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Prospect Park's Jeff Kwantinetz On What To Expect In The Online Versions Of OLTL & AMC!

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As fans gear up to see the returns of their beloved soaps All My Children and One Life to Live, Prospect Park’s Jeff Kwantinetz answered some burning questions with Soaps.com that many soapers have asked and have been trying to determine the answers to with some good sleuth work!

When relating what the viewer can expect in terms of storytelling with the reborn AMC and OLTL, Kwantinetz stated, “We don’t want to do anything to shock people or to do things to make a statement. The idea is to do what’s best for the storytelling. The advantages of being online give the actors and writers more creativity. We can’t go too far because we still are advertiser based and certainly don’t want to offend people. We want the storylines to be more relevant to current issues and what people are going through – though somewhat edgier and sexier at times. But it’s all to service to story.”

So do you like Jeff’s take on how they intend to bring One Life and All My Children into 2013 with more current relevance, and being edgier and sexier?  Let us know!

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Christine
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Christine

I am suspecting they are going to push the foul language like on cable television.

TRW
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TRW

Here’s Hoping!

Christine
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Christine

While some just can’t get enough of the F-word in every sentence, others of us think foul words can be used to make a point. That is what I like about the cable shows that only say the S— word. Take in point one of the best shows right now, JUSTIFIED. There was a scene last year where star Timothy Olyphant in character answers a question with “I’m just going to file that under who gives a s—.” That is funny and it works, but not because every other word is F-this and S-that. Or the movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY… Read more »

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

Still really nervous. Happy, but really nervous. Not sure where or how it will air. Still taking a wait and see attitude……………..

HJ
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HJ

Any prospective dates for AMC & OLTL to start? And where exactly we go to watch? Can’t wait!!

su0000
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su0000

It was mentioned around the 1st of April ..
And no doubt when they are ready to launch we will fully informed where and when to watch..

I sent my e-mail address, last year, to be notified as to where and when.. I’m sure PP has kept all the e-mail address to notify us..

Jim
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Jim

You may need to give them your email address again. They already sent out an email to their list about casting yesterday, signed by Jeff Kwatinetz. Did you get it?

rachel vessels
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rachel vessels

are we going to have to pay to watch our soaps ?

brian
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brian

Yes, sign up for info at “The Online Network” They have sent out an email to anyone who has signed up Look for the shows to start in April.

John
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John

I bet they’ll have a ROKU channel set up. That’s how the other internet TV channels are viewed.

su0000
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su0000

I’m sure all will be well..
And- people of all ages and races do swear, it is a part of the american langue at least It would be more realistic when someone was very angry to express that emotion with a word or two..lol

I’m sure IF there were to be ”expressive” words used they would not be of the overly offending kind..

Linda
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Linda

So excited….cannot wait to see everyone again!

thomas
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thomas

then head writer of 1 life said in April sometime

Kalena
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Kalena

Edgier…fine…sexier, I could live with that but aside from this there better be some substance. Fans didn’t fight hard to get their shows back just so that they can be taken in a completely different direction that might become unrecognizable.

su0000
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su0000

”some substance” ?
Agnes Nixon will make sure we will have substance 🙂
PP brought Agnes on-board for a reason, they trust her judgement and input..
I am so looking forward to both soaps returning!!!
And anxious to see them modernized ! 🙂

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I hope they do; ABC had Agnes as a consultant for years and ignored her advice.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Well ABC has shown us how intelligent they are! Not surprised they treated Agnes that way – jerks!

Lisa Jaworski
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Lisa Jaworski

I think they will do a great job because the pressure will be on them big time. So I don’t think anything will be sloppy or lazy. I look forward to it!

MK
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MK

Finally some story rather than plot devices. AMC was guilty of that. Also I hope they focus on educational entertainment, Agnes’ Trademark!

Patrick
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Patrick

As I read this I noticed the RIP signs have been taken off OLTL and AMC! This is really going to happen fellow fans! It is our job to make sure they are a success!

Matt
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Matt

So far I’m not thrilled with any of the news and the cast of characters seem a bit random, but I still have my fingers crossed!

brian
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brian

The cast does not seem random for OLTL..

Tweety Bird
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Tweety Bird

Can’t wait to see if Vicki drops the F bomb….lol. Any word if Erica has signed on?

su0000
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su0000

Hillary/Nora says/said the F word in the on-line sop Venice ..
It gave me a chuckle lol ..

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL…. that would be Nikki

Michelle
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Michelle

I read that the format for the Friday episodes will be a recap of some sort but also may include cast interviews and other footage. I think cast interviews and maybe showing some “bloopers” would be awesome to see.

I love seeing the actors outside their characters (so to speak).

Patrick
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Patrick

what a great idea about “bloopers”

I wouldn’t mind seeing… some re-takes… reshooting scenes just to see the dramatic takes… with various actors.

Christy
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Christy

what he said doesn’t really tell me anything. I’m just wondering about previously things eluded to, such as wanting to be more of a younger crowd kind of thing. I always liked Star’s stories when she was a lot younger – she got in to a lot of trouble and was funny (kinda like Todd when he got to be funny – like when she was seeing Madam Defina(?) and took cabs across town) but I didn’t get into the young character storylines they always pushed on you during the summer time. I wanted to watch Vicki, Clint, Bo, Asa,… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

Hey Michael – I just noticed you removed the R.I.P.s from OLTL and AMC!

how great is that to be able to do that?!

jp
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jp

It’s a great day to see that gone! I am thrilled that we will have our beloved show, One Life To Live back soon.

David
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David

I’ll second what Troy said. Until AMC and OLTL are on the air, there is no 100% guarantee that they will be back.

Prospect Park fooled us once before and it can happen again even if it’s involuntarily.

Tammy Kreiss
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Tammy Kreiss

Up and coming, trendy stories are fine, but let’s stay true to character. Destiny would turn to God, or the Buchanan grandparents, not Sugardaddy.com! MAYBE Vimal’s sister could use that storyline instead! And why did they not approach Ilene Kristen???

Johnny
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Johnny

I think overall the News is very exciting, except for the fact that we are going to have to accept the fact that a good portion of the actors on ALL MY CHILDREN have moved on to other projects. So, some new cast members and characters will be coming our way I am sure. I love Susan Lucci, but it does not appear she will be available so I am just wondering, who would fans like to see in the role of Erica Kane or will the show take over from where it left with Jack leaving, saying “Erica frankly… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Didn’t the cliffhanger leave it with JR shooting someone and Erica walking by? That could be a way to right her off.

Frankly, I think Susan Lucci is wise to move on. I think some fans fail to see that by canceling AMC and OLTL it has allowed (or rather forced) some to find work elsewhere. For some of these actors, it is just the shot in the arm they needed for their careers whereas others sit unemployed.

Johnny
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Johnny

Yes, the cliffhanger was (just a little over a year ago) when Erica ran out after Jack, and just at that point J.R. pulled the trigger. My point is, if they continue from there, there is no one to play Erica Kane, Walt Willy hasn’t announced a return as Jackson, and the young actor who currently plays J.R. isn’t returning to the role right now. Yes, they can re-cast these roles (don’t know about Erica Kane though, that would be difficult for fans to accept) and that’s I guess what they would have to do. What do the fans think?

Ella
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Ella

Recasts aren’t necessary for some. I’m sure some time has elapsed in Pine Valley and Llanview. JR could currenlty be behind bars after the shooting, Erica could be living in California staring on something or another. AMC had much more of a mass life & death finale. Some actors may have Bern shot, others might have moved out of town. I hope Bobby Eakes and Michael Knight return. Am thrilled about Thorsten Kaye. Would be fantastic to have David Canary back as well. PP spoke of acquiring a younger cast so I’m uncertain how many established actors will return and… Read more »

Maxine Sprague
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Maxine Sprague

I am looking forward to OLTL & AMC returning via internet… I can’t wait !!!!!

DF
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DF

I am SO excited I can’t stand it! These shows have been in my life since the time I can remember. I too am keeping the wait and see attitude, but I can’t wait! Any word on Michael E. Knight (Tad)? Hope he will be joining the AMC cast.

marfa
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marfa

Don’t need it any sexier, it’s not a porn show, and I think they already had it too sexy. Kids watched this show for craps sake!

Philip
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Philip

The reboots are eagerly anticipated in my household. Probably I’ll splurge for Huluplus to be able to watch on my flatscreen rather than the computer. Joyfully awaiting the return of OLTL and AMC. Seems like PP have (finally) made excellent decisions on the revivals.

kim berly rios
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kim berly rios

he sould sart were thay lef t off amc were jr sot somone and go from there and oltl were todds brothere was alive . u should hasve christina bennet lid and sarah gleeding back on amclove those two toghether

JENIFER
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JENIFER

I could actually see the two soaps combine thus having a huge wealth of talent. I don’t think there are enough cast members on either show right now to pull it off. Combined, it would be phenominal.

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Mark Consuelos on the All My Children Primetime Reboot: “I Know They’re Going to Bring Back Some Fan Favorites”

On Friday, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) was a guest on the CBS afternoon series, The Talk, where he shared his excitement and some insight into the upcoming All My Children primetime reboot, Pine Valley, in development at ABC..

As previously reported, Mark and his wife Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) are two of the executive producers on the project.

Consuelos shared on the reboot:All My Children was such a big part of my life and my wife’s life. And you know, I met my wife there obviously, had kids, became a young man on that show, and we got the opportunity to reboot the primetime version and the idea was brought to us, and we’re so excited.  Of all the things that we’ve ever announced that we’re going to do, this is one of the biggest responses we’ve got from our fans. They’re so excited.  It’s a big piece of TV that’s been missing for such a long time, and we’re going to bring it back.”

When avid soap fan and The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, posed a major question to Consuelos that has been on longtime All My Children fans minds, she got a solid response from him.

Sheryl was trying to get some tea on who might appear in the reboot, when she asked, “Is it going to be the Cortlandts and the Warners? Is it going to be everybody?” Consuelos then responded with: “I know they’re going to bring back some fan favorites, and it will take place in Pine Valley, and I’m really, really excited.”

You can watch a portion of Mark’s virtual visit on The Talk below.

Then let us know, which AMC characters do you want to see back and on the primetime series, Pine Valley?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Will AMC Favorite Josh Duhamel Replace Armie Hammer in JLo’s Film, ‘Shotgun Wedding’?

After a controversial few weeks, which saw Armie Hammer exit his leading role opposite Jennifer Lopez in Liongate’s upcoming romantic-comedy/adventure film Shotgun Wedding, it appears the motion picture has found its replacement if the ink is signed.

Former All My Children and Daytime Emmy winner Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo) has been picked as Hammer’s replacement.

The film tells the story of a couple that gathers their families for a destination wedding even as they get cold feet. If that wasn’t enough, the entire party then gets taken hostage.

Lopez and Hammer were headed for the film shoot in the Dominican Republic when salacious DM’s rumored to be attributed to  Hammer came to light on social media and derailed the films for now.  However, if Duhamel signs on to the film, they could can retain its start date in February

Hammer had responded to the allegations against him and the DM’s by sharing: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,”

A Lionsgate spokesperson  also responded to Hammer and his exit sharing: “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film, and we support him in his decision.”

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the casting news update.

So what do you think of Duhamel as Hammer’s replacement to play opposite JLO? Comment below.

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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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