Alexa Havins and Justin Bruening returning to All My Children

All My Children{jcomments on}It’s been revealed that Alexa Havins – currently starring Starz/BBC sci-fi series Torchwood – and Justin Bruening are returning to ABC soap All My Children in September.

The duo join previously confirmed returnees such as Julia Barr, David Canary, Ray MacDonald, Lee Meriwether, Carol Burnett, Melissa Claire Egan, Kate Collins, Jennifer Bassey, Josh Duhamel and Eva LaRue.

Below is the ABC press release:

Real life couple and fan favourites Alexa Havins (Arabella “Babe” Carey Chandler) and Justin Bruening (Jamie Martin) return to ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children” this September.

Havins was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2005 for her role as Babe Chandler, whom she played from 2003 to 2007. In 2008 Babe suffered injuries after a series of tornadoes hit Pine Valley, which ended in her death. Bruening took over the role of Jamie Martin, Tad and Brooke’s son on “All My Children,” in 2003. When he departed the show in 2007, his character left to work at an AIDS clinic in Africa. Both actors will return in several episodes, scheduled to begin airing this September.

“All My Children” has been hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, and has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades, including the three-time top honour of Outstanding Drama Series. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has been at the forefront of such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.

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. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer with Lorraine Broderick as head writer. “All My Children” is produced in Los Angeles and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.