Prospect Park Makes Deals with Two ‘All My Children’ Stars

( — Late last week, on ABC’s “,” an excited (Ryan) announced that the production company that licensed “” and “” from ABC this summer, Prospect Park, had started to contact actors from his show to negotiate. Today, Prospect Park revealed to the press that they have come to terms with not only Mathison but his co-star (Cara) to continue with the 41-year old daytime drama online.

Mathison joined the cast of “AMC” in December 1997 as con-artist and resident hunk Ryan Lavery. The Emmy-nominee, “Dancing with the Stars” contestant and entertainment show correspondent remained on the show for nearly the entire time since. He took a one year break from July 2002 to July 2003 to try other things. Hartley began her daytime career on NBC Daytime’s “Passions” as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald in 1999. She remained on the show until its cancellation in 2008. In 2009, she joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” as Arianna Hernandez. The actress joined the cast of “AMC” as Dr. Cara Castillo in December 2010 after an early dismissal from “DAYS.” Hartley is married to former “Smallville” star Justin Hartley.

The deals with Mathison, Hartley and “OLTL’s” (Viki), (John), (Blair) and (Tomas) are not official as can be, yet. Prospect Park and the actor’s union, AFTRA, have to come to official terms before anything can be made official. It appears to be just a matter of time before that happens.

Prospect Park also announced today that they will release “AMC’s” first day of production for the 2012 season in the next few weeks. “AMC” last airs on ABC on Friday, September 23.

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  • That’s wonderful. But at this point, I want to hear that OLTL & AMC will be airing on TV in addition to the internet.

  • Can’t really believe it has come to this. However, I hope AMC has great success on line so ABC can regret an awful decision based on nothing but greed.

  • This is great for those who have or can utilize computers. I feel badly especially for Seniors, perhaps living in Nursing Homes/Assisted Living facilities that don’t have or supply computer access.

    They say society is getting heavier and another food show. Isn’t that why they have the Food Network? ABC has made an ill advised decision cancelling these shows.  

  • Anonymous

    I have never viewed TV or movies on line-help me find Prospect Park online so that I will be able to watch AMC

  • Cant wait for AMC to air. Internet or TV i’ll take whatever their willing to give. Just wish Victor OLTL was in Pine Valley so David could have saved him. Would LOVE to see him back by January 2012.

  • how do you watch amc and oltl on the internet can someone tell me.

  • I am 50 years old. I started watching AMC when I was 9 with my Gram. Watching the end of AMC reminded me of so many other ending, thank you Prosect Park for keeping it alive!

    • Rhonda Oldaker

      I started watching with my parents when I was very young , I learned that no matter how bad you think it there is always someone who has it worse,it has helped me out several times.  I am so glad Prospect park came to the rescue for all of us!

  • I am so exited to get to keep watching my soaps. I just hope they keep General Hospital on for many years to come. Can’t wait for the online episodes.

  • Brian Frons is a complete idiot for letting the soaps go. I can’t wait to see the Chew fail to show ABC what a stupid decision this was. I have not watched any shows on ABC since the announcement but AMC, OLTL and GH. I will not watch another ABC show again and I used to love Grey’s Anatomy and I haven’t even watched that.

    • Anonymous

      how do you get to the web site that is going to keep them going?

    • I’m with you on this.  I will however watch the Nebraska/Ohio State game on Saturday but I am definately limiting my time watching ABC.

  • Anonymous

    I cannot believe that abc would be that stupid to cancel amc and one life to live!!!!!!!  There is a cooking network on television!!!!!!!  We don’t need another cooking show!!!  I have never watched “The Chew” and never will…not interested…cannot wait for the soaps to start up on the Internet!!!  Thanks Prospect

  • Anonymous

    i pesonally feel like they offened all of the viewers out there by yanking these shows of regualar tv, what about people who dont have computers , no its whatever ,makes them rich forget the viewer , i hope that the chewed get swolled up by the revolution and they put them in the failed show vault box forever, I would never ever watch a food show like the chew one broad is so shinny she should be on the bulemia network and the gay ones (nothing personal) make me sick i would never eat anything they ever cook, please and this show revloution with the happy seamstress(man) really makes me want to throw up stick to project runway how many shows do you need and the biggest sell out Ty Pennington , go back to what you do best making people happy with these outrageous houses they cant possible afford the up keep on …god i hate rich people they get to dictate what we the “middle class ” get to watch read and listen too..Ohhh they make me sick….Lisa