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New Developments: Is Prospect Park going to put All My Children & One Life to Live on Cable TV?

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In the ever-changing soap opera that is now called, “Where on Earth are All My Children and One Life to Live going to live?”,  new developments have come to light today courtesy of deadline.com!  It appears that there are reports that Prospect Park is meeting with cable networks to find a new TV home for the beloved soaps!

Deadine reports that,” Prospect Park is meeting both big-tent, general entertainment networks and female-centered nets — about TV sales of the two series and is getting interest. Under its agreement with ABC, Prospect Park has the right to carve out a traditional TV window, which, at least for now, is expected to come after the episodes premiere online. Prospect Park has cable ties — the company co-produces the hit USA Network drama Royal Pains.

Prospect Park is currently talking with unions, trying to hammer out the terms of collective bargaining agreements for the cast and the crews of the two series. (Despite reports, the company does not have a deal with ABC to license the network’s other daytime drama, General Hospital, if the network cancels it.) Prospect Park has said that All My Children and One Life to Live will “continue to be delivered with the same quality and in the same format and length,” meaning that the company plans to deliver five broadcast-quality episodes a week each of the two soaps. All My Children will end its run on ABC on Sept. 23, One Life to Live in January 2012.”

So soapers, what do you think of this scenario? It would seem to be, if they can land the right home for AMC and OLTL, a great scenario where you can see shows online and on TV, or they start on the web and move to TV, or do both like a CBS.com and ABC.com does with same day episode postings.  Let’s see how this next angle all plays out!

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Soaps..the soap. More drama than all three GH shows combined! TV cable much preferred alternative to web only…but then comes the task of ensuring the network selected is widely available for to national and international audiences. Still a real roller coaster ride…

I really only care about GH….thats the only soap I love right about now.So I keep track of this just in case they decide to ax it.GH is the most popular soap on tv..doesnt have to be #1….u got o award shos and gh fans are nuts and many.GH is rocking right now…loving it

1L2Live and AMC are my fav soaps and it wil be great if they can find a cable channel for them both… I’m glad that prospect’s took on 1L2LIVE AND AMC I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WILL DO WITHOUT MY SOAPS..

Whatever it takes for AMC & OLTL to succeed. I will watch them however I can get them. Please, if TPTB can see this, please help these shows succeed!

i could not agree more!!

DITTO!

We want All my Children and One Life to Live to continue help us everyone.

Is this on the level???????????????? Are they getting our hopes up for nothing again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is thi for real??????????? I would like to know!!!!!

Last I heard for Nov. it was not going to happen. Which is it yes or no!!!!!!!!!!!! Confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t you have something more up to date for Dec.28………

This sounds spectacular!! I would much rather have my soaps on a cable network like USA, Lifetime, WE, TNT, TBS or BRAVO….this means that it would be available to the same large audience that both shows are used to. I mean, I’ll watch them online too, but if they can find a cable home for them, that’s much better. I wonder if this means they will stay in the daytime hours or if they’ll venture into prime time? Doesn’t matter, cause I’m watching regardless….

Many hoped that Lifetime or WE would pick up our beloved soaps (myself included!) But thats definitely NOT going to happen. Disney (who owns ABC and ultimately chose to ax both shows to begin with) also owns lifetime, WE and about 20 other channels. Many thought it would be Soap NET who would save them but as I pointed out Disney owns soap net and had already, very quietly, months before announcing the soap cancellations, announced that soap net would be going off the air in early 2012 and will become Disney Junior.

Well, if Lifetime & WE won’t work, any of the others will. It’s too bad Oprah is convinced that she couldn’t save our soaps with her network, but she is under the influence that the soap genre is dying. From the looks of it, so is her network…guess she should have thought twice about taking on the soaps. Her network airs too many repeats, and doesn’t have enough original programming.

Oprah is for Oprah! she does not care Torrey! Not enough to get her the praise she wants and in limelight!

I totally agree with you. I have been watching these soaps and inviting them into my home like good friends everyday for years. AMC, ONTL and GH are the best soaps and have been for years with many loyal viewers. I always tape them when I am not home and would also watch them in the evening when nothing was on in prime time.

I pray they do find a cable home, it makes more sense, eventhough the internet has come along way, i still think especially for older viewers, cable is the best option, its more accesible, so heres to praying it does end up in cable.

it wouls be awesome if they could find a place for oltl & amc on cable – but if not i will still watch them online.

The only chance for survival of these two shows is if it goes to some cable network. Even though watching tv on your pc is the wave of the future, soaps still rely on seniors to watch it. Most seniors I know are not computer savvy. It would be ridiculous for Prospect to spend millions of dollars for an audience that will shrink significantly. If it goes to Lifetime or some other cable tv channel, they have a chance. Prospect will still have to get major cost reductions no matter where it goes.

The only chance these two soaps have for survival is to go to some cable channel. Even though watching tv on your pc is the wave of the future, it is not for seniors who comprise the major part of soaps audience. Prospect is not going to spend millions of dollars to put two soaps online and watch most of its audience disappear. Cable is the only way these soaps might survive. Either way, Prospect is going to have get sigificant cost reductions.

The soaps MUST stay on TV to succeed! The internet ONLY idea will be a disaster!

I don’t know what to say. The story keeps changing. I don’t see it going on a main cable station like USA,TBS, TNT. If it goes on a cable station, it will be a station that you will have to pay.

That would be great if we can get it on cable network.
If it’s a go I sure hope we can get the shows in Canada through our cable network giant Rogers.

As long as they keep making OLTL in some form that I can view, I’ll be happy. I’ve been watching for over 30 years and can’t imagine life without it. How will I relax after work? I want AMC to continue because I know there are lots of people who feel the same way about AMC too. Please Prospect Park work out the details and save the soaps! We’ll be loyal to you forever! Don’t underestimate the loyalty of soap fans!

Watching it on the internet would be easier for me as I’m at work during soap time, but cable might be better for the ratings. I don’t know how you judge ratings on the internet. In any case, as long as they post the episode on the internet later that day, I’ll be watching.

I hope all this works out soon for the cast and crew, but unions are involved. Trust me unions ruin stuff, years ago in Massachusetts Spencer for Hire had some rough times because the unions held up stuff. Robert Urich wanted to fix over a house he bought and he said that every contractor, when they found out it was for him doubled their original estimates, so he ended up doing the work himself. That was in the 80’s and I was grade school but I remember reading it in the local paper.

Even now, where I work this one painter is union and I said to him in passing that oh I love to paint, and he yelled at me and said I couldn’t because I’m not in the union. LOL

i HAVE WATCHED AMC SINCE I WAS A YOUNG GIRL. i THINK IT IS A SHAME THEY ARE TAKING IT OFF THE AIR. I AM ALL FOR KEEPING IT ON CABLE OR INTERNET PLEASE FIND A WAY TO CONTINUE OUR SOAPS

I will watch AMC and OLTL wherever and whenever they are broadcast, as will millions of loyal fans!

Both ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE can be on CBS.com, because I can get that on my new Android phone to watch–I cannot get ABC.com on it to play shows shown on it, but I can CBS.com. So if you go back to TV, please, please, please be on CBS.com so I can watch it on my cellphone.
I HAVE WATCHED BOTH AMC and OLTL EVER SINCE 1980’s. I WILL MISS BOTH AMC AND OLTL VERY, VERY MUCH. THEY ARE BOTH GETTING VERY INTERESTING TO WATCH NOW—ABOUT DIXIE/TAD, KENDALL/ZACH, BIANCA/MARISSA ON AMC AND I WAS WANTING NATALIE/JOHN TO BE TOGETHER AND FOR JOHN TO FIND OUT THAT LIAM IS HIS SON AND GET BACK WITH NATALIE AND BE WITH HER FOREVER AND EVER BECAUSE OF IT & FOR JESSICA TO GET BACK WITH BRODY AND THEM BEING W/RYDER. THAT WOULD BE REALLY GREAT!!!! FOR THEM TO END LIKE THAT, THAT WOULD BE REALLY GREAT !!!!
I AM GOING TO MISS THEM TERRIBLY!!!!!!!!!!
I HOPE THEY WILL BE BACK ON TV. IF THEY CANNOT BE BACK ON TV, AND HAVE TO BE INTERNET, THEN I HOPE THEY DO NOT CHARGE PEOPLE TO WATCH THEM, BECAUSE IF THEY DO THAT, THEN I DO NOT KNOW IF I WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH THEM OR NOT.
I, ALSO, HOPE THAT YOU CAN STILL CATCH UP BY GOING TO THE RECAP SECTION OF BOTH AMC AND OLTL SOAPS.
SO PLEASE, PLEASE HELP WITH THIS!!!!!!
THANK YOU.

Just do something with AMC so been a part of my life for 41 years have been a loyal fan since day one. surely someone will pick it up enough reality shows and definetely enough cooking shows on air.

I soooo agree Betty. know your feeling. Been fan of AMC for 41 years too.

OK. I’m cautiously optimistic. But I’ll only believe what I hear from the actors. We’ll see…………….

Not worried where will be aired just worry will not go on. I have watched AMC since day 1. I know sounds silly but they are my family and escape from reality. they have brought to life alot of information about diseases and all sorts of stuf that happens in real life. Not real thrilled with the lesbian bit. Hopefully Bianca will be one Dr. hayward can never save or she will get real! Ughhhh! But even with that I can deal. The cast on that show are such greaat actors and have brought sooooo much entertainment to the outside world with their characters. I will miss it soooo much.

I’ve watched One Life from the beginning and am so grateful that Prospect Park has rescued it!! THANK YOU!!!

What if they put them on the soap channel? I am sure most everyone has it. It would give us a chance to dvr when we have to.

I had thought the same thing. I mean it is SOAP net right? But I don’t really care where they find a home but please do. 🙂 and don’t get me wrong I love my cooking shows too like Hells Kitchen, Chopped etc… but to replace a program like AMC with another food show when we are all overweight americans as it is, well maybe not everyone but COME ON!!!!

I have no idea how to get Prospect Park online. I do hope there will be info for this. I am Canadian. I was so happy to hear they would be doing AMC and OLTL so that us fans would not have to do without these wonderful shows. But now I don’t know how to access them when they do it. Anyone have any help for me>>> much appreciated.. 🙂

Please find a home for my stories! I have been devastated since the news that they were going off air. Thanks, CVL

I HOPE prospect park gets with a tv network of some kind. I don’t want to lose my soaps OLTL and AMC. But I don’t have access to high speed internet where I will be living this up coming winter. I will be using verizon which has capped usage and there is no way I can watch shows on the internet. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there just like me.

I think so to

I think this news about a cable TV home is the best news ever. Not every fan has a computer so “on line” may not be the best place. I’m not sure how I’ll feel on Monday 9/26 other than to say I’ll be missing this great program.

I certainly hope Prospect Park will pick up AMC and make it available for all those that are dedicated watchers. Shame on ABC!!

well, i posted what i really thought (no cuss words) and they did NOT post. Guess i hit too close to home. The ONLY thing ABC/Disney cares about is the bottom line $$$. Remember, they could care less about US, the people who buy the products that make their money, how stupid!

I would love to see it on TV and have the option to see it online also. I hope they can work it out with most of the cast otherwise it wouldn’t be the same!

Well the people at Prospect Park already have Royal Pains on USA and tonight on the news Brian Williams ended the broadcast about AMC. So if NBC who owns USA as a subsidiary is reporting on it..maybe…could it be… do I dare to wish that it may show up on USA or another subsidiary. Did anyone see anything on ABC or CBS about AMC last episode?

How do you watch all my children now that its off the air? What website can you watch it on??

I wish you could find a TV station for AMC, I am retired and look forward everyday to AMC, we are going to get lonely.

I have been watching AMC for over 20 years. I can not understand how a station like OWN would not jump on the idea of picking this soap up. Obiviously this show would come with a dedicated viewership right from the begining. Maybe Oprah will reconsider this idea! It would be a good solid investment for her.

I’ve been watching Amc since i was 13 years old. They’re were many years i couldn’t watch because of work. Didn’t have Soapnet either till we switched cable companys. now they want to take that away. Come on someone has to bring it back on tv. That one hr a night on Soapnet was my time to unwind from the day. I feel like all the actors & actresses where my friends for that hour. I really miss all of them. I cry like a baby everyday. Please if there is a God, bring back AMC.

i hope and pray amc and oltl will find there way to tv keeping my fingers crossed’ hope everyone feels the same

when is amc, going to start agin??I heard that it was starting in Jan,2012…whats up with that??I miss it so much,I use to watch it online at night when I got home from work, Hopefully it will come back soon……Wright????

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