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Prospect Park Announces All New Episodes Of AMC & OLTL To Premiere On Hulu, Hulu Plus & ITunes!

One of the big questions has been answered today of just how fans of One Life to Live and All My Children will be able to view the returns of their beloved soaps!  Many were concerned they would have to pay, or, would it be free to view?

Well in press release out this morning, Prospect Park’s The Online Network (TOLN) announced that in a groundbreaking move the company has reached an agreement with Hulu and the iTunes Store to distribute digitally all-new episodes of AMC and OLTL through the Hulu distribution agreement, the hugely popular daily dramas will reach tens of millions of fans via the free Hulu.com service, as well as millions of Hulu Plus subscribers watching on connected TVs, mobile phones, tablets and PCs.   In addition, iTunes customers can enjoy viewing on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and their Mac or PC. The announcement was made today by Prospect Park Chairman and CEO, Jeff Kwatinetz.

The press release went on to say some very key components, which we break down for you:  “Starting this spring, viewers can stream the beloved serial dramas All My Children and One Life to Live on the free Hulu.com service and the Hulu Plus subscription service. New 30-minute episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live will be introduced each weekday. This innovative content deal will re-introduce these venerable daytime hits in a new format perfect for the viewing habits of the digital generation. Prospect Park and TOLN plan to blend new themes, fresh stars and youthful energy with the familiar actors and writers who made these shows must-watch afternoon viewing for legions of loyal fans.

The agreement with Hulu also allows brands and marketers to connect with a highly desirable and engaged audience. Hulu will manage the advertising sales for both shows, and package integrated sponsorship opportunities. TOLN will also offer ecommerce and other digital marketing programs to brands and entities looking to tap into Hulu’s mass market demographic. Additionally, Hulu will promote both series across its subscription and free-to-view platforms”

Jeff Kwantinetz commented on the platforms: “I believe that both Hulu and iTunes have the vision, the reach and the technology to help us launch TOLN in a significant way. We think these platforms are part of history, helping us to transform distribution. Hulu’s reach, platform and advertising prowess are best in class, and iTunes provides an incredible way to buy TV shows that is second to none. Through both of these partners, we hope daytime drama fans are absolutely delighted to be able to watch their favorite programs in a broadcast-quality HD format wherever and whenever they want.”

News on financing: “Prospect Park has closed its financing with ABRY Partners, one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $36 billion in leveraged transactions and other private equity investments involving approximately 450 properties.  Brent Stone, a partner at ABRY Partners, stated, “We are excited to be partnering with Jeff Kwatinetz and the rest of the team at Prospect Park, and we strongly believe that they will continue to be a leader in their innovative approach to content creation.”  Kwatinetz continued, “We are privileged to the have the backing and partnership with Brent and his team at ABRY, who are proven, brilliant investors, and will help us reach our ultimate goals.”

Another key part of the press release involved Agnes Nixon’s participation:  “Under the leadership of Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, Prospect Park in 2011 forged a multi-year, multi-platform licensing agreement with Disney/ABC Domestic Television Group to continue production of All My Children and One Life to Live,  Prospect Park has also entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon, the creator of both series, guaranteeing her active involvement in their continued production.”

So soapers, what do you think of the exciting news that you can view AMC and OLTL for free?  And the another news in the press release that has Prospect Park leading the way in a groundbreaking move to show the soaps online?

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debikra
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debikra

Break this down…for us computer illiterates. Can we watch it on our computers for free?

heidi
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heidi

I love HULU!!! This is great news!

Patrick
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Patrick

I won’t believe it till i can upload/downlaod on Hulu.com…. this site may come with commercials… however…. with a 1/2 hour show… i can deal with that…

it’s with huluPlus.com… that you’d pay a fee, commericial free?, and access on other “gadgets”… including I-tunes…

so.. my understanding thus far… hulu.com is FREE….

Don
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Don

I don’t know about THESE shows, but HULU Plus does indeed have commercials. The do this to defray their costs. The don’t have as many commercials as they do on TV though. The only shows on HULU Plus that don’t have commercials are the very old shows. I would just about bet my last dollar that there will be commercials on these two shows.

Jules
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Jules

Not for Canadians it won’t be free! We don’t get hulu! GRRRR!!! And something tells me the iTunes versions won’t be free either…..

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Jules, I couldn’t find anything completely free, but there is this option: http://www.howtogetitincanada.com/how-to-watch-hulu-in-canada/

tkfanalways
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tkfanalways

Is it OK to scream with delight!?
EEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

Expat
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Expat

Please, can you tell me if these will be available on iTunes for the UK? We can’t get Hulu and I have been dependent on YouTube for years now!

Don
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Don

There are software programs that can mask you IP address. I would suggest you look into one of them.

Expat
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Expat

Thanks, I will try to find someone who understands these things and try to find the programmes. It’s very kind of you to reply.

Expat
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Expat

amend that…we can get Hulu in the UK but only those programmes that have been licensed for the UK.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Great to see the RIP removed from AMC & OLTL.

Tali (not Smith)
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Tali (not Smith)

Yes indeed! Long Live AMC and OLTL.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

That is the first thing I noticed when I looked on this site today — no more RIP for AMC! Whoot-Whoot!! I am still holding my breath at times, but I am just so darn excited, I thought this would never come true, and I started thinking about it recently and then bam — news at the end of 2012 that it would indeed return, just cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

thomas
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thomas

is awesome news

Tali (not Smith)
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Tali (not Smith)

This is so smart! Great distribution, so many choices. Hulu plus iTunes! This just flies into the future. Be able to watch anywhere. Here, is it works, is a link to all the various ways you can view Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/plus/devices

Kristen Howe
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Kristen Howe

Michael, this is sweet and good news! What happened to the last lines of the article? It was cut off.

Rachel Elisabeth
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Rachel Elisabeth

Oooh. Wow.

Tali (not Smith)
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Tali (not Smith)

Huge shout out to Agnes Nixon too, thank you!

su0000
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su0000

I have watched my soaps for 5yrs through HULU, so very good!!

Hopefully GoogleTV and Roku will pick up the TRON channel , also!!!

Teri
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Teri

Are they ever going to bring back Guiding Light & As the World Turns??

Robert
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Robert

After this, who knows, maybe they can come back as well!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I’m hoping after these are successful, others will return!

Christy
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Christy

Another question Michael – since I’ve never watched any new programs on the internet, will this be like regular youtube videos – available for a long time to view? So if I go on a 2week vacation, will the shows be available for viewing when I return home? – tropical island… no internet service… think Todd, Tea & Ross’ island vacation :-)D

anyway to save them so I can watch them decades from now, like I do with old VHS recordings?

Buddy
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Buddy

I already have a Hulu Plus account via my Xbox so I will be able to watch it on my big screen 🙂 Very Happy

Ella
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Ella

Thinking the same thing about my Wii !

Terry
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Terry

Any idea if this will be available for Canadians through iTunes? I know Hulu is not permitted so I am guessing that iTunes Canada will not have it either.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

http://www.howtogetitincanada.com/how-to-watch-hulu-in-canada/ Is just one option I have seen for those fans in Canada.

Annette P
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Annette P

Hope we don’t have to pay iTunes for these soaps, we pay 2 much for cable & phone service already!!

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I’m sure if they are free now they won’t stay that way for long! If they’re only on the internet it’s because they want to charge a subscription fee! I wish it was on cable since I’m already paying of it! I don’t need another bill to pay!

Blake
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Blake

Great news! I will watch them on hulu for sure! So great that these shows have been saved, thank you Prospect Park! So sorry for trash talking you last year, you pulled it off!

Now can we get my Guiding Light back????

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I hope so Blake!

Blake
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Blake

It would be great!!!

emtk
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emtk

Hooray! I can’t wait to see OLTL!!!! Hooray for Prospect Park and hooray for ABRY financing!

B.J.
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B.J.

I’m bummed that Hulu.free is not available on Roku to watch on my TV … only Hulu Plus, but I’ll be able to watch them on my computer. Since I pay for Netflix now, I’m not sure I can justify paying for Hulu too, just to see them on the big screen, but we’ll see. If they were each an hour long, I probably could. 😉

This really is great news for their future success, that they will be accessible so many ways. I can’t wait!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Hulu.com is free, but I don’t know anything about Roku. I watch it using my tv as a monitor now with just a cord connection. Because they are next to each other I have no need for a Roku type service.

B.J.
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B.J.

Roku is the great little relatively inexpensive device for what it offers, that I have to watch Netflix and other media channels on my TV, without stringing cables to my computer. Unfortunately, the PC wasn’t close enough to be a viable choice.

http://www.roku.com/

Thanks for your response. 🙂

Robert
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Robert

Oh the news keeps getting better and better! 🙂

Maxine
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Maxine

Are they still going to be on cable though?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

No word on that yet. I think they needed these agreements in place before they worked on a cable distribution.

Maxine
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Maxine

Thanks! I’m hoping it all works out and that they go to cable as well!

Chrissy Matteson
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Chrissy Matteson

I am sooooooooooooooooooo excited I can’t even begin to say. I was so depressed when they were canceled but never waivered in my faith that someone would be smart enough to pck them up

Patti
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Patti

Yes !!! This just gets better and better!! I AM SO HAPPY !!

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

Fantastic News looking forward to seeing OLTL and AMC. Thank you to everyone who is responsible for all they done for all of us and thank you Michael for your part.

Johnny
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Johnny

I have HULU on my RoKu device attached to my TV via the Internet, I am wondering if I need to subscribe to HULU PLUS or will it be available on Just plain HULU – at any rate it is great News – now all they need to do is cast some of the roles and we’ll be all set.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

From everything I’ve read, you will be able to watch then on Hulu for free, they would have commercials.

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

I’m with Christy, Michael. I don’t know anything about Hulu! What do I have to do????
Can you help us computer illiterates?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Very exciting news!

Derek
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Derek

What an emotional day! To see the RIP off of AMC is a miracle.to think that barely a month ago, we all never thought this would happen. Thank you Prospect park and Agnes Nixon!

James McDonald
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James McDonald

Hot Diggity Dog! Now all we need to hear is Devious Maids will be cancelled and Susan Lucci can return to All My Children (Erica has to be alive).

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I think they would be able to work out scheduling so she could do both. At least that is my hope!

AJ
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AJ

This has “failure” written all over it. Sorry, but no traditional TV outlet (cable, syndication, other) = virtually no chance in my book. Anyone who thinks otherwise is living in fantasy land. I just cannot imagine enough older viewers (the core of the daytime soap audience) and casual viewers (the ones Prospect Park will have to attract to have any chance of this getting off the ground and making $$$) going out of their way to watch these abominations-in-the-making on a small computer screen. Outside of the rabid die hards, I don’t see enough casual mainstream people interested enough, regardless… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

How do you know that? How do you know people have moved on? This is how people are watching shows nowadays. There have been plenty of other web soaps that have been successful. This one already has a fanbase. Were you an AMC fan AJ? I’m.curious.

AJ
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AJ

Only a loud cult group is kicking, screaming, and throwing a tantrum for these soaps to come back. That almost certainly won’t be enough for Prospect Park to show that they can make $$$ off of this. Plus, if this project does not get adequate promotion, it’s even more doomed to fail. After all, outside of people online on soap opera sites, who actually knows about this? And if people do know, do they care? Honestly, I have my doubts. Without Susan Lucci, I believe AMC would be better off staying cancelled instead of tarnishing its legacy even more after… Read more »

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Derek, some people are just negative and contrary and there’s no telling them otherwise. I believe there will be enough people watching to keep this going if the writers, staff and actors do a fabulous job which I’m sure they will do. There are plenty of younger folks who will enjoy the fact that they can watch this on a gadget. Plus, with the right equipment many people will be able to watch these on there regular TV. That’s what I plan to do. But I’m one of those optimistic people instead of a pessimistic person. I refuse to let… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

If it were just a small group of loud diehard fans…I seriously doubt Prospect Park would still be working on this. They would have let the rights revert back to ABC/D and be done with it. They have done their own research and I believe they know better than you. Time will tell.

Cassie
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Cassie

“Cult group” – seriously? Your argument is laughable. There is no cult group. These soaps are being revived because the four remaining soaps on the main three networks are seeing the highest ratings they have in years. No one would revive OLTL & AMC if they didn’t believe doing so would be profitable, no matter how “loud” the fans are. The only way OLTL & AMC reboots won’t survive is if quality is low and viewership isn’t sustained. GH has made a remarkable ratings turnaround while at the same time keeping Llanview alive by crossovers of OLTL characters. This +… Read more »

Kian
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Kian

Exactly. You’ll remember how well “Passions” did on DirecTV … cancelled after 10 months.

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Hey AJ!

I’m just wondering why you are on this sight. Your obviously not a soap fan.
We don’t need your pessimistic views. Just like we got this by going online
to fight for our soaps, we’ll definetly go online to watch. I don’t know who you are but you sound as if your threatened by our soaps in some way. As for everyone
else, let be happy we have our soaps back. As for not watching AMC if Susan Lucci isn’t on it. Well thats just poo! We’ve gone long streches at a time without
her brilliance and we still watched.

Ron
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Ron

“…the hugely popular daily dramas will reach tens of millions of fans via the free Hulu.com service, as well as millions of Hulu Plus subscribers watching on connected TVs, mobile phones, tablets and PCs.” I’m trying restrain from bursting into uncontrollable laughter. Let me get this straight. These “hugely popular daily dramas” (LOL) could no longer reach “tens of millions of fans” when they were on free TV on ABC, but now all of a sudden these watered down retreads will reach “tens of millions of fans” on the internet and a small computer screen? Most seniors would not know… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

I’d be stunned if these soaps last six months on the internet without airing somewhere on regular TV. It just does not add up.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

They are also working on getting them aired on a cable channel after their original ‘airings’ online. They needed the digital format set in place first.

Derek
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Derek

Well AJ I guess we’ll just have to wait and see who’s right. I still don’t know how you know people have “moved on” and won’t watch again when it comes back. In any case, we’ll just have to see come April how many are watching.

Johnny
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Johnny

We will just have to wait and see how it works, I would not side with the negative people here, we are in a different world today and media is bigger, it’s difficult to predict how well the shows will do, and I understand that the die hard fans don’t necessarily represent the casual observers but let’s give it a chance. I don’t mind watching half hour versions, sometimes the hour programs got dragged out. The 30 minute format may give the shows a better flow ~ I will certainly be streaming through HULU on my TV screen, I am… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

Great comment Johnny. I’m not listening to the negative folks anymore. Those guys probably dont even watch AMC anyway. They somehow think that only the old diehard fans will be watching and the shows have no chance of attracting new viewers. I for one am looking forward to AMC rising from the dead!

danica
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danica

I am ready for the first episode of OLTL and will be where ever it airs! Just bring my stories and make them good! I do prefer commercial free even if I have to pay for it though…

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

So thrilled! I’ll be watching on my TV, but if I am away I can watch on my IPad! Each show is only 30 minutes, but I’ll take that over nothing. Port Charles and Loving were only 30 minute shows but I loved them! Can’t wait! Our efforts and prayers have been rewarded! P.S., my 87 yr. old friend uses a computer just fine and she intends to watch them every day on her desk top! Just sayin!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Very happy to be able to watch my stories again! Hoping their success enables other cancelled shows to return. I am curious to see how this all comes together and what the end result will be. All I know for sure, is that I will be watching!
Thank you for not giving up (like I thought you did) Prospect Park and for being smart enough to get Agnes Nixon on board.

marfa
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marfa

Just wish they had cut a deal with Netflix instead of Hulu. I don’t need to pay for two accounts. And as always you will have to pay to buy an episode on iTunes. Bad thing about that, is I recently bought an episode of Dallas, and it won’t even play on my iPod. Sucks. Am just hoping the commercials don’t take up the whole show. They say it’s going to be a 30 minute show, but when you factor in commercials, it will probably only be 20 minutes or less. Was hoping that Prospect was going to run it… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

It will be free to watch on hulu.

FRAN
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FRAN

I’m thrilled they are coming back … I will pay if I have to, but for FREE-even better.

Jim
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Jim

If only the nimrods who convert the soaps from their DVRs and put them on YouTube without permission could be sued by the powers that be, online soaps might have a chance, but as long as people thinks it’s all right and there’s “no copyright violation intended”, online shows would be commercially viable.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

SInce learning about the return of OLTL, I’ve been sitting at my computer waiting for it to start. Just get it to us quickly. I’m dying without my soap opera people. Hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I am glad we can watch our beloved soaps for free! I was a bit worried that they might
charge some outrageous price…Didn’t want to miss these soaps! I am releived now.. Can’t wait to see AMC & especially OLTL my #1 favorite soap!

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

I’m thrilled that Hulu is picking up AMC! I never watched OLTL, but I will absolutely tune-in to day 1 of the new AMC & watch with pleasure! Thank you to all the cast & crew who are bringing Pine Valley and all the insanity it holds, back to our homes & hearts! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

M. Hilton
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M. Hilton

So very thrilled to be able to see these much loved and missed shows again, can’t wait!!!!!

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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