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109 December 17th, 2012 BREAKING NEWS: Prospect Park Has Revived Its Plan To Bring OLTL & AMC Online!

Could this be the biggest Christmas gift from Santa for soap fans ever?  Or, could it turn out to be a lump of soapy coal?

There is huge news this afternoon out of Deadline.com who is reporting that Prospect Park, the entity that has the rights to One Life to Live and All My Children is reviving their efforts to bring the canceled soaps online in 2013! According to Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, “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.  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.”

The back-story as soapers know is: 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, apparently 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.)

So soapers, what do you think? Will Prospect Park finally be able to bring Llanview and Pine Valley online? Are you cautiously optimistic with this news?  Or, do you think the said Prospect Park plans will evaporate like before?  There just seems to be many hurdles still to cross here, folks.   It also seems the timing of this news is interesting, which would lead one to believe that Prospect Park is hoping to extend it’s rights for the two soaps past the end of their original reported deal which was believed to be set to expire at the end of January 2o13.   Weigh-in!

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  1. Mary Fergen says:

    OMG! Please do not get our hopes up, if this is not true! If it is, what a great Christmas present for soap fans! We all miss AMC and OLTL so terribly…..

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    Dinah replied

    I feel the same

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    vik replied

    I think its bull..AGAIN..they needed cash last time and couldnt get it. Where is it now? I’d LOVE to see both shows back and my heart jumpped when I saw this article. But I will not fall for it again. sadly….this makes me sad.. :(

    lipstickcat replied

    I don’t believe it for one minute! They are a bunch of liars & I don’t trust them! They’re up to something! It’s been too long. Many of the actors have moved on. They blew it!

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    Max Daddee replied

    Let’s think positive and believe! Prospect Park dealt with having let many down before. I doubt they’d revive efforts without a serious plan and financial backing. We believe in AMC and OLTL, let’s be positive and show support for these efforts!

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    DOROTHYDAUPHINEE replied

    ILL BELIEVE THIS WHEN I SEE IT!!!!!

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  2. Caroldee says:

    OMG how wonderful the thought of having the characters come alive again on OLTL..Keeping good vibes for this one!!

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    Robert replied

    It’ll be great to have AMC, and OLTL back on the air again. Since ABC still owns the rights to these shows, and they’re always be part of the Disney family, to help promote it by celebrating the returning the shows. Here’s the best way, have all the ABC soaps stars from AMC, OLTL, and GH, along with the Disney Channel stars to do the platypus walk dance. Plus have the ABC Daytime stars appear on any of the Disney shows like Shake It Up, ANT Farm, Good Luck Charlie, Austin & Ally, Dog With A Blog, Kickin’ It, Lab Rats, Crash & Bernstein, and Mr. Young.

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    JM replied

    Agreed!

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  3. jenny says:

    I would rather see them back on my tv screen! Ditch The Chew and Katie and put them back where they belong!

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    Dinah replied

    Damn straight

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    Jeffrey replied

    God who know… this is best Christmas presents ever!!!! YAY!!!

    Robin replied

    I agree in Tv only. My mom lives OLTL and does not have a computer so she won’t be able to watch it. I like taping it so please in TV

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    JM replied

    Again, agreed!

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  4. Christina says:

    I’m not getting my hopes up… It was devastating enough the first time. Plus, so many of our favorite soap stars are on other shows now. An awful lot of people would probably be missing after all this time.

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    Tali Smith replied

    I agree Christina – it would not be the same if they recast alot of the cast. I have mixed emotions.

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    OLTLfan replied

    Agreed. They waited a long time, and I just don’t see how it would work at this late date…if some of the actors have signed contracts with another show, we won’t get those characters back, and recasting is not an option (for me anyway).

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  5. Rachel Elisabeth says:

    I’d love to see OLTL again, with the characters I wanna see again… but not getting my hopes up.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Ditto. Hope this is the real deal. I still miss OLTL and my friends in Llanview:-)

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  6. Kelly says:

    Not going to happen. There is no way they can afford to do this online (where are they going to get the revenue to mount these productions?) and have the same quality soap. Not to mention that they no longer have a studio to record these shows and the sets/costumes etc were already sold off – everything would have to be purchased/build from scratch. I would have been more optimistic if they were going to cable with this and cutting it back to 2 or 3 times a week rather than every day. If they somehow are able to pull this off, these shows will be a shell of their former selves.

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    MikeT replied

    I don’t believe anything from Prospect Park–and they wouldn’t have the money to make them quality shows–ABC just wants the rights to the shows tied up so Agnes Nixon can’t get them and bring them back on another network

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    Torrey replied

    That sounds about right, MikeT. I’m not getting my hopes up, when it has anything to do with Prospect Park. They simply don’t have the money to pull this off.

    Christine replied

    It’s not IMpossible. They would need to downsize like the web series that Crystal Chappel helms. Depending on where they filmed – if it were California, I bet they could get some of the New Yorkers to fly in and out as needed (like Hilary B. Smith does for Venice: The Series) because I do not see the heavy hitters like Erica Slezak moving to Los Angeles.

    The question is, if the part of the funding consisted of viewers PAYING to watch, would [you]? This is the question that separates the men from the boys. I bet there are a bunch out there that want something for nothing. Face it, no one is ever going to be 100% happy unless it is back on ABC, in its old timeslot, with all the actors.

    If this actually happens, I just want to see the whiners stop whining and be happy for once. And in case anyone takes offense, this is not directed at any person in particular – just those that whine all the time and are never happy.

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    Jules replied

    Exactly Kelly.

    It’s a beautiful thought, but the reality is they’d lose money, and no way would they go into it knowing they’d start and finish at a loss.

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    Torrey replied

    I don’t understand why they don’t try to put AMC or OLTL on a cable channel….why not go for Bravo, USA, TNT, etc.? I just don’t believe that the internet would be a good idea….I mean, if it’s on Netflix or HULU it could possibly work. But like so many have said, if the majority of the cast isn’t there, it won’t be the same. So many have moved on…not to mention, what would happen to the cast members that are now currently on contract at GH? And who would write and executive produce the show, now that Ron & Frank are tied up with GH in Los Angeles? There are just tons of questions spinning around in my head. And to answer the post before, I would without a doubt pay to see OLTL….Lord knows I pay for HBO & Showtime, and hardly find anything to watch on there, so I wouldn’t have a problem shelling out a few bucks for my all time favorite soap…OLTL.

    Christine replied

    Torrey –

    “And to answer the post before, I would without a doubt pay to see OLTL….”

    That is the answer I wanted to hear. You sound like a good, understanding person and your posts are intelligent.

    I understand that noone should have to pay for their soaps because they were free all those years, but times have changed and IF this would be the only way to bring them back (i.e., pay-per-view), I am glad to hear some would not hesitate. I am always reminded of back when I very briefly USED to use Facebook (never again), there were these petitions the users had so they would never have to pay to use Facebook. It just shows how greedy people are – getting something for nothing. I would like nothing more than to turn back the clock to simpler times and a little less technology, but I can’t. :-)

  7. JeffyJC says:

    I hope some form of it can be worked out. They don’t have to have 5 days a weeks to make me happy. Any days even one a week would be cool. Would be nice if they could get the rights to the repeat episodes too and play them.

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    merle replied

    They are showing repeats on soap net. For OLTL &. AMC.

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    vik replied

    And I for one, have been watching them on DVR. I came late to the AMC and OLTL game after my cbs soaps went off air. and I grew to LOVE THEM SO MUCH. then they were taken off. So now I watch 2008-2009s. And catching up to what I started watching in what 2010? I LOVE IT. I’ll be sad when I get caught up though, and have to stop watching again… will be like losing them all over again. OLTL one of the best soaps ever out there. And this from a Life long CBS GAL! :)

    Robert Coplin replied

    Not all of us can get SoapNet as Comcast Cable took the station off of its cable system last April.

    JeffyJC replied

    I know, but I can’t get Soapnet. Would like it to go back to where the first episodes that still exist and go from there. I think around 1978 is when they stopped taping over them.

    merle replied

    I didn’t know that Comcast dropped SoapNet. What a bummer! I have Verizon FIOS. Currently, they are showing 3 episodes a day and the year is 2009. Between OLTL and AMC, that’s 6 hrs. each day to watch. I do a lot of fast forwarding and sometimes skip the slow-going episodes. I will miss it once it goes off again.

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  8. KP says:

    okay lucy/prospect park, is that another football for me to kick??? seriously though, this could be promising, i really hope it all works out. there’s so many faces from AMC I truly miss seeing on a regular basis.

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  9. Robert says:

    Not going to get excited until something is concrete and set in stone that this WILL happen this time. ABC is still smarting from their collosal mistake hopefully they will bring them back to the TV screen! The Chew is hardly a ratings bonaza and Katie is struggling to find viewers. However, if they do make it work, I will be oh so happy!

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    SUSAN replied

    i agree 100% abc is still trying to woo bak viewers for they know they screwed up
    big time. do not watch the chew or katie never have and never will

    the only show i watch on abc is General Hospital and because i am huge maurice
    benard fan, they let steve burton walk of course he was ready to leave and
    now they keep shoving these losers in the hospital to try to make us happy

    i say get rid of all the newbies in the hospital poor jason thompson has to endure
    that crap daily, they need to bring robin back and jason asap

    cannot stand aj or that silly storyline with him in it, boring i just fast forward
    or leave the room

    and duke can go as well just my opinion

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    Christine replied

    I remember when Jason Thompson was a NEWBIE. All great characters have to start somewhere.

    And why no love for Duke? :-) I think Ian Buchanan deserves a chance considering he has been playing Faison pretending to be Duke. I would like to see the real Duke as it has only been two days.

  10. robert says:

    I don’t know if this will work.

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  11. rebecca says:

    not sure OLTL would be anything remotely familiar; the writers have gone to GH…the characters Star, John, Todd…the occasional visits by Blair and Tea, possibly Tomas/Alcazar…are all there too. I’m kinda liking them there! Other OLTL actors have moved to California…so don’t know if enough of the original cast would be left to hold my interest anymore….

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  12. Cheryl says:

    It would be wonderful, but indeed, so many hurdles. How many actors are even still available? I will sit by quietly and watch for news over the coming months……..

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  13. Michael says:

    Well, great news but still a lot of unanswered questions. Namely, do they have no financial backers and what actors are they able to get?

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  14. Beth says:

    Oh my God, this would be fantastic, let’s all hope for the best!

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  15. Robert in Jersey City says:

    That’d be nice if they can make it happen. I’d watch.

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  16. MikeT says:

    This is a ploy by ABC (in cahoots with Prospect Park) to tie up the rights to the shows–it’s all a bunch of pooh–don’t believe them !!

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  17. Flo DiBona says:

    Michael – What is your source for the rights reverting back? The only source I can find is one vague statement by Vicki Dummer. What if there is no such clause? On another note, Prospect Park has been quietly working on this for months now. Perhaps they have finally figured out the magic formula (Read: funding) to do so. Soapers can only pray for a holiday miracle which would be an official Prospect Park announcement with F-A-C-T-S! Michael thank you for spreading the word so this is out their for discussion and debate!

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    sheshoe replied

    Very good points Flo! What a birthday present, eh?
    But are we (in general – as an audience) really ever privy to this kind of information?
    Doubtful – so we can speculate and we can hope! I plan on doing both!!
    Oh and ditto to Michael – thanks for putting the information out there it is always nice to get a reason to hope and speculate!

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  18. boes says:

    I’ll be happy to see if something really develops, but after last time, I won’t even hope until we see more.
    I’m doubtful, though. In a recent interview with Kassie de Pavia, she spoke as if Llanview was really gone for good, referencing the sale of the sets, etc. Would she have spoken with no hope if there was an inkling of revival – and wouldn’t she have heard through the grapevine if there was anything in the works?

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  19. Iakovos says:

    We’ll see.

    These online soaps seem to produce so few episodes, shorter segments, and because of budgets, do so with lower production values.

    If ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE are to return, I want them as they were. I would settle for a half hour version (as they were once upon a time and a la THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) but cheapening the properties just to have them back won;t make me entirely happy.

    But then again, as I opened,… we’ll see…

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  20. Jamila says:

    I would love to see OLTL come back! I’m only 21, and I first started watching when Natalie was locked in the basement. I didn’t know anything about the story line until I just kept watching the episodes. …& the younger cast drew me to liking the show more :) & I was mad when it went off the air. …There’s so many more episodes they could make.

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  21. Michael says:

    I’ll believe it when it actually happens.

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  22. Christine says:

    I sure hope this is true and that it comes to fruition so we (me and the mouse in my pocket) can come to this forum and not read post after post about how OLTL characters need to be added to GH. Hopefully this means GH can be GH and the AMC and OLTL fans can get their shows back in some capacity. (I just hope that IF you get your shows back “in some capacity” that you are grateful and leave it at that.)

    Please don’t get me wrong, I feel for all of you who miss these shows. I watched them too. But life goes on, new things come along. If this is indeed happening then I am extremely happy for you all and happy for the genre to continue.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    I have to agree Christine, OLTL fans have been a tad bit greedy. I lost GL/ATWT/AMC and I don’t go around demanding things from the existing soaps to bring back series and characters to invade other series that they once never had involvement with.

    I’m just hoping if AMC gets the revival that Lorraine Broderick is let go from DAYS to return to AMC, or is let to do both series.

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    chipmunk1227 replied

    i was a huge oltl fan, and while to an extent i agree some fans tend to be greedy and have just expected at least a handful of characters from oltl, or amc on gh, the majority of us arent like that; we appreciate the fact that at least a few characters are on gh; as for people demanding things, i have gone a round or two with gh fans, who are downright rude, cruel, and obnoxious, DEMANDING the powers that be at gh, get RID of the oltl characters, threatening to stop watching if they dont; if they dont bring back other gh characters, insulted oltl actors on a personal level saying they cant act, they think they’re ugly, etc etc…so yeh, some of the oltl might be a little greedy, but i can honestly say thats a very small portion of oltl fans, as compared to many gh fans ive come across, who are adamant about not sharing ‘port charles’ with oltl characters. and can you guys honestly say if gh was the one cancelled and oltl stayed on, that you wouldnt want frank and ron to bring over THOSE characters to llanview? i dont think any gh fans could say that…i would have had absolutely no prob if oltl was saved, and gh fans wanted jason, sam, or sonny to come on; i would have welcomed it; i think mixing characters from different shows is a great idea, regardless of which show it is; alot of us dont DEMAND anything, some just hope, and request, that some oltl people are on. so no one should really pass judgement on ALL oltl fans, when we’re not all greedy like that. just like alot of gh fans CAN be obnoxious and downright mean; all we hope for is that you guys are willing to share screen time with our characters, until there is another option.

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    I can only say, for me, that I wouldn’t have wanted GH alumni on OLTL. It wouldn’t have made sense for me. And OLTL people still don’t make quite sense for me. McBain isn’t fitting in well anymore, and Starr is only working because of Michael. The only one who is semi-working is Todd because he’s made more connections than the other characters so he’s slowly moved onto the GH platform. And I didn’t say all fans demanded, I’m just saying a lot of fans demanded things on here. I can pin-point posts and people who made such demands, as well.

    And I never, for one, attacked OLTL actors. Their characters, possibly, but never the actors.

    Torrey replied

    I am a die hard fan of OLTL…and I can honestly say that I don’t want my OLTL characters on GH. I have never been a fan of GH…too much Soprano’s wanna be stuff going on there for me. Spend way too much time focusing on the mob boss, and not enough story for the other characters. I have joked many times that they need to rename the show, “The Corinthos Family Drama.” LOL I personally, have gone on a strict “No-Watch” of GH because of the comments that so many GH fans have posted. I don’t think the integration of a few OLTL characters was a bad idea, but you would have thought it was the end of the world for so many GH Fans. In my own opinion, OLTL was a much better show, and if we get it back, I want all of my OLTL characters back in LLanview, and I hope that Ron or whoever ends up writing for the show, can repair the damage that they have done to the LLanview characters….I.E. fix this mess with John McBain, Bring Cole & Hope back (was so pissed that they killed off Starr’s family, just to make room for Michael & Starr), & somehow repair the damage of the horrible mess they made of killing off Tea’s baby…

  23. Jewell says:

    I’m not getting hopes up, we have already been screwed over once by Prospect, last I read ABC wanted to buy them back.. If this were to be real must be recent, I was at the Martin event on the 8th and none of the actors brought it up.

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  24. Blake says:

    I agree, I don’t want to get my hopes up

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    Blake replied

    But I’ll stay positive and see what happens. Won’t get them up like last year that’s for sure!

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  25. jon says:

    it’s enough going through the programs I DVR without going online to watch.

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  26. RICKIE says:

    You can only jerk people around so many times…

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  27. Patrick says:

    I’m going to reserve my belief, till it’s real. at this point in time… seeing daytime actors employed is my wish…

    my first real dissapointment with cancellations, was As The World Turns, then Another World, then Guiding Light… so, i’ll celebrate AMC when and if…

    even if it was 1/2 hour shows…

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  28. Cindy says:

    Trusted them once. Won’t do it again. They need to put their money where their mouth is. If I were an OLTL actor, I wouldn’t sign ANYTHING without a TON of monetary guarantees.

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  29. Emily says:

    I’d love to see AMC and OLTL on again, on-line if at all possible. I’m a New Yorker, so the glass is 1/2 empty for me. The glimmer of hope is that it’s associated w/”Royal Pains”, which I’ve heard about but never have seen. So who knows? But I’ll believe it when I see it. So they plan to put it online, not on USA channel like “Royal Pains”? I’ll tune in wherever.

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  30. Annalee says:

    Mixed emotions…..soap fans have been through so much loss, I’m holding my opinion for now.

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  31. Laurie says:

    I will celebrate when it happens! :)

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  32. marie says:

    It will never work.

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  33. susan M. says:

    I am not getting my hopes up either…I rather they put them on a cable station on the T.V. I say IF this happens , who will write & produce these soaps. Especially OLTL writer & producer are on GH now. How could they possibily swing this? IF they go on line, will we have to pay to watch them both or will it be free? That’s what I would like to know..Again I am not getting my hopes up again only for them to be shot down again….Yes would like to see my AMC & OLTL which I miss SO MUCH! Seeing is believing.. When it is a done deal they I will get my hopes up!

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  34. joe says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it and I am doubting it will happen as much as I want it to be plausible, I’m just happy that now that I switched to FIOS I get Soapnet back! So atleast I can watch the reruns :)

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  35. Linda says:

    Last week there was a report that PP wanted an extension of the rights to AMC & OLTL but ABC said no they want them back. Besides several main OLTL characters have contracts with GH. What about Frank and Ron? Do you think they would leave GH in the lurch? AMC & OLTL should be put back on ABC at 1p and 2P with GH at 3p!

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    susan M. replied

    I agree! Well if ABC wants AMC &Oltl back. Like you said they should put them back in their old time slots. I don’t want to get my hopes up again…When its a done deal w/PP then I will get excited about the whole thing.

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  36. mike says:

    It’s to late.

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  37. Lynn says:

    I wish this were true but I just can’t belive it, I find the timing of it all a little too conincidental, with the so called rights schedualed to revert back in a little less than a month and the decision of GH to be coming before April? sounds like another ABC smoke screen to me…..besides as a Jolie fan and a RH fan how would this work? RC/FV are on GH with contracts and so is RH, KA and ME, The destruction this characters took going to GH would be hard to reverse. Jolie was totally destroyed makes me sick, but I can’t see ME leaving GH to go back where does that leave some of the leads from OLTL? If I thought we could have most of our actors and characters back I’d be over joyed but I just don’t see that happening it has taken them too long and they have moved on.

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  38. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    While I would love for All My Children to return, I do feel like it’s far too late to pick up where it left off. It would be too much of kicking a dead horse to try and revive it. But I want to see my characters again!

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  39. KatieM says:

    I really dont think they would work online. I wish a network would pick them up.Does not have to be one of the big 3, could be USA or something similar.

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  40. Jessica says:

    I am really really hope that they bring these shows back!!!!!!! I have been heartbroken ever since they where taken off the air.

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  41. Nancy says:

    I’m not getting my hopes up. So many of the actors have moved on. I don’t think they can pull it off anymore.

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  42. James McDonald says:

    Yes. I’m happy with the fact that All My Children could return online. Susan Lucci might be busy with Devious Maids on Lifetime, but do you think that series will really make it beyond 13 episodes?
    I hope Susan Lucci will want to return as “Erica”. They still have that cliffhanger to finish.
    Now my concern is, will we have to pay in order to see it online?

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  43. James McDonald says:

    Why would the ABC Network want to buy All My Children and One Life to Live back. They have already kicked everyone in the stomach. Would ABC be willing to put the serials back on the air after saying it is too expensive.
    Bold and the Beautiful has been successful in the 30 minute format. Would All My Children and One Life to Live be less expensive and easier to produce if they came back in a 30 minute format?

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  44. Sheryl Postin says:

    I am hoping this really happens that would be fantastic but, we can’t celebrate yet. It would have been nice if they brought it back on TV but, if they want to bring it on the internet that’s fine with us. Thank you Michael for letting us know what’s going on and I know you will let us know when it happens waiting to hear from you very soon about this . Have a great holiday .

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  45. Teresa Hoover says:

    I dare it to be true!!!!

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  46. danica says:

    I will never forget the rollercoaster of our soaps being cancelled then thinking PP was there to save the day and the fallout from that. It all felt very sketchy how it went down. If they bring back OLTL, I will watch it because I miss so many of the characters even though my favorite Todd Manning is on GH. I will still watch GH also. I just can’t even get my hopes up though because fool me once shame on you…fool me twice shame on me. I would rather see OLTL in the hands of someone who values and cherishes it and would fight harder for the show and the fans because OLTL was one special show.

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  47. Lew S says:

    It remains to be seen

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  48. RLeternal says:

    No matter what happens; I hope Chris Goutman is never asked to be EP of any show and Jean Passanante is never chosen as the HW for any show. If they are appointed, that show is sure to bite the dust faster than water turns to vapor.

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    Shari replied

    Well I have mixed emotions because I would LOVE to see OLTL and AMC come back but I also read that actors from OLTL like Melissa Archer who played Natalie was still under contract with PP and it was almost over and that once it was over, she would be available to go to GH as Natalie. I’d hate for them to tie her up again for another year, and then NOT do the show, but tie her and other actors up for more time preventing them from going to other shows, including GH.

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  49. Rodd says:

    I would LOVE to believe this, but I won’t until they are back on the screen. I would also hope that they’d shut their pie-holes until they have the financing in place and agreements made with the unions and stars. They let us down so badly the first time that a second time would have people looking for revenge. Don’t toy with my soapy heart like that. :0)

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  50. MK says:

    Too late for AMC, OLTL is living on with GH. The only one missing is Viki. If she can guest on GH every once awhile. with Dorian I am happy.

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  51. SHERI says:

    i pray to the soap gods this is true BUT i dont trust PP and am being VERY cautious. also i dont know where this leaves the crossovers to gh ROGER HOWARTH, MICHAEL EASTON AND KRISTIN ALDERSON. I have to be honest i am a BIG BIG ROGER HOWARTH fan and i dont know if i would watch oltl without him and KASSIE DEPAIVA and KRISTIN ALDERSON on it. we have to wait and see how this plays out. have a happy holiday everyone.

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    Frankie Hoornaert replied

    I agree with you Sheri….seems like everyone is feeling this way. I have missed OLTL and AMC terribly. I also love Roger Howarth!! Maybe Llanview and Port Charles could interact back and forth with each other.

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  52. Lisa says:

    This would be awesome. I still miss OLTL so much especially Viki, Clint, Natalie, Jessica, Dorian, Tea, etc. My daughter misses Destiny and her family. There is still so much buzz about OLTL that this could be a great idea! With so many fans still out there they have a better chance of success in a new medium than with starting with a completely new soap on the internet. I would definitely pay a monthly fee for it if required.

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  53. OLTLfan says:

    I think I’m with everyone else, in being very cautiously optimistic about this. It would be nice, but it won’t be the same, and I think even if it does happen, we’ll be disappointed with it. But who knows? Maybe we’ll be pleasantly surprised!
    I do find the timing curious. Doesn’t the rights revert back to ABC on Jan 13?

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  54. Zoe says:

    I don’t trust them at all, but it would be great if either PP or ABC brought them back in some form. It might be hard to pick both of them back up though – OLTL stories have evolved on GH and many actors have moved on to other places. But I think they could combine them in some way, with characters from both of the shows. It would be cheaper to produce just one and we could get many of the characters and storylines that we love from both. They would need some great writers though. It could be a fresh approach.

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  55. Anthony says:

    We’ll all have to wait and see. I can’t see AMC coming back, but maybe OLTL. Whether it has been “collusion” all along or not, having OLTL characters on GH has kept them alive for us. Hell, Rene even got a shout-out yesterday! It would be easy to reconnect with the Llanview scene, and just as easy to have Todd and Starr move home – as well as having John quit the PCPD and decide to go home and fight for Natalie and his son. It’s a possibility – however, I’m not ready to run out and erect a shrine just yet…

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    susan M. replied

    I agree what you said about OLTL…OLTL was my favorite soap…IF IT WOULD ONLY HAPPEN! We have to wait to see if it is a done deal(official) with PP. So we
    can’t get our hopes up till then.

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  56. sheshoe says:

    I am hoping… Can’t put into words how much I miss these shows, I have watched them most of my life and there is still a hole in my afternoons without them. Quite honestly I will take them anyway I can get them on TV or the internet (but would prefer TV)! While a lot of the actors have moved on I think there are enough out there that would still make both of them respectable formidable shows. I remain cautiously optimistic but forever hopeful!

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  57. Christy says:

    I about squealed outloud… then reigned myself in…. I so remember how they got our hopes up after being torn up about having OLTL cancelled in the first place and then Prospect cancelled on us the 2nd time.

    I would pay for hi-speed internet just to watch that…. yes I would! but until it’s an actual reality, I’ll just wait and see if it’s a real deal or not.

    if I were one of those actors who signed up the first time, I’d want a contract and it better say if they cancel or delay this again… you are going to pay me XX,ooo amount of dollars ! (for pain and suffering! ha!)

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  58. Christy says:

    Michael, if this goes thru, which we all hope, will that mean OLTL actors could continue the GH crossovers?

    It would be super to keep that up and cross promote all the shows.

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  59. Dina says:

    I am taking this with a “grain of salt”. I hope its true, but I’m not going to hold my breath. I think we all remember what happened last time with Prospect Park…

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  60. Nikki says:

    I’d love to get OLTL back on the air, but with the whole mess that happened the first time Prospect Park came in was devastating. I’m not going to have any expectations this time. If it happens, awesome; if it doesn’t happen, at least I still have GH :)

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  61. moshane58 says:

    Is it another trik for ABC to say we do not have the rights bak.Timing suspicous to me.Do I want them back?Hell yes.But not a web series.We know how the online soaps works.I wanna speak for those who do not have internet.I still remmeber a nurse posting on the ABC board how her patience at a living assistant had lunch together everyday for these soaps and she was so upset for them.She had no clue how to tell them.This was May 2011.I will never forget those who do not have a voice.We on the internet will be find.Not happy because we know they will not produce our kinds of soaps.But millions will be lefted out.Then they will fade away for good.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Please be more clear and detailed about what you are writing so WE the reader can enjoy your words. Read this back to yourself. When you write, you have to do it in mind that your reader has no clue what you are talking about.
    Thanks

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    moshane58 replied

    What the hell.Simple.Really think its a trick for ABC to say PP kepted the rights so its not our fault.Why announce this now when ABC is running out time saying they don’t have the rights to these two soaps.Believe they already do.And to many people do not have internet so that will leave out millions of veiwers.the soap will not get the funding on the internet for the same shows we watch so eventually they’ll just fade away for good.Web series usually means maybe a half hour series a week for maybe a couple of months then a long break for the next series.Who wants that?

  62. Chaz says:

    Show me the money…or in this case, show me the show and then I will believe it.

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  63. Lawrence says:

    First of all before they talk to any actors, they need to figure out who are going to wrtie the shows. Frank Valentini , Ron Carlivati are now on GH, so they need to find someone who is on par with their talents otherwise it wont work. The same thing goes for All My Children. OLTL was on a blast the final year so that needs to continue. While AMC needs to figure out what freshness and creativity is needed in pine valley before it comes back. Because the writers the last 6 years were not working.

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  64. 1loveabcsoaps says:

    Every person wouldn’t come back to these shows. People have moved on to other jobs. But they could give it a shot, and see what happens. I would watch.

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  65. Michael says:

    I’d prefer that ABC bring back both shows or an hourlong combination of both shows on their network. There is absolutely nothing of interest to watch on daytime- bring back soaps on the broadcast channels. It will never work online.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    An hour long combination would be GREAT, because as I STATED just above your post, ” Every person wouldn’t come back to these shows. People have moved on to other jobs.” However, an hour long combination of BOTH shows would be fantastic to make up for those actors that couldn’t come back from both AMC and OLTL. It would be the BEST of both worlds without OBVIOUS attention being paid to any one actor that couldn’t come back from EITHER show.

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  66. Melissa Morrison says:

    I’ve watched OLTL since Summer ’69. My favorite couple is and always will be Melissa Archer and Michael Easton. I’m terrified Melissa will end up on PP without Michael, and Michael will end up in the gutter on GH.

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  67. Angie says:

    I would like to know which characters would come back.Some have gone on to other soaps and probably can’t get out of their contracts.I would watch them anyway.

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  68. Rose Goldberg says:

    Please keep us posted, we’ve waited a long time. Hope it’s not all for not.

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  69. susan says:

    we love and miss oltl and amc

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