Good news for soap fans! One Life to Live and All My Children will live on … on The Online Network.
A press release from Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank this morning revealed that a deal has been reached between Prospect Park and The Online Network (TOLN) to revive the long-running soap operas. Here’s the note:
“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:
- 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);
- entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live guaranteeing her active involvement;
- 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
- 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 story lines 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.
Fantastic news! We’re glad to see that soap operas are not dead, after all, and that even though it took a lot of behind-the-scenes negotiating, we’ll be able to keep watching all the drama in Pine Valley and Llanview. Keep on top of what’s happening by subscribing to updates from The Online Network.