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RESCUED SOAPS GOING DOWN THE DRAIN

November 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It now appears that the soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children, which were brought back to life on the Internet earlier this year after being canceled by ABC, will return to their respective graves. Production on OLTL was halted in September. And today (Thursday) the Los Angeles Times reported that production of AMC has also shut down. The newspaper quoted several comments on Twitter by Debbi Morgan, who played Angie Hubbard on the daytime drama, ending with “Thanks 4 all the support & luv U gave hoping this would work.” and “Thanks For the Memories…” Morgan also expressed frustration over the legal fracas that led to the cancellations. “I guess what really hurts my gut R all the positive proclamations I gave 2 all of U that we’d definitely [be] coming back,” she tweeted. The Times reported that on Wednesday, Prospect Park, which produced the Internet version of the two shows, filed an amended lawsuit against ABC saying that the network had done everything possible to destroy the shows, including using some of the characters on General Hospital and killing them off in a car crash and refusing to accept advertising. Jim Maloney, a lawyer in the law firm representing Prospect Park, told the Times: “At this point the whole franchise is irreparably damaged.”