Finally there is resolution for the rights to beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life to Live. Yesterday on December 1st, a judge in California dismissed Prospect Park’s breach of contract lawsuit against ABC.
Formerly, Prospect Park licensed the rights to AMC and OLTL after they were canceled by the network, and then began a difficult process and finally were able to bring the online version to life in 2013 with one 40-plus episode season of both soaps. Plagued with issues, the soaps were canned again after their run on Hulu. That same year, Prospect Park sued ABC. Now with the judge’s ruling the rights to AMC and OLTL have reverted back to ABC .
Soap Central was able to obtain a statement from s Susan Klein, an attorney with Valle Makoff LLP who represented ABC in the lawsuit. She said, “I can confirm that Prospect Park’s lawsuit was dismissed yesterday and ABC regained the rights to those shows.”
As to what, if anything, ABC will plan to do with the iconic shows, remains to be seen. Clearly, if they have interest in righting the wrong that befell these shows and its fans, when the network cancelled them in the first place, they could resurrect them in some fashion. But will they? This is a developing story and On-Air On-Soaps will keep you updated.
So, what do you think of the news of the dismissal of Prospect Park’s lawsuit against ABC? Do you think it’s too late for ABC to try to bring back All My Children and One Life to Live in some form, or do you think they could revive the show’s one more time? Comment below!