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.

  • RJ

    @The Truth Report

    Do you have the profit margins for ABC/Disney comparing the soaps to the new product? I think we can all make statements like that, but until actual numbers are published somewhere, I don’t think you can.

  • Doug

    ABC was getting out of the soap business because demo ratings have been dropping substantially for years and years and years. ABC was making a nice sum on OLTL and losing a bit on AMC (or so they say), while GH is breaking even. The reason for OLTL is that the producers ran a very tight ship, which is why they’re over on GH right now. It wasn’t to revive GH, but to substantially cut its costs. It’s no coincidence that Prospect Park scooped up Frank Valentini with the original deal, and I bet they’ll head over there when GH is cancelled.

    The goal for PP is 150 episodes per year. OLTL cost $50 million per year with roughly 250 episodes ($200K/episode). They’re saving money by a) moving production to CT (NYC refused to give soaps tax credits, which is why there are no NYC soaps anymore), b) sharing the same studio and sets and splitting production time (6 weeks alternating for each). Even if we assuming a 20% cost savings through these avenues, I still have a hard time imaging Prospect Park getting financing of $48 million for both series, and really doubt that they’ll be able to make that much through internet ads. There are small things they can do to save money, such as reducing the number of actors (not a bad move, IMHO), but it’s still iffy. They’ll have to charge for access, or sell to a cable network to make this work.

    There’s no way that PP has financing for $60 million to do both OLTL and AMC for a year, so it’s likely that we’ll see a reduced number of actors

  • Harry

    2013 really is looking like a new start for the soaps. The year is already off to a good start like Truth Report was reporting with DAYS on NBC getting a vote of confidence from its president that the show will be around after this year. All four soaps are good also quality wise especially GH.

    Now AMC and OLTL are back man, its like us soap fans patience finally paid off.

  • Machayla

    OMFG Llanview is coming back <3 ahhh

  • Nik nak

    Your pussy stinks and your racist

  • Nick

    AMC better hope they can get Susan Lucci back. Without her, both shows are dead.

  • Eddy Ryan

    Good news for the genre, this definitely brings them back from the dead now. How about Guiding Light and As the World Turns get revived now?

    @ Nick

    I think both soaps will be okay without her, there’s enough veterans returning to live without her.

  • Darlene Durbin

    I am Happy to know they are coming back sure do miss all my children and one life to live even if its online only…. thats cool with me.

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