‘Bold & Beautiful’ And ‘General Hospital’ To Return As Daytime Soaps Stage Comeback

Nellie Andreeva

What a difference a year makes. Between 2009 and 2012, daytime soaps went from 8 to 4, and by the end of 2012, Prospect Park’s effort to revive two of the departed, All My Children and … Read More »

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‘All My Children’, ‘One Life To Live’ Set For Spring Premiere On Hulu & iTunes

By | Friday January 25, 2013 @ 11:12am PST

The online revival of cancelled ABC daytime dramas All My Children and One Life To Live is officially just months away. Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz’s Prospect Park today announced a distribution agreement with Hulu and iTunes that will bring the soaps to fans beginning this Spring. New 30-minute episodes will be introduced each weekday They’ll be available on the free Hulu.com service as well as subscription-based Hulu Plus and iTunes for viewing on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac or PC. “I believe that both Hulu and iTunes have the vision, the reach and the technology to help us launch TOLN in a significant way,” Prospect Park Chairman and CEO Jeff Kwatinetz said in a statement. “We think these platforms are part of history, helping us to transform distribution”. Prospect Park recently cleared the last major hurdle for the soaps’ online revival, reaching agreements with SAG-AFTRA, WGA, and DGA. The company also closed its financing with ABRY Partners and has entered into a consulting agreement with All My Children and One Life To Live creator Agnes Nixon. Prospect Park also recently announced more deals with cast members and production executives. You can read today’s release below:

Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY – January 25, 2013 – In a groundbreaking move that brings premium first-run, broadcast-quality programming to a mass-market audience via the internet, Prospect Park’s The Online Network (TOLN) announced today that the Company has reached an agreement with Hulu and the iTunes Store to distribute all-new episodes of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” Through the Hulu distribution agreement, the hugely popular daily dramas will reach tens of millions of fans via the free Hulu.com service, as well as millions of Hulu Plus subscribers watching on connected TVs, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. iTunes customers can enjoy viewing on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and their Mac or PC. The announcement was made today by Prospect Park Chairman and CEO, Jeff Kwatinetz.

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Prospect Park Closes More Cast, Exec Deals For ‘All My Children’ & ‘One Life To Live’ Online Revivals

By | Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 1:34pm PST

UPDATES: Prospect Park has closed more deals with cast members and production executives for The Online Network’s productions of All My Children and One Life To Live. Production is scheduled to begin in February.

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Prospect Park Closes Deal With WGA, Clearing Way For AMC’, ‘OLTL’ Production
‘AMC’, ‘OLTL’ Creator Agnes Nixon Gives Prospect Park Reboots Her Blessing

One Life To Live Cast:
Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan
Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord
Tuc Watkins as David Vickers
Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan
Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer
Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan
Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado
Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks
Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan
Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning
Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth
Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning

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Prospect Park Closes Deal With WGA, Clearing Way For AMC’, ‘OLTL’ Production

By | Friday January 11, 2013 @ 5:32pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz’s Prospect Park has cleared the last major hurdle in its effort to revive the cancelled ABC daytime dramas All My Children and One Life To Live online, reaching an agreement with … Read More »

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UPDATE: Prospect Park Confirms ‘All My Children’ & ‘One Life To Live’ Revivals, Production To Begin In February

By | Monday January 7, 2013 @ 9:25am PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE, 9:25 AM: Prospect Park has sent out a letter from Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz confirming our earlier break. The new developments include confirmed deals with SAG-AFTRA and the DGA — sticking points in previous talks — and inking the soaps’ creator Agnes Nixon to a consulting agreement. Here’s the entire letter, which says a launch date for the anchor programs on the company’s The Online Network will be announced in the coming weeks:

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.

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‘AMC’, ‘OLTL’ Creator Agnes Nixon Gives Prospect Park Reboots Her Blessing

By | Friday January 4, 2013 @ 11:17pm PST

Agnes Nixon, creator of both All My Children and One Life To Live, chimed in tonight with her approval of Prospect Park‘s plans to resurrect the canceled ABC soaps. On her blog and on Facebook, Nixon … Read More »

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‘All My Children’s Vincent Irizarry Signs On For Prospect Park Revival

By | Friday December 28, 2012 @ 1:52pm PST

Fans anxious for the Internet resurrection of All My Children by Prospect Park have a bit more to celebrate. Vincent Irizarry, who played Pine Valley’s Dr. David Hayward on the long-running ABC soap, announced on his Facebook page … Read More »

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‘All My Children’ & ‘One Life To Live’ Revival Update: Location, Format, Fi-Core Writers

By | Monday December 24, 2012 @ 1:07pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

There has been a lot of chatter online since we last week broke the story that Prospect Park has resurrected its plan to continue cancelled ABC daytime dramas All My Children and One Life To LiveRead More »

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HOLIDAY MIRACLE: Prospect Park Back On Track To Revive ‘All My Children’ & ‘One Life To Live’ After Deals With SAG-AFTRA & DGA

By | Monday December 17, 2012 @ 1:26pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

All My Children One Life To Live ReturningEXCLUSIVE: Here is a great holiday gift for soap fans: I’ve learned that Prospect Park has revived its plan to continue cancelled ABC daytime dramas All My Children and One Read More »

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‘General Hospital’ Producer Says ABC Supporting Show: TCA

By | Thursday July 26, 2012 @ 12:39pm PDT

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Frank Valentini General HospitalThe cast and executive producer of the ABC soap General Hospital appeared before critics this morning at TCA, looking and sounding like people thrilled simply to still have jobs. The fate of most of their cohorts on One Life To Live and All My Children weren’t so lucky, with only a few of the cast members — and producer Frank Valentini — absorbed into GH. It was touch-and-go whether even General Hospital would survive the ax. But it’s back, and as Valentini said, the fact a panel for the show was arranged shows a certain support for the show going forward. “They invited us here, and to me that’s a great sign,” he noted. “They’re behind this 100% and very excited about the 50th anniversary coming up. I’m pretty confident. You just need to watch the show to sort of catch the energy and the momentum that we have, and the network’s a big part of that.” One of the challenges for the show going forward is that it’s being displaced from its longtime 3 PM perch by Katie Couric’s new syndie talk show Katie. But Valentini did his best to put a positive spin on things, calling the time slot change “great” in that it will “shake up the lineup a little bit. And the network is doing a big push to inform the audience about the change.” Read More »

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Four ‘One Life To Live’ Characters Check Into ‘General Hospital’

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 10:18am PST

With One Life To Live off the air and prospects for a new life online all but gone, four actors from the ABC soap opera have been snatched up by General Hospital to reprise their roles as part of a … Read More »

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Team Of ABC Daytime Show ‘Revolution’ On Potential Backlash From Soap Fans: TCA

By | Monday January 9, 2012 @ 2:00pm PST

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

It’s rare that a new TV show is more notable for what it replaces than for itself, but such is the case with ABC’s The Revolution. The daily inspirational makeover program replaces the long-running One Life To Live, and the soap’s die-hard fans are militantly unhappy. At today’s TCA, the first question to the Revolution panel was about how the show would deal with the backlash and keep the angry fans from switching over to NBC’s daytime drama  Days Of Our Lives, which airs against The Revolution. “We can’t replace that show, but what we offer is something different,” said co-host Ty Pennington, the resident design expert whose long-running reality series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was also recently canceled by ABC. “Extreme Makeover was a show that got canceled too, and that was something that was really, really special to me. It’s about change, and The Revolution is certainly about change.” Read More »

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‘One Life To Live’ Executive Producer And Head Writer Join ‘General Hospital’

By | Thursday December 1, 2011 @ 11:59am PST
Nellie Andreeva

While it is ending veteran soap opera One Life To Live, ABC is keeping 2 of the series’ key players, executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, who will assume the same positions on ABC’s only remaining daytime … Read More »

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ABC Sets Premiere Date For ‘Revolution’

By | Monday November 28, 2011 @ 7:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

With One Life To Live slated to air its final episode on January 13, ABC has set a January 16 launch date for the soap’s replacement, one-hour daily lifestyle talk show The Revolution. The show has tweaked its concept since … Read More »

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WGAW & AFTRA React To ‘AMC’ & ‘OLTL’ Not Continuing Online: Don’t Blame Us

By | Wednesday November 23, 2011 @ 3:16pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

‘One Life To Live’ And ‘All My Children’ Won’t Continue Online
The WGAW and AFTRA just issued statements in response to Prospect Park’s decision today not to proceed with its plans to continue to produce … Read More »

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It’s Official: ‘One Life To Live’ And ‘All My Children’ Won’t Continue Online

By | Wednesday November 23, 2011 @ 11:55am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Online Soap Opera Network May Fold Ending ‘OLTL’, ‘AMC’

Sad news for soap fans just before Thanksgiving — One Life To Live and All My Children won’t get a second life online. Prospect Park, … Read More »

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ON THE BRINK: Online Soap Opera Network May Fold, Spelling The End Of ‘OLTL’, ‘AMC’

By | Wednesday November 23, 2011 @ 10:16am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: This is potential very bad news for soap fans who feel thankful this Thanksgiving that canceled ABC series One Life To Live and All My Children may continue online. That now may not be happening. It was considered a … Read More »

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Ty Pennington Joins Upcoming ABC Daytime Show ‘The Revolution’ As Co-Host

Nellie Andreeva

Ty Penningtom had been looking to do a daytime talk show and developed a daytime format last year. Now the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host has joined ABC’s upcoming daytime show The Revolution, which will replace soap One Life Read More »

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‘One Life To Live’ Head Writer, Key Cast Members On Board For Online Launch

By | Friday September 30, 2011 @ 12:50pm PDT

Prospect Park has been busy securing talent in front of and behind the camera for its relaunch of One Life To Live, which it acquired with All My Children after the soaps were given the boot by ABC Daytime. It also has given its online network a … Read More »

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