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REPORT: ABC Doesn't Want Prospect Park To Extend License for AMC and OLTL! Production Company Could Have Until March 2015 To Relaunch Again!

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Finally ABC has reportedly responded in court for the first time to the $95 million lawsuit by Prospect Park that alleges the network of sabotaging the online relaunch of One Life to Live and All My Children.

According to an item in The Hollywood Reporter, ABC’s first order of business is to make sure that Prospect Park can’t extend their rights to the two soaps!

As you will recall, Prospect Park is seeking $95 million in damages, and according to the wording in THR,“a declaration that Prospect Park’s continued payment of the licensing fees under the Agreement is excused; that Prospect Park is entitled to an extension of the License Agreement; and that the term of the License Agreement is tolled, from the time of ABC’s breach until the breach is fully remedied.”

A representative for ABC television network, Susan Klein at Valle Makoff, wants the lawsuit ridded of a license extension demand. According to ABC, “The license agreement allows Prospect Park rights on the soaps for up to 15 seasons of 12 calendar months each unless Prospect ceases production for 18 consecutive months. In that case, rights would revert back to ABC. A relaunched version of OLTL was suspended last September, giving Prospect Park roughly until March 2015 to pick it up again. That is, unless the license agreement is tolled. It’s also possible that a trial could take place before that time anyway.”

In addition, in regards to the key part in the lawsuit for the usage of One Life to Live characters on General Hospital, according to THR via court papers, ABC is saying that Prospect Park did not complain while ABC used the OLTL characters throughout 2012, says ABC’s legal papers. “To the contrary, Prospect Park exercised its Option for both OLTL and AMC in December 2012, and the parties subsequently entered into two additional amendments to the License Agreement, which each extended Prospect Park’s time to begin production of the shows and gave ABC continuing use of the OLTL characters on General Hospital.”

So, what do you hope happens now from the lawsuit?  Are you hoping that ABC can retain the rights to All My Children and One Life to Live with hope they will bring them back to the network?  Or, if they got them back, what do you think they would do with them?  Try to license it to another party? Or would they do nothing with the property?  Or, do you hope Prospect Park can remount the shows before March of 2015?  Weigh-in!

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Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

ABC should bring them both back in 30 minute formats produced in NYC. Everything else has flopped and these were proven shows. The archaic 18-49 slot is meaningless in 2014. 50+ spends and watches and is their audience. JUST BRING THEM BACK ABC. It’d be a very smart thing to do. Please.

Jared
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Jared

I totally agree and have said the exact same thing. They should have the AMC/OLTL hour (30 minutes each, followed by GH).

Tom Welles
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Tom Welles

I agree COMPLETELY – ABC-TV should wise up, take back both shows, either combine them into one show or keep them separate as 30 Minute presentations. I did not especially care for what Prospect Park did with the shows, that’s just my opinion – I watched each and every on-line presentation of both OLTL and AMC and was not overly impressed – they both lacked the “heart” of what they had as Network shows (I’m not exactly sure why, can’t figure out what the missing component was) – but personally, I would rather see them return to ABC’s afternoon line-up.

Sam
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Sam

This is no surprise. ABC never wanted this to succeed. But PP made it much worse than it sould have been. When PP first suspended production I tried to make the point that contracts often have a non-usage clause where the rights revert back if they are not in production. PP has done just about everything wrong from the get go including the writing, sets, and promotion. The lawsuit was their biggest mistake. It is ludicrous. While I agree that it would be in everyone’s (ABC, PP, and the fans) best interest to bring OLTL/AMC to ABC, it will never… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

NBC has Days of our Lives! DOOL is everything exciting!!!

Lew S
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Lew S

I totally agree with you!

hot girl
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hot girl

amc fail when their make it all about the young cast this show could have work if it was not for the poor writing .marrisa never should have die the kids should have stay young.some recast should have been made some man good actors out there that wanted jobs and the big one the five year jump that was bs i think abc should get back the right the soap and sell it.

Keith
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Keith

Sam is totally right. Now it is all over. It is almost February, March is 30 days away, the end of March is 60 days. It is impossible to produce shows like OLTL/AMC in that amount of time. ABC took over a month, sometimes two, to go from production to air. And they knew what they were doing and had a studio/set/writers/crew already in place. PP doesn’t. It takes even longer to write scripts, sign contracts, etc. Best case, there is no way PP can do all this in time now that they have screwed around on this crap for… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

Agreed.

brian
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brian

yes..it is the best solution.

Greg
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Greg

Agreed….ABC in half hour form.

Tessa K McKenzie
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Tessa K McKenzie

Hell no, our soaps are coming back as an hour format as they were.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Are they called SOAPS on MARS too??? What are they like up there???

Linda
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Linda

I know that’s right AMC and OLTL had years with abc,bump 30 minutes.

Al
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Al

ABC WILL NOT bring them back. They take good shows off all the air and kill them. If anyone has heard of Legend of the Seeker based off the Books Sword of Truth. It was a brillant show that would have been popular with lord of the rings fans, priates of the carribean and harry potter fans, but they aired it at 11:35 at night and decided the ratings were poor and cancelled it after a second season. Of course it will get horrible ratings with that time slot and no advertisment. However, there was a HUGE SAVE THE SEEKER… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

WHAT ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH are you and @Tessa talking about??? Legend of the seeker??? Return the shows to their original hour long format??? Rollover and go back to SLEEP!!!!

Jack Evans
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Jack Evans

LoL It would be nice if the shows would come back as full hour formats but I think most of us on this Planet know that is highly unlikely. I do feel however that it is marginally possible to think that a half hour combination of both shows (meaning, combine AMC with OLTL cast members) would work very well as a half hour show – perhaps as a lead-in to General Hospital. Pine Valley and Landview are supposed to be near each other in Pennsylvania and the characters have crossed-over from time to time so I feel it would work… Read more »

Wayne
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Wayne

If ABC will put them back on the air or find a more suitable home for them on a big network then I would like the rights to go back to ABC. If they plan to do nothing with the shows then I hope PP can get the rights extended and get them back on the air. Regardless, I want my soaps back ASAP.

Rapids
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Rapids

Prospect park made money from the licensing agreement.

Ann
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Ann

PP has no idea what they are doing. If they brought them back, there would be something else go wrong. It isn’t fair to the actors, crew to be brought back only to have something else go wrong.

Tom Welles
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Tom Welles

If PROSPECT PARK gets the rights back, Heaven forbid, how many of the actors would jump aboard that Train again? Does anyone imagine that Debbi Morgan, after being somewhat embarressed by innocently giving the Fans hope, only to have to say they were unofficially “cancelled” would want to come back? What about Jill Larson – would she consider coming back after this mess? It was hard enough to accept a very new cast – I don’t know, but if I am holding out any hope it is that ABC allows the shows to resurface on their Network as half hour… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I hope that Prospect Park nails ABC to the wall. There is NO WAY ABC would put either show back on the air.

Torrey
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Torrey

That is exactly why ABC wants them to lose the licensing of both shows. It’s not like ABC has any plans on bringing either show back. They just want to the shows to go away and disappear in the sunset. I hope that PP gets what they need to stick it to ABC…even though I’m sure they won’t. Besides that, seems like most of the actors would most likely be reluctant to come back for another reboot. The actors and the fans have been burned too many times.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

AMEN. You hit the nail on the head @Torrey

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

ABC doesn’t want them but they don’t want anyone else to have them & succeed with them! They are selfish & only punishing the fans! They wanted the money & they wanted them gone at the same time!

Charday
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Charday

I don’t get how PP has any claim on ABC.

Conni
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Conni

I think if abc gets the rights back they will be gone forever.

Tom Welles
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Tom Welles

Well, if that were true, why would ABC be fighting so hard to get the rights back? Does anyone HONESTLY think that they wouldn’t want to ressurrect the shows in some incarnation? These are not spiteful children trying to make a point, as if to say “if we can’t have them neither can you” it’s a BUSINESS. As cost reduced half hour inceptions the shows would do fine on ABC.

Janet
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Janet

Tom I appreciate your optimism. But honestly don’t think ABC has any intention of reviving either AMC or OLTL. There are other reasons why ABC would want the rights back to the shows but without revivng the shows. 1) ABC may want the rights to the shows for the sake of just not having to deal with Prospect Park. There’s been tension between the two companies and ABC probably just want the rights back to no longer deal with PP, yet with no intention of doing anything with the soaps. 2) ABC may want the rights backs to do some… Read more »

Ginny
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Ginny

I hope to see OLTL and AMC on Prospect Park. As a loyal fan I was pleased to be able to see the online shows after ABC cancelled them. If PP still is able to produce the shows, I will watch wherever they are. Soap fans are loyal, ABC should have considered that when they cancelled them in the first place.

Tali
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Tali

I have a lot of mixed emotions here, but I know this: I still feel bitter toward ABC, the soaps should have never been canceled and I want OLTL back with John & Natalie, Beau & Nora, Jessica, Clint & Vicki, Rex & Gigi. So I’ll take it however I can see them, Prospect Park or ABC, I don’t care!

Scott
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Scott

Gigi?????
No Thanks!!!!

Melissa
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Melissa

I so agree. Too many story lines left hanging. What a terrible let down. It is very disturbing and I would so love to see my faves again: JOLIE, Viki and Clint and Bo and Nora.

Stacey
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Stacey

Agree with you. Missing my OLTL characters and their unfinished stories

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

OLTL same back truer to the original so I enjoyed it more. But AMC was still good because of Dr. David!

dg
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dg

The rights ultimately belong to ABC and PP were never suited to handling the task of producing 2 shows on a daily basis. They didnt have sufficient money. ABC will ultimately retain the rights. That nonsense about them killing off characters on GH is weaker than water. Once they get the rights back if they’re smart they will license the rights to an actual network that has the resources to produce the shows or sell them to the highest bidder ( that is if anyone is still interested). Sitting on the rights and doing nothing would be financially stupid because… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

If the rights revert back to ABC, there’s a good chance some of these characters well end up on GH. Or even a new venture. I think OLTL and AMC are gone – we need a new hybrid.

dg
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dg

Lord I hope not. I quit GH because of Valentini’s hybrid agenda. After more than 40 years of GH I cant stomach it any more. It’s not the GH I love any more. The fiasco with the one life actors was ridiculous. Casting Roger Howarth as Franco was the last straw for me. In 45 yrs of watching TV I have never seen a worse casting decision. I am sick to death of Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton. No thanks. If all three of them were to come to GH Cartini should have created new characters for them… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Well dg, I don’t think you would go back in any event, at least I know I won’t while the RC Saturday morning cartoon hour has taken over the spirit of GH. I so resent the writing that my personal hope is simply that the show is cancelled. Put it out of its misery.

Andrew Wyatt
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Andrew Wyatt

In a perfect world I would like PP and ABC to work together. Maybe a Bell/Sony/CBS Relationship. PP could be granted complete creative control but air exclusively on ABC. The profits could be split between the two. That said, PP can have the option of distributing the episodes outside of TV any way they choose as they were doing. I feel PP is bolder than ABC in most ways they just had a tendency of jumping the gun.

Lin
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Lin

At this point I do not trust Prospect Park anymore. However I trust ABC less than -100%. I do not trust ABC to do anything with these programs and I think they just don’t want anyone else to have them. I don’t trust Prospect Park because they did not communicate with their legion of fans who did everything we could to help their programs. Wrote repeatedly to Prospect Park asking what was going on and also showing how I was supporting their programs. Our biggest either the biggest idiots in the world or extremely disrespectful of theirs Fanbase.. prospect Park… Read more »

dg
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dg

You are correct not to trust ABC. But the difference now is that they have some proof that there is still a market for these shows. Disney hates soaps because of the production costs but the bottomline is that theyre all about profit.
Somehow I dont think A BC will sit on the rights if and when they get them back. They will find someone else willing to license them or buy them out right.

me13
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me13

I just want to watch OLTL again, and although I would prefer to see them on TV… I have reservations about ABC.

Blondie
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Blondie

Can someone explain why ABC even wants the rights to both shows since they cancelled them and replaced them with CRAP?

peg
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peg

I just want oltl back on abc or huhu
they but on so much crap on tv
if abc want oltl they just left them on tv
they but on cooking show
please but oltl back on tv or huhu

Janet
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Janet

So that they don”t have to deal with Prospect Park of course. There’s been friction between the two companies and ABC just want to eliminate all ties with Prospect Park. Acquiring the rights back to AMC and OLTL accomplish this desire.

I don’t buy for a moment the idea that ABC actually wants to do anything with AMC or OLTL other than sitting on the rights of the shows or the occasional crossovers on GH..

Ray
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Ray

If ABC no longer want the show, why should they care? I have never understood since it was Brian Frons decision to cancel the show, why not let both shows continue on another channel or the Internet. Since the show that replaced OLTL died a quick death and now Katie has been cancelled, could it be that ABC now realizes the level of their mistake?

Brenda
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Brenda

I hope ABC gets them back and brings both back where they belong. This was a huge mistake of theirs, but it can be repaired. If they love the fans BRING back our soaps!!!!!!!!!

Kiki Smith
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Kiki Smith

ABC will NEVER bring back One Life and AMC, and anyone who thinks so is delusional!!!!!!!!!

smoochie
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smoochie

I totally agree with you Kiki. Even though the online AMC and OLTL wasn’t very good and the whole deal was in trouble early on, none of what transpired would ever have happened if ABC decided it didn’t want those two shows anymore. I’ve been watching all ABC soaps since the beginning and saw the handwriting on the wall with the advent of reality shows taking precedent over soaps. Look how ABC (Disney) is getting rid of anything soaps e.g. SoapNet ..I just hope GH keeps it’s viewership up, regardless of how silly it seems to be getting again

Scott
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Scott

I hope to see both shows return somehow.If only they could have worked together,both shows could be done in Stamford cutting production costs and put back on ABC.

Tom Welles
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Tom Welles

I think the key word here Scott is “somehow”. The Connecticut studio is closed down, sets have been sadly dismantled. There has been no word from Prospect Park on the status of either AMC or OLTL – PP’s lack of communication really left the fans wondering what the heck was going on.
Many feel that ABC-TV realizes fully that it made a hasty and arbitrary decision in letting both OLTL and AMC go ~ so, it’s remotely possible albeit not probable that they may yet ressurrect the shows on ABC.

kathy
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kathy

It would be so great if we can see the soaps either on tv or online we are true fans

boes
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boes

I hope ABC never gets their hands on AMC or OLTL again. They did their best to tank the shows when they had them these past 10 years and then did their best to see that Prospect Park had as many problems as possible.

While Prospect Park certainly had their share of problems and mistakes, they, at least, did their best to reboot the shows and give them more life.
ABC did the exact opposite. Frons and Sweeney ran AMC in particular into the ground. Why would we want to see their grubby hands on either show again?

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Amen.

B.J.
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B.J.

I totally agree with you Boes . So much so, I stopped watching the ABC day and night time shows…except for recording GH. I hope there have been enough soap fans departing like me to make ABC notice they are now the 3rd or 4th network in prime time ratings. I’m sure their advertisers have noticed.

SiteAdvocate61
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SiteAdvocate61

Michael, one way or another I’d like both shows back. It seems like one spoiled tug of war and soon the rope is going to give in either direction.

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

I want both OLTL and AMC to come back, but I’m not convinced anymore that PP is the right outfit to bring them back. PP has had major problems with how they communicate to the audience, they hired the wrong HWs initially for both shows, they have misled their actors (not to mention the audience) several times about their intentions to resume production, and there is a new rumor out there from Jeff Kwatinetz’s lawsuit that the investors at PP want to recoup their costs and get out of the soap business, while Jeff K. (and seemingly him alone) wants… Read more »

Tracey
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Tracey

I don’t really care what network produces AMC or OLTL just as long as they are in production with quality. If ABC doesn’t want to produce them anymore, then set them free. I have always thought ABC licensed them to PP just to appease upset fans and never expected PP to pull it off. Now ABC ran scared when PP launched that it might be a success and really make ABC look bad.

Michael
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Michael

AMC & OLTL, should return online & via the OWN network. I think they had a nice setup there and both OWN & PP made money through advertising.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I agree.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

We will watch OLTL and AMC anywhere either on TV or online, we are hoping they will settle this lawsuit soon.Thank Michael for keeping us informed.

su0000
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su0000

I hope ABC never has the right to touch OLTL and AMC ever again..
ABC will never bring the soaps back, that is very obvious..

The only hope to air the 2 soaps once again was through PP ..

When they did are they were done well for the internet, and in the top of HuLu for as long as they ran, and that is a very big bravo~~!!

I feel– if PP wins their law suit they will have way more than enough to launch the soaps again, and I do believe PP would do just that..

Luke
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Luke

PP was a train wreck from the beginning and in the process they managed to screw up GH by forcing them to change the characters of the three actors who came from OLTL – they need to just go away and stop tormenting the fans of AMC and OLTL – those two soaps will never come back the way they were – GH, Y&R, B&B and DOOL are the only soaps left and the focus should be on keeping them around as long as possible.

louisa
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louisa

I hope this means ABC wants to bring them back! I miss OLTL so much. It needs to be back on ABC. I think AMC and OLTL as half hour lead-ins to GH would be HUGE. ABC’s winning line-up resurrected!

James McDonald
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James McDonald

I think ABC has no intention of bringing back All My Children nor One Life To Live. We now know that All My Children and One Life To Live can not get the same grand audience online as it did on the ABC Network, but at least it was free on HULU and broadcast on OWN cable network. Maybe All My Children and One Life To Live can have another resurrection, but without Susan Lucci, I had stopped watching All My Children part 2. Jill Larson as “Opal” and Lindsay Hartley as “Cara” held my interest.

Rodd
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Rodd

The think that TPTB at ABC heard, maybe even felt, the backlash of disgruntled fans when they foolishly chopped AMC and OLTL. I think there’s money to still be made from these properties (and I apologize for writing about them like a business, but that’s what they are to the network). Honestly, I don’t trust PP with the shows anymore and I don’t know if ABC would have the where-withal to bring the shows back in the thirty minute format. I do wonder, however, if they’d be willing to do occasional “events”, like giving the fans a movie-like update on… Read more »

Margo
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Margo

I’m so confused! Why would ABC not want to allow Prospect Park to relaunch AMC and OLTL again? ABC are the ones that CANCELLED the shows! Have they decided that they want the rights back to re-air the shows on ABC??? I don’t get it. It’s true that ABC and Brian Frons really screwed up, angered and alienated their viewers and replaced them with The Chew and Katie Couric – seriously??!! I would love to see AMC and OLTL back on the ABC network, but enough! Figure this out!

Heather
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Heather

I want OLTL but I actually like The Chew too. I don’t care about AMC. The last years of AMC on ABC were an embarassment to the point that even the PP version of AMC was better than the ABC version.

My ideal lineup on ABC would be The Chew at 1:00pm, OLTL at 2:00pm and GH at 3:00pm. AMC can stay dead or with PP.

Deborah
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Deborah

As a fan I feel cheated. I enjoyed watching on both ABC and PP. But I feel bad for the actors. I wouldn’t trust ABC if they did attempt to bring the shows back, which I don’t feel they would do. Some of the actors already have other jobs. I’m sad.

KatieK
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KatieK

When PP brought the shows back, they ruined them! They were like a bad acid trip.

Kiki Smith
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Kiki Smith

AMC & One Life were great online. Prospect Park should have the rights, and ABC will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER bring them back, they canceled them. Plus One Life was fantastic at the end. I want to see why Allison has Clint, and know why Jeffrey is bad. And love Ron Raines as Allison’s brother, brilliant. And I bet that Michelle was Allison’s daughter! And couldn’t wait to see Robin Strasser and Ron Raines together. And Viki and Clint need to find their way back to each other!!! Thank you Prospect Park for a great season 1!!!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree. I thought OLTL was getting better as the series progressed. I think PP did a pretty good job. I would have loved to have seen more of what they could do as they gained experience and resources. Loved the cast.

Scott
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Scott

Uh NO,
They were pretty good for the short amount of start up time they had to rush into production.I believe they would have found their niche if given enough time.

gloria
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gloria

I agree Katie. I could never get into OLTL online as hard as I tried. I sure miss the show as it was when it went off the air. Oh, the storylines left unresolved! The show was on fire when it was cancelled.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I just want the shows back. I’d watch them anywhere, anyplace, anytime. I know ABC won’t put them back on tv, so the only reason I imagine they want them is so they can use the characters on GH. Just a guess.

Melissa
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Melissa

ABC shouldn’t have cancelled the shows to begin
with. They should have no say in what Prospect Park
does with the shows as they cancelled them. I just want
them to return weather by Prospect Park or by ABC,
30 minute shows for a total of an hour. Then again,
as mentioned above by another fan, who knows if we can even trust
ABC with them. Bottom line….I hope they come back!!!

Decker Moss
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Decker Moss

If ABC doesn’t air AMC and OLTL, the least they could do is bring back Todd, Starr, and McBain and get rid of Franco, Kiki, and Silas on GH. Lobe the idea of thirty minute AMC and OLTL as lead ins to GH.

Kathy
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Kathy

AMC and OLTL should go back on ABC and replace with the boring cooking shows.

Jan
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Jan

Abc should put back all my children & one life to live back on tv. Stop making viewers mad and wasting court and judges time and money when there are bigger problems. They were popular shows and could have crossed over with general hospital.

peter
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peter

I want these show back… but ABC/DIsney is only interested in TALK SHOWS…
I think Prospect Park should re-launch these shows… But I feel ABC/Disney will block them… “SAD” — Refused to watch TALK SHOWS — they suck….

Daniel
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Daniel

I may be a minority opinion, but I thought PP brought vibrance and life to AMC. I’d love to see Ginger Smith remain at the helm and the show on any network other than ABC. ABC pissed on AMC for years and it was just plain boring the decade before PP intervened. Let us remember that AMC and OLTL were complete goners until PP came into play. Sure PP made mistakes, but they have persevered more so than the many “loyal” AMC fans who didn’t or wouldn’t even sample the show online. Let PP produce and another network carry the… Read more »

boes
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boes

Well said, Daniel. PP got bashed before they even got off the ground – and I read far too many comments from “fans” who never tuned into the online versions who did nothing but bash shows they didn’t watch. The online versions had problems but those problems could have been – and indeed were being – fixed. And it was great to see old favorites again like Brooke and Opal and Dimitri on AMC and Vicki, Clint, Bo, Nora, Blair and DORIAN again on OLTL. PP showed both shows more respect in 6 months than ABC had in more than… Read more »

Chris Henderson
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Chris Henderson

ABC made a terrible mistake by cancelling these two soaps and I’m sure that they have felt the sting left behind from the shows’ fans. They tried to feed us crap and we turned them off. This network will NEVER admit they did wrong and apologize to the fans. It just won’t happen and they will not bring these shows back should they obtain the rights to them. As for PP, they changed the storylines so much because of the unavailability of the actors from the original soaps, that it was almost like starting a new show with new characters.… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Those two ships have sailed.

Stacey
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Stacey

I so want the shows back. I have tried to watch GH just so I can see the OLTL 3 but I must admit I cannot stand their characters. It breaks my heart to see Michael Easton as Silas Clay. UgH! He is and always be John McBain so difficult to see him with Sam. I keep waiting to see him with his fiery redhead. I miss him and Melissa SO MUCH, DAMN!

Nancy
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Nancy

You know Stacey when all is said and done which roles do you think Howarth and Easton will be remembered for? It sure as hell won’t be Franco and Silas . It will be Todd Manning and John McBain. Truth be told.

KateA
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KateA

I would watch AMC1 anytime,anyplace. I do not trust ABC or PP. However, I think PP wanted to make these shows successful but they made so many mistakes. I am sure ABC did not want PP to be successful because it would make them look stupid,which they are. I do not watch anything on ABC including GH. I am a fan of AMC and it was very clear that AMC was the least favorite soap of ABC. If PP brings back AMC, puts the vets in the background and promotes the new young actors, then it is not my AMC… Read more »

paula byler
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paula byler

I think if i was the judge i would order them to work together to put them on the air and share all profits and no back fees owed.

Mike
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Mike

I would love to see ABC put the shows back on regular TV, but I trust them about as much as I trust a rattlesnake. I think they will get the shows back and let them die permanently. ABC sucks

SteveS
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SteveS

I don’t think ABC expected PP to be able to put the shows on last year and they were probably pissed at the success PP had with both shows on Hulu, where they consistently were in the top 10 most watched episodes each day. That said, after the horrible writing on ABC for the past 10 years or so, I found both AMC and OLTL shells of their former greatness by the time they went off the network. PP at least hired great headwriting teams for each show and imo AMC 2.0 in particular was on fire online, easily telling… Read more »

Stephanie
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Stephanie

I just want my shows back. I don’t think abc will do anything w/ them if they get them back.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

What a friggin’ mess!

Honestly, I love AMC and OLTL but if I cannot have them in their original form, I can accept the cancellation and move on now. The reboots were OK but something lacked . We knew it would not be the same but you know, I would rather have an all-new daytime drama or two than trying to revive what seems to be quality shows best left behind.

Kelly
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Kelly

Completely agree. I think people need to accept that these shows are gone – for good.

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

We will never see light of day between PP / ABC having our shows back on tv or the Net. I for one did not like the net rendition. It didn’t even come close to being anything I would want to sit down and watch. They trompled all over the original!. Bar scenes sex scenes, total puke.
Maybe they could place it on nighttime, like Bravo, or something and someone with a sack of talent for producing and directing can place our beloved soaps back on top.
Til then, I’ll read a book.

Nancy
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Nancy

That would be great

Rob
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Rob

Stick a fork in it.

Both shows are gone for good.

carla
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carla

I have faced the fact that both shows are done. Im enjoying the soaps we have left. Thanks for trying prospect park.

gloria
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gloria

I hate to admit it carla, but you are right.

mgb357
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mgb357

If an abc exec is monitoring this…. hear is my opinion.

I will always yearn to watch a quality scripted show in the afternoon.
OLTL was an example this. Nothing has replaced my viewing habits since January 2012. News has it’s place, talk does too.. but there is a surplus of both of these.

Reality shows are ok, but you can’t build a long term relationship with them, because they are just basically stupid people doing stupid things to their stupid friends.

Bring back OLTL now that you’ve got a gaping hole in your lineup.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Well said.

mfarris70
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mfarris70

I’d rather have great memories of AMC and OLTL in their heydays than another half-assed relaunch by PP. Keep in mind that if PP won the $95 million lawsuit, there’s nothing to guarantee that either show would be relaunched. More likely the execs would skip off with the cash.

Tessa K McKenzie
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Tessa K McKenzie

ABC/Disney lost billion over the boycott for the soaps. They may not care, but the share holder the advertiser does care. Disney, always own the soaps they refused to sale, the soaps needs to come back to their time slot as they were in hour length, same director, same cast, same crew. Or their alternative file for bankruptcy.

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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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