Updated on May 24:
Both "AMC" and "OLTL" have new head writers. Show creator Agnes Nixon announced in a release, "It is now my pleasure to announce that the future stories involving the lives of 'All My Children's' beloved characters are from now on in the capable hands of the co-head writers Lisa Connor and Chip Hayes, both of whom have a long and stellar history with our program. Lisa Connor collaborated with me on the final draft of the 'All My Children' Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Family Album. For two years she also served as a line producer of the program and was creatively involved in plotting and writing daily episodes since 2002. In addition to his six years as a producer on 'Melrose Place', Chip Hayes in 2003, became a vital member of those devising the ongoing drama of 'All My Children'. He remains in this crucial work through its incarnation on the internet. I agree with Prospect Park's decision to replace the head writing team for 'All My Children'. However, I particularly want to thank Marlene McPherson and Elizabeth Snyder for their incredibly positive dedication to the show and their constant helpful attitude during many long hours of intense work. It is greatly appreciated."
Changes at "OLTL" now have Jessica Klein and Marin Gazzaniga as Co-Head Writers with Jason Seidel joining their staff.
Prospect Park added, "We are excited for the opportunity to put the lives of our characters in the capable hands of the new writing staff. We appreciate their commitment to great storytelling that will build upon an already solid foundation for the residents of Llanview and Pine Valley."
Updated on May 20:
As a result of Prospect Park's new schedule change FX Canada will no longer air "AMC" and "OLTL." However, the shows will be available to Canadian fans on iTunes Canada for $1.99 per episode.
Updated on May 16:
The Online Network has made some scheduling changes for "AMC" and "OLTL."
In a statement released today, Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of TOLN stated, "We have chosen to revise our scheduling model beginning this Monday May 20 by introducing two new episodes from 'OLTL' and 'AMC' each week- new episodes of 'AMC' will now run on Mondays and Wednesdays, and fresh episodes of 'OLTL' will post Tuesdays and Thursdays. MORE, our behind the scenes series, will run as a single show on Fridays. This allows us to introduce a new episode of quality television every Monday through Friday and gives the audience a chance to catch up as we continue to build awareness and excitement around these new shows. Because Hulu agrees with our findings, for the meantime they will keep all of our episodes on Hulu.com for free to give viewers the opportunity to find us and catch up.
We know our most dedicated viewers will be upset as they would probably prefer more shows to less (we personally wish there were more episodes of our favorite shows; we would love 50 episodes a year of 'Homeland,' 'Mad Men' or 'The Simpsons'). We apologize to these viewers and ask them to please understand we are trying to ensure our shows succeed and not meet the fate they experienced previously. We need to devise a model that works for all viewers and follows how they want, and are actually watching, online. When it comes to online, as with all new technology, it’s adapt or fail. We feel fortunate to be an online company and to have such an opportunity to adapt. Of course, we will continue to evaluate all the data that comes in and will be vigilant about revising our strategy as needed.
We want to be clear that this will in no way impact our feverish pace of production - we will be filming new episodes through mid-June, continue editing throughout July and until we go back into production in August. It’s a frenetic schedule but all of us are up for the challenge and excited to continue to deliver great shows.
As a new venture we felt obligated to address the needs of our viewers head on and to make adjustments that we think will work for our viewers. And as always, we thank you for your continued support and encouragement."
View The Online Network for the full release statement, which further explains their reasoning.
Updated on April 26:
As confirmed to Soaps.com, "AMC" and "OLTL" episodes will be available on Hulu starting Monday April 29 at 5:00 AM eastern.
Updated on April 25:
Watch the video below to learn exactly how to watch "AMC" and "OLTL" for free on Hulu beginning on Monday April 29.
Updated on April 23:
In response to Prospect Park's lawsuit against ABC Soap Opera Digest has posted a statement from the network, which reads "ABC remains very supportive of the online launch of both 'One Life To Live' and 'All My Children'. With respect to Prospect Park’s lawsuit, we believe the claims are baseless and we will defend them vigorously in court and not the press."
Updated on April 22:
Watch the latest promo for "AMC" and "OLTL," which returns one week from today!
Updated on April 18:
Deadline is reporting Prospect Park is suing ABC for breach of contract. Filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court, the complaint, according to Prospect Park, states that ABC has broken their licensing agreement and is sabotaging their hard work to bring soaps "All My Children" and "One Life To Live" online.
The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of Prospect Park's lawsuit against ABC.
Updated on April 17:
As we reported earlier, each Friday fans will get to reflect on the week during the weekly recap shows titled "More All My Children" and "More One Life To Live." The 30 minute shows will begin Friday May 3 and will be hosted by former KABC correspondent and anchor Leslie Miller. They will include exclusive behind the scenes footage, one on one interviews with the series' stars, a variety of original lifestyle segments (ranging from fashion to beauty to relationship advice) that will entertain, inform and celebrate the storylines of the week's content. Fans will also be able to interact with their favorite actors in real time via Twitter and Skype.
Prospect Park founders Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz stated, "We are truly excited about the opportunity to offer our passionate and loyal fans with yet another vehicle to connect with their favorite stars. Creating relevant content that matters to our viewers has always been our goal-this series, produced by some of the best in the business, will be anchored by entertaining segments that will be conversation starters and will be another way for our audience to get up close and personal with these two beloved series."
Updated on April 16:
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest Prospect Park's Rich Frank asked that fans spread the word for the April 29 reboots and stated, "We would hope that all of them would call their friends to make sure they watch them! The way to ensure that this is going to work, because we're really totally advertiser-supported is, is that we've got to get the eyeballs to be watching this. They've done it before; it's just a matter of rallying the troops and getting them to watch. That's all I could ask them to do at this point. We're going to try to give them the best we've got and if they will support us and tweet and Facebook and use all the social media and everything just to make sure that everybody knows that on the 29th, we're going to be back, that would be great."
Updated on April 15:
Soaps.com has some great news for Canadian viewers! FX Canada will be bringing new episodes of "AMC" and "OLTL" back to television on April 29. A release by The Online Network stated:
"FX Canada pumps up the drama, the passion, and the scandal with the exclusive Canadian broadcast of brand-new, 30-minute episodes of beloved serial dramas, 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live'. Breathing new life into the popular series with an edgier and sexier spin, both programs reignite the classic franchises with modern themes, fresh new faces, and the return of fan-favourite characters. The long-running serial dramas premiere Monday April 29, airing weekdays starting with 'All My Children' at 12:00 PM ET/2:00 PM. PT, followed by 'One Life to Live' at 12:30 PM ET/2:30 PM PT, exclusively on FX Canada. (check local listings.) FX Canada is the only television network in North America to offer the new, re-imagined 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' series to subscribers."
"'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are a unique addition to FX Canada’s slate of provocative and critically-acclaimed dramas," said Scott Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media. "As the only television channel in North America broadcasting these new series, FX Canada continues its commitment to deliver exclusive, premium content to its viewers."
"Our partnership with Rogers answers an overwhelming demand from viewers in Canada to access our transformed 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' programming, and incrementally furthers our footprint across all of North America. We have the fans to thank for forging this partnership, and bringing their shows to Canada," said Prospect Park’s Rich Frank. "We are grateful to the team at Rogers Media including Keith Pelley, President, Scott Moore, and Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice-President of Programming and Operations for sharing our vision and empowering our network to reach this very significant audience."
Updated on April 11:
Both "AMC" and "OLTL" episodes will air at 12:00 PM Eastern, as stated on their Twitter pages:
"We're back! Tune in on April 29th at 12:00 PM on Hulu and iTunes!"
Updated on April 10:
In an interview with Forbes Magazine Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz shared that the company would produce 210 episodes of "AMC" and "OLTL" per year, with 30-second commercial spots on Hulu.
In casting news... Get details on Paula Garces' new All My Children character.
Updated on April 9:
Susie Bedsow Horgan has decided to step down as co-head writer for "OLTL." Prospect Park confirmed to Soaps.com, "We want to thank Susie for her contribution to 'One Life to Live'. She is moving on and we wish her well. We have an extraordinary writer’s room at the show and we are looking forward to fans seeing what they’ve been up to when we launch on April 29th."
Hear what the Llanview actors told us about the reboot through Soaps.com's One Life To Live Set Visit.
Watch this behind the scenes video as the Pine Valley and Llanview actors reflect on being back with their soap families and how much their fans have meant to them.
Updated on April 5:
The Online Network has released two promo videos for "AMC" and "OLTL." Each gives viewers a recap of the past and what's yet to come…
Updated on April 1:
Go behind the scenes for a sneak peek at some of the new "AMC" sets!
Also, visit the new All My Children iTunes and One Life To Live iTunes official pages.
Updated on March 28:
"One Life To Live" has now confirmed this casting news through their official Facebook and stated, "Things are getting rowdy here in Llanview! Jennifer 'JWOWW' Farley, (Jersey Shore, is joining us as Nikki, a bartender at Blair Cramer's trendy nightclub Shelter. Blair's definitely going to have to keep an eye on this one!"
Could "Jersey Shore's" Jennifer 'JWoww' Farley ("Snooki And JWOWW") be guest starring on "One Life To Live?" The reality star tweeted a message stating:
On my way to Connecticut for work... Ahhh so early— JWOWW (@JENNIWOWW) March 28, 2013
Her next tweet below was retweeted by the official "One Life To Live" twitter:
Heading out to the set of one hot new show! Can you guess where I'll be making an appearance this week? ow.ly/i/1MloC— JWOWW (@JENNIWOWW) March 28, 2013
If the red cabinet in the background of this tweet is any indication it looks exactly like the ones in the new hair and makeup room at the "OLTL" Connecticut studio… Soaps.com will keep readers posted should this become official casting news.
Updated on March 26:
Australia’s hottest DJs, Nervo, taped scenes yesterday in Llanview's new nightclub 'Shelter'. Sisters Mim and Liv Nervo spun records and even Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) tried his hand on the turntables.
"One Life To Live" took to Twitter today to announce the latest casting details for the online reboot. It appears that we'll be seeing musician Jessie Malakouti in Llanview, as the show tweeted:
Updated on March 20:
For those in Canada who are wondering if you'll be able to watch the reboots online the official "One Life To Live" Twitter page tweeted some details:
Canada, we've got distribution partners & are working hard to air both shows all over North America. twitter.com/onelifetolive/…— One Life to Live (@onelifetolive) March 20, 2013
Updated on March 19:
The Online Network has confirmed that the premiere episode of "All My Children" will be set around five years later from the time setting of the last episode, unlike "One Life to Live" which has advanced in real time.
Watch the 'Save The Date' trailer that Hulu has released for the upcoming reboots:
Updated on March 14:
Actor and musician Corbin Bleu ("High School Musical's" Chad Danforth) has been cast to play a reporter at The Banner named Jeffrey King on "One Life To Live." The character will also be a friend of Matthew (Robert Gorrie) and Dani's (Kelley Missal).
The official "One Life To Live" Twitter tweeted this photo:
Updated on March 11:
"All My Children" and "One Life To Live" will premiere on Monday April 29 on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. Each episode will run 30-minutes from Monday through Thursday - four days a week.
"We thank the fans whose tenaciousness to see these shows return made this historical moment possible. We are determined to repay their support by delivering new and creatively groundbreaking episodes that both the fans, as well as legions of new viewers, will love. These viewers will absolutely embrace the flexibility HULU and iTunes provide to watch their shows anywhere, anytime," said Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, Prospect Park’s Partners. "The response and camaraderie of our cast and crew has been inspiring as we have all banded together to succeed in our mission; unencumbered by the creative constraints of traditional broadcast television, to deliver storylines, style and characters that are stronger, with more dimension than ever. Now with our launch date set in stone, we are ready to lead this historic return. To the fans we proclaim, your support counts now more than ever."
"I am so pleased that our dream of bringing these two series back to life is coming to fruition," added Agnes Nixon (creative consultant for both programs). " I am grateful to Prospect Park for their unwavering commitment to this project and to the amazingly talented casts of 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' – their devotion to these franchises has made this moment possible. And to the fans – well, we wouldn’t be here without you."
Brand new, 30-minute episodes of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will be available to stream online weekdays in HD (when available) via the free Hulu (Hulu) service and to the millions of Hulu Plus subscribers watching on connected TVs, mobile phones, tables and PCs. In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac and PC, making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. Production began on "All My Children" February 25, and shooting will begin on "One Life to Live" March 18. Both series are filmed in Stamford, Conn.
Hulu is easy to use. Viewers can go to (Hulu on a PC and click on a video to watch right away. Videos are available for unlimited streaming, for free (users only need a Flash-enabled computer and an Internet connection to enjoy). Viewers can watch their favorite "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" episodes and clips over and over again for free. Hulu Plus is an ad-supported subscription service that offers exclusive streaming access to full current and past seasons of shows to connected devices for $7.99 monthly. Hulu is available on devices including smart TVs, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets and more.
Updated on March 8:
Alicia Minshew will be returning to "AMC" as Kendall for the reboot. So far the actress will only appear in one episode and tweeted:
Guess who is popping into Pine Valley for the day?...um me! Excited to see the gang tomorrow! Gonna wear Kendall's sassy shoes!!— Alicia Minshew (@alicia_minshew) March 7, 2013
Updated on March 4:
Check out this funny video of some of the "AMC" actors goofing off on set doing the 'Harlem Shake'.
Updated on March 1:
"ET" was on the scene for the first photo shoot for "AMC" and "OLTL" before their online reboot. Watch the video below to see how it all went down...
Updated on February 28:
Erika Slezak (Viki, "OLTL") has confirmed to Soap Opera Digest that Roger Howarth (Todd) will join the Llanview cast during its second week of production to shoot scenes - so far Michael Easton (John) and Kristen Alderson (Starr) will not. In regards to the scheduling issues for Howarth's "GH" return… the actor will not be able to appear in Port Charles the same day his Llanview episodes air online.
Updated on February 27:
Model Laura Harrier has replied to several tweets on her official Twitter page, thanking fans for their support regarding her new role as "OLTL's" Destiny Evans (previously played by Shennell Edmonds). This appears to be the first acting role for Harrier. Robert Gorrie (ex-Nate Bradley, "ATWT") will play "OLTL's" Matthew Buchanan, previously played by Eddie Alderson.
More "AMC" casting includes Ryan Bittle (ex-Logan, "AMC") as JR Chandler, Francesca James as Evelyn Johnson, Eric Nelson as AJ Chandler, Jordan Lane Price as Celia Fitzgerald and Heather Roop as Jane McIntyre.
In other news, celebrity stylist George Kotsiopoulos ("Fashion Police," "Today") will be heading up the first reboot cast photo shoot for "AMC" and "OLTL."
Updated on February 26:
Newcomer Daniel Covin alerted fans via Twitter that he's been cast in the role of Hunter on "AMC."
Hyped to let you know I just booked the role of Hunter on the all new #AllMyChildren! I start filming on Thursday!— Daniel Covin (@DanielCovin) February 26, 2013
Updated on February 25:
Eden Riegel will return to Pine Valley for the "AMC" reboot as Bianca Montgomery. Also look for Jennifer Bassey back as Marian Colby Chandler. Robert Scott Wilson (contest winner for the first male model on "The Price Is Right") has been cast to play Pete Cortland. In other casting news, Ray MacDonnell will also return as Dr. Joe Martin. Eric Nelsen will play the role of AJ.
Denyse Tontz ("Big Time Rush") will be playing Miranda Montgomery and tweeted:
Well! Looks like news gets out quick...! I am happy to announce that I will be joining the cast of "All My Children" as Miranda Montgomery!!— Denyse Tontz (@SincerelyDenyse) February 25, 2013
Soap Opera Digest is also reporting that Sal Stowers ("America's Next Top Model" winner) has been cast as Cassandra, previously played by YaYa DaCosta.
Updated on February 22:
The Online Network announced today that Julia Barr will return to "All My Children" as Brooke English - a role she's played on and off since 1980.
Updated on February 14:
Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Roger Howarth will join the reboot as Todd Manning but will return to "General Hospital" thereafter.
Patrick Gibbons Jr. took to Twitter today to announce that he would be bringing Sam Manning back to Llanview for the reboot.
In other news... Sonia Blangiardo will come on board as "All My Children's" Supervising Producer. She worked on "AMC" in 2000, as well as on "As The World Turns" and "One Life To Live."
Updated on February 12:
It's only a matter of time before we'll be seeing Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) and David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler) in Pine Valley. Will Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin) join them? Read our All My Children Soap Digest for more details.
Updated on February 11:
The Online Network announced today that production will commence on the highly-anticipated revivals of the beloved long-running serial dramas 'All My Children,' and 'One Life to Live,' beginning February 25. Principal production for both series will take place in Stamford, Connecticut with new episodes of 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Life' set to debut later this spring.
Updated on February 8:
Cady McClain has announced that she will be joining the "AMC" reboot as Dixie. "Since word got out that 'AMC'/PP contacted me, I thought it was best to wait a bit until I confirmed it out of respect for the fact I am still sorting out the details of the situation. However, I feel confident in telling you that I will be a part of the 'AMC' Internet Re-boot." Read Cady McClain's full statement on her official website for more.
Updated on February 5:
It looks as though we have a first production date for "One Life To Live," as Robin Strasser (Dorian) tweeted:
MARCH 11, 2013 #OLTL RETURNS TO LIFE-Just learned thatz when we START taping. TY You know YOU did this-Stand up/take a bow-who me? bossy?:)— robin strasser (@robinstrasser) February 4, 2013
In other news... the country's largest mobile production services company, NEP Broadcasting, is currently building the "AMC" and "OLTL" studios in an old factory in Connecticut.
Updated on February 1:
Prospect Park released the following statement regarding its licensing agreement with "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." In 2011, when Prospect Park decided to put everything on the line to reboot these shows, they lent characters to "General Hospital" until shooting began for the new programs so that the characters could stay alive with the fans and also so that the actors could remain working. Everyone at ABC and on the production staff of "General Hospital" understood that this was a temporary arrangement until production started once again on "One Life to Live." Now the time has come to start production and Prospect Park needs to, once again, cast these characters including Llanview transplants Michael Easton (John) and Kristen Alderson (Starr). See statement below:
"Prospect Park understands that ‘General Hospital’ has featured Llanview transplants Michael Easton (John) and Kristen Alderson (Starr) among others while we arranged production of the new version of ‘One Life to Live.’ These characters, who we own under our agreement, are obviously essential to our production efforts, and a large reason we licensed the program. We also understand that legions of ‘General Hospital’ fans have grown to love these actors and characters in a short time. So even though we are paying ABC millions of dollars to license the shows, we have been, and continue to be willing to equally share the characters with ‘General Hospital’ and ABC. It's a win-win for the actors, the shows and fans, who love all of the shows and storylines. We hope to work out these agreements with ABC and the actors."
Updated on January 25:
This press release just in from Prospect Park:
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.
"I believe that both Hulu and iTunes have the vision, the reach and the technology to help us launch TOLN in a significant way," Kwatinetz said. "We think these platforms are part of history, helping us to transform distribution. Hulu’s reach, platform and advertising prowess are best in class, and iTunes provides an incredible way to buy TV shows that is second to none. Through both of these partners, we hope daytime drama fans are absolutely delighted to be able to watch their favorite programs in a broadcast-quality HD format wherever and whenever they want."
Starting this spring, viewers can stream the beloved serial dramas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" on the free Hulu.com service and the Hulu Plus subscription service. New 30-minute episodes of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will be introduced each weekday. This innovative content deal will re-introduce these venerable Daytime hits in a new format perfect for the viewing habits of the digital generation. Prospect Park and TOLN plan to blend new themes, fresh stars and youthful energy with the familiar actors and writers who made these shows must-watch afternoon viewing for legions of loyal fans.
Earlier in this month, Prospect Park announced guild agreements with Hollywood’s major labor groups, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Directors Guild of America. The company also finalized a deal with the Writer’s Guild of America.
Updated on January 23:
Soaps.com chatted with Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz, who shared details on the upcoming episodes, Pine Valley and Llanview sets, and whether or not the "GH" actors from Llanview will return to "OLTL" for the reboot. View Soaps.com Exclusive Interview: Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz for that and more.
Updated on January 22:
Below you'll find the latest casting updates for Prospect Park's online migration of "AMC" and "OLTL," which consists of those who have now closed deals with the company.
All My Children:
Darnell Williams as Jesse Hubbard
Debbi Morgan as Dr. Angela Hubbard
Vincent Irizarry as Dr. David Hayward
Lindsay Hartley as Cara Martin
Jordi Vilasuso as Griffin Castillo
Jill Larson as Opal Cortlandt
Thorsten Kaye as Zach Slater
Carole Shure, Production Executive for TOLN
Chris Savage, Unit Production Manager/Line Producer for "All My Children" and "One Life to Live"
One Life To Live:
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
Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans
Shenaz Treasury Rama Patel
Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel
Susie Bedsow Horgan ("As The World Turns" Head Writer, "One Life to Live" Breakdown Writer)
Thom Racina ("General Hospital" Head Writer, Best-selling author of Snow Angel and Hidden Agenda)
Jessica Klein ("As The World Turns" Head Writer, "Beverly Hills, 90210" Executive Producer)
Alex Douglas (USA Network's "Royal Pains" Writer)
Carole Shure, Production Executive for TOLN
Chris Savage, Unit Production Manager/Line Producer for "All My Children" and "One Life to Live"
Updated on January 22:
"OLTL" Co-Head Writer Thom Racina announced some updates on his official Facebook, including when fans can expect to start watching the soap again and stated, "Well, I've arrived in Llanview, which is now situated in our studios in Stamford, CT, and I couldn't be happier. Not only are we on groundbreaking territory here with Prospect Park reinventing soaps for the Internet, but I'm looking forward to putting the results of my creative passion into story and the voices of characters once again. I'm working, as most of you know, with my writing partner, Susie Horgan, with whom I've written 3 pilots over the last few years, and this is our dream come true because we met after our Daytime careers were pretty much over (the shows were dying)...and now, suddenly, we are the co-head writers and we couldn't be more thrilled. What a blessing! Susie has posted several pictures of us "hard at work" sipping martinis - in fact she just handed me one (it's dinner time after all), so I toast you, friends and fans, and I sincerely hope you will support us and tell your friends and start watching 'One Life To Live' come April! I'll keep you posted as the world here turns..."
Updated on January 17:
Soap Opera Digest is reporting that a casting call has gone out for the roles of "OLTL's" Matthew Buchanan (previously played by Eddie Alderson) and Destiny Evans (previously played by Shenell Edmonds), as well as for a 30 year old character named Billy, who "falls in love first and thinks second." There's no word if this character is one in the same as Billy Douglas (Ryan Phillippe), who was the first gay teen in Daytime back in 1992. It's also being reported that Erika Slezak is in talks to reprise the role of Viki Banks.
Updated on January 16:
Backstage has received confirmation that Alison Goodman will head up the casting department for "AMC" and "OLTL's" online reboot. Goodman has worked on "Suits," "Guiding Light," "Third Watch," and "Law & Order: SVU."
In other news Susie Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina have been named co-head writers for "OLTL." Horgan has worked on "As The World Turns" and Racina has worked on "Days," "GH," "Another World," and "Y&R" to name a few.
Showbiz411 is reporting that Robert S. Woods is in talks to return as "OLTL's" Bo Buchanan.
Updated on January 15:
Robin Strasser, who played Llanview's Dorian Lord, just announced via Twitter that she's accepted a deal with Prospect Park.
PROUD & HONORED I promised if DEFINITE-YOU'd know! "GIFT" offered & ACCEPTED:) #OLTL LIVES AGAIN thanx toFANS & PP I'm IN & GRATEFUL TY:)— robin strasser (@robinstrasser) January 15, 2013
Updated on January 14:
Jordi Vilasuso, who played "AMC's" Griffin Castillo, took to Twitter to announce that he's signed on for the Pine Valley reboot.
Can't wait to start AMC reboot! Looking forward to getting Castillos back in action. Thx WGA for joining. Thx for all your love and support!— Jordi Vilasuso (@JordiVilasuso) January 12, 2013
Updated on January 8:
Jerry VerDorn, who played "OLTL's" Clint Buchanan, has signed on with Prospect Park to return to his Llanview role. Read the actor's statement through our One Life To Live Soap Digest.
Updated on January 7:
In the first official statement from Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, in regards to new plans for a reboot, the company stated, "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 storylines 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."
The company encourages fans to visit The Online Network.
Reported Earlier on January 7:
Agnes Nixon, "AMC" and "OLTL" creator, has taken to her official website to address Prospect Park's reboot of the two soap operas and stated, "We of the 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' families are thrilled to bring our beloved viewers new, ongoing stories from Llanview and Pine Valley." Read the full statment through Agnes Nixon's Blog.
In other news Debbi Morgan ("Y&R's" ex-Harmony) tweeted that she would be reprising her role as Pine Valley's Angie Hubbard.
Ok, I can finally announce how thrilled I am 2 B on board w/the "All My Children" re-boot & Prospect Park! Agnes Nixon, you're my HERO!!!— Debbi Morgan(@damedebbi920) January 5, 2013
Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall) tweeted:
I'm so happy for all of you getting your AMC and OLTL shows back! Many of you have asked me-Yes I have been approached. No news yet!— Alicia Minshew (@alicia_minshew) January 6, 2013
Previously Reported on December 28:
"AMC's" Vincent Irizarry (David) posted on his Facebook that he's signed on to join the soap during its online migration and stated, "Happy to share that I just signed on with Prospect Park for the 'All My Children' reboot! Excited to bring dastardly Dr. David back to life, as he did for so many others, and to see my dear friends in Pine Valley once again. A great, big thank you to all the fans for your tenacity in keeping the hope alive. You’re awesome!!! Let’s all keep our fingers crossed together that it becomes a reality."
Previously Reported on December 27:
Soap Opera Digest is reporting that former coordinating producer/director of "One Life To Live," Jennifer Pepperman, will take on the new role of Executive Producer for the Llanview soap should Prospect Park succeed in migrating it online.
The magazine has also learned that "All My Children's" Lindsay Hartley (Cara) plans to sign on to resume her Pine Valley role during the online migration with former "AMC" writer and producer Ginger Smith allegedly at the helm as Executive Producer.
Prospect Park still has yet to comment. Stay tuned!
Previously Reported on December 17:
Deadline is reporting that Prospect Park is now going forward with its plan to migrate "All My Children" and "One Life To Live" online after allegedly sealing deals with the SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America). Production could start as soon as the first quarter of 2013. In November 2011 Prospect Park Suspended Online Migration Of AMC And OLTL.
When Soaps.com reached out to Prospect Park, a representative from the company stated, "PP has nothing to report at this time."
Stay tuned, as we will update readers with any further developments.
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