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83 January 7th, 2013 Prospect Park Officially Announces Plans To Continue All My Children & One Life to Live!

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Alright soapers, as we reported earlier this morning an announcement was imminent from Prospect Park’s Jeff  Kwatinetz and Rich Frank on the All My Children and One Life to Live reboot.

Now, just moments ago the company did release its statement! As you will note in the announcement, Prospect Park is having the two soaps as their anchor programs for The Online Network (TOLN) and have entered into a consulting agreement with AMC & OLTL creator Agnes Nixon!

Here now is the 0fficial statement from Prospect Park:  “We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN).

Today we are also pleased to confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America); 2) entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz McDermott (coordinating producer Heroes) as TOLN’s head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life to Live) as Executive Producer on One Life to Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All My Children) as Executive Producer on All My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in February on both All My Children and One Life To Live.

We thank the loyal audience and new generation of fans of both shows who have demonstrated that passion and exciting story lines are not just reserved for traditional television. Their enduring support encouraged us to move forward each and every day. We look forward to sharing more details including our launch air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks.”

So soapers, what do you think of the official announcement?  Are you now optimistic and excited to see two of the most beloved soaps continue online?  Let us know!

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  1. Sherri says:

    I am so excited! I cannot believe it!! Yeah!!! I have missed my friends..
    Almost brought tears to my eyes when reading this!!

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    CTwildheart replied

    I know what you mean Sherri! I did get tears when I read Agnes’ letter to us. :)

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    gloria replied

    Sherri, tears came to my eyes too! I wouldn’t let myself read any of the recent news leading up to this, didn’t want to get my hopes up until this announcement today. It is REALLY GONNA HAPPEN. Dreams do come true, everyone!

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    Patrick replied

    I’m with you… say what they will… this is emotional stuff…. Tears.

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    Max DePlume replied

    Hallelujah! Tears in the eyes of everyone in my household. We fans kept speaking up and we were heard. I am grateful to all involved!

  2. Torikyles says:

    Thankyou I can’t to see it OMG

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  3. su0000 says:

    Now it is confirmed .. I had no doubts !!
    I am excited to be among to the first to see our soap operas being produced and broadcast on the internet!!
    Love the pace of the new era of the 21st century media !!!

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    lipstickcat replied

    That’s great! But I hope it will also be available on T.V. ,maybe On Demand, so everyone can see it!

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    Christy replied

    that would be , only people with On Demand! ;-) How about late night on a regular channel – not everyone has deluxe cable package and on demand. you knowsome alphabet channel, instead of sellling another infomercial for 3AM, replay yesterday’s online soaps

  4. Joe says:

    I couldn’t be happier!!! Unless they announced that Andrea Evans was returning as well :)

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    CTwildheart replied

    Agree! Would LOVE to see Tina. If we can’t see her as Tina…then I’d like to see her on GH working with Tony Geary!

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    MikeT replied

    I would love to see Andrea Evans return to OLTL as Tina as well !!

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    Joe replied

    I’ve been saying forever that I would LOVE to see Tina Lord and Luke Spencer together looking for diamonds or jewels! That could be it’s own soap even!

  5. Terri says:

    I am so elated. We have fought such hard fight to getour shos bac. I am giddy with anticipation to see who returns and how these shows play out. We are definitely ready for the tie up to who got shot in AMC’s closing scene. Thank you soap fans for fighting along side each other and refusing to give up. I have met many friends through his enduring battle. Our voices were heard, even when we thought we were being ignored. Thank you Michael Fairman for keeping us posted. Thank you Jeff Rodack (editor of Globe)for letting the publc know we still existe and refused to give up. Thank you Agnes Nixon fo your creation of these wonderful shows. Thank you SOAP FAN for not going down without a great fight!!!

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  6. Terri says:

    and excuse the typos..Some letters seemed to have been removed from prior paragraph

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  7. Debbie Hamilton says:

    Oh Yeahhhhhhh!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I am glad to see our actors signing on reviving their part. I wish everyone the best. Hopefully everyone jumps on the soap wagon.

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  8. Lisa K says:

    I hope it happens this time.. but, not trying to be neg. … im not holding my breathe. I want to see just what they have come up with …before i give my opinion. Hopefully, it will not change too much.

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    Brian replied

    Oh breathe already… I have, OLTL will be back !

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    gloria replied

    Funny Brian! Yessssssssssss! They will be back.

    Ivy replied

    But sadly, my elderly mother will not. She LOVES OLTL but she does not get online. It makes me sad that so many like her that are long time viewers of the show will not be able to continue on the journey in Llanview.

    lisa k replied

    Ummm. I am breathing… hence the “I’m NOT holding my breath. Means…im not holding my breath…lmao. just funning with ya….;)

    brian replied

    yes, lisa, same here, i was just joking. but now the jerry (aka clint) has signed, i think we all are breathing now.

    bet we both just can’t wait for the show to start….

    all the best

    Christy replied

    Brian… not Brian Frons, right? bwahahahahaha

    brian replied

    Yes, not that Brian. !!! This Brian would have never have canceled OLTL !!

  9. Cathi says:

    I am so excited I have missed OLTL great acting and storytelling. Now we wait for who is signing up. Miss Bo Nora Rex Gigi. Can’t wait

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  10. Fran says:

    Will they ever come back on TV? We live in a rural area where u dont have wifi and are not able to watch online,so will we be able to watch on air?

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    TRW replied

    If you can get to this website you should be able to watch online…

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    Ivy replied

    Not true. If you only have dial up access, you do not have streaming video capbility.

    TRW replied

    No it will work on dial up too. You just have to let it load up. Or maybe upgrade your connection…

    CTwildheart replied

    From what I have read, I know they are working on a deal with a cable channel to air the shows after their original airing. We just got the official announcement, we’ll have to wait a bit for the details.

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    Christy replied

    and maybe if we’re lucky, someone will save them to youtube for us for a day when we have faster internet.

  11. Ms.Michigan says:

    So happy to be getting my other family that I had known for 39 years . Thanks to all the dedicated fans and people that worked for a year to get them back on.

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  12. Jeanne says:

    It’s better than nothing for fans of those two shows. I do wish soaps would have remained on television though.

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  13. John says:

    My thoughts on #PP & #WGA.

    I think #PP will hire Fi-core writers to write #AMC & #OLTL at first so they can be in production by March as Debbi Morgan says. I also think they will continue the WGA talks & when that is final hire someone within WGA to take over as HW for the soaps.

    Its not like this hasnt been done before. Werent Tyler Perry’s TV shows non union for a while & they got union deals later. I know Tyler Perry is not a daily soap, But I believe they will have WGA deal eventually

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  14. Karen says:

    I am beyond thrilled! I hope that all viewers flock online to ensue both shows continue. Long live OLTL and AMC!

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  15. Robert Seganti says:

    Nothing about hiring writers?Good daytime drama is about- is ALL about – good storytelling.
    It’s so unfortunate that this wasn’t achieved a year ago .

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    Barbara Wallace replied

    Better late than NEVER!!!!! Just be glad they are coming back. The internet is the way of the future. Look forward not back!

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  16. Jules says:

    Productions starts in FEBRUARY???? WOW!!! They must mean business!!! Excited, elated, thankful!!! I wish them luck and hope the final arrangements come together seamlessly.

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    Dynamo replied

    That means that we will probably see the first episode in Mid-March 2013!!! Yeow, cannot wait. OLTL, my extended family is coming home.

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  17. Sheryl Postin says:

    Iam so happy and I want to thank everyone for not giving up and fighting for what we all wanted. Thank you Michael for everything you have done to keep us posted on all the details about everything. and helping to get our soaps back too, also being a real true friend to the actors and the fans. Have a great day .

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  18. Lew S says:

    Great news!!! Looking forward to receiving additional info about the launch.

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  19. Nancy says:

    Words cannot express how grateful I am. Now I want to know who is coming from OLTL. It would be nothing without Vickie and Clint.

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    Dynamo replied

    Jerry Van Dorn (Clint) signed a contract already! Haven’t heard anything about Erica Sleazak. Oh Please, let Vicki and Clint and all the Buchanans come back.

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  20. B.J. says:

    I’ll be thrilled to see OLTL back, but not so much AMC, unless Ryan Lavery has departed for parts unknown. ;) There are other characters on that show worth writing about… in my humble opinion. Like David Hayward! :)

    Any chance TSJ could be enticed back to OLTL?

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Agree…NO Ryan Lavery PLEASE.

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  21. Robert says:

    Oh thank you, thank you, thank you powers that be and to the Lord for answering our prayers. While I am sure Jesus has better things to do, he still listens to the minor stuff! I can’t wait to see LLanview and Pine Valley again!!!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Great post :-)

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  22. CTwildheart says:

    YES! I am finally more than optimistic, I AM excited! I understand there is still I lot I don’t know, but I am happy to wait and see. Having these shows back in any form will be thrilling to see and I believe this is just the beginning. Their success can usher in demand for other shows to be resurrected, well that’s my hope anyway!

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  23. hol says:

    THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME NEWS!!! OH I CAN’T WAIT. IT FEELS LIKE YEARS. I WAS CRUSHED ALONG WITH ALL OTHER FANS AND NOW YOU’RE RETURNING. OVERJOYED!!! WORDS CAN’T EXPRESS THE GREATNESS!!!

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  24. JeffyJC says:

    I have no doubt that it will happen. The question is will it be financially successful. Do they still plan to do 5 days a week 260 shows a year? Most of the other online soap have much less episodes. Either way I will be there. But people who have limited computer time at the public libraries like I did for 4 years will find it harder to watch. But I think it will happen.

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    Dynamo replied

    3 episodes a week is what I have read from several different sources.

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  25. MikeT says:

    Hoping they bring back Andrea Evans as Tina Lord Roberts to OLTL !!!

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  26. louisa says:

    I am so happy, grateful and excited! Never, ever, ever give up! I can’t wait to see my beloved One Life to Live once again.

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  27. malie says:

    Congrats to All My Children & One Life To Live!!!

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  28. John says:

    I have heard that #PP are rotating filming not airing of soaps. #AMC will film 5 weeks then #OLTL will film 5 weeks and then repeat until both soaps produce 168 episodes. Those 168 episodes will air M-Thurs for 42 weeks at a 30min length. Every Friday for those 42 weeks PP will air a recap of OLTL & AMC

    Im thinking each week the soaps will film 8-10 episodes and at the end of each 5 weeks have 40-50 episodes to air

    So filming of OLTL wouldn’t begin until March-April. And that’s why the AMC-ers are being lined up first.

    Given that they air on #TOLN first I doubt we will pay. I could see PP say you have 7 days to watch this weeks AMC & OLTL before they move them to HULU PLUS like place where u then have to pay to view them.Then release the next weeks episodes and repeat the process. Then hopefully down road, a cable station airs them

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  29. Patrick says:

    Group Hug….!!!!!

    Happy Dance!!!!!

    Memories are alive!!!!

    Our TV family is employed!!!!

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  30. Troy Turner says:

    Sorry gang-I’m STILL not convinced. Until they release more details, this is all just talk

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  31. Robert in Jersey City says:

    very cool. good to hear all these folks can have a job again.
    I’ll definitely be watching.
    way to go.

    Gotta bring back Ilene Kristen. Gotta.

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  32. Trapper says:

    There are no words adequate to convey my emotions if it comes true.

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  33. MBmomof3 says:

    Woo Freakin’ Hoo! WOW!!! just WOW!!!

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  34. Dana Meeks says:

    So excited.!!! I can’t believe it. I had almost given up. When do they air?

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  35. ethel says:

    Since I watched amc & oltl from the beginning, I am so happy that both soaps are coming back!

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  36. Barbara Hawkins says:

    I can’t wait. When is it going to air? It is such good news.

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    Scott replied

    If you read the press release, they’re hoping to start productions in February. So probably not until March or forward.

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  37. Michael says:

    Wow- if they bring in quality scripts and at least half of the original casts- this could be a really successful venture. I hope it works out!

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  38. emily says:

    Happy days r here again……The glass is getting filled and filled each day:). Almost to the top. I’m becoming a believer and excited to learn more details each passing day. I do hope it does make to cable/tv as SOD was speculating, the lifetime channel. Hence a ratings roar!

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  39. Ann says:

    Unless PP makes a deal with some other outlet (cable, syndication, other), this will not work with just internet only.

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    Scott replied

    I think it’ll work. It will be an adjustment like when soaps went from radio to television.

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  40. Elhu says:

    I am very happy with this news and the positive steps moving forward. I hope Prospect Park can lure back many of the original stars of each of the shows, as they are all sorely missed. I am looking forward to seeing both shows again. Much good luck to all involved!!!!!

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  41. Rodd says:

    I am thrilled! I hope that we fans are patient as they learn about this format and are forgiving with any “mistakes” we think they make. This is all new. I also hope we are patient for our “favorites” to sign-on, as many have committments to other projects or aren’t interested in this type of project at all. So happy Ms. Nixon is invovled!!!

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  42. Scott says:

    This is great. This venture is going to be amazing for AMC Fans. Hopefully everyone can shut up and quit whining about things now!

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  43. emtk says:

    So happy!! I can’t wait to see OLTL again! I can’t believe how much I’ve missed that show!!

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  44. Lisa Jaworski says:

    Thrilled beyond belief does not even cover how happy I am! I’m hoping they can get most of the cast back on each show. But anyway I am exstatic!

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  45. Deborah says:

    Does anyone know what we will have to pay in order to watch our wonderful soaps? I just signed up to get info from “The On Line Network” The web page is not constructed yet. I just hope if there is a fee it is reasonable. Very excited!!!!

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  46. Charlene says:

    I am THRILLED!!!

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  47. Christy says:

    don’t understand how they’re going to pay for production? commercials? paid online content? so you have to pay for hi-speed internet and another charge to watch the show?

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  48. Patrick says:

    Been waiting a year for this! OLTL!

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  49. susan M. says:

    Is this a done deal? Is this definetely going to happen this time? I want OLTL back & AMC . When is a done deal for sure & no doubts about it I will get excited !

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  50. Shirley Sharp says:

    This is the best news. I have missed watching both shows. Look forward to hearing additional news.

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  51. Dynamo says:

    Why are they beginning production on AMC first? OLTL was/is WILDLY more SUCCESSFUL than AMC was/is.

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  52. Devon says:

    I sure hope i am able to see my favorite actors again. Every time LLanwiew is mentioned on GH, my heart skips a beat. I would join hulu for the pleasure of seeing Vicki and I hope Dorian together again. Thank you to all concerned!

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  53. Jan says:

    Very cool , but who’s going to be on the shows enough to want to watch it?

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  54. Judy Provencher says:

    I am soooo happy that someone realized how many people were totally pissed off when ABC got rid of AMC and OLTL ! I still don’t watch what they put in the place of them ! I am so happy to be able to watch my absolutely favorite soap in the world, One LIfe to Live and a close second All My Children, which I’ve been watching since I was 18 ! I’m in my sixties now !! Can’t wait ! I hope all the actors are on board with both shows again. Some people have gotten other jobs on other soaps but they can come back in later. WoooHooo !

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