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ABC Denied Motion To Strike Prospect Park's Amended Complaint In Lawsuit On License Agreement For AMC & OLTL!

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This morning there was a development in the lawsuit of Prospect Park vs. ABC over the production company’s licensed soaps from the network, All My Children and One Life to Live!

Following a 50-minute hearing, Judge Robert Hess in L.A. Superior Court denied ABC’s motion to strike the part of the Prospect Park’s amended complaint, in which the company who brought back the series online in 2013,  asked to have the license agreement for the two soaps extended and payments to ABC “excused” while the nearly year-old breach of contract suit for more than $100 million moves forward.

According to a report from Deadline.com, which has the details:  “Trial lawyer James Edward Maloney of Texas’ Andrews Kurth represented Prospect Park, while Susan Klein and Nuritsa Ksachikyan of LA’s Valle Makoff were there for ABC. “Prospect Park exercised its option —  it produced an entire season of the series,” Klein argued early in the hearing. “It can’t ask the court to rewrite what the parties have negotiated.” Judge Hess saw it differently: “After hearing the arguments from them and you, I’m going to let them leave it in,” he told Klein.

In a brief recap of key points to the on-going lawsuit Deadline related: “ABC filed the motion to strike on January 13th of this year,  two months after Prospect Park filed its amended version of its initial April 2013 complaint seeking “at least $30 million in out-of-pocket losses and/or at least $95 million in lost profits” from the network. The November 13 amended complaint alleges that ABC has been breaking the licensing agreement, claiming the network inked long-term agreements with OLTL actors, killing off OLTL characters on loan to General Hospital and deliberately attacking Prospect Park’s efforts to continue AMC and OLTL online.

The licensing agreement ABC and Prospect Park first entered into in July 2011 — after the network cancelled the two long-running soaps — gave the production company 12 months to put together online versions of the shows. Prospect Park would then have the exclusive right to produced 15 seasons of each show. However, the agreement, which was amended in January 2012 after various delays, also said that if Prospect Park doesn’t produce the shows for 18 straight months then rights shall revert back to ABC. The network wants to hold by that deal. Prospect Park, which launched the series in April 2013 but suspended them after around 40 episodes, obviously does not.”

So what comes next?  “ABC now has 20 days to respond to Prospect Park’s amended complaint. The next hearing in the case on the court schedule is a conference-case management meeting set for March 13.”

So what do you think of ABC losing their motion against Prospect Park?  Do you think Prospect Park will eventually win the lawsuit?  Do you think they will then bring back AMC and OLTL for season two?  Weigh-in below!

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Whatever happens, just bring back Todd Manning.

I agree! Todd Manning can star in his own show, maybe a talk show replacing Katie. He can hold his guests hostage wearing fake dynamite. 😉 (Anyone remember that story?) It no longer matters what happens now or even who did what. It’s all over for OLTL/AMC. ABC won’t admit making the biggest mistake in TV history since the WB and UPN merged to make that Country Western network. And PP blew a slam dunk sure thing and has lost all fan support. I hear a large lady singing. ;-(

LMAO!

Maybe it’s Oprah.

May it be the first of many losses for ABC in this lawsuit.

From you lips to God’s ear. Amen.

Also agree with you!!

Even if Prospect Park were to win (and that is a huge IF) it will have little to no effect on a corporation like ABC/Disney Get over it people AMC and OLTL are not coming back.

Whether AMC or OLTL eve r come back, and I still have a slim hope they will one day, I want ABC to lose. I don’t think that they dealt fairly with PP and I hope PP gets some satisfaction, financial and otherwise, from this lawsuit. I have issues with how PP handled itself with the reboots, heaven knows I do. PP wasn’t as polished and organized as they should have been, and they made a number of bad decisions both in front of and behind the camera. But none of their screw ups justifies ABC and its actions, which I believe were wrong.

Where I take issue with prospect park is they had issue with the way GH was using the OLTL Characters yet never said nothing until long after the whole thing occured. Prospect Park is just looking for a source of money and I honestly don’t think their suit has a lot of merit but I am no legal expert. Will have to see how it plays out in court!

David first it is not a BIG IF! ABC is not going to walk away from this unscaved! They screwed PP and tried to stop any production of those shows so they were not as seen as the idiots they are for cancelling them 2 shows to begin with. They will pay, they BLANTLY breached those contracts anyone with eyes can see that!
Number 2 FRANK was supposed to CONSULT them on any storylines concerning them characters (TODD JOHN STARR) FRANK DID NOT do what the contract stated he HAD TO! PP did not have time to sit and watch over FRANKS back or watch the show everyday to see what they were doing with them characters, They had NO RIGHT to kill off Tea’s child they had no right to KILL OFF Cole and Hope, they had no right Destroying JOLIE because they wanted a dead vampire and his gf resurrected, they had NO RIGHT to put ME under contract when they knew it breached their contract with PP and they KNEW for a fact that ME wanted to go back to OLTL and resume playing John McBain!
Their suit has More than enough Merit and they are looking for the losses they occurred because of ABC breaching the contract and did everything they could to screw the returns of these shows and the fans just so they could save there “WE KNOW ALL ATTITUDE”
They are going to lose that Lawsuit and they should pay out the money they need to learn they can not do whatever they want and get away with it!!

Wow Jolie a bit hysterical aren’t we over this. I am glad you are a judge and a lawyer and know all the facts.

First off they didn’t breach contracts. Secondly if Prospect Park had issue with the storylines they should have complained about it when it happened. But instead they waited until they realized they didn’t have the money to keep their garbage versions of OLTL and AMC going. So they came up with this lawsuit.

Anyone who thinks killing Cole and Hoope affected the OLTL reboot is crazy. In the world of soaps that could have easily been redone.

They did have a right to put Michael Easton under contract. He had no contract with Prospect Park after the original reboot didn’t happen until months later. If Michaelf Easton was unhappy at GH he would have said so long ago.

If you think the suit will have merit then I hope you are not a lawyer.

But hey I won’t say I told you so until the lawsuite is decided.

And again its a big if but if Prosepct Park wins ABC will pay the money to Prospect Park. One Life To Live will still not return and General Hospital will still be on the air. So the outcome of the lawsuit means nothing in the long run.

Thank you David for yet another positive affirmation – your words are always so uplifting and encouraging.

First of all David, When they lose this lawsuit they are going to lose more than money, they are going to lose credibility when it comes to making deals. Not everything is about money David! I know the facts because I read the lawsuit! ABC breached their contracts with PP multiple times and on many different things and levels. They tried everything they could to keep PP from being able to successfully bring them shows back, they killed off characters that PP OWNS! They made CHOICES when it came to OLTL characters that PP OWNS! ABC DECIDED to put the cabash on Jolie, they DECIDED to KILL OFF Cole Hope and Teas baby, They DECIDED to move “The SUN” to Port Charles, ALL DECISIONS they had NO RIGHT to make!
Read the Lawsuit they DID NOT have the right to offer a contract to ME without PP being able to make a counter offer they did not allow PP o do that nor did they inform them that they wanted to offer him a contract! BREACH OF CONTRACTS they breached dam near if not ALL the contracts they had with PP David!

Actually Joliefan do you think a lawsuit over a daytime serial is going to ruin the reputation of ABC/Disney, lol. Far from it. First off Prospect Park has to prove their claims that GH/ABC/Disney didn’t have th right to use said characters. I challenge the fact that Prospect waited till almost a year after these so called characters were killed off to bring in to the lawsuit. I find that claim questionable. Same with The Sun in Port Charles again if they had an issue why didn’t they file suit as soon as GH started using it instead of close to a year later.

If ABC is to lose and thats still a big if there will be very little credibility lost. Do you even see the mainstream media covering this? Nope while online sites and TV trade journals will cover and soap opera sites, the sad facts are this isn’t even a story to the mainstream media.

You OLTL fans need to get over yourselves and move on. I cannot wait to gloat to you when PP loses and ABC/Disney wins. T hen I cannot wait to ehar the excuses.

Joliefan keep drinking the PP kool aid. Oh did i mention I still get to watch The Chew and GH every day. You don’t get to watch OLTL every day now do you, lol. And regardless of who winds the lawsuits I will still be watching The Chew and GH and you most likely will still be hoping ofr OLTL to come back

NETWORK owners have gone too far…they are destroying what was a great home entertainment system…with Junk …that is disposable as plastic grocery store bag…it could be reused…it could be repurposed but left to wander it can destroy all that is good…Referring to the hapless animals that eat them..Get caught in them…etc. We used to have Owners and CEOS who were responsible and cared about what people thought about their companies . Proud of what they put out there for the world to see…To be on the cutting edge. Personally I think they are going to cut their own heads off and I for one will be glad to see it happen…I want to see higher quality of Programing ….as in writing, in comedies …programing like General Electric theater, Even Alfred Hitchcock. I watch reruns of the great shows for a reason…no good new stuff without blood..bad language, psycho drama…things that give all ages stresses and fears. Our Soaps were still watchable …PP was a new Company…and they tried to give us what they wanted…THE Giant didnt like it…its time for a change…Let the Prospect Parks of the world win and See what they can give us…we the people…

LOL
Prospect Park is putting the screw to ABC..
30 million, 100 million is not a great amount of money for ABC
… but if PP gets either amount I do believe they would try to launch AMC and possibly OLTL again..

GO PROSPECT PARK !!!

I hope that Prospect Park loses the suit and that the rights go back to ABC. Prospect Park might like to sound like they are the victims but the way that they treated the actors and crew at the end was appalling.

See this is how I feel. But am do confused over all this crap

Why do you want prospect park to lose, this is all Brian Frons fault, if he did’nt cancelled these soaps this would’nt be happening

Y-E-S…AGREED!!!!! Brian Frons started all of this unnecessary real-life DRAMA when he cancelled BOTH AMC and OLTL. WHAT A DIRTBAG!!!!!

Enough is enough. They both should settle this and find a way to bring back both soaps to television. One Life to Live was the best soap opera out there. The only loser here is the fans who miss their beloved soap.

Sorry, but Port Charles doesn’t hold a candle to Llanview. So missing John, Natalie, and Liam, Clint and Vicki, Nora and Bo, Blair and Todd, Victor and Tea, Dorian and David, Jessica, Rex, Roxy, Nigel and the list continues.

These characters have my heart. While the story lines are interesting on GH. All the great characters are rotated in and out. Genie Francis and Tristin Rogers lost because they didn’t put them on permanent status. Donna Mills and Shirley Jones, you must be kidding. When have they ever been part of the landscape? Why didn’t they keep Steve Burton happy? We all miss him. They should have had him recover and become a Quartermaine again and agreed and paid for his trips to and from Nashville. Now we have to settle for a substitute. John and Sam, Sllas and Sam, what a joke. I keep waiting for the real John McBain to stand up. It’s ridiculous seeing him arrested and interrogated by police officers when he was the best Chief of Detectives on OLTL. Roger as Franco with a Heather storyline. Another Joke.

Roger should be playing Todd Manning and squaring off with Victor Lord Jr. Oh what fun that would be.
OLTL had heart and soul. GH feels like a train ride where passengers come and go.

Funny you say that ” Port Charles doesn’t hold a candle to Llanview” SERIOUSLY??? OLTL is never coming back and the reboot was not what ANYONE expected. First they had the swearing and then the obvious look of sex in clubs, it was doomed from the get go!!! Michael Eastman and Kristen Alderson di NOT even want to go back to the reboot, they knew it would fail and they had CONTRACTS with ABC so why leave for something that is unknown??? This is just going to get worse and PP will lose and if they some how make it through unscathed NOBODY will care in a couple of years. And ALL THE ACTORS that were employed well they will need LUCK in getting them to sign back. General Hospital is very good im happy with it, if your not then stop watching, makes me wonder why people watch a show they hate??

Just so you know ME was signed for the online version of OLTL.

The person who posted that Port Charles couldn’t hold a candle to Llanview never said she “hated” General Hospital. I happened to have enjoyed the last season of OLTL and AMC. To each his own. Why be angry that someone doesn’t feel the way you do? I don’t get that.

ME said in INTERVIEW that he TOLD ABC that he wanted to GO BACK TO OLTL and John McBain! KA is the only one that was NOT coming back we all knew that before the ending of the show!

I have no idea what’s going on at GH. Haven’t watched it since 2005. But, you a 100% correct, One Life to LIve is the very best soap opera out there. The characters, the cast, the history cannot be topped. I am in agony without my show.

Do you watch DAYS? If not, will you when Kassie DePaiva joins?

Michael Easton was all set to do OLTL online…and he has said that he was disappointed that it all fell through. He has also stated he misses John McBain.

With that said actors act…they play different people. So while it takes some getting used to…John no longer exists…and Silas does. The problem is that in my opinion the writers are writing Kikki, Franco and Silas very similarly to their former “selves.” I think it was their way of getting to use the characters while “hiding” them under different identities. To me, Franco acts like Todd, Kikki acts like Star…Kiki and Franco are like Star and Todd…Silas and McBain are both quiet, a tad sarcastic and smart.

It’ll be interesting to see if the two soaps every make their way back…but at this point most of the key actors have moved on so if/when it ever does will probably be a long way off…if at all….

Although I went thru OLTL withdrawal…I’m over it. I’m liking GH and though it’s safe for at least a year…hope that it’s not the next to get the boot.

In response to Gentry, I so agree with you. Missing my John and Natalie and so many more. I look at Michael Easton and see McBain not Silas Clay. Seeing him with Sam just makes my stomach turn. It just seems so wrong. What I wouldn’t give to see him with Melissa Archer again. Damn that would be wonderful. At this point I do not care who produces the shows even though I did not care for the online version as much as the network broadcast. It might seem naive however having ABC and PP come to an agreement about funding production costs in exchange for rights to air the shows would be ideal. It seems to me relationships were grown and characters developed on OLTL in a much better fashion and with more depth than GH. GH appears cartoonish at times even though their ratings have increased. Hoping for a day we get to see our beloved actors together again in some capacity.

ME never signed on to do OLTL ever in fact he stated he did not want to go, when you say one is better then the other with the comment DOES NOT HOLD A CANDLE you are in fact saying is not as good….gimme a break will ya!! GH is and always will be better then OLTl, OLTL is not coming back and if you think it will then your fooling yourselves.

Sam and Silas is wrong. But Livvie and Caleb on Port Charles was smoking hot! They should have brought ME back as Caleb and Sam could have be proven to be Livvie reincarnated. Sam and Alexis never had a DNA test to prove that she and Alexis were mother and daughter on GH.

Rosanna…ME never said he didn’t want to do PP online. You’re doing a bit of wishful thinking on your part. He did sign on for the online version till ABC pulled the rug out from under them.

No Vicki your doing the wishful thinking he stated publicly how he felt about going back, You can all keep blaming ABC, it does no good at this point.

Please bring them back to ABC even if it is half hour each.

One can only hope that this is not only for PP to regain their investments in the soaps but to ultimately have them return.

AMC and OLTL WILL LIVE ON!!!! i DO belive that these two dramas will make a comback! You cant leave a good thing down. SOAPS 4-EVER!!!

I pray for that everyday.

Whoever wins this suit, I hope the intent is for SOMEONE to produce the shows again. At this point, I don’t care who. I don’t trust ABC, but they have the resources to produce the shows well if they want to, and I didn’t care as much for PP’s version of the shows, but at least they had the desire and cared about the shows, even though they made a lot of mistakes along the way. And I think they would have gotten better if we’d made it to season 2. Best of both worlds would be if they reached an agreement and ABC helped finance PP’s production of the shows in exchange for first rights to air them, or offer to affiliates , and a nice chunk of ad revenue.

I’m still holding out hope that my soaps will come back. I’ve waited this long what’s a few more weeks?

Go Prospect Park!
I’ll root for them forever. They tried very hard to keep a lot of fine people employed.

No I do not want PP to win. They are suing each other wanting out of investors agreements. They win the rights then they can shelved them for fifteen years. Robin Strasser even tweeted she wasn’t getting paid from PP. I hate ABC but PP was given every opportunity to do these soaps and screwed them up. ABC even structured the money they owed to help them launch them. What gets me PP is working on a series that is going to be on ABC. Is all about money and nothing about our soaps…

You have no idea what you are talking about!!! ABC didn’t do anything but bad mouth PPK to everyone, they didn’t help them launch. PPK had to file a lawsuit to try to get the characters it had the rights to. Don’t write things that you know nothing about!

You have no idea. I hate ABC as much as anyone but we know this is about money not the soaps. Why would they want the rights to shelve them and pay ABC every year millions for those leasing rights. We the soap fans are being held hostage over money. ABC did restructure the money owed for ;leasing rights to help them launch them. Surprising I will admit. But what is their excuse for AMC. They didn’t even notify the actors they shelved it to. They had to read it online. Another thing they could have recast those characters. Its all about the money they owe investors not the soaps.

Bravo Ditto Kiki!!!!!!

Is it me or was reading that totally confusing. Have no idea what’s really gong on!!! Its allllll so annoying. Both ABC @ Prosoect park should be fighting to keep soaps alive. Oh that’s right ABC sucks. Still don’t understand why PP can’t continue on

As a reminder, Kassie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL) will be starring on DAYS as Eve!!!

Wow guess abc still trying to get there shows back so they will not be in production they killed the shows and prospect park tried to help put them back

Kassie Depaiva will be on Days, but she stated on her blog that she hasn’t given up on Blair. Neither has Erika Slezak (Viki) nor Jerry Verdorn (Clint) and others. So in any case, whoever wins this lawsuit better bring back OLTL & AMC!! Because there’s Millions of Fans that still love these Shows and still hope every single day that we will see News of their return!

I will be loving Kassie DePaiva as Eve on DAYS. I’m sure she will love her new role on the best daytime drama ever, a show that don’t have the crazy problems that she had to put up with elsewhere. A show that has offered her security. A show that has been renewed for 2 more years. A SHOW THAT IS SUPER HOT, Days of our Lives.

correction: a show that does not have crazy problems

ABC first cancelled OLTL. Then they hindered PP’s production. Easy for me go

PP! Time to settle up their mistakes and let PP get the production started

Frankly, i no longer give a damn…even if the soaps are brought back they’ll need total revamping as some actors most likely have moved on to other things…im sure Kassie D.(Blair) isnt playing Eve on Days short term and OLTL wouldnt be the same without her…unless Days is only bringing Eve back for a brief story arc, then ok but what if these shows fail again…they need to write some pretty good stories to attract me back no matter how much i miss them…i tried to like the reboots but they really were lacking…thinking they were going to attract more newer viewers tptb thought all the show needed was adult content and very little else…im no prude (i dont mind some)but it did go a little too far…i want good charater driven drama like i find on British soaps like Downtown Abby and Coronation Street…these soaps dont need cursing and steamy sex scenes to pull in huge viewing audiences both young and old…because its all about the stories!!!

I wish they (TPTB) would just disclose how long said persons contracts are:

Kassie DePaiva, Eve
Eileen Davidson, Kristen

superlative actors…. ratings gold… must watch…. Period… right? that way… as a fan… looking in… our minds are not … “oh, no” capsize us… just tell us… so our mindset is ready

it’s like Kimberly McCullough… Robin, GH. OK… writers, be damned, at times) I turned a blinds eye to this debacle….. Scrubs lives within my memory banks.

I so hope Eve and Kristen are back long term….

with such talent… it doesn’t seem like a problem to just tell us

I hope Kassie and Eileen are long term too…

This is in regards to the talks between DAYS and Debbie Morgan. My neighbor says she can’t remember where she read that. I should have not said anything, but would you like to see Tina Andrews come back? Who was your favorite David Banning? I recall you once said you stopped watching DAYS years ago. Why and what years?

I liked the late Richard Guthrie best as David…Greg Marx was ok…Tina Andrews was a favorite of mine as Valerie as was the original actress who played Brooke Hamiliton…i did notice the second actress to play Brooke/Stephanie Woodruff reapeared on Days as a nun about a year or two ago(time flies so i dont remember exactly)…I briefly stopped watching Days in 1980 when the show was revamped and there was a mass firing of around a dozen characters…so many favorites were let go like Bob(killed off during his daughter Marys wedding to Alex Marshall) Phylis Anderson, Cathy(who i thought would turn out to be Marie’s daughter), Linda(my favorite schemer) Stephanie(who was really Bobs daughter Brooke but had reconstructive surgery after her car accident and returned to town years later with a new identity)Donna who i thought would be paired with photographer Terry Gilbert and become the shows new young supercouple long before Hope and Bo, Edward Mallory quit as Bill, Laura, and eventually David was replaced and a few others…Days and Another World were changing so much in 1980 that i briefly stopped watching both daily(i tuned in on occasion beginning around 1981 or 1982) but became a regular viewer again during Days Salem Strangular storyline…about 1990 i stopped watching briefly…and quit in the early 2000s but started watching everyday again a few years ago…i completely stopped watching Another World a few years before it got its much deserved cancellation…i tuned it that shows last episode and learned of a soaps dumbest plot of all time…a gorilla in love with the towns leading attorney…STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!! Meanwhile, my wish for Days 50th…guest appearances by past favorites like Gloria Loring as Liz, the return of Bill and Laura played by John Martin and Jaimie Lynn Baurer to give Kate some more angst in her life: its revealed Laura secretly hates Lucas because he is a constant reminder of Bill and Kates affair, Kate gets a stalker and blames Laura who may still be a little unstable, and Bill cheats on Laura again with Kate, plus the return of Denise Alexander as Susan Martin who is revealed as Annes mother(Susan did have a daughter named Annie) and its revealed the true reason Anne/Annie really hates the Horton family other than jealousy: Bill is responsible for the off camera death of Annes father, Eric Peters, who died while Bill had performed surgery on him! Maybe Anne could be Kates stalker as she continues her attempts to destroy the Hortons by framing Laura for it to hurt Bill but the stalker is really one of Stephanos men following Kate and reporting back to him…!!!

Also, 4 the shows 50th…the real murder of Nick Fallon…shot to death on New Years Eve, while everone hears the gunshot they all dismiss it as fireworks until poor Caroline discovers Nicks body behind the Brady Pub! Because of months of scheming and plotting against so many, there are many suspects including Will and Sonny after Nick wins custody of baby Ari when he proves he never legally divorced Gabi(but its not true which later is revealled they were divorced) Guest appearance by Marie Horton, Nicks granny, and Jessica Fallon, Nicks mommy, during Nicks murder mystery continues for months into 2015! Because of Alison Sweenys departure as Sami…she is the one found guilty and sent to prison for the crime. However, did Sami really do it or was she framed! While E.J. suspects Stephano and Kristen for framing Sami, he also believes Abigail might have killed her own cousin because Nick, who knew of her affair with E.J. was blackmailing her for months! But Nicks real killer may turn out to be the bird watcher Percy who had a fallout with Nick weeks early…and Percy is now dating Caroline Brady who found Nicks body behind the Brady Pub who may be the only witness to Nicks murder but cant remember because of her memory lapses! Percy is genuinely in love with Caroline but will he kill her before she remembers Percy is Nicks murderer!!!! I like Blake as Nick but i think this would be a great storyline for Days 50th!!! If you can copy this anyone, send it in to Ken Corday if you like this and the other stuff i posted for the shows 50th!!!

Also, a DAYSaster for Days 50th…Victors small private plane crashes into the town square, killing the pilot and seriouslly injuring the planes only passenger,Maggie, who finds herself crippled again(like she started on the show)…despondant, Maggie leaves Victor and retreats to her old farmerhouse(which she buys back from the current owners) and relives fond memories of her first husband Mickey who arrived at the farmhouse calling himself Marty Hansen 40 years ago…one of her new farmhands…ironically named Marty…shows interest in Maggie but with a hidden motive: several years ago he and another man robbed a bank of nearly 1,000,000 dollars that is somewhere hidden on the farm…the other man hid it there but was killed by police during a shootout…Marty was caught and arrested not knowing where on the farm the money was hidden…Maggie discovers the money in a secret room in the house where she used to hide as a child…Victor has tried for months to get Maggie to return to him but will he arrive in time to save Maggie who is in danger after she tells Marty about the money she found hidden in the secret room? Also, Nicole, who was injured on the ground after the plane crashed into the town square, is asked by Danial to marry him and she accepts…Father Eric reluctantly agrees to marry them at Danials insistance! During the ceremony, Father Eric shocks all when he blurts out Nicole cant marry Danial because he himself is in love with Nicole!!!

I want Debbie Morgan to come back as Celeste and summon Lexi back from the grave. It’s time for her to come out and play with her sister, Kristen, when she returns.

Jim, this is in response to the amazing three posts reply to my questions.

First of all, I should remind you that I have already told you that you should be a DAYS writer. I said you should submit samples to Corday Productions!!!

I have watched DAYS religiously since March of 1984 and have researched the first 18 years .

When you speak of the years I missed, you are making it more real to me.

I love all your ideas!!! DAYS can’t go wrong by blending the past and present. They would be foolish to see your writings and disregard them!!!

I’m pleased you mentioned the mass exodus of 1980 and subsequently wanting to have Gloria Loring come back as Liz. She was, to my understanding, the only popular actress/character that came in during that time. I was immediately drawn to her when I became a DAYS fan. Liz and Neil and the fallout with Marie. Liz and Carlo, including the island plane crash. Liz and her singing and losing her voice from the gun shot. Liz fretting over Noel having Diabetas. Liz losing her brother in the car accident caused by Savanna Wilder. All that happened in Gloria’s last couple years on the show! I missed her first four years!!!

Keep on writing and posting! If you become a famous DAYS writer, Don’t forget about us little people!!!

My sincere apologies Micheal Fairmen…i do see that i got carried away and realize that now…i actually meant to write this under a Days post in the future if the subject of Days 50th came up again but when 4everdays replied to me here about Days, i once again responded without thinking; and knew i done this b4 in the past…i have some private medical issues that sometimes intefers with my thinking and i am under a doctors care to get this under control. I will do my best to correct this in the future…i love this site and hope to continue with it. Thanks Micheal!!!

YOU should be a soap writer. Actually I think GH could use some of your creative thinking.

Prospect Park is one of the most childish, incompetent companies I have ever seen in the entertainment industry.

The fact that they are suing over FICTIONAL characters, as well as contracts with people who were NOT under contract with PP, is absurd. Suing over the deaths of Cole and Hope Thornhart is ridiculous. Before the whole lawsuit debacle, the General Hospital writers were setting it up to bring both characters back- why couldn’t Prospect Park? Was that them showing lack of creativity among their writing team or them just being petty and looking for another flimsy complaint to lodge against ABC? Suing them over Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, and Michael Easton’s contracts with GH is also insane. All of these actors are individuals, who were without a job and NOT tied to PP (in fact, KA and ME had no plans to go to the reboot of OLTL). PP also claims that ABC tried to spoil their reboots by blocking them from the alphabet network’s talk shows. However, I saw absolutely no promotion on any other network (aside from commercials), when NBC, CBS, TBS, E!, and several other outlets, provide talk shows and news programs that could have been arranged by the right publicity team.

Propsect Park had/has MANY other issues aside from those with ABC and instead of acting as adults and saying “We made a mistake. We were not ready or equipped to produce the programs when we did, but we are trying our best to make it possible in the future”, they put the blame elsewhere.

And to the many people who are rooting for Prospect Park- even if they win this suit, there is NO guarantee that they will bring back AMC or OLTL. Unless a judge specifically requires their compensation to be used for the production of the reboots, they could pocket that money and do whatever they please. Also, if you just want revenge against ABC for taking away your soaps, that is pity and uneducated. If you really want to enact revenge, make their remaining soap a soaring success and their other daytime programs a failure. Encourage them to get the rights and produce AMC and OLTL on television again. If you are SO enraged by their past cancellations, then boycott the network all together. As a huge One Life to Live fan, I cannot disagree with your anger at ABC, I went through it with CBS as well, but I’m trying to say that a monetary lawsuit could just be more damage with both soaps than it is worth.

For me it’s not even about PP relaunching AMC or OLTL again. I think even entertaining that thought is too optimistic for me at this point, for all the reasons you folks have already pointed out.

But I would like, JUST ONCE, to see ABC/Disney held responsible, and even feel some financial pain for all the carp they pulled with the casts and crews of both AMC and OLTL, and for the reprehensible way they contracted these shows out to PP. ABC/Disney NEVER wanted to see the shows succeed, and at the height of cynical behavior, though, made sure that if they did, ABC/Disney would still profit from them. Rats,all the way.

I won’t argue about the shows being cancelled anymore. But there is NO argument, IMO, that ABC/Disney acted abominably towards the cast, crew and fans of both shows.
They deserve what they get.

I AGREE

Ok yes ABC/Disney may not be happy abot losing money. If they lose! But honestly even if they do its not going to have a whole lot of effect on ABC. My worry is ABC loses they will ax the soaps and daytime budget to help recoup the loses. Then us soap fans lose again.

Boes,

How did Prospect Park act any better than ABC? PP didn’t even have the DECENCY to tell the actors when the shows were “shelved”, they were accused of not paying union workers, Robin Strasser has recently said they have yet to pay her, etc. If you want to discuss how “badly” the cast and crew of these shows were treated, you must admit to PP’s behavior as well.

Fact’
Not one network, including ABC , wants the two soaps..
ABC will shelf them, they will never see air in ABC hands..
Not one network will take them on, you could not give them away the expense if huge to produce them nobody wants the soaps..

The only hope in our life time to see either of the two soaps is through Prospect Park..
IF, they were to win suit they most likely would try to launch one of the soaps..

If they DO re-launch ALL MY CHILDREN for a season two, and brother that’s a pretty big “IF” – which actors will be available (or willing) to climb aboard AGAIN? The fans would have to accept quite a few Re-casts – I wish to stay optimistic but really, I doubt Debbi Morgan would come back as Dr. Angie, and I know Susan Lucci has moved on, Alicia M. is involved in other projects, Michael E. Knight (“Tad”) doesn’t seem overly interested, I don’t know about Jill Larson (“Opal”) –
After the way the Actors and fans were treated by Prospect Park (referring to the extremely poor communication) it would really take a Miracle for a Season Two to happen…..I guess we can just stay tuned…..

IF- PP did plan on relaunching a soap it would be AMC..
However;
I feel the two would be combined into one..
The available actors from both soaps would be gathered into one..
AMC could turn into a super soap ………………. lol ..

Yeah, bring it back as one soap ‘All My Life To Live’!!!

I heard Debbi Morgan is in talks with DAYS!!!

I hope thats true…hope she does join as Valerie Grant and as love interest for Abe…want her be related to Maxine who would have been secretly crushing on Abe for years…wish Greg Marx would come back as David Banning, Valerie’s ex fiance to add some angst to Vals and Abes relationship if those two long forgotten characters were revived, especially in celebration of Days 50th…as a nod to the shows rich history!!!

Y&R did horribly by the great and talented Debbi Morgan by giving her a roll of a druggy hillbilly addict, that was terrible..

Last I read she is going on a series on Showtime. She too is fed up with PP…She said they lied to her about season two and she lead on the fans with false information. She will never go back to PP by her interview.

Bottom line no matter what happens whether ABC wins or Prospect Park wins you can almost bet All My Children and One Life To Live will never be back!

I think at the end of the day, that just may end up that way. The whole entire thing is just simply sad.

I understand everyone’s frustration, but there’s always a chance, albeit a slim one I admit, that the shows could yet resurface. Keep in mind they were never OFFICIALLY cancelled but rather, “shelved” as in put on a back burner. When the legal dust settles, it is still possible, though perhaps not probable at the moment, that the shows could come back in a new inception.

Never say “never” David ~ unless you have a Crystal Ball and can clearly see into the Future, you can’t say for sure that the shows will NOT be returning. Erika Slezak has stated that although a window of time can’t be given, the shows will be back. Cady McClain has said “hope springs eternal” that the shows will be back. So, you can keep on spewing your completely negative remarks until the cows come home regarding both One Life to Live and AMC but most of us would like to remain optimistic regarding the show’s ultimate fate.
No one would have ever thought the shows would gain New life as On line inceptions and yet they did (albeit with many problems involved). So, we never know for sure, to quote Debbi Morgan “what’s in God’s plan”.

And I guess God’s plan was for Debbi Mogan to move on to another role. Glad for her. But hey who am I to not let people fantasize about these shows returning. I just figured be real and let you get your disappointment out now but I am sure you are one of those people who 5 years from now will still be talking about the possibility of it returning when it won’t

I find it very interesting that ABC didn’t care how much the fans begged them to bring the shows back. But, then when someone else puts it back on and people are watching, then ABC decides they have been wronged. Hey ABC, too bad for you. You snooze, you lose! You can’t have it both ways. I think it stinks that you threw away all the fans, and now you cry foul. Now you want to fight for the shows? Really? Shame on you! You decided to only keep GH. Live with your decision! Greed is very unbecoming. If I was an actor on either show, I would feel very betrayed. I know the fans do.

I think that the REAL VILLAIN in all of this is that bald-headed idiot Brian Frons. If BF wouldn’t have cancelled BOTH AMC and OLTL to save $$$, then AMC and OLTL would STILL be on the air (aka ABC). End of story.

PP and ABC need to settle and reach a resolution where fans are not continually screwed. First we have McBain leave his beloved Natalie and Liam, then we have them break up because of Cartini’s G H agenda , then we have him disappear for an FBI mission without knowing Clint was behind everything. Damn so unfair! Now we have Michael Easton as an oncologist acting like a sissy fawning all over Sam. YUCK! Really! So that’s all there is? My Jolie, Viki, Clint, etc. ? I would welcome my OLTL actors on G H just to interact with each other because it looks like it won’t happen on any OLTL format. The only ones that seem to have maintained their relationship are a Roger and Kristen as Franco and Kiki. Damn come on honor your fans that watched you for years and brought you into their homes. Frank and Ron ABc and PP get over yourselves and think of your fans!

OLTL is gone.. gone gone gone..
The three who made it GH are doing well, are employed, and happy to with GH ..
Be happy for them, out of the entire OLTL cast , three went on into other rolls and are contract employed..
They are actors and need work, that is what they do, act..
they are no longer with OLTL they have moved on and so should their fans..
OLTL and its characters are gone..
As actors, they portray other characters now..

I am happy for the three to have made it to GH and have work..
they are actors and do not work for the fans lol they work ABC to entertain us and make money ..

Without the fans they would not be getting their pay checks !

Frank and Ron were hired to revive GH and they did at the expense of beloved OLTL characters and their pairings. If OLTL is truly done then please repair the damage you did somehow someway

LOL what?
Neither Ron or Frank had the power to do anything with OLTL legal matters with the OLTL cast members..
True, they were hired to save GH, and they did 🙂

”they”= Ron and Frank.. saved GH ..

Unfortunately, su0000, most of this soap “fans” are really just AMC and/or OLTL fans that could care less if GH flew or sunk because they hate ABC so much. It’s insane. I LOVE that Cartini came to GH. They saved the show, as you said, and made it my favorite show on television, not just daytime.

So many people are still in denial, ABC canceled the shows because a few million quit watching. I made peace three years ago, the era of me watching soaps ended. Prospect park thought they could make money online but obviously they couldn’t. No one is ongoing to remake these shows as there is no money to be made. I’m not a lawyer but even if money is awarded prospect park will move on to something else. Their lawsuit seems petty and I desperate, they want payment for bad business decisions. Regardless of how the court decides the shows are part of history, done, dead and buried. Prospect park did not have enough views when they tried last year, this is the bottom line.

Low ratings were a topic of discussion with Carolyn Hennessy and Sonia Blangiardo interview. NO investor will take a risk on a low rated project. Was their Only ONE investor who was interested in the beginning? PP scrambled for funds that they ran out of for any project. Did not do their homework well enough.

If I don’t find out about Jeffrey having the tattoo, & Allison having Clint i’m gonna have to be committed myself. Tell ’em s–t or get off the pot, as my mom would say. Jeez

Congrats to PP. I hope PP wins the entire lawsuit. ABC cancelled OLTL, and then they immediately hired the OLTL producer, writing team, some directors, and 3 actors for GH. This put PP at a very strong disadvantage for the reboots. If ABC liked these OLTL people, why did they cancel OLTL in the first place? The way ABC acted is very suspect, and ABC should be held accountable. The OLTL reboot was finally getting good in the last several weeks of its season. I hope OLTL comes back as I cannot watch GH.

Firstly, when ABC hired OLTL’s executive producer and headwriter, it was AFTER Prospect Park announced that they would NOT being going through with the reboots. They changed their minds after Frank and Ron were both under contract, as well as Roger Howarth, Michael Easton, and Kristen Alderson. Michael and Kristen never planned on coming onto the online reboot of OLTL so their availability should not have been a factor of success at all. Prospect Park had available to them many, many actors from the television version and who they hired as their producers, writers, and crew, were in no way affiliated with ABC- it was with their own poor decisions.

As a OLTL fan, it SUCKS that ABC cancelled the show. I cried upon hearing and cried the last two weeks of the broadcasted shows. But ratings were falling and ABC chose to cancel because they mistakenly thought that these declined ratings meant they should try something different for their daytime line up. Was that a mistake? Of course. ABC has learned that from the failings of their shows The Revolution and Katie. Does it mean they would bring the shows back, if given the chance? I have no idea. But just because they made a bone-headed decision (under a different president of daytime, might I add), does not mean that they should be sued out of millions of dollars.

Your wrong on one thing Kristen was the ONLY One that was not coming back ME already stated in interview that he wanted to go back to the reboot….

It’s great news for Prospect Park. If they can win the lawsuit, get some money from ABC and keep the licensing rights then they have the chance to bring the shows back again.

And what is to stop Prospect Park, if they were to win, from pocketing the money won and never touching either of the shows again?

Why would they want to Pay out millions for shows that aren’t being used? that’s kinda stupid don’t ya think?

I don’t think PP will keep the licensing rights. They will win some dollars but the court seems to be pushing for some kind of settlement for once and for all. ABC takes back the shows and at a heavy price. That is a negotiated settlement with both parties having to give to get.

PP made huge mistakes and I will not drink the PP koolaid because they need to be held accountable for all their massive mistakes. PP is not without fault and failure.

A decent series finale for both shows sounds good to me because too much storylines unresolved.

Very logical post, Linda. I agree. 🙂

But we had the finale on ABC, then prospect park played around with the show. Some things should be left in peace. The show died a dignified death and should have been left dead and buried.

All I know is that ABC has not been the same since they canceled AMC & OLTL & replaced them with lame talk/cooking/self-help shows!

I miss AMC & OLTL as well. But said lame cooking show The Chew has seen huge ratings over the last year. Considering the costs are much lower for The Chew and ratings increaasing to good numbers, I dont think many people see it as lame.

It was just hinted at in an article (on line) that ABC was/is not overly enthralled with THE CHEW’S viewing numbers. Certainly it cost less to produce, considerably less I would imagine – but people aren’t tuning in and the same article “suggested” that, if there was “a time machine available” (this is not my wording) that ALL MY CHILDREN’S fate would be quite different.
It was a gigantic blunder to cut both AMC and OLTL without at least considering other models of the show and exploring other options.

That’s very true – I am sure the genius execs over at ABC are aware that it was a poor business decision to cut BOTH One Life to Live and All My Children, without at least experimenting with trimmed down versions, or combining the two shows into one (which is really what they should do). Their afternoon viewership has diminished substantially and there is no question that the reason for that was the cancellation of two Iconic soaps. Only time will tell who will ultimately retrieve the rights to the shows and what will happen. All we can do is stay supportive and stay tuned.

I guess Tom and Vicki missed the recent press releases where The Chew did its best ratings every and is performing extremely well in the key demos. And their numbers are at the point where they are doing what AMC was doing in that time slow. At half the cost The Chew is a huge success for ABC.

Actually, that is not completely true – it was just leaked in a well-known Publication that The Chew is not NEARLY the success that the producers at ABC were hoping it would be – No, it is not a dismal failure but the ratings are not impressive. It was also “suggested” that truth be known, ABC realizes that it was a mistake NOT to experiment with other models of ALL MY CHILDREN, meaning that they could have shortened the episodes.

Really Jack would you like to see the numerous press releases showing that The CHew is doing the same numbers that AMC was doing and sometimes hits the key demos even higher than that. Considering that and the costs yes I would love to see said article and how long ago said article was published. In the beginning things were not so good for The CHew but here we are over 2 years later, the show is strong and doing great numbers. But keep living in your fantasy world that AMC will return

So David, why are you here? Just to praise The Chew and constantly state what a sharp move it was for ABC-TV to go in that direction instead of trying to at least offer shortened versions of All My Children and/or One Life to Live? Okay David, you made your point that according to you, all Soap fans are living in La La Land and not dealing with reality, and that viewers today want “information, not story-telling” – obviously, that is your stand, and I guess when you say “these shows will never be back” that you have private inside information that the rest of us evidently do not.
So, no one is fighting you David, you’ve stated your case, there are many articles on line both old and new that more than hint that the CURRENT execs at ABC-TV feel that is was, and I quote, “a mistake to not at least experiment with other models of the soaps” but according to you, the shows are gone and WILL NOT be back. So, I guess you have the final word and the Execs at both ABC-TV and Prospect Park call you every day with the inside word on what they are planning.
May you be happy and content with your consistently negative remarks that serve not to offer hope, but rather to bring everybody down.

Really Jack where are those so called articles you claim are out there. I’d love to see them. I bet they don’t exist but if they do please prove me wrong by sending me links.

I am far from being negative. I am just keeping it real. People like you and some others keep thinking that these shows are coming back and jump down the throats of anyone who states otherwise. Bottom line is ABC is not bringing these shows back, The Chew ratings have continuously increased yet people like you refuse to see that as one of the main reasons these shows will not return to ABC>. But as I said please keep posting your fantaasies, just don’t be disappointed when you finally have to deal with the reality.

ehh…… who cares at this point. I watched all 3 soaps on ABC. Started when I was about 14 yrs old now I’m 52. I was sad when they took AMC and OLTL off. After being teased and the story lines all being changed who cares anymore? I do like the stars that GH got from OLTL. Todd is the best … award winning! Silas …. forget him, they should have brought him in as a cop or nothing! Eww lol

I am happy about anything that has ABC losing! Daytime tv is just horrible. Thank goodness for the British Invasion of good tv programming. Love watching many of the new British shows on Hulu.

well i am still rooting for oltl to come back…

abc can just show repeats for a year until they have the rights to begin pproduction again – assuming pp loses and abc wins…

repeats of the last 20 years would be more enjoyable than the un-perky one…

So GH “killed” off two OLTL characters. Soaps have been “killing off” and then bringing characters back to life for decades. All Prospect Park had to do was tell their writers to “bring back” the characters GH killed off! Geesh! I think that part of their complaint should be dismissed. Plus, ABC/GH had every right to offer actors long term contracts. There obviously wasn’t an agreement that they would not offer the actors long term contracts. Perhaps PP should have thought about that before allowing GH to use OLTL characters.

In the end PP jumped in to try and save AMC and OLTL without any idea of what they were really doing . . . thus the reason it took them so long to get on the air, and why many of the AMC legacy characters weren’t available and/or willing to reprise their roles.

To me, they should settle out of court for a minimal amount and get on with their lives.

Unless facts have come forward that I’m not aware of, PP didn’t allow GH to use OLTL characters. ABC, assuming that OLTL and AMC would never get off the ground, went forward with it unilaterally. When PP’s version of OLTL did in fact materialize, ABC was stuck, because the GH characters were part of the package that PP “purchased” (or “rented”) from ABC, but the actors were under contract to GH. That’s how we ended up with the current crop of characters on GH played by former OLTL actors.

I agree that ABC had the right to offer the actors long-term contracts; after all, so could any other soap have done so, and there wouldn’t have been anything PP could have said or done about it.

Contractually, ABC had an obligation to offer PP the same OLTL that PP agreed to buy (or rent), and it did not and could not do so, because it had unilaterally decided to kill two of the characters off. Whatever any of us think about the outcome for GH and OLTL of that whole debacle, PP had solid legal ground for their arguments in that instance. They did not get what they paid for.

GH was the best soap opera back in the day. It had the best cliff hangers and more realistic stories even though it is just a soap. Now, the stories are so far fetched. I do not know what is going on because they keep adding more characters, shelving others that have been there for years, and changing how characters usually portray in a situation. Instead of focusing on core characters that have been on the show for many years, it appears to be more focused on new characters like Sabrina in my opinion. I am also confused with the acting and the type of characters the writers/producers trying to display. Is he Franco or Todd because he is acting like Todd but is not using his name? Is she Kiki or Starr but wait Starr is blond? Is he Silas, John Mcbain, or Caleb the vampire? Is she Carly or Blair? I couldn’t wait to watch this show when I came home from work many years ago. Have been watching it for more than 35 years. Now, I will watch it maybe twice a month while FF most of the scenes. I love all ABC soaps. Not only do I miss OLTL/AMC, I miss GH and how it use to be two years before OLTL/AMC were cancelled. I am also glad that GH is doing great in the ratings even though I watch it every now and then. I hope it improves and becomes the best soap on television like it use to be

I don’t care who does it, just bring back my two soaps. ABC Daytime hasn’t been the same without them. I miss the online versions as well because both were ended during crucial times in storylines. It’s like having a good book ripped out of your hands half-way through. Stop this foolishness!

Lia one life to live and all my children, will never come back again. I have finally accepted it, its over. Time to move on, Lia.

There are more and more people tweeting on line that there is every chance that either ALL MY CHILDREN or One Life to Live will indeed be back in one form or another – the viewing numbers were very good on line and there is interest in reviving one or both shows – there are also strong rumors that the two shows will be combined. None of this is confirmed of course, but where there’s smoke there’s fire.

I hope PP sticks it to ABC good. They cancel OLTL and AMC for some stupid cooking show and talk show that both bombed. Stupid mouse.

The Chew did not bomb. The Chew is now hitting the numbers AMC was hitting when it went off the air They are hitting the key demos and ABC has boasted about. The Chew has an audience and people are tuning in.

Yet another positive affirmation regarding The Chew courtesy of David. That’s all right, though – he’s just “keep it real”. Of course The Chew has an “audience” – If I put on reruns of “Captain Kangaroo” it would have an audience. The point is that abc-tv was unwilling for whatever reason to at least experiment with shortened models of either/or AMC or OLTL and now they no longer rule the daytime airways and they are paying the price for a very poor business decision –

ABC TV did not rule daytime even when AMC and OLTL where on. They were still being soundly beat by Y&R and B&B. There is a reason why they cancelled these two shows, simply the ratings tanked.

Funny you fail to see that ABC is a business. They are going to air what makes them money. AMC and OLTL where no longer profitable based on the ratings they are getting.

Whether you chose to believe it or not they are making money with The Chew. That is the bottom line whether it be ABC or any business. But you whiny OLTL fans don’t want to believe that. The fact is The Chew’s numbers are actually now above what AMC was doing in the same slot both in total viewers and key demos. With production costs of The Chew being 50% or more lower than what it cost for AMC ABC is making more money by airing The Chew.

But I am not going to waste my time trying to deal with facts with someone like you who lives in a fantasty world. Keep dreaming about your belove AMC/OLTL returning, won’t be happening. AMC and OLTL fans need to accept and get over it.

I too am done wasting my time trying to reason with someone as nasty and completely negative as you are. State what you wish, evidently you have stock in the Chew ~ undoubtably, the two serials OLTL and AMC were no longer cost effective as they were being presented, no one is deliberating that point. The point I was attempting to make was the unwillingness of abc-tv to experiment with other models of the shows, whether it be combining the shows or shortening them. No one is saying that it is (as things stand now) “highly unlikely” that the shows will return. However, no one can state unequivolly that they absolutely will not return. Prospect Park “claims” they are still interested in bringing back AMC and/or OLTL for a new season – am I holding my breath? Of course not – but no one (oh, I’m sorry, except YOU of course) can state with absolute certainty that they will not return.

What a waste! The OLTL cross overs have been nothing but a disaster to GH. 3 actors, 6 characters and a lawsuit that threatens GH’s future. All for what? Cartini should be fired.

How do you think OLTL fans feel about this situation? We lost the actors and our show along with so many unresolved stories. It truly sucks, and even though I am happy for the actors being employed it is very hard to watch them in their new roles.

I really could are less about the ins and outs of the situation. I just want my soaps back!! I really miss OLTL and AMC. Really sick of this rollercoaster.

Man up Bring our soaps back…

I hope they bring back these programs,but how will they get back the actors that have gone to other programs

If they bring either ONE LIFE TO LIVE and/or ALL MY CHILDREN back (a huge “if)
it would have to be with new characters and new actors sprinkled in with whomever is available at the moment. Some re-casting would be necessary ~ it’s highly unlikely that at the present time, the shows could have a come-back – but nothing is impossible.

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Kelly Ripa Shares on Husband Mark Consuelos: “My Funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 Years of Love With This Guy”

Ah, we remember them when, right? Hard to believe that 29 years have passed since Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos tied the knot when they were mere young adults on All My Children on May 1st, 1996 and portraying Hayley and Mateo, respectively.

But, look at them now! Kelly and Mark are happily married with three children and co-hosting the top-rated syndicated morning talk show!

On Valentine’s Day, Mark took to his Instagram and Kelly took to hers, posting pics and snaps of their love for one another. Consuelos shared: “My forever Valentine…You make smile♥️♥️” to which Ripa replied “Ten Hearts.”

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Kelly posted a plethora of great shots of the duo through the years, captioning it all with “My funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 years of ♥️ with this guy 😍”

The photo album included: Kelly and Mark in matching blue and white outfits standing in front of a red sign that spells out the word “love.” In addition, Ripa chose some moments from their red-carpet appearances and some of their favorite vacations.

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Meanwhile, the Live with Kelly and Mark social media account featured a shot of the couple wearing matching t-shirts that said, “Find someone that loves you as much as Mark loves Mark 😂 Happy Valentine’s Day!”

So, what do you think? Are Kelly and Mark the best example of a Valentine’s Day couple we know and love? Share your thoughts in the comment section and Happy Valentine’s Day from Michael Fairman TV!

 

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Grammy Winner Jody Watley Recalls Dancing On ‘Soul Train’ with All My Children’s Darnell Williams: “Like Every Other Soap Fan I Loved His Legendary Character ‘Jesse'”

Look who’s paying an homage to one of the all time daytime greats, Darnell Williams (ex-Jesse, All My Children), none other than recording artist and Grammy-winner, Jody Watley.

While in promotion of her new single, Everlasting, Watley has been sharing photos and memories of moments from her career that are everlasting.

Taking to her Instagram, Watley shared a photo of herself with a young Darnell Williams, where we learned not only is she a huge fan of the iconic Jesse from Pine Valley, but she danced with Darnell when they both appeared on Soul Train! Darnell was regular on the show from 1974-1975.  Watley began her professional career on Soul Train, then became part of the musical group, Shalamar, before beginning her own solo career which has now spanned decades.

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Watley expressed on Willi: “EVERLASTING Indeed! 😁😁✨ “Always believe in you..” #flashbackfriday #70s 😘 this photo was shared with me from a ST fan page on FB .. I’d never seen it before 😯😍 – two teens with big dreams — Darnell Williams such a nice guy and so handsome we danced together a few times – a snapshot – … later like every other soap fan I loved his legendary character “Jesse” back in the golden era of daytime TV “All My Children” ❤️❤️❤️❤️ terrific actor— and I was in awe like “I knew him on ST” 😁 – before coming into my own trajectory as an artist.”

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Darnell Williams appeared on All My Children during several stints from 1991 to 1998, then again from 2008-2011, before reprising the role in 2013 in Prospect Park’s reboot of the series.

Watley’s biggest hits include Real Love, Looking for a New Love, Everything, Some Kind of Lover and more.

So, what do you think of the Darnell and Jody connection, and her remembrances of his time as Jesse on AMC? share your thoughts in the comment section, and also check out the radio edit version of Jody’s new single below.

 

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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Most-Watched Week of Syndicated Talk Shows in 2 Years; Delivers Strongest Week in Nearly 3 Years

In another case of soap alums doing great things, come news that former All My Children stars and real-life marrieds Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) are having a great ride together as on-screen co-hosts of the syndicated morning series, Live with Kelly and Mark.

New numbers were just released by ABC that share that during the week of January 15-19 2024: Live with Kelly and Mark hit series highs in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). Interestingly enough, former GH star, Rick Springfield (ex-Noah Drake) appeared on the show that week performing with friend and musician, Richard Marx.)

But there is more good news: Live with Kelly and Mark delivered the franchise’s strongest week in nearly 3 years in both Households and Total Viewers, as well as double-digit week-to-week increases in key demos over the last three weeks.

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With 2.673 million Total Viewers, ‘Live’ delivered the most-watched week of any syndicated talk show in 2 years ( since Dr. Phil second week of January in 2022).

In even more solid gains for this ratings report: the talker stood as the week’s top  daytime talk show in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). ‘Live’ also ranked as the No. 1 entertainment talk show of the week across all key Nielsen measures, topping all daytime and late-night entertainment talk shows.

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Overall the Live with Kelly and Mark is up 4%  from the the previous year averaging roughly 2.4M viewers across all of its episodes. ‘Live’ also stands as the season’s No. 1 entertainment talk show across all key Nielsen measures.

Consuleos arrived officially on the season on April 17th 2022 taking over for the departing Ryan Seacrest to co-host the show with Ripa. While many voiced concerns that the on-screen and off-screen coupling might make for lower ratings if they were not entertaining, just the opposite has happened, the series seems in a very healthy place; given the constant downturn in linear ratings and viewership in daytime TV.

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