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All My Children-related news from 2011
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2011 that focus on All My Children or past and present AMC performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


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Shannon Kane
January 2011
All My Children will lose a Kane in 2011. Actress Shannon Kane has opted not to renew her contract with All My Children. The actress, who joined AMC in 2008, has recently landed several high-profile movie roles.
Shannon Kane
January 2011
Call it Hot In Pine Valley. ABC and TV Land have teamed up to create a crossover between All My Children and Hot in Cleveland. In the story, three AMC stars are headed to primetime, and a Golden Globe winner is headed to Pine Valley.
Megan McTavish
January 2011
Since 2007, All My Children has had five different head writing teams. Now, a new report states that yet another change could be coming in the form of a familiar name: Megan McTavish. McTavish, a multiple Emmy winner, last wrote for AMC in 2007.
Réal Andrews
January 2011
General Hospital vet Réal Andrews will return to the ABC lineup beginning next month. The actor has landed a recurring role on All My Children. Andrews also appeared on As the World Turns.
Debbi Morgan
January 2011
Debbi Morgan will return to All My Children in February following an unexpected leave from the show in December. The actress has opened up about what caused her abrupt leave: Lyme disease. Morgan originated the role of Angie in 1982.
David Zyla
January 2011
Have you ever wished that you could dress like a soap star? Well, thanks to an Emmy-winning costume designer from All My Children, you can! David Zyla has released a new book that helps readers find the colors that make them look best.
Natalia Livingston
February 2011
In a big casting move, Days of our Lives has opted to recast the role of Taylor Raines. "Class act" Natalia Livingston is out, and the show has re-hired Tamara Braun (ex-Reese Williams) to take the character in a new direction.
Ray MacDonnell
February 2011
Have you ever wished that you could dress like a soap star? Well, thanks to an Emmy-winning costume designer from All My Children, you can! David Zyla has released a new book that helps readers find the colors that make them look best.
Mariah Buzolin
March 2011
All My Children has cast a daytime newcomer in the newly created role of Maya, a maid at the Chandler Mansion. The new character debuts this week.
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March 2011
For several days, published reported have indicated that ABC would be announcing All My Children's cancellation at any time. Though the network is not commenting publicly, the cast of All My Children has been told that the show is not being canceled -- but that doesn't mean that fans should become complacent.
Amelia Heinle
March 2011
Amelia Heinle will remain on as Y&R's Victoria Neman for some time to come. The former All My Children and The City actress inked a new contract with the CBS soap. She made her first Y&R appearance in 2005.
Genie Francis
March 2011
Genie Francis is returning to daytime television, but not to the place that fans might expect. The Emmy-winning former General Hospital star is headed to The Young and the Restless. Francis appeared as Laura Spencer on GH for more than 20 years. She also appeared on AMC as Ceara Connor.
Justin Bruening
April 2011
All My Children vets Alexa Havins and Justin Bruening won't be returning to Pine Valley anytime soon, but that's good news for their fans. The real-life couple is keeping busy with roles in primetime television.
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April 2011
Amid cancellation talk and record low ratings, All My Children has made changes to its writing team. Lorraine Broderick has been named AMC's new head writer, though "new" is a somewhat deceptive term. Broderick is a four-time Emmy winner who has written for AMC off and on since 1979.
Billy J Miller
April 2011
Wildly popular Y&R star Billy J. Miller could be exiting his role as Billy Abbott later this year. Miller joined The Young and the Restless in September 2008 after a one-year run on All My Children.
Leven Rambin
April 2011
AMC alum Leven Rambin has landed a role in a new gladiator film due out next year. Rambin appeared on All My Children as Lily Montgomery from 2004 to 2008, and briefly as Lily's sister, Ava Benton.
Cady McClain
April 2011
Two-time Emmy winner Cady McClain will return to All My Children before the show goes off the air. McClain, who first appeared as Dixie Cooney in 1988, made her last AMC appearance in April 2010.
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April 2011
Storylines and other content written by four-time Emmy winner Lorraine Broderick will first air in June. Broderick was named head writer of All My Children in early April, just two weeks before the show's cancellation was confirmed.
Thorsten Kaye
May 2011
Thorsten Kaye will return to All My Children in the show's final months. The actor, whose character was killed off last year, has agreed to reprise the role of Zach Slater.
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June 2011
Two months ago, ABC announced that Lorraine Broderick would be taking over as head writer of All My Children. Broderick's return seemed to signal that the network was giving the soap another chance. However, a new report reveals that Broderick wanted to take over as head writer around the time production of AMC was moved to Los Angeles.
Josh Duhamel
June 2011
The homecoming continues as All My Children inches toward its final broadcast on ABC. Daytime Emmy winner Josh Duhamel will reprise the role of Leo duPres before the soap goes off the air in September.
Tamara Braun
June 2011
Tamara Braun will exit Days of our Lives this summer. The actress, who'd previously played Ava and rejoined the show this year as Taylor, is the victim of a massive restructuring at the NBC soap. Braun has also appeared on General Hospital and All My Children.
Josh Duhamel
June 2011
Maria Santos will return to Pine Valley next month. Eva LaRue will reprise her Emmy-winning role for a handful of episodes to honor her daytime roots. LaRue made her AMC debut in 1993.
Kate Collins
June 2011
Three of All My Children's favorite good girls gone bad will return to the show in July. Emmy noms Jennifer Bassey and Melissa Claire Egan, and fan favorite Kate Collins will be back as Marian, Annie, and Janet, respectively.
Billy J Miller
July 2011
Emmy winner Billy J. Miller isn't done with Billy Abbott yet. The actor, who was rumored to be mulling an exit from The Young and the Restless earlier this year, has signed a new contract with the show.
Sydney Penny
June 2011
Two-time Daytime Emmy nominee Sydney Penny will play the short-term role of a doctor on Days of our Lives later this summer. Penny has appeared on All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Sunset Beach.
Carol Burnett
June 2011
All My Children's biggest celebrity fan is headed back to Pine Valley. Carol Burnett, who has played Verla Grubbs off-and-on since 1983, will return in September to help close out the show's 41-year run.
Debbi Morgan
July 2011
The Young and the Restless has signed another ABC icon to its cast. All My Children star Debbi Morgan will join the show after AMC ends production later this year. Morgan has appeared on seven different soaps, but is best-known as AMC's Angie Hubbard.
Robin Christopher
July 2011
General Hospital is taking steps to rebuild the Quartermaine family. Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Robin Christopher will return as Skye Chandler Quartermaine next month. The actress has appeared in the same role on All My Children and One Life to Live.
Vincent Irizarry
July 2011
All My Children fans either love or hate David Hayward, played by Emmy winner Vincent Irizarry. Fans may, however, have to find another dastardly doctor to hate. Irizarry has taken to the Internet to refute claims that he's signed on to appear on the web-based version of AMC.
David Canary
July 2011
Pine Valley will host a homecoming celebration for four more of its most memorable former residents. Adam Chandler, Brooke English, and Joe and Ruth Martin will all be headed home in September.
Susan Lucci
July 2011
All My Children without Susan Lucci and Erica Kane? Say it ain't so! According to two new reports, Lucci either is or isn't continuing with AMC when it moves to the Internet.
Justin Bruening
July 2011
Two more All My Children veterans are headed back to the show. ABC has confirmed that Justin Bruening and Alexa Havins will reprise their roles in September. Bruening appeared for four years as Jamie Martin, and Havins appeared as Babe Carey.
John O'Hurley
July 2011
Television vet John O'Hurley -- Seinfeld's J. Peterman -- is headed to Pine Valley. He'll play a producer who wants to turn Erica's latest book into a movie.
Esta TerBlanche
August 2011
Another fan favorite will be headed back to Pine Valley before All My Children ends its run on ABC. Esta TerBlanche will reprise the role of Gillian Andrassy. TerBlanche joined AMC in 1997 and last aired in 2001.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
August 2011
Pine Valley is about to get a visit from a vampire slayer. Emmy winner Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to All My Children in September. Gellar, who has appeared in numerous films since leave leaving AMC in 1995, remains a fan of the show.
Agnes Nixon
August 2011
The mother of all things Pine Valley will check in on-screen one last time before the show airs its final episode on ABC in September. Agnes Nixon will reprise the role of Agnes Eckhart later this month.
Josh Duhamel
August 2011
Josh Duhamel is already an Emmy-winning soap star and a box office superstar. Now, the actor is adding another job to his already hyphenated resume. He will voice a role in a Disney Junior television series.
Prospect Park
August 2011
Prospect Park is continuing to press on with its plans to produce its post-ABC versions of All My Children and One Life to Live. The media company has presented stars of AMC with proposals. According to a report, at least one star has been made an offer that is similar to her contract with ABC.
Billy J Miller
August 2011
Primetime viewers will soon have a chance to watch actor Billy J. Miller in action. The Y&R star has landed a recurring role in the new series, Ringer. The CW series stars All My Children vet Sarah Michelle Gellar.
JR Martinez
August 2011
All My Children star JR Martinez will take part in the 13th installment of ABC's celebrity dance competition, Dancing with the Stars. The real-life Iraqi war vet said that he is prepared to push himself to the limit.
Susan Lucci
August 2011
Prepare yourself, soap fans, for an intimate portrait of one of daytime's most recognizable faces. Emmy winner Susan Lucci's memoir, All My Children, is being released in paperback with an explosive new chapter chronicling the cancellation announcement and it's aftermath.
Susan Lucci
September 2011
Could All My Children continue without Susan Lucci? The show might have to, as a newly published report claims that Lucci rejected an offer to continue with AMC when it moves to the web. Even worse, plans for AMC to continue could be shelved.
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September 2011
The list of organizations wanting to honor All My Children continues to grow. People magazine has published a book commemorating AMC's 41 years on television. The book features interviews, photos, and decades of Pine Valley memories.
Mary Fickett
September 2011
Mary Fickett, an original All My Children cast member, has died. The actress who played Ruth Brent Martin for nearly 30 years was 83. Fickett holds the distinction of being the first performer to ever win an Emmy Award for working on a soap opera.
Eden Riegel
September 2011
Eden Riegel has been let go from The Young and the Restless. The actress apparently learned the news via Twitter. Riegel, who won an Emmy for her work on All My Children, joined Y&R in 2010.
Cameron Mathison
September 2011
It's been more than two months since ABC announced that it had licensed All My Children to Prospect Park. Since that time there's been little of what fans might consider good news. Now, an AMC star has confirmed that talks are taking place between the actors and the new production company.
Cameron Mathison
September 2011
Two All My Children players have signed on to appear in Prospect Park's planned web version of the soap. Cameron Mathison and Lindsay Hartley are the first AMC stars to agree to continue with the show after it wraps its run on ABC.
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September 2011
Is Bobby Martin still hiding in the Martin family attic? Was he shipped off to camp and never picked up? It may have taken more than four decades, but the youngest Martin has finally been found.
Debbi Morgan
September 2011
The Young and the Restless has signed another ABC icon to its cast. All My Children star Debbi Morgan will join the show after AMC ends production later this year. Morgan has appeared on seven different soaps, but is best-known as AMC's Angie Hubbard.
Susan Lucci
September 2011
When All My Children ended, Erica Kane was jilted by long-time lover, Jackson Montgomery, and possibly in the line of a bullet. It set the stage for AMC to continue without Susan Lucci. But not so fast -- Lucci says she hasn't ruled out moving to the Internet.
Alicia Minshew
October 2011
Alicia Minshew hasn't yet signed on to continue with All My Children when it hits the Internet in 2012, but the actress has indicated that she is very open to the idea of staying with AMC. The actress' statement follows a previous report that she was ready to move on.
Melissa Claire Egan
Octber 2011
Former All My Children star Melissa Claire Egan will join the cast of The Young and the Restless next month in a newly created contract role. Egan, a two-time Emmy nominee, appeared on AMC from 2006 to 2011.
JR Martinez
October 2011
All My Children star JR Martinez visited Jay Leno on NBC's Tonight Show to talk about Dancing With the Stars, the challenges that he's faced in his life, and how he's faced those challenges with humor.
Susan Lucci
October 2011
Susan Lucci will reunite with her former All My Children co-star Kim Delaney in the new season of the cable drama, Army Wives. Lucci has signed on for a short-term arc on the Lifetime series.
Susan Lucci
November 2011
Susan Lucci has reported to work for her first post-All My Children job. The actress landed a short-term role on the cable series, Army Wives.
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November 2011
Prospect Park has reportedly shelved its plans to relaunch All My Children on the Internet in January. The company will instead focus its efforts on One Life to Live. To date, only two AMC stars had been announced as signing on for the web-based version of the series.
Cady McClain
November 2011
All My Children has apparently been backburnered for now, and one All My Children star is offering new details about what did or did not happen during negotiations with Prospect Park. Cady McClain also urges AMC fans to support One Life to Live if they want to see AMC return on the Internet.
Susan Lucci
November 2011
Did Prospect Park's decision to put the brakes on All My Children's move to the Internet come as a result of Susan Lucci's refusal to be a part of a web-based version of the show? Not so, according to Lucci, who has issued a new statement indicating that she hasn't heard from Prospect Park in several months.
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