Apparently, it’s time for Michael Easton (John McBain), Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) and Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) to return to the set of One Life to Live now that Prospect Park has finally closed the necessary deals to make the online version a reality. But General Hospital, which absorbed the trio while Prospect Park was scrambling to make The Online Network a reality, doesn’t seem to want to let them go.
ABC released this statement: “General Hospital is excited about Easton, Alderson and Howarth staying on the show,
According to the CBS soap’s showrunner Bradley Bell, it’s a very real possibility.
Unlike a vast majority of shocking daytime TV exits, “Ridge will not be dead or presumed dead” following his Sept. 14 swan song, Bell tells TV Guide Magazine. Rather, “He will just not be in the picture” following his and Brooke’s honeymoon, which means that “at some point it will be necessary for Ridge to return to the show” — very likely in the form of a different actor.
“I do have people in
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“It was a noble attempt and I believe they really wanted to do this,” said Hillary B. Smith in response to the shocking news that Prospect Park has shuttered plans to bring Oltl and All My Children to its planned Online Network launching in 2012. The media and production company founded in 2009 by Jeffrey Kwatinetz and former Disney Studios head Rich Frank was unable
Prospect Park, the company that promised to start an online network to re-launch the beloved soaps online, announced today that it has run into so many hurdles in trying to negotiate contracts for the soaps' new leases on life that it will be impossible to continue.
Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park issued a joint statement with the news, saying, "After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, and a hope that we could pioneer a new network for the future, it is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' via online distribution."
Although the two had high hopes for launching a new network online, there just wasn't enough time
The media and production company founded in 2009 by Jeffrey Kwatinetz and former Disney Studios head Rich Frank was unable to reach guild deals to make the soaps’ run on the internet a reality.
Prospect Park’s Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz issued the following statement confirming the news:
“After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, and a hope that we could pioneer a new network for the future, it is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive One Life to Live and All My Children via online distribution.
According to Variety, Prospect Park, the company that plans to resurrect "AMC" and fellow canceled soap "One Life to Live," which ends its 43-year run in January, has hit a wall in negotiations to bring both shows online and plans will need to be pushed back by several months.
While many "Oltl" stars have signed on to continue the show online, including Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Ted King, Kassie DePaiva and Sean Ringgold, "AMC" actors haven't been as receptive. Only Cameron Mathison and Lindsey Hartley are officially in, with Susan Lucci declining the offer outright.
Prospect Park plans to launch a destination called The Online Network (Toln), which will air both soaps along with complimentary entertainment and lifestyle programming,
Prospect Park, a media and production company founded in 2009 by Jeffrey Kwatinetz and former Disney Studios head Rich Frank, bought AMC and Oltl last July after ABC canceled them. (AMC ended in September; Oltl goes
After relating how “so excited” she was when Oltl lured back Roger Howarth — affording her the chance to play out the “RogerTodd” and “TrevorTodd” story with the Daytime Emmy winner and his successor Trevor St. John — DePaiva told reporters at the set on Tuesday, “I think the best is yet to come, but I hope that Blair and
When 'One Life to Live' debuts online there will be many more familiar faces alongside Erika Slezak.
Actors Tuc Watkins, Josh Kelly, Florencia Lozano and Shenell Edmonds will move online with the soap opera.
The four actors join the previously announced Slezak, Michael Easton, Ted King, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Kelley Missal, Sean Ringgold, Andrew Trischitta and Jerry VerDorn.
'One Life to Live' leaves ABC in January 2012 and it is set to join 'All My Children' on Prospect Park's The Online Network. The original plans were to have both soap operas move online following 'Oltl's' ABC finale, but according to a new report, those plans may be in jeopardy.
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Also on board are Josh Kelly (Cutter) and Shenell Edmonds (Destiny), per an announcement from Prospect Park, the media group that “rescued” Oltl and All My Children after ABC decided to end their 40-plus year runs.
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These latest adds for the online Oltl join Melissa Archer (Natalie), Kelley Missal (Danielle), Sean Ringgold
Online Hub for All My Children, One Life to Live Gets Name
Prospect Park, the media firm that is taking over production of Oltl as well as All My Children, with a plan to deliver new episodes via The Online Network (launching in January), announced on Friday that pending a final agreement with AFTRA, deals are now in place for cast members Melissa Archer (Natalie), Kelley Missal (Danielle), Sean Ringgold
When 'One Life to Live' moves online in early 2012, look for plenty of familiar faces.
Melissa Archer, Kelley Missal, Sean Ringgold, Andrew Trischitta and Jerry VerDorn have all signed to stay with the soap opera. Their deals are pending an agreement with the acting union AFTRA.
Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Ted King and Kassie DePaiva will also remain with the series.
Head writer and consulting producer Ron Carlivati has signed on as well, joining executive producer Frank Valentini behind the scenes.
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Excuse us. That's The Online Network, with the capitals letting you know it's not just any online network.
The two canceled ABC soaps will debut on Toln in January, right after "One Life to Live" ends its broadcast run. Network founders Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park, the production company that made the online deal, say their coal is eventually to give viewers "a full programming selection of first-run, long form content on an anytime, anywhere basis."
"We are creating Toln to conveniently deliver fans of quality television long form programming anytime and anywhere," Kwatinetz and Frank say in the announcement of the network's launch. "With broadband availability in 70 percent of U.S.
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