Prospect Park

The war between ABC and Prospect Park Networks over “One Life to Live” and “” continues to rage on, but today Prospect Park Networks took an expected step: filing for Chapter 11 .

According to Variety.com, the online production company filed for bankruptcy earlier today in a federal court in Delaware. In a statement released by the company, they explained that “PPN is optimistic that this filing will make it possible to continue to maximize the value of its assets and settlement of past liabilities. The company is optimistic about the prospects for a smooth transition into bankruptcy.”

So what does this mean for Prospect Park? And how does this affect their with ABC?

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The OnLine Network/TOLN

First, it’s important to note that Prospect Park Networks filing for bankruptcy does NOT mean that the Prospect Park talent and management company is filing for bankruptcy as well. Prospect Park Networks (the producers of the soaps) is considered a different company from the Prospect Park company that and founded in 2008. Prospect Park, not Prospect Park Networks, is also the company behind “Wilfred” on FX and “Royal Pains” on USA so they will not be affected as well.

According to Prospect Park, this “in no way impacts PPN’s litigation” with ABC and they will continue to seek compensation for damages. In fact, the bankruptcy filing will allow Prospect Park Networks to collect on a tax credit from the Connecticut Office of Film, Television & Digital Media. However, as Deadline.com notes in their article about the bankruptcy filing, this still does not mean good news for fans hoping to see “OLTL” and “AMC” resurrected in Prospect Park Networks’ hands. It’s still unclear what either network’s intentions with the two shows are after the lawsuit is settled.

(Disclosure: Prior to contributing to Soap Opera Network, Jared Kaplan was employed by Prospect Park Networks from February 2013 – July 2013.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Comment Below...
  • Andrew Hass

    This may shed some new light on that 90 million dollar lawsuit.Prospect Park has to have known they would never get 90 million dollars but maybe they thought ABC would settle.

  • margaret63

    I really hope they will have more seasons of all my children and one life to live. I just became able to watch the first season online. I really had missed them since they were cancelled by ABC.

  • Gabby

    I think by the time this is all said & done our AMC & OLTL actors will all have moved on. Look how long it took PP to get to where there were before the lawsuit & how many of the actors had to move on to other rolls elsewhere. Of course I hope all will work out in our the fans favor!