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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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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.

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

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!!!!! 🙁

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!!!!!

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

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 give praise for PP for enduring their never ending struggles and for never giving up, but fighting!!!
That is total commitment to succeed in this never done before feat/undertaking…

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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 NOTHING to do with? Because the union muscle BS said they could not do it and someone had to cover the missing money (of course not their very own treasurer that embezzled the money and was NOT charged or jailed for it either!)! If I have an employer abuse me with low wages I have the option to go elsewhere to work. I do not need to pay a corrupt union official to retain my job if I screw up, because I chose ot take responsibility for my actions. I witnessed union workers drinking and coming in high and screwing up and getting off because of the union. Yeah that so does NOT work for me and it certainly is not the only place I witnessed this.
There are more than two sides to every story hon.

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!!!!

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.

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 !

Thanks for that info!!!!

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

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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……

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 before the original PLANNED hiatus for them. Get a grip girl! Or better yet, get a real clue. Know what you are talking about before opening your yap!

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!

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

I agree John…..

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….

YES!!!

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 bye to them again and in a short amount of time. Very say

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.

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

I agree with you!

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.

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!

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!!!

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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 the shows work, so they can, lets not screw up the great start of the return of these iconic shows. Prospect Park will ask and we will do, so stay tuned i guess…..fasten your seatbelt this is not going to be over.

Well said Val!

Amen!!

Ditto Val!!!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 lot of sense since they only have
one soap left.

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

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

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!

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.

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.

Disney is probably behind this

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 try things may work out. If not- how many weeks in a row can we take of new boxes of dog sh*t wrapped in ribbons and roses? Every week we get new signs that things are bad even though Hulu ratings are great. What more did they want?

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.

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. 🙁

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.

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 family and even say down to play some video games with the kids. Viki and Clint are still engaged. Natalie has Liam and receives a phone call From John then discovering that her father had a hand in her relationship with her John and their son Liam. Matthew is a Dead beat father, Destiny is a Single mother. Clint tries to slap Matthew in to reality about being a dad but it takes his Uncle Snoop to make him see the light of the situation. David is filming the life of Vickerman. Tea tells Victor about the death of their baby. Victor sees someone with a Gun and the same symbol he has on his arm at the local coffee shop and he leaves to “finish business” with the agency and keep Tea and his family safe. Victor poisons Todd with Arsenic however Todd did not die. Viki tries to get the Banner in to the Digital age and hires a Bright new Reporter Jeffrey King to help her. Bo is still the Police Commisioner and Nora is the DA however she is reliving her college years as a Advice DJ…..

Jesse flies Cassandra over for her mom as a surprise, and she was kidnapped by a Russian Mobster who deals in Human Trafficking. The limo they used to take her was registered to Zack Slater’s Casino. He comes back to help Find Cassandra and in the middle of the investigation he meets up with Lea an FBI agent who was investigating his Casino’s. Jr shot Marissa that night 5 years ago at Adam’s house and killed her. David got the gun from JR shot him point blank and tried to kill him. JR has been in a Coma since, Marissa died from her injuries. Aj and Miranda are best friends and in high school, AJ is very protective of Miranda. Pete Courtland comes back to save his Dads company and meets up with Celia (( A new character)) and develops feelings for her all tho she has a “guardian” that she has never seen but keeps tabs on her with this woman Evelyn who works for him and takes care of Celia. David is released from Jail thanks to Angie who took up for him at his parole hearing, Dixie freaks out when she finds out by finding him in JR’s Room. JR wakes up from his coma and goes home, AJ wants nothing to do with him. Cara sees David at the hospital and lies to him and says that she miscarried their child, While JR was in his coma he heard Cara say that she did not miscarry she had the baby but he is with her mother far away from David. Adam put Chandler Inc under Brooke’s control and gave her explicit instructions he does NOT want JR near the company, 5 years ago he dam near bankrupted the company. Zack refused to let the Russians have a piece of his Casions so they threatened Kendall and the kids and she could take it anymore they divorced and Kendall took the boys and left…..Colby has come back and is WHOA more of a Spoiled brat then Before if that is even possible LOL

I think that is WAY more than 4 lines, so obviously you have not been pay that close of attention!

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.

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 the entertainment field works it union and its members should come to a new agreement to hand the new production and delivery model. It is very apparent to me the old rules do not fit and is no different than the old “studio model”. Shame on the unions.

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!

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 are the same union members that were put out of work when ABC/Disney canceled the soaps. And let’s not forget that the movers and shakers at PP/OLN are both former Disney corporation employees and that the dreaded Brian Frons was brought into ABC by Disney to dismantle the soaps, take the heat and then quietly go away. So don’t blame the unions, blame Disney, they are the ones still looking to shift blame because things are so bad in the mouse house that they’ve had to increase parks admissions by $90.00 to keep the shareholders happy.

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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!!

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

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

Give it up!

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

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!

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

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.

Kimmy. Isn’t that the truth.

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

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!

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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Susan shared, “I believe that they contacted my publicist and it wasn’t for me.” She added, “I watched The Golden Bachelor, and I really enjoyed watching The Golden Bachelor. This is a new addiction for me.”

And a few years back. her assistant got Lucci hooked on The Bachelor, as she expressed on the dating series, “I was immediately engaged. I cared. I wanted to know more about these people.”

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The outlet shared that they did reach out to ABC and Warner Bros. about potential interest in Susan. However, they did not respond. A source then told the publication that Lucci was not offered a role.

For Susan, finding a second chance at love is an interesting proposition; given that she had the most incredible and enduring 53-year marriage to her late husband and manager, Helmet Huber, who passed away at 84-years-old back in March of 2022.

So, what do you think of Susan being contacted to see if she was interested in becoming ABC’s ‘Golden Bachelorette’ for the senior dating-reality series? Comment below.

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51st Daytime Emmys: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Receive Talk Show Host Nominations

On Thursday, nominations were announced in the Outstanding Talk Show category for the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) coming off his first-year as co-host of ‘Live” with real-life wife, Kelly Ripa scored his first Talk Show Host nomination along with Ripa who has been nominated previous times.

Joining Mark and Kelly in the race are: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk and
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall.

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As previously reported, The Talk is coming to its end when its upcoming 15th and final season ends in December of 2024.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys are slated to be broadcast and stream live on CBS and Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th

Look for the full list of nominations to drop on Friday morning at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

So, are you rooting for Kelly and Mark to win their first Talk Show host award together? Comment below.

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Mark Consuelos Celebrates One-Year Anniversary as Co-Host of ‘Live’ Alongside Kelly Ripa

Today, April 17th marks a full-year since Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) took over the co-hosting duties of ‘Live” alongside his wife, and longtime co-host, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, All My Children).

Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest who are six seasons decided to be back on the west coast full-time. For Consuelos, now having the opportunity to work off of Ripa as co-hosts has been something of adjustment for him, but viewers have been eating it up.

Live with Kelly and Mark has remained the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23M per episode.  It is also the most-watched daytime talk show in the last year in key demos of women 18-49 and women 25-54. All of this, since the real-life marrieds teamed-up.

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Speaking with Deadline, Kelly Ripa shared why the two are gelling on-screen, “I do think that there is something very possibly relatable about our relationship. We have disagreements like a normal couple, and we’re not afraid to let them unfold on the air and in front of America, and I think people find a lot of themselves in that.”

Mark weighed in how he has progressed as a host, and what he could improve at, sharing, “I’d like to get better at my interviewing skills. I’d like to get better at reading a teleprompter…I think I’m getting better at throwing to commercial. The other day in the middle of the show as we go to commercial, my sign off was ‘See you guys around.’ I mean, the show wasn’t over. The most obvious thing to say would be, ‘We’ll be back right after this.’ But I just said, ‘See you around.’ So we went to commercial and one of the producers (goes) ‘What was that?’ I don’t know… So for the next few sign offs, as a joke, I’d say ‘See you around.’ We got a kick out of it.”

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Meanwhile, Kelly has given huge props to Mark, “I find Mark utterly compelling, really interesting, super funny, and he’s bold in a way like nobody else. He says what’s on his mind. If he’s thinking it, he says it.  I’ve done this a long time and oftentimes people will adjust their natural personalities to pander to what they think the audience wants to hear, and Mark will tell people what he thinks, and he doesn’t care if it’s not a popular opinion. It gives him an edginess that I think is really missing in the landscape today. Everybody’s so afraid to say anything, and Mark is unafraid to say exactly what he’s thinking.”

In a statement, Debra O’Connell, President News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment shared, We could not be more thrilled with how Mark has seamlessly joined the show family as permanent co-host. His undeniable charisma and his and Kelly’s natural chemistry are evident as they deliver the laughs and smiles to our viewers each morning. We are incredibly proud of how Live has continued to evolve and that the audience is responding so enthusiastically.”

So, do you think Mark Consuelos is the best co-host his wife Kelly Ripa has ever had on ‘Live’? How would you say he is doing as co-host after one full year on the job? Comment below.

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