All My Children Not Migrating Online. (Updated.)
Updated November 23:
Sadly, Prospect Park has released a statement declaring their efforts to put “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” online have hit a wall and they won’t be moving forward with their plans at this time. For more go to Prospect Park Suspends Online Migration of All My Children and One Life to Live.
Updated November 10:
Soaps In Depth is reporting that Prospect Park is putting their plans for “All My Children” on hold and solely focusing on “One Life to Live.” Stay tuned for more details.
Updated September 15:
Cameron Mathison (Ryan) announced on “Good Morning America” that Prospect Park has approached the “All My Children” actors about joining the show online. Nothing is official yet, but he said, “It’s looking very good.” Stay tuned for more details.
Updated September 6:
While Prospect Park announced the first One Life to Live cast members to continue online, things don’t look as promising for “All My Children.” According to Deadline, Susan Lucci (Erica) turned down the production company’s offer, which included the same salary she was receiving at ABC. Reportedly, when they wouldn’t meet her demands, she balked. The entertainment outlet also hears that “One Life to Live” could now be Prospect Park’s main focus, while “All My Children” is put on the back burner. Stay tuned for the developing details.
Update August 31:
In a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune Agnes Nixon teased that there would be a big cliffhanger to end the show’s run on ABC, which would lead into their online migration, and stated, “We’re going to have a hiatus, you know, for three months. And the head of Prospect Park (the production company taking over the shows) said, “We’ve got to have a big cliffhanger for that three months.” And so I came up with one which I can’t tell you. But they loved it.”
Updated July 27:
Soap Opera Digest reports that Prospect Park met with the cast of “All My Children” this week. Unfortunately, as explained in the statement below, no offers can be made until union and guild issues are worked out. However, it seems the production company relayed that the earliest the show will launch is December. Per the report, Prospect Park made a good impression with the cast.
Updated July 25:
Although still no details on what fans can expect from the online versions of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” Prospect Park released this statement:
“The love and support for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” is truly amazing. Since we announced our intention to work with the shows, the fan outreach we’ve experienced over the past few weeks further validates our decision to work to keep them going for years to come. However we also respect the organizations and processes that are in place so that all can apply their craft within the infrastructure that the entertainment industry has set, specifically in this case with the appropriate guilds and unions. We are in the process of working out the essential terms of our proposed collective bargaining agreements with the appropriate guilds and unions, which we must do prior to firming up deals with above and below-the-line talent. We will provide updates as needed.”
Updated July 22:
Soaps in Depth reports that per their unnamed sources, Prospect Park has yet to reach out to “All My Children” actors regarding being part of the online version of the show. However, they seem to believe that executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers and head writer Lorraine Broderick both have deals in place to move on with the show. It also seems there’s a possibility that instead of airing in the format it does now, “All My Children” could become a seasonal series. This would give the actors opportunities to do other projects, but what do you think of the idea? Prospect Park still has yet announce anything definite regarding the future of “All My Children,” but Soaps.com will keep you posted when we hear anything.
Updated July 12:
Although unconfirmed by Prospect Park at this time, sources are telling TV Guide “All My Children” will begin airing online on September 26, which is the Monday after its last episode on ABC. They are also hearing that Susan Lucci (Erica) will make the move to the Internet with the show she’s called home for the last 41 years. However, there’s no word on the extent of her involvement. In other promising news, the entertainment outlet is told Prospect Park wants to keep current head writer Lorraine Broderick and executive producer Julie Carruthers.
Originally posted July 7:
With only two and a half months left to watch “All My Children” on network TV, comes word that there will be life in Pine Valley beyond September 23. As Soaps.com previously reported, it was announced in a July 7 press release that both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will find life online thanks to Prospect Park production company.
Of the move, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” creator Agnes Nixon stated, “I’m just so happy that ABC found a home where the legacies of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ can continue. I’m excited for their future with Prospect Park. It takes a lot of living to make a soap opera a serial, and the wonderful teams on both shows have done just that. Together, we are a big family that keeps going, and I’m looking forward to working alongside these wonderful people as we ensure that the shows will continue with all the love and excitement we’ve always had. I also am so happy for our loyal fans, whom we love so much, and who have been so supportive over the last 40 plus years.”
Soaps.com reached out to Prospect Park, but they are currently not giving out any further information. To read the full press release, go to All My Children & One Life to Live Migrate Online!
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