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Prospect Park Announces All My Children & One Life To Live Production Start Date: February 25th!

This morning, Prospect Park issued an official press release revealing that The Online Network will commence production on the highly-anticipated revivals of beloved soaps operas, All My Children and One Life to Live on February 25th for both series!

Principal production for both series will take place in Stamford, Connecticut with new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live set to debut later this spring!

The official release went on to say:  “In an announcement earlier this year, Prospect Park’s The Online Network revealed its plans to re-introduce the beloved vanguard franchises, through a groundbreaking content deal that will bring premium first-run, broadcast-quality programming to a mass market audience via the Internet.  Brand new 30-minute episodes of both All My Children and One Life to Live will be launched each weekday and available to stream online via the free Hulu.com service and to subscribers of Hulu Plus making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac or PC.

Breathing new life into the storied franchises, Prospect Park and TOLN will blend updated themes and fresh faces with the fan-favorite Emmy-winning actors and writers who made these series must-watch viewing for legions of loyal fans.

Previously announced All My Children cast members include: Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard), Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard), Vincent Irizarry (Dr. David Hayward), Lindsay Hartley (Cara Martin), Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin Castillo), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater).

Previously announced One Life to Live cast members include: Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord Buchanan), Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan), Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado), Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan), Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning) Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth), and Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning). Recurring actors include: Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans), Shenaz Treasury (Rama Patel), and Nick Choksi (Vimal Patel)   Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks!”

So soapers, it appears we are only two weeks away from the start of production for AMC and OLTL?  What are your thoughts?  Excited?  Are some of you still skeptical?  Let us know!

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CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Excited, but concerned. No word on some pivotal characters. Erica, Tad, Joe Martin…Brooke, Adam, Dixie…

Joseph
Joseph

I believe the actors that are not coming back because of pure greed. The show will do fine without them & they will feel idiotic. Hopefully I’m wrong but that’s the only conclusion I can come up with why so many dedicated actors are back at OLTL.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Since I posted my original comment the last four on my list are now on board. I know Susan Lucci said scheduling, she loves Agnes and I believe wants to do it. But I am happy with who we have and look forward to seeing Pine Valley (and Llanview) again!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Jackson, Krystal, Kendall, Bianca….:)

simone
simone

I agree, where are the old favorites, I worry this will be like General Hospital Nightshift, it was ok but lacked the appeal of the original

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I LOVED Nightshift! Hoping Felix Dubois is related to Toussaint Dubois from Nightshift. I’d love to see Billy Dee and Epiphany again.

Jacalyn
Jacalyn

So,so awesome! I cannot wait for my AMC and OLTL 🙂

Val
Val

I’ll need to see more AMC vet casting announcements before I’ll believe it’ll be a success. I’m still uneasy how skimpy the cast list is compared to OLTL. I do have David and Cara and want to see their love/family story continued, that much I know! 🙂

Tali
Tali

Very Excited, but will miss Michael Easton! As long as John McBain is back with Natalie & Liam is number #1 goal, tho’!!

michelle
michelle

yeah me 2 and i know i am so happy to have it back on air….

Tali (not Smith)
Tali (not Smith)

Hooray! Can hardly wait this is so great. So many of my favorites back. It is unfortunate that a couple disgruntled actors and dueling Disney divisions have cast a pall over OLTL lately, because what Prospect Park is gearing up to achieve is really rather wonderful.

Mary Bangs
Mary Bangs

I am truly excited. I have been doing a lot of talking to Father Clarence over the past year and a half but hear no mention of him coming back. Sure hope he is a walk on for a few shows since he was the one to convince me that this was all possible. Just think, PP is the first to open this market for soaps. They are right there on top of the industry now and have millions of us following them. Don’t give up PP. We are here to back you. Ten years ago, nothing like this could have been accomplished. Times are changing. Sorry about your luck ABC. You have been left out of the loop completely. It was the soap fans that caused all your daytime shows to be cancelled. We stay true to what we believe in. We are now here for PP. Can’t wait.

jim
jim

Good news for now. Greater news when they finally air.

David
David

I’m also concerned about the quality of the writing. It seems to be dictated on the actor “gets” they have. I’m wondering what kind of storyline they can tell on All My Children with such a disjointed cast. At least One Life to Live has a good core of characters.

GayAtheistLH
GayAtheistLH

Some people will never be convinced no matter what. Meanwhile, the rest of us will be enjoying the revival of our beloved shows.

Patrick
Patrick

Still miss OLTL ! Can’t believe it’s coming back!

UnionGrl
UnionGrl

I’m mildly hopeful for this reboot but I’m not happy about the cast members who went to GH being dragged back to what may only be a short lived experiment. I’m having a hard time getting my mind around a totally digital soap but it could be better than I think.

Chris
Chris

I’ll still believe this when I actually see it as I don’t trust Prospect Park after last year. Quite frankly, I’d be shocked (shocked!) if these so-called “reboots” last longer than a year, especially without a cable or syndicated TV outlet agreeing to pick them up and defray the costs. No matter what anyone here says, these soaps will have much lower production values and will almost certainly look nothing like they were when they were on ABC. They almost certainly will not survive on only internet advertising when the shows will still be fairly expensive to produce. It just does not add up and make economic sense,

Outside of the rabid die hards (who in reality are not as large a group as they continue to think/insist), I just don’t see enough casual former viewers (or new viewers, for that matter) going out of their way to take time to watch these watered down “reboots” on a computer screen, as the large majority of people moved on quite a while ago to other routines and/or don’t care anymore. Prospect Park will almost certainly need a large chunk of those people to come if this has any hope of mildly working and making $$$.

Also, if this project is not properly promoted to a mainstream audience, it has almost zero chance of working, IMO. After all, outside of online soap fans on message boards/websites, how many people actually know about these “reboots”? And if they do know, do they care? Quite frankly, I have my doubts. I’d like to be wrong, but I just don’t see any way that these “reboots” will work long-term and satisfy everyone.

Travis-Tyrell Thomas
Travis-Tyrell Thomas

Im just as skeptical as you are. But the reality is that the TV landscape is changing. I just started watching House of Cards on Netflix which is their first scripted series and its amazing. It did well enough to warrant a 2nd season. But I guess the difference is that I actually own a 3D/Internet TV so I have the luxury of watching these things on my tv. My concern is advertising. Just releasing press statements to the Soap Press wont be enough. They need to go big or go home. But this could also be an amazing time for Soaps just like it was when it transitioned from Radio to TV. But I do believe that more people watch soaps than are actually being counted. I mean the Nielsen ratings are so outdated and out of touch with the viewing public. I know someone that has a Nielsen box and it only lets you tally information for 1 TV in the household even though they have 3. If u look at ratings for many primetime shows they are all pretty low, but once you take into account 3day+ viewing from DVR’s all those ratings skyrocket up, and Daytime TV didnt take into account DVR viewing which always made me upset. To be honest if most Network TV wants to survive its time for them to change the way the Nielsens rate shows.

Kat
Kat

There is such a thing is Internet tv? Interesting. I have a flat screen HDTV but 3d gives hubby headaches so not going that root. Anyway first I hope soap fans get their wishes and I would never wish it not work out but….I don’t see it lasting long either. I just don’t see how they can pay actors let alone production etc on Internet ads etc….Also pp isn’t making friends with their recent actions with GH which makes me wonder how effective they will be at running these soaps. Anyway good luck to the fans.

TRW
TRW

Glad to get your in the know industry viewpoint on this…

Travis-Tyrell Thomas
Travis-Tyrell Thomas

@Kat Yeah the internet TV is under so many different names. Google TV, Smart TV, and whatever crazy name each brand has come up with for Wi-FI internet search TV’s. I cant lie, it cost me a pretty penny, but again I bought mine almost 2 years ago, so I def know the price has gone down. But I had to have it.

The other thing Im not getting is everyone keeps saying they need to resolve the Tale of Two Todd’s but it seems everyone keeps forgetting Trevor St. John is NOT signing on for this. So whats the point of having Todd, Starr, and John back if you dont have Victor. And they cant just explain it away off-screen because that would be a huge waste of viewers time. And I do agree that PP has a right to the characters because a contract is a contract, but good ole’ Money hungry Disney is the one that screwed BOTH parties. I think people need to direct there anger at the true culprit of all of this drama which at the end of the day is really Disney.

su0000
su0000

I feel OLTL will make it.. It has most of the core and original cast..
As for AMC, it weak.. IT will be whole lot of new everything..

It will be awesome to be able to see both soaps and cheer them both on !!
AND- we will be first to watch the first launching of TV like broadcasting to the internet..
sorta like being at Kitty Hawk with Wright Brothers LOL yah ..

Debbie
Debbie

I have been waiting for these shows to come back ever since they went off the air. I do not care that they will be on the internet. Very excited, can’t hardly wait. I have missed them ever since they went off the air on ABC. I do not watch any of the replacement shows. I do still watch General Hospital but if they take it off I will no longer watch anything on ABC in the daytime because all the other shows are boring.

Gillian
Gillian

I want to enjoy this. I want to loom forward to watching OLTL and AMC again but I can’t because of the fact that PP is strong -arming three OLTL actors. By taking away their livelihoods and banning them from working while this gets hammered out with ABC, PP is hurting the actors personally. That leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. Yes, ABC never should have cancelled OLTL but they did and GH kept Llanview alive. For many long time fans of both shows, like myself, that meant everything after OLTL went off the air on Friday the 13th of 2012. It is because of GH’s high ratings and fan support that PP can revive OLTL now. Hurting the actors isn’t a way to garner support nor is it showing good faith to actors who PP wants to crossover. With this said, PP has handled this like a PR disaster and I don’t trust them. If they continue to hurt the actors or try to hurt GH, the last remaining ABC soap, I won’t watch. I wonder if hurting GH is their end game? Cut the momentum, make ratings tale a hit and get it cancelled. PP is run by a former ABC exec. I’m beginning to thing they want GH to fail.

Kat
Kat

Preach on Gillian. Exactly my thoughts too. I love oltl but trying to force the issues with GH is really upsetting me. They treat these actors as if they are objects and they have families and things to take care of and pp is causing them to be in limbo. It’s just plain wrong.

Gillian
Gillian

I did some more research yesterday and read some more info about the initial PP deal. Apparently PP was most interested in OLTL/GH but ABC/Disney would only sell AMC/OLTL as a package deal. According to this, PP was little interested in AMC? I’m taking it with a grain of salt but it makes sense since AMC reboot seems to be a younger, different show. If true, it also means PP wants GH. If it fails, they get GH. The report on Daytime Dish (HNY) also states that the Disney arm wants keeps forcing ABC daytime back with PP to renegotiate. I am skeptical but still wondering if this is a way for Disney to remove soaps from daytime and PP to get GH by sabotaging the show which has been thriving.

Travis-Tyrell Thomas
Travis-Tyrell Thomas

Hey Gillian just throwing my two cents in. I was at the Sag-Aftra office a few days ago and this is being talked about a lot. But you also have to look at this from PP point of view. They paid for these characters. So by the law they have a right to them. Their beef isnt with the Actors, its with ABC Daytime/Times Square Studios. They paid a licensing fee to ABC Daytime/Times Square Studios for All the characters on OLTL. Now the reality is that when PP’s first attempt didnt work, ABC Daytime/Times Square Studios then licensed those 3 characters from PP for only ONE YEAR. But ABC Daytime/Times Square Studios knew this and was desperately trying to renegotiate an extension on those characters though PP, but they were shut down from the top of DISNEY who we all know owns ABC.

They were already working on an extension Deal with PP without bringing ABC to the table. I think so many people keep trying to blame this side and that side. At the end of the Day the Money stops at Disney who could care less about the 3 actors or ABC Daytime/Times Square Studios. Trust me if Disney wanted those shows to stay, they would still be on the air, they just care about the money they are gonna rake in from PP, and it doesnt help that one of the owners of PP is besties with the top Exes at Disney, considering he is a former employee.

But the reality is that as a business PP did pay for something that by Contract law they have a right to. But I also see the other side as an actor, the actors are caught in the middle. I think Disney should had all the parties at the table and this all could have been avoided. But as a fan I really hope and want these ventures to succeed, but as an actor Im like stay on the network show. There is more visibility there. I mean seriously no agent in their right mind would tell their client to leave a network show to go to an online show. So you cant hate the actors either.

So can you hate PP for wanting what they paid for? Can you hate the actors for wanting to stay on a show with a better pay scale and more visibility? Can WE hate Disney for letting these shows get cancelled in the first place???? Haha

Liz Arnold
Liz Arnold

Where’s Roxy?

Cartini
Cartini

Where is Susan Haskell!!’ Dhe could be the new Kendall

susan M.
susan M.

Please Confirm that OLTL & AMC will be on Hulu for free watching of these soaps. Because my friend E-mailed Hulu about OLTL & AMC being on their site & if it was definetely going to be free and this is the response she got from her hulu e-mail. It
said : Hi Karen, Thanks for getting in touch with us! At this time, we do NOT have a
partnership with One Life To Live and All My Children, so I’m afraid we’re not able to
offer their content through Hulu or Hulu plus. I’m really sorry for any frustration here.
You can alway’s view different clips , episodes, and movies availiable on Hulu Plus.
We’d love to offer content fro more networks in the future, so though I don’t have any
news to share, check our blog (http://bloghulu.com) for updates. I hope this clears things
up. Happiest to help,
Natalie M.
Hulu Support
So what is up with this!!! Is OLTL & AMC going to be on Hulu or not! And for free watching! Soap fans what do think of the response from my friends e-mail to Hulu.
I am so confused and worried I will miss the soaps. HELP!!!!!!

GLENDA BOOZER
GLENDA BOOZER

I MAY BE TO OLD BUT HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK. ALSO HOW MUCH IS GOING TO COST

susan M.
susan M.

I can’t afford to pay each month to watch the OLTL & AMC on Hulu after the free viewing at a limited time expires. Prospect Park has a comedy show on one of the
cable stations & it is called Royal Pains. Why didn’t they just put OLTL & AMC on that cable station that t.v. show is on. It would have made things a lot easier to watch & it would alway’s be FREE VIEWING all the time like it has been all these
years!!

susan M.
susan M.

I am leary of this on line watching of our soaps. I would feel better if they were on
a cable channel on the t.v. WORRIED!

susan M.
susan M.

I wish Michael would respond my reply on 2/12. About the e-mail my friend received from Hulu! I am worried that I will miss OLTL & AMC on line because of their e-mail
message my friend received from them yeaterday. Message at 2/12 at 6:32p.m….
PLEASE HELP!

susan M.
susan M.

And if so Regular Hulu is free and Hulu Plus you have to pay & subscribe to ($7.99)
CORRECT………. Please read e-mail first that I received from my friend! Need an answer
on this ! I don’t want to miss anything!

susan M.
susan M.

I need an answer to this ASAP so I know how to go on HULU .com correctly . And
what I have To Type in to get on the right site(Free Hulu Viewing of OLTL & AMC)…. Read all my messages. I a bit upset. PLease read all above comments!

susan M.
susan M.

I guess I am not going to get any help . About all my comments above! OH WELL!

susan M.
susan M.

No help yet!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
susan M.

I want to make sure about this & know how to get on HULU (free) viewing correctly!

Nancy
Nancy

OMG… this is music to my ears!!! I was really bummed out when they had pulled both of my favorite soaps off the air… and i had heard rumors that GH was next on the chopping block… so THANK YOU for bringing these two back. Looking forward to viewing both :))

susan M.
susan M.

I just hope it won’t be a hassle to watch them on line. And I hope it will be free for quite a while can’t afford to pay each month. I have enough bills to pay. I rather they
were on a cable channel on the tv than on line. I will watch the on line as long as it
is Free viewing. Not to happy about watching them on line again rather they were
on a cable channel on the t.v. I am happy their back but I like to view them in the
t.v. I am not computer savy!

Jan
Jan

I’m am so excited to reconnect with 2 of my favorite soaps…All My Children and One Life to Live!!! My other favorite soap is General Hospital.Thank You To All who made this happen!!!

Leslie Diane Smith
Leslie Diane Smith

I am really looking forward to watching All My Children again. I DVR the old episodes
every night on soapnet. Please let us know the exact date it will start and the exact
place we can be sure and get it on our computers. Thanks for listening to the
public, it seems to be a rare thing lately.

Jan
Jan

What??? We have to PAY to watch our soaps now?? What’s this world coming to… it’s all about $$$ these days! I was excited about AMC coming back, now I’m not so sure…

Beverly Mundy
Beverly Mundy

I can’t wait to see my old friends. I have really missed them all. The story lines on AMC and OLTL had become so good. I hope to find out who was shot in the last scene on AMC. Also hopes that someone wil find out that fake Todd is still alive. Please keep Roger Hemsworth on OLTL. We don’t need them on GH..Thanks for giving our soaps another voice. I promise to bring ten viewers to see them.

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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