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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 to various social networking sites to comment on "One Life's" last minute reprieve. Soap Opera Network has collected their tweets, Facebook musings, and website statements on the subject for your reading pleasure...…

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

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…

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 soap in America once taping at "All My Children" concludes for the time being at the end of August. As reported on Thursday, due to a last minute licensing agreement, "AMC" and "One Life to Live"…

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

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…

Dumped by ABC, Canceled Soaps Find New Home on the Internet

(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 Studios has purchased the rights from the network, who states that "the multi-year, multi-platform deal enables the soaps to continue beyond their finale dates on ABC." The news comes less…

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 is reporting that the actor is indeed on his way back to Llanview. On June 1, Tam was asked by a fan if there "Is any chance that Markko and Langston will make a return to Llanview BEFORE 'OLTL' ends?!?," to which the…

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 Terri Peck." The marriage is the second for both actors, who met while working together several years ago on "As the World Turns." Peck has two sons, Aidan (age 9) and Roman (age 6), while Conn has…

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 of the Castillo siblings, Dr. Griffin Castillo and Dr. Cara Castillo, and their budding romances were left with a lot more to worry about then a trail of broken hearts when on the heels of the…

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, July 27 thru Sunday, July 31. If you live in California or can travel to California later this month there's still time to purchase tickets and many events to purchase tickets to. All the events will be held at the…

List of Returns to ‘All My Children’ Grows. Who is Next?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Friday, July 1, "All My Children" confirmed that Leven Rambin has officially joined the growing list of actors returning to the soap before it goes off the air. Rambin played Jackson Montgomery's (Walt Willey) step-daughter Lily Montgomery from June 2004 to June 2008 and her paternal and identical half-sister Ava Benton from March 2007 to February 2008. An air-date or air-dates for the actress slated to star on the anticipated book-to-film adaptation of the "Hunger Games" is not available at…

Carol Burnett Returns to ‘All My Children’ this September

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Comedic legend Carol Burnett is returning to "All My Children" one last time before it goes off the air on Friday, September 23. The actress is slated to tape scenes opposite, a legend in her own right, Susan Lucci and the dynamic Jill Larson, who play best gal pals Erica Kane and Opal Cortlandt, in mid-August. Burnett will reprise the role of Verla Grubbs in multiple episodes slated to air in September. The 78-year-old actress originated the role of long-lost daughter of Langley Wallingford (Louis…

First Look: Erin Torpey’s Return to Llanview

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, TV Guide Magazine is confirming that Erin Torpey will be making a final guest appearance in Llanview this fall, in an unknown role. Unfortunately for fans though, it does not appear as if she will be sharing any screentime with her former onscreen mother Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak). So just who will she be interacting with? The website TV Line gives viewers a clue as to just who the mystery person may be. According to an article on the site, "Ever since news broke that…