Soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live will end their network television runs in the next six months. But there’s a twist!
ABC is moving all of the drama of the two shows online as part of a deal with the TV/music/film company Prospect Park.
But daytime-television viewers will not become slaves to re-runs. Prospect Park founders Rich Frank, former head of Disney Studios, and Jeff Kwatinetz will continue the soaps with the same cast, crew, and nail-biter plot-lines. The duo also produces USA’s Royal Pains.
According to the New York Post: “Prospect Park is said to be finalizing its current round of funding for its Hulu-style venture in the next month to 45 days. Other unnamed financial backers are involved. The financial terms couldn’t be learned.”
ABC will air the final episode of All My Children on September 23rd and the final episode of One Life To Live in January 2012.
Back in April, ABC planned to pull the plug on the two soap operas and replace them with The Chew, a food show, and The Revolution, a health and lifestyle show.
“I’m just so happy that ABC found a home where the legacies of All My Children and One Life to Live can continue,” Agnes Nixon, creator of both All My Children and One Life to Live, said in a press release.
All My Children and One Life To Live have been keeping fans on the edge of their seats since 1970 and 1968, respectively.
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