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UPDATE: Prospect Park looking for partners to still bring AMC & OLTL Online!

Here we go again, soapers!  And let’s hope nobody is yanking on the chain of the soap world again! But, news out today from Variety is that Prospect Park is still looking to bring One Life to Live and All My Children online! The company still retains the licensing rights to the soap operas from ABC through September 2012 for AMC and January 2013 for OLTL.

Here is what Variety reported today: “Prospect Park, the production company that licensed digital rights to the soaps from ABC, has continued to hold meetings with other parties exploring options for keeping them going online, according to sources familiar with discussions.  These talks come just weeks after Prospect Park issued a statement suggesting it was done pursuing plans to revive the soaps. Reps for the company could not be immediately reached for comment. While the discussions were characterized as preliminary, one of the options Prospect Park is said to be considering is bringing in an overseas firm to turn the shows into a co-production. That may or may not allow the shows to circumvent the unions, which couldn’t come to terms with Prospect Park on compensation for talent on both sides of the camera.

Even though Prospect Park signaled they were no longer pursuing the soaps, they still retain the digital rights that ABC licensed to them that last for a full year after those shows end on ABC. That gives the firm the ability to exercise those rights up until September 2012 for “AMC” and January 2013 for “OTL.”

In addition, Prospect Park could also still be sitting on the financing collected to fund production. It’s also notable that the company characterized its abandonment of plans as a “suspension” of their efforts in the announcement, as opposed to a final withdrawal. Sources confirmed that Prospect Park principals Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank are still intent on bringing the shows to the Internet, where they would serve as the anchors for a broader online-network play.”

So what do you think? Was Prospect Park’s last minute “suspension” of OLTL, just that? Is the company trying to now “save face”, or, are they truly looking to salvage the property and see if they can strike a deal with another party to not lose the opportunity they have with the licensing rights and to bring these soaps back via their online platform? Let us know your thoughts!

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Jan
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Jan

Okay…thanks for sharing.

rose
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rose

I think it would be great.but they let us down once already and we r mourning our soaps to some stupid shows the revolution n the chew .I hope they do and would love to see it happen so here’s to hoping.we need our soaps

Jan
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Jan

I cant say I’m holding my breath, its just nice Micheal shared.
I dont know how to really look at it just that I’m tired of feeling betrayed.

Carol
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Carol

Anyone want a bridge in Brooklyn? Got one for sale. Think that offer is about as legit as this news. Bring in overseas money to circumvent the unions? Right – and how many of the actors on the show would be interested in working in a non-union production? And if it takes long to get off the ground, how many would still be around? Who would write? Produce? Think if this would ever see the light of day, you’d end up with a show calling itself One Life to Live, but bearing little to no resemblance to the original.

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Totally agree. I am sure the actors who signed on to do OLTL online will move on. PP can not expect people to put their lives on hold. Besides Frank V. and Ron C. have moved onto GH. They are part of the reason why OLTL is as good as it is right now. They know the history and legacy of OLTL. If PP knew they didn’t have the finiancial backing at the time, they should have modified the format. For ex., air three days a week as a opposed to five and cut it down to 30 minutes. At… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

brooklyn bridge, no…too heavy and brooklyns an ugly name.

Heather
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Heather

Not gonna happen

lillysmoonfire
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lillysmoonfire

Ill believe it when i see it. Not getting my hopes up till i see the proof.

Jared
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Jared

Yeah, whatever.

Brian
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Brian

Yes… more hope, but hard to imagine with Frank and Ron moving on to GH.

But i will say this… if OLTL version 2 ever gets going, I will tune in !

Gloria
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Gloria

I will too.

Gabi
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Gabi

I will watch the minute it hits the “airwaves” whether online OR if they were smart and other “cable networks were smart” they’d move these shows to daytime on USA, TNT, BRAVO, TBS, LIFETIME, HALLMARK etc etc… These networks have nothing to pull in an audience during daytime slots. Just old shows from a long time ago. These channels have GREAT “original programming late evenings”, but they could corner the market on daytime if they just realized how many fans and “potential buyers for their advertisers” are out there just waiting for someone to “grow a couple” and take that… Read more »

Vikki
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Vikki

No i think they are trying to save face, don’t believe anything they are saying.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I don’t know what to believe either???????????? It’s so confusing….. They are yanking our chain………… I would like a simple yes or no!!! Not maybe if this or that happens……Prospect Park has let us down !!!! Now it’s maybe if this or that happens!!!!!!!!!!!! Please!!!! Getting our hopes up again… It’s like a rollercoaster ride!!!!!!!!!!!! Either PP going to do it or not!!! Here we go again…………… They can’t seem to make a solid deceision for OLTL & AMC…..Holding the rights for OLTL till Jan. 2013!!!!!!!! Come on!!!!!!!!!!! And AMC Sept. 2012!!!! Get off their butts and make a constructive… Read more »

Torrey
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I would only be interested in watching OLTL online, if Frank and Ron were at the helm….and being that they have signed onto join GH, who would write and produce the show? Also, like said before….if this new venture takes too long to come to fruition, how many of the cast members would still be available or would even want to participate in an online version? Being that they all probably now have a bitter taste in their mouths with this whole Prospect Park situation, it is highly unlikely that PP would be able to woo any of the talent… Read more »

Jon Jensen
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Jon Jensen

whatever

Jules
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Jules

Backstreet Boys said it best:

“QUIT PLAYING GAMES WITH MY HEART”

LOL.

Seriously, enough with the back and forth. I mean, yay for a sliver of hope. But stop toying with soap fans. It’s literally the equivalent of pouring salt in a wound.

Sharon
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Sharon

I totally agree!! Does PP have “any” plans now?? We are tired of “unanswered prayers!!”

Sharon
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Sharon

We want our soaps!!! ABC kicked us in the teeth this year—–they have replaced AMC with a STUPID show that no one is interested in…..Next, going to replace OLTL with another STUPID show. ABC is going DOWN……

Sharon
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Sharon

ABC HATES us soap fans!!! We HATE ABC too!!! Of course, Disney owns ABC… so we need to fight back!!! I’ve already been boycotting ABC/Disney…..anyone want to join??

david
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david

It isn’t about hating. It’s about loving money and not caring about collateral damage, which is generally the case for most corporations. But it makes me angry too, and I won’t be patronizing ABC/Disney products.

Angela
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Angela

I’d be more than happy to join you in boycotting those greedy & heartless bum’s.I am praying that we will get our soap’s back online or tv.I’ve already blocked ABC off our tv because they make me sick with there garbage.But I will not believe it till I see it happen either.Please do not let us all down again.Or I know I’ll start raising hell with Prospect park next.And hopefully most of the actor’s we’re all use to will be back on as well.If it doesn’t happen then please let someone who can have it so they can get them… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

I DON NOT watch ABC…..I dont care whats on that channel.

Sharon
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Sharon

Wish that I knew their sponsors (but not going to watch their STUPID shows to find out) so that we can BOYCOTT them too!!!!

Boycotting the sponsors would BLOW ABC out of the water!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy
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Kathy

I’d be truly shocked if this ever came to fruition!

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I don’t believe anyone anymore! They are all liars! Boycott everything ABC/ Disney & Prospect Park!

Gabi
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Gabi

BOYCOTT ABC and their advertiser. Mail, email, call etc the companies that advertise on ABC and tell them NO MORE MONEY coming your way, from millions of soap fans, as long as you advertise on ABC. Money talks … that’s the bottom line. Watch just a couple of shows, make note of who advertises and then write, call, email whatever works to say “NO MORE MONEY” from loyal fans of OLTL, AMC as long as they pay a fortune to ABC/DISNEY for advertising spots. Tell them to use Cable networks or other networks you DO still watch for their programming.… Read more »

Robbie
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Robbie

I’d watch one life to live anyway given to me! However, I’m not expecting ANYTHING unless an offical announcment says so.

ethel
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ethel

i’ll believe it when i watch amc & oltl online……………smh

david
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david

This isn’t about saving face, salvaging anything, or not losing the “opportunity” with the rights. It’s about money and a return on their investment. PP may simply be looking to sell the rights to gullible investors to unload what they cannot produce and make a profit.

Deb
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Deb

PP is trying to save face by feeding bull*** to the media.
This news breaks as the storyline on OLTL is about everyone’s favorite soap going off air.
OLTL at the time thought they were going on line. So they are advertising for something that didn’t happen. PP has EGG on their face and they are trying to ‘save face’ right now. Nothing more. IMO

kim delmotte
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kim delmotte

I HEARD A RECAST OF SHAWN BRADY MIGHT BE COMING BACK TO DAYS OF OUR LIVES ANYONE HEARD AND

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Ha! They could pull it off. The internet is global. OLTL being outsourced, huh? Viki in a burka? Clint riding in a rickshaw? John McBain chasing criminals in a gondola? Tsunami hits Llandview as the reason for the new sets. David Vickers wrestles Polar Bears (I only hope….). Paris Diner becomes a sushi palace and everyone sits on the floor?

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Hey Robert in JerseyCity.

I’m in Jersey City. What area are you in?

U have a good imagination Robert. You ever think about being a writer?

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Small world. Downtown, by Grove St.

barbara t
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barbara t

this is interesting,did you 2 ever meet?looks like you flew the coup again.not much soap news ,getting nervous about all the oldies showing up in port charles ,today at walmart I walked over to the bargain bin for books ,and right there in the middle of a mountain of paperbacks ,ONE LIFE TO LIVE 40th anniversary trivia book ,couldnt believe it ,so I grabbed it ,have some interesting pages to go through,only sad thing about it ,in the corner there is a circle saying WATCH ONE LIFE TO LIVE ON ABC AND SOAPNET,anyway its a treasure for me ,very happy… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Was this annoucnement issued by the company president, a young man from the fantasy realm known only as The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

I mean, sure, it could happen, but I would imagine we would see a shell of what AMC and OLTL were. Forgive me during this holiday season, but I have little faith in the enterprise.

Susan
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Susan

I’ll believe it when I see it for real in living technicolor, so to speak. Until then, I remain very skeptical, given what has taken place so far. I wish PP good luck in their attempt to make this happen, because I think they are going to need mega good fortune to pull this off.

Deb
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Deb

Genious with the writing and the description of how people feel about their soap. (OLTL) Curious how it ends. I am only going to ‘imagine’ that it ends with someone leasing or buying the rights to the show, and it going on line. When OLTL closed down, that is what the intent was going to be. Until the rug got pulled not only under us, but under the actors we have come to love on this show. PP backed out because they couldn’t reach an agreement with the union. It wasn’t that the union wasn’t trying. They were. Now we… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

yeah the actors, i’ve met most of them…nice caring happy people on good day of course

Jan
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Jan

This IS off Subject but it Is the Night We Lost JOHN LENNON.
Beatles are my favorite BAND and I think he deserves to be remembered TONIGHT.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Way of subject. May the dead rest in peace, and may the living (soap actors) because they are amoungst the living and have enriched our lives for over 40 years and still counting, hopefuilly.

Jan
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Jan

Wow…Way off subject, nice.
John was 40 when some sicko took his life.
Oh my god soap opera actors enriched our lives.
I think the Beatles enriched out loves more.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Soap fans do not take this the wrong way but let it go I don’t know why they are toying with us. But if you beleive a word of this I have some swamp land that I will sell you for a dollar. When I heard Robin Strasser was moving to LA I knew it was all smoke & mirrors, she is a very good businesswoman.

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I find it funny that no-one could get a word out of PP for months before they blindsided everyone with their “suspension” of OLTL and AMC, but now, in a matter of only twe weeks, we’re hearing that they’re trying to find other investors. It sounds like a lot of hot air designed to lessen people’s anger than anything else. Perhaps they hope that if we think they’re trying, we’ll stay positive about PP. I don’t buy it. If they couldn’t even contact the actors after their initial discussions, and if they abandoned talks with the unions a MONTH before… Read more »

Indigo Starr
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Indigo Starr

i don’t think they don’t have any intention of continuing the shows. Otherwise the actors would have been notified personally that had signed on rather than via the media. I they they just want to put out there that they have the shows still so the pressure doesn’t to go ABC and Disney.

Judy
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Judy

The sad part about this is not having the network ending we soap fans deserve. PP comes along and tells the writers to include cliffhangers anticipating picking up online. Now our favorite storylines will not have any resolve. With the exception of perhaps Rex/Gigi, since these actors have moved to the west coast. Very sad we will have no closure. Let’s hope OLTL doesn’t end in the same fashion as AMC. We will probably never know who got shot in those final moments.

Jim H
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Jim H

I hope it is true One Life is on fire.I really enjoy it especially the “Fraternity Row’ references and the Gigi?Rex storyline. I hope it will be saved somehow

Tonja Walker
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Tonja Walker

Hi Michael, On my radio show, Straight Talk Live, ( which is now on Blogtalkradio.com/tonjawalker ) I put out the question,”Would you pay a small fee of 5-10 dollars a month to see OLTL and AMC?” The result was extremely positive. So I started a group on my pages of facebook that 1500 people have joined in one week. Now we need many more, but this is one way to get the money problem solved for any company that wants to work with PP to get these shows on. There are shifts in timing that can help, in shooting that… Read more »

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Tonja: Read below what I wrote: Hey everyone. I just found this site. Glad to have found another voice. Anyway, I saw today that Tanya Walker OLTL Alex, has a petition going on Facebook for ABC to sell the rights of the show to NBC. Obviously there is some interest from ABC. If Prospect Park can’t make it happen and another network has Expressed some interest, which has the money for the talent,on air and off, then HEY, console the fans and save our soaps. So, follow up with Tanya Walker’s petition: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-ABC-Until-They-Keep-AMC-and-OLTL-On-the-Air/160248714009693 then….start writting NBC, because hey, if they… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

this is interesting ,,what tonja is talking about ,Ive added my name there a few months ago,how did I miss this page?maybe before I started posting here I use to just read the posts,I found michaels sight through another sight,my point ,how can nbc take the soaps if abc wont let agnes nixon have her rights back ,I belong to that group to.I would love to see something done before its to late.you and jan were arguing over the beatles .now thats funny ,may john and george rest in peace.but Im with you about the soaps ,so many people are… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

So on Monday December 12 th 2011 we are basically nearing the last ever episode of oltl….January comes and goes so fast.
Before you know it the New Year comes in and we have to to say good bye…soon after.

1loveabcsoaps
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Your comment to me was: (Wow…Way off subject, nice. John was 40 when some sicko took his life. Oh my god soap opera actors enriched our lives. I think the Beatles enriched out loves more.) Um….. the Beatles added to our Pop Culture…, rather we listened to their music or not. But these soaps have been going on and on and on, have been around consistantly for the sick , shut in, disable, colllege student, at home mom, the poor, the elder. They provide an EVERYDAY escape for some of the above mentioned people to live vicariously through their favorite… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Hey Robert from Jersey City: This is your fellow Jersey Citynite. How do you like the handling of Jack on OLTL? Do you think Jack should of went down with Gigi having been found?

KEITH
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KEITH

THERE ARE SO MANY STONES STILL LEFT UN TURN ED . FINDING THE FUNDS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. WE OFFERD TO PAY A FEE TO CONTINUE TO WATCH OUR SOAPS HELL WE PAY FOR CABLE ONLY TO FLIP THROUGH CHANNELS AND COMPLAIN THERE IS NOTHING WORTH WATCHING. ALSO WHY NOT HAVE ONE OF THESE HI TECH PLACES LIKE RCA SONY OR SOMEONE TO CREATE A DEVICE TO HOOK UP TO OUR TELIVISIONS JUST FOR INTERNET TV. COME ON NOW PROSPECT YOUR JUST LOOKING IN WRONG PLACES THINK OF THEM AS BEIING YOUR SPONSOR THERE SALES GO UP AND YOUR SIGHT… Read more »

Marcia White
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Marcia White

I believe Prospect Park is sitting on a potential goldmine and that they are really still trying to make it happen. Erica Slezak reportedly got a call from them a few weeks ago and was told by Prospect that they were still trying to put something together. Shows like OLTL and AMC were on for decades. That says so much about fan loyalty. That says so much about the quality of the shows, which is sorely lacking from ABC’s nightime shows and what, as of 1/14/12, it broadcasts during the day. If Prospect Park can get the cooperative and support… Read more »

Shauna
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Shauna

I would love to see All My Children back on tv or if not on tv on the internet, but personally I do not want to go through that experience. Where we have hope that there’s a small chance to have it back and we get back to AMC then another 10 months or so we go through the cancellation of the show and going through all those emotions. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for the soaps coming back, but not to go through the elimination process. Will the same characters be there, we already know Jesse and Angie… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

I’ve been saying for quite a while that they should combine the two shows into one – at least that would keep most fans interested. When I first said they should call it “All My Children Only have One life to Live” to my friends of course I was partially joking, but there’s no reason they can’t combine the characters and call the show “LANDVIEW”. The characters from the town of Pine Valley have often visited Landview in PA so why can’t the two sets of characters intertwine? I honestly think it could work – and I think it would… Read more »

laura weary
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laura weary

hey for all you true soap fans i know that your hearts are heavy so let see what we can do to get our favorite soaps back on the air i need my soaps back on the air

Johnny
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Johnny

Well, for what it’s worth, several of the AMC cast members HAVE already signed on including Debbie Morgan and others – I somehow doubt that they will get Susan Lucci back as Erica Kane, then again who knows? I still think they should give this project a shot ~ if some of the actors don’t wish to reprise their roles, then don’t – I mean, there are plenty of actors dying for a chance – and anyone who is familiar with the way soaps work are used to roles being recast — and new characters entering the picture. I guess… Read more »

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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General Hospital

Airdates: 9-9/10- 2021

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