Debbi Morgan (@debbimorgan)
Sal Stowers (@xoSalStowers)
Love all the stars responses. Especially Cady & Jill. Very well said by all.
So many soap fans are just absolutely ridiculous and utterly self entitled.
You're not owed anything.
They should try complaining to fans of Guiding Light about their "measly" two NEW episodes a week.
Being a fan of OLTL for over 30 years and Robin since she was Rachel, I will be positive and hang tight! Good Luck to All My Kids, too!
I hope there not getting rid of the "more AMC/OLTL" I enjoy watching those to see some behind the scenes stuff and interviews because we'll never get them otherwise :/
They arent but there will be one recap show covering both shows
I only really watch AMC now when I can but when it goes twice a week I can then watch both because there's not so much to watch. This is great news! I'm so excited.
Yeah, I read a bunch of that spin, spin, spin and go round stuff from Cady on twitter the other day. They may be rallying behind them but honestly I think most people don't believe them and feel like they aren't getting the truth.
They may think the spin cycle is working and maybe it could be but if you wanna believe that don't check the OLTL and AMC facebook fan pages then and also I think Hulu Plus subscriptions may be about to take a hit.
I can understand some saying we should be glad just that they're back if they wanna feel like that but I don't think its fair to jump on people for being upset either. I think its ok to feel either way about it.
If someone promises you a certain amount of something and then changes their minds in 2 weeks and cuts it in half it doesn't seem normal that people would NOT be upset.
I think it would be perfectly fine if we weren't promised one thing and then quickly switched to another....to some it seems they were misled and to some it seems they were baited and switched so I for one am not gonna jump on people for being upset and expressing their opinions.
I'm still going to watch regardless of my disappointment. And if need be, I will even buy a Hulu Plus account if that's what it takes to keep them on a little longer.
I figure if we get a year out of these shows, it's still a huge win.
This is not a new thing. Primetime shows have their episodes orders cut all the time.
What would U have quality shows at a number they can handle  or have them rush out the 168 just because thats what they said they would do & have episodes that arent well put together?
For me its always quality over quantity.
I'm extremely happy to get ANY new episodes. However, the fact of the matter remains, that we used to get 5 hours a week on television. We now get one hour, albeit in two 30-minute segments. Something is better than nothing, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit I'd be happiest with 5 hours of programming a week.
I wish Prospect Park was being more proactive about allowing fans to help make the show profitable. Can't they do tie ins, merchandise for sale, or hell, let me send them donations? lol.
Tie ins would be a great idea. I know when Todd was on GH and he had the ring tone on his cell for Heather (Crazy Calling - Crazy Calling) I would have downloaded that on the spot if it were available.
This has got to be one of the great quotes of all time. Cady McClain: "ALL MY CHILDREN respects your busy lives." Too funny!!! If the show dies again this summer, as I suspect and fear it will, will McClain say: "ALL MY CHILDREN respects your busy lives so we've decided to make life easier for you by ceasing production altogether"?
I like Cady as an actress and she seems like a truly nice person but she's spinning like a tornado at this point. I've never heard of anything doing well cutting back instead of adding.
I see it as an ever evolving thing. I plan to keep watching. I understand how people who subscribed to Hulu+ just because of these online soaps might feel disappointed but since I'm watching for free (with ads), it don't feel put out at all.
And yeah, as someone whose favorite soap was ATWT and saw it not only degrade and deteriorate over its last decade or so but had to get over it going off the air with no return in sight, I'm not mustering up much sympathy for people who excessively complain about the PP revived shows right now.
It's best to hope for the best for these shows
Me too! I did buy a Hulu+ account to show my support of the shows and also because Hulu+ has the Criterion Film collection which is amazing. I bought my Hulu Plus account the day they announced AMC and OLTL. They have a lot of other content as well.
I'm concerned that the actors won't be able to survive on the cut production costs. The crew as well.
I'm going to look at this as if they were in primetime and we get one 1hr episode per week like shows in primetime.
BOB LAMM- I wonder why Cady says that. I found time for 40+ years to watch them both one hour a day five days a week, plus general hospital. I found time, believe me I found time. So what are we supposed to think that after 12 episodes someone said, hey wait a minute, these 1/2 hour shows four days a week are too much for fans to handle. That makes me give a face like Burt from SOAP. this is just who Im feeling like lately.
You said it! I would love to have Guiding Light back, even if it were for two episodes a week. I admit the cut back surprised me but I say let's see what happens. And everyone watch both shows to keep them alive if you can!
That's a good way of looking at it.
I'm still excited for the shows. It's going to be a different feel for sure. I just don't know what to expect. If the deals with actors and crew are the same and so is the production model, does that mean there will just be higher production quality? More time for more takes? More rehearsal? More editing?
It seems to be a bold move to pay everyone the same amount of money for half the product. If that is actually what they are doing then things must be going well.
I'm not sure how the iTunes season pass works. Does it mean that people who purchased that way are now going to get less than they've paid for?
The more I think about this it probably is for the best. I think it will leave the fans wanting more. My only wish is that they just do one episode a week and make it a full hour. This way it would be more like a primetime soap and be a full hour and on just once a week and can have a cliffhanger at the end of each episode. Both AMC and OLTL are my faves and I am so happy they are back and I do not want to lose them again so I will watch no matter what.
I agree-that's how I am going to look at it. I hope they write the shows that way eventually.(like Dallas, Revenge etc). Hey, unlike night time soaps which produce between 10 to 22 one hour shows a year, we get 1 hour shows 52 weeks a year (for now)
I actually am keeping my hulu plus subscription so I can stream to my Roku to my tv. I also can watch Revenge, Dallas, Downtown Abbey and other shows with my Roku. Cheaper than cable and at nearly $100.00/month I am getting ready to dump my cable
Ryan-Scott said "I'm going to look at this as if they were in primetime and we get one 1hr episode per week like shows in primetime."
I agree with you and my statement was then they should just do them as one hr and on once a week. This way they can write them similar to a primetime show and have a cliffhanger the end of each episode and make people want to come back next week. They could do AMC on Monday and OLTL on Wednesday and then an hour long recap show on Friday for both shows combined.
The proof is in the pudding. Quality shows will find an audience.
I LOVE this new schedule!!!! I started watching ABC soaps in 1979 so yes I am a devoted fan BUT I have a very busy life!!!! I started watching the reboots out of loyalty and curiosity but quickly was realizing that there was no way I was going to be able to sit at my computer and watch all the episodes every week...something was going to have to give. Thank you PP now I do not have to make that choice - I can find 2 hours per week, when I want!!!!
I knew these shows were doomed the minute they hired the same old writers and producers who ran the shows into the ground in the first place.
What a fantastic idea! PP should go the route of having AMC & OLTL on once a week like Revenge, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, etc.. but give us 52 episodes a year.
The truth is we all just need to keep watching because the shows need our support. I'm willing to be patient and believe that they will become more interesting as stories develop.......but I'll probably still complain a lot. LOL
The other thing we all really need to do is create positive buzz about the shows. I told my beautician about the shows being on and she was excited and was going to tell her Grandmother and show her how to watch them on her computer. There are people out there that still don't know they are available yet or how to watch them.