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Soap veteran Robin Mattson
(ex-Janet Green, AMC) will join the cast of As the World Turns next month. The short-term stint in Oakdale will mark a return to daytime television for the Emmy-nominated actress. Mattson will appear in the newly-created role of Cheri, who is described by a showsperson as "a woman who gives Emily a run for her money."
In a stunning casting move that is sure to draw fire from more than a few fans, All My Children has released Cady McClain
) from the show. While this is not the first time that McClain and the show have parted ways, it will more than likely be their final split: Dixie will fall victim to the Satin Slayer.
It's been about a year since his last daytime gig, but former AMC star Brian Gaskill
'(ex-Bobby Warner) is headed back to daytime for another go around on a Procter & Gamble produced soap. The actor is joining the cast of Guiding Light, as the show makes the surprising role to recast what will no doubt be a central role.
Though nothing has been confirmed by any of the parties involved - and Soap Central readers should remember that Internet rumors do not always prove reliable - there is a growing wave of speculation that Julia Barr
) could be returning to AMC later this year.
|What was the biggest AMC news story of 2007?
| JAN: Cady McClain fired, Dixie felled by poisoned pancakes.
| MAR: AMC casts newcomer Sabine Singh as new Greenlee Smythe.
| JUL: Real-life couple Justin Bruening, Alexa Havins leaving AMC.
| APR: Eden Rigel, Jeffery Carlson end short-term AMC visits,
| DEC: Rebecca Budig to return as Greenlee, but hubbub ensues.
| DEC: First Black supercouple, Angie and Jesse, returning in Jan '08.
| NOV: Celine Dion pays special visit to AMC's New Beginnings.
| MAR: Megan McTavish fired as AMC's head writer.
| MAY: Barbara Esensten, James Harmon Brown named new head scribes,
Poll Posted: December 31st, 2007
Though it has been rumored for many, many months, ABC has confirmed that Megan McTavish has been fired as head writer of All My Children. The dismissal is effective immediately, but the show has not yet named a successor to the Emmy-winning scribe.
All My Children is moving ahead with plans to recast the role of Greenlee Smythe
-- despite being unable to re-sign the actress who originated the role. Further complicating the issue is that a seemingly perfect candidate for the role of Greenlee is already on the show.
All My Children will lose its only two members of the sexual minority community this month when fan-favorite Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) and Jeffrey Carlson (Zarf/Zoey) exit the show. Neither performer was fired; both opted not to renew their short-term contracts with the show.
is returning to daytime television. While fans of both All My Children
and As the World Turns have been speculating that the actress would return to their respective shows, it was quite obvious that McClain could return to only one show. And there was always the possibility that McClain would opt for a new role on an entirely different show.
All My Children has finally named the successor to ousted head writer Megan McTavish. And actually, it is successors -- plural. The ABC has tapped the writing pair of Barbara J. Esensten and James Harmon Brown.
Real-life couple Justin Bruening (Jamie Martin) and Alexa Havins (Babe Carey) are both expected to exit All My Children by the end of the year. Bruening has already taped his final scenes with the ABC soap and Havins is expected to exit when her contact expires later this year.
Two years ago,Kelli Giddish
) took All My Children by storm. Her character was revealed - or rather believed - to be the supposedly-dead Dixie Martin. But that storm quickly fizzled and Giddish's character was relegated to the back burner. Now, the show and the actress have agreed to part ways.
With the exit of one of the show's young heartthrobs, All My Children is poised to up the hunk factor with the addition of two newcomers. Both new male performers will debut in the next few weeks.
Emmy-nominated Hunt Block will set up shop in Llanview for at least a little while later this year. The former As the World Turns star has also appeared on Guiding Light and All My Children.
An All My Children star has joined the roster for the latest round of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Several other celebs with daytime ties were expected to be dancing it up too -- but it was all part of an Internet ruse.
Alexa Havins will leave All My Children this fall and join her real-life hubby Justin Bruening on the West Coast. Bruening exited AMC last month and Havins will exit in October. The actress joined the show in October 2003.
All My Children is preparing for the return of some of its well-loved characters from the past. Just who they are is still anyone's guess -- and we're not telling just yet. But first up is the return of Janet "From Another Planet" Green.
Celine Dion will visit the fictional town of Pine Valley to chat it up with Erica Kane and promote her new album, Taking Chances. Dion is the latest pop star to make an appearance on daytime television. Dion's performance is scheduled for the end of November.
Cady McClain has announced that she will be exiting As the World Turns earlier than expected. The news has ATWT fans in an uproar, but fans of All My Children are hoping that the Emmy winning-actress will make a return to their show.
Hunky Marcus Patrick is out of another soap -- his second lost job in a little over a year. The actor's mysterious dismissal comes a few months after he posted naked for a magazine. He previously appeared on All My Children for three months.
While ABC remains tight-lipped, Soap Central has learned that Sabine Singh has been let go from All My Children. The daytime newcomer was hired earlier this year to play the role of Greenlee Smythe on the ABC soap. Rebecca Budig will return top the role in 2008.
All My Children promised to revisit its glory years in the months ahead and the show is already making good on that promise. In January, Emmy winners Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams will return to the show as former supercouple Angie and Jesse.