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VARIOUS REPORTS: Prospect Park puts All My Children on Hold for Now!

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Various reports surfaced throughout the day from different online or print outlets that have revealed that for now Prospect Park is putting its plans to move All My Children online in January on hold and going to concentrate on One Life to Live. But is it for good?

Soaps In Depth is reporting that, “Prospect Park  has decided that they only need one soap opera for their new Internet channel, The Online Network. And since TOLN had gotten further along in the process with their plans for OLTL, word is that they are not moving forward with the AMC reboot. ”

Variety had a slightly different take on the news: “Prospect Park’s planned 2012 online revival of All My Children following its September exit from ABC is expected to be delayed by at least a few months. Sources familiar with Prospect Park, which had announced July 7 that it would bring both “Children” and One Life to Live back to life early next year as Internet series, believe they are leaning toward staggering the reboot of the two soaps, with “One Life” returning ahead of its counterpart.

Soap Opera Digest in the latest issue on newstands now stated, “Prospect Park had indeed put its plans for the Internet incarnation of AMC on hold.”  One source told them, “Basically, its postponed until they can get a deal in place with Susan Lucci.  They don’t want to launch the show without her.”  Digest had also heard that a possible deal with PP and another high-profile actor has fallen apart at the 11th hour over salary demands.  However, all is not lost , SOD says Prospect Park is still looking for a producer and head writer for AMC.”

So soapers, as we have stated before, One Life to Live has its creative team firmly in place and a list of actors confirmed to start while AMC for the last few months has been problematic due to failure to get commitments from major stars of the series, the inability to lock down a fluid creative team, and a cast that has gone through the ringer over the past few years who may feel uneasy about the new venture.  So let us know your thoughts on what should be done with AMC at this point?

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leah
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leah

every day i get a little more scared that prospect part was something abcd created to shut us up… I dont want to get paranoid… so i guess this is all a wait and see kind of thing.

Lynn
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Lynn

I’m think the same thing Leah..

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I agree! I hope they don’t say the whole thing fell through at the end! It was all a trick! They already did it with AMC! Is OLTL next?

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

I rather figured this would be the outcome. They say no news is good news, but not in this case. Prospect Park has been way to quiet for a very long time. While you hear of OLTL cast signing to go on the web, we heard nothing on AMC. They say because PP could not get enough of the cast to rejoin. Maybe the cast was NOT approached??? OR maybe PP is waiting for GH to leave, so they could jump in and buy for themselves. True or another rumor? Prospect Park can not be trusted. I felt that from… Read more »

leah
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leah

i read some where that only two persons from amc signed… i have a feeling all they really wanted was oltl.. because frons had destroyed AMC-the same way he is killing GH. No one will want any of it in the end… The only reason he didnt cancel GH the same time he cancelled the other two was because the fan base power of GH would of shut him down and he would of lost his job. The man is evil but he knows his strategy.. Now where the heck is la lucci? she should of signed for at least… Read more »

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

2 people from AMC signed on (I heard Darnell Williams also did, but now all I see is two). No one else was ever approached. Have been in contact with some and no one else was approached. Yes, probably wanted OLTL only. So why all the hype for both? So not fair to get AMC fans hopes so high, then slam them into a brick wall YET AGAIN! I do hope in the future, AMC comes back into the picture, but not getting a good feeling about all this.

leah
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leah

lets hope for the best… fingers crossed… i guess amc people just dont want to move back east.. it will get better… maybe some of those amc people can join oltl.

aria
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aria

I have the perfect solution for pp, and they can pay me later! ok, so here it goes, its really quite simple, cost effective and would really put the reboot into reboot, why not merge both shows together? They were after all created by agnes nixon, and take place in pensyvania. They solve the ploblem of trying t o cast both shows if they could get a good mix of actors from both shows merging for this “new reboot” lets be real, the chances of gettin everybody from both shows is unlikely, both shows will have to explain where have… Read more »

mandy ritchie
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mandy ritchie

i thought AMC & OLTL are golng on cable tv network next year the team needs the soaps on tv aswell as online please and thank you

lady love
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lady love

no no no i want my amc by them self i am not a fan

ethel
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ethel

prospect park needs to make a formal statement on their plans – i am really tired of the confusion & information coming from different sources such as soaps in depth, etc.

Diane Leland
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Diane Leland

I was worried about this happening. Maybe if some of the top stars could “sign up” for a short time committment, then see how it goes..?? I get that stars like Susan Lucci may be a little hesitant to jump in and sign a permanent, long term contract, but something short term that would help the show get going in its’ new home seems safe. I am saddened at the thought of never watching my show again, but I can’t say I’m completly surprised. I said from the beginning…” I’ll believe it when I see it”. So disappointing…….

lady love
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lady love

had the big stars sign on amc would be rolling by now i am mad

Rhashauna
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Rhashauna

I am a person of patience. Really hoping that everything goes smoothly for All My Children. I don’t like how the show ended, I don’t like it how we not OLTL are getting te back burner and the short end of the stick. Thaat is just wrong on so many levls. I had a feeling that somethinh like this might happen. We should have been on until November and OLTL taken off in September. Don’t care about the actors and their families and they don’t care about the fans. I’m hoping & praying that somebody picks up AMC better than… Read more »

lady love
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lady love

if amc was still on abc those same stars would be on now every thing is about family amc big stars don care about the fans

mike
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mike

It all makes sense. All My Children & Susan Lucci are the same brand , you can see how they would be skitish about going on without her. One Life has it all together thanks to a strong producer and writer, plus higher ratings. If they now get Howarth and Strasser it all comes together.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Disappointing to say the least. I hate the loss of so many daytime dramas as they are a favorite genre of mine. I very much am a fan of ALL MY CHILDREN and had such hopes the Propsect Park reboot would breathe new creative life into my Pine Valley world. As long as I may “tune in tomorrow,” I will hold onto that hope. Good news for ONE LIFE TO LIVE and I will be watching. We must support and represent!

Robynne
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Robynne

It’s very possible that the actors are hesitant to sign without knowing the creative team that will be writing & directing the. I am hoping it truly is just a money issue and that once OLTL is off the ground successfully online(I will definitely watch) that they can focus on bringing AMC back. NOT GIVING UP YET!!!

D
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D

AMC is never coming back and half of the actors of OLTL are declining the new venture.

At this point, I think that Prospect Park would be better off to merge the staffs of AMC and OLTL and create a brand new serial instead of giving fans bastardized versions of their ABC soaps.

Torrey
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Torrey

I personally don’t blame PP for putting AMC on hold for now…..it’s been problematic for quite some time, and until the actors can shake their concerns and dive in head first, it’s not going to happen. You hear actors say all the time, “It will be exciting to not know what the future holds and get out there and see what happens.” Well in my opinion, this PP deal is something new and unexpected, so I question why more of them aren’t interested. I understand that ABC screwed them over left and right, but this is a new company who… Read more »

lady love
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lady love

well said hope the amc cast r seeing this

avellina
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avellina

Very distressing news. I hope they will indeed pull AMC together, even if it is late.They need both soaps to be viable. I love All My Children above all other shows on t.v., day or night!
I don’t know what the hold up is, but I suspect someone is blaming Susan Lucci unfairly. I believe in her allegiance to Agnes Nixon.

Blake
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Blake

If the AMC actors are not signing on it’s no wonder the show isn’t happening right now. But people need to calm down, maybe the network needs to focus on one show at a time. OLTL has it’s ducks lined up, a bunch of the actors have signed on, head writer and execuitve producer also.
Maybe once the AMC actors see what happens with OLTL on PP they will make their decision after that.

Robert
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Robert

I bet they’re leaving room in CA for GH. Why have two in CA? OLTL in NYC and GH in L.A.

Sorry about AMC, but it was DOA. Put Cameron on GH and you’ve got a great show.

Common sense
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Common sense

I just got laugh whenever I read negative comments towards Lucci or any other actor that says no to Prospect Park. Look, it’s their life and they have every rights of not wanting to be part of this new venture that is completely unknown to them with little guarantee of success. I also think it’s very ingrate for fans to criticize the actors that choose to not go on with the online version.

Remember these actors aren’t just soap characters. They are people like you and I with a life and a family.

lady love
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lady love

what ever

Torrey
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Torrey

I agree with your sentiments Lady Love…..if that’s the case, then the actors can’t complain about the cancellation of the show, when they have an opportunity to continue on with PP. Like I said before, we all know that ABC screwed them over and they have a bitter taste in their mouths, but at least there was a bright light at the end of the tunnel, unlike for shows such as Guiding Light or As The World Turns. This soap opera on the internet is not such a far stretch….look at the success that The Bay is having….and with OLTL… Read more »

lady love
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lady love

i think the show should go on i will like to see minx take charge forget about the big stars give the small stars a chance and see how it goes

Trudy Shattls
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Trudy Shattls

I heard over the past 24 hrs that Prospect Park is no longer interested in All My Children because of Susan Lucci not signing on. If this is the case, AMC can continue without Susan. All My Children is not all about Erica Kane. There are many, many more cast members that would sign on. AMC can and will go on without Erica. Not everyone has an undying love for Erica. AMC would not fall apart if she were not in the case. So if Susan Lucci does not want to be in the cast, there is no loss. Take… Read more »

jp
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jp

When pp was able to get erika sleazak and not not susan lucci for amc, that sealed the deal that pp would focus on oltl. As a fan oltl,im thrilled about this new venture. I hope amc fans can get their wish true. It may take some time.

Helga
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Helga

Well, I think Prospect Park should still continue with their plans for AMC. There’s such a talented cast of actors and so many great stories yet to tell for all the characters. Let’s all be patient and hopefully PP will get their ducks in a row. Would also be nice to see whether both shows could return to cable television. Heard that Bravo was being mentioned, which would definitely put an interesting spin on things. If PP is looking for a creative time, i.e. writers well how about opening up to some of the fans, you never what other talent… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

Stop putting this on the actors. Many of them, several of whom were very vocal about their eagerness to continue the show online, were never once contacted by PP and have had no idea what’s been going on all these months. You can’t blame them for not signing contracts that were never offered to them. If no one is left to do AMC by the time they actually attempt to launch it, that’s on Prospect Park, no one else.

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

Sorry, in my reply to Leah, I said I was in contact with some of the cast. Didn’t mean directly in contact. Simply read on FB from their posts that they were never approached to sign on.

lori golon-thorne
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lori golon-thorne

Please please give us back all my children. I have wautched since 1979. I have aged and lived with the characters. Please. Lori Golon-Thorne

Lori Breslow
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Lori Breslow

What I’m wondering, and I know a LOT of other Soapers are wondering the same thing – WHEN IS PROSPECT PARK GOING TO GIVE US ANY INFORMATION????

Diane Collins
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Diane Collins

Please don’t cancel this soap over Susan Lucci. I love the show and have watched it for almost 40 years. If she cannot be on the soap , then work something out without her. It is a good soap to not show it because of her. I like Susan, she is a good actress. I just want to see my soap with or without her.

barbara t
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barbara t

its not going to happen ,abc and propect parks murder of all my children and one life to live is done.hopefully general hospital survives .

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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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