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All My Children-related news from 2006
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Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2006 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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Raul Davila
January 2006
Raúl Dávila, who appeared as Hector Santos on All My Children in the 1990s, died of a heart attack on January 2nd, 2006. He was 74.
David Canary
January 2006
Karen Millard, an All My Children fan and regular soapcentral.com visitor, recently had the opportunity to sit down with AMC star David Canary (Adam Chandler and Stuart Chandler) and discuss his career in television.
James Scott
January 2006
James Scott (Ethan Cambias) will be exiting All My Children later this year. His exit comes several months after soapcentral.com first reported that the actor's days were apparently numbered.
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January 2006
All My Children is pulling out all the stops this February. The month will see the return of Dixie Martin to Pine Valley, a lavish ball and the death of a prominent Pine Valley resident. The dramatic events unfolding throughout the month are not merely a coincidence. As soap fans know by now, Februaryis one of the "Sweeps" periods, a time when ratings determine how much the network can charge advertisers for commercial time during a show.
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January 2006
A special-effect mishap on the set of the ABC Daytime soap opera All My Children has left four people injured. The real-life drama hit as the show was filming scenes for its big February Sweeps storyline - the Mardi Gras ball.
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February 2006
According to Internet rumors, All My Children is in the process of recasting Colby Chandler, the daughter of Adam Chandler and Liza Colby. In doing so, the role would also be "aged" to allow for more storyline possibilities for the character.
Marcy Walker
February 2006
She pushed her half-sister out of a second-story window. She locked her husband in a so-called safe room and had his twin brother assume his life. She embezzled millions of dollars from a company she was supposed to be running. She miraculously recovered from a brain tumor. Oh, and she and her mother carried on an affair with the same man. So what's a girl supposed to for an encore?
What was the biggest AMC news story of 2006?
 DEC: 30-year vet Julia Barr dropped from AMC, doesn't get farewell.   52% 
 AUG: Emmy winner Eden Riegel returning to AMC as contract player.   19% 
 OCT: A 'deeply saddened' Vincent Irizarry let go, later joins Y&R.   13% 
 NOV: AMC is first show to feature transgender storyline.   5% 
 DEC: Serial killer picks off the Fusion girls one-by-one.   5% 
 AUG: AMC uses new movie-style film process, which irks fans.   2% 
 FEB: Pyrotechnics go awry and blast injures AMC stunt people.   1% 
 Other   1% 
 AUG: Vets Jill Larson, Tonya Pinkins dropped from cast.   1% 
 MAY: Wave of newcomers added to AMC cast   0% 

   
Cady McClain
March 2006
Rumors are making the rounds that As the World Turns is in the initial stages of recasting the role of Rosanna Cabot. The role was most recently portrayed by Emmy-winning actress Cady McClain (Dixie Martin, All My Children).
Finola Hughes
March 2006
Rumors persist that Finola Hughes (ex-Anna Devane, All My Children) will be returning to General Hospital later this year. The rumors have been compounded by the show's decision to have Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) return later this month.
Natalia Cigliuti
March 2006
Little-seen Natalia Cigliuti (Anita Santos) has been released from her All My Children contract. The news, while disappointing to fans, does not come as a total surprise. The actress' on-screen time has been nearly nonexistent in recent months.
Eden Riegel
April 2006
Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) will reprise her Emmy-winning role on All My Children this May. The return will mark the third time that Riegel has made a limited-run engagement on the ABC soap since leaving the show in February 2005.
Ian Buchanan
May 2006
It's a well-known fact in the soap opera world: most villains eventually get what's coming to them. While All My Children's Greg Madden dastardly deeds might not put him at the top of the "Pine Valley's worst villains" list, the not-so-good doctor's days in Pine Valley do seem to be coming to an end.
James Scott
May 2006
Former All My Children star James Scott (ex-Ethan Cambias) will be joining the cast of NBC's Days of our Lives later this month. And while the actor was little-used in his latter days on All My Children, the former model is prepping for a heavy work load on his new show.
Melissa Claire Egan
May 2006
All My Children is developing story to introduce a new character to the canvas, tentatively named Annie McDermott.
Ambyr Childers
May 2006
As first reported by soapcentral.com back in February, All My Children execs had an active interest in bringing Colby Chandler, the daughter of Adam Chandler and Liza Colby, back to Pine Valley. After a lengthy search, the show has cast the role and set a first airdate for a much-aged Colby.
Tanisha Lynn
May 2006
Setside sources tell soapcentral.com that Tanisha Lynn (Danielle Frye) will exit the show by the end of the summer. Lynn joined the cast of All My Children in March 2004 and still has the better part of a year remaining in her contract.
Marcus Patrick
May 2006
As previously reported, Marcus Patrick will be joining the cast in late-June. Initially, Patrick was said to have been cast in the role of Marcus, an "up and coming attorney" who would interact with Erin and Aidan. The role, however, has been changed. Patrick will now tackle the role of Jamal Cudahy, the adopted son of Tom Cudahy and Livia Frye.
Aiden Turner
May 2006
Late last year, it was widely hinted that All My Children's resident English heartthrob, Aiden Turner (Aidan Devane), had decided that he would be leaving the show when his contract expired. Now, as the month of May winds down, so too, are the days left in Turner's contract.
Rihanna
June 2006
Def Jam recording artist Rihanna will guest star on ABC's All My Children this summer. The songstress, whose music meshes dance, pop, reggae and R&B, will be the inaugural act at the new Pine Valley hot spot, ConFusion.
Tonya Pinkins
June 2006
Head are rolling - or not rolling, depending upon how you look at it - at All My Children. Two veteran contract performers have been let go to make way for a flood of new, younger stars. And rumor has it that this is just the beginning.
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August 2006
In June, an AMC spokesperson told soapcentral.com that the new production techniques were used in conjunction with the "launch of ConFusion" and the appearance of R&B songstress, Rihanna. The new-fangled camera techniques were designed to give the show a different feel.
Eden Riegel
August 2006
Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) will reprise her Emmy-winning role on All My Children next month. Though the actress has made three limited-run engagements on the ABC soap since her exit in February 2005, this return is slated to last much longer.
Tanisha Lynn
August 2006
Earlier this year, soapcentral.com first reported on Tanisha Lynn's (Danielle Frye) decision to leave All My Children early. The actress, who has been a member of the AMC cast since 2004, was slated to exit by the end of the summer. Now, however, the actress wants to set the record straight about her status with the ABC soap.
Michael B. Jordan
August 2006
Rumors of Michael B. Jordan's (Reggie Montgomery) dismissal from All My Children have been swirling since May. The whispers first started when Jordan's on-screen love interest, Tanisha Lynn (Danielle Frye), reportedly asked to be let out of her contract.
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September 2006
All My Children is the latest daytime drama to go hi-tech. On September 4th, the ABC soap launched a new video podcast service that will allow fans of the show to go places they've never before been able to go.
Vincent Irizarry
September 2006
Though unconfirmed at "post time," soapcentral.com has learned that Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward) will be leaving All My Children within the upcoming weeks. The decision to fire Irizarry may come as a shock to fans, but from a budgetary standpoint the network has been paying the high caliber actor for little on-screen time.
Marcus Patrick
September 2006
Another All My Children actor has opted out of the show, but this time the exit was not dictated by storyline or budget cuts. Newcomer Marcus Patrick (Jamal Cudahy) has asked the show to be released from his contact.
William deVry
September 2006
Emmy-nominated actor William deVry is returning to daytime television - but not to ABC's All My Children where he menaced nearly all of the residents of Pine Valley. This time around deVry will have a decidedly less wicked role on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.

Vincent Irizarry
September 2006
As first alluded to in September, soapcentral.com has learned that Vincent Irizarry is in talks to rejoin the cast of Guiding Light. The veteran soap star, whose was released by All My Children earlier this fall, will reprise one of the two characters he previously portrayed on the CBS soap.
Vincent Irizarry
October 2006
Now that he has taped his final All My Children scenes, Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward) is commenting for the first time on his departure from the ABC soap. Irizarry, a member of the AMC cast since 2001, found out earlier this fall that he was being let go.
Julia Barr
October 2006
It was just one year ago that All My Children fans were deluged with Internet postings claiming that two-time Emmy winner Julia Barr (Brooke English) would no longer be a part of the AMC cast. The posts turned out to be nothing more than idle speculation. Now, however, comes official word that Barr is indeed leaving the show she has called home for 30 years.
Terri Ivens
November 2006
Though no one at the network is commenting, soapcentral.com has learned that five-year All My Children veteran Terri Ivens (Simone Torres) will exit the show this fall. According to sources, All My Children executives granted the actress' request to be let out of her contract.
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November 2006
All My Children has in the works a very major storyline, soapcentral.com has learned. The following article contains major storyline previews and spoilers for the months ahead. We know that not all of our readers want to have storylines revealed to them, so if you are one of those readers, please do not continue reading.
Vincent Irizarry
November 2006
The speculation is over: soap veteran Vincent Irizarry will be returning the CBS. However, the Emmy-nominated actor will not be returning to Guiding Light. Instead the actor will head west to The Young and the Restless and try his hand at creating a brand new character.
Jeffrey Carlson
November 2006
As previously reported by soapcentral.com, Jeffrey Carlson reprises the role of international rock star, "Zarf," this week on All My Children. Fans may remember Carlson's one-day stint on All My Children earlier this year during which Josh and Babe tried to convince the fictional rock star into appearing in a Fusion advertising campaign. This time around, Zarf's presence will be much more meaningful. In what will be a first for daytime television - or any scripted series on broadcast television - All My Children will reveal that Zarf is a transgender person.
Aiden Turner
December 2006
With a serial killer loose in Pine Valley, many All My Children fans are fearful that some of their underused favorite stars' alter-egos might end up as victims. Fans of at least one star can now breath a sigh of relief: Aiden Turner (Aidan Devane) recently signed a new multi-year contract with AMC.
Connie Fletcher
December 2006
As previously reported, Connie Fletcher's (Erin Lavery) tenure on All My Children ends next week when her on-screen alter ego is picked off my Pine Valley's serial killer. The exit, which is being called a "mutual decision," comes with an ironic twist of fate: Fletcher had planned to ask to be let out of her contract.
Elizabeth Hendrickson
December 2006
"BAM" fans are in for a treat in the New Year as Elizabeth Hendrickson (Maggie Stone) returns to All My Children for a short-term run. Hendrickson exited All My Children in February 2005 when Maggie and Bianca headed off to Paris to start a new life together.
Julia Barr
December 2006
After nearly 30 years with All My Children, Julia Barr (Brooke English) makes her final on-screen appearance this week. With that exit, fans are rounding up the boxes of Kleenex and preparing for a torrent of waterworks as All My Children no doubt prepares for one of those emotional flashback montages.
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