BREAKING NEWS: Prospect Park Officially Renews Plans to Revive All My Children and One Life to Live!






At the 11th hour, it appears Prospect Park is moving forward with plans to bring One Live to Live and All My Children back via the Internet. Deadline is reporting the production company has inked deals with SAG-AFTRA and the DGA, and hopes to begin production in the first quarter of 2013.

I'd been hearing that Prospect Park hoped to extend their rights to AMC and OLTL, which had been set to expire at the end of January 2013. However, there has also been interest among both ABC's Daytime and Primetime divisions in the brands of late. 

Additionally, Prospect Park principles Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz have been inquiring with literary agents who represent soap opera writers about their clients availability, according to my moles. I can't lie; I was hoping AMC and OLTL's rebirth would be under the stewardship of Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, but if PP can make it happen this time around, I will be more than supportive. Here we go again...

 
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Okay DC Family what have u guys & gals heard regarding this. Should we be happy or doubtful

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I wanna see the receipts. Seems more likely this is a stalling tactic--what's changed since this went belly-up a year ago, aside from many of the actors/writers/crew getting other jobs?

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From the Deadline article:

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I hear there are preliminary discussions with actors from All My Children and One Life To Live to rejoin the revived shows. Prospect Park refused to comment.

So does this mean that certain characters are off limits to GH still?
And does it also mean that there will be a bidding war for actors that GH is interested in like Ted King?

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OK here I am. I hope this isnt some sort of joke from those pranksters PP. Whatttt, Im in seventh heaven.

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OLTL and AMC should have never been cancelled in the first place.

Yes, I am enjoying RC/FV over on GH, but they truly belong (IMO) over at OLTL giving us our beloved Viki, Dorian, Victor Lord Jr., Natalie, Roxie and the humorous David Vickers Buchanan!

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I'm not getting my hopes up. It seems like déjà vu. Can ABC just eat crow, cancel "The Chew" &/or "Katie", and put both shows back on TV? I'll take 30min for each. Or, retool them and put em on ABC Family in the late afternoon at 4/5pm.

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What does this mean for the OLTL characters that are on GH and does this also mean no one else from either show will be showing up in Port Charles?

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"Chile, please........." (in my Drucilla Winters voice!)

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice........

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Nelson Branco is saying that two Y&R actors are out. Does anyone know who? I don't feel like shelling out any more money for his emag right now.

Never mind I went ahead and ponied up the money. Just as I suspected--today was Stephen Nichols last taping date!

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THEBEST...yes, I agree, make them 30 minutes PLEASE...the concept may be old school, but it's cost effective and will encourage people to invest time in watching both. I personally don't have downtime to watch two hour long dramas...I just wish they would consider that.

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So is this a good thing? I really don't wanna be run ragged by this prospect again. I was really hoping after January, ABC would have seen the era of their ways and brought back at least one of the soaps. It'll be cool to see this really happen, but I don't know...I'm so leery of the whole thing. They put a bad taste in my mouth first time around.

Also, if this does actually happen, they are gonna be two different shows. Cartini is busy with GH right now and won't be able to head OLTL so it'll be a different show. And I supposed AMC could only get better...maybe they can get Lorraine Broadrick to come back to both shows.

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who is the 2nd Y&R actor out?

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Meh...I won't believe it's true until after I watch the first episode. I have already moved on, so if it happens, great and best of luck to PP.

I still crave a Susan Lucci fix now and again though.

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I don't see this happening. Honestly, it would have been better if ABC got the rights back after January 2013. They could have make these two brands work again but with Prospect Park I'm just very doubtful with the debacle we had a year ago.

Not to mention that the financial side hasn't really changed. Sounds more like Prospect Park doesn't want to lose to ABC and now tries again so the network doesn't get to have the rebirth of the two.

It's a long way to bring these two shows back especially with Prospect Park involved.

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I hope this is true. but knowing PP and their stalling tactics, it's probably a joke to get soap fans all riled up again.

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If this happens I need to catch up. I still have 51 episodes of AMC that I never finished and 27 OLTL.

I bet the current OLTL'ers stay on GH especially Todd.

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After reading this I'm thinking Lucy, Charlie Brown, and the football.

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So let me get this straight... ABC Daytime may possibly pay to air shows they used to own, cancelled, and sold to someone else? Obviously they realize they made a HUGE mistake.

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It sounds to me like PP is scrambling since there rights are almost up. At this point I would rather ABC get the shows back because I don't trust PP and I don't think they really want to do anything with the soaps they just don't want there toys taken away.

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How can PP get the rights to AMC & OLTL back if the rights revert back to ABC/D?

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californiaguy888 wrote:
After reading this I'm thinking Lucy, Charlie Brown, and the football.

I know right?

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The only way this is going to work financially is if they forget the idea of trying to match the exact production values of a network daytime soap. The unrealistic budget aspirations is what tanked the first attempt.

Most people would be happy with production quality somewhere in between a network soap and a web soap so long as the stories are good and they get the actors we want to see. Guiding Light had a good idea with changing the production model to more location shooting, they just didn't execute it very well and it wasn't well suited for the big screen.

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If this pans out, I will be supportive. I worry about the availability of actors and more than anything, who will be writing it! Smile

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I really hope Prospect Park aren't playing games again; I just can't help but hope.....

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Well, if this is true - Wow!

I would like to see OLTL return.

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I so want to believe this, in fact I am trying not to jump of the couch and do a happy dance, but Prospect Park failed us once. ABC needs to own up to their mistake of cancelling OLTL and AMC and put them back on air, either 1/2 hour shows or primetime. If this is true, it will be the greatest Christmas gift ever, but like some have stated, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...

Until it is signed, sealed, delivered and broadcast over the TV in a press conference,I will believe it when I see it.

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Ellen Wheeler is clicking spell check on her resume.

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Ellen Wheeler is clicking spell check on her resume.

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This is just cruel, to offer false hope to all of the way-too-delusional soap fans out there. Just cruel.

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General Hospitals ratings upswing and the attention it has been getting is raising some eyebrows. Katie and The Chew are both falling behind GH is all Demos and ABC is now realizing that the Soaps may not have been as dead as they thought they were. GH is gaining momentum with barely any budget so imagine what could happen if they actually put some money into the soaps rather than running them into the ground. Now that Prospect Parks rights are about to expire and revert back to ABC, PP realize they need to make something happen, and fast. It ain't gonna happen for Prospect Park, but I will lay odds that ABC will reboot these shows in some capacity and bring them back. Its only a matter of time before Erica Kane and Victoria Lord are Back in their respective homes