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BREAKING NEWS: Prospect Park Suing ABC Over All My Children & One Life to Live Licensing Agreement!

The behind the scenes soap opera continues between Prospect Park and ABC!  As the story goes, ABC canceled both All My Children and One Life to Live back in 2011 and licensed the rights to Prospect Park.  Prospect Park has now readied the shows for their online premieres on April 29th amidst several issues with the licensing agreement between the two business entities,  one of which has been the issue of the usage of original Llanview characters John McBain, Starr Manning, and Todd Manning.

In an item from Deadline.com this afternoon, “One week before Prospect Park is set to launch online soaps All My Children and One Life To Live, the production company is filing a breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, which licensed the shows to Prospect Park, the company of Jeff Kwatinetz and former Walt Disney studios president Rich Frank, two years ago. In the complaint, which has been filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Prospect Park claims that ABC has been breaking the licensing agreement and sabotaging Prospect Park’s efforts to continue AMC and OLTL online.

The lawsuit won’t derail the plans for the AMC and OLTL re-launch on April 29. “These shows will go forward, and Prospect will address its right sin Court,” the suit said. “Regardless of how successful Prospect may be,the fact remains that ABC did not deliver what it promised, Prospect did not get what it paid for,and Prospect is now entitled to recover millions of dollars in damages for ABC’s egregious conduct.” The complaint seeks monetary damages of at least $25 million.

The lawsuit follows a couple of months of building up tensions and threats of legal action between Prospect Park and ABC centered on OLTL actors who had been starring on ABC’s General Hospital since the cancellation of OLTL by ABC. Prospect Park attempted to get them back, which created a standoff with ABC. The last straw came last week when ABC announced that OLTL’s Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton and Roger Howarth will return to GH on May 10, presumably as new characters. According to the lawsuit, after taking over AMC and OLTL in 2011, Prospect Park, in “a gesture of good will”, allowed ABC “to borrow seven OLTL characters to appear on a limited basis” on the network’s soap General Hospital for the actors playing them can have employment. (It is understood that, despite having the characters on a temporary basis, ABC signed the actors playing them in long-term deals, making their return to OLTL even more difficult. Howarth recently made a short-term deal with Prospect Park to do a stint on OLT before returning to GH.) Prospect Park claims that in the arrangement, they retained “approval rights over ABC’s use of the OLTL characters. But “for over a year, ABC outright failed and refused to consult with Prospect on any storylines involving these characters, rendering Prospect’s approval rights meaningless.” With that, “in the ultimate act of bad faith, ABC inexplicably killed off two OLTL characters on loan to GH by having their car forced off a cliff. ABC effectively killed another major OLTL character, who was not even licensed to ABC, by revealing that this long-standing OLTL character is in fact another character (alter ego) on GH.”

Prospect Park also claims ABC breached the two side’s licensing agreement by refusing to hand over to Prospect Park the URLs for the two soaps the company had purchased, onelifetolive.com and allmychildren.com. “These URLs are not only critical to establishing public awareness for the re-launch, but they are part of the rights paid for by Prospect. It is understood that ABC also recently declined to air ads for OLTL because it features prominently an actor who is on GH.”

Despite the fact that ABC retains some ownership in AMC and OLTL under the licensing agreement, Prospect Park argues that ABC is trying to sabotage the two show’s transition online. The complaint claims that “at least one ABC executive” involved in the decisions to how to handle OLTL actors on GH, “has openly declared his desire to see Prospect fail” and suggests that the network’s actions may be driven by “a basic fear of embarrassment if Prospect succeeds.”

On-Air On-Soaps will keep you abreast on the further developments of this breaking story!  So soap fans, do you agree that at this point, Prospect Park should sue ABC?  Do you understand where Prospect Park is coming from in their claims that ABC is sabotaging their online efforts with the two beloved shows?  Wouldn’t it be good for the soap industry in general, if these two companies could reach an agreement somehow, especially at a time when GH delivered an amazing 50th anniversary celebration and Prospect Park is about to relaunch two soaps?  Let us know your thoughts on it all!

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Doug
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Doug

Amazing way to promote the new shows, PP. I knew this was coming. This will be on all the news shows and websites. Perfect timing and a smart PR plan. Way to go PP. Sometimes you have to fight dirty.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

dirty indeed on PP’s part. I hope ABC counter-sue them

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Do tell Tarly what can PP be sued for???

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

I wonder how do the actors at AMC and OLTL really feel about PP’s actions as of late? Seems like PP doesn’t care about the rest of the cast. They just spend all their energy to these three actors whose already moved on. Let them go already and pay attention to those who has remained with the shows.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I’ll BET any amount of money that the CAST is FULLY behind PP! Do you really think these actors give a shit about ABC after what they did to them????
Erika S said how wonderfully they treat the CAST! Something ABC knows nothing about!! So I’m sure they have no problem with them SUING ABC!
BTW read the lawsuit because it is getting ridiculous how many ppl think this about ACTORS!

Connie Naylor
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Connie Naylor

Are you kidding me? I have been waiting for AMC and OLTL for 2 years to come back. You will be crushing alot of people if they don’t continue!! Get over yourselves!

nik1296
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nik1296

I think PP is totally justified in what they are doing. ABC are the ones fighting dirty. PP just wants what belongs to them. ABC had slowly destroyed all of the characters that have come on the show from OLTL, all PP is trying to do is save what is left of them. I agree I think all the actors are fully behind PP since it’s PP who has their best intentions at heart unlike ABC who just wanted them all to disappear.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great post Nik 1296 I completely agree!!!!!

Kelly
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Kelly

Totally agree. PP is not exactly innocent in this and why not just wait another 2 weeks (until the shows have been airing) to sue ABC? That just doesn’t make marketing sense to have this type of negative publicity surrounding the premieres of these shows. Makes you wonder if they are in need of the $25mm.

moshane58
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moshane58

I agree.I dislike aBC as much as anybody but they can’t tell me they had no clue what was going on with the characters and there delay for over a year made people go elsewhere for jobs.Think they need to take blame here to.I am sad we lost alot of AMC characters and alot haven’t even been ask to come on baord.They want a dtifferent AMC,But i will watch and back it.Its all we got and its better then nothing.They promise in the beginning it would be in the same format and it is not.I’m just gonna watch my soaps… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Moshane do you read the articles or skim read? Try reading…

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

How do you know moshane?? How do you know whom has been contacted and who doesn’t??? You don’t!

Agatematt
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Agatematt

The three OLTL characters are one thing, the trio of actors who play them is quite another. Prospect Park seems to be suffering from the illegal illusion that it can force actors to work on the rebooted OLTL when two of them — Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton — have made it clear they want no part of the Internet soap. TPTB at PP would serve themselves well to take a look at the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which not only outlawed slavery but indentured servitude as well. ABC was perfectly within their rights — and the contract agreement… Read more »

nik1296
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nik1296

I have not heard any of these actors express not wanting to be apart of PP reboot of OLTL. ABC has a choke hold on all of them and I’m sure does not want any of them speaking on what they really want. If you actually read the lawsuit you would have seen and I quote “PP is also informed and believes on that basis alleges that in breach of the implied covenant, ABC entered into long- term contracts with certain actors known for their characters in OLTL thereby preventing those actors from working with PP and effectively removing any… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

It is so nice to see someone with some brains and logic on here Nik 1296

Sam
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Sam

I agree! Finally, PP shows some balls. This should prove that the whole thing was ABCs ruse to kill them and shutup the fans. IMO Ron and Frank were unethical using OLTL characters and material as long as PP had paid for the rights. I read that Ron was an attorney b4 becoming a writer so he should know better. This should prove ABC/Disney doesn’t want OLTL/AMC to succeed. PP is already doing a much better job than Disney. I am predicting that on April 29, so many people will go to Hulu the site will crash. Let’s make that… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I completely agree Sam! Great post!!

Annie
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Annie

Agree!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Ron may have been an attorney before becoming a writer, but none of this would have been his final decision, it would have been ABC’s. Whether he “knows better” or not would have, unfortunately, been totally irrelevant; ABC has its own team of (practicing) lawyers, and they would have been the ones who were consulted and whose opinion would have counted. Ditto on whether Frank and Ron behaved “ethically” or not–they undoubtedly did exactly what ABC asked them to do, and it’s ABC’s ethics that are in question, not theirs. ABC’s decision was a smart one–but only if they could… Read more »

jeanne
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jeanne

I am all for PP succeeding. When ABC cancelled these shows they did not care about the viewers. They shot themselves in the foot by cancelling these daytime staples. ABC disappointed MANY viewers. Get over yourself and let PP pick up the ball that you dropped

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

“I think Prospect Park is probably on much weaker legal ground with that part of the lawsuit.”
Michael I think you would think differently if you read the Lawsuit…

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Is the lawsuit itself available somewhere to read, then? I hunted around a bit but didn’t see it available, and I don’t see a link above.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Here Michael here is a quote from the lawsuit about the actors…. ““PP is also informed and believes on that basis alleges that in breach of the implied covenant, ABC entered into long- term contracts with certain actors known for their characters in OLTL thereby preventing those actors from working with PP and effectively removing any incentive for them to do so, ABC did so knowing full well that it had short-term rights to the OLTL characters and without disclosing to the actors PP right to get the characters back. PP is informed and believes and on that basis alleges… Read more »

Susie
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Susie

I think ABC is a bully. They gave up the shows and should honor their agreement. Of course, the continuity (or lack of) on General Hospital, with the abrupt departures of central characters and the possible return of these actors in different roles is laughable. But then it is a soap! Best of luck to Prospect Park and to a new and robust future for OLTL and AMC and their terrific cast of actors.

jan lemos
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jan lemos

will everyone b able to watch the soaps on the channel free or do we have to pay to watch them?

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

You can watch it on Hulu ((FREE)) Hulu Plus 7.99 a month, Itunes and if you are in Canada you can watch it on FX. Hope that helps!

Sherrie
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Sherrie

Please, ABC, don’t become like other networks (NBC). Can’t you all just get along. Are you that money hungry? How big do you have to be? General Hospital is your last soap. Why did you decide to keep it? You threw AMC to the curb without regard for anyone. You moved the actors to California and then screwed them. Let me correct myself…Evidently you are already as bad, if not worse than NBC.

Jessica
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Jessica

Yep. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do but really ABC don’t have the right to be like that how would they feel if they got done that way and i’m a big fan of both of them soaps I’ve watched every show until I didn’t see it on tv im not like’n this and I do hope that AMC and OLTL get’s back on tv because i really like to watch my soaps so i hope the soaps gets it not ABC go get’m soaps and ABC it is not fair for the soaps not to be aired… Read more »

scott
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scott

Abc disney sucks..long live amc and oltl

c l h
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c l h

Yep. I have not watched ABC since they cancelled the soaps. I think it is now time to boycott all things Disney too!

Who cares if ABC advertises it now, they couldn’t be bothered when they had the shows. It’s not like they have a lot of daytime audience left to show the ads to anyway.

I hope PP wipes the floor with them!!

jimh
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jimh

I read disney has an interest in hulu which carries both soaps!

moshane58
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moshane58

ABC,NBC and CBS own hulu..

Frank
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Frank

NBCUniversal Television Group (32%)
Fox Broadcasting Company (36%)
Disney-ABC Television Group (32%)

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree.

Lisa Postles
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Lisa Postles

Yes!

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto! “Long Live, AMC & OLTL.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Ditto Scott!

c l h
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c l h

Yes they should sue. Enough is enough. ABC not only cancelled the shows, totally disregarding their fan bases, but are seemingly saying “we don’t want these shows but we’ll be damned if anyone else has them either.” They want to make the money on the licensing while making sure it’s worthless.

The fact is ABC will be, and should be, embarrassed when these shows succeed far better than they did when they had them.

Cindy
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Cindy

I agree!

Sandra M
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Sandra M

Love everything you said!

Crystal
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Crystal

I doubt ABC will be embarrassed if the shows succeed far better than when they had them because the standard for a web series and a TV network is very different. PP’s lawsuit will likely be thrown out of court, not only because ABC can afford to drag it through the courts since they no doubt have more money than the PP company but also because there’s no proof of them sabotaging Prospect Park’s efforts to relaunch the show. The only thing that they did that affects OLTL is that they will be keeping RH, ME and KA as employees… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

How do you know what they have?? Are you ONE of their Attorneys? I’m sure if they are going after ABC they have more than enough proof of what they claim……ALL OF IT IS ABC’S FAULT!

Patrick
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Patrick

“here ye, here ye”

well said….

ABC be damned” should they hinder PP’s accomplishment.

Linda
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Linda

I totally agree! ABC/Disney cancelled these shows stating no one watched them. Then when all the complaints started rolling in they tried to save face. They now want to cash in on the success GH has had since a lot of people watched it because of the OLTL characters. I for one did not watch GH until they added those characters. Now they want it to fail online so they don’t look like the fools they were to cance these 2 shows. I am glad they decided to sue. They paid for the rights the characters were on loan and… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great post I completely agree! Sorry anyone that backs ABC or thinks they did nothing wrong needs to have their head examined!

Kelly
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Kelly

No one is saying that ABC did nothing wrong but your blind alligiance to PP is not accurate either. We do not know both sides of the stories. And yes, I do have some inside information on how this went down and both sides have been a bit unethical. Bottom line is that this is a business – people are out there to make money so don’t be so quick to throw blame until you know the whole story. I find it frustrating that instead of waiting 2 weeks that PP, one week before the shows air, decides to air… Read more »

Kristy
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Kristy

It sounds to me like PP has every right to sue. ABC is bullying and needs to face consequences of it… apparently not enough that they cut AMC and OLTL from network TV, but now that PP has done the work to relaunch our shows, they (ABC) want to trip it up following their neglect in following the original agreement.

andrea
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andrea

who cares about Cole and Hope and characters come back from the dead all time.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

exactly. No body was found. Those two can come back from the dead easily. Obviously, PP is just playing dirty.

jimh
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jimh

They probably wouldnt use them anyway.

JoAnn
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JoAnn

The point is not that GH killed off Hope and Cole, the point is ABC agreed to consult PP regarding how the 7 LOANED characters were going to be used. After all PP is paying millions of dollars to ABC/Disney for the licensing of AMC and OLTL and that included all of their characters and all of past storylines.

MK
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MK

I truly believe that Cole and Hope Are alive.

Scott
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Scott

UH maybe the people who paid for the rights and control of the characters?????
Easy enough it will probably turn out that Irene is alive and caused the crash and took Hope and Cole just like she did with Todd

Avidreader72
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Avidreader72

Thanks for keeping us up to date, Michael. Should we be surprised by this? Look at how ABC treated OLTL and AMC while they were on the air.

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

I don’t think ANY of us are surprised by ABCs actions. They treated everyone (including the fans) like scum under their shoes. I love GH but the heads at ABC really suck and they should already be embarrassed because our soaps will succeed!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I agree Lisa!

Kim
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Kim

Definitely. ABC has done NOTHING to support these new shows, and in fact, after reading the complaint, it seems they have tried to destroy OLTL systematically. I am glad PP finally has stood up to at least spell out the TRUTH.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

That Lawsuit is very interesting reading and it most definitely sounds like ABC tried to sabotage PP every step of the way!

ethel
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ethel

i know cole & hope were killed when thier car ran off a cliff but who is this long standing oltl character that was revealed as another character (alter ego) on gh????
anybody know?

c l h
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c l h

I think they are referring to them making it look like Tomas is really Alcazar.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

Lorenzo Alcazar or Skye Chandler?

Kelly
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Kelly

Thomas/Alcazar

jimh
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jimh

John Mcbain alter Stephan Clay/Caleb Morley i believe!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

ding ding no more calls we have a winner…..JIM!

aria
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aria

thomas delgado, according to the lawsuit , ABC and GH killed of the character of Tomas by revealing he was GH Alcazar.

rebecca
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rebecca

Lorenzo Delgado was said to really be GH character crime lord Alcazar.

rebecca
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rebecca

Hahah, I mean Tomas Delgado…

elizabeth ays
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elizabeth ays

I think is was Caleb was a alter ego

scott
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scott

Thomas was reveled to be alkaza

elizabeth ayala
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elizabeth ayala

I think Caleb is the alter ego …

Bryon
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Bryon

The long standing OLTL character that was referenced was Thomas Delgado played by Ted King. They revealed him as “Alcazar”, on GH. I’m so glad Prospect Park is suing ABC, I only watched GH after they cancelled OLTL and was very disappointed how they destroyed the storylines. Killing off Cole & Hope was not the best way to bring over the OLTL characters. They also killed off Tea’s baby. ABC is dirty and so glad they are being sued. I will not be watching GH after they stole the actors who play Todd, Starr, and John.

Bryon
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Bryon

Looking forward to the premiere of OLTL on April 29th.

Tali
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Tali

He wasn’t long standing character!

David
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David

They’re referring to Ted King who played Alcazar on GH but was Tomas Delgado on OLTL. They had a plot where Skye and Carly recognized Tomas as Alcazar.

David
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David

John McBain.

Ellen
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Ellen

Ethel, I”m trying to figure out the same thing!

Craig
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Craig

Blair’s love interest when OLTL ended (Tea’s brother- can’t remember his name now) was hinted, but not quite revealed as far as I can remember, to be Alcazar from GH. Both were played by the same actor (Ted King?) Not sure, but I’m guessing that’s who they’re referring to…

Craig
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Craig

Tomas was his name, and the last this was mentioned on GH, Blair, Tea, and Skye Quartermaine were going on a road trip to track down Tomas and see if he really was Lorenzo Alcazar, as Skye and Todd believed.

Jaesun
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Jaesun

I assume they were talking about Tomas/Alcazar. They could also sue over Tea’s dead baby I guess but from the preview video it seems like they are running with that story.

Tali
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Tali

Michael Easton aka Vampire whatever his name was!

Tali
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Tali

Ted King played Tomas Delgado was not a long standing OLTL character! Michael Easton had been there 10 yrs.

Heather
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Heather

I think it might be Tomas.

Mark in FLA
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Mark in FLA

I am not a GH viewer, but from what I have read it appears to be Michael Easton’s role. It says above that “ABC effectively killed another major OLTL character”. Does not mean the character is dead. I guess that would be John McBain. Hasn’t ME been playing a character he played before on “Port Charles”?

mizz real
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mizz real

Michael Easton played vampire on gh spinoff port Charles) 2001-2003

Cindy
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Cindy

I would like to know that, too.

Cindy
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Cindy

Ted King’s character on OLTL Tomas was revealed to be his GH character Lorenzo.

Helen
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Helen

Tomas Delgado

Aaron
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Aaron

They are referring to Tomas being Alcazar.

Brianna
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Brianna

They had Tea Delgado brother be Alcazar

Brianna
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Brianna

they also killed Tea’s and Victors baby which I think alot of viewers were looking forward too

Linda
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Linda

The only one I can think of is Tomas/Alcazar.

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

I am thinking they are speaking of Tomas Delgado who they revealed to be the Alcazar character from GH when Carly, Skye and Todd visited Blaisr in Llanview.

k/kay
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k/kay

I am guessing they are talking about Michael Easton/John/Caleb/? forgotten the other name. My guess will be heads will roll over on the set of GH FV & RC are the ones who brought them over gave them love interests and wrote story for them for three characters who were OLTL even including Tea & Blair maybe they PP did not want Tea to lose her baby you see where I am heading with this. It is going to get real nasty now they say hey we are bringing the actors back to GH as new characters when they created… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Just read on another board maybe they are talking about the character of Tomas/Alcazar?

Lynn
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Lynn

I think they are talking about Thomas/Lorenzo alcazar s/l, when I think of all the s/l b.s. and sabotage of the endings on OLTL that was set up to be the reboot I think I don’t blame PP

tim
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tim

Tomas,it was suggested on GH that he may actually be Lorenzo Alcazar.

Torrey
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Torrey

Don’t forget they killed off Tea & Victors baby as well…as far as the alter ego, I have no idea what they are talking about. Unless they are meaning the whole Caleb/John story…but who knows??

Sandra M
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Sandra M

yes, they are talking about Thomas/Alcazar (ted king, who played both characters on each show)

Curtis
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Curtis

Tomas Aka Alcazar

Jody
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Jody

Tomas aka Alcazar

Julce
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Julce

On GH Carly & Skye went to Llanview & told Tea that her Tomas was really their mutual ex Lorenzo Alcazar. The joke was that actor Ted King played Lorenzo on GH first before going to OLTL & playing Tomas.

MK
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MK

That Tomas Delgado is Lorenzo Alcazar.

Dw
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Dw

Tomas Delgado/Luis Alcazar (or Lorenzo Alcazar, never could keep em straight!)

Lillysmoonfire
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Lillysmoonfire

The long standing character who also had an alter ego on GH… the only one i can think of would be Alcazar/Tomas Delgato?????? anyone?
PP should sue the pants off ABC.. !!! VIva la OLTL and AMC!!!

Tali
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Tali

Tomas Delgado was not a long standing character on OLTL, maybe a yr and half.

tdot
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tdot

On an episode of General Hospital, Skye Quatermaine and Carly Jax saw an article in the Sun about Thomas Delgado and Blair’s wedding and they revealed to Todd that it was Lorenzo Alcazar.

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

I would like the answer to that as well. I just can’t think of who it is and I never miss it. There goes the ‘Ol memory! Can anybody answer that for us?

Cindy
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Cindy

Yeah, they are talking about Tomas Delgatto.

Cathleen
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Cathleen

I’m guessing they are talking about Tomas. They implied that he was really Alcazar.

Irishtoddy
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Irishtoddy

The alter ego was Tomas who GH implied was really Lorenzo Alcazar (Ted King played both roles).

Tali (not Smith)
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Tali (not Smith)

Tomas Delgado. GH wrote that he wasn’t really Tomas but a GH character named Lorenzo .

Christopher John
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Christopher John

Tomas…Alcazar…?

Denise Pomeroy
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Denise Pomeroy

They mean how Blair’s fiance was a dead ringer for the character of Lorenzo Alcazar on GH. The strange part was when Skye, Blair and Tea left GH to find Tomas and were never seen again on GH. Unless I missed those episodes.

TRW
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TRW

Tomas/Alcazar

Arielle
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Arielle

That’s what I was wondering too. I wish someone had answered. Doesn’t anybody know what they’re referring to on that?

Tima
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Tima

It was Tomas I think the actor also played a few characters on GH.

Chuck
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Chuck

A storyline on GH around the holidays strongly suggested that a longtime GH character, Lorenzo Alcazar, was going by the alias of Tomas Delgado, the OLTL character played by Ted King (who had also played Alcazar). Heck, I was surprised Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini even went there, considering one of the characters so wrapped up in the resemblance, Carly, is played by Laura Wright. Her character on Loving/The City, Ally, had an on-again/off-again relationship with Danny, played by … Ted King! So …. Since GH recognizes The City continuity (via the Tracy Quartermaine/Gino Soleito mob storyline), it’s interesting no… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

could it be John ,who was Calep on Pc 10 years ago.

SnapeGirl
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SnapeGirl

Holy cow! The behind-the-scenes is playing out like a juicy soap opera plot line!! 😉

jimh
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jimh

It actually sounds more interesting than the soaps!

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

In fact, I think the Pickle Lilla storyline is kind of similar. ELQ owns the rights to the relish so Tracy is just going to change the name and A.J. is going to just change the recipe. Just like P.P. has to change the actors but gets to keep the name and GH gets to keep the actors but has to change their character. Did anybody else catch that?

Sandra M
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Sandra M

yes, i was lmao

mizz real
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mizz real

.LOL..DIDNT GET THAT

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

I caught that as well, and chuckled

kat
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kat

Of course keeping their name out there just a few weeks before launch isn’t all about Publicity. You know what they say even bad publicity is publicity.

Robert
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Robert

ABC was wrong to cancel the shows in the first place, but I don’t see the point in sueing them because GH killed off Cole and Hope (their bodies weren’t found) and Kristen Alderman and Michael Easton didn’t want to uproot their lives to work across the country for several months. But the dumbest thing is the connection between Thomas and Alcazar. Just say it wasn’t true. I like both shows and think Prospect Park just needs to accept they will have to recast Starr and John and maybe Todd or just ignore the fact the OLTL characters ever moved… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Out of the whole BIG article that is what you saw, the characters?? Is that is what you think this is all about? Starr, John and Todd???

aria
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aria

oh god, ms know it all joliefan forever has always something to say, look, oltl can start off where it last ended on abc, recast those 3 characters and ignore everything abc and GH did. so stop crying a river, oltl fans are so melodramatic.

David
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David

Holy smokes! This is better than any drama on any soap currently airing! I admit I was reticent about getting behind AMC and OLTL with Prospect Park because of them dropping the ball originally and especially in the case of OLTL, the ABC version ended so perfectly. But I have since changed my tune as it looks like Prospect Park has really turned itself around and have made a herculean effort to bring these shows back in a smart way and, especially in the case of OLTL, luring back the core cast. I’m actually getting excited for the reboots and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

well said…

seriously…

it’s like…. ABC/disney… let’s trim the budget and cut daytime up…

and let’s ALL watch abc “prime-time” fail together.

and notwithstanding… this is happening all over prime time… on the “major” networks….

cable is eschewing… what once was.

Patrick
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Patrick

cable is taking over…

and the networks don’t have a clue.

if this is a new era… ie: internet… we can’t fault this….

AMC and OLTL tribute and staying power on PP.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

true colors revealed on PP. GH was happy and already moved on without the characters. Instead of focusing on their shows, they keep clinging on to GH and the trio. I hope ABC counter-sue their behind off.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Counter Sue them for what?? Taking back Characters ABC tried to Steal? ABC has NOTHING and PP I hope wipes the floor with them it long over do for ABC to be put in their place!!

Kim
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Kim

Good answer! It’s hard to imagine people cannot see the real story here. Legally, PP is totally in the right.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Thanks Kim. I agree and ya know if they actually read the Lawsuit they would not make such silly comments. I think a lot of them don’t read it because they don’t want to see what ABC has done……

aria
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aria

this is like a soap opera, whose the villian? well seems like ABC, but are they really? this is so confusing, sure gives all 3 soaps, ABC and PP alot of press coverage, so who is really the winner and loser here. more likely the viewer, who now has to see what kind of results all this feuding will end up in.

rebecca
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rebecca

Totally agree with Prospect Park! Hope they kick ass!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Me too!!

Christy
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Christy

no, I don’t think they should sue. they should be damn grateful that they are finally going to get their project off the ground, and should concentrate on making a success of it. as far as Hope & Cole, they can, as GH has many times, find them alive and being hidden away from society by some kook — I’m thinking Allison Perkins may have a little zoo of her own started. and the other character, is someone else on GH? is that the Caleb/McBain deal? did they even watch the show? Caleb (michael easton) was originally on another ABC… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

BREACH OF CONTRACT that is the Problem!

rebecca
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rebecca

How you…or any OLTL fan, can side with ABC on ANYTHING is beyond me. ABC CANCELLED OLTL! PROSPECT PARK…is the ONLY company…NOT OPRAH…NOT any other CABLE station…thought it was worth the financial risk of producing OLTL (or AMC)! Prospect Park SHOULD BE GRATEFUL!!!!???? They are a business…they spent MILLIONS of DOLLARS to get these things back on! ABC isn’t doing them a favor!!!! Grateful? For what???!!!! And news flash…it’s a business opportunity for Prospect Park. They’re not a chairty existing to give fans back their soaps! They envision a wave of the future…whioh is more interent programming…they saw a huge… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

ooh, ouch! obviously hit a nerve with you. Sorry. I’m not siding with ABC, just thinking that a company that was struggling to get their project off the ground and is just getting started would want to concentrate on the project and not spend money on suing a huge company like ABC/Disney (more Disney than anything). Not criticizing them, just concerned about their money going against the big guns before their show has even hit the web live yet. I’m behind the actors and crew… all the people that lost their jobsl because a few dumb a**es at ABC didn’t… Read more »

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

I will back PP because they are airing AMC/OLTL, not their foolish behavior. They already have the characters back (which I’ve never argued). But why PP REFUSES to recast characters they have rights to mystifies me. Any judge worth his salt will throw this out in five minutes

mizz real
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mizz real

agree Christy oltl gh FANS GET THE BAD END OF THE SICK THEY MADE STAR IN MID COVERSATION WITH MICHAEL SAY IM LEAVING AND DONT TRY TO FOLLOW ME IM NEVER COMMING BACK TODD JUST JUMPED ON A JET SAYING IM TAKING YOU TO L,A AND AFTHER FINDING OUT CARLY WAS STILL INLOVE WITH HIM GET NO EXPLANTION AND MCBAIN AFTHER A SIZZLE YEAR WITH SAM EVEYONE WANTING THEM AND LICKING THER LIPS FOR THEM TO BE TOGTHER BEACUSE OF THERE OSO HOT ATTRACTION TO EACH OTHER HE JUST STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF ALMOST MAKING LOVE AFTHER SO LONG… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

There is two sides to every story…i really would like to hear ABCs side of this before making a fair judgment but how come PP waited this long to mention they didnt have storyline approval or say anything sooner about them killing off Cole and Hope? They couldve went to court much sooner to have the characters removed from GH if they disaproved of how the characters were written(seems like PP wasnt sure they could do the reboots then when they finally do they argue how the characters were used?)! So i blame both sides for that! By the way… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

How do you know they have not been trying to do that behind the scenes? There is a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes that we don’t know about. So for all we know they have been and ABC would not budge which is not surprising and finally PP has to take this action…..Jim they have legally taken back the characters a long time ago…..Has an Interest IN Hulu…I fully blame ABC!

jimh
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jimh

I agree much of the blame is on ABC but i still like to hear their side of the story. PP couldve been doing a lot behind the scenes for all we know but i still think we couldve heared about this sooner! I doubt itll hurt the shows! Anyway i think this negative stuff between the two is actually good publicity!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Hi Jim
Sorry I have no desire to read more BULL from ABC……Since the lawsuit has been filed for ABC to say they have not been served is a Crock! They said that because they can’t LIE their way out of it…..Facts are pretty cut and clear, Contracts don’t lie. Read the Lawsuit Jim you will understand why they are suing now, they exhausted every other avenue.

Christy
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Christy

I imagine Disney has an interest (tie-ins) in many companies we don’t know about. 🙂

you mentioned reading the lawsuit… do you have a link to where it is?

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Christy there are 2 links on here I believe one is From Susan…..It’s an interesting read

Bozena
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Bozena

ABC is the largest pig what can be.No offense to animal,because they are much better than those crooks on ABC.

Christy
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Christy

gees if anyone should sue ABC, it should have been the fans of AMC and OLTL long ago! ha

catz24
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catz24

i can turn off abc and disney for good , NO PROBLEM ! they think they can run the show. for me, it’s easy to watch hulu, cbs, nbc, fox and a wide variety of other channels. so kiss off abcd.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Here, here catz24. The scum will never get another second of my viewership (the alphabet network) or my money (the mouse company).

Christy
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Christy

my viewing isn’t even counted – digital tuners con’t count. I watch GH, Dancing with the Stars and Castle and my local news. Sometimes I catch the Wed comedies, but usually just watching DVDs… but soon I’ll be watching what Hulu has to offer too!

and I like Castle because 2 OLTL’rs are on the show!

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

Good for PP! To me it seems like ABC/Disney has been trying to sabotage PP’s efforts. Is a shame the actors chose to remain with ABC/GH. I’ve never watched OLTL so I have no loyalties to the characters/actors that went to GH, so personally I’m glad they’ve left the canvas – their storylines were awful. AB C was trying to jam them down the throats of GH viewers even though there was no chemistry between GH and OLTL characters. I am looking forward to watching AMC and I’m glad ABC is not screwing with that show’s characters.

Glenn Beck
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Glenn Beck

I am so behind PP doing this. I feel that ABC acted irresponsibly and disrespectfully to fans and the actors themselves. They should have honored their agreement the way it was originally written. While I did watch and enjoy the story on GH, I knew that they were messing with OLTL character history. After all, I have watched OLTL for 35 years!!! Shame on ABC for their unprofessional actions, especially since they will profit from the revival of the show!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Exactly Glenn….They are just a disgusting shady crooked company!

Torrey
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Torrey

we have known for so long that ABC/Disney is a dirty rat! This goes to show you how right we were….I wish PP the best in this

Torrey
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Torrey

Also, in my heart of hearts, I believe that the reason why so many of the other regulars from both shows have been apprehensive about joining back on the cast is because they still don’t trust the whole situation. I believe that they are fully aware of the egg that’s on ABC’s face, and they realize how badly ABC wants to take down both shows, to save face, so they are holding off just until the success of the reboots are proven. I think around the 6-9 month mark, we will all see more and more people joining on….once they… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Here Here Torrey!!

aria
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aria

why is pp making such a big deal about all this? if they want their 3 characters back then so be it, you have them back. theres nothing written in stone that says, they have to explain the 3 oltl characters history with GH ,in fact they don’t even have to follow up on it. They can pick up Oltl with the 3 characters where OLTL ended with them when they went off the air on abc, so star and hope, and cole can be in los angeles, john still part of Natalie and their son life and Todd out… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

It’s so funny how many on here have no idea how to comprehend simple articles! Just pathetic how many of you post thinking this is all about 3 characters!

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

It is just about three characters, you just refuse to accept reality

Sharon
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Sharon

The long standing oltl character that was revealed as another character (alter ego) on gh is Tomas. Todd, Carly, and Skye revealed to Blair and Tea he was really Lorenzo Alcazar and he was recalled to the CIA before they could confront him.

ricardo
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ricardo

abc sucks. they will lose. karma is a bitch lol

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Yes it is Ricardo!

heidi
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heidi

I think it is very unfortunate that they can’t work out an equitable deal and co-exist together for the success of the shows and with money to be made by both parties. The more unfortunate situation is the adverse affect on the actors that are being restricted and harmed in the process! I hope they get to work soon! BTW… the Soapnet website is a very sad state of affairs and has missed out on the GH 50th opportunites and the opportunity to assist PP with the start of OLTL and AMC on TOLN. It’s not like it doesn’t help… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

How are the Actors being Harmed???

heidi
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heidi

The lawsuit is new and hasn’t hurt them yet… but the whole war going on between ABCD and PP has hurt them in many ways! The fact that a lawsuit is added into the mix makes the situation even worse and will have repercussions with the three roles/characters and will ultimately affect the actors. Then there is the stress of this whole thing continuing on after the supposed resolution and anoucements of the 3 actors coming back and completing their contracts with ABCD. These actors have moved across country and uprooted their families lives and for what they thought would… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

JolieFan – I’m wondering if YOU read the article and the lawsuit. Seems to me you are VERY quick to lash out at anyone who disagrees with you. I think everyone needs to hear both sides of the story before making snap decisions. So far we’ve only heard PP’s side of things. I think we all need to chill out and listen to what ABC has to say in response. I’m not saying that ABC is blameless but I, for one, would like to hear both sides and make up my own mind.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

READ THE LAWSUIT!

Kina
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Kina

I’m pretty sure the oltl character with the alter ego on gh is Tea’s brother. Todd, Carly and Skye show up at Blair’s telling her the man she is going to marry is really Lorenzo/Luis Alcazar.

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

Well, well, well ~~ why doesn’t this surprise me? ABC will never learn will they? Glad to see it wasn’t just the soap fans who found out what the true ABC executives are like. $25 mill? You gooooo PP! I’m on your side all the way!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Here Here!

Carol Bryan
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Carol Bryan

Just as predicted when ABC decided to drop AMC and OLTL…..what goes around comes around. ABC you should have listened to your fan base. Prospect Park listened and now they are delivering, quit being spoiled sports!!! LONG LIVE PROSPECT PARK!!!

Heather
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Heather

I will stand behind PP for anything that they do. I hated the story lines that they had some of the OLTL 3 in.

su0000
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su0000

This is going to be soooo damned good to watch come down to…?????? No matter what; nobody owns the actors .. If they have contracts they are obligated, but not owned.. Being ABC still owns the soaps and is leasing them and yet still have holdings of profit from both soaps with PP that ;eaves a big ?????? ABC has really good media law legal teams, I mean excellent, and they wrote up the contracts, so we need to wait for the hidden loop holes to come out.. What is actually in the contracts, which we probably will never know,… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

SU try reading for once…..ABC retains some ownership in AMC and OLTL…..PP OWNS THE MAJORITY! Do you work for their Legal Teams? If they were so excellent they would have had all of this Squashed A LONG TIME AGO!

Bart
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Bart

Further evidence abc could not have sunk lower and continues to spit on iconic shows that made it millions. Tinkle on them

Terry
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Terry

sounds like a huge pissing match between to teenagers

DoeR
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DoeR

OMG!! This is ridiculous!! What is ABC’s problem?? They have essentially stolen the OLTL actors. Even though I have, unfortunately, become invested in several of the GH storylines, I doubt I will continue to watch once the OLTL actors return as different characters. It just flat sucks. Those actors for me will always be Starr, John and Todd and I simply cannot accept them as anyone else.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Grow up

Tali
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Tali

Agree with Scott & clh.

ricardo
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ricardo

i hope abc loses. that will teach them for cancelling one life to live and all my children. karma to abc finally. the chew what a awful show. the hosts are so dumb and no sence of humour.

Marcia
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Marcia

ABC doesn’t care about the fans! If they did they would not have canceled either show.

Emily
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Emily

Wow, more PP and ABC drama–the plot thickens. Sounds like PP has a case against ABC. Can’t wait to hear the outcome. If ABC is ordered to pony up the $25 mil, it wouldn’t surprise me. As a soap fan I don’t trust ABC as far as I could throw’em. Who are the OLTL 7? We know the 3, Hope and Cole, who are the others? Tea’s unborn baby? Who’s the 7th?

Def keep us posted Mr. Fairman. Thanks!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

John, Starr, “Todd”, Blair, Tea, Cole, Hope….

catz24
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catz24

the only reason i started watching gh after 10 yrs was because of star,todd, and john. because i wanted to hold on to oltl. and if they are going to return to gh as new characters and storylines. i’ll turn it off again.

DoeR
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DoeR

Thank you catz!! I basically said the same thing. Funny, Troy didn’t tell you to ‘grow up’?

Flo DiBona
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Flo DiBona

Thank you as always for your reporting on this and your insight Michael! This is going to be as good as our soaps!!! Soap fans grab your popcorn and put your feet up – Mr Toad’s Wild Ride is about to begin! Prospect Park has MILLIONS of fans behind them who have no love lost for Disney/ABC. I for one will do whatever I can to see Prospect Park prevail. They also have Rich Frank – who knows Disney from the inside out… Trial by jury! HAHAHAHAHA! Love it!

Tali (not Smith)
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Tali (not Smith)

To quote a friend, I want a seat on that jury.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

ME TOO!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

ABC is upset they won’t get a piece of the pie. They cancelled these soaps which they shouldn’t have in the first place. Now they are still whinning over OLTL characters on GH. They never cared before or ever for our beloved soaps. Abc should leave our soaps alone and move on! They are so money hungry! Abc is losing their grip..And the lousy shows they put on primetime are left to be desired(pure garbage)! They made their bed now they have to sleep in it. They are a bunch of two-faced liars! Take your marbles ABC and go home… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great post Susan!!

Linda
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Linda

ABC/D just can’t admit that it made a huge mistake canceling AMC & OLTL. So now they want PP to fail in order to “prove” they made the right decision in the first place. How asinine is it not to let PP advertise AMC & OLTL on ABC? Soap fans won’t forget what ABC has done and is doing!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I haven’t and won’t!

RICKIE
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RICKIE

It all seems silly and petty. Hopefully, this can be settled out of court. Fighting over soap opera rights in this day and age is like J. Howard Marshall’s son and Anna Nicole Smith battling for custody of the old man’s ashes. OLTL can certainly proceed without Starr, John, or Todd — they have a Robin Strasser and Hillary B. Smith for God sake! Let’s not forget Prospect Park fumbled the ball early on. ABC had to proceed in light of the reboot’s uncertainty.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

ABC had to ABIDE by the AGREEMENT and contract((s)) they have with PP and they didn’t!

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Rickie-I agree with you wholeheartedly. It’s just too bad that SOME OLTL fans can’t accept reality

emme
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emme

Can’t wait to hear the outcome. Goes to show you how far good faith and abc don’t go tog. If the judge rules in favor of PP may abc get whats coming to them! As a burned soap fan, truly can’t wait. What goes around…….

Thanks Mr. Fairmam, no doubt you’ll keep us posted.

emme
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emme

It’s so poetic how ABC cancelled these soaps cold heartedly and now their new owners are suing’em. Biting’em back in the a$$. You can’t make this stuff up!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

LMAO Emme! You are so right!!

Annie
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Annie

ABC is embarrassed and JEALOUS. Go Prospect Park!

Rose
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Rose

Wow pathetic on both sides. Can we please put all this stuff aside and get back to storytelling!

rebecca
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rebecca

yeah…forget about those silly lil millions that are involved…forget about breach of contract…forget about screwing around with the rights of stories that were bought and agreements signed…let’s just put on those stories cause we’re a charitable organization and the fans are waiting. DO YOU HEAR YOURELF? LOL…PP is a BUSINESS!!!! They don’t exist to GIVE you your stories…They exist as a business TO MAKE MONEY AND PROFIT…AS IS THEIR RIGHT AND THEY SHOULD…to give you your stories.

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Double Ditto!

Sandra M
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Sandra M

OMG! so excited for PP, I hope they win and then some. I can’t see them losing, ABC was playing dirty from the get go. I am only confused on the longstanding OLTL character. are they talking about Tea’s baby? that’s the only part I don’t get. Long live PP, OLTL & AMC, may they make ABC look like the ultimate fools! in court and on the internet!

Kerrie Butler
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Kerrie Butler

Absolutely ridiculous ! Seems like ABC wants to have it’s cake and eat it too…….I started watching GH after so many years of not watching because of the crossover…..and been living off of the re runs on Soap Net for OLTL……I was also watching AMC but because of DVR space, had to give one up. To bring back Kristen, Michael & Roger to Port Charles as new characters is going to be really strange…..Kristen (as Starr) just dumped Michael Corinthos over a phone call and Michael & Roger left too…..now they are coming back ?? I was really looking forward… Read more »

Lynn
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Lynn

I am so totaly on PP’s side, ABC canceled them in the first place and what happened to all the characters on GH was a Horrid, totaly trashed the ending and history of multi OLTL characters and couples, this is my list, Tea’s baby killed-no permission from PP, Hope/cole killed – no permission from PP, Jolie trashed – no permission from PP, Todd’s character messed up – No permission from PP, Blair used to prop GH and OOC – no permission from PP, John made to be ridiculous dead beat and cheater – again no permission, then the talk of… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I’m with ya Lynn! Jolie is a Great point, Just before John left he found out that Liam was his son and him and the love of his life finally got back together, then he goes to get “Todd” and bring him back and he “falls” for Sam and Had to find out what the connection was between them essentially forgetting Liam and Natalie and that is not John McBain…..I hope PP Hammers ABC in Court!!!!

Tali
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Tali

Agree!!!

E. Copeland
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E. Copeland

Can’t we all get along???

Sandra M
Guest
Sandra M

OHHHHHH!!! Thomas/Alcazar!!!! I figured it out!

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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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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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