The hottest soap headlines from 2013.
■ ALL MY CHILDREN was relaunched as an online series by Prospect Park, executive-produced by Ginger Smith and head-written by
Marlene Mcpherson and Elizabeth Snyder, who were soon replaced with Lisa Connor and
Chip Hayes. The cast included Pine Valley mainstays like Julia Barr (Brooke), David
Canary (Adam), Vincent Irizarry
(David), Thorsten Kaye (Zach, now BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL’S Ridge), Jill Larson (Opal), Cady Mcclain (Dixie), Ray Macdonnell (Joe), Debbi Morgan (Angie) and Darnell Williams (Jesse) and newbies including Sal Stowers (Cassandra, now DAYS OF OUR LIVES’S Lani), Robert Scott Wilson (Pete, now DAYS’S Ben) and
Eric Nelsen (AJ). Michael Nader also returned as Dimitri, and Matthew Cowles reprised the presumed-dead Billy Clyde .... The show picked up five years after its ABC finale (which aired in 2011) with the reveal that JR had shot and killed Marissa .... Jesse rescued his daughter, Cassandra, from a prostitution ring .... Dimitri smooched Brooke, while AJ crushed on Miranda, and Colby hooked up with Pete and David .... Cara tried to conceal from David that she had given birth to his son, Oliver.
Dimitri and Brooke (Michael Nader and Julia Barr)