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All My Children-related news from 2003
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 2003 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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J. Eddie Peck
January 2003
Though a network spokesperson declined to comment, soapcentral.com has learned that J. Eddie Peck (Jake Martin) has been released from the show.
Michael Nader
January 2003
Appearing with his attorney, Joseph Ranni, former All My Children star Michael Nader (ex-Dimitri Marick, appeared on CNN's American Morning with Paula Zahn today to discuss a lawsuit he's filed against ABC, a lawsuit that stems from his dismissal from the show following a 2001 arrest on drug possession charges.
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January 2003
Reality-based television series have been huge ratings hits in primetime for several years. Now, the reality is making its way to daytime television. Whether or not the ratings boost will find its way to the daylight hours, though, remains to be seen.
Jason Olive
January 2003
A spokesperson for the show confirms that relative newcomer, Jason Olive (Frank Hubbard) has been let go from the show. Olive joined the cast as the son of former supercouple Angie and Jesse Hubbard in July.
J. Eddie Pec
January 2003
Even though the network officially has no comment on J. Eddie Peck's (Jake Martin) exit from All My Children, the actor has released a statement confirming that he will soon be leaving the show he has called him since August 2000.
Sam Page
January 2003
Lately it's become a weekly occurrence at All My Children to have an actor released from his contract or - even worse - get fired. This week's casualty is newcomer Sam Page (Trey Kenyon).
Cady McClain
February 2003
It doesn't look like Dixie Martin will be resurrected from the dead any time soon. Former AMC star Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot) has signed on for an extended stay on CBS's As The World Turns.
Marj Dusay
February 2003
Marj Dusay's (Alexandra Spaulding) stay on Guiding Light has been extended. Dusay re-joined the cast in December 2002 after actress Joan Collins had to bow out as Alexandra. Prior to re-joining GL, Dusay played AMC's Vanessa Bennett.
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February 2003
A show spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Central that Andrew Ridings (Adam "JR" Chandler, Jr) has been released from All My Children after only a few months with the show.
Kelly Ripa
February 2003
Congratulations goes out to Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Vaughan) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos). The couple welcomed their third child together on February 24th.
Jennifer Bassey
March 2003
Long-time All My Children fixture Jennifer Bassey (Marian Colby) has been taken off contract with the show.
Jack Scalia
March 2003
According to posts on his official web site, Jack Scalia (Chris Stamp) will be leaving All My Children this spring. The news comes just three months shy of the actor's second anniversary with the show.
Lynne Thigpen
March 2003
Lynne Thigpen, a Tony Award winner and former All My Children star, has died. She was 54.
Mario Van Peebles
April 2003
Joan Collins (ex-Alexandra Spaulding) is again making news at Guiding Light even though the actress left the show several months ago. Former AMC star Marj Dusay (ex-Vanessa Bennett) took over for Collins in December.
Eden Riegel
April 2003
All My Children is poised to again make daytime television history -- and at the same time it finds itself smack dab in the middle of controversy.
Keith Hamilton Cobb
April 2003
Keith Hamilton Cobb will be returning to daytime television, but it won't be to reprise his Emmy-nominated role on All My Children. Instead, the actor begins taping this week at rival soap The Young and the Restless.
Bradley Cole
April 2003
In a statement made through his official web site, Bradley Cole (Richard Winslow), who had a brief stint on AMC earlier this year, has confirmed that he will return to Guiding Light next month.
Megan McTavish
May 2003
Emmy-winning writer Megan McTavish will return to All My Children as head writer. The announcement comes less than 6 months after the show's current head writing team was put in place.
Olga Sosnovska
May 2003
Though protests continue to pour in, All My Children is reportedly considering reworking some of its storylines to keep newcomer Olga Sosnovska (Lena Kundera) around in Pine Valley.
Kim Delaney
May 2003
More than a year after she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, former All My Children star Kim Delaney (ex-Jenny Gardner) has entered rehabilitation for alcohol addiction, her publicist said.
Cameron Mathison
June 2003
Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery), a former Daytime Emmy nominee, will return to All My Children this summer, reprising the role he created in January 1998 and vacated last year.
Alexandra Daddario
June 2003
Alexandra Daddario (Laurie Lewis), part of the All My Children cast for less than a year, has been let go. She will make her final on-air appearance later this month.
Sydney Penny
June 2003
Sydney Penny is returning to daytime television. The actress, best known for a run on ABC's All My Children, has landed a contract role on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
Super Soap Weekend
June 2003
The site was Disney's California Adventure Park in Anaheim, CA. The event was ABC Super Soap Weekend for AMC and OLTL stars and fans. The weather was perfect with sunny skies and moderate temperatures. Yes, I was there on Saturday, May 31st, and able to enjoy it all once again.
Micah Alberti
July 2003
All My Children's recently reinstated head writer, Megan McTavish, appears to be getting readjusted to running the lives of the fictional residents of Pine Valley. Less than one month after her original material began hitting the airwaves comes word that three of the show's contract players have been let go.
Liz Keifer
July 2003
Rumors of Elizabeth Keifer's (Blake Marler) future with Guiding Light continue to swirl. And if the actress leaves the CBS soap, All My Children might just want her.
Finola Hughes
July 2003
It would appear at least on the surface that the rumors of Finola Hughes' (Anna Devane) impending exit from All My Children were right. A spokesperson for All My Children has confirmed that the actress will be leaving the show when her contract expires later this year.
Liz Keifer
July 2003
Amid rumors that she will soon be leaving Guiding Light, a show she's called home for over a decade, Elizabeth Keifer's (Blake Marler) talks exclusively with soapcentral.com and discusses what's true and what's speculation.
Finola Hughes
August 2003
Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) will exit from All My Children this fall. Online fans are now wondering if the actress will make a return to General Hospital.
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August 2003
Perhaps hoping that some change will spark a new fire of creativity and higher ratings, ABC has announced that Julie Hanan Carruthers will assume the executive producer spot on All My Children next month. Carruthers will replace Jean Dadario Burke, who has served as the show's executive producer since 1998.
Brian Gaskill
August 2003
Brian Gaskill (Rafe Kovich, Port Charles; ex-Bobby Warner, AMC) has been signed to a contract by CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. Gaskill will appear as a new and currently unnamed member of the Marone family.
Jacob Young
September 2003
Daytime Emmy winner Jacob Young (ex-Lucky Spencer, General Hospital; ex-Rick Forrester, B&B) has signed on to play the role of All My Children's Adam Chandler, Jr.
Robin Mattson
September 2003
Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful - and she's bringing along some company in the form of veteran daytime star Robin Mattson (ex-Janet Green, All My Children; ex-Heather Webber, General Hospital).
Jacob Young
October 2003
After several months away from Pine Valley, Adam Chandler Jr. has returned home -- with a new look and a new attitude. But why did AMC head writer Megan McTavish opt to bring the character back to the canvas now? The scribe says that JR's return is set to touch off a wave of new story.
Maximillian Alexander
October 2003
Maximillian Alexander (Carlos Reyes) will exit All My Children later this fall in what is being called a storyline-dictated exit.
Bobbie Eakes
October 2003
Veteran soap actress Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy Alexander, The Bold and the Beautiful) will join the cast of All My Children in November.
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November 2003
Beginning November 17th, ABC will once again feature a series of crossovers to help bolster its daytime lineup. The crossovers will take place on All My Children and One Life to Live.
Mark Pinter
November 2003
Mark Pinter (ex-Roger Smythe) is returning to Springfield, but not in the role that many long-time Guiding Light fans might be expecting. Pinted recently appeared as Roger Smythe on All My Children.
Tonya Pinkins
November 2003
Tonya Pinkins will reprise her role as attorney Livia Frye Cudahy on All My Children next month.
Cady McClain
December 2003
According to show insiders, Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot) will leave As The World Turns in early 2004 -- and there are some hints that the actress could return to ABC's All My Children.
Linda Dano
December 2003
The days of Linda Dano's (Gretel Rae Cummings) ABC soap hopping are just about at an end. The veteran soap opera actress will exit One Life to Live in early 2004.
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