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All My Children-related news from 2009
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 2009 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.


To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

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January 2009
How close did All My Children get to being yanked from the airwaves? Too close, if you believe a report made by one soap opera outlet. A spokesperson for ABC Daytime, however, asserts that the report is not true and All My Children, unlike some of its villainous characters, was never in any danger of coming to an untimely demise.
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January 2009
Daytime veteran Lisa de Cozette has re-joined All My Children's production team. Since leaving her post as a coordinating producer for AMC in the 1990s, de Cozette has gone on to oversee production of NBC's Passions and SOAPnet's primetime series, General Hospital: Night Shift.
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January 2009
There are some minor changes to the soapcentral.com FrontPage this week. While still using the existing format that our readers have come to enjoy, we've incorporated changes that stem from the feedback we've received from you, our readers, over the past few months. None of the changes are jarring, but we've gone back to some of formats used in designs past.
Eden Riegel
February 2009
Eden Riegel will exit All My Children this month, as Bianca learns that her new wife's friendship with Zach resulted in a passionate pre-wedding kiss between the two. Bianca leaves Pine Valley and Reese behind, but insiders hint that this will not be the end of the "Rianca" storyline.
Stacy Haiduk
February 2009
The Young and the Restless has found someone to play Jack Abbott's new love interest. Former All My Children star Stacy Haiduk will tackle the role of "Mary Jane," a new hire at Jabot. In addition to her AMC role, Haiduk has numerous primetime and film credits to her name. She'll appear in mid-March.
Thorsten Kaye
February 2009
Contract talks between All My Children and Thorsten Kaye have broken down, according to a published report. Kaye, who has been front-and-center in the show's storyline for years, joined All My Children in 2004. There are reports that the three-time Emmy nom is already being courted by another soap.
Cady McClain
March 2009
Cady McClain is again returning to daytime television. She will not, as many viewers had speculated, be returning to All My Children. Instead, McClain will reprise another of her Emmy-winning roles: Rosanna Cabot on CBS's As the World Turns. The actress' most recent stint in Oakdale ended in January 2008.
Phyllis Lyons
March 2009
Phyllis Lyons, who appeared on All My Children in the 1990s as Hayley Vaughan's boozy mother, Arlene, was arrested last month for allegedly swiping a pair of earrings from a California jewelry store.
Adam Mayfield
March 2009
It's been eight years since Scott Chandler was last spotted in Pine Valley, but the adopted son of Stuart Chandler is headed home. Newcomer Adam Mayfield brings Scott back next month. The newcomer follows in the footsteps of Daniel Cosgrove and Forbes March.
Thorsten Kaye
March 2009
Thorsten Kaye has inked a new deal that will keep him on All My Children. Last month, Kaye and ABC execs had reportedly hit a roadblock and there was a strong possibility that the actor could have left the show. Now, citing the economy and unfinished business, Kaye has confirmed that he's reupped.
Jamie Luner
March 2009
Liza Colby is returning to All My Children, but don't expect to see Emmy winner Marcy Walker reprising the role. Former Melrose Place star, Jamie Luner, takes over the role of Liza in April. Walker, who had stepped away from acting, originated the role of Liza in 1981 and was last seen when Liza made a brief appearance in 2005.
Eden Riegel
March 2009
Eden Riegel returns to All My Children one more time in April. The actress, who last appeared in February, is returning to tie up loose ends in her storyline with Tamara Braun's Reese. Both actresses will exit the show in the following weeks, but fans want to know if they'll leave together as lovers... or part ways for good.
Winsor Harson
April 2009
The Bold and the Beautiful's Winsor Harmon is reportedly in a bit of trouble over failure to make payments on his car loan. Citing court documents filed against the actor, a popular celebrity scandal web site says that Harmon owes more than $30,000. Harmon joined B&B 12 years ago after a year-long stint as AMC's Del Henry.
Jamie Luner
April 2009
This is the week that All My Children fans have been waiting for -- the week that Liza Colby returns to Pine Valley. Though a new actress has taken over the role, there are still bound to be fireworks. Now, AMC execs discuss what's ahead for the new Liza and shed some light on new cast member Jamie Luner.
Charles Pratt
April 2009
Outspoken All My Children head writer, Charles Pratt, Jr., has upset fans -- again. The furor has nothing to do with what fans are seeing on-screen, though some may argue that point. No, this anger was brought about by an interview in which the writer blamed a storyline's failure on an actress leaving the show -- an exit Pratt says he knew nothing about.
Ronald Guttman
April 2009
Why would a serial killer deny offing one of his victims? That's exactly what Alexander Cambias, Sr. has done in a new tell-all book. Ronald Guttman returns to All My Children as Zach's father and reveals that he didn't kill Dixie. Does that mean a murderer is still lurking in Pine Valley
Chrishell Stause
May 2009
Outspoken All My Children head writer, Charles Pratt, Jr., has upset fans -- again. The furor has nothing to do with what fans are seeing on-screen, though some may argue that point. No, this anger was brought about by an interview in which the writer blamed a storyline's failure on an actress leaving the show -- an exit Pratt says he knew nothing about.
Eden Riegel
May 2009
She's won an Emmy. She's made daytime history on more than one occasion. Now, actress Eden Riegel is preparing for yet another first. Riegel is training to run in her first mini-marathon. The race will also raise money for a Los Angeles-based charity that provides services to individuals affects by HIV/AIDS.
Chrishell Stause
May 2009
Don't count a good actress out. ABC has apparently been able to make Chrishell Stause an offer she can't refuse. The actress, who has played Amanda Dillon for the past four years, was expected to leave All My Children next month. Now, she's signed a deal that will have her sticking around.
Forbes March
May 2009
Forbes March will join the cast of As the World Turns later this year in the newly created role of Luke's professor, Mason. Fans are wondering if Mason will be part of a love triangle storyline. March has previously appeared on ABC's All My Children and One Life to Live.
Stephanie Gatschet
June 2009
Former Guiding Light star, Stephanie Gatschet, is headed to Pine Valley. The Emmy-nominated actress is taking on the role of the troublemaking wife of Pine Valley's district attorney. In her previous soap role, Gatschet played one half of a fan-favorite couple.
Amanda Baker
June 2009
Amanda Baker will reprise the role of Babe Carey beginning this week. Her character, however, remains very much dead. Instead, Babe will appear as a vision to David -- and possible other Pine Valley residents. Baker debuted on All My Children in October 2007. She exited the show a year later.
Cornelius Smith, Jr.
June 2009
It's been weeks since it was revealed that Frankie Hubbard was critically injured in Iraq. But since then, Emmy-nominated Cornelius Smith, Jr., hasn't been seen on-screen. The actor finally makes his return this week, his absence being attributed to extended contract negotiations.
Kelly Ripa
June 2009
Just in case her daily gig with Regis, numerous commercial appearances, and three children aren't enough to keep her busy, Kelly Ripa is teaming up to develop a new reality series with her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos. The currently nameless program will focus on female inventors.
Susan Lucci
June 2009
She's been married ten times, but Erica Kane is about to get a love interest that has been generating a lot of discussion. This summer, Erica will find herself spending time with Ryan Lavery. Surem he's her daughter's former flame and quite a big younger than her, but since when has that stopped Erica Kane?
Nicholas Rodriguez
June 2009
One Life to Live is preparing to add new characters to the canvas that will be involved in the storyline revolving around Fish and Kyle storyline. A former Broadway star has been named to help push these two characters together and a former AMC star will bring back another role.
JR Martinez
June 2009
Comments made by Beth Ehlers in a recent interview sparked claims of a feud between Ehlers and her co-star, JR Martinez. Though Martinez tried to dispell the rumors, the story continued to spread. In a joint interview appearance, Ehlers and Martinez set the record straight once and for all.
Alicia Minshew
June 2009
It's a big year of firsts for actress Alicia Minshew. In the past twelve months, the actress was married and received her very first Daytime Emmy nomination. Now, the actress is set for another milestone: she is expecting her first child.
Daniel Cosgrove
July 2009
Guiding Light star Daniel Cosgrove reportedly will join the cast of One Life to Live later this year. He'll take on the role of Joey Buchanan. Cosgrove previously appeared on All My Children. He may also be joined by one of his GL co-stars if all goes well.
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August 2009
For decades, rumors have stated that ABC would be moving All My Children out of Manhattan to cut its operating costs. This time around, the rumors are true: the 39-year-old soap will be moving from Manhattan to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, One Life to Live will relocate to AMC's former studio. Both soaps will be broadcast in high-definition.
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August 2009
Production of All My Children will move to Los Angeles in January, with or without its cast members. The network has given stars one week to decide if they'll be making the cross-country move. Several stars have already made up their minds, but others are still mulling things over. Several former stars may also be returning.
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August 2009
All My Children will mark its 40th year on the air with high-definition episodes filmed in a brand new studio. Those are the only guarantees that AMC fans can be given at this time. Still up in the air is which cast members will make the move and exactly how long those stars have to decide if they'll be moving.
Walt Willey
August 2009
Have All My Children viewers seen the last of Jackson Montgomery? Officially, no one is talking, but published reports hint that Jack's out-of-town trip may last a very long time. The popular star joined AMC in 1987.
Emmy
August 2009
Read comprehenseive coverage of this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, including all the winners, Red Carpet photos, interviews and more. Plus, learn more about Jeff Branson's (ex-Jonathan Lavery) win for Outstanding Supporting Actor.
Emmy
August 2009
Read comprehenseive coverage of this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, including all the winners, Red Carpet photos, interviews and more. Plus, learn more about Vincent Irizarry's win for Outstanding Supporting Actor.
Stacy Haiduk
September 2009
Stacy Haiduk has played two soap characters -- on All My Children and now The Young and the Restless -- over the past year, and both have been slightly unstable. In a one-of-a-kind interview with soapcentral.com, Haiduk talks about why she can play crazy so well and, of course, shares her affection for her furry co-star.
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September 2009
It's been a month and a half since ABC sent shockwaves through the daytime industry by announcing that it was moving production of All My Children from New York to Los Angeles. Would all of the stars agree to move? According to the latest information, at least three big-name stars will remain behind.
Aiden Turner
September 2009
While AMC fans wait for an official statement to announce which stars will be relocating with the show to Los Angeles, a show spokesperson has confirmed that Aiden Turner won't have to decide if he wants to uproot. Aidan will be written out in a story-dictated exit before production moves west.
Jill Larson
September 2009
Jill Larson reluctantly joined the cast of All My Children in November 1989. Now, on the cusp of the actress' 20th anniversary with the ABC soap, there's concern that Opal might not make the cut when the show moves to Los Angeles. Larson has earned two Daytime Emmy nominations during her run on AMC.
Matt Borlenghi
September 2009
Will the Cassadines once again be descending upon Port Charles? According to setside chatter, it certainly appears that way. AMC vet Matt Borlenghi has been hired for a cryptic new role that was to have debuted in mid-October. That debut, however, has been postponed.
Beth Ehlers
October 2009
Yet another big-name star will be left behind when All My Children transitions to Los Angeles in January. The ABC soap will part ways with former Guiding Light star Beth Ehlers by the end of the year. Though her arrival in Pine Valley was highly touted, the show didn't seem to know what to do with Ehlers' character.
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October 2009
Even Santa's list doesn't get this much scrutiny. ABC has finally released its list of which All My Children stars will continue with the show once it moves to Los Angeles. While most of the show's talent will continue on, there are several stars who will not be making the move.
Brianne Moncrief
September 2009
Brianne Moncrief is the latest casualty of All My Children's move to Los Angeles. The youngest of Adam Chandler's children will soon have a new look -- the show has recast the role. Moncrief joined All My Children just last year.
Cady McClain
October 2009
Cady McClain's third go-around as As the World Turns' Rosanna Cabot will come to and end by the end of the year. The Emmy-winning actress confirms that her short-term return will wrap, and that has already prompted speculation about where she might be headed next.
Kelly Ripa
October 2009
For the first time in seven years, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos will return to All My Children. The duo's AMC short-term gig will coincide with the show's 40th anniversary. Ripa made her AMC debut in 1990. She and Consuelos met on the AMC set and married in 1996.
Cady McClain
November 2009
As Cady McClain prepares to once again exit the daytime canvas, the two-time Daytime Emmy winner sits down for a candid conversation with soapcentral.com that's nearly 20 years in the making. Does the actress regret anything she's said? How can daytime turn itself around? It's a must-read, interview for all soap fans.
Alicia Minshew
November 2009
All My Children star Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart) has just landed her biggest role to date: Mom.
Eden Riegel
November 2009
Eden Riegel will not be returning to All My Children when the show heads west in January. The actress broke the news to fans via Twitter. Since leaving her role as Bianca Montgomery, Riegel has been working on the online series, Imaginary Bitches.
Julia Barr
November 2009
Julia Barr will reprise the role of Brooke English next year. It will mark the first time that All My Children viewers have seen the actress since the two-time Emmy winner was cut from the cast in 2006. Barr first appeared as Brooke in 1976.
Leven Rambin
November 2009
Emmy-nominated actress Leven Rambin (ex-Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton) will appear this week on an episode of ABC's primetime medical drama, Grey's Anatomy.
Charles Pratt, Jr.
November 2009
As the cast and crew of All My Children get ready to pack up and head to Los Angeles, they'll also have to get used to someone new penning the action in Pine Valley. Charles Pratt, Jr. has been relieved of his duties as head writer. Pratt joined the show in June 2008.
Ellen Wheeler
December 2009
Three-time Emmy winner Ellen Wheeler will join the As the World Turns family. Wheeler most recently served as executive producer of Guiding Light, which was named Outstanding Drama Series in 2007. Wheeler won Emmys for her acting on Another World and All My Children.
Brianne Moncrief
November 2009
Brianne Moncrief is the latest "former" daytime star to sign on to a web-based drama series. Moncrief has joined the cast of Gotham, and will find herself in very good company.
Walt Willey
November 2009
Jackson Montgomery will return to Pine Valley from his impromptu vacation later this month. Long-time AMC vet Walt Willey, who has been off the canvas since August, will stick around for an undisclosed period of time. Fans are hoping that a new head writer will find a way to keep Jackson involved in the show's storylines.
Chrishell Stause
December 2009
Fans of Chrishell Stause are getting an early Christmas gift this year: the actress has reached an agreement with ABC to remain on All My Children on a recurring basis. The actress announced earlier this year that she would not renew her contract with AMC. Stause first appeared as Amanda Dillon in 2005.
James Mitchell
December 2009
For more than a year, All My Children fans have wondered why Palmer Cortlandt hasn't been seen on-screen. Certainly Palmer would have reveled in rival Adam's personal troubles. Some feared the worst. Others quietly hoped that somehow actor James Mitchell would find a way to someday pop up on the ABC soap again. Now, fans' wishes are about to be granted.
Peter Bergman
December 2009
Emmy winner Peter Bergman recently marked his 20th year as Genoa City's Jack Abbott. Prior to joining Y&R, Bergman spent ten years on All My Children. Now, the actor takes a look back at 30 years in daytime in a very special interview.
Jill Larson
December 2009
Three months after an interview in which she expressed doubts that she'd ever be seen regularly on All My Children again, Jill Larson has been offered a contract with the ABC soap. Larson debuted as Opal in 1989. She's been nominated for a Daytime Emmy on two occasions.
Finn Wittrock
December 2009
All My Children newcomer Finn Wittrock will be sticking around. The actor, who plays the "baby daddy" of little Stuart, has been offered a contract. There's no immediate word on what storylines might be planned for Wittrock's character.
Amelia Heinle
December 2009
Off- and on-screen couple, Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill, welcomed their second child last week. Heinle and Luckinbill are the proud parents of a baby girl. The pair was married in 2002. Heinle appeared as Mia Saunders on All My Children.
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