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73 February 11th, 2013 REPORT: All My Children Cast! Susan Lucci Back for One Episode! David Canary Ongoing Basis!

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Well here is some big news coming out of ABC Soaps In Depth this afternoon! They are hearing, through multiple sources and performers associated with the relaunch of All My Children, that Daytime Emmy winners and icons, Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) will be back for the reboot, as will David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler)!

However, the report goes on to say that: “As of now Lucci, alas, will appear in just one episode while Canary will be seen on an ongoing basis.”

SID is also hearing that “There are plans to include the character of Tad in storylines, but there’s been no word yet on the show securing a deal with Michael E. Knight.”

There has been no official word from Prospect Park on the status of Lucci, Canary, and Knight as of yet.

What do you think if this report is true that Susan is back for one episode, and David ongoing? Can you imagine anyone else playing Tad Martin than Michael E. Knight?  Weigh-in!

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  1. Rachel Elisabeth says:

    What exactly is ‘ongoing basis’ is it recurring… Adam is iconic. AMC without Lucci just feels like it’d be a different animal. And as for Tad, I hope the get MEK because uh no one else can be Tad.

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    Peggy Hegner replied

    Nope! I can’t imagine anybody else playing Erica, Adam, or Tad. I don’t think a new actor would be accepted in any of those roles.

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    Amy Gail replied

    AGREED!

    Iris replied

    Of course no one else could play those three!!!!!!!! They’re soap world icons!!!!!!

    Josiah replied

    I think continuity is essential for the reboot. AMC started out as a show about families – the Martins, the Kanes, the Englishs… As a long time fan, I feel it would be most effective to start the Prospect Park Internet version with a similar framework for the story telling.

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  2. Tina Gray says:

    No one else can play Tad. I adore Michael E. Knight!

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    Elhu replied

    I agree Tina, and I sure hope they can lure Michael E. Knight to return, as Pine Valley will not be the same without him.

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    Gillian replied

    Makes sense. I think Tad and Adam are the must have characters of AMC. Erica was legendary but had become a shell of her former self by the end of the series. The show does need new blood but the Martins and Chandlers are needed on the canvas. Erica Cane, not so much.

  3. David says:

    That’s realistic. Susan Lucci owes her career to AMC so it helps that she comes back to “kick it off”. Why she would stay when she has a great career outside of it would be anyone’s guess. The cast still seems disjointed and I wonder how they are going to tell the stories, let alone resolve the cliffhanger they left off with.

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    Patrick replied

    Susan…. I owe her gratitude…. SHE OWES daytime her star.

    ok… grand stand w/me….

    but… her press isn’t all that…. over the years… my teeth would ache…

    she, like, Cady McClain…. want to give this new on-line venture their committed support… that it takes off and FLIES……

    Susan Lucci…. more than a guest appearance at times…. please.

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    CTwildheart replied

    I assume it is a scheduling issue…and I think it will be more eventually.

  4. johnvalb says:

    Something doesnt feel right about Erica only being in one episode!! I am so disappointed they could get her to atleast come back on recurring! As I don understand the Marc Cherry project was already in the works.

    David C “on going” is fine. The man wanted to retire awhile back– so if Adam and Stuart make appearances here and there that is ok. The show needs DC in any form as it’s ushered to the web!

    Micheal E Knight shoudl make a deal with them. What has he doen since the show ended??? But hey– the only person I could see taking over Tad is Michael Peck on ATWT

    Anyword on Julia Barr???? If Erica isn’t going to be there— Brooke should be one of the leading Dames on the show. Plus it ended with the Brooke and Adam going back to the mansion. So she is a MUST at this point!!!!!!! And recasting LAURA shoudl be in the works as well

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    Patrick replied

    well done…..

    Julia Barr is a must at this point…. AGREE.

    i mean really…..

    if david c… does both Adam and Stuart…

    this would fill the void….. for both Marion and Brooke….

    and Opal the grande dame….

    ——————-

    i need to google MEK…. what has he been doing?

    —————–

    AMC will be complete with Kendall and Bianca…. Love the Kane women…. no one was better than Mona.

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    ethel replied

    micheal just put up an article on michael e knight’s possibility of being on the amc reboot…………

    Iris replied

    Adam’s twin, Stuart died! His widow, Marian went loony, & had to be committed! How long have YOU been watching? So, unless they’re doing ghost stories again, don’t think we’ll be seeing Stuart any time soon! Speaking of dead, does ANYONE know how Tad died in the reboot? I can’t believe they killed him off! We’ll miss you, Michael!

    Lisa J. replied

    Michael has been busy with a hit play, so perhaps when that is finished he will come onboard.

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  5. Ellen Dix Wycuff says:

    Susan needs to at least come back recurring and no I can not imagine AMC with out MEK! But I do not mean to sound ungrateful for the ones who have signed. I am very excited to see the reboot!

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  6. Michael Smith says:

    That is some wonderful news!

    Perhaps more then any other daytime drama and performer, Susan Lucci’s beautiful, vain, strong and deeply flawed Erica Kane and All My Children are a matched set. I have trouble thinking of one without the other.

    I thought one of the reasons David Canary left was an inability to memorize all the dialog as well as not wanting to relocate to Los Angeles. I hope the actor thrives in new format and the show is very successful!

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    Patrick replied

    for the memories of our yesturyears…..

    Ms. Susan Lucci….

    was game, set , & MATCH. Complete.

    Oh…. I didn’t get that… his last scenes…. I sincereley hope the indominatable Mr. C… is thriving…

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    Patrick replied

    indomitable.

  7. Jewell says:

    EEEEEEK well these sources so far have turned out to be true.. Have to have Michael Knight.

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  8. jim says:

    No one else could play any of these three iconic roles. Some characters can easily be replaced but not when it comes to Susan, David, and Micheal They are the one and only Erica,Adam,and Tad. Id rather the charcters be killed off or not used than see them replace. If they only agree to appear in a few shows on occasion that is still better than nothing or recasting.

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  9. Jay says:

    If Adam is there, can Brooke be far behind? Please bring Julia Barr back. I want some real “Old School” Pine Valley! If Susan is going to appear in one episode, perhaps she will agree to more as her schedule permits. Let’s not forget, she had choices to make in her own career, after ABC dumped the show.

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  10. Val says:

    A reduced SL, recurring MEK and occasional DC works for me! I hope David brings JR out of the coma (rumored in the full SID article) for AJ’s sake! :)

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    Patrick replied

    OMG…. would that explain the gun shot?

    Oye! that’s emotional.

    Rally around folks….

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  11. GayAtheistLH says:

    If Susan is indeed under contract to ‘Devious Maids’ then perhaps that simply could not be worked around. Everyone needs to remember that she could always come back at any time and in any form.

    Thrilled that David Canary might return even on recurring. He’d previously retired so getting him back at all is wonderful. Hopefully Brooke is back, too.

    I expect Michael Knight to come back. Debbi Morgan hinted that he would and they already have Cady.

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  12. brian says:

    Well, I uderstand that Susan L. has a bunch of different projects going on… and ABC wasn’t the nicest to her…

    but hopefully she will be back for more.

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  13. James McDonald says:

    If Susan Lucci is returning I bet you anything it is for the first episode of All My Children 2. Here is a question for you. Should they begin episode 1 from the cliff-hanger or begin with …one year and a half later?

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  14. Sheryl Postin says:

    I agree no one else could play Tad and Michael E. Knight is an awesome actor and PP should rush to hire him as soon possible, the show would definitely without a doubt not be the same if they don’t hire him.

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  15. Sue says:

    No one else can play Tad . I love Michael E Knight… I can’t wait until AMC is back!!!! I miss it so much.
    Hoping to see Walt back as Jackson too . I read he would be interested if asked!

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  16. Vanessa says:

    I’m thrilled with David Canary joining the cast! Praying that Michael Knight joins too. I’m really ok without Erica.

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    su0000 replied

    Michael Knight. wanted nothing to with AMC after it ended and would not go on with PP, at that time.. He was a firm no ..
    If his opinion has not changed we not see Tad :( :(

    time will tell ..

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  17. Scott says:

    One is better than none.I’m sure Erica will be back more often when Susan’s schedule permits.

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  18. Stephanie says:

    I dont understand…Lucci for one episode, is that a teaser?? I thought David retired from the show when it was still on ABC? I see why they are putting all the high schoolers on the new reboot if the show is indeed set 5 years after JR shot someone (or more), and I can see how it would be easier to replace JR with somone who looks 5 years older, and hey if he can get out of his current contract sometime, we will all be ready to see the JR that we have grown to love/hate! I really hope that Susan wont just be on for one show… that would mean that she was not shot then? If the show is 5 years after, or maybe since they say JR will be in a coma he will be remembering who he shot and maybe it was Erica…. oh boy…I will sure miss La Kane! I hope I am wrong and she will stay! And I hope her daughters Kendall and Bianca will be on too.!

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  19. Peggy Hegner says:

    Nope! No new actor can fill the shoes of Susan, David, or Michael. Their characters have been around for decades. I don’t think fans would accept replacing a long-time character with a new face!

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  20. Johnny says:

    I am sure they will leave it open for Susan Lucci to return as her schedule permits. As for Tad Martin, I like Michael E. Knight of course, but there have been Four actors portraying Tad at different stages. In the 1990′s, albeit for a few months, Tad was portrayed by another actor. Prior to Michael E. Knight, Tad was played by teenaged
    actors. Tad would now have to be an actor of around fifty or so, a youngish fifty if
    you will ~ at this point, I’m not exactly sure how old Tad is supposed to be. But rather than “write Tad out” I think a recast would work in better, that’s just my opinion.

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  21. su0000 says:

    ..
    AMC with no Martin’s .
    AMC with no Kane’s .
    AMC with 1 recast Chandler and one 1 making appearances .
    AMC with 1 Cortlandt .

    hmmmmm dunno about that ..

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    Tad replied

    Well some more have signed on but the linkage is very weak without Tad, Erica, BIanca, Kendall full time imho.

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  22. louisa says:

    I sure hope Brooke is a part of the new show! AMC needs Adam big time.

    And if Dixie is in–she’s going to need Tad. And I agree, there is only one Tad Martin. Michael E. Knight needs to be a part of this.

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  23. Patrick says:

    Please, PLEASE, Puhlease! TPTB…. Brooke…. Brooke… and more Brooke.

    to helm the show…. wi/Opal…..

    Thank you David Canary. Humbled by your caring, giving, and sharing of yourself.

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  24. Brian Tripp says:

    No reason why Susan couldn’t do more than one episode. The show is taping for just 5 weeks. I can see if she was in the middle of taping for Devious Maids that she couldn’t work it out. Maybe she will come back after the second 5 weeks. Rumor has it that Devious Maids is very expensive to produce and if it doesn’t do well they may not renew it (even though it has not even aired yet).

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    su0000 replied

    Susan could very well be under contacts that will not allow for her to appear in other programs etc etc.

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  25. ethel says:

    michael e knight will be back sooner rather than later – just read the article here on michael fairmans site – so glad that david canary will return but i am not excited at all about susan lucci……………..jmo

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  26. Kathy says:

    I have no doubt that Michael Knight and Susan Lucci will be back. They have been with AMC forever. I am so happy that David Canary is coming back, he is a wonderful actor. I think my biggest concern is all the teenagers being added. There is nothing as boring as teenage story lines. Although, I really liked Colby .

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  27. Ina says:

    Well if David Canary is coming back where the hell is Julia Barr (Brooke)? I’m so sick of TPTB streamlining her! she is far more a better actress then Susan Lucci and as the sage left off, (Adam has just asked Brooke to marry him)

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    Tad replied

    Julia should be available for cheap; she hasn’t exactly been in demand since her AMC days despite being a very good actress. Adam /Stewart is a recurring role; people have to think bang for the buck too since it is online. Right or wrong, Susan Lucci brings the publicity. Julia Barr would just be of interest to die hard fans. Look at Devious Maids there are many prime time stars but Lucci holds her own – maybe it is longevity because though Grant Show has been on a monster hit with Melrose Place he isn’t getting the billing of Lucci.

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  28. RICKIE says:

    Would much rather see Julia Barr return than Susan Lucci. And if Bianca is returning, please bring back Christina Bennett Lind — Eden Riegel’s voice grated on me.

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  29. Shelley Martin says:

    I think getting Susan for one episode–maybe JR shot her?? That’s a way to wrap that story. And David C is awesome but may not want a big gig. Having him is awesome but I think they are going to skew it younger. The casting calls have suggested they are aging the kids to teens and young adults. I suspect it will be heavy on teen drama. With just a touch of Zack Slater hotness to get the current fans back in on it. As for Michael, he is Tad for sure but if he won’t play ball they could replace him with Rick from GL or maybe another like-type. It would take a bit to adjust but we would.

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  30. KEITH DANIELS says:

    Frankly, as I understand it, all of this boils down to contract negotiations: I personally think that it would be a major mistake not to have Susan Lucci as Erica Kane on a regular basis; and there should not only be Julia Barr and David Canary on the show regularly ideally but as many characters as possible that are connected family-wise to the two. As for MEK, he recently went into a great deal of detail in an interview as to his loyalty to AMC and his inability to envision Pine Valley without Tad Martin: So, obviously, MEK is waiting for the bucks, so to speak, BIG ONES, that is! (…and I for one hope he gets it!!!)

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    Arlene McGinnis replied

    Have you people forgotten over the years all the stars would have big absences, (doing films or plays or just vacations}. So how is this going to be any different? They will bring in the big guns in the beginning and as new story lines evolve around other players we will be just as hooked as before. I will take anything they give me just as long as I’m in Pine Valley and most of my family is still there making me cry or mad, whichever. I know with all the complaining you will do the same.

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  31. Skater Boy says:

    I am very disappointed Susan Lucci didn’t agree to recurring though I am not sure what commitments she has with Devious Maids and Deadly Affairs. Surely those shows can see the benefit of Lucci being on AMC again (and I hope Propsect Park can see the benefit of Lucci – they say they want young and fresh and many anti Erica types will say they don’t need her but if they have David Canary recurring and Opan and even Tad or Angie – these characters are all well over 40 if not 50. I can’t believe Lucci in only one show that is so so said and tragic . they cannot recast though it might get tonnes of media attention. So I have the solution if the problem is Devious Maids and Deadly affairs.

    Erica dies in the hands of Jack. There is an amazing funeral and a museum built in Erica’s memory and then the history of AMC cna be introduced through the rich tapestry of characters. The show goes on. At some point hopefully soon Lucci can do more shows She comes back and it is revealed there was a prison break out and it was Jane who sought revenge when she realized she was being played and taking Erica’splace for stabbing DAvid. It was Jane trying to let Jackson and the girls (Bianca and Kendall know it was her and not Erica dying or shot but they tell her to save her strength before she dies. Erica comes back at her memorial or perhaps when her daughters need her. AMC please get back Erica Kane she is history. She is iconic. She is AMC. Surely something can be done.

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    Arlene McGinnis replied

    THANK HEAVENS YOUR NOT WRITING THE SHOW

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    Tad replied

    Ah Arlene loosen up. It is amazing what AMC and other soaps have put out there. You really think having Jesse and Angie, David, Cara, Opal is going to be that compelling? Where is the history? The relationship ties? AMC needs Tad and Erica. You have to have a little imagination. But seriously why in the heck PP is putting AMC first with a smaller cast and one far less intermingled or witha history I have no

  32. Tad says:

    After hearing this story and sleeping on it. It will seem like part of AMC is missing if Lucci isn’t on the show. I know there were rumours of another actress playing Erica Kane but I think that would lead to a revolt – maybe tonnes of media attention though like the “new” Coke then went back to classic. I was going to blame Lucci for not coming back assuming PP wanted to hire her – why wouldn’t they if they hired other “mature” characters. But as some pointed out she has at least two other gigs – Deadly Affairs and Devious Maids which for most people would be plenty. I don’t think she has time to do more Army Wives or Hot In Cleveland so AMC could be a stretch.

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  33. B.J. says:

    I would love to see David Canary and Julia Barr return, plus MEK if he wants to return. Otherwise, I’m fine with MEK and Ms. Lucci continuing whatever projects they prefer.

    Since I’m not a lifetime AMC fan, their absence or possible replacement would not be sacrilege to me. I do understand the feelings of the long term fans though. :)

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  34. Judi says:

    I definitely hope that MEK/Tad comes back soon. He is my favorite character on the show.

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  35. Johnny says:

    I’ve got it! I’ve got it! Erica was last seen running after Jackson after he told her a la Rhett Butler that he didn’t “give a damn” – Erica jumps into her car after Jackson but is in a terrible car accident. She needs cosmetic surgery! We see “Erica” Kane in the hospital, but her family and friends are told she may not look the same anymore since her injuries required extensive plastic surgeries. After several weeks, the bandages are removed and Erica Kane is now played by…….
    MORGAN FAIRCHILD! She doesn’t remember anyone…..but this isn’t really a problem since half the cast is gone…..and she meets a strange Priest in the Hospital who tells her that she used to be a real Bitch.
    Well….whadaya all think?

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    Tad replied

    HOw do you explain Erica Kane would have grown a few inches too??? LOL

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  36. JIM says:

    Erica was the back bone of the show. They are smart to get Susan Lucci back even for one episode to lure us fans to watch with the hope that the story lines hook us from day one. The character of Erica will hand the reigns over to the rest of the cast and of course she would be invited back as often as her schedule permits depending on what her salary demands are

    I think everyone needs to stop being so possessive of this show and just let it be. Certainly we can want certain story lines but we can not control the actors, their current commitments elsewhere and the contract negotiations. Prospect Park I’m sure does not have an endless supply of money and we have to respect that not all actors can be ‘bought’ even if they wanted to come back. As well it is to only be a half hour show so there isn’t enough time to warrant every character return along with the new fresh characters needed to sustain the much needed younger demographic.

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    Linda replied

    Well l’m sorry but…l think a opinion is not being possessive of these actors and actresses lives…Everyone is just hoping to see some familiar faces from what l see…And l totally agree….They were the backbone of AMC!! That is just my opinion!!!

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    Johnny replied

    Well said Jim ~ of course I was kidding about the Erica Kane recast – you are right we are all a little possessive of the show. What will be, will be. I am willing to give the new show a chance, and will probably purchase Hulu Plus because I refuse to watch it from my home computer, LoL – if I can stream it on my TV as I do other things that will be fine. Watching TV nowadays is a whole different experience from years ago – and if the show does see some recasts, that is fine with me actually because, well, that’s life.

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    Arlene McGinnis replied

    OH CRAP!!! only a half hour, didn’t hear that

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  37. Linda says:

    l do hope they reconsider…it won’t be AMC without them and the other AMC actresses and actors…So please everyone of you…Come Back!!!!

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  38. Ruth Tetreault says:

    I am glad that the charecter of Adam will be back on .I f susan only wants to play Erica for one time thats ok with me she was getting to old for the show anyway.If the showed had protrayed her as the grandmother that she was surppose to be she would have fit the show.Instead they had her running around like she was still in her 20s with dresses for women that age one strap clothes . She has always had ugly looking legs. writers should have keep them covered at A LL times.She probably don’t want to play the part that fits her age which is a good reason enough not to want to come back full time.Like I said she to old to be playing a sexy role. get some one who can play a woman in her mid 60s with grown children and grandchildren.

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    Johnny replied

    To some extent, Ruth, I agree with what you are saying – I don’t know by now how “old” the character of Erica Kane is supposed to be, she has grown daughters and they have children but no one calls Erica “hi grandma” – Susan Lucci played the role well for forty one years, but although thanks to modern medical procedures she doesn’t quite look her age Erica is not 35 anymore and I do think the characters should “act their age” to to speak and having her running around in skimpy outfits designed for the contours of a young gal gets to be a little absurd after a while. So, I don’t know how much more mileage they can get out of Erica Kane unless they agree that Erica should mature and start acting her age, particularly if they plan to forward the show’s characters and town FIVE years into the future.

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    Arlene McGinnis replied

    Well Erica can certainly maintain a well heeled more mature and still stunning much smarter person with a lot of knowledge to lay on the problematic people of Pine Valley

  39. Di says:

    If this new show wants to succeed, they need Erica, Tad And Adam. Adam could have an occasional roll, but Susan and Michael are a MUST. I really hope they work out all their differences with these people or this show doesn’t stand a chance. They are the backbone of the show and are truly wanted and needed.

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  40. Amy Gail says:

    Come on Susan, David and Michael….You are the backbone of AMC! We need you!

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  41. Tad says:

    Oh come on folks, Erica Kane is well Erica Kane. What fun to have a forever young character. Let someone else play the grandma and let Erica Kane be gosh darn it. She is a bit fantasy, bit fetish, bit myster and bit hell on wheels. If AMC wanted a 66 year old matrony figure then they should go hire a Ruth Martin or Mona Kane type.

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  42. Josiah says:

    Come on people. Time in soaps is malleable and soap fans are forgiving. We’ve seen a single character age overnight while all the others remained their same age. How many times did we hear “the role of Wally McFaddon (or Phil Brent) will now be played by…” and we kept watching. Certainly our favorites who earned their places in our hearts should not be recast. Lets keep in mind that Agnes Nixon is guiding these shows back into existence and lets keep an open mind with regard to how old people are and whats appropriate for them to do.

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  43. shari says:

    I can’t imagine that susan lucci, of all people will not return it will not be the same without her that is for sure. I remember watching her when she where in high school or college or of the two that’s how long it where and I where 8 years of age.

    I’ve been a loyal fan every since then.

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  44. Judy Hyman-Miller says:

    I can’t enjoy it without Erica and the previous actors . Please negotiate to bring them back! Thanks!!

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  45. Kem says:

    They need to bring Erica back for good, she is AMC. Heard Tad will be back but not the original actor. Wish they’d do the series on a daily basis, twice a week isn’t near enough.

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