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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 […]

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 […]

WHERE WILL OPRAH’S VIEWERS GO?

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The departure of Oprah Winfrey from daytime network television will likely see the networks scrambling to attract her more than 6.5 million viewers, the Wall Street Journal observed today (Monday), noting that the networks are abandoning shows and personalities that appeal principally to older baby-boomers — soap operas and Regis Philbin, for example — and […]