All My Children
Get ready for a real-life Leo and Greenlee reunion, All My Children! Tune in for The Better Show on Wednesday when Josh Duhamel reunites with actress-turned-talk show host Rebecca Budig.
Duhamel isn't the only soap favorite to appear on The Better Show this week. Days of Our Lives' Alison Sweeney will appear on Friday's episode. READ MORE
On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Genoa City gathers for Kay Chancellor's funeral, but did The Young and the Restless give Mrs. C. and Jeanne Cooper the tribute she deserves? Why in the world was Cane the one comforting Jill and not Billy? Find out what the DC gang thought of Paul and Cricket's sudden wedding. What is Nikki's secret? Steve Burton as Dyldumb has been a bust with a large number of fans, but would connecting him to a core character make him more appealing?
Prospect Park announced it is shelving One Life to Live and blamed ABC. Is it a ploy to mask the fact One Life to Live didn't do as well as All My Children? All My Children begins taping its second season in October.
General Hospital kills off Connie. Franco's tumor has its day in court. The Spixie storyline has the entire gang debating the pros and cons of Spinelli, Maxie, Dante and Lulu's actions. Does General Hospital have enough romance? Felix's sister Taylor is recast. READ MORE
All My Children vixen Rebecca Budig has landed a new job. Budig, along with JD Roberto, has been tapped to host The Better Show, a daily lifestyle chat fest. In a released statement, Budig remarked:
I am excited for the opportunity to co-host a daily talk show, especially working with JD. I'm always looking to improve my life and the lives of those around me, and The Better Show is the perfect example of a lifestyle show that does just that. It feels great to be a part of something that promotes better, positive living to viewers.
The Better Show's seventh season airs Sept. 9. To find out when it airs in your area, click here!
"I think it's a gay actor's responsibility to give full-blooded life to gay characters"—the 32-year-old actor spent years starring in coming-of-age stories. He played a conflicted gay soldier in the Off-Broadway World War II musical Yank! and earned a Tony nom for his performance in the 2009 revival of McNally’s Ragtime. His work in the latter actually inspired the four-time Tony-winning scribe to write a role for him in Mothers. “Now I’m playing men dealing with adult issues,” Steggert says. READ MORE
Is All My Children gearing up to return to production? Soap Opera Digest is reporting Prospect Park hopes to begin taping the second season of AMC on Oct 21. This news comes on the heels of the announcement of One Life to Live being shelved, allegedly pending the outcome of Prospect Park's lawsuit with Disney-ABC.
It looks like the fate of One Life to Live is once again up in the air. According to the LA Times, Prospect Park has shelved the Llanview-set soap until its lawsuit with ABC is over and will instead focus on just All My Children. Lawsuit issues aside, AMC proved much more popular with online audiences than OLTL did.
Prospect Park is shelving "One Life to Live" until the ABC lawsuit is resolved. The team will focus on producing "All My Children," which proved to be the more popular show online. (On TV, "One Life to Live" generated higher ratings.) Writers are currently putting together scripts for a second season.
Kwatinetz is now two years and more than $10 million into the soap business. The learning curve, he said, has been intense.
"Agnes told me this job wasn't for sissies," he said, but added: "If I didn't want to make any mistakes, I would sit back and let other people go figure it out and then just copy them. But then we wouldn't be helping to shape the future of television." READ MORE