Please understand, the decision was made out of our producers being sensitive to the viewing patterns and busy lives of all our faithful viewers. They were able to analyze by the 3rd week, many viewers were still just watching shows from the 1st week, thereby having fallen behind by 12 hours of viewing at that time already; if they were watching both shows. Their decision was based on their genuine desire to prevent any of you from falling so far behind, whereas you begin to experience catching up as an obligation, or worse, as a burden.
Read Irizarry's full statement below! READ MORE
Since talk of Prospect Park renewing their efforts to bring back One Life to Live and All My Children first began, the production company has benefited tremendously from guerilla-style, social media marketing from the sudsers' passionate stars. Legendary actors Vincent Irizarry, Cady McClain, Jill Larson, Debbi Morgan, Kassie DePaiva and Robin Strasser have led the charge in spreading positive news about the endeavors. They've been aided by newcomers like Rob Wilson, Sal Stowers, Eric Nelsen and Rob Gorrie.
Many of these stars have been working overtime to quell panic from fans since Prospect Park announced they were cutting their weekly number of episodes in half. Below are a sample of their tweets and Facebook posts:
Thursday’s episode of All My Children opened with JR (Ryan Bittle) waking up and talking to Dixie (Cady McClain), who wept tears of joy. While Angie (Debbi Morgan) looked him over, Dixie told JR he’d been in a coma for five years.
Angie left JR’s room and bumped into David (Vincent Irizarry), who wanted to know if JR was awake. David wasn't happy about his former son-in-law's progress.
Cara (Lindsay Hartley) explained to Griffin (Jordi Vilasuso) that she’d told David a story about the baby, but he didn’t believe it. Just as Cara was telling her brother David would never find out the truth, David walked into the room. This seems to be happening a lot. David demanded to know what really happened to the child. When Cara didn't answer, he leapt to the conclusion she'd had an abortion. READ MORE
Angie (Debbi Morgan) tried to explain to Cara (Lindsay Hartley) why she helped David (Vincent Irizarry) get out of jail. Angie believed he deserved a chance to rebuild his life, but Cara didn’t agree at all.
AJ (Eric Nelsen) went BALLISTIC on Hunter (Daniel Covin) for treating Miranda (Denyse Tontz) so badly. In the middle of Jane’s Addiction, he called the boy a “pussy.” I haven’t decided what I think of all the swearing on Prospect Park’s soaps. While there has been some very well timed swearing, sometimes it has felt like the writers on both soaps were trying too hard. I don’t think they’ve found a good balance yet, but I'm sure they will.
One thing is certain, All My Children is powering through Miranda’s storyline. It felt more than a little fast for Miranda to go from hopelessly enchanted with Hunter to the aftermath of being humiliated in five episodes. I would have expected it to be stretched out longer.
AJ wasn’t the only member of the family to go OFF. Dixie (Cady McClain) walked into JR’s (Ryan Bittle) bedroom and discovered David with his hands around JR’s neck. She IMMEDIATELY started shouting bloody murder. Angie and Cara rushed into the room, where David explained he was feeling JR’s pulse. He told them he’d seen JR move. READ MORE
David (Vincent Irizarry) returned to Pine Valley Hospital, where he walked right past Cara (Lindsay Hartley). She thought she was seeing things, but then became convinced her ex was back. Griffin (Jordi Vilasuso) tried to reassure his sister, but grew pissed when he realized she still had feelings for his former mentor.
David thanked Angie (Debbi Morgan) for speaking to the parole board on his behalf. She admitted having gone to bat for him. The two had a touching conversation about loss and moving forward. When the topic of Cara came up, Angie became nervous. After being pressed by David, she admitted the doctor once again had borders. She was right there in the hospital with them! READ MORE
Erika Slezak, Vincent Irizarry and Thorsten Kaye Discuss What's to Come With AMC and OLTL Relaunch on The ViewBy Jillian Bowe on April 25, 2013
TOLN soap stars Erika Slezak, Vincent Irizarry and Thorsten Kaye stopped by The View today to chat with the ladies about All My Children and One Life To Live being revived and brought back online April 29. The actors revealed to the audience what they can expect next Monday with the new format.