BREAKING NEWS: I TOLD Y'all, All My Children MOVES to LA; OLTL Gets AMC Studio!





As I previously reportedAll My Children is moving to Los Angeles. Sister soap One Life to Live will now move into AMC's former New York studio, with both soaps getting streamlined production modules and facility improvements. ABC Daytime President Brian Frons just broke the news on the set of AMC to the cast and crew! Keep checking back with Daytime Confidential as this story develops!

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Oh, Jamey, you got great sources. It is going to be a whole lot of drama on the set of AMC and some people won't move to LA. Oh, I feel bad the actors.

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Holy Shit!! I don't watch AMC, but hopfully this is good news for OLTL as well.

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Applause to Jamey once again

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Bummer!! I feel sorry for the cast and WORSE for the crew. This means that probably 98% of stage, production, and make up crew will be laid off. That's awful.

Thorsten Kaye's wife appears as Marty on OLTL. One of them will probably leave daytime. Sad

Susan Lucci? Michael E. Knight? David Canary?

How many of the cast will want to make the move?

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I wonder if they will film out of Prospect Studios - which is where GH films?

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I wonder how they felt in the presence of the devil called Brian Frons?

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I wonder what this means for OLTL........It seems to me that if any of the ABC soaps are to be canceled....it would be that one....which is sad.....although I don't watch it....

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Wow! I wonder what all those vets are going to do. Will they stick around or do what Gearhy does over @ GH and do a couple months in couple months out thing.

I can't IMAGINE AMC w/out Luci or Canary. And I feel so badly for the crew. Wonder if any of them are being offered chance to move on to LA or they're just being let go. That just sucks.

But I can't blame them. The unions in NYC are ridiculous! The fact that you can't have permanent sets really hinders your ability to save money. I now understand all this pushing to take the filming outside.

In any event...best of luck to EVERYONE.

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This so explains why GT has not signed with OLTL and neithe did DC as of now. They must have been notified of the possible changes during the contract discussions.

Sounds like OLTL is the shaky ABC show.
So perhaps moving to LA for soaps is the only option now. That's if you hope to be employeed for more than one year tops 2.

If GT goes west who could she play..
AMC Harley, recast Liza
GH brenda or maybe she is going to play Scott's daugther.
Y&R Victoria
B&B they can make one up.

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I wonder how many actors will walk they don't need to during these economic times but I bet amc loses zendell alisha can't move right now she's pregnant and like others said thorsten or susan will have to quit they don't strike me as the bicostal type and susan lucci will be gone to. Sad

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This news is quite bittersweet for AMC. I know they gotta do what they gotta do to stay on air. But it sucks that this is gonna cost alot of crew members(perhaps some cast also)their jobs.

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Just a general question for anyone that can answer...so does this buy AMC or OLTL more time on the air? I know you all had reported that there were talking of possibly cancelling one of the ABC soaps? I'm trying to determine if this is good news for daytime because lord knows we don't need anymore bad news.

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May I ask, why does AMC moving to LA make OLTL the new shaky soap? Just because of the production costs in NY?

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Why not cut soaps to 30 min? That way the networks could save money by filling the extra 30 min with a talk news or game show? Or would that just make to much sense?

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Smile Wow! two thumbs up for Jamey!!! You had already said it! I just want to know WHO is going and WHO is leaving the show?!

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I think its because they are going the extra mile by moving amc to la that's what makes oltl look shakier

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F--k ABC! It sure as heck makes OLTL the shaky soap. Please go and read the original DC report..

This probably means OLTL has two years left, at the most..

This move is actually a sign that AMC and GH soaps are the soaps that ABC will attempt to save, per the article.

Come on OLTL, get those ratings UP.

Such a shame for all of the laid off crew members.

I would think that Lucci is PISSED. Somehow it is making Nelson's recurring rumor true..

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I just read the article on Soap Central.com...gosh, not only do they constantly have to correct their newsflashes but it seems their tone in several referances to DC are a bit curt.
Erik

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This should buy both shows ore time
two questions
What does streamlined prodctio mean
Is AMC's current bigger than OLTL current one and will they no longer have 2 break down sets on a daily basi with OLTL moving 2 AMC's studio?

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Just what will be left of AMC if it loses Lucci, Knight, Canary, Williams, Morgan, Minshew, or Irrizary.

Hell, this is probably a certain end to Doc Martin. I can't imagine that his portrayer would want to venture west.

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I think this is good news for ABC Daytime in general. All three soaps can breathe a bit easier. If need be, OLTL will probably be moved to the West Coast to give it more time on the air, down the road. I suspect ABC plans to do it, but the chaos of moving two shows at once is too much.

Plus, it's not like All My Children is going to thrive in LA. It's an incoherent mess that's about to be majorly disrupted by this move, from production to stories to the cast roster. AMC will continue to drift towards oblivion, just less expensively for ABC.

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This really sux for daytime. I believe we are truly witness the end of a great genre. OLTL will probably get canceled bc of this. OR, maybe it is a setup to really cancel AMC? My guess would be that not even half of the cast would pick up and relocate to L A., but who knows.

I guess the timetable of this transition is several months away...January 2010?

Quite depressing.

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I wonder if gl would of survived more years if they had moved the show to la years ago? Well at least abc is doing something instaed of just letting them die weather it be good or bad

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Don't pay enough attention to know, but with the math involved, OLTL will be the only soap left on the east coast after next year. This could mean OLTL is going too.

I wonder, why don't they film in Canada? Primetime does it to save money. Is it that they think no talent will freeze their butts off to do a soap opera? Well, no talent really wants to do a soap now, so I don't see how it would be that big of a risk. You might be surprised by the turn of events it will create. The unknown beats the known in this case.

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When are they exactly moving? If they wait until 2010, then I certainly wouldn't hold it against my girl Susan if she just say, 'I did my 40 years of service. See ya!'

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I think in the long run this is very bad for daytime. And I feel very bad for the cast and crew which was apparently outright lied to! But Jamey, once daytime finally puts the last nail it ITS OWN coffin I hope you get a reporting job from the Capital or the White House. You are obviously able to fine great sources! So congrats to you.

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In 5 years, NONE of the ABC soaps will be on the air.

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Another pt. for Jamey and the DC crew on still being the place for the breaking news in Daytime. Here's a novel idea for the AMC: LA. Fire Pratt & JHC and get someone in there that will care for the shows rich history while bringing something new. B/C this move is a way to start fresh, but they won't do it.

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I really thought DC lost their minds with this rumor. My apologies! I was wrong..

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Yeah, it is going to need a whole lot more than just moving the show to another coast. It needs new writers because Pratt sux the heck at of any soap.

Get rid of the talentless actors like Randi, Natalia, Colby, NuLiza, the new DA, and Marissa and bring back some legacy characters like Mateo and Hayley's kids, Brooke English daughter Laura, or other legacy children with talented actors to fill the role.

Focus on the Hubbards and Erica Kane and back burner Ryan, Kendall, Zach and the kids. They need a long break from our screens and put Amanda, Tad, Jake, Jr, David and give them good s/ls.

Please let the soaps survive for another twenty years.