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Reports: Is Prospect Park Shelving All My Children For Now?

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Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler

Today, reports, rumors, and developing stories, have popped up on the Internet as to the status of season two of All My Children suggesting that Prospect Park is shelving the series as they have with OLTL.  

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that, “insiders report that the company is officially shelving its plans to bring AMC back for a second season.  Staffers reportedly got word from PP today, and one behind-the-scenes player posted on Facebook, “It was fun while it lasted…”‘

TV Guide’s Michael Logan tweeted, “Is #ProspectPark “shelving” @allmychildren too? I’m hearing big announcement planned for this Friday. @TOLN @onelifetolive

However, On-Air On-Soaps is not sure that there will be any big statement forthcoming from Prospect Park on the situation.  It remains to be seen if AMC is temporarily on hold, or gone for good.   We will continue to bring you updates, if and when, it warrants.

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Dennis
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Dennis

Alas, Prospect Park was simply not up to the task. While none of us wanted to admit it, it was obvious shortly after the premieres.

su0000
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su0000

hmm
Nonetheless; PP did bring the soaps back..
And- they held #1 positions on HuLu and iTunes, a great feat was accomplished..

Perhaps we will see AMC on cable..
I doubt PP will give up ..

They both were suspended for an year, and WALLAH they were brought back in a grand showing!

Patrick
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Patrick

Well said su0000

“… they held #1 positions on HuLu and iTunes, a great feat was accomplished..”

OH… disheartening… will labor after an official statement

James McDonald
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James McDonald

If All My Children 2 can not get Susan Lucci back, not even for a week of guest appearances, then what is the point of continuing on?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Truth be told, the online revival was greater without Susan Lucci and Erica Kane. The series did not need her at all. The stories were strong enough. Just poorly executed in production.

Mona
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Mona

I think you need your head examined, Scott, if you think the online version was better without Susan Lucci!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It was better Mona. And obviously her talents aren’t that amazing if she could only win ONE Daytime Emmy in how many nominations? Erica Kane was just Susan Lucci playing herself in my opinion. I never liked the character and found her over-rated!

Fran
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Fran

SURPRISE SURPRISE !!!

Dzz Dee
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Dzz Dee

Like Soaps Fan didn’t see this coming, From the First week they gave us the lollipop, after that, like the song “Forget you fans”.. They lost credibility from the start, OLTL needs to be brought back to Television by ABC or any other network, OLTL was the stronger of the two soaps. AMC was if -eee.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I definitely agree that OLTL is the stronger show both in terms of content and actors; but, it never received the name recognition that AMC enjoyed because of Susan Lucci. Even the online reboot of OLTL retained more familiar characters and actors than AMC.

I am heartbroken by this entire situation. I hope that the alphabet network and its parent company suffer, suffer, suffer for causing all this grief.

Tonja Walker-Davidson
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Tonja Walker-Davidson

I couldnt agree more…this is a bad decision in both cases as was suing Disney because of three character disputes. No show is lost without three characters at least in a well written show. Great characters have come and gone including those I have personally played, and the show went on…

su0000
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su0000

1st time around PP said they were suspending the soaps..
ALL thought they were gone for good…
A ”silent” year passed and then out of blue PP announced our soaps were back, and they were.. All thought them dead/gone forever..
I know PP will not give up on AMC..
PP has tons of blood sweat and tears invested in the soap.. And their dream to produce it..
It will soon return, when PP is once again ready and able to bring it back!!
we will awake to a SURPRISE!!

(if it indeed is on hold)

Kelly
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Kelly

You are living in a fantasy world. The longer they wait, the less likely it will be for them to start up again. The actors won’t stick around so what are you going to do, another recast? Bottom line is that they are not making any money on them. Plus, the license to these properties are coming up. I have a feeling ABC might want them back so that at the very least they can cross over characters on GH. Mark my words, the announcement on Friday will say that they are shelving AMC and do not know when it’s… Read more »

Jack Grandeur
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Jack Grandeur

IF INDEED there even IS an announcement – it would be nice if our pleas were at least warranted with some kind of official response.

Jo
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Jo

Where have you been? This is old news. There are things which need to happen before a show to go into production and none of them have happened since the so called season 1 ended. The lawsuit is a lame pretense, looking at the court papers there are no demonstrated damages. It should be thrown out. It doesn’t make sense that they opened up so many new story lines when they should have wrapped the old ones up. They left so many questions unanswered and now they won’t be. And ending in a cliffhanger with Alison was horrible writing given… Read more »

ricardo
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ricardo

I said this many times posting on this site. prospect park are playing games with us fans. to good to be true. one life to live and all my children are history again. prospect park have no funding. no money and they are flakes. i said it and i mean it. lets move on, and enjoy general hospital which is on fire right now.

AJ
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AJ

no thanks.

angela
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angela

Aj is miserable. eat your breakfast darling, maybe you will feel better. lol.

Patrick
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Patrick

prospect park have no funding. no money

this I believe

and they are flakes (?)

why would they go thru all the trouble…

course i’m not as heavily vested….

the bottom line.. money has to be made for all concerned…why they left the ABC line-up in the first place

i’m sorry…. what a shame

geeezzzzuuuussss – in the back recesses of my mind… (help) support for the 4 remaining serials

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I will continue to support Gh which I enjoy watching every day. But I still miss Erika Slezak the heart and soul of OLTL! And many others on OLTL too! I guess I will go back to watching the repeats on the soapnet channel..

Nancy
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Nancy

After all the crap of GH having to give them back their cast members and the suit about them killing them off. They couldn’t just leave it alone if things were not going so well and our characters could have stayed alive on GH. At least Blair and Tea could have had recurring roles there too. Someone really needs to sue the crap out of them.

Aaron
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Aaron

If you were honestly shocked that OLTL and AMC were a failure online, then you will probably be shocked to find out that the sky is blue.

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

R.I.P. OLTL and AMC…so whats PP excuse for AMC…cant blame GH for that one like they did for OLTL…

brian
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brian

As much as I love my OLTL, I would rather see it gone than see another season of the poorest writing of the show ever.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

yep

Terry
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Terry

At least we had one more season for both shows. It could have been more if it were not for the pissing match between ABC and Prospect Park. But also it would have been avoided if the former head of daytime at ABC had not been such a asshole.

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

If this is true and is in fact what the big announcement is, I have to ask a question as someone who has read all interviews and listened to Michael’s weekly podcasts with the cast, crew and Prospect Park folks: how did things go so off track from what Jeff Kwatinetz, Jennifer Pepperman, Ginger Smith and others said back in June and July? Were they lying then? Were they misinformed and made some unfortunate representations? Luckily, alot of fans managed to see through the promotional blather and knew B.S. when they heard it, so this is not the shocker that… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

So disappointing. Prospect Park was supposed to be the wave of the future for online content and our night in shining armor. I can honestly say I’m more disappointed with PP and just plain tired of this back and forth more than anything else at this point. Stop with the excuses- just say what you mean to say: these shows are still too expensive and they didn’t make the money back they were hoping for. They sincerely tried, and they sincerely failed.

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Like I said, it was fun to hear old friends curse! RIP

Angela
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Angela

No surprise here! I’m ashamed to say after being a devoted fan of both show since 1970 I really don’t care anymore and that falls on Prospect Park. hey obviously bit off way more than they could chew. They have been playing games with the fans since day 1 and I have had enough. I will always remember amc and oltl the way they were on abc not the debacle PP made of them. And before you all attack me think about what I just said and think about what PP did these past 2 years and maybe you will… Read more »

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

No one should attack you for your comments…because you are right!

Jack Grandeur
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Jack Grandeur

I too have watched for years and years, and am saddened by this unfortunately not surprising News. Prospect Park refused to comment ~ and I am sure Actors were “very strongly asked” not to issue any statement as well. Thus fans were left adrift in a Sea of doubt. I tend to not completely believe what Supermarket Tabloids report, however, we all know that, “where there’s smoke ~ there’s usually fire” so there must be some truth to the rumors that there will not be a season two for AMC. I don’t think I will ever forgive ABC-TV for letting… Read more »

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

They tried to save One Life To Live and All My Children so for that I can’t be pissed off at them they tried after ABC Killed the soaps and broke my heart, I have been a fan off both soaps since there beginning, PP just bit off more then they can chew and for that I am truly sorry and sad because I wanted this to work, I stayed positive till the very end, I guess it is all over now, and in the end I am still angry at ABC and will refuse to ever watch their network… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Ditto as well.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

It was fun to watch while it lasted! I thought they said everyone watches TV online now? This proves that’s not true!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

DITTO!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

They couldn’t handle it! I said this before and I will say it again AMC &OLTL should have been on another cable channel on the t.v. I think they would have done much better. And the episodes would have had better quality … And would have endured…Again PP couldn’t handle our beloved soaps! They tried but didn’t work out….They failed miserably..The soaps weren’t the way I remembered them when they were on the t. v. But I liked seeing my favorite characters and I miss them.. The writers didn’t have the charisma with the storylines….Like the previous writers of these… Read more »

Jack Grandeur
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Jack Grandeur

Whatever happened with the New Writing team they were supposed to have gotten for ALL MY CHILDREN? What happened with the so called news that the writers were “hard at work” on new scripts for AMC’s Season two?

carla
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carla

Prospect Park you gave us hope only to crush amc fans once again. I will be cancelling my hulu service as soon as the official announcement is made.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Would it be disappointing? Yes. But I wouldn’t cry over it. The only thing that would piss me off is demanding Kristen / Michael / Roger have new characters on General Hospital. I would’ve preferred if Starr and Todd had stayed. Though, I wouldn’t have the grace of Maura West on my screen. But if it does it, it was a beautiful trial and error journey for soaps online. I think they rushed the first seasons of both series online, and are now paying the consequences. They should’ve gone into production the beginning of 2013 and launched mid-to-late 2013, to… Read more »

Tonja Walker-Davidson
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Tonja Walker-Davidson

I wish the show had picked up exactly where we left off at the end of One Life. Then we wouldnt be having this conversation in my estimation because the writers would not have been forced to reinvent the wheel. Oltl was number one when we left. Could’ve started off with more invested audience.

AJ
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AJ

I don’t think this is the end. The fact that both AMC and OLTL were top 10 on itunes and Hulu for each episode the entire season, plus the ratings bonzana they were for OWN tells me that somebody is going to do something with these shows.. they’re to valuable to sit ont he shelf. PP rushed them into production because ABC was going to take them back, as other companies were vying to do something with them since nobody had for over a year at that point. My guess is that ABC will team up with a subsidary to… Read more »

Tony Polar
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Tony Polar

I do think that ABC-TV could have trimmed the shows down and put them on in a later afternoon time slot. It’s as if they weren’t even willing to try to salvage the shows. I understand they are costly to produce, but they could have at least experimented with a shorter “model” rather than just throw in the towel.
Considering that All My Children retained some fine cast members as well as some impressive new actors (not all, I said “some”) I’m surprised the On-line version didn’t do better.

AJ
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AJ

How do GH fans feel, they had to replace Todd, Starr and McBain with these cheesy ass characters that dont’ work, at this point, do you want the original OLTL characters back or continue to suffer with these subpar characters? ABC should use PP for their frivilous lawsuit and for making them replace great characters with these cheesy ones.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

Well at least we get to see them on GH. Then not at all. Cheesy or not.

Claire
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Claire

It’s very sad, but at least Prospect Park tried. It’s not PP’s fault that another network or cable channel did not want to pick up AMC or OLTL when it was originally canceled. And we can wish all we want… ABC is not interested in bringing the shows back. They are for having a collaboration of all of their former soap’s characters land in Port Charles… but not interested in producing another daytime soap. Producing a show of any size is no easy task. Sometimes as fans we forget that. It’s easy to be an arm chair quarterback. There was… Read more »

Darryl (OLTL fan)
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Darryl (OLTL fan)

I’ve proposed before and here…yet again…why doesn’t ABC get them both back and produce them exclusively for their own SOAPNET channel and just charge a monthly fee to watch, like I ALREADY pay HULU for the privilege? OH, silly me, ABC is a co-owner of HULU, so EITHER way they get paid…just a complete joke!! After watching OLTL for over 40 years…I”M DONE….

Sandi Taylor
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Sandi Taylor

Although not surprised that they may have made this decision I am saddened that they didn’t just give the shows back to Agnes Nixon and let her people find a new home for them that would carry on the legacy of what the shows were meant to be.

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

Now GH can kill off Franco and Kiki and bring back Starr and Todd…i hope…then Blair and Tea can make guest appearances…also Silas can take Rafe and leave town, and John Mcbain can return…maybe Natalie can make an appearance as well(the change back can even happen in the same episode)…i can hope cant i?…lol

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

At this point, it’d be senseless to re-configure the series once again. Plus, too many characters are tied to the current storylines. I would rather them keep the characters they have now, and just forget that their OLTL alters ever appeared within the series.

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

Im ok with their current characters…i was kinda joking around for the complainers who dont…

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Or better yet, to make it really confusing each of them can play double roles- Silias and John; Franco and Todd, Starr and Kiki— LOL

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

I’d enjoy that…Dark Shadows actually had some of their actors play double roles in some plotlines…the late Thayer David played Ben Stokes, Eliot Stokes, and Mordecai Grimes during its 1840 flashback…

B.J.
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B.J.

ABC/Disney has scrapped SoapNet this year. It will soon disappear replaced by another Disney channel for kids. They aren’t interested in adding soaps, because they are so expensive to produce.

I’d prefer someone else pick them up, but I don’t think it is going to happen. I don’t watch anything on ABC anymore but GH, and I’m losing interest in it. I’m in the group that thinks we’ve lost OLTL and AMC for good this time. 🙁

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I am not losing interest in Gh at all. Todays episode 11/8 was another of many home runs for GH…And I still get the soapnet channel.

B.J.
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B.J.

I still get SoapNet now as well, but it is disappearing in December 2013. 🙁

I’m glad many fans are still enjoying GH. 🙂 Just can’t say the same….

Jack Grandeur
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Jack Grandeur

Well after months and months of thousands of fans asking “when does the Production of season 2 begin?” and getting complete icy silence in return from Prospect Park, I think the very least PP could do is issue an Official Statement concerning the status. It doesn’t look promising, and it seems as though a gag order was in place, for none of the actors were allowed to even give a hint to the fans. Actually, the whole thing is disgraceful – not that the project failed, that’s acceptable, but the fact that Prospect Park absolutely put the Mute button on… Read more »

Rapids
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Rapids

These shows were dead the moment ABC cancelled them but fans were in denial. The online reboots had no chance . Some posters are still in denial. Soaps are a dying breed from another era in time.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I disagree about soaps being a dying breed. I rather see the stories still. Rather than these talk & cooking shows any day..The cooking & talk shows are forgettable ..

Bryon
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Bryon

I’m not surprised. They stated that they were in the process of producing Season 2 of All My Children. Now, they used the lawsuit excuse against ABC for using the OLTL characters out of agreement, for shelving OLTL indefinitely. I’m disappointed that they brought these shows back without the same integrity and quality that the fans were use to on ABC. Both ended with another cliffhanger, just like they did in ABC. I blame Prospect Park for this as well. I hope ABC pick up both of these shows and return them to their daytime slots. They know they made… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well as far as I was concerned these soaps were never really back in the first place. All PP did was a remake of a television show for the web. Just like movies that are remade, or television series are remade– a remake is a different product. I said right from the start if fan’s expected to see their old soap exactly the way it was when it was on the air they would be disappointed. It was an experiment but honestly I think PP would have been better off if they created a whole new soap for the web… Read more »

Ted Olson
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Ted Olson

Thank you Mary for your thoughtful and insightful response. I have to say that I didn’t feel the online inceptions of the show were quite up to par to the original ABC-TV show. I don’t exactly know why they weren’t, but somehow, they didn’t quite capture the “heart” of the original show. I watched faithfully, trying to somehow “will” the shows into being better and more compelling than they actually were, not to suggest at all that they were poorly acted – that’s not the case….the writing however did need some work. I was happy to see familiar faces and… Read more »

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Bring back OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I wish! But I don’t think so..

Linda
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Linda

Now I know what the sharp pain in my back is. PP twisting the knife that ABC/D put there. I canceled my Hulu Plus subscription last night.

Jared
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Jared

I may be in the minority, but I did not enjoy the online versions of these two shows. They tried with what they had, but it wasn’t enjoyable for me. I really wish abcd would bring both shows back, even if they have to use 30-minute daily formats.

hot girl
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hot girl

The five year jump was bad not picking up from where the show ended was bad killing off marissa was bad .amc had so much to work with and did not.

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m not willing to throw in the towel…yet. I’ve done a lot of reading about the transition of soaps from radio to TV. It was horrible, in many cases, and took a long time to get it right. I don’t confess to knowing all the “in’s and out’s” of getting AMC and OLTL on the air, but from everything I’ve read, it seems to have been a massive undertaking…and yes, more than they counted on. But there was a lot of money invested in these shows. Are the backers just going to pull out after one uneven season? There were… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

This is sad news (if indeed the news is true). As a viewer of AMC for 38 years I thought the PP version of AMC was OUTSTANDING — fresh, well-written, with actors who could really act and characters we could care about. This was the best AMC in 20 years, which makes the news all the more bitter pill to swallow.

Ted Olson
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Ted Olson

For many months the fans have been asking “when will production resume for a season 2” of ALL MY CHILDREN and with each passing week our pleas were met with icy silence that was deafening. As it stands now, it seems that there is a slight albeit doubtful possibility that it could resurface. I do not understand why questions cannot be dignified with a response. No one is asking for every intricate detail of a Production company’s problems to be divulged but they could at least give an approximate date for production to resume, or just issue a Statement that… Read more »

MB
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MB

Unfortunate/ but they were never going to strike a true chord with the faithful audience with a bunch of non-actor youths being out in the foreground. Painful to watch. Ruined it for the older actors and actresses with actual talent.

JayinNJ
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JayinNJ

If PP does shelf AMC it does not surprise me at all. Months ago when they cut AMC and OLTL down to every other day, I said when that happened that PP wasn’t going to last and our soaps wouldn’t last. Then the crap hit the fan when the characters from OLTL appeared on GH and then their was a big ordeal with ABC and PP. I see it this way, it was great while it lasted, but it wasn’t the same, there is only so much story you can cram in a 1/2 hr and for me there weren’t… Read more »

Kate
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Kate

Say it ain’t true! Thanks for trying PP. I guess I will finish watching all the repeats on soapnet until the end of soapnet. I will be saving a few episodes. Hopefully there will always be a few episodes on youtube. I wish the best of luck to all the actors and writers. Hope to see a few more of my favorite actors showing up on the Y&R or B&B. it was fun watching on the Internet. I watch shows on the Internet all the time now. Thanks PP for opening up a new Internet watching world to me. AMC… Read more »

Tony Polar
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Tony Polar

Some of the actors from AMC have tweeted that as far as they know, AMC IS returning, but no definite date for production has been released. It would seem that Prospect Park does own the shows for a while, and have made a multi-Million dollar investment. So I guess it’s all speculative as to what is actually going on. Maybe they will be back in the Spring, as they did last April – I don’t know, no one seems to know. Maybe they are just on hold for a while. The shows on-line weren’t terribly compelling but I think we… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

It’s because of that HEARTLESS DIRTBAG Brian Frons that BOTH AMC AND OLTL are no longer on the air. Brian Frons aka SOAP OPERA MURDERER!!!!! Arrogant asshole.

paul
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paul

pp is not the enemy/they tried and really cared about about as they called iconic soap operas.but it was a big fish (abc) little fish (pp),there were rumors abc did not want 2 see this project succedd,now as usual inlife we humans blame the person who tried to solve the problem (pp) not the person who created it (abc) the lawsuit was posted online,i dont know if it still is,but pp paid through the nose for the rights to these charcters and graucoulsly allowed abc to borrow them while pp’s were in pre-production…..

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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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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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