It's surprising, but true: ALL MY CHILDREN was already in negotiations to bring Cady McClain back as Dixie before word of the show's cancellation was brought down. "I waited a couple days and contacted them and asked, 'Sooo... do you still want me to come out? I could completely understand if you guys wanted to [go another direction] with the short amount of time left to wrap everything up,'" McClain tells Soaps In Depth. Because of the special place the soap has had in both the actress' career and in her heart, she also offered to return just for the ending. "They said, 'No, no, we want you to come out for as much as we can do, and we have this story idea...'"
McClain adds that she flew to Los Angeles on Mother's Day, and began taping early last week -- and makes her first appearance today, May 17! While the actress was unable to reveal whether Dixie would be again returning in spirit form, she did say that she expects the fans to be happy. "The powers that be are doing everything they can to make this as pleasing as possible," she hints. For more about McClain's return, check out her feature interview in the next ABC issue of Soaps in Depth, on sale May 30!