It’s time to face a sad truth, soapies: Both All My Children and One Life to Live are truly closing up shop — come September 23 and January 2012, respectively. While it’s tough to imagine a life without afternoon escapes to Pine Valley and Llanview, there is potentially a silver lining to ABC’s dreadful daytime massacre: The choicest stars from the serials’ ranks are now ripe for the primetime pickin’!
Over the next few weeks, TVLine will present its dream roles for a few of daytime’s fan favorites, kicking things off with the men of One Life to Live. (So heads up, casting directors!) Like our ideas, or have better ones? Pitch away in the comments section! Now, on with the slideshow….