Perfect timing! Former All My Children and As the World Turns sensation Cady McClain has joined CBS's The Young and the Restless as grieving mom/town pariah Kelly Andrews, just as she's published her brutally frank memoir, Murdering My Youth (available on amazon.com and cadymcclain.com). The two-time Emmy winner tells TV Guide Magazine all about it.
Jon Lindstrom. Cady McClain
It's good to be Jon Lindstrom! The multi-talented fan fave, best known as Dr. Kevin Collins on ABC's General Hospital, has directed his first feature film, the psychological chiller How We Got Away With It, about an annual reunion of friends that goes horribly wrong. It hits cable VOD later this month and opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles in April (check howwegotawaywithit.com for details). On top of that, the actor recently got hitched in a hush-hush ceremony to his longtime love Cady McClain — the iconic Dixie on All My Children and soon to be Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless. TV Guide Magazine had a gab session with Lindstrom to discuss it all!
One Emmy winner is out, another is in. CBS's The Young and the Restless has been forced to recast the role of grieving mom Kelly Andrews, currently played by Cynthia Watros, who has moved on to the upcoming MTV series Finding Carter. The new Kelly is former All My Children and As the World Turns great Cady McClain.
All My Children has been reportedly been canceled for a second time.
The long-running soap ended its first online season more than two months ago in the middle of a legal battle between ABC and Prospect Park, the production company which resurrected both All My Children and another recently axed ABC daytime drama...
What does a typical day on the set of All My Children look like? Chaos, apparently.
In the exclusive clip below, AMC fans can get a glimpse at the frantic behind-the-scenes work that goes into churning out four 30-minute episodes (available on Hulu and iTunes) every week.
All My Children
After nearly 42 years of scandalous affairs, decades-long rivalries, fairy tale romances, kidnapped babies, serial killers, resurrected loved ones and the occasional Pennsylvania tornado, All My Children as fans have known it will come to an end on Friday. Two weeks before production wrapped, TVGuide.com spent a few days behind the scenes of Pine Valley as writers, producers and cast performed something of a three-ring circus, rallying to deliver what they hoped would be a satisfying conclusion for their loyal viewers.
During one morning meeting, longtime director Steven Williford planned out the moment in which Angie (Debbi Morgan) would get her sight back, enacting how she would stumble, joyful and teary-eyed, toward Jessie (Darnell Williams). Downstairs on set at the Pine Valley police station, Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Dixie (Cady McClain) -- together, at last — confronted David (Vincent Irizarry) perhaps for the final time, begging to know
Susan Lucci is not in denial. She knows Tuesday was her last day filming All My Children as it exists now on ABC.
At the same time, she said, "it just didn't seem real."
"Walking out on to the set for my first scene yesterday morning, I have to say, I started to feel it," the actress told TVGuide.com Wednesday, just several hours after the entire production wrapped its storied 42-year-run on broadcast television. "I had to rein my emotions back in because I had to work ...
Jordi Vilasuso, Lindsay Hartley
Cara making out with David? Griffin being bullied by Zach? If you feel like the Castillos are getting the short end of things as All My Children wraps its ABC run, you're not alone.
Before the network announced that it was pulling the home of La Lucci off the air after almost 42 years, Pine Valley's newest residents, a brother-sister team from Doctors Without Borders, were en route to love and happily ever after (for as long as that means on daytime TV). According to Jordi Vilasuso and Lindsay Hartley, who joined the cast as the Castillos last November, Cara was brought in as Jake's estranged wife and "soul mate" (not Tad's, and certainly not David's!), while Griffin was hatched as a love interest for Erica Kane's grieving daughter Kendall. But it was all so very short-lived!
Because of the axing — which spawned the resurrection of AMC superstars Dixie (Cady McClain) and Zach (Thorsten Kaye) — the Castillos have been reduced to being little more than appendages of resident villain David (Vincent Irizzary). What do Vilasuso and Hartley have to say about it? Plenty. The actors spoke with TVGuide.com Friday, just days before the series wrapped production entirely, about being hit with the cancellation curve ball, the Castillos' storyline switcheroo, and the online future of All My Children.
All My Children creator Agnes Nixon will reprise her role as Agnes Eckhart on the show, ABC announced Monday.
Nixon is just the latest in a long line of past cast members dropping by the show once more before it leaves ABC in September. Returning alumni include...
Michael E. Knight
He's the most famous and beloved rascal in all of soap history. But there's so much more to Michael E. Knight. As Tad (the former "Cad") Martin of ABC's All My Children — a role he won back in 1982 — the three-time Emmy winning Knight has emerged over the years as a consummate and deeply admired actor, equally gifted at comedy and tragedy, as well as a insightful statesman whose POV on the soap scene is both wise and heartfelt. TV Guide Magazine lunched with the actor to get his take on Tad's reunion with Dixie (Cady McClain), airing August 8...