susanlucci 290 'All My Children': Susan Lucci making the move to L.A., Thorsten Kaye notCome Friday, Dec. 11 the ABC soap opera “All My Children” will be closing up shop in New York City after 39 years and moving production to Los Angeles.

This means the large cast has to pick up and move across the country as well. Among the contract players who will: Brittany Allen, David Canary, Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Stephanie Gatschet, Ricky Paull Goldin, Vincent Irizarry, Michael E. Knight, Susan Lucci, Jamie Luner, Adam Mayfield, JR Martinez, Cameron Mathison, Debbi Morgan, Cornelius Smith, Jr., Denise Vasi, Darnell Williams and Jacob Young.

Thorsten Kaye, who has played Zach Slater since 2004, has announced that he will not be relocating and Ray MacDonnell is taking the opportunity to retire from the role of Joe Martin that he’s had since 1970.

aliciaminshew 290 'All My Children': Susan Lucci making the move to L.A., Thorsten Kaye notAlicia Minshew, who’s played Kendall Hart since 2002, will be going on maternity leave beginning in November although she will still appear on the show throughout December.

ABC says that “recurring” actors participation will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on what the storylines dictate and their availability.

Production will resume after the holiday hiatus on Monday, Jan. 4.

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Posted by:Brill Bundy

Brill Bundy has spent her entire career covering TV and pop culture. This is what happens when your parents try and limit your viewing habits to three shows a week. Likes: seasons with no more than 13 episodes, anti-heroes and binge-watching. Dislikes: when cartoon characters make out, when TV shows name check their titles, drawn out premieres and finales. TV words to live by: "If every porkchop was perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."