ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE Coming Back?

Is there hope ALL MY CHIDLREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE will be revived on the web? Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com is reporting the following:

I’ve learned that Prospect Park has revived its plan to continue cancelled ABC daytime dramas All My Children and One Life To Live online. I hear the company behind USA hit Royal Pains has inked deals with SAG-AFTRA and DGA for the soaps’ production, eyed to begin in the first quarter of 2013.

Rich Frank & Jeff Kwatinetz’s Prospect Park made a licensing deal with ABC in July 2011 to keep OLTL and AMC alive for online distribution on their Online Network, which was slated to launch in the first quarter of 2012. But after difficult negotiations with the guilds, the company last November pulled the plug on its plans, despite securing a slew of OLTL and AMC actors to reprise their roles. While the online venture was formally dead, I hear Frank and Kwatinetz never lost hope, and had been quietly working since the summer on putting their plan back together and had been talking with the guilds, resulting in agreements with SAG-AFTRA and DGA. (The status of talks with WGA is unclear.) 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 comment.
UPDATE #1:
Reps for DGA and SAG-AFTRA have confirmed to Deadline that the unions have reached agreements with Prospect Park.

THR says production could begin as early as January.

UPDATE #2:
Showbiz411 is reporting that Susan Lucci has been contacted by Prospect Park Productions about a possible ALL MY CHILDREN revival.

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15 comments:

  1. The AMC rights reverted back to ABC in Sept. not to mention they ignore the real issue: MONEY

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  2. I don't want to get my hopes up again. Can this be true?

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  3. And the expect people to trust them after the empty promises? It never appeared as if they even had a business plan....sorry, but at this point, I don't care any more. No matter what they do the shows will never be what they once were.

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  4. This didn't work the first time around. Don't do this to us again.

    Frankly, it sounds like the only reason PP is interested is because ABC is interested in the show.

    And the bigger issue still remains, PP has no background in soaps and doesn't have the MONEY!

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  5. How much of this has to do with the ratings success that General Hospital is having now?

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  6. Nelson Branco actually hinted at this in last week's (12/11/12) "Soap Uncensored" newsletter writing: While certain journalists have ordered fans to give up hope, I can assure you that we’re closer than ever to getting back our beloved AMC and ONE LIFE in one form or another. In fact, I expect news to break sometime soon. In order to protect the future of these soaps, I can’t say anymore than that.

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  7. Carolyn Hinsey was saying it a few weeks ago.

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  8. I would love to visit Llanview and Pine Valley again, but only if it is of substance. If indeed this happens, I will support it. :)

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  9. I think this is total bulls*** myself!

    Brian :-(

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  10. Original Deadline article updated: SAG-AFTRA & DGA Confirm to deadline that a deal was made with PP to continue #AMC & #OLTL on-line

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  11. Okay, now that SAG-AFTRA is on board... where are the shows going to be shot? Where are they getting money to rebuild the sets? Who's writing them? Are they gonna pick up where they left off or introduce us to mostly new characters? Are they really able going to be able to produce two hours of original programming every weekday...for the web? This all seems very unlikely...

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  12. on the flip side...does this give fans of the P&G soaps some hope?

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  13. Doug still alot of un answered questions. I think they should do AMC & OLTL as telenovelas. 13 week arcs, 5 days a week every year. Saves Money that way

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  14. I am afraid to get my hopes up (And Doug, P & G cancelled them because they didn't want do to them anymore. If someone would be willing to buy the rights to those shows, P & G would have to be willing to sell). I like, "Confessions" Idea of telenovelas. When I read the headline, I had to check the date to see if I was reading an article from 18 months ago. Hoping but not holding my breath.
    -K

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