‘One Life To Live’ & ‘All My Children’ Get New Life Online

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ABC’s classic soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live were scheduled to end their decades of television within a year, but an online production company has bought the rights to the series. Both will continue their serialized episodes as full-length Internet shows.

Prospect Park, whose production credits include Royal Pains and FX’s version of Wilfred, will take over both shows from Disney and ABC. The date of All My Children and One Life To Live switch hasn’t been set, but prior to now, the former was set to end in September and the latter would have ended in January of next year.

According to the press release, both shows will “continue to be delivered with the same quality and in the same format and length.” While it’s a little early to predict the technical format of the soaps, streaming/download and iPhone/iPad/Android versions seem like safe bets.

One Life To Live began its run in 1968, with All My Children following in 1970. After sagging ratings and a general shift away from scripted programming, ABC announced the end of both soap opera staples in April of this year. But thanks to a big push from fans (who publicly protested outside the ABC upfront presentation in May) and the savvy maneuvering of Prospect Park, both shows will rise from the dead – not unlike some of their characters.

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The deal is part of a growing trend of not only fan-favorite shows being resurrected (see Futurama, Damages, etc) but high-profile productions finding a home online. Netflix will launch its first series, David Fincher and Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards, putting them squarely in the sights of networks like HBO and Showtime. Speaking of HBO, their online portal HBO GO has begun to premiere new episodes of shows like Game of Thrones and True Blood before their TV debuts.

There’s very little information available about this soap opera online venture at the moment – we don’t even know if they’ll continue to be filmed at ABC Studios or will move somewhere else. There’s also no timetable in place, so it’s not known how many seasons or years Prospect Park is obligated to continue producing both shows.

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In any case, millions of All My Children and One Life To Live fans can rest a little better tonight – and may want to look into some high-speed Internet options.

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  1. This is mainly due to the change in domestic demographics these days with most moms out in the work force, there are not that many stay-at home moms anymore. This is a very smart idea the put it on the web, yes devo and all of that exist but now people can watch episodes on they’re iphones, ipads etc. while on lunch break or not having to go home to watch them. Smart move! Prospect Park? The only Prospect Park I’m famliar with is the one in off of Easter Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I miss that park. “Gotta have park” was the slogan.

  2. I’m not a fan of any of these shows, but I do think its really cool that they’re goin online with em.

  3. I am so grateful to Prospect Park for taking on these iconic shows, I will be happy to pay for them, been watching for decades, and I’ll watch whatever other shows are on their site. Thank you Prospect Park, you have a faithful viewer!! http://bit.ly/oGfSx9

  4. Good move prospect park. I love AMC and I watch it on soapnet after work. Thanks for picking it up.

  5. Now what?? The last time I looked this up, they said it will not be online either. Which is it?? I’m so disgusted with ABC that the only thing I watch on it now is my local news. They leave G.H. which is a very violent show & I stopped watching it long ago. Suppose they will cut that, too. They need a place for Katie Couric. Like we need anymore talk shows, cooking shows or reality shows. I hate all ot them If I didn’t have a satellite, I’d give up TV completely. No more ABC, for sure.

  6. Isn’t Soapnet supposed to go off, too Any episodes Of AMC or One Life on there are reruns. I don’t care to watch them. See enough rereuns on reg. TV. I really miss these two shows but, guess I have to get used to it. They were my afternoon escape from all the sad things going on in this world. Could forget about all of it for awhile. Heaven fobid if I enjoyed anything.