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  • Updates on the Latest Returns to ‘All My Children’

    Updates on the Latest Returns to ‘All My Children’

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — We previously issued a report to help “All My Children” viewers keep track of the many upcoming returns to their favorite daytime drama. Since then, we have gotten official word on the return dates for fan favorites Josh Duhamel and Thorsten Kaye. As the extent of and the details to Dr. David Hayward’s… Read More »

  • A New Lease on ‘Life': The Stars Sound Off

    A New Lease on ‘Life': The Stars Sound Off

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While it is too early to figure out exactly which “One Life to Live” cast members will decide to stay with the show when it moves production to the web after airing its final episode on ABC Daytime on January 20, 2012, last week’s shocking announcement has sent many of the show’s stars… Read More »

  • What Happens Next? The Answers to the Questions Surrounding ABC and Prospect Park

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    As we reported yesterday, we likely have to thank our federal government for providing the funding necessary for Prospect Park to pick up "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," which were both canceled by ABC on Thursday, April 14. The announcement that ABC would be licensing the two iconic soaps to Prospect Park was made on Thursday, July 7, but according to sources the financial deal actually came together back in May, just in time for what is said to be the deadline period for the government to hand out grant money to companies looking to invest in New Media. We thought it was crazy too, but we checked and it is definitely true. What we know about this deal is that upon their completion on ABC, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will be migrated to an as-yet-to-be-named Hulu-esque internet video service that would allow both daily soap operas to continue their storytelling for millions of online users and "be delivered with the same quality and in the same format and length," as fans have come to expect for more than forty years, according to the joint press release issued from Disney/ABC and Prospect Park. Translation: One hour per day, five days a week, 52 weeks a year will remain within the realm of reality. What wasn't clear at the time was after both soaps complete their runs on ABC, they will also conclude on SOAPnet.
  • Debbi Morgan Not Sticking Around for ‘All My Children.net’

    Debbi Morgan Not Sticking Around for ‘All My Children.net’

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Just days following Soaps In Depth reporting that Debbi Morgan was close to signing a deal to join “The Young and the Restless,” today a CBS spokesperson confirmed to TV Guide’s Michael Logan that a deal was indeed signed between Morgan and “Y&R” on Thursday. Morgan will begin taping at the number one… Read More »

  • Too Crazy to Be True, Too True to be Crazy: ‘AMC’ and ‘OLTL’ Live On Beyond ABC

    Disney Enterprises
    Disney Enterprises
    It has been three months since we've learned that "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" have been canceled and would no longer be seen weekday afternoons on the ABC Television Network or weeknights on SOAPnet. It has been a truly unique period for this industry that has seen fans rallying together to try and help save shows that have become part of their everyday lives. Whispers, rumors and reports were trickling in at a record pace, often times we would find our heads spinning. Weeding through the information that we received here at Soap Opera Network, we aimed to report what we felt had the most backing or we were able to verify through various other sources. Turns out we may have had a big inside source all along.
  • Dumped by ABC, Canceled Soaps Find New Home on the Internet

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” may be ending their four decades’ long run on ABC in September and January respectively, however it won’t be the end of the road for either of the long-running, iconic daytime drama series. In a shocking development, upstart television, film, and music company Prospect Park… Read More »
  • Tam Comes Back to ‘Life’

    Tam Comes Back to ‘Life’

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we first reported last month, Jason Tam (Markko Rivera) left fans wondering if he might be returning to “One Life to Live” before the show wraps production in the fall following a response he made to a fan recently on his Twitter page. Now, the latest issue of ABC Soaps in Depth… Read More »

  • Recently Engaged ‘One Life’ Couple Says ‘I Do’

    Recently Engaged ‘One Life’ Couple Says ‘I Do’

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Well that was fast. Only weeks after news of their engagement become public, “One Life to Live” stars Terri Conn (Aubrey) and Austin Peck (Rick) were married in an intimate ceremony on Friday, July 1. The news was announced by Peck the following day, who tweeted “It’s official…Miss Terri Conn is now Mrs… Read More »

  • Hartley and Vilasuso Update Their ‘All My Children’ Status

    Hartley and Vilasuso Update Their ‘All My Children’ Status

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Weeks after the cancellation of “All My Children” was announced, so to was the rehiring of Cady McClain, as the not so deceased love of Tad Martin’s (Michael E. Knight) life, Dixie Cooney, and Thorsten Kaye, as the also apparently not so deceased love of Kendall Hart’s (Alicia Minshew) life, Zach Slater. Fans… Read More »

  • All My Children Fan Club Weekend: The Finale

    All My Children Fan Club Weekend: The Finale

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With “All My Children” going off the air for the foreseeable future on Friday, September 23, the 2011 Annual Fan Club Weekend promises to be a unique experience as it may very well be be the last weekend of its kind. This year, the “All My Children Fan Club Weekened“ runs from Wednesday,… Read More »