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Details On Prospect Park Network Bankruptcy Filing: Guilds, Erika Slezak Among Those Owed!

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More details emerged today on Prospect Park Networks bankruptcy protection filing which cites several personnel and entities that the production company’s  digital division, which produced the online revivals of One Life to Live and All My Children, owes monies to as part of their chapter 11 filing with the federal bankruptcy court of Delaware.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, chief among those listed: “$86,000 to the Screen Actors Guild and about $50,000 to the Directors Guild.”   In addition, Prospect Park Networks owes it series star, Erika Slezak (Viki) of One Life to Live $205,000, and also owes ABC $1.7 million dollars.   Today, Soap Opera Digest is reporting additionally that Tuc Watkins (David) of One Life to Live is also owed $60,000 and that $565,000 is owed to NEP Broadcasting teleproduction services.

What do you think of the latest details on Prospect Park Networks financial situation in trying to bring back One Life to Live and All My Children from the dead after they were canceled by ABC?  Weigh-in!

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Mark
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Mark

After what they did to my beloved OLTL – they owe me!

Dinah
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Dinah

Mark OLTL is gone, Get over it. Time to move on.

Mark
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Mark

Ha ha Dinah. Very funny.

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

Dinah, Mark has a funny but even serious response…how can you get over it if the subject comes up and we as fans are asked to responed to it? Mark is responding to what we all had to put up with PP and what theyve done with our two once great soaps!!!

gslam
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gslam

Perfect response! Thanks, Mark.

Dee Dzz
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Dee Dzz

LOL! I agree, the stress and the lost of my time searching for everything needed for 6 weeks of torcher. Making me go out and upgrade my equipment to go online, via new television, new DVD and added channels and monthly fees. Now I don’t even use Hula!

Don Hewitt
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Don Hewitt

I had to fight with HULU PLUS to get it cancelled. It took a couple of months, but I finally got it done. I wasn’t using it any more after the PP fiasco.

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

Me too…lol

su0000
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su0000

HuLu is FREE .. if people paid for the Plus that was their choice 🙂 lol

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I totally agree!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hahahha!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

AND A PRETTY PENNY AT THAT…THOSE BUNGLING STOOGES….ARGHHHH!!!

Robert
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Robert

I am disgusted with the mess they made of the situation! Naysayers predicted this mess. I along with many diehard fans purchase the episodes as well as watch them on the O network in the hopes this will help in making the return of two great shows a success. I like to know what were they thinking? I know in the corporate world, many people believe you need to take big risks for big payoffs but they were messing with the hopes of millions in taking on a project they were not financially prepared for.

Jo
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Jo

When Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz said, We are committed to these shows, it sounded familiar. It sounded like, If you like your health insurance you can keep it. (and you can keep your doctor too). Or, I never had sexual relations with that woman.

Can’t ya just smell the hypocrisy. LOL 😉

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

True, true, true! I’m tired of all the lies & the liars never have to pay ! No justice !

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

This is a huge mess. Erika and Tuc should have known better, not to sign with prospect park. I would have asked , the money up front. They were desperate for work. I hope they learn their lesson.

Mo
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Mo

Your compassion is overwhelming.

I don’t think Erika and Tuc just did the series because they were ‘desperate.’ I believe they loved OLTL and their fans and in part, signed on because they wanted the show to continue. How were they to know the company would go belly up? They in good faith signed, did the work, and expected that they would be compensated.

ann
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ann

Of course they were not desperate. Of course they did it because of the fans. They probably had their agents/lawyers review the contract as well. For some entities, apparrently PP a contract isn’t worth as much as a piece of toilet paper–unless of course the actor needed to get out of the contract and then the cry would be, “you can’t get out–you’re under contract”. What a shame decent, hardworking caring people like Tuc and Erika got fleeced in this.

gary
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gary

I agree with you Lorenzo, Mo is just very whiny all the time. Don’t pay attention to him. LOl.

brian
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brian

I agree with you, and I thank them both for being so willing and loyal to the fans to try it… all the respect in the world for Erika and Tuc… and all the others as well.

boes
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boes

Nicely said.
Of course the actors expected to be paid, but they also cared about the fans. Which is a whole lot more than could be said about the network.

Mo
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Mo

Gary, I’m whiny? Huh, never been described that way and I certainly don’t think I am. Thanks for the laugh. 😛

Robert
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Robert

They were not desperate Lorenzo, they did it because they loved the show they spent years working on and for us the fans! I get being bitter about this mess but to attack the actors only shows how classless you and Gary really are!

Sandy Welles
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Sandy Welles

Erika Slezak has portrayed Victoria Lord for many many years. I highly doubt that she was “desperate”, just loved the character and bringing her storylines to the screen. I wish sincerely that things had worked out for Prospect park but the shows were troubled from the start, with no real direction and some weak writing and, of course, a lack of financial stability evidently. I wish that somehow, someway they could combine the characters of OLTL with AMC and come up with one simple soap where the residents of Landview and nearby Pine Valley could come alive once again. Alas,… Read more »

moshane58
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moshane58

Seen on Robin Stasser’s tweeter couple months ago she wasn’t getting paid either. Not surprised since they want out of the five year obligation to investors. Really believe they owe ABC more. Understanding ABC put off the loan to help the reboot. I just want PP gone. They butchered the soaps. They tried drawing in the younger demo and lost a lot of viewers. AMC was okay but OLTL was shot hitting bar scenes and guys lifting weights. A lot of regulars would have come on board. But they said they weren’t ask. I stuck it out with PP hoping… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

The production company did not have the financial means to begin with, and there for should not have taken on more then it could handle. I sincerely hope for myself and the rest of the fans, that another network will pickup both series. It would be a great shame if they were indeed discontinued.

irene
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irene

It is still obvious that ABC is owed the most. I do not think that Disney was ever going to let them succeed. It is what it is. I liked the online versions. They are being panned mostly because they did not succeed. It does not mean they were not good. Mismanagement. I watch most of my shows on hulu plus. Miss them. Down the road more and more people will click to watch tv shows. I stream on my tv screen and cannot tell difference. Disney is not the Disney from the past. I can see how they operate… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

wathcing online is not the problem. I catch up on a lot of my shows…prime time…that way. but please…OLTL online was not remotely related to the ABC version. to put it oh-so eloquently…it sucked!

dessky
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dessky

I really don’t see how they thought these soaps were . Going to last online. Now there is another one that you have to pay $7 a month to watch over your cable bill

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

Sounds like PP were never meant to be in the soap business…and i believe they realize this a little too late and are going to ABC with this ludicrous lawsuit just for the money and not because for the way GH wrote the 3 OLTL characters because those characters couldve easily be rewritten with no connection to the GH storylines! They wrote the show with characters that werent on GH and with Victor who wasnt on the show very long and without Jessica who wasnt there at all so they couldve done it the same way with Todd(who did show… Read more »

Cindy
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Cindy

I think it is terrific of them to try to bring these Soaps Back & I hope that they continue. If the actors were ok with not getting paid then why are we upset about it ? Its their lives their choice I think. I don’t care how long I have to wait I just want OLTL back.

Patricio
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Patricio

Thank you for your measured, sensible response.

Rose
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Rose

What a mess. It would actually make a great soap storyline.

Mo
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Mo

A lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes is better than what’s put on-air!

Mark
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Mark

Lol poor Erika Slezak!!

louisa
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louisa

I think the fans need to file a class action lawsuit. I wish we had never heard of Prospect Park! I miss OLTL so much.

Rapids
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Rapids

Prospect park shenanigans are a better soap opera than the shows they failed with.

su0000
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su0000

Prospect Park had good intentions and they tried..
Sheet happens …
No doubt PP is suffering over their failed efforts.
It is sad for all, tragic for everyone, actually..
But for anyone to rejoice in someones tragedies well —— .
gotta let it all go .. It’s done it’s over .. 🙁

Jen
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Jen

I actually really enjoyed the PP “reboot” of OLTL. There were things they did to pull in new, young viewers, and it WORKED. (I know this because suddenly my friends were interested in the show!) What I appreciated more than anything, though, was the multigenerational storytelling and how all the families and generations in Llanview seemed to belong to the same town and their problems reverberated to each other. It seemed better, to me, than the most recent years on ABC. I KNOW there were problems — many of them stemming from the fact that GH had snatched up some… Read more »

boes
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boes

Well said, VERY well said!

Ginny
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Ginny

I totally agree with you, Jen!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

@JEN..While I agree with most of what you say I have an issue with your last statement. Like sending peanuts to CBS and resurrecting JERICHO (a primetime show) in this instance it wouldn’t have made any difference what fans did. ABC was bound and determined just like all the other networks to whittle daytime drama down to the bare bones. 4 million more viewers could have tuned in..which they did for the final airings..and it made no difference. Daytime viewers are fickle..they said..who can count on these numbers in the month to come…they said…Daytime was a done dead deal. Prospect… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

I don’t completely disagree with you. But I do disagree with you for two reasons. 1. I’m not talking about sending peanuts or soap bars or writing fan letters or calling the feedback hotlines at ABC. Yes, that is PARTIALLY what I meant by fans who tried to do something to save these shows, but I am also talking about literally MONTHS of effort contacting sponsors, going to fan rallies at TV stations all over the country, picketing studio offices, boycotting, and rallying at the ABC Upfronts WITH LITERATURE containing proven facts (including the inefficiency of Nielson ratings) to hand… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

FRANKINETZ created a monster they had no idea of how to control. ABC wouldn’t have cared if thousands of you streaked through NEWYORK to their front door. It wasn’t happening. They ruined those shoes and then gave the BOOT not the REBOOT. You can be snippy and throw blame all you want…IT’S OVER!! SIT DOWN!!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

SHOWS not shoes lmao. All i’m saying it’s time to move from all this and hope that some network exex one day has a brilliant idea to try another 30 minute soap while at the same time taking the existing ones to that model also. This would clearly work..cut down the investment time..and bring daytime back to daytime.

Robert
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Robert

I agree with you Jen. I actually enjoyed the reboot of both shows. Yes it was a little rough at first but I believe with time they would have worked out. It’s too bad ABC created this mess in the first place by canceling the shows in the first place. The nielsen rating system is flawed and it does not in my opinion actually reflect viewers television choices. Sorry but CBS has been number one for over 25 years…BS! Clearly the number of households that hold a nielsen box has not changed in 25 years. DVR replays should have played… Read more »

AJ
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AJ

Prospect Park needs to give it up, stop the stupid lawsuit.. release the rights of the shows back to ABC.. OTHER COMPANIES ARE INTERESTED IN THOSE PROPERTIES!!! AMC and OLTL were top 10 on Hulu all season long.. these shows work, they just need somebody that knows what they’re doing.. with money. I wouldn’t be shocked to see ABC take the properties back and do something themselves online. And if they leased them out, they’re going to retain some kind of control. I don’t think these shows are dead, altho if they never came back I’d be fine as the… Read more »

Robert
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Robert

True, true, true! Work it out ABC and PP!

Linda Tatum
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Linda Tatum

Fans out there who chose to have the 2011 finales as theirs and not get invested in these 2 failed reboot attempts, it is ok. They have found their peace within. Fans out there who, after 2 or 3 weeks into watching the reboots found them unrecognizable and walked away made their peace. ABC and PP are like oil and water and don’t mix too well.

Mary Moore Fergen
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Mary Moore Fergen

What a mess PP has made of everything! While I appreciate the goal of bringing AMC and OLTL back to life, they handled it very poorly and unprofessionally. They are trying to get out of paying the money that they owe, after killing the hopes of the actors and all of us fans. PP is just as responsible as ABC/D for the demise of these two great shows!

Linda Tatum
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Linda Tatum

I agree with you.

Mo
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Mo

OMG! That is a lot of money Erika and Tuc are owed. I would be so upset if I worked and then wasn’t paid. Unfortunately, since PP filed for bankruptcy, it looks like they won’t get paid.

boes
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boes

It’s all on ABC, folks, not on PP. ABC is the network that murdered both shows – particularly OLTL which had a lot of “life” left in it. And although the shows started out bumpy I think both of them were pretty good by the end. AMC, in particular. ABC put every roadblock in place that they could to see that these shows wouldn’t survive. It would have been major egg on their face if they had, particularly in the new medium of online viewing. And it was apparent from what I saw, and from what we all heard, that… Read more »

Rapids
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Rapids

How in the world is this ABCs fault? ABC did not murder the soaps, the shows died because a few zillion quit watching. The ratings fell sharply when the OJ trial was on, then the ratings fell quite a bit more. Don’t forget how expensive soaps are to produce, not enough profit with bad ratings.

boes
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boes

You’re forgetting that both shows were still showing a profit when they were cancelled, albeit certainly not as large a one as they did when viewing choices were limited and viewing habits hadn’t diversified. it IS ABC’s fault when AMC in particular, under their stewardship, saw the quality of their storylines and their casts decline precipitiously. People at the time accused ABC of wanting the shows to fail so they could be replaced by cheaper shows such as talk shows – and I declined to believe that. But time proved those people right. Don’t forget that OLTL was cancelled when… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

I agree Boes!
I was hoping for some better news than this, but at least they tried.
Being a soap I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some more twists and turns ahead. Hopefully; -)

Rapids
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Rapids

How exactly can a network snap it’s fingers to raise the quality of the writing and cast? IMO the shows ran out of gas, characters aged out, repeated kidnap and back from the dead stories are staples of the soap genre and audiences. The genre just got old and tired.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Whether or not ABC may have put roadblocks in Prospect Parks’s way this about what PP owes people.Maybe PP should have made sure they had the money to pay people and other things in place before signing or agreeing to anything.I don’t think ABC forced them to sign anything against their will.Plus PP started this mess by suing ABC and now ABC is just returning the favor and that legally binding lease might be all ABC needs to win.So unless that lease says PP only owes ABC money as long as the soaps are in production i think they are… Read more »

Peggy
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Peggy

This never seems to end. I just want PP gone. Period. And shame on them for robbing all of these people of hard earned money they are legally owed by these hacks. That is exactly what bankruptcy is…….robbery.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Everyone goes into a business venture in the hopes to be successful and profitable. I think PP in good faith honestly wanted to reboot these soaps and get on the ground floor of a new distribution media for entertainment content– the web. They were breaking new ground, Hindsight is 20/20 so it is easy for everyone now, including me, to say what they should have done, but life is about learning, so hopefully their mistakes will be the lessons another company will learn. For others will follow and I do believe someday the soap opera genre will live and thrive… Read more »

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

I’m a believer that PP could have put on a better product for both AMC and OLTL from the start, even though they were under enormous pressure and were novices in an unknown field. I’m not one who believes that they deserve alot of credit for trying because (1) they weren’t in this for glory, they were in it for “clicks” and to make money, so kudos seem a little hollow to me, (2) their shows needed alot of work, especially out of the gate, and they have admitted as much, and if you don’t get viewers from the start,… Read more »

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

Well considering ABC only could make money off the reboots if they were successful, they had nothing to do with the in house failures over at PP. Its time for us to stop blaming ABC for every bad thing that happened. These exes that were running things, clearly didnt do their homework. ABC had nothing to do with the hiring and firing going on in the PP building. ABC had nothing to do with throwing Susan Lucci under the bus, or the way many of the actors were treated towards the end. Even before OLTL went off the air the… Read more »

Karim
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Karim

After OLTL getting nominated for this years emmy instead of GH, I highly doubt it isn’t profitable

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

Emmy noms are not based on profits, but on what the shows themselves Submitted to the Emmy nomination & Emmy Voting committee. ANY show can be submitted to the nomination committee, and then after a round of votes by a panel of Industry peers, they are narrowed down to the four. And as far as OLTL getting nominated, they submitted a better episode. Two completely different things. Pefect example is 30 Rock. It won numerous Emmys, but never had more than 5 million viewers. Low rated show, but very Emmy worthy & they won all the time. That’s the only… Read more »

Sandy Welles
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Sandy Welles

I can understand what you are trying to say, “if they had gotten these actors” but remember, they wanted Michael E. Knight and he did not seem overly excited about stepping into Tad Martin’s shoes again. Susan Lucci was not available, and if she had been, I doubt they could have met her asking Price. So, there were many many obstacles standing in Prospect Park’s way. Zach’s storyline was weak with Leah, and the writing was rather lackluster. The actors who were involved certainly gave it their best effort, but even the best of them can’t breathe life into flat… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Sorry, but PP is responsible for quite a bit of this mess! You do your home work before taking on a project such as two soaps that will air (originally) four days a week. Agnes Nixon told them the job could be quite an undertaking. I truly feel for the cast and crew who were left jobless twice and not informed when the decision was made to pull the plug on the online versions. Not cool!

Mark
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Mark

General hospital was so dumb today I barely watched half thank God for bold and beautiful and days

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I always enjoy watching GH and have no complaints about it…

Rich
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Rich

ABC screwed up by cancelling them,then by not letting the characters of Starr & John wrap up thier storylines so they can go back to GH. PP screwed up by not being financially secure enough to properly assemble and produce these shows. They’re both equally at fault

andrew hass
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andrew hass

ABC gave the characters of Starr and John back to PP but the actors who played them reportedly didn’t want to do the reboot even just for a few weeks because that may have meant going back east and figuring out where they would live.Now PP could have recasted Starr and John but they didn’t want to.As for PP they ran into problems with one of the unions last year and that suspension of production for a few weeks and they had to settle with the unions.So that costed them money.As for actors i think they were lied to a… Read more »

Sam_Soap
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Sam_Soap

I do not understand, why so many “FANS” are upset with Prospect Park (PP). ABC killed the soaps. PP hearts were in the right place. ABC, are the evil doers who pulled every trick in the book to make the efforts of PP fail.

Linda Tatum
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Linda Tatum

ABC brought the shows on their network and for over 40 plus years. ABC did not have to do that. Could have cancelled at 10 yrs, 15 yrs, so I am so grateful and appreciative for the decades of keeping the shows on air. I appreciate the years that both shows were renewed. I am not an ABC hater. ABC did not have to put the shows on their network to begin with. PP failed twice. 2 reboot failures and PP needs to man up and own their own part as well as take responsibility for their own massive huge… Read more »

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

Have all of the AMC actors been paid?? If they have, then it always seems that OLTL is treated like a second class citizen. I still blame ABC for most of this. It is quite suspicious that they hired OLTL’s producer, head writer, directors, and actors. If ABC liked these people so much, then why cancel OLTL in the first place? It seems like a form of sabotage for the OLTL online version. Maybe ABC did realize too late that they should not have cancelled OLTL. The obvious question is why do PP and ABC still want to legally fight… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

Now there’s an idea.

Christy
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Christy

and how much have they spent on this lawsuit against ABC? I’m sure they could have a lot of bills with what they paid to lawyers and court fees.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I bet ABC has money coming out the wazoo!

Christy
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Christy

I was referring to Prospect, not the mouse. The mouse is rich that is for sure! 🙂

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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