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All My Children Exclusive: Alicia Minshew Weighs In on Relaunch -- Will 'Zendall' Reunite?

AMC Relaunch, Alicia Minshew KendallOf the seven All My Children actors to thus far sign on for the sudser’s online relaunch, you’ll see Thorsten Kaye‘s name, meaning Zach Slater is set to return. But what of his lady love Kendall?

“Zendall” fans can hold out hope, yet as of right now, a reunion is not yet a sure thing.

“I’m really excited for the fans to have their shows back!” Alicia Minshew, who in 2002 stepped into the role of Kendall (previously played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), tells TVLine. But will Erica’s eldest daughter be back?

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“I am currently in discussions with Prospect Park to work out scheduling around other projects I have already committed to,” Minshew shares. “We’re keeping the lines of communication open, and hopefully it can work out for me to join later on.”

Production on the new AMC (and One Life to Live) episodes is set to start soon, with an eye on a springtime premiere on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.

Since AMC wrapped its ABC run, Minshew has completed two independent films: Lies I told My Little Sister and Desires of the Heart (where she plays the female lead). She is next slated to costar in the film Here and Now, playing the grand dame of a small town’s community theater.

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73 Comments
  1. TMW says:

    Ugggh. No Kendall back, please. Bianca, yes, Kendall, no.

  2. Scott says:

    Would love to have the beautiful and damn talented Alicia return as Kendell :)

  3. Vettie says:

    Had not heard TK was coming back … Good to know! Loved Kendall (since the SMG days) and loved Alicia playing her. If Zack & Kendall both return, that would definitely make me even more excited about this relaunch!

  4. Kevin says:

    I do not think I will bother with the reboot of AMC

  5. Nichole says:

    Love Kendall. Love Alicia. Hope this works out sooner rather than later.

  6. Alicia’s return would make me even more amped about the return of AMC, I’ll be watching no matter what!

  7. Shar says:

    Words cannot express how excited I am about the return of AMC. If Alicia decides to come back, more the better, if not….bring on some new blood!

  8. Robert says:

    I hope Kendall returns. She was a major player in the series for many years. WIthout her, Pine Valley will be very different especially with Zach being back.

  9. Mary says:

    I hope she can come back. I miss Kendall and Zach.

  10. Frank says:

    I’m so excited about the relaunches. I know it’s not going to be exactly like the cable shows. But maybe they need to reinvent themselves. I hope they succeed. Having original characters there will ease the transition and the addition of new characters will bring freshness. And before you know it we will fall in love with the new characters as well

  11. Vivian Hardy says:

    Alicia as Kendall Slater and Thorsten as Zach Slater would be a dream come true for me..I’m there with bells on.

  12. KathyNYC says:

    I would love to see Zach and Kendall again and I hope hope hope they can work out the scheduling for her..she would certainly be worth the wait.

  13. Tess says:

    I hope she can work things out to return…having Zach return without Kendall seems a bit of a waste, especially since they were finally reunited when the show ended on ABC – it would really be terrible if they weren’t together still when the show returns in its new format. Besides, we still need some Kane family connection – if Susan Lucci doesn’t join up then you’ve got to get Kendall and Bianca. AMC’s nothing if it doesn’t have it’s core families well represented (still waiting to hear who all will be there from the Martin, Chandler, and Cortlandt clans…).

  14. moshane58 says:

    Hope she returns.

  15. KJ says:

    I hope an agreement can be reached with Alicia and the folks at PP. I’d love to see Kendall back and Team Slater back in action. Minshew and Kaye are a dynamite pair!

  16. Tammy Kreiss says:

    Love Alicia, I hope this works out for her!! She is even more awesome in person!!

  17. Steve says:

    I dont watcch these shows but if only a handful of actors have signed, isnt this going to be a whole different show or is everyone else going to die in a plane crash or bus accident or taken away by Martians

  18. ScottyB says:

    Love Alicia! I’ve always thought Alicia Minshew was the heir apparent to Susan Lucci.I hope the reboot is able to feature Kendall in some way with Alicia playing her. I hope they can work around her schedule.

  19. Diane Leland says:

    I am so excited to have my show back. It just isn’t the same without it! I can’t wait…

  20. kay says:

    I’m confused, is AMC coming back on ABC or is the show going to be on the internet?

  21. JAMANDAFAN says:

    Zach without Kendall? Doesn’t work. PP needs to do everything they can to work around her schedule and bring her back!!

  22. Arleen says:

    Love Alicia, Love Kendall and Zach. Would hate to see her return and get stuck in the Griffin mud again. That would be regressive. He stinks. But Kendall and Zach – WAY TO GO!!!

  23. dburrows says:

    I sure hope she returns! It won’t be the same without her. I love her and Zach together!!!

  24. Robynne says:

    Would really like to see Kendall on AMC and hope that can be Alicia.

  25. zakspeak says:

    Where are they filming? IIRC, Minshew is in LA now, whereas Kaye is in NYC for Smash.

  26. Cathy Viviano says:

    For God’s sakes, please reunite Zach and Kendall

    PS I was not a fan of AMC (All My Children).

    I watch Young and the Restless!!!! :)

  27. maude says:

    I have a feeling that many of the stars who haven’t signed on are going to wait and see if this proves to be a success. If yes, then I’m sure lots more will join…

  28. Buddy Glenn says:

    Wow, this may really happen.

  29. Jeanne says:

    Please come back Alicia.

  30. Terri says:

    AMC back!!! So happy!!
    The more that sign on the better.
    Tad must come back!!!

    Thanks, a verrrrry happy fan 😃

  31. Tina M. says:

    Alicia MInshew, sorry, is not and was never a good actress. I’d like to see Zach with someone else, or recast Kendall with a better actress. Hope Michael Knight comes back as well.

    • Lauren says:

      Wow,negative much! I’d like to see you do all the crazy, difficult scenes she had to pull off. Alicia happens to be extremely talented and have amazing chemistry with Thorsten. I have missed her! Don’t bother posting negative stuff here.

    • TV Gord says:

      You not liking someone and equating them to not being a good actor says more about you than it does about them. You should study up on passive aggressiveness and then find a therapist who can help you with that. :-)

    • ScottyB says:

      You are entitled to your opinion but I think you are wrong. Alicia MInshew is a very talented and for a while she became the only reason I kept watching All My Children even when they kept giving her crap storylines. Generally, I do not like recasting but Alicia made Kendall enjoyable to watch and is a far more talented actress than Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    • Casper J says:

      not speaking to negativity, but here is something I do not understand…years back when a favorite soap would come on, and it would pan the room, you would hear a male announcer, say in a monotone voice, “the role of Joe Soandso is now being played by Actor Soandso” , for a couple of days, maybe two to three weeks we’d find it hard to adjust…but then suddenly…they own that character and make it their own…I am asking why Prospect Park doesn’t breathe some new life into Pine Valley and recast the actors that don’t wish to return “right now”. Just a thought.

  32. loved kendall alicia minshew i s a good actress, i want her to come back, i wish they would also bring back micheal e knight, love him too

  33. Natalia says:

    Kendall and Zach were poison to the show. Zach was like an ape man and had a god complex. “Keep him alive, I need his heart.”

  34. michelle says:

    you all do realize, you will have to pay to watch AMC on Hulu, etc?

  35. Dorothea says:

    I know that I’m very electronically challenged, and I want so much for All My Children to come back, I was one of the original viewers, but I don’t understand how it will come about. Will I have to be on the computer for the whole show, or will it be like a cable program. A cable program would be wonderful, Please someone let me know how this will work. A grateful Great Granny

    • Linda says:

      It will be on your computer on the Internet you have to get Hulu or huluplus or iTunes and some of your tv providers offer extra ways to get on demand movies and apps I know Directtv does and huluplus is one then you can watch it on tv hope this helps you Linda

  36. Lanie says:

    Both shows will be taping in Connecticut.

  37. Vicki says:

    Alicia was my favorite actress on AMC. I think she’s one of the most beautiful women I’ve seen. Very classy. I hope she comes back to AMC and I may be 64, but I’m not dead yet, and Zack is SUCH a hunk! They belong together. The writers didn’t do them much good on AMC by giving them such ridiculous parts to play but they played them and did a great job!

  38. Gloria says:

    I really hope they launch both AMC and OLTL, even if it’s not on regular stations. I haven’t watched ABC since the last show went off the air. Bringing back as many of the original cast members would be wonderful. I understand they have other committments but I hope eventually they will return to their roles on these beloved Soaps.

  39. Phyllis Dustin says:

    I have watched AMC since the beginning-when we were living overseas, ex in army-we had audio cassettes mailed to us every week. Can’t wait for the new launch-please bring them all back!

  40. Brenda Love says:

    Kendall and Zach! 4ever Bring ‘um all back!

  41. Carolyn says:

    It won’t be the same without Kendall, hope she is able to work it out with scheduling her other commitments. Love her.

  42. Janis Bowden says:

    The more actors you bring back, the more fans will actually tune in to the re-kindled (re-kendalled??) show!!

  43. Please,please bring our soaps back!!! I will not watch the shows ABC has put on in their place. I am sick of talk shows, food shows, and reality shows (although I never watch reality shows, I can’t even stand the commercials). ABC should put these two soaps back on and apologize to their loyal viewers!!!! Bring back all the characters even David. My husband and I started watching All My Children and General Hospital since we first married which is over 30 years and started watching One Life to Live when Another World went off the air.
    Soap watchers are ridiculed, but soaps are so much better than all the inane reality shows that are flooding the air.

  44. Linda says:

    Just bring Michael Kinght back and I will be happy also on oltl I did not see Jessia name is she not coming back I can’t think of her real name

  45. Pat Cartino says:

    I am so excited about the return of AMC. I still miss it so much. I will watch no matter who returns. I am thrilled Zach will be returning and hope Kendall also returns. I would love for Tad, Jake and Amanda to also return in addition to the stars (characters) that have already committed.

  46. Doreen says:

    : ( ….. Will AMC be available to we Canadian fans up here?

  47. Arleen says:

    Please don’t come back. All Alicia ever did was stand there with her mouth quivering and her eyes filling up with tears. And all she ever did was push some papers around at Fusion and bounce between Zach and Ryan. I love her, think she’s probably a really sweet person. But very bad acting. Same for Lucci. I waited for years for her to leave. She is the most vapid, face-fixed bore. Same old same old, year in and year out and year in and year out…too many to count now. Cannot stand Lucci. I know, that’s like saying there is no G-D! Except for David Canary and Vincnet Irizarry and Opal, the rest are boring, bad (especially Cady, who should have stayed dead) and I think what lies ahead if total boredom. The new demographic in real life is dumb and boring. How can it possibly be with the notorious bad writers on the re-run. Ever wonder why hardly any Emmys were ever won for this show. I personally loved it, but could recognize really bad writing when I was watching it. I honestly think this entire thing will fail. For all you die-hards out there, lots of luck to you. These people have to eat and pay rent so G-D speed to them. But it is shaping up to be a major loser.

    • Vicki says:

      Go away, Negative Nancy. If you think it’s all bad, don’t watch and go away. I will love it no matter who comes back. I love Alicia and Susan, and love, love Cady (alive!).

  48. susan says:

    I agree Zach without Kendall is no good. She must return to the show

  49. Alicia Minshew was the main reason I continued watching AMC and she seemed the perfect daughter for Erica Kane. She could do comedy AND drama, both very skilfully. She even bore a striking physical resemblance to Susan Lucci! I’ll always think of her as the definitive or “real” Kendall. I really hope that she can find a way to join the reboot, even if it’s only part-time. She and Thorsten Kaye have magic chemistry together. Remembering how much she brought to the role, I definitely would NOT want to see a Kendall recast.

  50. Derek Rayner says:

    Alicia will be back. She loves the show too much not to return eventually.

    My question is where’s Michael Knight/Tad? Cady McClain’s on board as Dixie.

    • Pat Cartino says:

      I just saw Michael Knight on a talk show recently. He indicated that he has many other commitments. A return to AMC was a possibility but not in the near future.

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