Fans of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” you no longer have a reason to sit around in despair: after an excruciatingly long wait, and even some instances in which it looked like the dream was dead, these two beloved ABC soaps are going to be online via Prospect Park with new episodes, and that production was confirmed to be starting up in just a matter of weeks (though no premiere date has been set).
In a statement, the company shared most of the finer details about the move that has been over a year in the making, even though there is still a curious question about where in the world the Writer’s Guild of America factors in to all of this:
“We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN). Today we are also pleased to confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America); 2) entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz McDermott (coordinating producer, Heroes) as TOLN’s head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life to Live) as Executive Producer on One Life to Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All My Children) as Executive Producer on All My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in February on both All My Children and One Life To Live.
“We thank the loyal audience and new generation of fans of both shows who have demonstrated that passion and exciting story lines are not just reserved for traditional television. Their enduring support encouraged us to move forward each and every day. We look forward to sharing more details including our launch air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks.”
While this news is certainly exciting for fans of the long-running soaps, we wonder still if this is something that will ultimately work out. By now, many of the soaps’ viewers have navigated over to other shows, and the same can be said for many of the actors who were on the programs themselves.
Overall, do you see yourself watching these shows? If you want to hear more about Nixon signing off her stamp of approval, be sure to follow the link here. Meanwhile, you can sign up here to find out more on when The OnLine Network will be launching.