ALL MY CHILDREN and HOT IN CLEVELAND to Cross Over

Hot in Cleveland and All My Children

ABC Daytime and TV Land have joined forces to create an unprecedented network event where characters from ALL MY CHILDREN and HOT IN CLEVELAND cross over to continue a storyline established on last season’s Hot in Cleveland. The two-part Hot in Cleveland episodes will air on TV Land on February 16 and 23 at 10:00 pm, and the All My Children episode will air on ABC at 1:00 pm on February 24.

All My Children’s Emmy Award winners Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight and Darnell Williams will appear as themselves on Hot in Cleveland, and Golden Globe winner Wendie Malick, as her Hot in Cleveland character, Victoria Chase, will appear on All My Children as Gertie, a housekeeper who ends up moonlighting as a bartender at Confusion after Erica Kane fires her.

Julie Carruthers, executive producer, All My Children, teased:

“We are thrilled Victoria Chase will join the cast of ‘All My Children’ – there are very few actresses who could pull off a dual role performance as BOTH a maid and bartender. We hope she is up to the challenge”

Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, joked:

“There is only room for one Erica Kane in Pine Valley, and Victoria Chase will unfortunately find that out the hard way. This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of both shows with similar demos, and we expect each other’s viewers to follow from one show to the next.”

Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land, responds:

“We’re so happy that Victoria Chase will finally get to show ‘All My Children’ fans why she is a soap superstar. We’re so excited to partner with ‘All My Children’ to bring to life this classic TV form when television worlds collide.”

Hot in Cleveland revolves around three fabulous best friends from Los Angeles who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better for them since they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker (Betty White).

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.

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