According to the August 16, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Prospect Park, the company who is saving our soaps by moving them online, issued a statement about what they have planned for One Life to Live and All My Children. Apparently, there are legal issues they must work through first, before they can start making offers to cast members. Prospect Park representatives did meet with AMC actors and said they would be launching their online site in December or January. AMC goes off the air in September.
Daytime Confidential has also reported that Prospect Park has secured the rights to General Hospital, which could end its run September 2012. Supposedly, GH may be replaced by Katie Couric's new talk show. Jill Farren Phelps, GH's Executive Producer, hopes to keep GH alive for it's 50th anniversary in 2013 and even it's 55th anniversary. Let's hope. I can't imagine a world without General Hospital.
If this whole soaps online plan does happen, One Life to Live will have to find a new studio, since it will lose it's current studio when it ends. Rumors say Katie Couric's talk show will be taped in that studio. One possibility for a new One Life to Live Studio is the JC Studios in Brooklyn, which is where Another World and As the World Turns taped.
One more month until All My Children ends. Apparently, there are three different finales in the works. Which one gets chosen probably depends on if the online plan really happens.
There are also rumors that Prospect Park has been talking with cable channels to air One Life to Live and All My Children after they have been broadcast online. That would be great, because I'd be spending some serious money on bandwidth to be able to watch soaps online everyday.
With Bob Guza out, and Garrin Wolf in at GH, the hospital & the Quartermaine's are also going to be moved to the front. Less mob & more Q's sounds good to me. Just having Monica back has been a huge treat. I really miss the days of seeing Monica & Bobbie in their uniforms hanging out gossiping at the hospital. http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/ have come a long way since then. You can get them in all sorts of different patterns and colors. Very modern and fashionable.
I grew up on soaps, so it's really sad to see them being cancelled. All good things must come to an end I guess. Hopefully online soaps work out, but it just won't be the same as broadcast television.