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ONLINE SOAPS BEING CUT TO TWO EPISODES PER WEEK

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Prospect Park, the production company responsible for returning the canceled network soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live to fans via the Internet, said on Thursday that it is cutting the number of new episodes for each of those shows to two a week — Mondays and Wednesdays for AMC and Tuesdays […]

TWO SOAP OPERAS MAY RETURN FROM THE DEAD

December 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live may not be dead and buried after all. Following their cancellation by ABC last year, the production company Prospect Park announced that it planned to revive the two series online, but in November it said that it had been unable to “secure the […]

SOAPS GO DOWN THE DRAIN

November 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the skepticism that greeted the announcement that Prospect Park producers Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank planned to keep two beloved-but-canceled soap operas alive by moving them online proved to be justified. The pair announced today that they were “suspending our aspirations to revive One Life to Live and All My Children via […]

PLANS TO BRING CANCELED SOAPS TO THE WEB HIT A SNAG

November 4, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Plans to bring the canceled ABC soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live to the Internet remain in limbo as the producers struggle to find enough financial backers who believe that such a scheme can produce a profit, according to Peter Kafka, the All Things D online columnist for the Wall Street […]

RATINGS FOR THE CHEW HARD TO SWALLOW

October 7, 2011 by · 7 Comments 

ABC on Thursday issued a press release boasting that the first week of The Chew, the talk show that replaced All My Children, had surpassed rival talk show. ABC’s The Talk, by double-digit percent margins. The website TVbytheNumbers, which tracks TV ratings, posted the ABC press release but appended this disclaimer: “The Chew’s results for […]

SOAP PRODUCERS AWAITING UNION OKAYS TO CUT ONLINE COSTS

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Plans to relaunch the ABC soaps One Life to Live and All My Children on the Internet are moving forward, with producers Prospect Park announcing that they have signed a deal with Ron Carlivati to serve as head writer and consulting producer of One Life to Live. Carlivati has served as head writer of the […]

LUCCI BLAMES ABC EXEC FOR DEMISE OF AMC

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Three weeks before All My Children is scheduled to end its 41-year run on ABC, the show’s longtime star, Susan Lucci, has hurled a broadside against ABC daytime chief Brian Frons. As reported in today’s (Monday) New York Post, Lucci, who has played Erica Kane since the show debuted, blasted Frons in an epilogue that […]

CANCELED SOAPS NOT A WASH-OUT YET

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The canceled soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live may yet have another life to live on television. After originally announcing that it was trying to find a new home for the long-running shows on the Internet, Prospect Park, the company that now owns the rights to them, was reported to be […]

DELAY EXPECTED IN SOAPS’ TRANSITION TO THE WEB

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Can the shows that brought joy and happiness to millions of daytime television viewers for generations find love and acceptance on the Internet? Tune in next January to find out. According to the New York Times, that’s the earliest that deals with the unions can be renegotiated that will allow the producers to continue churning […]

EULOGIES FOR DYING SOAPS AT DAYTIME EMMYS

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday night’s presentation of the Daytime Emmy awards was more like a funeral for soap operas than a celebration of top talent. The ABC soaps All My Children and One Life to Live were up for awards for the last time. At one point, Debbi Morgan of All My Children remarked as she presented an […]

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