This past week, Agnes Nixon and Prospect Park confirmed plans for "AMC" and "OLTL" to continue online, while two more stars committed to reprise their iconic roles. Meanwhile, a former Pine Valleyite hosted a Home & Garden show, while another fan favorite engaged in a tip-off with his wife and someone else prepared for Primetime.
AMC migrating online update:
2013 is starting off right for soap fans. First, Agnes Nixon voiced her enthusiasm and support of Prospect Park continuing "AMC" and "OLTL" online. Then, Debbi Morgan (ex-Angie) announced she had signed on to join the project. She also indicated Darnell Williams (Jesse) would be following suit. As a follow up, Prospect Park confirmed the online versions of the cancelled ABC soaps were being resurrected. For more, go to Prospect Park to Migrate AMC & OLTL Online.
A couple of other former "AMC" stars weighed in on Twitter regarding the possibility of joining the online venture.
4 those asking, I'm not sure if I'll be part of the new AMC. I'm lucky to be working these days, so I'm working on the scheduling:) Hope so!— Cameron Mathison (@CameronMathison) January 6, 2013
I'm so happy for all of you getting your AMC and OLTL shows back! Many of you have asked me-Yes I have been approached. No news yet!— Alicia Minshew (@alicia_minshew) January 6, 2013
Justin Bruening's Grey's Anatomy debut:
Bruening will first show up in his recurring role of a paramedic in the January 24 episode called "Walking a Dream." Read more at Grey's Anatomy Casts Justin Bruening.
Rebecca Budig hosts Amazing Water Homes:
Budig (ex-Greenlee) hosted Home & Garden Television's "Amazing Water Homes" on January 1. The special showcased properties that boasted amazing water features such as a cottage surrounded by the sea, a mansion surrounded by a moat and a backyard beach. The episode will air again on January 25 at 9:00 PM EST and 12:00 AM EST.
Carol Burnett honored at Hollywood High School:
Burnett, who played Verla Grubbs in 1983 and then once again before the network TV finale in 2011, will be honored by her alma mater Hollywood High School's Performing Arts Center on January 10. The school has created the annual Carol Burnett Honor of Distinction Award and will present the first one to the actress at the El Capitan Theater located on Hollywood Blvd.
Christian Campbell in An Amish Murder:
The former Bobby Warner stars in the Lifetime movie about a woman who grew up Amish, but left her community after a series of murders. She returns as an adult to solve a new set of killings as the Chief of Police. The movie also stars Campbell's sister Neve Campbell ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scream"), who also served as an executive producer. "An Amish Murder" first aired on January 4. Check Lifetime for future airings
Sarah Michelle Gellar in new series:
Per TVLine, Gellar (ex-Kendall) is linked to a new comedy being developed at 20th Century Fox. The series is currently untitled, but revolves around a couple's shenanigans when the kids aren't home. Gellar would play the wife/mother in the series to be shopped around to major networks.
Ricky Paull Goldin on Rachael Ray Show:
Goldin (ex-Jake) joined his special correspondent wife Gretta Monahan during Rachael's Kitchen Tip-Off segment on January 4. Monahan gave some beauty tips that could be concocted in the kitchen, while Goldin and celebrity chef Guy Fieri offered up some Do It Yourself home tips.
Cameron Mathison not attending event:
Fans who may be going to a fan event specifically for Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan) in February should double check with the organizers before making reservations. Mathison took to Twitter to let his fans know he will not be meeting and greeting next month.
I'm hearing about an AMC event that says I'm attending in February.I'm sorry to say that is not the case:(Please pass this on.Thank u!— Cameron Mathison (@CameronMathison) January 2, 2013
Today in AMC history:
On January 8, 2010, Ryan and Erica woke up in bed together after having sex for the first time. They discussed keeping their relationship a secret, fearing other people's judgments. Ryan couldn't stick around though because he had to go to court to fight Annie for custody of Emma.
Get the details on Judith Light's (ex-Karen) recurring "Dallas" role in Soaps.com's One Life to Live Soap Digest.
Read about the "Home Improvement" reunion on "Last Man Standing" in Soaps.com's Primetime TV Spoilers and go to Soap Opera Fan for info on "Y&R's" Yvonne Zima on Law & Order: SVU.
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