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N.Y. Daily News on Prospect Park's First Season Of Moving OLTL & AMC To The Web!

Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler

Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler

Today fans are watching the season finale of One Life to Live, which is historic in its own way.

The series finished a 43 year run on ABC, and then was moved to the Internet, not without plenty of drama surrounding it and to this day.  This iconic series, along with All My Children, broke new ground in bringing shows and reviving them online.

However, as the curtain comes down for season one of One Life,  and AMC in a few weeks on September 2nd, the New York Daily News reports that according to Prospect Park’s CEO Jeff Kwatinetz, there were lessons learned a long the way.

The item also states this: “The Prospect Park production company’s The Online Network (TOLN) says both will return at an unspecified date for a second season. The network says both have been successful enough for to justify continuing.”

“We have tackled more business, creative and logistical challenges than most shows experience in a lifetime of production,” said Kwatinetz had stated in a press release that went out a on August 1st and was told in the story in the N.Y. Daily News.

So what are your thoughts on the first season of One Life to Live and All My Children? Are you hopeful and excited for a season two?  Comment below!

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rebecca1
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rebecca1

wary about the “unspecified date…”

MissBeth
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MissBeth

WHY will there be any kind of a break in episodes??? I know there was a worry about production due to a labor dispute, but that was resolved, and last I heard everything was on track for season 2 to roll out on time!!! Makes absolutely no sense what so ever!!!! It’s been a struggle at times to get all the episodes watched, especially as TOLN kept changing the release days. I prefer the 1 a day, M-Th release days. I just recently got caught up by doing a little marathon of both shows and am about ready to watch… Read more »

Rose S
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Rose S

I agree with Rebecca1, makes the whole thing sound kind of sketchy to me. I have also been reading where some of the stars are heading to a new show (Natalie and others) so how does this work? Guess we are back to square one with more questions than answers. 🙁

su0000
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su0000

It is the way internet shows work, they have season breaks..
Our soaps belong to the internet now..
all is well, have no worries.. No need to panic.

People have to realize the soaps are no longer network tv soaps, and they will not be the same schedule wise..
You have to adapt to internet and the way it works and put network tv behind you 🙂

Perhaps in the future the soaps will go to cable tv, but I do not see that happening in the near future..

Greg
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Greg

unspecified huh….doesn’t make me happy to hear that. Why can’t they specify?

Scott
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Scott

I don’t mind hearing that the return dates are unspecified at all(well maybe a little),but I think everyone would feel better,if the return to production dates were announced.

Kim Blank
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Kim Blank

Prospect Park, thank you for hanging in there & bringing both shows back! I have been a loyal fan since I was a kid in the mid 1970 & early 1980’s.
these shows are Great & I couldn’t be happier. I only wish they were both on 5 days a week
Like before.

Nancy
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Nancy

AMC is returning for production in the early part of Sept. People say maybe next year, who knows. I think they will be back before then but again who knows. As long as they are going back to production, that is fine with me. They had originally said they had something like 120 episode for the year. That is far from 365 which is almost what the networks had. We have no choice. I still love them and am thrilled every time I can see them.

Mike
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Mike

Nancy,

The networks only aired them 5 days a week, and with holidays and other reasons for not airing a new episode, the count was probably more like 250 episodes a year.

I just look forward to the beginning of the new season. Many network and cable shows (primetime) now only air a very short season anymore and then we have to wait eight or nine months for the new season to begin.

clyde
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clyde

what about One Life To Live?

Katrina
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Katrina

I think they should air One life to live on OWN network and forget about online! They would get higher ratings if if were back on TV and I think fans should message Oprah and ask her to please allow it to view on her TV station!

Jeannie
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Jeannie

No. Not everyone has cable, and I can’t stand Oprah. I wouldn’t even want to subscribe to her channel if I did have cable.

Jamar
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Jamar

Theirs not enough Todd and Dani Scenes and I don’t like the fact Dani seeing a older man that is not soap Todd and Tea should be together Tea brings the best outta Todd the Humor part and rage part they make viewers feel todd only love Star he didn’t make a hard effort to reach out to Jack & Dani

Kian
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Kian

Okay I’m confused. Wasn’t AMC supposed to go back into production today???

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

They were supposed to, but they have not yet gone back into production.

carol
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carol

I thought they had taped enough shows to keep going for a while longer?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

They finished taping in June and the episodes they’re talking about are the ones we are seeing now through the finales.

Jonathan
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Jonathan

Yes I am excited for “One Life to Live” 2.0 season 2, but do wish they had been more specific regarding its premiere date. Leaving it open-ended like that gives me slight concern. As for the season 1 finale, I had predicted the big reveal and cliffhanger but in no way did that take away from the powerful jolt it left upon me. Very proud of the cast and production team, and all I could wish was somehow to be a part of that family moving forward on season 2. Llanview has always been a dream of mine, so who… Read more »

Maria
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Maria

Very disappointed in season one of OLTL as a whole. I did find a few bright spots just a few. I really hope season two has better writing. If the writing isn’t any better for season two, I don’t even think a return by Victor and Todd could keep me interested.

Ben
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Ben

I’m disappointed in this article, as it’s mostly a fluff piece. I am really into soaps, and followed the resurrection of both shows as Internet properties very closely, so I was interested to learn what lessons they had learned–if they had learned any–what changes might need to be made, and where they thought things were going from here. The article Pretty much says “lessons were learned” and the only example cited (which many people still doubt PP’s sincerity on, me included) was cutting the shows (which still appears to have been better for their budget than it was for viewers… Read more »

MissBeth
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MissBeth

WHY is OLTL’s season ending today, and AMC’s not for a couple more weeks?
Didn’t they both launch at the same time?

Why the break between end of season one and start of season two?

SO CONFUSED!!!!

Fran
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Fran

I think it’s because OLTL was in the middle of their tapping when they stopped tapping do to the labor stuff AMC filmed all their stuff so once again OLTL gets the short in of it and all the focus will be on AMC surprise ,surprise

EDNA BAREFOOT
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EDNA BAREFOOT

Fran I totally agree with you. There is always more focus on AMC & I don’t understand. I have followed both soaps for 40 years & OLTL has always took a back seat to AMC. I am a big, big fan of OLTL. Michael can you answer this question. I know you are a OLTL big fan.

Scott
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Scott

This is true,but actually AMC got the short of it when they were cancelled.Oltl got 4 1/2 more months on ABC.Hopefully the actors will be back to work shortly.

PineValleyLover
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PineValleyLover

All My Children and One Life to Live are on a certain filming schedule that means all my children films for 3 weeks then one life to live films the next 3 weeks. When production stopped all my children was in their 3 week rotation so they had more episodes filmed than one life to live

Margie
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Margie

AMC had one extra week of taping. They started first. One week of taping can equal 3-4 weeks.

Scott
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Scott

It will be nice when we hear the actors are finally back on set

Trapper
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Trapper

After watching the season finale, the only thing I can say is, when does the new season start?? This was some amazing bunch of cliffhangers!

By the way, is there any further word on the TOLN/ABC lawsuit? regarding OLTL?

su0000
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su0000

The article said;

“The Prospect Park production company’s The Online Network (TOLN) says both will return at an unspecified date for a second season. ”

so, season 2 will star at an unspecified date..

PP will send us an e-mail for the start date, and by the regular means..
We just have to wait for it 🙂

Margie
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Margie

I think Trapper got that. When does the new season start??! Like, I can’t wait!

su0000
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su0000

lol
only PP knows when season 2 will start, and they are not telling us, not yet..
we just have to wait it out 🙁

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Haven’t heard anything on the lawsuit…

tania
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tania

The lawsuit with ABC has nothing to do with the shows having a break between seasons

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I was responding to Trapper’s question, “By the way, is there any further word on the TOLN/ABC lawsuit? regarding OLTL?”.
I understand it has nothing to do with the break.

John Jack Royal
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John Jack Royal

Very hopeful and excited. Looking forward to season 2 with great anticipation.

Melissa
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Melissa

Looking forward to season 2 and Michael Easton’s John McBain. He is sorely missed.

Stacey
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Stacey

Hell yes he is! We want Easton back as McBain working with Bo and solving cases with Natalie.

tania
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tania

Do not be dismayed if when they bring back John McBain it is NOT Michael Easton

Tali
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Tali

Love OLTL – Bring Season 2 on – I’m ready! Love watching on Hulu, my first experience with it and I love it!

Tali
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Tali

John McBain (original or recast) needs to come on Season 2 to rescue Natalie from Allison Perkins and solve this mystery with the symbol – Bo needs help!

Melissa
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Melissa

Yes Tali he does indeed. Please TPTB make an effort to get Easton back on the show in some capacity. He is desperately needed.

Sherrie Shearer
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Sherrie Shearer

Good idea!

Margie
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Margie

NuJohn and Roxy would be great!

terri
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terri

Yes to John no to a recast…..original recipe John please!

Emily
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Emily

I agree, season 2 + and John McBain please!!!:)

tania
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tania

They cannot bring back Easton if he does not have the time out from his GH schedule. Fans may have to accept a recast

moshane 58
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moshane 58

I don’t want them to be a web series and PP to step up and do what they said in the beginning.In the same format.Soaps are not web series…

su0000
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su0000

The 2 soaps are indeed ”web series” .. lol ..
Media is rapidly changing to digital/internet and that is what AMC and OLTL are now, they are web series.
There are changes.. Formats will need change / adjustments made…
I am so happy the soaps are back and doing well! 🙂
The soaps are Block Busters, awesome!!! 🙂 Both rose from the grave..
I also like the internet convenience !

Dennis
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Dennis

Someone needs to get PP to talk details. Why did the number of episodes really get cut back? Why the sudden switch to seasons? I’m sure it’s all related to the bottom line but it would be nice to know. It’s pretty obvious that the shows are not as successful as PP had hoped they would be.

Scott
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Scott

Probably because the season finalies would have been two months ago if they hadn’t scheduled them this way.
I think they have been successful,and even if they go away again,it’s GREAT that they actually came back for as long as they did.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I thought they answered that. The production schedule was too much for the crew and writers to handle. So they scaled back in order to give us quality shows over quantity.
They said from the beginning this would be a ‘work-in-progress’ and they would adjust as things came up. I think that is why they decided to go with seasons.

tania
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tania

Maybe they need to raise funds now to meet budget demands. Even for actors money does not grow on trees!

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

I guess it couldn’t be helped, but I wish there hadn’t been quite as many lessons learned (and mistakes made) as they had. As I count, they had the wrong headwriters for both shows who were fired before the first month of shows had aired, the cursing and rough language had to be scrapped, they had too many episodes airing each week, and they made some story decisions that alot of viewers didn’t appreciate, like focusing more on the newer characters at the expense of the veterans. I’ll be happy to see the shows return whenever they do return if… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I disagree.

Fran
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Fran

YOU would think they would know general idea when Season 2 would begin ,They don’t want to wait too long fans will forget about OLTL if they wait too long. They need for actors to do interviews, tweet and or promos for Season 2 to keep it fresh

su0000
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su0000

Fans will be eagerly be awaiting their return..
I waited for Revenge, Scandal, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, and a list of my favorites to start their next seasons every season with anticipation..
And I will do the same waiting for the soaps 2nd season.. 🙂

k/kay
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k/kay

Agree with you on Breaking Bad hate that it is ending one of the best shows ever great writing ,acting they never have skipped a beat. Glad I have all the episodes on DVD so I can go back and remember when. And to think Bryan Cranston got his start on Loving years ago. All shows will get viewers if you do them well.

Marva
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Marva

really sucks that soaps have season finale………when they come back, it should be Mon – Thur…. Once a week was not enough…..

tania
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tania

Dallas, Knots Landing, Dynasty all great soaps that also had season finales

Sherrie Shearer
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Sherrie Shearer

I am slowly getting over some of the recasts, but on the whole I am thrilled to have them back as I had watched them both from day 1 and was devastated that they were cancelled. Sometimes it is a pain watching on-line as I frequently have connectivity issues, but I am just happy to have them back. The stories are as good as ever (but the Todd/Victor one is a might confusing) & please bring hem back soon!

Karen Sevetino
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Karen Sevetino

I thought that season one for OLTL was totally awesome and I can hardly wait for the next one. It is so good to see this show again. I am having a great time!

shelglass
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shelglass

OK so I am going to give PP the benefit of dougt here, I even don’t mind the two shows on the same day deal. For me it’s like watching anything else I enjoy during the week, just 1 hour. But PLLLEEEAASSSSE, let’s get the ball rolling folks, season 1 ends, then season 2 needs to begin, this is daytime, not prime time. New OLTL shows NOW. Thanks for reading

su0000
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su0000

Sorry,, but to correct you;
The soaps are definitely not ‘daytime’ ..
Daytime is for network tv soaps..
The internet soaps are now- anytime anywhere.

PP has given us our soaps 24hr a day, any day anywhere.
so if one were to watch them at 8pm/prime-time, then they would be prime-time.. lol:)

Talisyn
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Talisyn

Any way TOLN and Prospect Park can keep our shows happening, I am in support of. Of course everyone wants it on TV 5 days a week rather than an unspecified season, no need to reinvent the obvious, people! Again, no need to reinvent the obvious and continually whine about it too. Not productive. Because unless I missed some HUGE BREAKING NEWS today where ABC apologized for the error they made in canceling All My Children and One Life to Live in the first place and are putting both shows back on starting immediately, Prospect Park is the only production… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

these so called fans need to stop complaining & be thankful for what we have……………

Michael
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Michael

Exactly.

su0000
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su0000

I agree!
why do some need to bitch whine and complain when the soaps are FREE and available to them at their will, geezus (( low tolerance for ungrateful people..

Rapids
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Rapids

There is a huge difference between a network tv show and a web series that comes and goes with no definite schedule. These shows were not commercially viable 52 weeks a year in an hourly format. I am not watching online but maybe soaps have found their little niche. Personally I have found better programming to keep me busy but glad loyal fans enjoyed them.

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I’m not complaining because I love both shows and appreciate PP bringing them back and I will watch wherever I can but I just want to have a date when Season 2 begins. Please!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Yes, there is a huge difference between network shows and web series. You cannot say that you have personally found better programming if you have not watched these shows online (or on OWN). How can you compare them if you have not watched them?

Brett
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Brett

I just wish we had some idea of when they’d be back. If they must do the seasonal format I wish they’d show AMC for a while, then OLTL and so on so we have one of the shows all the time.

su0000
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su0000

Well, since this is a 1st run, never done before project, I guess a standard will be set for the soaps seasons when all is worked out and done for the 2nd season.
”’signed sealed and delivered thing…

PP is not putting their butts in the wringer by stating a date they might not be able to keep and will tell us when they are solid for the 2nd season release..
I would guess and hope by mid fall …
keep an eye on twitter, that is where updates will be seen..

MikeT
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MikeT

The season ending cliffhanger with Allison Perkins was GREAT !!!The writing for season 1 of OLTL wasn’t as good as AMC but started to pick up toward the end–hoping for a quick return for season 2 with a little faster paced stories !!

Bryon B
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Bryon B

I agree. The writing for AMC has been better than OLTL. It did pick up toward the end of the season. I’m sure witht the new writers, it will be better. I can’t wait til Season 2.

robin fletcher
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robin fletcher

LIFE is outstanding, a surprise that they pulled it off. AMC is just ok. Online series viewers simply do not tune in five days per week. We like breaks. No conspiracy.

getREAL
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getREAL

Come on now… Online series viewers? It is ridiculous to think that just because the shows are now online vs. network that there would be a different viewer base.

these are soaps regardless of the venue and 99% of the viewer base is the same.
why are some trying to push the agenda of catering to a different viewer base??? Soaps will be watched by the same demographic no matter how they are presented. and those viewers will want to watch them year round and daily. period.

Lainey
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Lainey

Can any one state when the show will start airing again. A long break slows down the story momentum.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Not yet. Many cable series have long breaks.

ethel
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ethel

i loved both amc & oltl online version………………
i do watch other web/online soaps & they all have breaks at the end of each series/season so this is no more than what i expected………..
i am one who will not complain & start bashing toln/prospect park because if it wasn’t for them we would not have either soap & needless to say i am grateful for what they are doing!

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

Better than nothing…

Sue
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Sue

Have loved having these families back! I am able to watch more now than i did when on ABC. Please bring back with SEASON II AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Are they waiting to see if Oprah or somebody else is interested in investing? If they do maybe they can expand the schedule and add another episode each week?!! Or, for how long is Roger’s GH contract? they haven’t even mentioned Starr have they? Maybe they are planning the schedule in a way that works best to compliment the holiday season?

tania
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tania

Roger’s contract is probably good for at least 4 years from now if not more

Sue
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Sue

Oh, and Maria….Boo to you! 🙂

Robert
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Robert

I am confident both shows will return. Watch OWN will be in the mix and both shows will have a long life on the internet AND TV! 🙂

Thank you PP, TOLN and Oprah for finally seeing the light!!

trevor mcbain
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trevor mcbain

I will continue to support and watch both soaps, I will not give up on them just because of a break, can not wait until season 2 starts. I hope season 2 is longer than season 1, with the possibility of them being back on for 4 or even 5 days a week, but will take whatever PP offers….I also will continue my boycott of ABC except for GH….ABC is dead to me, and AMC & OLTL don’t need ABC, that was their choice, and they will continue to regret it by keeping the awful Spew and Hatie, and their… Read more »

Stacey
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Stacey

Trevor,
We need your namesake McBain(Easton) back on OLTL!

Melissa
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Melissa

Of course we do! We need the amazing chemistry of Archer and Easton! PLEASE
,

brian
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brian

I fully support and understand what Prospect Park is doing, and I will mostly definitely will be watching “Season Two”

“Breaks” in series do not both me in the least. AMC has proven this with success of 3 of their main shows ( Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad )

Libby
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Libby

Whether OLTL has a second “season” or not. I enjoyed seeing the denizens of Llanview again. Jerry Van Dorn was great at eating the scenery at Shelter. He is a fin actor. I am intrigued with the potential of Ron Raines in the show.

Return of Alison and Dani and Arturro – not so much.

But thankful for the reprieve whether it lasts or not.

tania
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tania

Spoken like a true fan!!! NOT!!!

carla
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carla

I will rest easy when the soaps are back in production. I will keep my fingers crossed.

Lin
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Lin

Dear Prospect Park, I’ve loved your new AMC, but not so crazy about OLTL, though I’ll continue being a loyal viewer and hope it improves. hate JWOw, hate the Dani /Arturo story. It turns my stomach. And can’t stand the storyline with Jack and the teacher. For one thing, don’t teachers have enough bad PR. allison is my least favorite ever except for Mitch, hate Shelter scenes. etc. Love Bo and Nora, love the new Destiny- did love Jeffrey. Thought clint was great. Most of the adult storylines are good. Love everything abotu AMC pretty much. Do not want Angie… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

I hope both shows return, but these inceptions do need some work. On ALL MY CHILDREN, the young actor who plays A.J. tries his best, but he most definitely over-acts his scenes, it appears that he is trying almost TOO hard. The actors are all trying, and sometimes they don’t have much to work with. The scenes between Colby and Celia fighting over Petey have gotten old very quickly, just a bit too silly. I am sorry to say that the on line version of ALL MY CHILDREN is pleasant enough, but sincerely does need some stronger writing. As far… Read more »

shelle dale
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shelle dale

They deserve a round of applause and cheers for getting it on the web. I was crushed when my beloved soap was cancelled and beyond happy when it returned. I am so looking forward to season #2 and while sad there is a gap happy for another season so i will wait and be a loyal watcher when it returns. Thank you Prospect Park.

Bryon B
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Bryon B

Looking forward to the premiere of Season 2 of both shows. I have been a fan of OLTL for many years and was pleased with the finale. I didn’t follow AMC too much on ABC, but have been impressed with the quality of writing and storylines on the Hulu version. It appears that both shows are doing well on Hulu and have to wait patiently for the premiere.

ellyn
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ellyn

I really enjoy watching AMC and hope that PP will produce more episodes. AMC is no longer a soap opera (in the traditional definition) but an internet series. Watching 50 minutes a week is still better than ZERO minutes a week.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Very true. Been trying to get other people to understand that these shows ARE different. But soaps have evolved before and are just doing it again.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I am waiting faithfully (but not easily!) for season 2 of both shows. 🙂

tania
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tania

Season one of AMC is not even over yet so season two cannot quite begin yet

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Tania, I am responding to Michael’s query: …Are you hopeful and excited for a season two?
Can you make your own comment – or can you just comment on what other people post?

Linda Seidl
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Linda Seidl

Love One Life to Live!!!
Thank you for bringing it back.
Please bring Todd back to Blair!!!!

Melissa
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Melissa

And Tea and Victor, John and Natalie please. Missing Jolie

Linda
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Linda

Who is Jolie?

Linda
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Linda

Who is Jolie supposed to be with?

Melissa
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Melissa

Jolie is the name for John and Natalie

Linda
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Linda

Thank you for bringing AMC and OLTL back it was great! Sorry to see the break between the two seasons. Hope it is not to long.

Judy
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Judy

Someone mentioned free? I’m technologically challenged and have no clue how to go about that. I thought it was something one had to subscribe to watch. How do I go about that?

Vicki
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Vicki

Judy, they are free at hulu.com when you watch on your pc or laptop. Not free to watch on phone or other devices.

cindy
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cindy

I just finished watching both OLTL and AMC. The production was great and so was the cliff hanger. Can’t wait to see what is in store.

tania
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tania

AMC’s finale is not until Mon Sept 2nd so how did you watch it?

Debbie Racinowski
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Debbie Racinowski

I’ve watched All MY Children and One life to live almost since they began. Keep the new episodes coming. Both shows are better then ever. Even m y husband is watching them on OWN and trying to catch up with the ones I’ve seen on the web. We’ll be watching them together in the future (even though he won’t admit he get’s into the story lines and people). Thanks

C. R. Byers
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C. R. Byers

I have watehed One Life to Live for years.

I love the new and updated showcase……..however I absolutly HATE…watching my computer to see this program. I think it is ruining my eyes….. I am on the computer
all day and then in my off time I am trying to watch a program that stops and starts every few minutes.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

CR…if your television has newer ports – you can purchase an HDMI cord for about $12 bucks and connect your tv to your pc. That way you can watch on your big tv screen. I’ve been doing this for years now, good luck!

Shonda
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Shonda

If you keep us waiting you could lose us. I’m not happy with just 50 minutes each week as it is. I want the soaps back on TV, in the old format. Internet isn’t better.

marg
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marg

…at an unspecified date??? that’s an irresponsible way to treat your viewers Prospect Park. we’re some of the most loyal viewers in the history of television, clearly. don’t you think you should give us a clue…

Thelma
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Thelma

I would like to receive email updates on AMC and OLTL please.

Terri
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Terri

Looking forward to Season 2 of OLTL. Have been watching this Soap from the very beginning back in 68. Would like it if it was on daily for 1 hr instead of 2 days 30 min ea. day.

I would also like email notification of when Season 2 will be aired.

Thank you 🙂

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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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