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All My Children & One Life to Live Halt Production Early For Hiatus Due To Labor Dispute!

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Courtesy/TOLN

More breaking news this afternoon from Prospect Park and The OnLine Network.  The labor dispute that recently came to light by The Wrap earlier this week, has caused some issues with production now for both All My Children and One Life to Live!  And because of this, the scheduled hiatus for both shows is now beginning effective tomorrow on June 6th, instead of June 17th.  What this means for the future status of production remains to be seen, but according to an official statement just released by TOLN, they hope thing can be hammered out so by August they begin shooting all-new episodes on time!

TOLN Official Statement: “As a result of a dispute with the I.A.T.S.E., The OnLine Network is beginning a long-planned hiatus for both All My Children and One Life To Live tomorrow instead of June 17.  The hiatus is scheduled to end on August 12 pending resolution of this labor issue. Right now we have 40 episodes of each show ready to post through September, and if we can resolve this issue by August, we can get back into the studio on time so audiences will enjoy uninterrupted postings of their favorite shows.

We believe we have met all contract requirements with I.A.T.S.E, and as an internet start-up, and per our contract with the I.A., we cannot afford, and our business model cannot sustain, traditional broadcast rates.

The writers, directors, actors and rest of crew have been supportive of the shows and our success. Both One Life To Live and All My Children consistently earn top rankings on both Hulu and iTunes since launch just over a month ago. The popularity of the shows is matched by the continued passion and excitement from the fans. We are committed to these shows, and to the nearly 300 jobs they produce, thus we are exploring every legal and logistical option to maintain our production schedule.”

So AMC and OLTL fans, what do you think of the latest news? Hoping all will work out come August?  Share your thoughts!

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OLTL fan
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OLTL fan

Ugh. Can’t I enjoy my stories without all this backstage Drama? I just want my shows and I haven’t see any elaborate episode to make me believe any episode has cost way over.

Cheri
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Cheri

Who gets all the revenue from all the commercials that are on during AMC & OLTL?

Mike
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Mike

Then don’t read these Blogs! LOL I just kidding I know what you mean.. but WE MUST STAND BY OUR SHOW OR IT WILL BE GONE AGAIN!!!!! 🙁

Cher
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Cher

You guys need to rectify this situation as quickly as possible. I have watched these two soaps from day one and was totally depressed for one week when they ended. I am totally enjoying these soaps right now and i am totally delighted with the writing team so let’s go guys and get this resolved!!!!!

Bog Daddy William
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Bog Daddy William

I knew they would not last. It is pure and simple GREEDY actors wanting more money!!!!!
I work on All My Children for room and board
LOL

su0000
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su0000

The unions have always been a pain in PP bitts.. what PP is doing has never been done before, they are explorers of this new media bring TV to internet.. and what they suffer through will pave the way for all follow.. I feel bad for PP.. they have struggled endlessly with unions and contracts to be able to bring the soaps back, and it seems it is never ending for PP .. Can you imagine what all they are going through is this new venture to keep the soaps alive dealing with problems as this union destitute… I do… Read more »

Tim Dillon
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Tim Dillon

Agreed. I don’t understand people being mad at PP. They seem to be doing anything they can to keep these shows in production. It makes me sick that so many want to look this gift-horse in the mouth. I am confident they will figure it out.

Willow57
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Willow57

I couldn’t agree more. I am all for unions in the right situations…..but right now they are kind of getting on my nerves. Now-because of all of this finagling-what if PP decides to get rid of all of these headaches and stop production for good-what will the union do then? Having a job is better then having none at all.

Kelly
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Kelly

Um, the union, in this case, has bent over backwards to accomodate PP. They have been quite flexible with them. And now PP has reneged on a few of the things the union asked. So yes, PP is to blame.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

If you remember correctly it was PP that BENT OVER BACKWARDS to get the Unions not the other way around…

howard
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howard

That is the problem in ths country UNIONS…they have distryed the economy and this country…$65 an hour to put a bolt in a new car really?!? I can imagine what the TV unions want. In this day people should be happy they have jobs!

howard
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howard

I am not saying unions are bad just greedy I am a union member

vik
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vik

It saddens me to keep hearing of problem after problem. I know TOLN &PP are doing what they can for us, and Its still trial and error because this is a new medium. Still makes us nervous. Love the new shows…dont want to see them fail… or be taken off, AGAIN!

Colleen
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Colleen

It’s just another prime example of greed and how unions can do more harm than good.

Michelle
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Michelle

If unions bother you so much why don’t you move to a country where they don’t allow them…. ie: North Vietnam…

There is good and bad in everything, I believe job safety and decent pay are worth any inconvenience you may have by waiting for a few new episodes.

David
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David

Or just move to Texas. We are a right to work state and do pretty well for ourselves. Many of our cities were cited as places to live to ride out a bad economy. Unions have no control here and we are doing quite well.

gin9rrsnap
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gin9rrsnap

Oh please – they have signed agreements – you think that PP should be allowed to break at will? I agree PP has been doing all they can, but they cannot break duly negotiated collective bargaining agreements – stop denigrating unions – they are OUR only way to be heard.

MissQ
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MissQ

Gin, Unions are not the ONLY way to be heard. They are NOT the only way to work, garner a decent salary/wage. Thankfuklly one company I worked for I could chose to belong or not. I chose not to after asking friends of mine that were in the union. The union played its own favorites game and guess what……….their OWN elected treasurer embezzled their funds and guess who had to replace them due to a ever so unjust arbitration team deemed – the company! Now why should the company pay the amount of the embezzled funds that they had absolutely… Read more »

MissBeth
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MissBeth

Michael, can you shed light on just who I.A.T.S.E is???
As well as why they are now causing problems this far into production?
I assume it’s some sort of labor union???
If so, I assume this is some kind of money grab on their part???

I’m gonna keep my fingers crossed this will all be resolved during the hiatus!!!!

su0000
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su0000

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) is the organization which oversees the working conditions, including standardized rates, for much of the crew. Today the IATSE is the largest union representing workers in the entertainment industry. Their members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry. The IATSE represents virtually all the behind the scenes workers in crafts ranging from motion picture animator to theater usher.

Shirley A Miller
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Shirley A Miller

Thanks for explaining, Michael. I understand IATSE a little better now. This union can certainly create a lot of problems for PP and all the actors and crew involved in these soaps, if I understand this correctly. They must be sure to follow all rules to the T !!!!!!!! Good luck to all !

MissBeth
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MissBeth

Thanks for that info!!!!

Terri
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Terri

Should I be worried I am soooo happy to have oltl back…..Itngives me such delight to see my show again.

Laura
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Laura

I love OLTL- I have watched it since it began in 1968. I love being able to watch when I can instead of missing episodes. Please do not take this away again- I do not think I could go through the mourning!

Jaesun
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Jaesun

I hate to say it but it feels like Prospect Park has been looking for a reason to halt production and the labor issue gave it to them. I’m starting to wish these shows never came back. General Hospital did a better job at keeping Llanview alive than Prospect Park’s One Life. It is really hard to try and stay with the show when nothing they have done has inspired viewer loyalty.

Kiki
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Kiki

then go watch GH – we don’t need your negativity – One Life is fantastic

MissQ
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MissQ

Jaesun

It’s not PP or TOLN, it’s ABC behind this. They prefer to see them fail as vindication for cancelling these two shows we love so dearly. Frankly, they screwed up in a major way and realize it and it is making their little mouse ears and tails shrivel like the tiny pathetic cowards they are.

Kelly
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Kelly

I’m sorry but the halted production. I’ll be surprised if they come back. A hiatus at this point in time is not exactly the best idea. Talk about halting any momentum that they have built up.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Kelly do you read the articles or just skim it? They were all ready taking a SCHEDULED hiatus on June 17th til August 12th, they are only going on hiatus about a week or 2 earlier, your acting like this hiatus was not planned and they are taking it because of the Union deal……

MissQ
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MissQ

Kelly, Reading and comprehension must not be your forte. AMC has been on hiatus,,,,,,,,,a scheduled hiatus at that! If you recall AMC started shooting a little over a month before OLTL. Because they have not shot one hour episodes and clearly stated half hour episodes their work day/week is not anywhere near as long as before. If you also recall when they were on ABC, they had started the past few years they were having short hiatuses. Holiday programming showing older episodes. There is NOTHING nefarious going on and no big deal that OLTL is going on hiatus 11 days… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Fingers crossed for a speedy resolution to all of these issues. Good luck Prospect Park, TOLN and to the performers and crews of AMC and OLTL. It’s great to have these stories back!

John
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John

This Hiatus is only a week early as OLTL was gonna film til June 14th.

I feel they will come to an agreement and the shows will be back filmung as scheduled n August 12th. Plus they have enough episodes of both shows to air thoughout September

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I agree John…..

Annie
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Annie

Prospect Park is breaking ground, and this is yet another example of “growing pains.” OLTL and AMC have proven successful and what the PEOPLE want. Viewers were heard. OLTL and AMC and Prospect Park will prevail….

susan M.
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susan M.

YES!!!

David
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David

Prospect Park only has itself to blame. The union would not even be going after them if they hadnt gone over budget. Do you think the union does this just because. The union isn’t going to waste their time going after PP if they have no cause. The fact that PP has halted production tells you there is obviously something that was broken. PP is fearful of what they are going to pay out so they are halting production early. I hope production does start back up but sadly I fear the fans of these shows may be saying good… Read more »

Pen
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Pen

You don’t have a show without a crew. Period. And those crews deserve to be paid what they were promised. That was the deal. They’re already working for scaled-down salaries as it is.

chery
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chery

if they would have left them on air they wouldn’t be going thru this they were making money all true watchers watch everyday and I one of them bUT I refuse to pay to watch the now and the one episode I watched they have aged the kids 5 years put our soaps back on air the fans are what made then what they are today I LOVE OLTL AND AMC BUT WONT PAY T WATCH THEN

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

They’re already working for scaled-down salaries as it is…..

Why didn’t their Union step in then??? Please!

MissQ
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MissQ

The union is making an allegation that they are not being paid according to their deal, remember in American innocent until proven guilty. Secondly, I am sure there are things that were not foreseen by PP nor the union, since this is a whole new medium. There will be ups and downs and lessons learned by ALL. It doesn’t mean that ANYONE is trying to screw others.

Sheesh I wish people would chill and try to learn before opening their yaps with negative BS. I had enough of that from ABC/Disney the past 2 yrs!

Pen
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Pen

Joliefan, the Union did step in. They hammered out a deal with PP, allowing the crews to be paid A SCALED DOWN SALARY as long as the shows didn’t go over a certain daily budget. That was the deal. The crew has every right to be paid what was agreed.

jimh
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jimh

Hope they dont end…in spite of backstage drama and some storyline problems, im slowyly starting to like oltl again.

Nikki
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Nikki

David, thank you very much for your post. With all of the ignorant, nasty anti-union comments I’ve seen on here, it’s nice to see a level-headed person make this assessment. I concur wholeheartedly.

Jason
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Jason

All Ill say is that I hope they can resolve this quickly. I don’t want the union to be the reason we lose our shows here.

Trapper
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Trapper

I hope that they get this all worked out and that the unions will cut them some slack. They’re trying to make this work, and if this keeps up, there will be a lot of people out of work. This can’t be better.

Margaret
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Margaret

Makes me afraid to invest my emotions in these reboots. Seriously cannot take another cancellation.

jimh
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jimh

Same with me…im not 100% into oltl again but im still watching and starting to like it again…its not as good as when it was on the network but it still has entertaining moments and i remain hopeful the new writers make it better.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you!

Dennis
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Dennis

First, I am grateful to Prospect Park for bringing my favorite show back to “life.” But it it just me or do these guys seem like a bunch of drama queens? First they cut the number of episodes because viewers aren’t watching enough. That also caused FX Canada to stop airing the shows. Then the union asks a question about finances and they shut down production. These issues arise in television all the time, but don’t have to cause so much drama. I say keep the drama on the screen and work out your troubles like professionals.

Jules
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Jules

They need to make it work! Everyone’s doing the best they can, and they just have to remember they’re in it for the same passion and purpose. Money is important and I wouldn’t want anyone not to get pay they earn, but considering they HAVE jobs thanks to P&P, they should all come together to work out a mutually beneficial solution together that will not impact the shows, those who work on them and love them, and those who love to watch them.

Get it together people!

Margaret Hall
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Margaret Hall

Its bad enough that we have to watch on the internet, be cut to two days a week and after having three characters move to another show, we lose those characters, now we get this, its ridiculous!!!

Michelle
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Michelle

They have shows through September in the can. We the viewers, will not notice anything. I’m sure this labor dispute will be worked out, and it’s just growing pains due to the new medium. We need to not go all Chicken Little on this, the sky is not falling!

Kelly
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Kelly

Yes, you will notice. There will now be at least a 2 month hiatus for production which means a lag time for new shows airing – granted, it may not be 2 months, but there will be a time when no new shows will air.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

There was always a 2 Month Hiatus all ready planned! OMG read the actual article!!

Dori
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Dori

I agree. Two days a week is not enough, but I am thankful to at least get that. I don’t want to lose OLTL again. It’s not great watching on the internet, but it’s better than not at all.

David
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David

Kelly, they have enough in the can to go through September. They had scheduled the hiatus anyway and picking back up in August, they will continue on without a break of broadcast.

storyofcory
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storyofcory

It’s my understanding that there has been nothing but drama since OLTL and AMC undertook this online only venture. I REALLY wish that everyone would have gotten their **** together BEFORE the shows launched.

Michelle
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Michelle

The didn’t have time, if they had waited any longer they risked losing
the rights to the shows. Under the circumstances, I think they’ve done a stellar job, I’m loving AMC!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Me too Michelle both shows are awesome and AMC is off the hook with the Cassandra SL!!

Fay Reid
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Fay Reid

I just wish a network like lifetime, OWN, or something would team up with PP and get our soaps back on tv!

jimh
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jimh

I wish the same thing but i doubt it…i almost stopped watching but after rewatching some recaps today im starting to like oltl a little more. its not as addictive as when on abc and the stories are somewhat disjointed ect. but when Todd is on and Dorian and Viki it does have some good moments to keep me entertain…hoping new writess will make it better.

Val
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Val

I am sure ready to do whatever Prospect Park needs us to do to help this all become a success, we cannot stop fighting now, the shows are on top with Hulu and Itunes, we will keep that momentum going and the rest will fall into place, but this backstage drama is never going to over shadow our shows and the love we have for all those involved in them including those backstage! These shows provide jobs for many and we are concerned the union is not doing what is best for them after all they are all about making… Read more »

Michelle
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Michelle

Well said Val!

MissQ
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MissQ

Amen!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Ditto Val!!!

Kathy Bourgeois
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Kathy Bourgeois

I am loving the shows. The writing is better than ever. Please don’t take it away again!! Also,is there a way to record these shows so that I could send them to my elderly mother, who doesn’t have a computer or an I-phone? I feel bad that she is missing her shows!

Michelle
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Michelle

Hi Kathy, you could buy them on iTunes, but I don’t know if you’re allowed to burn
them onto blank DVDs. Yhere may be a workaround though.

Annie
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Annie

Yes, you can burn onto DVDs from iTunes. I do so to take and load on my mom’s computer because she doesn’t have high speed internet service.

Kathy
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Kathy

Thanks Michelle and Annie. I feel bad for the elderly people that have been loyal AMC & OLTL fans all these years and can’t watch it now, because they don’t have computers.

Sue
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Sue

Could this be why they moved it to twice a week, to stretch it out? I believe unions serve a very good purpose but this is why many of us have issues with unions, so, instead of being paid less, they will ALL end up losing their jobs. And here WE ARE the fans; screwed again. Or, Is ABC somehow behind it….will never rtrust them. Also noting that the SOAP opera magazines have rater limited thier coverage of the online soaps, making it less likely that the be successsful, is that to make ABC happy? Although that doesn’t make a… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

this really sucks! I’m so tired of the drama……first ABC takes away my fav daytme shows, now this……I’m about to give up on soaps all together, not worth the aggravation, but hope they resolve this matter soon! PLEASE

wayne r harrison
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wayne r harrison

I have gotten used to the fact that all my children n one life to live are on two days a week,now b/c of this labor bullshit,I,just like many other fans ,who worked ,so hard to bring the show back on the air,via ,the internet have to suffer ,during the summer b/c prospect park hasn,t gotten ,their shit together,yet,I hope that everything works out n that,they,ll be back on the air ,by august

Lynette H
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Lynette H

I am hopeful that all will be resolved on all sides. I will stand steadfast and supportive of PP s efforts to continue to give the fans what they want! Love having both OLTL and AMC back! Hang in there everyone! Keep making these stories #1 on Hulu and iTunes!

Shannon
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Shannon

I’m sure there are many meetings & documents we know little about; my hope is that reasonable minds will come to the table & agree to each give something so this can be put aside, and everyone can get back to work.

Maribeth
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Maribeth

I have to say I am not thrilled with the OLTL reboot. It just doesn’t feel the same. I do not like the whole club scene and the acting is very stilted. And I am no prude but the cursing just because they can appears false and sophomoric. I am totally not vested in this show and that makes me sad because I have been watching it since 1971.

jennifer donahue
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jennifer donahue

Disney is probably behind this

Ihatethechew
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Ihatethechew

You can blame the unions, blame ABC, blame viewing habits, blame the new writers, blame the old writers, blame Ron and Frank, blame Michael and Kristen. The common denominator is Prospect Park. Poor babies! They try so hard for us and everything happens to them! The shows returned IN SPITE OF those 2 clowns- NOT because of them. It isn’t their money they are burning through now. It IS their horrible business decisions that have been going on for a couple of years now. If they go away and let people who know what they are doing give this a… Read more »

Bruce
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Bruce

Let me share a cynical conspiracy theory. Considering all the legal battles already in place, I’m suspicious that ABC may be working behind the curtain on this one. From what I understand the union dispute is claiming that AMC and OLTL are going over budget? Everybody wants a piece of the pie. Sad.

Karen
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Karen

I’m disgusted and VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!! First they move it to twice a week and now this. I may give up on HULU as I have with channel seven. 🙁

Corey
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Corey

If both shows are like the previous 6 weeks I dont think the labor disputes will help. in the future. the shows will lose viewers because each show adds nothing.to the last……I find them boring because they are very repetitive. If you really asked someone what has happened on these shows for six week you would answer in 4 sentences or so. I have been enjoying coronation street on HULU. Now this is a story that moves along and well unlike general chit chat in a coffee shop.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Really?? Let’s see! A mystery man came back to Llanview on the day that Dani Over Dosed on X at Blair and Cutter’s Club named Shelter. The Mystery man was Victor Lord Jr ((TSJ)), Dorian came back from DC in a cloud of Misconduct and cover ups…. Todd came back to town with a card with the same symbol that Vic Jr has Tattooed on his forearm, an evil agency is behind the symbol. Todd and Victor try to make a mends for the kids sake. Dani and Jack still want nothing to do with “Todd”. Victor reunited with his… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

I disagree. I feel I get more story in two shows a week on OLTL and AMC than I get on GH where the same dialogue is regurgitated 8 different ways each episode. I haven’t watched GH in two days.

tony curtis
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tony curtis

I have watched both shows on Hulu the day the episode is released and I am very happy with the storylines, the cast and the pace of things. I think the production equals the quality of the shows on the network and far superior to the last years of GL. I applaud PP for never giving up and doing a great job breaking ground. I personally believe this is an attempt by ABC to see the venture failure. The entire cast and crew have done a fantastic job. I personally have never been pro-union so since that is the way… Read more »

Rita
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Rita

I appreciate PP bringing our shows back, but maybe it was a little more than they could handle! I heard the actors are paid per episode, so since they cut them to 2 days a week, does that mean that the actors are only making half of the money that they were told they would make? Everyone needs to make a living! I hope our shows will continue, but I’m starting to get a little worried about their success!

Debbie
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Debbie

This is likely why they scaled down the number of new episodes per week, as the reasons originally presented made very little sense. As for whether or not ABC has a hand in this remains to be seen. Ultimately, Disney is the real villain in the piece. ABC is just a small part of the larger conglomerate and even they discovered how much the parent company had their backs when Disney Imaging backed PP and Disney refused to back ABC in the lawsuit. Suddenly the unions are pointed at as the reason for a hiatus and possible future delays. These… Read more »

Cathy Schneider
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Cathy Schneider

This is so depressing. We are just getting our show back and now this. Please end this soon so us long time fans can enjoy continuing our wonderful All My Children

Bonnie Moss
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Bonnie Moss

Shoot! I was just gettin’ in the habit of watching them again, now I have to wait until Aug.!! Grrrrr!

David
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David

What? You don’t have to wait until August. Did you read the story? They keep going at 2 a week and have enough through September. If they pick back up production in August, you won’t even see a break in the action…no wonder these shows went off the air…the viewers aren’t smart enough to watch?

Joni
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Joni

What next? Why did they get our hopes up? I really feel sorry for the actors who thought they had their jobs back.

su0000
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su0000

lol you believe that the soaps have ended? lol
All are still employed and working..
It is a union ”’dispute”’ nothing more..
Why exaggerate ..

DARLENE
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DARLENE

I REALLY THINK THIS REALLY SUCKS… IM A FAN OF BOTH PROGRAMS
AND ITS BAD ENOUGH ITS EVERY OTHER DAY … BUT NOW THIS ITS NOT FAIR GETTING ALL THE FANS HOPES UP LIKE THIS AND FOR THIS TO HAPPEN JUST NOT FAIR TO ANY OF US.

su0000
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su0000

Nothing has happened, yet ..
And may not happen..
It is being looked into , nothing more..

Gabriel Canp
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Gabriel Canp

how do i sign up to be able to watch One Life To Live & All My Children online and does it cost money if so how much, theses are 2 of my 3 Shows I watched daily that have been taken off the air, I was so excited when I heard it was going to be available online, yet I was told it was a rumor

Robert C
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Robert C

Gabriel you can watch both All My Children and One Life To Live online at hulu.com which has all episodes of both shows for free but you have to watch a few commercials and they also have Hulu Plus which you have to pay for but I don’t think Hulu Plus has any commercials.

Mahogany52
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Mahogany52

Yes! I have hulu plus and they do have commercial.

Willow57
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Willow57

Hello Gabriel:

All you have to do is go to Hulu.com and look for the shows. There is a charge for the HuluPlus…but they also have free Hulu and you can watch the soaps for free.

Margo
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Margo

I got Hula Plus specificly to watch, AMC and OLTL, it does have commercials. I think they have done a great job with the show’s and hope they continue. Right now I feel sorry for the people that are out of work because of the dispute, what ever it may be. I do think more people would watch if they knew about the show’s being back on. Maybe run a commercial on ABC to let viewers know. I found out via FB.

cindy
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cindy

You can watch both programs on your computer…just type in Hulu.com and you then click on the link for TV shows and movies….then type in All My Children OR one Life To Live…you can watch it free…you don’t pay a cent, unless you pay for Hulu plus, then you can watch on regular TV…..but to watch on your computer, it is totally free!!

Annie
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Annie

I prefer to pay 9.99 for 20 episodes on iTunes where there are no commercials. I switch each week where I tape the More show on Friday since it has been combines for both shows.

Charlanne
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Charlanne

OMG! Can we just get all these issues ironed out so that we may enjoy our soaps? So happy that they are back however. I grew up watching AMC with my mother but I enjoy OLTL the best!

It’s great to see all the old actors still on and enjoying some of te new ones. Viva OLTL!!

Donna Judd
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Donna Judd

This is bull crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DONNA HONEYCUTT
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DONNA HONEYCUTT

hopefully this can be worked out or will cancel my hulaplus payments only reason I joined pay wise to contribute to keeping them on

dzzdee
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dzzdee

Give it up!

Lynne
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Lynne

They better not cancel these two soaps again after waiting so long to see them again I will really be pissed!!!!!

dl
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dl

Saw this one coming a mile away. What joke. Should have just left a sleeping dog lay. To do this to the fans for a 3rd time is just downright cruel. I have already stopped watching. Should have just left well enough alone. I am sure others will have a different opinion but this is just mine!

KK Davis
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KK Davis

I will fill any crew job for free to keep OLTL in production.

Kimmytk
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Kimmytk

I think PP should move production to Texas where we are a right to work state and leave all the unions behind! Then go to 5 days one hour shows.

David
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David

Kimmy. Isn’t that the truth.

Annie
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Annie

Move them to Indiana…I am going to need a new job soon. 😉

Daisy
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Daisy

I am sorry to predict this but face reality, these shows won’t be filming after the hiatus. These guys couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended on it!

mbbtmb
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mbbtmb

Hopefully it can all be worked out. I am also tired of all the drama. I just want to watch my show. All My Children is my most favorite show ever. So sad how everything was so bad then turned good and now bad again. Work it out you guys. This is getting old.

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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