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Prospect Park execs met with cast of OLTL & annoucement forthcoming!

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As had been reported by various sources, it has been confirmed by ABC Soaps In Depth that executives from Prospect Park met with the cast and crew of One Life to Live in New York at the end of last week.  SID is stating, “We do know that officials from the production company are this close to making deals with the union guilds and the paperwork is in the hands of lawyers.”

“They’re very ambitious and they’re very happy to have us and All My Children” Jerry verDorn (Clint) told In Depth at this weekend’s OLTL Fan Club gathering. “The fans [are] not going to see a difference in production. They said to us, ‘We did not buy these shows just for their name and [with the intention] to gut them and put them on in a totally different, unrecognizable form. The fans are going to love it.”   Mark Lawson (Brody), also stated that,  “Prospect Park seems very enthusiastic and very focused on making the show the best it can be. I think they will update the show for the next generation of viewership and make it a show that’s competitive.”

As far as the reports that the online version of OLTL will debut on Monday, January 16, there is no official word yet from either Prospect Park or ABC on when the show’s final network broadcast will be, although Soap Opera Network has reported it to be January 13th, and also reported that Prospect Park met with OLTL cast members on Thursday, while Soaps In Depth is reporting Friday.

However SID reports, “More details about Prospect Park’s plans for both OLTL and AMC could come as soon as Wednesday of this week.”

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Torrey
Torrey

I just hope they can find a cable network home for the shows. I’ll watch online, but I think cable would be a wonderful thing for both shows.

danna
danna

I will watch OLTL anywhere anytime, but please bring back Robin Strasser, TSJ, and the significant others who have or are exiting or the show will be gutted and lose viewers.

Rob
Rob

As optimistic as Im trying to be, it seems this show keeps bleeding cast members…

Deb Rafter
Deb Rafter

I am happy beyond belief!!!! Thank you Prospect Park!!! You have made alot of soap fans very happy. We will ALL watch our beloved soaps and their characters. They are our escape from the hum drum of everyday life!! I hope you will succeed at this endeavor! Good luck!

Amy
Amy

I am so happy to hear OLTL will be online and not done forever! I love the show! Thank you Prospect Park!

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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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