Prospect Park Confirms Production of On-Line Versions of 'All My Children' & 'One Life to Live'

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January 7th, 2013

After weeks of rumors, Prospect Park confirmed that it is reviving the soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live.

via press release

We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN). Today we are also pleased to confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America); 2) entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life To Live guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz McDermott (coordinating producer Heroes) as TOLN’s head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life To Live) as Executive Producer on One Life To Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All My Children) as Executive Producer on All My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in February on both All My Children and One Life To Live.

We thank the loyal audience and new generation of fans of both shows who have demonstrated that passion and exciting story lines are not just reserved for traditional television. Their enduring support encouraged us to move forward each and every day. We look forward to sharing more details including our launch air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks.

 
  • CP

    Still not sure I believe it yet, but I hope its true!

  • gerry

    they wouldn’t have announced it at this point if they didn’t know it was happening. they have the funding in place.

  • RJ

    And within a month they will be cancelled. The old people that watch these won’t know how to use the website and frankly have moved on.

  • Sam

    Can’t believe this is actually happening…I don’t really know what I feel. The bad writing ruined AMC for me its last few years and kinda mars me a bit from watching it. However OLTL was my show for so long. And, though it was bittersweet to watch it end, I kinda moved on the new and much-improved GH due to the great Valentini team, the same team behind the much-improved OLTL . I hope that if I end up watching the online version the new writing team won’t mar that as well.

  • Derek Vincent

    Can I get excited yet? I’ve missed these shows so, so much. I’m trying to stay positive as far as hoping they can stick around and everything works out. Here’s hoping the new teams behind “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” can be as amazing as the team behind “General Hospital.” Hopefully, they can at least start the reboots off right.

  • moshane58

    Hope its not a ploy by ABC to deny the rights again.ABC does not want them competing against them.Do hope we can get it on a cable channel for all to watch.And RJ alot have not moved on.There are alot of us oldies still fighting.So respect your elders okay.We use internet to.

  • Nancy M

    Listen you complete dumb ass RJ from New York. I am an older person who has used the internet from day 1. My 90 yr old father in law uses it. You are a complete young stupid person.

  • 02Justin10

    I think RJ is wrong…AMC and OLTL will do fine online I believe…after all, its the fans who helped get these shows back by raising awareness and showing continued interest into these two legacies. Now, everyone who helped to save these shows are now committed to making this online venture work…and I am positive that us soap fans will be successful.

  • Will

    I’m thrilled for soap fans. Here’s hoping the as of yet hired writers will do a 360 from the camp stupidity that is now plaguing daytime soaps. Soap fans deserve at least one show with somewhat intelligent plots not involving returns from the dead, implausible mental health diagnoses, miscarrying and getting pregnant on the same day, rapists as romantic heroes and plastic masks that cannot only completely disguise a character but also alter that characters speech and body height and weight. PP won’t have to do much to beat daytime at its own game. Here’s hoping they do.

  • RJ

    Soap Opera Network, the go to site for Soap Operas, is the 34,000th most viewed site in the US. If all of those people went to watch All My Children and One Life to Live, it wouldn’t be that high.

    Many people have moved on. How many people actually post on soap opera related websites? Barely any. Hell, this post has like 9 comments. I thought this was a big deal for all the fans? Plus most seem happy about the cast being put together on General Hospital, which may drag those ratings down should they leave.

    And Nancy, I’m not from New York. How about instead of calling me a dumbass, you show a little respect? No need to call me stupid. Perhaps its time to take your anger out on something other than me.

    When I’m right, you can thank me for the warning ahead of time!! :)

  • Presschick

    As a loyal AMC watcher since its inception, I’m thrilled that there is a chance it will be resurrected. What I can’t fathom is which actors would want to come back – and many have already moved on– to an online venue,making far less money than they were on network TV, unless many are just still not employable now as TV talent. I wish them well and look forward to seeing who actually re-signs.

  • debsafan

    I just hope this is all true. I miss my soaps and my people so much. Can’t wait to see everyone again.

  • shelly

    Looking forward to this (if it actually materializes). I will watch at 3:00 when the crappy talk shows are on.

  • Greg

    I’m BEYOND thrilled!!!! Thank you soap gods!!! :-)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Fascinating. Where is the revenue going to come from?

    There *has* to be a TV deal (cable, syndicated, other) in there somewhere that hasn’t been announced because without one there simply isn’t the revenue to do this on an internet only basis. Those thinking otherwise are in fantasy land.

  • Troy Turner

    I’m not convinced yet-until they provide more details, this is all just talk

  • RJ

    @Bill,

    The only people who CAN do it are the bigwigs: Amazon, Hulu, Netflix. I’m not even quite sure Hulu has original programming, but I know Amazon was thinking about it and Netflix is starting this year.

    For a start up website, no way they can do it without help (as you said, from cable, syndication, or other). Unless they have one, I don’t see this working…at all.

  • Holly

    @RJ,

    I’m not even quite sure Hulu has original programming,

    They have several original shows, both scripted and unscripted. Not sure any of them are more than 5-10 minutes long, but they do exist.

  • Dontryl Alexander

    I rather watch these soaps on cable i.e. Lifetime or A&E than watching the soaps online.

  • Heather

    This report confirmed that AMC and OLTL will most likely be exclusively on the internet. No ABC, no cable network.

    So much for soap fans wanting AMC and OLTL to replace The Chew and/or Katie.

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