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All My Children-related news from 2012

It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, Soap Central has archived all the All My Children news from 2012.

Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2012 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, click here.

Darnell Williams
January 2012
The Young and the Restless has signed another former All My Children star. Darnell Williams, who played Jesse Hubbard on the ABC soap, will be reunited on Y&R with his long-time on-screen partner, Debbi Morgan.
Susan Lucci
January 2012
Susan Lucci has been hired as the host of a new reality series that will explore -- what else? -- love triangles gone wrong. The new show, called Deadly Affairs, will launch in the fall on the Investigation Discovery channel.
January 2012
Nick Santino, a struggling actor with connections to two daytime drama series, took his own life last week after putting his dog to sleep. Neighbors and friends say Santino was bullied into putting the healthy dog down.
Alicia Minshew
February 2012
The state of New Jersey has its fair share of reality-based programming. Now, one of those series is about to get a little All My Children flavor. AMC vet Alicia Minshew appears on Jersey Couture to seek help finding a dress to wear for a Red Carpet appearance.
Robin Mattson
February 2011
Things in Port Charles may soon get a little crazy -- not that there's anything wrong with that. A General Hospital spokesperson confirms that Robin Mattson will reprise the role of Heather Webber this spring. Mattson has appeared on All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, and Santa Barbara.
February 2012
The nominations for this year's All My Children edition of the soapcentral.com > Dankies Awards have been tabulated, and the top vote-getters have been placed on the final ballot for your votes. It's time now to cast your votes.
Susan Lucci
March 2012
Susan Lucci is headed back to ABC, but it won't be during the daytime hours and it won't be as Erica Kane. Lucci has landed a co-starring role in a primetime pilot being developed by Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives.
Eva LaRue
March 2012
Eva LaRue may be headed back to ABC this fall, and if she is, she'll be trading in the high drama of soap opera for the funnier side of a situation comedy. LaRue is best known to daytime audiences as Maria Santos on All My Children.
JR Martinez
March 2012
All My Children's JR Martinez will soon be the proud dad of a baby girl. AMC's former executive producer, Julie Hanan Carruthers, hosted a baby shower for Martinez and his girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones. Their baby is due in May.
Finola Hughes
April 2011
Finola Hughes' Anna Devane will be staying put in Port Charles for a while. Hughes, who returned to the show in February, has signed a contract with GH. Hughes originated the role of Anna in 1985, but also took the role to All My Children.
Mark Consuelos
April 2012
Mark Consuelos will guest on the April 11 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and we've got exclusive video of Mark talking about his role.
Jeff Branson
May 2012
Jeff Branson will reprise the role of Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless next month. The Emmy winner previously appeared on All My Children and Guiding Light, the latter earning him a Daytime Emmy win. Branson first appeared on Y&R in 2010.
Ian Buchanan
May 2012
Another Days of our Lives newcomer will exit the canvas this summer. Soap vet Ian Buchanan, who has played Ian since February, will be written out of the shown Buchanan has also appeared on All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, and Port Charles.
Debbi Morgan
September 2012
A third leading lady has been cut from The Young and the Restless this week. Emmy winner Debbi Morgan has announced that she will tape her final Y&R scenes next month. Morgan joined the show in 2011 after the conclusion of All My Children.
Heather Tom
October 2012
Emmy winner Heather Tom and husband James have added a "plus one" to their family. The couple welcomed their first child, Zane Alexander, on October 28. Tom has appeared on One Life to Live, All My Children, and The Young and the Restless, in addition to The Bold and the Beautiful.
Josh Duhamel
November 2012
Emmy-winning All My Children alum Josh Duhamel may be headed back to ABC -- and so might All My Children. Sort of. Duhamel has sold a pilot that tells the story of what happens behind the scenes of a soap opera when rumors of its cancellation start to surface.
Mark Pinter
December 2012
Mark Pinter will join the cast of The Young and the Restless in January as a politician involved with two of Y&R's best-known characters. Pinter has had roles on five other soaps, including his breakout role as Grant on Another World.
Prospect Park Logo
December 2012
In what may be seen by some as a Christmas miracle and by others as a resurfacing of the Grinch, plans to move All My Children and One Life to Live to the Internet are apparently back on. Prospect Park, which licensed the two soaps from ABC, is again reviving plans to move the soaps online.
Prospect Park Logo
December 2012
As the final hours of 2012 tick down, 2013 may, for the first time in nearly a decade, see an increase in the number of soap operas being produced. Prospect Park continues to move forward with its plans to reboot All My Children and One Life to Live.
Vincent Irizarry
December 2012
Emmy winner Vincent Irizarry reports that he's signed on to appear in Prospect Park's planned Internet relaunch of All My Children. The actor notes that the reboot isn't yet a done deal, but urged fans to continue their support of the show.
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