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ET's FIRST LOOK: All My Children & One Life to Live Sexy New Photo Shoot!

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As fans know, this week the cast of All My Children and One Life to Live gathered for a fantastic, hot and sexy photo shoot! While many of the returning stars were so excited to reunite with members of the cast they had not seen in awhile,  the “newbies” got their first taste of being part of these iconic shows and the revitalization of a more contemporary version of the soaps in this stylish shoot!

Entertainment Tonight was on the spot offering the first sneak peek into the images, look and feel, and to talk with various members of the casts!

OLTL’s Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) said to ET, of getting back together with her co-stars for the photo shoot.  “It’s an emotional day. The last time we got together for a press junket for One Life to Live we were saying goodbye to it. Today we’re celebrating a rebirth and it’s really amazing.”   Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) related, “We did a soap opera event a couple of months ago and someone said, ‘When’s ‘One Life to Live’ coming back, and I said, ‘Look: It’s never coming back!’  Bu here we are. We’re back together again and we get to move into the future together.”

AMC’s Jill Larson (Opal) went on to say, “I think that Prospect Park is very smart to do this because they understand that these are shows that already have a huge and passionately loyal audience. If anybody’s going to be able to build an audience in a new form, it will be these shows.”

Watch after the jump as Erika Slezak (Viki, OLTL), Rob Scott Wilson (Pete, AMC), and others weigh-in on the shoot, and the relaunch of the series.  Then let us know what you think of the  images from the photo shoot?

 

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Christina
Christina

This is so cool. Cannot wait to see more of OLTL and to finally be able to watch my soap again. I haven’t watched a soap since OLTL went off the air, and I’ve missed it so much.

susan M.
susan M.

I missed it a lot too! I am so excited! HURRAY! We the soap fans WON & got our
favorite soaps back AMC& especially my # 1 favorite soap OLTL! YES!!!!!!!!!

Carolyn
Carolyn

Christina…you were the smart one. I was so desperate to see, them that it did not dawn on me that GH would want to keep them. I know I cn not be the only one.. The thing is I also watch GH. I stopped using channel 10 … not viewing the station unless it was GH. Now .. our top ppl have signed with GH. 🙁 I hate this but I still will be watching OLTL. I can not wait. After all when OLTL began it was wit Dorian , and Meredith coming into town. We have Vicki , too. We will be satisfied with this for now. I just hope the writing is really good. They need to make us want to give up on them(John,Starr) I don’t know if I can ever give Todd up. But I would love to haavae him vindicated of Victor’s death. Will PP be able to get TSJ back, just for this?

Sharon
Sharon

Wow really sexy – edgy! Can’t wait for this!

jim
jim

I just hope when they air that it all works out. I was so disappointed the 1st time they were canceled. I fear hearing that again. Hope they are around 4 many generations to come.

BTripp
BTripp

I cried while watching this. I’m so freaking excited.

Sharon Bowers
Sharon Bowers

Great making it mir real that it is back!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

This looks so awesome! I can’t wait to see my friends, old & new! Woo Hoo!

Thank you for sharing this Mr. Fairman.

Lori
Lori

I’m thrilled that AMC & OLTL are back!! I hope that they aren’t just all glam, that they continue with real, deep and current story lines. I also hope they won’t be to much geared to teen, young adult viewers. I’m not looking for another Glee I’ve been praying for my shows to continue from where they were. I continue to wait to see and hope I get thrilled. Thanks Prospect Park.

Stephen Parker
Stephen Parker

I absolutely agree with you re. quality of content. Neither frivolous “bubble gum” nor simulated porn are needed to ensure loyalty amongst viewers. Compelling stories, impassioned acting, and imaginative plot twists will keep fans hooked forever!

Rose
Rose

CAN NOT WAIT!!

Christine
Christine

I wish them all the luck in the world.

I think the last comment said it all. She was talking about all the online media outlets (Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, etc.). THIS is the demographic they are going for.

Sadly the “old” fans who watched via their television sets and do not have internet access will miss out.

Then there are those like me who do not like to watch internet television (at least not Hulu as they do not have the offerings that I like). I prefer Netflix because it has a friendly interface that I can use via my husband’s XBOX (The Tivo interface is not that good). I absolutely HATE watching television on an LCD computer screen and I avoid it unless there was some police chase and my shows did not air, but I am happy for those who can watch it on their computers and their phones … if that is what they like.

Hilary
Hilary

If you really liked the program you would find away to watch, old fans included.

Christine
Christine

You missed my point entirely, Hilary.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Have you looked into the other ways to hook up your computer to your televison besides the Xbox Christine?

Christine
Christine

Thanks CTWildHeart. 🙂

We have Hulu through Xbox and Netflix. For some reason when Hulu is run on the Tivo (in the bedroom where I watch my soaps after my boys go to bed), it causes Tivo to reboot every time. This is a major annoyance.

For me it is about the comfort of watching. I am a busy stay-at-home mom of two and I enjoy watching my shows in my bedroom after the little ones have gone to sleep. I have very few hours to myself and right now that is reserved to watching Y&R, GH, and B&B unless my husband wants to watch something with me.

Yes, I could go to the living room and watch AMC and OLTL on the Xbox, and on the couch, but I do not want to. That is me, my choice. For the younger viewers and the diehards, they will do whatever they need to to see their shows. I have stated the reasons for my decision and also mentioned that there are many many fans (young and old) who do not have internet access and they should not be forced to get it either. They have most likely come to terms with the fact that their shows are gone. Then there are those who live in the boonies who, no matter what they do, cannot get fast enough streaming to enjoy these shows.

If I ever feel the need that I HAVE to watch these shows or if this is truly the wave of the future and ALL the remaining soaps will be on Hulu, then that is something I will have to decide then. But for now, I have enough on my plate and I am comfortable.

I mean what I said. I wish the shows well because this is groundbreaking and just might be the future home for ALL soaps.

ghfan4evr
ghfan4evr

You can get what is called an HDMI cable that connects your computer to your tv. If you have an older tv, I am not sure if this will work. Another tip is to try Amazon.com or Overstock.com because you can save a lot of money on the cable.

Christine
Christine

I do have Amazon Prime, but I did not hear that they would be offered there.

My husband has had his own computer business since 17 and you can be sure we have “what is called an HDMI cable.” Ha! Ha! I know you are helping, ghfan4evr, but if you saw the stuff my husband has in our house, you would laugh and probably be shaking your head at me. He is at the forefront of every new technology and contraption. But me, I am about comfort at the end of the day. IF my dear husband could get it so I could watch on the TV in the bedroom without going through Hulu or iTunes then I would watch when I had the time.

ethel
ethel

all i can say is that it looks like amc & oltl is going to be AWESOME!

Carol Fessler
Carol Fessler

Omg…I am so excited to see my shows again..I have watched both sine the early 70’s and was so sad when they took them off..And the whole online format is going to be awesome! Can’t wait!!!!

effieg
effieg

I would rather see the new characters move in gradually and finish off the conclusion of AMC where it ended. Going in 5 years a head makes me wonder if I will even watch the show.

boes
boes

please don’t watch then. The last thing the show needs are viewers determined to pick it apart before it even begins.

Not to mention that your wish is impossible to fulfill since many of the previous cast are not available or do not wish to continue.

Some people can always find something wrong.

Torrey
Torrey

Have to say, I agree with you Boes….I’m getting kinda tired of hearing complaints and excuses as to why to not watch. I was so upset when ABC cancelled my shows! And I never gave up hope that somehow they would return…..now that they have, I’m thrilled and can’t wait to watch. I understand that they will have to make some adjustments to make the show work. I mean come on, we’ve watched soaps for years, where a kid is born one year and within a few months he’s a teenager…LOL Timelines in the soap world have never added up correctly, so I can deal with this one. : )

boes
boes

Over the moon and back again!

su0000
su0000

I like the changes, I really am going to like this 🙂

(also, I have watched via the internet for years , no change for me)

Patrick
Patrick

Wow! The emotional chord is pulled…. a tidal wave of emoting… what’s going to happen?”

welling up with emotion and tears…. this is it!

Lisa J.
Lisa J.

I share your sentiment 100% Patrick! This is just so wonderful and exciting for all of us who love these shows!

heidi
heidi

Looks great!!!

Ellen Dix Wycuff
Ellen Dix Wycuff

Can not wait for the first air date!

susan M.
susan M.

I hope OLTL & AMC last a VERY, VERY, VERY, long time on line! Can’t wait to hear Erika Slezak as Viki , speak her first word on line !

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Ditto

susan M.
susan M.

WE ALL DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE SOAP FANS THAT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ROARED AND THEY FINALLY HEARD OUR VOICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It all payed off and it was worth it!
THAT”S WHY WE ARE CALLED LOYAL SOAP FANS!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Totally agree. A big pat on the back for all of us who emailed, called, wrote letters, etc. Still pinching myself that it worked. lol.

Kelly
Kelly

You know, I wish them all the best. However, I’ll be curious as to once it starts airing, how many folks on this site are going to be complaining because it’s “different” than what they are used to and how it’s not the same.

Johnna
Johnna

I know I won’t be complaining. There are enough veteran characters to keep me involved and it will be great seeing the new ones develop and become part of the family.

scotty
scotty

I am pretty damn excited for the return of All My Children. The most i have in like 10 yrs. I do not understand all the hate the teens are getting. For one Teen romance was an All My Children staple and two these are all children of legacy characters/families.

Paula Kate Prince-Meserole
Paula Kate Prince-Meserole

What can I say?????YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Infinity.

KateK
KateK

I loved OLTL & AMC for the show it WAS, I dont know if I can get invested in the new ones, seems way to different. I just hope Todd, Star,& John can come back to GH, but I dont think it will happen.

Kelly
Kelly

That’s the thing it’s NOT the same show so those fans who are thinking that it’s going to be the same are in for a rude awakening. This will go the way of the 90210 who brought in some veterans and adults (meaning non-teens) but they were eventually phased out. We are not the demographic they are trying to grow.

Deb
Deb

How can anyone judge what this will be in the future without seeing the first show? We all worked hard to get this done! I will enjoy this new AMC with all my heart . I am one of the people who have watched this show since almost day 1 and remember how all the soaps were done. I remember Ruth sitting at her kitchen table drinking coffee with Joe and Joes Mom. When they started going to the hospital for a scene it was great, a bit of variety. I know many of these soaps came from beginnings on the radio. That had to have been quite a change for those fans that heard it on the radio, go on to to Black and White TV ! What a thought! Then we saw how flashy our soaps became as the years went on. Location shoots!!!!!! All the time we had new young people come through and become the veterans we see now or they made their exits. We either accepted the changes or stopped watching. Agnes Nixon, the awesome writer that started this show and other soaps is now back to oversee the new changes. I feel if she is with the folks as they start again, it will remain the classy show that had great story lines. Never trashy but tasteful! We may not be the “demographic they are trying to grow” but they have to start somewhere! As always what I write anywhere is always IMHO !!!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

This video is beautiful and everyone looks fantastic. I’d love to see the OLTL shoot too. I am so excited by the return of both shows.

Patrick
Patrick

you can’t help but laugh, at seeing the anchors… the originals… mixed in with the newbies…. if they anchor the show and give their all…. w/Agnes…. and Fan support…

laugh at the surreal’ness… of ALL THIS.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I know, Patrick. me too. lol.

Johnny
Johnny

I stopped watching OLTL some years back because I was already watching AMC (on video, at night) and it was an hour. Now however that both shows are cut down I will probably tune in to both.
I am very glad to see that they have (On AMC) Dixie, Angie, Jesse, Opal, Adam and Brooke and some other familiar faces – I don’t mind a recast of JR Chandler and others here and there, as long as they introduce them gradually. I wonder about things like the sets, the Opening Sequence, the pace, (since they won’t have to
constantly stop for commercials) that kind of thing – I guess we’re all curious about those things –

Michael
Michael

This is absolutely awesome and I can’t wait to start watching both shows again, especially One Life To Live !!!

Prospect Park is definitely a visionary company in resurrecting both of these shows and I believe they will be a huge success since an online format is the future. Personally I watch a lot of shows online as I recently cancelled my cable and just watch online the next day anyways. I am curious to see exactly how many people watch the shows since I never believed the current ratings system for TV viewing to be accurrate.

Annie
Annie

Prospect Park rocks. Amazing video. Amazing actors. And welcome to the new faces! AMC and OLTL…welcome to the future! Can’t wait.

Shawn
Shawn

AMC Cast has gone sexier and edgy. Especially The Teens my god! I think OLTL Teens have gone sexier and edgy to. This will get more ratings for all ages. Can’t wait to watch my favorite soaps!

Alvin
Alvin

I honestly can’t wait to see both shows. The actors looked amazing at the photo shoot 🙂

David Jones
David Jones

I feel sorry for the viewers that can’t get with the program. The ones that can’t embrace change, yet are stuck in mental limbo by criricizing these efforts. Life is too short to focus on anything, other that what will make you happy. The very utterance of this reboot, only proves the shows aren’t out of your systems. So with that, love live the reboot!!

Torrey
Torrey

Amen!!

Larry
Larry

For some of us, it’s not that we can’t get WITH the program. It’s that we just can’t get the program. Hulu and Huluplus are not available in Canada. So much for the WORLD wide web. And since I am already paying for internet, i can’t afford to be paying for itunes to watch AMC no matter how much i want to. But if it comes on to something else and it’s free and actually available to the entire viewing audience, then I will be watching.

David Jones
David Jones

Well Larry this understandable, but PP is working on international deals too. It would just be nice, if fans read more..before assuming the worse. Most don’t see their favorite star aboard, and assume they’ll never join. Most never read statements from the actors explaining they may come later. I just always research before I speak, and I hope these deals works out for Canadian viewers too.

Torrey
Torrey

Hey Michael, has Prospect Park given you a date or any information as to when their website will be up and running? Would be cool if they could get an actual live website that gave new details, photos and information of what’s to come….just curious if you have heard anything. I’m on the mailing list, but am greedy and impatient and want more…LOL

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I would guess around April when the shows are set to premiere. And I’m sure they’re waiting for the final cast photos to design the website.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I don’t know when they will add things, but they do have a you tube channel for extras and behind-the-scenes footage that you can also subscribe to. http://www.youtube.com/feed/UCS3ssL4Ebz67qum1f9vrZkQ

Torrey
Torrey

Thanks you two….

Kathy
Kathy

Will Joe Martin be playing the role of Hugh Hefner?

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I got goosebumps! It won’t be much longer until we see Pine Valley and Llanview again! 🙂

Tina Gray
Tina Gray

I am so happy for these actors that were treated so badly by ABC/Disney. I love you all and welcome you back with open arms and a full and happy heart!!!!! But, while I’m grateful to Prospect Park for bringing my shows back to me, I have to say they aren’t treating the fans any better than ABC/Disney did. Note to Prospect Park: You are not treating the fans of these shows fairly by being secretive and deliberately evasive. We are not your adversaries – we are just as invested as you to have these shows succeed. Let us in.

Patrick
Patrick

IT LOOKS GOOD….

It looks Great… when you look at the original cast members…

that’s where the heart lies…. with….

and i’ll champion the newbies… that they give it their all like the originals… that we love.

Patrick
Patrick

forgot to add…: for those who listen to Dan J. Kroll… on his soapcentrallive internet show….

just this past fridays’ show….spoke about 1/2 hour soaps…. how AMC has that much more time… to prep… retake scenes…. reshoot to get that scene just “right” etc…

this can only benefit the show as a whole…. newbies: give the originals’ the respect they command….

Oye! can only imagine what it takes to soap.

Terri
Terri

So excited! Just bought a new lap top, I’m ready!

Lora
Lora

A HUGH CONGRATS!! To all AMC & OLTL fans includin myself (GH fan first) for the shows going on. We fought and fought for them we did it!! I am so happy for everyone involved and wish ya’ll very happy decades with your soap family, friends and fans. This is truly amazing dreams can come true! And a very special thank you to all the cast that is coming back to make this happen for their fans. You rock and are amazing talent with hearts of gold.

Johnna
Johnna

I want to thank Prospect Park for following through with their plan to revive AMC & OLTL. Granted, it was much later than intended, but at least they (the shows) are almost here. Also, a HUGE thanks to all the fans that pushed PP to keep their promise. We saved our “families”!!!

Laurie
Laurie

Ok. For all the tech virgins out there…..Can someone explain:

1. Date of first AMC show?
2. Where do you go to get it?
3. Is there something we can check now?
etc etc.

THanks for the help!
🙂

Debbie Hamilton
Debbie Hamilton

I am totally blown away with excitement that our soaps AMC and OLTL are back.
And to see some of our fav actors resumming their roll is beyond all dreams.
I wish you all the best and may this be the beginning of many years together ahead for all of us.

MEG
MEG

I WANT VICTOR/TSJ BACK FOR TEA SAM DANI N JACK! NOT TO VINDICATE TODD WHO SHOT HIM.

christy s in TX
christy s in TX

when? when? when? I can’t wait! WHOOP WHOOP!

Ina
Ina

Well, everyone looks great!!!!!! and I can’t wait!

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

How sad it is to me to look back at this from just a few short years ago and realize that it just didn’t work out as an “on-line” presentation ~ we all had such high hopes and it seemed that it could work – I don’t think the actors were prepared for what was ahead, but of course, in show-business or should I say the Entertainment industry one never knows for sure what will make it, and what will not. I do not think it’s a reflection of the shows (meaning OLTL and AMC) I think that Prospect Park just bit off more than they could chew. Had ABC-TV combined the two shows into one daytime drama, and trimmed it down to a half hour, it’s remotely possible that the shows could have survived in that fashion. But I feel that ABC was unwilling to modify their existing programs and unyielding in their declaration of the shows being cancelled. Their refusal to experiment with another format of the two shows only assisted their ultimate demise.

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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