantee contains what is essentially a $5,000,000 liquidated damages penalty for a ‘breach’ of the unenforceable non-competition provision and employment term requirements in the Agreement,” the 10-claim complaint filed on November 21 in LA Superior Court adds (read it here).

    The catalyst of the complaint was a difference of opinion that Kwatinetz has with ABRY over the direction of the company, sources tell me. Specially, that disagreement has to do with the future of AMC and OLTL and whether they will continue or not. Kwatinetz was advocating the continuation of the two series. Having said that, the producer had his lawyer Michael Taitelman file the complaint not because he intends to leave Prospect Park, I’m told, but because he wants to explore his options in what is a very complicated and multi-tiered agreement. Otherwise, all parties seem to be in sync right now at the busy Prospect Park and Kwatinetz continues to work there. Besides the online soaps, whose legal machinations could drag on for years, PP currently has Wilfred on FX and Royal Pains on USA with drama Salem debuting on WGN America in the spring of 2014. The company also has 10 sold scripted pilots in various states of development on both cable and broadcast TV and a music management and label revenue stream. Kwatinetz formed PP with ex-Walt Disney Studios president Richard Frank in 2008. A spokesperson for Kwatinetz declined to comment on the November 21st complaint when contacted by Deadline.

    For the most part, non-compete clauses are redundant in California unless the individual in questions is an owner of a company and even then they can be voided. That is distinctly not the case in other states such as New York. Hence, Kwatinetz’s complaint notes its disagreement with PP and ABRY’s desire to have the Empire State and its laws used as a venue for the non-compete provisions. “Furthermore, the Agreement and the Guarantee attempt to impose New York law and venue on the parties even though the Agreement was negotiated in California, with a California resident, for his employment in California at two California-based companies, and none of the parties are based in New York,” the 109-page filing notes. By filing in LA Superior Court, the complaint seeks a judicial determination that the Golden State’s laws and jurisdiction will apply in the matter.

    Attorney Michael Taitelman’s firm Freedman & Taitelman have also served as outside counsel to Deadline’s parent company PMC.

    What Really Happened At AMC?

    In her newest blog, Soap Opera Digest columnist Carolyn Hinsey talks to AMC Supervising Producer Sonia Blangiardo (executive producer of the upcoming web series TAINTED DREAMS) about the behind the scenes goings-on at the reboot that has now been shelved. "All I can say is that every effort was made to make this show a success, but there were obstacles that could not be overcome," says Blangiardo. To find out the obstacles - and a lot more dish - go to: carolynhinsey.tainteddreamstheseries.com.

    Jill Larson Speaks Out On AMC's End

    Jill Larson (Opal) released a statement about the end of AMC on her Facebook page. Wrote the longtime star, "Greetings all, well I finally got the official call, saying PP is not going forward with AMC 'at this time', left the door open a crack, hmmm! As disappointing as that news is, it was not a surprise. Just as they did the first time, PP chose to remain silent regarding their activities, and now that I've had some experience with them, I do believe that it was because Jeff [Kwatinetz, PP's co-chief] just kept on beating the bushes trying to raise the money, never willing to cry uncle. I am sad for all of us, from Jeff to all of you, but gosh I'm grateful for the chance we had to make something new and wonderful from our beloved shows. Maybe when more fans are computer-savvy, and go online for content as a regular habit, investors will feel comfortable putting money into what was a grand experiment, perhaps ahead of its time, and only time will tell. Take care of yourselves, my lovelies, sending love to you all!"

    Prospect Park Now Seeking $125M In ABC Soap Lawsuit

    (deadline.com) The on-going multi-million legal drama between Prospect Park and ABC over licensed soaps All My Children and One Life To Live looks poised to get much rougher and much pricier. Nearly seven months after Jeff Kwatinetz and former Walt Disney Studios president Rich Frank’s company first filed a breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, their lawyers Wednesday entered an amended complaint in LA Superior Court. One big change is how much money the plaintiffs are seeking. “As a direct and proximate result of ABC’s breaches, Prospect Park has been damaged in an amount to be determined at trial, but including at least $30 million in out-of-pocket losses and/or at least $95 million in lost profits,” says today’s filing. That’s way up from the $25 million the plaintiffs were looking for in April. Claims that ABC called “baseless” then. The now amended suit also includes claims of promissory fraud and declaratory relief and seeks Prospect Park’s continued licensing fee payments to be waived and an extension of that agreement while the case goes on – which could be years.

    In addition to previous allegations of dirty dealing on ABC’s part, today’s filing says that the network inked long term agreements with OLTL actors behind the production company’s back. in the hope of creating a new property of its own. “Unbeknownst to Prospect Park, at the same time the ink was drying on the Licensing Agreement granting Prospect Park an exclusive license for OLTL through January 31, 2013, ABC insiders were developing a plan to create a mega-soap through the amalgamation of OLTL and GH, intentionally disregarding Prospect Park’s rights,” the amended complaint adds. This comes on top of the April filing’s claims that ABC has been breaking the licensing agreement, killing off OLTL characters on loan to General Hospital and deliberately attacking Prospect Park’s efforts to continue AMC and OLTL online.

    This latest legal move comes amidst speculation that at least one of the shows is going down. AMC cast members recently said on social media that they were told not to anticipate a return from their current hiatus.

    Prospect Park is represented in the case by a plethora of LA and Houston-based attorneys led by trial lawyer James Edward Maloney of Texas’ Andrews Kurth. ABC is represented by Jeffrey Valle, Susan Klein and Nuritsa Ksachikyan of LA’s Valle Makoff.

    Soap opera 'All My Children' washed up?

    (latimes.com) It appears to be curtains again for "All My Children," the soap opera that ran four decades on ABC before being canceled, then resurrected as an Internet series.

    An actor on the series, Debbi Morgan, announced on Twitter that the show was "officially done" after one season on the Internet. "Thanks for the memories," Morgan tweeted late last week.

    Prospect Park, the production company behind the effort to keep the show alive, this week refused to discuss the situation or confirm Morgan's comment.

    On Wednesday, lawyers representing Prospect Park filed an amended lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against ABC. The suit claims that the Walt Disney Co.-owned television company undermined its efforts to produce "All My Children" and a second ABC soap, "One Life to Live," for the Internet.

    Prospect Park spent $30 million in the last 18 months to re-create "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" after ABC ended long-running daytime dramas in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

    Lack of money, the legal battle with ABC and collateral damage to the shows will make it nearly impossible to proceed, people close to the production said.

    "At this point, the whole franchise is irreparably damaged," said Jim Maloney, a partner in the Houston, Texas, law firm Andrews Kurth, which is representing Prospect Park.

    "Life has become very difficult for Prospect Park, and ABC has done everything that it could to see that Prospect Park failed," Maloney said.

    Prospect Park's 33-page suit accuses ABC of promissory fraud and breach of contract. In addition to borrowing "One Life to Live" characters for use on "General Hospital" and then killing some of them in a car crash, ABC also refused to accept advertising from Prospect Park or let the production company use social media or websites to help market the shows, the suit contends.

    ABC went so far as to forbid soap stars from appearing on ABC talk shows, Maloney said.

    ABC countered that it did nothing wrong, saying in a court filing it had "acted reasonably and in good faith at all times."

    On Wednesday, ABC declined to comment further, saying it had not been served with the updated complaint.

    Prospect Park had figured that half the TV audience would follow the shows to the Internet, but fewer than one-fifth of the viewership did.

    The shows were intended to be used as part of Prospect Park's ambitious effort to create a next-generation online network.

    In the summer of 2011, several months after ABC announced it would kill the shows, Prospect Park's chief Jeff Kwatinetz and business partner Rich Frank, a former Disney executive, stepped in and acquired the licensing rights for "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," as well as an option on a third ABC-owned soap, "General Hospital," should ABC cancel the show.

    ABC's surviving soap, "General Hospital," remains on the ABC schedule and is enjoying some of its best ratings in years. Maloney contends that ABC turned "General Hospital" into a "mega soap," signing popular actors and borrowing elements from the other shows to boost the show's appeal.

    "ABC decided to literally strip-mine the shows for the benefit of 'General Hospital,'" Maloney said. "This happened after ABC came to the conclusion that its new daytime shows were not working."

    Prospect Park's Web productions almost didn't get off the ground.

    After struggling to get financing in 2012 and tussles with labor unions, Prospect Park received the green light from investors in December 2012, allowing it begin production on the two shows early this year.

    Cast and crew members were hired, sets were quickly built and "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" lurched back in to production in February, just in time to meet an ABC-mandated deadline.

    The two shows debuted online in April, but then writers struggled to adapt to the new format and speed the pace of the shows to engage online audiences. Late this summer, Prospect Park said it would suspend production on "One Life to Live" while the lawsuit against ABC moved through the courts.

    Prospect Park had planned to keep "All My Children" in production in a Connecticut sound stage -- but money apparently ran out.

    The news of the apparent demise of "All My Children" comes after ABC's parent company, the Walt Disney Co., alerted cable distributors that it was pulling the plug on SOAPnet, a cable channel it created in 2000 to rerun soap episodes at night when women were home from work.

    Instead, Disney has turned its attention on building a replacement channel for preschoolers, Disney Junior, which launched in 2012 and has become a profitable vehicle for the Burbank giant to create new toy franchises.

    The End Of AMC & OLTL (Again)

    (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE were on pins and needles last week as rumors were flying that Prospect Park was due to make a big announcement regarding the future of the two soaps. Unfortunately, while there has been no official word from the company, a source close to actors from the shows tells Soaps In Depth, "It's over." Debbi Morgan (Angie, AMC) essentially confirmed as much when she responded to upset fans on Twitter. "Well we're all pretty much sad now for real since we've definitely been told it's a wrap," she posted. "My manager was given the news that we were officially done by PP's lawyer. Yeah, we've been canceled."

    Prospect Park originally bought the rights to AMC and OLTL following their cancelations on ABC, but struggled to bring them to air online immediately following their network runs as originally planned. Fans were elated when financing was eventually secured, cast and crew were hired, sets were built in a studio in Stamford, CT and Hulu.com was set to air the episodes. The OnLine Network originally planned to broadcast daily half-hour episodes, but within weeks, that number was cut back to just two episodes of each soap a week, leading to rumors of production difficulties. Still, both AMC and OLTL were regularly among the top ten most-watched shows on Hulu.com, and many viewers were thrilled to watch as many shows as they were willing to broadcast.

    However, while fans assumed the soaps would again be ongoing series, Prospect Park announced in August that both AMC and OLTL would instead have season finales after which production would take a break before beginning a second season. Viewers immediately worried the shows would never return, and after production of OLTL was shelved indefinitely due to the ongoing lawsuit with ABC, it seemed those fears were justified.

    And now it seems that this grand experiment to bring the soaps back to life online has come to an unfortunate end. And sadly, because there was no notice or time to plan for the grand finales these venerable soaps deserve, this time they will not be ending with a bang, but with a whimper. And despite returns from the dead being commonplace on soaps, another resurrection for AMC and OLTL seems highly unlikely.

    All My Children Dead (Again), Cast Members Say

    (tvguide.com) All My Children has been reportedly been canceled for a second time.

    The long-running soap ended its first online season more than two months ago in the middle of a legal battle between ABC and Prospect Park, the production company which resurrected both All My Children and another recently axed ABC daytime drama, One Life to Live.

    Cast member Debbi Morgan was the first to reveal All My Children's sad fate on Nov. 9, when she said her manager was told the show was done by a lawyer representing Prospect Park. "I'm so very sorry 2c U disappointed yet again & believe me we feel the same!!!," she tweeted.

    Cast member Cady McClain confirmed Morgan's story and said that, until recently, all involved had been reassured that the show would return. "[We were] very recently contacted and told that, with great regret, AMC won't be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation," McClain wrote Monday on her Facebook page. "Certainly hope springs eternal that we will yet again, spring from the dead." Soaps In Depth also confirmed the end of All My Children — as well as One Life to Live — with "well-placed" sources. A rep for the series could not immediately be reached for comment.

    All My Children, which most famously starred Susan Lucci, was on the air for 42 years before ABC pulled it in September 2011. Prospect Park bought the rights shortly before the broadcast series finale and, after one failed attempt, successfully premiered new episodes of All My Children online in April 2013. The half-hour episodes were available online via YouTube and Hulu, and later began airing on OWN. Although Lucci did not return, many longtime cast members reprised their roles for the series.

    Overall, 43 episodes of the resurrected series were produced before the first season via The Online Network ended in September.

    This is just one of several hits for soaps fans. The Los Angeles Times reports that cable channel SOAPnet, which is known for airing recent episodes of currently airing daytime dramas such as General Hospital, as well as episodes of now-canceled dramas like Beverly Hills, 90210, will shut down on Dec. 31 after 14 years.

    Will you miss All My Children?

    Cady McClain Confirms AMC's End

    Prospect Park still has offered no comment or official statement regarding the fate of AMC, but hot on the heels of Debbi Morgan's (Angie) statements on Twitter revealing that the show will not go on, Cady McClain (Dixie) is speaking out, too. On her Facebook page, the actress released the following statement: "If you aren't hearing anything about the ending of AMC as we know it, it's really out of shock. I am also trying to allow PP to have the moment to contact all the actors and explain what is and has been going on with AMC, and then gather themselves to try and explain it all to you, the fans.

    I can confirm what Debbie [sic] Morgan has shared already, that we were given assurances that we would be continuing with the series and then were very recently contacted and told that, with great regret, AMC won't be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation. Certainly hope springs eternal that we will yet again, spring from the dead.

    I do feel confident in sharing my opinion that PP and all 'the powers that be' involved in making AMC and OLTL truly loved the shows and did their utmost to make continuing them possible. The premiere in NYC was one of the most exciting moments I have had the privilege to be a part of in my career. I am not privy to the behind the scenes decisions, however. Like you, I can only experience those choices second hand and guess at the reasons why this is happening now.

    Instead of going into the 'What Went Wrong' question, I think I'd rather focus on the gratitude I feel for having been asked to continue with the show. If I am still wanted as an actor on daytime, it is all because of YOU, the FANS.

    I am so very grateful for your support. To have had the opportunity to be a part of an innovative experience that strived to keep American soaps alive via a new medium, to be a part of the continuing fabric of your lives through daytime storytelling, and to be able to work with dear friends who I've known all my life was a very special experience for which I have you to thank.

    So THANK YOU for all the cheering, love, and support, daytime family. You've been AWESOME."

    Debbi Morgan On AMC's Fate: "I'm So Very Sorry"

    While no official word has come from Prospect Park regarding whether AMC will return for a second season, Debbi Morgan (Angie) has tweeted several comments that seem to support the rumor that the show is done. "I guess what really hurts my gut R all the positive proclamations I gave 2 all of U that we'd definitely [be] coming back," she wrote. "Bcuz those were the earnest proclamations we'd been given! I'm so very sorry2 2c U disappointed yet again & believe me we feel the same!!! Thanks 4 all the support & luv U gave hoping this would work. We never know what's in God's plan. I do know there's always a bigger picture! Thanks For The Memories..."

    Susan Lucci: My New York

    (nypost.com) Susan Lucci grew up in Garden City, Long Island, but she fell in love with Manhattan when she got the job of a lifetime in 1970: playing the iconic Erica Kane on the long-running soap opera “All My Children.” Lucci would study her lines in the car on the way to the show’s Upper West Side studio only putting down her script to gaze at the skyline through Central Park. Today, she’s back living in Garden City and filming in Manhattan — her Investigation Discovery series “Deadly Affairs,” which just premiered its second season. This is her New York.

    1. Cafe Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave., between 85th and 86th streets

    “My husband is Austrian, so when he’s feeling a little homesick, we go here, and it’s like being in Vienna for the afternoon. The quark is very authentic — it’s like a cheesecake, but that does not begin to do it justice. It’s so light and has a lemon taste to it. Last November, we were trying to squeeze in a trip to Paris, but we had so many commitments and we couldn’t get away. So we checked into the St. Regis — we didn’t tell anyone except our children. We went to a French restaurant to feel like we were in France and Cafe Sabarsky to feel like we were in Austria. It was like being in Europe for the weekend, and we had the best time.”

    2. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302. W. 45th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues

    “We try to see a Broadway show a couple times a month. We mostly go to musicals. I grew up loving Broadway musicals. I’d put on my parents’ cast albums and stand on the stool and sing in the mirror. One of the first ones was ‘Damn Yankees.’ I was about 3 years old. The last show I saw was ‘Kinky Boots.’ Oh, I thought it was fabulous.”

    3. Central Park, 110th Street and Central Park North

    “For most of my adult life, I drove through Central Park every morning going to work. I’d enter at the North Drive, at 110th Street. I was always studying on my way in, but the minute we turned into the park, no matter where I was in the script, I’d put it down. Central Park is one of the treasures of this country — the light, the landscaping, the people. I just can’t say enough about it. My very favorite season there is spring. After the long winters in New York, you see green buds and weeping willows, forsythia coming out and daffodils poking through. I’ve also filmed in the park, and my husband and I have gone on a gondola ride in the lake. It’s just magical.”

    4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street

    “I have great memories of taking my children to the Met. They would say, ‘Can we take a later train home?’ They love the Egyptian wing and all the mummies. And I love the café. I’m looking forward to going there for jazz nights this fall.”

    5. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., at 58th Street

    “Bergdorf’s has it all! I go to the seventh floor for inspiration. I just walk around and look at the table settings and accessories — they’re so beautiful. I bought a fabulous black-and-white photograph there for my husband for our anniversary. It’s from a Harper’s Bazaar layout in the ’60s. It’s a man and woman, and he’s lighting her cigarette with his. I thought it was sexy and fabulous. It reminded me of when we first met.”

    6. Campagnola, 1382 First Ave., at 74th Street

    “If a Martian came from outer space and wanted to experience a real New York Italian restaurant, they would go to Campagnola. You’ve got Freddie (below) playing the piano when you walk in, they’re four deep at the bar, there’s a wooden floor — it’s so cozy. We’ve taken our son, and now he takes his friends. For us, it’s more of a dinner place, and they serve late, so we’ve gone after the theater, on the way home. There are so many colorful characters there: politicians, ballplayers, Wall Street bankers and actors.”

    7. Barneys, 660 Madison Ave., at 61st Street

    “There’s a very New York vibe, and you feel that the minute you’re in the store. They curate their collection of jewelry so well. Everything is cutting-edge, and I love that about Barneys. I have done some damage in that shoe department, too — my husband will tell you! He is not a shopper, he hates to shop. So he ushers me through as quickly as possible, then we go for lunch at Fred’s.”

    8. The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St., between Madison and Fifth avenues

    “I went for the first time two years ago with my college roommate and her husband when they came up from Washington, DC. The fact that it was a private home, it feels so accessible and personal — you get to see the Monets and the Rembrandts in an environment that feels like a home. We had the best time and then, after that, we went Christmas shopping for our daughters and stopped at a pashmina cart, and bought a bunch of them.”

    9. Gramercy Tavern, 42 E. 20th St., at Park Avenue South

    “When I was getting ready to appear in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in 1999, my voice teacher was on 16th Street. After my lessons, my husband and I started going to Gramery Tavern quite often, and we just love it. The pastry chef is fantastic. I try everything she makes!”

    Maiden season of Internet soap operas yields vital lessons, says company co-founder Jeffrey Kwatinetz

    (nydailynews.com) The pioneering first online seasons of the soaps “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” are wrapping up, with the producers saying that, as expected, they learned some lessons.

    The season’s last original episode of “One Life to Live” airs Monday, with the season’s last original “All My Children” on Sept. 2.

    The Prospect Park production company’s The Online Network (TOLN) says both will return at an unspecified date for a second season. The network says both have been successful enough for to justify continuing.

    “We have tackled more business, creative and logistical challenges than most shows experience in a lifetime of production,” said Prospect Park co-founder Jeffrey Kwatinetz.

    Reviving two canceled soaps with most of the casts intact was unprecedented — as was the gamble in producing them only for the Internet.

    Kwatinetz and his partner Rich Frank said they expected to make adjustments on the fly, and the biggest one came a couple of weeks into the season, when the number of shows per week for each program was cut from four to two.

    Since the shows run a half hour, this means only an hour a week of new programming.

    In a statement, Frank and Kwatinetz said that’s all that most of the online audience had time to watch.

    “We are finding that asking most people to regularly watch more than a half hour per day online seems to be too much,” they said.

    They promised next season will have extra content and more interactivity.

    As for this season’s wrapups, “One Life to Live” ends with the whole town of Llanview attending the Man of the Year dinner. “All My Children,” the producers say, will end by “wrapping up many of the season’s burning questions.”

    Susan Lucci Cried Tears Of Joy Over 'All My Children' Lesbian Storyline

    (ontopmag.com) Susan Lucci has said that she cried tears of joy when she learned of a lesbian storyline involving her television daughter on the ABC soap All My Children.

    On the show, Bianca Montgomery (played by Eden Riegel) came out gay to her mother, Erica Kane (Lucci), in late 2000.

    Appearing on cabler Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, Lucci was asked how she felt about the storyline.

    “The storyline was presented to me by our executive producer at that time. She called me into her office and we both just sat there with tears because it sounded like it was going to be such a great storyline, and it was,” Lucci said. “She told me that a lot of gay kids, and even gays in their 20s, they would rather commit suicide than come out to their parents. And I thought to myself, 'Oh my god, if I can be part of a storyline here that would help one person feel good about themselves, and be who they really are, and know that their parents can love them anyway – they just have to be themselves. I was thrilled to be part of it.”

    “That storyline really had a lot of impact, I'm very proud and happy to say,” she added.

    Agnes Nixon Fast Facts

    (CNN) Here's a look at the life of Agnes Nixon, creator of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live".

    Personal:

    Birth date: December 10, 1927

    Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

    Birth name: Agnes Eckhardt

    Father: Harry Joseph Eckhardt, owner of Perfection Burial Garment Company

    Mother: Agnes Patricia (nee Dalton) Eckhardt, bookkeeper

    Marriages: Robert Nixon (April 6, 1951-November 22, 1996 his death)

    Children: Catherine Agnes, Mary Frances, Robert Henry, Emily Anne

    Education: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1940-1944)

    Other:

    Agnes Nixon grew up in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Known as the "Queen of Soap Opera writing", she has nine Daytime Emmy writing nominations and four wins between her two shows "All My Children" and "One Life to Live", and a Lifetime Achievement award.

    Her storylines often include socially conscious topics of the time, such as uterine cancer and Pap smears, racial identity, interracial relationships, abuse and abortion.

    She created roles specifically for these actors: Laurence Fishburne, Tommy Lee Jones, and Tom Berenger on "One Life to Live".

    She patterned her soap opera cities after an area in Philadelphia known as the "Main Line."

    Nixon was one of the early writers on "The Guiding Light" (1953-2009), the longest running soap opera in history.

    The character Agnes Eckhardt appears on both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" played by Nixon. She also played the characters Agnes Dixon on "One Life to Live" and Aggie on "All My Children".

    The production company Prospect Park teamed up with Apple and Hulu, to save "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" by making both shows available through the internet.

    Timeline:

    1944 - After college Nixon begins writing for radio soap opera, 'Woman in White".

    1950 - She relocates to New York and begins freelancing for live television primetime broadcasts.

    1951 - Writes for 13 weeks for daytime television as head writer for the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" (1951-1986)

    1952-1954 - Writes for primetime drama "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1950-1957)

    1957-1959 - Nixon writes for the soap "As the World Turns" (1958-1978)

    1959-1965 - Head writer on "The Guiding Light".

    1965-1967 - Becomes head writer for "Another World" (1964-1999) another soap opera.

    July 15, 1968 - Nixon's creation "One Life to Live" debuts and she's head writer.

    January 5, 1970 - Another Nixon creation debuts, "All My Children" also with her as head writer.

    June 26, 1983 - The soap opera "Loving" (1983-1995) premieres. Nixon is co-creator with Douglas Marland.

    1988 - Wins Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team for "All My Children".

    June 25, 1994 - Nixon, the first female writer, is inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame.

    November 1995 - "The City" (1995-1997), created by Nixon, James H. Brown and Barbara Esensten, picks up where "Loving" left off.

    1996-1998 - Wins Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team for "All My Children".

    January 11, 2005 - Agnes Eckhardt's first appearance on "All My Children".

    July 21-22, 2008 - Agnes Eckhardt's first appearance on "One Life to Live".

    May 12, 2010 - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces Nixon as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    April 14, 2011 - ABC announces the cancellation of "One Life to Live" as of January 2012. "All My Children" is also being canceled.

    June 30, 2011 - ABC announces "All My Children" will air the final episode on Friday, September 23, 2011.

    January 13, 2012 - "One Life to Live" airs its final television episode.

    April 29, 2013 - "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" come back to life airing twice weekly online at Hulu and Apple's iTunes. Nixon is the creator of the new "All My Children"

    June 6, 2013 - Labor union problems with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) forces both shows into summer hiatus two weeks early.

    Final Month on ABC Recap

    Recap of the final month of All My Children on ABC: Read it here!


    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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