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Susan Lucci releases statement that she is NOT the reason Prospect Park decided to stall AMC!

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Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) of All My Children took to her Facebook page just a short time ago and issued this statement to her fans, to let them know that she is not the reason Prospect Park had decided to not move forward with producing All My Children at this time.   Below are Lucci’s sentiments and her clearing the air!

Susan Lucci: “I want my fans to know the truth. There has been miscommunications as a result of statements in the press that I am one of the reasons that All My Children is not moving forward. This is simply untrue and not the case. We have been in discussions since Prospect Park first expressed interest in moving the series online, and in correspondence dated September 8th, I made it clear that I would be ecstatic to be a part of All My Children in a prominent way if they committed to producing the series for another year. I have not heard back from Prospect Park since then, in fact, I learned of their decision not to proceed with All My Children at the same time you did, through the media.

It’s been a privilege and honor to be involved with the All My Children family for so many years, from working closely with Agnes Nixon to getting to know millions of devoted and wonderful fans.”

First, Vincent Irizarry took his Facebook page to refute the reports that the reason AMC did not move forward with Prospect Park was because it was going to be too David heavy, and now Susan came forward with this statement.
So what is exactly going on with Prospect Park’s decision to halt AMC? It clearly would seem it is about the whole picture, not just about certain stars! Let us know your thoughts!
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vik
vik

I’m just sad about the whole thing, really wanted to see both AMC and OLTL go on line, heres hoping at least one will survivie?!

Cathy Behrens
Cathy Behrens

We want answers! We want AMC on your network. What is up with not communicating with Susan Lucci in the proper way……. ? We want AMC on your network like you promised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy Behrens
Cathy Behrens

We want answers! We want AMC on your network.

Torrey
Torrey

Is Prospect Park a cover company for ABC? Something to come along and get the fans hopes up, only to crush them in the end…..what is really going on?

M
M

My thoughts exactly! I feel like this whole thing (PP taking over AMC) was done to pacify all the angry soap fans – an elaborate smoke screen that ABC is somehow behind….

Nancy Wizner
Nancy Wizner

I was waiting for a statement from Susan. I didn’t think it was her OR any of the other cast members holding up PP with AMC. Seems more like a PP problem. Not enough money? So they put AMC on hold because the ratings were not as high as OLTL. They are saying if OLTL takes off with great ratings online, than chances are AMC will then return. As they make money, they can take on more shows. One step at a time. I can understand that, but what I do not understand is that we have heard NO word from PP at all. Fans want to know why? Ok so they may not have enough money. We can understand that. So why the DEAD silence? Come on PP talk to us! We’re not lynch mobs, except when it comes to Brian Frons!!!!!!!!

lady love
lady love

i blame amc big stars for amc not going on now it`seens like ppr are the once to be blame these guys are nothing but big fat liers

Nancy
Nancy

This is TOTALLY unacceptable. PP promised us AMC and OLTL. We the fans in turn threw our total support to PP and our belief in their word and integrity. They are greatly mistaken if they think we will roll over and let them kick us again. WE HAVE A VOICE AND WE WANT ANSWERS.

Kim Archer
Kim Archer

I am just furious about how this has all been handled…just a bunch of crazy rumors in lieu of any word at all from Prospect Park. They could fill us in once in a while. I knew Susan Lucci didn’t do what all the rumors said she did. She is a classy lady. And I also know most of the actors haven’t even been approached by PP. I just feel like PP is being disingenuous with us AMC fans and everyone else. I really want AMC back, particularly since we got the big cliffhanger and now we’re not even sure we’ll get a conclusion! Terrible! In my dreams, I’m hoping this is a big wonderful surprise when PP actually puts AMC online in January! (gotta dream)

Sharon
Sharon

It all comes down to money which they clearly do not have and are apparently scrambling to get. Perhaps they feel like they can only get enough money for one show at this time and OLTL’s ratings were far better than AMC’s ratings so they went with them.

Harlee
Harlee

OLTL ratings are better but not “far better”, but the mileage PP could use to promote both shows going to the internet lies with AMC and SL. Susan is pop icon and for 41 yrs helped all daytime dramas. Some of daytime divas left and return but not Susan. Talk shows, morning shows, publications, radio etc would want SL because of her celebrity for interviews and that could help with money,, backers and the new launch. OLTL regardless of standing in ratings doesn’t have that type of appeal and will not garner the attention as AMC. This fan of AMC won’t support PP and OLTL until I see AMC online. PP is just the step child of ABC and the company is playing the same games as Frons and ABC. PP’s silence says it all. Bunch of Cowards!

Brian
Brian

while I do agree AMC was affected more so than OLTL by Brian Frons, I can not agree that OLTL should pay the price…. OLTL has always stood on it’s own…. very crazy at times, but that’s why it’s a soap and why I love it so much….

Harlee
Harlee

There are first and foremost fans of AMC and then OLTL. I know a lot of people that feel this way and won’t support PP just solely for OLTL and that’s a fact. Viewers are being led and manipulated by PP as ABC and mark my words there will be a backlash. PP is being dead silent speaks volumes.

Michael
Michael

It may be true that many fans care about AMC and then only secondarily OLTL, but I have to tell you: there are many of us for whom the reverse is also true. I would hate to see either one of them die (again), and I will most likely watch AMC if it ever does make it online, but if the situation were reversed, and AMC was the sure bet but OLTL’s future was questionable, I wouldn’t watch AMC if OLTL didn’t get transferred. For me, the last three to five years of AMC pretty much destroyed the show, whereas the same is not true for me of OLTL. So we are out here as well.

Having said that, I do think PP is making a big mistake by not communicating better with AMC fans about what is going on. Why would they risk alienating potential viewers so unnecessarily? They’re going to need every single eyeball they can get to make this viable.

Harlee
Harlee

Absolutely, I we all have our favorites between both shows. I know like myself many fans watched network blocks of soaps. Coming from CBS my favorite was always GL, but I watched CBS’s block of soaps. It is how advertisers “programmed” viewers when soaps started on network TV and along with what network your household tuned into to view. It created many generations of viewers and that was what all wanted …loyalty. This is what I’m saying it would benefit to run a block instead just one soap. Well, now the news yesterday it looks like fans of both shows are being taking for ride. A report yesterday came out that PP has stopped all communication with the unions for both shows and actors. They told actors OLTL they would have clear out their dressing rooms by a certain date. As OLTL should have been starting to tape new episodes with the next couple weeks for move into the launch date and with the cancellation of talks with unions means no taping. PP responsed with a “no comment” statement. Think about we fans all lost and was led to believe “lies” to shut everyone up. I’m very doubtful if we see either soap.

Brian
Brian

Please don’t be too hard on Prospect Park…. at least they are trying… and for this, I thank them. Some hope is better than no hope, and yes, any “tv” show involves needing money to produce… but I do think it is wrong to “attack” Prospect Park for their effords.

Wally
Wally

Get real folks…………soaps on the net will not make it. Not enough people have a fast enough computer or broadband to watch it. In the future, internet tv’s and broadband wil be cheap enough and fast enough for everyone. Now, it would be a tremendous waste of money. Look for Prospect in the next month to say they are delaying the production of OLTL for the net……………………..

Brian
Brian

Just wondering why you think people are not prepared to watch online. I tend to watch all my tv online thru the networks websites…..

Torrey
Torrey

In regards to Susan Lucci and her being the so-called reason for the AMC delay….I’m not for sure about the whole PP angle, but it seems like to me that Cady McClain is the one who made the statement about Susan Lucci….she didn’t say it out right, but there was a lot assumption in the air. At least that’s how I felt, after I read her interview.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

I Totally Believe Susan’s Statements–Absolutely! 🙂

Ellen Turo
Ellen Turo

Prospect Park jumped on the bandwagon when they saw a profit to be made. But now that a few months have gone by, I think the reality is setting in. They are probably realizing there are a lot of kinks to work out from the actors and writing to the sets to the pricing models and so on.

PP was so concerned about getting the AMC audience before they moved on to something else, they didn’t really think the whole thing through.

Wally
Wally

Brian I did not say nobody in a country of 300 million people is watching tv online. I said not enough to make it profitable at the present time.

lady love
lady love

the net is the way to go.i am not a fam of oltl pp need to say something

kay killgore
kay killgore

Susuan Lucci put her heart and soul into AMC offscreen she has a happy marriage and family she loves that show she was devasted. Remember she was fooled and uprooted to California for filming when her life and her husbands business is in New York. Personally I don’t beleive they were ever going to move them online I just think they were trying to fend off everyone going nuts 4 soaps cancelled in 2 years for game shows cooking shows etc because they are cheaper I have accepted it and the direction the remaning 4 or going they will be cancelled. Sad!!!!

Barbara
Barbara

I don’t believe Prospect Park lied. I simply think it is overwhelmed with all of the financial issues to make this work. The immediate reaction when PP announced that it was licensing both shows and moving them with full episodes to the internet was how the company was going to make it work. If the shows had been profitable, networks wouldn’t be cancelling them at the current rate and other broadcasters would be clamoring to get them. Oprah Winfrey said as much when she announced that OWN was not pursuing them.

Lucci’s statement indicates that she wanted a year commitment from PP. While PP certainly would want Lucci on board for its AMC internet venture, I easily could see how PP could not give her that type of commitment. The whole internet thing is uncertain. The company likely is juggling a lot of financial issues to pull off the venture. Having to promise Lucci a full year, when clearly the company is struggling to even get the shows on at all, is not a commitment that I would make.

If what Lucci says is true, PP should have communicated better with her and with the public in general. However, I think Lucci’s commitment request seems unreasonable.

LUMI
LUMI

I will not watch soaps on the net,makes my eyes hurt,
we just have to get over having soaps,they will soon all be gone,and that makes me very sad,I have been a fan of soaps over 45 years,I guess its time to say goodby and on to what ever is next for us…

Jan
Jan

Is this game? Because its not funny to AMC Fans.
I myself being a OLTL Fan.

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