Prospect Park Network, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, allegedly missed license payments on One Life to Live and All My Children.
Producers behind the revived All My Children and One Life to Live hoped to buy ad time during broadcast soaps, but CBS and NBC refused to help tout the competition and ABC has since filed a lawsuit over one spot.
After being canceled by ABC in 2011, All My Children will be back starting Monday with much of its august cast intact, but this time it will be online. Joining AMC the same day will be One Life to Live, another venerable soap cut down by ABC after 44 seasons. Each serial will unveil four daily half-hours per week, plus a recap/behind-the-scenes episode on Fridays, with 42 weeks of original programming promised for the first year.
One week before Prospect Park is set to launch online soaps All My Children and One Life to Live, the production company is filing a breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, which licensed the shows to Prospect Park, the company of Jeff Kwatinetz and former Walt Disney studios president Rich Frank, two years ago. In the complaint, which has been filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Prospect Park claims that ABC has been breaking the licensing agreement and sabotaging Prospect Park’s efforts to continue on AMC and OLTL online.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not uncommon for soap opera characters thought dead to spring back to life. Now, a pair of soap operas thought dead are being resurrected. Venerable daytime dramas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will soon be reborn online after getting the ax little more than a year ago […]
Prospect Park, the production company that failed to bring canceled ABC soaps All My Children and One Life to Live online last year, has secured a deal with SAG-AFTRA that could see the veteran series making new episodes in 2013.
Prospect Park, the company, which in July signed a licensing deal with ABC to keep canceled daytime dramas One Life To Live and All My Children in production for online distribution, will not proceed with its plans for an online soap network anchored by the two shows.
Sources say Prospect Park has decided that it needs only one soap opera for its new Internet channel, The Online Network. And since it is further along in the process with its plans for One Life to Live, word is that it’s not moving forward with the All My Children reboot
Jeff Kwatinetz, a Hollywood executive whose rise was as quick as his fall, is kicking up dust with an online channel featuring new episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children.
ABCs’ All My Children replacement The Chew debuted on Monday to 2.5 million total viewers. By way of comparison, the lifestyle talker posted a larger opener than the 2.2 million who tuned in to the first episode of CBS’ The Talk last year — although the programs do not air in the same time period.
In three months, new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live will debut on The Online Network, an Internet-based platform launching in January. The new Internet service announced in July that it was bringing the two soap operas back to life. On Tuesdsay, TOLN’s owners Prospect Park, revealed more details about its initial slate of first-run programming, which will include longform content and lifestyle shows.
One devoted family of viewers bids goodbye to Erica Kane and her Pine Valley residents as the tradition of tuning in to daytime dramas winds down amid a graying, and shrinking, audience.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Fickett, who played compassionate nurse Ruth Martin on ABC’s “All My Children,” has died at age 83. The veteran daytime drama star died Thursday at her home in Virginia, the network said. Fickett was an original cast member of “All My Children,” which premiered in 1970, and for decades she […]
ABC’s canceled daytime dramas All My Children and One Life to Live may be returning to television. Prospect Park, the company that licensed the soaps from ABC and plans to relaunch them online in the first quarter of 2012, is meeting with cable networks — both big-tent, general entertainment networks and female-centered nets — about TV sales of the two series and is getting interest.
All My Children and One Life to Live will live on — on the Web.Disney’s ABC has sold the online rights to the two long-running soaps, which are scheduled to go off the air in September, as part of a deal with TV, film and music company Prospect Park, sources say.
The final episodes will celebrate “the stories of the families that fans have grown to know and love over the years,” according to ABC.
Some of the cast members of ABC’s recently canceled daytime dramas All My Children and One Life To Live may get new soap gigs courtesy of Sony TV. The studio is planning to bring in a number of actors from AMC and OLTL to join its two daytime dramas, NBC’s Days of Our Lives and CBS’ The Young & the Restless.
Following the network’s cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live, the vacuum maker says it’s starting a campaign to get ABC to reverse its decision.
WGAE says it’s “deeply disappointed” that All My Children and One Life to Live will go dark, while AFTRA says it’s a “devastating loss” for its members.
ABC is confirming that All My Children and One Life to Live will end their storied runs in September 2011 and January 2012, respectively. The long-running soaps will be replaced by a pair of talk shows, the food-themed The Chew and the makeover-centric The Revolution.