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NEP Broadcasting Converting Old Warehouse in Connecticut Into New Studio Home of AMC & OLTL!

NEP Broadcasting the country’s largest mobile production services company, is growing rapidly—expanding both internationally and on the web with new clients and forms of programming, and one of those happens to be Prospect Park and their new studio homes for the web versions of One Life to Live and All My Children!

According to a piece in Broadcasting Engineering, Barry Katz, senior vice president and general manager at NEP, related: “At the same time, what’s old is new.”  That was in reference to the fact that, “NEP is building studios in an old factory in Connecticut for the webcast versions of the soap operas All My Children and  One Life to Live. They start production on Feb. 25.”

“We became a Connecticut entity because of the tax credit there,” Katz said. “We can build a studio anywhere.” Currently, NEP has nine permanent studios in New York, two in the UK and 13 semi-permanent, custom control rooms in Connecticut, Los Angeles and the UK.

So soapers excited to here the new of the new studio homes to the town of Llanview and Pine Valley?  Let us know what you think about the shows being produced in Stamford, Connecticut, which is clearly closer to a lot of the original cast of One Life to Live and some of the original cast of All My Children, who did not relocate to L.A.   It is important to note: wasn’t it ABC who made AMC leave its digs in NYC to come to LA thus relocating many beloved performers?

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jim
jim

just to get these shows back on the air id let them work in my garage 4 a studio if i could

Rose
Rose

lol agree. We have waited way to long ! 🙂

Teri
Teri

AMEN! CAN NOT WAIT!!!

Mark
Mark

Michael, thanks for posting this article. I enjoy reading about the business side of the new versions of OLTL & AMC. Can’t wait to see the set designs, I wonder if PP is going with any of the designs we saw from the ABC studios. Do you think PP will be doing location shooting also?
Thanks again for the updates and taking time during the weekend for the posts.
Mark

nessmess50
nessmess50

Glad to hesar evrything is coming 2gether.Now i can’t wait till April 2 start watching my soaps AGAIN…Hopefully all this crap going on with John,Starr,Todd gets resolved very soon.I do not care which soap they play on as long as they stay on.

su0000
su0000

I wonder if they have vikki’s blue sofa lol .. ((taht was sooo ugly)

Joe
Joe

I love its! It makes the fact that Fraternity Row filmed in Llanview over NY more believable!

Joe
Joe

Didnt Andrea Evans leave Tina because of the NY stalker? Well there is no stalker in CT! 🙂 Come home Tina!!!

jim
jim

she did leave the show originally for something like that if i recall, but she did return a few years ago, and then returned to have Tina reunite with Cord b4 the show came to an end on abc.

Joe
Joe

True, but this is still better! If she can be on B&B all the time she can do OLTL! lol

Christina
Christina

We have to support any decisions that are had with the Todd/Starr/John characters even though we may not agree because it will bring back our beloved soaps.

Sheryl Postin
Sheryl Postin

Thanks Michael we can always count on you for updates and keep us in the loop of things. Have a great day and I’, sure they will work everything out soon. I hope everyone gets whatever makes them happy.,that’s what is most important.

louisa
louisa

Thanks for posting! You have the best info.

jim
jim

Micheals reporting is the best in the business

Batmarc6
Batmarc6

address please!! We’ve got flowers to deliver and hugs to dispense!! 🙂

Kathryn
Kathryn

It waa great having AMC in LA

Rodd
Rodd

I’m glad it’s closer for many of the OLTL actors, but I am concerned about the lack of core family characters/actors signing on for AMC. There was no mention of any of the Martins or Chandlers, just the Hubbards and Opal and Zack. The rest were fairly new to the show before it ended its broadcast run. OLTL was much more successful in getting the core back. That should help OLTL immensely.

emtk
emtk

I can’t wait to see OLTL!! Glad it’s on the east coast, but honestly, I just want to see new episodes with the characters and actors that I love!

Amanda
Amanda

Very excited about all of this! Thanks for keeping us in the know!

ssusan pickle
ssusan pickle

its about time , i miss my AMC and OLTL family. cant wait!!!!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

It is important to note: wasn’t it ABC who made AMC leave its digs in NYC to come to LA thus relocating many beloved performers?

Yes Michael, I will ALWAYS remember that it was ABC/D that created this debacle in the first place.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Agreed!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I am ecstatic these shows will be returning and we get to spend time with our families in Llanview and Pine Valley again.

I will watch however, wherever and whenever I can!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Ditto! Can’t wait! 🙂

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Viewers may not know that hit shows, such as Supernatural and The Walking Dead aren’t filmed in L.A. or NYC. Why? Because they have lower production costs and/or get tax credits elsewhere. Most soaps fans will remember that One Tree Hill was filmed in Wilmington, N.C. and I believe Dallas is filmed in and around Dallas, TX. Also, many actors travel to location shoots. I’m just glad these gems are back in production. Woo Hoo!

Johnny
Johnny

My only modest concern is the fact that ALL MY CHILDREN will really have to “write around” some major characters, at least for a while.

Valbrulay
Valbrulay

I hope that GH will keep up the the fantastic story lines, the crossover is so well done; has opened so many options and interesting possibilities for the plot lines. I love twists and turns and surprises , plus bringing back so many past characters has been great. I think that the ties between GH people and OLTL should continue, having them be involved at both shows in someway.

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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All My Children Reunion Coming Up On ABC’s Strahan & Sara

Some of your all-time favorites from Pine Valley are getting together to appear on Good Morning America’s re-branded Strahan & Sara ,formerly known as GMA Day.

Make sure to catch the show next Monday, February 11th when hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcome Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack),and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal).  And, you never know who else might pop up and join this group.

Strahan and Sara airs on ABC at 1PMEST/12PMCST weekdays.

Courtesy/ABC

Are you missing Pine Valley? Here’s a chance to see some of these enduring stars together again.  Most recently, Home & Family back in February of 201,7 held an on-screen reunion for many notables from the series following the passing of its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Will you be checking out Strahan & Sara next week for the segment? Let us know via the comment section below.

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