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ABC Countersues Prospect Park Networks For $5 Million For Allegedly Missing License Payments For AMC & OLTL!

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The backstage battle continues again today between ABC and Prospect Park Networks.  Now, ABC is countersuing Prospect Park Networks for $5 million for allegedly missing license payments owed to them for All My Children and One Life to Live!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC came forth today with this claim after Prospect Park Networks earlier in the week listed that they owed ABC 1.7 million as part of their bankruptcy filing.

According to ABC’s claim. and now listed in the cross-complaint with LA Superior Court, Prospect Park only made licensing payments for the months of April, May and June of 2013, but only for All My Children the next two months and then nothing for either series thereafter.   The cross-complaint also makes mention that once Prospect Park began principal photography around March 2013,  and that it triggered their obligation to pay the Series Fees for both series – One Life to Live for the first season was $4 million, and All My Children was $4.5million, in total 8.5 million.  ABC is now suing to get all unpaid licensing fees saying, they suffered breach-of-contract damages of at least $5 million.

Additionally, Prospect Park is still suing for $95 million against ABC for their claims that ABC sabotaged the relaunch of One Life to Live borrowing characters to either kill them off on General Hospital or create a “mega soap” and much more!

What do you think about ABC’s counterclaim?  Isn’t it a shame that all that the fans and the actors involved wanted was to see All My Children and One Life to Live live again after ABC cancelled the two soaps, and in trying to bring them back in a new format, all this has occurred?   Will AMC and OLTL ever live to see another day?   Weigh-in!

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Tom
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Tom

They can sue and countersue each other until Doomsday–the real losers here are, of course, the fans.

su0000
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su0000

The ”fans” lost due to ABC who killed them off..
They were dead when PP acquired them..
The total blame for AMC and OLTL death is ABC ..

Harry
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Harry

I actually agree with you, Sue. And suing Prospect after they dumped these two soaps, and after doing what ever they could to ensure OLTL’s and AMC’s failure, is akin to suing a former, now deceased employee for collecting unemployment after they fired him.
Is ABC tired of being personified as a heart less beast? Then they need to stop kicking sand in the little guys faces. Bunch of bullies.

David
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David

The reason AMC and OLTL are off ABC is becaue the ratings were not there anymore to keep them gonig. And for all those that said The Chew would be a failure it is now placing #2 in all daytime shows in the key demos. ABC had a big press release about that today. The Chew’s production is far cheaper than AMC and OLTL’s were. The ratings for The Chew are now even or higher than AMC and OLTL especially in the key demos. People should stop blaming ABC or PP the shows were cancelled by ABC because no one… Read more »

bigD
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bigD

First of all, don’t believe every press release that ABC puts out regarding The Chew. If you remember, they also had The Revolution and Katie and both of them are now cancelled. If you want to call The Chew a success, that explains one cancellation–not 2. It was just poor public relations to cancel both shows at the same time. Secondly, ABC keeps saying that in ‘key demographics’ which is not the same as overall viewership. And just because The Chew is doing ok this month, it does not mean it’s a hit by any means. ABC soap General Hospital… Read more »

Nancy L
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Nancy L

The whole deal with ABC on OLTL and AMC was that Brian Frons, who is no longer in his position with ABC, wanted to have some show that was cheaper to make. It all came down to money – but we the fans and I had watched OLTL and AMC for 40 yrs! Frons put on “The Chew”, which as you say is cheaper to make and is holding about the same audience it had with AMC and OLTL. HOWEVER, and this is huge, ABC also put on “The Revolution” and it tanked, so all that money went down the… Read more »

David
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David

Nelsen an independent company from ABC posts the ratings. ABC only lists the ratings based on those numbers. The Chew is drawing more of an audience in the key demos than AMC was. ANd yes ABC went with the cheaper show. A TV network is a business just like a supermarket, restaurant etc. They are going to do what makes them the most profit and at the cheapest cost. I love the AMC and OLTL fans who cannot accept that The CHew is a success. But guess what The Chew is around to stay for a long time.

Jonathan
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Jonathan

So Michael, when do the RIP sign go back next to the names of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”?

Mitch Laurence
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Mitch Laurence

As the say on the medical dramas, it’s time to call it. RIP! RIP! RIP! RIP! RIP! RIP! LOL!

Harry
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Harry

Are you really laughing out loud? At this?

Charday
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Charday

This is getting old. Just go away, PP.

Diego
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Diego

I AGREE WITH YOU CHARDAY, THIS IS GETTING OLD AND RIDICOULOS, PLEASE GO AWAY PROSPECT PARK.

GH50
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GH50

I think ABC never wanted PP to succeed. They wanted the money from them, but they didn’t want to face all the Monday morning quarterbacking when the shows succeeded online in comparison to their replacement shows that failed. This seems to just be a pissing contest with ABC bringing their own suit to try and muck up the works and avoid paying large damages on the original suit; a ploy to get PP to the table and to settle the matter with the least liability and payment. I doubt ABC wants to reboot the soaps. General Hospital isn’t exactly hitting… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Diego and Charday, did you even read the headline? ABC is counter suing Prospect–why not tell ABC to go away?

David
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David

GH’s ratings are higher than AMC’s and OLTL’s when they went off the air The Chews ratings are now at that level.

The only ones in the wrong here are the pitiful people of Prospect Park. Just go bankrupt PP and go away, so tired of this.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Drop the lawsuits…let AMC and OLTL die a peaceful death…just move on already!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Both ABC & PP shouldve been partners working together on the reboots and creating new soaps…i think it wouldve couldve shouldve work with the soaps airing online first and repeated later on soapnet later in the day!!!

Chris
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Chris

PP couldn’t repeat the shows on Soapnet because that network was owned by ABC/Disney, and PP ONLY have the rights to both shows, and both AMC and OLTL were both later repeated on Oprah’s cable network OWN anyway!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Chris, i know that…i SAID had ABC and PP been in soap partners together in the relaunch and create new soaps then they couldve aired repeats on soapnet which i know abc owns…thats why i said they shouldve worked together!!!

Harry
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Harry

Jim is right. That would have been the grown up user friendly approach.

Nancy L
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Nancy L

I could not agree with you more…ABC should have helped Prospect Park make it work. But ABC sabotaged PP. It sucks.

David
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David

Soapnet was already going away before Prospect Park launched the shows. Most cable systems had already dropped it and the rest dropped it at the end of last year. ABC didn’t sabotage nothing Prospect Park sabotaged itself, then came up with this frivilous lawsuit after realizing they had no money.

louisa
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louisa

I just hope ABC is spending all this money so they can bring OLTL back.!

Michael
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Michael

I highly doubt it.

JOAN
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JOAN

Oh louisa give it up, already one life to live, will never come back. move on.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

My sincere hope is that Prospect Park is victorious and takes the alphabet network to the cleaners. From where I sit, all the alphabet people did was obstruct Prospect Park’s efforts to bring OLTL and AMC back to us. Why should they make one penny on shows they threw away?

I constantly pray that both OLTL and AMC will come back to us again soon.

TnT 2.0 Forever
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TnT 2.0 Forever

ABC owned the shows, Prospect Park is producing it with a license obtained from ABC. Legally, they owe ABC the money. Prospect Park can’t just break the law because they are mad at ABC.

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

Thank you TnT for understanding how Licensing contracts work.

David
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David

TNT nice to see someone understand it. Prospect Park only came up with the lawsuit when they knew they didn’t have enough money. if they were so upset with the use of the OLTL Characters on GH, they woould have filed suit the minute it happened. instead they waited to file a lawsuit until they had stopped producing the shows becuase the idiots were broke and had no clue. So they filed what will turn out to gain them little if anything. Even if Prospect Park gets a settlement, ABC and its parent company Disney will still be doing just… Read more »

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

Because ABC still OWNS the shows. PP had to license the shows from ABC so they could produce them. I’ve been saying all along to so many fans that ABC wasnt trying to sabotage PP. ABC only made money if PP produced the shows. They were gonna make 8.5 million dollars on a show they didnt have to do any work on or produce. This was a total win for ABC. So ABC wasnt going to win anything by PP failures. They would actually be the losers not getting any money from the licensing fees. Most networks would be jumping… Read more »

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Whether or not ABC obstructed Prospect Park in some way PP signed a lease to produce the soaps.Now if PP wants to suspend production on the soaps the lease is still in effect.Plus the fact that PP owes money to lot of different people and not just ABC may shed some new light on that lawsuit they filed against ABC because they may have figured ABC would settle and not take their chances in court.Plus now that ABC has sued PP other people may follow.Plus in my opinion ABC may have more of a case to sue than PP because… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

On the other hand, given what ABC, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati have done to completely ruin GH, it seems like no one will come out of this debacle in tact.

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

One year ago, everyone was so excited about PP bringing back AMC and OLTL. Actors, fans and soap websites were all so thrilled, and now we’re here. It’s unbelievable. Everyone has lost out from this. Everyone.

brian
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brian

Well… truth be told… I would have loved to of seen this “Mega-Soap”

su0000
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su0000

What do you think about ABC’s counterclaim?
I could give a dong it is not my problem and I am not involved, it does not concern me or my life ..

My the best man win/whatever .. 🙂

Mark
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Mark

This is better than General Hospital lol

Gino
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Gino

Yes I agree mark. LOL.

boes
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boes

The only winners here will be the lawyers.

But I would enjoy seeing ABC with egg on its monstrous, show-destroying mug.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

This is not the kind of soap news I want to read. Bring on “Comings and Goings”

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

And a “Where are they now?”

A weekly update on soap stars from the past would be great!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I had seen Corinne Conley(exPhylis Anderson Curtis, Days) on Canada Series Mr.D the other night and was suprised and happy to see her still acting…shes in her 80s now and still acts and looks great! So i agree weekly updates on soap stars from the past would indeed be great!!!

Michael
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Michael

The should join forced to sue Brian Frons and Ann Sweeney- for being stupid.

W. R.
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W. R.

I was trying to reserve final judgement but ABC just lost me with this quote from a network rep. “We value the history and the legacy of both ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE…. Prospect Park has the exclusive rights to these programs. It was their decision to discontinue producing new episodes online thereby disappointing fans.” Seriously ABC? Are you kidding?!

Mughunter2014
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Mughunter2014

ABC should never have gotten rid of All My Children and One Life to Live! They started the entire ball rolling and it got ugly fast! It was one of the worst moves in the history of ABC daytime programming!! They are still suffering for it.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Brian Frons should be sued and tortured, for canceling our beloved soaps on Abc. Brian Frons needs to answer to us, what an idiot for cancelling amc and one life to live, that was a huge mistake in what he did. I know abc, will never bring back amc and oltl. That bastard? Needs to pay.

Patrick
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Patrick

“now” I really – really hope… PP wins this lawsuit…..

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

This ongoing saga has to be a huge headache for ABC. It puts the cancellation of OLTL and AMC continually in the news. This serves to remind the long time fans of how much they despise ABC’s decision to cancel these shows. It is like the story just won’t go away. I still do not watch anything on ABC including local news. Did this ongoing nightmare have anything to do with Ann Sweeney’s desire to direct? I just wish that ABC would bring back OLTL.

jas
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jas

I think ABC sucks. They went from being a once upon a time good network to really being in the dumpster. I hope they have to file for bankruptcy and are taken over by someone like Rupert Murdoch!!! ABC no longer earns the right to call themselves a network. Their unceremonious cancellation of AMC, etc. was cruel, mean-spirited and so thoughtless in their disregard for viewers. Those shows were not in evening prime time, they were directed to a different kind of audience, those at home during the day, and those who had been loyal followers for years and years.… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

JAS! Tell us how you really feel. Pick a lane, why don’t ya?

PS. I agree with your every word.

David
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David

ABC found a cheaper show in The Chew to replace All My Children. The Chew as of late is doing better numbers than All My Children was and is placing well in the key demos that determine advertising dollars. So int eh end ABC which is a business found a cheaper show that makes them more money. People need to get over the whole AMC/OLTL thing. Life goes on, all tv shows get cancelled at some point Be happy for the 40 years plus you had of these shows. Most TV shows don’t get that long. They are gone now… Read more »

JAS
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JAS

In response to the overwhelming number of comments from DAVID. David, you really need to get a life. What are you doing home during the day watching women’s programming…hmmmm sweetie? And my, how seriously you take the comments people have thoughtfully expressed. Hmmmm, wonder about you!!!

David
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David

LMAO @ JAS great comeback because I pointed out facts instead of egging on all the people who live in a fantasy land about AMC/OLTL coming back, I am keeping it real. Its business and all about the money. And there are people with posts throughout this site that spend far more time than I do.

Mo
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Mo

How is PP coming up with the money to pay lawyers etc. to sue when they have filed for bankruptcy?

How does ABC think they’re going to get money as PP has filed for bankruptcy? I guess they don’t and it’s just strategic.

This whole thing is a mess.

Rapids
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Rapids

ABC needs to control the licensure of these old grand shows and let them rest in peace. Prospect Park just prolonged the agony and they were ill prepared to do right by the licensure agreement.

Linda
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Linda

All of this wouldn’t have happened if ABC didn’t kill AMC and OLTL. ABC seems to have a problem with certain viewer time slots on daytime as they cancelled The Revolution and plan on cancelling Katie and Bethenny. This has to be expensive to keep cancelling then adding replacement programs.

David
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David

Katie and Bethenny are produced by ABC but are syndicated meaning they in some areas air on a non ABC station. The local channels purchase these prorams. Those slots will be replaced by other shows. The Revolution is gone, GH is in that slot. The Chew which airs before GH is doing fantastic numbers. ABC’s daytime is in better shap than it was with AMC and OLTL

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I am hoping that ABC again will reclaim the rights to the characters… at least even if the shows do end up in RIP status, at least maybe GH can then bring in some of our favorites to “visit” once in a while showing us characters like Erica, Adam, Vicki are alive and well once in a while…. that would be a great thing to see. Since they already do it with actors like Genie Francis, Jackie Zeman, why not do it for some of the beloved LLanview and Pine Valley citizens… so again just hoping ABC can eventually regain… Read more »

Gerry
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Gerry

I thought Prospect Park is in Chapter 11. ABC’s lawsuit can’t go forward while PP is in bankruptcy. ABC could be financially penalized by the Bankruptcy Court for suing PP after it filed for Chapter 11 protection.

David
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David

In the article on The Hollywood Reporter it was stated ABC filed htis countersuit on March 7 which was prior to Prospect Park filing in Bankruptcy. That is what will allow ABC’s lawsuit to move foward

Gerry
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Gerry

All lawsuits, efforts to collect on PP’s debts etc. are automatically stayed by operation of Section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code. ABC has to request to lift the automatic stay in order to proceed with its claims against PP, which request the Bankruptcy Court can deny. Otherwise, ABC’s counterclaims cannot go forward BUT PP’s original lawsuit against ABC can proceed because any proceeds PP can get from suing ABC (assuming PP wins) will go to the Chapter 11 estate to pay expenses of administering the bankruptcy case and PP’s creditors based on their priority to receive payments as set forth… Read more »

Sandy Welles
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Sandy Welles

ABC should combine the remnants of ALL MY CHILDREN (meaning the characters who we assume would still be in Pine Valley) along with the residents of Landview and just have a Half hour lead-in program to GENERAL HOSPITAL. That would appease fans of both shows, would only have to be a half-hour for cost effectiveness, and would be a success without a doubt. I do not know which actors would be available, but they could also introduce new characters and work around re-casting familiar characters where necessary. If fans REALLY want to see their beloved shows extended, re-casts and new… Read more »

David
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David

Why would they do this when The Chews ratings are at higher levels than AMC’s was. The CHew is chapear producing and doing really good ratings. ABC is making money off the Chew why would they take it off and replace it with something that would cost more money and may not do the same numbers ratings wise?

Delores
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Delores

David, do you work for The Chew? Not that there’s anything wrong with that! (Actually there is)

David
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David

No Delores I don’t but i am ust stating facts and the numbers. I am just trying to make sure people realize that AMC/OLTL are not coming back. The CHew is doing better numbers than AMC was doing in its last few years. The Chew’s production costs are half of what AMC’s were. But hey you don’t want to face the facts that AMC/OLTL are not coming back to ABC then continue to live you fantasy that will neer come true.

mgb357
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mgb357

maybe the judge can hand over the series to the actors… and the fans…

both abc and pp have shown a callass disregard for the them.

lets have a soap revolution!

I will buy shares in this new endevour !

Cindy
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Cindy

I just want this to all be over & for PP to win so that OLTL & AMC can come back.
PP is trying so hard to get these shows back. I am so happy & proud of them . ABC
sucks big time & needs to just pay them . ABC is in the wrong here.

Tom Polar
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Tom Polar

Cindy, if Prospect Park has declared bankruptcy, it means they are no longer financially solvent. How could they “bring back” either ALL MY CHILDREN or ONTL under those conditions? Actors have to be paid, lighting and stage people have to be paid, directors and writers have to be paid, etc. – I’m not a great financial genius in any way but it seems doubtful to me at this particular point that PP can bring the shows back.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Even if Prospect Park gets some money from ABC in the lawsuit or some kind of settlement what they do with it is their business.They don’t have to use the money to bring AMC and OLTL back again.Plus they would still have to pay off all their debts and that includes theirs to ABC.Plus other lawsuits could be heading PP’s way before too long.

Edwin
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Edwin

At this point this whole debacle has become comical. The storyline and plot twists of Prospect Park and ABC’s feud and the will OLTL come back? will it stay dead? If it comes back how long will it last? It Has probably become a deeper storyline than the stories on the show and that’s a bold statement. My take: ABC: They were wrong to cancel OLTL anyways and when OLTL’s ratings surged they should’ve admitted their mistake. They also were wrong to kill off OLTL characters on GH and permanately keep important characters and that made things harder for Prospect… Read more »

Bryon
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Bryon

Well said Edwin, you highlighted all of the important issues regarding ABC and Prospect Park. I agree with you 100%. I wished the shows never returned because they trashed both shows. The quality of writing was horrible. The cliffhanger ending was great, then GH decided to grab some of the OLTL characters and immediately kill off two actors (Cole and Hope). Then, when they returned, they wanted the actors back, and they were forced to leave temporarily and had to be established as new characters. Roger Howarth as Franco, come on, seriously? He will always be Todd Manning and they… Read more »

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

This is all bull s—t… Our beloved soaps shouldn’t have been cancelled in the first place.. ABC is so money hungry. ABC didn’t want them to succeed in any new format..Well ABC you should have left well enough alone and kept these two beloved soaps on the t.v… It is all on ABC! Soap wreckers!

Jake
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Jake

I understand that ABC want the licensing fees that they are owed. But they have no suffered any “damages” in any of this. ABC made a clear choice not to support the relaunch of these shows even though they would have benefited from it. They’re the bad guys in this situation.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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