via press release:
THREE OF “ALL MY CHILDREN’S” FAVORITE TROUBLEMAKERS RETURN TO PINE VALLEY THIS JULY
Three of Pine Valley’s most notoriously unstable women — Kate Collins, who plays Janet Green, Jennifer Bassey, who plays Marion Chandler, and Melissa Claire Egan, who plays Annie Chandler — return to “All My Children” this summer.
Collins’ character, Janet Green, has been disrupting the lives of Pine Valley’s residents since her debut in 1991, when she threw her sister, Natalie, down a well and took over her identity. Nicknamed ‘Janet from another Planet,’ she was last seen being subdued by Jake Martin and placed into custody for stalking her daughter, Amanda, in 2010.
In 2009, Marian Chandler, played by Bassey, tried to shoot Kendall Hart (Alicia Minshew), who she thought had killed her husband. After suffering a mental breakdown, she was sent away from Pine Valley and committed to Oak Haven’s psychiatric facility.
Egan first debuted as Annie Chandler on “All My Children” in 2006. Annie has since been in and out of mental hospitals wreaking havoc on the residents of Pine Valley. The character was last seen being committed, once again, to Oak Haven’s psychiatric facility for kidnapping her daughter, Emma, from Ryan (Cameron Mathison) and Greenlee’s (Rebecca Budig) wedding reception.
We meet up with all of these women the week of July 25 at Oak Haven psychiatric facility, where Dixie Martin (Cady McClain) is also being held. These troubled ladies find an opportunity to escape and reunite with loved ones.
Recently nominated for a total of 13 Daytime Emmy Awards in 2011 and hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, “All My Children” has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades, including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has often been first at the forefront to tackle such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.
Created by Agnes Nixon, “All My Children” premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer with Lorraine Broderick as head writer. “All My Children” is produced in Los Angeles and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.