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Prospect Park issues statement on AMC & OLTL's move online!

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Prospect Park, the entertainment entity who is bringing All My Children and One Life to Live online, via their licensing deal with ABC, finally issued a statement to Soap Opera Weekly about the status of moving the series to the web and their new platform.  From reading below,  they are working out collective bargaining agreements with the guilds and  unions before they can move further with signing on talent, creatives and crews.

Prospect Park statement: “The love and support for All My Children and One Life to Live is truly amazing. Since we announced our intention to work with the shows, the fan outreach we’ve experienced over the past few weeks further validates our decision to work to keep them going for years to come. However we also respect the organizations and processes that are in place so that all can apply their craft within the infrastructure that the entertainment industry has set, specifically in this case with the appropriate guilds and unions. We are in the process of working out the essential terms of our proposed collective bargaining agreements with the appropriate guilds and unions, which we must do prior to firming up deals with above-and below-the-line talent. We will provide updates as needed.”

Soapers, stay tuned!

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Maura
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Maura

Thank you Prospect Park for saving our soaps!

Heather
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Heather

I wished that this company never showed up. They’ve screwed us from the endings of AMC and OLTL.

barbara t
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barbara t

I wish they never showed up either because of the endings and then we not only lost the soaps the first time by abc/disney we had to go through it for a second time by pp. How I wish it all would have turned out differently.

Shannon Cummings
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Shannon Cummings

I love both OLTL AND AMC soaps. I have been watching our soaps since 18 years old. I’m not happy cancel our soaps. I don’t want to cancel both soaps. Fight save for OLTL and AMC.

Sonja
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Sonja

Well, this makes sense. Seems like PP is really trying to do things the right way. Good for them.

brian
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brian

YES, Prospect Park has my support, lets hope us Canadian are not left out, please.

Melanie
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Melanie

DIDO!!! I really hope we can watch in Canada! We can’t watch soap net. I will be devastated if we can’t watch!! I’m willing to pay for OLTL!!

Rose
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Rose

AGREED! Please, please please make this available in Canada

Judy
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Judy

Thank you PP may it help some people to clam down and cut down on the rummors.

ethel
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ethel

thank you PP for savings our soaps & thank you taking the time to make this statement!!

dorothy
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dorothy

THEY HAVEN’T SAVED OUR SHOWS YET, THERE STILL NEGOTIATING, WHICH COULD MEAN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING

Jeff Moree
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Jeff Moree

This is great news espeicially since all the doom news of the past few months

HTR
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HTR

I am grateful that OLTL and AMC have a chance at a second life. Please keep us posted one the when and where…. I know I and all my friends will be there!!

Melanie
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Melanie

Wouldn’t it be cool if they merged AMC and OLTL into one?

jax
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jax

no

Joyce
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Joyce

thanks so much for saving our Soaps PP!

Trish
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Trish

Yes this is wonderful, but Im still rather upset, my daughter and I watch oltl and amc on tv. while my hubby is doing other things. I record it and watch it Im not sure how we are going to do this on our laptops… thank you!

Frankie Hoornaert
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Frankie Hoornaert

Thank you for saving our soaps! It means the world to us old (and new) fans of OLTL and AMC. You’re the best!!!!!!

Sharon Friedman
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Sharon Friedman

Can you please tell this computer challenged human being how are we going to access Prospect Park to see the soaps or other programs they provide. I apologize for my inability to comprehend anything computerish.

dorothy
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dorothy

from what i just read prospect park hasn’t even signed the contract to move these soaps, tad, erica, and a few others are not going to be continuing with amc, after the end. PLEASE GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT AND GIVE US OUR SOAPS BACK, THAT IS WHAT MAKES OUR DAY, THEY ARE LIKE OUR OWN FAMILIES, I WILL MILL THEM SO MUCH, and putting in these stupid cooking shows LIKE THE CHEW, send them to food network, or the cooking show, we are being taken over by cooking, talk shows, reality shows, and there is nothing for us to… Read more »

Marie
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Marie

Please tell me AMC and OLTL will be available for viewing in Canada once they go online .I have been watching these for years and want to continue watching them. I can’t imagine my day without them. I have no interest in watching the crap they are replacing these shows with there is already to much of it on TV now.

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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