ABC Responds to Prospect Park Lawsuit, Does Not Want License Extended on ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE

ABC has made their first response in court to the $95 million lawsuit launched by Prospect Park that accuses the network of sabotaging a relaunch of ONE LIFE TO LIVE and ALL MY CHILDREN.

Besides $95 million in damages, Prospect Park is also demanding "a declaration that Prospect Park's continued payment of the licensing fees under the Agreement is excused; that Prospect Park is entitled to an extension of the License Agreement; and that the term of the License Agreement is tolled, from the time of ABC's breach until the breach is fully remedied."

ABC wants the license extension demand removed from the lawsuit. According to ABC, the license agreement allows Prospect Park rights on the soaps for up to 15 seasons of 12 calendar months each unless Prospect ceases production for 18 consecutive months. In that case, rights would revert back to ABC.

Read the ABC motion here.

5 comments:

  1. Oh brother. Production has been shut down. End of story.

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  2. ABC wants the rights back. Maybe 1/2 hour episodes back on ABC? One can only hope.

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  3. The so called brilliant Executives at ABC-TV made a tremendous error in letting ALL MY CHILDREN go. I think the show should return to Network TV as a Half hour inception and as a lead-in to General Hospital. Their daytime line-up currently is suffering quite acutely from the absence of both AMC and One Life to Live. Unfortunately, the rights will be most likely held up in Court for quite a while yet. Only time will tell what the final outcome will be. Just as an opinion, I wasn't terribly enthralled with the On-line versions of either show, they didn't capture the heart of the ABC-TV televised episodes.

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  4. There is no doubt that if ABC re-Launched ALL MY CHILDREN as a half hour daytime drama lead-in to General Hospital, the ratings would be extremely impressive. Every soap doesn't HAVE to be an hour, a half hour a day would more than satisfy the majority of fans.

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  5. As hard as I try, I just can't seem to enjoy the Prospect Park All My Children. I really really miss the actors who are no longer on the show. I do not like the way they've changed history. There are only 1-2 new actors that I like, and the language and sexual content is not winning me over at all. I hope to see it back on ABC!!!

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