ABC is in early development on Pine Valley, a primetime version of the classic daytime soap opera All My Children. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are attached as executive producers under their Milojo Productions banner,
TV icon Regis Philbin, 79, said five months ago that he wanted to leave Live With Regis and Kelly in November. While a decision on Philbin’s successor isn’t imminent, Disney has been considering a range of candidates, say people close to Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which distributes the show. Radio-TV personality Ryan Seacrest, 36; TV host and former Bravo executive Andy Cohen, 43; and TV host and actor Mark Consuelos, 40, are all said to be possible contenders. Consuelos is married to Philbin’s co-host, Kelly Ripa.