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Prospect Park Plans To Liquidate Assets In Ongoing Bankruptcy Case For OLTL and AMC! Judge May Soon Allow ABC Litigation To Proceed To Trial!

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Prospect Park’s legal battles and bankruptcy case made news today again via The Hollywood Reporter!

But let’s review what we know of the case:  The company that resurrected One Life to Live and All My Children for one season online,  is suing ABC, alleging fraud, wherein the network asked to “borrow” OLTL characters for use on General Hospital, then changed storylines and killed some characters, and began scheming to make a “Mega-Soap”.

And for all of that and more, Prospect Park is seeking millions of damages against the alphabet network!  And as previously reported, ABC is counter-suing Prospect Park for $5 million in claimed breach-of-contracts damages.

In addition, Prospect Park had filed bankruptcy last March and when that happened the dispute between ABC and Prospect Park was put on hold, but now according to THR, “The judge in the case is conducting a case management conference next week, and in recent papers lodged in the bankruptcy proceedings, an attorney representing the debtor states, ‘It is anticipated that the LA Court will terminate the ‘dark period’ and allow the ABC Litigation to proceed expeditiously to trial.”‘

Now in a new intriguing wrinkle, THR reports that on the road to liquidation and in need of paying its creditors, Prospect Park came to an arrangement with Apple, Inc.  The soaps producer was eligible for a 30 percent tax credit for shooting OLTL in Connecticut, and racked up production expenditures of nearly $20 million. With tax money then due from Connecticut — nicknamed the “Provisions State” — the debtor entered into a loan and security agreement with EP Financial Solutions, which concurrently sold the tax credit to Apple for $5 million.  Apple’s iTunes also had the episodes of  the online versions of AMC and OLTL available in their iTunes store!

So what do you think of the latest on Prospect Park’s legal issues that continue in regards to the online reboots of One Life to Live and All My Children, the ABC case, and those they owe?  Comment and weigh-in!

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Megan
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Megan

I am wondering if they win if they might be able to start over and bring our soaps back??

Travis Thomas
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Travis Thomas

They have no money, havent paid their lawyers, or paid their actors. I doubt THEY will ever be producing anything for awhile.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Let us pray.

mary
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mary

All I want is RH back as Todd Manning.

mary
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mary

this case should be a case study for business school and law schools. PP had high hopes and thought they would run it the way they run their other shows. soaps are different.

Karen
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Karen

I think ABC & PP both terribly failed the soap world and it’s viewers! I’m for any kind of settlement that would bring back AMC & OLTL! Maybe the 2 networks could reach a compromise? I also agree that I tried the online versions on Hulu and found the online versions substandard. I didn’t like the faster, 30 minute format or the new edgier storylines. I also felt more “tied down” to the computer. The network says there is no audience for the soaps … Well, the same audience they are targeting with all these talk show replacements are the… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Well..
I give Prospect Park’ praise!
They took on the 2 soaps when not one, not one, TV network wanted them..
Both the soaps were taboo to the networks..
And Prospect Park’ took them and gave their all to keep them alive, to the point of financial ruin for Prospect Park’ ..

I thank Prospect Park’ .. they and only they gave a damn ..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

sorry su0000…I don’t think they gave anything because “they gave a damn”… they invested in a project which they hoped would turn to a huge profit. Not blaming them…that’s what business is all about.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I totally agree Rebecca.

Tom Polar
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Tom Polar

I agree with rebecca1, they were only interested in turning a profit and they certainly didn’t have their ducks all in a row. It’s a very sad situation, and I have always been confident that the issues would be cleared up, but at this point, even I would have to say it doesn’t look promising for those of us who loved one or both soaps. Actors have moved on – the ONLY way it could see the light of day is if they possibly combined both soaps into one show, utilizing the actors that are available and of course bringing… Read more »

brian
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brian

agreed !

Margie
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Margie

SU – this post is so……..good! I’ll add that I hope ABC loses HUGE.

Mark
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Mark

If ABC loses “huge” this could be the death knell to General Hospital. I want ABC to win! Get back the rights to AMC and OLTL.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Margie….WHY would you want ABC to lose?! Do you understand the ramifications of that that loss both directly and indirectly? If you enjoy the soaps, and I assume you do if you are on this blog, you had better hope that ABC wins…because a loss could be the start of a domino affect that could possibly result in the demise of GH. A win could mean some of the beloved characters could come back to GH. PP is not going to get out from under this. While we had hopes of this being the salvation of some of our beloved… Read more »

toure cannon
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toure cannon

Margie, it looks like to me that PP wants ABCTV to have the rights back of both shows,if they win, Love In The Afternoon will be restored. GENERAL HOSPITAL is still going strong because of its ratings , an people who never watched the show,know about its rich history,and like it.Ron Carlivati who is the Head writer for GH WHO WAS AND IS the writer for One Life To Live is now working at GH. So to say you want ABCTV to lose is pretty much stupid to say on your behalf! PP is letting ABCTV hear their side if… Read more »

Lin
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Lin

I agree totally with Elite advisors. Though originally I wanted PP to win, and am so thankful to them for taking these soaps on and trying to make them succeed. But they are past tense now. PP Is gone. So we have only to hope that at least ABC will not be hurt so much that they will not be able to have GH and that they will be allowed to use their own characters. I feel what ABC did was wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. They were at fault. But at this point if w want any part of OLTL… Read more »

Tsuds
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Tsuds

still waiting for someone to tell me… I was right! I got slammed by many of you when I said it would not work and the business model would fail… You all crucified me… Hmmmm Can I get just 1 “you were right”?

Margie
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Margie

It’s very easy to be the voice of doom. No. You get raspberries.

toure cannon
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toure cannon

Tsuds,you were right to begin with in the first place! Us fans were glad they came back as online versions,they changed the format from the original to 30minutes DOWN FROM AN HOUR! And some key characters were also recasted, and some one had a funny feeling that something was wrong.after the cancellation of both, TOLN PP SAID,, they can’t afford it and it would be costly.

Travis Thomas
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Travis Thomas

THEY were not doing it because they cared, they were doing these soaps cause they thought they could make a crap load of money. Their plan was flawed from the get go. They should have taken their time and truly learned the soap game as opposed to learn as you go.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree with Travis. It was a flawed plan and “learn as you go” just doesn’t work with so much at stake. Really odd business plan. I’m guessing they wanted to strike before fan interest waned, but this “plan” was really ill-conceived. PP should have taken the time needed to get it right. Had they done so, I think it could have been successful.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I agree completely.

Reagan
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Reagan

If there is any hope at all of any of our fav AMC/OLTL characters showing back up on TV, it’s them landing in Port Charles. And that can not happen until this legal mess is resolved. It just all seems like a horrible mess. I agree with su0000, I give PP credit for trying what others would not. Everyone keeps saying ABC should bring the shows back, but we know realistically that won’t happen. I don’t see PP getting the funds they need to ever bring them back online and have probably– unintentionally– burned too many bridges with the actors.

Chantal
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Chantal

I just want Todd, Starr and Mc Bain back… Couldn’t care less for their replacements… Major fail

Margie
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Margie

I don’t want Ron to further destroy OLTL’s legacy. No. I’ll remember these three and the rest as they were before abc cancelled the show. ABC sucks.

KateA
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KateA

I just hope ABC has a significant loss. I will never forget what ABC did. My hope is that everything daytime ABC has gets cancelled. Actually, I hope all of ABC gets cancelled. No, I am not going to get over it .

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I’m right there with you KateA. I want to see the alphabet people go out of business.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

But what about CBS who cancelled ATWTs and GL and NBC who canceled soaps too…should they go out of business as well…if all people thought that way everytime a network or cable channel cancelled something they like there’d be no more television…just like your job…if two employees got fired for underperforming would you want them to say i hope your business closes because you got rid of them…why wish others unemployment over two tv series…would you like to loose your job the same way!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Did you think the same when NBC and CBS cancelled soaps…you make it sound as if only ABC cancels them!!!

Travis Thomas
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Travis Thomas

Wow jimh. I totally feel u too. Im always trying to figure out why ABC gets all this hate, but no one says the same thing about CBS that did THE SAME THING. Its okay for one network, but wrong for the other. I mean if we truly are gonna call out anyone, its gonna be CBS and PG, which cancelled the longest running soap The Guiding Light….I refuse to call it just Guiding Light. They put this all in motion. The moment the other networks realized that CBS was okay after dumping two soaps, it basically just said to… Read more »

Rapids
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Rapids

Great posts jimh. Thousands of TV shows have been canceled and millions of people have lost jobs for various reasons. Those of us lucky to have a job replaced someone else. Soap fans continue to embarrass themselves with the diatribes about dying soaps getting canceled. By the time All My Children was canceled it was like a mercy killing, the show was just awful for years and millions had stopped watching.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I did watch any soaps on CBS or NBC. I don’t know how their shows were doing before their cancellation. I don’t know how the cancellations were handled. What I do know is that AMC and OLTL had loyal and steady viewers before they were cancelled. OLTL was gaining viewers. I also understand OLTL came in under budget and the left over money was used for AMC. The alphabet people were completely disrespectful of their viewers and their employees and I will never watch any of their programming or support their efforts in anyway.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

What ABC did? Seriously? ABC didn’t do anything. ABC is not a charity. It, like CBS & NBC, simply responded to the one BIG thing that happened to daytime tv over the course of 10 years – viewers abandoned daytime tv. There is no one to “blame”, as much as you seem to want a villain in this scenario. People’s lifestyles changed & watching tv as appointment television in the middle of the afternoon is not possible (or desirable) anymore. Frankly, I think the “rise” in daytime ratings is not that more people are watching. But, that the technical ability… Read more »

KateA
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KateA

They could have made them 30 minutes. They could have combined them for one hour long show. I would have easily accepted the two soaps being intertwined. People have watched these shows for a lifetime. You don’t cancel, you find a way to make them profitable! ABC canceled AMC which I will not get over. I don’t watch talk shows in support of all the other cancelled soaps. The only daytime show I watch on the 3 major networks is Y&R. The rest is cable or Netflicks.

Ann
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Ann

In my opinion, PP is done, finished, kaput. They won’t rise again and be in the soap business anymore. I am still angry the way they treated Easton, Howarth and Alderson by booting them off GH for two months. PP knew nothing of what they were trying to do, produce soaps. I would not want them touching soaps again. They would just fail again bringing more disappointment to the fans.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Most savvy soap fans know that Frons was a red-herring – Disney wanted these shows gone and had them deliberately written into the dirt. They were told by fans that their new shows – The Chew (in AMCs time-slot) and The Revolution (in OLTLs time-slot) wouldn’t survive, and within months, The Revolution was gone. The Chew has only survived due to the lead-in audience from The View, which is sadly suffering after the loss of Barbara Walters as a co-hostess. Rumor is, The View is on the verge of being cut if this season doesn’t improve ratings-wise. If that happens,… Read more »

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I so agree with your comments concerning BF and the mouse company.

jonboy
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jonboy

I’m over it.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Well said.

mfarris70
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mfarris70

If there’s an auction of set pieces, I’ll be on the first plane to Connecticut! I’ll take the entire Llanfair living room!

Scottp
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Scottp

I want the Llanfair library too!!

mgb357
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mgb357

OK – there may still be some life to live in the soap world.
ABC – use that ‘extra afternoon hour’ and inject some of Robin Scorpio’s life serum into these two ‘dead’ (OLTL and AMC) shows. Guarantee the viewers will come back!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

No they won’t. The viewers did NOT come back when PP relaunched the shows. There were ads every week for a month in TV Guide & Entertainment weekly. iTunes had ads. But, when the ratings were in, the total numbers were pathetic, even combining the viewers on iTunes w/the viewers for the episodes on Oprah’s channel. Fans of Pine Valley & Llanview may be loud. But, they are too sparse. If you can’t bring numbers in the millions, it ain’t gonna happen. AMC & OLTL were barely bringing 450,000…and that’s rounding up. Generously.

Shelly
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Shelly

I Tried to watch them via Hulu. We don’t have Home internet and I would go to my parents house specifically to watch amc and oltl online. As hard as I tried I just could Not get used to the new OLTL. It was Unrecongizable to the Old OLTL. The cursing and sex drugs etc was to much for me. If I wanted to see that i’d watch HBO lol

Tom Polar
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Tom Polar

IF ABC-TV were smart, and that’s a big “if” – they would combine the remnants of One Life to Live with the cast of AMC and make one soap as an intro to General Hospital. I know that would work – but, unfortunately, it probably won’t happen. Afternoon soaps are NOT dead – they perhaps are not as popular as they were at one time, but viewers will always want to view stories – not just news and information – we get enough of that on our TV sets and our computerized devices and phones – I honestly, sincerely think… Read more »

Michelle
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Michelle

I agree that I commend Prospect Park for trying to keep our shows alive. It didn’t work out for various reasons. At this point I just want this whole thing resolved so that somebody HOPEFULLY will give it another try.

Rodd
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Rodd

All that legal mumbo-jumbo is confusing to me. I just hope everyone gets what they deserve. It’s terribly sad.

Linda
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Linda

Boy, what a soapy mess! We will have to wait for the court’s decision in spite of what we think. I doubt if PP or ABC will ever bring back AMC and OLTL unless they sell “reruns” to other networks.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I so hope Prospect Park is victorious in the litigation against the alphabet people.

Shelly
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Shelly

I hope ABC loses Huge! I am one of the many still Mad that they canceled OLTL and AMC! I have Never watched the shows that replaced them the Spew etc. It would be Incredible if when all is said and done abc could put the shows Back on.

B.J.
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B.J.

I haven’t watched the ABC channel day or night except to record GH, since they canceled OLTL and AMC. Don’t intend to watch that channel again, unless they bring them back, which I know isn’t going to happen. That’s why I’ve removed ABC from my remote.

Shelly
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Shelly

The ONLY shows I watch on ABC is Grays anatomy and General Hospital. That’s it.

Beth
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Beth

If PP is liquidating its assets, it is probably out of the soap opera business for good. I can’t see how they can get rid of their assets, pay off their creditors including their law firm and still have money left over to revive AMC and OLTL again. I agree with whoever said that they have unintentionally burned bridges with their actors. I get that an unemployed actor is less likely to reject a job offer if they ever do revive the soaps again, but there are a lot of bad feelings out there which can’t be ignored. Then we… Read more »

Magneto
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Magneto

While I’ll give Prospect Park credit for bringing back two very good soaps, I’ll be the first to say that they probably didn’t quite know what they were getting themselves into. For one, they didn’t staff up with the proper amount of professionals in the story, PR and legal departments in my opinion. Had they had better legal representation, much of their issues would have been overseen and dealt with. From a PR standpoint they just didn’t get the proper message out about PP in a timely fashion. Everything was always like a game of cloak and dagger with them… Read more »

Beth
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Beth

I just have to shout “ITA!” to so much of what you said, but especially the poor staffing behind the scenes which led to delays in getting started and some bad PR decisions, and my personal favorite, “It seemed to me that in trying to get a younger market share they failed to tap into the history of what made these two shows great. In doing so they alienated the veteran fans and never got the new fans they wanted. The simple fix would have been to work the show 50/50. They should have never of strayed to far off… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I actually agree w/your idea of how to develop a “modern soap”, which is basically the British series model, a la DOWNTON ABBEY. The problem is that many of the few fans who actually watched AMC & OLTL are very rigid in their thinking. A lot of the feedback I read after the first week were from people who couldn’t get over the fact that there were new episodes on “only 4 days a week” as opposed to 5. They griped about that one missing day. Can you imagine what those people would think about only watching 10 new episodes… Read more »

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Don’t forget it’s not on TV complaint. If I got a dime everytime a fan said it’s not on TV, I would be a billionaire by now. AMC and OLTL fan base was to old and set in their ways to follow a soap online.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

It is really too bad for all parties. Especially the fans of these iconic shows.

I watched the PP versions and enjoyed them. I wish it had worked out for PP since ABC didn’t want them. If they would have had the resources they needed to be successful I think the concept worked. The shows actually got better as they moved forward IMO.

As a fan, I’m intrigued by the concept of the ABC “mega-soap”. I think that could have worked too.

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

This is a real shame that they are spending all this money on law suit ,when they didn’t have the money to keep the soaps on originally.

Mark
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Mark

I want to know more about this alleged mega-soap? Were there plans to bring more OLTL characters into the GH family or make a GH/OLTL soap?

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I don’t even know what that means – “megasoap.” If “mega soap” means twice the sets, staff, writers, and most important, the big “name” actors who do not work cheap, then that goes against everything ABC was putting on-screen – programming cheaper to produce than the 2 soaps it cancelled. It doesn’t make sense.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Prospect Park had know idea what they were getting themselves into. If they were smart, PP would have produced 1 or 2 brand new soaps and hired some actors from each cancelled show in order to build their audience.

Rapids
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Rapids

I see some are still in denial about why soaps are canceled, people quit watching by the millions. This prospect park fiasco made me laugh, it didn’t have a prayer so now they look to the courts to try to get a quick buck. Meanwhile they have millions in unpaid bills.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Most of that was due to people’ s lifestyles have changed over the past twenty years. The big 3 failed to change with the times and that is why soaps have lost their viewing audience. The big 3 should have moved their product to cable and reformatted their production model. Otherwise there would be more than 4 soaps left on the air. I am crossing my fingers that Ken Corday will have better luck with his online soap model due to premiere in the Fall.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I agree, Rapids. Many people are blaming one tv network for a cultural & generational shift in how Americans consume entertainment. The ratings of ALL the soaps plunged by millions of viewers. However, I disagree that any adjustment would have kept the viewing audience. I think the decline was inevitable, & daytime tv was just a casualty in how the U.S. population workforce changed. The audience that used to stay at home between 11:30am-3pm & just watch soaps vanished, to put it gently. The seniors expired (and are expiring), adult women entered the workforce out of necessity instead of becoming… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

PP shouldve transformed the two soaps into weekly one hour shows like Dallas…i bet that wouldve worked better than a daily soap…GH a mega soap? Sounds pretty pricey for a network to do especially after claiming soaps are too costly ect.,…both sides were at fault here…others can blame ABC all they want…i dont…all three networks cancelled soaps just not one!!!

su0000
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su0000

It’s over folks..
All done but the wiping..
AMC and OLTL will never return, never..

Accept it, deal with it, let it go ……. be happy 🙂

Christy
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Christy

Prospect Park is just one giant hot mess! They have had one problem after another… doesn’t matter one bit that ABC used characters or changed storylines on GH. PP could have gone on paying no attention and had their own storylines and just ignore other stories on GH… their problems are their own creation! They just had no financial control in any direction from the sounds of it, from the very first moment. Like when they had all the problems going online with the soap after it ended on air…. that didn’t happen for about a year. And then there… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…i also dont see why the blame ABC and GH…what about AMC…ABC didnt have any of that shows characters on GH so what is PP excuse for that one not surviving…PP complained about the GH storylines used for the OLTL three but used it in their OLTL reboot anyway when they couldve easily rewrote what happened on GH…GH wrote the characters out with no problem so PP could have easily wrote them in as if characters Hope and Cole were alive…as for baby Victor i dont see how killing off the baby hurt OLTL when it actually gave the… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Well, now that Apple is involved, will they have an interest in the soaps…

kiki smith
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kiki smith

it is funny how everyone loves to comment on what went right and wrong, but the truth is not enough people watched – and those who did had no patience – as it was a start up!! so go ahead and complain away on mindless message boards – but the fact that there only 4 soaps left – is your fault!!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Oh, gimme a break already!!!!! That heartless schmuck Brian Frons was the one who started all of this foolishness when he VERY STUPIDLY cancelled BOTH AMC AND OLTL to supposedly save $$$. As far as I’m concerned, Brian Frons is the REAL VILLAIN here!!!!!

BOTTOM LINE!!!!!!

GemmaG
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GemmaG

Don’t know the politics behind the scenes, but PP did a great job with these 2 shows. I thought they were better than when on ABC. They seemed updated, slick and streamlined. Plus they could swear a little. It certainly wasn’t enough time to prove they did it better, but I’d give them an A for the shows we got. I still have Hulu plus, but OLTL and ABC were by far, the best shows they have offered. And, BTW, coming back from the dead on a soap isn’t that hard. Cole and Hope had 3 minutes after the car… Read more »

brenda
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brenda

Mess. Hopefully somebody that is interested in bringing the shows back ends up with the rights. I hope ABC doesn’t win them back or I think we will never see them again.

Pam
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Pam

I wouldn’t believe anything Prospect Park said at this point. They have jerked me around long enough and I won’t allow it any further!

Ambrosia
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Ambrosia

I think Prospect Park had their interests which included 1. Trying to look like the hero in saving two beloved soaps 2. Making a profit – the bottom line 3. Expanding their empire They lacked experience in soap operas and the business end of such an endeavour. THey were facing challenges from a different market – online. And in the case of AMC in particular, were missing its biggest stars – Michael E Knight, Susan Lucci , Alicia Minshew et al.With Susan not involved that should have signalled to many a problem. They also poorly handled the relatiosnips with their… Read more »

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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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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