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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE ANTI-SWEEPS: HOOVER BOYCOTTS ABC

April 19, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Angry viewers have often banded together to boycott advertisers because of their sponsorship of certain controversial programs. In 2008, the American Family Association and the Parents Television Council mobilized a boycott of CBS’s As the World Turns, produced by a division of Procter and Gamble, best known for its Tide detergent, to protest a scene […]

GUILDS IN A LATHER OVER SOAP CANCELLATIONS

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) reacted with shock and dismay Thursday to ABC’s announcement that it will be shutting down the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. In a statement, the DGA said, […]

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