Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CASTING NEWS: Who is Going to LA, Who Isn't!

The famed "list" of who will be going to LA with AMC and who won't has been released this morning. Topping the list of who is going is Susan Lucci. Despite living her whole life in NY, she has decided to continue on as AMC's much loved Erica Kane. Joining her is (as previously reported) is Cameron Mathison, Brittany Allen (Marissa), David Canary (Adam - PHEW!), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie), Stephanie Gatschet (Madison), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake), Vincent Irizarry (David), Shannon Kane (Natalia) Michael E. Knight (Tad - another phew!), Jamie Luner (Liza), Adam Mayfield (Scott), JR Martinez (Brot), Debbi Morgan (Angie), Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie), Denise Vasi (Randi), Darnell Williams (Jesse) and Jacob Young (JR).

Ray MacDonnell (Joe) will be retiring from AMC and not making the move, although he may appear from time to time. The biggest name not making the move is Thorsten Kaye (Zach).
Considering his significant other, Susan Haskell has a contract role on OLTL and would be staying in NY with their children, this doesn't come as a big surprise. Alicia Minshew (Kendall) will be on maternity leave at the time of the move.

Chrishell Stause (Amanda) was planning on leaving AMC at the end of her contract (the end of this year) but has decided not to stay with the show after the move.

That leaves Jill Larson (Opal) who is recurring and will most likely stay that way. While not making the move, if available she could still appear from time to time. Daniel Kennedy (Pete) who, after the last update to the opening, no longer appeared in it, indicating he was dropped to recurring, is most likely in the same situation. But there has been no official word on either of them.

AMC will tape in their NYC location until December 11 and then moves on to LA, with their first tape date there being January 4.


Nathan said...

Wow, Stephanie Gatschet is going to LA? That's great news in my opinion.

Thom said...

I'm shocked Madison is going. I thought she was a short timer. Does this mean she didn't kill Henry? They so need to solve these two murders. It's getting real real old

Tiffany said...

I love your website! I've been dying to know! Thanks for keeping me updated on Pine Valley. Whoop Whoop!

BTW, I'm liking that Madison is staying, she's growing on me :-)

Nathan said...

Madison sticking around could mean that she'll either get away with murder or get off fairly easy. Her family is supposed to be some big political deal in Pennsylvania so it wouldn't be that hard for the story to go the route of her getting a suspended sentence or a mistrial.

Liz said...

Petey was never in the opening, was he?

Kathy said...

I thought he was Liz. I could be mistaken though. I'll have to consult my AMC Openings guru to find out for sure! I'll let you know :)

Nathan said...

He wasn't, but he should've been. They wrote the character in a corner right off by making him an even more geekier version of Damian Spinelli and then did a slow simmer to a romance with Colby that never was fulfilled. I think DK as Petey still has potential, he just needs a different love interest. There was a moment last fall that they had a couple of scenes with him and Randi that I thought would make a nice storyline where he's suddenly chasing someone else and Colby would get jealous. You could even do a better "older woman/younger male" storyline than Ryan & Erica, with him paired up with someone like Madison.