The TV Guide Network has tapped Cameron Mathison (Ryan) to host ALL MY CHILDREN: THE STARS, STORIES, AND SECRETS, which airs on Sunday, September 11 at 8 PM ET.
"Cameron was our first choice to host since he's not only one of the most famous faces currently on AMC, but he also gained new fans during his stint on ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS and often appears on GOOD MORNING AMERICA," Bettina Charles, Supervising Producer, TV Guide Network tells Soaps In Depth. "He's a natural. It was an easy choice."
For Mathison, this wasn't just another hosting gig. "This is a gift that the TV Guide Network has given me," the actor tells In Depth. "It was really fun and therapeutic to have this opportunity to reminisce with so many people who are either on the show or who've been on it."
Mathison talked to actors including Eva LaRue (Maria), Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo) and many others. "I went to Philadelphia to interview Kim Delaney [ex-Jenny.] We sat and talked for almost an hour. It was really fun. I learned that Jenny was one of the first auditions Kim ever did."
Not surprisingly, the show will include some waterworks. "Eva and I both started crying during our interview," Mathison reveals. "ALL MY CHILDREN is such a special place. It's a unique family."
While fans are hopeful that AMC will continue on with Prospect Park on the web and possibly television, too, Charles says that "this is mainly a farewell to the show since it's ending its run on ABC. But there is mention of the show's possible on-line future."
So tune in and stay tuned!