SOAP STARS FROM "ALL MY CHILDREN" AND OTHER SOAPS REUNITE WITH KELLY RIPA AS GUEST STARS ON TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES OF "HOPE & FAITH," FRIDAY, JULY 22 ON ABC
Susan Lucci, Rebecca Budig, Susan Flannery, Eric Braeden, Cameron Mathison, Eva La Rue, John Callahan, Finola Hughes, Jacob Young, Bobbie Eakes and Ian Buchanan Among the Stars
Kelly Ripa is reunited with Susan Lucci, Rebecca Budig and many of her "All My Children" co-stars and other soap actors in two back-to-back episodes of "Hope & Faith," FRIDAY,JULY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network (rebroadcast; OAD: 5/14/04). "Daytime Emmys" is a hilarious episode that tweaks every soap convention and features a full-blown production number with the cast, an attempted murder, secret identities, a serial killer revealed, amorous trysts, female fisticuffs and much more. The all-star cast includes Susan Flannery ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Eric Braeden ("The Young and the Restless"), from "All My Children" Susan Lucci, Rebecca Budig, Cameron Mathison, Eva La Rue, John Callahan, Finola Hughes, Jacob Young, Bobbie Eakes, and from "Port Charles" Ian Buchanan.
"Daytime Emmys Part 1 and Part 2" -- Faith is nominated for a Daytime Emmy, along with some of her former co-stars from "The Sacred and the Sinful," and flies to NYC for the ceremony with the family. Her mentor, Jacqueline Karr (Susan Lucci, "All My Children"), and ex-producer Laura Levisetti (Susan Flannery, "The Bold and the Beautiful") reveal that they want Faith to return to the soap, bumping her replacement, played by Rebecca Budig ("All My Children"). But in fact Jacqueline and Laura have a nefarious scheme in mind for Faith's return. Meantime, Hope, Charley and the kids are starstruck as they rub elbows with the glitterati.
"Hope & Faith" stars Faith Ford as Hope, Kelly Ripa as Faith, Ted McGinley as Charley, Nicole Paggi as Sydney, Macey Cruthird as Hayley and Paulie Litt as Justin.
Guest starring Susan Lucci ("All My Children") as Jacqueline Karr, Rebecca Budig ("All My Children") as Brooke Spencer, Susan Flannery ("The Bold and the Beautiful") as Laura Levisetti, Eric Braeden ("The Young and the Restless") as Lance Taylor, Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") as Dillon Smith, Jacob Young ("All My Children") as Heath Hamilton, Eva La Rue ("All My Children") as self, Finola Hughes ("All My Children") as self, Ian Buchanan ("Port Charles") as self, Bobbie Eakes ("All My Children") as self, John Callahan as self, Robert Verdi (Discovery Channel's "Surprise by Design") as soap net host, Kevin Cahoon as soap stage manager, Chazz Menendez as guard, John Sloman as grip no. 1, Jim Newman as grip no. 2, Bob Walton as crew no. 1, Steve Luker as crew no. 2 and Eugene Fleming as crew no. 3.
"Daytime Emmys, Part 1 and Part 2" teleplays are by Jennie Snyder and Victoria Webster. Stories are by Joanna Johnson. This episode is directed by Gil Junger.
"Hope & Faith" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. These programs carry a TV-PG,D,V parental guideline.