Soapdom is delighted to break that Propsect Park co-founders, Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank have just announced today that they are indeed moving ahead with their plans to bring All My Children and One Life to Live back to the fans.
Here is their statement in full...
MESSAGE FROM JEFF KWATINETZ AND RICH FRANK:
"We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN). Today we are also pleased to confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America); 2) entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz McDermott (coordinating producer Heroes) as TOLN's head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life to Live) as Executive Producer on One Life to Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All My Children) as Executive Producer on All My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in February on both All My Children and One Life To Live.
We thank the loyal audience and new generation of fans of both shows who have demonstrated that passion and exciting story lines are not just reserved for traditional television. Their enduring support encouraged us to move forward each and every day. We look forward to sharing more details including our launch air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks."
ABC Daytime announced plans to cancel both All My Children and One Life to Live in April 2011. By that July, Prospect Park had secured the rights to both shows and began the arduous journey of negotating deals with entertainment industry unions, talent, producers and technology partners to give the shows a new life on The Online Network.
When gargantuan efforts proved futile, Prospect Park announced late in 2011 that they were suspending their plans. But they never said they were abandoning them. And they did not.
Prospect Park continued to work behind the scenes to make this happen. Today's official announcement comes after the fruit of those labors.
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