It looks like the fate of One Life to Live is once again up in the air. According to the LA Times, Prospect Park has shelved the Llanview-set soap until its lawsuit with ABC is over and will instead focus on just All My Children. Lawsuit issues aside, AMC proved much more popular with online audiences than OLTL did.
Prospect Park is shelving "One Life to Live" until the ABC lawsuit is resolved. The team will focus on producing "All My Children," which proved to be the more popular show online. (On TV, "One Life to Live" generated higher ratings.) Writers are currently putting together scripts for a second season.
Kwatinetz is now two years and more than $10 million into the soap business. The learning curve, he said, has been intense.
"Agnes told me this job wasn't for sissies," he said, but added: "If I didn't want to make any mistakes, I would sit back and let other people go figure it out and then just copy them. But then we wouldn't be helping to shape the future of television." READ MORE
To mark One Life to Live’s season one finale, The OnLine Network has unveiled a new tricked out website. The site contains pages for both All My Children and OLTL, and features cast and character pages.
It also includes detailed show descriptions, links to the show’s social media pages, photo galleries and more! To check out the exclusive video interviews and other goodies, click here!
Photo Credit: The OnLine Network
It's all over but the shouting for the premiere season of web continuations for All My Children and One Life to Live. Will the revived sudsers be back for Season 2? Prospect Park principles Jeff Kwatinetz says they will.
"We could not be more proud to have delivered a stunning season of All My Children and One Life to Live, and really thank the creative teams and cast for being true partners in this journey. Together we have tackled more business, creative, and logistical challenges than most shows experience in a lifetime of production, yet we continue to prevail with these top rated, critically acclaimed shows,” said Kwatinetz. “We are prepping now for next season and have more surprises and twists and turns to deliver audiences—I am just hoping they stay on the soaps and not in our way.” READ MORE
Poor Lea (Paula Garcés). Girlfriend was just trying to do her job with everything that happened with Jesse (Darnell Williams), but Zach (Thorsten Kaye) isn't trying to hear what she has to say these days on All My Children.
In this exclusive clip, the sexy FBI agent tries to explain things to Zach and hopes for a "do-over" on their romance. Is it too late for the couple to start again? Watch Lea begging like Keith Sweat after the jump! READ MORE
The Wrap is reporting Prospect Park will share residuals with the production staffers of All My Children and One Life to Live. Last month the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees-Local 52 (IATSE) and PP were locked in a battle, after the union claimed the production company was spending more than $125,000 an episode. According to The Wrap, IATSE had rock-solid proof PP shelled out more than the $100,000 per episode they claimed was budgeted for the shows. READ MORE
Is OWN's summer fling with soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children paying off for the cabler? Marc Berman's website TV Media Insights, has published a breakdown of the soaps first week of Nielsen ratings on Oprah Winfrey's Discovery-backed channel. Here are the AMC and OLTL numbers for Monday, July 15. An asterisk indicates it was a new episode for the channel:
ALL MY CHILDREN
* Mon July 15 12:30PM 0.1 HH, 144,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 12:30PM 0.0 HH, 154,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 152,000 total viewers
Mon July 15 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 129,000 total viewers
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
* Mon July 15 2:00PM 0.1 HH, 123,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 2:30PM 0.1 HH, 102,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 3:00PM 0.1 HH, 103,000 total viewers
Mon July 15 3:30PM 0.1 HH, 66,000 total viewers READ MORE