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As The World Turns-related news from 2005
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Sarah J Brown
January 2005
Brown leaving ATWT amid "hate mail"
When three-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown (Julia Larrabee) signed on for a short-term engagement with CBS's As the World Turns last summer, she probably never anticipated the amount of fan ire that her new role would generate.
AJ Lamas
January 2005
Lamas out as ATWT recasts Rafael
After less than three months as a member of the As the World Turns cast, Soap Central has learned that newcomer AJ Lamas (Rafael Ortega) has been let go. The role will be recast.
Ruth Warrick
January 2005
AMC's Phoebe, Ruth Warrick, Dead at 88
Film legend and original All My Children and As the World Turns cast member Ruth Warrick (Edith Hughes) passed away on Saturday, January 15th at 12:15AM in her Manhattan home. Official reports list the cause of Ms. Warrick's death as complications from pneumonia. She was 88.
Agim Kaba
January 2005
Kaba to exit ATWT this Spring
The young hunk quotient on As the World Turns is about to take another hit. The show has confirmed that Agim Kaba (Aaron Snyder) will be exiting the show later this year.
Cady McClain
February 2005
McClain exiting ATWT... but "she'll be back"
A spokesperson for As the World Turns has confirmed that Emmy-winning actress Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot) will be exiting the show this spring. However, the show insists that "she'll be back."
Sarah J Brown
February 2005
Brown makes final ATWT appearance
As previously announced, three-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown (Julia Larrabee) will be leaving CBS's As the World Turns. But will she be returning to General Hospital as Carly?
What was the biggest ATWT news story of 2005?
 JUN: Hunt Block (Craig) cut from cast amid budget cuts.   50% 
 MAR: Benjamin Hendrickson (Hal) returns to ATWT.   29% 
 Young stars (Kaba, Lamas, Dunphy) opt out of ATWT.   9% 
 MAY: Cady McClain (Rosanna) exits ATWT, is AMC return coming?   5% 
 JAN: Sarah Brown (Julia) flooded with 'hate' mail, to exit ATWT   3% 
 APR: Emmy-winning head writer Hogan Sheffer is dismissed.   2% 
 Other   2% 

Benjamin Hendrickson
March 2005
Hendrickson to return to ATWT
In a surprise casting move sure to please As the World Turns fans, a show spokesperson confirms that Emmy winner Benjamin Hendrickson (ex-Hal Munson) will be returning to the show in May.
Hogan Sheffe
April 2005
Sheffer to take four-month break from ATWT
In a stunning turn of events, Soap Central has learned that three-time Emmy winning head writer Hogan Sheffer will not be returning to his position at As the World Turns. Earlier this year, Sheffer took time off from the show for what called a "17-week sabbatical."
Benjamin Hendrickson
April 2005
Hendrickson to Return to ATWT
As reported by Soap Central earlier this week, As the World Turns has released three-time Emmy winning head writer Hogan Sheffer. In his place, the show has promoted Jean Passanante, who served as co-head writer under Sheffer since May 2001, to the head scribe position.
Hogan Sheffe
April 2005
Hogan Sheffer headed to OLTL?
The announcement that three-time Emmy winner Hogan Sheffer was no longer the head writer of CBS's As the World Turns took many by surprise. nd as expected, rival networks are said to already be actively courting the scribe. The most popular rumor hints that ABC wants to hire Sheffer to take over head writing duties for One Life to Live, which, ironically, airs in the same timeslot as As the World Turns.
Cady McClain
April 2005
McClain's ATWT status sparks AMC return rumors
Get ready for the latest rumor about Cady McClain's (Rosanna Cabot) future with As the World Turns. It seems that every few months or so, rumors begin circulating about whether or not the actress will be exiting the show she's called home since 2002. It didn't take long for the chatter to fuel rumors that McClain might be returning to her former job at All My Children.
Marie Wilson
May 2005
Former PC star boosts ATWT's Snyder family
When Marie Wilson joins the cast of As the World Turns later this spring, it will be another chance for fans of the now-cancelled Port Charles to catch up with one of the show's former stars. And it won't just be a reunion for fans of the former ABC soap.
Anthony Herrera
May 2005
An EXCLUSIVE Interview with Anthony Herrera, ATWT's James Stenbeck
Nearly eight years after learning that he had a rare form of cancer, Anthony Herrera has written a book about his battle with the disease -- a book that also discusses the controversial topic of stem cell transplants. Recently, Mr. Herrera sat down with James Pylant for an exclusive interview to discuss his battle with cancer, his work on As the World Turns and the future.
Hunt Block
June 2005
Block chipped away from ATWT cast
Two-time Daytime Emmy nominee Hunt Block (Craig Montgomery) will be leaving As the World Turns in the upcoming weeks. The move to ditch the actor has come as a surprise to both the cast and fans of the CBS soap.
Lamman Rucker
June 2005
Lamman Rucker lands AMC contract role
Former As the World Turns star Lamman Rucker (ex-T Marshall Travers) will join the cast of All My Children next month in the role of Mimi Reed's fiancÚ.
Brian Gaskill
July 2005
Gaskill joining ATWT in yet-unnamed role
Soap opera veteran Brian Gaskill will join the cast of As the World Turns later this summer. Gaskill appeared as Bobby Warner on All My Children from 1995 through 1997.
Jessica Dunphy
July 2005
Dunphy exiting ATWT
As previously reported by, Jessica Dunphy (Alison Stewart) will exit As the World Turns when her contract expires. The decision to leave was strictly that of the actress, but the show has written storyline that will provide the actress and her character a way off the canvas.
Brian Gaskil
September 2005
Gaskill's character gets name, debut
As previously reported by Soap Central, former AMC star Brian Gaskill will join the cast of As the World Turns later this month. Until just recently, the character did not have a name and a first airdate was not available.
Lesli Kay
November 2005
Emmy winner Lesli Kay joins B&B
Emmy-winning soap opera veteran Lesli Kay (ex-Molly Conlan McKinnon) will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful at the end of November in the role of Felicia Forrester. This will be the actress' third soap role since the summer of 2004.
Mario Van Peebles
November 2005
Evans downgraded to recurring status
There are some changes coming to the As the World Turns. After nearly five years with the Procter & Gamble-produced soap, soap opera veteran Mary Beth Evans (Sierra Esteban) will find herself in a familiar position: she will be placed on recurring status with the soap.
Peter Parros
November 2005
Lack of story prompts Parros release
There are some changes coming to the As the World Turns. After nearly ten years with the CBS soap, Peter Parros (Ben Harris) has been let go. Officially the actor has been downgraded to recurring status, but an insider tells Soap Central that it doesn't look like the actor will see much airtime in the future.
Kin Shriner
December 2005
Kin Shriner out due to lack of story
Kin Shriner (Keith Morrissey) will wrap up his short-term stay on As the World Turns in early 2006. The actor's exit is dictated by storyline.
Cady McClain
December 2005
Cady McClain returns to AMC
All My Children has scored a major casting coup by luring two-time Emmy-winning actress Cady McClain (ex-Rosanna Cabot) back to the show. While optimistic fans have been hoping for McClain's return for several months, it wasn't until ABC issued a statement that they realized they'd been granted a "Christmas miracle."

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