All My Children
It's been a year and a half since All My Children went off the air, but much like Jesse Hubbard, the popular soap is back from the dead! On Monday, the serial drama will return exclusively online, with new episodes premiering on Hulu and iTunes four days a week, Monday-Thursday, at 5 a.m. ET. And with the series' timeline jumping ahead five years, now is the perfect time for new viewers to join the fun that is Pine Valley.
Here are five things to expect from the resurrected All My Children.
The Bold and Beautiful Forrester Fashion Show
The Bold and the Beautiful's Caroline Spencer has gone from wholesome heroine to whack-job villainess faster than the rest of us change socks — but actress Linsey Godfrey thinks her character's out-of-nowhere personality transplant is completed justified.
When suds superstar Ronn Moss abruptly quit his role as Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful last month, the show's exec producer Bradley Bell admits he was taken aback. But he wasted no time regrouping. Not only will Bell recast Moss's role and already has several high-profile actors in mind, he also plans to move Ridge's heartthrobby half-brother Rick (Emmy winner Jacob Young) into full Ridge mode.
Cameron Mathison says there's still hope for Ryan and Greenlee to be together when All My Children premieres online.
"[Rebecca Budig] is open to ... possibilities," he says. "I would say to the fans to try to be patient."
All My Children comes to an end: Creator Agnes Nixon and the cast look back
Bradley Bell's no fool. The exec producer of The Bold and the Beautiful has Emmy winner Jacob Young — fresh from his scorching performance as badass boozer JR Chandler on All My Children — back in the role of Rick Forrester starting today. Young played the fashion-industry scion during the character's troubled teen years from 1997 to '99.
"Those were great times with Jacob and he's an even more exciting, intense and unpredictable actor now," says Bell, who nonetheless insists he's not bringing Young in to "take over and steal the show. We will slowly immerse Rick back into the Forrester ...
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
If All My Children does indeed move on to the internet as planned, it'll happen without Jacob Young. The Emmy-winning actor has struck a deal to rejoin CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful as fashion-industry scion Rick Forrester, a role he played from 1997 to '99. And get this: Young will hit the air September 26 — the Monday right after AMC ends its run on ABC! TV Guide Magazine got the exclusive scoop from this in-demand ...
Jacob Young, All My Children
All My Children's Jacob Young (J.R. Chandler) is the latest New York soap star with plans to moonlight on Broadway. He starts a 10-week run on May 9 in the stage production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. His incandescent role? Lumiere, the French candlestick who roots for his beastly boss to win Belle's heart.
"I'll have to learn to work with pyrotechnics — actual fire — and act with my hands above my head the whole time," Young tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "It'll be challenging. I'll also be doing AMC
and the play simultaneously, which means a grueling schedule. You might say I'm burning the candle at both ends!"