Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Michael Logan responded to several of the reports about ALL MY CHILDREN in his column this week in the TV Guide Magazine print edition.

ABC's decision to relocate ALL MY CHILDREN from Manhattan to Los Angeles this December is an encouraging indication that the network still has confidence in the show and wants to stay in the soaps game. Yet the news has led to much hysteria and misinformation, so let's set the record straight. According to one Web site, several cast members have revolted and threatened to quit in an effort to keep the show in New York City. Not true. Thorsten Kaye (Zach) told the New York Daily News that the actors were only given a week to decide if they'll make the move to L.A. Total hooey. ABC has actually given the cast more than a month to figure things out, and their answers aren't due until after Labor Day. ABC is also denying a report from Hollywood blog queen Nikki Finke that two soaps (presumably AMC and ONE LIFE TO LIVE) may shrink to 30 minutes to make room for an Aisha Tyler talk show. An ABC rep tells TV Guide Magazine that ABC Media Productions, which has recently created reality and game shows for Syfy, TLC and SOAPnet, does indeed have a pilot with Tyler, but that doesn't mean it's for ABC Daytime. Now, can we all relax?

To be fair, the New York Daily News published a correction of Kaye's statement the following week with a quote from an ABC rep saying actors have until September 8 to decide if they want to move to L.A. or not.

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