ABC’s cancellation of daytime dramas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" may have opened the door for soap operas on rival networks to bring new blood to their lineups, according to a report on Deadline.com.
NBC’s "Days of Our Lives" and CBS’s "The Young and the Restless" are said to be working on bringing aboard cast members from the two canceled shows.
Emmy winners Gina Tognoni, who plays Kelly on “One Life to Live,” and Debbi Morgan, Angie on “All My Children,” are two of the top names being mentioned. Also in the conversation are “AMC’s” Jacob Young, who plays JR, and “One Life’s” Josh Kelly, who plays Cutter.
The driving force behind the recruiting efforts is reportedly Sony Pictures TV President Steve Mosko. “Days” and “Restless,” both Sony productions, are going strong even as other soaps have fallen on hard times. “Restless” has been the top-rated daytime drama for the past two decades.